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Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Delhi

Dilli Haat

Located opposite the colourful INA Market, this open-air food-and-crafts market is a cavalcade of colour, selling regional handicrafts. There are some gorgeous bits and pieces on offer; bargain hard. It’s also a goo…
Top Choice Sweets in Delhi


Century-old Jalebiwala does Delhi’s – if not India’s – finest jalebis (deep-fried, syrupy fried dough), so pig out and worry about the calories tomorrow.
Top Choice Bar in Delhi


The elegant bar at the Imperial is the ultimate neocolonial extravagence. Sip perfectly prepared cocktails in front of murals of cavorting maharajas.
Top Choice Handicrafts in Delhi

State Emporiums

Nestling side by side are the treasure-filled official emporiums of the different Indian states. Shopping here is like taking a tour around India – top stops include Kashmir, for papier mâché and carpets; Rajasthan,…
Top Choice Market in Delhi

Khan Market

Favoured by expats and Delhi’s elite, Khan Market’s boutiques focus on fashion, books and homewares. For handmade paper, check out Anand Stationers, or try Mehra Bros for cool papier mâché ornaments and Christmas de…
Top Choice Historic Site in Delhi

Qutb Minar Complex

In a city awash with ancient ruins, the Qutb Minar complex is something special. The first monuments here were erected by the sultans of Mehrauli, and subsequent rulers expanded on their work, hiring the finest craf…
Top Choice Indian in Delhi


Widely considered Delhi’s best restaurant, this glam hotel eatery serves Northwest Frontier–style cuisine at low tables, with delectable melt-in-the-mouth kebabs and its famous Bukhara dhal. Reservations are essenti…
Top Choice Fort in Delhi

Red Fort

Converted into a barracks by the British, this massive fort is a sandstone carcass of its former self, but it still conjures a picture of the splendour of Mughal Delhi. Protected by a dramatic 18m-high wall, the mar…
Top Choice Mosque in Delhi

Jama Masjid

A calm respite from the surrounding mayhem, India’s largest mosque can hold a mind-blowing 25,000 people. Towering over Old Delhi, the ‘Friday Mosque’ was Shah Jahan’s final architectural opus, built between 1644 an…
Top Choice Historic Building in Delhi

Humayun’s Tomb

The most perfectly proportioned and captivating of Delhi’s mausoleums, Humayan’s tomb seems to float above the gardens that surround it. Built in the mid-16th century by Haji Begum, the Persian-born senior wife of t…