Immense possibilites to discover
Shop, Eat & Fun @ Delhi

Ano Tai Jaypee Vasant Continental,
54, Basant Lok, Vasant Vihar,
New Delhi
Phone : +(91)-(11)- 2614 8800, 46072072
Empress of  China Intercontinental Eros, Nehru Place,
New Delhi – 110 019.
Phone : +(91)-(11)-41223344
House of Ming The Taj Mahal Hotel
1, Mansingh Road,
New Delhi - 110 011
Phone : +(91)-(11)- 23026162
Jade The Claridges, 12, Aurangzeb Road.
New Delhi - 110 011.
Phone : +(91)-(11)- 3955 5000
Le Belvedere Le Méridien, Windsor Place, New Delhi
Phone : (91)(11) 23710101
Foods Type : Chinese
My Humble House ITC Maurya, Diplomatic Enclave, Sardar Patel
Marg, New Delhi 110 021,
Phone : +(91)-(11)-26112233
Sampan Hotel Crowne Plaza Surya Delhi
New Friends Colony,
New Delhi-110025.
Phone : +(91)-(11)- 6835070
The Silk Route The Bristol Hotel
Adjacent to DLF Quatab Enclave Phase I
Gurgaon - 122 002, Haryana.
Phone : (+91)-(124)- 2356030/ 4351111
Taipan The Oberoi,Dr. Zakir Hussain Marg,
Opp Delhi Golf Course
Lal Bahadur Shastri Road, Lodi Estate,
New Delhi, Delhi 110003.
Phone : +(91)-(11)- 24363030
The China Kitchen Hyatt Regency, Bhikaji Cama Place,
New Delhi- 110 066.
Phone : +(91)-(11)-26791234, 66771308
Woks The Lalit, Bharat Hotels Limited,
Barakhamba Avenue, Connaught Place,
New Delhi - 110 001, India
Phone : +(91)-(11)-4444 7777
Orient Express
Taj Palace Hotel , Sardar Patel Marg,
Diplomatic Enclave,
New Delhi 110 021
Phone : +(91)-(11)-2611 0202
The Spice Route
The Imperial, Janpath
New Delhi 110 001
Phone : +(91) – (11)– 2334 1234 / 41501234
The Grill Room
The Taj Mahal Hotel
1, Mansingh Road, New Delhi - 110 011
Phone : +(91)-(11)- 23026162
West View
ITC Maurya, Diplomatic Enclave, Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi – 110 021.
Phone : +(91)-(11)- 26112233
Bukhara ITC Maurya, Diplomatic Enclave,
Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi - 110021,
Phone : +(91)-(11)-26112233
Baluchi The Lalit, Bharat Hotels Limited,
Barakhamba Avenue, Connaught Place,
New Delhi - 110001, India
Phone : +(91)-(11)-44447777
Baradari Samrat Hotel, Kautilya Marg,
ChanakyaPuri, New Delhi - 110021
Phone : +(91)-(11)-26110606 / 26870344
Chutney The Metropolitan Hotel, Bangla Sahib Road,
New Delhi – 110001.
Phone : +(91)-(11)-42500200
Daniell s Tavern The Imperial, Janpath
New Delhi - 110001
Phone : +(91)–(11)–41116607 / 41501234
Diya The Leela Ambience Hotel,
Ambience Island National Highway 8,
Gurgaon - 122002.
Phone : +(91)-(0124)-4771234
Dhaba The Claridges, 12, Aurangzeb Road.
New Delhi - 110 011.
Phone : +(91)-(11)-39555082 / 39555083
Fire The Park, 15, Parliament Street,
Connaught Place, New Delhi 110001.
Phone : +(91)-(11)–33106146
Frontier The Ashok 50 B, Diplomatic enclave,
50-B, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi – 110 021.
Phone : +(91)-(11) 26118306, 24122919
Masala Art Restaurant Taj Palace Hotel, Sardar Patel Marg,
Diplomatic Enclave, New Delhi - 110 021
Phone : +(91)-(11)-26110202
Eau De Monsoon Le Méridien, Windsor Place,
Connaught Place, New Delhi
Phone : (91)-(11)-23710101 / 23712053
ChaoBella Hotel Crowne Plaza Okhla Phase 1,
New Delhi - 110025.
Phone : +(91)-(11)-46462031 / 46462040
The Great Kabab Factory Radisson Hotel
National Highway-8,
New Delhi - 110037, India
Phone : + (91)-(11)-26779191
Zaffran The Bristol Hotel, Sikandarpur DLF Phase I,
Gurgaon - 122002, Haryana.
Phone : (+91)-(124)-2356030 / 4351111
Caramelo The Hans, 15 Barakambha Road,
New Delhi – 110 001.
Phone : +(91)-(11)- 23316861, 23316868
La Piazza Hyatt Regency, Bhikaji Cama Place,
New Delhi- 110066.
Phone : +(91)-(11)-26791234, 66771308
San Gimignano The Imperial, Janpath
New Delhi 110 001
Phone : +(91) – (11)– 2334 1234 / 41501234
The Med Radisson Hotel Delhi
National Highway-8,
New Delhi 110037, India
Phone : + (91)- (11)-2677 9191
Travertino The Oberoi New Delhi
Dr. Zakir Hussain Marg,
Opp Delhi Golf Course,
Lal Bahadur Shastri Road, Lodi Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110003.
Phone : +(91)-(11)- 24363030
Zanotta The Leela Kempinski Hotel,
Ambience Island,
National Highway 8, Gurgaon – 122002.
Phone : +(91)-(0124)-4771234
Konomi Trident, Gurgaon
443 Udyog Vihar, Phase V,
Gurgaon 122 016,
Phone : +(91)-(124)- 245 0505
Sakura The Metropolitan Hotel,Bangla Sahib Road
New Delhi – 110001.
Phone : +(91)-(11)-4250 0200
TK ‘s Oriental Grill Hyatt Regency, Bhikaji Cama Place,
New Delhi – 110 066.
Phone : +(91)-(11)-26791234, 66771308
Wasabi by Morimoto The Taj Mahal Hotel
1, Mansingh Road, New Delhi - 110 011
Phone : +(91)-(11)- 23026162
100 Night Restaurant D 2/23, Lal Quarter Krishan Nagar,
New Delhi 110031.
Phone : +(91)-(11) - 22097272
Foods Type : Chinese,Indian,Multi-Cuisine
24/7 The Lalit, Bharat Hotels Limited,
Barakhamba Avenue, Connaught Place,
New Delhi - 110 001, India
Phone : +(91)-(11)-4444 7777
Foods Type : Multicuisine
Café Uno Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel, New Delhi
19 Ashoka Road, Connaught Place
New Delhi 110 001, India
Phone : +(91)-(11)-4119 1919
Foods Type : Multicuisine
Cilantro Trident, Gurgaon
443 Udyog Vihar, Phase V,
Gurgaon 122 016,
Phone : +(91)-(124)- 245 0505
Foods Type : Indian and Continental
Eggspectation Jaypee Vasant Continental, 54 Basant Lok,
Vasant Vihar, New Delhi.
Phone : +(91)-(11)-26148800, 26141177
Foods type : Multicuisine
Garden Terrace Oberoi Maidens, 7 Shamnath Marg,
Civil Lines, Delhi
Phone : +(91)-(11)- 23975464
