Where to go and what to know in Delhi

Sunday, February 27, 2011; F05

Getting there

Turkish Airlines offers connecting flights from Washington Dulles to Delhi, with fares starting at around $1,000 round trip.

Where to Stay

The Claridges

12 Aurangzeb Rd., New Delhi



Luxury hotel with 137 elegant rooms, four restaurants and a garden, in a central location. Rooms from about $245 a night.

The Manor

77 Friends Colony (West), New Delhi



Boutique hotel in a wealthy enclave, with 15 rooms, some with terraces. Rooms from about $188.

Where to Eat


22 Hauz Khas Village, Third Floor


A popular, no-frills restaurant overlooking the Hauz Khas reservoir, serving such simple South Indian dishes as sweet and sour pumpkin, flaky porattas and Coorg pork. Entrees start at around $5.

Kwality Restaurant

7 Regal Building, Sansad Marg

Connaught Place, New Delhi



Elegantly decorated, this 60-year-old restaurant serves such North Indian specialties as tandoori pomfret and mutton biryani. Entrees start at around $7.

What to do

Delhi's heritage sites are often unmarked and difficult to find. Hire a car service such as Metropole (metrovista.co.in) for the day and bring along a detailed Eicher Delhi City Map (maps.eicherworld.com), which points out landmarks, and Lucy Peck's exhaustive guidebook, "Delhi: A Thousand Years of Building" (Roli Books, 2005, available in bookstores or on Amazon.com).

For tours to hidden sites mentioned in the story as well as others, visit Delhi Heritage Walks (delhiheritagewalks.com).




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