What is the one must-do activity when visiting Delhi?

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Shivya Nath

In a city that’s bustling with historical, shopping, culinary and cultural delights, choosing just one activity that encompasses it all is obviously a tough call!

If you’re really short on time, our Forbes Travel Guide’s editors recommend spending an evening at the Purana Qila aka the Old Fort; bathed in colourful lights after dark, the Old Fort is testament to Delhi’s architectural splendour, and hosts a beautiful sound-and-light show every evening. On many summer nights, music and dance performances are also staged at the Old Fort, creating just the right ambiance to soak in India’s cultural diversity and talent.

If your visit to Delhi falls on a Thursday, spend the evening at the Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah instead, the mausoleum of one of the world’s most famous Sufi saints. Soulful qawallis by local artists in this traditional setting will indulge your spiritual side, and when the show is over, you can walk to Karim’s to pamper your taste buds with some of Delhi’s best kebabs.

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