Things to Do in New and Old Delhi

Frédéric Lagrange

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... Read More

This design team creates handsome modern home accessories (chocolate silk cushions, ivory velvet with felt appliqué bedspreads) that would suit a... Read More

Ah, what it must feel like to propel oneself inside a giant see-through ball. (Well, actually, I wouldn’t know.) But friends who’ve gone “zorbing” love... Read More

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... Read More

In a fantastic tribute to bravery and sophistication in aviation, the Air Force Museum is divided into an indoor and outdoor section. Indoors you’ll... Read More

Inspired by a temple of the same name in Gandhinagar, a visit to Delhi’s Akshardham might be more of an education in the Hindu religion than a... Read More

Located within the spanking-new hotel in Gurgaon, this spa is the only one in the city to exclusively use L’Occitane products. We’ve all had at least... Read More

If you’d had too much city life and need a little time out in Mother Nature, venture to the Biodiversity Park, which has carved out 576 acres of green... Read More

Started by a ballet teacher and choreographer, Asarante came to being when an Artist Without Borders scholar came to India to study classical dance.... Read More

With so few Baha’i houses of worship around the world, this temple is genuinely one of a kind. Built in the shape of a lotus flower with 27 free... Read More

Love the jangling bangles you see on the wrists of every sari-clad lady in the capital? Delhi-based fashion designer Manish Arora always looks for... Read More

High-grade, high-priced yellow gold and vintage textiles. Read More

Bharat Thakur’s impatience with drab yoga reduced to only a few asanas on one hand (or leg!) and ‘pop’ yoga on the other made him go forth and develop... Read More

If you’re a birder at heart, you may like to visit Bharatpur where over 230 species of birds have made a home. The sanctuary is officially known as... Read More

New York–based stylist Gurmeet Pia Fleming caters to women of a certain stature; her store is the perfect place to find a handsomely tailored suit... Read More

Officially named the Laxminarayan Temple, this beautiful Hindu temple is commonly known as the Birla Mandir in honor of the family of industrialists... Read More

Of all the Diwali Melas (fairs), this is the one to hit. Every Diwali, homes all over India go through a tiny bit of home improvement and it starts here... Read More

Let’s face it, you’ll need some calming down after swimming through the sea of people at Hauz Khas Village. Blossom Kochhar is an old hand at natural... Read More

This Bombay transplant has leapt to the top spot—as far as serious music is concerned—with its own recording studios, production label and online player... Read More

In New Delhi, there’s no point in listing “walks in the park” as a favorite activity for would-be dates; there’s no such park in which to take a walk.... Read More

The 2,134-acre reserve in the center of Delhi is populated with jackals and wild boar. Read More

Explore Old Delhi's half-mile-long bazaar. At the street's western end, in the warren of the Khari Baoli spice market, thousands of burlap sacks... Read More

This one isn’t for the faint-hearted. Located in Old Delhi, this market has only grown in size, scale and legend. Sometimes it feels like every single... Read More

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