Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Top 10 Nightclubs In Delhi

New Delhi, the name when referred to as a travel destination, is considered for historical sites, architectural splendors, vivid culture, different lifestyles and celebrations. But, there is something more that remains unexplored during your tour in New Delhi. It’s the colorful nightlife of New Delhi. There are numerous nightclubs in New Delhi that are praised not only for their drinks and food, but for the trendy and lively atmosphere.

Here are some of the happening nightclubs in New Delhi (in alphabetical order) where you can unwind yourself and enjoy some fine wines, vodka, cocktails and boozes. Do not miss these nightclubs as these make an important part of the colorful nightlife of New Delhi:

1911 Bar, The Imperial

The 1911 Bar is praised for its horseshoe shaped bar and excellent furnishing that add to the trendy and chic environment of the nightclub. This nightclub is also a favorite hangout place for high-profiles, socialites and celebrities. The nightclub is also decorated with elements that have excellently helped in restoring the old-world charm.
·         Cost: INR 2000 for two people (approx.) Without Alcohol; VAT Extra
·         Location: The Imperial, Janpath, New Delhi
·         Timings: 11:45 AM to 12:45 AM

Agni, The Park

Agni is a sought-after hangout place amidst youngsters due to its chic decoration. Bhangra lovers can also twist their leg on the dance floor. Along with its interiors, the environment, service, drinks and food are amazing making up for a relaxed and memorable evening.
·         Cost: INR 2500 for two people (approx.), With Alcohol; VAT Extra
·         Location: The Park, 15, Parliament Street, Connaught Place, New Delhi
·         Timings: 5 PM to 12:30 AM

Aura, The Claridges

If you are looking for a place to entertain your business contacts and also enjoy a relaxing environ, Aura is the place for you. The nightclub is popular for housing about 72 rare varieties of Vodka, sourced from different countries. Do not miss to try some of the signature cocktails like Aura Breeze, Apple & Raisin Mojito, and Sip n Swing.
·         Cost: INR 2500 for two people (approx.), With Alcohol; VAT & Service Charges Extra
·         Location: The Claridges, 12, Near Lodhi Road, Aurangzeb Road, New Delhi
·         Timings: 4:00 PM to 1:00 AM

Dublin, ITC Maurya Chanakyapuri

Dublin is an Irish themed pub, praised for its largest single malts’ collection in New Delhi. On weekends, DJ plays popular commercial tracks featuring hip-hop, fast-paced rhythms, 90’s rock, London Bhangra, and a lot more. The nightclub is also the talk of the town as it doubles as a disco ‘Ghungroo’.
·         Cost: INR 2500 for two people (approx.),  With Alcohol; VAT & Service Charges Extra
·         Location: ITC Maurya Sardar Patel Marg
·         Timings: 6:00 PM to 12:30 AM

Haze, Vasant Vihar

Haze is a must visit for all music lovers as the club plays live Jazz music. Additionally, the Jazz legends wall decoration also adds to the mood of the ambience inside the club. This is a trendy place to enjoy live jazz music and drinks, complemented with delicious food.
·         Cost: INR 1000 for two people (approx.), With Alcohol; VAT & Service Charges Extra
·         Location: 8, Basant Lok, Vasant Vihar, Delhi
·         Timings:  12:00 Noon to 12:00 Midnight

Ikko Resto-Bar/Lounge, Chanakyapuri

In the list of the top nightclubs in Delhi, Ikko Resto-Bar/Lounge occupies a prominent position. The club is popular for featuring Russian Vodka and vintage wine. Delicious Asian cuisine is also one of the specialties of the club. In addition to this, this is also a great place to enjoy Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisines. Do not miss to taste the steamed Dimsum and Sushi.
·         Cost: INR 2000 for two people (approx.), Without Alcohol; VAT & Service Charges Extra
·         Location: 6/48, Malcha Marg Shopping Centre, Chanakyapuri, Delhi
·         Timings: 12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM, 7:00 PM to 12:00 Midnight

