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The national capital of our country, Delhi has seen it all. The footprints of the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka in 1966, or king Prithviraj Chauhan being defeated from his throne by a Muslim invader.
Being under the rule of the great line of Mughal Emperors for three hundred years. Beginning from Babur the founder of the largest dynasty the country has ever seen who was succeeded by his son Humayun.
Akbar, the greatest Mughal emperor who also succeeded his father Humayun, and later Shah Jahan under whose reign the finest work of art was built, that holds a substantial spot in the seven wonders the world list.
The first stone of the towering Qutub Minar being laid out by the Qutb al-Din Aibak, the sultan of Delhi or Nawab Safdarjung building the tomb of Safdar Jang. Read our top 6 heritage attractions that are ‘a must visit’ during your Delhi Heritages tour.

Humayun’s Tomb

This historical gem, built-in 1565, in the loving memory of Emperor Humayun by his wife Bega Begum and stands as a glorious validation for all the following Mughal mausoleums. It is the foremost majestic garden-tomb of its dynasty made under the diverse style of Persian, Indian and Turkish architectural influence. Adorned with water features between the causeways of four lush gardens, this flawlessly symmetrical monument was built primarily from red sandstone with white marble domes, and is a best-preserved UNESCO World Delhi Heritage site from 1993. Enjoy a picture-perfect day in the vicinity of this architecture.

  • Location: Opposite dargah Nizamuddin, Mathura Road
  • Entry fees: ₹30 (Indians), ₹500 (Foreigners)
  • Nearest Delhi Metro Station: JLN Stadium

Must-visit restaurants near Humayun’s Tomb

The Chatter House

This place is a hub of some lip-smacking Italian and North Indian cuisines. The serene ambience, the fusion of eateries and the comfy seating in the upper decks’ garden area will make your experience on a different level. You can opt for any out of the many mouth-watering delicacies amongst their good curated menu, but our top- picks at this place are definitely the soft and crunchy Beetroot Kebab with Feta Cheese and North Africa’s traditionally served Couscous & Feta Salad.

Address: 58, 1st and 2nd Floor, Khan Market, New Delhi 110003, India (Khan Market/Lodhi Garden)

Elan

This place offers an electric range of fresh and seasonal cuisines from around the world, with special emphasis on Indian and Oriental dishes for all the food enthusiasts. They offer informal and comfortable dining indoors, in the bars and in the open-air courtyard. This place is perfect for catching up over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine with assortments of snacks or a full meal.

Address: Lodhi Road Near Catholic Church, New Delhi 110003 India

Red Fort

This imposing structure derives its name from the massive red sandstone walls and holds sentimental and symbolic emotions for the modern Indian Nation. This is because every year the Indian Prime Minister unfurls the national flag on Independence Day and a vast crowd is attracted to the Lahore Gate to witness this auspicious event. This monument has a treasure trove of building inside the premises like the Pearl Mosque, Drum House, Royal Baths and the Palace of Color. This Fort was also declared as a UNESCO World Delhi Heritage site in 2007 and the most celebrated attractions here are the Chhata Bazaar and the Sound and Light show displayed every evening. So sit back and relax as you watch the sun setting over the horizon feeling like a royal from the Mughal Era.

  • Location: Netaji Subhash Marg
  • Entry fees: ₹35 (Indians), ₹500 (Foreigners)
  • Nearest Delhi Metro Station: Chandni Chownk
  • Open: Tuesday to Sunday (Monday Closed)

Must-visit restaurants near Red Fort

Lakhori-Haveli Dharampura

This restaurant is in a newly restored and conserved 200 years old Haveli in Dharampura, Delhi-6. The restaurant offers delicious Mughlai cuisine with a fusion of street food for their customers. The terrace offers a stellar view of the Gurudwara Sis Ganj, Lal Mandir and of course, the Red Fort. We guarantee that this place will satisfy your palate with the heavenly food and breathtaking scenery accompanied with it.

