A day spent at one of the best places to visit in Delhi seems to be a distant dream at the moment. But hey, we’re dealing with a pandemic here. So it’s probably best to put off these plans, to stay at home and follow safety measures. If you’re staying in a hostel or PG, make sure it’s sanitised regularly and social distancing is followed strictly.
Like we do at Stanza Living. And so that you don’t get bored while studying or working from home, we also try to make your days as lively as possible. Game nights, movie screenings, live IPL match screenings – these are just some of the things you’ll experience if you’re a Stanzen. But we get that indoors can get a bit dull. So when the situation is better and places do open up, you and your roomies can go check out these amazing places to visit in Delhi with friends.
25 best places to visit in Delhi, with friends and family are:
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Designed specifically for those in love, this is one of the best places to visit in Delhi for couples. There’s tons of greenery, bamboo courts, pools with water lilies, herb gardens and a solar energy park. All of which will tingle all your five senses. And even the sixth sense of love.
If someone had to describe Lodhi Garden in one word, they’d probably go with “greenery”. Well, that is what you expect from a garden, right? Wrong. Apart from the beautiful trees and open areas, this place also has a few historical monuments, water fountains and walking trails. This place is ideal for a day out with your favourite people, making it one of the top 10 places to visit in Delhi with friends. You say picnic in the park, we say a lazy afternoon in Lodhi Garden.
Deer Park has two entrances, one in Hauz Khas and the other in Safdarjung. Both the entrances have different views. While the Hauz Khas side, with a lake and a long walking trail, is more suited for romantic dates. The SafD side is best to hang out with friends, especially if you love to play outdoor sports. With a football ground and a skating rink, this is for all your active hormones. Oh, and true to its name, you can actually find deer here as well.
Better known as PSR, this place inside the JNU campus is a delight. Although you need someone from JNU to let you in, the place surrounded by rocks of different kinds is the best place for a date under the stars. Stay up talking to your partner or your friends all night, and catch the beautiful sunrise in the morning. Pretty filmy, if you ask us.
We know this is a cliche but hear us out. Accessible, safe and open all night – that’s India Gate for you. So what else do you need? Just hop on a cab and come to one of the top 10 places to visit in Delhi with friends at midnight. Yes, you heard us right. You’ll find ice cream and chuski vendors all night long.
Qutab Minar is one of the tallest historical monuments in the city. From enthu tourists to young couples, this place is for everyone who just wants to spend some quiet time away from the city noise. Just don’t go to the graveyard there alone. It might just get a bit too quiet.
CP is the heart of Delhi. Both literally and otherwise. Located in the middle of the city, thousands of people flock here every day. Some on a shopping spree, some on dates, some just walking around. CP is one of the liveliest places in Delhi to visit, be it the lights, the restaurants, people selling books and balloons, some very well-known retail stores. And of course, it’s not complete without taking a stroll in Central Park. Delhi might not be NYC, but we have our own Central Park too.
Mehrauli Archeological Park has over a hundred historical structures. The most famous among them are Rajon Ki Baoli, Lal Kot Fort and Jamali Kamali. One of the best places to visit in Delhi for couples, its gardens are perfect to take a stroll holding the hand of your loved one. And the best part, given the whole park is like a live history lesson, there’ll hardly be any nosy kids around.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Delhi’s most well-maintained monuments, Humayun’s Tomb is now one of the best places to visit in Delhi for couples, too. If you and your date are both early risers, come here for some quiet, private time before the world is up and running. Actually, even if you’re not an early riser, make the effort and spend an early morning here. We promise you, you won’t regret it.
Located near Connaught Place, Agrasen ki Baoli is quite underrated as compared to the always-crowded CP. It has two huge structures with a fleet of stairs right to the bottom. The place looks great in pictures, especially if you’re trying to give off the cool historian vibe. The Baoli is not as crowded after, because many believe that ghosts roam here at night. But if you’re a risk-taker, go for it.
Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib’s Haveli is now maintained by The Archaeological Survey of India as a heritage site. As you walk in here, you will see the different stages in the life of this brilliant poet – how we lived, where he wrote. Maybe you’ll find inspiration to write some shayaris too.
You can see Lotus Temple from quite a distance, thanks to its unique design. It was established as a place of worship for people who follow the Bahá’í religion. Today, people from all over the world come here to soak in the calmness and meditate. You can definitely come here alone or with friends, whenever you feel like de-stressing. Just make sure to keep your phone on silent.
Less than twenty steps from the INA station, Delhi Haat is a miniature version of India. There are stalls representing every state and their traditions. And of course, their unique cuisines. An evening here, with some retail therapy, a walk among the stalls, a plate of Momos from the Manipuri stall, and some Kulfi from Rajasthan, and you’ll want to come back here soon. Maybe the palm readers here will be able to tell you when that’ll happen.
