After 24 hours in Pune, are you ready for 24 hours in Delhi?
SO let’s get started!
5 A.M: Arrive in Delhi at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. If you are travelling by train(which by the way is a great way to catch some sleep before the next crazy 24 hours that are about to go down!), arrive the the Nizammudin Railway station and You can start the day by enjoying delicious kachori and Aloo subzi that a lot of vendors serve at the railway station.
6 A.M: Sun rise at the India Gate: India Gate is a must see when you are in Delhi and especially at sun rise or Sunset, but is usually very crowded in the evenings and it is a good idea to visit the place in the morning. From here you can head to Humanyun’s tomb (which is just a 10 minute drive from India Gate and is beautiful in the morning!) for a morning stroll. A lot of people come here for morning walks and it is the perfect time for photography enthusiasts to click the monument in the morning light. In the afternoons and evenings it becomes the hangout spot for people and becomes very crowded!
8 A.M: Head to Chandni Chowk: It is time for breakfast and for that we are taking you to chandni chowk. Yes! you guessed it right: head to Paranthe wali Gali and enjoy paranthas and buttermilk. Roam around and explore the streets of Chandni Chowk, you never know where you might find a hidden gem. Have the Juiciest Jalebis at sweet shops near the Gurudwara Sis ganj Sahib. Take a long heritage walk around the Chandni chowk area and see the stunning Jama Masjid and walk past the moonlight square, all the way till Red Fort.
11 A.M: Shopping at Janpath & Dosa at Sarvana Bhawan: Roam around Connaught place and get a glimpse of the life of people in Delhi. While you are here, it makes sense to explore Janpath, which is one of the oldest flea markets in Delhi. You will be surprised to see how little you have spent for a lot of things that you buy here(if you do)! Right opposite to the Janpath Market entrance is Sarvana Bhwan, which is our favourite place to have South Indian food in Delhi. Their ghee roast masala dosa and buttermilk are a must try if you are in this area and believe us, you will want to come back to Delhi just for these dosas and it will be worth it,if you do come back! 🙂 Although during Lunch time there is a lot of rush here and you might have to wait for half an hour or so! But the positive thing is you can explore Janpath and shops near it and then come back and have these Dosas!
#TIP: If you love flea markets, then you can also plan a visit to Pharganj Market, which is very close to Connaught place. you just have to take a metro to RamaKrishna Ashram Marg or you could just take a tuk-tuk from Connaught place.
3 P.M: Explore Majnu ka Tila: It is a Tibetan settlement near ISBT kashmere Gate. It is a shopaholics paradise as you can find almost everything from essential oils to clothing to home decor items here for a bargain! You can also go to the famous monastery and try delicious sticky rice on the streets. Another thing to must have here are won tons or the good old momos. Rigo’s is the best place if you want to try the famous “Devil Momos”.
Also, there are a number of restaurants here that serve authentic Korean food, if you want to try different cuisines! Some of these restaurants offer views of the Yamuna river, which is a big plus! We highly recommend AMA Cafe, which is everyone’s favorite. Their carrot cake is a must try!
5 P.M: Explore Hauz Khas Village: Take the metro/subway to the Hauz Khas metro station and walk to the hauz khas village from there. explore the Hauz Khas fort and watch the sun setting near the Hauz Khas lake. And yes, click better pictures than we did! 😀 (Although, this was a long time back when we even we didn’t know that we’d start a blog and will need all these pictures! )
Explore the streets of the Hauz khas village. There are a number of art galleries and boutiques selling vintage clothing.
8 P.M: Witness magic at Nizammudin Dargah: It is time now to head to Hazrat Nizammudin Auliya Dargah, which is a magical place especially if you go on Thursdays when it is Qawwali Night and the Sufi music is like a magic to your ears. Although if you are going on Thursdays, you might want to go there early and grab a good spot.
10 P.M: KHAN Market: Head to Khan Market for Dinner, but before you do that, go to Khan Chacha for some phenomenal rolls. Now that you have had appetizers 😀 head to Big Chill cafe, which is right opposite to Khan Chacha for dinner. Big Chill has amazing Thin crust pizzas and their pastas are also delicious! For desserts, try their Banoffee pie and blueberry cheesecake if you like cheesecakes! Their tiramisu is also a must try!
00:00: Take a relaxed stroll: Take a leisurely relaxed stroll from Khan market to India Gate. Yes I know we are back at India Gate, mainly because it is beautiful at the night time and walk on Rajpath is a must during the night. This is Delhi’s favorite picnic spot and you will see a lot of people here till late at night. Enjoy an Ice cream while you are here. 🙂
3 A.M: Booty Call: If you are still hungry, head over to Booty call located in SatyaNiketan, South Delhi. It is famous for its tasty food and good service and it is open till late at night. You can also go to JNU campus to hang out at their 24×7 foodcourt before heading over to Delhi Airport to catch your flight back home! If you have to take a train in the morning then you can also hangout at Comesum Cafe which is open 24 hours! 🙂
What are you favorite places to hangout in Delhi? Let us know in the comments below!