10 Best Places To Visit When In Colorful Delhi

10 Best Places To Visit When In Colorful Delhi
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Janvi Sinha
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Janvi Sinha
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Endorsed by a New Delhi Local Expert
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The capital of India, Delhi is one of the longest standing cities and has been historically known to be a place of powerful emperors and centuries-old political struggle. Because of many shifts in its leadership and culture, Delhi easily became a melting pot of modern and traditional landscapes that make it one of the most colorful places in the world. When in Delhi, watch out — beneath the façade of diverse architectural gems and aromas of a unique cuisine a city with a charming colorful culture awaits. Here are the top 10 best places to visit when in Delhi.

1. Dilli Haat

Dilli Haat
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There are many places in Delhi where you can get your bargain shopping fix (as you’d see later on), but if you want authentic, Indian ethnic wear, Dilli Haat is the place to be. This open-air market is bustling with stalls carrying a wide array of traditional, colorful clothing, home décor, handicrafts, and jewelry. Typical prices range from 400-1,500 INR (5.87-22.03 USD) depending on what you buy, and you can access Dilli Haat via public buses, then be dropped off at INA.

Dilli Haat

Address: Sri Aurobindo Marg, Laxmi Bai Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110023, India

Price: 5.87 to 22.03 USD

Opening Hours: 10:30 am - 10:00 pm

Access: Take a train to the INA or AIIMS train station, then walk

Website: Delhi Tourism

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2. Paharganj

Street in Paharganj
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A bargain shopping-loving fashionista? Head over to Paharganj, one of the most popular bargain shopping sites in Delhi for clothes, bags, shoes, books, musical instruments, textiles, and handicrafts. Get ready to score some sweet deals here and go home smiling like a winner, because typical prices in Paharganj don’t exceed 1,000 INR (14.69 USD). To get to Paharganj, just ride the train and exit at the New Delhi Railway Station.


Address: Central Delhi, west of New Delhi Railway Station

Price: approximately 14.69 USD

Opening Hours: All day

Access: Take a train to New Delhi Railway Station and head west

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3. Lodhi Garden

Lodhi Garden, Delhi, India
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Full of lush greenery, fresh air, and a bright, sunny, atmosphere, Lodhi Garden is the ideal place for a few hours of relaxation and just taking a break from it all. Whether you come in the morning or in the late in the afternoon, you have space to take your peaceful stroll through a maze of green in the park, or maybe a quiet picnic with your loved ones while enjoying the beautiful weather. To get to Lodhi Garden, take the Metro to Jor Bagh station, then walk to Sri Aurobindo and turn into Lodhi Road.

Lodhi Garden

Address: Lodhi Rd, Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India

Opening Hours: 6 am - 7 pm

Access: Take a train to Jorbagh station on the yellow line of the Delhi Metro and walk to Lodhi street

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4. Nizamuddin Dargah

Nizamuddin Dargah and Jamaat Khana Masjid, Delhi
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India is home to many mausoleums that have lasted for centuries, but Nizammudin Dargah is one of the most sacred and oldest. This is the shrine one of the world’s most well-known Suffi saints, Nizamuddin Auliya, and as such sees a thousand visitors every day. This is a recommended visit to anyone and everyone who wants to experience true Sufi tradition when in Delhi. The shrine is easily accessible via the Delhi Metro.

Nizamuddin Dargah

Address: Nizamuddin, Nizammudin West Slum, Nizamuddin West, New Delhi, Delhi 110013, India

Opening Hours: 5 am - 10:30 pm

Access: Take a train from anywhere in Delhi to Nizamuddin Dargah Railway Station and walk.