Address2293, Dharampura, Gali Gulian, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi, 110006

Natraj Dahi Bhalle Wala and Old and Famous Jalebiwala

If you’re however looking for street food, these two are the best stalls we have in store for you. It is safe to say that Natraj Dahi Bhalle Wala serves one of the best Aloo tikkis served with delicious fresh green chutney of coriander and mint and as the name suggests mouth-watering Dahi Bhallas. Whereas, Old and Famous Jalebiwala has a sweet solution with their unusual combination of authentic and juicy Jalebis cooked in pure Ghee with Rabdi as dessert. 

Address: Main Road Near Chandni Chowk Metro Station, New Delhi 110006

India Gate

The infamous India Gate, a war memorial Delhi Heritages, is a monumental arch to commemorate the lives of 70,000 Indian soldiers who passed away in the wars fought between 1914 and 1919. It bears the name of more than 13,516 British and Indian soldiers who sacrificed themselves in the Northwestern Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919. The structure is mainly carved from Red and Yellow sandstones and underneath the arch gateway stands an installation of reversed L1A1 self-loading rifle, capped by war helmet on a plinth made from black marble. Four urns surround the structure with permanently burning flames and each face of the cenotaph has the words “Amar Jawan” inscribed in a gold letter to remind the nation of the soldiers who laid their lives down for our country. Also, about 150 meters to the east of India Gate, a 73-foot canopy is erected as a part of the tribute to the deceased Emperor of India. Aside from the sentimental values associated to the monument, you can lay a spread for a warm picnic on the large expanse of lush green lawns nearby or enjoy the mesmerizing display of coloured lights from the fountains when the night falls.

  • Location: India Gate
  • Entry fees: No Entry Fees
  • Nearest Delhi Metro Station: Khan Market
  • Open: All Days of the week

Must-visit restaurants near India Gate

Gulati Restaurant

This legendary outlet has been just around the corner of India Gate for approximately four decades and is popular for their delightful North Indian cuisines and amiable hospitality. This place will cater to all your needs and provide you with the best buffet at lunch hours. Relish in the vast array of traditional and authentic dishes that will make you lick your fingers and keep you coming back for more! Our favourite pick is without a doubt, the butter chicken with garlic naan.

Address: 6 Pandara Road, Pandara Flats, Market New Delhi, Delhi, 110003, India

The Chor Bizarre

We recommend putting this place on your bucket lists as it will make you take you back to the 70s or 80s with its aesthetic plus vintage setting. They have exotic starters and a whole menu full of amazing cuisines that will make you do a double-take on your order. When visiting this medieval- feel restaurant make sure you try the famous Kashmiri Tarami.

Address: Chor Bizarre, Bikaner House, Pandara Road, India Gate

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Accessible for 24 hours, the Gurudwara is an epitome of Sikh people’s benevolence and is one of the most popular tourist attractions Delhi Heritages. The Gurudwara has inside, the main prayer hall, higher secondary school, a hospital, Baba Baghel Singh Museum and a library along with the presence of a holy Sarovar which increases its serenity and purity tenfold. The architecture can be spotted from a distance and the shrine is so beautiful that it will rejuvenate your soul and you can experience peace and relaxation within its premises. Many people, regardless of race or religion can visit this place for their lip-smacking Kada Prasad and enjoy the delicious Langar they serve. The experience of visiting the place is both holy and unique which will leave you awe-struck.

  • Location: Hanuman Road Area, Connaught Place, New Delhi
  • Entry fees: No Entry Fees
  • Nearest Delhi Metro Station: Patel Chowk
  • Open: All round the year

Must-visit restaurants near Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Chutney, Bar + Tandoor

It is a new and luxurious Indian restaurant mainly offering a fusion of Pan-Indian cuisine paired with multitude home-made chutneys concocted from rare fruits, vegetables and herbs which will surely satisfy everyone’s appetite. They pair unmatched Indian classic cooking style with a contemporary twist for an ultimate dining experience.

