Basti Hai Dilwalo Ki Dilli

Famous for its street food, cool culture, bindass attitude and spellbinding monuments, Delhi is certainly inhabited by  dillwalas! Be it Bollywood celebs or common man, Delhi is everyone’s favorite and we love Delhi too. While we have hundreds of reasons to hail Delhi yet here is a list of top 10 things we love Delhi for!

  1. Foodies’ Hub

Delhi is famous for its street food and chats, be it pani-puri, pav-bhaji, chole bhature or burger Delhi serves it all! Food from all states and traditions is served and relished with joy! The best place to enjoy Delhi’s street food is well known Chandni Chawk and you cannot miss the paranthas at paranthe wali gali!

 

2. Grand part of the Golden triangle

Delhi is a grand part of golden triangle which is a tourist circuit that connects the national capital Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. You can take a trip to the city of Taj and the Pink city on weekends with friends or family. The Golden Triangle is now a well traveled route providing a good spectrum of the country’s different landscapes.

 

3. Morning Walk at Lodhi Garden

Lodhi garden is situated between Khan Market and Safdarjung’s Tomb on Lodhi Road and is a hotspot for morning walks for the Delhiites. Spread over 90 acres the area contains Mohammed Shah’s Tomb, Tomb of Sikandar Lodi, Shisha Gumbad and Bara Gumbad.

 

4. Shop at Asia’s Largest Wholesale Market

While the street food at Chandni Chowk will make you fall in love with the city, you will also enjoy shopping at Chandni Chawk market. Asia’s largest wholesale market, Chandni Chowk has a wide range of items to offer be it cloth, food, spices or jewelry!

 

5. Paranthas at Murthal

Enjoy  smooth drive and scrumptious food at Murthul which is just 1.5 hours away from Delhi. You can have pocket-friendly and finger-linking food at Sukhdev ka Dhaba or Haveli! While there is a wide variety of dishes available, the place if super famous for paranthas.

 

6. Fun and Food at Connaught Place

The fourth most expensive office destination in the world, CP is not only one of the largest financial, commercial and business centres in New Delhi but it also serves as a fun place. You can shop at Palika or Janpath market or eat at famous food outlets. While Central Park invites family picnicks, the branded showrooms see a huge crowd.

 

7. Blend of Modern Era With The Grandeur of The Medieval

You can witness modern era blended with the grandeur of the medieval here in Delhi. While places like Agrasen ki Baoli, purana kila and kutub minar take you to medieval era, Dlf Promenade, Lotus Temple and other 21st century monuments will leave  you wonderstruck!

 

8. Bollywood’s Favourite

From Raanjhanaa, Mere Brother ki Dulhan, to PK a number of Bollywood movies’ shooting has been done in the streets and roads of our very own Delhi! Not just this but Bollywood stars keep visiting the capital frequently for their love for the city, food and fukras! The scenic beauty of Delhi, the green gardens, the clean roads and medieval monuments… have been brilliantly presented in various movies. A movie titled Delhi 6 also made Delhi and its streets popular among others.

 

9. Road Trip From Delhi to Manali to Leh

The simple, scenic and spellbinding Road trip from Delhi to Manali to leh is just perfect route. There is no better route than this. Just pack your bags and take your motorbike and get started!

 

10. Nightlife

This is one thing that we cannot skip while talking about Delhi… dance clubs, bars, parties, festivals, shows, restaurants, live music bands and all that. You can enjoy a musical nightlife at Connaught Place or in the prosperous southern suburbs.

 

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Priya Pareek

Priya Pareek

Priya Pareek is a literature enthusiast, a poet, writer and an artist who has diverse interests. Her love for festivals, food and culture brought her close to travel and she continues to walk the woods alone! She believes that there is a mad wanderlust in every soul, a wanderlust that makes all of us a gypsy, a free spirited, a wanderer and a vagabond! With a graduate degree in English Literature from Delhi University, Priya is currently pursuing Masters in Mass Communication and working as a content writer with Trip Tap Toe.

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