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 delhi sightseeing (2 days)

           

          Visiting Delhi for the first time and you are excited yet confused about showing him the tourist places in Delhi.

          Top Tourist Places To Visit In Delhi

          Take a look to know all about it while you select the most extra ones in the capital city to explore!

          1. Red Fort

          The Red Fort is an epitome of the Mughal era in India and is the face of tourist attractions in Delhi.
          Built in 1638, it is an outstanding marvel of Mughal architecture made of red sand stone.
          Within its magnanimous walls, the chhata bazaar and every evening sound and light show are special attractions.
          If you are interested in the history of Red Fort, you will be thrilled to know that the Fort was built when Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan shifted his capital to Delhi.
          In 2007, this Fort has declared a UNESCO World Heritage. It is one of the most famous places in Delhi.

          Rajghat

          Rajghat is the place where the Father of India  -  Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi lies. He is the man behind the freedom of India, the man who won the world half clad in Dhoti and half naked! He is the man who turned the midnight into a new day and gave the world a new Nation called "INDIA"  He is the man who told the world that we can have victory without large battlefields and arms! He is the man who told that even silence speaks!
          Entrance Fees : Free

          Jama Masque

          Among the other tourist attractions in Delhi is the largest mosque in India - Jama Masjid. It can hold 25000 devotees at a time. It was Shah Jahan's first architectural marvel. The mosque has four towers and the southern tower gives a stunning view of the city. You've to be dressed appropriately to enter the mosque. If not, rent an attire provided by the mosque authority.

          Chandni Chowk

          The main street of Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk is the heart of Delhi. Chaotically competing for space, its narrow lanes are filled with shops to buy inexpensive stuff. Also, Street food just doesn't get better than Chandni Chowk.
          Must visit: The Flea Market every Sunday morning, Nayi Sadak, Dariyaganj

          India Gate

          India Gate is one 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.
          If you are in Delhi on the Republic Day, you must visit the India Gate Parade which is really a prestigious and the most ceremonious event of India. Lots of international guests and national leaders are present on the occasion and pay tribute to the freedom fighters and great leaders of the country.
          Entry fee: Free

          Rashtrapati Bhawan

          On the opposite of the Rajpath is residence of the President of India. Not among the typical tourist places in Delhi, access to this grand piece of architecture is restricted. With four floors and 340 rooms in a floor area of 200,000 square feet, it has a huge presidential gardens (Mughal Gardens), large open spaces, residences of bodyguards and staff, stables, other offices and utilities within its perimeter walls. This grand architectural building is the largest residence of any head of the state around the world. The architectural design of the building is based on the design of the Edwardian Baroque. The middle dome of the building is the perfect amalgamation of the Indian and the British architectural styles. Just a walk past the monument will give you the idea of how grand the monument is.

          Qutub Minar

          Among the other places to visit in Delhi, Qutub Minar stands tall with its 73 meter tall brick minaret. Built by Qutub-ud-din Aibak, the structure has five stories abundant with chiseled carvings and scriptures. Qutub Minar is the part of the Qutub Complex and it has been declared as the UNESCO World Heritage Site. This red stone tower is a heritage site of India is the amazing example of the beautiful Iranian architecture along with Parso-Arabic and Nagari details

          Jantar Mantar

          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. The principal instruments of the observatory are the Samrat Yantra, the Jai Prakash, the Ram Yantra, and the Misra Yantra. There is also a temple of Bhairava, located near the building. It was also built by Maharaja Jai Singh II.

          Humayun's Tomb

          Humayun's Tomb was built in 1570 by Humayun's wife Haji Begum. It is unarguably one of the most amazing works of Mughal Architecture to which Taj Mahal owes its design. Not only the grave of the Mughal Emperor, Humayun, but this tomb also secures the graves of Bega Begum, Dara Shikoh, Hamida Begum, along with other significant members of the Mughals. The tomb is made of red sandstone and white marbles and it looks serene and beautiful even after so many years.

