Breakfast and Garden Tombs tour
08:00 AM to 12:00 PM
First stop today is Lodhi Gardens. Lodhi Gardens is one of the historical gardens of the city which consists of the tombs of the Sayyid Dynasty and Lodi Dynasty rulers. The garden along with its historical monuments is one of the major attractions of the city. Its lush green environment is a great escape from the city life. This is also a famous jogger’s park for Delhites.
Time duration: Stay here for an hour to experience peaceful Delhi morning
Mode of Transport: An OLA / Uber ride will cost somewhere around Rs 150.
Then head to Cafe at Alliance de Francaise, in the vicinity, for breakfast. This is the great place for breakfast after the walk in Lodhi Gardens. It serves French cuisine as well which can be explored, a welcome change from regular breakfast. Services begin at 09:00 AM.
Price range: Rs. 600 for two.
Mode of Transport: 5-minute walk
Post breakfast, our next stop is Safdurjung’s tomb, just 1.5 kms from Alliance de Francaise. Safdurjung’s Tomb is one of the last monuments to be built during Mughal reign. The greenery around the tomb is breath-taking and many peacocks can be spotted in the premises which makes it a perfect place for photo enthusiasts. The place is also known for being quite peaceful which makes it a great experience for the tourists.
Time duration: 1 – 1.5 hours
Mode of Transport: Auto ride for Rs 60 – 70.
Also read : Central Delhi Itinerary
Luncheon and Cosmopolis Experience
01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
After a peaceful experience, it’s time to get hold of the hustle and bustle of the city. Next spot in the list is Hauz Khas Village or popularly known as HKV by the locals. Hauz Khas Village (HKV) is known for being a combination of historical past of Delhi and the modern cosmopolitan present. The Hauz Khas complex here consists of the fabulous architecture of Delhi Sultanate and the beautiful reservoir which is a delight to one’s senses. The walk around the ruins is devoid of any entrance fee and can be explored freely.
Just next to the complex is the party hub of the city which consists of various restaurants and pubs which makes Hauz Khas a unique place in itself and a favourite among all age groups.
For lunch and chilling, you can try the famous cafe Hauz Khas Social which gives a great view of the complex and the reservoir. It was also used as an important location in the Bollywood movie Tamasha. The place is a blend of all type of cuisines and is a heaven for the foodies. Interested people can take one or two drinks as well. In case of budget constraints, many affordable eateries are present in the area offering all types of cuisines.
Price range: Rs. 1200 – 1500 for two.
Time duration: 2 – 3 hours.
Mode of Transport: Metro; Jorbagh (Yellow Line) to Green Park (Yellow Line) (Rs. 20 per head) + Auto – rickshaw (Rs. 40 – 50).
Later head towards the tallest brick minaret of the world, Qutab Minar. Qutab Minar is an 800-year old structure. The construction of this minaret was started by Qutub-ud-din-Aibak and later completed by Iltutmish. It is a UNESCO world heritage site and is visited by tourists from all over the world, in awe of this architectural masterpiece. The Minar itself is surrounded by other historically significant monuments such as Quwat – ul – Islam mosque which was the first mosque of India, thus being significant. The other one is Iron pillar of Delhi which is known for being rust-resistant since centuries and thus holds historical as well as scientific significance. Open till 05:00 PM for tourists.
Time duration: 30 – 45 mins
Mode of Transport: An OLA /Uber ride will cost Rs. 120 – 140.
Also read : East Delhi Itinerary
Temple and Shopping Tour
06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Next stop is the place which is unique in its own way, Lotus Temple. To get here in quick time, metro network is the best mode of transport. The Lotus temple is the house of Baha’i faith of worship and is open to all religions. The place is famous for its lotus like shape having 27 marble petals which has made it a famous tourist destination. The temple is considered to be one of the most visited tourist places in the world with over 100 million visitors visiting the building each year.
Time duration: 30 – 45 min
Mode of Transport: Metro; Saket (Yellow Line) – interchange at Hauz Khas – NSIC Okhla (Magenta Line) takes just 20 min. (Rs. 30 per head).
The later part of the evening can be spent by chilling out in Select Citywalk , located in Saket and this will conclude our Delhi trip. Select Citywalk is regarded as one of the best shopping malls in Delhi having best brands for both shopping and eating .For a foodie, one can explore variety of cuisines ranging from Indian to Japanese, thus being a foodie’s delight. It is also one of the most visited malls in New Delhi. Due to these reasons, the Select Citywalk has attained iconic status among the Delhites.
Time duration: 1 – 1.5 hours
Mode of Transport: Metro; NSCI Okhla (Magneta) – interchange at Hauz Khas – Malviya Nagar (Yellow Line) (Rs. 30 per head).
To return back to hotel, board at Malviya Nagar (Yellow Line) and alight at New Delhi (Yellow Line) (Rs. 40 per head).