7 OFFBEAT PLACES TO VISIT IN DELHI

Traveling is the best medicine when you want to take a break from your stressful and monotonous life. It helps in mind and soul cleanse which sheds off the blocked energy within you. It assists in rejuvenating your efficiency and enhances your ability to perform better. Delhi is the bustling capital of our country and what can be better than exploring rich heritage and culture of the capital. Delhi is not only blessed with unparalleled culture and heritage but, is known for its lip smacking delicacies and trending street wear. If you are the one who wants to explore the unexplored dimension of Delhi, then you should definitely keep scrolling to read about some unexplored and unique places in Delhi, which is a must visit for people who are going to make a visit in the city as well as for the ones staying in here.

Delhi, the city that never ceases to amaze, is bundled up with several lesser discovered treasures. Those looking for something out of the ordinary can take the road less travelled with these offbeat experiences.

 

#1 Khari Baoli Tour-Asia’s wholesale spice market

You are a spice lover or not but Khari Baoli Road is the place where u can get heaps of spices  located in Chandi Chowk near historic Red Fort. This street is well known for Asia’s largest wholesale spice market. It is ecstatic to see huge sacks of spices being transported and sold. Carry a hankerchief because the aroma of spices is hard to handle and also captivating, you get a chance to explore plethora of spices and you can even take few of them home.

Nearest metro station: Chandi Chowk Metro Station (Yellow line)

Timings: 11.30 am to 6 pm (Except Sundays)

 

#2 Kathputli Colony-the art of hope tour

Still love puppet shows? Try visiting Kathputli Colony, located in Shadipur Depot area of Delhi. It is a home of performers, magicians, snake charmers, puppeteers from state of Rajasthan for last 50 years. It is a lesser known but fine hub of artists. Spend a day at colony to discover traditions and cultures of different communities living in the colony. They are definitely the real ambassadors of art and culture who have been taking the lineage of art with proud.

Nearest metro station: Shadipur metro station (Blue line)

 

#3 Tughlaqabad fort – experience the tughlaq dynasty

Tughlaqabad Fort, located in Tughlaqabad Industrial Area is a 6 km long fort built by Tughlaq dynasty in the year 1321. The ruined fort is an enormous one and it is a must visit for the ones who wants to take day off from the madding crowds and traffic of Delhi. You can find tourist guides and facilitators who can help you guide about history of the fort. It is one of the best places to experience solitude as the location of the fort is far away from the typical high rise buildings and narrow lanes of Delhi.

Nearest metro station: Tughlaqabad metro station (Yellow Line)

Timings: All days of the week (7:00 am to 5:00 pm)

Entry Fees:  Foreigners: US $ 2 or Indian Rs. 100/- per head. Free entry to children up to 15 years.

#4 Relax by the Agrasen ki Baoli

Agrasen ki Baoli, located in the heart of our capital, Connaught place. Baoli, is a step well which was used to preserve water in ancient times. The best thing about Agrasen ki Baoli is, it is easily accessible as it is located in Central Delhi. It has impressive architecture and arched structure made of red stone. Ghostbusters should visit this place with friends as it is known as one of the most haunted places of India.

Nearest metro station: Rajiv Chowk (Blue Line)

Timings: All days of the week (7:00 am to 6:00 pm)

Entry Fees: No entry fees

#5 Indian Habitat Centre- the convention centre

Indian Habitat Centre is located at Lodhi Road Area of New Delhi. It is known as India’s most inclusive convention centre equipped with conference halls, auditorium, guest rooms and open centre. It is an open area complex where you can take a good look at the art exhibits in the galleries. The best thing about Indian Habitat Centre is its library where you can sit and read books, magazines and research papers about variety of subjects.

Nearest metro station: Jor bagh metro station (Yellow line)

Timings: All days of the week (9:00 am – 6:00 pm) 10:00 am- 8:00 pm (Library)

Entry Fees: No entry fees

#6 Take a tour at National Crafts Museum

The age old museum is located in Pragati Maidan area of New Delhi. It is one of the largest craft museums in our country. The attractions of this museum are Indian crafts and paintings. You can find artisans on work which adds to the rural essence of the museum.

Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan Metro station (Blue line)

Timings: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Except Monday and National Holidays – closed)

Entry Fee: Re 1/- for students, Rs 10/- for Indian Nationals

#7 Campaign at Azad Hind Gram

 It is well known tourist complex which was established in honour of  Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. It is situated in Tikri Kalan area of Delhi. Delhi tourism organises fun filled camping packages at the tourist complex. There is nothing is better than spending night under the stars and enjoy the essence of nature with your closed ones.

Nearest Metro Station: Mundka Metro Station (Green Line)

Timings: 10:00 am- 6:00 pm (Closed on national holidays)

Entry Fee: Free

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