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Since I have a bunch of flights and train rides that depart from Delhi, I go through the city quite a few times without the need of a room for the night. I'm interested whether there is a shower room/retiring room for a person who is staying in the city for a couple of hours.

I mostly have overnight trains and buses so that I don't have to pay for accommodation and I get to cover large distances that way without losing valuable time. The problem after an overnight ride is that I'm all sweaty, smelly and in need of a refreshing shower. Therefore I'm looking either for a cheap room or a place that offers just a shower for a passerby in New Delhi railway station area (3 km radius) and in the airport area. My requirement is that it has a hot water shower and not just a cold one or a bucket.

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Why not Couch surf? – Prashanth Mar 29 '12 at 21:43
Because it would be awkward asking someone whether I can only use their shower for the afternoon. – rlesko Apr 8 '12 at 6:55

Yes! Many of the train stations in New Delhi have rooms that travelers can use for showers and sleep - they are called retiring rooms. They can only be booked at the station and are given on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Sorry, I am not familiar with facilities near the airport area.

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