Daryaganj is a subdivision of Central Delhi District in the national capital city. This neighbourhood of Old Delhi is a major commercial hub that once was the venue of the renowned Sunday Book Market (now shifted to Mahila Haat in Chandni Chowk). It is home to several eye hospitals including Dr. Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital, as well as offices of many book publishers, including S. Chand & Co. and Oxford University Press. The locality also boasts of Delhi’s first co-ed school – Happy School, Delhi’s one of the oldest cinema halls – Golcha, Old Delhi’s first restaurant – Moti Mahal, and the birthplace of ex-President of Pakistan, Parvez Musharraf - Nehar Wali Haveli. Besides, there are a number of shops, restaurants, and New Delhi hotels in this area. Also, it’s a stone’s throw away from the iconic Red Fort, Jama Masjid, and Chandni Chowk.
Shopping and Dining in and around Daryaganj
One of the first things that you should shop while staying at Daryaganj hotels is books as this neighbourhood is chock-a-block with book stores. Besides, this place has several other shops selling clothes, jewellery, footwear, etc. In addition, Daryaganj is just a 10-minute drive from the shoppers’ paradise Chandni Chowk, which attracts shopaholics not only from the city but from across the country.
If you are a foodie, you are in for a treat as Daryaganj is known for its street food stalls and age-old restaurants that serve delicious delicacies. Do visit the legendary Moti Mahal which is especially famous for its butter chicken and dal makhani. Some of the other restaurants that you must visit during your stay at the hotels in Daryaganj, New Delhi are Chor Bizarre, Changezi Chicken, Zaika, Bhaja Govindam, Sugandh, Jahangeer Foods, Delhi 6, etc. Besides, you can relish some tasty street food dishes like pav bhaji of Guptaji and puri chole of Sardarji, among others. Moreover, just a few minutes’ walk from hotels in Daryaganj lies the famous Paranthe Wali Gali of Chandni Chowk and the iconic Karim’s near Jama Masjid.
Places to Visit in and around Daryaganj
There are many popular places to visit within a short drive of Daryaganj, such as the historical Red Fort (1.6 km) and Jama Masjid (1.1 km). You can also visit Raj Ghat (2.7 km), Agrasen ki Baoli (4.1 km), Jantar Mantar (4.8 km), India Gate (5.4 km), Purana Qila (5.4 km), National Zoological Park (5.7 km), Humayun’s Tomb (7.9 km) and Akshardham Temple (8.9 km).
How to Reach Daryaganj
One of the biggest advantages of staying at hotels in Daryaganj is that this neighbourhood is well connected to different parts of the city by bus, taxi, auto and metro. It is also not too far from all major transport hubs – Jama Masjid Metro Station (600 m), New Delhi Railway Station (6 km), Old Delhi Railway Station (4.3 km), Inter-state Bus Terminal, ISBT Kashmere Gate (3.4 km), Sarai Kale Khan Bus Terminal (10.1 km) and Indira Gandhi International Airport (18.1 km).