Delhi Sightseeing by Metro- Day 2

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Delhi Sightseeing by Metro         Day 2

Delhi Metro is indeed an excellent way to experience many unique landmarks, sights and food of Delhi.

Hope you had a great time by following the itinerary of Delhi sightseeing by Metro – Day 1

Please find below a curated itinerary for your second day of Delhi sightseeing by Metro.

Facts & Suggestions before you start on Day 2  

(Skip if you have already read before doing Delhi Sightseeing by Metro -Day1)

  • Delhi Metro is expanding network with 10 lines & 250+ stations, you can have more info at Delhi Metro Rail. 
  • You can buy a Tourist Card for ₹ 200 (1 day) or ₹ 500 (3 day) for unlimited travel. You can also buy regular smart card for ₹ 200 or more.
  • Avoid buying tokens as you would waste time at stations, standing in long queues to buy them.
  • First coach in direction of travel is reserved for women.
  • Get your walking shoes, umbrella and Google Maps on your smart phone.
  • Start at about 9 am to make most your day.
  • Plan your day well in advance in terms of the monuments/landmarks you would like to see and the time you would like to spend at each of them.
  • Be prepared for long walks at stations and otherwise. 
  • Ride time indicated in itinerary is time taken between stations, please keep some additional time for you to walk to platforms within stations.
  • See more itinerary related suggestions to save time  at end of this read

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Also read Delhi Sightseeing by Metro- Day 1

Start your Journey at Rajiv Chowk metro station (Connaught place/City Centre) 

Humayun’s Tomb 

Take YELLOW Line from Platform 1 of Rajiv Chowk towards HUDA & alight  at Central Secretariat (2nd stop/ 3 min) , change to VOILET LINE and take metro from platform no 3  towards “Badarpur / Raja Nahar Singh ”  alight at JLN Stadium  Station ( 2nd station/ 5 min) ,Take Auto Rickshaw or Take Bus No 794 ( Towards Nizamudin) from nearby Bus Stop to DPS ( 4 stops / 4 min), thereafter walk for 3 min

The Humayun’s Tomb is first garden tomb of Indian sub continent built for the Mughal emperor Humayun. It is but on a grand scale to signify power of Mughal dynasty and said to be inspiration for Taj Mahal. It is a very well restored monument and also a UNESCO world heritage site

  • Location: Near Nizamuddin East 
  • Open: All Days
  • Timings: Sunrise to sunset
  • Entry Fee: Indian ₹40, Foreigner ₹600
  • Photography: Photography is allowed 
  • Time required exploring: About 60 Mins
  • Other info: There are other smaller monuments  inside complex worth exploring

Walk back to Bus Stop at DPS Bus stop, take Bus No 794 ( Towards Manglapuri)  to JLN Stadium Bus Stop ( 3 stops/ 4 min) , Walk to JLN Metro Station

Lajpat Nagar Market

Take Voilet Line from Platform 2 of JLN Stadium station towards “Badarpur / Raja Nahar Singh” & alight at Lajpat Nagar Station ( 2nd station / 4min + 5-10min walk), Exit from Gate no 5 

The Lajpat Nagar market is an excellent stop to see local market, do some shopping and taste some street food.You can do most of your Delhi shopping here.

  • Location: Lajpat Nagar 
  • Open: Tuesday to Sunday, shops are closed on Monday
  • Timings: 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Time required exploring: About 30-60 Mins
  • Other info:Street food from Lajpat Nagar Ram Laddoo, Dolma Aunty’s Momo’s , Sharma Chat Bhandar, etc are very famous with locals

Walk back to Lajpat Nagar Metro Station

Lotus Temple 

Take Violet Line from Lajpat Nagar station  from Platform no 1 towards “Badarpur / Raja Nahar Singh” & alight at Kalka ji Mandir Station ( 4th station/ 8 min +  7min walk) / Take E-rickshaw

The Lotus Temple is one Bahai temple and an example of  extraordinary architecture and features. It is built in shape of lotus signifying harmony amount all religions and humanity. It is one of the most prominent landmark of Delhi 

  • Location: Lotus temple road, Kalkaji
  • Open: All days
  • Timings: October to March – 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, April to September – 9:30 am to 7:00 pm; Closed on Mondays
  • Entry Fee: The entry is free, shoes must be removed before entering main temple
  • Photography:Free but need permission
  • Time required exploring: About 45 Mins
  • Suggestions: Do sit inside the main hall for some time, it is absolutely quiet and full of positive vibes

Walk back or take E-Rick to Kalkaji Mandir Station

Qutab Minar

Take Magenta line of Kalkaji mandir station  from Platform 2 towards “Janakpuri West” to HUAS KHAS Station (5th stop/ 8 min) ,change here to YELLOW LINE and from platform no1  towards “HUDA City Centre”  take Metro till  Qutab Minar Station ( 3rd station/ 8min), From here you can take E-Rickshaw / Auto Rickshaw or Bus No 715/ 539 ( Towards Mehrauli) from nearby Bus Stop to Qutab Minar ( 2 stops / 5-8 min) 

The Qutab Minar is UNESCO world heritage site and world’s tallest Brick minaret built in 12th Century.This minaret is Delhi’s most  recognisable landmark. Many parts of minaret and other structures were built and added by subsequent rulers of Delhi.

