Delhi being the capital of India has its own charm. One needs to explore Delhi through some unusual spots so that they can discover something new about the city than its usual tourist places.
Spice Market, Old Delhi
Near the Fatehpur Masjid lies the biggest whole spice market in Asia. This market has been thriving in this ChandniChowk area from 17th century. But there is also an apparently new spice market near it known as the Gadodia market and it was built in 1920. The most fascinating thing to see here are the heaps of different spices in front of each shop. It is a super busy market and people are always in hurry doing business. But the colour and smell of authentic Indian spices can keep the tourists glued there. One can also take a visit to the Sikh Temple near after taking a walk through the market. But the market remains closed on Sundays, so one has to go there on the other days.
Marvel over the Painted Houses at Naughara
Old Delhi has its own charm. Being the old part of the city it has some hidden treasures which one needs to explore. Near Kinari Bazaar, there is a tranquil lane which houses nine beautiful and painted Jain Havelis or mansions which were built nearly around 18th century. At the end of those nine mansions there is a Jain temple made of white marble and it has some paintings and murals in it.
Here lies the tomb of the famous Sufi saint named NizamuddinAuliya. Here Sufi deviotees come from across the world and on Thursday evenings there are performances of live Qawwalis. This is a serene performance which people from all over India come to listen. So, if you are there on Thursdays, this evening performance is a must thing to attend.
Walk into the Street Life of Delhi
You cannot actually know a city well if you do not roam around the city by walking on the streets. There are many conducted walking tours that happen in Delhi and one can go through the narrow lanes to old Delhi having a touch of its charm. Also one can also get to know a slice of life in Delhi.
India Puppets at Kathputli Colony
There is a slum called Kathputli Colony under the Shadipur Depot Bridge where lives more than 800 folk artists. Here is the place where lives some magicians, mime artistes, jugglers, acrobats and folk singers. This is a totally new experience where one can get to see the lives of folk artistes who have represented India in the world stage once.
Pragati Maidan Fairs
If you are visiting Delhi in winter and mainly in the month of November, then make it a point to drop at the India International Trade Fair. This happens every year in the PragatiMaidan where one can find variety of products which include garments, textiles, home decors and even organic food and beverages.
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