Not so surprisingly, 48 hours aren’t enough to experience the magnitude that is New Delhi. But if you want to observe Delhi within a limited time, then worry not. You can still have the time of your life in this lively capital city of India. There are so many places to explore, so many things to buy, so much food to eat and so much metro travelling to embark upon. It’s just not enough, is it? But to help you out in your limited time in Delhi, here’s a list of things you can do.
Rise and Shine: Fancy a walk early in the morning? Give yourself a chance to breathe in the fresh morning air by taking a walk in the Garden of Five Senses. This quaint park is the perfect spot to start off your day of adventure.
Break the Fast: When you’re done taking a nice stroll in the gardens, take a pit stop before you head back to your hotel. Refresh yourself by indulging in some breath-taking coffee and breakfast from Rose Cafe, which is close to the garden you’ve just strolled in!
Sights to see
Grab your backpack and start off towards the many historical locations you can take a look at. The place you’re looking for is the famous Jama Masjid. It’ll leave you entranced by the view. On the way you can also get amazed by the crowd of Chandni Chowk; and after that you can embark towards the Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s tomb etc. to give your eyes a taste of India’s heritage.
Give some Yummy to the Tummy
How about a meal that’ll make you feel like your stomach is going to explode? Let your tongue have the taste of the delicious food from places like Karim’s or Lotus Leaf; Pebble Street or the Yum Yum Tree.
Resume the Shooting
Is the memory of your camera already full? Well, you’ll have to look for a solution because post lunch, there’s some shopping to do along with capturing the pretty and effervescent market known as Dilli Haat, which is one of the best places to buy handicrafts from. You will get lost in the astonishment that is this colourful market. From here you can go to the lavish mall called Select City walk. Take the Metro to Malviya Nagar, and head towards Saket to reach the biggest mall of Delhi for some fun shopping and gaming.
Love the Caffeine
Your next stop can be any of the coffee shops in Citywalk. If you’re feeling adventurous still even though it’s early evening, tread into the Hard Rock Cafe and indulge in the rocking atmosphere.
Homage to the Martyrs
If you want to look at the prestigious India Gate, now is the right time. As the sun sets and the pretty lights adorn this great edifice, you’ll feel as though your mind is at peace. Lounge on the lush grass under the trees and stroll through the long, wide road, and pay your respects to our brave martyred soldiers.
Dance Dance: It’s time for some fun. Grab some dinner at Yeti-The Himalayan Kitchen, and head over to Third Eye, or Agni for some clubbing and drinks.
Hangover cure: Since you won’t be able to wake up very early after all of the dancing, you can just freshen up and grab a cab to have some tea from the Tea Stall Studio in Lajpat Nagar or Suresh Tea Stall to start off your day.
Begin by visiting the beautiful Lotus Temple. Capture this wondrous artistic construction in your camera, for it is a sight you’d want to remember. Later, you can take a walk through the Janpath market if you’re interested in looking at stalls of ethnic clothing and souvenirs.
Whisk yourself away to the Khan Market and indulge in an afternoon of Asian cuisine at Mamagoto. You can also go to Haldiram’s if you’re craving some street food.
Karol Bagh, Connaught Place, Pallika Bazaar and Sarojini Market…there are so many of them that you can visit. Hop into the Metro and travel to the nearest market to explore more of the intricate Delhi areas, and check out what they’re selling.
Lurch to the Church
Take your trip to the Central Baptist Church for some peace and quiet in your otherwise rushing day. From here you can embark onto the Lal Mandir temple, which is an artistic sight in itself.
Towards the late afternoon, you can take a stroll through the popular Lodhi Gardens, which is an attraction for tourists and locals alike. You can relax and chat with your companions or friends while enjoying the greenery and the long pathways surrounded by tall trees.
Wine N Dine: Take an early dinner at the Taj if you’re in the mood for a luxurious time. You can also head over to Indian Accent-The Manor or Zerruco in Hotel Ashok. Pamper yourself with some cocktails, and enjoy a quiet and fun evening.
End your night with a quick look at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the former home of the Viceroy of India, which is now the residential area of the President.
Delhi is a city full of unlimited places to visit. It is the heart of India’s cultural and historical heritage, and a location of great significance. Even if you have a limited amount of time in Delhi, it’s still enough to let you know the magnificence that is the capital of India.