Bored of visiting the historical monuments? Stomach already too full of the Chandni Chowk street food? Wondering what next to do in Delhi? Take a look!
The view from Jama Masjid mosque
You definitely need to catch the brilliant view of Old Delhi from atop the minaret at Jama Masjid. Once you climb the claustrophobic and long stairs, the old city is showcased in front of you. This is undoubtedly one of the best ways to soak up the national capital on Delhi tours.
Feroz Shah Kotla
A historic cricket ground which will give you a taste of the real India. The tickets start at about Rs.800 and you will find yourself seated next to a range of locals enthusiastic about the sport. Watching a Team India match here is a once in a lifetime experience.
The Delhi Dance Academy
This particular dance school gives you a two-hour workshop aimed especially at visitors, with the sole emphasis on fun. One can learn Bollywood, Bhangra, Garba, Dandiya and other traditional forms of dance. The instructors are great and you will also get a video of your class as souvenir.
Kingdom of Dreams
An entertainment complex that stages various shows technical wizardry, and exhibitions celebrating the Indian culture and art. You will love the live show filled with Bollywood songs, done by various fabulous troupe of singers and dancers. We recommend you the English-language headphones in case you want to understand Hindi jokes.
On Thursday evenings at Nizam-ud-din Dargah, one can see and hear the very mystic sufi singing, Delhi’s finest cultural experience without a doubt. A mausoleum of Sufi saint, Auliya, who was from the 13th century, the place is the living and breathing embodiment of old Delhi, the spirit of which endures in this area, different the modern trappings surrounding it now. Muslims still visit the place to offer their prayer.
People Tree Bookshop
It all began as a studio space for artists; now, the People Tree primarily is a bookshop full of progressive reads, independently designed clothing and handmade jewellery. The children’s section includes titles like Babu the Waiter, that can help explain the country’s rich/poor divide. You get to browse alongside the city’s intellectuals.
A showcase of Indian history from earliest civil stations onward, the museum is a must visit. The highlight is the relics of the Buddha presented in a large gallery: a spiritual, sacred and profound space within great cultural institution.
This is a very great and different place to spend an afternoon, making the most of the serenity of the gardens, that is a stark contrast to the otherwise daily hustle and bustle of the city. You can find birds galore here and few reasonable places to eat in the nearby area.
So, when you visit the national capital, do not miss out on the above places. Also, you can make day trips from Delhi as well. No wonder it is one of the most popular tourist destinations.
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