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
1. Red Fort
The Red Fort is an epitome of the Mughal era in
India and is the face of tourist attractions in
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
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
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
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.
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 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
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.
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
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 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.
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
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 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.
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
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.
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.