Awesome Hotels in Delhi, India

When you’re visiting Delhi, it can be hard to pick the right hotel. If you’re going to visit the Taj Mahal, it’s likely that you’ll fly in and out of Delhi. As a giant city, with numerous suburbs, Delhi is jam packed with hotel options.

If Delhi is your entry to the Golden Triangle, make sure not to miss any must-see sights!

Great Luxury Hotels in Delhi (Expensive $150+/night)

The Leela Palace New Delhi

One of the most storied hotels in India, the Leela Palace is an excellent choice for a luxurious stay. It’s located in the midst of the Diplomatic Enclave, one of the nicest areas of Delhi. The facilities, the location, and the restaurants all make this one of the best hotels in Delhi.

The Oberoi New Delhi

If you want absolute opulence in India, look no further than The Oberoi hotel group. Incomparable luxury, gorgeous facilities, and accommodating staff keep the Oberoi name strong. You can’t go wrong picking an Oberoi hotel in India!

Great Mid-Range Hotels in Delhi (Mid-Range Prices $50 – $150/night)

Roseate House New Delhi

If you’re looking for a great hotel right next to the airport, Roseate House is a good option. It’s reasonably priced and has a gorgeous pool, which is especially nice if you’re there in the summer! Given the chaos of Delhi’s traffic, proximity to the airport is huge if you’re going to get in late or leave at an odd hour.

The Lalit New Delhi ($80 – $130/night)

The Lalit is in easy walking distance to Connaught Place, which has some of the best shopping and eating in Delhi! It’s also centrally located near the India Gate, the Red Fort and more. If you’re in the mood to do some serious Delhi sightseeing, this is a good place to stay. It’s also quite close to the rail station, so if you’re taking a train to Agra or anywhere else, it’s an easy hop over there.

The Claridge’s New Delhi

If you’re looking for a soothing hotel amid some of the chaos of New Delhi, the Claridge’s is a small hotel that offers a respite from the city. It’s well-located to visit the India Gate and Humayun’s Tomb, as well as other New Delhi landmarks. It’s not super close to the rail station or the airport, but the staff can arrange transport to either.

Great Budget Hotels in Delhi (Budget – Under $50/night)

BloomRooms @ New Delhi Rail Station

BloomRooms is a good option if you’re on a budget and wanting to catch a train to Agra – it’s across the street from the rail station, and the early/fast train to Agra leaves at 6:30am. If you’re in Delhi to head to Agra, this is a good option. It’s also close to the metro station, and it’s in the middle of things so sightseeing is relatively easy!

Hotel Hari Piorko

Close to both the train station and Connaught Place, Hotel Hari Piorko is a good option if you’re on a budget and looking for a place to stay. You won’t find the nicest accommodations, but they are more than adequate, the staff is friendly, and it’s hard to beat the price!

Great Hostels in Delhi (Shoestring Budget – Under $20/night)

The Madpacker’s Hostel

A fun and social hostel, Madpacker’s is in a somewhat quiet neighborhood in Delhi. They also organize excellent city tours! Given that it is a social hostel, come here for a great place to meet friends and other travelers, but if you’re looking for simply a quiet night’s sleep, you might want to look elsewhere. The location is good but can be hard to find – it might be difficult if you have a late flight in.

GoStops Delhi

If you want to get out and explore Delhi, GoStops has an awesome location! It’s right next to the metro station, fairly close to the train station and also close to Connaught Place. They have a variety of rooms on offer – from dorms to singles, so it’s a great place to stay, and a great place to meet people!

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Where to stay when you're visiting Delhi, India

A Walk Through Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri is a must-see on any trip through India’s Golden Triangle. It’s hard to describe – it’s more than a “site” or a “palace” – it’s so giant and has so many facets that it defies easy description. Half of the site is a palace for one of the Mughal emperors. Half of it is one of the largest mosques in India, with one of the highest gates!

The whole of it is just breathtaking! It takes the better part of a half a day to get through, and it’s absolutely worth it! The complex is set on a hill, so has amazing views of the area around it. It has gorgeous red sandstone architecture. And then there’s the mosque, with some of the incredible marble work India is known for.

Amanda Plewes at Fatehpur Sikri

General Fatehpur Sikri Information

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Awesome India-Inspired Home Decor and Art

When you love India and want to create a travel-inspired home, it can be hard to find just the right pieces. You want a balance between travel, India and the room without being kitchsy, cheesy or cheap-looking. And while you don’t want it to be cheap-looking, not being terribly expensive is always good!

India-Inspired Art & Wall Decor

Red Lotus Blossom Print (From $20.99)

Red Lotus Blossom Print

This gorgeous lotus blossom is made up of mandalas – an Indian art! It evokes the feelings of henna while being gorgeous! Read more

India’s Golden Triangle: Places You Must Visit

India’s Golden Triangle is made through the three points of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, and contains some of the country’s most incredible treasures. This is a common place to visit India for the first time – you’ll find lots of tours that focus on this area. With so much to see in the Golden Triangle, it can be hard to narrow it down.

Must-See Places in Delhi

Jama Masjid

This mosque is one of the biggest in India, and in the world! It can hold up to 25,000 people for worship. There are gorgeous entrance gates, and minarets as well. It’s important to know that women will be required to cover up when entering, but they provide robes. Read more

9 Things I Wish I Would Have Taken to India

India is commonly described as a whole different experience, even for seasoned travelers. That’s no lie, and there is a lot of stuff I wish I’d taken!

The Taj Mahal

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The Taj Mahal, India

This is a monument built to love. Thus, it’s the perfect place to reflect upon love! Not to mention, it’s an incredible testament to human accomplishment. The level of detail in the marble inlays is stunning! Read more

Foods to Try in India (And Recipes to Recreate at Home!)

India is its own kind of overwhelming, and if you’re visiting thinking “I don’t really like Indian food,” think again! Indian food is incredibly diverse – a northern Indian curry is very different from south Indian cuisine. There’s something for everyone!

If you want to start exploring the differences, The Spruce did an excellent overview of North Indian Cuisine and South Indian Cuisine.

One important word to know is “Masala.” You’re used to it from Chicken Tikka Masala, but you’ll see it everywhere in India. Masala simply means “mix” and means that a mix of spices was used. So basically everything is masala in India! Read more

What I Wish I Had Known Before I Visited India

India is a whirlwind. I haven’t been to every country in the world, but I’ve been to enough that I can say it is absolutely unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.

It’s hard to know how to prepare for a trip to India! Here’s what I wish I had known before I went to India:

  1. Be prepared for contrasts

    India is a land of extremes – extreme wealth, extreme opulence, and extreme poverty. Next to the incredible marble building with gorgeous inlays that is the Taj Mahal, you can see people who are living in extreme poverty.

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The Essential India Reading List

India is an incredible, awesome country – but it’s also incredibly different from any other. I love immersing myself in books to have a way to connect with and learn more about the countries I’m visiting or want to visit.

India has some of the best books!

My recommendations for books to read when visiting India:

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  • The God of Small Things

    This book is set in Kerala, so I highly recommend it if you’re headed to southern India. Even if you’re not, it’s still a book that deeply examines family life in India. I liked the interplay between the brothers, and the overall family dynamics. It’s also got great scenes to visualize Kerala!

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