Things to do in New Delhi

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Here is the list of 14 Things to do in New Delhi

1. Clubbing in Hauz Khas Village

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An affluent neighbourhood in South Delhi, Hauz Khas has been well known since medieval times. A reservoir is circumferenced with beautiful buildings and a well-maintained park around.  View of the fort during sunset and sunrise is beyond words. There are remnants of Islamic architecture roughly coloured by splotches of urban culture. The existing status of the village retains the old charm of the place along with an enhanced aesthetic appeal through the well-maintained green parks all around with walkways, and the urbane refurbished upmarket and quirky places of interest that have spruced up the old Mughal surviving structures. Hauz Khas Village is also known for its electric nightlife with countless cafes, bars and pubs. No matter whether you are a Delhiite of not, you eventually find yourself at the most happening place in the city.

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2. Morning walk near India Gate

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The All India War Memorial, popularly known as the India Gate, is located along the Rajpath in New Delhi. The imposing structure of India Gate is an awe-inspiring sight and is often compared to the Arch de Triomphe in France, the Gateway of India in Mumbai and the Arch of Constantine in Rome. This 42-meter tall historical structure was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and is one of the largest war memorials in the country. India Gate is also famous for hosting the Republic Day Parade every year.

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3. Tour the National Zoological Park

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Inaugurated in 1959, National Zoological Park is situated near The Old Fort in Delhi and is a favourite weekend spot among adults and children alike. From biggest cats to the tiniest birds, the zoo has all kinds of animals and birds. Initially, it was known as Delhi Zoo when in 1982 it was renamed The National Zoological Park with the idea of making it the model zoo of the country. At the Zoological Park, birds and animals live in an environment that in many ways resemble their natural habitat. The zoo not only provides a home for endangered species but also helps them to breed in captivity. It also holds Conservation Breeding Programmes for Asiatic Lion, Royal Bengal Tiger, Brow Antlered Deer, Swamp Deer, Indian rhinoceros and red jungle fowl. Eventually, they may once again thrive in the wild.

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4. Shop at Chandni Chowk

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One of the oldest markets in Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk is Old Delhi's main thoroughfare which is a chaotic shopping street lined by hawkers and porters with narrow lanes offering full medieval bazaar experience. It is an important historical site renowned for the availability of every kind of goods as well as food. It was constructed in the 17th-century b the Mughal ruler of India Shah Jahan. It is situated opposite the Red Fort and provides a view of the Fatehpuri Mosque.

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5. Roam around the Shopping Markets

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Delhi is a hub for shopping. From the oldest to the latest, you will get every kind of clothes that you want. It has great export markets where even the branded stuff is available at half a price or even less than that. Delhi has specified markets for everything. From malls to street markets, Delhi does an amazing job in making the shopaholics content. The delhites never leave any stone unturned to be up to date no matter if it is technology or clothes, they just need the best and hence the markets of Delhi provide them with same.

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6. Party at the Connaught Place

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Connaught Place or 'CP' as it is more commonly known is a massive commercial and financial centre in New Delhi. Named after the Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, this confusing market complex houses almost all famous international chain stores, famous food chains, restaurants and bars. Connaught Place has one of the largest national flags in the country. This circular, greying whitewashed structure has two concentric circles; the inner circle which has blocks A to F and the outer circle which has blocks G to N. The Connaught Place is also the ultimate place to experience the vibrant nightlife of Delhi housing some of the most famous bars and restaurants. Being one of the most popular after dark destinations, no visit to Delhi is complete without a visit to the Connaught Place.

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7. Teen Murti Bhavan (Nehru House) and Nehru Planetarium

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The Teen Murti Bhavan is a splendid and historical architecture located in the Indian capital city of New Delhi. This magnificent structure was built in the year 1930 by British architect Robert Torr Russel as a part of the new capital city and served as the residence of the Commander-in-Chief of the British Indian Army. After Independence, it was converted into the residence of the Indian Prime Minister, who was Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru at that time. The Teen Murti Bhavan was his residence for 16 years until his death in 1964, after which the house was converted into a memorial dedicated to him. It is called so owing to the statue of three soldiers that exists in the premises of the Bhavan.

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8. Savour the food of Khan Market

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One of the oldest and the costliest markets in India is the Khan Market of Delhi. In the market lies a haven for both locals and expatriates. Established in 1951, the market has successfully held the essence of its original structure even in the times of rapid modernization. The U-shaped double story complexes tend to favour mostly the elite class. No matter what the clock strikes, if you need to hang out late at night, Khan Market is the place for you. It remains open till 12:00 AM. From the showrooms of the best brands to the restaurants providing lip smacking food; the retail location is a paradise for both shopaholics and foodies. 

