5 Of The Best Neighborhoods To Stay At In New Delhi

Great options if you are looking to be situated right where the action is or near the New Delhi sites.

Best neighborhoods New Delhi
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New Delhi, India is a bustling city with a rich culture, history, and a lively atmosphere. With delicious food, majestic palaces, and cows on every street, finding the best neighborhood to stay at can make your experience that much more enjoyable. Certain neighborhoods can provide interesting cultural experiences and an environment that feels safe and friendly.

Lutyens’ Delhi/Chanakyapuri

Taj Palace, New Delhi
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This neighborhood in New Delhi was named after the British Architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens, who was responsible for a lot of the architectural design in this area during British rule. The neighborhood is home to multiple parks and open spaces and its status as a diplomatic enclave welcomes many international visitors. This is a great location to visit government buildings, try delicious Indian food, and explore the many green spaces that are on offer.

Recommended Hotel: Taj Palace

Don’t Miss: The Tea Lounge, The National Rail Museum

Chandni Chowk/Old Delhi

Haveli Dharampura
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Old Delhi is a must visit when it comes to the neighborhoods and locations to check out in New Delhi. Old Delhi is centuries old and has beautiful markets, bazaars, and places of worship. It’s the perfect location to understand aspects of Indian culture and belief. If you are looking to explore the roots of India and taste some delicious street food, staying in the Chandni Chowk/Old Delhi district is a good move.

Recommended Hotel: WelcomHeritage Haveli Dharampura

Don’t Miss: Red Fort (Lal Quila), Lahori Gate, Fatehpuri Mosque

Connaught Place

Connaught Place, New Delhi. UNSPLASH Rajat Chakraborty
Connaught Place, New Delhi. UNSPLASH Rajat Chakraborty

Connaught Place is one of the more documented New Delhi neighborhoods- but rightfully so! To begin with, the architecture of this location is very unique with columns and Palladian arches, but what it might be even more popular for is the shopping district. Littered with fun bars and restaurants, Connaught Place is a popular location if you enjoy nice dinners with friends and leisurely shopping experiences.

Recommended Hotels: Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel, New Delhi and The Imperial Hotel

Don’t Miss: Parliament House, Hanuman Temple, Jantar Mantar


Nizamuddin, New Delhi, India. UNSPLASH Junaid Ahmad Ansari
Nizamuddin, New Delhi, India. UNSPLASH Junaid Ahmad Ansari

Nizamuddin is a unique neighborhood of New Delhi. It is the perfect location if you are looking for a calm and less touristy location. This more residential spot is home to many families and parks. The neighborhood has a variety of shrines and tombs that are beautifully constructed, making Nizamuddin a perfect opportunity to explore the history of New Delhi. Nizamuddin also has inviting and colorful street markets that are enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.

Recommended Hotel: JRD Pride

Don’t Miss: Humayun’s Tomb, Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, Sultan Ghari Tomb

Hauz Khas Village

Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi, India. UNSPLASH Ravi Bhardwaj
Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi, India. UNSPLASH Ravi Bhardwaj

Haus Khas Village is the prime location for those who enjoy fun nights out and delicious food. While Haus Khas Village has a popular nightlife scene, it also has a rich history which makes it an exciting mix of history and events. Whether you are looking to explore the many tombs, mosques, or historic sites or you are looking to go out and enjoy a few cocktails, Haus Khas Village is the place for you.

Recommended Hotel: Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity New Delhi 

Don’t Miss: Deer Park, Haus Khas Social

These neighborhoods are great options if you are looking to be situated right where the action is or near the New Delhi sites that are on the top of your list. These five options offer safe, fun, and historic sites that will make your India trip an unforgettable one!

Sophia lived in New Delhi for two and a half years.

Sophia Garcia


Sophia has spent most of her life living abroad. Traveling has become second nature to her and the beauty of international experiences isn’t lost on her. Sophia enjoys writing, photography and cooking and hopes to one day publish books about her interests.

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