Details: Where to go and what to know in Delhi

By Rebecca Dalzell
Special to The Washington Post
Friday, February 25, 2011; 5:05 PM

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 ( for the day and bring along a detailed Eicher Delhi City Map (, which points out landmarks, and Lucy Peck's exhaustive guidebook, "Delhi: A Thousand Years of Building" (Roli Books, 2005, available in bookstores or on

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


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