Red Fort and Delhi are kind of synonymous with each other. Both are really famous, have an old charm and attract lots of people every year. Red Fort is a fusion of Mughal, Persian, Hindu, and Timurid architecture. It houses a museum inside it that has a lot of Mughal artefacts on display. But what it’s most well-known for, is probably the Independence Day programme held here every year.
This place is for all the party animals. But that’s not even half of what this place has to offer. The Hauz Khas lake inside Deer Park is one of the top 10 places to visit in Delhi for couples. The area also has a fort for all the history buffs. And many cute little cafes. Oh, and did you know the song Agar Tum Saath Ho was shot right here? If it’s good enough for Bollywood, it’s good enough for us.
Who doesn’t like amusement parks? Well, we sure do. And you and your BFFs will too, once you enter this uber cool place to visit near Delhi. Worlds of Wonder offers more than 20 rides – Mega Disco, Download, Chart Smashers, Feedback, Fast Forward, Big Beat, Rockin Roller, to name a few. Apart from these, the theme park is famous for its go-karting and water rides. Perfect to beat the Delhi heat.
The National Rail Museum is one of its kind in the country. It has the largest collection of life-size railway exhibits – locomotives, coaches, simulators, you name it. Not only that, this place also has 160-years old documents, drawings, books, and maps related to the railways.
If you have a Sheldon Cooper in your life who loves trains more than life, you can bring them here for a meager 50 bucks (and just 10 bucks if they’re a child).
Located right in the heart of Old Delhi, aka Dilli-6, Jama Masjid is India’s largest mosque. You can enter the mosque anytime till sunset, and listen to the blissful Azaan while sitting on its steps. Once entry into the mosque is closed, walk into the lanes of Chawri Bazaar right in front of the mosque, to hog on some Roti and Nehari at Rehmatullah. If you have tummy space left, follow it up with some Shahi Tukda or Kheer.
A newer attraction but definitely one of the top 10 places to visit in Delhi, Waste to Wonder park is a theme park that runs entirely on renewable energy sources. Here, the 7 wonders of the world have been redesigned, completely using domestic and industrial waste materials. Makes you wonder how you could use your waste more sustainably, doesn’t it?
Safdarjung’s Tomb is just a walk away from the Jor Bagh metro station. The place is open till sunset and is a beautiful, historical monument right in the heart of the city. The tomb is really well-maintained and the sandstone looks extremely beautiful in the background. So if you ever need a venue to shoot some aesthetic Reels in Indian attire, you know where to come to.
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of the best places to visit in Delhi if you’re looking for some calm vibes. Even if you’re not a religious person, the Gurudwara and the river in its premises will make you feel relaxed and happy. The gurudwara stays open 24*7 and serves some yum langar food, so you know where to come on days when you’re broke too.
This one for art lovers. NGMA is a quiet and pretty large art gallery (more than 14k artworks, bro). Unlike the modern in its name, some of the art here dates back to the 1850s. This is one of the best places to visit in Delhi for couples, especially if you lied about being an art buff on your dating app bio lol.
If bargaining is your forte, the Sarojini Nagar market will feel like home to you. We’re serious. You can easily get 8-10 pieces of clothing if you have a budget of a thousand bucks. Especially if you have hawk eyes. And if you don’t mind crowds, walking, and of course, acting like you don’t care about that dress when you have your eyes set on it.
Khan Market is one of the most popular places to visit in Delhi with friends, as well as with family. Thanks to some of Delhi’s favourite eateries like Big Chill, Soda Bottle Opener Wala and Mamagoto. And if it’s a special occasion and you can splurge, visit Town Hall. Over there, you’ll find some really amazing grub. And maybe a celeb sitting at the next table.
Probably the best place to visit in Delhi with friends, these twin malls are for everyone – the shopaholics, the window shoppers, and the free AC-enjoyers. Whether you’re looking to get yourself a new pair of jeans, munch on some flavoured popcorn or catch a movie (or you know, do all three), you should definitely check out these shopping malls. And if there are some brand outlets missing in Select City Walk, DLF will probably do.
There are so many places to visit near Delhi, and all of them are super accessible. For a two-day trip, consider:
Delhi summers are itchy and burn your skin. Especially the dry heat. Visit Snow World in Noida for a day-long escape to the hills. It is Asia’s largest indoor snow park and maintains a minus 10 degrees at all times.
Delhi has quite a chilly winter. But as long as you’re wearing 3 layers of thermals, you can visit any place. We particularly suggest Mughal Garden at Rashtrapati Bhavan and street markets like Sarojini and Lajpat Nagar central market for some steal deals on woolens.
If you like the outdoors but are not a big fan of crowds (well honestly, who is?), check out these places:
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