Seat of power for several empires for about a millennium, Delhi has seen a lot of power changing its hand from one ruler to another. A combination of two entirely different worlds, Old Delhi consists of narrow lanes and various ancient mosques, whereas New Delhi created by the British, consists of spacious and imposing government structures. A city with significant cultural importance the city is a glorious avenue for history lovers. If you live in Mumbai, there’s every possibility that you have argued with people from Delhi that there’s is the better city. But you should come to Delhi to see for yourself how people live here in good as well as in the times of adversity. You should also try to travel from Mumbai to Delhi by train so as to meet people from various cultures and backgrounds. Visit the state to see why people are proud of Delhi’s food and lifestyle. Here are some of the things to do while you are in Delhi.
Try the food: There’s no doubt in saying that Delhi is one of the best food capitals of the world. With cuisines of various types available roadside and in big hotels, there is no dearth of options to have a hearty meal in the capital of India. You can have taste some of the best Mughlai and Punjabi cuisines in the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk or food from around the world in the higher end restaurants of Hauz Khaz. Famous for its street food, you can hog mouth watering dishes at any nook without feeling disappointed.
Experience exquisite art galleries: With a thriving art scene in Delhi, it’s always a good time to visit these and get cultured. You can enter most of the galleries without paying any entry fee, but buying them can pretty much suck out the money from your wallet. Some of the best galleries are Nature Morte (Neeti Bagh), Exhibit 320 (Lado Sarai), and Gallery Espace (New Friends Colony).
Watch live theatre: If you love prefer to spend your weekend watching theatre rather than movies on big screen, then Delhi is the goldmine for you. The theatre scene is on a rise in India and you have a ton of options to choose from to experience entertainment at its best. The entry to most of these is free and others cost not more than Rs. 500. Visit Alliance Francaise or IHC (Lodhi Road) to spend some quality time.
Indulge in adventurous sports: People in Delhi love adventure and hence are on constant lookout to try adventure sports. Hence, you can find a lot spots offering the services at a nominal rate. People can visit these organizations easily as they located at a feasible distance from the main city. Try your hands at Paintball, zorbing, bungee jumping and river rafting if you are an adventurous by heart.
Visit various Monuments: Delhi has so many places where you can find the history preserved even now that you will have to spend a whole month visiting them. However, some of the most significant places where you should go are Qutub Minar (world’s tallest red sandstone tower), Lotus Temple in Delhi (one of the few Baha’i temples in the word), Jama Masjid (largest mosque in India) and Red Fort (built in 1648).
So, just book your tickets over the internet and travel Mumbai to Delhi by train to experience Delhi’s awesome cultural heritage.