One day itinerary for New Delhi

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One day Itinerary for Delhi

Travelers have a hard time making sense of Delhi. Delhi is big and crowded but only 1/15th of it or about 7% has most of the important sights, shopping and eats.

Here is a one day itinerary for Delhi. You can get this done in less than 8 hours and get a good sense of what Delhi has to offer.

Delhi itinerary in one day


  • 1500 Sq kilometers
  • 27 Million people
  • Continuous habition for over 3500 years
  • Easy access to all historic sights
  • 2nd largest variety of birds any capital city in the world Asia’s largest wholesale spice market
  • Many walled cities with gates
  • Largest fruit and vegetable market in Asia
  • Most popular tourist destination in India
  • Second most used Metro system in the world

The Area of Interest in Delhi

  • Only 1/15 of the total area of Delhi
  • 100 Sq Kilometers
  • 2 Million People
  • 8 capital cities
  • 3 world heritage sights
  • Great food Great people

Itinerary for Day 1 in Delhi

Here are the 8 things to see in Delhi if you only have a day.

  1. Qutub Minar: World heritage site
  2. Lotus Temple: Peaceful & Beautiful house of worship
  3. Humayun’s Tomb:World heritage site
  4. India Gate: Victory arch modeled on Arc De Triomphe
  5. President’s Palace: Largest residence for head of state
  6. Connaught Place: Lunch and a walk around in imperial Delhi. It will remind you of places in the UK
  7. Red Fort: World heritage site
  8. Jama Masjid: Largest Mosque in India

Grab lunch at any of the following places in Connaught place:

  • Khan Chacha
  • Farzi Cafe
  • Sarvana bhavan
  • Haldiram
  • Burger Singh
  • Starbucks Coffee
  • Cafe Coffee Day or CCD


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