New Delhi has been inhabited for several millennia now, and has numerous beautifully preserved monuments to prove it—including two UNESCO World Herit... Read More
New Delhi has been inhabited for several millennia now, and has numerous beautifully preserved monuments to prove it—including two UNESCO World Heritage sites: Humayan's Tomb and the Qutub Minar. If you find yourself burning out on history, lighten things up at the oddly educational Sulabh International Museum of Toilets, or refine your sun salutations at Sivananda Yoga.
The best way to get around is via black-and-yellow taxis or auto-rickshaws. Make sure to negotiate a price first. New Delhi is structured around two central promenades called the Rajpath (King’s Way) and the Janpath (Queen’s Way). The Rajpath stretches from the Rashtrapati Bhavan (the Viceroy’s House) in the center of the city to the India Gate, inspired by the Arc de Triomphe. The city is home to plenty of museums, including the Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, National Gallery of Modern Art, National Rail Museum, and the Nehru Planetarium. Visit Humayun’s Tomb, the splendid 16th-century Moghul monument that inspired much of the design of the Taj Mahal. On certain weekday afternoons, the grounds are blissfully uncrowded. See the entrancing Sufi Qawwali singers who perform every Thursday evening at Nizamuddin’s Shrine. Take a walk down Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi’s historic, half-mile-long bazaar that teeters thrillingly on the brink of chaos at any hour of the day or night. See below for more things to do in New Delhi.