A common query heard nowadays is “I will be staying at a hotel in Delhi soon, which one is the best or what is the best thing to see there?“ India today is go word for every globe trotting traveler and briefcase toting executive. India is one of the world’s raging hot touristy hotspots. India’s capital Delhi is both daunting and alluring with a stunning backdrop of ancient architecture amidst a buzzing international metropolis which draws people from across India and the globe.
Delhi being an international business and tourist hub of 14 million people, hotels in Delhi city are jam packed with an amazing assortment of people from different cultures, lifestyles, religions and beliefs. The state of the art International Airport at Delhi has a capacity of 60 million people flying in and out.
Most hotels in Delhi are located in the Karol Bagh and Connaught Place areas which are bustling, modern, with huge department stores, chic boutiques, endless bazaars and classy up markets.
Delhi is a paradise of things to do, sights and sounds to explore, tastes to relish, . There are endless ancient monuments, forts, palaces, restaurants, shops, bazaars, classy markets, magnificent gardens, fabulous cultural and theatrical performances, modern architectural wonders, museums and art galleries, folklore and handicrafts…the list is endless. Any and every hotel in Delhi you stay at will organize forays into all these wonderful activities for you.
The Archaeological Survey of India recognizes 175 monuments in Delhi as national heritage sites. The Lotus temple, also called Bahá'í House of Worship, is one of them. One of the must see places in this stupendous city. It has won numerous architectural awards and been featured in hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles.
The Temple is composed of 27 free-standing marble clad "petals" arranged in clusters of three to form nine sides. The nine doors of the Lotus Temple open onto a central hall slightly more than 40 meters tall and that is capable of holding up to 2,500 people. The surface of the Temple is made of white marble. Along with its nine surrounding ponds and the gardens, the Lotus Temple property comprises 26 acres. There are many hotels in Delhi nearby the temple complex as well.
The Lotus Temple is open to all regardless of religion or any other distinction. The Bahá'í laws emphasize that the spirit of the House of Worship be that it is a gathering place where people of all religions may worship God.
Since its inauguration in 1986, the Bahá'í Temple in Delhi has attracted more than 100 million visitors! - making it one of the most visited buildings in the world. So what are you waiting for? Book a hotel in Delhi at any one of city’s thousands of excellent hotels and gather your unforgettable memories, not to mention the ‘heritage photos’ to take back home for your prized shelf.
A wide range of accommodation is available with hotels in Delhi ranging from luxury five star through mid range hotels to the cheapest rock-bottom options for backpackers and less well-off tourists.