New Delhi
India
By Chelsie Kozera

The hustle and bustle of New Delhi is something a traveler never forgets. Smelly Delhi’s stench may tingle your senses leaving you craving more of this capricious country or the chaotic capital may have you longing for a trip into the Himalayas to savor the quiet. Either way you react, India is a place that will open your eyes to a world unlike any that you’ve seen before. New Delhi is the perfect place to let your eyes begin adjusting to the new light.

Only 16 kilometers from the city, Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) is where WhatsCheaper.com recommends you begin your trip if entering by air. Click here to book a flight (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php).  Delhi’s international airport is stylish, clean, and modern: a wonderful welcoming to India. There are many means of transportation from the airport to the city: taxi, bus, metro, train, and even rickshaws.

Your first few moments in Delhi can feel quite overwhelming. The deafening noise of street traffic, rickshaw drivers hassling you to take a ride, women begging for milk to feed their swaddled infant, holy cows walking the streets like they own the place. You’ll need to take a deep breath, brace yourself, and take on the experience that is India. WhatsCheaper.com warns you to be careful of scam artists; India has no shortage of them. If a taxi takes you to a tourist information center and they convince you to try a hotel recommended by them, it is a mere ploy to take hard-earned cash out of your pocket. Be wise! Find a hotel on your own. WhatsCheaper.com recommends the area of Paharganj for the budget traveler, Connaught Place area and Chanakyapuri area if your wallet allows it.  You can book a hotel on WhatsCheaper.com.com today by clicking here (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

Once you’ve settled into a hotel that suits your needs, explore! There are plenty of sites to see in Delhi itself. The Red Fort is a popular tourist destination, built by the emperor Shah Jahan between the years of 1628 and 1658 A.D. The fort is a beautiful demonstration of ornate Indian architecture. Inside you can hire a guide or walk the grounds yourself admiring the elaborate buildings.

Connaught Place is another site WhatsCheaper.com advises you to see. It’s a plethora of shops and restaurants in New Delhi, only a five minute drive from New Delhi train station and the Main Bazaar. You’ll find Baskin Robbins, Subway restaurant, Adidas, United Colors of Benetton, and many other familiar places from the western world. The circular shopping plaza is recommended by WhatsCheaper.com if you’re not in the mood for haggling. However, if you think talking vendors down in price is a fun sport then you’ll love the Main Bazaar, a street congested with stores, restaurants, cheap hotels, street merchants, and all the noises and smells that are India. You can get Henna on your hands right on the street for a temporary souvenir from your exotic vacation. And if you’re lucky you might see a wedding parading down this very crowded street.   

After spending a few days in Delhi you may be looking for an oasis away from the noisy rickshaws and pleading beggars. WhatsCheaper.com advises you to go to the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial and park for some quiet time. It’s hard to believe this tranquil park exists within the walls of the restless city center. If you find the small lake then you can enjoy the company of dozens of white swans who inhabit the park. Visiting the memorial is a unique experience; just remember to take off your shoes!

Three hours southwest of Delhi you’ll find the city of Agra, home to the ultimate monument of love: the Taj Mahal. This breathtaking mausoleum built by Shah Jahan in 1632 for his wife Mumtaz Mahal is a reason for some tourists to make the trek to India. You can visit the world wonder in one day. Book your train ticket a day or two in advanced upstairs in the New Delhi train station at ‘Tourist Information.’ (Don’t let any touts tell you differently!) You can leave Delhi as early as 7 a.m. and arrive in Agra by 10 a.m., spend the whole day site seeing or just admiring the Taj Mahal. Then board a train in the evening to take you back to the bustle of Delhi.

Ultimately, Delhi is a great place to start your Indian adventure. It is a place that will have your head spinning with new sites, sounds, and smells. Always remember to have your guard up when traveling to a country like India, but don’t forget to immerse yourself in the culture and enjoy! Namaste!

