Offbeat Travel Destinations in Delhi

Delhi is a city of dreams, history, culture, entertainment, shopping, call whatever you like but one thing is for sure, Delhi will never disappoint you. There are countless things that you can visit in Delhi but if you have a time period of say 3-4 days, then it is important that you choose a niche or your favorite interest and then travel accordingly. There are various tourist attractions in Delhi which attract thousands of tourists every year. But if you are one of those travelers who are interested to travel the offbeat places then this article is exactly where you should be. Below is the list of places and things you can do in Delhi.

 

Purana Qila

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Red Fort and Agra Fort are quite overrated and almost all the tourists make sure to tick the place off as a priority but for an offbeat traveler, we offer a brilliant alternative for you to chuck Red Fort off of this trip. Purana Qila, as the name justly says, is around 5000 years old and is one of the oldest forts in Delhi. During the daytime, you can explore the museum there that houses archeological items dating 1000 BC and a mind-blowing architecture reflecting the time back then. And during night time, you can enjoy the light show which takes place around 7-8 pm depending upon the season of the

 

Tughlakbad Fort

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Tughlakbad is a ruined fort in the South Delhi area which is stretched till 6 km. A few centuries back this used to be the city constructed by Tughluq dynasty. So, if you are just tired of dozens of people rushing into you and clicking pictures around you all the time, then you can visit this place. The ruined forts will give you a classic feel to your pictures plus you can enjoy the solitude as well.

 

Sulabh International Museum of Delhi

Famous Museums of India that will Take you Back in History
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If you have been to the museum, then it would be impossible that the museum in any way failed to impress you. This unusual and interesting museum will capture your mind for once. The museum contains a collection of rare facts, pictures, and objects which details the historical evolution of toilets from 2500 BC to date. It includes a chronological account of development relating to toilet-related social customs, toilet etiquettes, prevailing sanitary conditions and legislative efforts of different times.

 

Musical Fountain Show at Akshardham

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Akshardham temple was built by a team of volunteers and a team of 7000 artisans and was completed in the year 2005. As a result, you can see the massive and architectural wonder as a temple. It is believed that since the temple has opened, about 70% of visitors have diverted towards the temple. The temple dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan conducts a fountain show by the time the sun sets. This 30 min fountain show completely mesmerize every visitor.

 

Mehrauli Archaeological Park & Lal Kothi

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It is one of the most overseen places in Delhi. Ironically, it is situated very close to the architectural monument, Qutub Minar. The park contains numerous ancient monuments amidst green forests, enchanting lakes, and rose garden and different species of birds to accompany you in this historical walk.

 

Garden of Five Senses

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Garden of Five Senses is named so because it stimulates all the five senses with the beauty and attractions that are created around the park. These attractions include waterfalls, rocks, greenery, murals & sculpture and wind chimes. There are a number of cafés and restaurants near the garden and an amphitheater in the park where different cultural and musical performances are held.

 

Sunder Nursery

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Sunder Nursery is a nursery from where you can buy a variety of flowers for good prices. Sometimes back, the government took an initiative to restore the heritage park and renovate it into a green area. Sunder Nursery is near the famous monument – Humayun’s Tomb.

 

Khari Baoli – Asia’s largest wholesale Spice market

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It doesn’t matter if you are a spice lover or not, but if you miss the market here, you will probably miss it forever. Because you won’t be able to find it anywhere in the world apart from Delhi. In this market, you will be able to find sacks of spices and open spices at both the ends of the street. These sacks are there in order to get exported.

 

Daryaganj book market

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This market is a heaven for all the book lovers out there. The best offbeat place that you could visit in Delhi. It is a Sunday market which is stretched for over 2 km on the street where you will be able to find a number of books at both sides of the road. You can find any book that comes to your head and the prices of these books are so damn cheap that you will probably end up overshopping for books. Even if the books are cheap as hell, you can still try your hand at bargaining at these used books.

 

Street Artists at Kathputli Colony

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Umpteen number of street artists have a unique charm that will attract you instantly. The colony is the world’s largest colony of street arts that includes Acrobats, magicians, puppeteers, singers, dancers and musician communities. Some of these artists hold a position in Guinness Book of Records and even then they live in slums, such is their simplicity. There are some tours that let you explore the colony and enjoy puppetry, fire shows, Dance performance, etc.

 

Kingdom of Dreams

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If you want to experience the entire country at one place then Kingdom of Dreams is the place where you should be. Kingdom of dreams is a single place where you can find India’s art, Culture, Heritage, Food, Bollywood, Performing Arts and Shopping experience under one roof. There are two theatres at KOD namely Jhumroo and Zangoora where different shows are conducted.

 

International Doll museum

Famous Museums of India that will Take you Back in History
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Did you like playing with dolls when you were a child? Then this museum will absolutely stun you. International doll museum displays the largest collection of beautiful dolls. It has two sections which exhibit more than 160 glass cases from New Zealand, Africa, India and Australia. One section includes dolls gathered from New Zealand, UK, USA, Commonwealth of independent states and the other one comprises dolls gathered from the Middle East, India, Asian countries and Africa.

Author: Juhee Mehta

Literally, see characters of books in every person she meets. Apart from eating, she is found adventuring and talking to herself. Believes in magic and escape reality through words. If she possibly knows you, you might find yourself in her poems.

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