Explore Delhi City Sightseeing Tour: Get Complete Guide Of Delhi Cuisine

Explore Delhi City Sightseeing Tour: Get Complete Guide Of Delhi Cuisine

Dear Travelers and explorers, our city’s a rich tapestry of history, culture and flavorsome grub. Though it’s challenging, seeking out Delhi’s lesser-known monuments is hugely rewarding and can overturn grating first impressions of the city. With this handy guide, we’ve listed all the must-see places so you can plan your delhi sightseeing tour packages to cover as much ground as possible. If you’re in a rush, this ultimate itinerary to the city will be a quick resort. For more, get reading on the below.

Top 10 Landmarks and Monuments in Delhi

1-Raj Ghat

Raj Ghat is the most popular memorial in Delhi, was built in the Memory of the Father of the Nation-Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi’s Full Name was Mohan Daas Karamchand Gandhi. He was born on 2nd Oct.1869 and assassinated on 30th January 1948.

Raj ghat, New Delhi

2-Qutub Minar

The Foundation of Qutub Minar laid by Qutubuddin Aibak . It is undoubtedly one of the best towns which is finest to watch. It raised to a height of 72 kms. It is one of the important landmarks of Delhi. Built in red sandstone, this tower sports the inscriptions of verses of Holy Quran and some intricate carvings.

qutub-minar-Delhi

3-Red Fort

The Red fort was built by Shahjahan on 16th April 1639. It was built in nine years and an approximate cost of 1 crore rupees was spent in those days for its construction. A wide moat surrounds the fort, which was originally connected with the river and was always filled with water.Red fort is undoubtedly among the most famous tourist attractions in Delhi.

4-Humayun’s Tomb

Humayun’s Tomb was constructed in the 16th century, and its creative placement (directly in the center of a well) has made it one of the most unique attractions of the city. The surrounding garden was created and planned by Haji Begum, the wife of the deceased emperor and King Humayun.

5-Akshardham Temple

The Akshardham Swaminarayan Temple has reached great popularity among tourists, as well as being held in high regard by the locals of the city. With its attractive, unique pink sandstone spread across more than 100 acres, this monument provides a truly memorable sight. The important landmark was created in 2005, and truly displays and captures India’s ancient, elegant architecture.

6-Gurdwara Bangla Sahib

Gurdwara Bangla Sahib is an important religious place for Sikhs in India. Its main hall is kept simple, except for the open central shrine, covered by a small golden dome sporting a sculpted bronze cupola. Holy water of Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, known as ‘Amrit, is said to have miraculous powers of curing the sick.

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07-India Gate

The India Gate is a grand, 42-metre high arch, holding a great significance to the history of New Delhi. Built in remembrance of the Indian soldiers of World War 1, the India Gate is a touching memorial, which features an “eternal flame” (also recognized as Amar Jawan Jyoti).

08-Parliament House

The palatial building built on an area of 330 acres with a private garden designed by the illustrious Lutyens, as the official residence of the Viceroy of India during British reign, is now the official residence of the First Citizen of India — its President. The imposing structure almost overshadows all other monuments within its vicinity. The architectural wonder is a mixture of Mughal and Western styles.

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09-Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple is one of the most beautiful temples in India, the 40 m high Bahai Temple is also known as Lotus Temple as it is built in the shape of a half-opened Lotus flower. The construction of this temple took around 6 years till it was opened for the public in 1986.

10-ISKCON Temple

The ISKCON Temple is located in south Delhi, just east of the Kailash region. Dedicated to Lord Krishna, this astounding monument was created by the Hare-Rama Hare-Krishna cult followers (also recognized as the “International Society for Krishna Consciousness: ISKCON) in 1998, in devotion to their proud and historic beliefs.

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Top 5 SHOPPING PLACES TO VISIT IN DELHI

New Delhi is famous for its precious and semi-precious stones crafted into desirable gemstone Jewellery. Surrounded by chic boutiques, classy Jewellery, culturally designed clothing, and quaint bazaars: among the list of many admired shops.

