The capital smells of myriad cultures and heritage, every nook and corner carries a different historical story from generation to generation. While there is no shortage of lavish hotels in Delhi. Most noteworthy are some which essentially add to the architectural and historical relevance. Some hotels stretch back to the colonial rule while some mark the beginning of privatization.
One of the most beautiful and fine hotels not only in Delhi but the whole of India. The design takes us long back to about 1934.The Imperial with its fine lush greenery and Victorian architecture is reminiscent of the colonial legacy. The interiors and mannerisms resemble the rich culture brought forth by the British Raj.
Where: Connaught Place, Janpath.
It has been said that the raw construction dates back to 1887 A.D when under the Mughal rule people used to construct havelis for combined residential and commercial purposes. Not to forget, the authentic royal touch is maintained with renovation and it still resembles a fort of some royal Maharaja. Though the lane which leads to haveli is narrow and gives a rustic touch, the legacy of this haveli takes us back to monarchy. Use of sandstones, jharokhas and balconies is outstanding.
Where: Haveli Dharampura, 2293, Gali Gulian, Chandni Chowk.
It is fascinating to recall that Jawaharlal Nehru used to love spending time and contemplating in the gardens of Claridges. Henceforth, it is one of the most elite hotels today but not much people know that it was built in 1952. Surrounded by the posh locality of Luteyn’s at the same time serving a pretty high up persona. it is definitely one of our favourite places when it comes to spending some really good time with our people.
Where: 12, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Road.
The Oberoi Maidens
The white finesse of Oberoi is replicative of not only the colonial rule but its aftermath too. Also, richness is visible in its architecture and style itself. probably built under the colonial rule in the 19th century, it is one of the finest hotels in the country. The grandeur of this place mesmerizes our senses. With abundant and lavish dining options they serve true to their purpose.
Where: 7, Sham Nath Marg, Prema Kunj, Civil Lines.
Call: 011 23975464
It was constructed in 1956 and is known for its sumptuous Kashmiri food. The narrow and old lanes of old Delhi not only adds up to this vintage beauty but also serves as a central location. In spite of this long history, you will be surrounded by ample amount of facilities and amenities.
Where: 4/15A, Asaf Ali Road.
Call: 011 4366 3600
This hotel was established in 1972, it was simultaneously registered under King George V. It has about 70 rooms altogether with modern amenities and extremely supportive staff. The best part is, it is not only one of the heritage hotels but is budget friendly as compared to other big names.
Where: 36, Arakashan Road, Ram Nagar, Diagonally Opposite To Church
Contact: 011 3313 8029
it was built in the 1950s as a small budget hotel but was later renovated and redesigned to serve the modern purpose. They organize different events coupled with workshops which includes old Delhi walks, art and music exhibitions, theatre, Kashmiri food festival and much more to enhance the culture and ethnicity of our place.
Where: 77, Friends Colony West.
Call: 096433 80275