Address: Lobby Level Bangla Sahib Road Ground Floor, New Delhi 110001 India

Zing

An all-day world cuisine restaurant swathed in bright, warm and welcoming colours offers a variety of Asian, Chinese and Indian cuisines. You can tantalize your taste buds with the international platter or live cooking station paired with a glass of wine and a pleasant list of desserts waiting upon your arrival. Every dish you savour will have that “zing” to it, which is sure to keep you coming back!

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid

Overwhelming over Old Delhi Heritages, the Jama Masjid is a thorough reminder of Mughal architecture and the final opus commissioned by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Built using a combination of red sandstone and white marble on an expansive elevated stone platform with its courtyard on an outcropping 30 steps higher than the streets, this monument dominates the skyline of the busy Chawri Bazaar. The grandeur of the largest mosque in India is sure to impress anyone at first glance. It also has two lofty minarets and the mosque can accommodate a surprising 25,000 number of people at a time. The atmosphere inside, even though all the hustle-bustle, is so calm and serene that once you visit, you will forget all your worries and enjoy a quiet and peaceful evening.

  • Location: Jama Masjid Rd, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi
  • Entry fees: No Entry Fees
  • Nearest Delhi Metro Station: Jama Masjid
  • Open: Daily till 18:30 hour

Must-visit restaurants near Jama Masjid

Al Jawahar Restaurant

This iconic establishment is believed to have been inaugurated by Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru and hence the name. They have a secret recipe which adds an authentic and rich flavour to their delicacies and makes them stand out from the rest. Also, their mouth-watering Nihari is cooked overnight and the meat is so tender that it will tempt you to keep having more. We recommend trying the Mutton Stew, Nihari, Khamiri Roti and Tandoori Chicken

Address: 8, Opposite Gate 1, Matia Mahal Road, Jama Masjid, New Delhi

Karim’s Restaurant

This place has been serving delectable meat curries for decades and people from throughout the country come here to indulge in their rich gravies and soft and juicy kebabs with a perfect blend of spices and sides. They have maintained the same taste over all these years and are known to be one of the best Mughlai restaurants along with the best vegetarian alternatives for their vegetarian customers. Their Kormas, Seekh Kabab and Burra is absolutely a must-try for every meat lover.

Address: 16, Gali Kababian, Jama Masjid, New Delhi

Agrasen Ki Baoli

This Delhi Heritages historical monument situated on the Halley Road is a mosaic of different assortments of stones and rocks. Agrasen Ki Baoli, is believed to have been built somewhere around the time of Mahabharata and served the purpose of a water reservoir rising from the depths of the earth to stand atop 103-108 steps. Though it is an architectural masterpiece with its intricately carved chambers, niches and passages, it attracts many visitors because of the haunted tales associated with it. Gather the courage and venture into the enigmatic piece of architecture and you will not be disappointed with the preserved heritage and the tales revolving around it!

  • Location: Hailey Road, KG Marg, near Diwanchand Imaging Centre, New Delhi
  • Entry fees: No Entry Fees
  • Nearest Delhi Metro Station: Barakhambha Road
  • Open: Daily: 7:00 till 18:00 hours

Must-visit restaurants near Agrasen Ki Baoli

Saravana Bhavan

The hearty and authentic South-Indian food they serve is not merely a dish but an emotion to everyone who tries it. The ambience is rejuvenating and the service is prompt and hygienic. They majorly sell South-Indian cuisine along with various fusions like corn and cheese uttapam at meagre rates. The food is so fulfilling and this place safe to say, is so far the best South-Indian food joint we’ve come across

Address: Saravana Bhavan Janpath Road, New Delhi 110001

Mister Chai

This is the only lounge that focuses on regional Indian street food in a modern and sophisticated setting. The quaint and luxurious place provides privacy to its customers and the distinctive details of the lounge really makes the aura welcoming. The innovative recipes not only pamper your taste buds but also their presentation will put a smile to your face. We recommend trying the paneer tacos with masala tea. Strange yet delicious combination!

Address: 19 Ashoka Road Connaught Place, Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel

So next time you visit Delhi, make sure you give these places a visit!

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