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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has flagged-off the Delhi-Faridabad Metro Line that would allow hassle free travel for around two lakh daily commuters between the national capital and the industrial hub in Haryana.

The extension of the Delhi Metro connects Badarpur to Escorts Mujesar in Faridabad.

The total cost of the project from Badarpur to Escorts Mujesar is nearly Rs. 2,500 crore. Out of this, Rs. 1,557 crore was borne by the Haryana Government, the Centre contributed Rs. 537 crore, while the Delhi Metro provided Rs. 400 crore.

The nine stations in this section include, Sarai, NHPC Chowk, Mewala Maharajpur, Sector 28, Badkal Mor, Old Faridabad, Neelam Chowk Ajronda, Bata Chowk and Escorts Mujesar. buy kamagra polo online https://lasernailtherapy.com/wp-content/themes/twentytwentytwo/inc/patterns/en/kamagra-polo.html no prescription All these are elevated and located on either side of the Delhi-Mathura Road (NH-2).

“The nine-station metro corridor which was 95 per cent indigenously built will provide people a safe, affordable, quick, comfortable, reliable, environment-friendly and sustainable transport facility,” a Haryana government spokesperson said.

Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar, addressing a press conference on Saturday, had thanked the Prime Minister for “gifting” the Metro service which would take the city to “another level of progress” with better connectivity with other NCR towns.

He had also said that the Prime Minister would be announcing the go-ahead for connecting Gurgaon with Faridabad by Metro.

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Delhi by Metro : There is no better way to travel in Delhi than by Delhi Metro, the country’s largest metro system will take you to each and every look of the capital city with ease and comfort. My visit to Delhi was for 3 days and the incredible metro network helped me to cover 15 tourist destinations and shopping hubs in such a short period of time.

Having arrived by flight, I took the Airport Express line of the metro from IGI Airport station in terminal 3 which brings you to the city centre in just 20 minutes. If you are arriving in Terminal 1 or 2, you can take the metro from the new Terminal-1 IGIA station (Magenta Line). I checked into my hotel in the morning at Paharganj, a busy market area that is filled with a number of hotels and restaurants attracting both domestic and foreign tourists. The neighborhood is advantageous for all tourists since it is situated in Central Delhi with its main bazar road having the New Delhi Railway station on its east and RK Ashram Marg Metro station on its west end. So, area suggestion for budget travellers: Paharganj!

The plan, metro and blog overview 

I visited Delhi for the first time this year for 3 days and slotted another day in between for Agra. The ideal time to visit Delhi is August-October and February-April so as to avoid the city’s extreme weather conditions.

Delhi Metro is one of the ten biggest metro systems in the world spanning over 300 km with 8 colour coded lines. If Phase IV expansion happens as planned, it will become the 3rd biggest metro system. Although it has eight lines, all the famous tourist attractions can be covered by the Yellow and Violet Line itself.

The entire blog has been written in a chronological order and all the locations are put-up in an order of comfort as it was planned and done after taking into consideration of all the locations, distances and the metro stations. The sub-headings are to be read as Time: Location Name – Metro Station Name (Metro Line Name). So, what are we waiting for? Let the journey begin!

Jama Masjid

The first day can be covered entirely on the busy Yellow Line that connects Samayapur Badli in North Delhi to HUDA City Centre in Gurgaon, south of Delhi.

11.00 am: Rashtrapati Bhavan – Central Secretariat (Yellow/Violet Line)

Rashtrapati Bhawan

02.00 pm: Qutub Minar – Qutub Minar (Yellow Line)

Qutab Minar

Although the station is named after the monument, it’s a couple of kilometres away and you would have to take the bus or preferably an auto to reach the Qutab complex.  The towering minaret which was constructed storey wise by different dynasties of the Delhi Sultanate is only one of the principal attractions in the complex. The Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque, an incomplete Alai Minar, the iron pillar of Delhi and a few other monuments constructed by various empires make you wonder about the importance of the area in Indian history.

05.00 pm: Tomb of Safdarjung – Jorbagh (Yellow Line)

Tomb of Safdarjung

A 5-minute walk from the Jorbagh metro station lies the Tomb of Safdarjung, the tomb of the finest statesman under the Mughal empire. The red sandstone and marble mausoleum are surrounded by a large garden and are one of the few less crowded tourist attractions in the city despite the monument being picturesque.

06.00 pm: Lodhi Garden – Jorbagh (Yellow Line) The road opposite to the Tomb of Safdarjung is the busy Lodhi road and a 10-minute walk along its tree-lined footpaths will take you to the Lodhi Gardens. The park which is now used by residents of New Delhi for walking was only created to landscape the tombs of Mohammed Shah and Sikander Lodi, an idea given by Lady Willingdon in 1936. Although the tombs here are not a great attraction that requires more than a look, take a break in the vast park as the evening breeze sets in before heading to the final spot for the day.

07.30 pm: India Gate – Central Secretariat (Yellow/Violet Line)

Head back to the metro station where the day began and walk down the Rajpath. If you are tired and wouldn’t prefer the 30-minute walk, take a bus directly from Lodhi Garden to India Gate. Designed by Edwin Lutyens, the memorial is for the Indian Army soldiers who died in World War 1 and the Third Anglo-Afghan War, the war memorial is best seen when it’s illuminated after sunset. The stillness beneath the memorial delivers a patriotic feeling, at least on your first visit.

India Gate

Travel Tip: Make sure to get your entry tickets for all monuments from the ASI website with ease in one click thereby saving a lot of time on the trip by avoiding the long queues especially in the world heritage sites of Qutab Minar, Red Fort and Humayun’s Tomb.

The second day is going to be through another North-South corridor – Violet Line which connects Kashmere Gate to Faridabad in Haryana. A stretch of this metro line vowing to its historical locations has been named as the Heritage line. So, let’s hop on!

11.00 am: Red Fort – Lal Quila (Violet Line)

Delhi Lal Quila (Red Fort)

As you emerge out of the underground station, you are welcomed by the majestic red sandstone walls of the Red Fort – home of the Mughal dynasty for two centuries and was built by Shah Jahan. Despite the inside of the Fort containing several magnificent structures, remember these are only those that survived the plunder and destruction by Persian ruler Nadir Shah in 1747 followed by the British in 1857.

12.30 pm: Jama Masjid – Jama Masjid (Violet Line)

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid is less than a kilometre away from Red Fort, either walk or just hop on the metro and get down at the next station. The moment you come out of the station, the atmosphere immediately transforms from a calm, less crowded metro station to a buzzing bazaar where you have to walk through the crowd with a slowly emerging view of the facade of the Masjid. The mosque was built by Shah Jahan in 1656 and was also the Mughal emperor’s last monument.

03.00 pm: Purana Qila – Khan Market (Violet Line)

Purana Quila (Old Fort) Delhi

Post lunch, get on the metro and head straight towards Khan Market Metro station and walk for 15 mins or take an auto to Purana Qila situated adjacent to the Delhi Zoo. Purana Qila is one of the oldest forts in the country, although the current form of the structure was built by Sher Shah Suri, there are also claims based on excavations that this could be the site of Indraprastha, the capital city of the Pandavas.  The fort also has a Baoli (step well) and the Sher Mandal – an observatory tower cum library built by Babur where Humayun fell to death.

04.30 pm: Humayun’s Tomb – JLN (Violet Line)

Humayun's Tomb Delhi

Take an auto from Purana Qila to Humayun’s Tomb, the resting place of the great Mughal emperor built by his wife Haji Begum. The complex is also referred to as the ‘Dormitory of the Mughals’ as a number of members of the Mughal family have been buried here, including Dara Shikoh, the first son of Shah Jahan who lost the succession battle to brother Aurangazeb. The Persian style architecture of the tomb along with its elegant Mughal styled gardens makes it a must visit place in the city.

06.30 pm: Nizamuddin Dargah – JLN (Violet Line)

A 10-minute walk down Lodhi road from Humayun’s Tomb will take you to the dargah (mausoleum) of Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya, one of the most famous Sufi saints of all time. The place will give an altogether different vibe, especially during the night hours. The famous Qawwali sessions that happen every Thursday are a must visit but unfortunately, it has been stopped for a while. The revered Sufi poet and musician Amir Khusrau, one of the finest disciple of Nizamuddin Auliya is also buried in the same vicinity.

Travel Tip: Most of the monuments in Delhi are closed on Mondays, so if your trip follows a weekend, make sure you head out and visit Agra.

10.00 am: Lotus Temple – Kalkaji Mandir (Violet Line/Magenta Line)

Lotus Temple Delhi

The Lotus temple, also the house of worship of the Bahai faith is a modern architectural marvel that also sees one of the highest tourist footfalls in the city. The lotus flower themed marble-clad attraction is a house of worship for the Bahai faith, although no ritual activities take place, all visitors are taken to the main hall, where one can choose to meditate or just be astonished by the pin-drop silence.

12 pm: Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum – Lok Kalyan Marg (Yellow Line)

Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum Delhi

Leaving the Lotus temple with a state of tranquillity, its time to get back on the all-time rush hour Yellow line before winding up the trip. The house-turned-museum of the former Prime Minister has a number of her belongings and photos that take you through her life and also of her family’s. The office-cum-library has been left untouched and is a highlight of the museum, the spot of her assassination is also marked on the outside. Although initially, I was reluctant to visit here due to time constraint, it was totally worth it.

03.00 pm: Chandni Chowk – Chandni Chowk (Yellow Line)

Chandni Chowk Delhi

Post lunch, get on the yellow line and head to the buzzing Chandni Chowk, a Mughal era market which is now also one of the country’s biggest. The market not only has a name for shopping but also for its several iconic eateries including a number of Paratha shops in Paranthewali Gali.

04.30 pm: Jantar Mantar – Rajiv Chowk (Blue/Yellow Line)

Jantar Mantar Delhi

LAST STOP! Rajiv Chowk! A 5-minute walk from Delhi’s busiest metro station will take you to city’s Jantar Mantar, one of the 5 observatories built by Maharaja Jai Singh. It is one of the very few ancient architectures surviving in the middle of an urban jungle. It takes some time for us to understand the science behind each structure with a lot of confusion but surely leaves you astonished by the knowledge in astronomy by the Maharaja and his people.

5.30 pm: Connaught Place – Rajiv Chowk (Blue/Yellow Line)

Connaught Place is the go-to-go hangout place for anyone from the city or visiting it. CP is just not the address businesses wants but also an architect’s fantasy, courtesy of Edwin Lutyens and a tourist’s most loved spot in the city, thanks to all the shopping spots and the restos including some iconic names like Keventers, Wenger’s Deli, just to name a few. Even just taking a seat in one of the benches facing the shops or the Central Park in itself gives a soothing pleasure and the mammoth metro station right under the park makes you grateful on how both British era and modern architecture has combined to make CP a wonderful place of what it is today. End of the trip!

Connaught Place Delhi

Delhi is such a historic, finely planned and a well-connected place that makes it a must-visit city for all. Credits to the Mughals for the monuments they built, Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker for the planning of New Delhi and E. Sreedharan & his team for building the incredible Delhi Metro. To make your trip even better, get hold of William Dalrymple’s ‘City of Djinns’ book and read it either before, during the journey or after. I have fallen in love with Delhi at first sight and I hope everyone will.

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Getting around in Delhi, India: A guide to the Delhi Metro

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With a population of nearly 19 million people, New Delhi in India is one of the largest cities in the world – which means that getting around while you’re there can be quite difficult.

You can use a ride-sharing app like Uber, or take an auto rickshaw, yes, but because there’s so much traffic, those rides can take forever , which is why taking the Delhi Metro may be your best bet. Bonus: Hopping on the metro is also a great way to get to know the city, and it’ll save you money too.

So here’s everything you need to know about the Indian capital’s public transit system:

A Brief History

For starters, the metro system in Delhi is still relatively new; it opened in December 2002. One of the most important facts about it is that it’s the first railway system in the entire world to get a United Nations certification for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This is huge for Delhi, and, as a result, locals are very proud of their metro.

The metro has eight main lines, divided by colour – red, yellow, blue, green, violet, magenta, and pink – plus an eighth one, the orange line, that goes directly to the airport. There are around 184 metro stations in total, both underground and above ground – but they’re all air-conditioned. That air conditioning factor certainly isn’t as big a deal as the United Nations certification, but it’s definitely up there, as Delhi heat is no joke.

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Getting Around

Train at sunset in Delhi, India

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As you may expect from such a sprawling railway system, there are a couple of key rules and guidelines that you should know before you go:

1. To buy a ticket, which is either a card or a token, you have to go to the ticket counter at every station. Generally speaking, tokens are best for one-way trips, and cards are better if you are a frequent traveller. You can also purchase a Special Tourist Card, which gives you an unlimited number of rides for a limited amount of days. A one-day Tourist Card is 200 rupees (150 rupees + 50 rupees for the card itself, though the card is refundable), and a three-day Tourist Card is 500 rupees (450 rupees + 50 rupees for the card itself, which, again, is refundable).

2. The fare is not a set rate. Rather, it’s based on where you’re going. Unlike cities like New York, which have a set rate for a subway ride no matter where you’re going, the Delhi Metro charges you based on your distance travelled. To find out how much one ride costs, type in your departure and arrival stations here .

A sacred cow walks through Delhi, India

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3. If possible, try to avoid peak travel times, as the metro gets very, very crowded. Locals say that peak travel time in the morning is anywhere from 9 am to 12 pm, and in the evening, it’s anytime from 6 pm to 8 pm. Of course, avoiding the metro during these times may not be possible, so if that’s the case, just be prepared to be squished – and keep an eye on your bag.

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4. Each train has about six to eight cars, one of which is reserved only for women. Although the metro system was opened in 2002, the women’s-only car only opened in 2010, as a response to sexual harassment complaints. Not surprisingly, though, as is often the case with gender-related initiatives, there is a bit of a debate in Delhi about the existence of the women’s-only car. Contrarians argue that it simply reinforces gender roles, whereas those in favour of the car say it’s a nice place to breathe and know that you will not be bothered by men. No matter where you stand on the debate, it’s good to know that there is one in the first place.

5. Your bag will be scanned before you board – and you can’t board at certain stations if your bag weighs more than 15 kilograms. Every metro station has an X-Ray scanning machine to check your bag before you board. And now, as of February 2018, you are not even allowed [italics] to board the Delhi Metro at more than 35 select stations if your bag weighs more than 15 kilograms. This rule has actually been in place since the metro opened, but it’s only now that the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is actually enforcing it.

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6. You aren’t allowed to eat on the train. That said, many, though not all, Delhi Metro stations have kiosks where you can buy coffee, tea, and local snacks. Some of the stations even have entire food courts filled with popular local and international chains where you can buy full meals. (Hot tip: Go for local chains like Khan Chacha and Cafe Coffee Day, and pass on the international chains like Domino’s… because you can do better than that.)

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Using the Delhi Metro to Get to Your Hotel from the Airport

When the Delhi Metro first opened, there wasn’t a line that went directly to the airport, but all of that changed when the Orange Line – i.e. the line to the airport – opened in February 2011. Both locals and travellers alike really love the addition, because it cuts the journey down from more than an hour to around 20 minutes (give or take). The Orange Line runs from Terminal 3 and the new AeroCity hospitality precinct to New Delhi Metro Station (which is opposite the New Delhi Railway Station). Trains run nearly every 10 minutes, from around 5 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. every day, and the trip costs 60 rupees.

And that’s not all. In May 2018, the DMRC opened a new magenta line that goes to the airport too. While it’s not an express train like the Orange Line, it still gives you even more airport-to-hotel options. The magenta line has 16 stations total – many of which interchange with other lines – and operates from Terminal 1.

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The Best Delhi Metro Stations for Sightseeing

Lodi Garden monument in Delhi, India

One of the coolest parts about taking the Delhi Metro is that the metro itself is a sight to be seen. That said, you can also use it to get to other awesome tourist attractions too. Here are five solid stations that will place you right in the middle of the attraction action:

1. Chandni Chowk, on the yellow line This brings you to Old Delhi, which is total chaos but a must-see. You can walk to the Red Fort from here too. There’s tons of street food around as well, so be sure to sample some – and don’t miss Karim’s .

2. Rajiv Chowk, on the yellow and blue lines When you get off at this station, you’ll be close to Connaught Place, the commercial business and financial hub of Delhi that has heaps of markets and stalls. This is where you go to get all of the Indian trinkets you want.

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3. Hauz Khas, on the yellow line Hauz Khas village is the hipster neighbourhood of Delhi. Expect to drink artisanal beer and quality coffee, visit artsy clothing and jewellery boutiques, and stroll through colourful, graffiti-covered alleyways.

4. Nehru Place, on the violet line It’s right by Lotus Temple, which is a house of worship constructed in the shape of a flower that’s one of the most popular attractions in Delhi.

5. Central Secretariat, on the yellow and violet lines Get off here to be close to the Indira Gandhi Memorial, Lodhi Garden, India Gate, the Parliament House, and more.

Now that you have all of the Delhi Metro information you need, go off and hop on that train. Your wallet – and your watch – will thank you.

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Delhi Metro Travel Guide: Everything You Need To Know

The Delhi Metro has been a boon in my journeys, from zipping to my hotel in Aerocity straight from the airport to quickly getting to Chandni Chowk without having to deal with traffic. 

But the Metro can be overwhelming and confusing to figure out at first. 

I’ve been traveling India for more than 4 years and aim to visit every state. But one place I often visit is Delhi, and the Metro has been so helpful. 

Read on to learn everything you’ll need to know about Delhi’s Metro to have convenient and stress-free travels. 

In this post, you’ll learn: 

  • Delhi Metro’s zones and lines
  • Using the Airport Express Line
  • How to buy tickets and Smartcards
  • Must-visit Metro stations and nearby attractions
  • Etiquette and safety tips
  • Tips to avoid rush hour 
  • Using the Metro with other modes of Delhi transport
  • Best food stops near Metro stations
  • Best markets accessible by Metro
  • Art & culture in Delhi Metro stations
  • Lesser-known sights near Metro stations
  • Nightlife Spots near the Metro Stations

Ready to embark on a metro ride through Delhi? Let’s dive in!

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Understanding Delhi Metro’s Zones & Lines 

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Oh, the beautiful spectrum of the Delhi Metro lines ! Each one with its own color and places to discover.

Zones and Lines

– Red Line: Takes you from Rithala to Shaheed Sthal. Along the way, don’t miss out on exploring Pitampura’s buzzing markets.

– Yellow Line: This one connects Samaypur Badli to HUDA City Centre, passing through the central areas, including the famous Chhatarpur Temple.

– Green Line: This connects Inderlok and Brigadier Hoshiyar Singh. Bonus: It’s a ride amidst some green patches!

– Violet Line: Kashmiri Gate to Ballabhgarh, it goes past the enchanting Humayun’s Tomb.

– Blue Line: Dwarka to Noida Electronic City/Vaishali. It’s the one I took for a delicious food tour in Chandni Chowk!

– Magenta Line: Janakpuri West to Botanical Garden. A must for a rendezvous with the architectural wonder that is the Lotus Temple.

– Pink Line: Majlis Park to Shiv Vihar. Zipped through this for a lazy Sunday at the Deer Park.

Pro Tip: If you’re looking to explore historical Delhi, the Yellow and Violet lines are your best friends!

This Metro Guide is just one part in my series about Getting Around India . Be sure to read about other transportation forms to best explore this beautiful country.

Navigating the Airport Express Line: A Beginner’s Dive

Ah, so you’ve just landed in Delhi, and you’re itching to start your journey in this vibrant city. But first things first: let’s get you from the airport to the city center efficiently. Enter the Airport Express Line, one of Delhi Metro’s gems.

1. Where to Find the Airport Express Line at the Airport:

As soon as you exit the baggage claim area, follow the signs for the metro. The Delhi Airport Metro Station is strategically located at Terminal 3. If you happen to land at Terminal 1 or 2, don’t fret. Regular shuttle services provided by Delhi Metro will ferry you to Terminal 3, where you can hop onto the Airport Express Line.

2. Destination Points:

The Airport Express Line directly links the Indira Gandhi International Airport and New Delhi City Center. It’ll whisk you away to the New Delhi Railway Station, passing through key stations like Aerocity, Dhaula Kuan, Delhi Aerodrome, and Shivaji Stadium. You can easily connect to other metro lines from the New Delhi Railway Station or hail a cab to your final destination.

3. Cost Comparison:

Now, let’s talk money. A one-way ticket on the Airport Express Line will cost around ₹60 to ₹120 , depending on the distance. In contrast, taking a taxi from the airport to the city center can set you back anywhere from ₹500 to ₹1,000, or even more, based on the time of day, traffic, and type of taxi. 

Apart from being pocket-friendly, the Airport Express Line is also a time-saver, taking a mere 20 minutes to reach the heart of the city. In Delhi’s infamous traffic, a taxi could take you upwards of an hour (or two, on particularly congested days).

4. Can You Take Luggage On The Delhi Metro?

The Airport Express Line trains are designed with travelers in mind. They have dedicated luggage racks, so you can stash away your bags and travel comfortably. However, just like any other metro around the world, it can get crowded during peak hours, so plan accordingly.

Pro Tip: If you’re staying in Aerocity, get down at the Delhi Aerocity station. It’s a hub of swanky hotels and eateries.

There you have it! The Airport Express Line is not just a mode of transport but a rite of passage for any first-timer in Delhi. Embrace the journey, soak in the sights, and before you know it, you’ll be navigating the metro lines like a local.

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How To Buy Delhi Metro Cards & Tokens

Navigating the vast expanse of Delhi’s metro system can be a thrilling experience, especially for a first-timer. While the trains themselves are a marvel, understanding the ticketing system is crucial to ensure a smooth ride. Whether you’re in town for a few days or planning an extended stay, knowing your way around metro cards and tokens is the first step.

1. The Two Ticketing Options:

In essence, Delhi Metro offers two primary forms of ticketing: the token and the smart card. Tokens are best for one-off journeys, while the smart card is the frequent traveler’s best friend.

– How to Purchase: Walk up to the ticket counters or the Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) located at every metro station. Select your destination, pay the required amount, and you’re handed a small round token.

– Using the Token: Place it on the entry gate sensor, wait for the green light, and voilà! You’re granted access. Once you reach your destination, drop the token in the slot at the exit gate.

Note: Tokens are only valid on the day of purchase, so ensure you use them timely.

3. Smart Cards:

– How to Purchase: These can be bought at the Customer Care Centers of any metro station. You’ll need to pay a refundable deposit of ₹50 along with the desired credit amount. You can also opt for Tourist Cards, which offer unlimited travel for either one day (₹200) or three days (₹500).

– Using the Card: Simply tap the card on the sensor at the entry gate. The appropriate fare will be automatically deducted when you tap out at your destination.

– Recharging: Run out of balance? No worries. You can recharge the card at any metro station’s Customer Care or through TVMs. They also offer an online recharge option, which is handy when you’re on the go.

Pro-tip: If you’re here for over a day or two, invest in a smart card. Smart Card holders enjoy a 10% discount on fares; during non-peak hours, the discount is a whopping 20%. If you’re going to be traveling frequently, this card is a no-brainer.

4. Fare Charts:

Wondering about the costs? Every metro station showcases a fare chart that lists prices to various destinations. If in doubt, ask the friendly staff at the ticket counter or refer to the Delhi Metro’s official website or mobile app.

Whether you’re using a token or a smart card, the essence is to enjoy the journey. As you zoom through tunnels and over bridges, watch Delhi unfurl in all its chaotic beauty. Embrace the convenience, the hustle, and the rhythm of this city’s lifeline.

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Must-Visit Metro Stations and Their Surrounding Attractions

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With its millennia-old history and an ever-evolving urban tapestry, Delhi has countless treasures, some of which are conveniently accessible via the metro. As part of your metro adventure, here are some stations that don’t just serve as transit points but open doors to a world of cultural and historical wonders.

1. Rajiv Chowk:

– Metro Line: Yellow and Blue Lines

– Attractions: Connaught Place (often abbreviated as CP) spreads out from Rajiv Chowk at the heart of Delhi. This British-era commercial and recreational vortex brims with shops, restaurants, theaters, and cultural spaces. The Central Park frequently hosts events and the underground Palika Bazaar are mere steps away. Stroll around to feel the pulse of modern Delhi interspersed with colonial charm.

2. Qutub Minar:

– Metro Line: Yellow Line

– Attractions: As the station’s name suggests, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Qutub Minar is nearby. The 73-meter tall tower, dating back to 1193, is an epitome of Indo-Islamic architecture. Explore the surrounding ruins and immerse yourself in a bygone era.

3. Chandni Chowk:

– Attractions: The bustling heart of Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk is a sensory overload. From the historic Red Fort to the Jama Masjid, from age-old bazaars to lip-smacking street food, this place is a journey back in time. Dive into the labyrinthine lanes to discover the essence of traditional Delhi.

4. Hauz Khas:

– Attractions: Combining the old with the new, Hauz Khas is famed for its village setting dotted with medieval history, and yet, it’s a hub of contemporary culture. Galleries, boutiques, cafes, and the serene Hauz Khas Lake make it a favorite for both locals and tourists.

– Metro Line: Yellow and Pink Lines

– Attractions: Home to Delhi Haat, an open-air food and crafts bazaar. It showcases the richness of Indian handicrafts, cuisines, and cultural performances. A haven for shopaholics and gourmets alike!

6. Akshardham:

– Metro Line: Blue Line

– Attractions: Close to the station lies the magnificent Akshardham Temple. Its intricate carvings, sprawling gardens, and mesmerizing water shows stand as a testament to India’s rich spiritual heritage.

Exploring Delhi through its metro is not just about the convenience; it’s about experiencing the diverse facets of this multifaceted city. Each station can be a starting point of a new story, a new adventure. So, swipe that card or drop that token and let the journey begin!

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Etiquette and Safety Tips For The Delhi Metro

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The Delhi Metro, as expansive and efficient as it is, also demands a certain level of etiquette to ensure a comfortable journey for everyone. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or just dipping your toes into Delhi’s urban sprawl, adhering to these guidelines will make your metro experience seamless and pleasant.

1. Boarding:

– Wait in Line: Stations often have demarcated lines. Always stand behind these while waiting. Let passengers alight before boarding to avoid unnecessary chaos.

– Mind the Gap: Watch your step as there might be a small gap between the train and the platform.

2. Reserved Spaces:

– Ladies’ Compartment: The Delhi Metro reserves a coach exclusively for women. It’s typically the first coach, and while it’s okay for women to travel in other general compartments, men should steer clear of the ladies’ section.

– Seats for Special Needs: Some seats are reserved for the elderly, differently-abled, and pregnant women. Even if they’re vacant, offering them to someone in need is courteous.

3. Personal Space:

– Keep the Volume Down: Remember to keep your volume in check whether you’re listening to music or on a call. The metro is a shared space; let’s keep it harmonious.

– No Littering: Always use trash bins provided at stations. A clean metro is a happy metro!

4. Safety Precautions:

– Hold On: The metro can get crowded, and sudden stops can happen. Always hold onto the railings, especially if you’re standing.

– Beware of Pickpockets: Like any public transport system worldwide, always be mindful of your belongings. Keep bags zipped and wallets in front pockets.

5. Metro Do’s and Don’ts:

– No Eating or Drinking: Refrain from consuming food or drinks within the metro premises.

– Follow Announcements: Always pay attention to in-train and platform announcements for any updates or vital information.

6. Interactions and Help:

– Ask, Don’t Assume: Delhiites are generally amiable. If you’re unsure about something, it’s okay to ask a fellow passenger or metro staff.

– Emergency Button: Each coach has an emergency button. Use it ONLY in genuine emergencies, and metro staff will assist promptly.

Traveling via the Delhi Metro is more than just a commute; it’s an insight into the daily life of the city’s inhabitants. While the trains bridge distances, adhering to these etiquettes bridges cultural gaps, ensuring that everyone enjoys the journey as much as the destination.

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Tips to Avoid the Delhi Metro Rush

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Peak hours in the Delhi Metro can often resemble scenes from adventure movies – bustling platforms, packed coaches, and the race to grab a spot. While the metro system is a marvel of efficiency, the sheer volume of passengers during rush hours can be overwhelming, especially for first-timers. Here’s how to navigate these busy times and make your commute smoother.

1. Understanding the Peak Hours:

– Morning Rush: Typically, 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM on weekdays.

– Evening Flurry: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM is when most are heading back home or out to unwind.

– Weekends: While slightly less intense than weekday peaks, Sundays can still be busy, especially in tourist-heavy areas.

2. Opt for Off-Peak Travel:

If your schedule is flexible, plan your metro rides outside these peak times. Not only will you enjoy a less crowded journey, but you also get a 20% discount on your smart card during off-peak hours.

3. Know Your Exit:

Before boarding the train, knowing which door will be closest to your exit or transfer line is a good idea. The Delhi Metro app or signage at stations can guide you. Positioning yourself correctly can save you precious minutes and avoid the rush.

4. Be Ready for Boarding:

Have your token or smart card handy before you reach the entry gates. Fumbling in front of the gate can slow down the flow.

5. Travel Light:

If possible, avoid carrying bulky luggage during peak hours. It’s more comfortable for you and courteous to fellow passengers.

6. Stay Alert for Quick Stops:

Trains can halt suddenly. Always hold onto a railing or handle, especially if you’re not seated.

7. Avoid Last-Minute Exits:

If you realize your stop is next, start making your way toward the door a minute or two in advance. Trying to exit from the middle of a crowded coach at the last second can be a challenge.

8. Mind the Platform Screen Doors:

Some metro stations have platform screen doors for added safety. Always stand clear of these and wait for them to slide open before boarding.

9. Opt for Alternate Routes:

If one line is exceptionally crowded, check if another line or a quick interchange can get you to your destination. Sometimes, a slightly longer route can offer a much more relaxed journey.

Despite its rush hours, the Delhi Metro is still one of the most efficient ways to traverse the sprawling city. With a bit of planning, patience, and these tips, you’ll find yourself mastering the metro hustle like a seasoned Delhite in no time.

Using The Metro with Other Modes of Delhi Transport

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The Delhi Metro, impressive as it is, forms just one part of the city’s vast transportation network. To truly maximize your mobility and experience all that Delhi has to offer, you’ll often find yourself transitioning between the metro and other modes of transport. Here’s how you can effortlessly combine them for a fluid travel experience:

1. Metro to Auto-rickshaw:

– The Three-Wheeled Wonder: Auto-rickshaws, often simply called “autos”, are ubiquitous in Delhi. These green and yellow chariots are perfect for short distances and to reach places that are not directly accessible by metro.

– Tips: Ensure the driver turns on the meter, or agree on a fare before starting the journey. Metro stations usually have a designated auto stand nearby.

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2. Cycle Rickshaws & E-Rickshaws:

– Eco-friendly and Easy: Especially prevalent in older parts of Delhi like Chandni Chowk, cycle rickshaws are human-pulled carts, while e-rickshaws are their electric counterparts.

– Tips: They’re best for very short distances. Discuss and decide on the fare upfront.

3. Metro-Feeder Buses:

– Bridge the Gap: Delhi Metro operates feeder bus services at many stations to connect areas not directly touched by the metro.

– Tips: These buses are frequent, and fares are nominal. Keep some change handy, and ask the conductor for assistance if in doubt.

4. Ola & Uber – App-based Cabs:

– Convenient and Comfortable: App-based cab services like Ola and Uber are widely used for a more personalized travel option.

– Tips: Most metro stations have strong mobile network connectivity, so you can book right as you exit. Ensure the pick-up point is clear to avoid confusion.

5. Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) Buses:

– Widespread Network: DTC buses connect every nook and cranny of Delhi, offering a more in-depth exploration of the city.

– Tips: Buses can be crowded during peak hours. Google Maps can help identify bus routes and numbers. Keep an eye out for AC buses for a more comfortable ride.

