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Things to see in Delhi

We're travelling to India this summer and will be in Delhi for a few days at the start and end of our trip.What shouldn't we miss? Do you have any other tips?

17 Answers

top answer by
Crystal from Anchorage


India is my favorite place to travel, and Delhi is huge in itself. It's not hard to imagine that there are some hidden gems. I'm going to assume that your tour will include some of the most famous sights. Just to make sure you hit the ones you want, you can also check out the top rated ones here:

Out of the things on that list I think the Lotus Temple is something you should see if your tour doesn't already go there.

Here are a couple of my favorite places that aren't on the main tourist trail:

Hauz Khas. This little neighborhood is probably the hippest in Delhi. It has cafes, bars, restaurants of cuisines from around India and the world, and boutique shops. It is bordered by Deer Park which has Mughal ruins that are free to explore. They are not the grandest in all of India, but I like the chill atmosphere and very few tourists.

Off the Chhattarpur stop on the yellow metro line is an amazing temple complex. It is all more recently built so it is a nice contrast to all of the historic ones you will see. The most impressive thing there in my opinion was the huge red Hanuman statue. Seriously. It's massive. Again, hardly any tourists!

I also recommend taking a cooking class. Indian food is so complex and one of the best parts about visiting the country. It would be a great souvenir to be able to make the dishes again.

Happy travels!

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  1. India (country)
  2. Delhi (city)
  3. Lotus Temple (attraction)
  4. Hauz Khas (attraction)
  5. Chhattarpur (attraction)
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answered by
Prasad from India

Summers is not the best of time to be in Delhi, so come prepared for lots of heat and dust. Besides that Delhi is a historical city and I suggest besides the current events you focus on the historical old city around Red Fort and visit the near by market of Chandni Chowk, that has many historical and religious places to visit from all faiths, within walking distance of each other.  The I suggest you go to the older city of Mehrauli that was capital area before the Mughal Period and has the historic Qutab Minar the tallest masonry tower in India in the Qutub Complex in Mehrauli. 

In downtown Delhi within walking distance of the shopping district of Connaught Place, you can visit Jantar Mantar an astronomy observatory built about 300 years ago. Also worth visiting is Agarsen Ki Baoli a step well said to be more than 1000 years old. ( pic below )

All the places I mention are within easy reach of Delhi Metro and if you plan and use Google map you can just walk upto them from the nearest metro station ( except Qutub  Minar, which will be a stretch to walk from Qutub metro station but you will easily get an auto rickshaw - bargain hard :)  ).   I think in the time you will have you should be able to cover these easily. Rest of the time you can spend in shopping in various bazaars etc. around Delhi. Safe travels :)

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  1. Red Fort (attraction)
  2. Qutab Minar (attraction)
  3. Connaught Place (attraction)
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answered by
Pawan from Delhi

Delhi has a lot to see. I am sure you have the idea of popular tourist places. but what you should not miss are:

1) Walking tour of Old Delhi 

2) Akshardham Temple 

3) Kingdom of Dreams - Its in Gurgaon

4) Delhi Haat- If you have interest art and crafts

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  1. Old Delhi (attraction)
  2. Akshardham Temple (attraction)
  3. Kingdom of Dreams (attraction)
  4. Delhi Haat (attraction)
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If you are planning to visit Delhi,There are many historical places you can visit them and you also see the for Taj Mahalthats will be more adventures..

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  1. Delhi (city)
  2. Taj Mahal (attraction)

answered by
Maa Shree

you shouldnot miss to visit Lotus Temple

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  1. Lotus Temple (attraction)

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  1. Red Fort (attraction)
  2. Jama Masjid (attraction)
  3. Qutub Minar Bus Stop (attraction)
  4. Lotus Temple (attraction)
  5. ISKCON Temple - Delhi Guest House (hotel)
  6. Hare Krishna Mandir (attraction)
  7. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib (attraction)
  8. Hauz Khas (attraction)
  9. Lodi Gardens (attraction)
  10. Cafe OMG Social (attraction)
  11. Dimcha (restaurant)
  12. Garam Dharam (restaurant)
  13. The LAB Cafe (restaurant)
  14. 52, Janpath Rd, Janpath (address)
  15. Spice Aangan (restaurant)
  16. Sadar Bazaar (attraction)
  17. Moolchand (attraction)
  18. Natraj Cafe (restaurant)
  19. Chandni Chowk (attraction)
  20. Karims (restaurant)

answered by
Samarth from Agra

Delhi is the capital of India so there are many things you can see there monuments like

Lotus TempleHumayun's TombQutub MinarIndia Gatethese places comes into New Delhi and Old Delhi has places like the big spice markets and some other historical monuments like Jama Masjid and Red Fort t which are pretty impressive. You can find many travel agencies which organize tours for new and old Delhi you can try them. Hope this information will be helpful to you

