Central Delhi is synonymous with New Delhi, a sector of the city that was extensively developed by the British and includes gardens, museums and grand architecture. Hotels in Central Delhi offer some of the most comfortable and luxurious accommodation in greater Delhi.
At the center of everything is India Gate, a war memorial built in the 1920s. It’s on a grassy lawn with broad, leafy avenues radiating in each direction. The gate is joined by Dhyan Chang National Stadium and the National Museum. Many tourists walk due west from the gate to Rashtrapati Bhavan (the presidential estate), taking in the red sandstone architecture along the way.
There are a few other must-sees that draw crowds of tourists every day. Mughal sites like Humayun’s Tomb and Safdarjung’s Tomb are elegant and well worth the attention they receive. Another major Mughal site is the Old Fort, where Humayun began his own contributions to Delhi. It’s best to take these sites in slowly, avoiding the hottest hours of the day. In between, sightseers spend time relaxing in parks like Buddha Garden, Nehru Park, Indraprastha Park, Mahavir Jayanti Park or even at Delhi Zoo.
Accommodation in Central Delhi centers on the city’s leisure facilities. There is a famous golf club south of India Gate, but most of the entertainment infrastructure is to the north. This includes Connaught Place, a shopping plaza that was founded by the British but has evolved with New Delhi. Other modern facilities include Pragati Maidan, an exhibition hall with an active events schedule, along with Talkotara and Jawahar Lal Nehru stadiums.
Getting around Central Delhi is an exciting experience that involves the metro, taxis and the occasional rickshaw. Onward southbound travelers connect through Hazrat Nizammudin Railway Station, which is the most prominent station in the area.