48 Hours in Delhi With Radhika Chopra
Delhi-based Radhika Chopra has excellent taste. We know this because she’s given us No. 3 Clive Road – a brand that makes stationery worth hoarding and unique blends of tea we’ve nursed over many lazy afternoons. So when we decided to host the #LeMillSale in Delhi (at Janavi, DLF Emporio Mall) we turned to Chopra to tell us how to make the most of our time in the capital.
Cafe Lota, National Crafts Museum, Pragati Maidan. It’s still one of my favourite places for lunch, and a great place to meet visitors from outside Delhi too, since they can pop into the museum next door. My go-to dishes? The Palak Patta Chaat and the Mutton Sukka served with raagi appams. Tel: 7838-960-787
La Bodega, Khan Market. Catch local and international Latin and African beatmakers here on a Friday night. Only you have to book ahead for a table, or then meet friends at the bar. I happened to discover a really interesting Congolese band, The 4AF, and a Cuban band called Latination here – you must give them a listen. Tel: 011-4310-5777
Gallery SKE / Photoink, Vasant Kunj. A new collaborative space from two leading galleries, for both contemporary art and photography. I caught incredibly memorable shows here, one by a Bangalore-based artist Tara Kelton, and another by American photographer Roger Ballen. Galleryske.com / Photoink.net
Perch Wine and Coffee Bar, Khan Market. Another favourite in Khan Market. With its relaxed vibe, it’s my go to place for meetings or a quick catch-up with friends. Tel: +91 8373-976-637
Juniper Bar, Andaz at Aerocity. My favourite new hotel; it really celebrates contemporary Indian design. With their signature cocktails, Juniper Bar is the perfect spot to grab a drink with friends from Gurgaon or before heading to the airport for a flight. Tel: 011-4903-1234
Discover the hidden historical monuments and sites of Delhi. One that I recently stumbled upon is the Agrasen ki Baoli, tucked away steps from Connaught Place.
Catch the Le Mill Sale (flat 60% off) in Delhi between July 30-August 6 at Janavi, DLF Emporio Mall, Vasant Kunj