Morning: Start your day with a walk at the Lodhi Gardens. Spread over 90 acres with 14th-century monuments dotting the landscape, it’s a great place to get some fresh air and rub shoulders with Delhi’s elite. Take the Lodhi Road exit and walk straight to the All American Diner at the India Habitat Centre nearby for a scrumptious breakfast.
Late morning: Explore the National Gallery of Modern Art to get familiar with the Delhi art scene.
Lunch: Try the famous Delhi street food at the Bengali Sweet House in the Bengali Market. Order from their large variety of sheet food and keep them coming while you work your way through plates of aloo tikkis, papri chaat and the famous choley bhature.
Evening: Make your way to Humayun’s Tomb, the mausoleum of the second Mughal Emperor. This magnificent monument is a great example of Mughal architecture as it was the first garden-tomb in the subcontinent. A must do for lovers of architecture, design and history. After a session in history, visit the Anokhi store in the nearby Nizamuddin East Market. Grab a coffee and some light snacks at the Cafe Turtle cafe a few shops away.
Night: All roads lead to Hauz Khas Village on weekends. The place is always buzzing—there will a DJ set or a live performance slotted for the night. Start with the Summer House Café in the Aurobindo Place Market and make your way to the village–there are a number of pubs to go hopping to on this stretch. If you don’t want to deal with the crowds, head to the Piano man Jazz Bar in Green Park Market. It’s a great place for jazz, cocktails and conversations. Often visited by expats relocated to Delhi and tourists visiting.
Morning: Book yourself for a walk to understand the architecture, motif and legends of Mehrauli. Carry snacks with you to keep you going, but save some calories for the fabulous brunch that awaits you at the nearby Olive Kitchen and Bar.
Late Morning: Post the big breakfast, visit the Mehrauli area to buy or just window shop at the famous designer stores. A must see the Sabyasachi Mukerjee store for Indian wear. Must see for expats visiting India for the first time!
Afternoon: Grab lunch at Tonino, an Italian restaurant at the MG road. For some post lunch retail therapy retail therapy head straight to DLF Emporio, the mothership for all Delhi’s fashionistas. If you’re looking for something more eclectic and unusual, head to Shahpur Jat. You’ll find everything here–from home décor to wedding style.
Evening: Dilli Haat is a great place to pick souvenirs and eat some amazing food. The joints serve food from different parts of the country with each of them representing a state. You will get everything here: from gustaba and kahwa to chingri macher curry.
Night: If you want a taste of some old-Delhi style kebabs and kormas, get a table at Karim’s. The mutton barra will melt in your mouth and you will have you asking for seconds. But if that’s too hardcore for you, head to Khan Market for roomali rolls at Khan Chacha. A must do recommendation from RESETTLE – stop for dessert at the Big Chill Café or a macaron or two from L’Opera. You can grab a late night drink at the popular Town Hall.
We know its Monday, but never too late to start planning the weekend!