Some of the must visit places in Delhi are described below.
Red Fort was built during the reign of the mughal empire. It was built in 1638 by Shah Jahan on the bank of the Yamuna river. The most flabbergasted feature of Red Fort is the 33 meter high walls. Red Fort was included in the UNESCO world heritage site in 2007. Every year Prime Minister of our country waves our national flag ‘Tiranga ‘ on the auspicious occasion of Independence Day.
- Ticket price = 35Rs for Indians and 500Rs for foreigners. The cost of light and sound shows for adults is Rs 80 and 30Rs for children.
- Famous for = Architecture, Photography, History
- Opening timings = From Tuesday to Sunday
India Gate has its historical significance. It is one of the most visited places in Delhi. Teenagers mostly come here at night to chill out on cycles. It is represented as the All India War Memorial because it displays the grandeur of martyrdom. It was built to pay the honor to British Army who was killed during the First World War. It was inaugurated by the Viceroy of India Sir Lord Irwin. In the premises of India gate, there lies ‘Amar Jawan Jyoti’ that constantly flamed as a gesture of respect to martyrdom.
India Gate is such a magnificent structure where people come to spend some peaceful time with their families. Walking around this structure will make you feel very charismatic.
India Gate is located at a distance of 13 km from Delhi airport.
There is no entry fee for visiting India Gate.
Rastrapati Bhawan is the official home of President. It is a vast and beautiful building. It’s construction was completed in 1929. It was designed by British Edwin Lutyens. There is also a majestic garden inside it which is very chromatic and eye-catching.
- Timing= Friday, Saturday and Sunday , 9:00 Am to 4:00 Pm
- Ticket =Prior permission is required, 50 Rs per person.
- Famous for = History, Architecture, Learning ,Central government
Jama Masjid of Delhi is the largest masjid of India and also a ravishing place to visit in Delhi. It is another descent example of Mughal architecture. It has the largest courtyard and can carry about 25,000 devotees at a single time.
- Timing=Opens all day. From 9:00 Am to 12:00 Pm and 1.30 Pm to 6:00 Pm. Tourists are not allowed during the prayer timings.
- Ticket=No entry fees
- Famous for = History, architecture, Worship, photography , Mosque
Ghiyan su din Tughlaq was the founder of this Fort. Now this Fort has been comprehensively devastated. You just can’t imagine that how magnificent it was once.
- Timing=7:00 Am to 5:00 Pm
- Ticket=no entry fee
- Famous for =Nature, beauty, photography
Humayun’s tomb is the first garden-tomb in the whole of Asia. It is called as ‘dormitory of Mughals’ because about 150 Mughal family members were buried there. Located on the bank of the river Yamuna, this is the first-ever structure to use red sandstone on such a large scale. It lies in the proximity of Nizamuddin Dargah.
The Humayun’s tomb was influenced by the Persian style of architecture. It is the first Persian structure that incorporates a double dome structure which is 42m high. It is embellished with Jallis’s work. On an octagonal burial chamber, there is a single cenotaph of Humayun.You can come Delhi and visit such amazing places with friends.These are such places to visit in Delhi with friends.
- Ticket= Rs 30 for adults and Rs 500 for foreigners
- Timings= Open all days
- Famous for = History, Photography, Architecture
Located in the south of Delhi in Mehrauli, the magnificent Qutub Minar is the tallest tower in India. Qutub Minar is named after the Delhi sultanate Qutub-din-Aibak. This five stroyed minaret is about 73 meters high. Hence, its construction was started by Qutub-din-Aibak but finished by his successor Iltutmish and further by Firoz Shah. Aibak could only complete one storey, Iltutmish added 3 storyes and further one storey by Firoz Shah. Besides the Qutub Minar, there is a mosque called as Alai Darwaza and a iron pillar in the Qutub Complex.
It has five storeys. The lowest three columns are made up of pale red sandstone and are fluted cylindrical shape. The lowest three columns are separated by flanges. The flanges are engraved with beautiful designs, carvings, and texts. The fourth column is made up of marbles and it is plain and the fifth is made up of marbles and sandstone. There are about 379 spiral staircases inside the minar but no one is allowed to go inside. The minar is tilted 65cms to vertical.
- Timing=Open all days from sunrise to sunset
- Famous for =Photography, History
- Tickets = Rs 30 for Indians and 500 Rs for foreigners.
Lotus temple is also known as Bahai temple. It is known as the lotus temple due to its resemblance to the lotus flower. It symbolizes all four religions that are Jainism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam. Anyone of any religion can come here. It is the most beautiful, charming attraction in Delhi. It is dedicated to the Baha’i faith. So, you should add it to your bucket list of places to visit in Delhi. It is also the symbol of excellence in Modern India.
As inspired by the lotus flower this Lotus temple is composed of 27 free-standing marble-clad petals.There are 9 ponds in surrounding of Lotus temple, you can also visit there with yours school or college friends in Delhi. The pools surrounding it gives a strong essence of serenity.
- Timing= From Tuesday to Sunday, 9:00 Am to 5:30 Pm
- Famous for = Architecture, Religion, Photography
- Ticket = Free
We all people are very in day-to-day hectic schedules. In this busy crowded world, I think people have forgotten themselves. So, if you want to spend some quality time with yourself then this is one of the special places to visit in Delhi. Spending some time away from city hustle and bustle will give you another level of experience.
