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The Perfect Activity Checklist for a Trip to Delhi

Delhi, the capital city of India welcomes travelers from all around the world with open arms.  It unfolds its mystery in many ways. Just enjoy vacation here for a few days and you will talk and act like a thorough bread Delhiite, seriously! The list of activities that you can do in Delhi is endless while admiring a scintillating concoction of rich historical past with contemporary urbane experiences. You can eat, shop, party hard, enjoy adventure rides, pay your homage to famous religious sites, can watch a play and so on. Along with sightseeing, do anything during your tour to Delhi.

Here is the perfect activity checklist for a trip to Delhi:

>> Enjoy Eating at:


Chandni Chowk Food

Chandni Chowk Food

1. Chandni Chowk: A foodie’s paradise, Chandni Chowk is the best place to gorge on some lip-smacking food. You can explore the most popular Paranthe Waali Gali, which is famous for its stuffed paranthas. The variety of stuffing that you can opt from is simply amazing- from normal aaloo, gobhi, muli or daal to exotic fillings like banana, papad and bhindi. Do not miss relishing the Tikkis, Kulche Chole and Dahi-Bhalla from the street vendors. There are some very old shops selling Imarti, rabri Faluda or Karachi Halwa. However, if you are a non-vegetarian, you can feast on some amazing mutton and chicken preparations. Some very popular names are Ghantewala, Gianis, Natraj, Chainaram, Baburam Paranthe wala and more.

Nearest metro station: Chawri Bazaar and Chandni Chowk-Yellow Line

Pandara Road

Pandara Road

2. Pandara Road: This amazing complex of restaurants on Pandara Road is extremely popular with the families of Delhi. You can make a choice from a plethora of options offering sumptuous Mughlai and North Indian delicacies. Some of the popular restaurants here are Sobti, Gulati and Pindi. If you like Chinese, you can visit Ichiban. Nearby is a small arcade with games where children can enjoy themselves while you are relishing your Gulab Jamun or Kulfi Faluda. If you want, India Gate is just close by where you can go for an ice-cream.

Timings: 12 to 4.30 pm, 7 pm to 12:30 am

Nearest metro station: Khan Market- Violet Line

>>Enjoy Shopping at:


Dilli Haat

Dilli Haat

1. Dilli Haat: The complex of Dill Haat is at two places – near INA market and in Pitampura near Netaji Subhash Place, where the first is the older one and more popular than the latter one. Here you can shop for some most amazing handicraft items from various parts of India including clothes, accessories and much more. Having a feel of an old bazaar that has street-side stalls, shopping here can be a nice experience.  Once you get tired after shopping and want to have some sumptuous food, there are food stalls as well offering delicacies of several Indian cuisines along with serving Chat-papri.

Nearest metro station: INA-Yellow Line (for INA Market) and Netaji Subhash Place-Red Line (for Pitampura)

Timings: 10.30 am to 10 pm

Entry Fee: INR 20 for adults and INR 10 for children

Janpath Market

Janpath Market

2. Janpath Market: At Janpath in Connaught Place- you can get actually anything, quite literally. Just name it, clothes, trinkets, bags, shoes, perfumes, novels, accessories, knick-knacks, imitation and junk jewelry, beautiful Rajasthani cushion covers and even more. Good bargaining skills can take you far even if you have the problem of a tight budget. If you take a stroll around, you can also find some amazing food options as well like De Paul’s. Go a little further and you can find some more food options in the inner circle.

Nearest metro station: Rajiv Chowk-Blue Line

Timings: The shops here generally open around 11 am and stay open till 8:30 pm (Closed on Sunday)

>> Enjoy Partying at:


Kitty Su, The LaLiT

Kitty Su, The LaLiT

1. Kitty Su, The LaLiT: One of the most well-known nightclubs of Delhi, Kitty Su is simply an amazing place just to unlock the party-loving side of yourself. Enjoy great food, drinks and some excellent music being played by the DJ while you are indulging in the luxury of this club. Admire the vibrant interiors.

Nearest metro station: Barakhamba Road-Blue Line

Timings: 10 pm to 5 am (Open only on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays)

Entry Charges: INR 3000 per couple (cover charges)

Address: The LaLiT, Barakhamba Avenue, Connaught Place, New Delhi-110 001, India.



2. blueFROG: Lose yourself to the swaying tune of amazing music, sip your drink, dance the night away and gorge on sumptuous food of Indian and other popular world cuisine. Sometimes, there are performances by popular bands or a performance by a known comedian.

