The capital of India is overwhelming with colors, culture, history and chaos which go down slowly as you go for a sightseeing tour; learn about the ancient history about Delhi. Here are some 10 fun-filled activities to enjoy yourself in the national capital.
1. Marvel at the architecture of ancient historical monuments
Delhi is full of many ancient monuments that have contributed to a great history. Some of them include the grand Humayun’s Tomb, Purana Qila, Red Fort, India Gate, Rajpath, and Jama Masjid. Most of them are made in red or pink sandstone and have strong influences of Persian blend architecture.
2. Take quiet picnic time in ancient green gardens of Delhi
There are various nature reserves with blooming flowers for the nature lovers in Delhi. Some of them include the Garden of the Five senses for peaceful time. Then there are also the historical Lodhi gardens dotted with few monuments. Many families also visit here. Go for jogging at early morning in Jahanpanah Park or Bird Watching at Okhla Bird Sanctuary.
3. Taste the wide variety of Delhi Cuisine
There is a wide variety of eatables, street food, and sweets and you taste of all cuisines at the Bhawan canteens. Littli – Chowka in Bihari Niwas, Veg Plate at Andhra Bhawan and Garlic Prawns at Goa Bhavan, are some spots for diverse taste of regions from all over India.
4. Shop till you Drop from bazaars to malls
Delhi has some exceptional places shopaholics. You can find the huge malls famous for international brands and also find the bustling street markets shopping a great experience as you find anything.
5. Walk the Heritage Walk of Delhi
There are tours organizing such heritage walks with tourist guide to help you with historical tales while you marvel at the ancient buildings of Delhi. This is not only a walk, but you can learn much about unknown facts.
6. A bird’s eye view of Delhi city
One of the most exciting ways to explore the national capital or at least if not all of it, some famous spots such as the Connaught place. Take a metro, rope way or cable car ride which is a way to get an aerial view of the city.
7. Book cafes for the book worms
If you’re a book worm and you are looking for a place with great ambiance, then head to one of the multiple book cafes in Delhi. They also offer refreshments like coffee or snacks for reasonable prices while you’re reading your favorite book.
8. Cycle your way through Delhi
This is a non-polluted way to explore Delhi which is also a great adventurous way to explore the place instead of going on foot on far away areas. Hire a bicycle or sign up with bicycle tour group organizers for such an exciting tour.
9. Experience modern art at National Gallery
This air-conditioned museum hosts the works of the most renowned authors to the latest participants. So it is a great place to check out the nearly fifteen thousand different pieces of art work here. Give yourself at least one full day to spend here.
10. Visit the Red Fort of Delhi or Lal Qila
The UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the best places to visit in Delhi as it holds great historical significance of ancient India. Be there for the Sounds and Lights show at Red Fort at evenings. It is a replay of history in digital form available in Hindi and English describing rich culture and history of India and concludes with Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru speech.