MUST SEE IN New Delhi LIST:

  • 1. Taj Mahal
  • 2. The Red Fort
  • 3. Gandhi Memorial
  • 4. Hamayun's Tomb
  • 5. Qutab Minar
  • 6. Swaminarayan Akshardham
  • 7. Presidential Palace
  • 8. India Gate
  • 9. Lodi Gardens
  • 10. New Delhi Metro

New Delhi EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Republic Day Parade - January
  • 2. Delhi Book Fair - February
  • 3. European Union Film Festival - March
  • 4. Baisakhi Festival - April
  • 5. Summer Theatre Festival - April
  • 6. Triple Blessed Festival - May
  • 7. Mango Festival - July
  • 8. Independence Day - August
  • 9. Janmastami - September
  • 10. Gandhi Jayanthi - October

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Le Méridien New Delhi
8, Janpath, Windsor Pl, New Delhi, DL 110001, India
By Kerin Van Hoosear

New Delhi, India is home to a thriving community rich with art, music, and fashion. In the heart of this enthralling city is Le Méridien New Delhi ready to offer you a comfortable and convenient home base during your New Delhi adventure. A mere 12.5 miles away from India Gandhi International Airport, you have the option of renting a car or taking a taxi to the Le Méridien New Delhi. Should you decide to rent a car, the Le Méridien New Delhi offers complimentary valet services for your convenience.

Each of the 299 rooms and 59 suites at the Le Méridien New Delhi come furnished with a 42" plasma flat-screen television, wired and wireless internet, and 24-hour in-room dining. If you feel like stretching your legs and enjoying what the hotel has to offer, the Le Méridien New Delhi offers multiple dining options in various cuisines, providing you with the ability to fulfill any culinary desire. In addition to fine dining, Le Méridien New Delhi’s spa – Three Graces by Amatrra – offers various therapies to help you relax and rejuvenate in peace. The attendants at the 24-hour front desk can also point you in the direction of the health club, outdoor swimming pool, or shopping arcade.

The Le Méridien New Delhi is situated in the heart of the shopping and entertainment districts of New Delhi where you are free to explore the modern wonders of the city. Conversely and conveniently, the hotel is also near the India Gate and the National Museum, as well as other historic points of interest such as the Red Fort Palace and the Yamuna – a revered river in Hinduism.

Whether you’re in the market for a jet-setting adventure or a historic journey through the legendary city of New Delhi, get started by easily booking the Le Méridien New Delhi through WhatsCheaper.com (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) today!

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Sheraton New Delhi
District Centre, SaketNew Delhi, New Delhi, India
By Stephanie Stewart

You’ve either arrived in New Delhi or are planning a trip there. Congratulations! Before embarking on your visit to India’s capital city, consider staying at the Sheraton New Delhi Hotel conveniently located in the District Centre of Saket on the southern side of the city, where corporate offices intermix with shopping, main attractions, and two of its best golf courses.

This five star hotel is situated 20 minutes away from the local Safdarjung Airport by car and is a 30 minute drive from the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Cultural attractions nearby include the City Palace, the Lodi Garden, Delhi Zoo, and the National Museum. Once you arrive, enjoy a relaxed check-in time of 12 p.m. and a dip in the beautiful outdoor pool.

Slumber in fully air-conditioned guest rooms replete with either a king bed or twin set and elegant marble washrooms equipped with deluxe amenities. Maintain your fitness routine in the health club and relax and unwind by the pool. The hotel offers Wi-Fi, cable TV, and 24-hour room service for your convenience during your stay. For the business traveler, Executive Floor Rooms are available, with boardroom access for lengthy meetings and an Executive Lounge for relaxing in between. Meetings ran long? A later checkout time of 4 p.m. ensures a no-stress stay. Executive Suites and a Grand Presidential Suite are situated on the top two floors.

Dine in-house at the Dakshin South Indian restaurant, featuring a perfect sample of cuisine from the four states of the South Indian Peninsula to indulge your good taste. Or, find something delectable in the Pan Asian restaurant, which serves up food flavors from Chinese, Japanese, Malaysian, and Thai dishes. If you are one who always drinks coffee or tea in the morning, head down to the Lounge Bar. Try one of the pastries - and sip the finest spirits and wines in the evening. Hungry at any hour? The Baywatch is open all day. Beautiful views of the Blue Bay waters while sampling the buffet offerings open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner make the dining experience at The Baywatch a much sought after venue.