Q’Ba, Connaught Place

Q’Ba is one of the funky nightclubs in New Delhi. After 8:30pm, you can enjoy the commercial music played by the DJ. The club also has a wide dining space upstairs. The décor of the nightclub presents a perfect mix of black, purple and brown colors. This is also an ideal for business lunch.
·         Cost: INR 2500 for two people (approx.), With Alcohol; VAT & Service Charges Extra
·         Location: E 42 & 43, Inner Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi
·         Timings: 12:30 PM to 12:30 AM (Happy Hours: 3:00 PM to 7:30 PM)

Quantum, Noida

To savor your love for music, Quantum is one of the finest nightclubs to visit in Delhi. For the entertainment of the guests, the club DJ plays R&B, commercial and electronic music. World’s fastest and most powerful body sonic dance floor is another attracting feature of this high profile nightclub.
·         Cost: INR 2500 for two people (approx.), With Alcohol
·         Location: L1, Cente Stage Mall, Sector 18, Noida
·         Timings: 10:00 PM to 4:00 AM (Open Only Friday & Saturday)

The Zoo, Garden of Five Senses

The Zoo Garden of Five Senses, though being an offbeat location, experiences huge footfall. On weekends electronic music and live DJ make the place a must visit to enjoy a memorable evening in New Delhi. The nightclub features sparkly dim lit rooms and green leafy surroundings to add to the beauty of the place. Hazy lights, scrumptious food, fine collection of drinks, etc., win the hearts of the visitors. Do not miss to attend the exciting sunset parties on Sundays.
·         Cost: INR 2000 for two people (approx.), With Alcohol; VAT & Service Charges Extra
·         Location: 10-12, the Garden of Five Senses, Saiyad Ul Ajaib, Saket, New Delhi
·         Timings: 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM

Turquoise Cottage, Gurgaon

Turquoise Cottage, formerly in Delhi, is one of the trendy nightclubs in Gurgaon. If you are keen lover of rock music, this is the place for you. Additionally, candlelit tables and pleasant décor win the hearts of visitors. The nightclub exhibits the old world charm in its décor featuring wall-mounted Harappan seals and erotic sculptures.
·         Cost: INR 1200 for two people (approx.), With Alcohol; VAT & Service Charges Extra
·         Location: 1st Floor, JMD Regent Square, DLF Phase 2, MG Road, Gurgaon
Timings: 12:30 PM to 12:00 Midnight (Happy Hours: 12:00 Noon to 9:30 PM)

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Stay At Ease with Multiple Accommodation Options in Delhi

Delhi - The capital city has abundant of cultural as well as historical sites that attract guests from all across the world. Undoubtedly, there is an amazing growth in the tourism industry of India; thus, the hospitality industry is also flourishing simultaneously. There are abundant accommodation options in Delhi. There are 5 Star, 4 Star, 3 Stay, 2 Star, and 1 Star hotels in Delhi that are praised for offering a comfortable stay to their guests. The world-class facilities, exceptional services, delicious food, tastefully done rooms are the major attributes of the hotels in Delhi.  Mentioned below are the types of accommodations available in Delhi:

5 Star Hotels: For the guests looking for a luxurious stay in Delhi, there are numerous 5 star hotels. For example, The Hilton (Janakpuri, New Delhi) is one of the sought-after five star hotels in Delhi. The modern facilities, exceptional services and tastefully done rooms have crowned the hotel with the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award (2012). The spacious rooms are beautifully crafted and equipped with facilities and services that successfully instill the element of comfort and lavishness in the stay of the guests. The restaurants are also praiseworthy for serving delectable delicacies. Apart from this, the proximity with the IGI (Indira Gandhi International) airport also makes this hotel the most preferred choice of the guests visiting Delhi.

·         4 Star Hotels: In Delhi, you could also find various 4 star hotels that are praised for their world-class facilities and tastefully done rooms. In the list of top four star hotels, Oberoi Maidens (Sham Nath Marg, Delhi) marks its prominent position. Since 1900, the hotel attracts guests for its graceful services and amazing charm. The art and architectural style of the hotel highly reflects the colonial era. Nestled in the midst of lush greenery, this hotel provides a comfortable stay keeping the bustling noise of the city.