Foods type : North Indian, European, Italian
Jasmine Ramada Plaza, 19 Ashoka Road,
New Delhi - 110 001.
Phone : +(91)-(11)-4355 5555
Foods type : Chinese, Thai
LAP Garden Samrat Hotel, Kautilya Marg, Chankapuri,
New Delhi-110021
Phone : +(91)-(11)-26110606 / 26870344 / 2410 3762
Foods Type : Oriental, Mediterranean, European
Patio The Metropolitan Hotel,Bangla Sahib Road
New Delhi – 110001.
Phone : +(91)-(11)-4250 0200
Foods Type : Multicuisine
Pickwicks The Claridges, 12, Aurangzeb Road.
New Delhi - 110 011.
Phone : +(91)-(11)- 3955 5000
Foods Type : Multicuisine
The one Le Méridien, Windsor Place, New Delhi
Phone : (91)(11) 23710101
Foods Type : Multicuisine
Three Sixty The Oberoi New Delhi
Dr. Zakir Hussain Marg,
Opp Delhi Golf Course,
Lal Bahadur Shastri Road, Lodi Estate,
New Delhi, 110003.
Phone : +(91)-(11)- 24363030
Foods Type : Multicuisine
Immense possibilities to live in the glorious past
Every road in New Delhi has a story to tell and interesting ones at that; ones that changed the entire course of history for the city. Delhi is a historical city and walks around the city are lovely. However, the city is huge and you cannot see it totally on foot.
The National capital has wide roads and beautiful, green residential areas – some of which are occupied by the heads of State. A drive through these areas will become essential if you would want to see the monuments dotted around the landscape. Click to see areas that might interest you.
Remember, Delhi has something for everyone!
Delhi is steeped in history; the monuments and tombs are a testimony to its eventful historical past.
This colossal structure is built completely in Red stone. Octagonal in shape, the Fort is spread on an area of 241 sq kms. Don’t miss the Diwan-i-Am (hall of public audience), Diwan-i-Khas (hall of selective audience), the Hamam (the bathroom set), Moti Masjid (pearl mosque), Mumtaz Mahal (one of the main palaces), Naubat Khana (music house).
Location: Chandni Chowk.
The fort is cherished for its brilliant architecture. Much of the fort is in ruins except the Sher Mandal and the Quila-I-kholina Mosque. It has been transformed into a venue of Sound and Light show entailing the history of Delhi.
Location: Situated south east of India Gate in Jangpura.
The tomb of Humayun is the first example of Mughal architecture. The imposing structure took 8 years to complete. Humayun's Tomb is one of the best-preserved Mughal monuments in Delhi.
Location :Lodhi Garden.
Safdarjung Tomb is one of the finest examples of architecture in Delhi. The tomb was built for Safdarjung, the powerful prime minister of Muhammad Shah who was the weak Mughal emperor from 1719 to 1748.[2] The central tomb has a huge dome. There are four water canals leading to four buildings. One has an ornately decorated gateway while the other three are pavilions, with living quarters built into the walls. Octagonal towers are in the corners. The canals are four oblong tanks, one on each side of the tomb.
Situated 8kms east of the Qutub Minar, on the Mehrauli-Badarpur road, the Tughlakabad Fort is one of the most beautiful sites to visit in Delhi. Built by Ghiyas-uddin-Tughlak in the 1320s, the fort is considered to be the third city of Delhi. This was the capital of the Tughlak Dynasty till Mohammad-bin-Tughlak moved the city to southwards to Devgiri due to the scarcity of water.
This tallest brick tower in the world is named after Qutab-ud-din Aibak, who is considered the first Muslim ruler of south Asia. The tower is 72.5 m tall. There are 399 steps leading to the top. The iron pillar of King Asoka is an added attraction.
Location: Mehrauli, South Delhi.
The official residence of the President of India. Designed by Sir EdwinLLutyens, this palatial building on the Raisina hill is a combination of Mughal and classical European architectural styles, The Mughal gardens surrounding the building presents a wonderful view from within. The gardens are open to the public only in select months.
Location: The Mughal gardens are open to the public in February-March every year. Visitors are allowed entry to the garden from 9.30 A.M. till 2.30 P.M. on all days except Mondays.
This sprawling Hindu temple enshrines the Lord Swaminarayan standing 11 feet in height. The musical fountain and IMAX theatre are an added attraction.
Shaped like a lotus, signifying purity and peace and underlying the belief that humanity is a single race, the Baha'i House of Worship is an architectural marvel.
Location: Kalkaji, New Delhi.
Built in 1938, famous Birla Mandir in Delhi was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi (Father of the Indian Nation) on the express condition that people of all castes and especially untouchables would be allowed in. (Refer to section People). Consequently a plaque at the gate reiterates that people of all faiths and classes are welcome. Till date, it remains one of the most popular temples in Delhi.
Hanuman Mandir is situated at the Baba Kharak Singh Marg (road) near Connaught Place. One of the oldest Hanuman temples in the country, it was built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the year 1724. However, since the time of its construction, the Lord Hanuman Temple of New Delhi has undergone many restorations. One of the highlights of the temple is the 24-hour chanting of the mantra 'Sri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram', since August 1, 1964. This continuous chanting has even secured a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
