Hauz Khas District Park
Just about a couple of kms from the AIIMS / Safdarjung flyover is the District Park in Hauz Khas. Tourists can opt for an excursion here at New Delhi and they can choose either of these four wings - the rose garden, fountain and District Park, Deer Park and Old monuments and Hauz Khas Art Market. When the tourists decide to get into this park they are sure to forget that they are still in the centre of the city amidst the entire hustle bustle. There is also the wonderful eatery “Park Baluchi” where the tourists can choose to eat their hearts content after a day trip to the park. They can also have a spiritual touch when they can pay a visit to the Lord Jagannath temple as well when you visit the park because the temple is right at the entrance of the park. The park has a fountain that covers an area of a square km and tourists can walk around this. Hotel Bistro offers good food with good views and facilities for holding seminars and meetings. Tourists can alight at the metro stations of Green Park or Hauz Khas.
The Indian National Army Market known simply as the INA market is the food market of the capital. Whether it is seafood or non-vegetarian or simply green vegetables or healthy fruits or even spices – the niche foods unheard of in other places can all be seen and bought here – these even include red wine and other liquor. You can also find a lot of quality stuff at premium rates from other countries here and the shopkeepers know a variety of languages including French, German and Japanese. The shops opposite to the Dilli Haat have a weekly off on Mondays.
Used by people in the areas of INA colony, Dilli Haat area and other highly populated shopping areas the INA Metro is positioned on Delhi Metro’s Yellow Line. Of these, the INA colony is the residential area of the employees of the Airport Authorities of India.
Sarojini Nagar Market
The clothing paradise – where shoppers can get the latest clothes for a premium price is the Sarojini Nagar Market in Delhi. Such quality costumes are seen at premium rates because both the excess production of export garments and those that do not pass the quality tests are all sold at the markets here. The disadvantages are that you can neither try these clothes due to the lack of trial rooms nor get a good price without bargaining. You can find fruits and vegetable shops in the sabzi mandi, sweet shops in Babu Market and shoe shops as well in this shopper’s paradise. The weekly off for these shops is on Mondays.
Strategically located a couple of kms off the tomb of Humayun and close to the Center for International trade in India, the Lodhi Garden is apt for a family holiday, health conscious joggers or love birds. There is a lush vegetation and greenery all around and there are trees that hardly let the sun come through. Adding to the beauty of the extremely well maintained gardens are the many tombs dedicated to the rulers of the Sayyed and Lodi origin across the 15th and 16th centuries. The tombs stand as a proof of the exemplary architectural skills of the Mughals and these alongside the landscaped gardens are mind blowing especially when they are well lit and breezy in the evenings.
Ansal Plaza near the South Extension was the first ever mall in the entire region of South Delhi. It is a circle shaped structure, with a stadium accompanied by the stage at its central point. This is the venue of the multiple cultural programs and it is a boon to watch these functions in the 45 feet tall hall enhanced by attractive screen like wall made of French glass. This wall is empowered to shelter the place from UV rays and other similar ones that are dangerous. The mall houses world class brands that include Adidas, McDonald's, Shoppers Stop, Levi's, Music World, Marks & Spencer, Nike, Reebok and Club Mahindra.