10 Best Things to See and Do in Delhi

Sep 28, 2015 | V. Velayudam

If you don’t know what to do in Delhi, here are a few tips that should guide you in the right direction. The following places are considered to be few of the must-visit sites in the national capital.

Red Fort

Built in the ten year period between 1638 and 1648, the Red Fort, which is built of red sandstone, is a structure recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Constructed by Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, this place is where the National Flag is hoisted during every Independence Day.

Dilli Haat

If you are lover of handicrafts and ethnic products, this cultural village is a must-visit place. Shopping from here and browsing through the traditional paintings, jewellery, clothes etc. are some great activities to do in Delhi.

Lotus Temple

One of the most beautiful temples in Delhi, the Lotus Temple is constructed out of pure and white marble in the shape of 27 lotus petals. Massive gardens adorn this temple.

Qutab Minar

A beautiful structure constructed in pure Mughal architecture, the Qutub Minar, at a massive height of 73m, is the tallest brick tower in the world today.


While you are in Delhi, visit Connaught Place and Lajpat Nagar Market to adorn your hands with some intricate designs of dark brown Henna, also known as Mehendi from trained experts.

India Gate

It is one of the most important landmarks of Delhi and is a war memorial dedicated to soldiers who lost their lives during the First World War and the Afghan Wars. This beautiful arch is illuminated during the night hours.

Humayun’s Tomb

This monument was constructed during 1565 and is believed to be the role model behind the construction of the majestic Taj Mahal. This tomb is surrounded by excellent Lodhi Gardens all over.

Music and Dance

Being the national capital of India, Delhi is a place which witnesses the confluence of different kinds of music and dance movements. Visit the mosques for Sufi music and Habitat World for music and dance workshops.

Street Food, Chandni Chowk

This is one of the ancient street markets in the country and is believed to have been designed by Jahan-Aara, the beloved daughter of Emperor, Shah Jahan. Try a whole range of sweets, savouries and a host of Indian dishes here.

Tailor-made suit or saree

Delhi is a delight for textile shopping lovers. Places like Khan Market and Lajpat Nagar Market have a variety of tailors who custom-make suits and sarees for you, as per your preferences.


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