Arguably the most enjoyable to visit of all Delhi's forts, Purana Qila should not be missed, but try to delay your visit until late afternoon so that you can catch the setting sun illuminating the fort's mighty outer walls in a warm orange glow. It'll mean you'll also be there for the sound and light show, which is performed inside the fort every evening apart from Fridays.
- Green spaces This neighbourhood includes some of Delhi's very best parks and gardens, and locals take full advantage, especially at weekends. Lodi Garden, Sunder Nursery, and the landscaped grounds within Purana Qila, Humayun's Tomb and Safdarjang’s Tomb are all prime picnic spots, and perfect places in which to chill with friends or rest up with a good book.
- Markets You're spoilt for choice here. Middle-class Delhiites flock to Khan Market for midrange clothing and the latest trendy restaurants and drinking spots. Meharchand Market has similar outlets, but is less popular. For high-end shopping, join Delhi's diplomats in their search for silks, quality homewares and specialist teas in the clipped garden setting of Santushti Shopping Complex.
- How the other half live If you want to rub shoulders with Delhi's rich and famous, book yourself in for a massage at Amatrra Spa, or for 18 holes at Delhi Golf Club.