The Sarojini Market in Delhi is every woman’s dream place for shopping. The market is known for its first copy designer wear and accessories. You get home appliances here as well as electronic goods.
Address – Sarojini Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110023
Timings – 10:00AM to 9:00PM Open on all days of the week except Monday
What to buy – Apparel, accessories, household items, kitchenware, electronic products
Price Range – Starting from INR 50-1500
2. Janpath Market
This market is one of the most popular shopping destinations in India. At the Janpath market you will find a lot of products ranging from Tibetan good to typical Gujarati sarees, a variety of cloth, shoes, junk jewellery, and much more.
Timings – 10 AM to 9 PM from Monday to Saturday and 11 AM to 8 PM on Sundays.
What to buy – Artificial jewellery, Western wear, footwear, antiques, handicrafts, paintings and leather items.
Price range – Commodities start from INR 150 and range up to INR 1500 here.
3. Chandni Chowk
handni Chowk, one of the oldest shopping areas of Delhi, is popular till date. Shopping here is synonymous with going back in time and experiencing Delhi’s rich history as you walk through the narrow streets lined with shops of colour. From books to wedding lehengas, there is a section each allotted for various shopping materials and is one of most well known cheapest places to shop in Delhi. The shopping hubs of Chandni Chowk are Nai Sadak, Dariba Kalan, Chawri Bazar, Bhagirathi Palace, Katra Neel, Moti Bazaar and more. And while you’re here don’t forget to gorge on some delicious street food.
Address – 2573, Nai Sarak, Raghu Ganj, Roshanpura, Old Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi 110006
Timings – Open all the days of the week except Sunday from 10 AM
What to buy – Embroidered bags, semi-precious jewelry, silk and cotton clothes, books, Wedding lehengas and electronic products.
Price Range – INR 500 to INR 1500 for small commodities. Lehenga prices start from INR 3000
4. Dilli Haat
An initiative by the Delhi government, Delhi Haat is a shopping market for traditional clothing and handicraft items. Designed to look like a traditional village market, the stores here are set up by rural artisans who come to sell their handmade ware. Besides shopping, there are a few cultural programs held at Delhi Haat. A must visit for any tourist to the country’s capital.
Address – Dilli Haat, Kidwai Nagar West, Kidwai Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110023
Timings – Open all days of the week from 11 AM to 10 PM
What to buy – artifacts, handicrafts, pottery, paintings, fabrics and furniture.
Price Range – the prices start from INR 500 to INR 2000 for antiques
5. Karol Bagh Market
A mix of branded stores and street stalls makeup the market at Karol Bagh. These shops sell a variety of products ranging from jewellery to clothes, spices, electronics and much more. There are a few restaurants too art Karol Bagh that are popular with shoppers, who often drop by for a light snack after they’ve done shopping.
Location: Central Delhi Nearest Metro Station: Karol Bagh Delhi Metro Station What to Buy: Electronic Appliances, Home Accessories, Jewellery etc. Closed on: Monday
6. Palika Bazaar
Palika Bazaar is an underground air-conditioned bazaar in Connaught Place. This huge market has shops that sells electronic gadgets and mobiles at very good prices.
The market specialises in gaming consoles and video games. Delhi’s gamers always converge at the market to get the latest Playstation and Xbox games.
Location: New Delhi Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chow Metro Station What to Buy: Clothes, Electronic Gadgets, Artefacts etc. Closed on: Sunday
7. Lajpat Nagar Market
The suburb of Lajpat Nagar is divided into four areas – Lajpat Nagar I, II and III which are located to the north of the Ring Road and Lajpat Nagar IV which is located to the south of the Ring Road. The neighbourhood consists of housing colonies and the famous Central Market. The market is pretty accessible within Delhi and is swarmed by locals and non-locals for daily necessities, clothing – especially for ready to wear and couture wedding apparel, electronics, and furnishings.
Location: South Delhi Nearest Metro Station: Lajpat Nagar Delhi Metro Station What to Buy: Artificial Jewellery, Ethic Clothes Closed On: Mondays
8. Greater Kailash
One of the top-end street markets in Delhi, the two sections of Greater Kailash (M-Block and N-Block) offer trendy and designer bags, clutches, blouse, kurta, palazzos, tops, lehengas and salwar suits at great discount. Check out the stores dedicated to lifestyle goods, cosmetics, footwear, jewellery etc and then visit any roadside food stalls, restaurants, nightclubs and pubs.
