10 Best Places to Visit in Delhi

Posted On : 22-10-2019
10 Best Places to Visit in Delhi

Have you chosen India as your vacation destination? Great idea! Dive into the mind-blowing culture and traditions of this magnificent country. But don’t forget to add Delhi tourism in your favorite places as it is the capital of India and many emperors have fought for this city in history. Tourist places in Delhi are countless and the city also divided into two parts- New Delhi and Old Delhi. Fortunately, both the Delhi are fun and entertaining, New Delhi is planned and Old Delhi as it is, so we suggest you that don’t miss out anything here. The landscape of Delhi includes some beautiful mosques, forts, and monuments left by Mughal rulers in the ancient period of India.

However, to help you curate the list of must-visit places in Delhi we’ve outlined the top 10 places that you should not miss out on at all:

1. Red Fort

Red Fort is the true symbol of the Mughal era in India that was built in 1638 by the fifth emperor of Mughals, Shah Jahan when he decided to make this city the capital of India. You will absolutely mesmerize seeing this fort built with red sandstone, which is a great contribution of Mughal architecture. If you’re a history enthusiast, then wait for an evening light show of one hour that will reveal the entirety of the struggle of Indians for their freedom. This fort is also declared as UNESCO World Heritage site in 2007
Opening hours- 9 am to 6 pm (Closed on Monday)

2. India Gate

India Gate is one of the greatest monuments that represent India, in true sense. This monument was built in 1931, which is actually tribute to the martyrs who died in World War 1 and Afghanistan war. You could see the name of the soldiers written on the walls of this giant gate. India Gate looks beautiful in evening lights and the structured gardens beside it enhance the beauty of this place. And in case, if you’re on Delhi tour during republic day of India, which is on 26Th January every year, you could witness the very patriotic, prestigious, and incredible India Gate Parade. This event is held for all freedom fighters of the nation.

The best time to visit India Gate is October to March as the climate is at its best. You can reach your destination easily.
Opening hours- Always open

3. Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar is the tallest brick minaret in the world, which symbolizes the Indo-Islamic architecture in India. This minaret was built in 1193 but its history is still a secret. Although you’ll hear some mixed stories concerning this tower, some say that it is the symbol of the beginning of Muslims in India and some say that it was used to call the faithful to prayer. This tower covers five distinct floors with beautiful carvings and verses from the Holy Quran of Muslims. Qutub Minar is also declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Opening time- Sunrise to Sunset (Closed on Monday)

4. Humayun’s Tomb

Humayun’s Tomb is another UNESCO World Heritage Site that was built in the year 1570 by Humayun’s wife Haji Begam. This monument is undeniably one of the most magnificent works of Mughal Architecture to which the Taj Mahal owes its design. This tomb not only boasts the grave of Humayun, but also the graves of Bega Begam, Hamida Begum, Dara Shiko, and many other crucial members of Mughals. This tomb is made of white marbles and the red sandstone that looks absolutely stunning and beautiful even after so many years.
Opening time- It is open daily until sunset (Morning and full moon evenings are the best to experience the serenity of this place)

5. Akshardham Temple

While exploring this city, many travelers suggest visiting Swaminarayan Akshardham, which is the world’s largest Hindu temple. Situated near the banks of Yamuna, carved with pink and white marbles, Akshardham is a completely relaxing place for many exhibits. This beautiful temple was built by BAPS- a spiritual organization. You will come across an Abhishek Mandap, Sahajanand Darshan, Sanskurti Darshan and Neelkhant where you also experience the cultural boat ride. More so, there’s a gleaming theme-based garden in this temple that will add more fun to your visit. Don’t forget to witness the Sahaj Anand Water Show.
Opening time- 9:30 am to 6:30 pm (Closed on Monday)

6. Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple is popularly known for the Bahai religion that believes that all religions are equal including Hinduism, Jainism, Islam, and Buddhism. This is one of the tourist places in Delhi that travelers often visit because the architecture of the temple is amazingly beautiful and has won many awards for the same. You will find nine doors to the temple that welcomes 2500 people at one time. Don’t forget to stroll around the garden built inside.
Opening time- Tuesday-Sunday, 9:30 am to 5 pm in winters and 9:30 am to 7 pm in summers

7. Jama Masjid

This is one of the largest mosques in India that attracts thousands of tourists every year. Jama masjid is the Shahjahan’s first-ever architecture marvel and has the capacity to hold 25000 devotees in one go. These four towers of the mosque and the southern tower give a mesmerizing view of the complete city, but you need to be dressed appropriately to enter the mosque.
Opening time- Daily, 7 am to 12 pm and 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm (It is closed during the prayers and the timing depends on the direction of the moon)

8. Old Fort-Purana Quila

In the list of some best places, Purana Quila is one of the most splendor architecture in Delhi. With rectangular dimensions, this Quila stretched around 2kms and the lake beside it is incredibly beautiful. You can enjoy the evening sound and light show in the Quila, which makes it more stunning.
Opening time- 7 am to 5 pm

9. Lodhi Gardens

If you’re tired of exploring the city and different places, then relaxing at Lodhi Gardens is the best way to retreat yourself. This vast garden was built during British rule in India in the year 1936 around the tombs of 15th and 16th Century rulers. You will find great serenity and tranquility in the place, be it joggers, couples, yoga practitioners, everyone enjoys the park.
Opening time- Daily, till 8 pm, but Sundays are crowded

10. Chandni Chowk

Are you a shopping freak? Here you go! Chandni Chowk is the main street of Old Delhi that shockingly distinguishes from the wide and orderly streets of New Delhi. This Chowk is crumbling, chaotic, and congested, but captivating at the same time. While you are here, try out the delicious Old Delhi street food. This street offers inexpensive jewelry, electronics, fabric, and a lot more.
Opening time- All the time

Bottom line

So are you all set to explore the capital city of India? I hope the above-mentioned list will hit your must-visit list as with these destinations you will cover almost parts of New Delhi and Old Delhi accordingly. If you’re choosing the Golden Tour Package, then you’ll probably enjoy all these destinations.

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