Old Delhi Railway Station, officially named Delhi Junction, is one of the major railheads in the city of Delhi and one of the busiest in the country. As a large number of people use it daily on their way in or out of the national capital, hotels near Old Delhi Railway Station are plenty. New Delhi Railway Station is close by, so you can stay at hotels near New Delhi Railway Station as well. If you want to book a room at hotels near New Delhi Railway Station with price less than INR 1500, then FabHotel The Nest and FabHotel Pallvi are the best picks.
About Old Delhi Railway Station
First opened in 1864, Old Delhi Railway Station is one of the oldest rail transit hubs in the entire country. The first broad gauge track connected it to Kolkata. Between 1900 and 1903, the station was rebuilt in its present form to mirror the glory of Red Fort. Now, Delhi Junction has 16 platforms that host over 190 trains and more than 180000 passengers every day. The junction has direct services to and from places like Jammu in the north, Sikkim in the Northeast, Jaisalmer in the Northwest, Attari on the Indo-Pak border and Kolkata in the East. Several suburban trains also originate, terminate or pass through the station. There are numerous hotels near New Delhi Railway Station for day use and similar ones near Delhi Junction for transit travelers, who are merely using the railheads as an intermediate stop between two connecting trains.
Shopping and Restaurants near Old Delhi Railway Station
Those stating at luxury or budget hotels near Old Delhi Railway Station have hordes of places to indulge in retail therapy. Two of the most famous markets in the city, Connaught Place and Chandni Chowk, are nearby. Other retail hubs in the area are Chawri Bazaar and Sadar Bazaar. Restaurants near Old Delhi Railway Station are numerous as are the cuisines offered by those. Karim’s, Al Jawahar, Kuremal Mohanlal Kulfi Wale, Haji Shabrati Nihariwale, Rahmatullah Restaurant and McDonald’s are some of the closest dining venues from the railhead. In addition, the iconic Paranthe Wali Gali in Chandni Chowk is also a must visit.
Tourist Attractions near Old Delhi Railway Station
Old Delhi Railway Station occupies a central location; therefore, the hotels in the area are close to many popular attractions, such as:
• Jama Masjid (2.2 km)
• Red Fort (3 km)
• Raj Ghat (4.2 km)
• Feroz Shah Kotla Fort (4.8 km)
• Dolls Museum (6 km)
How to Reach Old Delhi Railway Station
Being one of the most important mass transit hubs in the city, Old Delhi Railway Station is accessible by buses and taxis. One gate of Chandni Chowk station on the Yellow Line of Delhi Metro opens right outside the station building. Those using the Red Line can de-board at Tis Hazari Metro Station, merely 2 km away. Indira Gandhi International Airport is 21 km from Old Delhi Railway Station. Among the cities directly connected to Delhi Junction is Chandigarh. Two of the best economy hotels in Chandigarh are FabHotel Crossroads and FabHotel Signia.