Delhi, the capital city of India has always overwhelmed its visitors with its rich history, life, culture, food, temple and that is the reason why people also call it “Dilwalon ki Dilli” city with a big heart. So I have been in this city for around past 9 months and what I have discovered so far is the people of Delhi are just looking for quality in life. No matter how much they earn but living in style, spending lot of bucks various accessories, and of course they all are big time foodaholic, which is the best part I love being here, there are so many awesome food points in the city as you just cannot say No to it.
So, Let’s just explore this city, as 20 best things to do in Delhi. If you feel something great is missing then do mention in the comment box, I will share your views.
1.) Visiting old Delhi
Old-Delhi, the heart of Delhi, is the best place in Delhi for cheap shopping, eating authentic food, and to find the busy streets. In old Delhi, you can have world famous parathas in “Parathe wali Gali”, for shopping there is cloth market, electronic market to buy cheap electronic items, and not to forget the spice market.
Read more at A walking trip to Old Delhi
Delhi is also famous for its chaat( fried wafers loaded with potatoes, chickpeas, yogurt, and chili), Golgappas and Ram Laddu(Deep fried moong dal fritters topped with shredded radish and tangy chutneys). This is also a must have when visiting Delhi. Famous one is “Nataraj Dahi Bhalla Corner in Old Delhi”
3.) Qawallies at Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah
If you are fond of Sufi music or love the Islamic culture, then visiting this sacred place on Thursday evening is the best thing you can do. Listing live Qawallies mostly sung by Nizami brothers is like making a connection directly with the God.
Read more at Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah where wishes come true.
4.) Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, near Connaught place, is one of the peaceful places in Delhi. Everyone must visit in his lifetime because it is one of the beautiful gurudwara in India, thousands of visitors irrespective of caste, visit this sacred place and have Langar( a communal meal)
5.) Best Market for Shopaholics
Delhi never disappoints Shopping lovers, from big malls to wholesale markets, buying clothes with lots of varieties is the plus point in Delhi. There are various markets such as Lajpat market, Sarojini market, Janpath, Palika and for electronics Nehru Place, Gaffar Market. So, your wardrobe is never going to get boring.
6.) Hauz Khas Village
The second thought comes to every local when they hear the name Hauz Khas Village is just Party Place, with so many bars, pubs, lounge serving delicious food, great ambiance, liquor, Hauz Khas village has its own different life. The best lounge is Hauz Khas Social, Fork you.
7.) Andhra Bhavan Canteen
Chow down on scrumptious Andhra Thali, Thali comprises of unlimited rice, roti, sambar, rasam, two types of sabzi, chutney and dal and a limited quantity of curd, sweet, papad and pulao. Authentic taste and speedy service make this place a heaven for food lovers.
8.) India Gate
To honor India Soldiers as a war memorial, the 42 meters tall monument was built in 1931. This gate attracts many visitors for its beauty. Under the gate, you can see the flame that continuously lit and honors soldiers that have given their lives for their country.
9.) Lodhi Garden
Lodhi Garden is a beautiful park also the best picnic spot in Delhi, the park has everything for every generation, for children’s it’s a play park, for nature lovers there is garden all around, for history lovers they can explore the tomb of former Mughal dynasty rulers.
Read more at Lodhi Garden way back into history.
10.) Connaught Place
For a business meeting, meeting with a colleague, partying, or getting bored at home. The one place that comes to mind is Connaught Place(Rajiv Chowk). Apart from offices, it has many multinational retail brands, restaurants and coffee shops such as United Colors of Benetton and Starbucks.
11.) Haunted Place in Delhi
“sshhhss koi hai”, Am not saying you will find a ghost at these places but you might just. So places like Delhi Cantonment, House no W-3(greater Kailash) Agrasen ki Baoli, Khooni Darwaza, Zamali Kamali Masjid, Lethiyan Cemetery, Sanjay Van.
Read more at 15 haunted places in Delhi
12.) Akshardham Temple
Delhi trip is incomplete without visiting this temple, this beautiful temple is one of the biggest Hindu temples in India, with carved sculptures of God and Goddesses on sandstone, the temple itself is a great piece of art. The temple sees thousands of visitors daily. The temple showcases the best of Indian Culture.
13.) Lotus Temple
This temple showcases Baha’i Culture. The temple is designed in the shape of Lotus flower and has 27 petals constructed from marble stone. So visiting this place and you can also visit Kalkaji Mandir or the ISKCON temple as these are also nearby to this place.
It is one of the largest mosques in India and was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The place is awesome and another reason which also makes it double awesome is the non-veg meal at nearby culinary institutions Karim’s or Al-Jawahar, famous for their roasted meat kebabs.
15.) Delhi Metro
The lifeline of Delhi is the Delhi metro, visiting above mentioned places of any another place in Delhi just enter to any one of the metro station and with a maximum fare of Rs 30 you can travel anywhere in Delhi in just no time, but beware of the rush, which is increasing day by day.
I hope I have justified my point as which are the best 15 things to do in Delhi when visiting this awesome place.
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