6. Renting Bicycles and Scooters:

– Discover at Your Pace: Many areas offer bicycle and scooter rentals, especially around tourist spots. An eco-friendly and healthy way to see the sights!

– Tips: Always wear a helmet if renting a scooter. Familiarize yourself with local traffic rules and be cautious, as Delhi traffic can be unpredictable.

Interlacing the Delhi Metro with these myriad transport options allows you to truly immerse yourself in the city’s rhythm. From the swift efficiency of the metro to the leisurely pace of a cycle rickshaw, each mode offers a unique perspective of Delhi’s multifaceted charm.

Best Food Stops Near Metro Stations

One can’t explore Delhi without savoring its rich culinary heritage. Fortunately, the Delhi Metro offers easy access to some of the city’s most tantalizing treats. The metro has got you covered whether you’re seeking street-food sensations or sophisticated sit-downs. Here’s a guide to the most mouth-watering metro stops.

1. Chandni Chowk (Yellow Line):

– Feast for the Senses: Dive into the world of parathas at ‘Paranthe Wali Gali’, indulge in the legendary ‘Karim’s’ kebabs, or sweeten the deal at ‘Ghantewala Halwai’. 

– Tip: Don’t miss the refreshing lassi (yogurt drink) available at various corners.

2. Rajouri Garden (Blue Line):

– Modern Meets Traditional: Here, shopping malls and street vendors live side by side. Explore ‘The California Boulevard’ for international cuisine or local stalls for spicy aloo tikki.

– Tip: Evening walks offer a plethora of snack options.

3. Nehru Place (Violet Line):

– South Indian Delight: While it’s a hub for electronics, Nehru Place hides ‘Saravana Bhavan’ and ‘Sagar Ratna’, two of the best places to get dosas, vadas, and other South Indian dishes.

– Tip: Finish your meal with a filter coffee.

4. INA (Yellow & Pink Lines):

– Dilli Haat’s Diverse Dishes: Beyond handicrafts, Dilli Haat is a melting pot of cuisines from across India. From momos from the North-East to Rajasthan’s dal baati, it’s a culinary carnival.

– Tip: The rotating state stalls provide ever-changing food options, so there’s always something new.

5. Huda City Centre (Yellow Line):

– Gurgaon’s Gourmet Gateway: The metro’s terminus leads to Gurgaon, known for upscale restaurants and cafes. Explore ‘Cyber Hub’ for everything from sushi to biryanis.

– Tip: Many places here offer craft beers, perfect for unwinding after a day of exploration.

6. Kashmere Gate (Red, Yellow, Violet Lines):

– Mughlai Magic: Close to historical sites, the area boasts age-old eateries serving delectable Mughlai cuisine. Seek out ‘Al Jawahar’ or ‘Kuremal Mohan Lal Kulfi Wale’ for a cooling dessert treat.

– Tip: The kebabs here are a must-try, especially during the evening.

Delhi’s food scene is as diverse and dynamic as its history. With each metro stop, you unveil a chapter of the city’s edible story. It’s a fusion of flavors from across the country and even the world. So, while the Delhi Metro may be your ride, let your tastebuds lead the way.

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Best Markets Accessible by Metro

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Delhi is a city of history, modernity, and a colorful blend of cultures, offering shopping experiences as varied as its landscape. And the Delhi Metro? It’s your chariot to these bazaars, where you can snag that perfect keepsake. Let’s unravel the shopping secrets close to metro stations, from artisanal crafts to fashionable boutiques.

1. Karol Bagh (Blue Line):

– Diverse Delights: An eclectic mix awaits – jewelry, electronics, apparel, and more. For a classic Delhi souvenir, grab some silver trinkets or embroidered fabrics.

– Tip: Ajmal Khan Road is pedestrianized, so take a leisurely stroll without worrying about traffic.

2. Rajiv Chowk (Blue & Yellow Lines):

– Connaught Place Calling: A historical landmark, its white colonnades host boutiques, bookstores, and branded outlets. Pick up handicrafts from the ‘Central Cottage Industries Emporium’.

– Tip: Dive into the underground ‘Palika Bazaar’ for electronics and affordable souvenirs.

3. Janpath (Violet Line):

– Street Shopping Star: An alley filled with colorful stalls selling jewelry, handicrafts, clothing, and more. A perfect spot for boho-chic souvenirs.

– Tip: Bargaining is an art here. Start at about half the asking price and negotiate from there.

4. Lajpat Nagar (Violet Line):

– Ethnic Enigma: ‘Central Market’ is a haven for traditional wear, textiles, and accessories. Henna artists are also aplenty, offering intricate designs.

– Tip: Try the street food here, especially the ‘paneer tikka’ and ‘golgappas’.

5. Chawri Bazaar (Yellow Line):

– Paper Paradise: Originally a hardware market, it’s now known for wedding invitations and unique paper products. An ideal stop for stationery enthusiasts.

– Tip: Explore the narrow lanes, where you’ll find quaint, age-old shops selling curiosities.

6. Kalkaji Mandir (Violet & Magenta Lines):

– Nehru Place Fabrics: Adjacent to the metro, Nehru Place isn’t just for tech. It’s a treasure trove for textiles, perfect for custom-tailored outfits.

– Tip: Visit early in the day for the best selections and less crowd.

7. Saket (Yellow Line):

– Modern Malls & More: Adjacent to the metro station are malls like ‘Select CITYWALK’, offering high-end brands, boutiques, and crafts from across India.

– Tip: Check out ‘Dilli Haat’ in Saket for handcrafted souvenirs from various states.

Shopping in Delhi is as much about the experience as the purchase. Each market, each stall, tells a story. And with the metro, these narratives are just a ride away. So, pack light and shop heartily!

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Art & Culture in Delhi Metro Stations

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The Delhi Metro is not just a mode of transport; it’s an ever-evolving canvas celebrating India’s rich tapestry of art, history, and culture. Various stations are adorned with murals, installations, and exhibits that reflect the city’s artistic soul. Here’s your cultural map to the most enchanting metro stops:

1. Jor Bagh (Yellow Line):

– The Heritage Corridor: This station is adorned with artwork showcasing India’s prehistoric era. From ancient cave paintings to tribal art, it’s a visual treat.

– Tip: Pause at the detailed murals, each carrying a snippet of history.

2. Mandi House (Blue & Violet Lines):

– Theatre and Tunes: Celebrating Delhi’s vibrant performing arts scene, this station is decked with motifs from classical dances, instruments, and renowned theatre personalities.

– Tip: Nearby is the actual ‘Mandi House’, a hub for art and culture events. Check out local listings for performances.

3. INA (Yellow & Pink Lines):

– Crafts of India: The station is a visual representation of ‘Dilli Haat’ above ground, showcasing the diverse craft traditions of India, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.

– Tip: After enjoying the artwork, visit the actual ‘Dilli Haat’ for live performances and workshops.

4. Qutub Minar (Yellow Line):

– Architectural Wonders: As the name suggests, the station offers glimpses of the iconic Qutub Minar and other historical monuments, encapsulating Delhi’s Mughal-era magnificence.

– Tip: The real Qutub Minar is just a short auto ride away – a must-visit!

5. Race Course (Yellow Line):

– India’s Freedom Struggle: The walls here are adorned with poignant moments and key figures from India’s journey to independence.

– Tip: A brief walk leads you to the ‘Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum’, furthering the historical journey.

6. Patel Chowk (Yellow Line):

– Metro Museum: Yes, there’s a museum dedicated to the Delhi Metro itself! It chronicles its journey from conception to realization.

– Tip: The interactive displays make this a fun visit for both kids and adults.

7. Kashmiri Gate (Red, Yellow, Violet Lines):

– Confluence of Cultures: Highlighting the essence of the Old Delhi spirit, murals and exhibits here offer glimpses of the city’s diverse communities and their traditions.

– Tip: Explore nearby areas like ‘Chandni Chowk’ and ‘Red Fort’ for a deep dive into Old Delhi’s charm.

The Delhi Metro is not just about reaching destinations; it’s about the journey, where every station offers a chapter from Delhi’s vast cultural book. So, next time you’re aboard, take a moment to appreciate these art-laden stops, making your commute a cultural excursion.

Lesser-Known Sights Near Metro Stations

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Delhi, the grand old city of legends, is brimming with tales waiting to be told. While the iconic landmarks like India Gate and Red Fort are frequented by many, the city hides pockets of serenity and stories often overlooked. Thanks to the Delhi Metro, these lesser-known spots are accessible to those eager to veer off the beaten path. Let’s uncover these secrets!

1. Khan Market (Violet Line):

– Sunder Nursery: A short walk or cycle rickshaw ride from the bustling Khan Market leads to this oasis. Rejuvenated recently, it’s a heritage park with Mughal-era monuments, serene lakes, and lush gardens.

– Tip: Perfect for picnics, early morning jogs, or birdwatching.

2. Green Park (Yellow Line):

– Hauz Khas Village Ruins: While the Hauz Khas Village is known for its hip cafes and boutiques, the adjoining medieval ruins and reservoir offer a picturesque walk.

– Tip: Stay till sunset. The reservoir view is mesmerizing!

3. JLN Stadium (Violet Line):

– Sanskriti Museums: A set of three museums dedicated to Indian textiles, terracotta, and everyday crafts. It’s a quiet enclave offering a deep dive into India’s artisanal heritage.

– Tip: They also offer workshops. Check their schedule!

4. Govind Puri (Violet Line):

– Tughlaqabad Fort: An impressive 14th-century fortification representing the might and ambitions of its founder, Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq. While in ruins, its vastness evokes awe.

– Tip: Wear comfy shoes. There’s a lot of ground to cover.

5. Udyog Bhawan (Yellow Line):

– National Gallery of Modern Art: Though not exactly hidden, the nearby India Gate often overshadows it. This gallery houses masterpieces by renowned Indian artists.

– Tip: Their curated walks offer rich insights into the exhibits.

6. Pragati Maidan (Blue Line):

– Purana Qila (Old Fort): With its massive ramparts, boat rides, and a sound & light show, this often-overlooked fort is steeped in history.

– Tip: The Delhi Zoo is adjacent, so you can club the visits.

7. Mayur Vihar Phase-1 (Blue Line):

– Sanjay Van: A sprawling city forest, it offers walking trails amidst dense foliage, dotted with lakes and Mughal-era relics.

– Tip: Carry binoculars. It’s a haven for birdwatchers!

Delhi’s layers of history, culture, and nature are wrapped in a myriad of colors and sounds. While the famous sights command attention, these lesser-known treasures provide a soulful respite. So, let the Delhi Metro be your compass to these hidden wonders, and let every journey be a tale of discovery.

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Nightlife Spots Near Metro Stations

The sun might set on Delhi, but the city’s spirit shines even brighter at night. From tranquil lounges to buzzing nightclubs, Delhi’s nightlife has something for everyone. And guess what? The Delhi Metro’s central lines place many of these hotspots within easy reach. So, if you’re planning a night to remember, here’s where the metro can take you:

1. Rajiv Chowk (Blue & Yellow Lines):

– Connaught Place (CP): The heart of Delhi, CP’s Georgian architecture transforms under the night sky. There’s no dearth of choices, from quiet coffee shops to pulsating pubs.

– Tip: ‘Vault Cafe’ offers private vaults for groups, while ‘The Beer Cafe’ boasts an extensive brew menu.

2. Hauz Khas (Yellow Line):

– Hauz Khas Village: A unique blend of modern bars overlooking ancient ruins, this place has a bohemian vibe. The rooftop establishments provide enchanting views of the historic Hauz Khas complex.

– Tip: ‘Social’ offers a fusion of work and play, perfect for both early evenings and late nights.

– Epicuria Food Mall: More than just a food hub, it’s a vibrant nightlife venue with an array of bars, lounges, and restaurants.

– Tip: ‘Lord of the Drinks’ is renowned for its cocktails, while ‘Flyp@MTV’ often hosts live performances.

4. Akshardham (Blue Line):

– Gardens of Five Senses: Not your conventional nightlife spot, but it’s beautifully lit up in the evenings, offering a tranquil atmosphere amidst themed gardens.

– Tip: The adjacent ‘Fio Country Kitchen and Bar’ is ideal for a romantic dinner.

5. Malviya Nagar (Yellow Line):

– Select CITYWALK Mall, Saket: A short auto ride away, this mall transforms into a nightlife hub with bars, multi-cuisine restaurants, and occasional live shows.

– Tip: ‘The Piano Man Jazz Club’ is a haven for jazz lovers.

6. Sikanderpur (Yellow Line):

– Cyber Hub, Gurugram: A few metro stops away, Cyber Hub is the pulse of Gurugram’s nightlife. It boasts an extensive range of global cuisines, breweries, and bars.

– Tip: ‘Sutra Gastropub’ is known for its vibrant ambiance and DJ nights.

7. Kashmere Gate (Red, Yellow, Violet Lines):

– Majnu Ka Tilla: This Tibetan settlement offers cozy cafes with a distinct Tibetan-Buddhist vibe. Perfect for a serene evening.

– Tip: Try Tibetan delicacies like momos and thukpa at the various eateries.

Delhi unveils a different shade of its multifaceted personality as the evening shades fall. So, if you’re looking to dance the night away, share a quiet meal, or simply soak in the city’s nocturnal vibes, the Delhi Metro is your trusted ally.

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Wrapping Up Your Delhi Metro Adventures: A First-Timer’s Handbook

For every traveller setting foot in the heart of India, the Delhi Metro emerges as a lifeline, effortlessly weaving through the city’s historic relics and contemporary marvels.

To kickstart your journey, remember the swiftness of the Airport Express Line , bridging the gap between the international skies and the bustling city, not just economically but efficiently. And as you navigate deeper into Delhi’s rhythm, the ease of metro cards and tokens comes to the rescue, offering smooth, hassle-free commutes and the chance to embrace Delhi’s vibrant mosaic of art, culture, and hidden gems.

Equally fascinating is the metro’s dual role as both a connector and a curator. Beyond its prime function as a transportation medium, it’s a silent storyteller, with stations like Jor Bagh and Mandi House narrating tales of India’s rich heritage.

Whether you’re hunting for lesser-known treasures near Khan Market or dancing the night away in Connaught Place , the metro puts the city’s vast expanse within arm’s reach, making every journey an exploration and every stop, a story.

In conclusion, our Delhi Metro Travel Guide is more than just a navigation manual; it’s your passport to experiencing Delhi in its true essence. As a first-timer, let the metro’s tracks guide you, for they lead not just to destinations but to the soul of a city waiting to be discovered. So, bookmark this guide, step aboard, and let the adventures begin – with every metro ride, Delhi unfurls a little more, beckoning with its myriad hues and tales. Safe travels!

Benjamin Jenks

Traveler, Filmmaker, and Lover of India. I've been living, writing and sharing what I've learned about traveling in India since 2018. Learn more about me here or Youtube .

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1. India Gate

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7 km from city center 1 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Located in : New Delhi

India Gate is a war memorial located in New Delhi, along the Rajpath. It is dedicated to the 82,000 soldiers, both Indian and British, who died during the First World War and the Third Anglo-Afghan War. India Gate looks stunning at night with the fountain displaying colourful lights. The surrounding lush green lawns are a popular picnic spot. The Amar Jawan Jyoti is also located here.

2. Qutub Minar

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16 km from city center 2 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Located in : Saket (South Delhi)

Qutub Minar is a minaret or a victory tower located in the Qutub complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Delhi's Mehrauli area. With a height of 72.5 metres (238 ft), Qutub Minar is the second tallest monument of Delhi. The surrounding Qutub complex has lush green lawns which are popular picnic spot.

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8 km from city center 3 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

The Akshardham Temple, also known as Swaminarayan Akshardham is dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan. It is known for its stunning architecture. Akshardham complex is home to India's largest step well which is a host to the mesmerising water show each evening.

4. Humayun's Tomb

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9 km from city center 4 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Humayun's tomb is the final resting place of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. Located in the Nizamuddin East area of Delhi, it is the first garden-tomb in India. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is known for the stunning typical Mughal architecture with Persian influences.

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Hauz Khas Village

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An affluent neighbourhood in South Delhi, Hauz Khas Village or 'HKV' is known for its electric nightlife with countless cafes, bars and pubs along with art galleries, and boutiques and is amongst the top hip places to visit in Delhi other than a heritage site. The area is also dotted with domed structures which are tombs of royalties during the 14th to 16th century.

6. Museum of Illusions

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7. National Gallery Of Modern Art, Delhi

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7 km from city center 7 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Following its motto of delivering an excellent world of art to its visitors, National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi, preserves paintings and other artistic pieces dating back to 1850s. It houses a collection of more than 14,000 artworks which includes work that is as old as a hundred and fifty years.

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The Lotus Temple is one of the seven Baha'i House of Worship present around the world. Known for its stunning white petal lotus architecture, iy is one of the most visited establishments in the world.

9. Red Fort

Red Fort

3 km from city center 9 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Located in : Old Delhi

The Red Fort is a historical fort in the old Delhi area, on the banks of Yamuna. Shah Jahan constructed it in 1639 as a result of a capital shift from Agra to Delhi. Built from red sandstone, it is home to several museums. Every year, the Indian Prime Minister unfurls the national flag here on the Independence Day.

10. Agrasen ki Baoli

Agrasen ki Baoli

5 km from city center 10 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

A protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India, Agrasen ki Baoli is a 60 meter long and 15 meter wide historical step well on Halley Road, New Delhi. It is an ancient water reservoir having 103 stone steps. It is one of the most visited places in Delhi having a serene atmosphere.

11. Sunder Nursery

Sunder Nursery

8 km from city center 11 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Sunder Nursery (also known as Central Park) is a park complex situated adjacent to Humayun's Tomb, Built in the 16th century, the park was originally known as Azim Bagh. Sprawling over a whopping 90 acres of land, the park is home to 300 types of trees.

12. Garden of Five Senses

Garden of Five Senses

17 km from city center 12 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Located in the poised Said-ul-Ajaib, the Garden of Five Senses is designed to stimulate your senses of touch, sight, smell, sound and taste and is a paradise for nature’s lovers. It is spread across 20 acres and has various themed parks, Mughal baghs, pools of water lilies, solar energy park, themed decor and many other attractions.

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13. Lodhi Garden

Lodhi Garden

8 km from city center 13 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Lodhi Gardens is a city park placed in New Delhi, spanning over 90 acres. It is a luscious garden that houses the tombs of Sayyid ruler Mohammed Shah and Lodhi King Sikandar Lodhi. It is situated between Khan Market and Safdarjung's Tomb on Lodhi Road and is a favorite spot for morning walks for the Delhiites.

14. Waste to Wonder Park

Waste to Wonder Park

9 km from city center 14 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Waste to Wonder Park is one of its kind theme park in the world. It features the replicas of seven wonders of the world, created from industrial and other waste. Wind and solar energy have been harnessed to light up the park rendering a breathtaking sight during sunset and night.

15. Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk

2 km from city center 15 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

One of the oldest markets in Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk is still an important historical site renowned for the availability of every kind of goods as well as food. It was Constructed in the 17th century by mughal ruler of India Shah Jahan. It is situated opposite the Red Fort and provides a view of the Fatehpuri Mosque.

16. Dilli Haat

Dilli Haat

10 km from city center 16 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Designed to invoke the ambience of a traditional village fair, Dilli Haat is every shopper’s paradise, a foodie’s haven and the cultural magnet of the metro city. A flamboyant mix of vibrant colours and varied cultures, the bazaar is located in the commercial centre of South Delhi, bang opposite to the INA Market.

17. Bharat Darshan Park

Bharat Darshan Park

8 km from city center 17 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

The Bharat Darshan Park in Punjabi Bagh, Delhi has replicas of popular Indian monuments made out of waste material. It is quite similar to the Waste to Wonders park. Some of the monument replicas include the Gateway of India, Mysore Palace, Hampi, Victoria Memorial Hall and Charminar, amongst others made from about 350 tonnes of scrap material.

18. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

5 km from city center 18 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of the most important Sikh gurdwara, aka Sikh house of worship, in Delhi, India and known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan, as well as the pool inside its complex, known as the 'Sarovar.' It was first built as a small temple by Sikh General Sardar Bhagel Singh in 1783, who supervised the construction of nine Sikh shrines in Delhi in the same year, during the reign of Mughal Emperor, Shah Alam II.

19. Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya

Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya

8 km from city center 19 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

The Prime Ministers’ Museum or the Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 14th April 2022. Located next to the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) on Teen Murti Marg, the museum pays tribute to all the Prime Ministers of India since Independence. Besides memorabilia, there is an audio and visual tour of speeches from the Red Fort and a virtual helicopter ride.

20. Rail Museum, Delhi

Rail Museum, Delhi

10 km from city center 20 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Located in the vicinity of Chanakyapuri, the Rail Museum aims to preserve the 163 years old railway heritage of India. Popularly known as the National Railway Museum, the museum is spread over 10 acres of land and houses some fantabulous railway memorabilia.

21. Nizamuddin Dargah

Nizamuddin Dargah

9 km from city center 21 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

This is the holy shrine of Muslim Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Chisti. The tombs of many other people from the Mughal era are present in the same area, which surround a tank. Known to be one of the top-visited places in Delhi, a vibe of spirituality and serenity seems to be omnipresent at the Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, where you can find throngs of devotees even in the later hours of the evening.

22. Jantar Mantar, Delhi

Jantar Mantar, Delhi

4 km from city center 22 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Located in New Delhi, the Jantar Mantar was one of the five sites built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur. The site consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments. The main purpose of the observatory was to compile the astronomical tables and to predict the movement and timings of the sun, moon and planets.

23. Delhi Zoo

Delhi Zoo

8 km from city center 23 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Also known as Chidiya Ghar, Delhi Zoo is a favourite weekend spot among adults and children. From biggest cats to the tiniest birds, the zoo has all kinds of animals and birds. It has canteens inside for the visitors and battery-operated vehicles.

24. Mehrauli Archaeological Park

Mehrauli Archaeological Park

16 km from city center 24 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

The Mehrauli Archaeological Park is a 200-acre archaeological site home to more than 100 magnificent monuments, and tombs from the 10th century to the British era. Some prominent monuments here are tombs of Balban and Quli Khan, Jamali Kamali mosque, and Rajon ki Baoli among others.

25. Kingdom of Dreams

Kingdom of Dreams

26 km from city center 25 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

The Kingdom of Dreams, also known as KOD sits majestically in Gurugram (Previously Gurgaon) and is India's first live entertainment, leisure and theatre destination. It is a magnificent structure and glitters merrily in sector 29. It offers visitors a taste of contemporary and modern India through the means of interactive tableaus, galleys, and arts. It is currently becoming one of the best places in Delhi for tourists and locals alike.

26. Mughal Gardens, Delhi

Mughal Gardens, Delhi

6 km from city center 26 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Popularly known as the “soul” of the Presidential Palace, the Mughal Gardens are located inside the Rashtrapati Bhawan Complex. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens in the year 1917 for Lady Harding, the gardens cover a vast area of 13 acres and are a wonderful incorporation of Mughal architecture with that of British style. The gardens are also open for a certain time in the year and hence make amongst the most-sought places to visit in Delhi.

27. Rashtrapati Bhavan

Rashtrapati Bhavan

6 km from city center 27 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Rashtrapati Bhawan is a famous monument of the British Empire which was said to be the palace of the Viceroy of India. It is now the home of the President of India. It is considered to be the best-known monument in India next to Taj Mahal and Qutub Minar.

28. Jama Masjid Delhi

Jama Masjid Delhi

2 km from city center 28 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. The mosque hosts thousands of pilgrims each year on the holy occasion of Eid to offer special Namaz in the morning. Non-Muslims are not allowed inside the Masjid during Namaz offerings. One of the top attractions and best places to visit in Delhi, Jama Masjid gets a lot of tourist crowd other than the religious crowd.

29. Sarojini Market

Sarojini Market

10 km from city center 29 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Vibrantly coloured clothes strewn all over, tiny food stalls cramped in every nook, deafening cacophony of the salesboys and a pandemic compact environment- welcome to Sarojini Nagar, the most hep and trendy market of Delhi.

30. Connaught Place

Connaught Place

4 km from city center 30 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Officially named Rajiv Chowk, Connaught Place is better known as CP amongst the locals. It is one of the largest commercial and business centers in Delhi, and has been designed in two concentric circles namely Connaught's Inner Circle and Connaught's Outer Circle. Known since British era, this market has its own elegance. Known to be the most iconic structure from Lutyens Delhi, this is also among one the top places to visit in Delhi.

31. Shopping Markets

Shopping Markets

2 km from city center 31 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Delhi is known to be shoppers' paradise. For almost everything, you will find a great market for the best price.

32. ISKCON Temple Delhi

ISKCON Temple Delhi

13 km from city center 32 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

This temple was opened back in 1998; it is located at Hare Krishna Hills, in the East of Kailash area of New Delhi, India. A very well-known Lord Krishna temple for inner peace. Its followers believe in Srila Prabhupada. As one of the biggest temple complexes in India. It has numerous rooms for priests and service renders. Many halls are used for its administration purposes. It is divided into four broad units.

33. Khan Market

Khan Market

7 km from city center 33 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Khan Market is one of the hot spot and posh market in Delhi which serves as a perfect place for friends and family to hangout. Known to be one of the top places to visit in Delhi, the market has successfully held the essence of its original structure even in the times of rapid modernization. If you need to hang out late at night, Khan Market is the place for you as remains open till 12:00 AM.

34. Paharganj

Paharganj

2 km from city center 34 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Replete with travellers, both Indians and foreign, Paharganj is the most chaotic, noisy, dirty and yet the most vibrant market of Delhi. Dotted with umpteen hotels, brothels, cheap bars, and ultra cheap restaurants; the labyrinthian alleys of Paharganj have a lot more to offer than visible to the naked eye.

35. Birla Mandir Delhi

Birla Mandir Delhi

4 km from city center 35 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

The Birla Mandir or Birla Temple popularly known as the Laxminarayan Temple is a temple dedicated to Laxminarayan. It is located at Connaught Place, New Delhi, and was built by the Birla family, which is why it is known as the Birla temple. Built-in the early 1900s and spread over a whopping 7.5 acres, the temple houses many shrines, fountains, and gardens along with sculptures and carvings.  

36. Lajpat Nagar

Lajpat Nagar

11 km from city center 36 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Lajpat Nagar is a bustling and colourful neighbourhood in South Delhi which is best known for the Lajpat Nagar Central Market where many come to experience the thrill of the genuine Delhi life. One visit and you'll know how lively the place is and this can be seen by the flamboyant goods on sale, the brilliant evening lights, the rushing inhabitants and the sounds of the ever so busy streets.

37. Safdarjung Tomb

Safdarjung Tomb

9 km from city center 37 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Built in 1754, during the reign of Mughal Emperor- Ahmad Shah Bahadur, the namesake tomb is dedicated to the Prime Minister of the court- Safdarjung. Located in the heart of the city, at the junction of Safdarjung Road and Aurobindo Marg, the monument is a low-key tourist attraction of the city.

38. Purana Qila

Purana Qila

7 km from city center 38 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Stoically standing in the placid vicinity of Indraprastha, Purana Qila or the Old Fort is a masterpiece of the ancient glory and sterling architecture of the bygone Mughal Empire, and is one of the oldest forts in Delhi. Built on the banks of river Yamuna and spread over a vast 1.5 kms of area, the monument has tons of myths and legends of the medieval era attached to it.

39. Adventure Island

Adventure Island

12 km from city center 39 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Located in : North Delhi

Probably the most famous of all adventure parks in Delhi NCR, Adventure Island is a one-stop haunt for all the dose of thrill and enjoyment. It is a super-hit with kids and adults alike, and couples find it a refreshing change to head to for spending an exciting date! It has a vast array of adult rides, rides for kids, water rides as well as special events that are organised from time to time. Feel the adrenaline pumping as you head for a ride on 'Butterfly Feeling' or 'Twister' meant for adults; alternatively, you could let your inner child have fun on less scary rides such as Wild Wheels, Sky Riders or Splash Down. Wave Rocker, It's a Ringa Ringa Thing, Bush Buggies, Splash Dunk and Bumper Cars are loved by families and large friends' groups. In addition to the adventure park, you could dabble in some window-shopping experience at the Metro Walk, which is dotted with all the latest brands, and finally, head towards a satisfying lunch or dinner at plenty of culinary options available. The best part about this place is its super convenient connectivity by metro as it is located bang opposite to Rithala station on the red line.

40. Pragati Maidan

Pragati Maidan

7 km from city center 40 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Pragati Maidan, situated at Mathura Road, is a vast exhibition center of Delhi. With an exhibit area of 150 acres, it serves as an important attraction of Delhi.

41. Rajghat

Rajghat

5 km from city center 41 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Rajghat is a place where Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation was cremated followed by his assassination in year 1948. Visitors from all around the world come here to pay their homage.

42. National Museum, Delhi

National Museum, Delhi

6 km from city center 42 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Also known as the National Museum of India, the National Museum in New Delhi is one the largest museums in India, situated on the corner of the Janpath and Maulana Azad Road. Established in 1949, the blueprints of the majestic repository were prepared by the Gwyer Committee set up by the Government of India in 1946.

43. Kuchesar

Kuchesar

69 km from city center 43 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Located in : Noida

Kuchesar is a tiny village in Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh, at a distance of 80 km from Delhi and is popular for its Mud Fort, now restored as a heritage resort.

44. Crafts Museum

Crafts Museum

6 km from city center 44 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Popularly known as the Crafts Museum, the National Handicrafts Museum is a colorful amalgamation of the diverse culture and rich traditions of our country. Located in the far corner of the magnanimous Pragati Maidan in Delhi, the museum is a centre to exhibit varied specimens in handicrafts, textile and local decor.

45. Tughlaqabad Fort

Tughlaqabad Fort

17 km from city center 45 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Tughlaqabad Fort is one of the finest specimens of pure Islamic architecture and has the touch of Sultanate sturdiness about its fortifications. Popular as one of the best-visited places in Delhi, the entire premise takes around an hour or two to look around and offer great opportunities for history enthusiasts and shutterbugs.

46. Teen Murti Bhavan

Teen Murti Bhavan

7 km from city center 46 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Once served as the home of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru for 16 years, today, the Teen Murti Bhavan houses various institutions like the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library and the office of Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund. One of the four Nehru Planetariums is also located within the grounds of the house.

47. Rajpath

Rajpath

6 km from city center 47 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Running from Rashtrapati Bhavan on Raisina Hill, all the way through Vijay Chowk and India Gate to the National Stadium, Rajpath is a long ceremonial boulevard in New Delhi. Considered to be one of the most important roads in India, it is where the annual Republic Day parade takes place on 26 January. While Rajpath stands for the King's Road, Janpath, which stands for People's Road, also crosses the road. Running in the east-west direction, the avenue is lined on both sides by huge lawns, canals and many rows of trees.

48. Sulabh International Museum of Toilets

Sulabh International Museum of Toilets

15 km from city center 48 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Sulabh International Museum of Toilets was built in 1992 by Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak (a social activist) and titled as one of the weirdest museum in the world by Time magazine. Established with the objective to address the global history of sanitation and toilets, the museum is anything but mundane and is a source of amusement to many.

49. Nicholson Cemetery

Nicholson Cemetery

1 km from city center 49 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Situated in the heart of the city in Kashmere Gate area of New Delhi, Nicholson Cemetery (also known as Lothian Cemetery) is an ancient Christian cemetery named after the Brigadier-General John Nicholson, a Victorian era military officer who played a crucial role during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.

50. Iron Pillar

Iron Pillar

16 km from city center 50 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Iron Pillar is one of the many mysterious monuments of wonder present in Delhi- the capital of India. Located within the Qutub Minar complex in Mehrauli area of New Delhi, the Iron Pillar has been posing as one of the foremost metallurgical curiosities of the world due to its prowess to not exhibit a speck of rust despite being thousands of years old.

