The Best Bars in India's Golden Triangle
Collected by AFAR Editors , AFAR Staff
Touring India's Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur can lead to the best kind of sensory overload, the kind you need to talk about with friends old and new. Make your way to Bar Palladio, a lovely dream of a spot for cocktails, or to one of the area's other nightclubs or bars. After all, you can't just go see the Taj Mahal or Agra Fort and call it a day. That kind of day deserves one of India's best cocktails.
The Lalit Hotel, Barakhamba Avenue, Fire Brigade Lane, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
24/7 is fine dining in the exclusive LaLiT Hotel near Connaught Place. It is also the only space in the city where you can order drinks at any time of day or night - hence the name 24/7. A buffet is offered during breakfast, lunch and dinner, with...
15, Sansad Marg, Hanuman Road Area, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Aqua Lounge is a sophisticated/trendy hotspot located in the Park Hotel. When looking for an open-air, relaxing alternative to the crowded, bustling nightclubs, Aqua Lounge is the perfect solution, especially on a warm midsummer night. Sip on...
Lobby Level The Lalit Hotel, Barakhamba Rd, Fire Brigade Lane, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Kitty Su is a multi-level nightclub housed in the deluxe LaLiT Hotel. The space is sophisticated, bold, and erotic with tantric sculptures replicated from Khajuraho. Kitty Su features live music, special events (movie premiere after-party's, for...
14, Schindia House, K G Marg, Connaught Place, Atul Grove Road, Janpath, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Premium cocktails + a menu crafted by Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor = Sura Vie. The lounge, conveniently located in Connaught Place, offers "Golden Hours" from 4pm - 8pm with deals on drinks and food. There is also an unlimited lunch buffet with...
Second Floor, MGF Megacity Mall, Mehrauli Gurgaon Road, A Block, DLF Phase 1, Sector 28, Gurugram, Haryana 122002, India
Vapour is one of the few pubs in India to have an installed brewery, enabling the brew masters to concoct specialty drafts like Rice Beer: a summer brew with the aroma of basmati rice. It is a multidimensional restaurant/bar/nightclub that...
Building No 8, Community Center Community Center 8, Block A, New Friends Colony, New Delhi, Delhi 110025, India
Pebble Street is a local watering hole nominated for "Best Bar Beer" in Delhi. At the end of a long work day, locals descend on this pub for good brew and conversation. One of their tag lines? "I got 99 problems and beer solves all of them." Happy...
1580/1, KD Marg, Near Qutub Minar, Mehrauli, Seth Sarai, Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030, India
An impeccable selection of whiskey + beautiful views of historic monuments + divine cuisine = an evening of perfection. Dramz Whiskey Bar and Lounge beautifully balances all three of these elements by pairing reinvented cuisine with a collection...
E-42 & 43, Inner Circle, Connaught Place, Block E, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Exuding a warm, dimly-lit ambiance, Q’BA is popularly known as the “inner circle jewel” of Connaught Place, the central commercial hub of New Delhi. It’s a well-decorated, modern lounge/bar located in E block and offers a wide variety of...
Africa Avenue, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110023, India
The Library is a space to sample fine whiskey from the Leela's collection whilst enjoying a classic cigar. Located in the exclusive Leela Palace New Delhi, the bar is considered a "library for the connoisseur." While it hosts an impressive...
N 10, First Floor, N Block Market, Greater Kailash 1, N Block, Greater Kailash I, New Delhi, Delhi 110048, India
Located in the heart of the affluent Greater Kailash N-block area, S Bar is the place to rub shoulders with Delhi's A-list crowd. It’s the ideal place to go on a date or simply unwind after a hard day’s work with friends and...
Hauz Khas Social can be considered a social space or a social experiment. Either way, this is perhaps one of the best drinking spots in Delhi. Social is a unique concept that unites a cafe, office space, and nightclub. The identity depends on the...
1st Floor, Rambagh Palace, Bhawani Singh Rd, Rambagh, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302005, India
Formerly the residence of the Maharajah of Jaipur, and now one of Jaipur’s most elegant luxury hotels, the 19th-century Rambagh Palace has had a front-row seat to history—and has hosted a long list of royals, dignitaries, and...
100, Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Rambagh, Mumbai, Rajasthan 302004, India
Don't be surprised if a peacock wanders into your view during cocktails at the elegant Bar Palladio. The bar feels straight out of a dream and you won't want to wake up. Inspired by some of Italy's most famous restaurants and bars, Bar Palladio...
12, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Rd, Tees January Road Area, Motilal Nehru Marg Area, New Delhi, Delhi 110011, India
There are some bars that get lost in the crush, while others make a lasting impression. Headed straight into the latter, Aura, a luxury bar in the 5-star Claridges Hotel, specializes in a wide array of vodkas, with more than 60 different rare...
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