Delhi offers to be one of the most happening cities painted with the colours of cultural richness and historical glory and is a confluence of modernity and ancient era. For those visiting Delhi, there is so much on their plate that the city offers – heritage monuments, exotic bars and restaurants, art exhibitions, eclectic shopping markets, adventure theme parks and much more.

This article enlists some of the most fulfilling and gratifying experiences you can get by visiting these offbeat attractions in Delhi.

Connaught Place

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Located in the heart of Delhi and in the shape of a circle arched with white pillars, is the most sought after place presenting myriad options for shopping and dining suited to everyone’s pockets. Palika Bazar- which is an underground shopping place, Janpath- a roadside market, with eye catching rooftop restaurants & buzzing cafes in the inner and outer circle and evening strolls along the roundabouts make CP one of the most delightful places in Delhi.

Chandni Chowk

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Located in Old Delhi, the buzzing streets of Chandni Chowk are renowned for their whole market of garments, electronics, spices, hardware stores and mouth watering street foods. Paranthewali Gali and Karim’s Hotel are names that attract thousands of foodies everyday for their savory delicacies. Also, Chandni Chowk is popular for its embroidered wedding lehangas and designer sarees.

Raahgiri

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It is the most novel weekly event that brings thousands of fitness enthusiasts and people from all demographics to participate in activities that one would not have done in a lifetime and without charging a single penny. Cycling, aerobics, jogging ,Zumba, skating, yoga, crosstrain and various sports are all performed under professional instructors making Rahagiri the must to attend event on a Sunday Morning.

Location : CP , Dwarka, Rohini, Shahdara & Gurgaon.

Morning heritage walk, Jog or Run at Lodhi Gardens

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Lodhi Garden is the perfect start to a refreshing morning. Fitness enthusiasts from all age groups flock to this place to find tranquillity and serenity in the midst of nature. Blessed with lush greenery, royal tombs and blooming flowers, this place encourages one to have a healthy lifestyle and one can witness people exercising, stretching and running to get sculpted bodies of their dreams.
Location : Lodhi Rd, Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110003
Opening Hours : Daily sunrise – sunset

Akshardham Temple

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The majestic architecture of this World’s largest Hindu temple immerses one with a divine and a jaw dropping experience. Located on a sprawling campus, Akshardham temple offers some of the most mesmerising events- exhibition, boat ride and the most spectacular fountain show (not to be missed) that leaves an everlasting impression on the minds of the devotees.
Nearest Metro: Akshardham

Timings : 9:30 am – 6:30 pm, Monday (Closed)
Entry Price : Free

Qawwali music at Nizamuddin Dargah

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The shrine of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya is symbolic of the Sufi era and the enriched artistic excellence India achieved during this period. Qawwali which is performed every Thursday evening, is a divine musical fusion of devotional poetry and music and has inspired many Bollywood flicks. It is an expression of the divine relationship man shares with the Almighty expressed in the form of music and poetry giving one a surreal experience.

Duration of visit : On Thursdays 4:30pm – 5:30 pm {first session} and 6:15pm – 7:15pm {second session}
Location : Nizamuddin, Nizammudin West Slum, Nizamuddin West, New Delhi, Delhi 110013

Dilli Haat

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Dilli Haat is a one stop place for an exclusive collection of diverse traditional arts and handicrafts. Each state boasts of its antique handicrafts collection giving one a spectrum of choices to buy from. Also irresistible cuisines of different states are there to cheer your taste buds.

DilliHaat, INA
Location : DilliHaat (opposite INA Market), Sri AurobindoMarg, New Delhi – 110023
Phone : 011 – 26119055 /24678817
Nearest Metro : INA on Yellow Line
Timings : 11.00 am to 10.00 pm
Tickets : 20 (Adult), 10 (Children)

DilliHaat, Pitampura
Location : Netaji Subhash Palace, LalaJagat Narayan Marg, Guru Govind Singh College, Pitampura, Delhi, 110034
Phone : 011 -27317663 / 27310192
Nearest Metro : Netaji Subhash Place on Red Line
Timings : 11.00 am to 10.00 pm
Tickets : 20 (Adult), 10 (Children)

DilliHaat, Janakpuri
Location : Lal Sai Mandir Marg, OppHari Nagar Bus Depot, Janakpuri, New Delhi, Delhi ,110058
Phone : 011 -25612181
Nearest Metro : Janakpuri East, on Blue Line
Timings : 11.00 am to 10.00 pm
Tickets : 20 (Adult), Free for kids

Kingdom of Dreams

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With Shah Rukh Khan being the brand ambassador of this place, it is truly one of the most imaginative live entertainment theatre established in a dreamy setting. Zangoora and Jhumroo are considered to be the best musical stage shows stuffed with breathtaking visual effects and extraordinary performances by the artists. Also, Cultural Gully brings yummy delicacies of different states under one vibrant space.

Location : Great Indian Nautanki Pvt. Ltd, Auditorium Complex, Sector -29, Gurgaon -122001. Haryana
Phone : 0124 – 4528000

So, next time you plan to make a trip to Delhi, don’t miss out on these venues and take some memories worth remembering for the rest of your lives.

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