Delhi is the most popular getaway to further north and also a perfect stop-over destination for foreign tourists who visit India. For obvious reasons, Delhi has a plethora of hotels; right from exquisite luxury ones, affordable, moderately economic to dirt cheap ones- catering to travelers of all categories.
Let’s keep aside all these popular and crowded places for something unique and absolutely unconventional. Scroll down to read about some extremely unique stay options in Delhi – from super amazing guesthouses to warm homestays – the list has everything.
1. B Nineteen, Nizamuddin East
Address: B-19, Nizamuddin East, Near Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station
Owned and designed by Janis McClinch and Rajive Chaudhry, B- Nineteen is a luxury accommodation overlooking the well-lit Humayun’s Tomb. The rooms are expansive and modern, with attached balconies and antique decor.
Simple and homely meals and super amazing rooftop terrace make it an ideal place for relaxing, away from hustle and bustle of the urban chaos.
Tariff: INR 8000 per night onwards
2. Chhoti Haveli, Vasant Kunj
Address: 1006, Sector A, Vasant Kunj
The tastefully done, duplex apartment, Chhoti Haveli is a BnB located in South Delhi, run by Pawan and Surinder Maini. Its proximity to the airport and the metro (Yellow line) make it a convenient stay for city explorers. The rooms are spacious and well-equipped.
Tariff: INR 3700 per night onwards
3. Red Maple, South Extension I
Address: No.49, Amrit Nagar, South Extension – 1
Red Maple is known as perfect leisure accommodation because of the warm hospitality extended by hosts Harminder Singh and Tejinder Kaur Saini. Alluring location- close to one of the most bustling areas of south Delhi, sophisticatedly decorated rooms, cleanliness, safety and tasty meals pull guests throughout the year.
Tariff: INR 3200 per night onwards
4. Scarlette, Safdarjung Enclave
Address: B2/139, Block B 2, Safdarjung Enclave
Scarlette took birth when two French women – Pauline and Elisabeth decided to set up a welcoming haven for friends, family, and strangers who love to travel.
Today it is a much-loved stay option, especially meant for travelers seeking a home away from home. Located close to INA market and Deer Park, it offers all basic and modern amenities needed for a comfortable stay. Sumptuous complimentary breakfast, car on hire, free wifi, ticketing and spa therapies are few of them.
Tariff: INR 3200 per night onwards
5. The Estate, Mandi Road, Sultanpur
Address: 29 Sultanpur Estate, Mandi Road, Mehrauli
Nestled in the sprawling Sultanpur estate, this three storied bed and breakfast is more like a European mansion. It has comfortable rooms & modern wooden furniture and offers home cooked meals – Indian as well as global cuisines. Located in close proximity to Qutub Minar, Garden of 5 Senses, Mehrauli Archeological Park and Airport; this is a favorite pick amongst transit travelers.
Tariff: INR 3900 per night onwards
6. Thikana, Gulmohar Park
Address: A-7, Gulmohar Park
Thikana in Gulmohar Park is your best ‘thikana’ if you are looking for a boutique stay in Delhi. Hosts Atul and Sheetal Bhalla are a delight, and so is their homely BnB that has a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. Thikana boasts of most appealing location near Hauz Khas Village, garden view from all rooms, free parking and rooftop sit out with barbecue facilities (on prior booking).
Tariff: INR 5250 per night onwards
7. Colonel’s Retreat, Defence Colony
Address: D-418, Defence Colony
Colonel’s Retreat – by Arun Khanna and his mother Mrs. Meena Khanna – is an idyllic choice in terms of comfort, luxury, service and world class hospitality. Located in the serene environment of South Delhi, this bed and breakfast stay has won multiple honors and accolades from travel magazines.
Along with expansive rooms, speaking of utmost luxury, this retreat also offers fresh and mouth-watering breakfast with farm fresh food like organic bread and fresh orange peel marmalade etc.
Tariff: INR 3300 per night onwards
8. On the House, Safdarjung Enclave
Address: B-4/120, Safdarjung Enclave
On the House is a popular bed and breakfast option in the Safdarjung Enclave. This is the homely set up with 8 spacious and well-appointed rooms of the deluxe and the super-deluxe category, a lounge area and an open sit out with gazebo.
On the House is owned by a successful entrepreneur – Aradhna Lamba, who has profound experience in travel and hospitality- hence every small bit of comfort during the stay is taken care of. It offers incredible amenities like complimentary sumptuous breakfast and tea/coffee replenishments along with free wifi.
Tariff: INR 3300 per night onwards
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9. The Lazy Patio (Penthouse Studio), Hauz Khas
Address: 22, Aurobindo Marg, Hauz Khas Village
Earlier known as Boheme Cafe, The Lazy Patio is one-of-its-kind guesthouse by Sukomal Juneja. Offering most comfortable stay in the heart of South Delhi, this penthouse-style cottage can accommodate up to 4 people and also allows pets. The spacious rooms on the fourth floor with charming Lake of Hauz Khas Village, the rustic décor, wooden interiors and homely atmosphere with ghar jaisa khana pull tourists throughout the year.
