Delhi, India

Old Delhi to New Delhi ‘Runseeing’ Tour

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Due to the traffic, Delhi can be a hard place to sightsee while running. However, there are select streets and green spaces that can be combined for a nice ‘runseeing’ tour from the neighborhood of Old Delhi to the center of New Delhi at Connaught Place. Sure, you can still expect some crowded markets and busy streets, but that’s all part of the Delhi experience. Just keep to the sidewalks and park paths for this 15 km point-to-point run. It starts and ends along the Yellow metro line, so it’s easy to return to the start if you wish. 

Our route begins at Chandni Chowk via Azad Park, then cuts east past the markets of this main Old Delhi street to reach the Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir (temple). Cross the street to Red Fort and loop around the historic walls, ultimately heading south to Sunehri Masjid. Turn LEFT onto Shantivana Marg to reach the Shantivan Park, then run south through the park to the scenic Raj Ghat monument. At Satyagraha Marg, turn RIGHT and follow the road fot about .5 km to India Gate. Then, turn LEFT on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, following along the outskirts of the stadium, Lok Nayak Park, and the Doll Museum to Pragati Maidan. Use the cool “skywalk” bridge to cross over the intersection, then remain on Tilak Marg past the Supreme Court to India Gate. Run west along the Raj Path (a great route on its own!) to the Parliament. Turn RIGHT onto Sansad Marj and follow its diagonal northeast trajectory to Connaught Place, a popular shopping and tourism destination. 

Run early to avoid crowds and traffic. 

Essentials
  • 15 km
  • 58 meters
  • Chandni Chowk
  • Chandni Chowk Metro Stop (Yellow Line)