New Delhi

Why To Go

New Delhi, the capital of India, forms a small part of the Delhi metropolitan area. In 1911, the capital of India was transferred from Calcutta to Delhi. While New Delhi has some sprawling British architecture, the old Delhi, a neighbourhood dating to the 1600s, has loads of imposing Mughal architecture. Set on the banks of River Yamuna, this ancient city, Delhi, is a highly cosmopolitan megapolis, merged with a legacy of the age old culture, art and food. New Delhi, the capital city, is the seat of power, a natural hub of domestic as well as international bureaucrats. Delhi with its constant focus on art, environment and renewable energy, agro industry, local produce and handicrafts, cultural intersection and expo and exhibitions, is an ideal host as a MICE destination.

Travel Tips

October to March is the best time to visit Delhi. Mid-December to mid-January is chilling cold and foggy, temperatures lowering to even 3 degrees Celsius. Delhi is semi-arid, the summer temperatures ranging from 27-39 degrees, at times rising above 40 degrees Celsius.

Things To Do

Dilli Haats are popular places of exhibition and mega concerts. Dilli Haat, Pitampura, is an open urbane market and community centre with a hi-tech amphitheatre with capacity of 450 seats and 3 air conditioned conference halls. Its proximity to Asia’s tallest television tower provides a modern look to the open space. Dilli Haat, Janakpuri, is set in the enterprising and industrious West Delhi. With a spacious amphitheatre and auditorium with 820 seats, 920 square meter of exposition hall and affirmative connections, network and bandwidth, it is an impeccable MICE venue. Garden of Five Senses, located in posh South Delhi, is natural magnet as a MICE venue. Set in the undulating Aravalli Hills and in close proximity to the iconic Qutub Minar, the modern idyllic garden sprawling across 20 acres is an urban heaven and hence the favourite venue of the diplomats and the upmarket residents. Qutub Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with the 240 feet high Qutub Minar as the star attraction houses the rust free 5th Century Iron Pillar of Meharauli. It is spread across 200 acres and hosts the famous Qutub Festival in November/December. Pragati Maidan, maintained by India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), spread across 150 acres, with the capacity of having 4500 people at a time has an eminent edge in filling up the MICE calendar. It is one of the largest exhibition centres in India with 62500 square metres of exhibition space. The project of building the International Exhibition & Convention Centre (IECC) and an attached world class 5-star hotel is on. Old World Hospitality, Indian Habitat Centre, spread across 9 acres of land, is India’s top cultural hub. It consists of multiple restaurants, galleries, an auditorium, amphitheatre and an atrium. The beautiful campus with landscaping, horticulture, architecture and fountains together with hi-tech audio visual and modern internet facilities, make it an important MICE venue. Purana Quila (Old Fort), with remains from Pre-Mauryan era, is one of the oldest forts in Delhi. The fort ground is a perfect choice of Mega events or product launch. Two iconic red lime stone architectural gems, UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, Red Fort or Lal Quila and the Humayun’s Tomb are very close to the Purana Quila. There are some other eminent venues too with facilities which meet international MICE standards. They are Talkatora Stadium with a capacity of 3000 people, Siri Fort Auditorium with a capacity of 2500 people, Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium with a capacity of 14300 people, Vigyan Bhawan with a capacity of 1250 people and India International Centre at Lodhi Garden Estate with a capacity of 300 people. One is spoilt for choice when it comes to world class five-star luxury. From high end luxury services to state-of-the-art infrastructure, from world cuisines to tailor made food menu and from hi-tech furnishing to efficient business centres, the 5-star hotel properties have them all. The 5-star hotels have efficient furnishings, lighting, video conferencing and projector facilities together with pre-function area, meeting rooms, gallerias for staging display, VIP lounges and break out zones for multiple events to happen simultaneously. There is a five-star property with boardrooms with natural light and decorated with finest art collections, bang and Olufsen speaker phones and 50000 square feet banquet as added facilities besides the regular state-of-the-art facilities that match international MICE expectations. A 5-star property near Qutab Minar with a 30 square feet banquet hall with natural light and the view of the Qutub Minar is a popular MICE venue for its personalised services, hi-tech facilities and infra. The location is ideal as it is close to the diplomatic conclave and major corporate houses. The hotel convention centre has multiple board rooms, most of them with fixed tables, built in screens, the latest projectors and audio visual facilities, dry erase boards, easel and lectern. Some of the world class hotels have the best of locations possible which provide an added advantage. There is a 5-star property near the Humayun’s Tomb which has a roof top banquet and training halls with a view of the iconic Mughal dome and the picturesque Delhi Golf Course. The view gives an edge to the already existing facilities and luxuries.

What to Eat & Where
to Eat

Customised and delicious menu is served at the MICE venues, under the supervision of specialised chefs. Old Delhi is the repertoire of the legacy of the Mughals when it comes to food and New Delhi has a plethora of choices from mouth watering world cuisine.

Getting Around

MICE venues in association with their vendors have proper transport arrangements for the guests. Car rentals, ‘Ola’ and ‘Uber’ are also readily available.

How To Reach

FLIGHT

Indira Gandhi International Airport is well connected to the city by taxis and buses

TRAIN

New Delhi station, Old Delhi Station, Delhi Sarai Rohilla and Hazrat Nizamuddin station are the most popular Railway Stations.

ROAD

Maharana Pratap Interstate bus terminus (ISBT) connects to major cities outside Delhi.

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Surrounding Attractions

Raisina Hill, slightly elevated area, is the seat of government of India with the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Prime Minister’s Office, the Parliament of India, Mughal Gardens, the Rajpath, lined on both sides with huge trees, going through the Vijay Chowk, National War Museum, National Stadium, ending in the majestic India Gate. This area is beautifully illuminated in the evening. Rajpath and Janpath run crisscross. From north run the roads from Connaught Place (CP), the financial centre of Delhi, into Rajpath. CP with its Imperial archways, colonnades and pavements, offers a pleasant stroll around the shopping archade, restaurants, cafes, book stores, boutiques and street hawkers. Janpath is also a very colourful and attractive market area. Hauz Khas is how heritage blends with the boho. Hauz Khas was the ‘Royal Tank’ or water reservoir built by Alauddin Khalji. Today the beautiful and green area located in posh South Delhi; adjacent to Deer Park is an eclectic mix of galleries, boutiques, cafes, lounges and trendy restaurants. This place is often frequented with small scale MICE events.

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