India’s bustling capital, Delhi is a melting pot of culture, heritage and history. Known for its bright city lights, busy and lively streets and luxurious living, Delhi offers innumerable options to pamper yourself to a fun weekend. A din of discordant sounds in the markets, bright colours in the streets and delicious smell of food are together the perfect way to awaken your senses and treat yourself to a luxurious break from the monotony of everyday life. Here’s listing down how you can spend a weekend of necessary luxury in the capital:
- Where to go
With Delhi being the ruling centre of erstwhile emperors and Colonial rulers, the city’s rich history is embodied in its monuments and streets. Start your day with visiting the Qutab Minar complex in Mehrauli – the tallest brick minaret in the world. Check out other must see attractions like India Gate, Red Fort, Old Fort, Lotus Temple and Humayun’s Tomb. To soak in strong cultural vibes and feel at peace, visit Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple, situated on the banks of the Yamuna river. This sprawling Hindu temple compound is nothing short of an architectural marvel with thematic gardens and sprawling lawns. To witness its true beauty, dedicate at least half a day to walking around the stunning complex.
- What to do
Apart from visiting monuments and sightseeing around the city, you can also spend your time relaxing like the locals do. Pack your picnic basket and spend a fun afternoon in Lodhi Garden or visit one of many elite shopping markets such as Khan Market or GK 1. You could also treat yourself to an indulgent pampering session at a 5 star spa and salon. Rejuve – The Spa at The LaLiT New Delhi is renowned for luxurious personalised therapies to help you focus your mind and release stress.
- Where to eat
Inspired by an interesting mix of cultural influences, Delhi’s culinary scene is always buzzing. From age-old classic places in New Delhi such as Karim’s and Moti Mahal to internationally renowned fine dine restaurants such as Indian Accent, you’ll find something for every taste. Baluchi at The LaLiT is one of the best Indian cuisine restaurants in the city. The menu here creates a magnificent blend of flavours, exotic spices and rare herbs, giving you a chance to sample food from varied regions of the country. This is the ideal stop if you’re looking for an authentic Indian fare in a luxurious setting.
- Where to stay
Delhi is home to some of the top 5 star hotels in the country. Set in the heart of the capital, The LaLiT New Delhi is undoubtedly among the best hotels in Delhi NCR. It operates 461 rooms and suites, including an art gallery and a variety of shops. You can choose to dine at any of the three restaurants, namely, Baluchi, The Grill Room and 24/7, offering varied cuisines. The hotel also operates a bar, a coffee shop and a pastry shop.
From historical marvels to delicious cuisine, there are so many things to see and do in the capital. Don’t wait to pamper yourself and spend a luxurious weekend with the best that Delhi has to offer.