Delhi Itinerary 5 Days

What to Do in Delhi in 5 days

Spending 5 days in Delhi will help you thoroughly explore the beautiful city. With a number of attractions in store, no day in Delhi will be left dull. Below are the attractions that you must include in your 5-day Delhi itinerary to have a memorable vacation.

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5 Days in Delhi - Perfect Vacation Guide

Offering you with the best of culture, heritage, history, entertainment, food, and shopping, Delhi, the capital of India is vibrant, chaotic, and happening! Though on the face it looks like a modern city full of bustling people, modern buildings, and plenty of pollution, if you scrape this outer layer, you will come across a treasure trove of history which is filled with colonial-era buildings, Mughal-era structures, and magnificent monuments. Plan a memorable trip with this Delhi Itinerary 5 Days:

What to see in Delhi in 5 days?

Local Sightseeing

Delhi, brimming with historical monuments and landmarks, presents various exciting sightseeing opportunities to the visitors. Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a 73-meter-high tower of victory built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak. It is built in red and buff sandstone and is the highest tower in India. Jama Masjid, a staggeringly vast 17th-century mosque built in Mughal-style is another prominent attraction in the city. Connaught Place, housing the Gurdwara Bangla Sahib which is known for its reflecting pool, and Jantar Mantar which is a 1700s observatory with astronomical instruments, is another must-visit place. The iconic red sandstone fortress of the Red Fort which was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal dynasty for nearly 200 years, is now a huge complex of museums and an interesting place. Humayun Tomb, the red sandstone tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun built in 1572 and surrounded by beautiful gardens, too calls for a visit when in Delhi. India Gate, a huge monument commemorating the Indian soldiers killed in the First World War, the picturesque Lotus Temple famous for its flowerlike shape, and the Hindu temple complex of Akshardham, notable for its intricate architecture, are other must-see points to include in your itinerary.

Food and Shopping

Delhi has a plethora of options for shopaholics and foodies. For cheap clothes, accessories, and jewelry, Sarojini Nagar is a favorite haunt of tourists. Similarly, the street-side markets and shops at Janpath, Karol Bagh, and Khan Market are also equally famous. Palika Bazar is a huge underground market which is well-known for cheap electronics and cosmetics. Hauz Khas Village a quirky pedestrian neighborhood known for its eclectic mix of galleries, boutiques and vintage Bollywood poster shops is a popular shopping area mostly among foreigners.

For foodies, there are tons of delicious street-food options at Chandni Chowk and many other areas of Old Delhi. From the delicious parathas of Parathe-Wali Gali to the Kebabs of Jama Masjid area in Old Delhi, there is so much to savor. Do not forget to have the famous Delhi chaat items, Chhole-Kulche, and momos during your visit.

Day Trips

There are numerous famous places and monuments which are easily accessible from Delhi in a day. The favorite one-day-trip option among most of the tourists is the Taj Mahal, an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river, belonging to the list of the 'New Seven Wonders of the World.'

Tours and Activities to Include

Traveling like a local without any help from trip planners is good. But here are some organised tours and activities that you must try

Best Hotels in Delhi for 5 Day Trip

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With Less Days in Hand

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