Location: New Delhi Nearest Metro Station: Greatest Kailash Metro Station What to Buy: Jewellery Products, Cosmetics, Clothes etc. Closed on: Tuesday
The most iconic and famous name that comes to mind when talking about street food in old Delhi is Aslam Chicken Corner. Their butter chicken, made with heaps of butter, cream and a secret spice mix, is popular all over the city as Aslam’s Butter Chicken. If they had a slogan, it would probably be: Butter Chicken lovers, unite!
Price: Rs 300 Where | Aslam Chicken – Near Gate 1, Jama Masjid Timings | 4 – 12:30 PM Meal For Two | Rs 300
2. Jain Chawal Wale
Located in the heart of Delhi, this place is pretty uch a life-saving spot for all the Delhiites out there. Best known for its mouth-wateringly good North Indian food, this place offers an array of dishes like the famous Rajma Chawal, Shahi Paneer Chawal, Soya Masala, Kadhi Chawal, Tawa Paratha, Gobhi Parantha. We’re sure you must have had your share of yumminess from here, if not then you need to be at this place, fosho!
Where | Jain Chawal Wale – Block P, Connaught Place Timings | 5 – 12:30 AM Meal For Two | Rs 250
3. Qureshi Kabab
his place has been in the kabab business for around 72 years. Yet, they remain a favourite even today. They even have a whole street dedicated to the family name in Old Delhi – Gali Kababian – a place you must not miss if you love food. Visit this place and name one variety of kabab you don’t like. We dare you.
Where | Qureshi Kabab Corner – Opposite Gate 1, Jama Masjid Timings | 5 – 12:30 PM Meal For Two | Rs 400
4. Prince Chaat
An affordable street food eatery in the posh GK locality, who would have thought? No wonder this place, serving some of the most delicious and hygienic dishes like Palak Patta Chaat, Bhalla Papri, Golgappe and Raj Kachori, is everyone’s favourite. They might be named Prince, but to us, they’re the king of Delhi chaats.
Where | Prince Chaat – M Block, GK I Timings | 10:30 AM – 9:30 PM Meal For Two | Rs 300
5. Raju Chur Chur Naan
If you’re whole-heartedly missing an extremely scrumptious plate of typical North-Indian food, then this place is the most suitable for you! Infused with a diversity of traditional flavours in its food, this place offers a delectable plate of Chur Chur Naan, complete with zesty sabzi, dal, raita, pickled onions and buttery naans. Ain’t this plate totes droolworthy?
Where | Raju Chur Chur Naan – Rohini Sector 2, Netaji Subhash Place, Dwarka Timings | 12 Noon – 12:30 AM Meal For Two | Rs 300
6. Lajpat Wale Raam Ladoo
Ram Laddoo is one of the most popular quick bites in the city. You will find hundreds of small-time vendors scattered around the city selling this little snack. We’re particularly fond of the one in Block D of Lajpat Nagar, where a plate of this yummy comprises piping-hot golden pakodas topped with diced radish and flavoursome chutney.
Where | Lajpat Wale Raam Ladoo – D-35, Veer Savarkar Marg, Block D, Lajpat Nagar II, Lajpat Nagar Timings | 10:30 AM – 10:30 PM
7. Fateh Ki Kachori
Fateh Ki Kachori is as legendary as it gets and this humble joint has practically etched itself in our hearts. A plate of this yummy is served with crispy Kachori topped with chole and garnished with lemon, ginger, onions, coriander and imli chutney – *yum*. A perfect blend of sweet and tangy snack!
Where | Fateh Ki Kachori – 4A, Gujarati Samaj, Raj Niwas Marg, Near Syndicate Bank, Kashmiri Gate Meal For Two | Rs 100
8. Dolma Aunty Momos
Steaming hot dumplings, spicy chilli chutney and a shop always filled with crowds – nothing describes Dolma Aunty Momos in Central Market better than this. If you’re tired of the typical Tandoori and Afghani Momos in Delhi (no offence to either), a plate of momos here will bring back the authentic Northeastern taste.
Where | Dolma Aunty Momos – Kamla Nagar & Lajpat Nagar II Timings | 12 Noon – 9 PM Meal For Two | Rs 100
9. New Arjun Bombay Pao Bhaji
These guys serve two varieties of pav bhaji, a regular one and an extra buttery variant, that will make your cheat days totally worth it. This place is affordable and close to North Campus – two of the best reasons why you’ll see the eatery constantly cramped by young (and broke) students.
Where | New Arjun Bombay Pav Bhaji – D- 2/ 4, 3rd Main Rd, Model Town 3, Pocket D 2, Phase II, Model Town II Timings | 5 – 11 PM Meal For Two | Rs 250
10. Changezi Chicken
Their signature dish is the hot and spicy Changezi Chicken, which is made on a huge pan and is cooked on low flame for hours. The meat is tender, while the flaming hot gravy is a war on your taste buds. If your stomach is as weak as your taste buds, we suggest taking a Digene after.
