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Delhi city guide

Indian Accent at the Manor

For modern Indian cuisine

Tuck into tandoor-fired, bacon-wrapped prawns served with wasabi cream, a highlight from Manish Mehrotra’s Chef’s Tasting Menu. Save room for the chocolate balls spiked with Old Monk rum, arguably India’s most significant gift to the world.

The Manor, 77 Friends Colony, New Delhi 91-11-43235151 indianaccent.com

Paranthe Wali Gali

For the street food

This lane in Chandni Chowk is chockablock with food stalls dedicated to parathas, Indian breads stuffed with savoury fillings. Try the paneer (cheese), methi (fenugreek) and bhindi (okra) parathas from stall number 36.

Old Delhi

Olive Bar & Kitchen at the Qutub

For Sunday brunch

This Mediterranean-inspired garden restaurant is a Delhi classic for its proximity to the towering Qutub Minar monument and for its setting in a restored haveli (mansion). On Sundays, the sunlit courtyard buzzes as the brunch crowd dines on thin-crust pizza.

Haveli no. 6-7, Kalkadass Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi 91-9810235472 olivebarandkitchen.com

Saravana Bhavan at Connaught Circus

For authentic South Indian fare

The kitchen at this no-frills eatery doles out dosas (paper-thin rice pancakes) faster than you can use them to mop up their famous coconut chutney. Be warned: Wait times can be long, and reservations are not accepted.

P-13, Connaught Circus, Connaught Place, New Delhi 91-11-8844305 saravanabhavan.com

Yeti, The Himalayan Kitchen

For mountain cuisine

Start with an order of steaming momos (dumplings) at this restaurant featuring Tibetan and Nepalese dishes. For the main event, try the Ema Datchi, made with fresh green chili peppers and cheese sauce, and the Crispy Spinach.

M-20, GK 2, New Delhi 91-11-41657868

Piano Man Jazz Club

For live jazz

This 1950s American-style bar serves Sazeracs that are as smooth as the jazz. Take in an acoustic live gig while sipping New Orleans-inspired cocktails.

B-6-7/22 Safdarjung Enclave Market, Opposite Deer Park, Safdarjung, New Delhi 91-9871549653 thepianoman.in

Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters

For a perfect brew

Tea-loving Delhi gets a java jolt with Blue Tokai, a coffee shop that roasts single estate beans from Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Their quaint Saket location is devoted to serving a great brew, which pairs perfectly with a slice of their banana walnut bread.

Khasra 258, Lane 3, Saidulajab, Saket, New Delhi 91-9821126015 bluetokaicoffee.com

Georgia Dakota

For a sweet spot

The humble shelves of salted-caramel brownies, ginger cake, cinnamon swirl banana cake and almond-flour orange cake may look simple, but the proof is in the pudding at this mini-chain bakery. The spiced Belgian chocolate cake should hit the spot for those who avoid wheat.

Shop 5, D Block Market, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi 91-01149053736 georgiadakota.com

Hauz Khas Village

For the artsy flair

Once a residential area, this south Delhi neighbourhood is now home to trendy galleries, cafés and boutiques. Tour the medieval water tank, mosque and tombs of the nearby Hauz Khas complex; then pop into Elma’s Bakery for a slice of carrot cake.

Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi

Lodhi Art District

For the street art

Visit the city’s first public art district, where vibrant murals from more than 28 international artists are displayed on the walls of Lodhi Colony. Located between Khanna Market and Mehar Chand Market, the vibrant street art has reinvigorated the neighbourhood.

National Gallery of Modern Art

For the cultural experience

Situated in the iconic Jaipur House, the National Gallery of Modern Art features work from 1850 onwards, including works from old masters like Raja Ravi Varma and Abanindranath Tagore. Don’t miss the permanent collection featuring over 100 pieces from Amrita Sher-Gil, a pioneer of the modern art movement in India.

India Gate, New Delhi 91-11-233-82835 ngmaindia.gov.in

Lodhi Gardens

For the ancient history

Explore the ancient tombs, Mughal ruins and gardens next to the Islamic Centre; then relax with bellinis and homemade fig ice cream at the Lodhi Garden Restaurant.