Website: Nizammudin Dargah

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I am a full-time licensed tour guide living in Agra, India. I received my Regiinal Level Guide certificate in 2007 from the Ministry of Tourism now I have a Pan India license. Before I discovered the tourism industry, I worked in the law, medical and insurance fields. I have a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Biology and Organic Chemistry. After achieving my Masters of Science in Organic Chemistry, I went to law school. My passion for history and culture led me to my profession today. I still enjoy learning science. I use it to understand the healing power of plants: mainly herbs, fruits and vegetables. My hobbies include collecting postage stamps, coins, paper money, reading, music, and of course, gardening. I also love photography, which I have become very good at. Many tourists have enjoyed my personal sightseeing tours. I enjoy meeting people and showing them my world. My lifelong experiences here, combined with my studies, allow me to help people get to know the real India. If you enjoy learning about this way of life, I am the one to come to! I work mainly in Agra, but will create tours to places outside of the city. While my tours are mostly walking tours around the city, I can arrange for transportation as well. If you need accommodation services, I can provide that too. Traveling to India is not just a journey, but an experience!

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Hello Travellers people calle me Farman a experienced freelance tour guide. I work with several Free Tours company and we would love to show you around and give you the best tips and recomendations. If you travel in India you will discover a new aspect of this wonderful city. If it is your first visit i warn you one thing: you will fall in love in love with India and you will end up coming back.

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Zeeshan Ali

Namaste!! I Take privilege to share about myself. My name is Zeeshan. I was born and raised in the rich history of India, in the Beautiful City of Agra, I had no Doubts to become a Tour Guide because I couldn't stop myself been attracted towards the charm for History & Architecture of monuments located at Agra from my childhood. I Chose to become a Tour Guide to fulfill my Passion & to learn, share about the Customs, Tradition, Culture, History & Architecture of my Incredible Country which has a Unity in Diversity. I am 34 years old and 14 of them I Dedicated as a Tour Guide. I am Educated, Professional, Sociable, Punctual & friendly. I can interest you by presenting interesting facts about India. I always take into account the wishes of my Clients and create individual plans of Excursion. I help my Clients in choosing the Best Stops, Stores, Cafes & transfers. I did my Masters in Indian History (Medieval Period). I believe my Journey has just begun as I discovered an enormous amount of knowledge of History, Architecture & Culture of North India by reading & Travelling So I am very Well Versed to Deliver the Tour just like a local. I consider myself a Professional in this field, I am happy that my clients take their India Tour Memories as an Experience to Cherish it throughout their lives. In easy words, you can travel with me like an old family friend from India.

5. Iskcon Temple

Gaura Nitai shrine at ISKCON temple, Delhi
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Perfect for spending the day in solace and amidst a solemn presence, the Iskcon Temple is the temple dedicated to the worship of Lord Krishna and Radharani. Designed with meticulous architecture, its walls are peppered with works from Russian artists portraying various scenes in the deities’ lives. Iskcon Temple is located on Hari Krishna Hill and is a five-minute walk from the Nehru Place station via the Metro train.

Iskcon Temple

Address: Hare Krishna Hill, Main Road, Sant Nagar, East of Kailash, New Delhi, Delhi 110092, India

Opening Hours: 4:30 am - 9 pm (main Temple Hall closed from 1 - 4 pm)

Access: Take a train to Nehru Place Station and walk 5 minutes to the temple.

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Iskcon Temple Iskcon Temple Iskcon Temple

Whenever I visit the Iskcon Temple in New Delhi, there's this incredible sense of peace that envelops me. Make sure to catch the evening Aarti; it's an experience that fills you with positivity. And you absolutely must try the Prasadam after - the Khichdi they serve is divine. 

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6. Garden of Five Senses

Example of night photography at The Garden of Five Senses, New Delhi
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Located in Said-Ul-Azaib village, the Garden of Five Senses is a 20-acre site filled with luscious trees and flowers, pristine ponds, and various artistic sculptures ideal for a leisurely afternoon. The Garden of Five Senses is not randomly named: you can really tickle your five senses through the majestic scenery, smell of fresh air, and things you can do while in the garden like dining, shopping, or even taking a lovely stroll. The Garden of Five Senses is accessible via the Metro train station Saket and has a small entrance fee of 30 INR (0.44 USD).