Where | Changezi Chicken – Pitampura, Tagore Garden, Karol Bagh & Gurgaon Timings | 1 – 11 PM Meal For Two | Rs 600
Timings : 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Qutub Minar remains open for tourists all days except Sunday
Time Required : 2 to 3 hours
Entry Fee : Indians, SAARC and BIMSTEC: INR 40, Foreign tourists: INR 600 Children up to 15 years: Free with valid ID
Height : 72.5 metres (238 ft)
Nearest Metro Station : Qutub Minar on Yellow Line
Qutub Minar is a minaret located in the Qutab complex. It is a heritage site located in Delhi. It is a tapering tower, which was designed similar to the Minaret of Jam located in Western Afghanistan.
The first floor of the tower was built in 12th century. The second, third and fourth floors were built in 13th century and the last floor was completed in 14th century. There were attempts to add a sixth storey to the tower, which failed. This is the victory tower of Mughal, which indicated the beginning of Muslim rule in India.
A long iron pillar stands in the courtyard. It is said that if one encircles the pillar with both hands (embrace the pillar), his wishes are fulfilled. Other significant features are inner and outer courtyard, graves, tombs, madrasa and others.
2. India Gate
Timings : All time
Time Required : 1-2 hours
Entry Fee : No entry fee
Nearest Metro Station : Central Secretariat
The All India War Memorial, popularly known as the India Gate, is located along the Rajpath in New Delhi. The imposing structure of India Gate is an awe-inspiring sight and is often compared to the Arch de Triomphe in France, the Gateway of India in Mumbai and the Arch of Constantine in Rome. This 42-meter tall historical structure was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and is one of the largest war memorials in the country. India Gate is also famous for hosting the Republic Day Parade every year.
Nearest Metro Station : Jawaharlal Nehru Metro Station on Violet Line
Popularly known as Maqbara-e-Humayun, Humayun’s tomb is nothing but an architectural masterpiece that is worth exploring if you are in Delhi. Declared as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1993, this monument is the first garden-tomb to be built in India. Reflecting great historical importance, the monument is the tomb of Mughal emperor Humayun. Witness the magnificent structure built on impressive red sandstone. In addition, Humayun’s tomb is the first structure in India constructed in the Mughal style of architecture. Observe the beautiful Humayun’s tomb, constructed uniquely on a raised platform of 7 m height.
Catch the sights of the 150 tombs in the Humayun’s tomb complex, like the Bega Begum, Hamida Banu Begum, Dara Shikoh and Isa Khan.
4. Red Fort
Timings : 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM, Except on Mondays
Time Required : 2-3 hours
Entry Fee : Indian Citizens, citizens of SAARC and BIMSTEC nations: INR 10, Other foreigners: INR 250, No fees for children below the age of 15
Built in : 1639
You can never complete your Delhi trip without visiting Red Fort, famously called as Lal Kila of Delhi. Previously named as Qila-I-Mubarak that refers to a residence for the royal family, Red fort is spread over an area of 255 acres. Beautifully designed of many buildings with unique carvings, double domes and tall walls of around 2.5 km.
Built as palace of Shahjahanabad, this monument is now one of the most popular monuments in India. Constructed with beautiful red sandstone, this fort is called as Red Fort. Explore the impressive structure of red sandstone, prominently known for its historical & national importance. Must Visit the massive structure, spreading over an area of 255 acres.
Hauz Khas Village The Hauz Khas Complex Next
5. Hauz Khas Village and Fort
Timings of Hauz Khas Complex : The Hauz Khas Village remains open from Monday to Saturday from 10:30 AM to 7:30 PM. The restaurant and pubs remain open till 1:00 AM in the night. However, you will spot police and PCR van patrolling the Hauz Khas Village after 12:30 PM to maintain security.
Time Required : 3 – 4 hours
Nearest Metro Station : Green Park on the yellow line
Parking : Available at INR 100
Explore the majestic on your own with this entry ticket to Hauz Khas Fort. Enjoy gazing at the famous monument, created by Firoz Shah Tughlaq, who termed the royal water tank as Hauz Khas. Spot various other buildings on the banks, and learn about the historical importance of each & every structure. Besides the Hauz Khas Fort and lake, recall the glorious history with several mosques, tombs and pavilions, which are now reduced to ruins.
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. The present status of the village retains the old charm of the place along with an enhanced aesthetic appeal. No matter whether you are a Delhiite of not, you eventually find yourself at the most happening place in the city.
