Delhi, the Capital city is culturally and historical rich with its own basket of tourist destinations. One will never be disappointed visiting Delhi, from historical monuments to age old eateries to all kinds shopping it has it all. Come here to relive the rich heritage showcased in its monuments, streets etc.
Ten must do things while in Delhi are:
- Visit to India gate&Rashtrapati Bhawan
One of the most popular monument of Delhi is a war memorial. Visit to for a person always begins by checking in this destination. It is charming in its valour be it any part of the day. During winters, it gets converted into a picnic spot for people.
One can also visit the Rashtrapati Bhawan with prior booking from August to March as follows:
Circuit 1 :- Open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Circuit 2 :- Open on all days except Monday
Circuit 3 :- Open from August to March on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Pump up your adrenaline by witnessing the ceremonial change of guard ceremony held in front of Rashtrapati Bhawan every Saturday.
- Chandini Chowk
This is one of age old markets of Delhi, which has glimpse of heritage of India in its narrow lanes. Shops from food, clothes, electronics, bridal wear and jewellery one can find here in marginable prices. Get a taste of old delhicuisines while going down towards the Jama Masjid. Towards the western end of Chandini chowk lies the very old wholesale spice market called Khari Boali. After all the shopping, how can one miss visiting the famous ParatheWaliGali for some traditional street food and sweets of Delhi.
What better way to get some spiritual inclination, than spending a day in Akshardham. This place is perfect personification of Indian culture. It takes one full day to completely visit this place. Every complex has its unique set of shows to witness it. The most famous is its light and sound show which is held every evening. Do block your seats for the show in advance as it usually remains crowded. The whole exhibition ticket cost around Rs.170 per head and light & sound shows cost around Rs.30 per head.
- Hauz Khas village
Place which is not only famous for heritage but also is home to small lined up cafes making it the party hub of Delhi. This place is a perfect blend of Mughal architecture with urban set up. The complex consists of water tank, mosque, tomb and semi urbanized village of Hauz Khas. It is one of the night life treat of Delhi with countless café/pubs and bars.
- Lodhi Gardens-
Another replica of Mughal era lies this wide spread of greenery called the Lodhi Gardens. This is ideal location to spend a lazy afternoon under the tree in tranquillity. Sundays are usually crowded here with most of Delhi picnicking here.
DilliHaat has the ambience of village market with a blend of food, craft and cultural activity. Food and craft stalls of all States are showcased here. What better way to bring along a part of Delhi by buying a souvenir from any of the State stalls here. Give justice to your taste buds by trying momos from Sikhim or Chena Poda from Odisha or Bamboo hot chicken from Nagaland or Kebabs from Jammu & Kashmir.
- Qutab Minar-
One of most popular historical monument of Delhi. One can find hug number of parrots in the complex adding to the charm of the monument. Early tourist where allowed to climb up till the top of the tomb but with severe accidents in earlier times now the inside of the tomb is prohibited. One can still adore the architecture of ancient time from outside itself.
- Red Fort-
In the proximity of Chandini Chowk lies this ancient monument of Delhi. The architecture of the monument is anawe struck experience to unravel. One can avail recorded guide for Rs.50 to make the tour of the fort a historical awareness one.
- Humayuns Tomb-
Another depiction of Mughal architecture is the Humayuns Tomb. It was the first garden tomb of Indian history. As much the lavish interior is fascinating, so is the lush green gardens on the outside act as a charmer. It is one of the calm and serene place to be away from the madding rush of the city.
- Sarojini Nagar & Lajpat Nagar-
Apart from the old markets of Delhi, Sarojini Nagar and Lajpat Nagar are paradises of any shopper. From clothes to jewellery to kitchen utensils to electronics one can find anything here. The main charmer of these locations is the test of your bargaining skills. Never forget to bargain of anything you shop from here. One can find branded clothes in jaw dropping prices. If in Delhi, your visit will seem incomplete without dropping in these market places.