10 Best Things To Do At Night In Delhi, India - Updated 2024

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Janvi Sinha
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India is home to major tourist attractions, and with Delhi being the capital, it is frequented by visitors from different parts of the world. While most are busy discovering the cultural side, a significant portion of our fellow travellers rarely gets to witness the nightlife in Delhi. From admiring the eye-soothing Purana Qila Sound and Light show to hardcore adventure activities such as a night safari in Sanjay Van, Delhi has it all. For all those who are first-time visitors, you must take note of all the scrumptious food joints that remain open until the wee hours. Therefore, to ensure that you make the most out of your trip, we have listed the best things to do at night in Delhi, India.

1. Taste the mouth-watering street food of Delhi (from USD 40.0)

While the fancy restaurants extend a warm welcome, the streets vendors offer a stiff competition with their share of snacks and eatables. Travellers discovering the beautifully lit streets of Delhi, get a taste of the most authentic Indian chaat, chole kulche, and an overwhelming variety of Indian desserts and sweets. Interestingly, visitors also get a chance to connect with the localites while exploring the city via rickshaw, metro, and on foot.

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Evening Food Tour

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

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2. Check out the grand sound and light show at Purana Qila (from USD 59.0)

This is one of the ultimate and unmissable shows that is organised at Purana Qila. The sound and light show exhibits the glorious heritage of Delhi in its own unique way. This show ensures an eye-soothing experience to its viewers as it unravels the last 5000 years of Delhi’s existence, and the stories are relayed with a brilliant play of lights, apt music, and informative commentary. One can surely grab a seat at this amazing show after a fine evening food tour.

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Delhi Purana Qila Sound and Light Show and Dinner Private Tour

Duration: 4 hours

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3. Explore the gorgeous nightlife at the pubs in Connaught Place (from USD 24.0)

The first thought that crosses people’s mind when a night out is in question is blazing music and a bottle of booze with shimmering laser beams. While on a visit to the capital of India, one can surely expect something more than just shows, monuments and food. Delhi has a large number of pubs with unique themes. This Delhi pub crawl begins at Pebble Street at 7 pm and ends at Cafe MRP at around 10 in the night.

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Visit Best Pubs of Delhi - Connaught Place Special

Duration: 3 hours

4. Enjoy the night view of the majestic India Gate

India Gate, New Delhi at Night
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Eatcha used under CC BY-SA 4.0

One of the most important monuments in Delhi, the India Gate is a war memorial which pays homage to the 82,000 soldiers of the undivided Indian Army who lost their lives in World War I while fighting for the British Army. Representing patriotism, India Gate lights up every evening brilliantly and offers a splendid sight for the world to see. To add to its stunning view, you may check out the beautifully lit fountains nearby. Visitors can enjoy a silent midnight walk or click some breathtaking pictures of this splendid memorial.

India Gate

Address: Rajpath, India Gate, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

Price: Free

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Delhi Tour Guide

Narender Kumar

Narender Kumar

I have been a tour guide/ escort for more than 10 years and have guided tourists pan India to historical and cultural heritage sites, national parks & bird sancturies, monuments places like- Delhi , Agra, Jaipur, Khajuraho Exotic Temples, Ranthambore National Park, Mumbai, Nashik , Aurangabad ( Ajanta Rockcut Caves & Ellora Rockcut Temples ), Goa etc. I am proficient in English, Russian, Hindi and Urdu. I became a tour guide due to my passion for travelling and I love meeting new people and share incredible experiences and learn more about a culture and place. I have a good sense of humor and love cracking jokes which will make your trip fun and lively. I love taking care of people and your safety is my top priority. You will have the best holiday memories with me as your tour guide/escort.

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5. Challenge yourself to a night safari in Sanjay Van

Night safari
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Spread over an area of 443 acres (179.3 hectares) along the picturesque Aravalli hills, Sanjay Van is an artistic and vibrant lush green urban landscape with newly formed water bodies, attracting an abundance of birds during the day. However, it is the night when things get a bit spooky around this park. It is rumoured to be haunted. A dense forest with graves inside in one of the most stomach-churning experiences and the place is said to witness paranormal energies where visitors complain of unsettling noises of children screaming and crying. A night safari in Sanjay Van is sure to climb up the to-do list for visitors in Delhi.

