If You Only Have Three Days in Delhi
Collected by Allison Sodha, AFAR Local Expert
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.
Sri Aurobindo Marg, Laxmi Bai Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110023, India
Dilli Haat is an open-air market with 62 stalls that features both permanent and transitional vendors, allowing original items to be introduced regularly. The space, designed to resemble a traditional village market, was created to showcase...
Mehrauli, Seth Sarai, Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030, India
Delhi's Qutub Minar, at 72.5 meters or 238 feet tall, is the tallest tower in India. Built as an Islamic monument in the early 13th century of red sandstone and marble, the minar is not without controversy. Some believe the tower...
Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Giant carved sandstone elephants welcome guests at the entrance to this palace-style hotel. The front doors open to a grand, two-storied, chandeliered lobby. Attentive service starts at check-in, with gifts of bindis and fresh jasmine necklaces....
Meena Bazaar, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
With over 200 million Muslims in India, the country has no shortage of mosques. Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque, was commissioned by Shah Jahan, the same emperor who built the iconic Taj Mahal for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal....
Netaji Subhash Marg, Lal Qila, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Red Fort, located in New Delhi, is a treasure trove of cultural history. You can spend hours wandering among the various buildings, learning much about the history of India. Tucked away within the walls...
Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
New Delhi is a bit of a concrete jungle, and the chance to start each morning in the green space that is Lodhi Garden was a welcome way to find balance amid the hustle and bustle. The gardens were built around the tombs of Sayid and Lodhi rulers,...
23 No, 1st Floor, Khan Market, Khan Market, Rabindra Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
Cafe Turtle is a cafe-cum-bookstore in Delhi. It has an exotic menu to entice your taste buds and a relaxed ambience that hints at spending a lazy hour or two. All you need is a good book and coffee, and you can simply immerse into your own world,...
Bhishma Pitamah Marg, Block B, Defence Colony, Block B, Defence Colony, New Delhi, Delhi 110024, India
It’s always fun to take the bike-rickshaws in New Delhi. But it’s even more fun to pedal them yourself. When I lived in Defence Colony, one of the friendlier neighborhoods on the city’s south side (named for the military personnel who retired...
Auditorium Complex, Sector 29, Near IFFCO Metro Station, Sector 29, Gurugram, Haryana 122001, India
Imagine an experience that epitomizes (and combines) Disney World, Bollywood Theater, Las Vegas, Broadway, and Indian culture... Welcome to Kingdom of Dreams, so aptly named because the grand venue was created to evoke the dreams of children of...
Jaipur House, Shershah Road, Near India Gate, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
The National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) showcases modern and contemporary pieces from the 1850s to the present. Because it is a less frequented spot on the tourist circuit, it almost feels like a private gallery. NGMA was formally inaugurated in...
D-35, Veer Savarkar Marg, Nirmal Puri, Nirmal Colony, Block 7, Lajpat Nagar II, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110024, India
Let me preface by sharing a little too much: I did not get "delhi belly" or any form of food/water poisoning during my trip to India. Now that we've gotten that out of the way, you can all feel safe to eat where I've eaten. My friend's cousin was...
Janpath, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Janpath is a bustling marketplace that houses both government-approved shops and open-air stalls. Plan to visit soon after arriving in Delhi to grab a few local and traditional clothing items. Of course, there are hundreds of options: countless...
1, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, Gokalpuri, Institutional Area, Lodi Colony, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
If you are unable to make a trip to the residence of the Dalai Lama in Dharamshala, India, pay a visit to the Tibet House in Delhi. Also titled the Cultural Center of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Tibet House was founded in 1965 to preserve...
Chanakyapuri, Near Bhutan Embassy, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021, India
Spread across 10 acres, the National Rail Museum has recently been renovated and features both indoor and outdoor exhibits. Designed for children, families, and rail enthusiasts, the museum houses a collection of literature, antiques, photographs,...
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