The national capital; Delhi, has a lot of faces and each one of them is beautiful. People from around the world wish to visit here for their own purpose. Some want to have a look at the masterpieces of the Mughal Empire, some have a complete list of food items they will be savoring on their trip, some want to shop from Delhi, and some have simply
So we have a list of things that you can do on your trip to Delhi. It will give you a better travel experience if you consider including these things in your trip.
Here we bring you the list of 12 top things to do in Delhi
1. Old Delhi markets
One of the best places to visit while exploring Delhi is the Old Delhi markets. Explore Old Delhi’s specialty markets and check out the offering they have. It is a huge market and busy too.
You will love to spend time and shop around because it is an extensive market. Though a few sections of the market remain open throughout the week, Chandni Chowk and other nearby areas remain closed on Sundays.
2. Connaught Place shopping
If you have a thing for textile markets and clothes that are made of khadi then Connaught Place is where you should be heading. Shop for textiles in Connaught Place because there is a huge and well-established market for the same. Connaught Place is also one of the finest attractions in Delhi.
People love to spend some time in the market, parks, and the shops across the place. It is a complete circle and you have shops all over the place. Not just Indias, even foreigners come to these places for shopping and they are never disappointed.
3. Memorial museums
Taking a tour of the museums built for famed Indian rulers is also a to-do activity while in Delhi. While making your list of things to do in Delhi do not eliminate the visiting memorial museums because they are outstandingly made and maintained. Additionally, they also offer an insight into the lifestyle and remains of the person.
Here are some memorials museums that you can visit while in Delhi, Gandhi Smriti, Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, Ghalib Museum, and Doctor Zakir Hussain Museum, a few to name.
4. Historic step-wells – Descend into ancient stone stepwells
Delhi is an archeological marvel and people love to see them all. From museums to Baolis (stepwells) there is a long and strong list of historic places that can be visited. If you have researched well before visiting Delhi, you might know there are multiple stepwells in Delhi as well. Most people overlook these for they like the urban city life and places.
But if you like visiting places that help you in peeking into the past, then historic stepwells would surely make to your list. Needless to say that these places will surely take enough time because you will love the serenity here- even though they are located in the middle of the city. Some stepwells that you can visit our Hazarat Nizamuddin Baoli, Tughlaqabad Baoli, Red Fort Baoli, Agrasen ki Baoli, Rajon ki Baoli, and many others.
5. Chandni Chowk street food
When you visit the Old Delhi market, you will surely be visiting Chandni Chowk too. While you plan on visiting here, eating parathas at Paranthe Wali Gali will be inevitable.
And isn’t that one thing you would want to do. You might have savored paranthas from a lot of places but these shops are a must-try. There are several shops that have been in existence for more than 100 years now. Would you not like to check their specialties?
6. Khan Market shopping
From all the other places in Delhi, you have got to visit the Khan Market. Situated on Aurangzeb Road, this market is one of the best for those who wish to browse book shops & cafes in Delhi.
Not just the national capital but even the food capital of India, Delhi has a lot of places where you can enjoy delicious food. Khan Market is even a great place for cafe hoppers. And yes, you can shop for other items too.
7. Shahpur Jat indie shops
If you are looking for some gadgets or spare parts for your electronic items then Shahpur Jat Indie Shops are waiting for you.
Maybe you wish to make a great gadget and are unable to find a part, browse through the eclectic boutiques in Shahpur Jat to get the best things for you.
8. Hindu & Jain temples
Delhi has the world-famous Lotus Temple and some of the best ISKCON Temples too. Hindu and Jain temples here in Delhi are well maintained and one of the best places to visit.
People can offer their prayers at these temples and meditate in the serene Hindu & Jain temples environment.
9. Old Delhi rickshaw ride
Although there are other ways as well, exploring Old Delhi in a cycle rickshaw is one of the best. It takes you back in time when things were not so high-tech and peacefulness was all around the place.
You will realize how important and good it is to get a rickshaw ride at the end of the day. You can see all the shops while passing by and there is no hurry at all. It is one of the long-lost feelings that come back to you.
10. Drink on rooftops with monument views
There are several rooftop restaurants where you can head and have a great evening. Eating and drinking at a party place, maybe near Hauz Khas or Qutub Minar is one of the best things to do in Delhi. Do not forget to check out the must-visit places wherever you sit for a couple of drinks in the metro city of Delhi.
11. Have a meal around Jama Masjid
If you are a foodie visiting Delhi, we would highly suggest that visiting Jama Masjid is a must. The bustling lanes of Jama Masjid are filled with multiple stalls and food shops where you can enjoy some amazing dishes. From kachoris to jalebis to chicken and mutton cuisines; Jama Masjid is surely going to be your favorite spot for savoring some dishes. And here are a few eateries where you can head. Having non-vegetarian cuisine at Jama Masjid is one of the best things to do in Delhi with friends. Here are some of the leading eateries of Jama Masjid.
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12. Join a cycle tour of Lutyens’ Delhi
If you are visiting Delhi with your family or friends, ensure to take a Lutyens cycle tour before going back to your city. One of the best things to do in Delhi for couples, friends, and even solo; a cycle tour will surely give you an insight into Delhi’s one of the most blissful areas which is around Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Without a doubt, Delhi is a heaven for food lovers, party poppers, and shopaholic people. But if you are not in any of these categories, don’t worry, Delhi will be still greeting you with open arms. You are going to love the place and enjoy your heart out. Just do not forget to include the above-given 9 things to have an amusing time here. What else would you want more to make your experience better?
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