Best Tourist places in Delhi

Delhi Red fort

Tourist Places in DELHI

 

In this article, we will have a look at the best tourist places in Delhi to hang out. Delhi is capital of India and well known for its historic values and architecture. Also, you can visit several great Tourist places in Delhi. Some of them are Raj Ghat, Lotus Temple, Akshardham Mandir, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, Jantar Mantar, Red Fort and many more. Several emperors ruled on Delhi City and left their footmarks here in form of architecture. Delhi is also famous as a shopping hub. You will be able to find several great markets here as Gandhi Nagar market, Lajpat Rai market, Nehru place and many. Most of them are Asia’s top markets.

 

 1. RED FORT

 

The Red Fort is a monument of the Mughal era in India. It is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Delhi. Red Fort was built in 1638 and it was made of red sandstone. You will also get the chhata bazaar and an every evening sound and light show in Red Fort. It’s a tradition to fly our national flag on the red fort on 26th Jan and 15th Aug every year. Make sure that you go there between 9 am to 6 pm. Also, it is not open on Mondays. You will also get to know about the history of Indian culture there and several monuments.

 

Delhi Red fort

 

While you stroll in the fort, you can have a peek in the life of the emperor and also imagine the workings of the Emperor that were carried out and the hugeness of all the things that would take place inside the fort. The fort includes the most famous Diwan-i-Am, which is the hall for the public, where the emperor used to listen to the complaints of the people and find solutions to their problems.

There is also a Diwan-i-Khas that was for the private people only, where the Emperor discusses plans, strategies and secret meetings. There used to be a peacock throne for the Emperor, which had all types of precious stones build in it. It was made of gold and was quite huge. It was, however, carried away by Nadir Shah to Iran in 1739.

Opening hours: 9 am to 6 pm. Closed on Mondays
Nearby Tourist Places in Delhi: Digambar Jain Mandir, Sis Ganj Gurudwara

 




2. LOTUS TEMPLE

 

Lotus Temple Delhi

 

This architecture has another name as Bahai mandir. It refers to four religions namely Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Islam. This temple belongs to the Bahai faith which proclaims that all people and religions are united. This temple welcomes Worshippers of every religion. You will see the small museum on the premises and enjoy the peace there.

Opening hours: From 9 am till sunset
Nearby Tourist Places in Delhi: Kalkaji and ISKCON Temple nearby

 

 

3. INDIA GATE

 

India Gate Delhi

 

India Gate is one of the best monument that defines Delhi or India for that matter. It was built in 1931 as a memorial for martyrs of World War I and war in Afghanistan. At Rajpath, the structure looks amazing in evening lights. The gardens that line the structure are a must visit among the sightseeing places in Delhi.

Everyone knows of the glorious India Gate! Round the year one can see people picnicking or just enjoying a nice walk around the area. There are beautiful fountains around to make the area nice and cozy. If you happen to come around the October-November period do sign up for the Airtel Half Marathon.

Closest metro station- Central Secretariat (Yellow line)

 

Opening hours: Always open
Nearby Tourist Places in Delhi: National Gallery of Modern Art

 




 

4. AKSHARDHAM MANDIR

 

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We Also suggest strongly you visit Swaminarayan Akshardham Mandir – one of the largest Hindu temples in the world.  The BAPS spiritual organization made it’s a stunning architectural work made of the pink stone and white marble.

It has jaw-dropping architecture, a fascinating fountain show, an informative boat ride, a huge garden, a food court that offers scrumptious dishes and much more.

Opening hours: 9.30 am to 6.30 pm, Closed on Mondays

Nearby Tourist Places in Delhi: Red Fort, India Gate

 

5. QUTUB MINAR

 

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Qutub Minar stands tall with its 73 meter tall brick minaret.  It was made by Qutub-ud-din Aibak, the structure has five stories abundant with chiseled carvings and scriptures.

Qutub Minar is the 2nd tallest Minar in India. It has been declared as a UNESCO Heritage Site. At the foot of the tower stands a mosque which is the first mosque built in India. It has a 7 m iron pillar in the courtyard with a fascinating saying attached to it. Closest metro station- Qutub Minar (Yellow line)

 

Opening hours: Sunrise until sunset, Closed on Mondays
Nearby Tourist Places in Delhi: Red Fort, India Gate




 

6. JANTAR MANTAR

 

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Constructed in 1724 by Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur, Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observatory. Fascinating for their ingenuity, the instruments at Jantar Mantar can no longer be used accurately because of the tall buildings around. However, a visit to admire the science of Indian astronomy makes it one of the most visited tourist attractions in Delhi.

Opening hours: Sunrise to sunset
Nearby Tourist Places in Delhi: Central Park in Connaught Place and get a selfie with the largest Tiranga

 

7. HUMANYU’S TOMB

It is the third UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE on our list. Humanyu’s Tomb was built after the death of Humayun by his senior widow Bega Begum. It is the first garden tomb in the Indian Subcontinent. The tomb stands in the center of a square garden called ‘Charbagh’ which has shallow water channels running through it. Several rulers of the Mughal Dynasty lie buried here.

 

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It is unarguably one of the most amazing works of Mughal Architecture to which Taj Mahal owes its design.

Opening hours: Daily, up till sunset. Best viewed in the morning or a full moon evening.
Nearby Tourist Places in Delhi: If on Thursday, walk to t

 

he Dargaah of Nizam-ud-din Auliya for a spiritual qawwali evening

 

 




 

8. ISKON TEMPLE

 

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ISKCON is a spiritual institution founded by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in 1966. You can see the beautiful visual presentations of Bhagavad Gita with colorful lights that create the wonderful effect on the huge screen. They also organize beautiful robotics and Mahabharata show during the evenings. There’s a simple Govinda’s restaurant inside the temple premises, where you get veg food.

Opening hours: 4:30 am to 8:30 pm

9. BANGLA SAHEB GURUDWARA

 

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With the gurgling Sarovar inside its complex, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib was first built as a small temple by Sikh General, Sardar Bhagel Singh in 1783. The complex also houses a higher secondary school, Baba Baghel Singh Museum, a library and a hospital.

Opening hours: Everyday
Nearby Tourist Places in Delhi:  Rakab Ganj Gurudwara, Birla Mandir and St Cathedral Church nearby if you are on a sightseeing in Delhi

 




 

10. RAJ GHAT

 

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Gandhi Smriti shows you the exact location where Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated. The room is exactly how Gandhiji left it and that’s where he built his abode for 144 days until his time of death. The room where he slept and the prayer ground is open to the public. It also has a display of paintings, sculptures, etc. On the other side of the road is Raj Ghat.

Entry fee: Free
Opening hours: 10 am to 5 pm, Closed on Mondays
Nearby Tourist Places in Delhi:  Feroz Shah Kotla fort




 

We hope you would have enjoyed the information on all places to visit near Delhi in this article. Read our blog to get some more holiday options for you..

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