·      3 Stay Hotels: The blooming of the tourism industry has laid the path for the hospitality industry to flourish in India. The Hotel Africa Avenue (Safdarjung Enclave, Delhi) is one of the popular 3 star hotels that is highly preferred by the guests visiting Delhi. The rooms are properly adorned and equipped with all basic as well as modern amenities to make the stay highly comfortable. This hotel is perfect for the guests visiting Delhi for leisure trip or a business trip. Further, to serve best to its guests, the management of the hotel makes improvements and upgrades the facilities and services from time to time.

·      2 Star Hotels: Hotel Alka Annexe (Connaught Circus, Delhi), is one of the two star hotels, which is highly popular for exceptional services. The hotel serves the perfect blend of elegance, comfort, tradition, and modern facilities to help the guest enjoy a pleasurable stay. The rooms are also equipped with all modern as well as basic facilities. Guests are also provided with 24 hours room service. Thus, one could savor the real taste of Indian hospitality. Indian as well as international delicacies are also served in the in-house restaurant of the hotel.

·     1 Star Hotels: For the guests with budget constraint could opt for a one star hotel in Delhi. Hotel Bhagirath Palace (Chandni Chowk, Delhi) is the prominent 1 star hotel, praised for its services and facilities. Along with offering accommodation at affordable prices, the hotel is also praised for a comfortable stay. Being nestled in the bustling location of Delhi, the hotel has relaxed environs, standard facilities and good food to offer its guests. Thus, this hotel is perfect for guests visiting Delhi on a leisure trip or a business trip.

There are a lot more names to mention in each accommodation type. There are hotels available for guests with different budgets and requirements. If the guests are on a leisure trip or on a business trip, there are hotels to meet the accordion needs and thus, provide proper accommodation. The management of the hotels upgrades their facilities and services according to the demands and thus, ascertains utmost satisfaction to the guests. The question of where to stay in Delhi is now solved as there are numerous hotels located in all regions of Delhi. 

Monday, 17 June 2013

Best Budget Hotels in New Delhi

New Delhi is the most prominent tourist destination in India. The city is a cultural hub and is visited by a large chunk of both national and international travelers visiting for different purposes. Budget hotels in New Delhi are ideal for those tourists who have limited budgets. This esteemed city is structured with a number of budget hotels that offer a comfortable accommodation at a very reasonable price. Some of the renowned hotels can be easily found in the best locations around the city and makes it favorable for the travelers with the ease of transport from the roadways transits, railway stations, airports and metros.

Budget hotels in NewDelhi are no more associated with low quality rather they offer quality facilities to their guests such as a conference hall, restaurant and pick and drop facility to name a few. These hotels are ideal for middle class families that can avail exceptional services at unbelievably reasonable prices. These hotels also attribute to the growth of tourism in Delhi as more and more people are visiting for exploring the cultural and historical aspect of the city. The most sought after budget hotels in New Delhi include Hotel Airport, Hotel Natraj, Hotel Alka Annexe and Hotel Bright.

Airport hotel offers best and comfortable services to its guests and is located just opposite to New Delhi domestic Airport. This hotel provides for budget accommodations that fully equipped with world-class facilities such as 24-hour room service, mini bar, doctor on call, Wi-Fi connection and many more. There are in total 45 rooms that can be categorized into Deluxe, Suite and Luxury. This hotel is an obvious choice for those who don’t want to rush in search of an accommodation after a hectic flight.
Airport Hotel

Hotel Natraj is yet another option if you are looking for a comfortable accommodation at a very affordable price. Located in Paharganj, many tourist places are easily accessible from this hotel. There are in total 62 rooms in the hotel and all are equipped with world-class facilities. The hotel is ideal for both leisure and business travelers that provide best services to its guests.
Hotel Natraj

Hotel Alka Annexe is located in Central Delhi and is known for its exceptional hospitality. This hotel has in total 30 rooms that are fully equipped with luxury facilities that provide ultimate comfort to its guests. Comfort and elegance are the two words that can describe this prestigious hotel. The in-house restaurant offers delectable dishes of different cuisines that include Tandoori items, continental food, vegetarian and non vegetarian food. A stay in this hotel can make your holiday all the more pleasurable.
Hotel Alka Annexe

