Delhi Itinerary

Delhi is a city full of diverse cultures, vibrant markets, and attractions. During your two-day trip to the city, you can explore an interesting mix of Old Delhi and New Delhi, two very different places. Old Delhi’s small lanes, street-side cafes, bustling markets, and old monuments give a glimpse into the city’s rich past. On the other hand, New Delhi’s tree-lined avenues, grand buildings, plush eateries, pubs, lounges, and shopping arcades paint a vivid picture of the colonial era.

Here’s how to organize your schedule so that you can see everything Delhi has to offer in just two days:


Time Slot
Things to Do
Day 017.00 a.m.–8.00 a.m.dilliCapture the most iconic attractions on the Rajpath
8.30 a.m.–1.00 p.m.Indulge in gastronomic & cultural delights of Old Delhi
1.00 p.m.–4.00 p.m.Delve into the Mughal magnificence at Red Fort
4.30 p.m.–7.30 p.m.Enjoy a shopping spree at Connaught Place
7.30 pm onwardRelish scrumptious food, party or attend a live gig
 
Day 0210.00 a.m.–11.30 a.m.Visit the centuries-old Qutub Minar Complex
11.45 a.m.–2.00 p.m.Explore the mystical ruins and quirky cafes of Hauz Khas
2.00 p.m.–3.00 p.m.Admire the architectural beauty of Lotus Temple
3.30 p.m.–4.30 p.m.Capture the grand setting of Humayun’s Tomb
4.45 p.m.–5.30 p.m.Take a stroll around the historical Lodhi Garden
5.45 p.m.–8.00 p.m.Indulge in street grubs and budget shopping
8.00 pm onwardsExperience the richness of Indian culture at Dilli Haat

Day 01

7.00 am – 8.00 am : Capture the most iconic attractions on the Rajpath

Delhi Itinerary
Delhi Itinerary

Arrive a little early in the capital on your first day and get a real feel of the political landscape before the traffic gets worse. Take an early morning walk or drive along Rajpath to see the best of Lutyens Delhi. You can also take great photos in the sunshine in front of famous buildings.

What to see?

Once you have covered everything on the boulevard, proceed to the Dil of Delhi—Chandni Chowk.

  • By road: Approx. 20 minutes’ drive
  • By metro: Central Secretariat to Chawri Bazar/Chandni Chowk (Yellow Line)

8.30 am – 1.00 pm : Indulge in gastronomic & cultural delights of Old Delhi

Old Delhi
Old Delhi

Welcome to the “foodie paradise,” perfect for breakfast! Taste the best of Indian cuisine at any of the famous food vendors hidden in the lanes of Old Delhi. One of the places you must visit in Delhi is Old Delhi, as well as Chandni Chowk.

Where to go and what to eat?

  • Lotan Chole Kulche Wala: Chole kulche
  • Shyam Sweets, Halwa Nagori
  • Jung Bahadur Kachori Wala—Kachori aloo and lassi
  • Shiv Misthan Bhandar, Bedmi poori
  • Paranthe Wali Gali: Stuffed paranthas

What to see?

  • Jama Masjid
  • Havelisof Begum Samru, Mirza Ghalib & Zeenat Mahal
  • Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib Ji

While you are exploring the many beauties of Chandni Chowk, do not forget to stop and enjoy some of the delicious delicacies loved by the locals of Delhi.

Where to go and what to eat?

  • Natraj Dahi Bhalle Wala: Dahi bhalle and Alootikka
  • Ashok Chaat Corner: Gol gappe and Papa chaat
  • Kuremal Mohan Lal Kulfi Wale: flavored kulfi
  • Giani’s Di Hatti: Rabri falooda
  • Kanwarji’s: quick bites and desserts

Proceed to Red Fort (Lal Quila), which is close to Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib Ji and can be reached by foot.

1.00 pm – 4.00 pm : Delve into the Mughal magnificence at Red Fort

Red Fort, Delhi
Red Fort, Delhi

It makes sense to save the best for last! Spend a few hours exploring the UNESCO-listed Red Fort.

  • Entry Fee: INR 35 for Indians, INR 500 for Foreigners
  • For Video Camera: INR 25
  • Open till: 4.30 pm (Tuesday-Sunday)

Pause your historical journey and start exploring CP, the entertainment and commercial area of ​​Delhi.

  • By road: Approx. 20 minutes’ drive
  • By metro: Chandni Chowk to Rajiv Chowk (Yellow Line)

4.30 pm – 7.30 pm : Enjoy a shopping spree at Connaught Place

Connaught Place Delhi
Connaught Place Delhi

Shopping is a must when visiting Delhi, and Connaught Place, also known as CP, is the best place to shop. Take a few hours to wander around the Inner Circle and Outer Circle, which have stores of well-known brands. Janpath and Palika Bazaar have some of the best deals.

Closed on: Sundays

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7.30 pm onward : Relish scrumptious food, party or attend a live gig

Relish scrumptious food, party or attend a live gig
Relish scrumptious food, party or attend a live gig

You must be exhausted after all the sightseeing and shopping, so it’s best to relax and head to one of Connaught Place’s fabulous nightlife spots for dinner, drinks, or just to hang out!

Where to go?

