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12 Things About Delhi That Will Make You Fall In Love With The City All Over Again

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HolidayIQ Travellers list 12 things to do around Delhi. They will certainly make you fall in love with the city all over again.

12 Things About Delhi That Will Make You Fall In Love With The City All Over Again:

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1. Discover Delhi At Night

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Exploring Delhi during the night can be fun. Soak in the starry and lantern views as well as hog on some delectable local street food. HolidayIQ Traveller Babita Goyal shares, “The best places to have paratha are Green Park, Moolchand, AIIMS, Sector 58 "The BPO Lane at Guptaji's" Parathas, Maggi and eggs. Almost all these set ups start around 11 in the evening and sell till half past midnight. They again begin their work at around 3 am.” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Shilpa, “Smooth drive with toll tax stop on the way. There are plenty of food options at Murthal. Road conditions are good which lets you drive comfortably to go to and fro.” The first place that hits our mind when it comes to road tripsat night around Delhi has to be Murthal! A long drive across the busy yet wide roads of Delhi, while the cool wind caresses you and the stomach is tempted for a gastronomic ride, you know your destination has to be Murthal. Try Gulshan da Dhaba!

2. Relax By The Agrasen Ki Baoli

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The Baoli packs a unique blend of architecture with an imposing design known to have existed centuries ago. The stone walls are decorated with inventive designs with a series of arched structure are grim and desolate, but still beautiful. The Boali is 60 meters along and 15 meters wide rectangular step wall, made up of a series of superimposed arches that are supported by a bunch of piers or columns. Some parts of the Baoli are permanently immersed in water, but there exists three levels in the visible area (the area which is above the water) of the Baoli, each of which is lined with arched niches on either sides.

3. Shop At The Weekly Flea Markets

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HolidayIQ Traveller Megha says, “If you are in Delhi, don't forget to squeeze in these most amazing cheap places to shop. Delhi has its weekly markets. Different flea markets open up at different locations and on different days of the week. Must check out are: Sunday bazaar near Jama Masjid, Karol Bagh on Mondays, Govindpuri on Wednesdays as well as Lajpat Nagar and Vijay Nagar on Saturdays. Apart from these are Janpath, sarojini nagar market, hanuman mandir bangle bazar and daryaganj book market.”

4. Visit Little Tibet

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Take a tour of the Tibetian settlement in Delhi. Often called the Little Tibet in Delhi, this colony was originally set up to house a few Tibetan refugees. Sample some original Tibetan home food. Restaurants like Zomsa and Shakura serve Tibetan delicacies including thukpa. 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.”

5. Listen to Qawwalis at Nizamuddin Dargah

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Serenade into a trance while the soulful sound of live qawwalis accompanied by traditional Indian instruments erupt across the courtyard of the dargah. Experience the walk through the alleyways. Be prepared to take off your shoes just before you step in. HolidayIQ Traveller Sabyasachi Rayc shares, "Built in the memory of the 13th Century Sufi mystic Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, who preached the universality of all religions. This dargah houses his last resting place. Check out the tank built by the saint himself and steep yourself with the legends associated with it. This Dargah is housed at the heart of the Nizamuddin Basti, but make sure you ask your way as it is very easy to get lost in the narrow alleys leading to the shrine. And if you are musically inclined be in time for recital of the sufi songs in the evening, its an unforgettable experience."

6. The Sound & Light Show At Red Fort

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A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Red Fort constructed by the influential Emperor Shah Jahan is among the prominent landmarks of the city. While a basic tour of this monument is a regular thing, you can opt for witnessing the inspiring Sound and Light show that takes place here. HolidayIQ Traveller Sanjay Sen shares, "This historical fort must be visited by every Indian, it is not only a place of historicity but also carries the sentiments of patriotism where the trial of the INA war victims took place, which ultimately flamed the urge for ultimate freedom. Light and sound programme is excellent."

7. Tour The Toilet Museum

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This quirky museum houses a collection of toilet-related paraphernalia dating from 2500 BC to modern times. On display are different variety of toilets and rare collection of objects, facts and pictures showing the historic evolution of toilets. 

8. Sunset at Tughlaqabad Fort

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Flaked by wild greenery and frequented by peacocks, this fort is a must visit at early evenings. HolidayIQ Traveller Sabyasachi Rayc shares, "This fort is a stuff that legends are made of. Apparently a clash had ensued between Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq and Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya over the supply of construction labourers for the fort and the tank which the mystic saint was building. Tughklaq apparently did everything under his control to scuttle the mystical construction who in-turn cursed the fort. The fort was never inhabited and Tughalaq himself was killed, apparently by own son and successor, Muhammad Bin Tughlaq. But for those bred on a diet of Enid Blyton, this fort is perhaps the apt one to relive your childhood fantasies. Situated on the Mehrauli-Badarpur Road, on a hillock, check it out for a Blyton walk through ruined ramparts and palaces inside the magnificent walls. The Emperor himself lies just across the gates in a grand mausoleum."

9. Visit The Kathputli Colony

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Underneath the Shadipur Depot bridge in West Delhi, there's a slum called Kathputli Colony. It's home to around 800 folk artists, many of whom have represented India at shows abroad. Magicians, acrobats, mime artists, puppeteers, jugglers, folk singers, and traditional dancers are just some of the performers who live in the colony.

10. Go Zip Lining At Neemrana Fort Palace

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HolidayIQ Traveller Priyanka Rajwar says, “The drive to Neemrana is a mixed ride, the highway drive is good until you reach the turn to Neemrana. But everything fades once you reach the fortress, it rejuvinates you and then you are in to explore the narrow passages and discovering new routes inside the fortress.” This palace has 7 wings built over 12 layers tiered into a hill, and thus it is one of the most unique day trips from Delhi. Here you’ll find hanging gardens, two swimming pools, ayurvedic spa and also India’s first zip line.

11. Go For A Photo Walk To Khari Baoli

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Go on a photo walk in Khari Baoli, the biggest spice market in Asia. It’s a unique experienceto see huge quantities of spices being loaded, carried and unloaded simultaneously in the shops.

12. Spend An Evening At A Unique Travel Cafe - Kunzum

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HolidayIQ Traveller Prashant says, “Hauz Khas Village is the most happening pkace to be in Delhi.” Kunzum Travel Cafe is a unique 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.

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