Nearest metro station: Qutub Minar or Saket-Yellow Line

Timings: 8 pm up to 1.30 am- from Tuesday to Sunday (Closed on Mondays)

Entry Charges: Entry is free before 9.00 pm excluding ticketed events or specially priced nights. On Sunday, the entry starts from 8 pm

Address: The Kila, Seven Style Mill Compound, Opposite the Qutub Minar, Mehrauli, New Delhi- 110030, India

Other than these two, there are other options too such as Urban Pind, Q’Ba, Pebble Street, Hash, Agni the Park- the list is endless.

>> Pray at:


Akshardham Temple

Akshardham Temple

1. Akshardham Temple: Because of its amazing architectural magnificence, this temple can rightly be called an architectural wonder of Delhi. Spread over an area of 30 acres, this temple complex is just the right place to absorb the rich culture and spirituality of India. A visit to this temple will take around half-a-day. Enjoy picnic in the lush manicured lawns. There is a canteen too which serves lip-smacking food at amazingly low prices.

Nearest metro station: Akshardham-Blue Line

Timings: 11am to 8pm (Monday closed)

Entry Fee: Entry in the complex is free

For the museum: INR 125 for adults and children and INR 75 for senior citizens

Address: On NH 24, Mayur Vihar, New Delhi-110032, India.

Note: Photography is prohibited

Birla Mandir

Birla Mandir

2. Birla Mandir: Also known as Laxminarayan temple, Birla Mandir is a beautiful templs that is located in Central Delhi, near Gole Market. Dedicated to Shri Lakshmi Narayan, this place also has a historical importance as this is the site where Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead. You can also attend morning or evening Aarti, surely a great experience.

Nearest metro station: R.K. Ashram Marg-Blue Line

Timings: 6 am to 10 pm

Entry: Free

Address: Mandir Marg, Near Gole Market, New Delhi- 110001, India

Note: Photography is not allowed in the shrine area.

Along with these two, there are other popular religious sites as well including Jama Masjid, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Jhandewalan temple, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Sheeshganj Gurudwara etc.

>> Attend:


National School of Drama

National School of Drama

1. Theater: Watch some dazzling theatre performances by excellent dramatists. The Mandi House area has several theatres including that of the renowned National School of Drama where artists from all around the world perform. Other options include LTG Auditorium, Triveni Kala Sangam, Shri Ram Centre and Kamani Auditorium. You can also attend performances by professional or amateur classical artists. If you want to eat something, Bengali Market is a few minutes away.

Nearest metro station: Mandi House-Blue Line

Timings: Plays generally start around 6:30 pm and are of around 2-3 hours

India Habitat Centre

India Habitat Centre

2. Shows/Recitals/Exhibitions: If you are one of those arty sorts, then you can attend book recitals, lectures, art exhibitions, classical performances, you will get everything in Delhi, home to several cultural hubs such as the India International Centre and India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, near India Gate. At the Deer Park, Hauz Khas Village on every Sunday evening, drum performances are hosted. You can get information about such events from daily newspapers.

>> Fun on adventure rides:


Worlds of Wonder

Worlds of Wonder

1. Worlds of Wonder: This adventure park has some thrilling rides and water games, with different sections for children as well as adults.  It is a nice place to enjoy at any time of the year. There are several eating options too where you can munch on popcorn or eat your Maggi or patty and much more.

Nearest metro station: Sector-18 Noida-Blue Line

Timings: 12pm to 9pm

Charges: INR 750 for unlimited rides (except paintball)

Address: The Great India Place Mall, A-2, Sector-38-A, Noida- 201301, India

Adventure Island

Adventure Island

2. Adventure Island– Located in Rithala Rohini, it is a similar kind of another option which also has a shopping arcade, named Metro Walk attached to it.

Nearest Metro Station– Rithala (Red Line)

Timings: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Charges: INR 500 for adults and INR 450 for Kids (Open all days of the week)

Address: Ram Murthy Passi Marg, Rohini, Sector 10, New Delhi, DL 110085, India

You are now very well aware that there is no dearth of activities that you can do in Delhi. There is something for each kind of a traveler. Just visit Delhi and lose yourself in its endless charm.

Geetika Handa
is a travel writer who has an interest in sharing her experiences with all. She provides a detailed account of any travel topic she chooses to write on. You can get detailed information and tips about choosing the right kind of holiday packages in the country from her write-ups.

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