Delhi – Dil Walon ki
Exploring Delhi’s Best Roaming and Heartwarming Places to Visit in 2020
- Akshardham Temple
An epitome of Indian culture, spirituality, and architecture, Akshardham Temple is a famous Hindu temple and a spiritual-cultural complex. Also known as Swaminarayan Akshardham, it is dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan. Akshardham has made its way to the Guinness Book of World Records as the World’s Largest Comprehensive Hindu Temple.
Tip- Must visit 3D animation water fountain show in Akshardham.
How to reach- To reach Akshardham with metro,you can deboard at Akshardham metro station which is situated on blue line
Timings : All days of the week except Monday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM,
Ticket counters close at 6:00 PM
- Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
One of the most famous tourist attractions in Delhi, a visit to Gurudwara Bangla Sahib rejuvenates your soul. Known for its association with Guru Har Krishan, the eighth Sikh guru, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of the most prominent religious as well as tourist places in Delhi. This magnificent shrine was built by Sikh General Sardar Bhagel Singh in 1783, who supervised the construction of nine Sikh shrines in Delhi in the same year during the reign of Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II.
Tip- Don’t forget to have divine langar in Gurudwara.
How to reach- It is on walking distance from patel chowk metro station,on yellow line.
Timings : Opens 24*7. No Entry Fee.
- India Gate
India Gate symbolises the sacrifice of 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives battling against the foreign army during the World War I. Designed by Edwin Lutyens, it features the undying Amar Jawan Jyoti or the Flame of the Immortal Soldier which was added later to honour Indian martyred soldiers in the Indo-Pak War. Furthermore, this beautiful masterpiece is counted amongst the largest war memorials in India. Lit at night, the monument looks magnificent with colourful fountains in the vicinity.
Tip- Best time to visit is in evening. It’s good place for photography and you can also do picnic here. And don’t forget to walk on Rajpath and visit to Rashtrapati Bhavan.
How to reach- It is on walking distance from patel chowk metro station,on yellow line.
Timings : Opens 24*7. No Entry Fee.
- Cannaught Place
Officially named Rajiv Chowk, Connaught Place is better known as CP amongst the locals. Connaught Place is considered as the most expensive commercial markets in the world. It is popular for housing showrooms of national and international brands, luxurious hotels and flea markets. Known since British era, this market has its own elegance. The British architecture gives this shopping place a touch of royalty.
Be an eyewitness of Raahigiri Day on every Sunday at 6 a.m.
Nearest metro station– rajiv chowk metro station on intersection of blue and yellow line metro.
- Red Fort
Constructed in 1639 by the Mughals, Red Fort gets its name from its massive red-coloured sandstone walls. Red Fort also features a museum that holds Mughal-era artefacts, including daggers, curtains, miniature paintings and carpets. The highlights of this architectural creativity include the peacock throne, step well, imperial bath, Moti Masjid and Hira Mahal.
How to reach- Deboard at red fort metro station which is on violet line metro.
Timings: 09:30 am to 04:30 pm (closed on Mondays).
Entry Fee: INR 10 (Indian citizens) and INR 150 (foreign nationals).
- Bhuli Bhatiyari ka Mahal- A Haunted Place
If you wanted to realise something haunted and unusual then visit bhuli bhatiyari. Bhooli Bhatiyari (or Bhuli Bhatiyari ka Mahal) is a Hunting Lodge built by Feroz Shah Tughlaq in 14th century. This structure is claimed to be the most haunted place in Delhi. There are no metal gates to be locked. The only thing that guards this massive structure is a note written at entrance, which tells people to not to come near this place after sunset.
Tip- Please don’t visit alone.Also don’t forget to visit nearest ancient time Hanuman Mandir.
Hor to reach- Walking distance from Jhandewalan metro station at blue line metro.
- National Zoological Park
Inaugurated in 1959, National Zoological Park also known as Chidiya Ghar is situated near The Old Fort in Delhi and is a favourite weekend spot among adults and children alike. National Zoological Park is well maintained and is largely visited by tourists. It has canteens inside for the visitors and battery operated vehicles at very reasonable prices which you could use if exhausted. But the real fun is in exploring the place on your feet. Visit this destination to reignite your curiosity in our furry friends!
