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Being the capital of India, Delhi is famous for its tourist attractions, historical Mughal architecture, food and its marketplaces. It’s a mix of both prominent places such as Connaught place as well as street food and shopping. Let’s take a look at some of the best places to visit in New Delhi after five.
How to Get to Delhi
Delhi Metro is a boon to the city, being the fastest and affordable option to get around Delhi. Check out this official website to check fares/routes for metro lines.
Uber and Ola have become increasingly popular after their arrival in India, mainly because the local auto rickshaws tend to exploit foreigners, especially. Carpooling is a good option in both Uber and Ola, for environmental causes.
Some of the popular car rental services in Delhi are Zoom Car, Avis and Savaari that you could use.
The green-yellow autorickshaws can be spotted in the city easily. Though ideally it should be a fixed fare of 25 INR for the first 2 km with additional charges when you travel at night, most of them refuse to go by metre. And if you are a tourist, they are more likely to quote you more. Prefer this when you have to travel short distances and when the above two are out of choices.
Cycle rickshaws are more about experience than travel. You could just take one for local sightseeing.
Where to Eat in Delhi
Moolchand Parantha // For the Paratha lovers, Paratha is an indian bread made out of wheat with variations in stuffings inside it, is a popular food in Delhi. Trust this place for the best of them.
Chaina Ram // For a taste of Indian sweets, Chaina Ram is one of the oldest confectioneries in New Delhi, having established in 1901. Moong Dal Halwa is a famous delicacy here,though it specializes in all Indian sweets.
Chandni Chowk // For a taste of Indian street food, Chandni Chowk is a famous place to devour Indian street food, some of the famous ones being Jalebi, Kulfi, Kachoris, Chaat items, and more.
Indian Accent // If you are looking for a place for Indian fine dining, check out Indian Accent and you won’t be disappointed.
Khan Market // Khan Market is located close to the India Gate, and is famous for the restaurants serving European and Continental cuisine. Some of the popular cafes in the place are Big Chill Cafe, Amici Cafe, The Blue Door Cafe, Cafe Turtle, Latitude 28 and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.
What to Do in Delhi
Witness Mughal Architecture at Humayun’s Tomb // The Humayun’s Tomb was built under Akbar, for his father Humayun and stands as an excellent piece of Mughal Architecture. The tomb is constructed using red stones and white marble with decorative Rajastani elements inside it.
Spend an evening at the Connaught place // The Connaught place is one of the busiest places in Delhi. It’s full of restaurants, fashion boutiques, shops and cinema theatres, where you can spend a perfect evening time. Kitty Su at Connaught place is famous for partying and nightlife.
Visit the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib // The Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ( a Sikh place of worship ) was built as a symbolism of devotion and selfless giving. It is open 24*7 and when you visit it, you can get an experience of the Langar, a free public meal that’s offered only at the Gurdwaras. It’s a serene place where you can spend some time in peace.
Visit Chandni Chowk, one of India’s oldest markets // Be it for food ( Paranthe Wali Gali), gorgeous silver jewellery, old traditional perfumes, or the spice market ( spices that brought India into light to the world), you have it all. It is also famous for shopping and haggling is a common scene & amuse in the place. Apart from these, it also has fabric stores and pre-owned books.
Enjoy the night water show at Akshardham // The Akshardham temple is a Hindu temple representing culture, white marble architecture, and spirituality. The temple closes at 6:30 pm so you might to visit it before that. There’s a musical water show at the place at night, so you might not want to miss it.
Guide by Mark Bennett of Outdoorily
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