Delhi is a place that has a lot to offer for everyone. It is rich culturally and historically, if you are an architecture enthusiast then Delhi has got you covered. There’s plenty of things to do in Delhi such as being a foodie and check out restaurants and cafes. The street food scene is amazing and you will not be disappointed. Although there are some things to keep in mind for anyone who is visiting from abroad, everything will not be a breeze to accomplish in India, so having a positive mindset will go a long way, just go with the flow and u will be fine.
Now let’s jump into the things to do in Delhi
1. AKSHARDHAM TEMPLE
This modern Hindu temple was built in 2005 and you should not miss seeing it. The attention to detail on its architecture will blow your mind. You will not be allowed to take anything inside the temple but they have a place where you can keep all your belongings safe. Your belongings will be given to you while exiting. The interior of the temple is mesmerizing but taking photos is not allowed.
2. THE LOTUS TEMPLE
Lotus temple is one of the significant landmarks of Delhi, created for the people of Bahá’í faith but people of all religions are free to visit the temple. The temple is made up of 27 marble flower petals which complete the structure. As you enter the compound, the personnel will ask you to remove your footwear. The manicured lawn beside the structure is the perfect place to sit in silence.
3. ISKCON TEMPLE
This temple is also known as the Hare Krishna temple. ISKCON in ISKCON temple stands for International Society for Krishna Consciousness. It is a 5-minute drive from lotus temple. One can freely walk around, sit in the complex and listen to the chants of Har-e- Krishna.
4. HAUZ KHAS FORT & VILLAGE
Hauz Khas fort is a great place to unwind and relax after a hectic day. The complex consists of a mosque, tombs and a water tank. A place where people come to enjoy time with friends as well as for a walk. Hauzkhas village which is located outside the complex has high-end eateries with great food and alcohol, boutiques for shopping.
5. INDIA GATE
This monument was built in 1931 and serves as a war memorial to honour the soldiers. It is 42 meters tall, a flame below the gate is always lit in the memory of the soldiers that gave their lives to serve the country. A wide road leads to the India gate, on each side of this road is a pool where people can boat. Yes, boating facility is available.
6. JANTAR MANTAR
Jantar Mantar complex was constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh 2 from Rajasthan. The complex has different structures used for astronomical observations. Various instruments are used for a different purpose to figure out the moon, sun etc.
7. CONNAUGHT PLACE
Delhites refer to Connaught place as CP, it is the business district of Delhi and a shopping hub. The most famous brands from around the world can be found here. CP is considered as the geographical centre of the city of Delhi, this is the reason why CP is so costly. An underground shopping centre called Palika bazaar is situated here. Cheap 2nd hand stuff can be found there, which one would not even dream of buying brand new. There are two circles namely the inner circle and the outer circle. The inner circle has a park with a pole which hoists the Indian flag. The easiest way to reach CP is by metro, get down at Rajiv Chowk station. Chawri Bazaar is near CP where you get great street food and old books.