Tip- Suggested for visit during rainy and winter season for awesome experience.
How to reach- Deboard at supreme court metro station on blue line metro and then take auto rickshaw to reach.
Timings of Zoo : 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM,
Closed on Fridays and National Holidays
Entry Fee to Delhi Zoo : Indians: INR 20 – INR 40,
Foreigners: INR 100 – INR 200
- Hauz Khas Village
An affluent neighbourhood in South Delhi, Hauz Khas has been well known since medieval times. A reservoir is circumferenced with beautiful buildings and a well-maintained park around. View of the fort during sunset and sunrise is beyond words. Hauz Khas has now turned into a posh locality with a number of restaurants, art galleries, and boutiques. The cafes around have impressive food to offer and the place adds bass and beats to its mood during the night. It has an infectious energy and you may catch a lot of live events hosted by several cafes during the weekends ranging from stand-up comedy to live jazz. It is one of the top places for the people of the metropolitan to head out for all their party woes. Be it cafes, pubs, restaurants or bars, the Hauz Khas Village is always the first choice.
Tip- Ideal for party and experiencing delhi nightlife. Deer park and sound and light show is center of attraction.
How to reach- Deboard at IIT Delhi metro station or Hauz khas metro station and hire autorickshaw.
Timings : Hauz Khas Village Complex: 10:30 – 19:00. No entry fee for park.
- Indian Mountaineering Foundation, Moti Bagh
If you’re the kind of couple that never says no to trying adventures, Indian Mountaineering Foundation is for people like you. Whether you are beginners or experts in rock climbing, this place will give you just what you’re looking for. Other adventurous activities can also be tried at the Burma Bridge, rope ladder, and tyre swing available at this site.
Tip- Adcice to wear lowers and t-shirt with sports shoes.
How to reach- Deboard at Moti Bagh metro station and then take autorickshaw.
Timings– The office is open from 10 AM to 5 PM on all weekdays and Saturdays except 2nd Saturday and Public Holidays.
Library: Same as office timings
Climbing Wall: Tuesday to Sunday . Timings are: 9.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. at Rs 200 /- per session.
- Indian Habitat Centre
An open air complex with art exhibits in the galleries, theatres in the evening and a good old American breakfast of bacon and eggs all day. India Habitat centre has it all: art shows, music and dance performances, book clubs, plays, and – not to forget – scrumptious eateries. All of these combine to make it among the best places to enjoy in Delhi.
Tip- Must visit All American Diner to enjoy a smashing breakfast of 60s or 70s.
Nearest metro station is Jor Bagh metro station.
Opening Hours: 8.00 a.m to 10.00 p.m
- Visit To Museums
Delhi is home to some of the nation’s best collection of galleries and museums. As most people like to believe, it is not always boring and home to several masterpieces. Boasting of dazzling treasures and reflecting India’s rich cultural heritage, museums in Delhi is a must-visit for those interested in learning about India’s history and gradual metamorphosis over several centuries.
Tip- Some best museums are National Museum, National Science Centre, National handicraft and handloom museum.
- Shopping Malls – For Experiencing Royal Culture
The delhi has long been considered a shopper’s paradise. From bridal clothes to expensive cocktail outfits to High Street Fashion, this city has it all. Below are the top shopping malls of delhi.
- Waste to Wonder Park
The latest addition to Delhi’s list of attractions, Waste to Wonder Park features the replicas of iconic seven wonders of the world, created from industrial and other waste. One of its kind theme park in the world. A visit to Waste to Wonder Park is a must to understand that something created from scrap materials can look so surreal.
Timings: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Closed on Monday and National Holidays.
Exotic Eating Places in Delhi Where Dishes Tastes Like Heaven
- Karim’s – A Historical Restaurant Since 1913
Karim’s Hotel or Karim’s is a historic restaurant located near Jama Masjid. It was established in 1913 and serves Mughal delicacies to its loyal customers to date, the restaurant has been described as “synonymous with this area” (Old Delhi) and “arguably the city’s most famous culinary destination”.