The largest mosque in India. The courtyard of the mosque can hold up to twenty-five thousand worshippers The masjid is covered with intricate carvings and has verses inscribed from the holy Quran.
This temple is built by the Hare Rama Hare Krishna cult followers. ISKCON Temple is dedicated to the Hindu god, Lord Krishna. It is erected on a hillock. This complex is gracefully built and is one of the largest temple complexes in India.
Location: Raja Dhirshain Marg, Sant Nagar near East of Kailash.
India Gate or All India War Memorial is a land mark of New Delhi. It is one of the largest war memorials in India. The memorial commemorates the members of the of the British Indian army who fought the World War I. The names of the soldiers are engraved on the arch. Just under the arch is the Amar Jawan Jyoti a memorial in the form of a flame that burns day and night in memory of the soldiers who laid their lives for the country in the Indo-Pakistan War of December 1971. It is very close to the Rashtrapathi Bhavan and one cannot miss this structure while travelling within Delhi
This museum was once the residence of the former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi. The museum preserves her personal belongings, right and a collection of rare photographs of her family and the Nationalist movement.
Location: Rajpath Rajghat
Raj Ghat, the memorial site of the Father of the Nation where the Father of the Nation was cremated. This national shrine has an eternal flame. The square platform in black as the words Hey Ram inscribed on it which were the last words uttered by the Mahatma. It is customary to circumambulate the tomb three times.
Location : New Delhi, Rajpath.
Just let your children explore the creative and mathematical genius of our ancestors. Just let them explore Jantar Mantar. Jantar Mantar or the Delhi Observatory consists of fourteen geometric devices used to measure time, forecast the weather, and predict planetary positions and behavior. The structure is a masterpiece of Indian architecture.
Location: Parliament Street.
This place stimulates the senses and awakens the mind. The landscape is done up very well and a visit to the garden is a refreshing and invigorating experience. The well laid out,vibrant display of a variety of plants is a treat to the eyes.
Location: Mehrauli.
Mughal Gardens is synonymous to the luxury that has been carved out from our mother nature. Though the Mughals came to India and declined during 18th century, yet their strolling paradise teaches the way a green pursuit must be kept. The Mughal Gardens is a place with perfection and offers you a green carpet under your feet and even your eyes can not escape the green color reminiscent of green cultural cultivation.
Perfectly located at the rear of Rashtrapati Bhawan in the President's estate, the green euphoria is in constant touch with its care takers. One thing has changed though; earlier the hands were British, now it is India that takes care of the Gardens. If you would like to know what’s there in that garden, have a stroll and you will be pampered by some exotic varieties of roses and other related varieties.
Talkatora means something in the shape of a cup or a bowl. The design and topography of the garden is the reason why it is called "Talkatora Garden". The garden is located at Wellingdon Crescent.
The garden is famous for its greenery and a preferred picnic spot. It is built around the tombs of Lodhi and Sayyid rulers. It is a nice spot for having fresh air during mornings and evenings. The experience of a modern landscape blended with the remains of medieval monuments is something that can only be witnessed by visiting the garden.
The garden is designed by the famous Zoo specialist, Hergebbeck. Zoological garden is located in Central Delhi, near Purana Quila. It is a famous picnic spot of Delhi and children enjoy their time in the garden amidst the greenery of the park. It is closed on Fridays.
Situated in South Delhi, Kalindi Kunj is famous for architecture coupled with greenery. The basic intention, envisaged by its founders was to give it a natural look. And they have succeeded to a large extent.
The Kalindi Kunj Park is the perfect place to spend your evenings with family. However, if you visit this place in the afternoons, you will witness couples cajoling and caressing each other, cementing the possibilities of post marital commitment in most of the cases. Exceptions are always there.
S.No PLACE LOCATION TIMINGS SPECIALITIES
1. Chandni Chowk Old Delhi Daily except Sundays Fabrics, jewelry, and electronic goods.(plenty of Delhi street food there)
2. Dilli Haat Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi Daily from 10.30 a.m. to 10 p.m., including national holidays Handlooms, Handicrafts, Stalls that Sell Products From all over India.
3. JanakPuri (near the B-1 periphery and Janakpuri West Metro Station) Daily Chhoti Sabzi Mandi" in B-Block famous for milk products
4. Janpath and Tibetan Market Janpath, just off Connaught Place, in central New Delhi Daily Handicrafts, hippy clothing, shoes, paintings, brassware, Indian artifacts, leather work, and cheap jewelry.(mainly gooda from India and Tibet)
5. Jwala Heri Jwala Heri Market, Paschim Vihar, Delhi Daily