  • Location: Mehrauli
  • Open: Tuesday to Sunday (Monday Closed)
  • Timings: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Entry Fee: Indian ₹40, Foreigner ₹600
  • Photography: Photography is allowed , Camera ₹35
  • Suggestions: If you are history buff, you can also visit architectural remain of “Zafar Mahal “& “Zahaz Mahal” nearby in Mehrauli. Also there are good restaurants opposite & near to Qutab minar. Check Zomato App for more details
  • Time required exploring: About 45-60 Min

Take E-rick/ Bus back to Qutab Minar Metro station

Hauz Khas Village

Take Yellow Line from Qutab Minar station from Platform 2 towards “Vishavidaya / Samaypur Badli” Station & alight at Green Park Station (2nd station  / 4 min), Exit from Gate no 3 , Take E-Rickshaw/ Auto rickshaw till Hauz Khas Village ( 5 min) / 12 min walk 

The Hauz Khas Village is an interesting place to hang out with 13th century architectural ruins at the end of Village with interesting views of centuries old pond. Deer Park is also located nearby.

Boutiques and cafe’s make village a good place to walk and have some food & drinks.

  • Location: Haus Khas
  • Open: All days, shops are closed on Sundays
  • Time required exploring: About 60-90 Mins

Take E-rick/ Walk back to Green Park Metro station

Delhi Haat

Take Yellow Line from Green Park station  Platform 2 towards “Vishavidaya / Samaypur Badli” Station & alight at INA Station (2nd station  / 4 min + 3 min walk), Exit from Gate no 2 

The Delhi Haat is open-air food plaza and craft Bazaar.Extensive foundation work, small thatched roof cottages and kiosks give the plaza a village atmosphere with crafts and food from all over India at a single place.

  • Location: INA Market
  • Open: All days
  • Timings: 10:30 am to 10:00 pm 
  • Entry Fee: ₹30 
  • Time required exploring: About 60 Mins

Walk back to INA metro Station

Safdarjung Tomb 

Take Yellow Line from INA  station  Platform 2 towards “Vishavidaya / Samaypur Badli” Station & alight at Jorbagh Station ( next station  / 3 min), Exit from Gate no 1

The Safdarjung Tomb is 18th Century sandstone and marble mausoleum built for Mughal statesman Mirza Muqim Abul Mansur Khan who was popularly known as Safdarjung.It’s architecture and layout give you gloms into grandeur of Mughal empire.

  • Location: Intersection of Safdarjung road & Aurobindo Marg
  • Open: All Days
  • Timings: Sunrise to sunset
  • Entry Fee: Indian ₹25, Foreigner ₹300
  • Photography: Photography is allowed 
  • Time required exploring: About 45 Mins
  • Other info: Safdarjung Tomb is beautifully lit in the evening. Lodhi Garden nearby is also good to visit if you have time

Walk  back to  Jorbagh Metro Station 

Parliament House, President House , North South Block & India Gate ( if you have done it on Day 1, skip and alight at Connaught Place)

Take Yellow Line from Jorbagh  station  Platform 2 towards “Vishavidaya / Samaypur Badli” Station & alight at Central Secretariat Station ( 3rd station  / 5 min), Exit from Gate no 3 

The President House & Parliament House are one of the most impressive colonial era buildings in India. They are nearby and you can easily walk through Rajpath to see their true splendour.

In other direction you can also see India Gate which is most recognisable symbol of Delhi.

  • Location: Rajpath 
  • Open: All days
  • Entry Fee: Free  
  • Time required exploring: About 30 Mins
  • Suggestions: The buildings are lit in the evenings and can become a perfect backdrop for your most impressive #Delhi pictures.  

Walk back to “Central Secretariat ” Station, gate no 3 (5 min walk)

Connaught Place ( City Centre) 

Take Yellow Line from Central Secretariat station from Platform 2 towards “Vishavidaya / Samaypur Badli” Station & alight at Rajiv Chowk Station (2nd station  / 4 min), Exit from Gate no 6

 

Connaught Place (CP) is heart of Delhi and offers excellent choice of eateries, shopping, and entertainment. That is the reason we suggest you end both days of your Delhi Sightseeing by Metro here. It is always busy  with excellent food, drink & shopping options. The Georgian architecture still looks impressive. Palika Bazaar ( Underground market near Metro exit gate no 6) & Janpath market ( On Janpath road from Outer Circle) are must visit for excellent choice of clothes, electronics and souvenirs.

  • Location: City Centre, Rajiv Chowk Metro Station
  • Open: All days
  • Timings: 7am to 11pm (Last Metro)
  • Time required exploring: 30-120 mins 
  • Movie Theatres- Plaza, Odeon, Rivoli 
  • Suggestions: 
        • Museums & Attractions –
                • Charkha Museum (open till 9pm), opp Regal Building outer circle & “Khadi Bhavan”
                • Madam Tussaud’s  ( Open till 7:30 pm) at Regal building
        • Eateries &  Restaurants-

Wenger’s Pastry Shop, Nizam’s, Punjabi by Nature, Farzi Cafe, Sarvaan Bhavan, Haldiram’s, GT Road, Tonino (italian),Social are only a few of scores of iconic restaurants and eateries in the area.

This brings us to the end of Day 2 experience of Delhi Sightseeing by Metro , you can take Metro from Rajiv Chowk Station to your destination.

Itinerary Suggestions :

  • What is suggested is intense itinerary to make most of your day and suggests quite a bit of walk, if you cannot walk as much due to weather or time you have , we suggest-
            • you can take E-rickshaws/ Auto Rickshaws at some stations to your destination 
            • you can skip Haus Khas Village and go directly to Safdarjung tomb from Delhi Haat.
            • Parliament House & President’s house and Connaught Place can be seen on either day of your Delhi sightseeing by Metro

Hope you had a great experience on your second day of Delhi Sightseeing by Metro 

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