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India’s seat of power saw many rulers, like the Lodis, Mughals and the British, all of whom left their legacies in the form of art and architecture throughout the capital. Colourful bazaars and historic landmarks sit side by side with quiet green spaces and charming neighbourhoods in New Delhi.

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Pick up local handicrafts
Open :10:00 am-10:00 pm
You will find unique, eclectic arts and crafts from across the country at Dilli Haat. Come here to buy Tibetan, Maharashtrian, Naga, Kashmiri and Gujarati handicrafts from the several stalls. Dilli Haat also frequently hosts folk performances.
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The Red Fort
Open :07:00 am-05:30 pm
This stunning marble-and-sandstone structure stands tall in the heart of the city, a living testament to its Mughal lineage. Immerse yourself in the many stories this historic fort has to tell through the marvellous sound-and-light show held here through most of the week.
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Lodi Gardens
Open :06:00 am-07:00 pm
The hauntingly beautiful ruins of the tombs of the Sayyid and Lodi dynasties set the Lodi Gardens apart from the other green spaces in the capital. Don’t miss the tombs of Mohhamed Shah and Sikander Lodi, both of which are classic examples of the architecture of that time.
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Get up close to wildlife
Open :9:30 am-4:00 pm
Visit the National Zoological Park to see up to 1,350 species of animals and birds. Meet the rare white tiger, the Indian rhinoceros, the black bear, the lion-tailed macaque and the crocodiles.
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Go on a date with history at Lodi Gardens
Open :6:00 am-7:30 pm
Like most of Delhi’s attractions, this one, too, is steeped in history. Wander through the crumbling remains of the Sayyid and Lodi rulers’ tombs, set within a splendid, manicured garden. If you tire of exploring, sit down under the shade of a tree and listen to birdsong.
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Trace the history of the Red Fort
Open :9:30 am-4:30 pm
This iconic fort is a stunner at any time of day, but visit it in the evening and catch the spectacular sound-and-light show, when the whole edifice is illuminated and a compelling narrative makes history comes alive.
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Gaze in awe at the Qutb Minar
Open :7:00 am-5:00 pm
Qutub Minar, the sparkling gem in New Delhi’s crown, has drawn visitors from far and wide for good reason. Stroll through the complex, which houses the sky-high tower, strewn with ruins of tombs and monuments, including a splendid mausoleum covered in elegant Islamic calligraphy.
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Go on a Segway tour
An early-morning Segway tour is a very novel, very fun way to take in the highlights of New Delhi. Circles Vijay Chowk, before heading towards the stately Rashtrapati Bhavan and the impressive Sansad Bhavan, and down Rajpath to India Gate lit by the early rays of the sun.
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Awaken your senses
Open :9:00 am-6:00 pm
The Garden of Five Senses near Mehrauli is so named because it engages all your senses. See the beautiful plant displays, like bamboo and cacti, catch the fragrance of the season’s florets, touch creative art pieces strewn amid tall trees, hear the chirping of the birds and snack at the food court.
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Visit A Traditional Village Market
Open :11:00 am- 09:00 pm
Dilli Haat is a stellar recreation of a traditional haat, or authentic rural market. There are stalls selling handicrafts from regions across the country, allowing you to take your pick from a unique selection of India’s varied arts and crafts. Dilli Haat also hosts cultural performances throughout the year.
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Spend A Day At The Zoo
Open :09:30 am-04:00 pm
Discover the many beautiful creatures of the wild that call India home at the 176-acre National Zoological Park. It is home to one thousand three hundred and fifty species of birds and animals, including the endangered royal Bengal tiger and the Himalayan black bear, and encapsulates the bounty of diversity that exists in India.
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Walk Around The Garden Of Five Senses
Open :09:00 am-07:00 pm
The vibrant, interactive Garden of the Five Senses has been designed to reacquaint your senses to nature. Alongside formal gardens, you will find the Trail of Fragrance, the Colour Garden and many fabulous installation art pieces. This 20-acre garden often hosts cultural events, too.
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Get a taste of Paris in Delhi
Open :10:00 am-7:00 pm
Step through the wrought-iron gates into this elegant store of whitewashed walls to buy very French dresses in polka and prints, smart shirts, bags, belts and more. If you want to add a touch of glamour to your home, there’s a wonderful assortment of home décor items as well.
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Pick Up Parisian Style
Open :10:00 am-07:00 pm
Choose from a wide range of unique and elegant French dresses, shirts and shoes at Les Parisiennes in Shahpur Jat. This quaint all-white store stocks all things vintage and trendy. You will also find plenty of accessories like bags, belts and trinkets, as well as a selection of home-decor items.
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Qutub Minar
Open :07:00 am-07:00 am
One of New Delhi’s most prominent landmarks and a true architectural marvel, the Qutub Minar was erected by sultan Qutb-ud-din in 1193. The huge sandstone tower is inscribed with verses from the Quran and stands at 73 metres, soaring over the rest of the crumbling tombs and monuments in the complex.
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Glide Around The Capital On A Segway
Open :11:00 am-11:00 pm
For an unusual exploration of New Delhi’s prime sights, book yourself on a segway tour. You start out while the sun is still warming up the city, and glide past iconic sights, like Vijay Chowk, India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhavan, on these unusual, fun-to-ride vehicles.
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Soak Up The Vibe At Chandni Chowk
mmerse yourself in Delhi’s atmosphere at this busy market in Old Delhi. A kaleidoscope of colours, sights and sounds, and the most popular shopping spot in the city, you’ll find everything here from trinkets to ethnic wear and jootis, which make for perfect gifts and souvenirs.
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