Qawwali Performance

Qawwali Performances at Nizamuddin

Delhi has a wealth of live musical performances, ranging from classical sitar and tabla recitals to Indo-electronic club nights. Among the most moving musical experiences found in the capital are the weekly Qawwali (Sufi devotional music) performances at Central Delhi’s Nizamuddin Dargah. The dargah, or shrine, is that of Nizamuddin Auliya, a revered saint of the Chisti order of Sufis who lived in the 13th and 14h centuries. The structure was built in 1563 and receives a steady stream of Muslim and non-Muslims alike, who come to pay reverence to the beloved saint.

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October 16, 2014 by
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Hauz Khas Village

Visiting Delhi’s Hauz Khas Village

Delhi’s Hauz Khas Village in the southern part of the city makes a perfect setting for exploring the juxtaposition of old and new in India’s capital.

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July 24, 2014 by
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Learning About Gandhi in Delhi

Raj Ghat in New Delhi. Photo courtesy of Humayunn Niaz Ahmed Peerzaada via Flickr.

Mahatma Gandhi, the father of a nation, was perhaps India’s most influential leader of all time. If you’re traveling to the Indian capital, here’s more information on learning about Gandhi in Delhi.

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May 29, 2014 by
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Delhi’s Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Guruwara Bangla Sahib in New Delhi. Photo courtesy of Dennis Jarvis via Flickr.

Delhi’s Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, the most prominent Sikh gurudwara in India’s capital city, is both free to visit and a perfect place to learn more about one of India’s lesser understood religions.

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April 3, 2014 by
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New Delhi’s Best Museums and Galleries

Statues at the National Museum in New Delhi. Photo courtesy of rachaelvoorhees via Flickr.

If you’re looking for something to do during a rainstorm or to beat the afternoon heat, or if you simply want to spend a day museum-hopping, here are some of New Delhi’s best museums and galleries.

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March 6, 2014 by
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Delhi’s Historic Hotels

Delhi's Imperial Hotel. Photo courtesy of Chris Nordling via Flickr.

New Delhi is filled with historic attractions, but where you stay can offer just as much a sense of history. Delhi’s historic hotels offer not only luxurious accommodations in India’s capital, but also an atmospheric sense of place that’s hard to find in some of the city’s more modern offerings.

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February 6, 2014 by
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Dilli Haat, Delhi’s Handicraft Market

Dilli Haat in Delhi, the handicraft market. Photo courtesy of meenakshi madhavan via Flickr.

Dilli Haat in Delhi, a handicraft market supporting artisans from all corners of India, represents one of the city’s best shopping experiences.

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January 9, 2014 by
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Win 2 Tickets for a Private Tour: Agra and the Taj Mahal Day Trip from Delhi

Taj Mahal contest

Enter to win 2 tickets to see Agra and the Taj Mahal on a private tour from New Delhi!

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January 6, 2014 by
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New Delhi’s Art Galleries

National Gallery of Modern Art. Photo courtesy of Peter Verkhovensky via Flickr.

In the late 1940s and early 1950s, the government of New Delhi worked together with artistic groups to develop a five-year plan to bring more artistic and cultural offerings to the Indian capital. This policy resulted in India’s first private gallery and a rich artistic scene that remains today. New Delhi’s art galleries offer a little bit of everything to keep art lovers and casual appreciators entertained.

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December 12, 2013 by
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Humayun’s Tomb

Humayun's Tomb in New Delhi. Photo courtesy of Arian Zwegers via Flickr.

Built in 1570, Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi was the first garden tomb on the Indian subcontinent, making it one of the most architecturally important structures in the city.

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November 14, 2013 by
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