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Katie
Los Angeles

New Delhi

Best free things to do in New Delhi?

I'm going to be in New Delhi next month and will be on a pretty tight budget. I'm looking for the best free and inexpensive things to check out! I love the outdoors, art, museums, you name it. Thanks!


9 Answers

top answer by
Sameer from New Delhi

Hi, you can visit Akshardham TempleIndia Gate area, walk around Connaught Place, Delhi Haat (i am sure you can spare INR 30.00 for the ticket), walking through Chandni Chowk, Khan Market visit the Hindu temples, Sikh Gurudwara...!!!


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Akshardham Temple (attraction)
  2. India Gate (attraction)
  3. Connaught Place (attraction)
  4. Delhi Haat (attraction)
  5. Chandni Chowk (attraction)
  6. Khan Market (attraction)
  7. Sikh Gurudwara (attraction)
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answered by
Mohit from New Delhi, India

You can go India Gate


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  1. India Gate (attraction)
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answered by
Rahul from Delhi, India

Delhi is divide in 2 parts Old Delhi & Delhi and there are lots of places that attract tourists. Here is the list:- India Gate, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Old Fort, Akshardham Temple, Jama Masjid, Jantar Mantar, Lotus Temple, Sri Laxmi Narayan Mandir, Dilli Haat, The Garden of Five Senses, Humayun's Tomb, Parliament House, Safdarjung Tomb & Sikandar Lodi Tomb.

You can visit Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Chandni Chowk market on the same day because these 3 places are in old Delhi and do not forget your camera to capture some crowded and historical places of old Delhi. India Gate is also near from old Delhi but you need to hire an auto or a car rental service to reach there. 

And the other places like Qutab Minar, Akshardham Temple, Lotus Temple and etc are in different-different places. You can visit these places by Delhi metro and its cheap in cost.


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Old Delhi (attraction)
  2. Delhi (city)
  3. India Gate (attraction)
  4. Red Fort (attraction)
  5. Qutub Minar (attraction)
  6. Akshardham Temple (attraction)
  7. Jama Masjid (attraction)
  8. Jantar Mantar (attraction)
  9. Lotus Temple (attraction)
  10. Sri Laxmi Narayan Mandir (attraction)
  11. Dilli Haat (attraction)
  12. The Garden of Five Senses (attraction)
  13. Humayun's Tomb (attraction)
  14. Parliament House (attraction)
  15. Safdarjung Tomb (attraction)
  16. Sikandar Lodi Tomb (attraction)
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answered by
Mohit from New Delhi

Go to Old Delhi for a walk, carry your camera, hat/ cap, sun tan lotion and loads of patience... its crowded or rather very crowded but its like a walk through the living museum - heritage in form of old temples, fort and Friday mosque (Jama Masjid), culture hub, street food, wholesale market... u get to see mini India in one place in one day.... you may also like to explore the street bazaar of Old Delhi by rickshaw ride, it will be quite an experience...  


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  1. Old Delhi (attraction)
  2. Jama Masjid (attraction)
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answered by
amit from Delhi

hi. i am amit, from delhi. let me try to help you a bit. you can email me on guptamit76(gmail.com). cheap stay is available at Paharganj. A lot of International tourists stay there, so its safe. Free views of places. Akshardham Temple, must see, Parliament House, President house. Connaught Place market. Cheap entry fee, Qutab Minar, National Museum, Humayun's Tomb. You can do a day trip to Agra to see the Taj Mahal


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Paharganj (neighborhood)
  2. Akshardham Temple (attraction)
  3. Parliament House (attraction)
  4. Connaught Place (attraction)
  5. Qutab Minar (attraction)
  6. National Museum (attraction)
  7. Humayun's Tomb (attraction)
  8. Agra (city)
  9. Taj Mahal (attraction)
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answered by
Bhaskar from Lucknow, India

Here are a few:

Evening: visit India Gate & Connaught Place area. Loads of eating joins around that place. Visit Karim's for dinner - dinner should be under $20 (for 2 people)

You can visit Akshardham Temple & Lotus Temple. Akshardham is best seen during the evening (reach there by 4pm and spend a few hours). They even have cultural programs which you can see.

Another awesome place (my personal fav) is The Village Shop (Haus Khas, located in south Delhi). Its well connected by Metro so take the tube (its faster & way cheaper).

Haus Khas has a deer park & a monument which dates back to 1300s. Evening well spent. Whats more - the place has a host of restaurants and pubs. I would recommend "Socials Offline" & have a Moscow Mule. Its one of the best in town.

Have a great stay.


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. India Gate (attraction)
  2. Connaught Place (attraction)
  3. Karim's (restaurant)
  4. Akshardham Temple (attraction)
  5. Lotus Temple (attraction)
  6. The Village Shop (attraction)
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answered by
Arpit from Jaipur, Rajasthan

There are lots of places which you can visit but at most of the places you have to pay for entrance ticket + Camera Fees. The places which you can visit are Red FortQutab Minar, Gandhi Memorial School. Hauz Khas, Humayun's Tomb, Old Fort Lake, India Gate, and near by places. 


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Red Fort (attraction)
  2. Qutab Minar (attraction)
  3. Gandhi Memorial School (attraction)
  4. Hauz Khas (attraction)
  5. Humayun's Tomb (attraction)
  6. Old Fort Lake (attraction)
  7. India Gate (attraction)
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answered first by
Gagan from Delhi, India

Good to hear that you will be visiting my home tow. Its a big place and i do believe that you will enjoy the most. You have hire a day tour and they can take you to local monuments like Jantar MantarTomb of Balban etc and temples where entrance fees is very minimal. If got a chance do go to Akshardham Temple, which you can reach via Delhi Metro which is a train ride and from airport it will be a hour away. if you are staying near to airport area then you can visit mall like Ambiance Mall, which is the biggest ball in Delhi NCR region and you can enjoy many national and international shops there for shopping and eating.In Gurgoan you can also visit to Kingdom of Dreams where you can see the Indian culture of different states under one roof.If you have time I will recommend to visit Taj Mahal which is a one day trip and you can leave in morning and come back in night if you want.I hope you will enjoy!


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Jantar Mantar (attraction)
  2. Tomb of Balban (attraction)
  3. Akshardham Temple (attraction)
  4. Kingdom of Dreams (attraction)
  5. Taj Mahal (attraction)
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answered by
navneet from Jaipur

Qutub Minar, Akshardham Temple, Connaught Place, Chandni Chowk, Red Fort ..... 

only Red fort Entrty charge u something like 50 or 100 Rs


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Qutub Minar (attraction)
  2. Akshardham Temple (attraction)
  3. Connaught Place (attraction)
  4. Chandni Chowk (attraction)
  5. Red Fort (attraction)




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