Delhi NCR 3-Day Itinerary: A Guide to Exploring the Capital

Delhi, India's bustling capital, is a fascinating mix of ancient history, cultural depth, and modern vibrancy. From the lively lanes of Old Delhi to the peaceful Lodhi Gardens, Delhi promises an experience that's both thrilling and captivating. Our Delhi 3-day itinerary is loaded with must-see spots, unique experiences and ample time to chill and soak in the vibes.

Day 1: Old Delhi's Authentic Chaos

Kick off your day at the grand Red Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that once served as the Mughal Empire's powerhouse. Stroll through its formidable walls, marvelling at the architecture and imagining its glorious past.

Next is the chaotic but charming Chandni Chowk, one of India's oldest markets. Let the vibrant colours and tempting aromas grip you as you navigate its narrow lanes. Don't forget to haggle for sweet souvenirs to take back home! Your itinerary is incomplete if you don't feast on some authentic 'Dilli' style street food delights like samosas, chaat and jalebis, relishing the true flavours.

In the afternoon, visit Jama Masjid, one of India's largest mosques. You will be in awe of the towering minarets and calm courtyards. As the sun sets, head to the iconic India Gate, a war memorial honouring Indian soldiers from World War I.

Indian flag hoisted at the Red fort in Delhi
External view of Qutub Minar in Delhi

Day 2: New Delhi's Contemporary Wonders

Start your day at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President's official residence, and admire its imposing colonial architecture.

Next, wander through the manicured gardens of Lodhi Gardens, home to Mughal rulers' tombs, offering a peaceful escape from the city's hustle. Continue to the Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a towering testament to Delhi's rich history.

In the afternoon, delve into the art world at the National Museum, showcasing India's vast cultural heritage. Explore its vast collection of artefacts, spanning from ancient civilizations to the modern era. Later, visit the iconic Akshardham Temple, a modern marvel of Hindu architecture and spirituality.

Step out for some shopping at Connaught Place in the evening. From high-end brands to local wear, CP is a one-stop destination.

Day 3: Manesar's Retreat at Heritage Village Resort & Spa

Head out for a day trip to Manesar, a charming town, for a peaceful getaway from the ever-hustling Delhi crow. Visit Sultanpur National Park, a wildlife spot where you can catch sight of over 100 bird species and animals in their natural habitat.

In the afternoon, treat yourself at the Heritage Village Resort & Spa, located just an hour from Delhi, a luxurious retreat with modern amenities. Sign up for spa treatments, take a dip in the pool, or simply relax in the tranquil surroundings.

Relish a delicious dinner at the resort's restaurant, Suvarna Mahal, savouring a fusion of traditional Indian flavours and culinary artistry. As the night sets in, unwind by the bonfire, sharing stories and creating memories.

A close-up of a Wild Turquoise-fronted Amazon parrot perched on a branch in a bird sanctuary

Extend Your Trip: Explore NCR's Wonders

With three days, extend your adventure and explore other captivating destinations around Delhi. Witness devotion and beauty alike at the Lotus Temple in Noida, a serene architectural marvel resembling a lotus flower. Or to experience the cultural and entertainment hub showcasing Indian art, culture and cuisine, visit Gurgaon. Step into Faridabad to connect with nature at the serene Surajkund, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for ancient temples and water bodies. And if time is on your side, you can even consider planning a 3-4 days trip from Delhi to a more serene place in the peaceful outskirts of NCR.

Pack your bags for a 3-4 days trip near Delhi and let our capital city reveal its magic, leaving you with lasting memories. Only 55 km from Delhi, Heritage Village Resort & Spa, Manesar, is the most preferred location for a stay, owing to its range of experiences for both adults and kids, and the family rooms which offer togetherness and a chance to bond with your loved ones.