New Delhi

The Imperial


The Imperial, an iconic New Delhi hotel

The Imperial New Delhi Hotel is an enchanting retreat that transports you to the elegance of 20th-century India. Steeped in history and reminiscent of a majestic Indian palace, this iconic hotel opened its doors in 1936 as the first hotel in New Delhi. With its blend of Victorian and Art Deco styles, The Imperial embodies 30's charm and sophistication.

Set on an expansive eight-acre estate, the Imperial is an oasis of tranquillity amidst India's bustling capital city. You'll sleep in meticulously designed rooms and suites adorned with Italian marble floors, handcrafted furniture, and antique chandeliers.

Conveniently located on Janpath, formerly known as Queensway, The Imperial is close to the city's cultural district and some of the best restaurants in town. The international airport is just a short 30-minute drive away, ensuring easy access.

With the fusion of a glorious past and contemporary comforts, The Imperial New Delhi is one of the very best hotel options in the city.


At a glance

  • 235 rooms

  • Large, landscaped gardens

  • Wide range of restaurants and bars

  • Pool and Spa facilities

The Swimming Pool


  • The Taj Mahal

    The Taj Mahal

    Take a day trip to explore the incredible Taj Mahal in Agra. Niarra Travel will arrange an expert guide to accompany you and delve into the history of this modern wonder of the world.

  • New Delhi

    Explore Delhi

    Join one of our local guides and explore the highlights of Delhi and the paths-less-travelled. Learn about the history and culture of this remarkable city curated perfectly to suit your personal preferences, from culinary tastings to art tours and family-friendly adventures.

  • Art at the imperial

    The Imperial's artwork

    The Imperial is known for its priceless collection of British Art on India. With works by renowned artists such as Thomas and William Daniells, William Simpson, and Johann Zoffany, the hotel serves as a museum of art. Each floor is dedicated to an artist, and the lobby features period art. The hotel can arrange private art tours to dig deeper into the cultural significance of these paintings.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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