Spend a lazy morning walking around the atmospheric alleys of Hauz Khas Village. Visit an Oriya Temple; explore 14th Century monuments, boutique shops for antiques, furniture, silver jewellery and designer clothes. Round up your visit with a sumptuous lunch followed by Champi (Indian head massage) and a cup of Masala Chai!
Go for an early morning walk in the Lodhi Gardens with its plethora of trees, plants, and flowers. And of course to enjoy a slice of local life. Round off your morning with a Yoga session.
Visit an Akhara (wrestling arena) in Old Delhi for an insight into the traditional Indian form of wrestling called ‘kushti’. Here you will observe wrestlers go about their daily exercise and practice bouts.
Combine your visit of Humayun Tomb with the historical Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti that grew around the shrine of the Sufi saint Hazrat Nizamudddin Auliya. On Thursdays and Fridays, after the visit to the Basti, you may want to go to the shrine of Hazrat Nizamudddin Auliya and listen to Qawwali, which is a vibrant musical tradition that stretches back more than 700 years.
By: Kuntil Baruwa
Kuntil Baruwa is our explorer-in-residence. He travels all over the Indian sub-continent to make friends with locals and use their recommendations to design unique experiences for the inquisitive savvy traveller.