Sweets, food and womens wear.

 
6. Kamla Nagar Near North Campus, University of Delhi Daily Readymade garments at reasonale rate
7. Karol Bagh 2 km.from New Delhi Railway Station Daily Jewellery, artifacts and bridal garments
8. Khan Market South New Delhi, not far from India Gate Daily except Sundays Books, music, branded and tailored clothes, Ayurvedic food and cosmetics, and lamps.( for Ayurvedic food, medicine and skin care check out Biotique, and Khadi)
9. Lajpat Nagar (Central Market) South New Delhi, near Defence Colony (between Greater Kailash and South Extension Daily except Mondays. Indian clothing, shoes, bags, accessories (including Indian bangles), and home furnishings (market's main attractions is the Mehendiwalas.
10. Paharganj Paharganj Main Bazaar, opposite the New Delhi Railway Station Daily until around 9 p.m Clothes, shoes, jewelry, books, music, textiles, handicrafts, hookah pipes, incense.
11. Sunder Nagar Off Mathura Road in central New Delhi, not too far away from Connaught Place, near the zoo and Oberoi Hotel. Daily except Sundays. Silver jewelry, art, textiles, carpets, and antiques.
S.No MARKET PLACE
1 Books Market (second hand books) Nai Sarak (only Sunday at Darya Ganj)
2 Brass Market Vakil Pura behind Jama Masjid
3 Bicycles Market Jhandewalan at Karol Bagh. Cycle Mkt. at Chandni Chowk
4 Canvas Market Azad Market
5 Chemicals Market Tilak Bazar near Khari Baoli
6 Cloth Market Cloth Mkt. in Fathepuri, also various Katras at Chandni Chk
7 Dry Fruits Market Khari Baoli
8 Electrical Goods Bhagirath Palace, Lajpat Rai Market. Qutab Road and Sadar Bazar
9 Flea Markets Daily at Jama Masjid and Every Sunday behind Red Fort on Ring Road
10 Foodgrain Market Naya Bazar, Khari Baoli. Rui Mandi in Sadar Bazar
11 Fruits & Vegetable Market- Azadpur Wholesale Mandi, Shahdra, Darya Ganj, Nangloi, Okhla, Tilak Nagar.
12 Furniture Market

Kirti Nagar Furniture Block, Rani Jhansi Rd., Panchkuian Road, Jail Road (Tilak Nagar)
13 Imported Goods Market Gaffar Mkt. in Karol Bagh, Palika Bazar in Connaught Place
14 Jewellery Market Gold on Bank Street-Karol Bagh, Connaught Place and Dariba Kalan and Kinari Bazar in Chandni Chowk
15 Silver Market Chandni Chowk, Dariba Kalan
16 Marble Market Mangolpur Kalan near Mangolpuri & Rajouri Garden
17 Medical Equipments Market Bhagirath Palace, Darya Ganj
18 Medicines Market Allopathy - Bhagirath Palace Ayurvedic - Chandni Chowk
19 Homeopathy Market Chandni Chowk and Darya Ganj
20 Motor Parts Market Kashmiri Gate and Karol Bagh.
21 Musical Instruments Market Nai Sarak in Chandni Chowk
22 Paper Chawri Bazar
23 Readymade Garments Market Gandhi Nagar Mkt. (Trans Yamuna) and Tank Rd. near Karol Bagh.
24 Shoe Market Ballimaran, Sadar Bazar, Karol Bagh
25 Spices Market Khari Baoli
26 Timber Market Pahar Ganj, Kirti Nagar
27 Toys Market Sadar Bazar.
28 Tyre Market Novelty Market
29 Vessels Market Deputy Ganj near Sadar Bazar
MALL LOCATION
EAST DELHI
Shahdara
Cross River Mall 9B & 9C, Central Business, Shahdara
New Delhi – 110095
NORTH DELHI
Pitampura
Mamram Majesty Mall Plot No. 2 Guru Harkishan Marg Road
No. 43, Pitampura,
 New Delhi - 110083                 
North Square Mall F-1,2,3 Netaji Subhash Place,
Pitampura, Near T.V. Tower,
New Delhi
SOUTH DELHI
South Extension
Ansal Plaza HUDCO Place,
Khel Gaon Marg Andrews Ganj,
New Delhi - 110 049
DLF Emporio Vasant Kunj,New Delhi
DLF Prominade Mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
Select City Walk Saket, New Delhi
Vasant Kunj
Vasant Square Mall
Plot No.- A,
Community Centre, Sector-B,
Pocket-5, Vasant Kunj
New Delhi - 110 070
WEST DELHI
Dwarka
Manish Mega Mall Sector-22, Dwarka
New Delhi - 110 075
Rajouri Garden
City Square Mall 7-8, District Centre,
Rajouri Garden,
New Delhi - 110 027
TDI Mall G-3, Rajouri Garden,
New Delhi - 110027
West Gate Mall Shivaji Palace,
District Centre,
New Delhi - 110 027
Rohini
Mamram Magic Mall Plot No. 4,
CS / OCF Sector - 24,
 Phase - III Rohini,
New Delhi – 110085
North Ex Mall Sector-9,
Near Kadambiri C.G.H.S. Rohini
New Delhi – 110085
Metro Walk Mall Sector 10, Rohini,
Adjacent to Rithala Metro Station
New Delhi 110041
NCR
Faridabad
SRS World Sector – 12 Faridabad – 121007
Ghaziabad
East Delhi Mall
 
1, Kaushambi
Ghaziabad – 201301
Neha Mega Mall Jindal Market Shyam Park Ext.
Sahibabad,
Ghaziabad – 201301