Dilli Haat

Dilli Haat, situated in the center of Delhi, is a kind of a weekly market, organized on a much grander scale. It is a permanent haat that offers an amalgamation of handicrafts, food and cultural activities. Dilli haat is spread over an area of approximately 6 acres and has a typical traditional Indian village look to boast of. It is proud of its look that consists of a plaza paved with stone and brickwork and sprinkled with grass, flowering shrubs, eucalyptus trees, etc.

Connaught Place Market

Connaught Place Market of Delhi, India has been officially named as the New Delhi Rajiv Chowk. However, even today almost every Delhite calls it by the short form of CP. One of the oldest and most impressive markets of Delhi. CP is also its central business district. It is designed in two circles, inner circle and outer circle (Connaught Circus) and is based on Victorian architecture modeled after the Royal Crescent in Bath, England.

Karol Bagh Market

The Karol Bagh market is one of the oldest and the most famous and flourishing shopping centers in Delhi. The market offers variety, not only in the type of goods you buy, but also in the types of shops you visit. From the big air-conditioned showrooms to the small and dainty shops in alleys, you will find everything here. The whole of the market has been subdivided into various roads, streets and markets, each specializing in a particular field.

Chandni Chowk Market

Jahanara, the favorite daughter of Shah Jahan, founded the famous Chandni Chowk of Delhi, India. The largest trading center of North India, it is also known by the name of moonlit square. There are a number of by-lanes in Chandni Chowk Market, each specializing in a particular field. For example, the paranthe wali gali is famous for it’s delicious parathas, the textile lane for its textiles and so on.

Chandni Chowk Market is also famous for the mouth-watering delicacies it offers. Given below is a list of the famous eating-places there:

  • The Ghantewala Halwai

  • Natraj’s Dahi Bhalle

  • Kanwarji Bhagirathmal Dalbhajiwallah

  • Chaat Wala

  • Bikaner Sweet Shop

  • Haldiram’s

  • Gyaniji ka Falooda

Palika Bazar

Palika bazaar, situated near the busy market of Connaught Place, is the only air-conditioned underground market of Delhi. It is the ideal place to go for shopping, especially when you are coming to the city in the summer. There is no limit as to what you can get at the Palika Bazaar market, situated in the capital city of India. The market dates back to the 1970s and there are as many as 390 shops situated inside its complex.

Taste Mouth Watering Food of Delhi

Street food in Delhi imbibes the different flavours and textures of Indian cuisine. If one wants to enjoy flavours all across India then Delhi is the place to be. Punjabi chhole bhature, bhel puri and pav bhaji from Mumbai, puchka and jhal muri from Kolkata and chaat from Delhi can be easily found on the streets.

My favourite meals in New Delhi:

  • Indian Accent

  • Bhatura chana at Embassy or Kwality in Connaught Place

  • Amritsari lassi in Dariba Kalan, Old Delhi

  • Chaat in Sunder Nagar — safe and tasty!

  • Moti Mahal Greater Kailash I for classic North Indian — don’t forget to order the butter chicken

Order food from Old Delhi: Because admit it, that’s why you’re in Delhi. Titled Delhi 6, this special delivery service will send over food that the walled city is famous for. The menu is divided into ‘From The Khansama’, which gets dishes from famous Old Delhi cooks; ‘HomeMade Delicacies’ that relies on a network of housewives; and ‘For The Maniacs’, where you ask them to get you a particular dish and they source and send it to you. Get the hari mirch keema with khameeri roti.

Smitten Bakery & Patisserie: Everyone must be trying to keep this Delhi’s best kept secret because they’d like to keep those chocolate sea salt caramel cupcakes for themselves. While you’ll have to go pick up your order, the effort is worth it for the incredible baked goods and the company Smitten’s quirky, adorable proprietor and baker extraordinaire, Mandakini Gupta.

Kuremal Mohanlal Kulfiwale in Old Delhi: The family has been making kulfi for over a century, and trying out their mango and jamun frozen treats verifies why they’re still so popular. The kulfis are served as fillings in whole fruits; delicious and unusual.

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On my upcoming next blog i’ll write more about agra tour from delhi on which I had visited Taj Mahal and Agra Fort in a same day agra tour from delhi.

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Written by Ravi Arora