When it’s time to go, an unhurried 12 p.m. checkout time wraps up the five-star experience. Ready to book now? WhatsCheaper.com has all you need to plan your stay in New Delhi (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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Hilton Garden Inn New Delhi/Saket Hotel
A4 DLF Place Saket District Centre, New Delhi, India
By Katelyn Mohney

The Hilton Garden Inn located in New Delhi, India is a half hour drive from the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Located 15 kilometers from the center of the city, the Hilton Garden Inn is the perfect place to stay when guests seek comfort, convenience, entertainment and culture. Check-in and check-out end at noon.

Guests may choose a room with a king-sized bed or two twin-sized beds. Handicapped accessible connected rooms are available. All rooms feature a 32" LCD high definition flat screen television. High speed internet is available at no extra charge. Every room features a mini refrigerator, a hairdryer, an iron and ironing board, a coffee and tea maker and a desk with a desk chair. The alarm clock featured in guest rooms has radio and MP3 player hook-up options, which allows you to wake up to your favorite tunes. Guests may also choose to request a personalized wake-up call from hotel staff. Two telephones with dataport and voicemail feature are included in each guest room.

The India Grill offers a bountiful breakfast buffet in the mornings, delicious full meals and snacks in between. The hotel offers 24-hour room service. The Pavilion Pantry® offers guests a variety of snack and beverage options and is certain to have something that pleases everyone. Guests can enjoy a refreshing beverage at the India Grill Lounge. A swim in the hotel's pool may help guests wake up and feel fresh in the morning or relax and cool down in the evening. Guests can keep up with a work-out routine at the hotel's fitness center.

The Hilton Garden Inn New Delhi/Saket Hotel welcomes guests and invites you to enjoy your stay in the New Delhi/Saket area. WhatsCheaper.com can assist you in making reservations. Just follow this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to book your room.

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Hilton New Delhi Noida Mayur Vihar
13 B Mayur Vihar, District Centre, New Delhi, 110091, India
By Margaret Barnes

Whether it’s your first time to India, or you are a repeat sightseer back for more, New Delhi, the country’s capital is a nook and exciting cranny filled city. Enter The Hilton New Delhi Noida Mayur Vihar hotel and you’re in a primo location for those exploratory adventures. Less than an hour drive from the Indira Gandhi International Airport, and just off the Delhi Noida Direct Flyway, it’s only a 20 minute drive from the commercial hub of New Okhla Industrial Development Authority, and Pragati Maidan. An ideal median for traveling between business districts including Mohan Cooperative Industrial Area, Jasola,Nehru Place, and the Noida district. What’s also ideal is the easily accessible metro station and Taj Expressway, both close by and providing uncomplicated routes to the awe inspiring Taj Mahal in Agra, and the stores of Noida mall and Connaught Place. Other popular attractions like the Akshardham Temple, Rajghat, Old Fort and Humayun's Tomb are just around the corner.

The Hilton New Delhi Noida Mayur Vihar hotel hosts 160 rooms, with accessible rooms in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. They offer a selection of King Deluxe and King Standard, Twin Deluxe and Standard suite options that range in size from 392 square feet and up with views overlooking the city.
All rooms are equipped with an LCD TV, rain water styled shower-bath combo, desk plus ergonomic chair, and plug in high speed internet access.

When not enjoying the luxuries of the outside, the conveniences of home await. Like secretarial services and a 24 hour business center with meeting space for traveling professionals, and babysitting services for parents just wanting a little alone time. Other amenities run the gambit from state-of-the-art Eros Spa, with steam and sauna services, to a fitness center with optional personal trainer, an outdoor pool, as well as all-day dining at Infinity with Italian, continental and specialty Indian cuisine. The Hilton New Delhi Noida Mayur Vihar hotel truly has all the components to create and insure a trip worth taking and one sure to be remembered.

Check in and out times are both at noon. Whatever your travel needs may be WhatsCheaper.com is looking forward to helping you plan it (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php)!

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