Tariff: INR 3000 per night onwards
10. Amarika, Nizamuddin West
Amarika is a small, yet charming guest house- idyllic choice invigorating retreat. With 2 large bedrooms, which can accommodate 4 people, this property also has a lovely rooftop garden and offers a private chef and housekeeper readily. As the owners stay in the same apartment and believe in complete quietude and peaceful stay- this is a no party place. Ideal for people looking for a tranquil vacation.
Tariff: INR 3500 per night onwards and the minimum two nights reservation is mandatory
11. Amarya Villa, Safdarjung Enclave
Address: A-2/20, Safdarjung Enclave
Amarya Villa is a homely stay option, located in the bustling Safdarjung area with luxurious and contemporary amenities like well-appointed rooms, homely kitchen and spa therapies. The guesthouse offers 9 luxurious, well-ventilated and immensely comfortable guest rooms and suites named after the Nava Ratna or the prestigious nine gems namely; Emerald, Diamond, Ruby, Blue Sapphire, Pearl, Topaz, Coral, Yellow Sapphire and Zircon.
Private verandas, lovely terrace garden, atrium and sumptuous all day breakfast with farm fresh organic ingredients are alluring factors for guests.
Tariff: INR 4900 per night onwards
12. Treetops, Hauz Khas
Address: R-8, Hauz Khas
The well-known writer and journalist Murad Ali Baig and his culinary expert wife Tannie host a comfortable and cozy stay option, comprising a couple of private air-conditioned rooms and a rooftop garden. The most interesting part of the stay is that one can attend cooking classes by Tannie, which are offered at discounted rates to the guests.
Tariff: INR 3500 per night onwards
13. Peepal Kothi, Mewat
Address: Village Kota Khandewla, Hasanpur, Mewat
Distance from Gurgaon: 30 km
This is a boutique getaway resort, nestled in the lap of Aravallis in the outskirts of Delhi NCR. The spread of sprawling 3 acres of land, Peepal Kothi is a modern and luxurious farm homestay complex, consisting independent bungalows in the categories of The Dak Bungalow, The Port House, and Mulberry Cottage.
The dining is named as The Orangery and is perfect for utmost relaxation. Food served here is organic, traditionally cooked in wood and fire and off course super tasty. Guests staying here can also indulge in outdoor and indoor activities like badminton and board games respectively, go for bird watching trails or learn to make potteries, ghee, butter, and buttermilk from the local folks.
Tariff: Kothi Rooms @INR 8000 per night onwards | Cottages: @INR 10,000 per night onwards
14. Nina Kochar’s Homestay, Civil Lines
Address: 43A, Oberoi Apartments, 2, Shamnath Marg, Civil Lines
Located in close vicinity to Chandni Chowk, Jama Masjid, and Red Fort, Nina Kochhar’s Homestay is the idyllic stay option for solo travelers, businessmen, and students. This fully serviced apartment is located within the prestigious Oberoi Complex and offers all contemporary amenities and personalized services, including home cooked food.
Tariff: INR 3000 per night onwards
15. Vandana’s Bed and Breakfast, Safdarjung
Address: B – 4/124, Safdarjung Enclave
Overlooking a beautiful park, Vandana’s Bed and Breakfast is a family-run homestay. The nearest metro station, Green Park, is within 1 km radius. The homestay boasts of a housetop porch enclosure that offers amazing views of the city’s skyscape. The bright parlors & galleries with each room and the common computer room are other highlights of the homestay.
Tariff: INR 2,500 per night onwards
Some other offbeat stays in Delhi
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Frequently Asked Questions About Offbeat Stays In Delhi
A. There are various places in Delhi where you can plan a comfortable and convenient stay. You must consider places like Connaught Place, Karol Bagh, Hauz Khas, Mehrauli, Defence Colony, Pharganj, and more.
A. The capital city, Delhi is quite safe if you stay cautious and are exploring the points of interest with a group of friends and not all alone. The fact that the crime rate here usually remains high is because the city is really large in size and a huge population resides here.
A. During the night, you must avoid the shady places in the city of Delhi and make sure someone’s accompanying you. With these suggestions you can make the most of your visit to Delhi without any hassle.
A. Yes, the city of Delhi is definitely worth visiting, as there are numerous points of interest here that will make your trip memorable. There are various places here that are known for their architecture as well as historicity like India Gate, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Red Fort, and more.
A. There are various things in Delhi one can get indulged in during the night hours. These activities include enjoying light and sound show at the Red Fort, visiting the glorious India Gate, having dinner at one of the cafes in Hauz Khas Village, and more.
A. Delhi is full of wonderful places and to make the most of your one-day visit in this city, you can plan a visit to a number of places. For a productive day out, you can consider visiting Lodhi Gardens, Nehru Planetarium, Hauz Khas Village, Purana Quila, Chandni Chowk, and more. This will also give you a fair idea about the cultural setup of Delhi.
A. Noida is essentially known for its remarkable structure, as the regions are divided appropriately in sectors and the whole city is amazingly modernized with numerous entertainment spots. Gurgaon is one of the most modernized cities outside Delhi and is known for its various interesting places that are ideal for partying.
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