Looking For An Unusual Adventure? Spend 24 Hours In Delhi That Are Off The Beaten Path

Looking For An Unusual Adventure? Spend 24 Hours In Delhi That Are Off The Beaten Path
Delhi is a melting pot of culture, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

There are a few things in Delhi that nobody tells you about

Roop Sawhney
November 24 , 2019
08 Min Read

Delhi is known for many things, people, pollution, shopping and food. Here’s how you can spend 24 hours in the capital city.

BREAKFAST AT THE BHAWANS

 
 
 
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Start the day by taking your taste buds to a trip around India. From dhokla and khandvi at Gujarat Bhawan to Mysore masala dosa at Karnataka Sangha, the state canteens in Delhi are your one stop solution to scrumptious and diverse breakfasts. The Andhra Bhawan breakfast is probably the most popular out of these however the simple-yet-delectable south Indian breakfast platter is a must try. So go on a food trail and try delicious breakfast foods from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.

Read | Eat at these State Bhawans in Delhi

MARKET MONGER

 
 
 
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Had a scrumptious breakfast? It’s time to hit the town. Delhi is a cultural melting pot, dotted with markets, monuments and more. While the likes of Sarojini Nagar and Lajpat Nagar are some of the more crowded markets in Delhi, you can beat the crowd at Chawri bazaar. Known for its paper products this market is an absolute paradise for stationery hoarders. One can also take a trip to the Chor Bazaar that will cater to all your needs, from clothes and electronics to junk jewellery and funky furniture you can find absolutely anything under the sun.

Want to marvel at the city’s heritage and culture? We have just the thing for you, but with a twist. Navigate the streets of Delhi on a segway! From the Lodhi art district to a historic Delhi tour, a segway tour is just offbeat enough to see the city from a different perspective. Visitors can choose from a variety of tours. For those who are comfortable with something familiar visitors can also opt for bicycle tours of the city.

Read | 6 markets in Delhi that cater to all your specific needs

A NORTHEASTERN LUNCH

 
 
 
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For lunch, visitors can head over to Humayunpur. Also known as the gateway to the Northeast, this is probably one of the city’s best kept secrets. This part of the city is replete with restaurants that offer the most decadent and authentic north eastern delicacies and can be easily accessed by taking the yellow line metro from old Delhi to Green Park. Try the ribs at Heritage Naga Food or the deluxe fish thali at Oh! Assam. This little haunt has something for everyone.

Read | Humayunpur: A Getaway To The Northeast

AN EVENING OF CULTURAL CELEBRATION

 
 
 
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As the sun sets you might not be able to see any stars (naturally) but you can take a trip to the Bhagirath palace lights market where colourful, shimmering lights line the market, you may not feel like buying anything but just something about the pretty lights is a relaxing end to a power packed day. If you're looking for a more musical experience then head over to Qutub Minar for a concert under the Banyan tree. Under the Banyan Tree on a Full Moon Night is a concert series organized every month, and features new upcoming artists with every show. With an intimate this musical experience will surely tug at your heart's strings. To add more to the mix, visitors can also catch a play at the National School of Drama or at the Kamani auditorium where mind blowing performances are put up on the regular by the Oddbird theatre.

WIND DOWN WITH WINE

 
 
 
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With Delhi's stunning piece of history as the backdrop, our terrace is NOW OPEN for great food, drinks and conversations! âÂÂÂÂÂœ¨ #RoohNewDelhi #RoohExperience #terracewithaview

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If you aren’t tired by now, you’re probably lying to yourself. But if in case you have a little more left in you, then be ready to fine wine and near the Qutub area in Mehrauli. There's ROOH, Olive Kitchen and Bar among others to choose from! 


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