New and Old Delhi
New and Old Delhi Travel Guide
From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in New and Old Delhi area. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite New and Old Delhi area attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.
Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in New and Old Delhi area to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in New and Old Delhi area.
Also known by “GK,” this neighborhood is divided into GK-I and GK-II. GK-II has us hopping over piles of stuff, as shop-owners strategically spill out on the pavements with their wares.
This market is known for its two distinct sides: its collection of bridal wear on one side of the market, and the cool, new boutique labels on the other (not to mention the fabulous street art.) What used to be an alternative wedding boutique for up-and-coming designers has also became a h
This market is a straight-up hipster’s paradise—and a treasure trove for any shopper who likes to support up-and-coming designers and niche stores that nicely showcase a strong sense of emerging Indian aesthetic.
The shops and stalls in this market are overflowing with daily Indian wear, heavier occasion wear, fabric, buttons, borders, studs, slippers and everything in between.
The trio of malls in Vasant Kunj cater to different budgets with an ensemble of independent retail stores, high street labels and luxury shopping. You’ll find major Indian and international labels here—anything from Benetton to Bulgari.
For a primer on antique Indian ornaments, arrange an appointment with jeweler Vinay Gupta, whose family has been dealing Raj-worthy gems since the 18th century.
Though it’s a bit out of the way (20 to 30 minutes from Connaught Place by taxi), this tiny shop has one of the city’s truly epic selections of pashminas and wool shawls.
The stall stocks ethereal woven scarves by designer Neeru Kumar.
The fashionable Khan Market is an upscale setting for Indian designer Ranna Gill’s contemporary women's clothing store. Her designs blend Indian styles and bright colors with a western edge.
Celiano Godin began selling pianos in Quetta (now part of Pakistan) in 1900 and opened his first Delhi showroom in 1940 near Kashmiri Gate. The shop eventually relocated to Connaught Place, where it’s now a beloved local landmark.
In an industrial-chic gallery, Pratap is the signature line of designer Rajesh Pratap Singh, who favors elegantly restrained silhouettes and updated traditional embroidery techniques for his attractive collection of Western-style silk, linen, and khadi (handwoven cotton) tops and dresses
Thousands gather each day to pray at this beautiful Moghul-era mosque; as well as being the city’s principal place of worship, it’s the largest and most famous mosque on the Indian continent.
High-grade, high-priced yellow gold and vintage textiles.
The 2,134-acre reserve in the center of Delhi is populated with jackals and wild boar.