Delhi is a potpourri of different cultures, cuisines, and communities. No wonder travelers from nook and corner of the world get drawn to the Indian capital. From ancient Mughal era monuments to world-class modern edifices, this metropolis offers an interesting mix that only a few places can match.
There are countless places to see and a million things to do in Delhi-NCR, the largest agglomeration of India.
On a trip to NCR, if you are wondering where to stay, then there’s something for every traveler. Even while touring with a tight pocket, finding a decent budget hotel isn’t a worry, all thanks to OYO Rooms. For instance, if you are traveling to Akshardham Temple, you can nestle at one of the hotels in Noida by OYO Rooms. They provide standardized services across the entire network of hotels and have all the necessary amenities to keep one happy.
Moving on, we have curated a list of things you must do when touring Delhi-NCR.
The first look of this majestic Hindu Temple will make you ponder about the measure of labor and craft that went into building this temple. The ornate architecture and the flawless detailing in every inch of the premises will leave you spellbound.
Reflecting spirituality, culture, peace and love, this is one of the finest architectural creations of the modern times. Akshardham Temple rocks the must visit the list of places in Delhi-NCR.
It is advisable to reach here during the early morning hours and beat the overwhelming influx of visitors.
How to Reach: Take a Metro to Akshardham station and then walk or hire an auto.
Red Fort is a historical red sandstone fortress built under the Mughal regime. It is known as the Lal Qila and was home to the Mughal dynasty for over two hundred years. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Red Fort has multiple halls, museums, mosques and other places of interest. A truly spectacular creation of architecture, it is a must visit a place to reconnect with forgotten history.
How to Reach: Take a Metro to the Chandni Chowk station and then walk or hire an auto.
Delhi Haat is where different cultures and traditions of India come together. A place where one can buy traditional handicrafts, ethnic clothes, jewelry and even furniture. More than the shopping what glues a visitor to Delhi Haat is the food. Traditional flavors showcased by the never-ending food stalls from various Indian states, this place will leave your tongues tingling for more.
How to Reach: There are two branches of Delhi Haats; one in Pitampura and one near INA Market. Take a metro to either of these stations and then walk to Delhi Haat or hire an auto.
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A world-class amusement park nestled in the entertainment city of Noida. It is a perfect getaway for those who seek adventure and thrills. With over thirteen family rides, twenty-three water rides, a road show, and a Go-Kart rink, Worlds of Wonder is a must-visit place for your Delhi-NCR Itinerary.
How to Reach: Take a Metro to the Noida Sector 18 station and then walk or hire an auto.
Hauz Khas Village has become a rage among millennials recently. Located in the posh suburbs of South Delhi, it has nothing about it that resembles a village. Hauz Khas Village is surrounded by a fort that overlooks a magnificent lake and a deer park with rich foliage. This place is dotted with cafés and completely transforms at night. It is an ideal destination frequented by people looking to party and socialize.
How to Reach: Take a metro to the Hauz Khas Station and hire an auto.
Delhi has a special place in every Indian’s heart for countless reasons. Being the capital of the world’s largest democracy and a city with a very rich history, most people in India look forward to touring Delhi at least once in their lifetime. You must visit the places mentioned above if you are ever in Delhi or its surrounding areas.
If time is not a constraint for you, then you may also do these things.
HoHo (Hop on Hop Off) bus tour is conducted, every day except on Mondays by the Delhi Tourism department. It covers a total of nineteen destinations and is a good way to explore the capital.
Old Fort itself is a piece of monumental architecture. Every evening a light and sound show is conducted which displays history in a remarkable way.
A devotional fusion of poetry and music, qawwalis’ are used as a medium to connect with our inner self and God. Music for the soul, and a form of meditation, an evening spent at Nizamuddin Dargah listening to Qawwalis’ will leave you wanting for more.