Delhi, the capital of India is a traveler, photographers, food-lovers as well as shoppers paradise. I live in Delhi and I can't be more grateful for that. The city offers everything to everyone. With the most amazing tourist places to the best transportation system in the city, the city welcomes everyone with open arms.
Well honestly you cannot even explore a single part of Delhi in 24hrs but if in case you've got to do it then this article will be your savior, your guide for the day.
The best thing about Delhi is that you've got all kinds of things at one spot. For example, if you are visiting the Chandi Chowk area you can explore historic monuments, famous markets, and try delicious street food in one place only.
Being a Delhiite I am going to take you on a day out to experience Delhi in every possible way. From auto rides to tempting street foods to monuments and temples we have not missed out anything in this article to leave your experience incomplete.
Where to stay: if you're coming for work purpose then stay accordingly, but for traveling point of view prefer locations near new/Old Delhi railway station, Hauz Khas, Kalka Ji, Lodhi Colony.
Hauz Khas has various hostels for backpackers.
1. Ditch the hotel breakfast and head over to Old Delhi to start your day with heavily stuffed parathas from Parathe Wali Gali in Chandni Chowk. The places offer hundreds of varieties of parathas. Rabdi paratha, lemon paratha, classic aloo paratha, you name it, they have it. Other than this various other shops are also there. Karims for non-veg lovers and Jalebi wala for sweet tooths.
2.Moving on with some touristic activities. Old Delhi has some of the best tourist places in Delhi. Red Fort and Jama Masjid. The two must-visit places in Delhi. To bid some prayers or to admire the Indian history these two places should be on your list to travel in Delhi.
3.Chandni Chowk is a shopper's paradise. Do not move to your next stop before buying something for yourself or your loved ones. Bargaining is a must here! From famous chikankaari Kurtis to designer sarees, lehengas you will find every kind of ethnic way here.
4.Book your Uber/ Ola or for more desi vibes just a hire an auto to India Gate. One of the much-loved places of locals as well as tourists. Enjoy a boat ride there or get yourself clicked by the local photographers and get your photos printed within a few minutes. Do not expect photos to be high in quality and do bargain the maximum you can. You can also explore the War Memorial built to honor the Indian Armed Forces.
5.To satisfy your hunger visit Connaught place. From cafes to restaurants to street food this place has everything for every budget. This place is Delhi's favorite hangout spot. You will find a variety of stores here to shop. The place is famous for its British architecture.
6. Within a distance of 5kms from the India gate, you can visit Lodhi Garden and Lodhi Colony. Lodhi colony is India's first art district. You will witness some amazing wall art while roaming in the colony. This place can be best explored on the feet. It is a photographer's hub.
7. Lodhi Garden is famous for its luscious garden and tombs. You can just sit there to relax or you can have a stroll around. The place is very famous among photographers due to its amazing surroundings.
8. Waste to Wonder Park, near India Gate is the world's first theme park with all the seven wonders of the world made up of waste materials. It has replicas of the Taj Mahal, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Christ the Redeemer, Statue of Rio de Janerio, Statue of Liberty, and Rome's Colosseum. There is no place to eat there so plan accordingly.
9. To end your day, you can visit Gurudwara Bangla Sahib to spend your evening in a peaceful way. Dress in a conservative way and do not forget to cover your head.
10.For dinner, you can visit the very famous Kulcha Junction which just a 5 minutes' walk away from the gurudwara.
I hope you found this article helpful! Thankyou for reading!