Lodhi Garden was built by the British in 1936. This garden is very beautiful. This place is full of greenery and the best picnic spot in Delhi. Walking alone under the shades of large green leaves is very relaxing. There are many tombs and picturesque gardens inside it. The national Bonsai park is also situated inside it.
- Timing= Open all day from sunrise to sunset
- Ticket= No ticket
- Famous for =History, Monuments, Garden, Nature
Akshardham temple is very beautiful .It is famous for its historic comely structure. It is the world’s largest Hindu temple. This entire structure is made up of granites and marbles of all part of the world. Photography is prohibited inside the temple. It was constructed by Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purrusotam Swaminaryan Sanstha and was inspire by HH Yogi maharaj. Officially it was opened on 6 November 2005. It was built according to Vastu Shastra and Pancharatra Shastra. It will be a spiritual experience if you are visiting this temple. It is close to the border of Noida.
- Famous for =Beauty, Architecture, Peace, Religion, Harmony, Religion
- Ticket =170 Rs for adults and 125 for senior citizens. Rs 100 for children between the age of 4-11.
- Timing =Tuesday to Sunday (9:30 Am to 6:30Pm)
11)Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is the most popular Gurudwara of Sikhs in Delhi. It is one of the best places to visit in Delhi. Located near the Cannaught place this Sikh place of worship with an adorable pool called Sarovar. Here, thousands of people come every day for worship. The Gurudwara Bangla Sahib of Delhi has a lot of recognition.
It is said that the gurudwara was formerly the bungalow of Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur. Guru Harkishan Singh, the 8th Sikh who lived here during his stay in Delhi. At that time diseases such as smallpox and Diarrhea were prepared. Guru Maharaj helps people by offering water and other services. The belief is that the water here is a disease destroyer and it is considered sacred. Sikhs from all over the world take water from here.
Before going to the gurudwara, cover beforehand and if possible, wear clothes that cover the entire body. By going there you can take the prasad of langar. But leaving or throwing the prasad is considered an insult to the Guru. So, take as much as you can eat.
- Timing= Open all days
- Famous for = Divine, faith, culture
- Ticket = No entry fee
12)Agrasen ki Baoli
Delhi, the nation’s capital is known for its prosperous present. It is the most impressive block mix of historical monuments on its head. One such place is Agrasen Ki Baoli that is located in Connaught Place, Delhi’s most prosperous area.
Agrasen’s Baoli is about 60 meters long and 15 meters high, which is preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India. It is believed that this Baoli was constructed during the Mahabharata period. Later the Agrawal society renovated this Baoli. Earlier people from Old Delhi used to come here for learning to learn swimming. It is interesting place to visit in Delhi. On the west side of this Baoli, there is a mosque with three entrances.There are about 105 stairs in this Baoli.
- Timing =7:00 Am to 6:00 Pm
- Ticket =NO entry fee
- Famous for =History, Architecture , stepwell
It is one of the oldest Fort in Delhi and a must visit place in Delhi for history lover. The Purana Quila was built by Sher Shah Suri during his ruling between 1538 to 1545. If you are a history lover then you should come here to have a outlook on the architectural style. Their are three big gates. There is also a Masjid inside the Quila.
- Ticket=20 Rs for Indians and 200 Rs for foreigners
- Timing =7:00 Am to 5:00 Pm
- Famous for =History, architecture
Delhi is not only popular for historic places but also for shopping. Yes, I am talking about the most stunning, crowded market in Delhi. i.e – Chandni Chowk. If you ever visited Old Delhi and missed the chance to taste the delicious food items and enjoying shopping then your trip to Old Delhi is unfinished. You have just wasted your time. Near the Jama Masjid, this Chandni Chowk market is famous for Lehngas, suits, and every type of fashion item. If you get a chance to visit here then you should come and explore the market.
15) Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah
The Hazarat Nizamuddin Dargah is dedicated to one of the prominent Sufi saints, Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya. This place is visited by thousands of people of any caste or religion. Whenever you visit here, then you will listen the qwwalis which is sung by the famous Nizami brothers. The serenity of this Dargah is shown in many Bollywood movies like ‘Bajragi Bhaijan’, Rockstar, etc.
- Ticket=No entry fees
- Timing=Opens everyday 6:00Am to 10:00 Am
- Famous for =History, Religion ,Sufism
The national museum offers history from the ancient era to till now. Mughal coins, artifacts, paintings, and coins of the Gupta dynasty and Mauryan empire antique items are kept here. This is one of the largest museums where such historical things are preserved. In the auditorium of the museum, a film based on our history is shown.
- Ticket=Rs 20 for Indians and Rs 650 for foreigners
- Timing = Open daily from 10:00 Am to 6 Pm
- Famous for =History, education
Safdurjung’s tomb is the last Mughal monument. You will see that this tomb matches Humayun’s tomb means it is influenced by Humayun’s tomb. As it was built during the decline of the Mughal empire so it is not as huge and glorious as other monuments of the Mughal empire.
- Ticket=15Rs for Indians and 200 Rs for foreigners.
- Timing= Opens daily, From 7:00 AM to 5:00 Pm
- Famous for = History, Architecture, Nature beauty