To experience the subtle blend of centuries-old Mughal legacy and urban development on your next holiday destination, you must zero in on New Delhi-NCR. From splendid architecture and flea markets to tantalising food and vibrant nightlife, the capital of India along with the National Capital Region (NCR) has a lot to offer whether you are on your solo trip or traveling with family and friends. In addition to that, there are lots of opportunities for adventure junkies too. So, to know more about the popular places to visit in Delhi-NCR, read on.
1. Red Fort, Delhi
Constructed in 1639 by the Mughals, Red Fort gets its name from its massive red-coloured sandstone walls. Set in Old Delhi, the octagonal-shaped fort is spread over an area of 254 acres. The planning and designing of the fort is a fusion of Mughal, Persian, Hindu, and Timurid traditions. A strong influence on later structures built in and around Delhi, Red Fort also features a museum that holds Mughal-era artefacts, including daggers, curtains, miniature paintings and carpets. The highlights of this architectural creativity include the peacock throne, step well, imperial bath, Moti Masjid and Hira Mahal.
- Timings: 09:30 am to 04:30 pm (closed on Mondays)
- Entry Fee: INR 10 (Indian citizens) and INR 150 (foreign nationals)
- Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk, New Delhi
2. Worlds of Wonder, Delhi
A world-class amusement park, Worlds of Wonder ensures a fun-filled quality-time with your friends and family amidst a variety of attractions. Popularly known as WOW, it maintains over 20 rides, including Mega Disco, Download, Chart Smashers, Feedback, Fast Forward, Big Beat and Rockin Roller. Its La Fiesta zone, which is meant for your little ones exclusively, features rides like Hippti Hopp, Loco Motion, Space Shot and Samba Rhumba. Spread over 10 acres of land, the theme park is additionally popular for water rides and go-karting, and also features a pool bar, snack bar and Punjabi dhaba.
- Timings: 10:30 am to 7:00 pm
- Tickets (Amusement Park + Water Park): INR 1000 (Adults), INR 800 (Children)
- Nearest Metro Station: Sector-18, Noida
3. Fun N Food Village, Delhi
Situated on Old Delhi-Gurgaon Road, Fun N Food Village is a water park that maintains India’s largest range of fun-filled water slides. Notably, the park has 21 rides, 22 water slides ranging from wave pool, the tornado aqua shoot, multiline slide, and speedy roller coaster, and also has a separate play zone for kids. In addition, it features landscaped gardens and multi-cuisine food outlets to enjoy with friends and family members. Moreover, Fun N Food Village has a safe area for beginners in the swimming pool area.
- Timings: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
- Entry Fee: INR 300 (Kids) and INR 1000 (Adults)
- Nearest Metro Station: Dwarka Sector 21, New Delhi
4. Snow World, Noida
Located inside DLF Mall of India, Noida, Snow World is Asia’s largest indoor snow park featuring ice skating & sledding. With an area of 6,000 square meters, it is a themed real snow-filled wonderland. Offering mesmerizing interiors and unmatchable scope of activities, the park maintains a minus 10 degrees of chilly weather. Moreover, this family entertainment spot has Ski-Slides, Icy Luge (ride) and multi coaster (Toboggan).
- Timings: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
- Ticket Price: INR 1150
- Nearest Metro Station: Sector-18, Noida
5. Appu Ghar, Gurgaon
A rainforest-themed water park, Appu Ghar Water Park is bringing back the old charm with its newly launched Oyesters Water Park. Spread over an area of 10 acres, it offers 16 innovative rides like Sky Fall, Whirl Wind, and Rapid Racers, including India’s tallest 93 feet slide and first free fall ride. Additionally, the park maintains banquet facilities for up to 3,500 guests, and has an amazing food court offering refreshing mocktails and mesmerizing dining options.
- Timings: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
- Entry Fee: INR 799 (Kids); INR 1299 (Adults)
- Nearest Metro Station: Huda City Centre, Gurgaon
Frequently Asked Questions About Delhi:
Q: How to reach hotels in Delhi from the airport?
A: You can take the metro from Terminal 1-IGI Airport (Magenta Line) station or Delhi Airport (Orange Line) station serving T2 and T3 to reach hotels in Delhi and Noida. AC buses, metered taxis and app-based cabs are also readily available at IGI Airport to travel to different parts of Delhi and NCR.
Q: Is there more than one main railway station in Delhi?
A: Yes. Besides New Delhi Railway Station which services around 400 trains on a daily basis, there are four other major railway terminus in Delhi — Old Delhi (Delhi Junction), Hazrat Nizamuddin, Anand Vihar Terminal and Delhi Sarai Rohilla.
Q: Which are the main stations in Delhi for inter-state buses?
A: Major inter-state bus terminus (ISBT) in Delhi serving DTC as well as other state-owned and private operators include Kashmere Gate, Sarai Kale Khan and Anand Vihar. Bikaner House, Mandi House and Majnu ka Tila are other points in the capital from where inter-state buses start.
Q: What modes of public transport are available in Delhi?
A: Public transportation in Delhi comprises the fast-growing Delhi Metro, DTC and privately run cluster buses, app-based cabs, auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws.
Q: Suggest the best places to shop in Delhi.
A: There are myriad shopping places in Delhi, Dilli Haat, Karol Bagh, Janpath, Sarojini Nagar, Khan Market, Lajpat Nagar, Chandni Chowk, Paharganj Market and Shankar Market being the most popular among all.
Q: Which places to visit in Delhi are UNESCO-listed?
A: Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar and Red Fort are the three historical places in Delhi that have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Q: Where can I go to experience the nightlife of Delhi?
A: The Electric Room, Kitty Su, Privee, Playboy Club, Playground, Kylin Sky Bar, PCO, Piano Man Jazz Club, Tamasha, The Irish House, Ministry of Beer and Pebble Street are some of the must-visit pubs and nightclubs in Delhi.
Q: Which street foods in Delhi are a must-try?
A: When in Delhi, don’t miss on indulging in street foods like chaat, gol gappa, ram laddoo, paranthe, kebab, chole bhature, matar kulcha, kulfi falooda, kachori sabji and momos.
Q: What are the best things to do in Old Delhi?
A: Take a food walk through Chandni Chowk to enjoy desserts at Daulat ki Chaat, crispy parathas at Paranthe Wali Gali and non-vegetarian delicacies outside Jama Masjid. Also, watch the light and sound show at Red Fort, pay your respects at temples and mosques and shop at Chandni Chowk’s famous street markets.
Q: What are the top weekend getaways from Delhi?
A: On a weekend trip from Delhi, you can visit places like Neemrana, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Vrindavan, Agra, Lansdowne, Parwanoo, Jaipur, Dharamsala, Ranthambore National Park and Chandigarh, among others.