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30 Fun-Loving Things to do in Delhi for Travellers Visiting Capital City of India

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Delhi’s favourite tourist spots are dominated by forts, monuments and markets. Undoubtedly, two great places, Rashtrapati Bhawan and Qutub Minar are overwhelming, there are many other fun-loving things to do in Delhi which have made this place filled with tourists throughout the year. Ones who visit Delhi will say that it is highly populated and full of diversities where activities bustle and brims with the happy crowd. People having different taste and interest will love to spend most of the time in the city. This is the reason, many tourists from all over the county visit Delhi often to hang out and explore every hook and corner of the city. In this blog of ours, we have shortlisted 30 fun-loving things to do in Delhi- ‘Dilwalo Ki Nagri’.

Fun-Loving Things to do in Delhi- Sightseeing

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib:

This is a place developed by Sikh Community. The golden shaped doom is the most attractive feature of the Gurudwara and visitors can be seen pouring in throughout the day. If you ever visit this Gurudwara, ensure that you tie a scarf over your head or else you won’t be allowed to enter. Do not forget to get a glimpse of a busy kitchen which serves meals to many of the Delhi people every day.

Sulabh International Museum of Toilets:

This is an unusual museum dedicated to sanitation, waste removal and human hygiene. The galleries of this museum are filled with toilet-related apparatus and artefacts where some can be dated back to ancient times. Some of the key toilets include Japanese electronic toilets and Victorian porcelain which will make you appreciate this marvellous creation of humankind known as Toilet!

National Gandhi Museum:

As the name says, this museum is dedicated to prestigious contributions made by the Father of the Nation, Gandhi. Many monuments in the building are dedicated and build after his name, including currencies which depicts his face. 

Chhatarpur Temple:

Located in South Delhi, Chhatarpur temple is the second largest temple complex in India. The main shrine in the temple is of Goddess Katyayani. The entire building complex is made of marble and is made in the Vesara architecture style. The main shrine i.e. Katyayani or Durga is opened during Durga Puja only and thus many people visit this temple during Nav-Ratri or Durga Puja. 

Jama Masjid:

This is the largest Mosque in India and is located in front of the Red Fort. Jama Masjid beauty and picturesque view have made this place idle for photo-clicking. People walk in to encounter various heritage sites, exotic food and cultural walks to explore and recollect a memorable experience.

Lotus Temple:

This is yet another temple with artistic looks. The structure is named after Lotus or National Flower of India. The popular kitchen in the temple has a footfall not less than 10,000 each day. The Bahai worship house invites people belonging to diversified religions to pray in the temple silently. Many storytelling’s, dance and signing of prayers take place in the temple premises and thus makes this place considered among attractive sightseeing places in Delhi.

Akshardham or Swaminarayan Akshardham:

Akshardham is famous not only among Indians but is a recognised place internationally. The Guinness World Records has recorded Akshardham as the Largest Hindu Temple in the World. Many fun-loving activities are been organised by the temple operators such as Theatre, Boat Ride, Shahjanand Darshan, Musical Fountain, etc. The colourful musical fountain is the largest stepwell in India which represents the circle of life.  

Jantar Mantar:

This is one of the most attractive places located in central Delhi. Jantar Mantar was built to identify astronomical phenomenon and calculate scientific data from it. Many fascinating instruments can be found here and as many as thousands tourist guides can be found who will guide you about every structure. 

ISKCON Temple:

Unlike ISKCON Temple of Mayapur, Delhi’s ISKCON temple is known as Vaishnav temple of Radharani. This is the centre for Vedic learning. You can participate in many activities organised by temple trustees including seminars, training programs and festivals. 

Fun-Loving Things to do in Delhi- Feasting

1911 Bar:

This is an atmospheric restaurant cum bar dedicated to British Raj in India. Feast with family and friends by savouring a delicious cocktail in this heritage bar and restaurant filled with memorable portraits, paintings and military medals of past eras. 

Vault Café:

This is a themed restaurant in which people can dine in the vault that has been converted into a private dining space. Located in Connaught Place, this café offers some traditional Indian cuisines along with tastes belonging to different parts of the world. The main attraction of this place is the vault doors which enters into a dining room where you can find leather Chesterfield sofas to feast and enjoy fun-loving activities with family and friends.

Dramz:

A rooftop bar giving a serene view of Qutub Minar will make you feel pampered after daylong sightseeing in the busy city. With an impressive look at the tallest brick minaret in the world, Dramz is considered among highly sought-out place in Delhi. 

Paranthe Wali Gali:

Visiting Parathe wali Gali is a must to do things in Delhi. Located in Chandni Chowk of Old Delhi, this place is filled with various shops serving paratha or Indian bread of different and unimaginable kinds. Here you can find shopkeepers shouting names of assorted paratha, the aroma of ghee and butter making you feel hungry until your stomach is filled up completely.  

Connaught Place:

This place of Delhi is considered as an idle place for nightlife enjoyers and retro-bars. CP is visited mostly by the young crowd that enjoys good food at decent prices. One can always see people partying in CP’s bars and restaurants.

Hard Rock Café:

This café provides its guests with lots of entertaining activities besides exotic meals. Located at DLF Place Saket, Hard Rock Café holds Stage Live Performances along with Rock Shop which serves finger-licking food like American cuisine and Delhi’s local food.