The last best budget hotel in the list is Bright Hotel. This recently renovated hotel has well furnished and decorated rooms that provide maximum facilities to its guests. Located in the Connaught Place, this hotel offers high quality services at a very reasonable price. Bright Hotel is known for its hospitality that provides best possible comforts to its guests. The fine dining is yet another attractive feature of this hotel that includes Continental, Indian and Chinese cuisines. If you are looking for ideal and comfortable stay, then this hotel will not disappoint you. 
Bright Hotel

Saturday, 6 April 2013

New Delhi’s 5 Best Hotels Having Express Check Ins and Check Out Facilities

The capital city of New Delhi is very colorful and vibrant and is a perfect blend of old and new which attracts travelers from all around the world. Millions of visitors travel to India which calls a need of having a commercial hub for accommodation suiting the requirements of vacationers or business persons. Known as one of the world’s top global cities, Delhi is the unique blend of tradition and modernism which makes it very important from the commercial point of view. The top five most aspired five star luxury hotels of India are The Taj Mahal Hotel, Heritage Village Resorts, The Claridges Surajkund, The Ashok and The Grand.

The Taj Mahal Hotel is one of the best luxury hotels in New Delhi and the American Academy of Hospitality awarded it a 5 star diamond award. Located in the up market residential districts in ‘Lutyens’, is the most preferred meeting and most favorite among World leaders. The Taj Mahal will provide you one of the finest stay with its 294 rooms and 27 luxury suites in complete luxury and style. All the rooms are classy in décor and spacious. The different suites are  Taj Club Rooms, Deluxe and Luxury Rooms, Executive Balcony Suites, Luxury Suites and Presidential Suites all equipped with modern amenities. The exclusive dining of Taj Mahal comprises of seven cuisines serving delicious food for all the food lovers. Machan, Emperor’s Lounge and house of Ming are some of the known restaurants.

The other top classy hotel in the list is Heritage Village Resorts. This resort will give an ultimate experience of your life. Inspired from havelis of Rajasthan this hotel is spread over 12 acres of land. The hotel has 82 rooms built in double storey clusters. Each room is equipped with world class international facilities like television, refrigerator, attached bath and more. The different suites are categorized into Premium rooms, Super Deluxe Rooms,One Bede Room Cottage, Cottage Suites and Presidential Suites. The dining is an important aspect for a hotel and for this it has 2 restaurants namely The Tavern and Open Air Café.

The Claridges Hotel Surajkund is one of the business friendly hotels having 287 rooms offering contemporary style and comfort in its regal suites, vice regal suites and luxury suites. The hotel offers complimentary buffet breakfast. The hotel is known for its ambience and décor and is favorite among the visitors. The hotel also provides for various recreational activities like Golf, Museums, Children Activities and Sound and Light Shows. The hotel has 3 multi cuisine restaurants and among them Dhaba is the most famous highway restaurants of New Delhi.

The Ashok is the pride of the capital of India symbolizing the traditional grandeur and hospitality. It is one of the hotels situated in the city’s prime location that is Diplomatic Enclave a distinctive landmark. It has 550 centrally air-conditioned rooms having a variety of suites like executive suite, presidential suite and more. The hotel has New Delhi’s one of the finest and the magnificent banquet venue. The hotel has international and national cuisine along with Sagar Ratna, Coffee Shop, Tea Lounge and more eating joints.

Located in the heart of the city The Grand is a luxury hotel in New Delhi is a perfect balance of contemporary elegance and modern design. The hotel is amongst the largest in the city has 390 rooms including 25 suites and club rooms and a splendid  white lobby, multilingual personnel, spa oasis, a signature blend of restaurants, bar and lounge. The hotel has six impressive restaurants serving delectable Indian and international cuisines. Some of the restaurants are The Cascades, Wok Tok, Crystal Lounge, G bar amongst the few. 

