If You Only Have Three Days in Delhi
Time is still on your side if you only have three days in Delhi. The city is vast and planning activities by neighborhood is essential to maximizing time and avoiding lengthy traffic jams. Day 1: Lal Quila and Jama Masjid in Old Delhi. Day 2: Lodhi Gardens, Janpath Market, and India Gate. Day 3: Dilli Haat, National Gallery of Modern Art, and the Qutub Minar complex. Start your 72 hours in Delhi now.

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Old Delhi's Impressive Red Fort

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The Red Fort (Lal Quila) is a red sandstone fortress and the largest monument in Old Delhi. Commissioned by Shah Jahan in 1638, the complex covers almost 255 acres along the Yamuna River. The fort comes alive in the evening with a sound and light show that recreates 5,000 years of India's history.

The one-hour spectacle is quite enchanting, with rulers and historical events corresponding to specific fort locations. Grab dinner across the street in Chandni Chowk, one of the oldest and busiest markets in the city.

Note: Closed on Mondays.

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by Allison Sodha
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