Must Trykebabs, tandoori bhara, mutton korma, mutton stew, chicken Mughlai and chicken Jahangiri.
Address- Karim’s, 16, Gali Kababian, Jama Masjid, New Delhi.
- Moolchand Parantha – Best Parantha in Town Since 1975
Everyone will tell you to trudge through the chaos of Chandni Chowk just to get a taste of the Punjabi paranthas at Paranthe-wali gali. We say skip that and head instead, to the Moolchand Paranthe Wala for perfectly crisp and brown paranthas, served with a spicy raita and scrambled eggs to order.
Must TryChilli Garlic Cheese Parantha and Aloo Pyaz Parantha
Address – 4, 5, 6 Lala Lajpat Rai Marg Moolchand Metro Station, Vikram Vihar, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110024
- Saravana Bhavan– An Authentic South Indian Restaurant
Hotel Saravana Bhavan is having more than 20 outlets in india and 80 outside India. The welcoming aroma of the food says everything about the place. Saravana Bhavan is truly one of the legendary South Indian cuisine outlets in Delhi, at least according to the people who love eating South Indian delicacies.
Tip- Be ready for waiting in a long queue at weekends.
Must TryDry Fruit Dosa, Coconut Rawa Masala Dosa, Badam Halwa and Basundhi.
Address Store 1- P-13/90, Connaught Circus, Block B, Connaught Place, New Delhi.
Address Store 2- 50, Janpath Rd, Atul Grove Road, Janpath, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
- Pandara Road– Mini Punjab of Delhi
If you are craving for rich Punjabi food or spicy meat dishes to snack on, food lovers in Delhi are sure to point you towards Pandara Road. Credited as a food paradise (particularly, a hub for butter chicken), the market area of Pandara Road is buzzing with people throughout the year, as they make their way to indulge in sinful treats like butter chicken,barrah kebabs, chicken tikka, dal makhani and the like.
Must TryButter Chicken at Have more and Kebabs at Gulati.
Address- Pandara Rd, India Gate, New Delhi, Delhi 110003
- Shiv Tikki Wala– Serving Since 1992
Delhi has always been known for its best street food and this little gem that we found in Karkardooma, ‘Shiv Tikki Wala- Pure Vegetarian’ has been serving mouth watering kebabs, tikkis & chaaps since 1992. One of the most visited place for Chaap.
Tip- Try to not visit at late night hours for avoiding long queues.
How to reach- Deboard at Karkardooma metro station and walk to community centre.
Must TryStuffed Chaap, Malai Chaap and Tawa Paneer with Roomali Roti.
Address- Pramesh Tower, Ground Floor, Community Centre, Karkardooma, New Delhi.
- Rajinder Da Dhaba– Dhaba cum Restaurant
The famous Rajinder Da Dhaba is one of Delhi’s most iconic dhaba serving more than 30 years. Starting from the small roadside dhaba now become popular in whole delhi because of their mouth watering and juicy kebab rolls, thick curries, Chindian, and an assortment of meats and snacks.
Tip- For experiencing delicious meals you may dine inside the restaurant and avoid parking area for dining.
Must TryDal Rajinder Xpress, Chicken Fry and Chicken Satay.
Address- AB-14B, Nauroji Nagar Marg, opposite Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi.
- Dilli Haat INA
Dilli haat INA is best known for its food, photography and shopping. In Dilli haat you will get cuisines from every State of India. The dishes served ranges from Kashmiri Wazwan to Idiyappam from Kerala to PavBahji from Maharashtra.
How to reach- Dilli haat is walking distance from INA metro station which is on yellow line metro.
Must Visit StallsMomo mia, Rajasthan Stall, Tamil Nadu Stall, Nagaland and Manipur Food Stall.
Address- INA Market, Dilli Haat, Kidwai Nagar West, Kidwai Nagar, Delhi.
