In a Nutshell

The Imperial Hotel is Delhi’s most iconic luxury hotel and is located in the heart of Connaught Place. Featuring elegant art deco and colonial design, it simply is the best address in town.

At a Glance

  • The ‘Grand Dame’ of Delhi – perfectly located and utterly indulgent
  • Amazing selection of rooms and suites
  • All the facilities you would want including world-class dining, huge spa and large swimming pool
  • Quite simply, the best hotel in Delhi, but it does have the price tag to match!
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The Detail

The Imperial Hotel opened in 1936 in the heart of the Lutyens’ Delhi on Janpath, and if you are looking for the definitive ‘Grand Dame’ hotel in India, then the Imperial is your answer.  Its marble-laid hallways are adorned with raj-era prints (the in house historian can even give you a tour). As you walk around you are struck by the sheer elegance of it all.

There are 234 rooms in total, blending art deco and colonial design. They lead in with the smaller Deco and Imperial Rooms, many of which look inwards to the courtyard so we generally suggest opting for the larger Heritage or Heritage Deluxe Rooms. Expect to find marble-laid bathrooms, linens from Porthault, brightly coloured rugs and antique furniture.

There are four exceptional restaurants; Spice Route is the pick of them serving up delicious Indian dishes. 1911 is the all-day dining restaurant, and opens out onto the lawns where you can dine al fresco. Daniell’s Tavern offers worldwide cuisine, and finally San Gimignano offers Italian fare. Kick back in Patiala Peg for a drink or two after dinner.

There is a superb spa, offering a host of treatments. The swimming pool is divine, especially after a day exploring dusty Delhi.

 

Imperial Hotel, Delhi, India

The Imperial Hotel Itineraries

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India’s Golden Triangle & Maldives

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Maldives  

Explore the forts and palace of India before kicking back alongside the picture-perfect turquoise lagoons of the Maldives, the ultimate combination of culture and beach.

13 days from £3475 p. p.

Luxury India: Best of the Best

Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Amanbagh - Jaipur - Udaipur  

This is India done in style, using the very finest hotels in the top suites, private air charters to cut down on the long drives, and woven together with the most exclusive experiences.

16 days from £19955 p. p.

Mowgli’s India: The Classic Tiger Circuit

Delhi - Bandhvagarh - Kanha - Mumbai  

This classic wildlife safari through central India offers the best chance to see tigers in the wild, and also showcases India’s wonderful wildlife diversity.

  £4780 p. p.

Shakti Ladakh

Delhi - Nimmo - Likhir - Stok - Gurgaon  

Ladakh is perfect for visiting India during the summer holidays, being high up in the Himalayas offering a wonderful glimpse into its colourful Buddhist culture.

9 days from £5120 p. p.

Tea & Tiffin: Colonial India

Bombay - Shimla - Delhi - Lucknow - Calcutta - Darjeeling  

Delve into India’s colonial past on a private specialist tour which uncovers the history and architecture of the Raj. Visit hill-stations, imperial cities and tea-estates.

15 days from £3995 p. p.

Holy and Regal India: Varanasi & Rajasthan

Delhi - Varanasi - Agra - Jaipur - Shahpura - Udaipur  

This is a perfect combination seeing the highlights of northern India; the evocative city of Varanasi and a private tour of the must-see sights of Rajasthan.

13 days from £2695 p. p.

India’s Golden Triangle and Tigers

Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore National Park - Jaipur  

Perfect for a first-time trip to India, this private tour of the Golden Triangle also includes a visit to Ranthambore National Park where you can see tigers in the wild.

9 days from £2565 p. p.

Rajasthan in Depth

Delhi - Jaipur - Nimaj - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Rohet - Narlai - Udaipur - Barli - Ranthambore - Ramathra - Agra - Gurgaon  

If you like to travel and leave no stone unturned, then this long itinerary might be one to base your ideas around. Take in all that Rajasthan has to offer seeing it from top to toe.

22 days from £4530 p. p.

The Forts and Palaces of Rajasthan

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Nimaj - Jodhpur - Jawai - Udaipur  

Delve a little deeper into Rajasthan on a private tour that perfectly blends the colourful cities with rural charm, staying in lovely boutique hotels as you travel.

15 days from £2795 p. p.

Classic Rajasthan

Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Shahpura - Udaipur  

Perfect for a first-time visitor to India, delve into the classic highlights of Rajasthan; marvelling at the Taj Mahal, heading out on a tiger safari, exploring the hidden side to the bustling cities of Jaipur and Udaipur, and also having time to experience Rajasthan’s magical rural heartlands.

13 days from £2935 p. p.

Experiences

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