Travel Guide to Commonwealth games in Delhi 2010

Going for Commonwealth Game in Delhi in 2010? Below is the short guide of popular hotel, travel tips to Delhi and recommended sightseeing and excursion in Delhi for your Commonwealth game which commenced from 3 October to 14 October.

 As there will be people around the world coming to Delhi for the games, it is better to book hotel as early as possible. If you are lucky, you might even get hotel deals and promotion for the popular hotels in Delhi (sometimes it can be quite a bargain). As making calls to overseas might be expensive, it is recommended to use phone card or calling card to make the calls.

 Popular Luxury Hotels in Delhi:

Taj Palace (5 star)

Taj Palace Hotel New Delhi (

Oberoi Hotel (5 star)

Oberoi Hotel New Delhi (

Orchid Hotel (5 star)

Orchid Hotel New Delhi (

Imperial Hotel (5 star)

Imperial Hotel New Delhi (

Crowne Plaza Hotel New Delhi (5 star)

Crowne Plaza Hotel New Delhi (

 For budget hunter, below are the top favourite budget hotels:

Hotel Pearl Plaza New Delhi (2 star)

Hotel Pearl Plaza New Delhi (

Bajaj Indian Home Stay New Delhi (3 star)

Bajaj Indian Home Stay New Delhi (

Shanti Home (4 star)

Shanti Home New Delhi (

Hotel Delhi City Centre New Delhi (2 star)

Hotel Delhi City Centre New Delhi (

Raunak Plaza Hotel New Delhi (3 star)

Raunak Plaza Hotel New Delhi (

Hotel Star Paradise (3 star)

Hotel Star Paradise New Delhi (

 Where to go and what to see in Delhi:

– Humayun’s Tomb (old Delhi) – famous landmark of Delhi with amazing architect and is declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site

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– Jami Masjid (old Delhi) – India oldest Masjid with amazing view

– Lodi Gardens – tranquil retreat from city

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– Qutab Minar – The first monument build by Muslim ruler in India and the world tallest brick miranet

– Fabindia – retail shop selling handicraft made in rural India

– Crafts Museum – collection of many varieties of Indian handicrafts and making of the crafts itself from the expert

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– Connaught place- The largest Commercial areas in Delhi and is known for the CBD of Delhi


– The Cottage Industries Emporium on Janpath

@ UNESCO New Delhi

– India gate – build in memory of Indian soldier who passed away during World war I and Afgan war

– Akshardham Temple – the largest of Hindu Temple in the world

– Red fort (Old Delhi) – The site where India Prime Minister speak to the nation on Independece day

– Lotus temple – Lotus shaped Bahai House of Worship

What to eat and where:

– Bukhara – voted “Best Indian restaurant in the world” and “Best restaurant in Asia”

– Karim Hotel – not expensive best Mughal style cooking

– Chor Bizarre – have an interesting Indian best cuisine with good value. Package of lunch combine with city walking tour is also offered in the restaurant

– Haldiran’s Cafe – Like KFC and Mc Donald famous for American fast food, Haldiran’s cafe is Indian fast food

– The Spice Route – Nice interior design with extraordinary meal, voted to be one of the top 10 restaurants in the world by Condé Nast Traveller

– Suruchi – delicious authentic Rajasthani/Gujarati Food with traditional dressed waiter to serve the meal

Travel tips

– Check if your country needs to have visa to entry.  It is better to obtain visa before entering India. Do not forget to make sure that your passport is still valid and/or not expired..

– Pay close attention to your personal security at all times. And do not carry a lot of cash with you or wear expensive accessories to draw attention

– Take travel insurance that will cover any overseas medical costs, including medical evacuation, before you depart

– Expect crowd in Delhi

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