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Last updated: 10 November, 2022
Expert travel writer: Amar Grover

Situated on the edge of Chanakyapuri, the capital’s diplomatic enclave, the Maurya is something of a landmark with its distinctive stepped profile, fronted by immaculately tended lawns and shrubbery.

Reputedly a favourite of visiting dignitaries and heads of state, it wears this honour lightly and you’re more likely to be rubbing shoulders with other high-end leisure travellers.

An array of swish modern rooms come with excellent facilities including an ayurvedic spa and lovely swimming pool.

The hotel’s famous Bukhara and Dum Pukht restaurants (with Northwest Frontier and Awadhi cuisine respectively) are celebrated foodie destinations, still wowing Delhi’s great and good along with out-of-town visitors.

Around fifteen minutes’ drive from most of the city’s main sights, this is a great option for those who want to base themselves somewhere calm and peaceful, and just dip in and out of the busy centre.

Surrounding area

New Delhi’s green and leafy boulevards which characterise the property’s surroundings originate with British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens’s masterplan to build a new statement-making capital for the Raj.

While pleasant enough to stroll around, there’s little of real interest within reasonable walking distance unless you’re curious to glimpse some of the colonial-era bungalows and modern villas of what is now a privileged and very expensive part of the capital.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Humayun’s Tomb

Delhi, India[7.6 miles]

Stunning mausoleum and precursor to the Taj Mahal, with tranquil well-maintained gardens.

Best for ages: 13+ | £1

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Friday Mosque

Delhi, India[8.4 miles]

Completed in 1656 by Emperor Shah Jahan, this is one of India’s largest and most beautiful mosques.

Best for ages: 18+ | £3

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Red Fort

Delhi, India[9.3 miles]

Vast sandstone-walled fort with gardens, audience halls and royal apartments – a high point of Mughal military architecture.

Best for ages: 13+ | £5

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Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum

Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum

Delhi, India[3.2 miles]

The former bungalow residence of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is now a slightly macabre museum. Assassinated here in 1984 by her bodyguards, even that very spot remains spotted with blood.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Lodi Garden

Lodi Garden

Delhi, India[4.5 miles]

Among Delhi’s quietest and leafiest parks, Lodi Gardens contain several 15th- and 16th-century tombs and monuments, most relating to the Afghan Lodi dynasty, which was eventually replaced by the Mughals.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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National Gallery of Modern Art

National Gallery of Modern Art

Delhi, India[6.1 miles]

Formerly a palace belonging to the Maharaja of Jaipur, the gallery is now a superb repository of Indian paintings, sculpture and even photography.

Best for ages: 18+ | £5

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Qawwali singing

Delhi, India[6.7 miles]

A unique opportunity to experience traditional devotional music, performed in the courtyard of an ancient Sufi tomb-shrine in south Delhi.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free | 1 hour

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Destination guides including or relevant to this place to stay



India’s intense sight- and monument-filled capital is a compelling blend of the modern Raj-influenced New Delhi, and the sights, sounds and smells of Old Delhi’s heaving and exotic lanes and bazaars.

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