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In this guide, ZorbasMedia compiled information on available leisure options in India’s capital. If you wonder where and what to drink, where and what to eat and what to see and have a good time there, this guide is for you.
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We present here top-three alcoholic drinks to try while in Delhi. Do note that the legal drinking age in Delhi is 25 and proof of age may be required.
Amrut is the first single malt whisky to be made in India. It is distilled from barley grown at the North West of India. Amrut (अमृत) or amrita is a Sanskrit word that translates as “drink of the gods”. It is exported in Europe and the USA.
Toddy is made of coconuts left to ferment so they transform into mildly alcoholic brew. It is a cloudy, whitish beverage with a sweet taste and a very short shelf life of only one day. The wine is consumed in a variety of flavours varying from sweet unfermented to sour, fermented and vinegary. The drink is very popular in the Southern state of Kerala.
Old Monk is the brand of saccharine red rum served throughout the country, often with Coca-Cola and a few ice cubes. The rum is made by traditional method, matured in oak barrels for a minimum of 7 years. This organic beverage contains 42.8% alcohol. It has a smooth creamy consistency and a distinct vanilla taste.
There are different places where you can drink, dance and listen to music in Delhi.
Club BW is one of the luxurious nightclubs of New Delhi. You can expect to hear hip-hop, trance and EDM music there. The club offers an attractive bar, a dance floor and an accompaniment of DJs music. It has vintage black and white surroundings with Fuschia drapes, so there is something to look for and at.
Summer house is one of the most popular bars in Delhi. It has music programs, stand ups, karaoke nights, open microphone nights, DJs sessions and parties for the whole week. People like to try there Italian cuisine and cocktails and sit outside on a rooftop.
Piano Man offers live jazz performances in a cozy lounge with a mezzanine, full bar & casual pub menu. It also has a rooftop area, live music and live entertainment. Their focus is on music so the sound is of great quality. The decor is warm and cozy. However the place is small so it’s better to book in advance.
The most popular dishes in Delhi, advised by a local.
A dish that consists of black lentils cooked with spices, tomatoes, and cream. It’s served with a vegetable dish and naan (flatbread).
Butter chicken is a dish of chicken in a mildly spiced tomato sauce. Prepared in a buttery gravy with the addition of cream gives the curry sauce a silky smooth rich texture.
This popular street food consists of potato, onion, chickpeas, coriander chutney stuffed crispy puri drenched in sour and spicy mint flavored water.
A spiced rice dish that generally consists of fine basmati rice slow cooked with aromatic spices along with meat or vegetables. Optionally it is served with raisins or cashews, and with yogurt.
It is a cheese that is used all throughout Indian cuisine. The ways in which it can be prepared are endless, but deep fried and marinated are popular variations.
This restaurant offers Indian cuisine. The renaissance style decor includes high ceilings, gilded mirrors and Florentine frescoes.
Megu’s an authentic Japanese restaurant in New Delhi that has a Michelin star. The food is cooked with the bincho-tan technique. The interiors are elegant and the service is excellent.
For fans of Italian cuisine. The restaurant offers a wide variety of homemade pastas and cheeses. Most of the ingredients are sourced directly from Italy. Also, a good collection of wine.
Red Fort was founded by Shah Jahan in 1648. It took 10 years to construct. However, Shah Jahan never took up residence here, since his disloyal son, Aurangzeb, imprisoned him in Agra Fort. The Red Fort covers an area of more than two kilometers.
It has an impressive main entrance, the Lahore Gate, named so because it faces towards Lahore in Pakistan. If you enter this gates, you will visit a 17th-century bazaar, Chhatta Chowk. You can buy souvenirs, food, jewelry and gems in there.
This mausoleum constructed of white marble and red sandstone is the first example of Mughal architecture in India. It was designed as a prototype of the Taj Mahal in Agra. The tomb was built in the mid-16th century thanks to the initiative of Humayun’s widow Hamida Banu Begum. It is surrounded by gardens and other tombs including the Tomb of Taj Mahal’s architect, Isa Khan.
The architect of the building Mirak Mirza Ghiyas was of Persian origin and the building is strongly influenced by Persian architecture. Ghiyas constructed the tomb in the center of a Persian-style garden with quadrilateral form. The garden, divided in four main parts is created to resemble the paradise garden which was described in the Quran.
Mehrauli Archaeological Park
The Mehrauli Archaeological Park covers 100 acres of green land which includes the ruins of the Lal Kot built by the Tomar Rajputs in 11th century A.D. This area has the remains from every era of Delhi’s history – from the pre-Islamic to the late Mughal and the colonial period.
The Archaeological Park has a varied landform with irregular rocky slopes, valleys, plains, and water bodies. It is a great historical sight with various picturesque nature.
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A lively place with great selection of sheesha. Food and bar are not so good though because many people come for hookah. There are outdoor and indoor seating options.