Pacific Mall

Plot No. 1, Site 4,
Sahibabad,
Industrial Area
Ghaziabad – 201010
Shipra Mall Vaibhav Khand,
Indirapuram
Ghaziabad – 201012
Gurgaon
Ambience Mall National Highway 8,
NH8 Delhi - Jaipur road
DLF City Centre Mehrauli - Gurgaon Road
Gurgaon – 122002
Gold Souk C Block, Sushant Lok, Phase – I
Gurgaon – 122002
Mega Mall Sector Road, DLF City, Phase – I
Gurgaon – 122002
MGF Metropolitan Mall Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road,
Gurgaon – 122002

Omaxe Plaza Sushant Lok,
Gurgaon
Sahara Mall Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road
Gurgaon - 122002
Noida
Centre Stage Mall L-1, Sector 18
Noida – 201301
Great India Place Sec 38 A, Noida
SAB Mall Sector - 27, Atta Market
Noida – 201301
Spice World I-2, Sector 25A
Noida – 201301
Shoprix Mall C-134B, Sector 61,
Opposite Flex Industries
Noida – 201301

Art and culture are synonymous with New Delhi and the country's capital is the culture capital too. Check your daily newspaper for events that you may be interested in. Delhi offers you many avenues to explore and experience art forms. Don't miss out on any local festivals that you might have a chance to experience during your visit.
October to March happen to be the main months where cultural events take place in the city and you can look forward to various events related to arts and culture. The performances include classical dance, music and displays of major arts exhibition from the country.
Lohri (13th January) :

Traditionally, Lohri marks the end of winter and is celebrated with bonfires and singing.

Kite-Flying Festival :

The day is called Makar Sankranti and once can see the skyscape filled with numerous kites of different colours and shapes. A wonderful festival best seen on the green lawns above Palika Bazaar, Connaught Place, this colourful extravaganza attracts national as well as international participants.

Republic Day (January 26) :

The Republic Day is a very important day in Delhi and is marked by a parade on Rajpath leading to India Gate and Rashtrapathi Bhavan. A spectacle to watch

Basant Panchami :

Basant Panchami is a day to welcome the spring. This is the season when the prestigious Mughal gardens behind Rashtrapati Bhavan are opened to public for a month.

Thyagaraja Festival :

An enthusiastic display of south Indian music and dance, opposite Jawaharlal Nehru University in Vaikunthnath temple.

MahaShivRatri :

It’s a special day for one of the gods of the Hindu trinity – Shiva. Nightlong worship and fasting through the day are part of this festival.

Muharram :

It is an Islamic festival commemorating the martyrdom of Hussain, the younger grandson of Prophet Mohamed. It is also the first month in the Islamic calendar.

Holi :

Holi is a festival of colour, a festival that ushers in spring and prosperity along with it. It is celebrated with pomp and splendour.

Baisakhi (13th April) :

The sun begins to get fierce, and its time to begin harvest. It is also the beginning of a new Year in India. Baisakhi is a traditional festival all across North India. South Indians celebrate their new year around this time too.

Good Friday and Easter :

One of the most important occasions in the Christian Calendar, Good Friday and Easter are celebrated as everywhere in the world.

Buddha Jayanti :

Lord Buddha’s birth and Nirvana are celebrated on the first Full moon night of the Visakha month, that coincides with the first full moon night in May. Prayer meetings are held at Buddha Vihar, Ring Road and Buddha Vihar, Mandir Marg.

Mahavir Jayanti :

The birth of Lord Mahavira, who founded Jainism, is celebrated around this time of the year with prayers and processions.

International Mango Festival :

A peculiar event, with over five hundred types of mango on show, usually in Talkatora Stadium. Tourists can enjoy free tastings and a cultural programme to sample.

Raksha Bandhan :

A significant festival to celebrate the brother – sister relationship, Raksha Bandhan requires the sister to tie a thread around her brothers wrists as a seal of affection.

Independence Day(August 15th) :

Being the National capital, Delhi hosts one of India’s grandest Independence Day parades, along Rajpath.

Shri Krishna Jayanti :

The birth of Lord Krishna is celebrated with great joy and food.

Ganesh Chaturti :

Ganesh – the elephant-headed God in the Hindu pantheon is a favourite of the masses and his birthday is celebrated with processions on the road.

Onam :

The biggest event in Kerala, a south Indian state, which marks the homecoming of legendary King Mahabali is called Onam. Onam is like a carnival that happens for 10 days in Kerala. Keralites in Delhi celebrate Onam in style.

Dussera and Durga Puja :

One of the biggest and most colourful events in North India is festival of Durga Puja, followed by Dussera – the 10th day. The festival reminds people of the victory of good over evil and is often refresented with Rama slaying Ravana – depicted as Ramlila. Don’t miss the festivities on the banks of the river Ganges around this time.

Phoolkwalon-ki-Sair – The Flowerseller’s Procession :

The Phulwalon-ki-Sair or the Flower Sellers Procession, which originated in the 16th century is a festival where people carry decorated floral fans in procession to the shrine of the 13th century Sufi saint, Khwaja Utb-ud-din Bakhtyar Kaki and the Hindu temple of Jogmaya, both in Mehrauli. The procession ends with a formal ceremony at the Jahaz Mahal, a 16th century pleasure resort by the side of a lake.

Qutub Festival :

The popular Qutub Festival is organised in October. Musicians and dancers perform at night by the city's 12th century landmark, the Qutub Minar.

Diwali :

Diwali is a festival of lights and one of the most significant festivals in India. It’s a time to enjoy the victory of good over evil, and a time for great food and greater celebrations.

Guru Purab :

Guru Purab is the celebration of the birth of first of the ten Sikh gurus, Guru Nanak. 'Nagar Kirtans' are taken out through the streets and in the Gurdwaras, 'Granthees' recite verses from the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of Sikhs.

Pushkar Fair : Rajasthan

The Pushkar Fair, or Pushkar ka Mela, is the annual five-day camel and livestock fair, held in the town of Pushkar in the state of Rajasthan, India.

