Delhi | First Class
A beautifully restored haveli hidden deep in the maze of narrow streets around Chandani Chowk, one of Delhi’s oldest and busiest markets.
This historic haveli is thought to date back to 1887, but lay empty in a deteriorating condition until local politician and passionate conservationist Vijay Goel took on the immense challenge, with his son, of restoring the property to its former glory. Keen to maintain the historical Mughal architecture and aesthetic beauty of the building, the restorers employed traditional construction methods and used original building materials as much as possible. Old furniture that had been discovered in the haveli was carefully restored where possible, or replaced with new polished wood items in-keeping with the same style. The project took 50 workmen nearly six years to complete and the result is an atmospheric boutique hotel that evokes tradition.
The fourteen guest rooms are spread across three floors. Whilst each is individually decorated they all feature traditional, heavy dark-wood furniture alongside modern amenities such as a flat screen TV. The Jharoka rooms are on the compact side so you may wish to upgrade to one of the more spacious Diwan-e-Khas rooms or a palatial Shahjahan Suite.
As you would expect, Dharampura Haveli does not feature an endless list of leisure facilities, however it does boast an impressive restaurant – Lakhori - that attracts diners from across the city. The menu focuses on authentic Mughlai cuisine and old Delhi favourites, prepared using traditional recipes and beautifully presented. Watching the sun set over the city from the haveli’s rooftop, followed by dinner at Lakhori on a night when the Kathak dancers perform, makes for a truly memorable evening.
We SayDelhi’s most characterful hotel offers the unique experience to stay in a restored haveli in Old Delhi.
2293 Gali Guliyan, Dharampura
- Your Accommodation
- 14 Rooms & suites
- First class room amenities
- Eating & Drinking
- Lakhori restaurant
- Rooftop terrace dining
- 3-course High Tea
- Leisure & Relaxation
- Rooftop terrace
- Evening Kathak dance performance (Fri-Sun)
- Kite flying