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  • Home Asia-en  Must Visit Places in Delhi – 3 Days in Delhi Itinerary

    Must Visit Places in Delhi – 3 Days in Delhi Itinerary

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    India’s capital city, Delhi is the gateway for international holidaymakers entering the country, and the perfect place to start a tour of India. The fascinating mix of cultural heritage and colourful bazaars also attracts national tourists looking for a short break or a layover before travelling up to see the Taj Majal or Rajasthan. Visiting Delhi for a short time? Then follow our 3 days in Delhi itinerary, the easiest way to reach points of interest, the best places to visit in Delhi and places nearby within easy reach for a day trip.

    So what is there to see? There are 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Delhi, 174 National Monuments, 30 museums, 20 main temples and hundreds of lesser known treasures. Add to this landscaped gardens, toss in lively markets and amazing street food, to get an idea of the dizzying megalopolis. Although you obviously can’t fit in everything, 3 days is long enough to see the main sights of Delhi, to enjoy the city vibe, and to take a day trip to visit cool places nearby.

    India Gate at sunset on a Delhi itinerary.

    India Gate at sunset, New Delhi.

    Delhi is the gateway to India, a stepping-off point to reach the most famous site of Taj Majal in Agra or to explore Rajasthan’s exotic cities of JaipurJodhpur and Jaisalmer. But before you start wandering afar, spend 2 or 3 days in Delhi itself and enjoy this vibrant potpourri of World Heritage Sites, browse the spice bazaars and stroll through the colonial gardens. Delhi is easy to see, just hail a tuk-tuk auto rickshaw to guide you through the bustling streets, embark on a colourful journey to discover the must-see places to visit.

    This is a helpful itinerary for everyone that includes lots of useful advice, for those living in India and heading to Delhi for a short break, and also for tourists flying in from overseas. Even if you only have a one day stopover in Delhi before travelling on, there’s time to fit in the essentials on a quick tour of the city.

    Follow our insider guide, a 3 days in Delhi itinerary to see the must visit places in India’s capital city. Allow 2 days for exploring Old Delhi itself, then go out for a day trip.

    3 Day Delhi Itinerary

    1. 3 Days in Delhi Itinerary – Top Places to Visit

    3 Days in Delhi Itinerary – Top Places to Visit

    An iconic heritage city and the capital of India, Delhi is hard to explore in a short time so I suggest spending at least 2 days here to discover the major points of attraction. Staying in Delhi for 3 days is perfect, as it gives you the chance to see nearby places of interest too. Let me guide you around my city and suggest some exciting day trips.

    Palm trees in front of Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi.

    Humayun’s Tomb

    Local lady Simran Raju explains the best way to see the sights of Delhi, and as well as day trips to places nearby, on an easy 3 day itinerary. Discover how to get around Delhi, where to go and which places to visit, as well as trying genuine Delhi cuisine.

    Delhi is a popular destination with so much to see and do, put it on your itinerary as it’s definitely worth a visit. Old Delhi has a rich historical heritage that is visible everywhere you go – the monuments, museums, art galleries, festivities and cultural activities alone, are enough to keep anyone occupied for months. So how long do you need in Delhi? With a carefully planned trip, 3 days will be enough to see the city sights and beyond. To make things easy, I have sketched out a three day itinerary, a bit tight but to the point, covering all the must-visit places in Delhi for a first time visitor.

    Book a centrally located hotel. This will save you time, a must if you are in Delhi for only 2 or 3 days and want to see all the top sites. A central location does not necessarily mean an expensive stay. All types of accommodation are available from luxury to medium range or budget hotels, as well as Airbnb self-catering holiday apartments. If you are a solo traveller, there are some good hostel options in Delhi too.

  • Home Asia-en  Must Visit Places in Delhi – 3 Days in Delhi Itinerary

    Must Visit Places in Delhi – 3 Days in Delhi Itinerary

     KaliAsia-enIndia-en

    India’s capital city, Delhi is the gateway for international holidaymakers entering the country, and the perfect place to start a tour of India. The fascinating mix of cultural heritage and colourful bazaars also attracts national tourists looking for a short break or a layover before travelling up to see the Taj Majal or Rajasthan. Visiting Delhi for a short time? Then follow our 3 days in Delhi itinerary, the easiest way to reach points of interest, the best places to visit in Delhi and places nearby within easy reach for a day trip.

    So what is there to see? There are 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Delhi, 174 National Monuments, 30 museums, 20 main temples and hundreds of lesser known treasures. Add to this landscaped gardens, toss in lively markets and amazing street food, to get an idea of the dizzying megalopolis. Although you obviously can’t fit in everything, 3 days is long enough to see the main sights of Delhi, to enjoy the city vibe, and to take a day trip to visit cool places nearby.

    India Gate at sunset on a Delhi itinerary.

    India Gate at sunset, New Delhi.

    Delhi is the gateway to India, a stepping-off point to reach the most famous site of Taj Majal in Agra or to explore Rajasthan’s exotic cities of JaipurJodhpur and Jaisalmer. But before you start wandering afar, spend 2 or 3 days in Delhi itself and enjoy this vibrant potpourri of World Heritage Sites, browse the spice bazaars and stroll through the colonial gardens. Delhi is easy to see, just hail a tuk-tuk auto rickshaw to guide you through the bustling streets, embark on a colourful journey to discover the must-see places to visit.

    This is a helpful itinerary for everyone that includes lots of useful advice, for those living in India and heading to Delhi for a short break, and also for tourists flying in from overseas. Even if you only have a one day stopover in Delhi before travelling on, there’s time to fit in the essentials on a quick tour of the city.

