The days before marriage are a time to do all those enjoyable things that will add to the memories that are carried forward into married life.  

For you, showing your sister-in-law around Delhi, the capital of India, can be a time for creating a better bond while having a good time.  Delhi is a city visited for its numerous attractions.  As such, various types of accommodations have become available here and around, be they hotels for a few hours in Noida, Day use rooms in Delhi, or hotels for a few hours in Gurgaon. With MiStay, you can find a perfect hourly hotel in Delhi to suit your needs.

Here are nine memorable things that you can do around Delhi that will provide you experiences for you and your sister-in-law to cherish for years to come.

1. Go Shopping

Delhi is a great place to go shopping.  It has various malls, speciality stores, state outlets, master craftsmen displays, and very, very old shopping places.  

Check out Chandni Chawk, the shopping complex built for the Mughal princess Jahanara Begum.  Shop for silver ornaments, essential oils, attar, clothes, and more.

Visit the state emporia complex at Baba Kharak Singh Marg.  Here you will find outlets from the various states of India, such as Gurjari (Gujrat), Mrignayani (Madhya Pradesh), Rajasthali (Rajasthan), and Phulkari (Punjab).   There is also the Tribes India emporium that boasts a curated selection of products from the various tribes of India.

Stroll around the Crafts Museum in Pragati Maidan and the various Dilli Haat (INA Market, Pitampura, and Janakpuri). You will get all sorts of items made by artisans at prices that you will love.

Traditional Gujarati hut in the Crafts Museum, Pragati Maidan. Source:Indian Express

Check out the various malls in and around Delhi, such as DLF Promenade, Select Citywalk, Ambience Mall, The Chanakya, Pacific Mall, and Ansal Plaza.

Some of the marketplaces that you can visit are Connaught Place, Shankar Market, Lajpat Nagar, and Sarojini Nagar. And when you have shopped till you drop, be sure to take a rest at day use rooms in Noida or day use hotels in Delhi, depending on the part of Delhi you have been shopping.

2. Pamper your stomach

Delhi is a city of varied flavors not only in the way of living but also in food.  

Chandini Chawk is a foodie’s paradise. Its ‘paranthe wali gali’ has shops serving delectable paranthas and the aroma of food in the lane is absolutely divine now that the lane has been cleaned.  Enjoy Daulat ki chaat and the dahi vadas at Natraj.

Book hotels for a few hours in Delhi with MiStay and then enjoy a plate full of taste with peace. Source: Migrationology

Check out the restaurants in Connaught Place and around.  Bikkgane Biryane serves both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.  There is Sarvan Bhavan, Odeon Social, Jungle Jamboree, to name a few.

For a great experience, visit a Barbeque Nation.  

Delhi abounds in restaurants serving cuisines from across the world.  Take your pick from Japanese, Chinese, Afghani, Thi, Punjabi, Bengali, French, Italian, Mexican, and any other cuisine that you can think about.  

Do not miss the chaat lane adjacent to UPSC, near India Gate. Remember to eat popcorn and enjoy an ice cream at India Gate.

With your stomach full, make use of Day use rooms in Delhi to relax and digest all the food that you have enjoyed.

3. Visit places of worship

Delhi is a metropolitan city, and places of worship of all religions coexist here.  

Chandni Chawk features the Jama Masjid, Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir, Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib, Holy Trinity Church, Gauri Shankar Temple, and various other religious places.

Wherever you go in Delhi, you will find places of worship.  The Lotus temple of the Bahai sect is located in Kalkaji.  One religious place that is enchanting and should not be missed is Akshardham (Swaminarayan Akshardham), which has vast grounds, a place of worship, an animatronics experience where you will see a film, and enjoy a boat ride in theme-park style, and enjoy the musical fountain, too.

4. Stroll in gardens and nurseries

Lodhi Garden is visited by many on their daily walks. It is also a great place for picnicking.  Some of the other gardens and nurseries not to miss are the Haji Nursery and Garden, Garden of Five Senses, India-Africa Friendship Rose Garden, Talkatora Garden, Sundar Nursery, and Indraprastha Park.

5. Check out historical monuments, structures, and Museums

Mughal, Sayyid, Lodhi, Tughlaq, and the other dynasties that ruled over and from Delhi erected various monuments, like forts, religious places, palaces, markets, tombs, gardens, etc.  Some are dilapidated or lost to time, while others have been preserved and are a treat to visit.  

6. Forts

The Red fort, Tughlaqabad fort, Old fort / Purana Quila, and Hauz Khas fort are some of the more famous ones.

Red Fort. Source:Indian Express

7. Tombs/Dargahs

Delhi has many dargahs (a shrine erected above the grave of a religious figure who is revered), such as Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia’s dargah (enjoy its qawwali on Thursday), Humayun’s tomb and Dargah Shah Abdul Salam Faridi. Check out the various Sufi shrines and enjoy their heartwarming music.

8. Take a ride on the Metro

The Metro service in Delhi starts at 05:00 am and stops services at about 23:30 pm.

If you are in Gurugram, you can board the metro at the starting point – the HUDA City Centre - or at IFFCO Chowk.

HUDA City Centre Metro Station

Take a look at the route and board the metro from the place closest to where you are staying, be it hotels for unmarried couples in Delhi, couple-friendly hotels in Noida, or couple-friendly hotels in Gurugram.

9. Get on to a HOHO (hop on, hop off) bus for a tour of Delhi

The HOHO buses cover the following places:

  • Jantar Mantar
  • Birla Mandir
  • Connaught Place Circle (Drive Past)
  • Red Fort
  • Jama Masjid (Drive Past)
  • Raj Ghat
  • India Gate (Drive Past)
  • National war memorial (Drive past)
  • Rashtrapati Bhawan (Drive past)
  • Parliament House (Drive past)
  • Lotus Temple
  • Qutub Minar
  • Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
  • Indira Gandhi Museum
  • Humayun’s Tomb
  • Akshardham Temple Drop

Spots that are listed with ‘Drive past’ have been closed by the Government, and the bus will drive past them slowly so that you can take photos.

There are 4 pickup points for the HOHO bus; pick the one right for you based on which Day use rooms in Delhi, Day use rooms in Gurgaon, or Couple friendly hotels in Delhi that you are putting up in.  If you are in south Delhi or Gurugram, the most convenient for you will be to reach Saket Metro Station, Gate No.1, at 7:25 am.  The other options for boarding the HOHO bus at its starting point are as follows:

  • INA, Dilli-Haat Metro Station, Gate No.5 – 7:35 am (if you are in West Delhi / South Delhi)
  • Shivaji Airport Express Metro Station, Gate No.1 – 7:55 am (if you are at the Airport / Aerocity / Dwarka)
  • Rama Krishna Ashram Metro Station, Gate No.3 – 8:05 am (if you are in Paharganj / Karolbagh / New Delhi Railway Station / Blueline-Metro / Rohini)


Creating a special bond with your sister-in-law is an opportunity that not many people get to experience.  I hope this article has given you lots of ideas and inspiration to make it a memorable and thrilling time for both of you.  Check out all the shopping spots, the eating joints, the religious places, and the heritage that Delhi is proud of.  Hope you have a great time feasting, shopping, tourism, being one with your god, and also developing a lifelong bond with your sister-in-law.