Baha'i News -- Briefcase guide to New Delhi
May 09, 2002
Briefcase guide to New Delhi
by Updesh Kapur
From the airport: Taxis cost about £4.20 from Indira Gandhi International to the city centre, a 30-minute ride.
Stay in style under £100: The Imperial, a favourite of former Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, was recently
modernised and is close to Connaught Place, Delhiís main business district. Rooms cost from just under £100. (0091-11 334
. . . or splash out: The Grand Hyatt, close to the airport, is the newest five-star hotel. Splash out on a spa
treatment or try an invigorating Japanese shower. (677 1234, www.hyatt.com)
Cutting-edge eating: La Rochelle, at the Oberoi, is a popular French restaurant, with meals from about £40. But a
bottle of Burgundy costs up to £70. (436 3030).
. . . and a local classic: Moetís is the choice of young, hip professionals. It is set in the Defence Colony Market,
South Delhi, and serves Indian and Chinese, with vegetarian options. Average price for a meal is £6. (462 6814).
Donít miss: The three-wheeler auto-rickshaws: noisy and stinking of diesel but great fun. Also visit the Bahai
Temple, an inter-faith nine-sided monument in South Delhi, set in serene surroundings.
Insider tips: Agree cab and rickshaw fares in advance, or ask a concierge to help. Be wary of hotels that charge
foreigners higher prices.
Contacts: British High Commission (687 2161).
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