Majnu Ka Tilla:

This is the only Tibetan complex in North Delhi which serves authentic Tibetan food. The place also has a Buddhist temple and students of Delhi University campus along with various tourists visit this Tibetan colony very often. The colony has many guest houses, shops, hotels and restaurants which depicts Tibetan food and culture.

Fun-Loving Things to do in Delhi- Shopping

Sadar Bazaar:

This is one of the biggest wholesale markets in Delhi located near Khari Baoli in Old Delhi. You can buy many household items, clothes, imitation jewellery, cosmetics, stationery, etc. from Sadar Bazaar at affordable prices. The market also sells some counterfeit products of many multi-national brands besides exclusive goods at wholesale rates. 

Sarojini Nagar:

This market is famous for budget shopping. Many girls from Delhi can be seen here loitering amidst small shops with a huge collection of casual and dressy clothes.  This is an idle place if your budget is low. You can visit other such markets too like Paharganj, Janpath, Palika Bazar and Karol Bagh. 

Sunday Book Market:

Daryaganj in Old Delhi is popular for its Sunday Book Market which arranges 2km wide street for book lovers. Readers find this place as a paradise as thousands of books are sold here at an affordable price. So, next time you visit Delhi, do visit this place on Sunday to bargain and get some fun-loving books. 

Spice Market:

Delhi’s Khari Baoli is famous for wholesale grocery. The spice market is the largest wholesale spice market in Asia which sells spices of numerous kinds. Besides catering spices, herbs, nuts and tea, this place sells famous spices belonging to different states of India.  

Chandni Chowk:

This market is unbelievably busy and can prove a difficult place to navigate, however, you will be mesmerised to envisage many fascinating things sold here. An enormous Delhi retail chain is a place of historic significance too which caters retail precincts with unique history and identity. 

Chor Bazaar:

This is the largest flea market in India and a perfect place to buy second-hand items. Opened on Sunday mornings, you can find most of the necessary items sold here at an affordable price. Some of the famous products sold here include antique watches, old books, woven rugs, cameras, garden tools and leather shoes.  

Dilli Haat:

This huge market was established in 1990 for artisans to showcase their artefacts. Many artisans showcase their wares whereas travellers can buy souvenirs and quality gifts from here. You can choose from colourful masks to leather shoes, chunky necklines, shawls and silk scarfs in this market run by the government.

Fun-Loving Things to do in Delhi- Visit Places of National Interest

India Gate:

This is the largest war memorial in India that stands 42 meters in height. Many lush green gardens surround the memorial and both sides of the road. In the arch of India Gate, Amar Jawan Jyoti has a place which keeps burning throughout the year to remember Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country. India Gate has patriotic ambience which makes visitors cheerful and full of enthusiasm. Enjoy picnics in the garden around India Gate, have an ice-cream or a pan along with taking a mini-ride. 

The Rashtrapati Bhavan:

This is an official residence of the President of India which has many halls, guest house, presidential garden and offices. Rashtrapati Bhavan can be visited by outsiders on Friday, Saturday and Sunday after going through an online registration procedure. The residence house for the head of the state is the second-largest residence in the world after Turkey. 

Fun-Loving Things to do in Delhi- Visit Places of Historic Significance

Qutub Minar:

Standing at a height of 72 meters, Qutub Minar is the tallest brick minaret in the world. The tower has a circular staircase with 379 steps leading to the top of the minaret. The Minar is surrounded by many other monuments and places of historic significance which connects with the tower. Qutub Minar is a must to visit place if you love history, photography or heritage. 

Purana Qila:

Purana Qila is also known as Old Fort. The construction of the building was started during Sher Shah Suri dynasty and completed during Humayun rulership. Although many of the areas have been ruined, you may enjoy boating in its surrounding lake. Do visit this place with your friends and family especially when the weather is pleasant. Boating at Purana Qila is open every day except Mondays and offers boating rides at a very reasonable rate. 

Humayun Tomb:

Located in South Delhi, Humayun’s Tomb was built during the Mughal era. It was the first structure to be built in red sandstone. The tomb is very large and is surrounded by many small monuments. Because of landscaping views and architecture, this popular heritage site is visited by many international tourists. Get yourself a nice picture with professional photographers working here day and night.

Feroz Shah Kotla Fort:

This fortress was built in the 14th century by Sultan Feroz Shah Tuglaq to house his view of Ferozabad. This is also a haunted place in Delhi as it homes some supernatural spirits of Islam known as Djinns. Many locals and travellers’ worship Djinns by lighting candles and writing letters so that their deepest desires can be fulfilled. Unlike angels, the spirits here can be bad or good as they are moody and usually prey on young girls. Visit this place if you seek some thrilling experience or to listen to haunted stories from residents.

Lodhi Garden:

This garden is spread across an area not less than 90 acres and is considered as the heart of the busiest city of India. The lush green Lodhi garden has secured itself to be serene amidst polluted air of the city. Do expect several joggers and walkers roam around the garden who seek some fresh air. Lodhi Garden is surrounded with tombs built during 15th century by the rulers of North India, the Lodhi dynasty. The best things to do in Delhi is visiting this historical park located in South Delhi which will prove to be a perfect destination and an idle place to take a break from the bustling city.

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