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Ground Floor Taj Palace, Sardar Patel Marg, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021, India
Imagine a scene from Scott F. Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby where a live jazz band serenades guests as they subliminally move to the rhythm of the music, with hors d’oeuvres in one hand and a vodka martini in the other. Expect a mirrored...
ITC Maurya, Sardar Patel Marg, Akhaura Block, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021, India
Bukhara is an icon in Delhi. The award-winning restaurant is almost always full, as the guests are always full on kabobs and giant naans (flatbread). Bukhara's specialty is tandoor-cooked cuisine prepared in a traditional clay oven. Try the...
Sardar Patel Marg, Akhaura Block, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021, India
Dum Pukht is not just a meal. It is a royal experience. The restaurant has won numerous awards, including "Delhi's Best Restaurant" and "Asia's Golden Fork Award." Indulge in traditional Indian dishes which are created with a special method...
Ground International Trade Tower, American Plaza, Lala Lajpat Rai Rd, Block “E, Nehru Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110019, India
Let's be honest. It's so much fun to say the name of this restaurant. Inflections aside, Oh! Calcutta undeniably has the best Bengali food in Delhi. Oh! it's delicious! Their specialty is seafood, but definitely try the Koraishutir Dhokar Dalna...
The Lodhi, Lodhi Rd, CGO Complex, Pragati Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
Name the award, and most likely it has been presented to Indian Accent: Top 100 Restaurants Worldwide. 50 Best Restaurants in Asia. Best Restaurant in India. Best Fine Dining in Delhi. Best New Indian Restaurant. Best North Indian Restaurant. And...
NH 8, Ambience Island, Gurugram, Haryana 122002, India
India is very lucky to have three locations of this Michelin-starred, London-based restaurant: Mumbai, Bangalore, and Delhi. Yauatcha is a casual yet modern Chinese tea and dim sum house. They also offer loose-leaf teas, wok items, and...
Lodhi Road, Opp. Mausam Bhavan, Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
The intimate, dimly-lit setting of Lodi – the Garden Restaurant provides the perfect place for a romantic rendezvous or a business dinner. There’s a beautiful outdoor deck that overlooks the lush Lodhi Gardens or you can opt for the cozy confines...
P-13/90, Connaught Circus, Block P, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Dosas, thalis, and tiffins! Saravana Bhavan specializes in South Indian cuisine. Each dosa comes with unlimited sambar and three chutneys - the tomato chutney being the house favorite. It is authentic, vegetarian, and very popular with the locals....
D-33, Kamla Nagar, Block G, Kamla Nagar, Delhi, 110007, India
In a city of almost 22 million people, perhaps 20 million of them would recommend Chacha's for their specialty - Chole Bhature. The classic North Indian dish is spicy chickpeas with fried bread. Sounds simple enough, but nothing can come close to...
1, Ashoka Rd, Near India Gate, Pataudi House, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Andhra Pradesh Bhavan (or AP Bhavan), as the name suggests, offers traditional dishes from the state of Andhra Pradesh. AP Bhavan is absolutely packed on weekends with lines of 100+ people waiting for an authentic taste of thalis and biryani. The...
1862 A, Chandni Chowk, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
Ghantewala Halwai is an icon not only in Delhi, but all over India. Established in 1790, it is considered one of the oldest sweet shops in the country. Ghantewala has served Mughal Emperors, dignitaries, and of course the locals and tourists who...
382, Kucha Seth Rd, Gachi Ram, Fatehpuri, Chandni Chowk, Delhi, 110006, India
Bikanervala is all over Delhi, and for good reason. The sweets and namkeens (savory snack foods) are heavenly and very popular. During festivals and holidays, lines stretch out the door...and around the corner...and down the block. The shop is...
Delhi Road, Prem Nagar, Sector 14, Gurugram, Haryana 122001, India
The original Karim's, located near Jama Masjid in Old Delhi, is an institution and they've perfected the art of Mughlai food. Locals' eyes glaze over when discussing the menu of countless kebobs. Karim's recently opened a location in Gurgaon, much...
