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72 Hours in Delhi? Here Are Some Fun Things to Do

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The ‘City of Djinns’ is brimming with ruins and monuments like in eastern Rome. But the vestiges of lost empires is punctuated with malls and the metro service. If you have just 3 days, then these are the must-do things in Delhi.

72 Hours in Delhi? Here Are Some Fun Things to Do:

  1. Lodhi Garden, New Delhi (Delhi)
  2. Rashtrapati Bhavan , New Delhi (Delhi)
  3. New Delhi (Delhi)
  4. bloomrooms Link Road, New Delhi (Delhi)
  5. Hauz Khas Complex, New Delhi (Delhi)
  6. National Gallery Of Modern Art, New Delhi (Delhi)
  7. Lotus temple, New Delhi (Delhi)
  8. Sheraton New Delhi Hotel, New Delhi (Delhi)
  9. Nehru Planetarium, New Delhi (Delhi)
  10. India Gate, New Delhi (Delhi)
  11. Holiday Inn, New Delhi (Delhi)

1. Start with a heritage walk at Lodi Gardens

Start with a heritage walk at Lodi Gardenssource: .wikimedia.org

Located in the heart of Delhi, the lush and placid Lodi gardens is the perfect place to breathe in fresh air and browse through ancient verandas, blooming flowers and expansive vistas of green.

2. Watch the changing of guards ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Watch the changing of guards ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavansource: changing-guard.com

The Change of Guard is a military tradition whose origins are lost in antiquity. From time immemorial, guards and sentries at palaces, forts and defence establishments change periodically to enable a fresh body of troops take charge. The ceremony takes place every Saturday morning.

Fun fact: The most famous changing of guards ceremony is at London's Buckingham Palace.

3. Visit Asia’s largest Spice market

Visit Asia’s largest Spice marketsource: erinannelynch.wordpress.com

Operating since the 17th century, the market is situated near the historic Red Fort.  Go on a photo walk in Khari Baoli, the biggest spice market in Asia. It’s a unique experience to see huge quantities of spices being loaded, carried and unloaded simultaneously in the shops.

4. Experience the Folk culture of Delhi

Experience the Folk culture of Delhisource: lbb.in

Underneath the Shadipur Depot bridge in west Delhi, there is a place called Kathputli Colony. The colony is home to around 800 folk artists varying from magicians, acrobats, mime artists, puppeteers, jugglers, folk singers, and traditional dancers. Take a few hours and be fascinated by their art.

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5. Visit the Akshardham temple at night

Visit the Akshardham temple at nightsource: trekearth.com

Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple displays Indian and Hindu culture along with spirituality and beautiful architecture. This temple has been built as per the old Sthapatya shastra, using sandstone and marble without steel. Watching the temple at night is a visual delight!

Delhi is numerous stay options according to your need and budget.
Mid-range: Crowne Plaza Rohini
Abhimanyu Verma stayed at the Crowne Plaza Rohini. He shares: Amazing hotel, loved every bit of my stay there. Thanks crowne plaza.  The food in mosaic is amazing, service is quick, the pool is nice, the rooms offer a great view, no disturbance, this place is a must visit.

Budget: Bloomrooms Hotel
Rakesh Gupta talks about his pleasant stay at Bloomrooms Hotel. He shares: It's a Nice boutique hotel; worth staying and value for money. I really liked the theme and the way the hygiene is maintained in the hotel. The cafe is good and the ambience is very good.  

6. Revisit history at Hauz Khas

Revisit history at Hauz Khassource: hangouts.co.in

Hauz Khas Complex is known for a mosque, pavilions,  tomb,  water tank and an Islamic seminary. All these structures were built during 13th century under the reign of the Delhi Sultanate. There are several art galleries, restaurants and boutiques to spend the morning browsing through.

7. Check out gorgeous artworks at the National Gallery of Modern Art

Check out gorgeous artworks at the National Gallery of Modern Artsource: blog.artsome.co

If you’re an art-lover then do not miss this chance to witness art from artists from around the globe. The NGMA houses more than 14,000 works includes works by artists such as Thomas Daniell, Raja Ravi Verma, Abanindranath Tagore, Rabindranath Tagore, Gaganendranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Jamini Roy, Amrita Sher-Gil.

8. Chill at the Kunzum Travel Cafe

Chill at the Kunzum Travel Cafesource: kunzum.com

The cafe is your chance to meet like minded travelers, exchange stories and buy some travel books. The cafe also holds regular interactive talks and workshops by travelers, photographers, and writer. Sometimes musicians also drop by a casual jam session. All in all it’s a great place to relax.

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9. Find your inner peace at Lotus temple

Find your inner peace at Lotus templesource: historyinworld.blogspot.com

Lotus Temple is situated near Kalkaji in Delhi which is the only Bahai Temple in Asia. There is a big prayer hall inside this temple which is used by the devotees for meditation. Visit the temple during evening, when the entire structure is illuminated, giving it a golden glow.

10. Watch Light and Sound show at Old fort

Watch Light and Sound show at Old fortsource: burrp.com

Light and sound show organised in the Purana Quila represents the aristocratic lifestyle of the Mughal rulers. The show is organised by Delhi Tourism that depicts the 5,000 year-old history of Delhi. The show at this venue, popularly called as ‘Ishq-e-Dilli” is a journey through the history and culture of Delhi itself.\

Retire for the night after this eventful day.
Mid-range: Sheraton New Delhi Hotel
Elena Chervina stayed at the Sheraton hotel. She shares: Loved the hotel! Although it is not new, it is maintained in perfect cleanliness and order. Very pleased with the friendly and attentive staff. Special thanks to Shifali - guest relations. Very good restaurant with local Indian and international cuisine. Breakfast is such a varied and rich that it is possible to skip lunch!

Budget: Hotel Delhi 55
Priyanka Sawhney stayed at the Delhi 55. He shares: It is a very nice neat clean hotel which is well maintained by the staff. The staff/the manager is very cooperative and takes special care that all booking instructions are followed. Clean linen, towels, etc along with free wifi is an added bonus.  

11. If you’re an Astronomical fan then head to Nehru Planetarium

If you’re an Astronomical fan then head to Nehru Planetariumsource: townista.com

The Nehru Planetarium in New Delhi is situated on the grounds of Teen Murti Bhavan, officially known as 'Nehru Memorial Museum and Library', earlier the official residence of India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. In 1964, the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund was set up to promote his ideas and it undertook to build the Nehru Planetarium with its aim being the promotion of astronomy education.

12. Gorge on local food at Chandni Chowk

Gorge on local food at Chandni Chowksource: fuccha.in

Chandni chowk is always buzzing with life. The environment here is electric. Waves of people can sweep you away if you remain static for a moment on the street. Good food and great temples make Chandni Chowk a popular place for both Delhites and tourists.

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13. Watch a play Akshara Theatre

Watch a play Akshara Theatresource: buzzintown.com

On of the best way to spend an evening in Delhi is by watching a play at the famous Akshara Theatre. Its annual theatre festival brings together famous and budding playwrights and their works to the city.

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