Delhi Tour: 12 Best Places to visit in Delhi

Delhi is considered to be one of the most populated capital cities in the world. Delhi being the capital city of the country, has a ton of beautiful and touristy areas to visit. The city is very famous for its ancient and medieval history as before Britishers, Mughals used to rule Delhi. Moreover, the city is not famous only for its historical monuments and all, it also has many bars, cafés, pubs, nightclubs. Delhi, known for its speciality street food, which can be explored at Chandni Chowk, along with age-old shops. One can start his day with a breakfast at Chandni Chowk, with Rabdi-Jalebi, or with varieties of Parathas at ‘Parathe Vali Gali’. If you haven’t had Rabdi-Jalebi or Paratha during your previous Delhi tour then believe me, you should visit again.

All the facilities and commodities that are required for a normal person are easily available here. Delhi is also known as the political capital of India as it’s the home for The President and The Prime Minister of India. Delhi, the capital city of India is so huge and interesting, it takes months to explore it fully. Here is the list of things and places you really need to check-out about the capital city of India during Delhi Tour:-

Red Fort

The Red Fort or Lal Quila is a historical fortification in the old Delhi area. Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built this massive fort when he transferred the capital from Agra to Delhi. The construction of this monument began in the month of Muharran on 13 may, 1638. It took ten years to complete the construction in 1648. Lal Quila lies along the banks of the river Yamuna whose waters fed the moats surrounding the fort. It became a UNESCO world heritage site in 2007.

The first Prime Minister of the independent state Mr. Jawaharlal Nehru addressed the vehement crowds at the Red Fort and raised the Indian flag after his famous and iconic ‘Tryst with Destiny’ speech. Every Independence Day, the existing Prime Minister hoists the Indian ‘Tri-Color Flag’ and delivers a speech to the waiting nation from the red rampart.

Entry fee: Free for children under 15, INR 250 for foreigners and INR 10 for Indians.

Opening hours: 9 AM to 6 PM. Closed on Mondays.

Metro Station: Chandni Chowk Metro Station

Chandni Chowk

It is one of the oldest, busiest market of Delhi which offers a very diverse range of products and foods. The market’s intitial dates can be traced back to the origin of Shahjahanbad, when emperor Shah Jahan established Red Fort on the banks of the Yamuna river. On both sides of market historical residential buildings are present.  From designer clothes and home decor items to books, this market sells most things at a throwaway price so it is a must visit if you happen to be on a budget. Some of the famous markets in Chandni Chowk are:

Cloth Bazaar of Katra Neel offers all kinds of fabrics such as silks, satin, crepe and cotton.

Kucha Choudhary Market is India’s biggest camera market popularly known as photo market.

Moti Bazaar is famous for shawls and pearls.

Opening hours: open on all days except on Mondays from 10:00 am to 07:00 pm.

Entry Fee: Free.

Metro Station: Chandni Chowk Metro Station.

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 to 1656. The massive structure is made of sandstone and marbles. Inaugurated by an Imam from Bukhara, present-day Uzbekistan. It was constructed by more than 5000 workers. Its construction cost was more than 1 Million Rupees. There are several different ways to reach the courtyard. There are 39 steps made up of crimson stone from the north gate, 33 steps from the southern gate and 35steps from the east gate which is the main entrance to the mosque. A whooping amount of 25,000 people can pray in the courtyard of the mosque at the same time, not just the courtyard, but the mosque in whole can handle 85,000 people at once. Owned by Waqf board, it has witnessed two recent terrorist Attacks in 2006 and 2010 with one bombing infliction causality

Entry fee: Free

Opening hours: Every days from 07:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:30 pm to 06:30 pm.

Metro Station: Chandni Chowk or Chawri Bazar Metro Station.

Connaught Place

Connaught Place, in short CP. It is one of the largest commercial and business centers in Delhi, it has endless shops which range from high end brands to small stores. The market is in form of concentric circles, namely the Inner and Outer Circle, with the Central Park located in the center. The Central Park hoists one of the largest national flags in the country of size 60 feet * 90 feet. Palika Bazaar here is the first underground full condition market apart from clothes and accessories, piercing and tattoo shops are also present there. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, Jantar Mantar is one of the famous tourist spots in Delhi, just 1 kilometer away. CP has some amazing food places, like Kebabs N roll Biryani blues, Sarvana Bhavan Chai Shots, naturals ice cream, Behrouz Biryani, Wenger’s bakery, etc.

Entry fee: Free
Opening hours: every days from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm (Approximately).

Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk Metro Station.

Bahai (Lotus) Temple

Known as the Bahai House of Worship, built in 1986, Lotus Temple is a worship place for all religions and centres around spiritual unification of the humans. There are 27 petals in lotus temple having three set on nine petals. It has nine doors to enter inside of the temple. The temple does not have any statue or image of any God or Goddess, the hall of temple can easily accommodate around 2500 people. Influenced by the various worship places, Lotus temple in Delhi is one of the seven Bahai worship temples across the world. Others are at Wilmette, Sydney, Panama city, Apia, Kampala and Frankfurt. Iranian architect Fariborz Sahba designed this temple in Delhi.

Entry fee: Free entry.

Opening hours: Every days except Mondays from 09:00 am to 07:00 pm.

Metro Station: Kalkaji Mandir Metro Station.