51. Nehru Memorial Museum and Library

Nehru Memorial Museum and Library

7 km from city center 51 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Housed within the premises of the grand Teen Murti Bhavan in Delhi, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library is an autonomous institution established in the memory of the first Prime Minister of India- Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

52. Chhatarpur Mandir

Chhatarpur Mandir

19 km from city center 52 out of 112 Places To Visit in Delhi

Situated in the posh locality of South Delhi, i.e. Chhatarpur, Chhatarpur Temple is dedicated to Goddess Katyayani, a part of Navadurga. Founded by Baba Sant Nagpal Ji in 1974, the temple is the second largest in all of India after Akshardham Temple (which is also in Delhi).

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Perfect three-day Delhi itinerary: An insider’s guide

Are you planning a trip to Delhi, India’s fascinating capital city? This perfect 3 day Delhi itinerary includes all the must-visit places, and the best things to do, plus a lot of insider tips. Planning a visit to Delhi can feel overwhelming. There is simply so much of everything: History, culture, art, shopping, markets, parks, three UNESCO World Heritage sites, 174 National Protected Monuments , hundreds of state protected monuments, and more than 33 million people. Delhi is not a city you see, it’s a city you experience.  And the famous foods of Delhi cannot be overlooked, either.

This jam-packed guide on how to spend three days in Delhi will give you a solid plan to cover a lot of ground and experience the magic that is Delhi. From the crowded lanes of Chandni Chowk and Old Delhi, to the lofty architecture of Humayun’s Tomb, a UNESCO world heritage site, to leafy Lodhi Garden and the grandeur of Connaught Place, this perfect Delhi itinerary will help you explore one of the most historical cities on earth.

Note, Delhi is the first stop on every Golden Triangle tour of India . And it’s also a base for exploring the best luxury getaways near Delhi .

This Insider’s Guide to an ideal 3 day itinerary in Delhi is a guest post by Suzanne of Suzanne Wanders Delhi . Suzanne lives in Delhi with her dog Watson.

Shopping in Delhi at Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi

Top 10 tourist sites of Delhi

  • Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk, and Red Fort
  • Humayun’s Tomb
  • Qutab Minar
  • India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan, and Kartavya Path (formerly Raj Path) 

Lodhi Garden

  • Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple
  • Bahai (Lotus) Temple
  • Hauz Khas and Deer Park

Connaught Place

How to get around Delhi

The first thing you’ll want to do in Delhi is buy a metro card.  In my opinion, the metro is the fastest and easiest way to get around.  

The Delhi Metro Network

delhi tourist places by metro

You can go practically anywhere in Delhi using the metro.  It’s clean, easy to use, and much faster than driving. You can buy a metro card at any metro station.

If you’re still unsure, read this step by step guide on how to use the Delhi metro . 

India can be unpredictable so it’s best to be flexible. Opening and closing hours change without notice, monuments and sites close unexpectedly, or you may see something that veers you off in another direction altogether.  

This itinerary covers the must-see sites everybody visits, but also a few off the beaten path places only locals know about (my specialty!). Read on for an epic three days in Delhi itinerary. 

I’m purposely starting you off with a soft landing in one of the most peaceful and lovely areas of the city.  You’ll gradually work your way up the bonkers scale and end your 3 days in Old Delhi, a place like no other!

Humayun's Tomb, Delhi, India

Three day Delhi itinerary

Day 1 in delhi – morning.

If you’re wondering what a traditional Delhi breakfast is, people usually eat parathas, (flatbreads, often made with potato and onion) with curd (yogurt) or chole bhature (chickpeas in gravy with puffy fried bread).  

Instead of coffee, most Indians drink masala chai in the morning, spiced milk tea.  

Once you’re full and caffeinated, it’s time to get on with your busy 3 day Delhi itinerary.

Humayun’s Tomb (UNESCO)

Delhi is a historic city and your first day starts with one of the most beautiful historic sites in the city, Humayun’s Tomb.

Take the metro to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium station and exit Gate 2 or 3. Grab an auto rickshaw to the entrance of Humayun’s Tomb. Don’t let the rickshaw drivers rip you off! This should be no more than INR 100 for two people.

Humayun was the great-grandfather of Shah Jahan (the ruler who built the Taj Mahal), and one of India’s great Mughal rulers. Humayun’s wife commissioned the building of his tomb and financed it herself. It was the first garden style tomb built in India and completed in 1572.

This is a UNESCO site, so I recommend buying your ticket online through the ASI portal https://asi.payumoney.com/ to avoid the ticket counter line-up. You’ll also get a small discount.

Hours & Cost: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, daily – INR 600 for foreigners, children under 15 free

Lodhi Art District

Grab an auto rickshaw or Uber and head over to India’s first outdoor art district in Lodhi Colony.  

There are more than 50 murals painted on the facades of the British-built residential buildings. Many have a social or environmental theme. This map lists the murals and their locations, but feel free just to wander the lanes: St+Art India’s location guide .

Hours & Cost: 24/7 but to see the murals go in the daytime – free

Tombs in Lodhi Garden, Delhi

Day 1 in Delhi – Afternoon

By now you might be ready for lunch and Lodhi Colony has some wonderful restaurants, such as Jamun, Guppy, and Ping’s Café Orient.  

For a simple and local vibe, head to the dhabas in Khanna market at the bottom of Lodhi Colony.  Leave room for ice cream at Jaatre, it’s one of the best ice cream shops in Delhi.

Across Lodhi Road is the most captivating park in Delhi, Lodhi Garden. 

Among the trees and grassy laws are tombs, mausoleums, a mosque, and an arched bridge dating back to 1444. Make sure you have your camera ready!

Hours & Cost: 6:00 am to 7:30 pm, daily – free

Khan Market  

Walk along Subramaniam Bharti to Khan Market (about 10 minutes).  

Khan Market is a great market to browse around in a calm (by Delhi standards) environment. It’s full of international and Indian brand shops, cafes, and restaurants and on this list of best places for shopping in Delhi .

There’s a couple of really good bookshops (books are cheaper in India and I always stocked up at these shops before I moved here): Bahrisons and Faqir Chand.  

If you’re in need of a coffee break, Di Ghent and Perch Wine & Coffee Bar are great options.

Hours & Cost: 10:00 am to 11:00 pm, daily (hours may vary) – free

India landmarks, monuments of India, India Gate

Now it’s time to see one of Delhi’s most iconic sites, India Gate.  

From Khan Market, either walk straight up Shahjahan Road or take an auto rickshaw to India Gate. This should cost no more than INR 100.

Built as a war memorial in the style of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, India Gate is always full of activity. Honestly, the people watching is just as interesting as the monument.  

If you’re feeling energetic you can walk along Kartavya Path to Rashtrapati Bhavan, the British-built parliament buildings – it’s about 2 km.

Hours & Cost: 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, daily – free

Day 1 in Delhi – Evening

By now you’re probably realizing this 3 day in Delhi itinerary is jam packed! After India Gate and all that walking you might be ready for dinner.  

Head to Pandara Market (if you’ve ventured as far as Rashtrapati Bhavan take an auto rickshaw, but if you’re still at India Gate, it’s an easy walk).

Pandara Market is a small complex of several restaurants. Gulati is my personal favourite but they’re all decent.  Save room for kulfi (traditional Indian ice cream) from the Krishna di Kulfi stand beside Gulati. 

Night cap with a view at Cirrus 9

It’s been a very full first day in Delhi but if you’re not ready to go back to your hotel just yet, hop in an auto rickshaw for a short ride to the Oberoi Hotel.  

The Oberoi has a lovely rooftop bar with a large terrace overlooking Delhi’s green space (did you know Delhi is one of the greenest capital cities in the world?) and the Humayun’s Tomb complex, where you started your day.  

Hours: 5:00 pm to 1:00 am, daily

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Day 2 in Delhi – Morning

Fuel up on breakfast and caffeine because it will be another full but epic day in Delhi.

Agrasen ki Baoli 

Begin today at Delhi’s most stunning stepwell.  If you go early (it opens at 7 am) you’ll probably be the only person there and will be able get some incredible photos. 

Take the metro to Barakhamba Road station and exit Gate 4.  Walk 10 minutes to the stepwell on Hailey Lane.

The original stepwell dates back to 3000 B.C. The current structure was built in the 14 th Century by the Agrawal community.  Walk down the 108 steps to the bottom, but don’t stare at the black water pooled there for long – it’s believed to have mystical powers!

Hours & Cost: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, daily – free

Devi Prasad Sadan Dhobi Ghat

Just around the corner from Agrasen ki Baoli is one of the outdoor laundries India is famous for.

You will think you’ve stepped back in time when you see the hand cranked spinning machines, huge sudsy vats, and laundry being beaten and scrubbed on cement slabs.

The dhobis get started very early, so if you are having an early morning you can come here before the stepwell. They are a friendly community, but please be respectful – this is not a tourist site, it is their place of livelihood.

Hours and Cost: 5:00 am to 2:00 pm, daily – free

If you need a coffee break, there’s a nice café, CAARA Café, in the British Council building on KG Marg, around the corner. Make sure you have ID with you to get through security.

Jantar Mantar

Hop in a rickshaw for a quick ride to Jantar Mantar. Jantar Mantar means “instruments for measuring the harmony of the heavens.”  

These are a series of 13 architectural astronomy instruments. In 1724, when they were built, they were extremely precise. Today the fine calibrated markings have eroded so the instruments are not as accurate. It’s still a remarkable site.

Hours and Cost: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, daily – INR 300 for foreigners, children under 15 free

Lodhi Art Colony, Delhi

Day 2 in Delhi – Afternoon

Before you begin the second afternoon of your 3 day Delhi itinerary, take time for lunch.  

There are great restaurant options on Janpath Road, close to Jantar Mantar and across the street from your next stop: Saravana Bhavan, Café Delhi Heights, Pujab Grill, and Pind Balluchi.

Janpath Market

Cross to the other side of Janpath Road from the restaurants and you’ll be at Janpath Market. This is actually 4 markets in one – it’s a great place to cover some traditional Delhi market ground!  

There’s a Tibetan section, Gujurati section, the main market, and a street market. You’ll find all sorts of souvenirs, clothing, and small household items here.  

Make sure to bargain! Unless prices are marked, start by offering less than half the quoted price and go from there.

Tip: if you have old denims you want to update, bring them to the Gujurati part of the market. You can get them embossed with hand embroidery, patch work, or decorative embellishments at a very reasonable price.

Once you’re done browsing at Janpath Market, walk straight up Janpath Road to the unofficial commercial centre of Delhi, Connaught Place (or CP as locals call it).

This is the British-built commercial and retail hub. It’s immediately recognizable by the iconic white colonnades. CP is a favourite hangout and meeting place for Delhiites and always a hive of activity. Head to the inner circle (CP is made of 3 concentric traffic circles) for the most action.

CP is full of restaurants, bars, galleries, hotels, cinemas, a Museum of Illusions and a giant charkha wheel in the park. You could spend all day here, but keep moving – there is more to do in your 3 day Delhi itinerary!  

Optional: State Emporiums on Baba Kharak Singh Road

If you want to satisfy a shopping craving and learn about Indian handicrafts and culture, check out the government run stores on Baba Kharak Singh Road.  

They are a treasure trove of India’s diverse art and culture. You can visit all the states of India in just a few hours here.

Each state has their own shop selling local handicrafts and cultural items. Tea from Assam, pearls from Telangana, woolens from Himachal, spices from Kerala, saris from Bengal – these are just a small sample of what the state emporiums offer. Prices are usually reasonable. 

The emporiums are all located on one side of Baba Kharak Singh Road between Block P of Connaught Place and Shivaji Stadium metro station. 

Hours and Cost: 10:00 am to 6:30 pm (hours vary between shops), closed Sunday – free 

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Hauz Khas Fort

It’s time to check out one of my favourite places in all of Delhi, Hauz Khas Fort. 

Hop on the metro from the Rajiv Chowk metro station in Connaught Place and take the Yellow line to Hauz Khas station.  From here grab an auto rickshaw to Hauz Khas Village. 

Walk straight down the main road of the village to the very end, which is the entrance to Hauz Khas Fort.  The fort closes at 7:00 pm so make sure you give yourself at least an hour to see it.

Hauz Khas Fort is part of the second medieval city of Delhi, Siri, and was built in the 1300s.  Besides the actual fort, there are tombs, a mosque, a madrassa, and an ancient reservoir that Hauz Khas was named after. It’s one of the best things to do in Delhi .

Hours and Cost: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, daily – INR 300 for foreigners

Day 2 in Delhi – Evening

After the fort, explore the lanes of Hauz Khas Village and have some dinner.  There are several great options: Coast Café, Naivedyam, and Social.  

If you don’t eat at Social, make sure you go there for an after dinner drink or dessert.  They have one of the very best views in Delhi from their outdoor terrace.

Shri Jagannath Mandir

Just up Hauz Khas Fort Road is a lovely South Indian temple devoted to Lord Krishna. Its formal name is Shri Neelanchal Seva Sangh, but it’s commonly known as Shri Jagannath Mandir.

Before you enter the temple remove your shoes – you can leave them with the shoe minder (a small donation would be appropriate) or by the temple steps.

There are several small temples here, each with their own deities whose clothing and jewellery are changed daily.  Every evening there’s an aarti (religious ceremony) around 7:00 pm.

Hours and Cost: 4:30 am to 1:30 pm & 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm (March to September); 5:30 am to 1:30 pm & 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm (October to February) – free 

Still have some energy left?

If you’re not ready to call it a night yet, you’re in luck because the night life in Delhi is thriving.   

There’s plenty of bars with dance and live music in the immediate area.  Some of the ones I like are Imperfecto, Auro, Summer House and Molecule.   

Red Fort, Delhi

Day 3 in Delhi – Morning

This is the last day of your Delhi 3 day itinerary and it will be a memorable one!  I’ve saved the craziest, most bonkers part of Delhi for last. 

Today you’ll visit a couple of important spiritual sites, so dress conservatively (shoulders and legs below knees covered, with a bandana or scarf for your head) and wear shoes that are easy to remove.  

Fuel up on breakfast and head out to Old Delhi. But first there’s one stop every visitor to Delhi should make.

Raj Ghat (Gandhi Memorial)

No 3 day Delhi itinerary is complete without paying tribute to the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi.  

Gandhi is still revered across India. His birthday is a national holiday (October 2), his face is on the currency, and his portrait hangs in most government offices. 

This simple but moving memorial is the place where Gandhi was cremated after his assassination in 1948.  Many world leaders and dignitaries have paid their respects to Gandhi here, including Queen Elizabeth II and Barack Obama.

To get to Raj Ghat, take the metro to Delhi Gate station, exit Gate 4 and grab an auto rickshaw from there. It should be no more than INR 100 for two people.

Hours and Cost: 6:30 am to 6:00 pm, daily – free

Jama Masjid

Get back on the metro and go one stop on the Violet line to Jama Masjid station.  

Not only is Old Delhi’s Jama Masjid the largest mosque in Delhi (it can hold 25,000 people), it’s also historic. This was the family mosque of Shah Jahan, the Mughal ruler responsible for the Taj Mahal. It was built in the 1650s.

It’s quite beautiful, constructed entirely of red sandstone and marble. For a small fee you can climb the minarets for great views (and photos) of Old Delhi. 

Jama Masjid is a working mosque and there’s a strict dress code. Cover ups are available if your outfit is not suitable. Shoes must be removed and women must cover their heads.

Hours and Cost: 7:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm, daily – free but there is an INR 300 fee for bringing in a camera 

Gandhi memorial, Raj Ghat, Delhi

Day 3 in Delhi – Afternoon

Red Fort (UNESCO)

If you’re intrepid you can walk to the Red Fort from Jama Masjid, otherwise grab an auto rickshaw.  

By now you might be ready for lunch, so while you’re visiting the Red Fort, stop at Café Delhi Heights. It’s located at the visitors centre in the old army barracks. 

Red Fort is one of the most magnificent sites in Delhi. It’s the former palace and main residence of Delhi’s Mughal rulers up until 1857, when the British exiled the last of the Mughal sultans.

Hundreds of people lived and worked at the Red Fort during Mughal times. It was a world unto itself with gardens, a covered bazaar, palaces, audience halls, and baths.  

This is a UNESCO site and I recommend you purchase your ticket in advance at https://asi.payumoney.com/ .  You’ll also get a small discount this way.  

Hours and Cost: 8:00 am to 9:00 pm, closed Monday – INR 600 for foreigners, children under 15 free

Chandni Chowk

To really experience Old Delhi, all you have to do is walk along Chandni Chowk. This is Delhi’s most famous road and it will be something you never forget. 

Chandni Chowk is a pedestrian zone during the day (although cycle rickshaws and the odd motorcycle still ply the street). Start at the Red Fort and make your way along the south side where the temples are.  

If you’re energetic, you can walk all the way to Fatehpuri Masjid at the far end (just over 1 km). Khari Baoli, the famous spice market, is located here. If not, just take a cycle rickshaw.

Explore the lanes off Chandni Chowk and you’ll find a silver market, wedding market, car parts market, stationary market, and paratha wali gali – the lane of paratha (stuffed flat breads) shops.

Hours and Cost: the market is open 11:00 am to 8:00 pm, closed Sunday – free

Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib

One of the most important and beautiful gurudwaras (Sikh temple) in Delhi is right on Chandni Chowk, near the Red Fort.  

Cover your head, remove your shoes, and go inside. Everyone is welcome.  One of the main beliefs of Sikhism is that everyone is equal, regardless of gender, social status, or ethnicity. 

The shrine is located on the exact spot where the ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur was beheaded in 1675 (‘sis’ means ‘head’ in Punjabi).  

Feel free to ask for a tour of the communal kitchen where thousands of meals are prepared daily by volunteers. For a special experience, join the community for langar in the dining room, the free vegetarian meal.   

Hours and Cost: 24/7 – free

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Day 3 in Delhi – Evening

It’s time to leave the craziness of Old Delhi and head back to south Delhi.  You may want to go back to your hotel to freshen up before your last evening of this 3 day Delhi itinerary.  

Qutub Complex (UNESCO)

It’s time to see one of the most magnificent sites in Delhi, the Qutub Minar. Take the metro to Qutub Minar station and hop in a rickshaw for the 2 km ride.  

Qutub Minar one of the best and oldest examples of Indo-Islamic-Afghan architecture; much of the complex was built in 1192. 

The complex is built on the site of ancient Hindu and Jain temples, which were torn down to make room for the Islamic buildings.  Much of the stones and building materials were re-used in the structures at Qutub.

Take a good look at the columns in the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque – you can see the carved, decorative stones that make up the columns have Hindu and Jain deities and designs. This is an example of the Indian practice of ‘jugaad,’ meaning frugal innovation or creative hack.

The Qutub Minar is a UNESCO site. For a better price and to avoid the ticket line-up, buy your ticket online through the ASI portal https://asi.payumoney.com/ .

Hours and Cost: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, daily – INR 600 for foreigners, children under 15 free

Dinner with a View

For your last night in Delhi, have dinner with a magical view of the Qutub Minar.  

To ensure you get a table on the terrace so you can enjoy the views, I recommend calling ahead to make a reservation.

Great restaurants with a view of the Qutub are: 

  • Cho Vietnamese Kitchen & Bar
  • Bo Tai 

Not ready to end your 3 epic days in Delhi?

Lucky for you one of Delhi’s very best bars, Miso Sexy, is in the Ambawatta One complex within walking distance of the above restaurants.  

Miso Sexy has a fabulous outdoor terrace with great views of the Qutub Minar (until about 10 pm when the lights on the Qutub are turned off). It’s the perfect, though not so quiet, place for a night cap on your last night in Delhi!

And there you have it – an awesome plan for how to spend 3 days in Delhi!  

Delhi is vast and there’s so much more you could see and do, but this is an excellent start.  You’ll just have to come back again to see more!

Qutab Minar, Delhi

Where to Stay in Delhi

Now that you’ve got an amazing itinerary for 3 days in Delhi, you’re probably wondering where you should stay.

Honestly, as long as you’re in south Delhi, with access to the metro you’re good to go. Most of the sites listed in this itinerary are in south Delhi and it’s also one of the best areas of the city to stay.

Below, we recommend a few options for accommodation in Delhi to suit all budgets .

Best Hostels in Delhi

There are some excellent hostels in Delhi, which is great news for budget travellers. Avoid the Paharganj area, which is gritty and congested, and Karol Bagh, which is also highly congested, instead opt for one of these south Delhi hostels — and stay in a residential area lined with leafy streets: 

Hosteller Delhi: Book on Agoda here .

Moustache Delhi: B ook on Agoda here .

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Best Mid Range Hotels in Delhi

If you’re looking for a hotel with many comforts and a good location but not a 5 star price, there are some great options:

Hotel Palace Heights, Connaught Place:

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  • Book on Agoda here .

The Neem, South Delhi:

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Udman Panchshila, South Delhi:

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Best Luxury Hotels in Delhi

When it comes to luxury accommodations in Delhi, there are many beautiful properties. These are four of the very best: 

Shangri-La Eros New Delhi:

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The Imperial Hotel:

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ITC Maurya:

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The Claridges:

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  • Book on Agoda here.

Best Guest Houses in Delhi

If you’re the type of traveler who wants a more authentic experience, Delhi has some wonderful guest houses / home stays .  These are two of my favourite and both include a home cooked breakfast:

Prakash Kutir Bed & Breakfast (Hauz Khas, South Delhi): Book on Agoda here .

Zaza Stay (Nizamuddin West, Central Delhi): Book on Agoda here .

Suzanne is a Canadian living in Delhi. She loves exploring Delhi and helping visitors discover the city.  She blogs at Suzanne Wanders Delhi .

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Top 25 Tourist Places In Delhi: Unveiling the Cultural Tapestry of India’s Capital

Delhi, the capital city, is a treasure trove of experiences for tourists. It seamlessly blends the old with the new, creating a unique charm that attracts visitors from across the globe.

Whether you’re a history buff, a foodie, or an adventure seeker, Delhi has something special for everyone.

Delhi has so much in store from monuments, temples, parks, and museums that it won’t stop entertaining you. Don’t trust us? Get ready and be excited by the beautiful city right away!

Top 25 Tourist Places In Delhi

List of 25 Best Tourist Places In Delhi That Will Make Your Trip Memorable

Thrilled to see Delhi? Here’s the ideal mini-guide with all the specifics of the locations you can’t just miss on your journey. 

1. Red Fort-Mughal Dynasty Pride

Red Fort a Famous tourist places in Delhi

The Red Fort is the best example of India’s Mughal period and also is the face of the best tourist place in Delhi . Constructed in 1638.

It is an exceptional marvel of Mughal architecture made of red sandstone and also is one of the famous places to visit in Delhi-NCR .

Special attractions are the Chhota bazaar within its magnanimous walls, and every evening sound as well as a light show.

Moreover, if you’re curious about Red Fort history, you’ll be delighted to know that when Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, moved his capital to Delhi, the Fort was built.

This Fort was also listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2007. Also, it is one of the most popular tourist places in Delhi city.

  • Entry Fee: Children under 15 are free, Indian INR 10 is free, and international INR 250 is free.
  • Operational Hours: from 9 AM to 6 PM. Mondays off.
  • Must-See: Digambar Jain Mandir, nearby Sis Ganj Gurudwara and Paranthe Wali Gali.
  • Advice: There are lots of visitors visiting this place during the peak season and also there might be a long queue for the tickets.
  • Distance to Airport Delhi: 20 km.

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2. India Gate – The Largest War Memorial In India

India Gate Tourist places in Delhi

India Gate, for that matter, is also one monument that defines Delhi or India. Established in 1931, it was a memorial for the First World War and also war martyrs in Afghanistan.

However, the building looks beautiful in the evening lights at Rajpath. Moreover, the gardens lining the structure are among the must-visit tourist places in Delhi for couples . Also, this is one of the most popular places to see in Delhi-NCR at night.

If you’re on Republic Day in Delhi, you’ll need to visit India Gate Parade which is truly India’s most famous as well as ceremonious event.

On this occasion, several foreign guests as well as national leaders are available and pay tribute to the country’s freedom fighters and great leaders.

Few Important Tips

  • The best time for the India Gate sightseeing tour is October through March. During this period, the weather is calming for running around.
  • If you are traveling with your family, go for a picnic near India Gate. Bring food packed or baked, and have fun.
  • Bus service to get to India Gate is readily available. Otherwise, a rickshaw or shuttle rickshaw can be taken.
  • Entry Fee: Free.
  • Hours To Open : 24 X 7 Open.
  • Must-See: National Modern Art Museum. The nearest subway station: is the Central Secretariat.
  • Distance To The Airport: 14 Km.

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3. Rashtrapati Bhawan-Presidential Residence

Rashtrapati Bhawan Tourist Places in Delhi

On the opposite side of the Rajpath is India’s president’s residence as well as one of the popular places to visit in Delhi-NCR at night. Access to this grand piece of architecture is limited among the usual tourist places in New Delhi .

With four floors and 340 rooms in a 200,000 square meter floor area, it has vast presidential gardens (Mughal Gardens), wide-open spaces, bodyguards as well as staff quarters, stables, other offices, and various amenities within its perimeter walls.

However, this magnificent architectural building is the world’s largest residence of any head of state. The building’s architectural style is based on Edwardian Baroque architecture.

The building’s middle dome is the natural synthesis of the Indian as well as British architectural styles. Moreover, only a step past the monument will give you a glimpse of how amazing the memorial is.

  • Opening Hours: 9 am to late at night. One can pre-book for an inside visit at the official website of Rashtrapati Bhawan.
  • Must Visit: Walk the road and you’ll get a glimpse of the House of Parliament, National Secretariat, and Headquarters of Security.
  • Tip: Access is restricted only to those who receive a permit beforehand.
  • Road to Airport Delhi: 12 km (27 minutes).

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4. Qutub Minar-Construction of Majestic Stone

Qutub Minar tourist places in Delhi

Qutub Minar stands tall with its 73-meter-tall brick minaret and is also the top place to visit in Delhi- NCR.

The structure was designed by Qutub-ud-din Aibak and also has five stories rich with chiseled carvings as well as scripts. Qutub Minar is part of the Qutub Complex and also has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

This red stone tower is India’s heritage site, along with Parso-Arabic as well as Nagari info, is a spectacular example of beautiful Iranian architecture. Also, it is one of the most popular tourist places in Delhi .  

  • Entry Fee: Children under 15 are free, Indian INR 10 INR 250 for foreigners.
  • Operational Hours: Sunrise till sunset, Mondays locked.
  • Must visit: Temple Chhatarpur.
  • Advice: Given the damage done some years ago, this place remains a popular tourist spot.
  • Distance from Delhi International Airport: 36 min (13.8 km).

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5. Jantar Mantar-The Highest Sundial in the World

Jantar Mantar tourist places in Delhi

Built in 1724 by Jaipur’s Maharaja Jai Singh, Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observatory, and also one of the fascinating places to visit in Delhi-NCR .

The instruments at Jantar Mantar , remarkable for their creativity, can no longer be used precisely because of the tall buildings around them. 

But a visit to enjoy the Indian astronomy research makes it one of the most visited tourist places in Delhi .

The observatory’s principal instruments are the Yantra Samrat, Jai Prakash, the Yantra Ram, and the Yantra Misra. There’s also a Bhairava temple, next to the hotel. Maharaja Jai Singh II founded it, too.

  • Entry Fee: INR 5.
  • Hours to Open: Sunrise to sunset.
  • Must visit: Connaught Place Central Park and get a selfie with the biggest Tiranga Tip: this place also witnesses many cultural events.
  • Distance from Delhi International Airport: 29 min (13.6 km).

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6. Humayun Tomb-The Garden of Tombs

Humayun Tomb tourist places in India

Humayun’s Tomb was built in 1570 by Humayun’s wife Haji Begum, among the best places to visit in Delhi -NCR, and is also a world heritage site under UNESCO .

Unquestionably it is one of Mughal Architecture’s most impressive works to which the Taj Mahal owes its architecture.

Not just the Mughal Emperor’s grave, Humayun, but this tomb also secures the tombs of Bega Begum, Dara Shikoh, Hamida Begum, as well as other important Mughal leaders.

The tomb is made of red sandstone and white marble and even after so many years, it looks serene and stunning.

  • Entry Fee: INR 10 for tourists to the home and SAARC, INR 250 for others, Opening hours: regular, up to sunset. Best seen in the morning, or at a full moon night.
  • Must Visit: If on Thursday, walk to a spiritual qawwali evening at the Dargah of Nizam-ud-din Auliya.
  • Advice: The Delhi guided tours also include this place on a blue bus.
  • Distance from Delhi International Airport: 44 min (17.0 km).

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7. Akshardham Temple – Experience A Holy Tour

Akshardham Temple tourist places in India

While sightseeing in Delhi, Swaminarayan Akshardham of the world’s largest Hindu temples-is undoubtedly suggested a visit.

Designed by the spiritual organization of BAPS, it is a beautiful piece of architecture made of pink stone as well as white marble. Situated on the banks of the Yamuna River, this tourist place in Delhi has plenty of exhibits for tourists.

There is an Abhishekh Mandap, Sanskruti Darshan, Sahajanand Darshan, and Neelkanth Darshan where a cultural boat trip can be enjoyed.

The theme-based garden is a wonderful place to visit here. And, don’t forget to visit the Sahaj Anand Water Show when you’re here. Also, it is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Delhi NCR at night for those who wish to see the show of light.

  • Advice: This temple is renowned for its stunning view from afar. It’s noticeable on the Delhi Metro line as well.
  • Entry Fee: Exhibits are open, separate charge.
  • Opening Hours: 9.30 am to 6.30 pm, Monday Locked.
  • Distance from Airport Delhi: 54 min. (22.2 km).

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8. Temple of Chattarpur-Awe-Inspiring complex

Temple of Chattarpur tourist places in India

Set within South Delhi’s beautiful surroundings, Chattarpur is a famous temple built by Sant Shree Nagpal Baba in the 1970s. This holy temple has impressive architecture and is a beautiful mix of north as well as south.

The sculptures of Shiv-Parvati, Ram-Darbar, Maa Katyayani, Radha-Krishna, Lord Ganesha, Goddess Laxmi, and Lord Hanuman are magnificent. Also, One of the most demanding tourist places in Delhi.  

  • Advice: This temple is renowned for its architecture and on your next visit makes for a perfect picture.
  • Operational Timing: 4:00 am-11:00 pm.
  • Metro Station Nearest: Metro Station Chattarpur.
  • Distance from Airport Delhi: 33 min. (12.2 km).

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9. Temple of ISKCON-Try Blessings

Temple of ISKCON tourist places in Delhi

ISKCON is a spiritual organization that was established in 1966 by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

You will see Bhagavad Gita’s stunning visual presentations with vibrant lights that produce a wondrous effect on the huge screen.

Even during the evenings, they plan beautiful robotics and the Mahabharata series. Also, Inside the temple premises, there is a basic Govinda restaurant, where you get veggie food.

Inside the temple, there are plenty of museums where you can view the exceptional exposures. Besides, visitors arrange interactive presentations.

The best time to visit ISKCON Temple is during the ‘Janmashtami’ festival, Lord Krishna’s birthday. 

This is celebrated with pomp and vigour and if you don’t visit this festival in this temple it will be a big miss. One of the best tourist places in Delhi.  

  • Tip: This is a great place for experiencing a serene atmosphere followed by calming bhajans and aartis.
  • Hours of Opening: 4:30 am-8:30 pm.

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10.   Lotus Temple-The God’s view

Lotus Temple tourist places in Delhi

Popularly known as the Lotus temple in the list of popular tourist places in Delhi , the Bahai Temple Lotus symbolizes four religions, namely Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, as well as Islam.

