Delhi, the Indian capital, is a country within the country! This place has a mine full of options for sightseeing, eating, shopping and nightlife. Read on to find out about this city’s most impressive offerings!
The best thing about Delhi is that it holds a lot of rich history and heritage, with influences from several cultures and kingdoms making it the melting pot that it is today. The land of minars and old Mughal palaces, the city is a spectacle of intricate architecture and craftsmanship. Some of the architectural masterpieces you must visit while holidaying in Delhi are Qutab Minar, India Gate, Tomb of Safdarjang, Purana Qila and Lal Qila (Red Fort).
If you are an art lover, Delhi has several exhibits, museums and galleries that you would be interested in visiting. Right from ancient art depicting the evolution of Indian art and culture over the years, to modern art that speaks eloquently of the fast-paced growth the country has seen, there is a lot to explore. You should definitely visit the National Gallery of Modern Art, National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum, National Science Centre, Ghalib Museum, Tibet House, and Metro Museum.
‘Delhites’ take their food very seriously. Right from the traditional north Indian food that might make your eyes and mouth water at the same time, to bringing different international cuisines on the platter, restaurants here have it all. There are so many interesting restaurants and cafes in Delhi that you will be spoilt for choice. For fine dining you can head to the likes of Bukhara, Dum Pukht and Varq; and for a bit of street food flair, visit Karim’s, Al Jawahar and Natraj.
From huge malls that have the biggest brands to street shopping where you will find terrific bargains, Delhi has loads on offer for shopping lovers. Delhi Haat is the place to go if you are looking for creative handicrafts, clothes, jewellery, footwear etc. Flea markets such as Sarojini Market, Paharganj and Janpath attract travellers as well. On the other hand if you have an eye for all things luxurious, you can find the best of world class brands at malls like Promenade, Emporio, Ambience and Select City.
Hop on the city tour bus and enjoy the different colours of this beautiful city. You will fall in love with the madness that the city offers. Make sure you book your flight tickets to Delhi and hotel rooms well in advance, especially if you are visiting in the peak travel season (November-March).