  • Ardor 2.1
  • The G.T. Road
  • Saravana Bhavan
  • Parikrama: The Revolving Restaurant
  • The Big Chill Café
  • My Bar Headquarters
  • Local
  • Odeon Social
  • Tamasha
  • Farzi Café

When you are ready, call it a day and head back to your hotel in Delhi to refresh yourself for the next schedule.

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Day 02

10.00 am – 11.30 am : Visit the centuries-old Qutub Minar Complex

Delhi's Qutub Minar: History, Hours
Delhi’s Qutub Minar: History, Hours

Start your second day in Delhi with a relaxed attitude, check out of the hotel after breakfast and head straight to Qutub Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Entry Fee: INR 30 for Indians, INR 500 for Foreigners, Free for children below 15 years
  • For Still Camera: INR 25 (Non-commercial use)
  • For Video Camera: INR 25 (Non-commercial use)
  • Open till: 5.00 pm (Monday-Sunday)

Explore the monument first, then head to Hauz Khas to pique your interest in history even more.

  • By road: Approx. 15 minutes’ drive
  • By metro: Qutab Minar to Hauz Khas (Yellow Line)

11.45 a.m.–2.00 p.m.: Explore the mystical ruins and quirky cafes of Hauz Khas

hauz khas
hauz khas

Take an hour to wander around the old Hauz Khas complex and see the various historical relics scattered there, such as the tomb, the Lodhi dynasty mosque and the Hauz Khas Lake (also known as the Royal Tank).

  • Entry Fee: None
  • Open till: 7.30 pm (Monday-Saturday)

After experiencing the region’s glorious past, acquaint yourself with its dynamic metropolitan present. Enjoy a delicious dinner at any of the fabulous eateries or cafes located along the streets of Hauz Khas Village.

Where to eat?

  • Hauz Khas Social
  • Yeti: The Himalayan Kitchen
  • Naivedyam
  • Mia Bella: Romantic Kitchen & Bar
  • Coast Café
  • Matchbox
  • Vapor Bar Exchange
  • The Tea Room from Blossom Kochhar
  • Elma’s Bakery & Kitchen
  • Kunzum Travel Café

After lunch, head out of Hauz Khas and visit the Lotus Temple to spend some quiet time.

  • By road: Approx. 20 minutes’ drive
  • By metro: Hauz Khas to Kalkaji Mandir (Magenta Line)

2.00 pm – 3.00 pm : Admire the architectural beauty of Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple
Lotus Temple

Enjoy the stunning flower-shaped architecture of the Lotus Temple and spend some time there for yourself.

  • Entry Fee: None
  • Open till: 5.30 pm (Tuesday-Sunday)

To continue your Delhi Darshan, head from here towards Humayun’s Tomb, located in the eastern part of the city.

  • By road: Approx. 20 minutes’ drive
  • By metro: Nehru Place to JLN Stadium (Violet Line)

3.30 pm – 4.30 pm : Capture the grand setting of Humayun’s Tomb

Humayun’s Tomb
Humayun’s Tomb

See the building that, for years, served as the model for the Taj Mahal and other Mughal architecture.

  • Entry Fee: INR 30 for Indians, INR 500 for Foreigners
  • For Video Camera: INR 25
  • Open till: Sunset (Monday-Sunday)

Explore one of Delhi’s most exquisite gardens after seeing one of the best-preserved monuments.

By road: Approx. 10 minutes’ drive

4.45 pm – 5.30 pm : Take a stroll around the historical Lodhi Garden

Lodhi Garden
Lodhi Garden

Continue traveling along Lodhi Road until you reach Lodhi Gardens, a historic park that houses several ancient buildings, including the tombs of Sikander Lodhi and Mohammed Shah, the Bada Gumbad, and the Sheesha Gumbad.

  • Entry Fee: None
  • Open till: 7.30 pm (Monday-Sunday)

Get ready to enjoy some authentic street delicacies and shop at these markets in South Delhi.

  • By road: Approx. 10–15 minutes’ drive
  • By metro: JLN Stadium to Lajpat Nagar (Violet Line)

    Lajpat Nagar to Sarojini Nagar/South Ex (Pink Line)

5.45 pm – 8.00 pm : Indulge in street grubs and budget shopping

Indulge in street grubs and budget shopping
Indulge in street grubs and budget shopping

Before your time in Delhi ends, you must do some street shopping in Delhi style and taste some delicious street food at one of the famous markets of South Delhi.

Where to go?

  • Lajpat Nagar
  • South Ex
  • Sarojini Nagar

Visit South Ex for branded shopping, explore the vibrant maze of shops and street food vendors in the sprawling Central Market in Lajpat Nagar, or go crazy bargaining at Sarojini Nagar Market. Visit Delhi Haat to experience food, shopping, and cultural events all in one place to complete your tour of Delhi.

  • By road: Approx. 5–20 minutes’ drive
  • By metro: Lajpat Nagar/Sarojini Nagar/South Ex to INA (Pink Line Metro Route)

8.00 pm onwards : Experience the richness of Indian culture at Dilli Haat

8.00 pm onwards : Experience the richness of Indian culture at Dilli Haat
8.00 pm onwards : Experience the richness of Indian culture at Dilli Haat

There’s no better way to end your trip than by visiting Dilli Haat, a one-stop shop where you can enjoy shopping for handicrafts and savour delicious regional cuisine from several Indian states. The time spent in this rustic ambiance will be memorable before you head back to your hotel.

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