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Top 3 New Delhi Hotels For A Golf Holiday

Delhi is a sprawling city, which is visited by a large number of tourists from all across the globe for varied reasons. This metropolitan plays host to various golf tournaments every now and then. There are a number of hotels which are a perfect option for golfers as they make all kinds of game-related and transport related arrangements for such guests. Here are 3 top New Delhi Hotels for a Golfholiday:

Uppal’s Orchid –
Uppal's Orchid, an Ecotel hotel is the city’s first certified -environmentally sensitive hotel. It has a huge lush green garden which is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the nature’s beauty. It is located in close  proximity to the international and domestic airports, thus being a favorite amidst tourists.  The hotel has an option of a wide variety of rooms, categorized into the Deluxe rooms, Premium Deluxe and Royal suites where every room is well-appointed and well-furnished. Along with a list of other activities such as  baby sitting, travel desk, parking, Jacuzzi, health club and more, they also offer golf facility too with proper golf-gear and other necessary things. There is an in-house multi-cuisine restaurant and a snack counter too.

Hotel Oberoi –
The Oberoi, has an excellent location of being in close proximity to the esteemed Delhi Golf Club. Along with this, it is quite close to a number of both financial and entertainment sites of the city.  If need be, they can make arrangements for you, of arranging a complete golf-gear, making a booking at the club, arranging to and fro transportation from  the golf site and so on. They have other modern facilities too like valet parking, butler service, beauty services, currency exchange, spa, fitness club etc. The hotel offers a number of guest room options that are divided into rooms and suites. They are further segregated into sub-categories, but in all the rooms, you can enjoy all the modern-day facilities. As far as wine and dine are concerned, there are various on-site options.

Pullman Gurgaon Central Park –
Pullman Gurgaon Central Park is a sought-after hotel, located close to the DLF Cyber City as well as Golf Course Road. Perfect for both business and leisure stays, this hotel offers impeccable services to its staff. It proves to be a perfect option for a golf holiday as transportation, making a booking at the hotel, doing the registration for the tournament, arranging the golf-gear and so on. There are a total of  285 guest rooms and suites, divided into sub-categories. Every room is well-equipped and well-furnished. The list of hotel facilities is also long which  includes a number of wining and dining options, shuttle service, yoga classes, gym etc.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Wanna Book a New Delhi Hotel Package? Follow These Pointers To Crack a Good Deal

Looking at the average income of a person living in Europe and America, India travel is always a cheap affair. Cracking a good deal for a New Delhi hotel can be a harrowing task especially if you are not a native of India. Moreover if you are a first time visitor, you might end up getting swindled for high package rates charged by local tour operators. I’m sure many of you must be looking for a solution or criteria of booking a good hotel package at an acceptable price. To tell you the fact, I personally had an experience of dealing with a local tour operator. To my luck, I was saved by getting fleeced by Indian tour operators. Read the pointers given below to understand how to deal like a local.

Mention your Indian connection, if not, imitate to have one
While dealing with a local Indian tour operator, always mention about the Indian connection you have such as a friend, relative or acquaintance. This would serve as an unspoken warning to the person and he will think twice before offering you unreasonable rates. Tell him that you’ve been to India before to a particular destination say Rajasthan. When it comes to India, connections play a vital role in getting a good deal.

Crosscheck package rates with different tour operators
In India, bargaining is a must if you want to crack the right deal. For that you’ll have to go online and google ‘New Delhi hotel package’. You will find various search results of different tour operators. Crosscheck package rates with inclusions and exclusions on different sites.  Now when you contact your tour operators, tell him that this other one is offering lower rates than him.  Don’t mention price that is too low otherwise you’ll end up loosing the deal.

Never disclose your tour plan in the first place
Always make it a point of not disclosing about your tour plan in the first place. This would eventually increase the package cost. Always start with the basic necessity such as accommodation, meals and airfare. The chances are higher that your operator might suggest something better than your expectation and within your budget as well such as sightseeing excursion and airport transfer.

I won’t promise you that these pointers will help you crack the right deal but they will definitely save you from getting conned by a tour operator