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Monisha Jaswal Aug 29 2014

How can I explore Delhi for less than INR 100?

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Delhi, popularly known as dilwalon ki dilli, is a giant city that overwhelms you with its history, life, culture and food. Don’t worry about expenses -- you can easily explore Delhi for less than INR 100. This pocket-friendly city has so much in store!


Delhi (by rajkumar1220)

For Shopaholics:

Dilli Haat

Situated right opposite to INA Market, Dilli Haat is a favourite haunt of locals as well as tourists. This place is home to handicrafts, artifacts, and beautifully displays the diverse cultural flavours of India. Buying a pair of earrings or bangles won’t cost you much here. Also, you’ll find here many food stalls where you can savour exotic dishes, that too for less than INR 100.

Entry fee: INR 20 for adults; INR 10 for children
How to reach: You can easily board the Delhi Metro and get down at the INA Metro Station.



Dilli Haat (by manumenal)

JanpathMarket

Close to Connaught Place (CP), Janpath Market is right in the middle of the city. If you are thinking of what to do here with INR 100, you can easily buy junk jewellery or sip Depaul’s famous cold coffee to energize yourself for another round of shopping.

No entry fee.
How to reach: The nearest metro station is Rajiv Chowk; from there you can take a battery rickshaw ride that costs only INR 10.



Accessories (by mckaysavage)

Sarojini Nagar Market

Located in south-west Delhi, Sarojini Nagar Market is where you can buy branded clothes (factory seconds) at throwaway prices. If you are fond of stoles, trendy tops, handbags and fashion jewellery, this is where you should head to. Make good use of your bargaining skills and you can get a steal for less than INR 100.

No entry fee.
How to reach:
The nearest metro station is INA. From there you can take a battery rickshaw to reach this market for INR 10.




Sarojini Nagar MArket (from the official website)

For History Buffs:

Agrasen ki Baoli

Located on Hailey Road in CP, Agrasen ki Baoli was built by King Agrasen during the era of Mahabharata. Trace your steps to this beautiful masterpiece and you’ll find yourself in a peaceful step well. Capture the beautiful baoli on your camera, that too free of charge!

No entry fee
How to reach: A short walk from Jantar Mantar in CP; the nearest metro station is the Barakhamba Road Metro station.



Agrasen ki Baoli (by Akshat Bhattacharjee)

National Rail Museum

Focusing on the rail heritage of India, the National Rail Museum, has a wide and varied collection of rare and antique steam locomotives, carriages, saloons and other railway artifacts. Visit this famous museum in Delhi which has an amazing collection of locomotives from the mid-19th century! When here, don’t forget to ride in joy train and monorail, which is quite an exciting experience besides boating.

Entry fee: INR 20 for adults; INR 10 for children
How to reach: The nearest metro station is Race Course Metro. From there you can take a DTC bus to the museum.


Photo by Quoique

Hauz Khas Village

Boasting an array of sophisticated cafes, shops, lush parks and gardens, Hauz Khas Village near Aurobindo Marg is a beautiful place surrounded by medieval buildings. It was once an important Islamic learning centre and today is known for its splendid architecture. You can explore this huge complex for free. Have a picnic or photograph the spectacular views.


No entry fee.

How to reach: The nearest metro station is Hauz Khas. From there you can either walk down or take an auto to reach this place. An auto ride will cost you INR 30.


Hauz Khas Village (by Kapoor vj)


India Gate Lawns


Hanging out at the lush green, well manicured lawns of India Gate is one of the best way to explore Delhi for less than INR 100. From boat rides to mobile snacks and ice-cream vendors, this is the ideal place to spend the day in the outdoors. It is also one of the best picnic spots in Delhi NCR.


India Gate (by Eternal Observationalist)


Red Fort

If you want to gain some interesting insights into the bygone Mughal Era, Red Fort is the place to head to. Built by Shah Jahan in the 16th century, this grand masterpiece is today acknowledged as one of the famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You can further your exploration by checking out the the Indian War Memorial Museum inside the premises; the museum is home to World War I related artifacts, weapons and pictures that give the visitors a vivid idea about the famous war.

Entry fee: INR 20 for Indian citizens
Note: The entry fee differs for foreigners
How to reach: The nearest metro station is Chandni Chowk. From there you can take an auto and reach this place for less than INR 30.




Red Fort (by Pankasksharma92)

Qutab Minar

Built by Qutub-ud-din Aibak and Iltutmish, Qutab Minar in Mehrauli stands tall as an evidence of the Mughal architecture. It is a huge brick minaret with a complex that offers spectacular photo opportunities. You can spend several hours exploring the Qutub Minar complex.

Entry fee: INR 10 for Indian citizens.
Note: The entry fee differs for foreigners.
How to reach: The nearest metro station is Qutab Minar. From there you can take an auto and reach this place for less than INR 30.



Qutab Minar (by dinudey)

For Foodies:

Paranthe Wali Gali

Located in Chandni Chowk, Paranthe Wali Gali is famous for its deep fried fare. From aloo and gobhi to paneer and pyaaz, you can indulge your taste buds with delicious delicacies for less than INR 100. Winters are the best time to enjoy the delicious paranthas and they pair very well with piping hot tea.

How to reach: The nearest metro station is Chandni Chowk. From there you can take a rickshaw to reach this place or you can simply walk your way to this famous place.



Parantha (by NA.dir)

Sitaram’s Chole Bhature


You are missing out on something, if you are in Delhi and haven’t tried the famous Sitaram’s Chole Bhature in Paharganj. The mouth-watering, spicy chole along with soft bhaturas make for an amazing feast. And this treat will set you back by only INR 25! Make sure you reach before 3:00 PM-- everything is sold off by then.

How to reach: The nearest metro station is New Delhi Metro Station. And from there it is a short walk down to this place.


Photo from official Facebook page

Dinesh Kachori Wala

Dinesh Kachori Wala near Nai Sarak is known for its crisp kachoris and tangy aloo sabzi. This eating joint is currently run by the third generation and patrons, who have been visiting this eatery for years, insist that the fare remains authentic. A steaming hot plate of kachori subzi can be had for less than INR 20.

How to reach: The nearest metro station is Chawri Bazaar.

For Art Aficionados:

Triveni Kala Sangam

Located near Tansen Marg, Triveni Kala Sangam is a must visit for those who like art. The gallery is home to beautiful paintings that are on exhibition throughout the year. You’ll find the artwork of the best known artists in India at this gallery.

How to reach: The nearest metro station is Mandi House from where you can either walk down or take a short rickshaw ride to reach this place.


Triveni Kala Sangam (from the official Facebook page)

National Gallery of Modern Art

If you love art, then the National Gallery of Modern Art in Jaipur House is a place you can spend an entire day. This gallery is home to around 15,000 paintings, graphics and sculptures that beautifully reflect works of many budding and acclaimed artists in the field of contemporary and modern Indian art.

Entry fee: INR 10 per person; INR 1 per child
How to reach: The nearest metro station is Udyog Bhawan.


National Gallery of Modern Art (from the official Facebook page)

You can easily explore Delhi for less than INR 100. It is a city where there is a lot to be seen and done and most of these don’t cost a bomb. In case you want to further your exploration, you can check out other things to do in Delhi. Share your favourite places in Delhi that one can enjoy even on a tight budget.

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