IdulFitr :

Commonly known as Id, this festival is celebrated by the muslim community that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Christmas (25th December) :

Christmas Eve and Chrismas celebrations go in full awing at all restaurants and hotels in the city. Midnight mass and services at all churches are done.

New Year's Eve (31st December) :

Its time to wind up the year, and New Delhi does it in great spirit. Special food, drink and partying mark the New Year celebrations.

For an Art Connoisseur, Delhi is a haven. The city is home to many art galleries and many world renowned artists.

The National Gallery of Modern Art, the Lalit Kala Academy and the Sanskriti Kendra at Anandgram are some of the main arts and crafts centers in Delhi where artists live and work.

The Lalit Kala Academy is one institution which has been developed on the designs of the ‘city of art’ in Paris. These studios are called Garhis and artists are provided with studios and lodgings.

Some of the prominent art galleries in Delhi are: Art Heritage, Vadhera Art Gallery, Triveni Art Gallery, Sridharani Gallery, LGT Gallery, Gallery Romain Rolland, Max Mueller Photo Gallery, the Village Gallery, AIFACS, Dhoomi Mal Art center and Khirkee Gallery.
Handicrafts can be found at Delhi Haat, at the state emporiums in Baba Khadak Singh Marg and the Crafts Museum in Pragati Maidan.
Pottery, the art of makingwooden toys and kites are legacies of the city’s past. One can also find exclusive carpets in Delhi, woven in the Persian style, a craft that was handed over through generations.
One can find exquisite fashionable jewelry, bangles and necklaces at the Matia Mahal’s Pahadi Bhoja. These shops are run by the descendants of ancestral artists who specialized in ivory craftsmanship. However, with the ban on ivory, these craftsmen use bones of buffaloes and camels as alternatives.
Embroidery is yet another popular craft and Zardozi work (use of golden thread in embroidery) is very famous.
The Meenakari work – embossing paint on gold and silver, giving the effect of precious stones, is yet another impressive craft.
Incense sticks made of attars (perfumes) also make great gifts for people back home.

In Delhi, the common man enjoys performing arts and film as much as the Art connoisseur.

In Hindustani Music (a style of Classical Music representative of North India), the city even boasts of its own gharana (family tradition) of music.

Indian classical music - Hindustani or Carnatic and the ghazals thrive well in Delhi.