This temple belongs to the Bahai faith which claims unity between all people as well as religions.

Here we welcome devotees of any faith. You can find nine doors to this temple that simultaneously make 2500 visitors.

The building has won many distinctions and prizes for mesmerizing architecture. One of the famous places to visit is Delhi-NCR .    

Some important tips you need to follow:

  • Walk around the lovely gardens inside the temple while you’re here.
  • Photography within the Temple is strictly forbidden. So keep your camera and mobile within your pack.
  • If you want to learn the place’s history, go on a guided tour.
  • Before entering, always keep your shoes at the deposit counter, outside the temple. Entry Fee: Free.
  • Operating Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 9:30 – 5 pm (winters) & 9:30 – 7 pm (summers).
  • Should visit: Nearby Temple Kalkaji and ISKCON.
  • Distance from airport Delhi: 35 min. (16.4 km).

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11. Jama Masjid-The Largest Mosque in India

Jama Masjid tourist places in Delhi

The largest mosque in India – Jama Masjid is amongst the best tourist places in Delhi . Moreover, this can accommodate as many as 25000 devotees at a time.

It was the very first architectural achievement of Shah Jahan. The mosque has four towers, as well as there, is a spectacular view of the city from the south tower.

You have to be suitably dressed to enter the mosque. If not, rent an outfit that the mosque authority offers.

Few Important Tips:

  • Note, when attending this mosque you should always wear moderate clothes and women should always cover their heads with scarves.
  • You have to be vigilant about the payments and all the harassment.
  • Don’t need any fake guides telling you they will get you in less. Note, that the entrance fee is zero.
  • You can click the photos, but you will pay Rs. 200 to take the camera inside. Entry Fee: Free, but INR 300 is paid for videography.
  • Opening Hours: 7 am-12 pm, daily: 1:30 pm-6:30 pm. It is closed during prayers, and the timing depends on the moon’s position.
  • Must Visit: Try Changezi chicken at nearby Karim’s Hotel.  
  • Distance From Airport Delhi: 55 min. (18.0 km).

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12. Bangladesh Sahib Gurudwara- Offer Prayers 

Bangladesh Sahib Gurudwara tourist places to visit in Delhi

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib was first built as a small temple by Sikh General, Sardar Bhagel Singh in 1783.

Also, it is one of the most peaceful and famous tourist places in Delhi , with the gurgling Sarovar within its complex.

The complex also houses a high school, a library, Baba Baghel Singh Museum, as well as a hospital.

  • Entrance Fee: Free.
  • Opening Hours: Regular.
  • Must visit: Rakab Ganj Gurudwara, nearby Birla Mandir, and also St Cathedral Church if you are on a sightseeing tour of Delhi.
  • Advice: After sunset, you should visit this location, as the marble flooring is pretty hot in summer during the daytime.
  • Distance from Delhi International Airport: 28 min (13.0 km).

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13. Raj Ghat

Raj Ghat tourist places in Delhi

Gandhi Smriti gives you the exact place where Mahatma Gandhi was killed. The room is exactly as Gandhiji left it and that’s where he built his 144-day residence before his death.

The room where he used to sleep and also the prayer ground is open to the public. It also has drawings, sculptures, and so on display. Raj Ghat is on the other side of the road.

Ultimately, if you want to pay tribute to Gandhiji and the work he has done for India, then this is one of the best places to visit in Delhi-NCR.

  • Service Hours: 10 am to 5 pm, Mondays locked.
  • Must Visit: Kotla Fort Feroz Shah.
  • Advice: Most school groups come on the weekdays to visit this location.
  • Distance from Delhi International Airport: 43 min (18.6 km).

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14. Hauz Khas Fort – Take Beautiful Shots

Hauz Khas Fort tourist places in Delhi

The Hauz Khas Fort Complex lies amongst a lake’s magnificent beauty and also is a 10-pointer among the most famous tourist places in Delhi .

Moreover, the silted tank was re-excavated by Firoz Shah Tughlaq and cleared the channels to form what is a popular recreational spot in South Delhi.

Established in the 13th century, it is an activity center, the joy of a bird watcher as well as a favorite picnic spot for locals. Hauz Khas is one of the best places to visit in Delhi-NCR at night or day.

  • Advice: There are also a lot of college students in this location who perform live music in the evening. However, you will surely spend some time enjoying the music here with the scenery appealing to your eyes.
  • Opening Hours: Sunrise to sunset.
  • Must visit: Green Park (attached to fortification).
  • Distance from Airport Delhi: 25 min (11,6 km).

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15. Agrasen Ki Baoli – Taking In The Beauty  

Agrasen Ki Baol

Agrasen Ki Baoli is one of the best tourist places in Delhi for couples and is also known as Agrasen Ki Baoli.

After Amir Khan’s PK movie, it became very famous and, on the other hand, is also renowned for its haunted nighttime activities.

Moreover, the 60-meter-long and 15 meters high steps, attract many. You have to pay a visit to this spot when exploring CP’s lanes.

  • Advice: With an imaginative backdrop, this place has a wide scope for photography and also for beautiful selfies.
  • Opening Timings: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.  
  • Distance From Airport Delhi: 35 min. (16.5 km).

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16. Chandni Chowk-Eat Food On The Lane

Chandni Chowk

Old Delhi’s Main Road, Chandni Chowk , is also Delhi’s center. Chaotically vying for space, it also fills its narrow lanes with shops to buy economic things.

Street food just isn’t getting any better than Chandni Chowk, too. Also, It’s one of the most loving tourist places in Delhi .

  • Advice: This market is the best place to buy wholesale goods, so get your list ready before your visit.
  • Must Visit: The Sunday Morning Flea Market, Nayi Sadak, Daryaganj.
  • Distance From Delhi International Airport: 51 min (17.3 km).

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17. Palika Bazaar And Market of Janpath-Store

Palika Bazaar tourist places in Delhi

An underground market situated between Connaught Place’s inner and outer circles, Palika Bazar at any given time houses 15,000 people within its walls. Established in the late 1970s.

However, it has 380 numbered shops selling a varied assortment of objects where electronic products, as well as clothing, dominate. Also, it is one of the most desirable tourist places in Delhi NCR that love shopping.

Advice: Hold a little tighter on your bags, as things may get stolen in this packed Palika marketplace.

Janpath Market

Janpat market tourist places in Delhi

Janpath Market is another CP market and it’s linked to Lodhi Road by lane. Also, This place overflows with shops and stalls selling vast amounts of merchandise on the roadside. Also, one of the best tourist places in Delhi for people who looking for budgeted shopping.

Opening Hours: From 10 am until late at night.

P.S. Besides these, there are places where I bet you are offering such wide ranges and throwing away prices that you can be the ‘must-go-shopping-with guy.’ Go to Sarojini Nagar, Karol Bagh, Lajpat Nagar.

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18. Lodhi Gardens-Nature Heritage

Lodhi Gardens tourist places in Delhi

Situated near Khan Market, Lodhi Gardens has an area of 90 acres and also is a heritage site throughout the year. Lots of historical monuments, including Sikandar Lodi’s tomb as well as Mohammed Shah, can be seen.

However, if you’d like to plan a Saturday morning picnic, head towards Lodhi Gardens. One of the most famous places in Delhi for tourists as well as for locals. 

  • Tip: Mostly school children and family picnics are going on in this area. You’re going to have to find a place for yourself.
  • Distance From Delhi International Airport: 33 min (14.3 km).

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19. Nizamuddin Dargah

Nizamuddin Dargah

Fully known as the Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah , this is also a popular tourist place in Delhi . The structure is a mausoleum of a very Sufi Saint named Hazrat Khwaja Syed Nizamuddin Auliya who lived from 1238 to 1325.

It is located in the same name city and is also visited every week by many Islamic believers.

The complex is made up of the tombs of poets such as Hazrat Amir Khusro, Inayat Khan, and Mughal princess Jehan Ara Begum.

The neighborhood is divided into two sections near the holy dargah all along Mathura Road. One is Nizamuddin West and the structure is located here as well as having a lovely market managed by Muslim vendors.

The dargah also provides the poor with social assistance by supplying them with basic needs such as furniture, utensils, shoes, and other such items.

Moreover, they prepare food for those who need it at Khanqah, too. Also, make sure to catch one of the nightly Qawwali performances that take place here. it is also one of the good places to visit in Delhi-NCR at night.  

  • Timings: Entrance hours are from 5:00 am to 10:30 pm.
  • Entry Fee: No admission charge.
  • Advice: Make sure to take care of your things because the crowds are crazy. Don’t wear sneakers inside, parking is going to be tough to park a little distance away and then walk to the temple. Upon entering the Dargah, make sure you cover your head and also note that women are not allowed to enter the main shrine.
  • Distance From Delhi International Airport: 41 min (16.0 km).

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20. Karol Bagh Market-Buy Beauty Products

Karol Bagh

This is one of Delhi’s oldest markets, popular for traditional Indian wear, especially the bridal range. The variety, as well as the design you can find anywhere else, are difficult.

You can also purchase joys, beauty products, accessories, footwear, gadgets, books, and many other materials.

  • Advice: Market Karol Bagh is renowned for a lot of items. Make sure you buy a few from here at least.
  • Hours of operation: 10.00 am to 8.00 pm. On Mondays, it’s closed.

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21. South  Campus – Enjoy Local Feasts

South  Campus

Another place to get lip-smacking food at an affordable price is Delhi. However, this area’s cafés, this location has always been on the students’ list of favorites.

Tourists often consider this place very appealing because of the cafes, such as Big Yellow Door, Scooter on the Wall, etc.

  • Tip: Make sure you also try the momos tandoori among other styles of momos here.
  • Popular Snacks, Shakes, and Fast Foods: Italian, Chinese, American as well as North Indian Grill.
  • Unique Picks: QD’s, Kev’s, Echoes, Lane Chowringhee.

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22.  Nizamuddin- Famous Food

Nizamuddin tourist places in Delhi

You’re in Delhi, so it’s going to be a big miss not to spend an evening at Nizamuddin . However, this is one of Delhi’s oldest settlements where you’ll find Delhi’s most amazing food. Moreover, this place is renowned for its Mughlai cuisine, from Kebabs to sweets.

  • Advice: Also, don’t miss out on Karim’s delicious Kebabs at this spot.
  • Famous foods: Tandoori grill, kebabs, traditional sweets, and also other Mughlai Special Picks: Gulfam Kashmiri Wazwan, Karim’s as well as Ghalib Kabab Corner.

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23. Connaught Place 

Connaught Place

However, this location is the ideal destination for all forms of foodies, from multi-cuisine restaurants to street-side cafés.

Moreover, If you’re looking for foreign cuisine or your love is genuine north Indian recipes, head to Connaught Place for a night out. Therefore, for all these reasons it is one of the main tourist places in Delhi .    

  • Advice: Parking at this location is restricted. To prevent a challan later make sure you park at the right location.
  • Popular Foods: Cafes in north India, regional, international.
  • Unique Pick: Minar, Jain Chawal Wale, Kake da Hotel, Parikrama, and more.

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24. Paranthe Wali Gali  

Paranthe  Wali Gali

If you’re a big-time foodie and love paranthas, then head straight to Delhi’s Paranthe wali Gali.

Moreover, old Delhi’s narrow street will lure you into the appetizing aroma of paranthas and other traditional Indian delicacies.

We can also say for foodies, that this place is like heaven. From rabri parantha, and halwa paratha to mixed as well as all sorts of varieties is available here. Also, one of the famous tourist places in Delhi .    

  • Advice: Parking is limited in this area. You’ll have to board a subway that’s more convenient for getting to this location.
  • Timings: 9 AM-11 PM.
  • 2 Cost: INR 150.

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25. Pandara Road-Take a walk

Pandara Road

Looking for a spot in Delhi where you can enjoy a fine dining experience with your family or friends as well as with a special person?

Then you have to go up to this place near India Gate where you can find some upmarket restaurants. Also, one of the most demanding tourist places in Delhi .    

  • Advice: This location is not only popular for the food but also for the beautiful drives at night.
  • Popular Foods: Delicacies from North as well as South India, Multi-Cooking, Pan Asian, and Sweets.
  • Unique Pick: Gulati, Veg Gulati as well as Ichiban.

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FAQs About Tourist Places in Delhi

There are a lot of questions that come to our mind during the visit to famous places in Delhi, some of the commonly asked questions are answered below.

Q. What are the must-visit tourist places in Delhi?

A. Delhi boasts a myriad of attractions, including the Red Fort, Qutub Minar, India Gate, Lotus Temple, Humayun’s Tomb, and Akshardham Temple.

Q. Are there markets in Delhi suitable for budget shopping?

A. Absolutely! Chandni Chowk and Sarojini Nagar Market are perfect for budget-friendly shopping, offering a variety of traditional and trendy items.

Q. What is the best time to visit Delhi?

A. The months of October to March offer pleasant weather, making it the ideal time to explore Delhi’s tourist places.

Q. Is Delhi a safe city for tourists?

A. Overall, Delhi is safe for tourists, but like any other major city, it’s essential to stay vigilant and follow basic safety precautions.

Q. Are there any cultural events in Delhi worth attending?

A. Yes, Delhi hosts numerous cultural events throughout the year. Check the local calendar for festivals, art exhibitions, and performances.

Q. How can I explore Delhi on a budget?

A. Opt for affordable accommodations, use public transportation, and indulge in street food. Many attractions in Delhi are budget-friendly or offer student discounts.

Delhi-NCR, a treasure trove of cultural, historical, and modern delights, beckons explorers with its diverse offerings. Whether you seek historical marvels, cultural odysseys, modern marvels, green escapes, or vibrant nightlife, this region unfolds a tapestry of experiences waiting to be discovered.

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3 Days in Delhi: The Perfect Delhi Itinerary

3 Days in Delhi: The Perfect Delhi Itinerary

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Delhi is not just a city in India, it’s an experience.

Navigating a new location for the first time can be challenging. Where to go, what to do, what not to do? To help you out, I have put together a 3-day itinerary for your trip to Delhi. 

I was born in Delhi, but I never imagined myself writing about it on my blog. I am thrilled to write this blog because I love the city. Delhi is a massive metropolis, With a population of over 20 million people.

Humayun's Tomb, Mughal's first monument with garden in India, this is one of the best place to visit in this Delhi Itinerary.

The city is a blend of ancient forts, temples, markets, and modern metro, mega shopping malls, finance, and technology centres. It has over 5000 years of history and three world heritage sites that you can’t find anywhere else.  

Delhi, in my opinion, is not just a city in India, It’s a unique experience. For many people, Delhi is the starting point of their journey and their first introduction to India. If you have never visited South Asia, you may be surprised by the packed marketplaces, noisy roads and streets, and diverse cultures.

Crowdy street of Chandni Chowk with people, motor bikes and cow all together.

Delhi has a lot to offer; you could easily spend a week here, but if you only have three days to spend in this massive city, that is the minimum time.

So, take a look at my 3-day Delhi Itinerary, which will show you the best places to visit in Delhi.

Table of Contents

Delhi Itinerary Day 1 (Old Delhi)

Jama masjid.

Jama Masjid corridor, don't forget to include it in your 3 days Delhi Itinerary.

The Jama Masjid is a grand mosque in the city of Delhi, India. It is one of the largest mosques in India and outside of Saudi Arabia.

The Jama Masjid was originally built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan between 1650 and 1656. The design of the mosque was influenced by Mughal architecture like the Taj Mahal. The prayer hall inside the mosque can easily accommodate 25,000 worshipers.

Three domes and four towers each with a star on top, giving it a beautiful look from all directions!

View Of Chandni Chowk from top of Jama Masjid minar.

Don’t forget to go to the top of the Minar for a stunning view of the Red Fort, Chandni Chowk and Old Delhi. 

Tips:- Women need to rent a robe to get inside the Masjid. in reality, this robe is for women who are not wearing modestly, If you dress modestly, you won’t need to rent a robe.

You need to remove your shoes outside of the masjid. There will be people at the entrance who will take care of your shoes in exchange for a tip. You can also store your shoes in your bag.

Your next stop should be Red Fort, which is about a 15-minute walk from Jama Masjid.

Timings:- 7 AM to 12 PM and 1.30 PM to 6.30 PM   

Nearest Metro Station:- Chawri Bazaar

Red Fort 

Red Fort with Indian flag on top. this is one of the best things to do in Delhi

Red Fort is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Delhi. And one of the best place to include in Your Delhi Itinerary. Your visit is incomplete without visiting the red fort.

It’s a massive red sandstone wall structure that served as the Mughals’ main residence for 200 years. The monument is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is well-known for its rich history.

You will enter through the Lahori gate, and inside the fort, you will see. Diwan-I-Aam,( Hall of public audience) Diwan-I-Khaas, (hall of private audience) ‘Hammam; Place for royal bath, Pearl mosque. And the Palace of Color was most admirable to me because of its fascinating architecture.

The Next destination is Raj Ghat, which is about 3 km from the red fort, a 35-minute walk or 7 to 10 minutes by Auto or taxi.

Timings:- 6 AM to 6 PM . Closed on Monday.

Nearest Metro Station:- Red fort 

Raj Ghat, Black stone platform of Mahatma Gandhi cremation with flower decoration.

Raj Ghat is a memorial for Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of the Indian independence movement. It is a commemoration of the spot where Gandhi was cremated on the 31st of January 1948. He was famous for his highly peaceful protests against the British rule in India.

There is a quiet green space around Raj Ghat, People come here for a picnic and take some rest. You can also stop here for a short break before continuing to your next destination.

The following stop is Chandni Chowk, which is about 3.5 km from Raj Ghat, a 35-minute walk, and 7 to 10 minutes by Auto or Taxi.

Timings- 5 AM to 7 PM.

Nearest Metro Station:-  Delhi Gate Metro Station

Chandni Chowk 

Chandni chowk Market  Street with shops of colorful clothes.

The Chandni Chowk market is an iconic part of Old Delhi. Mughal emperor Shah Jahan originally built it as part of the Red Fort complex in the 17th century. The market has a rich history and home to some of the city’s oldest buildings. 

Despite being one of Delhi’s busiest and largest wholesale markets, the market has retained its identity over the years.

Chandni chowk crowded street.

This market is well-known for its delicious food. And some shops and restaurants are serving yummy food from generations. My visit to Chandini chowk used to be incomplete without eating some delicious food. 

Because this is where you will find the most delicious food in all of Delhi.

There are several little streets in Chandni Chowk, each of which is like a market known for something. I am sharing with you some of them which you should visit. 

Paranthe Wali Gali

Paranthe wali Gali is famous for the shops that sell popular sweets and Paranthe’ which means lentil wafers. This place is home to many varieties of these wafers.

Popular varieties include gobhi, Kaju, and methi paratha. Pt. Kanhaiyalal Durgaprasad Dixit outlet serving Paranthe since 1875. 

Kinari Bazaar

Kinari Bazaar is one of the most popular shopping destinations for Indian brides. You will see beautiful Indian Bridal dresses and other accessories.

Chawri Bazaar

Chawri Bazaar is an iconic wholesale market specialized in brass, copper, and paper products such as wedding and greeting cards. 

Khari Babri Spice Market

Khari Baoli is widely regarded as one of the biggest and most popular markets for spices in India. This is the only Bazaar in Delhi that still has maintained its traditional architecture with many winding lanes of shops selling all sorts of spices, herbs, and food items.

Timing :- 10:00 to 7 PM. Markets closed on Sunday.

Nearest Metro station :- Chandni Chowk metro station

Delhi Itinerary Day 2 ( New Delhi)

India Gate in evening with lot of people. this is one of the landmark of Delhi.

The India Gate is a war memorial located astride the Rajpath, and built-in 1931. This is considered the largest war memorial in India. It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and built as a monument for 90,000 soldiers who died in World War I.

The design of India Gate is frequently compared to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The structure is surrounded by plenty of green space and is a popular picnic spot for Delhi residents.

India Gate is usually crowded with tourists and many street vendors. I also went there many times with family and friends for picnics.

The next stop is the National Museum, which is about 2 km from India Gate. and takes about 23 minutes to walk or 5 minutes by taxi.

Timing :- 24 hours

Nearest Metro station :- Central Secretariat 

National Museum

National Museum Delhi. view of gallery.

The National Museum was founded in 1949 and is one of the oldest and largest museums in India. The museum has a diverse collection of more than 200,000 objects and artworks. And some objects are over 5000 years old.

The Museum was built to provide a repository for all that is beautiful and awesome in human culture and creativity. If you simply enjoy visiting museums and are keen on history then check out the National Museum of Delhi, because this is one of India’s most impressive museums.

Your next stop is Safdarjung Tomb, which is about 3.5km from The National Museum and takes about 42 minutes to walk or 7 to 10 minutes by taxi or auto.

Timing :- 10 AM to 6 PM, closed on Mondays and public holidays

Nearest Metro station :- Central Secretariat (the museum is around 4 km from the metro station)

Safdarjung Tomb

Safdarjung Tomb Photo from the entrance gate.

The Safdarjung Tomb is a sandstone and marble monument that was built in 1754. The monument is the last Mughal structure in Delhi. 

The Tomb’s gate with two floors and various inscriptions was very appealing to me, and the ceiling was a beautiful piece of artwork with carvings and decorations. Plus, from the gate, you can get an excellent view of the tomb.

The monument has a similar look to Humayun’s tomb complex, but gets fewer tourists. 

The following stop is Lodhi Garden, which is about 500 metres from Safdarjung Tomb and takes about 6 minutes to walk.

Timing :- 7 AM TO 6 PM. 

Nearest Metro station :- Jor Bagh metro station

Lodi Garden

Monument inside Lodhi Garden.

This is another one of my favourite places in Delhi.

Lodi Garden or Lodhi Gardens is a city park, Spreads over 90 acres of land, As you stroll around the garden you will notice interesting monuments to the Mughal and Lodi dynasties. 

Mughal structure inside Lodhi Garden, and green space where people are doing exercise.

This Garden is a popular quiet and peaceful green space where Delhiites come in the mornings and evenings to walk, run, and exercise. And also a lot of young couples come to the Garden to spend time in a quiet area inside the tomb.

The next destination is Humayun’s tomb, which is about 3 km from Lodhi Garden and takes about 40 minutes to walk and 6 minutes by taxi or auto.

Timing :- 6 AM TO 8 PM. 

Nearest Metro Station :- Jor Bagh metro station

Humayun’s Tomb

Humayun's Tomb Photo from entrance. this is another best place to include in Delhi itinerary.

Humayun’s tomb was built as a memorial to the second Mughal Emperor Humayun in 1562. This was the first great Mughal structure in India, and historians regard it as one of the country’s most important heritage sites. Also, The monument was the first garden-tomb in India.

Therefore, take a walk around the beautiful garden. Because this is a peaceful garden to spend some relaxing time. Whenever I wanted to spend some calm time with my girlfriend I used to go to Humayun’s Tomb. So don’t forget to include it in your Delhi itinerary.

There is also a nice shop situated near the tomb, Anokhi’s discount store , which Sells women’s traditional clothing at reasonable prices. If you enjoy shopping and have the time, go check it out.

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, around 7 km from Humayun’s Tomb and 10 to 15 minutes by cab or vehicle, is your next stop.

Timing :- 6 AM TO 6 PM. 

Nearest Metro Station :- JLN Stadium

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Bangla Sahib Gurudwara made of white marble with golden dome.

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is a Sikh temple, situated in Connaught Place. This  was constructed to commemorate the occasion of eight Sikh Guru Har Krishan’s visit. in 1664. Bangla Sahib complex includes the Main prayer hall, a holy Sarover or lake, a Hospital, and a langar Hall. 

Sikh priests sing sacred songs in the main prayer hall almost 24 hours a day. And I use to feel calm and relaxed inside the main prayer hall.

Inside Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, where people doing worship and listening to spiritual songs.

The Sarovar, or Lake, in the Gurudwara complex is considered holy. You will see colourful fish in the lake, as well as people bathing in holy water and walking around the lake. 

The Gurudwara Langar hall serves free food to thousands of people of all faiths and castes. There is a large and impressive kitchen. I recommend that you go to the kitchen because it’s incredible to see how they prepare food for thousands of people.

Note:- You need to cover your head and remove your shoes. Before entering the gurdwara complex, It is mandatory for everyone. There is a shoe storage area where you can leave your shoes without fear of losing them.

Connaught Place is the next stop, about 1km from Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and takes 10 to 12 minutes to walk.

Timing :- 24 Hours

Nearest Metro Station :- Rajiv Chowk

  Connaught Place

Connaught Place white pillar corridor.

Connaught Place is the most famous shopping district, and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Delhi for both international and domestic travellers

This place is unique in that it houses the most expensive showrooms and all major brands, as well as a flea market where you can find nice clothes, shoes, jewellery, and much more for a low price.

There is also a well-known underground market called Palika Bazar, which is similar to a flea market. But you must be skilled at bargaining for Palika Bazaar because their prices are 5 to 10 times higher, which means that if they can sell something for $10, they will charge you $100, so you must bargain a lot.

Connaught Place is also famous for cafes, clubs, pubs and restaurants. So, if you want to go to some nice restaurants, popular cafes, clubs, or pubs, you’ve come to the right place.

Nearest Metro station :- Rajiv Chowk

Delhi Itinerary Day 3 ( South Delhi )

Qutub minar.

Qutub Minar tower with carving, this is must visit place in your 3 days Delhi Itinerary.

The Qutub Minar is the most popular tourist destination in India and the most visited tourist attraction in Delhi. A Unesco world heritage site, Built-in 1192 by Qutb-ud-din Aibak.

The Minar is also known as the world’s tallest brick Minaret, standing at 73 meters in height.

This Monument is an excellent example of Indo-Islamic architecture and historical brilliance. The carvings on the minar and throughout the complex are mind-boggling. If you look closely, you will notice that each floor of the minar has a unique feature. 

There are also some Hindu and Jain carvings in the complex. The Qutub complex includes a mosque, an iron pillar, tombs, and plenty of green space.

The next stop is Lotus Temple, which is about 12 km from Qutub Minar and takes about 20 minutes by taxi or auto.

Timing :- 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Nearest Metro Station :- Qutab Minar.

Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple only Bahá’í temple in India.  made of white marble in a shape of lotus. This is one of the best place to visit in Delhi.

The Lotus Temple is one of the most sacred places for Bahá’í followers. Built in the shape of a lotus flower in 1986.There are only seven Baha’i temples in the world, and this one is the only one in Asia.

The entire temple is made of white marble, with 9 pools and plenty of green space. Plus, There is no scripture in the temple.

This architectural masterpiece has received numerous awards for its design and architecture over the years. The temple is the best place to meditate to calm one’s mind.

 Any person of any caste or religion is welcome to visit this temple. I recommend that you spend a few minutes inside the temple to reset your mind and body. 

The next stop is Hauz Khas Village, which is about 9.5 Km from Lotus Temple and takes about 20 minutes by taxi or auto.

Timing :- 9:30 AM to 5.30 PM. Closed on Monday

Nearest Metro Station :- Kalkaji Mandir Metro

Lunch at Hauz Khas Village

Mango Ice cream with strawberry, orange and cream.

Hauz Khas Village is a historically rich and happening place in south Delhi. This place has been the talk of the town for ages. And got its name from a water tank built in the 13th century.

This historic party destination is also well-known for its numerous cafes, pubs, clubs, restaurants, and art galleries. As well as, this is one of the most happening areas in town. While touring Hauz Khas village, you will see tombs, a water tank, an Islamic cemetery, and a park.

Hauz Khas Village has its own charm, and it is a popular destination for both tourists and locals.

The following destination is Dilli Haat, which is about 3.5 km from Hauz Khas Village and takes about 10 minutes by taxi or auto.

Timing :- Till Midnight.

Nearest Metro Station :- Hauz Khas

Handicraft shop in Dilli Haat.

Dilli Haat is a place where people from all over the country come to sell their goods and to buy goods.

It was originally set up as a market for craftsmen from rural India who brought their wares to sell at Dilli Haat in Delhi so that they could earn an income. However, with time, This Place became more than just a crafts market.

At Dilli Haat, you can find and buy clothes, jewellery, textiles, handicrafts and much more. You can also taste some of the most delicious cuisines of India. It is a vibrant place with lots of colours and happy people.

The speciality of Delhi Haat is that you can find handicrafts and cuisines from every state in India. Plus this is also the best place to buy souvenirs. However, keep in mind that to get a good deal, you must bargain.

Timing :- 10AM to 10pm.

Nearest Metro Station :- INA.

Map of Delhi Attractions

To make your travel and route planning easier, I’ve included all of the places mentioned in this 3-day Delhi itinerary on this map.

Is It Delhi or New Delhi?

Delhi is divided into 11 districts, one of which is known as New Delhi. When the British relocated their capital from Calcutta to New Delhi in 1911, they gave it this name. Since then, New Delhi has been regarded as India’s capital.

So Delhi is the city in India. And New Delhi is India’s capital, which is located in Delhi. 

How Long Should You Spend in Delhi ?

Delhi has a complex cultural landscape and a lot to offer to tourists. If you have enough days in hand, spend a minimum of 3 days in Delhi. In order to make your trip memorable.

This will allow you to explore and enjoy what Delhi has to offer. as well as to indulge in the local flavours that are hard to find elsewhere. You should not rush through the different places as you can find themselves missing out on something amazing.

When is The Best Time To Visit Delhi?

The weather is cooler and drier from October to March. If you are visiting in September or April, then you will find that it is too hot and humid outside. The monsoon season lasts from June to September and the city can get quite muddy and dirty.

The relatively cool, dry season makes for excellent travel. It is largely free of the stagnant air, heat and dust that cover India for almost half the year.

How to Reach Delhi?

Air -Delhi has India’s largest and busiest airport. Which connects to major cities around the world. There are two main terminals. Terminal 3 is used for international as well as some domestic flights. And terminal 2 is for low-cost domestic flights. 

Train –  Trains arrive in Delhi from all over India. By train, you can easily reach Delhi. The City has 3 Main Railway stations: Old Delhi Railway Station, New Delhi Railway Station, And Nizamuddin railway station. If you are arriving in Delhi from another city or Departing to any other city. In most cases, you will start or end your journey at one of these railway stations.

Road – A network of roads and national highways connects Delhi to the rest of the country.

Where to Stay in Delhi

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How to Get Around Delhi

The Delhi Metro is one of the best ways to get around the city because Metro is the quickest, cheapest, and safest mode of transportation. The big advantage of using a metro is that it will drop you almost right outside your destination, so you don’t have to worry about getting lost or taking a wrong turn.

The first coach of the Delhi metro is reserved exclusively for women, If you are a solo female traveller, you can travel comfortably there.

To avoid standing in line, you can buy a Metrocard for Rs 200. However, if you dislike crowded transportation, you should avoid taking the metro.

If you only need to travel a short distance, a tuk-tuk (auto-rickshaw) or an air-conditioned taxi is a good option. You can also book taxis through the Uber or Ola apps.

If you want a completely hassle-free way to get around Delhi, hire a taxi for the entire day, which is not expensive. The best part about hiring a taxi for the whole day is that you don’t have to wait for taxis or tuk-tuks all the time, and you can leave your belongings in the car. Your hotel is the best place to book a taxi for the entire day.

I personally enjoy walking around the city because going from one location to another can surprise you.

What to Wear in Delhi?

The climate in Delhi is quite extreme – Weather is hot and humid during the summers, but cold during the winters. So, it’s best to dress in light fabrics that are soft against the skin, like cotton or linen. Avoid anything too heavy or too tight-fitting as these will make you feel uncomfortable and irritable. 

Women should avoid wearing short clothes. Because they are not popular in India. People will stare at you if you walk down an Indian street wearing shorts.

In addition, you will not be permitted to enter a temple, masjid, or gurudwara. In some religious buildings, you must cover your head too. So you want to cover at least your legs and shoulders.