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  1. Lotus Temple (attraction)
  2. Humayun's Tomb (attraction)
  3. Qutub Minar (attraction)
  4. India Gate (attraction)
  5. Jama Masjid (attraction)
  6. Red Fort (attraction)
  7. Delhi (city)

answered by
Rajat from Sikar

Namaste david,

Things you should not miss such as :-

1. Lotus Temple

2. Akshardham

3.Food at Chandani Chowk Paratha Corner

4. Connaught Place

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  1. Lotus Temple (attraction)
  2. Akshardham (attraction)
  3. Chandani Chowk Paratha Corner (restaurant)
  4. Connaught Place (attraction)

answered by
Shreya from New Patna, Bihār, India

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  1. Chandni Chowk (attraction)

answered by
David from London, United Kingdom

Delhi is full of excitement, just board HO-Ho bus in Delhi for sightseeing.

answered by
Aashish from New Delhi, India

Hi David, do visit Old Delhifor the monuments like Red FortJama MasjidChandni Chowk. Also you can try the famous street food from that part of the city. Humayun's Tomb and the Qutab Minar are also great for a glimpse in the ancient architecture. An evening at Connaught Place will be a good experience to shop and relax altogether and will be a fresh take rather than visiting your regular malls.

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  1. Old Delhi (attraction)
  2. Red Fort (attraction)
  3. Jama Masjid (attraction)
  4. Chandni Chowk (attraction)
  5. Humayun's Tomb (attraction)
  6. Qutab Minar (attraction)
  7. Connaught Place (attraction)

answered by
Divya from New Delhi, India

David....Please try & visit Akshardham , if you can. You will like the Robotic show as well as the musical fountain in the evening. Best would be the 15 minute boat ride that will make you travel through few centuries of Indian History.

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  1. Akshardham (attraction)

answered by
Newage from Secunderabad

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  1. Red Fort (attraction)

answered by
Karan from New Delhi

If I have to pick a favorite in Delhi, I'll choose Lotus Temple, go there on a weekday to avoid crowds and make sure you go in the evening.

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  1. Lotus Temple (attraction)

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Delhi has a lot of places for sightseeing. But it is more famous for its marvellous heritage sites. If you are visiting Delhi for the first time then don’t miss the chance to explore historical sites like Humayun's TombRed FortQutab MinarTo know more about famous heritage sites of Delhi, you can go through this article:    

Also, it would not be easy to wander in Delhi in summer afternoons. So, do remember to take precautions to beat the heat.


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  1. Humayun's Tomb (attraction)
  2. Red Fort (attraction)
  3. Qutab Minar (attraction)

answered by
Nishta from New Delhi

Dont leave Delhi without doing these:

Visit to Qutab MinarAkshardham TempleLotus Temple 

Walking tour of Old Delhi

Coffee at Indian Coffee House  - Canaught Place

Hippie Cafe's and Bars in Hauz Khas 

Shopping at the Chandni Chowk 

Some good bargains at Janpath and Sarojini Nagar 

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  1. Qutab Minar (attraction)
  2. Akshardham Temple (attraction)
  3. Lotus Temple (attraction)
  4. Old Delhi (attraction)
  5. Indian Coffee House (restaurant)
  6. Hauz Khas (attraction)
  7. Chandni Chowk (attraction)
  8. Janpath (attraction)
  9. Sarojini Nagar (attraction)

answered by
Subh from Delhi

Hi David,

The summer in Delhi is too hot. The temperature lies in the range of 25° C to 45° C and it’s also pretty humid as well. I would like to recommend you visit Delhi in the evening time .

Visit Akshardham Temple : One of the largest and traditional temples devoted to Bhagwan Swaminarayan that shows the beauty and spirituality of India’s historical art, culture, and architecture. A spectacular musical fountain is the major attraction of this temple which is held in the evening after sunset.
Entry fee: Free, separate fee to view exhibitions
Opening hours: 9.30 am to 6.30 pm, Closed on Mondays

Visit India Gate: Visit India Gate after 5 pm and stay till night from sunset view to the lightning. At night its structure looks awesome and the gardens that line its avenue are a popular place to enjoy a warm summer's evening.
Entry fee: Free
Opening hours: Always open

Visit National Rail Museum: There are number of museum in Delhi that intrigues any visitors who are interested to know about the heritage and history of Delhi. National Rail museum is one of the unique museums which attracts to visitors to know about the history of the railways of India.
Entry fee: INR 20
Opening hours: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, Closed on Mondays and national holidays

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Akshardham Temple (attraction)
  2. India Gate (attraction)
  3. National Rail Museum (attraction)

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