The dynamic Delhi offers innumerable options for accommodation be it cheap hotels, extravagant retreats like farm houses or resorts and even the swanky international hotels. Here you’ll find accommodation according to your budget and needs. The travellers can book the up-market hotels at the airport itself or at the railway station tourist desk; even budget hotels have the facility of booking over a call. But if you want comfort at your doorstep then you can reach out for hotels located at Connaught place as they are situated close to the banks, restaurants and shops. North of Connaught Place, the bustling market area of Paharganj and the adjacent Ram Nagar, close to New Delhi railway station are best for budget accommodation in Delhi. The Tibetan Colony of Majnu ka Tilla in the North of Old Delhi is another good option to await your stay. If you want to spend the night in a luxury hotel head towards South Delhi.
You have to pay a hefty amount to stay at Connaught Place so if you are looking for value for money hotels then head towards South Delhi, where there are luxe hotels around Janpath and Sansad Marg. Most luxury hotels have their own in-house restaurants and swimming pools and some even require-non-Indian residents to pay in foreign currency.
One of the famous stopovers of the backpackers, Paharganj in Delhi is one such place where you can easily find budget accommodation. Several hotels here possess a homely ambiance while others may be shabby so choose your hotel carefully. Some hotels even have a 24-hour check-out facility which means you can check-out at the same time when you checked in. There is no such problem of conveyance here as the area is easily accessible by metro with Ramakrishna Ashram Marg, the most convenient station.
Ram Nagar lined with several hotels and restaurants is located north of Paharganj, around five minutes walking distance from New Delhi railway station and just beyond the flyover section of DB Gupta Road. This area is within the reach of Main Bazaar but it is a little expensive than Paharganj as it offers comfortable lodging in well maintained spacious rooms.
Nicknamed as "Purani Dilli", Old Delhi is a stopover for few tourists as its less central than Connaught Place and Paharganj. The place is shabbier and dirtier with hotels mostly catering to Indian tourists. The hotels around Old Delhi station are not worth staying while there are a couple of good hotels in the outer and some reasonable hotels around Jama Masjid.
Most of the lodging options in South of Connaught Place falls in the luxury category. However there are a few guesthouses in Sundernagar, the odd mid-range hotel tucked away in a residential area and a few modern hostels located near Chanakyapuri.
If you want to have a peaceful stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city then you can stay at the Tibetan colony of Majnu ka Tilla, having well-maintained budget hotels than those found in Paharganj. Here you can try the best Tibetan food in Delhi and have an easy access to internet. The only con is that Majnu ka Tilla is located at a distance from Central Delhi (Connaught Place is Rs 80 by auto, Vidhan Sabha metro Rs 15 by rickshaw). Make sure to book the hotels beforehand as they are often full.
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