This place is a walking tour of Indian culture! Shop for all the ethnic wear you wish for, overload your bags with beautiful carved pieces of art, experience the variety of handicrafts, different styles of home furnishing from all over the country or just enjoy taking a stroll amongst these stalls with some delicious cuisine!
Location: INA, Janakpuri, and Pitampura
Nearest Metro station: INA, Janakpuri
The capital of Delhi has been revolutionized with colors and paintings over different walls by various artists. One such is Lodhi Art District, painted by 25+ artists from around the world.
Explore the quiet street with colorful walls, please your eyes with stunning abstracts focused upon a particular story or depiction of visual reality!
Location: Between Khanna Market and Mehar Chand Market
Nearest Metro station: Jor Bagh or INA
Purana Qila, situated in South Delhi region is one of the most captivating tourist sites that narrates the history of Delhi.
Saunter along the gardens, gateways and Qila-i-Kuhna mosque built during the 16th century during the reign of Sher Shah Suri.
Don’t forget to watch the laser and sound show that happens between 7:00-8:00pm and 8:30-9:30pm!
Location: Mathura road, Near Delhi Zoo
Nearest metro station: Pragati Maidan
Khan Market is one of the most expensive shopping hoods in Delhi. It has the best shopping and eating options.
The market is renowned most for its fashion boutiques, amazing bookstores, home wares, and cafes. For those who love to wear something different than usual, Khan market is the most apt place! You will also find a variety of grocery shops, lifestyle stores and stationary stores.
However, your tour is incomplete without tasting Khan Chacha’s tikkas and kebabs!
Location: 61A, Khan Market, Rabindra Nagar
Nearest metro station: Khan Market (purple line)
Shah Jahan’s last architectural extravagance, towers over Old Delhi and is the largest mosque in India. Built of red sandstone and marble during the 17th century is one of the brilliant examples of Islamic faith, art and culture.
The major features of the mosque that make it a must-see place include the adornments of the interior areas of the arches, the prayer hall and the large courtyard accommodating 25,000 worshippers at once.
Location: Meena Bazar, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk
Nearest metro station: Chandni Chowk
The history of Hauz Khas Village dates back to 13th century of Delhi Sultanate reign of Allauddin Khilji Dynasty. The word ‘Hauz Khas’ primarily translates to The Royal water tank.
Take a leisurely stroll by the lake, getting lost in the enchanting beauty of the splendid monuments.
Wander down the crowded stoned path, haphazardly tangled wires overhead, explore the expensive yet beautiful shops, art galleries and eateries in this medieval warren.
Location: Deer Park, Hauz Khas
Nearest metro station: Hauz Khas
Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, is one of the most prominent Sikh gurudwara or sikh house of worship known for its association with the eight Sikh Guru, Guru Har Kishan.
The mesmerizing beauty of Gurudwara, nestled along a glimmering pond, is a sight to behold. It is exquisitely adorned with an imposing golden dome and flagpole representing the symbol of Sikh religion.
The ritual of Langar is dedicatedly pursued in the gurudwara, serving food to around 10,000 people every day irrespective of caste, creed, religion, and sex. Every partake of Langar be it in Amritsar or here is an experience to be cherished!
Location: Jaisinghpura, Connaught Place
Nearest metro station: Patel Chowk
Get a taste of Tibet in Delhi at the Tibetan colony of Majnu Ka Tilla. Set up in 1950-60s as a refugee camp for Tibetans after a local sufi mystic, Majnu. This place is also known as Little Tibet. Shop for accessories, clothes, and handicrafts. Experience the culture of Tibet and don’t forget to try delicious Tibetan cuisine, owing to their authentic variety, street side momos are a must try!
Nearest metro station: Vidhan Sabha
Located near the Nizamuddin area of Delhi, amidst narrow bylanes and rows and rows of hawkers, Nizamuddin Dargah is the dargah of one of the world’s most famous saint, Nizamuddin Auliya. Although any day is good to visit the dargah, the Thursday night Qawwalis should not be missed!
Experience the devotional music sung in an electric atmosphere. People from all the walks of life come to be swept up in the magic of the devotional stirring music.
Location: Boali gate road, New Delhi
Nearest metro station: Indraprastha metro station and Pragati Maidan
Timings: Qwwali session takes place every Thursday from 6:00pm-7:30pm and 9:00-10:30pm. The dargah is open on all days- 6m-10pm.
Located on Hailey road near Connaught place, Agrasen Ki Baoli is a step well built by King Agrasen and rebuilt in 14th century by Agrawal community which traces its origin back to Maharaja Agrasen.
This hidden structure is now often visited by photographers, poets, and artists. Walk down the elegant steps, explore the architecture or just sit back and enjoy some alone time.
Location: Hailey road, K.G. Marg.
Nearest metro station: Barakhamba road and Janpath