Places You Must Explore in Delhi on a Shoestring Budget


Delhi, the capital city of India also know as Dilwalon ki Dilli has a rich cultural heritage that blends naturally with the modern world. Delhi is a place which inspires the traveler in every aspect right form the city architecture to its amazing street food. To help the fresh  travelers to the city we have put together a compilation of places to explore in Delhi without burning your pocket much.

India Gate

Delhi Gate – Rajesh Pamnani / Flickr

A forty-two meter high symbol of bravery and pride, The India Gate, is the most mesmerizing place to spend summer nights or even winter days picnicking with your friends or family. The outstanding archway surrounded by lush green gardens, commonly known as War memorial, ignites a feeling of intense patriotism. The cool breeze rushing past, while you relax with an ice cream in hand, is the icing on the cake. Boating with your loved ones under the full moon would also be a breathtaking experience here.

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Connaught Place

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The sprawling circular market, Connaught Place (CP), is a hot-spot for entertainment with shops, restaurants, cafes and hotels. The simple things to do in CP are:

Shop – Places like Janpat drive shopaholics crazy

Eat – Numerous eating options to suit every palate

Drink – From One Dollar Cafe to Chai bar to United Coffee House to kick back after shopping

Party – Great places to unwind with some great music and drinks

With lovely vibes of history and music, CP can safely be titled as the place that never sleeps!

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Garden of Five Senses

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True to the imagery suggested by its name, Garden of Five Senses is a beautiful, green carpeted landscape that heightens our senses to bond with nature.

Visitors are allowed to imbibe nature by touching the rocks and other displays. The best time to visit this garden is in the month of February when it is filled with pretty flowers and their fragrances. The sight of the waterfalls soothes our heart and the food court serving a variety of cuisines soothes our tongue.

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Jantar Mantar

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A calm paradise of knowledge, Jantar Mantar is one of the best monuments in Delhi.

An entry ticket of Rs. 5 will buy you an hour with India’s astronomical past that will make you marvel at the ingenuity of Indian scientists.

For many years, Jantar Mantar has also served as the centre stage of political rallies in Delhi.

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Lodi Garden

Eco-Friendly Eating - Lodhi Garden Restaurant
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Amidst the hustle and bustle of the city, Lodhi Garden comes across as a welcome breath of fresh air and serene quietude. For anyone looking for a getaway from monotonous routines, Lodhi Garden can prove to be a nice picnic spot. It’s also an ideal spot for those who are interested in history.

Concentrated around its heritage buildings, it is a beautiful place to watch wildlife, enjoy the flora, walk along the little creek and relish some quiet, which is hard to find in Delhi.

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Chandni Chowk

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The heart of Old Delhi, Chandini Chowk, is the busiest yet perfect place for street shopping.

It is a blend of colours, tastes and sounds that fill you with its riotous flavour. The budget market of Delhi, this is where fashion, food, jewellery and decorations coexist in harmony. It’s worth visiting for the spectacle alone.

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Dilli Haat

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The true preservation of India’s rich heritage, Dilli Haat, is the culture and craft hub of Delhi.

Dilli Haat is a rustic village with an ambience that thrills visitors accustomed to urban settings like malls.  Here shopkeepers display their region’s best pieces of art, handicrafts and ethnic cuisine. The desi vibe you get by seeing the different regions of India packed together is simply amazing.

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