Have you ever travel to Delhi? Oops No! Have you heard that “Dilwalo Ki Delhi”? Yes, you heard it right. Delhi is the only city in India where you will find the people of every religion. Isn’t it interesting? Don’t you think it would be better if you spend your vacations while exploring this amazing city? Excited for it? Well, we have got you covered! Here is a mini-guide for you which helps you to know about some of the best places visit in Delhi. But first, let’s take a small brief of Delhi. It is the capital of India which lies in the middle of the heart. This place is the blunder of forts, museums, parks and many more. Read on for the best tourist spots in Delhi.

1. Lodhi Garden

There are so many places to visit in Delhi and one of the is Lodhi Garden. It is the expedite historical gardens of Delhi, Lodhi Garden houses the tomb of Emperor Sayyid and Lodhi rulers of the Lodhi dynasty. It was built in the 16th century, the Bara Gumbad and the Sheesh Gumbad in the center of the garden speak of the architectural glory of that era. Apart from that, the green environment serves a perfect place for jogging and meditation for the fitness freak Delhiites. It is also a perfect destination for photography or pre-wedding shoot too.

Timing- 6:00 AM To 7:30 PM
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

2. Qutub Minar

The second one is, Qutub Minar, located in Delhi. It is the highest stone tower in India which is completely built by the red sandstones. This building took 379 stairs to reach the top of the Qutub Minar. The diameter of the base of the Qutub Minar is 14.3 meters whereas the last stone of this Minar is 2.7 meter. This is one of the tallest and individual towers in the world and the second tallest monument in Delhi. This Qutub Minar also has a significant historical monument which is a UNESCO world heritage site.  The construction of Qutub Minar was started by the Qutub-Ud-Din-Aibak, in the 12th century. But, it was completed successfully by the IItutmish. It is also famous for the opulent Qutub festival which brags about the glory of the tower which is the major attraction for tourists. It is an ideal location for photography too.

Timing- 6:00 AM To 6:00 PM
Entry Fee- Indians – INR 30, Foreigns – INR 500

3. Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple

Delhi is one of the most tourist attractions in India, not because it is a National Capital. But because it holds a great history in the walls that are built on its land. The Akshardham temple is also one of these which is built in India. This Akshardham temple is one of the famous Hindu temples in Delhi, which is famous for its epitome of Indian culture, spirituality, and architecture. It is also known as the Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple. It is the divine abode of God, this place of eternal devotion and peace is a tribute to Bhagwan Swaminarayan, the avatars, devas and great sages of Hinduism. The Akshardham temple had made its way in the Guinness world book as a world’s largest comprehensive Hindu temple.

This temple was officially opened on 6 November 2005 in the presence of A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Manmohan Singh, and B.L Joshi. At the center of the complex, the temple was built according to Vastu Shastra and Panchatantra Shastra.  The Akshardham temple has a magnificent view of the river because it is held over a bank of the Yamuna River. Moreover, Akshardham temple is that the temple is 141 feet tall and has the statue of Lord Swaminarayan. This 21st-century marvel has a breathtaking beauty and grandeur that enlightens the Indian values and traditions and had various inside the temple complex vis a vis – Musical Fountain, cultural boat ride,  gardens, films, etc. Hence, it is also a must-visit place in Delhi. 

Timing- 9:30 AM To 6:30 PM
Entry Fee- INR 50 For Indians And INR 100 For Foreigners
Exhibition – INR 170(adults), INR 100(children), INR 125(senior citizens), Musical Fountain – INR 80(adults), INR 50(children), INR 80(senior citizens)

4.  India Gate

India Gate is famous for its memorial and marvelous architectural design. This monument took 10 years to construct properly and was designed under the supervision of Edwin Lutyens. The construction of the India gate was started in 1921 and was completed in 1931. It is located in the heart of Delhi and is a 42 m tall edifice which is also 9.1 m in width. This gate is mainly made up of red and yellow sandstone and granite. It was constructed to honor the soldiers of India that were killed during the first world war. India Gate is also famous for hosting the Republic Day Parade every year.

If you are keen to know more about the First World War, you should head to the Rajpath in New Delhi. This gateway of India is Dedicated to 82,000 Indian and British soldiers who died during the First World War and the Third Anglo-Afghan War, this monument has the names of 13,300 servicemen inscribed on its surface. Many years later the construction of India Gate, a small memorial referred to as Amar Jawan Jyoti was constructed under it. This construction was made to commemorate the Indian soldiers who lost their lives during the Liberation of Bangladesh in the year 1971. After Owing to its rich historical background and astonishing architecture, the India Gate has become one of the most popular picnic spots in the city. 

Timing- Open 24 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

5. National Zoological Park

It is a sprawling green island with a motley collection of animals and birds in the middle of urban Delhi. It consists of so many living organisms that it is impossible to see in our daily life. It is the perfect destination for animal lovers. The National Zooracial Park is also known by the name of Chidiya Ghar, situated near the old fort in Delhi. This place is a favorite weekend for adults and children. Many of the people come here and enjoy seeing different types of animals in the zoo. The zoo is an artificial home for animals, birds, and reptiles. It is a big area covered by wires, trenches, and other hand ranches so that the animals are not run away and not able to cause any damage to the visitors. It is a popular place for visitors for entertainment purposes and also to learn about some animals. 

Timing- 9:30 AM To 4:30 PM
Entry Fee : Indians – INR 40 (adults), INR 20 (children); Foreigners – INR 200

6. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

The Gurudwara, Bangla Sahib is a prominent house of worship for the Sikh community and the best tourist spot in Delhi. This 17th- century shrine is dedicated to the memory of Guru Har Krishan, who was the eighth Sikh Guru. It is located near Connaught Place, the busiest neighborhood in the national capital, the Gurudwara draws attention due to its magnificent structure, architectural beauty, and the large water body aka ‘Sarovar’ located within the complex. It definitely deserves to be on your itinerary when you book your hotels in Delhi for a holiday or sightseeing escapade.

