Want to experience Delhi with a difference? Go beyond the tourist track with Radisson Blu’s alternative guide to the city’s must-see sights, from the colorful kiosks of Khari Baoli to the rare collections of the National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum.
A change of pace from the dazzling storefronts of Delhi’s popular shopping mall, DLF Emporio, this vibrant spice market offers travellers an authentic shopping experience in the heart of Chandni Chowk. First established in the 17th century, Khari Baoli remains the largest bazaar of its kind in Asia, with a cornucopia of herbs, rice, nuts and tea on offer each day.
Mehrauli Archaeological Park
An alternative to the array of temples and landmarks that dot Delhi’s metropolitan centre, the Mehrauli Archeological Park includes hundreds of monuments within its 200-acre expanse. Complete with artefacts from the Mughal Empire and the British Raj, this fascinating complex offers visitors a unique glimpse into the country’s colonial past with more than 1000 years of history waiting to be discovered on-site.
National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum
Already explored the maze of stallholders at the Dilli Haat? Take a tour of the National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum in New Delhi. Owned and operated by the Government of India, this impressive gallery has acquired more than 35,000 rare and distinctive items in its short history, including textiles, paintings, stoneware and embroidery.
Tomb of Safdarjung
Lesser-known than its famed counterpart, Humayan’s Tomb, this 18th century mausoleum was the last structure of its kind to be erected by the Mughal Empire. Built to resemble other garden tombs from the era, this sandstone and marble monument is an impressive sight to behold, with an ornate, five-part façade and an expansive, 275 square meter garden.