Lodhi Rd., Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi

Olivia Dar

For the handmade jewellery

At this eponymous shop from a Christian Lacroix-trained designer, look for embroidered cuffs (think necklace meets collar) and accessories inspired by 10th-century tribal beading.

5A Jungi House​, 1st Floor, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi 91-11-405-01899 oliviadar.com

Dilli Haat

For the local crafts

The best of Indian handicraft from every state of the country finds a place at this open-air market. Once you’re done haggling for Kashmiri shawls and jute baskets, try juicy pork momos from the Nagaland food stall.

Sri Aurobindo Marg, Laxmi Bai Nagar, New Delhi dillihaat.net.in

Ashdeen

For fashion-forward saris

Ashdeen Lilaowala’s saris are reviving traditional Parsi Gara embroidery. Lilaowala travelled through Iran and China to trace the origins of the intricate craft, resulting in next-level saris that are bringing elegance back: a cheeky flash of skin winking through folds of heirloom-worthy satin, stitched with cascades of flying cranes.

B-12, First Floor, Green Park Main, New Delhi 91-99993-88442 ashdeen.com

Lodhi Hotel

For the minimalist design

This minimalist palace reflects the classic lines of India’s Mughal past with oversize jaalis (stone screens) and creamy sandstone while dark wood and soft-colour accents reinforce the tranquil mood. Take a dip in the 50-metre lap pool before towelling off for lunch at the breezy Pool Cafe.

Lodhi Rd., New Delhi 800-103-7333 thelodhi.com

The Roseate

For a romantic getaway

Ground-floor rooms in this sleek hotel come with a private pool deck, and the spa offers couples’ treatments in secluded outdoor areas. Reserve a table at Kiyan, the hotel’s moody restaurant; then unwind with a bubble bath in your soaker tub.

Samalkha, NH-8, New Delhi 91-11-33552211 roseatehotels.com

The Oberoi, Gurgaon

For old-school hospitality

Located 15 minutes from the airport, this property features an art gallery, a salon, a luxury shopping arcade and Amaranta, a fine-dining Indian restaurant. After a day of exploring the city, enjoy a glass of wine and live piano music in the Piano Bar and Cigar Lounge.

Udyog Vihar Phase V, Gurgaon 91-124-2451234 oberoihotels.com

The Imperial

For the heritage

Built in 1931, this five-star hotel features an all-white exterior, marble floors and sprawling lawns dotted with palm trees. Don’t miss three tiers of finger sandwiches and sweets at high tea in the Atrium, whose skylight ceiling and refined English setting are reminiscent of the pre-war era.

Janpath Lane, Connaught Place, New Delhi 91-11-23341234 theimperialindia.com

Leela Palace New Delhi

For the rooftop infinity pool

Soak up views from the rooftop pool overlooking the diplomatic enclave at this upscale hotel. For the full royal treatment, book one of the 18 suites, which include service from a dedicated butler.

Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 91-11-3933-1234 theleela.com

Scarlette

For the cozy quarters

This guest house in the south part of the city offers comfortable, air-conditioned rooms, complete with writing desks. Framed photos on the walls, communal living rooms and welcoming owners will make you feel right at home. Start your day with a home-cooked breakfast in the small front yard.

B2/139 Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi 91-9582079058 scarlettenewdelhi.com

Info about getting from the airport, public transportation and more.

Getting from the Airport

As you exit Indira Gandhi International Airport, you’ll see taxi stands for Meru Cabs and Mega Cabs. Beware of so-called private taxis, which might not be registered legally.

Taxis

Cabs are the preferred mode of transportation in Delhi. Black and yellow cabs (called kaali peeli) are easily hailed, while mobile apps Uber and Ola offer reliable, user-friendly service.
Meru Cabs: 91-44224422
Mega Cabs: 91-9090909090

Delhi Metro

Quick, clean and efficient, the Delhi Metro offers great connectivity and is an easy way to navigate the city. The first car of every train is reserved for female passengers, but women are free to travel in the general compartment as well.

Rickshaw

Auto-rickshaws are most commonly found outside metro stations but can be hailed anywhere on the street. Negotiate a fare with the driver before boarding.

Don’t leave the city without visiting these bustling spots, where you’ll find everything from one-of-a-kind pashminas to obscure spices.