Garden of Five Senses

Address: “Said-ul-Ajaib, Mehrauli-Badarpur Road, New Delhi South of Saket

Price: 0.44 USD

Opening Hours: 9 am - 6 pm.

Access: Take a train to Saket Metro Station and walk from there

Website: Garden of Five Senses

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7. Red Fort

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A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Red Fort was built in 1546 and is famous for being the Mughal Emperors’ home for 200 years. The Red Fort got its name from the material used in building its walls, and is considered a prime example of Mughal creativity and art. Entering the Red Fort, one can easily see why it’s a lauded architectural gem: its intricate design and blend of Persian, Timurid, and Hindu influences are definitely not easy to forget. The Red Fort is reachable through the New Delhi and Old Delhi Railway stations or through the inter- and intrastate buses.

Red Fort

Address: Netaji Subhash Marg, Lal Qila, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India

Opening Hours: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm (closed Mondays)

Access: Take a train to Connaught Place and walk from there.

Website: Red Fort

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8. Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk, 2008 (18)
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On your way to the Red Fort (or even right after your tour), pass by Chandni Chowk where you can eat, shop for jewelry at marked down prices, stationery items, cameras, and a wide variety of spices and dried foods. What’s special about this street market is that it’s known for silver jewelry priced at almost 25% less compared to regular market prices, even while maintaining their beautiful design. And Nai Sarak is a popular destination for book lovers. It’s not too far from the Red Fort, so Chandni Chowk is reachable via train too.

Chadni Chowk

Address: Old Delhi

Opening Hours: 10 am - 7 pm

Access: Take a train to the Chandni Chowk and walk to Old Delhi.

Website: Chadni Chowk

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9. Bangla Sahib Gurudwara

India Delhi Gurdwara Bangla Sahib
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Located near Connaught Place in Delhi, Bangla Sahib Gurdwara is the expansive hub for those who seek pilgrimage, no matter the religion or caste. Its clean white walls, incorporated with intricate golden décor, houses an art gallery in its basement, filled with paintings depicting Sikh history. There’s no entry fee and Bangla Sahib Gurudwara is open the whole day, too. The nearest train station is the New Delhi Train Station.

Bangla Sahib Gurudwara

Address: “Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Ashoka Road, Connaught Place, Next to Grand Post Office, Hanuman Road Area, Connaught Place, New Delhi”

Opening Hours: 12 pm - 11:59 pm

Access: Take a bus to St. Columba School bus station and walk .

Website: Bangla Sahib Gurudwara

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10. Humayun’s Tomb

Humayun's Tomb, Delhi, India
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Humayun’s Tomb is the second UNESCO World Heritage site located in Delhi. Built in the late 1500’s, Humayun’s Tomb is the first ever garden-tomb in India and served as the catalyst for many architectural advances in India — in particular, for inspiring the architecture of the Taj Mahal. It is a tall, red and white structure amidst a maze of greenery, with every inch decorated meticulously. There is a small entry fee of 30 INR (0.44 USD for Indians) and 500 INR (7.34 USD for foreign tourists), and the destination is accessible via the JLN Stadium Metro Station.

Humayun's Tomb

Address: Opp. Dargah, Nizamuddin, Mathura Road

Price: 0.44 - 7.34 USD

Opening Hours: Undefined, usually open from sunrise to sunset

Website: Humayun’s Tomb

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Archway with Humayun's Tomb in the background

Out of all the age-old monuments in this historic city, Humayun's Tomb probably has the most magnificent architecture. Even though I have visited this stunning structure only once, I still vividly remember its colossal central tomb, numerous arches, and charmingly landscaped gardens.

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Fill your travels with a burst of color

Delhi is a must-see for anyone who wants to experience India’s rich culture. Of course, there are more places to see and more things to do in Delhi than these go-to spots, but admiring these 10 best places to visit are definitely enough to satiate your curiosity!

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