- Billu’s Hut- The Hut of Cheesiest Pasta
If you are a true pasta lover then head to the Billu’ Hut at NSP. This place is a dream come true for people who love cheese, chocolate and Italian food. Billu’s is having varieties of pasta’s, pizza, shakes, sandwiches and Maggie.
Tip-Billu’s is on walking distance from NSP metro station. At NSP you can also have tikki at famous BTW.
Must TryWhite sauce Pasta and Oreo Shake
Address- G-28, Aggarwal Millenium Tower, Netaji Subhash Place, Wazirpur, New Delhi
- Parikrama- The Revolving Restaurant
Revolving, 240-foot-high restaurant with city views & an Indian menu, plus Chinese & Thai dishes and having Bar. As the name says “Parikrama” you get a chance to have exquisite views of significant monuments in the city like the, Connaught Place,Red Fort, Jama Masjid, and Rashtrapati Bhawan. Every revolution lasts about 90 minutes which makes it more momentous.
Must TryShahi Paneer, Butter Chicken, Biryani, Dal Makhani and Noodles.
Address- Antriksh Bhavan, 22, KG Marg, New Delhi.
- Old DELHI- Old is Gold
One of the most iconic place for the best food in Delhi, Old Delhi is the place where it all started. Your chaat papri, dahi bhallas, jalebi, Daulat ki Chaat and many more.
Tip- Nearest metro station is Chandni chowk on yellow line metro.
Must TryRabri faluda and chole bhaturey at Giani’s di Hatti, India’s biggest naan at Kake di Hatti, Chainaram, Meghraj & Sons for Mithai, Old Famous Jalebiwala and Natraj Bhalle Wala.
Address- Chandni chowk, Delhi.
- Odeon Gupta Paan Palace
Gupta Paan Palace has mastered the art of preparing paans in various avatars like strawberry paan, ghoondi paan,chuski paan, chocolate paan, sweet paan. It is one of the oldest paan shops in central Delhi and claims that their paans can be enjoyed by anyone including your little ones.
Must TryFire Paan and Ghoondi Pan
Address- 9, Radial Rd 5, Block C, Connaught Place, New Delhi
- Andhra Bhawan Canteen– The King of Biryani
It’s no secret that no one does Biryani like Hyderabad. You can enjoy a lavish meal for two for just INR 500.
They sells more than 600 plates every week! The numbers speak for themselves.
Tip- Andhra Bhawan serves special Hyderabadi dum chicken Biryani only on Sundays.
How to reach- You can take autorickshaw from Janpath metro station to reach here.
Must TryBiryani and Thali
Address- 1, Ashoka Rd, near India Gate, Pataudi House, New Delhi.
- Kuremal Mohan Lal Kulfi Wale- An Over 100-Years Old Kulfi Joint in Old Delhi
Kuremal Mohan Lal Kulfi Wale offers 100% natural kulfis. Kuremal kulfi established in 1906 and now became delhi most favourite place for kulfi. Their stuffed kulfi is a real fruit, the pulp of which is used in the making of the kulfi, and the content is then added back into the fruit and set.
Must TryMango Kulfi, Coconut Kulfi, Paan Kulfi and Litchi Kulfi.
Address- Gate no. 3, Metro Station, Shop No. 546, Kucha Pati Ram, Sitaram Bazar Rd, near Chawri Bazar, New Delhi.
- United Coffee House- A Vintage Restaurant Since 1942
Among all of Delhi’s vintage restaurants, the United Coffee House (UCH) in Connaught Place has stood out with its art deco interiors with 23-ft-high ceiling. It attracted an eclectic crowd, from artists, journalists and writers, to film stars on premiere nights. But the most visible among them all were the match-making families — it used to be said at one time that marriages were not made in heaven, but at United Coffee House, over cups of tea made with the United Blend, a 75-year-old legacy created by Lala Hans Raj.
Must TryCoffee,cheese balls, keema samosa, nargisi koftas and railway mutton curry.
Address- E-15, Rajiv Chowk, Block E, Connaught Place, New Delhi.