The national capital, New Delhi speaks stories of its glorious past through the various ancient structures and markets in the city. ‘Dilli’ has been the capital to major dynasties that have ruled the rich Indian subcontinent. It has seen a lot of wars and has immersed the different traditions of people visiting it with open arms. In this article, we will highlight some of the most famous places to visit in Delhi and where you can find the best local food.
Today, Delhi is a significant part of the ‘golden triangle of India’, which also includes Agra and Jaipur. It attracts millions of tourists every year from India and across the world. Once in this magical city, you will find yourself captivated by its vibrant atmosphere.
‘Dilwalon ki Dilli’ is known for its mouth-watering street food; be it Chandni Chowk, Jama Masjid, Chawri Bazar or Connaught Place, you will fall in love with the amazing flavors of delicacies here.
As you pass through the older part of the city, popularly called ‘Purani Dilli’, you can smell the aroma of halwa poori, chole kulche, and piping-hot kebabs. You will not be able to stop yourself from trying these local delights.
Delhi and Food
Some of the famous food places in Delhi are:
- Dolma Aunty Momos in Lajpat Nagar
- Babu Ram Parantha in Paranthe Wali Gali
- Aslam Chicken Corner in Jama Masjid
- Kake Di Hatti in Chandni Chowk
- Qureshi Kabab Corner in Jama Masjid
- Lotan Kulche Wala in Chawri Bazar
- Roshan Di Kulfi in Karol Bagh
- Jain Chawal Wale in Connaught Place
- Al Jawahar in Jama Masjid
- Kumar Samose Wale in Moti Nagar
Top Places to Visit in Delhi
To experience the city at its best, here are some of the most popular places to visit in Delhi:
The iconic Red Fort was built in the year 1639 and got its name due to the brick-red colored sandstone walls. Lal Qila is octagonal in shape and covers an area of about 254 acres. It is one of the most visited places in Delhi and attracts hundreds of tourists every day. You can also explore an array of artifacts such as paintings, daggers, carpets etc. at the museum located within the premises. Shop for unique mirrors, clothes, handbags, pens, journals at the Meena Bazar’.
The Connaught Place is a popular shopping place in Delhi. It is one of the most expensive commercial markets in the world. With showrooms from luxury brands like H&M, Van Heusen, Louis Phillipe, Puma etc. it caters to the needs of thousands of people. With numerous eateries around, you can also gorge on scrumptious food items when shopping for your favorites.
Do you love handcrafted and embroidered decor for your home? If yes, then head straight to the Dilli Haat. With around 62 stalls, it features a diverse collection of handicrafts from different parts of the country. You can find good quality bags, footwear, clothes, jewelry etc. at reasonable prices here. It also arranges various cultural programs such as music and dance performances that aims to entertain the visitors.
Spend some moments in solitude by visiting Jama Masjid, one of the biggest mosques in the country. The intricate details in the architecture of this place will leave you in awe! It is also one of the top places to visit in Delhi to witness the communal harmony of the city. If you are hungry, you can satisfy your food cravings by discovering the popular eateries around. Areas around Jama Masjid are known as a heaven for non-vegetarians so, if you want to try the delicious biryani, kebabs, keema samosas etc. it is here where you’ll find the best flavors.
Discover ‘Asli Dilli’ in the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk. It’s a paradise for budget shoppers with countless shops selling everything from clothes and jewelry to spices and home decor items. This market is also popular for selling delicately crafted wedding dresses such as lehengas, sarees, gowns etc. You can also try Natraj ke Dahi Bhalle and sweets at Meghraj & Sons if you get hungry while on a budget shopping spree.
Also Read: Delhi City Travel Guide
There are many other places that you can visit in Delhi such as Qutub Minar, Purana Qila, India Gate etc. to experience the rich cultural heritage of this city. Comment below and let us know which of the places in Delhi mentioned above would you like to visit?
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