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When it comes down to planning your day-to-day list of things to do, ShermansTravel experts have you covered. To make sure you get the most out of your vacation, we recommend the can't-miss museums and attractions, as well as the off-the-path activities and unique local experiences that will make your trip truly memorable.

Things to do in Delhi

Chandni Chowk

For an authentic taste, literally, of New Delhi, weave through the congested lanes of this bazaar teeming with food stalls, sari shops, electronics stores, and more. Be sure to try the jalebis (pretzel-shaped fried dough marinated in syrup) at Haldiram’s.

near Jama Masjid,
Tags: shopping | things to do | culinary | market

Humayun's Tomb

A UNESCO World Heritage site, this tomb belonging to Mughal emperor Humayun, built by his wife in the 16th century, was the architectural inspiration for future gardens and buildings, including the Taj Mahal. Look for the intersecting waterways, typical of Mughal garden design.

East of Lodi Colony; Central Delhi; Bharat Scout Guide Rd.,
Tags: things to do | culture | architecture | history | world heritage site

India Gate

Built in 1921, this memorial arch commemorates the 90,000 Indian soldiers that died during WWI and in the 1919 war in Afghanistan. Designed by Edwin Lutyens (an Englishman responsible for much of New Delhi’s architecture), the arch mimics a similar structure in Victoria Park, Leicester.

King’s Way,
Tags: things to do | architecture | history

Lodi Gardens

Watch joggers, power-walkers, friends and couples make their way through the well-manicured lawns here; you’ll also find the tombs of 15th- and 16th-century Sayyid and Lodi kings Mubarak Shah and Ibrahim Lodi, respectively, within the garden.

Lodi Rd.,
Tags: things to do | history | gardens

Lotus Temple

At first glance it looks like a Frank Gehry museum, but this white-marble architectural marvel is actually a Baha’i temple designed by Iranian architect Fariborz Sahba and built in 1986. The beauty of its shape, quiet prayer hall, and sprawling gardens manage to draw four million people a year!

Nehru Place, www.bahaindia.org/temple
Tags: things to do | culture | architecture

Qutb Minar

Climb 399 steps to the top of this 237-foot-high brick minaret, one of the tallest in the world. Built in 1193 by the first Muslim ruler of Delhi, the ornately carved tower is made of red sandstone and marble. The Qutb festival, usually in October, features classical dance and arts programs at the site.

Aurobindo Marg, 011-91-11-2664-3856
Tags: things to do | culture | architecture | history | world heritage site

Red Fort

It took ten years for this fortress palace, begun in 1638 by Shah Jahan, to be completed. Be sure to visit the ornate halls Diwan-i-Am and Diwan-i-Khas, which feature inlaid mosaic work and exquisite marble.

off MG Road; Chandni Chowk, 011-91-11-2327-7705
Tags: things to do | culture | architecture | history

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