Our own Delhi aka Dilli is a melting pot of cultures, embracing everything that comes it way! It is a place which overwhelms you with history, food, life and culture! And no don’t worry about Dilli being an expensive city as you can explore the Capital of India for less than INR 500. How? Well, allow us to be your guide.
For History Buffs
So, let’s start by exploring the rich history and culture of Delhi:
National Rail Museum
A trip to National Rail Museum will offer you interesting insights to the rich heritage and culture of the Indian Railways. The museum has an interesting collection of rare and antique steam locomotives, carriages, saloons and other railway artifacts. Visit this famous museum in Delhi which has an amazing collection of locomotives from the mid-19th century! When here, don’t forget to ride in joy train and monorail, which is quite an exciting experience besides boating.
Entry Fee: No Entry fee
How to Reach: The place is a short walk from Jantar Mantar in CP and the nearest metro station would be Barakhamba.
How about taking some more cultural dose in Delhi? Well, if you are interested, then we are happy to take you to the majestic Red Fort for the same. Built by Shah Jahan in the 16th century, this grand masterpiece is today acknowledged as one of the famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You can also check out more about the Indian War Memorial Museum inside the premises; the museum is home to World War I related artifacts, weapons and pictures that give the visitors a intense idea about the well-known war.
Entry Fee: INR 35 for Indians
How to Reach: Chandni Chowk is the nearest metro station, you can take either a rickshaw or take a short walk from the metro station to Red Fort.
An iconic monument in Delhi, India Gate is a symbol to honour the soldiers who lost their lives in the first world war. The lush, manicured lawns of India Gate plays a perfect host for a world of activities, for instance, you can enjoy boat rides, dig into your favourite ice-cream and yummy snacks. I am sure you are going to love every moment of your time spent here.
Entry Fee: No entry fee
How to reach: Central Secretariat is the nearest metro station and you can take a short walk from there.
Delhi being a shopper’s paradise has a lot on its platter. From the global brands, swanky malls to bustling street markets, the capital city has it all.
Located in the heart of city, Janpath market is a place which can’t be missed when you are looking for pocket-friendly stuff. If you are thinking of what to do here with INR 500, you can easily buy trendy apparels, stylish sandals or junk jewellery or sip Depaul’s famous cold coffee to energize yourself for another round of shopping.
Entry Fee: No entry fee
How to reach: The nearest metro station is Rajiv Chowk and the place is at a short walk from there.Sarojini Nagar Market
Located in south-west Delhi, this market is one place where you can buy branded clothes (factory seconds) at unbelievable prices. If you are fond of trendy tops, fashion jewellery and handbags, this is where you should head to.
Entry Fee: No entry fee
How to reach: INA is the nearest metro station and you have to take an auto which charges around INR 40.
Attention food lovers! Even though Delhi is decked with umpteen food stalls serving mouth-watering delicacies, here are some not to miss places for foodies on pocket-friendly prices.
Paranthe Wali Gali
Located in the busy Chandni Chowk area, Parathe Wali Gali is a famous for its deep fried parathas. From aloo and gobhi to paneer and pyaaz, you can indulge your taste buds with delicious delicacies. Winters are the best time to enjoy the delicious paranthas and they pair very well with piping hot tea.
How to reach: The nearest metro station is Chandni Chowk and you can take a short walk from here.Sitaram’s Chole Bhature
You are missing out something delicious if you haven’t tried the famous Sitaram’s Chole Bhature in Paharganj. The mouth-watering, spicy chole along with soft bhaturas make for an amazing feast. And this treat will set you back by only INR 25! Make sure you reach before 3:00 PM– everything is sold off by then.
How to reach: The nearest metro station is New Delhi and then there is a short walk from there.
So, I hope the above list will help you in exploring Delhi less than for INR 500. Enjoy, explore and experience the charm of this place to the hilt!
Delhi’s connectivity- Delhi is well-connected by trains, road and air. If you are planning to take a train journey, it is recommended to have a prior rail reservation for a hassle-free travel experience. You can track where is your train online via ixigo app and website.