THE BEST WAY TO DELHI

From LAX, connecting service (change of planes) to New Delhi is available on American, Lufthansa, Emirates,Continental, British, Singapore and Thai. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $980.

TELEPHONES

To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 91 (the country code for India, 11 (the city code for Delhi) and the local number.

THE MARKETS

Dilli Haat, Aurobindo Marg , opposite INA Market, New Delhi. Buy your ticket before entering. Open 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Where to stay: Hyatt Regency Delhi, Bhikaiji Cama Place, Ring Road, New Delhi; 2679-1234; http://www.delhi.regency.hyatt.com. Just west of Dilli Haat on Ring Road. Seven-story hotel features high-speed Internet access and a swimming pool. Rates from $176.

Janpath Market, the northern end of Janpath near Connaught Place. There are both shops and a street market.

Where to stay: Shangri-La's Eros Hotel, 19 Ashoka Road; 4119-1919, http://www.shangri-la.com/en/property/newdelhi/shangrila. Overlooks Connaught Place and features a high-end spa and gym. Rates from $264.

Chandni Chowk, a famous shopping bazaar across from the Red Fort in Old Delhi.

Where to stay: Maidens Hotel, Sham Nath Marg, Delhi; http://www.maidenshotel.com. One of Delhi's oldest hotels. Its colonial architecture offers spacious rooms. Rates from $154.