Are you looking forward to exploring the capital of India? As the summers are getting low it’s one of the best times to hop around the city and get acquainted with every street and corner of Delhi. This is a place that matches everyone’s vibes be it historical, religious, party high, or full shopping mode. An easy-to-travel place with easy availability of public transport and a great network of the metro this is a place that offers you all from high-end feels to desi street experiences.
As you have decided to visit Delhi here, we have compiled a brief itinerary for you so that you don’t have to worry about anything.
1. India Gate
When in Delhi you can’t really miss passing Rajpath. This is where India Gate is located which is also known as the All India War Memorial. Yes, this is the place that you see on Republic Day while watching the glorious parade on the tv. This awe-inspiring site will make you fall in love with your nation all over again. India Gate was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. The interesting fact about India Gate is that the names of 82,000 Indian and British Soldiers are inscribed on the grand monument. Amar Jawan Jyoti is lit 24/7 as a sign of tribute to the martyrs.
Visit this place with your family or friends and take a walk on the nearby lawns. Enjoy boating and have ice cream.
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2. Akshardham Temple
A temple dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan is a religious and spiritual temple complex. It is a very neat and clean temple that is also known for its excellent craftsmanship. The temple has 8 mandaps and 20,000 deities can be seen here. The complex is grand and one can visit this amazing place with friends and family. There are good eating outlets too where you can have lunch. One can experience an exceptional water show too.
This is a must-visit place while you are in Delhi. The connectivity through the metro is very easy.
Timings: All days except Monday. 10 Am to 8 PM. One can buy tickets only till 6 Pm.
Entry Fee: There is no entry fee. The fee is applicable only for the exhibitions and light water shows. Adults: INR 220, Kids: INR 120, Senior Citizens: INR 170, No fee for children below 4 years.
3. Museum of Illusions
This is the place for all science lovers. Visit the popular Connaught place and don’t miss this out-of-the-box Museum of Illusions. This is a place to challenge or confuse your senses. You get to explore things like a rotating cylinder, zero gravity room, and mirror maze that takes you away from reality. There are 3D illusions and various puzzles your mind might love to solve. There is also a Smart Shop inside where you can buy games to brainstorm for yourself.
Timings: Monday to Friday 11 Am to 8 PM, Saturday & Sunday: 11 Am to 9 PM
Entry Fee: Adults INR 690, Children above 3 years INR 550
4. Chandni Chowk
Don’t miss out on the street food of Chandni Chowk. This is one of the oldest markets of Old Delhi. It’s an epic place to shop wholesale or retail at reasonable prices. This market was built under the reign of Shah Jahan in the 17th century. A hub of shoppers and foodies, it’s a paradise for both kinds of people. Some of the amazing food ones must try here are Nataraja’s Dahi Bhalle, The Jalebi Wala, Chaatwala Paranthewali Gali, Gianiji Ka Falooda, etc.
For shoppers, you can get all ethnic wear for every occasion, especially wedding lenghas and jewelry.
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5. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
A holy place for Sikhs is located near Connaught Place. The Gurudwara was built to welcome Guru Har Krishan the 8th Sikh Guru. This grand place is open 24/7 for the peace, and the serenity of the devotees. The Gurudwara has a prayer hall and a holy lake called Sarovar. The complex also includes a higher secondary school, hospital, and a Museum of Baba Baghel Singh.
Devotees get Kada Prasad and langar here which is served for a few hours of the day. The Shabad chanting goes on for 24 hours that connect to the higher powers.
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So much more in Delhi
After going through our list of locations you can visit in Delhi there are many more fun and epic places here. Let’s read about them too.
Sarojini Nagar Market: This is a must-visit place for shoppers. Be here with big bags and fill them with the latest trending clothes at some great prices. Here is a tip: don’t shy away from bargaining.
Lotus Temple: A temple that belongs to the Baha’ I faith. This is a beautiful infrastructure that is made in a mesmerizing shape of a white lotus. Enter the peaceful temple that helps you dwell in a sense of serenity and introspection.
Lodhi Garden: This lush green place is near Safdarjung tomb and the very popular Khan Market. Come here to organize a picnic with your family and see your kids play in the grand park.
Red Fort: This historical monument needs no introduction. Built by Shah Jahan the fort is grand and walks us through the memories of the past. Come and witness the place yourself from where the PM unfurls the national flags on Independence Day.
Humayun’s Tomb: Undoubtedly the most photogenic place for everyone. Visit this tomb and upload some of the best photos of yourself while you are in Delhi. This is the final resting place of Mughal ruler Humanyun. It’s magnificent Mughal architecture with a mix of Persian crafts.
Lajpat Nagar: This is another excellent shopper stop where you can come and get everything ethnic. One can also shop for oxidized jewelry that uplifts your look on every occasion. Some other things one can get here are kids and home décor items.
How to reach Delhi?
If you loved the locations, we compiled for you to enjoy with your friends and family then let’s read a little more about how you can visit Delhi. You can visit Delhi from all over India, know-how:
First of all, make the trip happen in the winter for the best experience. Choose any month from October to March. Avoid Monsoon as heavy rainfall will spoil your experience of Delhi.
By Air: Being the capital of the country Delhi is well connected to all places in India as well as globally. The Indira Gandhi International Airport is for both domestic as well as international flights.
By Road: As there are amazing highways connecting to Delhi you can easily take a Volvo bus to Delhi from locations like Delhi to Dehradun, Delhi to Manali, etc. One can easily book seats on Volvo buses through online bus ticket bookings.
By Rail: Delhi has various stations which connect most of the places of India with Delhi. A few major railway stations in Delhi are Purani Dilli Delhi Junction, Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station, and Anand