Shankarlal, Dhrupad and Tansen Festivals (February and March) attract top musicians from all over the country. Another event to look forward to is the Vishnu Digamber Festival in August.
Delhi is home to internationally renowned dancers like Yamini Krishnamurthy, Uma Sharma and Birju Maharaj among others.
The main auditoriums hosting musical and dance performances are: FICCI Auditorium, Kamani Auditorium, Chamber Theater at Triveni Kala Sangam, Sri Ram Center, Siri Fort Auditorium, the India International Center, LTG Auditorium and Auditoriums at Pragati Maidan.
The Month of October is famous for Qutab Festival held at the famous Qutab Minar in Delhi. One can witness great musical and dance performances with a beautiful backdrop.
The National Film Festival and Bi-Annual International Film Festival, held in the month of January are important events in the international film world.
Theatre is again very active and the centre of this focus is the National School of Drama located in Delhi.
Culture is about sharing, giving and most importantly letting the senses soak in harmony.
All festivals or gatherings in the Indian context move towards the elevation of the senses, thus making one reach a high level of awareness.
A person who does not appreciate music, art or dance is equivalent to an animal which has lesser senses. – A Sanskrit Proverb
Today’s New Delhi has discos for youngsters to swing their body throughout the night, however the city’s essence lies in the innumerable sounds of music that fill the air night and day.
Soak in the culture of Delhi until you too can touch one of its immense possibilities.
The Delhites love their nightlife. There are many clubs, bars, parties, festivals, shows, restaurants, live music bands around Delhi.
Most of the pubs, bars, discotheques are located only in the five star hotels. Government regulations make it difficult to have too many bars in the city. If you want to experience grandeur and opulent luxury floating around you, while you sip some of the best cocktails known to the world, plan a move to some of the 5 star lounges dotting the nightscape of delhi. The main thing to remember is officially the legal entry age for clubs, bars, pubs and discotheques are 21.
Below is a list of pubs and bars in Delhi..
Bar Address
1911 bar Hotel Imperial,
Janpath,
New delhi – 110001.
Phone :+(91)-(11)2334 1234 / 4111 6604
24 / 7 The LaLiT,
Barakhamba Avenue
Connaught Place
New Delhi-110001
Phone: +(91)-(11) 4444 7777
Aqua The Park,
Parliament Street,
Connaugt Place,
New Delhi 110001,
Phone : +(91)-(11) – 2374 3000 (Extn 1822)
Dublin ITC Maurya Sheraton,
Diplomat Enclave,
New Delhi 110021,
Phone : +(91)-(11) -2611 2233
H2O The Ambassador Hotel,
Sujan Singh Park, Cornwallis Road, Next to Khan Market,
New Delhi – 110003.
Phone :+(91)-(11) - 2463 2600 ,6637 3511
Henri's Bar Le Meridien,
8, Windsor Place,
Janpath Road,
New Delhi 110001,
Phone : +(91)-(11) – 2371 0101 Extn. 2291
Mirage Crowne Plaza,
New Friends Colony,
New Delhi – 110025.
Phone : +(91)-(11) -2683 5070 Extn - 1141
Polo Lounge Hyatt Regency,
Bhikaiji Cama Place, Ring Road
New Delhi – 110 066.
Phone l:+(91)-(11)- 2679 1234
The Lounge Bar The Metropolitan Hotel ,
Bangla Sahib Road, New Delhi -110001.
Phone : +(91)-(11)- 4250 0200 ,
Thugs Hotel Broadway,
4/15 A, Asaf Ali Road,
New Delhi 110002,
Phone :+( 91)-(11) - 4366 3600
Bar Address
Connexions Crown Plaza Hotel,
Nh-8, Opp Signature Tower,
Site – 2,Sec-29, Gurgaon - 122001
Phone : +(91)-(0124)- 453 4300, 453 4000
Howzatt Galaxy
NH-8, Exit-8, Sector-15, PART- II
Gurgaon-122001 Haryana,
Phone : (91)-(0124)-456 5000
Hunter Bar The Bristol Hotel.
Adjacent to DLF Qutab Enclave.
Phase I,. Gurgaon - 122 002,.
Phone : + (91)-(124)- 435 1111/235 6030
Isthanblu The Trinity Residency,
Sector 14,
Gurgaon,
Haryana - 122002
Phone : +(91)-(0124)-426 8845
Rubicon The Leela Kempinski,
Ambience Island
National Highway - 8
Gurgaon -122 002.
Phone : +(91) -(0124)- 477 1234
Savannah Radisson Hotel,
National Highway-8,
Mahipalpur, New Delhi –110 037.
Phone : +(91)-(11)- 2677 9191
S Lounge The Lemon Tree Hotel,
287, Millennium City Center,
Sector 29,
Gurgaon – 122001.
Phone : +(91)-(0124)-416 0303
The Bar Trident Hotel,
443 Udyog Vihar, Phase V,
Gurgaon, Haryana 122016
Phone : +(91)-(0124)- 245 0505
The Fox First India Place,
Ground Floor, Sushant Lok
Phase I, M.G.Road
Gurgaon- 122002.
Pho91)-(0124)-468 8710
Terroir Galaxy
NH-8, Exit-8, Sector-15, PART- II
Gurgaon-122001 Haryana,
Phone : (91)-(0124)-456 5000
Bar Address
@Links Radisson Hotel,
Noida Sec 18,
Phone : +(91)-(0120)-430 0000, 251 5333
Earthen Oven Fortune Inn Grazia,
Plot No. 1A, Block I,
Sector -27,
Noida - 201301, U. P.
Phone : (91)-(0120)-398 8444
Elevate The Center Stage Mall,
Sixth Floor, L-ONE
Sector 18, Noida.
Phone : (91)-)(0120) -436 4600
Fluid – Lounge & Bar Mosaic Hotel,
C-1, Sector 18, Noida-
Noida – 201 301.
Phone: +(91)-(0120)- 402 5002
Ice Cube 3rd Floor, Great India Palace,
Noida -201 301.
Phone : (91)-(0120)-457 5135/6
Maamouchee 4th & 5th Floor, Center Stage Mall,
Sec 18, Noida 201301.
Phone : +(91)-(120)- 431 2241, 251 7036/37
New Town Lounge Park Plaza,
C Block, Sector 55, Noida,
Noida -201 307.
Phone : +( 91)-(120) 467 8888
Ruby Tuesday FF 1 & 6 Centre Stage Mall,
Noida – 201 301.
Phone : (91)-(0120)- 431 3478
R.P.M Lounge & Bar B-110, 1st floor, Near Dominos, Sec 18,
Noida 201 301.
Phone : 9871414240
Tantra G-17, Sec. 18,
Noida – 201 301.
Phone : (91)-(0120)-433 2233
Caramelo The Hans, 15 Barakambha Road,
New Delhi – 110 001.
Phone : +(91)-(11)- 23316861, 23316868
La Piazza Hyatt Regency, Bhikaji Cama Place,
New Delhi- 110066.
Phone : +(91)-(11)-26791234, 66771308
San Gimignano The Imperial, Janpath
New Delhi 110 001
Phoone : +(91) – (11)– 2334 1234 / 41501234
The Med Radisson Hotel Delhi
National Highway-8,
New Delhi 110037, India
Phone : + (91)- (11)-2677 9191
Travertino The Oberoi New Delhi
Dr. Zakir Hussain Marg,
Opp Delhi Golf Course,
Lal Bahadur Shastri Road, Lodi Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110003.
Phone : +(91)-(11)- 24363030
Zanotta The Leela Kempinski Hotel,
Ambience Island,
National Highway 8, Gurgaon – 122002.
Phone : +(91)-(0124)-4771234
Konomi Trident, Gurgaon
443 Udyog Vihar, Phase V,
Gurgaon 122 016,
Phone : +(91)-(124)- 245 0505
Sakura The Metropolitan Hotel,Bangla Sahib Road
New Delhi – 110001.
Phone : +(91)-(11)-4250 0200