By Nicola Brown

Photo: Ishan Khosla

1. Janpath Market
Situated adjacent to Connaught Place, Janpath is a 1.5-kilometre stretch of boutique stores located along one of Delhi’s main roads. The market maintains a historical charm, with some shops (dating back to 1950) opened by refugees who arrived here after India’s partition or after Tibet’s invasion by China. The Tibetan market houses a rich collection of Himalayan crafts. You’ll also find high-quality Kashmiri wool shawls and pashminas and a plethora of musical instruments, wall hangings and colourful bead shops. Bring your strongest bargaining skills and a good eye for fakes.

Bonus tip: Don’t miss the famed Jantar Mantar, behind the Tibetan market – essentially, a giant sundial that measures the time of day, correct to within a half-second.

2. Sarojini Nagar Market
Sarojini Nagar’s abundance of export surplus clothing is displayed in a few large showrooms, but the top deals (and best times) are found in the Babu section of streetside shops, the most of which are family owned. Discover a new local designer or hunt down exclusive labels at affordable prices. Be sure to give your finds a good looking over before buying them as there are no change rooms. Other sections of Sarojini Nagar include Subzi, which sells fresh fruits and vegetables, and Central Market, where the circular layout of the spice shops ensures you can’t get lost.

Bonus tip: Head for the western end of Central Market to sample some traditional tikki (potato croquettes) and kulfi (Indian ice cream) from the street vendors.

3. Chandni Chowk Market
The best way to experience the mad rush of Chandni Chowk is by rickshaw, exploring narrow alleys and streets lined with a dizzying array of shops selling spices, garments and gizmos. Sweets are particularly popular here, so head to the on-site Haldiram’s; it’s the original location of India’s most renowned confectioner. Try the local delicacy, jalebis, a sort of pretzel soaked in sugar syrup and deep-fried in ghee (clarified butter). Of course, the market sells much more than food. It’s also known for its textiles, like saris stitched with fine chikan embroidery and zari brocade. Home tailors will love the diverse cloth market of ready-made and customizable fabrics.

Bonus tip: Chandni Chowk is adjacent to the Jama Masjid of Delhi, one of the largest mosques in India. It’s easy to visit both landmarks in a single day.

4. Lajpat Nagar Central Market
For famously intricate Lucknowi embroidery – always done in high-quality white thread – head to this wild bazaar near Ashram Chowk in South Delhi. Men should try the Karan & Moin showroom to purchase excellent custom-tailored suits, while women should shop at Samaira for traditional Indian ladies’ wear, like lehengas (long skirts) and saris embroidered with sequins and semi-precious stones. The market is also known for its henna sellers, who create intricate patterns on outstretched limbs.

Bonus tip: For a quick snack, seek out Wow! Momo at the northern end of the market, which sells delicious renditions of traditional Tibetan momos – steamed dumplings packed with pork or vegetables.

5. Dilli Haat Market
Twenty rupees (40 cents) gets you entry to this South Delhi market that’s set up to look like a rural village. The market was first established by Delhi Tourism to foster and retain India’s rich crafts heritage. With vendors from every corner of the country, the market offers traditional, handcrafted items, such as sandalwood carvings, brass statuary of Hindu gods and traditional “bell tota” – strings of hanging birds made from colourful fabrics. Get outfitted at the countless apparel stalls, which sell camel hide footwear and lightweight cotton kameez tops and pyjama bottoms that are perfect for India’s hot, humid climate. Dilli Haat is particularly magical at night, when string lights accentuate the market’s colours.

Bonus tip: Come hungry. Dilli Haat is one of the best places in Delhi to sample a range of food from different regions of India. Here no two curries are alike.

Weather in Delhi

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Saturday light rain
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  1. Toronto (YYZ) to Delhi (DEL)

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    Apr 15, 2019

    CAD 638*
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  2. Vancouver (YVR) to Delhi (DEL)

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    Mar 21, 2019

    CAD 601*
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    Apr 03, 2019

    CAD 639*
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    Oct 22, 2019

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    Mar 17, 2019

    CAD 656*
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    Mar 19, 2019

    CAD 643*
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    Jul 01, 2019

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