According to me, the best clothes to wear in India are Indian. You can easily buy salwar kameez or you can buy only a long Indian style top(kameez) and wear it on jeans. Indian clothes are more comfortable in Delhi weather. And you will feel safer.

Is Delhi Safe to Visit?

Yes, Delhi is safe. There is a crime in every city in the world, but you should be aware of the precautions that must be taken to avoid it.

If you’re in a crowded market or on a metro train or bus, take extra care with your belongings because thieves can steal your valuables. So you want to keep your bag in front of you all the time. Also, keep your wallet in your front pocket and avoid flashing large amounts of cash while shopping in public.

If anyone offers you a tour or a special deal in a hotel room or a stay in a palace or fort, simply ignore them. Because there are people in Delhi who try to defraud tourists.

I don’t recommend travelling at night, especially if you’re a solo female. So Try to return to your hotel before dark.

If you want to go to a restaurant or a club at night, make a wise choice, such as going to tourist-friendly areas. Connaught Place, Hauz Khas Village, and Khan Market are a few examples. And book a taxi from the hotel to the restaurant or bar you want to visit, as well as a taxi back to the hotel.

This was all about Delhi, Now you know how to spend 3 days in Delhi, as well as Best things to do in Delhi. So I hope this Delhi Itinerary will help you to easily plan your trip. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section and I will do my best to answer them.

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20 top things to do in Delhi to get the most of your trip

Puneetinder Kaur Sidhu

Oct 18, 2021 • 8 min read

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Delhi serves up an astounding cornucopia of history, culture, cuisine, commerce and street life, with countless sights and activities to keep visitors thoroughly engaged.

At first glance, the Indian capital can seem an overwhelming place to negotiate but give it time and you'll feel the chaos subside, revealing delicate vignettes of daily life and layer upon layer of ancient history, built up over 2000 years of settlement.

Here are 20 great things to do in India ’s fast-paced and frantic, but fun-filled capital.

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1. Sample Delhi’s delectable street food

The street food in Delhi is legendary. Tangy delights such as chaat papdi (fried wafers loaded with potatoes, chickpeas, yogurt and chilli) or golgappas (fried hollow dough filled with chickpeas and spicy potatoes), are de rigueur in Old Delhi. Also seek out stuffed parathas (fried breads with vegetable fillings), sizzling kebabs and treacle-dripping jalebis (sweet swirls of fried dough).

2. Admire the grandeur of Humayun's Tomb

Humayun's Tomb combines Persian elegance with fine Indian craftsmanship, and its graceful lines are mirrored by the fiercely symmetrical Mughal Gardens that surround it. For the best photos, stroll here at dusk, or simply admire the architecture at any time of day. Believed to be the precursor of its more famous look-alike, the Taj Mahal , this Unesco-protected monument is well worth the relatively high entry fee.

3. Listen to qawwalis

The best place to hear qawwalis (devotional music) is at the dargah (tomb) of the Sufi saint Nizam-ud-din Auliya ; resounding professions of faith ring out around sunset at one of Sufism’s most revered sites. Buried close to his spiritual master is Amir Khusro, a celebrated Sufi poet from the 13th century. The qawwalis take on a special hue during Basant, the festival of Spring, when both dargah and devotees are adorned with yellow robes and blooms.

Red sandstone arches at Delhi's Red Fort

4. Explore the Red Fort

Explore the great sandstone carcass of the Red Fort , and you'll be whisked back to the last days of the Mughal empire. Though some areas are under restoration, the mixture of graceful Islamic structures and British-era additions still spins a tale of duelling empires. If possible, catch the Republic Day celebrations (January 26) here when the Prime Minister hoists the Tricolor from its resplendent ramparts, and browse the wares on sale in the Meena Bazar, once the exclusive domain of the ladies of the Mughal court.

5. Take the stress out of sight-seeing on a bus tour

You can catch an easy glimpse of Delhi on a Ho-Ho Bus tour for as little as Rs 500 a day. Except for Mondays, tourist buses run throughout the day at regular intervals, stopping at the biggest sights and giving visitors plenty of time to get familiar with the city's history and heritage. Choose from half-day, one-day or two-day tours depending on availability.

6. Go on a shopping spree

Some of the best shopping in the city can be found at Delhi's government emporiums, a string of temples to Indian craftsmanship lined up along Baba Kharak Singh Marg close to Connaught Place . For bargains, hit the flea market stalls nearby on Janpath and in Sarojini Nagar. For a one-stop shop for crafts from around India, look no further than Dilli Haat , near the INA metro stop, which also serves up great street food.

Coloured powder on display at Delhi's Spice Market

7. Lose yourself in Old Delhi

Get lost and confused in the narrow bazaars of Old Delhi, and feel like you've wandered into the medieval period. Every wrong turn springs a new surprise as you stumble upon such hidden delights as the home of the legendary Urdu poet, Mirza Ghalib, the towering Jama Masjid , India's largest mosque or Khari Baoli – Asia’s largest spice bazaar. On your explorations, keep an eye out for a series of well-preserved and colourfully painted Jain havelis (merchant's houses), built in the 18th century.

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8. Explore the sprawling Sunder Nursery

To restore your inner equilibrium, step into the serenity of the 90-acre Sunder Nursery , a beautifully restored park dotted with Mughal monuments, water features and several hundred species of trees. Alive with birds and butterflies, the flowerbeds surround amphitheatres where you can see performances by talent from nearby Nizamuddin Basti.

9. People watch at Lodi Garden

To see Delhi at its most relaxed, wander around Lodi Garden on a Sunday afternoon, the perfect place for people watching. The gardens are dotted with ancient ruins from the Islamic Sayyid and Lodi dynasties so there's plenty to see; bring a picnic basket, relax with a book, or put its jogging tracks to good use.

Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official home of the President of India

10. Watch the Changing of the Guard

A relatively unknown Delhi attraction, the Changing of the Guard takes place on the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan every Saturday morning. The President’s Bodyguard, kitted out in their ceremonial regalia, put on an equestrian display for a gathering of no more than 200, against the backdrop of the imposing Presidential Palace.

11. Visit Indira Gandhi's former home

The ghosts of history swim through the former home of Indira Gandhi, Indira Gandhi Smriti , where she was shot dead by one of her bodyguards in 1984. There's a lot to learn about India's most powerful dynasty, and India's complex politics, as you wander through this period mansion.

12. Get acquainted with Indian art

Be flabbergasted by the wealth of Indian art at the National Museum , home to an astonishing collection of statues, woodcarvings, paintings and other treasures. Not far away, you can introduce yourself to India's avant-garde artists and their work, installations included, at the National Gallery of Modern Art .

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13. Feast on fine Indian fare

Delhi is amply stocked with great places to eat. For a taste of the south, chow down on scrumptious masala dosas (rice and lentil flour pancakes) at the Janpath branch of Saravana Bhavan , and finish your meal with a deliciously nutty south Indian coffee. Alternatively, take things up a notch by booking a table at Indian Accent in the Lodhi Hotel to sample a tasting menu blending flavors from across the subcontinent, or try the cluster of Mughlai restaurants at Pandara Market ; Pindi and Gulati are standout options.

14. See the city from a different angle

There are dozens of great books that bring Delhi's history to life. Use the map from William Dalrymple's City of Djinns for a novel way to explore the city, or grab Madhulika Liddle’s The Eighth Guest and Other Muzaffar Jang Mysteries and traipse around Shahjahanabad (Old Delhi) in the footsteps of her intrepid Mughal-era detective.

15. Put on your dancing shoes

One great way to feel the rhythms of the subcontinent is through a dance lesson at the Delhi Dance Academy . Their two-hour Namaste India Dance Workshop is an entertaining introduction to the Bollywood, Bhangra, and Garba styles you've probably already seen on the big screen. The cost includes costume hire and a video of the choreographed performance.

Low-angle view of Qutub Minar, Delhi, India

  16. Take time out at the Qutab Minar

For a break from the centre, take a trip out to the historic Qutab Minar , with its towering minaret resembling an ornate factory chimney. This complex is studded with monuments straddling several centuries, and will be of immense interest to any history, architecture or calligraphy buffs. The ruins continue in the neighbouring Mehrauli Archaeological Park .

17. Go upmarket at Khan Market

Sample the refined lifestyle of middle-class Delhiites at laidback Khan Market . Browse the bookshops and homeware stores, then hang out for a chat at Café Turtle , fuelled by coffee and gooey cake. Alternatively, get the youthful vibe by ordering a shake at Big Chill or sushi at Yum Yum Cha , or mix coffee and carafes at Perch , the city’s first wine and coffee bar.

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18. Escape the crush at the Raj Ghat Gandhi Memorial

For respite from the chaos of the city streets, visit Gandhi's simple memorial  in its tranquil gardens at Raj Ghat, and consider the humble lifestyle of the great Independence leader and the tragedy of his departure – nowhere else in Delhi is as peaceful as this.

Colourful artworks in a shop in Hauz Khas

19. Feel the buzz of Hauz Khas

History meets BoHo in the district of Hauz Khas , with its crumbling Deli Sultanate-era tombs and enticing art, antique and fashion boutiques. Enjoy a quick bite or a long, leisurely meal in one of many hip eateries overlooking the lake, or stop in for coffee and conversation at Kunzum Travel Cafe .

20. Climb Jama Masjid's minaret

Wind up your explorations back in Old Delhi at the Jama Masjid, and climb the mosque's minaret in the late afternoon for epic views of stacked rooftops, soaring vultures and twirling kites, then reward yourself with a classic non-veg meal nearby at Karim's or Al-Jawahar , both famous for their rich, meaty kebabs.

You might also like:  History, art and toilets: the best museums in Delhi The Indian capital by night: the best bars and clubs in Delhi Meet the banker behind Delhi's favorite chocolate factory

This article was first published Aug 11, 2019 and updated Oct 18, 2021.

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Delhi Metro Map – Metro Route to see Best Places in Delhi

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  • February 29, 2024
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Dilwalo ki Dilli! That’s what people say about this charming city. One of the many things I like about Delhi is the many monuments and sites that represent the legacy of India. If you follow Delhi Metro Map, you should be able to see most of these attractions by using the great connectivity of the Delhi Metro.

In addition, there are many hangout spots where you can have a good time! Among all the cities in India, Delhi has the most efficient mass transportation infrastructure. The public transportation mostly comprises of the widely spread Metro. What Mumbai hasn’t been able to do for ages, Delhi did it pretty effectively.

So let’s see how can you use Delhi’s Metro Network to visit key attractions in the city. This post will help you to figure out which metro line should work best for you if you want to see the most famous attractions in Delhi!

Metro Route Network in Delhi-NCR

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Delhi is a sprawling metropolis and the capital of India. Culture, architecture, history, natural beauty, luxury, shopping, power, government or parties – Delhi has it all. The capital of the world’s largest democracy, Delhi is incomplete without its rapid transit system – The Delhi Metro.

You can read my post on historical monuments in Delhi to visit.

Looking at the Delhi Metro map, you can see that it covers 350+ km and 250 metro stations, is among the most extensive metro systems in the world, and offers a world-class experience.

It provides a convenient form of transport to 55 lakh passengers every day, which translates to over two billion people per annum! The Delhi Metro network has nine color-coded lines catering to designated routes. Tourists can use the lines to travel along the route and use local transport for sightseeing. The view from the metro itself is a pleasure to look at.

There are a total of 8 lines in Delhi Metro; Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Violet, Orange, Magenta & Pink. Each Metro connects a certain part of Delhi to another and if you want to visit an attraction, there should be a close by metro station. If you know the station and the line, you should be able to easily navigate the transportation labyrinth of Delhi Metro.

Before we get in-depth about various Lines and famous attractions along the Delhi Metro stations, I’d like to recommend getting a Metro pass. It’s not only cost-effective but also super convenient.

It’s Smart to Get a Metro Pass in Delhi 

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Taking a metro pass (smart card) will make your journey easier as well as pocket-friendly. There’s no need to stand in the token queues at every single stop. One-day pass costs Rs. 150 (Rs. 50 refundable security) and you can use it for unlimited travel. Similarly, a three-day pass costs Rs. 300 (Rs. 50 refundable security). These passes are contactless cards, and you can quickly swipe it at the entry and exit gates.

Get yourself a handy Delhi Metro map and following one metro line in a day would be convenient since you wouldn’t have to switch stations.

Now, let’s look at the Delhi Metro map to figure out the best sightseeing possibilities on a budget along the various lines.

Yellow Line Metro Route Delhi

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Along the Yellow Line Metro Route are some of Delhi’s most popular places and metro Stations.

1. india gate – central secretariat metro station on the yellow line route.

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India Gate is at walking distance from the Central Secretariat metro station on the yellow line. It is India’s most prominent war memorial. Apart from the monument itself, there are great street food vendors around the area to tantalize your taste buds.

2. Rashtrapati Bhavan – Central Secretariat Metro Station on the Yellow Line Route

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Rashtrapati Bhavan is directly opposite India Gate, and Rajpath connects the two. While you may not be able to traverse the Rajpath, walk, or take an autorickshaw to the President’s house. Visit before sunset to see the Bhawan lit with beautiful colored lights. Rajpath is the area where the Republic Day parade is held every year.

3. Dilli Haat – Interchange Stations between Yellow Line & Pink Line at INA Metro Station

Delhi Haat metro station

Dilli Haat is a crafts market and open-air food plaza run by the Delhi Government. It is undoubtedly the best food place to visit for shopping traditional content and pleasing your taste buds with tasty street food. You can buy state-specific crafts here.

4. Qutub Minar – Qutub Minar Metro Station on the Yellow Line Route

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The Qutub Minar has a metro station dedicated to its name and those who appreciate history may want to visit the monument.

Delhi Metro Blue Line Route Map

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Stations Covered in Delhi Metro Blue Line:Here is a list of stations on the Delhi Metro Blue Line:

  • Dwarka Sector 21
  • Dwarka Sector 8
  • Dwarka Sector 9
  • Dwarka Sector 10
  • Dwarka Sector 11
  • Dwarka Sector 12
  • Dwarka Sector 13
  • Dwarka Sector 14
  • Uttam Nagar West
  • Uttam Nagar East
  • Janakpuri West
  • Janakpuri East
  • Tilak Nagar
  • Subhash Nagar
  • Tagore Garden
  • Rajouri Garden
  • Ramesh Nagar
  • Kirti Nagar
  • Patel Nagar
  • Rajendra Place
  • Jhandewalan
  • R K Ashram Marg
  • Rajiv Chowk
  • Barakhamba Road
  • Mandi House
  • Pragati Maidan
  • Indraprastha
  • Yamuna Bank
  • Mayur Vihar Extension
  • Mayur Vihar – I
  • New Ashok Nagar
  • Noida Sector 15
  • Noida Sector 16
  • Noida Sector 18

Looking at the Delhi Metro map, we can see that this line has about 50 stations and stretches from Dwarka to Noida.

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  • Connaught Place is one of the most admired places in Delhi. Also known as CP, this area is brimming with youth and foreigners. There are restaurants, brand shops, pubs, and businesses. Connaught Place is circular and at the center lies Palika Bazaar, one of India’s best bazaars. This is a must-visit if you like bargaining. CP can be reached through Rajiv Chowk or Barakhamba Metro Station. The ideal time to visit CP is in the evenings when the entire area is bustling with activities. After 11 PM, you can enjoy the nightlife.
  • Karol Bagh is an ancient market and is known for garments, food, and a big grey market. Street food lovers may want to visit this market to try out some funky snacks. Popular for wedding shopping and jewelry showrooms, this place would delight the fairer gender. Bank Street is the place you should be looking for if interested in jewelry. The grey market, also known as the Ghaffar market, has imported materials – shoes, clothes, electronics, stationary and cosmetics. We warn you though, it is very congested.

akshardham temple

  • Akshardham Temple is a must-visit in Delhi. Built on a vast area, this extensive temple is magnificent. Full of finely worked white marble, this is a place where you can seek not only Gods’ blessings but also enjoy a laser and fountain show in the evening. The temple is 43 meters high and is entirely constructed from Pink Sandstone and Carrara marble.

Delhi Metro Violet Line Route Map

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  • Get off at the Kalkaji Mandir metro station to visit this temple. The biggest attraction near this station is the Lotus Temple. Having the flower’s shape and surrounded by beautiful lakes and small pools of water, this is one of the most beautiful monuments in Delhi. You will be amazed by the cleanliness inside the area. Hire an auto rickshaw or an Uber to roam around.

Nehru Place

  • Nehru Place metro station is another exciting area. With a charming food court built inside the station itself, you can relax right after getting off the metro. Once you step out, just across the road is Nehru Place which is a business hub and also one of the largest computer markets in Asia. Everything related to computer hardware can be found here.

Delhi Metro Pink Line Route Map

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  • South Extension is hot and hit place to visit. This is one of Delhi’s posh areas, and you’ll find luxury showrooms and shops around here. If you want to splurge on branded clothes, this is the area for you. There are luxury malls around; you may hire an Uber to roam around the place. This place is suitable for youngsters. This place is full of groups of people walking and exploring the area.

Lajpat Nagar

  • Lajpat Nagar is a popular destination and a cloth market. If you’re looking forward to going on a cloth-shopping spree, Lajpat Nagar is the area for you. You may walk and explore the place. If, however, you need to traverse a significant distance, you may want to hire an autorickshaw.

Changing Lines

There are junction states from where you can swap lines. Download the Delhi Metro app and use the Delhi Metro map to get to the station you want.

Overloaded Trains

During weekdays, trains may be overloaded with office and college-goers. It is okay to skip a train or two to find a relatively empty train.

There are many other places that Delhi can offer you. Here are some of the other sites you can visit

National Rail Museum: This is one of the coolest places to visit. Kids will enjoy this place. There are over a hundred exhibits of trains, locomotives, engines and signaling equipment. It is also educative for kids.

Rajghat : This is the cremation place of Mahatma Gandhi. Many people visit to pay homage to the Father of the nation.

Garden of Five Senses: This is located on the Mehrauli Badarpur Road and can be reached from the Badarpur metro station. It offers a combination of colors and fragrances. The park spreads over 20 acres and is developed by the Delhi Government as a place of leisure for the locals.

Hauz Khas Village: This, too, has a metro station dedicated to its name and you may visit this place late evening for the pubs and the nightlife. This is a mix of 14th-century tombs and monuments combined with the modern pub culture and fashion boutiques.

Local transport in Delhi

While the metro network is wide enough to get you to the most exciting areas in the national capital, for smaller distances, you can hire an autorickshaw or a manual rickshaw puller. Uber and Ola are readily available, and you can find your ride within fifteen minutes.

Apart from these places, the metro stations themselves have art and cultural artifacts that you can explore. Read on to learn more about Metro Map of Delhi NCR

Navigating the Labyrinth: A Guide to the Delhi Metro Map NCR

Delhi, the bustling heart of India, can be overwhelming for any newcomer. But fear not, weary traveller! The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has your back with its intricate, yet surprisingly user-friendly, metro map. This 300-kilometre network of steel serpents is the lifeblood of the city, whisking you from ancient monuments to modern malls in a blink (or should I say a beep?).

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A Rainbow of Lines

The first thing that strikes you about the Delhi NCR Metro map is its vibrant colour coding. Each line is assigned a distinct hue, making it easy to identify your route.

  • The Red Line, aptly named, takes you through the heart of Delhi, and past landmarks like Old Delhi and Chandni Chowk.As you know Chandni Chowk is one of the best places to visit near Delhi .
  • The Yellow Line, affectionately nicknamed the “Gurugram Express,” zips you across the border to the corporate hub of Gurgaon.
  • The Blue Line, a veritable chameleon, stretches from Dwarka in the west to Noida in the east, connecting a kaleidoscope of neighbourhoods along the way. In Dwarka, you can explore the seaside temples .

Interchange Delights

With 10 lines and 242 stations (and counting!), navigating the Delhi Metro can seem daunting. But fret not, for the network is designed with interchanges in mind. These are stations where you can seamlessly switch between lines, often with just a short walk across the platform. Rajiv Chowk, for example, is a bustling interchange where the Red, Blue, and Yellow Lines converge, creating a symphony of movement.

Beyond the Map

The Delhi Metro is more than just lines and stations in the Delhi NCR Metro Map. It’s a cultural melting pot, where students, professionals, and families rub shoulders in clean, air-conditioned carriages. Keep an eye out for street performers, musicians, and even the occasional marriage proposal! The India Delhi Metro Map and route are also a testament to India’s technological prowess, with its modern trains, sleek stations, and user-friendly ticketing system.

Tips for the Metro Novice

  • Download the DMRC app : This handy app provides real-time train information, fare calculations, and even station exits.
  • Get a travel card: Purchasing a travel card like the Delhi Pass saves you money and eliminates the need to queue for tokens every time.

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  • Mind the rush hour: The Metro can get crowded, especially during peak hours. Be prepared to stand, and be mindful of your personal space.
  • Follow the etiquette: Avoid eating or drinking on the trains, and give up your seat for the elderly, pregnant women, and children.

With a little planning and these handy tips, the India Delhi Metro map will become your compass, guiding you through the vibrant tapestry of Delhi NCR. So, put on your comfortable shoes, grab your travel card, and dive into the subterranean world of the Delhi Metro. Remember, the journey is just as much fun as the destination!

How To Decode Map of Metro in Delhi?

To decode the map of Metro in Delhi, you can follow the tips given below:

1. Colour-Coded Lines

  • Each line has a unique colour, making it easy to distinguish routes.
  • Example: Red Line for central Delhi, Yellow Line for Gurgaon, Blue Line for Dwarka-Noida.

2. Station Names

  • Locate your starting and ending stations on the Delhi Metro NCR map.
  • Identify stations along your route.

3. Line Numbers and Directions

  • Each line is assigned a number (e.g., Line 1, Line 2).
  • Arrows indicate the direction of trains on each line.

4. Interchange Stations

  • These stations allow you to switch between lines.
  • They’re marked with multiple line colours and symbols.
  • Example: Rajiv Chowk interchanges Red, Blue, and Yellow Lines.
  • The Delhi Metro NCR map’s legend explains symbols and colours.
  • Interchange stations
  • Airport stations
  • Terminal stations
  • Accessibility features

6. Additional Information

  • Travel time estimates
  • Nearby attractions

7. Interactive Maps

  • Plan journeys
  • View real-time train information

Some Useful Tips

  • Start with a general overview: Identify major lines and interchange stations.
  • Focus on your route: Trace the path between your starting and ending stations.
  • Note interchanges: Plan for any line changes needed.
  • Use landmarks: Orient yourself using familiar landmarks on the map.
  • Seek assistance: Ask station staff or fellow passengers for help.

With these tips on how to decode the Map of Metro in Delhi, you can easily plan your unforgettable trip on this route.

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Places to Visit in Delhi

Delhi, the capital city of India has much to offer. It is a huge metropolitan city and showcases an ideal blend of olden times and modernity. With an amazing collection of enthralling places that reflects the past, you will never have a dull moment in this city. From elite shopping malls to incredible dining options, to diverse tourist destinations, the city has much to offer and the tourist can explore its flavors to the maximum. If history is what attracts you then you can visit Lodhi Garden, Qutab Minar, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, and Humayun’s tomb. If shopping is your craze then you can visit Malls like Select City, GIP, Emporia, and Ambiance to name a few.

Covering attraction's type of Delhi : Amusement & Water Park, Art Galleries & Museum, Forts & Tombs, Govt. Museum & Memorials, Mosques, Palace & Landmarks, Park & Garden, Pubs and Bar, Shopping Malls, Street Food Place, Street Market, Temple, etc.

Top Tourist Places in Delhi

Akshardham temple, delhi.

Epitomizing ancient Indian culture in all its amazing grandeur and beauty, Swami Akashar Dham temple brilliantly showcases the essence of India's culture and traditions. A visit to the temple takes you to an enlightening sojourn through India's glorious art, inimitable values, and timeless spiritual messages. Experience culture and spirituality of India's customs, the majesty of its art and architecture as you explore the colossal temple complex with its lush green lawns, exquisite bronze statues, and lotus-shaped garden. Enjoy the spectacular musical fountain show in the evening.

Red Fort, Delhi

The iconic fort also known as Lal Quila is located in Chandni Chowk Old Delhi. Constructed in red sandstone, it a is wonderful epitome of imposing power, architectural brilliance, and pompous style of the Mughal emperors. Its outstanding Main gate commonly known as Lahori gate attracts crowd, especially on Independence Day. It leads into the huge compound and a veritable treasure trove of magnificent buildings including Drum House, Peral Mosque, Royal Baths, and Palace of Color and white marble halls. Enjoy a lively evening of sound and light show as it re-creates events in India's history connected with the Red fort.

India Gate, Delhi

An outstanding war memorial, located at the heart of India's capital city, New Delhi, is a war memorial dedicated to honoring the soldiers of the Undivided Indian Army who died during World War I between 1914 and 1921. The triumphal arch of India Gate is designed by notable Edwin Lutyens. The structure stands on a low base and rises in asymmetrical steps capped with a shallow dome at the top as cornices are adorned with the inscription of sun. A multitude of locals and tourists alike throng the lush green India Gate Lawns which surround the monument for a leisurely evening as they enjoy the spectacular light show at the fountains. Tourists can enjoy authentic and mouthwatering street food served by numerous vendors at the spot.

Hauz Khas Fort, Delhi

Centrally located amidst posh South Delhi, Hauz Khas is upscale quaint village boasting of the 13th-century medieval history of Delhi Sultanate reign. Hauz Khas houses a Royal water tank, an Islamic seminary, an ancient mosque, Firuz Shah Tughlaq's tomb, and pavilions. Reflecting on the   cultural essence of India's glorious past, Hauz Khas offers a thrilling shopping experience as it houses outlets of leading contemporary fashion designers. The Hauz Khas Complex is open from Monday to Saturday between 10:30 Am to 7:00 Pm as it retains its old-world charm, amidst well-manicured green parks, walkways lined with ornamental trees and surrounded by modern market and residential complexes.

Connaught Place, Delhi

Connaught Place is an extremely popular market located in New Delhi with heritage Georgian style architecture. Built-in Georgian styled architecture colossal market it is also the main financial, commercial, and business centers and is thronged by people. Broad whitewashed, well-lit streets radiate out from the central circle of Rajiv Chowk, with Seven roads connecting the outer circle and inner circle. The place houses, popular, bars, and international chain stores, plush cinema houses, luxury theatres, ICCR auditorium, Regal building which is a wax museum, ancient Hanuman temple, Jantar Mantar, good hotels and restaurants as it offers a thrilling shopping experience.

Dilli Haat INA, Delhi

An open-air food plaza and spectacular craft bazaar, Dilli hat is located in the commercial center of South Delhi right opposite INA Market in Delhi. There are three Delhi Hat is in Delhi namely Pitampura, Janakpuri, and INA, with INA being the most popular one. There are a huge amphitheater and AC auditorium which hosts thrilling live cultural performances all through the year. Dilli Hat exhibits the cultural diversity of India as you can witness amazing art and craft sourced from all states of India. Dilli hat is also an open-air shopper's paradise and a haven for food lovers.

Fun N Food Village, Delhi

A wonderful amalgamation of our rich Indian legacy and upscale recreational facilities Fun N Food Village is a modern amusement park with more than twenty amusement and water rides such as Dragon rides, Disco Disco, Roll n Roll gondolas well-manicured landscaped gardens, gift shops, and amazing multi-cuisine food outlets. It is located merely three kilometers from the International airport at Dwarka Sector 21 on the Old Delhi Gurgaon Road. An amusement park is a perfect venue for kids and for fun-loving enthusiasts to have a super good time, especially during the summers to take a mid-week break.

Qutub Minar, Delhi

Qutab Minar one of the finest monuments in India boasting of fine architectural design. Built-in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak, the soaring conical tower of victory is, 73 m-high and has five distinct stories, each marked by a projecting balcony. this UNESCO World Heritage Site has a Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque at the foot of the tower. A 7 m-high iron pillar stands right in the courtyard of the mosque. A band of the ancient inscription is engraved over its gate. Tourists can get an amazing birds-eye view of Delhi from its top on all days.

Humayun's Tomb, Delhi

Humayun's Tomb reflects an amazing blend of Mughal and Persian architecture. Found close to Lodhi Road crossing, Jor Bagh, this superb garden tomb was designed by famous architects in the medieval era, Mirak Mirza Ghiyath and his eminent son Sayyed Muham. The construction was initiated by Hamida Banu Begum to keep the mortal remnants of Humayun, the popular Mughal Emperor. But, the construction was completed by Humayun's son Akbar. The Persian-inspired gardens surrounding the tomb are divided into four parts by causeways with a shallow water channel, connected to pools, a  baradari, and hammam.

Lotus Temple, Delhi

Lotus Temple, open to the people of all religions is situated near Okhla NSIC, East Of Nehru Place, and lies close to Kalkaji Mandir. set among the sprawling lush green landscaped gardens. the magnificent edifice is made up of pure white marble The lotus-shaped architecture of the temple is strikingly beautiful. Around the blooming petals, there are nine pools of water, which look spectacular in natural light, and at dusk when it is floodlit.

Agrasen Ki Baoli, Delhi

Aagrasen Ki Baoli is a monument of a lot of historical significance. It is found at Halley Road in the capital city of India. It is a very old water reservoir that mounts from the deepness of the earth and rises to approximately 104 steps. The place is in the middle of the residential and business complexes of central Delhi and it is a calm and peaceful place and is an ideal spot for photography lovers. The ancient brick walls take you in the bygone era and as you climb down the steps, a sudden drop in the temperature can be felt. It is a sheltered monument and falls under the Archaeological Sites Act, 1958. Agrasen Ki Baoli is 60 meters long and 15 meters wide and it is believed to be built during the time of Mahabharata. The place became popular after Raju Hirani's film PK was shot here.

Jama Masjid, Delhi

One of the most renowned mosques, Jama Masjid is located west of Red Fort Off Netaji Subhash Marg in Old Delhi and is the largest mosque in India. It has a vast courtyard capable of holding almost 25,000 devotees. This great architectural edifice of Shah Jahan is highly decorative and ornamental with three great gates, four towers and two 40 m-high minarets constructed out of strips of red sandstone and white marble. The mosque is open every day of the week from 7 am to noon and 1.30 pm to 6.30 pm. The tourists are not allowed during the prayer hours.

Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi

Rashtrapati Bhawan, designed and conceptualized by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker stands on a sprawling estate located at the eastern end of Rajpath. This architectural marvel has 2.5 kilometers of corridors and 190 acres of the garden area and is spread over four floors. The sprawling Mughal Gardens of the Rashtrapati Bhavan are very famous boasting endless varieties of roses, bougainvillea, and exotic flowers. It houses a state-of-the-art Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex Clock Tower, where the regal ceremonies are showcased.

Splash Water Park, Delhi

If you want to enjoy water slides, different rides, and a variety of pools then you can visit a family-friendly recreation park. With all the entertaining and thrilling water rides Just Chill Water Park is a perfect place as it offers a crazy and an exciting feel. It has variety of rides like loopy rides, multi-lane rides and ensures complete fun with friends and family. Though few rides are not suggested for the faint-hearted people and in that case you can indulge yourself with fancy rides and have a chilling experience. Buddha Water Fall and some shallow pools where you can dip your feet. For the safety of children, lifeguards are constantly on the move. Enjoy snacking in the food courts once you are over with the rides.

Adventure Island, Delhi

Adventure Island situated in Rohini is an amazing amusement theme park. The park is loaded with several entertaining theme-based hilarious rides. This family-friendly park has numerous water coasters, boats & rides, and a jungle maze that offers complete entertainment to the children. It is a fun island near Rithala metro station with a small gaming zone, shopping complex, and a food court. It is found in 62 acres and comprises of approximately 26 rides and other attractions. There is a huge lake and separates the mall building from the amusement park.

