Delhi’s top places to visit are dominated by ancient monuments, mosques and forts. No doubt, they’re mesmerising, must-visit places. But what next, after you’ve seen them? These things to do in Delhi will give you a very different and unique experience of the city!
Morning heritage walk at Lodi Gardens
Located in the heart of New Delhi, the lush and tranquil Lodi Gardens is the perfect place to indulge in a breath of fresh air and take a relaxing stroll. With its royal tombs and ancient verandas, blooming flowers and expansive vistas of green, it is most definitely a favourite with locals and ideal if you’re looking for a free, nice break, or if you have children who love a bit of exploring. And if the beautiful walk has whetted your appetite, grab a delicious breakfast at the Lodhi Restaurant. What a nice way to start a Sunday in Delhi!
Find your inner peace at the Bahai (Lotus) Temple
Styled after an enormous lotus flower, with 27 immaculate white-marble petals, the temple is a place to take a stroll and find your inner peace – a rare experience in Delhi. Lotus Temple is often compared to the Sydney Opera House but was created to bring people of all faiths together. As you approach the temple, you’ll walk through some nicely manicured gardens and then free to enter the sanctuary to pray or meditate silently according to your own belief.
Qawwali music at Nizamuddin Dargah
Another way to spend a nice evening in Delhi and for a spiritual experience, hear Qawwali, Islam’s sacred Sufi music at the Nizamuddin Dargah. The popular musical form associated with Sufi music in India, is a fusion of devotional poetry and Hindustani music that has a soothing effect on the audience. Sufism is a more tolerant version of Islam that allows freedom of expression through performance arts and poetry.
There are many conveniently located and highly revered shrines to visit and enjoy the spiritual heightening of Sufi devotional singing. If you can only visit one, choose the Nizamuddin Dargah, which is the shrine of one of the world’s most famous Sufi saints, Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, situated in the heart of New Delhi.
Evening shows at Kingdom of Dreams
For a memorable night out, especially if you’re staying in the suburbs of Gurgaon near New Delhi, head to the imaginative theme park Kingdom of Dreams, where art, culture, heritage, craft, cuisine, and performing arts are showcased in a dreamy setting. Many travelers now recognize it as “a must-visit place”.
There are two impressive Bollywood shows staged in the theater: Zangoora (the biggest Bollywood musical stage show ever) and Jhumroo (modern-day musical comedy). Both are fantastic shows. Zangoora has more stunning visual effect while Jhumroo emphasizes in story-telling and melodious songs. If you are a foodie, the Culture Gully in Kingdom of Dreams gives a rare chance to taste the wonderful cuisines of all the major states of India.
Rent a bike in Delhi from Wheelstreet and head out for a road trip
There are plenty of places to visit near Delhi which are perfect for short one day road trips. And what’s a more exciting way to go on a road trip than on a bike? So rent whichever bike you want, Wheelstreet’s fleet includes Bajaj Pulsar, KTM Duke, Royal Enfield (all models), Harley-Davidsons and even the legendary Hayabusa. Get the bike of your dreams and make this Sunday in Delhi a memorable one with Wheelstreet. Happy riding!
Which of these things to do in Delhi are you most excited to try out first this Sunday? Let us know in the comments below.