6. Lotus Temple
Timings : All days of the week except Monday: October-March: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM, April-September: 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Time Required : 45 minutes – 1 hour
Entry Fee : Free
Nearest Metro Station : Kalkaji Metro Station
An architectural brilliance and a representative of the Indian artistic nuances is the Lotus temple , the famous tourist attraction, fun activities in Delhi and a major landmark of India that has been attracting tourists from all over the world for long. The construction of the temple was finished in 1986. It is resembling a lotus flower but in white colour and the major feature of the temple is that it is open to all people, regardless of religion and caste.
The 27 free standing marble clad petals in clusters of three to form nine sides are the strong pillars of the structure. You can enter the temple through nine doors opening to the central hall. It will accommodate around 2500 people at a time. Lotus Temple has gained prominence from the year of its initiation and it received a lot of recognitions from different parts of the world for its inimitable architecture.
7. Akshardham Temple
Timings : All days of the week except Monday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Ticket counters close at 6:00 PM
Time Required : 3 to 4 hours
Exhibition Fee : Adults (12 years and above): INR 220 Senior Citizens: INR 170 Children (4 to 11 years): INR 120 for children Children below 4 Years: Free
Nearest Metro Station : Akshardham Station on Noida-bound Blue Line
Aarti Timings : 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Timings : 9:30 AM to 8:00 PM; closed on Mondays Entry closes at 6:30 PM
A place of eternal holy communion, Akshardham is a temple complex located in the capital city of India, Delhi. The godly establishment is highly recognized for its mesmerizing architectural design, divine prayers and devotion and a locale where tourists from all around the county visit to participate in a number of festivities and events that transpire throughout the year.
The temple is dedicated to Bhagwan Swaminarayan and various embodiments of Hinduism who have a great impact on the Hindu religion. Built-in the year 2005, the Akshardham temple homes more than 200 idols of a number of gods and avatars.
Created completely in sandstone and marble, the entire construction of the temple took more than 8,000 workers and 300,000,000 hours. A visit to the temple allows visitors to embark on a spiritually rich journey dictating ancient Hindu techniques of achieving eternal peace and serenity.
8. Jantar Mantar
Timings : 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM,
Time Required : 2 hours
Entry Fee : Indians, SAARC and BIMSTEC Visitors: INR 15 per person Foreign Tourists: INR 200 per person Videography: INR 25
Constructed By : Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur
Built in : 1724
Nearest Metro Station : Patel Chowk on Yellow Line
Visit the prominent attraction sight in Delhi to observe the scientific advancement of ancient India. Referring to the combination of yantra & mantra, the monument is composed of five observatories that were constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur in the year 1724.
The emperor, known for his inclination towards astronomy, curated 13 architectural astronomy instruments. Jantar Mantar was primarily used to measure the time of the day & was active for 7 years. Later, due to the construction of tall buildings, the structure failed to evaluate correct calculations.
9. Rashtrapati Bhavan
Timings : 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Time Required : 3 hours
Entry Fee : INR 50, (Children under 8 years are exempted from the registration fee)
Located on the western end of the Rajpath in New Delhi, the Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official residence of the President of India. It was originally built with the intent of serving as the Viceroy’s House. With its 340 rooms in the main building covering 5 acres on an estate of 330 acres, it is one of the largest residences of any head of the state in the world. This majestic piece of architecture was conceptualized by renowned architects Sir Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker. The construction saw completion in the year 1929 and now stands today as a magnificent symbol of all that India is. Its current inhabitant is President Ram Nath Kovind who assumed office in July 2017.
The premises of the Rashtrapati Bhavan has been divided into three circuits and can be accessed by an authorised visitor at specific times slots over the day. The first one is the Main Building and Central Lawn, where you can spectate the architecture firsthand. The second circuit is the Rashtrapati Bhawan Museum complex, which has a number of buildings within its own perimeter.
10. Safdarjungs Tomb
Timings : 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Time Required : 1 – 2 hrs
Entry Fee : Indian- INR 15 Foreigners- INR 200 (Children up to 15 years – Free Entry) Video Shooting- INR 25
Safdarjung Tomb, prominently known as one of the grandest monuments of the city. Also known as ‘Safdarjung ka Maqbara,’ the tomb is beautifully based amidst lush green gardens and is carved out of marble and sandstone. Built in the late 18th century and reflects the cultural influences of the time.
Witness the beauty of the fort, that resembles Taj Mahal, prominently known as the last garden tomb of the Mughals.
Explore the beauty of the tomb which is surrounded by a massive square garden.
Catch the sights of the majestic tomb, constructed out of brownish yellow and red sandstone.
Get yourself clicked with the marvellous & unparalleled architecture, composed with Arabic inscriptions on it.