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India Gate

Built by Edwin Lutyens in 1921, India Gate (All India War Memorial), is a huge 73 meter high means located astride the Rajpath of New Delhi. It commemorates 900,000 Indian soldiers, martyred in the First World War and the Afghan Wars. 13,218 war dead are commemorated by their names on the gate. Inaugurated by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on 27 Jan 1979, the 23rd Republic Day, India Gate became the site of Amar Jawan Jyoti – Indian Army’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Amar Jawan Jyoti was The monument is made of red and yellow sandstones along with granite is worth visiting. The beautiful lighting around India Gate provides an aesthetic appearance during night time.

Entry fee: Free entry.

Opening hours: every days 24*7.

Metro Station: Central Secretariat Metro Station.

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Dedicated to Guru Hari Krishan Sahib, Gurdwara Bangla Sahib in Delhi is a famous as Sikh pilgrimage center. It is one of the most important historical and sacred pilgrimage destinations of the Sikh community. Gurdwara Bangla Sahib was originally a bungalow belonging to Raja Jai Singh. It is open 24 hours to people of all race, caste, creed or social standing without any question or judgement.

It is the place where the eighth Guru of Sikhs, Shri Guru Harkishan took his last breath. Guru Har Krishan Singh travelled to Delhi as a guest by Raja Jai Singh. Guru Har Krishan’s age was only 8 years that time. At that time, a smallpox epidemic was raging in Delhi. And Guru Har Krishan helped the suffering by giving aid and fresh water from the well at this bungalow. It is said that through his touch had magical healing powers he was able to heal thousand of peoples.

Entry fee: Free entry.

Opening hours: every day 24*7

Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk Metro Station.

Rajghat

Raj Ghat in Delhi is an important landmark for India as it is a memorial to the father of our nation, Mahatma Gandhi. It is one of the best places to visit in east Delhi situated on the banks of Yamuna River. The ‘Raj Ghat Gate’ of the walled city opened to Raj Ghat at the river. Gandhi Smriti shows the exact location of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination. The room where he slept and the prayer ground is open to the public. The beautiful lush garden is present all around the Raj Ghat. A gallery in the museum showcases his personal artefacts such as paintings, toothpick, shawls, teeth and stick. The museum also have the bullets used to kill Mahatma Gandhi.

Entry fee: Free entry.

Opening hours: every days from 05:00 am to 07:30 pm.

Metro Station: Indraprastha Metro Station.

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Qutab Minar

Qutub Minar or Qutb Minar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Mehrauli area of Delhi, India. It is a 72.5m high tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak. He was the first Muslim ruler of Delhi, he just constructed the basement of minaret. His successor, Iltutmush added three more storeys, and in 1368, Firoz Shah Tughlak constructed the fifth and the last storey. Around the tower, there are several historical monuments like the Qutub Complex with Quwat ul Isla Mosque and the Iron Pillar of Delhi. A 7 m-high iron pillar stands in the courtyard of the mosque. It is said that if you can encircle it with your hands while standing with your back to it your wish will be fulfilled.

Entry fee: Rs 30 for Indians, Rs 500 for foreigners and free for children up to 15 years.

Opening hours: Every day from sunrise to sunset.

Metro Station: Qutub Minar Metro Station

Akshardham Temple

Constructed by Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha in the National Capital of India, New Delhi. ‘Akshardham’ means the divine abode of God. It is a Hindu house of worship, and a spiritual and cultural campus, hailed as an eternal place of devotion, purity and peace. The construction of temple is according to the Vastu Shastra and Pancharatra Shastra. To preserve the sanctity and spiritual ambience, a strict dress code operates within the complex which applies to every visitor in the complex. Yagnapurush Kund is present inside the temple which is the largest yagna kund in the world. It comprises of 108 small shrines and 2870 steps leading to the kund. The evening water show is worth watching.

Entry fee: Complex entry is totally free but charges are applicable to atted show and exhibition.

Opening hours: every days except Mondays from 09:30 am to 06:30 pm.

Metro Station: Akshardham Metro Station.

Humayun’s Tomb

It is the final resting place of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. Humayun’s Tomb is the first garden tomb of Indian subcontinent. It is the major tourist attraction of north Delhi, located in Nizamuddin east. Commissioned by the first wife of Humayun Empress Bega Begum was the chief consort as well. The Tomb was declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. But after that, it had to undergo several restorations. The structure of Humayun’s tomb is a mix of Islamic and Persian architecture with smatterings of Indian elegance too. It is made of red sandstone and white marbles which provides a beautiful and elegant look to the monument.

Entry fee: Rs 10 for Indians, Rs 250 for foreigners and free for children up to 15 years.

Opening hours: Every day from sunrise to sunset.

Metro Station: Khan Market Metro Station

Waste to Wonder Park

The Park is the latest attraction in the list of tourist places of Delhi. It has replicas of Seven Wonders of the World, and it is a very unique theme park in the world. All the wonders are made of mechanical wastes like nut bolts, chains, rims, gears, angles, rods etc. All the seven wonders look surreal, but the eye-catching monument is the Eiffel Tower as it look like the real one. The idea derived from Kota’s Seven Wonders Park after it was featured in the Bollywood movie “Badrinath ki Dulhania”. Inaugurated by Former Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on 21-Feb, 2019. The Park is located in South Delhi, at the edges of the Rajiv Gandhi Smriti Van, Mahatma Gandhi Marg.

The 7 wonders inside Waste to Wonders park are :-

  • Eiffel Tower :- France
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa :- Italy
  • great pyramid of Giza :- Egypt
  • Colosseum :- Italy
  • Christ the Redeemer :- Brazil
  • Statue of Liberty :- USA
  • Taj Mahal :- India

Entry fee: Rs 50 for adults and Rs 25 for children.

Opening hours: every days except Mondays from 11:00 am to 11 pm.

Metro Station: Nizammudin Metro station.

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