It is One of the most famous tourist attractions in Delhi, a visit to Gurudwara Bangla Sahib rejuvenates your soul. This place of solace is flocked by more than a thousand people in one single day. The purity of this shrine increases with the presence of the holy Sarovar inside it. The white and golden constructed Gurudwara is high in spirits and can be spotted from a distance as well. This religious shrine is so beautiful that even a look of it can make your soul peaceful and you will feel relaxed. The Path and Shabads that go almost for 24 hours connect you directly to the divine power. It is not only for Shikha but for everyone. Thus, you should visit this place and enjoys the view and nature of this golden and white temple.

Timing- Open 24 Hours
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

7. Lotus Temple

Located in the national capital of New Delhi, this Lotus Temple is an edifice, dedicated to the Baha’i faith. The magnificent structure of this building unfolds in the form of a stupendous white petal lotus and is one of the most visited establishments in the world. This beautiful Lotus shaped Temple was opened in the year 1986 and invited a number of visitors to its premises. The hall has nine doors and had the capacity to seat 2500 people at one time. It is one of the seven Baha’i House of Worship present around the world. The diameter of the Temple is 70 meters while the height is 34.27 meters. Lotus is a symbol of peace, purity, love, and immortality. It is particularly a specialty of the Lotus flower which makes the flower an important icon in Indian culture and society. 

Timing- 10:00 AM To 5:00 PM
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

8. Hauz Khas Village

The Hauz Khas is an affluent neighborhood in South Delhi, it is the heart being the historic Hauz Khas complex which is well known in medieval times, the Hauz Khas village has amazing buildings built around the reservoir. There are remnants of Islamic architecture roughly colored by splotches of urban culture. It is centrally located and offers both rural Hauz Khas Village and urban Hauz Khas Enclave, Market environments. The View of the fort during the sunset and sunrise is not expressed in words, you can only feel it. The existing status of this village retains the old charm of the place along with an enhanced aesthetic appeal through the well-maintained as a green park all around with walkways, and the urbane refurbished upmarket and quirky places of interest that have spruced up the old Mughal surviving structures.

It is also known for its electric nightlife with countless cafes, bars, and pubs. There is no matter whether you are a Delhiite or not, you eventually find yourself at the most happening place in the city. It is now turned into a posh locality with a number of restaurants, art galleries, and boutiques which increases the beauty of this place. It is one of the top places for the people of the metropolitan to head out for all their party woes. If you want some cafes, pubs, restaurants, or bars, the Hauz Khas Village is always the first choice. 

Timing- 10:00 AM To 5:00 PM
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

9. Dilli Haat

Dilli Haat is an open-air shopper’s paradise, covering an area of 6 acres. It is a destination for art, craft and food lovers, situated in the capital city of India. Dilli Haat is visited by thousands of national and international tourists every day. There are food stalls representing various states of India so that one can have breakfast of Kashmir, lunch of Andhra Pradesh and dinner from Manipur on the same day. The Dilli is the Hindi name for Delhi, ‘Haat’ in the local language translates to ‘market’. Along with shopping, you can also enjoy a camel ride. Dilli Haat is a forum to bring together rural art and folk culture and it also promotes the creation of hand made products.

It has an open-air theatre too where cultural events are performed on a daily basis. In addition to this, it is a fascinating panorama of art, craft and culture and a perfect spot to capture all those candid pictures that you always wanted. Over the years, the Dilli Haat became a venue of crafts, music, dance, and cultural festivals. For example, India’s first comic convention, Comic-con India was organized at Dilli Haat. 

Timing- 10:00 AM To 10:00 PM
Entry Fee- INR 30 For Indians And INR 150 For Foreigners

10. Red Fort

The Red Fort is one of the greatest historical monuments in India, situated in the center of Delhi (New Delhi). It was built by the Mughal emperor Shah. The walls of the Red Fort have been constructed using 30 meter high stones. It takes nine years to complete its construction. Red Fort is also known as the “Lal Quila”. Every year, the Indian Prime Minister unfurls the national flag here on Independence Day. The Red Fort has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site in the year 2007.

The present Architectural features mixed conditions, while the water sources are dry, the walkways are crumbling and the marble inland flowers have been removed from looters, the buildings are in fairly good condition with the decorative articles still in place. The Red Fort is the landmark of Delhi. It consisted of Diwan-e-Aam, Diwan-e-Khas, Rang Mahal, etc. The surroundings of the pavilion have been decorated using precious stones, gems, valuable stones, and silver linings. Hence, you should take a glimpse of our country’s proud history. 

Timing- 10:00 AM To 5:00 PM
Enty\ry Fee- INR 20 For Indians And INR 100 For Foreigners

11. Jantar Mantar

The Jantar Mantar is located in New Delhi at Connaught Place. It has 13 architectural astronomy instruments that can be used to complete astronomical tables. It was built by the Maharaja Jai Singh in 1724 and a part of a collection of five such observations, located in Jaipur, Ujjain, Varanasi, and Mathura. Some instruments also predict the timing of the sun, moon, and planets. There are four primary devices constructed here which are the Samrat Yantra, The Ram Yantra, The Jai Prakash, and Misra Yantra. They lie in the small temples of Bhairava, located in the east of the main site and even these were also built by Maharaja Jai Singh. Thus, it is also a beautiful place to visit in Delhi. Here you can do photography as well and can spend some valuable time with your affectionate ones too. 

Timing- 9:00 AM To 5:00 PM
Entry Fee- INR 10 For Indians And INR 50 For Foreigners

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