Everyone knows of the glorious India Gate! Round the year one can see people having a good time with their families or just enjoying a nice walk around the area. There are beautiful fountains around to make the area nice and cozy. If you happen to come around the October-November period do sign up for the Airtel Half Marathon; an early morning run at Raj Path is bound to stay etched in your memory.
Closest metro station- Central Secretariat (Yellow line)
2.RED FORT AND CHANDINI CHOWK–
Majestic monument in Delhi, there is Red Fort. It is also a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. The surviving structures of the fort are its walls nd ramparts, the main gates, the audience halls and the imperial apartments.
Chandni Chowk-which leads up to the Red Fort is one of the oldest markets in Delhi. It houses many religious buildings like the Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib, Jama Masjid, historical mansions, shops and eateries. Paranthe Wali Gali is one of the most famous eating areas in the market. The market is an amazing place to shop for fabrics(SARESS), stationary, hardware and silver and gold jewellery.
Closest metro station – Chandni Chowk (Yellow Line)
Qutub Minar is the 2nd tallest minar in India. It has been declared as a UNESCO Heritage Site. At the foot of the tower stands a mosque which is the first mosque built in India. It has a 7 m iron pillar in the courtyard with a fascinating saying attached to it. It is said that if you can encircle it with your hands while standing with your back to it your wish will be fulfilled.
This is a must-see site and should be high on your priority list. Akshardham attracts 70% of all the tourists who visit Delhi. Once you enter, I bet you would’nt want to leave. The complex includes sprawling garden, sculptures,& boat ride and much more.
Location: N. H. 24 | Near Noida Mor, New Delhi.
Closest Metro Station: Akshardham (blue line)
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 9.30 a.m. until 6.30 p.m. (last entry). Closed Mondays.
5.AGRASEN KI BAOLI.
Baoli which means stepwell was constructed in order to preserve water in ancient times.It is situated right in the heart of the city, surrounded by tall buildings of Connaught Place.This place is said to be one of the most haunted places of Delhi! Many movies shot have been taken there. Also Artists working their magic on paper. awesome location.
Closest metro station– Rajiv Chowk (Yellow Line)
6.GARDEN OF FIVE SENSES–
This garden is a treat to the eyes. It has 25 sculptures and murals on display and walkways surrounded by flowering and fragrant shrubs and trees. There is also a food and shopping court in the garden where you can enjoy a good meal while a light breeze awakens your senses. The garden is spotted as one of the most romantic place in Delhi.
Closest metro station- Saket (Yellow Line)
Paharganj is the hub for cheap shopping, cheap lodging and cheap hogging. If you love leather bags and footwear, this is the place for you. The market is well known for silver jewellery and thrift shops. The fact that you’ll see quite a few foreigners at any time of the day, you might just forget that you’re in Delhi.
Closest metro station – New Delhi (Yellow Line)
This place is a walking tour of Indian culture. Shop for all the ethnic wear you wish, overload your bags with beautiful pieces of handicraft or just enjoy the weather while having a badam kulfi. There are food stalls dishing out scrumptious delicacies of different states of India. If you make an unplanned trip to Dilli Haat you might bump into a fancy exhibition or a dance/music performance.
Closest metro station –NSP (RED LINE)
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Shop, eat, watch a movie or just laze in the Central Park; Connaught Place is the perfect location for all that. Have a milkshake in a glass bottle at Keventers or a coffee at Starbucks, pick up a sweet treat from Wengers or a burger from KFC; you have too many restaurants to choose from! Walk through the corridors of the market to find some low priced trinkets and novels. Shop for branded clothes, footwear and accessories all that in one big circular market. Get out of the inner circle to walk towards Janpath market to shop for trendy clothes, jewellery and showpieces at throwaway prices.Just a stone’s throw away from CP is the cultural hub of Delhi.
Mandi House has many auditoriums which host stage plays and other performances regularly. Catch a stage act at Kamani Auditorium or Sri Ram Centre of Performing Arts.
Closest metro station– Rajiv Chowk (Blue Line)
10.INDIA HABITAT CENTER–
This place gives you a little bit of everything. An open air complex with huge solar panels on the roof, art exhibits in the galleries, yummy foods from the street of India and a good old American breakfast. Ever since 2011, the Delhi Photo Festival is held here.
Closest metro station(s) – Jor Bagh (Yellow line)/ JLN stadium (Violet Line)