Dilli Haat Pitampura, Delhi

Destination of diverse seasons, Delhi Haat is a massive complex set u in an area of 7.2 acres. It comprises of approximately 108 craft stalls, Amphitheatre that has a sitting capacity of 450 people, 3 AC halls for conferences, exhibitions, workshops or seminars. To give it a greener look it has terraced roof gardens and has massive basement parking that can accommodate nearly 260 cars and the same number of two-wheelers. Despite the daily activities festivals too are organized around the year.

National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi

National Gallery of Modern Art is one of the finest art galleries that comprise of both modern and Indian art. It comes under the culture ministry and the chief museum at Jaipur House came into existence in March 1954. The chief purpose of this museum is to uphold and acquire modern art pieces from 1850 onward and to develop galleries for permanent show. It also has branches in Bangalore and Mumbai.

Purana Qila, Delhi

Constructed in the ancient city of Delhi, Indraprastha, Purana Quila is rectangular shaped.The solid ramparts have 3 gateways endowed with bastions on each side. It was bounded by a broad moat and was connected with river Yamuna that flows on the eastern part of the fort. The Talaqui Darwaza also famous as The northern gateway combines the characteristically Islamic sharp arch with brackets and Hindu Chhatris. The Humayun Darwaza or the Southern gateway is also made on similar lines. The walls of Purana Quila were constructed by emperor Humayun and new capital, Dinpanah was laid. The work of Purana Quila that was left incomplete was finished by Sher Shah Suri. Wonderful sound and light show are held every evening over here.

Jantar Mantar, Delhi

Jantar Mantar was constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh in the year 1724. He built other observatories in the cities of Ujjain, Mathura, and Varanasi. Raja Jai Singh found the astronomical instruments very tiny to take the exact measurements and for this reason, he made these over-sized and more precise instruments. The instruments present in this historical building are fascinating for their originality, but correct observations cannot be gathered because of the obstruction caused by tall buildings all over. Close to Patel Metro station, Jantar Mantar is open all days of the week and is open from sunrise to sunset.

National Rail Museum, Delhi

National Rail Museum is a perfect place to discover the history of Indian railways. It is located at Chanakyapuri and came into existence on 1st February 1977 and spreads over an area of 10 acres. The collection present in the museum exhibits nearly 163 years of history of Indian Railways. More then 5 lakh people visit this place every year. The museum comprises of nearly 80 life-size outdoor displays that include locomotives, carriages, and few of the special coaches of different gauges. All the displays are unique in itself and have a lot of historical importance and every piece has an exceptional story associated with it.

Nehru Planetarium, Delhi

The Famous Nehru Planetarium in the capital city of New Delhi is found in the green environs of the Teen Murti Bhawan, which was an official dwelling of India's former and first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. It has now been converted into a museum in his memory. This Planetarium offers an opportunity to explore the cosmological system in the sky like a theatre with a dome-like screen that is created out of glass fiber and approximately 265 people can watch it together. Events related to the astronomy like quiz contests, lectures, workshops keep taking place over here.

National Science Center, Delhi

The National Science Centre came into existence in the year 1992 and is an amazing science museum in the capital city of India, Delhi. It falls under the ministry of culture and is situated at Pragati maidan close to Gate No 1, overlooking the famous Purana Qila. The National Science center has given birth to some of the most intelligent science scholars. It has been the source in developing technical minds and the younger generation has tremendously benefitted from it. It is an extremely absorbing place which explains the science in a logical way and that too in a very attention-grabbing way. The scientific achievements of this place will surprise you with its wonders.

Garden of Five Senses, Delhi

The Garden of Five Senses is a wonderful park with umpteen activities developed by the tourism of Delhi. It was specially conceptualized to create a leisure place for the public to unwind and interact. It adds life to the town and is a perfect place for every section of society. This 20-acre site was inaugurated in February 2003 and is simply spectacular. Majestic rocks, stainless-steel birds placed on the pillars welcomes everyone. The garden is segregated into diverse areas. Khas Bagh, slow water cascades lined with fragrant shrubs is the highlight of this place. The Garden is specifically designed to kindle one's sensory reactions to the surroundings. It is an extraordinary blend of fragrance and color, texture and form and stirs up the responsiveness of smell, touch, sight, taste, and sound.

Hauz Khas Social, Delhi

Hauz Khas village also known as the cultural hub of Delhi is a beautiful lake and a well-known monument is a perfect spot to open up an unbelievable alternative work area. Hauz Khas Social is a perfect location with a spectacular view of both the landmarks.Rugged yet immensely stylish with 100% upcycled and recycled furniture put together with industrial essentials, the Hauz Khas Social makes an anti-design statement and is pretty similar to the Meatpacking district in the city of New York. The interiors are super environmentally friendly with plush leather sofas and fragmentary bare walls. Skeleton table lamps and naked bulbs add spark in the area to make it more eco friendly and jagged. The place is constructed in 8500 sq. Ft and is pretty spacious.

Select City Walk, Delhi

Select CITYWALK is among the most happening shopping center in the country. It is a result of innovative and ultra-modern thinking of three avid individuals Mr.Yog, Mr. Arjun, and Ms. Neeraj that this iconic landmark came up in the center of the city. Lively, classy, and chic retail center with stunning decor, branded shops, food court, and cinema makes Select Citywalk an ideal place to spend a fabulous day. Under one roof you can dine, shop, celebrate and have fun get-togethers with your family and friends.

Laxminarayan Temple, Delhi

Lakshminarayan Temple is a Hindu temple located in Delhi, India. The presiding deity of the temple is Lakshminarayan i.e. Vishnu with his wife Lakshmi. It was the first major Hindu temple built in Delhi and is often referred to as the Birla Mandir because it was built by the Birla family. The temple is spread over 3 hectares (7.5 acres), adorned with several shrines, fountains and a large garden containing Hindu and nationalist sculptures, and also houses the Gita Bhavan for discourses. The temple is one of the major attractions of Delhi and attracts thousands of devotees during the festivals of Janmashtami and Diwali.

Paranthe Wali Gali, Delhi

Paranthe Wali Gali is located in Chandni Chowk, a bustling market area in the heart of Old Delhi. This street is known for its shops and stalls that serve a wide range of delicious stuffed parathas. These parathas are prepared with various fillings like potatoes, paneer, lentils and much more. Paranthe Wali Gali has a rich history dating back to the Mughal era. The street offers a plethora of paratha options that cater to different tastes. Some shops specialize in traditional stuffing, while others experiment with fusion and modern flavours.

Gandhi Smriti, Delhi

Gandhi Smriti is a historical center dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. It was earlier known as Birla House. Birla Bhawan is the place where Gandhiji spent the last 144 days of his life. Gandhi Smriti is a living tribute to the enduring legacy of Mahatma Gandhi and his impact on India's struggle for freedom and justice. It serves as a powerful reminder of the principles that guided his life and continue to inspire generations to come. There is also a museum here which displays photographs of Mahatma Gandhi, paintings, sculptures, frescoes and rock inscriptions related to Mahatma Gandhi. The museum also displays a large statue of Mahatma Gandhi, flanked by a girl and a boy holding pigeons in their hands.

Zafar Mahal, Delhi

Zafar Mahal, Mehrauli is the last structure built by the Mughals, it was expanded during the reign of Bahadur Shah Zafar, with new structures including a gateway built under him. The architecture of Zafar Mahal reflects a mixture of Mughal and Persian architectural styles. The palace has ornate balconies, arched entrances, ornamental tile work and intricate carvings. Persian influence is evident in elements such as the bulbous domes and some of the decorative motifs. Zafar Mahal was used as a residence and courtly activities during the reign of Bahadur Shah Zafar. After the Indian Rebellion of 1857, Bahadur Shah Zafar was exiled, marking the end of the Mughal Empire. The palace fell victim to neglect and over time, it became prone to decay and damage. However, efforts have been made to preserve and restore the palace, and it is now under the management of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

Delhi City FAQs:

𝒬 . What is Delhi famous for?

𝒜 . Delhi is famous for its tourist attractions,food,and it's marketplaces. Since its the national capital of the country you can explore Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament house, India gate.

𝒬 . What is the best time to visit Delhi city?

𝒜 . Best time to visit Delhi is from October to March when the weather is at its best. During this period flowers are at their blooming best.

𝒬 . Delhi is the city of which Indian state?

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𝒬 . Does Delhi city have an airport?

𝒜 . Indira Gandhi International Airport serves as the major international aviation hub of the Indian capital city of New Delhi. The Airport, spread over an area of 5,106 acres, situated in Palam.

𝒬 . What are the names of railway stations of Delhi city?

𝒜 . Name of railway station(s) in Delhi city: New Delhi Railway Station, Delhi Junction, Dayabasti railway station, Delhi Cantonment, Old Delhi Railway Station, Delhi Azadpur, Hazrat Nizamuddin Delhi, Delhi Sarai Rohilla, Delhi Shahdara Junction

𝒬 . What are the top malls or shopping places of Delhi?

𝒜 . Malls and Shopping places in Delhi city: Select City Walk Mall, DLF Promenade Mall, DLF Emporio Mall, Ansal Plaza Mall, Ambience Mall, DLF Place Mall, Pacific Mall, TDI Mall, City Square Mall , Metro Walk Mall, DLF City Center Mall, V3S Mall, Cross River Mall, The Chanakya Mall

𝒬 . What are the famous religious places in Delhi?

𝒜 . Famous Religious places in Delhi city: Akshardham Temple, Bhairon Mandir, Gauri Shankar Temple, Hanuman Mandir, Birla Mandir, Hanuman Mandir, Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir, Svetambara Jain Temple, ISKCON Temple, Shri Jagannath Mandir, Chhatarpur Mandir, Jhandewalan Mandir, Kalkaji Mandir, Sai Baba Mandir, Kali Mandir, Yogmaya Mandir

𝒬 . What are the places for fun and activities in Delhi?

𝒜 . Fun and Activity places in Delhi city: Moti Bagh, Nehru Planetarium, Hauz Khas, Red Fort, Paint Ball,, Indian Habitat Centre, India Gate, Delhi Haat, Raahgiri, Old Delhi, Paranthe Wali Gali, Connaught Place, Garden Of Five Senses, Jantar Mantar, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, Humayun’s Tomb, National Rail Museum, Lodhi Gardens

𝒬 . List out the inter-state bus terminal and major bus stands of Delhi city.

𝒜 . Following are the names of major bus terminals of the Delhi city: Maharana Pratap Inter State Bus Terminus, Safdarjung Terminal, Sarai Kale Khan Bus Terminal, Karampura Terminal, RSRTC DELUX BUS STAND, Anand Vihar Bus Terminal, Anand Vihar Bus Terminal

𝒬 . Does Delhi city have any metro rail facility?

𝒜 . Yes, Delhi city has metro rail facility to commute locally. Search Delhi Metro routes .

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India Gate

India Gate is an important site to visit when on your tour to Delhi. India Gate has its original name as All India War Memorial that was built in order to commemorate the 82000 soldiers of the Indian Army who lost their lives during the First World War happened from 1914 to 1921 as well as in the Third Anglo-Afghan War. The war memorial is situated at Rajpath where you can reach by getting down at Barakhamba Road Metro station in Delhi. India gate is also known to be one of the best places to visit with friends in Delhi .

India Gate is located on the eastern edge of the ceremonial axis of Delhi and it was formerly called Kingsway. The names of around 13300 servicemen including some soldiers and officers from the United Kingdom are displayed on the gate. The architecture of India Gate is world famous as the triumphal arch that looks like the Arch of Constantine and also compared to the Arc de Triomphe and the Gateway of India in Mumbai.

The designer of the memorial was Sir Edwin Lutyens. After the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971, there was a simple structure including a black marble plinth with a reversed rifle which was capped by a war helmet and bounded by four eternal flames built under the Memorial Archway. This one was the Amar Jawan Jyoti or the Flame of the Immortal Soldier.

The construction of India Gate was started in 1921 and completed in 1931. The architectural dimensions of the structure say that it is 42 meters tall and 9.1 meters wide. It was constructed using yellow and red sandstone along with granite. In 2014, the Government announced the plans to construct a National War Memorial around the canopy as well as a National War Museum at the park nearby.

India Gate Parade or the Republic Day Parade is the most ceremonious and prestigious event happen in front of India Gate every year. On January 26th, each year, India commemorates the day it became a republic with an esteemed presence of many national as well as dignified guests from other countries.

India Gate entry time: Anyone can visit India Gate anytime as it is open on all days 24 hours.

India Gate Entry fee: There is no entry fee to visit the structure.

India Gate location: Rajpath Marg, India Gate, New Delhi, Delhi 110001.

Insider Tips:

    -The climate during the months from October to March will be favourable for sightseeing tours in Delhi . You can enjoy visiting India Gate with your family and friends peacefully during that time.

    -It will be fun if you bring cooked or packaged food with you, and have a picnic. You can also go for boating at the Boating Club adjacent to India Gate grounds.

    -The nearest metro station to India Gate is Central Secretariat (Yellow Line). The metro station has more than one exit gate so that you can seek the help of customer service about the closest gate to India Gate.

    -Take an auto rickshaw or the shuttle rickshaw/rickshaw service to India Gate from the metro station. Bus service can also be availed depending on your boarding point.

    -In case you are there in January, you can attend the Republic Day parade on 26th January.

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Humayun's Tomb

Humayun's Tomb

Maqbera e Humayun or the Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi is a major historical site in India and also one of the best places to visit in north Delhi. It is the tomb of the famous Mughal emperor of India Humayun. It was commissioned by the first wife of Humayun who was the chief consort as well, Empress Bega Begum in 1569-70. The design of the tomb was born in the heart of Mirak Mirza Ghiyas- a persial architect invited by Bega Begum herself. Located in Nizamuddin East in Delhi, the tomb is known as the first garden tomb found on the Indian subcontinent, placed very close to the Dina-panah citadel. It is known to be one of the best places to visit in Delhi during summers as it also has a walled garden within its enclosure.

UNESCO declared it as a World Heritage Site in 1993 and since then its reputation began to flourish. But after that, it had to undergo several restorations. Near the tomb, there are several smaller monuments from the main entrance to the West that include one that even built prior to the main tomb. Isa Khan Niyazi’s tomb is that one who was an Afghan noble in Sher Shah Suri’s court of the Suri dynasty. Humayun’s tomb complex accommodates the main tomb of the Emperor Humayun along with the graves of Bega Begum, Hamida Begum and Dara Shikoh as well as other significant Mughal members.

An inimitable leap in Mughal architecture is displayed along with the Persian model garden that is the Charbagh garden. The construction of the toms was started in 1565, almost nine years after his death. The completion of the tomb was in 1572. The memorial built for Humayun symbolizes the unpredictable symbiosis between Humayun and his wife Bega Begum who was so grieved over the death of her husband finally decided to create such an astonishing remembrance.

The Turkic and Mughal rule in the subcontinent introduced the influence of Central Asian and Persian styles of Islamic architecture and from the 12th century onward, those styles started inspiring several monuments in and around Delhi. Humayun’s tomb is made of red sandstone and white marbles and the measurements say it is 47 meters high and 91 meters wide.

Humayun’s Tomb entry timing: The visit to the tomb is allowed from sunrise to sunset on all days but the best time to visit is between 08:00 am and 06:00 pm.

Humayun’s Tomb entry fee: Indian citizens and the visitors from SAARC and BIMSTEC countries have to pay Rs.10 to enter the tomb while for other foreign nationals, it is Rs.250 per person. Children up to the age of 15 need not pay an entry fee.

Humayun’s Tomb location: Opposite Dargah Nizamuddin, Mathura Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110013.

    -Visit the tomb during the early hours or late hours of a day during summer as the mid time will be very hot.

    -Khan Market Metro station is the nearest metro station and it is the easiest way to reach the structure. Hire a tuk tuk to cover the last 2.5 kilometers to the tomb.

    -Also checkout Isa Khan’s Tomb.

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Hauz Khas is a beautiful neighbourhood of South Delhi and is one of the major tourist places in Delhi. The pulse of Hauz Khas is known to be the historically important Hauz Khaz Complex. It exhibits both rural and urban atmosphere and also known as mehak ka chota quila. The location is surrounded by Green Park to the west and Gulmohar Park towards the north. It had witnessed different diplomatic missions like the Albania, Iraq, Guines, Burundi, Macedonia Missions and more.

Its name started achieving appreciation from the outer world due to the presence of an ancient water reservoir by the same name. It is now part of the huge Hauz Khas complex. Hauz means water tank in Urdu and Khas is referred to royal and thus it is considered to be the royal tank in the village. Hauz Khas’s water tank was built firstly by Allauddin Khilji in order to supply water to the inhabitants of Siri Fort and later in the 1960s, it was developed by the famous builders in India, DLF.

Later Hauz Khaz was modified to be an enclave of different blocks like A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, K, L, M, P, Q, R, X, Y, Z. E block comprises the main market in the area and it is lying in the middle of the colony. There are other major markets located in the premises but Mayfair Gardens is an important attraction which is an independent small private colony. Hauz Khas is also one of  the most popular places for couples in Delhi to spend quality time.  Hauz Khas village pubs, village clubs, restaurants, cafes etc are some of the points of interest for many visitors as they can meet the locals and have an unscheduled conversation. 

Hauz Khas possesses the yellow line of the Delhi Metro railway and this is the easiest way to connect to Delhi’s other parts.

Hauz Khas entry timing: The Hauz Khas Village complex will be open on all days from Monday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 07:00 pm but the restaurants in the complex will be open till 11:00 pm. Another famous structure that is Hauz Khas fort will be open on all days from 10:30 am to 07:00 pm.

Hauz Khas entry fee: There is no entry fee is applicable.

Hauz Khas location: Hauz Khas, South Delhi, Delhi 110016, India.

    -Hauz Khas fort is a major attraction here and try not to avoid it.

    -Hauz khas social is café-cum-restaurant-cum-co-working space.

    -Experience the best nightlife in Delhi  by visiting the different shops and restaurants.

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Qutab Minar

Qutab Minar

A valuable, protected structure of India is Qutub Minar, Delhi which has been considered to be a highly important historical attraction existing currently in India. It is a part of the Qutub Complex which was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is also one of the famous places to visit in north Delhi. The structure is situated in the Mehrauli area of Delhi. Qutub Minar Metro Station located at a distance of about 3km will be the easiest access to reach the amazing architectural brilliance. You can also book Delhi tour package  as here is no end to the glorious history being explored in the present.

Qutub Minar is made of red sandstone and marble making its height up to 73 meters and gives a tower like structure to it which is consisted of five stories and its diameter is 14.3 meters at the base and it becomes 2.7 meters at the top.

Another main feature of it is the spiral staircase of 379 steps. It has been saying that the design of the tower had its origin from the Minaret of Jam located in Western Afghanistan. Qutub Minar’s founder was the legendary Qutub al-Din Aibak who was behind the existence of the Delhi Sultanate. The construction of the structure was started in 1192 and it was completed by Aibak’s successor Iltumish in 1220. But after some decades, its top storey was destructed by a lightning and later Firoz Shah Tughlaq renovated the damaged storey and constructed one more.

Around the tower, there are several historical monuments like the Qutub Complex with Quwwat ul IslaMosqueue and the Iron Pillar of Delhi. The structure of the tower has a style that resembles the architectural style prevailed in Iran but some artistic conventions found locally were incorporated such as looped bells, garlands and lotuses that are borders were carved out. One can see different inscriptions in Parso-Arabic and Nagari at different sections of the structure.

Qutub Minar entry timings: The visit to the structure is restricted to the day time between sunrise and sunset on all days.

Qutub Minar entry fee: For Indian citizens: Rs. 30 and for foreign nationals: Rs.500. For children up to 15 years, the entry is free.

Qutub Minar location: Qutub Minar Delhi is situated in Mehrauli in South West district of New Delhi, India.

    -Nearest metro station is Qutub Minar Metro Station.

    -It is advisable to reach as early as possible – the opening time is 7:00 AM as the complex will be less crowded.

    -Although there are shaded areas in the complex but it is always good to carry sunscreen or sunglasses especially during summer.

    -There is a Decorative Light Show every evening from 6:30 to 8:00 pm as well as the Qutub Minar Festival in October/November.

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A brilliant architectural beauty is a historical fort in Delhi, Red Fort which was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty for more than 200 years. The Mughal families lived there until 1857. A golden feather in the crown of Delhi is the fort and it houses several museums in it. Though it was the house of the Mughal emperors, it was also the political and cultural center of the Mughal state and this was the place where a lot of significant events happened. It is the  best place to visit in Old Delhi as it is also known to be a symbol of India's struggle for freedom. But what made the fort famous was the midnight speech made by Jawahar Lal Nehru before India was going to wake up to independence from British rule and afterward, it was becoming the politically significant spot in Indian history. It hosts the Independence Day celebrations each year from then onward. Red Fort history has a lot to share with the world and it came into the concept form in 1639 after the then Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan shifted his capital to the newly constructed city in Delhi and laid the foundation stone to build up the fort.

Red Fort architecture is an amusing one with a huge walled citadel that shines in red sandstone and the construction of the fort took almost one decade to complete and it came into the limelight in 1648. For the next 200 years, it was maintained as the seat of the Mughal Empire. Once the capital of the Mughal Empire, the fort lies along the famous river Yamuna. Some of the facts regarding the fort say the complex consist of Shah Jahan’s palace as well as the Salimgarh fort which came into existence in 1546 AD.

The fort is managed by the Archeological Survey of India and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.

Red Fort Light and Sound Show: A spectacular show regarding the history of Red Fort and the capital Delhi is shown at the fort for one hour every evening. The show will be in Hindi and English with a half an hour gap in between the two shows.

Light and Sound show at the fort starts at 06:00 pm. To watch the Light and Sound Show, adults should pay Rs.80 and children should pay Rs.30.

Red Fort visiting timing: The Fort will be closed on Mondays but will be open on all other days from 09:30 am to 04:30 pm.

Red Fort Entry Fee: Entry fee for Indian citizens is Rs.10 while the same for foreigners is Rs.150.

Red Fort location: Netaji Subhash Marg, Lal Qila, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006.

   -The nearest metro station to the Red Fort is Chawri Bazaar.

   -It is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.

   -Tickets for international visitors will cover museum entrance fees also.

   -As the parking lot is near Jama Masjid, located on the opposite side of the Red Fort, car parking is an issue. You need to take a long walk from the parking to reach the gate of the fort. Also, the traffic snarl on the connecting roads makes it difficult for the visitors to cross the roads. It is advisable to travel by taxi.

   -To avoid queues to get the Light and Sound show ticket, you can book it online at theashokgroup.com.

   -October to March is the suitable time to visit Red Fort.

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Akshardham Temple

Akshardham Temple

Among the temples in Delhi, Akshardham Temple or Swaminarayan Akshardham Complex is amazingly famous as it is known to be a spiritual and cultural campus in Delhi and also one of the famous places to visit in east Delhi. This complex showcases the traditional Hindu and Indian culture, spirituality and architecture. Tourists from all over the world come to Delhi will visit the temple to understand the spiritual facts of India. The temple was opened in 2005 by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. It is one of the most religious places to visit in Delhi with family.

Sitting on the banks of the Yamuna River in eastern Delhi, the complex possesses the temple at the center and the construction was according to the Vastu Shastra and Pancharatra Shastra. There are an Abhishek Mandap, Sahaj Anand Water Show, a theme based garden, and three exhibitions like Sahajanand Darshan, Neelkanth Darshan and Sanskruthi Darshan which is a cultural boat ride.

Among the attractions inside the complex, Akshardham Mandir is quite famous and more charming. The architectural measures prove that the temple is 141 foot high and 316 foot wide. The walls of it are explicitly carved with the images of flora, fauna, musicians, deities etc. It has an intricate architectural style of Maharishi Vastu concepts and for the construction of the temple, the pick sandstone from Rajasthan and Carrara marbles from Italy was used. It accommodates 234 adorned pillars, nine domes, 20000 murtis of sadhus, devotees, and acharyas.

Akshardham temple entry timing: Entry: 09:30 am to 06:30 pm Exhibition: 10:30 am to 06:00 pm and the tickets for the exhibition will be available from 10:00 am to 05:00 pm. Musical fountain:  07:45 pm

The temple will be closed on Mondays.

Akshardham temple entry fee: Complex entry is completely free. Exhibition rates are Rs. 170 for adults, Rs.125 for senior citizens, Rs.100 for children between 4 and 11 years. Musical fountain: Rs. 80 for adults, Rs.80 for senior citizens, Rs.50 for children between 4 and 11 years.

Akshardham temple location: NH 24, Akshardham Setu, New Delhi, 110092.

    -Akshardham Metro Station is the closest metro rail on the Blue Line that connects Dwarka to Noida. From the station, you can reach the temple in five minutes by an auto rickshaw.

    -The best time to visit Akshardham Temple is from February to April and from October to early December. It will be very hot during summer and rainy during monsoon. You can also enjoy amazing places to visit near Delhi in December which encircles Shimla, Rishikesh, Manali, Lansdowne, Auli, Alwar and countless others

    -There is a restaurant within the complex that is open from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    -Get some souvenirs from a souvenir shop and it will be open from 11 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    -You cannot take valuable possessions inside the temple. You have to keep it with the securities outside and there will be a long queue for that. Hence it is advised to keep them in your car or with the driver. Mobile phones are also not allowed inside.

    -There is a huge space for parking as well for cars, vans, minibuses, coaches, and other vehicles.

Musical Fountain - Circle of Life can be witnessed in the evening during sunset for 15 minutes.

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Bahai (Lotus) Temple

Bahai (Lotus) Temple

The Lotus Temple is among the famous tourist places in Delhi and a major landmark of India that has been attracting tourists from all over the world because of its architecture and beauty. The construction of the temple was finished in 1986. It resembles the lotus flower but created in white colour. The Lotus Temple is open to all people, regardless of region and caste. The structure is built of 27 free-standing marble clad petals in clusters of three to form nine sides. The Lotus Temple is one of the best places to visit if you are planning to spend a day in Delhi .

There are nine doors onto the central hall that can accommodate around 2500 people at a time. It has won numerous awards for its inimitable and beautiful architecture. The temple has a great connection with the Bahai Faith that promotes harmony among people through a common place for worship. Those who belong any religion or any worship method can come to the Lotus Temple as it is a Bahai House of Worship.

There are the sacred writings of Bahai Faith as well as of other religions can be read or chanted but reading non-scriptural texts and performing ritualistic ceremonies are forbidden even though there is a fixed set of the pattern for worship services. As all Bahai Houses of Worship follow certain architectural elements, the Lotus Temple also has some of them in its structure. The Bahai scripture says that there should not be any pictures, statues of images displayed inside the house of worship. The Lotus Temple is located near Nehru Palace and Kalkaji Mandir metro station. The architect of the temple was Fariborz Sahba who was an Iranian. The construction was started in 1976.

Lotus Temple entry timings: During summer, the entry timing is from 09:00 am to 07:00 pm while in winter it is from 09:00 am to 05:30 pm on all days except Mondays.

Lotus Temple Entry fee: The entry to the temple is free.

Lotus Temple Location: Lotus Temple Rd, Bahapur, Shambhu Dayal Bagh, Kalkaji, New Delhi, Delhi 110019.

    -Their surrounding area is brimming with beautiful gardens and you can spend time walking around.

    -Photography is not permitted inside the temple.

    -Avoid making noises inside the temple when people are meditating.

    -You can either walk around on your own or with the help of a guide.

    -There is an information center showing films and regular daily prayer sessions in the hall.

    -Keep your shoes at the counter before entering the temple. Popular Reads:   50 Best Hill Stations Near Delhi

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Waste to Wonder Park

Waste to Wonder Park

 As the name suggests, this park is created out of industrial and various other waste materials and it will indeed leave you speechless with wonder. Housing the replicas of the seven classical wonders of the world, this is one of the famous attractions in Delhi. If you are wondering where you can take your kids for some enrichment, then do visit the Waste to Wonder Park as it is one of the best places to visit in north Delhi.

 Entry Timings- 11 am daily. Closed on Monday.  Entry Fee- Rs 50 for adults and Rs 25 for children aged between 3-12 years.  Location- Near Nizammudin Metro station, Block A, Nagli Rajapur, Sarai Kale Khan, New Delhi. Insider Tips- If you want to avoid the swarm of visitors, then do visit the park on weekdays. Since there are no food stalls available inside, remember to carry your refreshments and water. The place also charges an additional parking fee.

Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar

Among the five major Jantar Mantar constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur, the one in which Delhi has an equal reputation as of the Jaipur one. At Delhi Jantar Mantar, there are 13 architectural astronomy instruments. It is one of the  most visited tourist places in Delhi in summers and it  was designed in order to compile the astronomical tables and to predict the movement and timings of the sun, the moon and the planets. Situated on the Parliament Street, south of Connaught Circus in New Delhi, the Observatory possesses masonry built astronomical instruments.

Due to the unlimited desire of Maharaja Jai Singh II to spend time in the astronomical observations and to study the systems, the observatory was erected by himself. The name of the observatory gives us a meaning that is the instrument for calculation. The instruments preserved in the observatory were made of brick rubbles and then plastered with lime. As the time progressed, the instruments had undergone several repairs and restoration. But major alterations were far from them.

The Samrat Yantra, the Jai Prakash, Ram Yantra, and Misra Yantra are the principal instruments preserved in the observatory. A temple dedicated to Bhairava is also near the building which was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II. The Jantar Mantar in Delhi had its construction started in 1724. It came into existence in 1724 but by 1867, the observatory had faced a considerable amount of decays. After the construction of the Jantar Mantar in Delhi, Maharaja Jai Singh II had built more observatories in Jaipur, Ujjain, Varanasi, and Mathura.

Jantar Mantar entry timings: The observatory is open on all days from 09:00 am to 07:00 pm.

Jantar Mantar entry fee: To enter the observatory, Indian citizens should pay INR 5 and foreign nationals have to pay INR 100.

Jantar Mantar location: Sansad Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001.

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Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk

Moonlight Square is the English name for the Chandni Chowk, one of the oldest yet busiest markets in Delhi. A major attraction in India is this vibrant market that provides A to Z items you would like to buy at the best rates. If you want to enjoy shopping at Chandni Chowk then o ctober to march is considered as the best time to visit Delhi .  The Red Fort is a part of the square and it is one of the best places to visit in north Delhi. The compilation of the marker was happened in the 17th century by the then Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and its design was done by his daughter Jahanara. 

It was divided by canals to reflect moonlight and still, it is considered to the largest wholesale market in Delhi. There are records blowing light to its history that says its birth was happened during the founding of the capital city of Shahjahanabad with the existence of the Red Fort. Originally, the market contains 1560 shops, the square is 40 yards wide and 1520 yards long. There is a pool in the centre of the complex which makes the bazaar illuminate. It is one of the best places to shop in Delhi as the bazaar gave space to a number of silver merchants.

But later, the pool in the complex was replaced by a clock tower during the 1950s. The chowk runs through the heart of the walled city from the Lahori Gate of the Red Fort to Fatehpur Masjid. There are separate markets for sarees, suits, electronic items, accessories, ornaments, footwear, food items, shawls, sherwanis, decoration materials, lanterns, colourful dresses and what not. Chandni Chowk itself has a metro station near the market and it is the easiest way to reach the square.

Chandni Chowk entry timing: The shops at Chandni Chowk would be open on all days except on Mondays from 10:00 am to 07:00 pm.

Chandni Chowk entry fee: No entry fee is applicable to enter the square.

Chandni Chowk location: Kaccha Bagh Area, Old Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi 110006.

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    -Visit the famous Natraj Chat and Dahi Bhalle.