C-98, Cement Godown Gali, Swarn Park Udyog Nagar, Mundka, Rajpath Area, Central Secretariat, New Delhi, Delhi 110041, India
Spice Route is a heavenly experience where deep colors meet exotic spices. Located in the grand Imperial Hotel, I found the restaurant to be one of the most visually stunning places I’ve ever seen. Restaurants in 5-star hotels are generally known...
Haveli Dharampura, 2293, Gali Gulian, Chandni Chowk, Kucha Alam, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
Lakhori only recently entered the food scene and is already considered one of the top restaurants in Delhi. Charm abounds in this elegant eatery located in Haveli Dharampura, a 200-year-old meticulously restored hotel nestled in Chandni Chowk....
1, Man Singh Rd, South Block, Man Singh Road Area, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
The Taj brand is known for uncompromised luxury and service. Varq is no exception. Overlooking the gardens in the iconic Taj Mahal Hotel, Varq considers its menu a union of art and cuisine. The Indian dishes highlight traditional flavors with...
Shop No. 8, Near India Gate, Pandara Rd, Market, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
I have two words for you. Butter Chicken. Gulati is an unassuming, casual spot near India Gate serving unforgettable butter chicken. Lines can be long but just the thought of the gravy will keep you happily waiting. Don't want to venture out? Stay...
Radisson Blu Plaza, Block R, Mahipalpur Village, Mahipalpur, Block R, Mahipalpur Village, Mahipalpur, New Delhi, Delhi 110037, India
Hotels like to boast of their on-site restaurants. Unfortunately, the cuisine is often overpriced and underwhelming. In this case, the Radisson Blu Plaza has exclusive bragging rights to Nueng Roi. Specializing in Thai, the menu is traditional,...
Sujan Sing Park North, Sujan Singh Park, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
Khan Market is consistently ranked one of the most expensive commercial real estate locations in the world. But don't let this deter you from visiting the collection of shops and restaurants. There are several moderately priced stores, like Fab...
Janpath, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Janpath is a bustling marketplace that houses both government-approved shops and open-air stalls. Plan to visit soon after arriving in Delhi to grab a few local and traditional clothing items. Of course, there are hundreds of options: countless...
Sri Aurobindo Marg, Laxmi Bai Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110023, India
Yes, Dilli Haat caters to tourists-- but locals go there too. It's a permanent space set up by Delhi Tourism that has rotating and permanent vendors from many different parts of India. That said, anytime we're looking for some souvenirs or...
Kaccha Bagh Area, Old Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
Chandni Chowk is one of the oldest markets in Old Delhi. Like so many other old city bazaars, it is filled alleyways lined with hundreds of little shops that are clustered into areas according to the items they sell. There is the fabric section,...
Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi, India
The narrow alleys of Hauz Khas Village are ripe with modern goods. Young designer Gautam Sinha sells gorgeous leather bags and luggage (shown) at Nappa Dori (Ste. 4, 91/(0) 98-1040-0778). The über-hip hang out at Ultrastore, a furniture shop...
Paharganj, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Known locally as the "Hippie Market," Paharganj has everything you need and plenty of surprises, too. Check out these stunning printing blocks in every size, style, and material. The proprietor of the shop, Mr. Jimmy, took us to his nearby...
Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Shop, dine, or grab a cocktail in the center of Delhi—literally. Connaught Place, or CP, is one of the largest business and financial centers positioned in the epicenter of the city. There is an eclectic mix of local stores, international shops,...
144, G.F., DLF Place Mall, Press Enclave Marg, Saket District Centre, District Centre, Sector 6, Pushp Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi 110017, India
Forest Essentials bath and body products were developed after years of research with Ayurvedic physicians. They use their own spring water in each item, and its therapeutic properties have been certified as being rich in mineral deposits. The...
Shop No. 245, INA Market, Sri Aurobindo Marg, INA Market, Aviation Colony, Laxmi Bai Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110023, India
Live crabs from Chennai? Fresh turmeric, bamboo shoot, bitter gourd? The Indian National Army Market, or INA, carries nearly every spice, meat, fruit, vegetable, and grain on the planet. Here are a few ingredients to stash in your suitcase....
Kamla Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110007, India
Kamla Nagar is one of the more traditional markets in Delhi. I have visited several times and rarely encountered other tourists, especially not group tours. Located in Old Delhi, Kamla Nagar is where the locals shop for everyday goods including...
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