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9. Stroll through Pragati Maidan

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The Pragati Maidan, on the Mathura Road in New Delhi, is a huge complex-cum-exhibition centre with a total exhibit area of 150 acres. Equipped with well-paved roads, lawns, gardens and eating outlets; Pragati Maidan, which literally means 'progress grounds', houses 16 vast and spacious halls in all and is the biggest exhibition centre that Delhi boasts of. The place hosts about 70 national and international exhibitions and conventions each year. 

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10. Enjoy the Colours of Lajpat Nagar

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Lajpat Nagar is a bustling and colourful neighbourhood in South Delhi, India. Named after the Lion of Punjab, the Honorable Lala Lajpat Rai, the region is best known for the Lajpat Nagar Central Market where many come to experience the thrill of the genuine Delhi life. One visit and you'll know how lively the place is and this can be seen by the flamboyant goods on sale, the brilliant evening lights, the rushing inhabitants and the sounds of the ever so busy streets. Whether you choose branded or non-branded stuff, this is the place for one and all. A real paradise for shopaholics, you'll find anything and everything to fit your budget. Plus, if you can bargain, you'll be delighted with the incredible deals you crack.

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11. Shop & Eat at Dilli Haat

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Designed to invoke the ambience of a traditional village fair, Dilli Haat is every shopper's paradise, a foodie's haven and the cultural magnet of the metro city. A flamboyant mix of vibrant colours and varied cultures, the bazaar is located in the commercial centre of South Delhi, bang opposite to the INA Market. A synthesis of ethnic culture, delectable cuisine and regional handicrafts, the market offers a plethora of traditional crafts and handloom products including rosewood and sandalwood carvings, embellished camel hide footwear, sophisticated fabric and drapery, gems, beads, brassware, metal crafts, and silk and wool fabrics, copperware, chandeliers, cane & jute products etc. In addition to this, the market has savoury lip-smacking food cuisines from varied parts of India- momos from Nepal, Bamboos hot chicken from Nagaland, Kahwa & Kebabs from Jammu, Pooranpoli from Maharastra etc.

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12. A Different World in Paharganj

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Replete with travellers, both Indian and foreign, Paharganj is the most chaotic, noisy, dirty and yet the most vibrant market of Delhi. Dotted with umpteen hotels, brothels, cheap bars, and ultra cheap restaurants; the labyrinthian alleys of Paharganj have a lot more to offer than visible to the naked eye. The proximity to New Delhi Railway Station and Connaught Place, the availability of cheap guesthouses and almost everything of utility available on the streets, makes this market every traveller's paradise and every backpacker's haven. The neighbourhood, although haywire, is a brilliant medley of vibrancy, charm and a desi city atmosphere, in the heart of the poised metro city.

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13. Admire the architecture of Purana Qila

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Stoically standing in the placid vicinity of Indraprastha, Purana Qila or the Old Fort is a masterpiece of the ancient glory and sterling architecture of the bygone Mughal Empire, and is one of the oldest forts in Delhi. Built on the banks of river Yamuna and spread over a vast 1.5 kms of area, the monument has tons of myths and legends of the medieval era attached to it. The most interesting of which suggests that the historical city of the Hindu religion- Indraprastha was built here, by Pandavas and the fort was the famous assembly hall, mentioned in the epic Mahabharat. It is also believed that the king Humayun met his end by tumbling down the steps of his library within the fort. Situated in the heart of the city and boasting of idyllic and a serene panorama, the fort radiates romantic vibes and is frequented by couples to enjoy some moments of solitude.

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14. Pick the Trends at Sarojini Market

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Vibrantly coloured clothes strewn all over, tiny food stalls cramped in every nook, deafening cacophony of the salesboys and a pandemic compact environment- welcome to Sarojini Nagar, the most hep and trendy market of Delhi. Popularly known as bargain bazaar and every girl’s shopping paradise, the bazaar has more to offer to women in comparison to men, in terms of clothing, footwear, kitchen utensils, accessories and cosmetics. Located in South West Delhi, the bazaar is named after the famed freedom fighter Sarojini Naidu. Also called as SN, it has some big brand showrooms to its possessions, but the essential crux of the market is the street shops and stray stalls littered with fabrics, denim, designer tops etc. With a wide range of high- street merchandise available at killer prices, Sarojini Nagar never disappoints anybody from designers to divas to professional or the college crowd.

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