Places in Delhi to check off your bucket list

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Delhi is a beautiful city despite of its unsafe image. It has the power to enchant you with its awe inspiring aesthetic. It is a perfect combination of tradition and modernity. So, take down your notes and visit all the places while you’re in Delhi.

  • India Gate

India Gate can be the first in your list to visit. Round the year, people come to India Gate for picnics. A walk around the area with a bunch of close friends would be enchanting with fountains adding to the beauty of the place. Visit the place post sunset, walk on Rajpath; you’re bound to be mesmerized.

  • Indian Mountaineering Foundation in Moti Bagh

This place is famous for its fun activities in Delhi. The sport climbing wall must not be missed. It costs INR 150/- per person and is available from Tuesday to Sunday.

  • Hauz Khas

Excluding Hauz Khas, in a list like this, is a sin. Hauz Khas makes you revisit history with glamour. Hauz Khas Fort is extremely aesthetically pleasing. It overlooks a lake where you can feed ducks, and spend some quality time falling in love with the place. Then, you can head on to Hauz Khas Village and enjoy great dive bars, clubs, and grab yourself a drink.

  • Nizammudin Dargah and Nizammudin ki Baoli

Can you picture the song ‘Kun Faya Kun’ from Rockstar? Yes, that’s how it looks. Nizammudin Dargah is the dargah of one of the world’s most famous sufi saints, Nizammudin Auliya. A secret tunnel links it to Nizammudin ki Baoli. The water of the Baoli is considered holy by pilgrims. Also, do attend the Kawallis on Thursdays and Saturdays.

  • Majnu ka Tila

Popularly known as MKT, it is the second largest Tibetan settlement in Asia. It houses numerous cafes and restaurants. Situated near north campus, it’s like an adda for all DU students. Good food, shoes, clothing at cheap prices is a major attraction.

  • Lotus Temple

It is an architectural masterpiece and would make you go “wow!” but no, don’t say it aloud. You have to maintain silence inside the temple so that visitors can sit in peace. It also organizes daily shows to educate people about Baha’i faith.

  • National Gallery of Modern Art

If you are interested in art or you just like to look at beautiful pieces of brush strokes, this place is for you. Once inside, you would not want to get back to your regular Delhi life. 

  • Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar is the second tallest minar in India. All of has read about it in our school books. Its beauty is captivating and has a very interesting history.

  • Chandni Chowk

It is one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi. The Red Fort is also located in the market. This place is perfect for all enthusiastic street photographers and shopaholics. Paranthe wali Gali is one of the most famous eating areas in the market. The market is an amazing place to shop for hardware, jewellery, fabrics, stationary.

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