Delhi has been the seat of power and politics since a very long time, often forgetting that it is also an exciting travel destination. Travelers have always associated the capital city with historic structures and old monuments that have stood the test of time.
As a result of this, standard itineraries have been prepared by travel agents without too many modifications. Known for its seamless integration of old and new, there’s something for everyone. If you are looking for something different and unique, here are a few off beat experiences that will set your trip apart from the rest.
Gone are the days of tourist buses and long boring journeys. Say hello to a new, adventurous way of exploring your favourite city. Segway tours have been popularized in European Countries and have now made their way into India as well. Embark on an unforgettable stroll along the streets of Delhi and experience its wonders like never before. The Tour features personal segways that require some skill in operation. Beginning at the South block of the Secretariat, the tour passes by the Rashtrapati Bhawan and Parliament building before concluding at the India Gate.
Agrasen Ki Baoli:
Delhi is brimming with monuments and historic structures dotted across the city. Overcrowding and the hustle bustle of the metropolis make it difficult to admire the beauty of these structures. However, Agrasen Ki Baoli is a quaint exception. Tucked away in one of the many by lanes of the city, Agrasen ki Baoli is a blink and you miss it kind of treasure. Previously served as a water table recharge station, this multi storeyed wonder will leave you speechless. With its intricately carved walls and steps, Agrasen Ki Baoli is a photographers dream. Patronized by tourists and locals alike, you can expect a quiet respite from the otherwise loud and boisterous noises Delhi is now famous for.
What vacation is complete without a little shopping? Take back a little bit of Delhi’s heritage in the form of artifacts from the Crafts Museum. Here, you will find everything ranging from small trinkets to valuable gemstones. All products housed in the Crafts Museum are homogenous and promote indigenous manufacturing processes. Choose from a large variety of handmade artifacts, toys, precious stone jewellery and intricately woven fabric. These charming products make for perfect travel souvenirs and will always remind you of your time in Delhi.
Get a glimpse of Delhi’s enthusiastic youth at Social Offline. While Social has several chain restaurants across the country, Social offline in Delhi is a class apart. Popularized in the Bollywood film, Tamasha, this buzzing eatery is a melting pot of cultures. Here you will find college students, working professionals and even parents enjoying the lively beats of the music. Social offline features walls splashed with graffiti, caricatures and hand written messages. It is the unconventional décor of the place that is a great leveler and brings people of all walks of life together. Some interesting fusion delicacies will fill your stomach along with reasonably priced alcohol drinks.