There is a reason our capital city is known by the name “Dilwalon ki Dilli”. If you have an enthusiasm and energy to explore this beautiful place, Delhi brings you cafes, bars, cultural spots, eclectic bazaars, and unending things to do when in the city. When in Delhi, a day or two isn’t enough to get to understand this place in its truest sense.
So let’s get to understand this city a bit better with the things you can do when planning a holiday here.
Here are the 10 Unforgettable things to do in Delhi
1. Rock climbing at the IMF, Moti Bagh
If you are bored of the regular old hunt for food, coffee, or movie in the city, make sure the IMF is your next destination of interest. Famous for its fun and adventure activities, Indian Mountaineering Foundation brings in a layer of activities for the visitors to amp up that adrenalin level in the body. The most loved sport climbing activity of this place is something you should not miss. This place comprises of everything that you would need to have a “Fantastic” fun-filled day in Delhi. Not just that, you get to make up for missing all those gym classes because you were out on a holiday. IMF adds a fun element to exercising in a unique style.
2. Admire the architectural marvel at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Essentially a vicinity of worship, this gold dome receives at least a 1000 visitor every day. Wondering why you should visit this place of worship? You can see a big chunk of Sikh population worshipping with cheery hymns and peaceful music. In order to visit this place, you need to cover the head with scarf. Even if you forgot to bring one, you can easily borrow one for the visit and return when going back.
3. Under the Bahá’í faith at The Lotus Temple
Among the list of recognizable landmarks in Delhi, the remarkable Bahá’í House of Worship or The Lotus Temple is one that you should definitely check out. Shaped like the lotus flower known sacred in Indian mythology, the constructional pattern of this temple is comprised of the 27 lotus flower petals constructed from marble.
4. The water splash at Adventure Island
Located by Metro Walk Mall in the Rohini area in the city of Delhi, Adventure Island can be your perfect weekend getaway after a tiring work week. Spread across an area of 60+ acres, this is the best water park in Delhi. You can enjoy its collection of different rides which include Freefall rides, Demolition Derby, Flip-Out, Twister, and many more. This park is divided into 2 different sections which include Adventure Island and Metro Walk. The Adventure Island was designed by an international team of designers from Forrec Canada, Electrosonic USA, Management Resources California, Dew Canada, City Design Group from USA, and TUV Germany.
5. Gateway to Lord Krishna at ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple
Located at a 15 minutes walkable distance from Lotus Temple, this particular place is one among the most interesting places of worship dedicated to International Society for Krishna Consciousness. This religious movement started from the US and is currently represented all throughout different cities of India.
6. Browse through Asia’s Biggest Spice Market at Khari Baoli Road
The Khari Baoli Road which is located just next to the Fatehpuri Masjid towards the western periphery of the Chandni Chowk is known for having the largest collection of spices in all of Asia. The range of spices produced by India connects it to the West. This particular market has been operating since 17th century. You can easily see sacks of different kinds of spices being sold and transported. As massive as it is, at times, you might get overwhelmed with the rushing crowd. However, if you manage to walk past the same, you can get some sweet deals for the spices of your choice.
7. Admire the painted homes at Naughara
The Old Delhi section as well as Chandni Chowk, both are generally associated with chaos and crowd. However, you can find a bit of tranquility as you pass just through the Kinari Bazaar. At, this area, you can find 9 of the Jain Havelis that are painted with a lot of colors built back in
8. Peaceful Qawwalis at the Nizamuddin Dargah
The Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah is a resting place for Nizamuddin Auliya, the famous Sufi saint. The place attracts all the Sufi devotees coming from different parts of the globe. One among the families performing qawwalis here has existed for more than 100 years. The Nizamuddin Dargah in New Delhi is located towards the periphery of Nizamuddin West. If you are planning to visit this place, make sure it’s before the sunset.
9. Attend the Change of Guard at Rashtrapati Bhavan
The Change of Guard is a ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan similar to the one held at the Buckingham Palace of London. It is actually a relatively lesser-known attraction in the city but surely worth a try. Introduced back in the year 2007, this ceremony was relocated and revamped in Delhi. This ceremony now takes place at forecourt is of Presidential Residence. Get here on the Saturday morning and enjoy this mesmerizing ceremony with a fantastic view of the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
10. Enjoy raw handicraft at the Crafts Museum
This little know place called the Crafts Museum near Pragati Maidan is a particularly relaxing place for one to wander in the beauty of art being created live. From traditional embroidery to carving, weaving, and even pottery, you can watch various shapes and sizes coming to life. The gallery in here comprises of 20,000 exhibits from various parts of India along with an amazing café, stalls selling products at particularly reasonable prices. Know more of this artistic locale by visiting the website Nerds Travel.
The city has hundreds of things you can do so if you are on the way to Delhi, make sure you are ready to experience fun and choices brought to you at the capital city.
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