Delhi is a state of diversity. From the lanes of Chandni Chowk to the nightlife of Hauz Khas, Delhi will mesmerize you with its beauty. There is poetry flowing in the Qawali of Nizamuddin Dargah and there is the fragrance of history everywhere you go. Each lane has its own story and if you are a better observer, you will observe the beauty with your eyes. Delhi is rich in culture and art. Visitors, Tourists, and even the residents of Delhi are always fascinated when they see the architecture and the vibes of the following places.
So, here is the list of the top 10 places to visit in Delhi.
1. FIND YOUR INNER PEACE AT BANGLA SAHIB GURUDWARA
Bangla Sahib Gurudwara is a pilgrimage site for Sikhs and is named after 8th Sikh Guru, Guru Harikishan Sahib. Earlier, it was the palace of Raja Jai Singh. One can find the serenity in mid of his mind’s chaos. And, in the last, garam-halwa which is given as prasad, is a treat to one’s mouth. Also, there is a canteen on the backside of gurudwara where you can get ice tea and coke at low prices. Moreover, you can find tasty pakoda vendors outside gurudwara. Eat these pakodas with chutney and get lost in the delicious taste.
2. AN EVENING AT INDIA GATE
India Gate depicts the strength and sacrifice. Every day numbers of visitors visit this place. It is popular among even the local residents. On Sunday, large number of families gather around for a picnic. One can spot them eating golgappa, papad, paan, budhiya ke baal, and many more. There are vendors roaming around and selling bubbles, frisbee, tribal earrings, bangles, and many more. You can ask photographers to capture your moments. There is a beautiful lake where you can enjoy the boat ride. The price is nominal. So, go and have fun.
3. TAKE A STROLL AROUND JANTAR MANTAR
Jantar Mantar has been built as a sundial by Raja Jai Singh to take the correct astronomical measurement. It is visited by the people from around the world. You can take pictures and can roam around this perfect place. This place is also good for small picnics. The nearest metro station is Janpath or you can walk from Connaught place. The entry fee is also low.
4. WATCH SUNSET AT HAUZ KHAS RESERVOIR
Hauz Khas is famous for clubbing and starry nights. But, this place holds more than that. Hauz refers to the water tank and Khas refers to royalty, so, they refer to Royal Water Tank. Alaudin Khilji constructed this reservoir in the period between 1296 to 1316. Earlier, this was used for supplying water to Siri Fort.
This lake is surrounded by the lush greenery and the ruins of the fort. You can see artists performing and poetry events going on in the park. This place is a go-to place for friends and couples. There are eateries around where you can go and grab a bite. Also, if you want to read a book alone or want to spend time along with yourself, this place is your call.
5. PARANTHE WALI GALI: WHAT’S THE BUZZ?
You must have heard a lot about this place as whenever anyone asks his friend, ‘What are things that one can do in Chandni Chowk?’and I can bet that he will reply, ‘Bro, must-visit Paranthe wali Gali’. This lane welcomes the visitors with its delicious paranthas i.e, earthy whiff stuffed with your-chosen-vegetables (such as potatoes, onion, cashew, papaya, bitter gourd, ladyfinger), sizzled with butter and deeply fried. These are being run by the sixth generation of Pandit Gaya Prasad Paranthewala who opened this shop in 1872. Quite historic, isn’t it? Moreover, they are pocket-friendly, mouth-watering paranthas.
6. TREK AT SANJAY VAN
Sanjay Van is a widespread forest area in Delhi and it is located in Vasant Kunj. It is also known as one of the most haunted places in Delhi. There is no entry fee to this area and you can visit this place with your group of friends. Take a backpack and wear sports shoes and you are all set for tracking. There is a spot where you can enjoy the sunset. It is not allowed to stay after a certain period of time because of security reasons. This place has so many entries and exits, so, there is also a chance of getting lost in mid of the forest. Indeed, this is one of the best places to visit in South Delhi.
7. SHOP YOUR HEART OUT AT SAROJINI NAGAR MARKET
There is not a single girl who hasn't shopped from this market. Even, the most famous influencer such as Sejal Kumar has also been to this place. This market is heaven for those girls who want trendy clothes at cheap prices. You can get denim jeans at as low as Rs. 200 and also you can get shorts and denim jackets at such cheap prices. This market is not limited to just denim and jackets. You can find a variety of clothes such as White Shirts, Long Coats, shoes, jhumkas, and what-not.
8. PLAY ARCADE GAMES AT SMAASH
Smaash is the new entertainment hub for those who love games, arcade, and bowling. This place has the best vibes. This place has arcade games, bowling area, and some o the best virtual-reality games. This is an escape from your boring life and one of the top things to do in Gurgaon on weekend. You can book the tickets on BookMyShow or GoIbibo.
9. GO BACK IN TIME AT PURANA QUILA
Purana Quila is more famous among the youngsters so you can spot them. Apart from that, families and children also visit this monument. Indeed, it is one of the popular monuments to visit in Delhi. There is a beautiful lake flowing on the outskirts of Purana Quila that makes this place more beautiful. One can spend an ideal time here with their loved ones. You can watch beautiful sunset here and can click some amazing photos.
10. ENJOY A COFFEE DATE AT CHAMPA GALI
Champa Gali is located in Saidujalab Marg. It takes you away from hustle and bustle of the city. There are graffiti painted on walls and cutesy corners where you can get lost in your lover’s eyes in peace. This place has good food and good ambiance. My favorite place is Patta Cafe as here you can taste the Tibetan cuisine. The food tastes delicious. The place is affordable and has romantic vibes.
By Amisha Rajput