7 Best Things to Do in New Delhi for your Trip

By Saniya Baxi | 15, Oct, 2020
7 Best Things to Do in New Delhi for your Trip

The mesmerizing voice of Adhan flowing through the lively streets, filled with the aroma of Mughlai food and grand historical monuments, makes New Delhi. Delhi is one of the most unique destinations and affordable honeymoon destinations for Muslims all over the world. 

It is the capital of India and has been a famous tourist destination since time immemorial. With its rich culture and heritage, this city can fill your travel needs with enthusiasm and excitement. While you may think it just has Hinduism-related attractions, Delhi has a whole other Islamic twist waiting for you. 

So, we have compiled a list of beautiful Muslim-friendly things to do in Delhi.

 

Let Jama Masjid Bless Your Journey

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Address: Chandani Chowk, Delhi

Do you wish to begin your trip with the blessings of Allah (SWT)? Well, give Jama Masjid a visit. 

Jama Masjid is one of the oldest and largest Mosques in India. Built in 1656 by Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor from 1628 to 1658, this Mosque boasts a grand architecture that will leave you in awe and splendor. 

Here, you can also offer your Salah and begin your trip in a halal way. 

Tip: Consider offering Jummah prayer here around 12 and 12:30 pm. Jummah at Jama has a whole another feel. 

 

Marvel at the Magnificent Qutub Minar

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Address: Seth Sarai, Mehrauli, New Delhi

Time: 6 am to 6 pm (All days)

Tickets: Rs. 550/each foreign visitor 

If you’re a history lover then Delhi is your haven. One of the most historical and famous sites to visit in this city is the Qutub Minar. 

Qutub Minar, the tallest minaret of India, was built in the 14th century and is an amalgamation of both Islamic and Hinduism architecture. 

This five-storeyed minaret rises above 70-meters in height. It is covered in Quranic verses and transcriptions that give it an intricate and beautiful look. 

Hire a local guide to get an insight into the history of Qutub Minar. 

 

Explore the Old Delhi Through Chandni Chowk

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Address: Chandni Chowk, North Delhi

Are you looking for an adventure? Well, hop onto the next taxi and visit Chandni Chowk. 

Chandni Chowk street can offer you everything. From street shopping to scrumptious Halal food to beautiful Mosques, it is the best way to skip the routine attractions and explore the real Delhi. 

It has the biggest spice market for your savory buds. 

If you’re a street-food lover, you can also taste the different food varieties of Delhi in Chandni Chowk. 

 

Bring Out Your Inner Animal Lover At National Zoological Park

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Address: Mathura Road, New Delhi

Time: 9/9:30 to 4/4:30 (Open except for Fridays)

Tickets: Rs. 200/each foreign visitor (above 12 years), Rs.100 (5-12 years)

If you’re tired of exploring just history, visit the National Zoological Park. Here, you and your loved one can enjoy the beauty of the flora and fauna from all around the world. 

This park is home to more than 1,500 species of birds and animals. Some of the animals you can find here include zebras, hyenas, monkeys, and reptiles like snakes. 

You can get a ticket for an electronic vehicle to properly tour around this park. 

 

Experience the Spiritualism of Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah

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Address: Boali Gate Road, Nizamuddin

Delhi is a paradise for anyone trying to find themselves amidst the chaos of life. 

Dating back to the 14th century, Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah is renowned for its Islamic style of architecture. In addition, it is also one of the best Sufi Dargahs to experience brotherhood, unity, and a sense of peace firsthand. 

The best time to visit the dargah is on a Thursday evening, that's when you can have the chance to catch the Qawwali performances. These performances will definitely freshen up your mind, heart, and soul.

 

Treat Yourself With Halal Food

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Being the food capital, Delhi has a lot of cuisines to offer. So, take a day off from visiting attractions and treat your inner foodie. 

You can taste authentic and juicy Mughlai kebabs at various Halal restaurants like: 

  • The Great Kabab Factory
  • Kebabs & Kurries
  • Karim’s
  • Al-bake 

Or, if you’re a coffee-lover, visit the various cafes in New Delhi offering delicious food. You can also try out Paranthas, Kulchas, and other such delicious regional food. 

 

Fulfill Your Shopping Dreams

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Delhi is every shopper’s city. 

Rajouri and Janpath have inexpensive clothes, perfumes, and jewelry so you can binge-shop without any guilt! 

You can also visit shops selling homemade ice-cream and treat yourself in the summer heat of Delhi. 

If you’re a book lover then you can find bookstores at Connaught place or Karol Baug. After all, what’s better than having huge bags of books? 

 

Additional Tips Before Booking Your Flight

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Here are a few tips to help you plan your New Delhi trip. 

  • Due to COVID-19, the international flight availability to New Delhi might be reduced. However, the flights are resuming with strict measures.
  • Some of the best international airlines for flying to Delhi are Emirates, Air India, and British Airways. Domestic airlines include Indigo, Spicejet, Vistara, etc. 
  • The best time to visit Delhi is in the winter season (October to February) to avoid the summer heat. 
  • Do not drink tap water. Instead, carry bottled water with you. 
  • Consider packing loose-fitting clothes during summers and warm sweaters during winters. 
  • Some of the luxury hotels are the Oberoi, the Leela Palace, and Taj Palace. 
  • Transport facilities include Delhi metro, taxi services like Uber and Ola, and auto rickshaws. 
  • People are friendly with English so there won’t be any language barrier. 
  • Do not travel alone at night. 

So, plan your tickets to New Delhi to experience this beautiful Indian city! You can also check out our other Muslim-friendly travel blogs to explore more options. 

If you wish to know about Halal restaurants and other Mosques near you then install the Halaltrip Islamic Travel App!