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City Information

The seventeenth century city of Shahjahanabad built for the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan is known as the Old Delhi and located near to this historic city, is The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi (formerly known as Kempinski Ambience Hotel Delhi)


 
Delhi, the capital of India has a strong historical background. It was ruled by some of the most powerful emperors in Indian history. The early Mughal emperors favoured Agra as their capital, and Delhi became their permanent seat only after Shah Jahan built the walls of Old Delhi in the year 1638.


 
The city's importance lies not just in its past glory as the seat of empires and magnificent monuments, but also in the rich and diverse cultures which has inspired great writers and poets - from Chand Bardai and Amir Khusro to present day writers to pen down the glory of this city in their music and literature.


 
While in Delhi, you have an opportunity to explore the contrasts of Old Delhi and New Delhi. Besides Varanasi and Jerusalem, Old Delhi is one of the oldest cities in the world. The magnificent monuments, sprawling beautifully landscaped gardens bear testimony to its rich cultural and historical past.

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Sightseeing

Delhi is the absolute combination of tradition and modernity.  You will discover imposing ancient monuments, fascinating museums and art galleries, architectural wonders on one hand and a world class airport and metro on the other. Street Food, bustling markets, shopping mall, theatres; you name it and Delhi has it!


Take a walk around the ruins of Qutab minar complex- One of the most imposing pieces of Afghani architecture. The 72.5 metres high victory tower is a World Heritage site and has survived the ravages of time impressively.  Find inner piece by visiting Bahai’s house of worship also known as Lotus Temple due to its distinctive lotus shaped architecture.  Enjoy your evening with a spectacular display of history and events related to the city Delhi in the form of light and sound show at the Red Fort – A fort built by Shah Jahan by the Sand stone of Red Colour


Another not to miss place is Akshardham Temple.  A visit to Akshardham is a spiritually enriching experience and the water show in the evening is breath-taking.


To learn more about the unique history of Delhi, one can take a tour of the numerous monuments, museums and places such as Humayun’s Tomb, Purana Qila, Jama Masjid – India’s Largest Mosque, Lodhi Garden, India Gate, Archaeological museum, The Indian war memorial museum, The national gallery of Modern Art etc.

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Art and Culture

One can also experience the Golden Triangle tour.  It is the most popular tourist circuit in India. This incredible tour Itinerary comprises a visit to the three famous cities of India - Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, each with a rich historical and cultural background.


Once you have learned about the History of Delhi, You might want to explore the bustling markets of Delhi. Go on a shopping spree at Chandni Chowk, the 300-year old market place. For some great bargains in clothes and accessories visit to markets of Lajpat Nagar, Sarjoni Nagar, Greater Kailash, Karol Bagh, Connaught Palace and South Extension are must.   Visit to Dilli Haat is a must if you’re looking for handicraft souvenirs.


For those who love shopping inside the Air-conditioned outlets, a visit to Malls like Ambience Mall at Vasant Kunj, Select City Walk at Saket, Mall of India at Noida and The Great India Place at Noida are must. Take your kids on a Fun learning experience at the National Rail museum or National Science museum or they can rejoice at the Children’s park at India Gate.


For entertainment in the evenings, Delhi offers many options from restaurants to pubs to bars to jazz clubs.

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Cuisine

The food capital of India, Delhi is famous for its cuisines that have a strong historical and cultural lineage. As you travel through the meandering lanes milling with crowd, the overwhelming aroma of Indian and Mughal cuisines triggers your appetite. Here you get to savour some of the historical North West Frontier and Mughlai cuisines. The city is also famous for many other Indian and global cuisines. Go treat yourself to not only authentic Indian cuisines, but also genuine Italian, French and Japanese fare.


For those who wish to try typical street food, there is no better place than the roadside stalls that cook some of the best chaats, pakoras and aloo tikkis. Treat your palate to the best of non-vegetarian fare of burra kebabs, tandoori and shammi kebabs. And to satiate the call of your sweet tooth, Delhi offers its famous Kulfi Faluda,spongy gulab jamuns, rabri and crispy, fresh jalebis. Old Delhi offers a complete blend of all the above mentioned cuisines, be it street food, authentic and sumptuous non vegetarian dishes, desserts etc, as this hs originated from the diverse communities that reside in that area.


We at Leela Ambience Convention Hotel also conjure up some of these famous dishes and serve it with love to you at our Indian Restaurant Dilli 32. Should you even wish to visit old Delhi, we will help organise a trip for you to the renowned food corners in these regions.

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