Full day Delhi Darshan in Rs.150/- Only!

Seightseein in Delhi is very cheap. You just have to get Delhi One card and all your travel in Metro and bus is covered for that day!
Easier said than done? Keep reading....

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Delhi One Day Tour

One day is not enough to justify Delhi Darshan but in case you are short on time, its the best option you have. Following are the options for Delhi sightseeing in one day:

Hire full day cab for Delhi Darshan

This is the most costly but advantage is point to point drop and pickup. This package is available for 8hr depending on the provider. You can extend it by paying extra.

DTC Delhi Darshan By Bus

Department Of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) operates daily sight seeing tour from Scindia House (Barakhamba metro station).

The tour starts at 9:15AM and ends at 5:45PM, it covers 7 spots. It will cost you Rs.200 for adults and Rs.100 for kids till 12years of age.

Delhi Hop On Hop Off Bus (Delhi HoHo Bus)

This is a popular option among tourists. The AC bus will cover 16 major Delhi attractions and you can cover Delhi in your pace.

Delhi HoHo will cost you Rs.600/- per person.

The concept of Hop On Hop Off (HoHO)bus is:
1. Multiple bus keeps on circling city at fix interval, normally 30min
2. Once you get HoHo bus ticket and board it, you have the option of getting down at any attraction or skip that place.
3. In case you get down, you can spend as much time there and board the bus that keeps on circling the city.
4. This process keeps on repeating till the last bus (as per timing published)

Delhi Darshan By Metro and Bus

Delhi Darshan- Delhi One Metro Card

The cheapest way of sightseeing Delhi is to get OneDelhi card from any Metro or DTC bus depot. This card for one day will cost you Rs.150 + Rs.50 (refundable card deposit).

You can travel as much as you want for that one day. The tourist attractions near Delhi Metor is listed in the section below. You may have to walk a bit in some cases but this is the best and cheapest option to know Delhi.

This is also called One Day Toursit Card. To get most of it, start as early as possible in the morning.

Pro Tip:8-9:30AM and 6-7PM are office rush hours so you will find long queue to enter Metro, better avoid this time.

Best option for Delhi Darshan

In the table below, I have done comparison of all the options avaialbe, you can refer it before making your decision.

Delhi Darshan OptionProsCons
Full day cabExclusive for you, time it as per your convenienceMost costly optio of all
DTC Bus Delhi DarshanFull day AC travel, just sit back and enjoyCovers only 7 places, 9AM-5PM only, you have to follow the alloted time at each place.
HopOn HopOff (HOHO) BusFull day AC travel, just sit back and enjoy, spend as much time at an attraction as you feel like.Covers only 16 places and is not very cheap, 9AM-5PM only
MetroTravel at your own pace, You can travel till the time metro is running!You need to be aware of which attraction is near metro station (see the list below).

Tourist places near Metro stations in Delhi

Following list of Tourist places is for your reference in case you want to do Delhi darshan using Metro.

Metro StationTourist AttractionComments
AkshardhamAkshardham Temple10-15 min walk
Central SecretariatRastrapati Bhavan, India Gate(Rajpath), Zoological park,15-20 Min walk
Chandni ChawkOld Delhi
ChattarpurChattarpur Temple
Delhi GateRaj Ghat, Shanti Van, FerozShah Kotla Ground10-15 min walk
INADilli Haat, Sarojani Nagar Market5min/20 min walk
KalkajiLotus Temple, Kalkaji Temple, ISKCON Temple10-15 min walk
Lajpat NagarLajpat Nagar Market5min walk
Jama MasjidJama Masjid10-15 min walk
Lal KillaRed Fort10 min walk
Lodhi ColonyLodhi Gardens5-10 min Walk
Rajiv ChawkCannaught Place5min Walk
RK AshramBirla Temple20 min walk
Qutab MinarQutab Minar15-20 Min walk
Udyoug BhavanIndira Gandhi Museum10 min walk
Delhi Darshan-Red Fort

Note: Scan and buy Red fort ticket and save money as well as avoid queue. The QR code is on the banner outside the ticket counter.

Tips for using Delhi Metro

If you are new in Delhi, Following tips will help you figure out the Metro routes:

  1. Google the metro color of the place you need to reach
  2. Check the place on metro map (near ticket counter) and check if you need to change metro.
  3. Move towards location that is away from stairs (its less crowded)
  4. If you want seat, stand closer to the seating area, if you stand in middle others may take the seat.
  5. If you have to travel long distance try getting metro from starting station to get seat.

Place to eat in Delhi

You will find lots of places to eat in Delhi. If you are looking for something specific like eating parathas at Paratha Galli of Chandni chawk or Non veg near Jama Masjid, plan your day accordingly so that your are at these placs around at correct time.


Is one day enough for Delhi sightseeing?

Yes, You can cover major tourist attractions in Delhi in one day using HoHo but trip but if you want to see more, plan for atleast 3days for Delhi sightseeing.

What time is best for Delhi trip?

It is best to visit Delhi between July-Nov, Jan-March. Avoid December and April to July as these months weather is extreame.


Delhi is a beautiful city to explore. It has something for everyone. No matter how you explore,one day will not be enough for you, so better take a 3day OneMetro pass that will cost you Rs.500 (Rs.50 refundable once you return the card)

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