East Delhi Itinerary

Memorials and Tombs Visit

08:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The first spot of the day – Raj Ghat. Raj Ghat is the memorial of Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi where his last rituals were performed. People from all over the world come to this place to pay their homage. Beside Raj Ghat, there is a Gandhi Memorial Museum as well which can be visited. The museum showcases the journey of Gandhi through a movie.

Time duration: Around 2 hours.

Mode of Transportation: Auto / Taxi will save time (Rs. 80 – 100).

Next destination after Raj Ghat is the architectural marvel of the Mughal era, Humayun’s Tomb. It is the tomb of the 2nd Mughal Emperor Humayun. The tomb was the first garden tomb of Indian subcontinent. It was declared as the UNESCO world heritage site in 1993 and is undoubtedly one of the most visited tourist destinations in Delhi.

Time duration: 60 mins.

Mode of Transportation: Metro ride will be very convenient. Delhi Gate (Violet Line) – JLN Stadium (Violet Line) (Rs. 30 per person) and then an auto ride (Rs. 50-60). Booking an auto or a cab from Raj Ghat to Humayun’s tomb can be cheaper, if travelling in group.

Also read : Central Delhi Itinerary

Luncheon and Old Delhi Sightseeing

01:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Now, venture towards the heart of the city, Old Delhi and Chandni Chowk areas.

For non-vegetarian food lovers, Karim’s restaurant near Jama Masjid is the place to go for lunch. It is regarded as one of the best and most famous restaurants for non veg food. Established in 1913, it has a historical value associated with it and is serving delicious non veg food over 100 years.

Price range: Rs. 750 – 900 for two.

For vegetarian crowd, we have our very own Kake di Hatti serving its famous Dal Makhani and larger than life parathas since pre- Independence days. Being in the centre of Chandni Chowk it is always crowded.

Price range: Rs. 450 – 500 for two.

Alternate option to enjoy authentic cuisines in a much relaxed environment, we recommend Moti Mahal, the pioneers of tandoori cuisines serving its customers since 1947. Very popular for it veg and non-veg delicacies.

Price range: Rs. 900 – 1000 for two.

Mode of Transport: Metro, JLN Stadium (Violet Line) – Jama Masjid (Violet line) (Rs. 30 per head); Auto – rickshaw – e-rickshaw from station to restaurants (Rs. 60 – 80).

After having your tummy full after lunch at these places, head towards Red Fort. Red fort is known for its magnificent architecture which has inspired the construction of many monuments later. This is one of the most prominent monuments of Delhi having rich historical significance. (Light and sound show happens at 7:00 PM in Hindi language and at 9:00 PM in English language).

Time duration: 45 mins – 60 mins

Mode of Transport: Auto – rickshaw – e-rickshaw (Rs. 50 – 60)

Post Red Fort, pay a visit to the second largest mosque of the country, Jama Masjid. Jama Masjid’s courtyard which is the main prayer hall can itself accommodate around 25000 people. Just like Red fort and Humayun’s tomb this is also an exquisite work of Mughal architecture built by Shah Jahan.

INFORMATION: Though people can visit the Masjid before Red Fort, it is better to visit Red fort first due to timing constraints.

Time duration: 30 mins

Mode of Transport: Auto – rickshaw – e-rickshaw (Rs. 60 – 70)

Also read : South Delhi Itinerary

Street Food and Spiritual Tour

06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

After finishing the historical tour, explore the Chandni Chowk market and its street food which is one of the best in Delhi. The street food in Chandni Chowk is a delight to taste buds.

For chaat lovers, we recommend Shree Balaji Chat Bhandar and Nataraj Dahi Bhalla.

Price range: Rs. 100 – 150 for two.

You can try the Khan Omelette Corner which makes variety of egg dishes and is a heaven for egg lovers.

Price range: Rs. 100 – 150 for two.

Last but not the least is Parathe Waali Gali. The narrow lane consists of a series of paratha selling shops since 19th century. All the shops are strictly vegetarian with over 20-25 varieties of amazing parathas and amazing kullad lassi.

Price range: Rs. 150 – 200 for two.

(Can plan for the Light and Sound show at Red Fort after this, if interested.)

As it will be dark by the time you are done with Chandni Chowk and some tiredness will set in, it is time to head towards the most famous Gurudwara of the city, Bangla Sahib.

Just sitting inside Gurudwara premises and experiencing the surroundings of the illuminated Gurudwara is a spiritual experience like never before. Spend your evening here and have Langar inside the Gurudwara which is served till 10PM and is strictly vegetarian. The experience of eating with thousands of people in Gurudwara is an experience in itself which should not be missed.

Time duration: Around 2 hours.

Mode of Transport: Metro, Chawri Bazaar (Yellow Line) to Patel Chowk (Yellow Line) (Rs. 20 per head)

That’s it for the day. Board the metro at Patel Chowk (Yellow Line) to New Delhi (Yellow Line) (Rs. 10 per head) as its time to get back to hotel and enjoy the sleep after what has been a tiring but an enjoyable day of exploring.

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