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6. Relish a mouthful at Moolchand Parathe Wala

The best Paratha's around Town
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Serving for over 50 years, Moolchand Parathe Wala is an eatery that serves hot, greasy and delicious parathas. This is one of the best options to satiate your desire to taste the one and only parathas. This restaurant offers an extensive menu of parathas, ranging from mixed vegetable to soya parathas. They also serve non-vegetarian variants such as chicken paratha, keema paratha and egg paratha, and serve it with a special gravy to go with it. Besides, visitors can also enjoy the various thalis and main courses here.

Moolchand Parathe Wala

Address: 4, 5, 6 Lala Lajpat Rai Marg Moolchand Metro Station, Vikram Vihar, Lajpat Nagar

Website: Moolchand Parathe Wala

Opening hours: 8am - 11pm (daily)

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7. Dance your heart out at Privee

Source: Pikist

For the party animals, who love to sway at the beat of electrifying music, Privee is the place for you. One of the most happening places around town, Privee seems to be the club where the ambience throbs with energy. Besides providing its guests with a once-in-a-lifetime experience with its pulsating music and electrifying lighting, this place also serves some of the best food and drinks in town.


Address: Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel, Ashoka Rd, Connaught Place

Opening hours: Sun - Fri: 10am - 4:30pm; Sat: 10am - 12pm (closed on Mon)

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8. Get tipsy at My Bar Square

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One of the very few bars in Delhi, known for serving an extensive bar menu at budget-friendly rates, My Bar Square is an ideal option for a pocket-friendly nightlife. With a nicely curated menu of reasonably priced drinks, the bar also offers some of the most lip-smacking appetizers to pair along with the drinks. The wide array of nibbles ranges from ‘drums of heaven’ to 'mutton seekh kebab’. Additionally, with a warm and welcoming arena to let your hair down, this bar offers a dim-lit set up to elevate the ambience.

My Bar Square

Address: No.E 34 & 35, 1st Floor, Inner Circle, Connaught Place

Opening hours: 12am - 1pm (daily)

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9. Enjoy a fine dining experience at Kiyan

Fine-dining restaurant
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An all-day dining restaurant with a European edge, Kiyan is one of the major dining escapades in the city. To charge up the ambience Kiyan offers a highly decorated interior with metallic coloured booths in circular shapes. Besides its posh ambience, this restaurant offers a global and varied menu with cuisines like European, North-Indian and Thai. One of the best things about this restaurant is that it remains open all day long.


Address: NH-8, Samalkha, New Delhi, Delhi 110037

Website: Kiyan

Opening hours: 7am - 11:30pm (daily)

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10. Experience a retro-dining adventure (from USD 46.0)

For travellers who love to experience the different layers of the city would also love to indulge in fine dining. And the adventure heightens when they are introduced to a retro-styled ambience. Once they witness the old-world theme, guests can enjoy the delectable dishes while humming to the melodious tunes of Indian music from the 1950s. To improve the exotic and royal treatment, visitors can also avail the option of a chauffeured tour around the India Gate, Parliament House, and other impressive sights before returning to their hotel.

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Private Dinner with Transfer and Night View of Delhi

Duration: 3 to 4 hours

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See Delhi when the lights shine bright

Ranging from local street food to some of the best fine dining experiences, Delhi offers its visitors a taste of this vibrant city and its ever-energetic nightlife. Planning for a trip to India’s capital? Make sure you check out the activities to engage in during the late evenings and at night.

Tip from Trip101 local expert



If you're a night owl like me and end up near Hauz Khas, do yourself a favor and wander into the vibrant urban village there. It's my go-to for unwinding after dusk. There's this laid-back vibe with an edge of historic charm that's just magnetic. On a typical visit, I'd kick things off with a casual walk around Hauz Khas Fort – it's a steal to enter, and the views? Absolutely worth more than the mere 25 INR for locals (and a fair 200 INR for tourists). The sunset from the fort is a spectacle in itself – make sure to catch it before the gates close, which is usually around sunset. Post that, I like to dive into the buzzing scene of quirky cafes and lively pubs. It's never planned, just go with the flow, and sometimes you hit the jackpot with happy hour deals – especially on weekends

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