TK ‘s Oriental Grill Hyatt Regency, Bhikaji Cama Place,
New Delhi – 110 066.
Phone : +(91)-(11)-26791234, 66771308
Wasabi by Morimoto The Taj Mahal Hotel
1, Mansingh Road, New Delhi - 110 011
Phone : +(91)-(11)- 23026162
100 Night Restaurant D 2/23, Lal Quarter Krishan Nagar,
New Delhi 110031.
Phone : +(91)-(11) - 22097272
Foods Type : Chinese,Indian,Multi-Cuisine
24/7 The Lalit, Bharat Hotels Limited,
Barakhamba Avenue, Connaught Place,
New Delhi - 110 001, India
Phone : +(91)-(11)-4444 7777
Foods Type : Multicuisine
Café Uno Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel, New Delhi
19 Ashoka Road, Connaught Place
New Delhi 110 001, India
Phone : +(91)-(11)-4119 1919
Foods Type : Multicuisine
Cilantro Trident, Gurgaon
443 Udyog Vihar, Phase V,
Gurgaon 122 016,
Phone : +(91)-(124)- 245 0505
Foods Type : Indian and Continental
Eggspectation Jaypee Vasant Continental, 54 Basant Lok,
Vasant Vihar, New Delhi.
Phone:+(91)-(11)-26148800, 26141177
Foods type : Multicuisine
Garden Terrace Oberoi Maidens, 7 Shamnath Marg,
Civil Lines, Delhi
Phone : +(91)-(11)- 23975464
Foods type : North Indian, European, Italian
Jasmine Ramada Plaza, 19 Ashoka Road,
New Delhi - 110 001.
Phone: +(91)-(11)-4355 5555
Foods type : Chinese, Thai
LAP Garden Samrat Hotel, Kautilya Marg, Chankapuri,
New Delhi-110021
Phone : +(91)-(11)-26110606 / 26870344 / 2410 3762
Foods Type : Oriental, Mediterranean, European
Patio The Metropolitan Hotel,Bangla Sahib Road
New Delhi – 110001.
Phone : +(91)-(11)-4250 0200
Foods Type : Multicuisine
Pickwicks The Claridges, 12, Aurangzeb Road.
New Delhi - 110 011.
Phone : +(91)-(11)- 3955 5000
Foods Type : Multicuisine
The one Le Méridien, Windsor Place, New Delhi
Phone : (91)(11) 23710101
Foods Type : Multicuisine
Three Sixty The Oberoi New Delhi
Dr. Zakir Hussain Marg,
Opp Delhi Golf Course,
Lal Bahadur Shastri Road, Lodi Estate,
New Delhi, 110003.
Phone : +(91)-(11)- 24363030
Foods Type : Multicuisine
Attend a ‘big fat Indian wedding’, as it’s often referred to in Delhi, if you get a chance. The food is terrific, extremely rich and the variety is mind boggling. Delhites love their food and take their time to savour it. Aromas and fragrant spices abound in every household’s kitchen everyday. Don’t miss an opportunity for some typical home cooked Punjabi food.
Delhi has been ruled successively by the Rajputs, Arabs, Afghanis, Mughals and the English, and even if they don’t exist in the city anymore, their cuisine is well preserved. In addition, one can find international cuisine like Thai, Lebanese, Chinese, Israeli, Italian, Indonesian, Spanish, Mexican, French, Moroccan, Swiss very easily. So depending on our taste preferences, there is a specific cuisine for everyone.
Tandoori food, rich and succulent, cooked in hot clay ovens is a Punjabi speciality. Visit the Paranthewali Gali in Old Delhi for different kinds of Paranthas. The layered parantha – a type of bread fried on a griddle and made without yeast – is said to have been officially brought to Delhi by the Punjabis. The restaurants in Pandara Road Market, Karol Bagh and Connaught Place (Pindi and Gulati on Pandara Road and Kake da Hotel in Connaught Place) also specialize in Punjabi food.
The best place to eat Mughlai food is in the Old Delhi (Chandni Chowk) area. Visit places like Karim’s and Babu Khan’s near Jama Masjid, Kallu’s Halim near Gali Chitli Qabar and Nalli Nahari in Beradari, beyond Ballimaran, for Mughlai food just like it was in the good old days of the emperors. For all you know, you may be served by a cook descended from the royal cooks of Shah Jahan’s court. Most five-star hotels offer excellent Mughlai-Tandoori-Frontier cuisine. Especially Bukhara in Maurya Sheraton.
Visit Ghantewala in Old Delhi, Delhi’s oldest known sweet shop which started business in 1790. Down the centuries, it has remained in the same family and is now in the hands of the eleventh generation. The Ghantewala Halwai is celebrated for its sohanhalwa, a sweet made from dry fruits, sprouts and sugar.
Try other sweets like the exquisite Iimratis (a syrup-filled delicacy) at Kanwarji’s, Rasmalai (a sweet made from milk and cream) at Bikaner’s and for Bengali sweets just head to Haldiram’s.
Would you want to take home some typical Indian sweets and food? You can shop at places like Haldiram’s or Bikaner’s available in every corner of the city. Mithais or sweets spoil easily and are usually good for a day or so, so to save time, why not visit the Haldiram Outlet at the Delhi Airport where you can make your purchases.
Food to taste
The nahiri, a delicate beef stew
Tandoori Chicken
a traditional almond squash known as Tthandai – especially in summer
The Kulfi – traditional ice cream (A solid chunk of thickened milk, topped with saffron, cardamom and nuts)
The Pan (Local mouth-freshener) made of folded betel leaves with areca nuts, menthol lime, spices and coconut)
Exclusive Vegetarian restaurants are a little rare to find but one can find good vegetarian food in almost all restaurants across the city. There are some exceptions, though. Marwari food like Brijbasi at Katra Neel are famous. Panner is a delicacy in vegetarian food. Many varieties like paneer-do piaza, paneer makhani, paneer pasanda and shahi paneer are a must-try for vegetarians.
A medical practitioner would certainly ask one to refrain from street food, but one cannot resist the charm it has. Very strictly for the adventurous only. Beware if you are prone to problems of the tummy. The range covers Chaat (local snacks spiced with sauces and powders of different flavours), corn on the cob, Pakoras (patties), sandwiches and many varieties of local ice cream and fruit juices. Thandai –a traditional iced syrup ¬¬- is a must try in the summer months. Local Dhabas (traditional open-air restaurants) are an excellent stop too. They are typically meant for travelers who want to wind-down a bit before going to another place. They are normally found on the highways, but the city has many Dhabas too.
That Delhi could well be the food capital of the world will be no exaggeration. Global cuisine is found in most places and is very easily available. Ranging from authentic Chinese, Japanese, Mexican to Continental, one can find specialty restaurants and most 5 start hotels also serving authentic international food.
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