What to do in Delhi

Delhi has so much to offer, how to make the most of it depends on the time you want to devote to it and on your personal interests.
Below you will find some ideas, divided into categories, which may help you and inspire you to better plan your visit. Whether traveling as a couple, with family, friends or being a solo traveler, Delhi's attractions will satisfy everyone.

You can book a Customized Tour of Delhi with me or simply ask me for advice with a scheduled video call that will help you to manage on your own thanks to the most important information such as hotels, means of transport, what to choose if time is short or whatever you need to know.

However, if you want to do it accompanied by me, in order to "feel" and not only "see", contact me and we will plan your visit together, making the most of your time and fulfill your curiosity.

Those who have been living in the city for years cannot be replaced with Google or a guide book, in addition to information there is story telling and there are experiences...


Qtub Minar Complex around 1857

Brief introduction to the city

It is important for you to know that, unlike the other Indian metro cities, Delhi is the only one that can boast centuries of history whose traces go from the mid-700 AD, to get to Shahjahanabad, now known as Old Delhi, built in the mid 1600's and finally what the British colonial period left behind.

Delhi has seen almost 650 years of Muslim rule since 1192, except for a few brief periods when power center shifted to Agra, where I suppose you'll end up for the famous Taj Mahal, before passing, in 1857, into British hands until the declaration of independence on August 15, 1947.

This very brief, but important, introduction to make you understand that the historical places of Delhi are really many, but in addition to this you will discover that it is a city with a thousand faces, because Delhi contains in itself many different realities brought by the many communities arrived from different areas of India and houses the places of worship of all religions present in this vast Country.

In short, this introduction should already make you understand how much cultural wealth you will find in the Indian capital! 


Humayun Tomb


First time in Delhi, don't miss this!

(in chronological order)
Qtub Minar Complex
Hauz Khas monuments
Humayun Tomb
Shahjahanabad (Old Delhi) and Red Fort
Birla House
Raj Ghat

Shahjahanabad (Old Delhi) walk around:
- Chandni Chowk
- Gurudwara Sis Ganj
- Jama Masjid
- Dharampura
- Matia Mahal to eat
- Spice Market
- Fatehpuri Masjid

Hauz Khas Village
Connaught Place
India Gate

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Gurudwara Sis Ganj
Jama Masjid
Fatehpuri Masjid
Kalkaji Mandir
Baha'i Mandir (Lotus Temple)
Iskon Temple
Dargah of Hazrat Nizamudin Auliya

In Old Delhi
Dariba Kalan (jewellery)
Kinari Bazaar (laces and material for weddings/festivals)
Nai Sarak (fabric and ethnic attire for ceremonies)
Khari Baoli (spices)

In New Delhi
Dilli Haat (for handicraft and States' food)
Dastkar (for handicraft)
Delhi State Emporiums (traditional goods from different States)
Khan Market (books and high quality shopping)
Santushti Shopping Complex (high quality shopping)
Sarojini Market (good bargain for clothes, western and ethnic)

Lodhi Garden
Nehru Park
Sunder Nursery (with restaurant)
Deer Park
Siri Fort Forest
Sanjay Van Forest
The Garden of 5 senses (with food court)
Mehrauli Archeological Park 


The Mosque in Feroz Shah Kotla on every thursday afternoon

Visited Delhi before? Then dig deeper!

(in chronological order)
Mehrauli Village walk around:
- Zafar Mahal
- Jahaz Mahal
- Hijron ka Khanqah 
- Adham Khan Tomb

Mehrauli Archaeological Park
Sultan Ghari
Begumpur Masjid
Kirki Masjid
Tughlaqabad Fort
Feroz Shah Kotla
Purana Qila
Safdarjung Tomb
Khan‑i‑Khanan's Tomb

Shahjahanabad (Old Delhi)
get lost in the alleys starting from Turkman Gate
try to find Kalan Masjid and ask to go upstairs (tip required)

Nizamuddin Basti and Dargah by Hazrat Nizamudin Auliya
Majnu ka Tilla

Dastkar (for handicraft)
Sundar Nagar (Antique and high quality tea)
Central Market in Lajpat Nagar II - (clothes and bijoux)
Saronjini Nagar (clothes and home decor)
Khan Market (books and high quality shopping)
Santushti Shopping Complex (high quality shopping)

National Museum
Purana Qila Museum
Jaipur House, National Gallery of Modern Art
Partition Museum
Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum
National Crafts Museum
Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum