Leisure - The Leela Palace New Delhi


    Steeped in history, Delhi is a city that has so much to offer, if you only wish to explore. 

    Check with our concierge team for a brief glimpse of the city that has attracted many civilizations over centuries. Get charmed by the stories buried in Red Fort and the great mosque Jama Masjid. Walk around Chandni Chowk and take in the splendour of India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan and Parliament House. Find a spiritual connect in the Humayun’s Tomb or Hazrat Nizamudin Dargah. Feast on the stories of power struggle embedded in the walls of Purana Quila - the massive sandstone fort from the Mughal era. Walk around the old city, take in the splendour of Lodhi Gardens, Nature walk in Nehru Park and walk around the ruins of the Qutub Minar complex. Then, head to the Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque with a capacity to hold 25,000 people.

    If you prefer retail therapy, head to the DLF Emporio, Chankya Mall, Khan Market, DLF Promenade or Ambience Mall and while you are at it, try not to miss the splendour of 50 performers at the Kingdom of Dreams in Gurgaon, dancing and singing in perfect synchrony to the legend of Zangoora, the Gypsy Prince.

    Explore the contrasts between the old and new sides of the city. Old Delhi is perhaps one of the oldest existing cities in the world - besides Varanasi and Jerusalem - having been destroyed and rebuilt at least 11 times. Its ancient tombs, crumbling forts and winding bazaars are all testimony to its history. Mughal architecture and magnificent monuments set in beautifully landscaped gardens narrate the diverse stories of a rich past of the city. Take a tour of Delhi for its ancient monuments, fascinating museums and art galleries, performing arts, medieval-looking markets, modern entertainment options and some fabulous restaurants that promise exceptional treats from all over the subcontinent as well as the globe. One must, sample the renowned Delhi street food at Chandni Chowk or thrift shop at the wonderfully affordable Sarojini Market.


    A visit to the Spice Market
    India is known to be the land of spices, and there is no better way to validate it than visiting the wholesale Spice Market that is also Asia's largest. Our local experts will walk you through the streets of this market while talking about a variety of indigenous spices, dry fruits, herbs, perfumes through the winding lanes, and piles of spices.

    Dilli Darshan - a guided tour
    Explore Delhi with our expert local guide who will take you to the city's heritage spots and historic monuments. To say the least, Delhi offers an exciting interaction between ancient, medieval and modern. Its monuments are the most evident traces of the past, spanning a period of almost a thousand years.  Choose from a half day or a full day tour depending upon the time or the inclination you have and carry back cherished memories of the city where every nook and corner reeks of a glorious past.