5 things you must not do in Delhi

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Delhi is a diverse city, but there’s a lot that you need to be careful about while visiting. True, you’ll be amazed at a lot of things in Delhi and would be tempted to go all out and enjoy them, but there are a few no-no’s that you must remember!

So if you want your Delhi visit to be memorable, here are a few things you need to avoid:

1. Don’t ever trust a stranger

Remember the times when your parents asked you to stay away from strangers? We may have ignored the warning over time, but don’t make that mistake here in Delhi. Chances are that you might be interacting with a professional crook or someone from a small town trying to make a fast buck. There are all sorts of people in the capital city—be wary of whom you interact with!

2. Don’t get the hair beaded in Dilli Haat

Yes, the idea of getting your hair beaded with various colors at Dilli Haat might be appealing—but it is not worth it! The ladies at Dilli Haat might promise how easy it would be to remove later, but it really isn’t. Several tourists like to get it done and keep it on for a few days, but get hassled at the end of it all by the endless number hair knots. Not something you’d want to remember!

3. Don’t skip Big Chill

Yes! Delhi has a number of cafes and restaurants all over, but if you plan to give Big Chill a miss, your trip will remain incomplete. Some say it is overrated and overpriced, but we know that their desserts are absolutely worth dying for. The pizzas and pastas too are recommended by most foodies!

4. Don’t run for a metro

If you’re visiting Delhi on a budget, you ought to use the metro. And if you have done a bit of research, you’ll know exactly how crowded it is at times! While most Delhiites would suggest you ‘push your way through’ to get in or get out, we suggest that you don’t. You won’t just risk getting hurt, but you will also have to deal with way too many (sweaty) people around you! Trust us, the Delhi metro frequency is pretty high—you’ll get where you want to on time, even if you miss a few.

5. Be wary of Delhi Belly

Like we mentioned before, Delhi will tempt you into trying out the delicious street food. But while you indulge your taste buds, make sure not to overdo it or eat at the wrong places. You really don’t want to return with the infamous Delhi Belly. Be wary of where you eat or drink water from—no matter how hungry or thirsty you are.

For all other things that you MUST do in Delhi—be it shopping, eating out or being touristy, check here.

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