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12 Places to Visit in Delhi: From the Eyes of a True-Blue Delhiite

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Delhi is visited by tourists from all over the world every single day. Come rain, sunshine or thunderstorm, this city is always welcoming travellers who want to experience its beautiful scenery, mouth-watering food, and rapid urbanisation. Are you one of them, dear traveller? Does the thought of seeing the sightseeing places of Delhi tingle your heart a little? Come along with us, then! We will give you a full roundup of the most happening places to explore in the Sheher of Dilwale! And yes, there are a number of tourist places near Delhi within 100 kms but first, you need to see this city in all its glory. Bas ek baar tum Dilli toh aao boss! Mentioned below are the most sought-after places to visit in Delhi based on their locations.

North Delhi

1. Chandni Chowk

When we talk about places to visit in Delhi, Chandni Chowk always tops the charts! Why, you may ask, dear traveller? Because it is one of the most vibrant tourist attractions in Delhi. The aromas, the colours, the people, everything about this part of the city is calling out to you. Won’t you give it a go? For someone who is new to Delhi and is planning to see the places that are in it, Chandni Chowk’s Paranthe Wali Gali, Balli Maran, Dariba Kalan, and more should be on your itinerary. You can shop for Indian clothing, gorge on mouth-watering street delicacies, and marvel at the sheer beauty in the by-lanes of Chandni Chowk. Statutory warning: It will take up a significant part of your day exploring the whole area so make sure you have sufficient time for it! In the evening you can spend some time in Jama Masjid devouring the best non-vegetarian fare and catch the Sound and Light Show at the Red Fort.

Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk

2. Kamla Nagar

Strategically situated close to the famous Delhi University, Kamla Nagar is part of many Delhi tour packages. The main reason lies behind its North Campus vibe where students are found unwinding after their lectures all day long. Be it the king of chole bhature, Chacha di Hatti or the local haunts for shopping clothes like Bindals, the aura of Kamla Nagar is old-school, rich, and one-of-its-kind. If you’re lucky enough to see Delhi in winter, the places to explore in this market area will be at their best.

Nearest Metro Station: Vishwavidyalaya

3. Majnu Ka Tila

For most domestic travellers, Majnu Ka Tila is best known to be the junction for catching a Volvo bus to the hills. But there’s a lot more to it! Named after the revered Majnu ka Tila Gurudwara, this area is also home to Tibetan refugees. It only takes crossing a foot-over bridge to enter the world of laphing, exported clothes and shoes and Tibetan prayer flags. Delhi’s tourist places are many, but the atmosphere of Majnu ka Tila is so unique that you will almost feel like you are transported to a town in the Himalayas. The locals are a friendly bunch who always welcome tourists with a smile so don’t worry about getting lost in the narrow lanes of MKT because they will guide you to the right path.

Nearest Metro Station: Vidhan Sabha 

East Delhi

4. Akshardham Temple

This place of worship is among the places worth visiting in Delhi because of its majestic infrastructure, guided activities, and spiritual experiences. Officially known as Swaminarayan Akshardham, it is a Hindu temple open to tourists between 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. every day. Folks who have their parents and children with them can also book an Akshardham tour package from Delhi as many travel companies provide a wholesome itinerary including transfers from the hotel to the temple, VIP entry, water show tickets, and the like. Spending some quality time at this temple will surely make you feel one with God and give you a broader perspective on life and its gifts.

Nearest Metro Station: Akshardham

5. Sanjay Lake Park

One of the few hidden treasures in East Delhi is the Sanjay Lake Park complex. While the locals take pride in it, not all tourists venture out to this part of the city. If you are an adventurous person with a zeal to see a city from the eyes of a Delhiite, then Sanjay Lake Part should definitely be on your bucket list. So, when you plan to explore one of the most serene places in Delhi, make sure to have the full experience. For one, try out the several activities provided here such as archery, bowling, and boating. You can also have some fun at its tree-top house with your loved one or sit quietly near the lake and soak in its natural beauty. Whatever floats your boat, dear traveller, Sanjay Lake Park is an experience not to be missed on your next vacation to Delhi.

Nearest Metro Station: Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 

Central Delhi

6. Shri Bangla Sahib Gurudwara

One of the most cherished Sikh temples, not only in Delhi, but in the world, is Shri Bangla Sahib Gurudwara. Even if you’ve never been to Delhi, dear traveller, the name of this Gurudwara must be in your recollection. Constructed in the 17th century upon the visit of Guru Shri Harkrishan Ji, it is among the most visited Sikh places of worship in India. The best time to visit Shri Bangla Sahib Gurudwara is early morning and midnight when the visitors are few and you can peacefully pay your respects. But if you have limited time and wish to visit it during the day, then make sure to have the langar. The purity in the food served at this Gurudwara is a divine experience that will stay with you for a long time.