          Akshardham Temple

          Swaminarayan Akshardham  -  one of the largest Hindu temples in the world. Built by the BAPS spiritual organization, it's a stunning architectural work made of the pink stone and white marble. Located on the banks of the Yamuna River, this temple has lots of exhibits for the visitors. There is an Abhishekh Mandap, Sanskruti Darshan, Sahajanand Darshan and Neelkanth Darshan where you can enjoy a cultural boat ride. The theme-based garden is really an exciting place to visit here. And while you are here, don't forget to visit the Sahaj Anand Water Show.
          Entry fee: Free, separate fee to view exhibitions

          Laxminarayan Temple

          Birla Mandir refers to any temple which was built by the Birla family and there are many as such scattered over the various cities. This one is located on Mandir Marg is a very important Delhi tourist destination as well. It is dedicated to Laxminarayan or Lord Vishnu. Built in 1939, the temple is spacious and large to hold many devotees. The architecture resembles the Nagar style and there are a lot of side temples here as well which are dedicated to various other deities like Buddha, Shiva, and Krishna. The temple stretches for up to 7.5 acres and is flanked by a lot of shrines, large gardens, and fountains which display many nationalistic and Hindu sculptures as well.
          Timings: It can be visited on all days of the week from 04:30 am to 1:30 PM and then again from 02:30 PM to 09:00 PM.

          ISKCON Temple

          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 a 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.

          The Tomb Of Safdarjung

          The tomb is a very famous attraction in Delhi and is made up of marble and sandstone. It was constructed in 1754 and then architect is in the late Mughal empire style. It's domed and arched dark red-brown and also white colored structure has a special aura which engulfs the visitors. Safdarjung held the post of the prime minister for the Mughal empire when emperor Ahmad Shah Bahadur was occupying the throne in the year 1748. The tomb was constructed by his son Nawab Shujaud Daula after his death in 1754. The tomb is the last of the monumental tomb which were built resembling the Garden of the Mughals and so it resembles an enclosed garden which is in the style of Humayun's tomb. The main attraction of the tomb is the Char Bagh plan, the mausoleum at the center, the five-part facade, the nine-fold floor plan, and the hidden stairway.

          Lotus Temple

          Famously known as the Lotus temple in the list of famous tourist places in Delhi, Lotus in the Bahai Temple symbolizes four religions namely Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Islam. This temple belongs to the Bahai faith which proclaims that all people and religions are united. Worshippers of every religion are welcome here. You will find nine doors of this temple which allows 2500 visitors at the same time. For the mesmerizing architecture, this building has achieved several awards and rewards.

          Old Fort: Purana Quila

          In the list of places to visit in Delhi, Purana Quila is one of the most ancient grandeurs of the city. With rectangular dimensions, it spreads over a circuit of nearly 2 kilometers. Boating in the lake nearby and a sound and light show in the evening are special attractis.

          Hauz Khas Fort

          The Hauz Khas Fort Complex rests amidst the splendid beauty of a lake and is a 10 pointer among the very famous tourist places in Delhi. Firoz Shah Tughlaq re-excavated the silted tank and cleared the channels to give shape to what is a famous recreational spot in South Delhi. Built in the 13th century, is a hub of activities, a bird watcher's delight and a favored picnic spot for the locals.

          Agrasen Ki Baoli

          Agrasen Ki Baoli, which is also known as Ugrasen Ki Baoli is one of the coolest places to visit in Delhi. It became quite popular after Amir Khan's PK movie and on the other hand is also infamous for its haunted activities at night. This 60-meter long and 15-meter wide step well in Connaught Place attracts many. You must pay a visit to this place while exploring the lanes of CP.
          Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.

          Lodhi Gardens

          Located near Khan Market, Lodhi Gardens is spread around 90 acres and the entire year is a heritage site. You will get to see lots of historical monuments, like the tomb of Sikandar Lodi and Mohammed Shah. If you want to arrange a picnic on Saturday morning, head towards Lodhi Gardens.


           

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