All you need to know about New Delhi

New Delhi is the capital city of India and an administrative region of the National Capital Territory of Delhi. The city is the second largest in India after Mumbai, although its metropolitan population is larger. New Delhi is located south of the old Delhi city, which became the capital city of India in 1911, after King George V of Great Britain ordered that the capital status was moved away from Kolkata. The construction of New Delhi began, with King George V laying the foundation stone of the city. New Delhi was inaugurated as the capital of British India in 1931 by Viceroy and Governor-General Irwin. Today, New Delhi has become established as the largest commercial centre in Northern India. The service sector is responsible for 86% of GDP, with IT, telecommunications, banking and tourism being significant industries. Construction, real estate and transport are also key to the local economy. New Delhi has become a popular destination in India for business travellers around the world. Our serviced apartments in New Delhi provide the ultimate accommodation for business travellers.

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STAYING IN NEW DELHI?

Having booked your SilverDoor serviced apartment, it is time to prepare for your business trip to New Delhi. We have put together some essential information to help prepare you for your stay in the Indian capital. 

Transport in New Delhi

New Delhi is served by Indira Gandhi International Airport which has flight connections around the world. The Orange Line, also known as the Metro Line Express, offers a direct link from Terminal 3 to New Delhi in around 20 minutes. From Terminal 1, the Aerocity metro station provides buses to the city. When travelling around the city, The Delhi Metro is the quickest and most affordable method of travel. Other options include DTC buses, taxis and of course the traditional rickshaws for shorter journeys. 

Weather in New Delhi

Delhi has a humid subtropical climate with hot temperatures all year round. The warm season lasts from March until June with average daily temperatures reaching 39°c. In the colder season between November and February, the weather is still particularly warm, with average daily temperatures reaching 20°c. The monsoon season arrives in June, brining increased humidity and sudden downpours.

Cuisine in New Delhi

With Delhi once being the capital of the Mughal Empire, the city is the foundation of Mughal cuisine. The city is famed for its street food, with Chandani Chowk being one of the oldest markets in New Delhi. Being home to people originating from all over India, New Delhi cuisine is influenced by many traditions. The large Punjabi population has made Punjabi cuisine common place in the Indian capital. Make sure to sample some of the excellent street food dishes on your business trip to New Delhi.

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT NEW DELHI

-          -   New Delhi is the second most populated city in the world, with an astonishing 31.1 million inhabitants.

-          -   Only Nairobi in Kenya, as a global capital city, has more species of bird than in the New Delhi region.

-          -   The Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site crafted by the Mughals, is the tallest brick structure in the world.

-          -   Khari Baoli Market in New Delhi is the largest wholesale spice market in Asia; a must visit for spice lovers!

-          -   New Delhi was once protected by 14 city gates, four of which are still standing in the city today.

-          -   Despite being heavily polluted, New Delhi is also a green city, with 20% of its landmass covered by forests. 

WHAT IS A SERVICED APARTMENT?

Our serviced apartments in New Delhi are designed to cater to business travellers. Offering a place for comfort and relaxation, our corporate accommodation is fully furnished and designed to make you feel at home. Modern and spacious, our apartments offer a unique flexibility that is rarely an option in a typical hotel. Primarily, our clients can select how regularly they would like their corporate apartment to be serviced. This flexibility helps to create a homely atmosphere by allowing for fewer interruptions. Secondly, our New Delhi corporate accommodation is fitted with cooking facilities, which gives our corporate clients the option of dining out in the Indian capital, or choosing to cook at home. Having cooking facilities can often make corporate apartments more affordable than hotel accommodation. Moreover, the standard one bedroom serviced apartment in New Delhi is roughly twice as large as the typical hotel room. This provides business travellers with much more space to relax, whilst the extra living space can allow for the entertaining of guests or conducting of business meetings. 

WHY CHOOSE A SERVICED APARTMENT IN NEW DELHI WITH SILVERDOOR?

Selecting a serviced apartment in New Delhi with SilverDoor can bring multiple advantages for business travellers. With of 20 years in the corporate accommodation sector, at SilverDoor we are best placed to ensure your business trip runs smoothly. We understand that every business travellers has contrasting needs, which is why our dedicated booking agents strive to find the perfect apartment for each client. With a strong knowledge of the industry and the local apartment providers in New Delhi, they aim to ensure that every client is entirely satisfied with the standard of their accommodation. We aim to provide the best service quality and corporate accommodation in the city. We are constantly looking to expand our portfolio to offer the best serviced apartments in New Delhi.