    Follow our insider guide, a 3 days in Delhi itinerary to see the must visit places in India’s capital city. Allow 2 days for exploring Old Delhi itself, then go out for a day trip.

    3 Day Delhi Itinerary

    1. 3 Days in Delhi Itinerary – Top Places to Visit

    3 Days in Delhi Itinerary – Top Places to Visit

    An iconic heritage city and the capital of India, Delhi is hard to explore in a short time so I suggest spending at least 2 days here to discover the major points of attraction. Staying in Delhi for 3 days is perfect, as it gives you the chance to see nearby places of interest too. Let me guide you around my city and suggest some exciting day trips.

    Palm trees in front of Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi.

    Humayun’s Tomb

    Local lady Simran Raju explains the best way to see the sights of Delhi, and as well as day trips to places nearby, on an easy 3 day itinerary. Discover how to get around Delhi, where to go and which places to visit, as well as trying genuine Delhi cuisine.

    Delhi is a popular destination with so much to see and do, put it on your itinerary as it’s definitely worth a visit. Old Delhi has a rich historical heritage that is visible everywhere you go – the monuments, museums, art galleries, festivities and cultural activities alone, are enough to keep anyone occupied for months. So how long do you need in Delhi? With a carefully planned trip, 3 days will be enough to see the city sights and beyond. To make things easy, I have sketched out a three day itinerary, a bit tight but to the point, covering all the must-visit places in Delhi for a first time visitor.

    Book a centrally located hotel. This will save you time, a must if you are in Delhi for only 2 or 3 days and want to see all the top sites. A central location does not necessarily mean an expensive stay. All types of accommodation are available from luxury to medium range or budget hotels, as well as Airbnb self-catering holiday apartments. If you are a solo traveller, there are some good hostel options in Delhi too.

  • Chandni Chowk Market

    Do you fancy wandering the markets of Old Delhi for some shopping? Busy Chandni Chowk street market bazaar is near Red Fort, so this is easy to fit into your Delhi itinerary. Designed in 1650 for Princess Jahan Ara Begum, legend tells of a plaza where moonlight reflects off the waters of an ornamental pool to refresh Indian hot summer nights.

    Nowadays a thronging marketplace, the side streets and indoor markets around Chandni Chowk are full of stalls selling cheap clothes and bright saris, bangles and bags, and local handicraft, as well as household goods and electronic devices. The fresh food market is stacked with colourful fruit and vegetables, and spices.

    Enjoy the best street food in the city while you’re here or try one of the neighbourhood eateries for lunch.

  • Jama Masjid

    A kilometre to the west of Lal Quila in Old Delhi, you’ll find the eastern gate to one of India’s largest mosques, the famed Jama Masjid. Like the Red Fort, the walls surrounding Jama Masjid are made of the characteristic red sandstone quarried in Rajasthan, which was used by the Mughal rulers during the Delhi Sultanate to construct breathtaking monuments. Dating to the mid 1600s, the temple’s façade is overlaid with white marble panels, at either side 2 tall thin minarets rise up, while the roof features 3 spectacular marble domes topped in pure gold. Inside the iconic mosque, black and white marble floors are covered with Persian carpets for devotees to kneel down and pray. Imagine 900 worshippers inside the temple, and a congregation of up to 25,000 outside in the courtyard for Friday prayers and you’ll have an idea of the dimensions, and importance of Jama Masjid.

  • Red FortDelhi

    A must-see on your Delhi Itinerary is the famous Red Fort. High on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites, Red Fort is one of India’s top monuments and the most visited place in Delhi. This fortified palace was built in 1639 for Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan on the banks of River Yamuna, when he shifted his capital to Delhi from Agra. In fact, it was designed by the same architect who drew up the plans for the Taj Mahal.

    Lal Quila ‘the red fortress’ gets its name from the red sandstone rampart walls and is the best spot to take your iconic photo shots against a background of Old Delhi. It is worth going inside the enclosure to see the Audience Hall, Diamond Palace and Pearl Mosque, the step-well and white marble hammam. A museum holds an assortment of precious artefacts. Since 1947, Red Fort is the famous symbol of Indian Independence Day, commemorated yearly on August 15th when the PM raises the national flag.

  • An iconic heritage city and the capital of India, Delhi is hard to explore in a short time so I suggest spending at least 2 days here to discover the major points of attraction. Staying in Delhi for 3 days is perfect, as it gives you the chance to see nearby places of interest too. Let me guide you around my city and suggest some exciting day trips.

  • On your first day in Delhi, start off with a cultural visit to Mahatma Gandhi Museum and library. Browse the fascinating memorabilia of India’s late leader, then head over to famous Delhi Red Fort alongside River Yamuna. Pop along to admire the spectacular Jama Masjid Mosque before trying Delhi street food Chandni Chowk bazaar for lunch. Pick up some bargains in the fascinating market. Spend a peaceful hour in Birla Mandir Temple and gardens, and finally visit Jantar Mantar ancient observatory. End your first day in Delhi with a walk over to Connaught Place for dinner.

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Prices include return economy-class flights from on Qatar Airways. Prices are quoted on a twin-sharing basis in a standard room with inclusions listed above. Additional options are available upon request. Departures are fixed for 23 September 2015, no amendments or changes will be possible. Prices are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change without notice depending on travel dates and availability. Easy monthly payment plans are available from select participating banks through Musafir Holidays retail outlets and are subject to approval. All photos and videos shown are illustrative. Actual services may differ. Terms apply.         

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Experience hospitality at the city, from its stunning to vibrant culture, architecture and exquisite cuisines.

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