What to do in Delhi

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Presidential Palace featuring a square or plaza and a castle

Delhi Attractions

Taking a trip to Delhi, India will open your eyes to a culture and world unlike anything you've ever seen before. Also known as Dilli, the city is home to many historic places, including Humayun's Tomb and Qutab Minar. These sites date back to ancient times, and both are open to the public. These unique sites help you understand why local residents revere their history.

Old Delhi is one of the most beautiful areas in the city, and it's a must-see for any traveler. Though you can interact with locals as you wander through the streets, why not feel like a local yourself? Old Delhi is home to many small food stands and booths run by people who make the dishes fresh every day. You might just feel like you were born and raised in Delhi after grabbing a bite to eat.

The Red Fort is one of the best things to do in Delhi. Before the British entered the region, troops found themselves fighting against the Mughal who already lived there. The Red Fort marks the spot where regional troops fought to prevent the British invasion.

Khan Market is one of the top tourist destinations in the area. Many travelers grab a map and head to the Khan Market, where you can view some of the best shopping spots in the city without spending your entire travel budget. You can get the same items at a fraction of the cost.

Delhi tours give you the chance to see multiple destinations across the city from a bus or car, but many travelers make their own tours. Use Expedia to find out more about attractions in Delhi and things you might want to see. Delhi activities range from historic sites to shopping districts, and you'll likely find you want to take Delhi excursions to destinations all over the city.


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What to do in Delhi

Free Things to Do in Delhi

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Malliah Memorial Theater Craft Museum - Old or young, this gallery will excite your imagination and capture your mind.

British Council Division - If you're a fan of modern architecture, add this landmark to your to-do list.

Lady Hardinge Medical College - If you're eager to explore the history of the region through its landmarks, add this one to your must-see list.

Dhaula Kuan - Stroll the streets and get lost in the character and charm of this popular area.

Sanjay Lake - Take things at a slower pace and enjoy a bit of time out close to the water.

American Library - Widely renowned among local residents, this site is worth exploring.

Jain Temple - Delhi - Take a moment for some meditation or prayer at this tranquil holy site.

Shanti Vana - Whether you can separate your cacti from carnations, you're sure to find beauty in this spectacular display.

Things to Do in Delhi with Kids

Delhi is an excellent destination for a family break. Take the youngsters along and enjoy these top family friendly experiences together:


 

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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Delhi on a sunny day?
What to do in Delhi on a rainy day?
What is Delhi famous for?
Bring along your camera and have fun taking in these remarkable attractions:

  • Red Fort
  • Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple
  • Humayun’s Tomb

What should I not miss in Delhi?
If you want to explore the best of this destination, add these sights to your schedule:

  • Chandni Chowk
  • India Gate
  • Qutub Minar
  • Jama Masjid

Are there cheap things to do in Delhi?
What can you do in Delhi for free?
Your vacation in Delhi needn’t cost a bundle with free things like these to enjoy:

  • Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple
  • Chandni Chowk
  • India Gate
  • Jama Masjid


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