Delhi, India’s national capital region is a historical and cultural mix. With sights from the 1600s to the most updated and techie places; street shopping to the most plush malls; roadside chaat vendors to fancy restaurants, Delhi has it all. A day in the city is way too less for anyone to discover the entire city and its neighborhood but a wisely planned itinerary could assist you cover some of the must-visits of the city. Here is all that you should do, if you are in Delhi just for a day!
Discover Delhi’s Old Rustic Lanes
Don’t be lazy! Head out for the ultimate breakfast at Chandni Chowk at super reasonable prices. Think buttery Aaloo ke paranthe and with sweet lassi and Jalebi with Rabri. (Thank us later!), after which you can discover the rustic lanes of old Delhi and shop until your drop at Dariba Kalan, the silver market, or head to Khari Baoli for spice shopping! And if you have a wedding around the corner, well, you came to the right place my friend! Chandni Chowk has elegant Lehngas and suits, and jewelry that can make you go crazy! And obviously, you can’t miss out on the legendary tour of the Red Fort! A full time-cum-paisa-wasool morning.
Recommended Eatries| Natraj, The Jalebi Wala and Kanwarji Sweets.
Plunge Into Street Shopping and Street Eating
After discovering old Delhi, let’s move down to Connaught Place (or CP, as Delhites like to call it), the former headquarters of the British during the British Raj, and today a distinguished business center. CP is an architectural delight housing some of the oldest theaters in the country. Don’t opt for lunching at the fancy cafés; instead, linger on the langar at the very enchanting Gurudwara Bangla Sahib for a soothing and delightful experience. Or if you are looking for the authentic Rajma/Kadhi Chawal, head to Jain Chawal Wale. Go for some street shopping at Janpath, and fill your bags with junk jewelry, chappals, and the latest fashion apparel. (Yes, you read that right). Street shopping aside, you cannot escape the aura of sophisticated colonial era when at Connaught Place!
Shopping Extravaganza & Delhi’s Tiny Historical Tour
Go check out the most exclusive designer wear at Khan Market. If you have a good bank balance, buy them right away, if not, then you can window shop! You can also grab a quick bite at Big Chill Café (do try their desserts), Café Turtle, and the Parsi themed cafe Soda Bottle Opener Wala . The retail light market and bookstores offer a unique collection. Post or prior snacking at Khan market, one can check out the picturesque Lodhi Garden. And there you have it- a treat to your tummy, your eyes and a total treat to your senses!
Party Like A True Delhite
Your visit to Delhi is incomplete if you haven’t visited Hauz Khas Village for drinks, dinner and dance. The place is hoarded with party goers and experiencing this nightlife in Delhi is mandatory. Not partying in Delhi is like turning away from a temple while on a pilgrimage. True dilli walas are found there and it is an entertaining way of unwinding yourself after a long day of touring and shopping. And if you are looking for an after party, book a car, and head for a 60 km drive to Murthal for some great chai and parathas, even if it is in the middle of the night. DForDelhi recommends you visit Mannat when at Murthal!
A day in Delhi won’t be just a day when you plan it ahead. Make the best of it!