What to see in Delhi
The tourist places to visit in Delhi are so many that you will fall short of time, but not of sights to see. The patriotic yet poetic monuments connect you to India’s treasured past. Feel the historical heritage at Qutab Minar, enjoy the Persian beauty at Humayun’s Tomb or, march on to Raj Ghat to honour Mahatma Gandhi.
India Gate, another historical landmark, is famous for its architecture and the Rashtrapati Bhavan that houses the President of India is located right along its route. For a more serene experience, you can even engulf yourself in the mesmerizing beauty of the Lotus Temple.
What to do in Delhi
Spend an evening at Akshardham Temple and enjoy the architecture, gardens, water shows and exhibitions and discover why it is one of Delhi’s top attractions. The Jantar Mantar will leave you puzzled with its 13 architectural astronomy instruments in its open-air observatory. The National Rail Museum showcases 160 years of Indian railway heritage and offers a fun toy train ride through the museum as well.
The Nehru Planetarium is an astronomical treat and hosts a number of shows throughout the day. Maze of mirrors, kaleidoscopes and 3D shows will leave you in awe of the National Science Center which also consists of various science exhibition galleries.
Where to eat in Delhi
Connaught Place houses all types of cuisines at very affordable rates. Paranthe Wali Gali will satisfy any and every paratha craving with up to 30 varieties to choose from. Karol Bagh is famous for its street food and dhabas. For a fine-dining experience you can head over to In-Q, Spring, Dilli 32 and Indyaki and indulge in some mouth-watering multi-cuisine delights.
For more pocket friendly options, you can pop into Dr.Zombie, HOP House of Proteins, Kitchen With A Cause and Soul Pantry. If cafés are your calling, then visit Delhi Baking Company, Waffle, Mister Chai, Glenz Café & Bakers and R The Lounge.
Where to shop in Delhi
When you hear Delhi, the first thing that comes to mind is Chandni Chowk, and rightfully so. This market sells all kinds of goods imaginable. Sarojini Nagar is best known for selling clothing, shoes, and accessories at absolute bargain prices. A lot of home décor items are also available here.
Dilli Haat is the place to be for all types of handicrafts, silks, sarees and jewellery pieces. Mostly known for its party and culinary scenes, Hauz Khas village is a tasteful shopping destination as well. From antiques and art to clothing and accessories, Hauz Khas market is a one-stop destination for all your shopping needs.
Getting around Delhi
The Delhi metro is the most convenient method of transportation to avoid the infamous Delhi traffic. The vibrant metro services consist of 11 colour-coded lines and stretches to a total length of 348 km across Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Noida, and other parts of the National Capital Region of India.
The green and yellow auto-rickshaws are always at your service along with e-rickshaws and cycle rickshaws. Although hectic and more difficult to find, buses are also a fun way of taking mini tours throughout the city while getting from point A to point B. Taxis and cabs are also an option you can explore.