Delhi Is A Tale Of Culture, Magic & Mayhem- A Traveller’s Trail To The Unexplored Parts Of The City | HolidayIQ Blog

Delhi Is A Tale Of Culture, Magic & Mayhem- A Traveller’s Trail To The Unexplored Parts Of The City

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Delhi is a beautiful blend of culture, old-charm, magic and mayhem. The city’s many scenes and sights have to experience to be believed. From the old bylanes of Chandni chowk to the modern malls, the city hold its charm in the many contradictions. HolidayIQ Travellers present a trail to the unexplored parts of the city.

Delhi Is A Tale Of Culture, Magic & Mayhem- A Traveller’s Trail To The Unexplored Parts Of The City:

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1. Explore The Bylanes Of The Bustling Chandni Chowk

Explore The Bylanes Of The Bustling Chandni Chowksource: timestylelife.files.wordpress.com

Explore the many bylanes of Chandni Chowk, early morning is the best time. With a medley of eateries and shabby shops, the bustling crowd, the rickshaw pull carts, Chandni chowk’s old-charm is something that you should experience to understand.

HolidayIQ Traveller Nittin from Mumbai shares, “The lanes are very narrow so the place appears to be very crowded and chaotic.” HolidayIQ Traveller Nikhil from Bangalore shares, “Loved the narrow streets & old-world charm of Chandni Chowk.”

2. Experience The Old-World Charm Of Purana Qila On A Boat

Experience The Old-World Charm Of Purana Qila On A Boatsource: John Steedman- flickr.com

Delhi Tourism’s boating facility makes the old-world charm of Purana Qila even more mesmerizing.

HolidayIQ Traveller Kunal Aggarwal shares, “I went to Purana Quila with my friends and enjoyed a lot there took a lot of pics. I felt it is a nice place for a tour or picnics, its park was also good. We went to all the monuments inside it and took selfies with them. The ticket was also affordable by everyone.”

3. Make A Pit Stop At HKV- A Favourite With Hipsters

Make A Pit Stop At HKV- A Favourite With Hipsterssource: universityexpress.co.in

Make a pit stop at Hauz Khas Village’s boutiques and restaurants after you walk. This place is noisy and looks like a  food court full of bobos and hipsters. It is a hub of indie artist studios, restaurants, stores and bookshops. Head to Kunzum Travel Cafe for a unique experience. This travel cafe with unbelievable “Pay what you like” concept. You are not under any obligation to even pay for the tea/coffee /cookies/wifi. Just enjoy, have food and leave. Kunzum Travel Cafe, Hauz Khas Village is a travel cafe where travelers meet in person and interact.

HolidayIQ Traveller Prashant says, “Hauz Khas Village is the most happening place to be in Delhi.”

4. Watch The Change Of Guard Ceremony At Rashtrapati Bhavan

Watch The Change Of Guard Ceremony At Rashtrapati Bhavansource: browsebuildings.com

Witness the elaborate “Change of Guard” ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan on the forecourt lawns of the Presidential residence. The ceremony is held every Saturday at 10 a.m. You just need to produce a photo identity card at the place of entry to Rashtrapati Bhavan from gate no.2, near the Prime Minister’s Office.

HolidayIQ Traveller Saurav Mohanty shares, “It's a lovely old time architectural designed building and very well maintained with high walls. It looks like a historical place but very beautiful from the outside. The view of the complex of buildings of Rashtrapati Bhawan from the India Gate is amazing as you walk down the walk towards it. For security reasons however, it is not possible to walk in the area. If you are not on a pre scheduled tour the only way to access is getting a tuk tuk to take you.”

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5. Splurge On Handicrafts Directly From Craftsmen At Dilli Haat

Splurge On Handicrafts Directly From Craftsmen At Dilli Haatsource: travelbonkers.wordpress.com

If you are looking for a culture-soaked experience, you have to visit Dilli Haat. A food plaza and a craft bazaar, this mela brings a flavour of ethnic India under one roof. Splurge on traditional handicrafts purchased directly from the craftsmen as the venue showcases wares from a thousands of artisans. This includes bamboo and cane from Assam, bidri work from Karnataka etc.

HolidayIQ Traveller Sabyasachi Rayc shares, “The need to give the traditional craftsmen a permanent market or Haat to showcase their crafts, gave birth to the Delhi Haat, opposite the INA Market in South Delhi. This was followed after a few years by a second such Haat in West Delhi at Pitampura. Both of them are open air complexes with semi-permanent stalls. The traditional artifacts are well complemented by the food from the various states of the country.”

6. Escape Away From The City To The Garden Of Five Senses

Escape Away From The City To The Garden Of Five Sensessource: indianholiday.com

Escape the crowd of the city and head to the Garden of five senses. This is not an ordinary garden. There are special zones- the khas bagh that resembles a Mughal garden, the colour garden, the court of bamboo and the tactile area with rocks from the bank of Ganga.

HolidayIQ Traveller Sabyasachi Rayc from Delhi shares, “Inaugurated in 2003 this garden is located in Saidul-a-jab close to the Saket Metro Station. This garden is designed to give the visitor the pleasures of sight, smell, touch, hear and taste. For sight, smell and touch the garden built across a rocky terrain has beautifully laid out sections for various kinds of plants, herbs, trees and even sculptures. Regular musical concerts are held to give the ear its pleasures. As for taste check the restaurants for some delightful spread!”

7. Soak In The Unique Blend Of Architecture At The Agrasen Ki Baoli

Soak In The Unique Blend Of Architecture At The Agrasen Ki Baolisource: wikimedia.org

The place is a unique blend of architecture with designs that existed centuries ago. The Boali is 60 meters along and 15 meters wide rectangular step wall.. Some parts of the Baoli are permanently immersed in water, but there exists three levels in the visible area of the Baoli, each of which is lined with arched niches on either sides.

8. Take A Tour Of The Tibetan Settlement In Delhi.

Take A Tour Of The Tibetan Settlement In Delhi.source: indiatvnews.com

Take a tour of the Tibetian settlement in Delhi. Also called Little Tibet of Delhi, this colony was originally set up to house a few Tibetan refugees. George on some delicious Tibetan food. Have thukpa at Zomsa and Shakura. Momos and mouth-watering chow mein are also available in this market. This market is closed on Mondays. HolidayIQ Traveller Arindham Mitra shares, “An excellent place to know & learn a little bit of our lovely Tibet, its culture & heritage.”

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9. Go For A Photo Walk To Khari Baoli

Go For A Photo Walk To Khari Baolisource: khari.co.uk

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.

10. George On Delhi’s Secret Winter Delicacy

George On Delhi’s Secret Winter Delicacysource: wordpress.com

Daulat Ki Chaat is the secret winter delicacy of Delhi only made in the coolest months because at the first ray of sunshine, it starts to collapse. It doesn't travel well either — to enjoy this very local speciality, a winter pilgrimage to the shady gullies of Old Delhi is to be done.

HolidayIQ Traveller Debopam Roy from Pune shares, “For foodies, Delhi is a delight. Be it Khan Chacha's rolls, sushis in Pandara road, punjabi food in chandni chowk, hippie food in paharganj, bengali food in CR Park, Andhra food in Andhra bhawan, you get authentic delicacies not just from every corner of India, but every corner of the world.”

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