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SHOPPING

PLACES FOR BEST STREET SHOPPING

1. Sarojini Market

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. 

  • Address – Janpath Rd, Janpath, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
  • 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

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FOOD AND DRINKS

AMAZING STREET FOOD TO EAT 

1. Aslam’s Chicken Corner

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

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TOURIST PLACES

TOURIST PLACES TO VISIT

1. Qutub Minar

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. 

3. Humayun’s Tomb

Timings : 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM

Time Required : 2 – 3 hours

Entry Fee : Indians – INR 10, Foreigners – INR 250. Video filming – INR 25, Photography – Free

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.