    -Papri Chaat on the opposite side of Gurudwara, or roadside kababs near Jama Masjid defines Chandni Chowk. A visit to the place without trying such delicacies would be incomplete.

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Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid

The people of Delhi consider the Masjid-I Jahan Numa close to them, hence call it fondly as the Jama Masjid of Delhi. It is one of the largest mosques in India which was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1656. During that time, the construction of the mosque took around 1 million rupees. Imam from Bukhara inaugurated the building after its completion. The mosque is protected by three great gates and four towers. Also, there are two 40 meter high minarets created on red sandstone and white marble standing.

The courtyard boasts its space that can accommodate more than 25000 people at a time. The three domes seen on the terrace are surrounded by the two minarets as well as the floor is comprised of 899 black borders marked for worshippers. The mosque has witnessed two attacks recently, in 2006 and in 2010. There were more than 5000 workers who contributed their sweat and blood for the construction of the masjid. The original name of the mosque meant the mosque that commanding view of the world.

Though the British wanted the mosque to be destroyed, they could not succeed in the process due to rigid opposition and protests. The largest mosque in India is a mesmerizing monument which was the last one built under Shah Jahan’s power. The masjid is located at a walkable distance from Old Delhi railway station and ISBT Kashmere Gate.

The masjid that got its life because of the architectural brilliance of Ustad Khalil is now protected by Delhi Waqf Board.

Jama Masjid entry timing: Entry to the mosque is on all days from 07:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:30 pm to 06:30 pm.

Jama Masjid entry fee: You can enter the temple free of charge but for photography, you should pay Rs.200-300 and for climbing the southern minaret, you are supposed to pay Rs.100.

Jama Masjid location: Meena Bazaar, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006.

    -During the morning hours, crowd will not be there and it is the best time to visit the mosque.

    -You should dress modestly as it is a sacred place and women should cover their head with a shawl or similar clothes.

    -You can carry a bag to keep your shoes safe to avoid getting them stolen or be at the counter and wait for long.

    -Remember, there will be touts to harass you for unnecessary fees and avoid them.

    -There will be a separate fee to climb up the minaret that offers you a panoramic view.

    -The nearest metro station is Chawri Bazaar.

    -You should remove the shoes at the top of the stairs (pay the site minder Rs 5 upon collection).

    -Avoid fake guides insisting there's a charge to enter the mosque (admission is free).

    -For non-Muslims, the visiting timings are 07:00-12:15, 13:45-30 minutes before sunset; from 12:15 pm to 02:00 pm, it will be closed.

    -Tourists can take the photograph of the Mosque. A nominal fee of Rs. 200 is charged for photography and you can bring your own camera.

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Rashtrapati Bhawan

Rashtrapati Bhawan

The Presidential Residence, formerly known as the Viceroy’s House is the famous Rashtrapathi Bhavan in Delhi. It is the home of the President of India, officially. It is located at the western end of Rajpath. The mansion or the main building accommodates the president’s official residence, halls, guest rooms and offices. The entire 130 hectare President Estate that includes huge gardens known as the Mughal Gardens, large open spaces, a residence of office staff and bodyguards, stables etc is the major portion of it the mansion.

It is considered to be the largest residence of a head of state in the world in terms of area. The Delhi Durbar occurred in December 1911 decided to build a residence in New Delhi for the British Viceroy. In the beginning, the plan had 4000 acres of land acquired for the building after relocating Raisina and Malcha villages existed in the region. The famous British architect Edwin Landseer Lutyens was given the responsibility for the primary architecture. 

The design made by Lutyens was grand and extraordinarily classical that was enhanced by different colours and details inspired by Indian architecture. Originally, the Viceroy’s House had to be built on the top of Raisina Hill along with the secretariats lower down. But it was decided to build 400 yards back and thus both the buildings had to come on top of the plateau. On this, Lutyens and Baker who was constructing the secretariat had disputes. The house consists of four floors and 340 rooms which are decorated with modified interior designs.

There were around 700 million bricks used for the construction. The design of the building was inspired by the Edwardian Baroque. It has several halls used for different functions and purposes. The main ones are the Durbar Hall and the Ashoka Hall. There is a dome in the middle that reflects both Indian and British styles.

Rashtrapathi Bhavan entry timing: The mansion can be visited on all days from 09:00 am to 04:00 pm but the Mughal Garden and other gardens will be open from August to March on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. You should visit during winter as weather in Delhi is just excellent in the months of October and November.

Rashtrapathi Bhavan entry fee: There is a registration charge of Rs.50 and it can be paid online as well as it will be non-refundable and non-transferable. Visitors individually or in a group of fewer than 30 people will be charged Rs.50 per visitor and for a group of 30, it will be 1200 per visit.

Rashtrapathi Bhavan location: Rashtrapati Bhawan, President's Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110004.

Insider Tips:     -Cameras are not allowed inside the building.

    -You need not pay the guide.

    -The various circuits of the Bhavan are:       Circuit 1: Rashtrapati Bhavan Main Building and the Central Lawn will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.       Circuit 2: The Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex [RBMC] comprising the Clock Tower, the Stables and the Garages will be open on all days except Monday.       Circuit 3: The Mughal Gardens and other Gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan will be open from August to March on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

    -Entry to Rashtrapati Bhavan for visit is through Gate No.2 (Rajpath); Gate No.37 (via Dalhousie Road-Hukmi Mai Marg); and Gate No.38 (via Church Road-Brassy Avenue) of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

    -Indian Citizens should carry valid photo ID Cards. In case of foreigners, they should make their request for visit along with photocopies of their passport. On the day of visit, they are required to carry their original passport for identification. Check Out:   50 Best Weekend Getaways near Delhi

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Sarojini Nagar Market

Sarojini Nagar Market

Sarojini Nagar is a famous neighbourhood of South West Delhi and an atypical shopping spot where you can get hundreds of items with your pocket money itself. It is located very close to Safdarjung Airport and before it got the name Sarojini Nagar it was called Vinay Nagarand and later its name was changed to Sarojini Nagar. The colony is filled with Safdarjung Enclave, South Extension, Laxmibai Nagar, Nauroji Nagar, Chanakyapuri and Netaji Nagar. This is one of the most vibrant places in Delhi to buy various items like clothes, accessories, shoes, fabrics etc.

The street side shops will sell even branded items at cheaper rates. Garments of any colour, any size, any shape would be available here but questioning your bargaining power. During the bomb blasts in 2005 in Delhi, Sarojini Market was also included but it was rebuilt afterward. Almost all the shops in the market are of different families. The Babu Market, Subzi Market, Central Market, Mandir Wali Side Market are the different sections of the Sarojini Market offering you multiple selections of items ranging from garment shops to food shops.

Every time the markets are uncontrollably crowded- visitors or locals come to purchase multiple items of your likes at an unexpectedly low price. INA is the closest metro station from Sarojini Market.

Sarojini Market entry timings: The shops will be open on all days except on Mondays from around 10:00 am to 09:00 pm.

Sarojini Market Entry fee: There is no entry fee applicable to enter the market.

Sarojini Market Location: Sarojini Nagar Market, Sarojini Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110023.

    -Remember the basic shopping rules at Sarojini Market: never pay more than INR 250 for any basic garment; INR 100 – 150 is the usual price for tops.

    -The sizes of the garments may not be correct. You can check them with other sizes and identify your size by hold it against yourself. There is an option to quick fix at the darzee also.

    -Check it out properly for wear and tear on the item you purchase. Always point out the defect (whether minimal or obvious) to the shopkeeper and use it to extricate an additional discount.

    -Carry a big cover to keep your purchased items conveniently because the covers given by the shopkeepers are not of good quality so that they will be torn if you carry heavy materials in them.

    -The best time to visit Sarojini Nagar is on weekdays, between 12pm – 4pm to be specific.

    -Point out a landmark before you enter the market so that you can come back to the point after shopping easily. Suggested Read:  20 Best Tourist Places near Delhi within 300 Km

Paranthe Wali Gali

Paranthe Wali Gali

A tapered street in Chandni Chowk area, Paranthe Wali Gali is noted because of its sequential shops located one after the other known for selling paratha, a typical Indian unleavened thin bread. The food sold in Paranthe Wali Gali is strictly vegetarian, presented in old retrospective style without any addition of onion or garlic to the food. 

This is because the owner of the particular series of a shop is a Brahmin and the neighborhood includes the Jain population. The menu includes mix paratha, khoya parantha, rabri parantha, parat parantha. The parantha generally is served along with mint, mixed or sweet tamarind chutney, potato or paneer curry sautéed with rich sweet and spicy pumpkin.

Entry timings - The opening timings to Paranthe Wali Gali is between 9 AM to 11 PM.

Entry fee – Average cost for having food at Paranthe Wali Gali would sum up to 150 INR or 2.306 USD for two people approximately.

Location - Address of Paranthe Wali Gali is 1984-1985, Gali Paranthe Wali, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi.

Insider tips - You must try the recommended food from Paranthe Wali Gali. The recommended food is Mixed Veg Paranthe, Mirch Parantha, and Karela Parantha. Also Read:  35 Best Resorts near Delhi NCR

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Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

A prominent Sikh Gurudwara in India is Gurudwara Bangla Sahib in Delhi known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Kishan. It is a worship house for the Sikh religion believers but now it is a primary pilgrimage and tourist attraction in Delhi. There is a beautiful pool as well inside its complex which is named as Sarovar. It had come into existence as a small shrine by Sikh General Sardar Bhagel Singh in 1783 who was supervising the construction of nine other Sikh shrines in Delhi in the same time.

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is located near Connaught Palace on Baba Kharak Singh Marg and it is recognizable easily from a distance due to its golden dome and tall flagpole. Next, to it, there is the famous Sacred Heart Cathedral. The building was actually a bungalow belonged to Raja Jai Sing and got the name as Jaisinghpura Palace. Guru Har Kishan was living in Delhi during 1664 when there was smallpox and cholera epidemic spread in the society.

Guru helped the people by giving aid and fresh water from the well at his house. But he was also affected by the disease and died on March 30th, 1664. But Sikhs believed that the water from the well at Guru’s house had healing powers and they had taken the water to their homes. Gurudwara and its Sarovar are a prominent place for Sikhs now and they pay tribute to the eighth Guru on his birth anniversary.

The complex included the Gurudwara, a kitchen, a pond, a school and an art gallery. The concept of langar is practised and regardless of race or religion, all people can eat in the Gurudwara kitchen. If you wish to enter the Gurudwara, you should cover your hair and avoid wearing shoes inside. There is a higher secondary school, Baba Baghel Singh Museum, a library and a hospital situated inside the complex. Patel Chowk, Rajeev Chowk, and Shivaji Stadium Metro station are the major metro railway stations near to the Gurudwara.

Gurudwara Bangla Saheb entry timings: The Gurudwara is open on all days 24 hours.

Gurudwara Bangla Saheb entry fee: No entry is needed to visit the Gurudwara.

Gurudwara Bangla Saheb location: Ashoka Road, Hanuman Road Area, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi – 110001.

    -Dress modestly and cover your head while participating in the rituals.

    -Remove your shoes before entering the gurudwara.

    -There will be special prayers and gathering on the birth anniversary of Guru Har Krishan.

    -The nearest metro station is Patel Chowk which falls on the Yellow Line of the Delhi Metro.

    -Do not forget to try Langar and sprinkle some drop from the holy water tank.

Connaught Place

Connaught Place

The largest financial, commercial and business spots in India is the Connaught Place in Delhi which has been a witness for the emergence of many shops, markets, buildings, hotels and important buildings. If you are looking for comfortable rooms and beds, delicious food, modern & necessary amenities then you can find great homestays in Delhi near Connaught place. It is often called CP and acts as the headquarters of many Indian firms and is also among the best tourist places in Delhi. During the time of erstwhile colonizers, the place was considered to be a place of pride and was counted as one of the top heritage structures in Delhi.

The place got its name after Prince Arthur, the first Duke of Connaught and Strathearn. Its construction was started in 1929 and finished in 1933. Rajiv Chowk metro station was also built under it. There were some villages existed before the establishment of the Connaught Place but the families were relocated. But the demolition of several buildings like the Hanuman temple, a Jain temple in Jaisinghpura and the Jantar Mantar did not happen and they were preserved till date.

W.H. Nicholls was the chief architect to the Government of India under whom the plans for building a central business district was featured to become a central plaza based on the European Renaissance in the classical style. The Georgian architecture found in Connaught Place is inspired or modelled after the Royal Crescent in Bath. Connaught Place is a complete circle with two floors made to house commercial establishments on the ground with providing residential space on the first floor. Finally, the circle was designed with two concentric circles including the Inner Circle, Middle Circle, and the Outer Circle.

There are multiple international as well as Indian brands are operating at Connaught Place along with some hotels in the vicinity. Since a large number of tourists gather here, there are a lot of attractive items arranged.

Connaught Place entry timings: The shops and markets at the Connaught Place will usually be open on all days from 10:00 am to 08:00 pm approximately.

Connaught Place Entry fee: There is no entry fee to be paid to enter the place.

Connaught Place Location: Connaught Place, Near Rajiv Chowk Metro Station, New Delhi 110001, India.

    -Try Fire Paan/Chuski Paan at Odeon Pan Palace.

    -Don’t miss out Wenger’s - one of the best bakeries in the market.

    -Visit the Underground Market Palika Bazaar also.

    -There will be some shows at the central park as well.

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Kingdom of Dreams

India’s first live entertainment, theatre and leisure spot is Kingdom of Dream in NCR Delhi located near the Leisure Valley Park. As a master destination for all types of entertainment and art based innovations, the Kingdom of Dreams was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Haryana and it was open to the public on 18th September 2010. The opening day witnessed the special preview of the Bollywood musical, Zangoora portraying the famous stars like Hussain Kuwajerwala, Gauhar Khan, and Kashmira Irani. Kingdom of Dream is one of the best amusement parks in Delhi toto chill out.

The spot is spreading across over 6 acres of land and was built at a cost of more than Rs.2 billion. Kingdom of Dreams is under Great Indian Nautanki Company which is a joint venture between Apra Group and Wizcraft. It consists of two theatres named Nautanki Mahal and the Showshaa Theatre along with a cultural and cuisine area called Culture Gully. The famous Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan was declared as the global ambassador of Kingdom of Dream in 2010.Al, o it was in the news when the Commonwealth Games 2010 official theme song by A R Rahman was launched in the complex.

One of the portions of the complex, the Nautanki Mahal is a huge auditorium with 864 seats and is designed like a posh palace. Indian and international theatres are performed here. Culture Gully is the space where arts, crafts, and food etc are arranged beautifully. It is a fully air-conditioned boulevard that extends up to 10000 square feet with themed restaurants and live kitchens in its possession. Showshaa theatre is a 350 seater amphitheater with a soaring tent. Several theatrical performances are conducted here.

Kingdom of Dreams entry timings: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 12:30 pm to 12:00 am and on Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 pm to 12:00 am.

  • 2,999 per person (Diamond) on weekdays (Tue-Fri)
  • 3,999 per person (Diamond) on weekendsZ
  • 2,499 per person (Platinum) on weekdays (Tue-Fri)
  • 2,999 per person (Platinum) on weekends
  • 1,999 per person (Gold) on weekdays (Tue-Fri)
  • 2,499 per person (Gold) on weekends
  • 1,499 per person (Silver) on weekdays (Tue-Fri)
  • 1,999 per person (Silver) on weekends
  • 1,249 per person (Bronze) on weekdays (Tue-Fri)
  • 1,499 per person (Bronze) on weekends
  • 600 per person (culture gully) on weekdays (Tue-Fri)
  • 700 per person (culture gully) on weekend 

Kingdom of Dream location:  Auditorium Complex, Sector 29, Gurgaon, Haryana 122001, India.

    -To avoid the rush, book your seat in advance and arrive at the venue on time.

    -You can pick munchies, beverages (including alcoholic ones) at the theatre during the break.

    -Which seats should you pick? Go for Diamond with the lazy boy seats. The chairs for all other categories could do with an upgrade – they are a tad uncomfortable, more so since the show is long. And there are no cup holders for your drinks. Beyond Diamond, you could pick any other seats and the experience will not be very different. Except perhaps the first row (where you may have to crane your neck to see the stage) and the extreme corners at the back.

    -Valets will take care of your car.

    -Photography is prohibited inside the theatre but not at Culture Gulli. You may also like:  20 Best Amusement Parks in Delhi

Lodhi Gardens

Lodhi Gardens

A beautiful park acts as a favourite ornament on the body of the city of Delhi is Lodhi Garden that holds back several architectural works of 15th century. During the Lodhi reign was the construction of the garden took place and it is located in between Khan Market and Safdarjung tomb. The park possesses Mohammed Sha’s Tomb, Sikandar Lodi’s, Shisha Gumbad’s and Bara Gumbad’s tombs within it. It is considered to be a special place of preservation since it protects the last imprints of Sayyid rulers and it is one of the best places in north Delhi.

The architectural works of the park were done by Sayyidis and Lodhis. There is an old waterway connecting the Yamuna River to the Tomb of Sikandar Lodi. The echoes of the 15th century prevail in the park and thus it acts as the epitome of an astounding architecture. Before becoming Lodhi Garden, the park had another name as Lady Willington Park and after the independence, it was declared to be known as Lodhi Garden. Since the park demonstrates the ancient architectural styles aplenty, it was a talk of the town for long.

There are some amusing sites to be watched in and around the park apart from the historical tombs. It is a centre space for morning and evening joggers as well as exercise lovers. It is the best place to enjoy a peaceful time and if you want to get away from the city’s hustles then you should definitely plan a 2 days trip near Delhi. The lush greenery around the park is promised to keep the atmosphere pleasant always. Lodi, the Garden Restaurant has enough prominence among the natives and the tourists as it is located close to the park and there you get fresh, authentic delicacies of Europe. To reach the park easily, you can depend on JLN metro station which is the nearest one to the park.

Lodhi Garden entry timings: It will be open from 06:00 am to 07:30 pm on all days.

Lodhi Garden entry fee: You have to pay no entry fee to enter the park.

Lodhi Garden location: Main Lodi Road, Beside India International Centre, New Delhi, Delhi – 110003.

    -To reach Lodhi Gardens easily, take the Metro to Jor Bagh station. From there, walk north on Sri Aurobindo Marg and turn east on to Lodhi Road; the gardens will appear on the left. If you hire a taxi or cab, you will be dropped at the entrance of the garden but the cost will be quite higher when compared to the train fare.

    -It will be crowded on weekends. If you look forward to have a peaceful time, then choose a weekday.

Shopping Places in Delhi

Lajpat market.

Lajpat Market

A residential and commercial point near South Delhi district is Lajpat Nagar which was named in honour of Lala Lajpat Rai who was known to Indians as the Lion of Punjab. Lajpat Nagar Central Market has several eyes pointing to it now because of the immense collection of different items at incomparable rates. It is the best place to visit in Delhi for shopping as Lajpat Nagar is divided into four parts like Lajpat Nagar 1, 2, 3 and 4 which include housing colonies like Amar Colony, Dayanand Colony, Double Storey, National Park and Vikram Vihar. It is one of the best places to visit in Delhi in one day.

Central market is the most visited spot in Lajpat Nagar where people come to buy fabrics, shoes, ornaments, food items etc. The market is a vast plethora of colourful items even made by the famous brands sold at the street side shops arrayed beautifully and it is always busy with people who look for shopping on a shoe-string budget. Most of the open markets are run by veterans. They will not fall for bargaining skills beyond their comfort zone. The items in the market have already a fixed pricing and they won’t come down to a very lower price than the fixed one but if you are a familiar face, then they can consider giving you a huge discount as well.

The nearest metro station to the market is the Lajpat Nagar Station which is an elevated station lying on the metro’s violet line.

Lajpat market entry timings: The shops in the market will be open on all days except Mondays from 09:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Lajpat market entry fee: No entry fee is needed to enter the market.

Lajpat market location: Central Market, New Delhi 110024, India

Khan Market

Khan Market

An old market in Delhi which was established in 1951 is Khan Market, named in honour of Khan Abdul Jabbar Khan. The market was ranked as the costliest retail one in India. Also, it is the most expensive retail high street by real estate firm Cushman and Wakefield. It is a U shaped double storey market complex started with 154 shops and 74 flats. Near to the market, there is Sujan Singh Park- believed to be the first apartment complex in Delhi.

It was built in 1945. Till the 1980s, the flats in the complex on the first floors continued to be homes and the neighbourhood grocery stores and middle class shops were in the middle lane. Later, the real estate boom and the expanding families made the original occupants to move out. Thus, all the flats were sold to become shops. Recent numbers say that only a few families are staying in these flats.

Currently, Khan Market is one of the most sophisticated yet expensive commercial real estate locations in New Delhi with a wide variety of stores, modern showrooms, well-known brands, local brands and others. Jewellery items, bookstores, paints, hardware stores, electronics, fabric stores etc are some of the major shops here along with some good restaurants. Khan Market metro station is the closest metro to the market on the violet line. 

Khan Market entry timings: It is open on all days from 10:00 am to 12:00 midnight except on Sundays.

Khan Market entry fee: There is no entry fee applicable to enter the market.

Khan Market location: Humayun Road, India Gate, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India.

Paharganj

Yet another famous neighbourhood of Central Delhi is Paharganj. It is located west of the New Delhi Railway Station. During the Mughal period, it was known as Shahganj or King’s ganj or market place. Paharganj is one of the three administrative subdivisions of the Central Delhi district. It promotes a plethora of hotels, lodges, restaurants, dhabas and a wide variety of shops. A lot of people from domestic as well as international regions come here to spend time with the locals and buy some good items at cheaper rates.

Paharganj was one of the five main markets of Delhi and the only one situated outside the walled city. It was the dominant grain market of the city in the 18th century where grains were ferried on the banks of Yamuna River after the trade between the wholesale markets and warehouses in Patparganj and Shahdara. Shahgaj, another wholesale market was located between Paharganj and Akbarabadi though Paharganj was referred to Shahganj.

The current name Paharganj came from its proximity to the Raisina Hill where the Rashtrapathi Bhavan is situated today. The New Delhi Metro station is the closest metro railway to Paharganj and it is located near to the New Delhi Railway Station as well. The place is a brilliant host of numerous shops of currency changers and currency conversions. The largest number of currency exchanging shops in the city is found in Paharganj. Thus tourists from different parts of the world arrive here to do currency exchange at a faster pace.

Paharganj entry timings: The market is open on all days except Monday from 11:00 am to 09:00 pm.

Paharganj entry fee: There is no entry fee applicable for entering the market.

Paharganj location: Paharganj, New Delhi, Delhi.

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    -You can find a huge variety of Leather items in Paharganj. Check out the unnamed shops bang opposite Sams Cafe where you can pick up leather bags, belts, boots etc.

    -My Bar is the only destination to grab the cheapest drinks in Delhi.

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An open air food plaza and craft bazaar, a triumphant spot of people’s gatherings and their chatters is Dilli Haat in Delhi which is a venture of Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation. Dilli Haat is quite unlike the other markets in the area. It is permanent and open all days. The exact location of it is the commercial centres of South Delhi opposite to the INA market. The complex is situated in an area of 6 acres and it came into existence as a part of the reclamation project and then transformed into a plaza.

The plaza extends a firm foundation work, many small thatched roof cottages and kiosks. Some shops here are there for permanent while some others are rotated usually for fifteen days. From fabrics to sculptures, the items you get here are prominently costly in big shops. Here you will get rosewood and sandalwood carvings, embellished camel hide footwear, soft fabrics and drapery, beads, brassware, metal crafts, silk clothes etc. Handlooms and handicrafts are also a dedicated collection at this market which are exhibited in the exhibition hall in the complex.

To sell the commodities, one should follow an application process and spaces are allocated according to which state the seller belongs to. Dilli Haat, thus, has hundreds of stalls allotted to sellers on a rotational basis and the payment would be from INR 100 per day for a period of 15 days. Now it is also a venue of crafts, music, dance and cultural events held by different organizations.

Dilli Haat entry timings: It is open on all days from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Dilli Haat entry fee: There will be a nominal entry fee to be paid.

Dilli Haat location: Sri Aurobindo Marg, Laxmi Bai Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110023.

    -Visit Dilli Haat during evening time when you can observe the diversity of Indian culture.

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Other Places to Visit in Delhi

The national rail museum.

The National Rail Museum

A very significant museum in the history of India is the National Rail Museum in Delhi. It is situated in Chanakyapuri with a focus on the rail heritage India had been possessing. It was opened on February 1st 1977. The building is in over 10 acres of land enhanced by both indoor and outdoor exhibits and it is one of the famous places in north Delhi. The visitors are allowed to do a toy train ride around the site on regular days. Apart from the toy train, there are a lot of amusing items on the display such as 1:8 scale trail, Diesel simulator, Steam simulator, Coach Simulator and things like these.

The concept of a transport museum was coming into the presentation in 1962. However, the first concrete shape of it came out in 1970. It was coming into the scenario under the advisory of Micharl Graham Satow who was a genuine rail enthusiast. In 1971, the foundation stone for the museum was laid by the then President of India V. V. Giri. The Rail Transport Museum as it was known in the initial days was inaugurated by Kamalapati Tripathi, the Minister of Railways during that time.

Later, the name was changed to National Rail Museum in 1995. Patiala State monorail trainways, the oldest operational steam locomotive Fairy Queen, Fire Engine, Saloon of Prince of Wales, Saloon of Maharaja of Indore and Mysore, electric locomotive 4502 etc are a few of the possessions of the museum that have the history of many centuries to be told.

You can find several museums in Delhi , The National Rail Museum is one of the famous museums which is located near to the Dhaula Kuan Metro Station which is about 2 kms away and you can catch an auto rickshaw to reach the museum from the station.

Rail Museum entry timings: It is open on all days except on Mondays and National Holidays from 09:30 am to 05:30 pm.

Rail Museum Entry fee: The entry fee is Rs.20 per person and for toy train ride the fee would be again Rs.20 per person.

Rail Museum location: Market Rd, Block F, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021.

Raj Ghat

Raj Ghat in Delhi is an important landmark for India as it is a memorial to the father of our nation, Mahatma Gandhi. It used to be the name of a historic ghat of Old Delhi that is Shahjahanabad situated on the banks of Yamuna River. Near to it was Raj Ghat Gate of the walled city that opens at Raj Ghat on the banks of Yamuna River and thus later, the memorial area was also started addressed as Raj Ghat and it is one of the best places to visit in east Delhi. A black marble platform that symbolizes the spot of Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation happened on 31st January 1948.

The spot is open to the sky and there is an eternal flame burn at the end. A stone path that leads to the walled enclosure is the pathway for the visitors to reach the memorial and the guests should remove their footwear before entering the walls of the Raj Ghat. Near to Raj Ghat, you can find other samadhis or cremation spots of other major persons. The place was landscaped and the construction of the memorial was done by Alick Percy Lancaster. He was the last Englishman to hold the post of Superintendent of Horticultural Operations for Government of India.

To the north of the Raj Ghat is where the memorial of Jawaharlal Nehru is situated which is known as the Shantivan. Ekta Sthal, the site where K R Narayanan was cremated is also located adjacent to Nehru’s cremation site. The area of the Raj Ghat is made beautiful by a lot of trees around planted by the dignitaries and heads of states visiting the sites.

Raj Ghat entry timing: It is open from 05:00 am to 07:30 pm on all days.

Raj Ghat Entry fee: The entry to the site is completely free.

Raj Ghat Location: Gandhi Smriti, Raj Ghat, New Delhi, Delhi 110006.

    -There is no entrance fee to visit Raj Ghat.

    -You have to remove your shoes near the shrine of Mahatma Gandhi. Visitors can keep their shoes on the guarded shelves at the entrance.

    -A commemoration ceremony is held every Friday.

    -Foreign delegates of Government of India come here to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi by offering flowers at the shrine.

    -Nearest Metro Station to the structure is Indraprastha Metro Station.

    -Visit Gandhi Memorial Museum as well. The museum displays the life of the great soul and the philosophy of the Sarvodaya Movement through a movie.

    -English show is from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm except for Thursdays. On Sundays, the show is shown at 3:00 pm in Hindi and at 5:00 pm in English.

Agrasen ki Baoli

Agrasen ki Baoli

The super hit Bollywood film PK gave a supreme turning point for an important architectural monument of India that is Agrasen ki Baoli in Delhi. It is a protected monument under the control of the Archaeological Survey of India. Agrasen ki Baoli is a 60 meter long and 15-meter wide historical step well on Hailey Road near Connaught Place and it is one of the fun places in north Delhi.

There are a lot of legends and stories roaming around the natives regarding the existence of this well though there is no perfect citation proving the brain behind the construction of this well. But it is said to be built by the legendary king Agrasen and it was rebuilt in the 14th century by Agrawal community. Baoli is referred to Jassi or bauri. In Rajasthan and Gujarat, words for step well sounded like baoli, bavadi, vav etc.

India is quite famous for its water temples and step wells and this particular step well has 108 steps and a major example for the architectural brilliance of ancient Indians. There are three levels placed at the visible parts of the step well. Each level had arched niches on either side of it. Even, there are stories saying the well is haunted but it never proved to be true.

Agrasen ki Baoli Entry Timing: It will be open all days of the week from 07:30 am to 06:00 pm.

Agrasen ki Baoli Entry Fee: There is no entry fee needed to visit the well.

Agrasen ki Baoli Location: Hailey Road, Near KG Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi 110001, India.

    -Nearest metro station is Barahkamba Road.

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Laxminarayan Temple (Birla Mandir)

Laxminarayan Temple (Birla Mandir)

Birla Mandir is a common name for different Hindu temples built by the Birla family at different locations in India. Almost all the temples are built of white marbles as well as sandstones. The prominent cities across the country have given their spaces for these temples to be erected. Among them, Birla Mandir is particularly a famed one and an important Delhi tourist attraction as well. All the temples are created very carefully as to accommodate a huge number of visitors.

Birla Mandir in Delhi was built in 1939 and it was the first in a row and later many temples were built in different cities by the different branches of the family. The Delhi temple was designed to be spacious and beautiful along with the proper arrangements for congregational worship and discourses. Though it possesses modern technologies, the architecture remembered to include the Nagar style.

The Birla Temple in Delhi is dedicated to Laxminarayan who is referred to Lord Vishnu. The temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi as the construction was finished in 1939 by Baldeo Das Birla and his sons. There are side temples which are dedicated to Shiva, Krishna, and Buddha. The temple extends up to 7.5 acres and flanked by many shrines, fountains, a large garden that displays many Hindu and nationalistic sculptures as well as a Geeta Bhavan for discourses.

The nearest metro station to the temple is R K Ashram Marg Metro Station, about 2 km away from the temple and also the New Delhi Kalibari is located on the same road.

Birla Mandir entry timings: You can visit the temple on all days of the week from 04:30 am to 01:30 pm and from 02:30 pm and 09:00 pm.

Birla Mandir entry fee: No entry fee is there to enter the temple.

Birla Mandir location: Mandir Marg, DIZ Area, Near Gole Market, New Delhi 110001, India.

Garden of Five Senses

Garden of Five Senses

A park sprawling across 20 acres of land is the Garden of Five Senses in Delhi located in Saidul Ajaib village near the Mehrauli heritage area. It was a project done by Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation at a cost of 10.5 crores. It took three years approximately to come into existence and was inaugurated in 2003. It is built on a rocky terrain with different thematic areas in the garden including a separate section on the lines of Mughal Gardens.

Along with that, there are pools of water lilies, bamboo courts, herb gardens, solar energy park etc. The garden was established with the aim of stimulating our five senses with the beauty of the Serenity and the attractions around the garden will let us experience all the senses by touching, smelling, hearing and seeing. This garden is also an important venue for cultural events as different programs have been conducted here round the year. Food festivals, the Garden tourism festival, Dandiya festivals and so on are organized and conducted here.

