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Around Delhi in 24hrs

August 9, 2017 / New Delhi

Be it the royal architecture or the delectable cuisine, Delhi has a lot to offer to the discerning traveler. Don’t lose heart just because your stay here is short. With careful planning, you can make the most of your time and still manage to get quite a bit of sightseeing done. Just decide what you’d like to do, hop into an Uber and head out!

Where to stay

If you are an indulgent traveler, discover the capital city from the heart of Lutyens’ Delhi, check into the Taj Mahal Hotel one of the city’s most elite and magnificent hotels. If you’re seeking maximum value for every penny spent, Ajanta Hotel and Hari Piorko are equally good options. But if you’re looking for something trendy and quirky, then head to Bloomrooms near the New Delhi Railway Station.

What to see

Delhi has several sites that feed all kinds of traveler interests. If you’re into architecture, then don't miss a chance to stop by and marvel at the India GateHumayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple and Qutab Minar in New Delhi before heading out to Red Fort, Jama Masjid in Old Delhi.  If you’re a history buff, head to the Rashtrapati Bhavan museum or Raj Ghat, a memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. If you’re seeking some picturesque greenery, Lodi Garden is just the spot for you.

What to do

One must head to the colonial arcade of Connaught Place or the cosmopolitan Khan market filled with brand outlets and high-end restaurants. A stone’s throw away from Connaught Place is Janpath – a street market where you can find some great bargains on clothes and curios. Art and culture aficionados must definitely spend some time at the India Habitat Center on Lodhi road which hosts some great art shows, exhibitions, and Literary festivals. End your day at Delhi’s favorite haunt to grab some awesome food or have a fun night out in general, Hauz Khas Village.

PRO Tip

Immerse yourself in the unique mix of colours, smells, sounds and tastes of Delhi by:  

  • Tasting some excellent food, like the famous chaat, at Chandni Chowk
  • Sinking in the flavour of the magical Indian spices at Khari Baoli
  • Listening to the soulful sound of live qawwalis at Nizamuddin Dargah