by Parm Johal

Parm Johal is the founder and editor of Desi Globetrotter, an international travel lifestyle magazine + blog with a focus on independent travel.

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Discover Colourful Murals
in the Lodhi Art District

If you love art and photography, stroll through the Lodhi Art District for a multi-coloured view of Delhi. Dubbed as India’s first open-air public art district, the Lodhi street art project first launched in 2016 by the St+art Foundation as a way to make art accessible to all. This pedestrian-friendly zone is filled with twenty-nine vibrant large-scale murals painted by Indian and international artists. Experience Delhi with a splash of colour - join a street art tour or simply enjoy an afternoon admiring the street art on your own.

Explore Delhi’s Creative Scene
at Hauz Khas Village

For a look into contemporary Delhi, walk through the lanes of Hauz Khas Village, a trendy district popular with Delhi’s young, creative artists and entrepreneurs. From art galleries and design studios to cool cafes and restaurants, Hauz Khas is home to Social - part café and cocktail space with a rooftop lounge, part work hub for artists and innovators; the Delhi Art Gallery – a modern art space featuring exhibitions by top Indian artists; and Saffron Palate – an interactive cooking workshop where travelers can learn about Indian spices and techniques in an authentic home-based setting.

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Listen to the Hypnotic Sounds
of Qawwali Music
at an Ancient Sufi Shrine

For a deeper understanding of Delhi’s history of Mughal rule and cultural influence, visit Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, an over 400 year old mausoleum dedicated to a 14th century mystic saint. Immerse yourself in the centuries old tradition of qawwali, a form of poetic, passionate, lively Sufi music that will place you in a trance. This popular site is filled with thousands of pilgrims each week; expect crowds, aroma of incense, offering of flowers and possible touts looking to take advantage of tourists. Move past for a magical musical experience that transports you to 14th century Delhi. Qawwali sessions take place every evening (except Thursdays) from 7:45pm-8:30pm.

Take a Street Food Tour
of Old Delhi

Delhi is an adventurous playground for foodies, yet with countless options available it can become overwhelming quite quickly. To fully appreciate Delhi cuisine, take a street food tour with Delhi Food Walks to help guide your taste buds. The most authentic soulful street food is found in the noisy back lanes of Chandni Chowk and Chawri Bazaar in Old Delhi. With a local culinary expert leading the way, try tasty kebabs, biryanis, paranthe (flat bread), aloo chaat (fried potatoes with onions and chutney) and sweet desserts like jalebis and kulfi for a flavourful peak into Delhi’s gastronomic heritage.

Learn New Dance Moves

Intrigued by the energetic hip-shaking featured in Bollywood movies? Try the Namaste India Workshop at Delhi Dance Academy for a fun two-hour crash course in Indian dance. Designed specifically for travellers, learn the basics to three different dance genres: Bollywood, Bhangra and Dandiya. Gain further insight into India’s dance culture and as a bonus, receive a two-minute video of your dance as a souvenir.

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