Delhi is a melting pot of art, culture, history and cuisine, with innumerable things to do for new visitors and regular travellers alike. From delicious food to historic monuments, here are 6 great ways to explore the capital:
Get a taste of Delhi with its street food
Savouring delicious delights such as golgappas (fried dough hollow in shape, filled with tangy water and spicy potatoes) and chaat papdi (fried wafers served with yoghurt, chilli, chickpeas and potatoes) are a great way to explore Delhi’s cosmopolitan nature and mix of cultures. Not to mention the melt in your mouth kebabs, sugar dripping jalebis and stuffed parathas.
Walk along Humayun’s Tomb
Combining Persian style with local craftsmanship, Humayun’s Tomb is a landmark monument in Delhi, surrounded by the stunning Mughal gardens. Spend your day taking photos of the architectural marvel or simply stroll along the fiercely symmetrical gardens. Humayun’s Tomb is known to be the precursor of the world famous Taj Mahal – one of the seven wonders of the world.
Watch Delhi with a bus-tour
Hop on the HOHO bus for a reasonable amount of Rs. 500 per day to catch a wonderful glimpse of the entire city. The citywide bus tours operate on all days except Monday, at a regular interval of 30 to 45 minutes. This gives you enough time to explore the city at your own pace. You can choose from half day, one day or two day long tours depending on what is available and convenient to you.
Dine at a top Indian restaurant
Delhi is home to some of the most popular restaurants in the entire country. No matter your cuisine of choice, you can head to fine dining restaurants in CP and other parts of central/ south Delhi to savour regional Indian and international cuisine.
Visit the expansive Sunder Nursery
Soak in the serenity of a 90-acre garden at the Sunder Nursery. The park has been meticulously restored to a beautiful expansive garden lined with water bodies, uncountable species of trees, birds, butterflies and not to forget, Mughal monuments. The park gets its name because of the abundance of flowerbeds and also comes to life with regular performances held by nearby artists.
Witness the Changing of Guard
Changing of the guard activity at Rashtrapati Bhavan is a relatively unknown sight to see. Following a ceremonial procedure, this involves the orchestrated changing of the President’s bodyguard against the stunning backdrop of the
Presidential Palace. Witnessing this scene is definitely one of the lesser-known but most exceptional ways to explore Delhi.
Counted among the best 5 star hotels in Delhi, The LaLiT New Delhi is centrally located in the city centre, giving you the perfect chance to explore Delhi on your own terms. Starting from delicious food and sightseeing to catching a relaxing break, don’t miss a chance to immerse yourself in the beauty of Delhi and everything it has to offer.