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.
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.
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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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.