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

7. India Gate

While there are several places in Delhi that make it special, India Gate is one iconic spot that you simply cannot miss. Standing tall near the Kartavya Path, this war memorial exudes the power of the Republic of India in the best possible way. It is a sight to behold during the evening time when the colours of India’s tricolours light up and stalls selling bhelpuri, chuski, ice cream, and a lot more are at your disposal. If you have some time to spare, then you should also visit Cannaught Place located close by. Lined with restaurants, cafes, and bars, this Georgian-style colonnade is as Delhi as it gets. Pro tip: try out the fire paan in near PVR Plaza, CP. It’s a distinct betel leaf-based aphrodisiac that will make your palette leap in glee!

Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat 

South Delhi

8. Qutub Minar Complex

Qutub Minar

Displaying the Delhi Sultanate’s magnanimity, the Qutub Minar Complex is still one of the most popular places to go in South Delhi. It is set in the Mehrauli district where there are the maximum number of monuments and buildings built in the 14th and 16th centuries. If the Chaand Sifarish song from Fanaa did not make you yearn to see the Qutub Minar, then what really will? And no, Aamir Khan had nothing to do with it! A UNESCO Heritage Site that has been the talk of the town for centuries deserves a visit from you, doesn’t it, dear traveller?

Nearest Metro Station: Qutub Minar

9. Dilli Haat INA

A Delhi honeymoon or a family vacation will go amiss if you do not spend some quality time roaming around in Dilli Haat. Set opposite the popular INA Market, it is a celebration of India’s diversity and vibrance. Since its construction in the ‘90s, it has been visited by locals and tourists alike. You will find artisans from several states selling handicrafts, jewellery items, furniture pieces, and so many other artefacts that buying a few would just not be enough. What’s more? There are food stalls from each state where you can eat the most lip-smacking food at affordable prices. Our recommendations would be to try Maharashtra’s vada pao, Nagaland’s momos, and Rajasthan’s mirchi vadas!

Nearest Metro Station: INA

10. Hauz Khas Village

If you speak to a Delhite and ask for their recommendations, then Hauz Khas Village is going to be the common answer. Set near the District Park Jheel, this is yet another iconic tourist spot where various Bollywood movies and web series have been shot. You remember Social Offline from Tamasha, don’t you? That’s Hauz Khas Village at its peak. Now, if you want to feel like Ranbir Kapoor or Deepika Padukone, except for the emotional turmoil, make sure to roam around in one of the most famous places in South Delhi! The Hauz Khas Fort is perfect for getting some photographs, having a little picnic or simply chilling with your loved ones. Ab Dilli aa kar yahan nahi gaye, toh kya kiye? 

Nearest Metro Station: Green Park 

West Delhi

11. Bharat Darshan Park SDMC

A recent addition to places to see in Delhi, the Bharat Darshan Park SDMC is an ode to the most iconic historical monuments in India. These replicas have been created by 200 skilled artists in only 22 months! Haven’t heard that before, right? This tourist attraction is special because it celebrates the art and architecture of India by using waste materials. So, when it comes to sustainable tourism, West Delhi has upped its game and how. Set in Punjabi Bagh, Bharat Darshan Park SDMC is open on all days with Rs. 150 fees for adults and Rs. 75 for children and the elderly.

Nearest Metro Station: Punjabi Bagh 

12. Rajouri Garden Market

This marketplace will make you want to shop for days as it offers Indian clothing, shoes, make-up products, jewellery, home decor, and kitchenware at the best rates in the city. Once you are in Rajouri Garden Market, there is no turning back. This is quite literally because there is a sea of shoppers in this area most days. Since this market is closed on Wednesdays, you should plan your visit accordingly. Have a plate of golgappas from Roshan Di Kulfi and gear up to shop in Rajouri Garden Market!

Nearest Metro Station: Rajouri Garden
Just thinking about visiting these worthy places in Delhi won’t do, dear traveller. It’s time to book a Delhi holiday package now and have the most memorable trip of your life!

October 27, 2023

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We are an Indian travel company founded in 2013 and excel at domestic and international tour packages including guided group tours, specialty tours, customized holidays, corporate MICE travel, inbound travel and destination weddings.

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