The garden houses Khas Bagh, flower shows, fountains, water cascades, food court, shopping centre, different sculptures etc within it to attract thousands of tourists and natives to spare time with beauty at its best. Saket metro station is the closest metro railway station located in the garden about 1 kilometer away.

The Garden of Five Senses entry timings: During summer it will be open on all days from 09:00 am to 07:00 pm and in winter it will be open from 09:00 am to 06:00 pm.

The Garden of Five Senses entry fee: For adults: Rs.30, for children up to 12 years: Rs.10 and for senior citizens: Rs.10.

The Garden of Five Senses location: Near Saket Metro Station, Mehrauli-Badarpur Road,Said-ul-Ajaib, M.B. Road, South of Saket, New Delhi 110044, India.

    -From Saket metro station, the garden is at a walkable distance. You can hire an auto as well.

    -There is a restaurant name Fio Country Kitchen and Bar in the garden and it has the best quality food available in the region.

Feroz Shah Kotla Fort

Feroz Shah Kotla Fort

Kotla is the name people of Delhi simply call the famous historic figure the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. It was fortress built by Sultan Feroz Shah Tughlaq to obtain his version of Delhi city named Ferozabad. The fortress looked amazingly stunning- a polished sandstone Topra Ashokan pillar is standing tall in the fortress and it is one of the best places to visit in east Delhi. It was one of the many pillars left by the Mauryan emperor. It was re-erected at the fort as per the orders of Firoz Shah after it was abandoned and left alone in Topra Kalan in Pong Ghati.

The obelisk has several inscriptions and the original ones is in Brahmi script along with some Pali and Sanskrit inscriptions added much later. James Prinsep in 1837 had successfully translated those inscriptions. Apart from the pillar, the fortress also accommodates the Jami Masjid, a baoli and a large garden complex. The city of Ferozabad was established by the Sultan of Delhi, Feroz Shah Tughlaq in 1354 and it was the new capital of the Delhi Sultanate including the kotla or the fortress. As years passed, the fortress had to undergo several destructions due to the battles between emperors and now what is remaining is some ruins of the proud fortress.

Pragati Maidan metro station is the closest metro railway station to the fort so that reaching the fort never becomes a headache.

Firoz Shah Kotla entry timings: The fort is open on all days from Tuesday to Sunday from 06:00 am to 06:00 pm.

Firoz Shah Kotla entry fee: For Indian citizens and SAARC members, the entry fee is Rs.15 while for foreign nationals it will cost Rs. 100. Children up to the age of 15 need not pay any fee to enter the fort.

Firoz Shah Kotla location: Feroz Shah Kotla Fort, Balmiki Basti, Vikram Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110002. Popular Reads: 25 Best Adventure Sports in Delhi

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The Tomb of Safdarjung

Safdarjung’s Tomb in Delhi is a famous attraction that is made of sandstone and marble mausoleum and it came into existence in 1754. The late Mughal Empire style is depicted for the statesman of Safdarjung. It extends a special ambiance with it's domed and arched red-brown and white coloured structures. Safdarjung was the prime minister of the Mughal Empire when Ahmad Shah Bahadur was on the throne in 1748 and it is one of the best places in east Delhi.

Safdarjung’s original name was Mirza Muqim Abul Mansur Khan and he was the viceroy of Muhammad Shah, an independent ruler and the richest and most powerful there. When Ahmed Shah ascended the throne of the Mughal Empire in Delhi, Safdarjang was made the Vizier. But when the empire was on the verge of decline, as Vizier, Safdarjung had taken all the powers and started ruling over the city while the king was playing the role of a puppet. Later, the emperor’s family had Safdarjung out of their kingdom and Delhi.

In 1754 he died and after that, his son Nawab Shujaud Daula pleaded to the emperor to permit him to raise a tomb for his father in Delhi and thus erected the Tomb of Safdarjung designed by an Abyssinian architect. Near to the tomb, almost to the south is the historic site of the battle that happened between Timur of Mangol and Mohammed Tughlaq in 1386. The tomb was the last monumental tomb Garden of the Mughals and it was built like an enclosed garden tomb in resemblance with the style of Humayun’s tomb. The main features of the tomb are the Char Bagh plan with the mausoleum at the center, a nine-fold floor plan, a five-part façade and a large podium along with a hidden stairway. Jor Bagh Metro station is located very near to the tomb.

Safdarjung’s tomb entry timings: It is open on all days from sunrise to sunset.

Safdarjung’s tomb entry fee: For Indians: Rs.15 and for foreigners: Rs.200. For still camera, no fee is applicable but for video shooting, you need to pay Rs.25.

Safdarjung’s tomb location: Airforce Golf Course, Delhi Race Club, New Delhi, Delhi 110021.

Safdarjungs Tomb Entry Ticket, Delhi

ISKCON Temple

ISKCON Temple

The Iskcon Temple is a spectacular shrine located in Delhi constituted to be the best tourist places in Delhi. Situated at the Sant Nagar in East Kailash, Iskcon Temple dwarfs the southern skyline zone of Delhi. Originally initiated by Bhaktivedanta Prabhupada, ISKCON is an association belonging to Hare Rama Hare Krishna fad.

Entry timings - You can visit the temple throughout the week in between 4.30 am to 9 pm. However, the major altar is closed in between 1 pm to 4 pm.

Entry fee – There are no Entry fees for visiting ISKON Temple.

Location – The address of ISKON Temple is Hare Krishna Hill, Main road, Sant Nagar, East of Kailash, Delhi 110065.

Insider tips – A colossally huge temple that out cases a majestic appearance. Visit the temple and endeavor the beauty of the temple in and out. 

Purana Qila

Purana Qila

Old Fort is the English meaning of Purana Qila, one of the oldest and important forts in Delhi. Purana Qila in Delhi existing in the current form was built by Sher Shah Suri who is believed to be the founder of the Sur Empire. He has erected the citadel of Purana Qila along with a spacious city area around it. It was said that even during the death of 1545, the fort was incomplete and perhaps it was completed by Islam Shah, the son of Sher Shah.

The Archaeological Survey of India had done some excavations at the area and have unearthed Painted Grey Ware dating back to 1000 BCE. This fort was considered to be the inner citadel of the city of Din Panah during Humayun’s rule. He had renovated it in 1533. After Sher Shah Suri defeated Humayun, he named the fort Shergarh and added more structures to the complex. The fort and its surroundings were enhanced to be known as the sixth city of Delhi. But during the partition of India, the fort and the neighbouring Humayun’s tomb were acting as the site for refugees.

The camp was functional till 1948. The ramparts of the fort were used as the backdrops for many plays later in 1970s. Tughlaq, Andha Yug and Sultan Razia were those plays. Afterward, it has been the regular centre for theatre productions, cultural events, concerts etc. There is a daily sound and light show after sunset at the fort regarding the history of the seven cities of Delhi. Pragati Maidan is the nearest metro station to the fort.

Purana Qila entry timings: You can visit the fort on all days from 07:00 am to 05:00 pm.

Purana Qila entry fee: For Indians: Rs.20 and for foreigners: Rs.200. For still camera, no fee is applicable but for video shooting, you need to pay Rs.25.

Purana Qila location: Mathura Rd, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, Delhi 110003.

    -Do not miss Humayun's Library - an octagonal building called Sher Mandal built by Sher Shah.

    -You can avail boating or shikara rides in the lake near the fort.

    -Since the monument is in ruins today, you have to be careful while exploring. Do not damage any portion.

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Purana Quila Entry Ticket, Delhi

Pragati Maidan

Pragati Maidan

The Pragati Maidan situated on the Mathura road is an exhibition cum complex center with a total area of around one hundred and fifty acres. Well equipped with paved lawns, roads, outlets and gardens, Pragati Maidan is known as progress ground and is highly renowned fostering it with the title of being one of the best tourist places in Delhi . Housing around sixteen vast and voluminous halls in total, Pragati Maidan is considered to be the largest exhibition centers in Delhi.

Entry timings – The visiting time to Pragati Maidan depends on the event which is taking place and the visit duration is in between two to three hours.

Entry fee – The package for per person entry begins at 9914 INR or 152. 324 USD.

Location – The address of Pragati Maidan is Mathura Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110002. 

Insider tips - The place is popular for photo seekers and wanderers providing them a wonderful experience of the Maidan in entirety Experience Seekers. 

Nizamuddin Dargah

Nizamuddin Dargah

Hazrat Nizamudin Dargah or simply called Nizamuddin Dargah in Delhi is a famous tourist destination in India. It is a mausoleum of one of the famous Sufi saints, Hazrat Khwaja Syed Nizamuddin Auliya who lived from 1238 to 1325. It is situated in the Hazrat Nizamuddin West area of Delhi and visited by thousands of Islam believers every week but since it was declared to be an attraction, many other people also visit the Dargah.

The complex is comprised of the tombs of poet Hazrat Amir Khusro and the Mughal princess Jehan Ara Begum and also, the tomb of Inayat Khan is located in the corner. Near the dargah, the neighbourhood was divided into two parts along Mathura Road; one is Nizamuddin West where the complex is located and a lively market dominated by Muslim vendors and the other one is Nizamuddin East.

There are other important monuments in the area like Humayun’s Tomb, Chausath Khamba, Mirza Ghalib’s tomb etc. The Dargah is a socially committed society of people which provides assistance for arranging marriages and extending helping hands to those who are needy of basic stuff, utensils, furniture, clothes etc. The community helps students, media person and professors to do their projects related to Sufism.

Also, they provide food at Khanqah for those who need it in seclusions and Am’ls. Jangpura Metro Station is the nearest metro railway station to the Dargah which is about 1 kilometer away. Qawwali performance happening here every night is a charming attraction but the performance on Thursdays are considered special.

Nizamuddin Dargah entry timings: The entry to the Durgah is from 05:00 am to 10:30 pm.

Nizamuddin Dargah entry fee: There is no entry fee.

Nizamuddin Dargah location: Old Nizamuddin Bazaar, Nizamuddin East, New Delhi, Delhi 110013, India.

    -There will be weekly qawwalis on Thursday, reach early as possible to avoid missing the qawwali from the start.

    -Take care of your belongings as Thursdays will be uncontrollably crowded.

    -Do not wear footwear inside and you can keep them at the shoe counter at the entrance and get a token for your shoes.

    -Parking will be difficult near the Dargah. Hence try to park at some distance and walk to the temple.

    -Cover your head before entering the Dargah.

    -Women are not allowed to enter the main shrine.

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Jamali Kamli Mosque and Tomb

Jamali Kamli Mosque and Tomb

A famous mosque which is archaeologically significant for India is Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb related to it. It is located in the archaeological village complex in Mehrauli in Delhi. The two monuments situated in contact with each other are the mosque and the tomb of two persons, Jamali and Kamali. The Urdu name Jamali originated from Jamal which means beauty. The name was an alias given to Shaikh Fazlullah and he was also known as Shaikh Jamali Kamboh or Jalal Khan. He was a great Sufi saint lived during the pre-Mughal period ruled by Lodi. While on the other side, Kamali was not famous as Jamali but he associated with Jamali.

Nonetheless, his antecedents have not been established. Perhaps, both their names were tagged as Jamali Kamali for the mosque and the tomb since they were buried close to each other. Both the mosque and the tomb were constructed during 1528 to 1529 but Jamali was buried in the tomb after his death in 1535. The mosque as well as the tomb are located in an enclosed garden which has a southern entry. The structure is appealing with the properly arranged red sand stone along with marble embellishments by which it looks extra ordinary.

It was believed to be a forerunner in the design of Mughal mosque architecture. It is comprised of a large prayer hall, a courtyard at the front, five arches in which the central arch only possesses a dome and much more. The arches have spandrels which are decorated with medallions and ornamentation. The central arch is astonishingly magnified by the presence of fluted pilasters. The rear end of the mosque is beautified with oriel windows. In the tomb chamber, there are two marble graves, one of Jamali and the other one is of Kamali.

There are a lot of easy modes to reach the mosque though Qutub Minar metro station is the nearest metro station to the tomb.

Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb entry timings:  It is open on all days of the week from sunrise to sunset.

Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb Entry fee: The entry to the mosque and the tomb is completely free to all.

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National Museum

 National Museum

Places to visit in Delhi are many. But amongst them, a visit to the National Museum of India will be a lifetime experience for you. This largest repository in India contains many prominent artworks dated over 5000 years ago and it is one of the best places in east Delhi. Here you will find works related to the Harappan times, several sculptures, carvings, paintings, manuscripts, coins, antiquities, and other valuable objects. The National Museum brings together the rich cultural heritage from various parts of the world, and your visit will indeed turn out to be an enriching one. You can avail the finely articulated audio tour as well. Entry Timings- 10 am daily. Closed on Monday. Entry Fee- Rs 10 for Indians and Rs 300 for foreigners.  Location- Janpath Road, Rajpath Area, Central Secretariat, New Delhi. Insider Tips- Seek prior permission for photography. Videography is strictly prohibited inside the museum.

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Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum

Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum

The former residence of one of India’s Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, set in off white colour now is Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum located on a massive area beautified with well-maintained lawns and lined by shady trees, plants, gardens, bushes, and flowers. The museum is dedicated to the memory of late Mrs. Indira Gandhi after she was assassinated within this mansion on 31st October 1984. The rooms are properly furnished and a few personal belongings of Mrs. Gandhi can be seen here through the large picture windows.

Also, the museum displays rather a beautiful collection of rare photographs covering the nationalist movement and also some important pictures of the Nehru-Gandhi families. Another important possession inside the museum is the blood-stained sari Indira Gandhi wore on the day she was assassinated. The place where her body was lying has been marked and covered with a glass frame and that is a memorial site in her honour. The museum is a beautiful kaleidoscope of historical events woven so remarkably and presented to the visitors with life beating inside them still.

It is located on Safdarjung Road and the nearest metro station to the museum is the INA Metro Station on the yellow line. The museum is a must visit to know the life of the controversial Prime Minister as she was known to many. The pictures of her childhood and the years she had grown up through are presented and preserved well inside.

Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum entry timings: The museum is open all days except on Mondays from 09:00 am to 05:00 pm.

Indira Gandhi Memorial entry fee: There is no entry to be paid to enter the museum.

Indira Gandhi Memorial location: Safdarjung Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110011, India.

National Gallery of Modern Art

National Gallery of Modern Art

A premier art gallery run by the Ministry of Culture is the National Gallery of Modern Art in Delhi. The major museum is at Jaipur House in Delhi and it was established on March 29, 1954. It has some subsequent branches at Mumbai and Bangalore. The gallery displays a large collection of more than 14000 works done by various artists from different parts of the world. The artists include Thomas Daniell, Rabindranath Tagore, RajaRavi Varma, Nandalal Bose, Jamini Roy, Abanindranath Tagore etc. There are sculptures, paintings and much more preserved in the gallery for years.

Some works here date back to 1857 also. The gallery possesses an area of 12000 square meters for exhibition and thus the Delhi branch becomes one of the world’s largest modern art museums. It is located at the end of Rajpath near the India Gate. It was formerly the residential palace of the Maharaja of Jaipur and hence it got the name Jaipur House. The building has a butterfly shape with a central dome. The construction happened in 1936 and the brain behind it was Sir Arthur Blomfield.

The idea of the gallery was spreading around in 1949 but its official inauguration was done by the Vice President Dr. S. Radhakrishnan in 1954. Hermann Goetz who was a famous art historian from Germany was its first curator. As years passed, the gallery went through some new facilities such as Art restoration services, an Art Reference Library as well as a documentation centre. A new addition or a wing to the gallery came in 2009. Now there is a new auditorium, a preview theatre, conservation laboratory, library and an academic section.

The nearest metro station to the gallery is Central Secretariat metro station.

National Gallery of Modern Art entry timings: It is open on all days except on Sundays and National Holidays from 11:00 am to 06:30 pm.

National Gallery of Modern Art Entry fee: For Indians: Rs.20 and for foreign nationals: Rs.500. For children up to 18 years, entry is free.

National Gallery of Modern Art location: Jaipur House, Sher Shah Road, Near Delhi High Court, India Gate, New Delhi, Delhi 110003.

The National Zoological Park

The National Zoological Park

The National Zoological Park or commonly known as Delhi Zoo is an extensive zoo that spreads across 176 acres near the Old Fort in Delhi, India. In the middle of a vibrant city lies a 16th century citadel, a green island and a great collection of rare flora and fauna. Around 1350 animals are protected inside the zoo, of different species and families. You can also book best wildlife tour in Delhi to explore the beauty of nature and the wild life. Walking through the beautiful zoo is a relishing activity for a day out in Delhi one can do or you can explore it with the help of a battery operated vehicle that can be arranged on rent at the zoo. Also, the visitors are not allowed to bring their own food inside the premises except water but you will get food at the canteen situated in the zoo.

The zoo was in news is 2012 as one man fell into the white tiger’s zoo and got killed by one white tiger. Then the safety and security measures of the zoo were under questions. After New Delhi came into existence, the zoo also came into existence and it was inaugurated in November 1959. Though initially Major Aubrey Weinman of the Ceylon Zoological Garden was asked to do the plans for the zoo but he could not do it and later Carl Hagenbeck of the Zoological Garden of Hamburg was approached by the Indian Government and thus he helped the Government with the preliminary plan of the zoo.

The construction was started in 1956 and the northern part of the zoo was completed by 1959. The official name as the National Zoological Park was given to the zoo in 1982 with the aim to make it a model for other zoos in the country to develop.

National Zoological Park entry timings: From March to October mid- 09:00 am to 04:30 pm From October mid to March mid- 09:30 am to 04:00 pm

National Zoological Park entry fee: Adults: Rs.40, child between 3 and 5 feet: Rs.20, senior citizens: Rs.20. For foreign nationals- adults: Rs.200 and for children: Rs.100.

National Zoological Park location: Mathura Road, Sundar Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110003.

Mehrauli Archaeological Park

Mehrauli Archaeological Park

Mehrauli Archeological Park is a predominant archaeological space spreading across 200 acres in Mehrauli in Delhi. It is located close to Qutub Minar and the Qutb complex. More than 100 historically important monuments are coexisting within this park. For more than 1000 years, the park has been witnessing occupation and includes the ruins of Lal Kot built by Tomar Rajputs as well. This is the only existing spot with continuous years of occupation.

The architectural relics of the subsequent periods like Khalji dynasty, Tughlaq dynasty, Lodhi dynasty of Delhi Sultanate, Mughal Empire and the last the British Raj etc are also found inside the extant fort of Delhi. The tomb of Balban which shows a true arch and the true dome is lying inside the park along with Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb of Maulana Jamali Kamali, Quli Khan’s Tomb, Gandhak ki Baoli, a madhi Masjid, a stepwell etc are scattered around the park as the pieces of remnants of something yet they form a cluster of charm and attraction with their firm structure and architectural strengths.

The remnants or the structures present in the park are dated back to the 10th century as well. The nearest metro station is ‘Qutub Minar’ on the yellow line to the fort. To the south of the village, you will find the remnants of the Mughal Palace, the Zafar Mahal, located once in the middle of the large jungle and next one to it is the Sufi shrine, the Dargah of Qutb Sahib. Also, a small burial ground with an empty space can be spotted which was intended for the last king of Delhi, Bahadur Shah Zafar.

Mehrauli Archaeological Park entry timings: The park will be open on all days from sunrise to sunset.

Mehrauli Archaeological Park Entry Fee: There is no entry applicable.

Mehrauli Archaeological Park location: Opposite Qutub Minar Metro Station, Anuvrat Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030, India.

    -Wear a strong pair of walking shoes.

    -Remember to bring water as well as sunglasses or sunscreen.

    -Avoid wearing short pants to prevent some insects from attacking your legs.

Kuchesar

A village in Bulandshahr district in Uttar Pradesh is Kuchesar which is very closely located to Delhi, around 100 kilometers away. Earlier it was the seat of Zamindari. The mud fort in Kuchesar is famous. The Jat rulers of Kuchesar were behind the construction of the mud-fort in the mid- 18th century. The fort tells the chequered history of the Jats who vied with many other religions as well as with French adventurers and the British East India Company in order to fill the gap built by the decline of the Mughal Empire.

There are amazing heritage hotels in Delhi and a part of the fort has also became a heritage hotel in 1998 after the restoration by Neemrana Hotels. Kuchesar’s ruling family belonged to the Dalal clan of the Jat caste. Currently, there are different sects originated from the basic caste and they settled down in the region. Also, currently there are two heritage hotels which are part of the fort. One if Mud Fort Kuchesar and Rao Raj Vilas. In Kuchesar, the main attraction every visitor will love to visit is the mud fort. But now it is a heritage resort where you can enjoy a luxurious stay and relish the historically important walls of the fort.

The fort now has 16 well maintained and properly arranged rooms along with an impeccable service, brand new amenities and warm hospitality. Also, you would find enough chances to indulge in multiple exhilarating activities like nature walk, bullock cart rides, village walks, horse riding, swimming and much more.

It is one the best places near Delhi to visit. Brij Ghat located about 25 kilometers away from Kuchesar is an unbeatable location where you can spend ample time amidst the green nature and witness the beauty of the river Ganges. 

Distance from Delhi to Kuchesar: The exact distance from Delhi to Kuchesar is 98.6 kilometers and if you take a drive along NH 9, you will reach Kuchesar in 2 hours and 30 minutes approximately. Thus Kuchesar becomes the favourite tourist destination  to visit near Delhi within 500 kms . 

Best time to visit: November – February

Attractions: Mud Fort is a pleasant place to spend leisurely time exploring cultural heritage apart from indulging in sports and other activities. Brij Ghat is an excellent picnic spot near Delhi with an exotic locale to enjoy a peaceful time on the banks of the Ganges.

Tughlaqabad Fort

Tughlaqabad Fort

A herald lying in the history of India is the ruined fort which is fondly called as Tughlaqabad Fort in Dehi. It stretches across more than 6 km and it was built by Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq, the founder of Tughlaq dynasty. He established the historic city of Delhi which was abandoned in 1327. The fort was a gigantic structure made of stone with hard walls about 10-15 meters high and those walls were crowned by battlement parapets and bastions. The fort city of Tughlaqabad had 52 gates and now only 13 are remaining.

There is a famous legend behind Tughlaqabad that says Tughlaq wanted every worker in the area to build the fort but one of the labourers, Nizamuddiya Auliya did not cope with the idea and out of anger he cursed the fort saying may the fort remain unoccupied or else may herdsmen live here. People believe that the fort could not excel and prosper and remained abandoned till date because of that curse. Tughlaqabad is divided into three parts such as the wider city area that has houses built along a rectangular grid between its gates, the citadel with a tower at a point known as Bijai Mandal which is the highest one and the remains of different halls and an underground passage.

Tughlaqabad entry timings: It will be open on all days from 08:00 am to 06:00 pm.

Tughlaqabad entry fee: For Indians: Rs. 5 and for foreigners: Rs.100. Children up to 15 years of age can enter free.

Tughlaqabad location: Tughlaqabad Fort, Tughlakabad, New Delhi, Delhi 110044.

    -It will take around 3 hours to completely watch the fort.

    -The terrain is uneven, thorny and generally not recommended for senior citizens and people who have difficulty in walking.

    -Be equipped with proper walking gear while visiting this historical site.

    -During summer, it will be very hot in Delhi and try visiting the fort during the months from October to April.

    -There is a spacious parking lot at the entrance of the fort.

    -The surroundings are covered with dense thorny forests and it may give you a challenging walk. It is better to take a guide with you.

    -The Light and Sound Show will be in Hindi and English. Timing: 5 pm to 9 pm.

Mughal Gardens

Mughal Gardens

Amongst the popular tourist places in Delhi, the Mughal Gardens is a spectacular place harbouring a wide variety of exotic plants. As you step inside the garden, the beautiful blending of Mughal and European styles will amaze you. Encompassed with lush gardens like the Pearl Garden, Circular Garden, and other beautiful gardens, your visit is bound to be full of surprises.  If you are in Delhi during March and April, then do not miss out on the luxuriant spring bloom. With your family, you can spend some lovely hours relaxing amidst the grace of nature.  Entry Timin- 9.30 am daily except Mondays.  Entry Fee- Free of cost. Location- Gate No 35, Rashtrapati Bhavan, near North Avenue, New Delhi. Insider Tips- Entry with valuables or any bottles, bags, or luggage is not allowed. Submit them at the entrance. 

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Rose Cafe

An all-day exquisite restaurant, Rose Café serves distinct cuisines. Hosting an elegant range of cuisines like Italian, Mediterranean, Continental, and Lebanese, the restaurant exhibits great ambiance. Constituting both contemporary and traditional cuisines, the menu delineates enough choices for non-vegetarian and vegetarian dishes, making it a captivating and one of the gripping places to visit in Delhi.    

Entry timings – The Entry timings to Rose Café is in between 12 Noon to 9 PM.

Entry fee – The average cost incurred for ordering the food at Rose Café is 1000 INR or 15.270 USD for two people approximately.

Location – The address of Rose Café is 2, Westend Marg, Saidulajab, Delhi.

Insider tips – The recommended dishes to try at Spaghetti Anglio Olio, Mint Lemonade steeped with Kaffir Lime Leaves, Espresso Cake with flogged with Kaffir Lime Leaves and Mezze Platter. 

Karim's

Karim's

Karim’s is a historic, retrospective restaurant situated near Jama Masjid in Gali Kababian, Delhi. Introduced in the year 1913, Karim’s is a restaurant that is delineated to be synonymous with this location and is conceivably Delhi’s most popular culinary point of disembarkation. The main course of the place includes Naan & Roti, Kabab, Bharatia Pattal, Rice & Pulao and Shahi Dastar Khwan. For dessert, the place serves Kheer Benazir.

Entry timings – The Entry timings in Karim’s is bifurcated into two slots. The first slot is in between 11 AM to 4 PM and the second slot is in between 8 PM to 11.30 PM. 

Entry fee – The average cost incurred for ordering food from Karim’s is 800 INR or 12.298 USD for two people approximately.

Location – Address of Karim’s is 16, Gali Kababian, Jama Masjid, New Delhi.

Insider tips – You must try the recommended food from Karim’s. The recommended food are Chicken Jahangiri, Mutton Qorma, Nahari, Chicken Mughlai and Brain Curry. 

Kunzum Travel Cafe

Kunzum Travel Cafe

An extraordinary place for travelers to meet and share thoughts and stories, make new travel buddies and plans over a cup of coffee is the Kunzum Café in Delhi. This is where you can enjoy reading travel books, share travel pictures, write about your experiences if you are not really travelling for the time being. Here, you will get to see many people who are from other countries as well with whom you can share the best knowledge about the places and travelogues.

You can use the free wifi as well and post pictures on Kunzum.com. It is located in Hauz Khas Village, a prominent historical spot in Delhi where people come in large numbers to spend good time. Plenty of tourists as well as natives come here to listen to the unimaginable stories about the places people dream to reach and spend time. The café supports such camaraderie in a huge manner and that is why it is open for all those who are living with the desire of travelling the world.

Kunzum Cafe entry timings: You can visit the café on all days of the week except on Mondays from 11:00 am to 07:30 pm.

Kunzum Cafe entry fee: The best part of the café is that you are not forced to buy anything from here, but if you buy coffee, then you can pay anything you wish to. It makes the café so different.

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Khan Chacha

Khan Chacha

Khan Chacha, quarries on the story of a splendid legacy. Founded in the early 1970s by Haji Banda Hasan, who started his interest with a modest little shop in Khan Market which later on popularly became to be known as Khan Chacha amongst the youngsters. 

Entry timings – The Entry timings to Khan Chacha is in between 11 AM to 11 PM.

Entry fee – The average cost incurred for ordering food at Khan Chacha is 650 INR or 9.985 USD for two people approximately.

Location – The address of Khan Chacha is Shop 50, 1st Floor, Middle Lane, Khan Market, New Delhi.

Insider tips – The recommended dishes to try in Khan Chacha are Chicken Tikka Roll and Mutton Seekh. 

Tamra - Shangri-La's

Tamra - Shangri-La's

Tamra is an elegant, radiant, vibrant and most cherished fun restaurant serving different kinds of dishes. Located in the Eros Hotel at Connaught Place, Tamra mostly serves the North Indian, Pan Asian and Continental cuisines to relish and lighten up the taste buds of the visitors visiting the place.

Entry timings – The Entry timings to Tamra is in between 6 AM to 12 Noon.

Entry fee – The average cost incurred for ordering food from Tamra is 3,800 INR or 58.385 USD including alcohol and 400 INR or 6.146 USD for including a pint of beer for two people approximately.

Location – The address of Tamra is Shangri-La's Eros Hotel, 19, Ashoka Road, Janpath, New Delhi.

Insider tips – On a visit to Tamra, it is important for you to try their luxurious delicacies like North Indian, European, Chinese, Thai and Continental. Also Read: Enjoy Camping near Delhi

Farzi Cafe

Highly focused on the gourmet dinner, Farzi Café – the contemporary Indian inexpensive restaurant, is best delineated to be an epicure experience blending in global traditional cuisine with the Indian contemporary ambiance and style. Farzi Café is a place where the restaurant guests can relish good and fine food.

Entry timings – The Entry timings to Farzi Café is in between 12 Noon to 1 AM.

Entry fee – The average cost incurred for ordering food from Farzi Café is 2000 INR or 30.729 USD for two people approximately.

Location – The address of Farzi Café is 38/39, Level 1, Block E, Inner Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi.

Insider tips – Farzi Café is known for a contemporary presentation of dishes with an elegant and sophisticated décor.

Barbeque Nation

Barbeque Nation

Buffets organized in Barbeque Nation exhibits every family’s treat. The place allows you to fulfill and satiate your hunger for good, mesmerizing food until the last moment. The Barbeque Nation at Delhi is one such happening place that makes people crave till the end till they are thoroughly full.

Entry timings – The Entry timings to Barbeque Nation is bifurcated into two slots. In the first slot the Entry timings in between 12 Noon to 3 PM and the second slot Entry timings is in between 6:30 PM to 11 PM

Entry fee – The average cost incurred for ordering food at Barbeque Nation is 1600 INR or 24.583 USD for two people approximately.

Location – The address of Barbeque Nation is second Floor, Block N, Munshilal Building in Connaught Place, Delhi.

Insider tips – On your visit to Barbeque Nation, the recommended dishes which you must guzzle are Paneer Chicken Tikka Masala, Spanish Valencia Prawn, and Chicken Dum Biryani.

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Murthal restaurant is one of the most famous restaurants in Delhi that is open 24X7 inviting tourists and guest from within and afar the city.

Entry timings - Murthal is open 24 hours.

Entry fee – The average cost incurred for ordering food at Murthal is 400 INR or 6.146 USD for two people approximately.

Location – The address of Murthal is 52, 250 KM Stone, G.T Road, Murthal, Haryana.

Insider tips – On your visit to Murthal the recommended dishes are Pav Bhaji, Chaap, Sweet Lassi, Amritsari Kulcha, Paneer Parantha, Chai, and Rasmalai. You may also like:  30 Places to Visit near Delhi within 100 Km

Places to Enjoy Nightlife in Delhi

Hauz khas social.

Hauz Khas Social

Hauz Khas Social is considered to be the best chilling tourist places in Delhi that merge the best of office and café. An ideal place, Hauz Khas Social is for the people who crave to relish and feel tranquil after a hectic workday. An all-day bar and café, Social invites you all day long to discuss work or feel relaxed from the tiresome work. This calls to be one of the best places to visit in Delhi for youngsters .

Entry timings – The Entry timings to Hauz Khas Social is in between 11 AM to 1 AM.

Entry fee – The average cost incurred for ordering food from Social is 1300 INR or 19.972 for two people approximately.

Location – The address of Social is 9-A & 12, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi.

Insider tips – On visiting Social, it is essential for you to try Asian, Continental, American, North Indian, and Salad.

Hard Rock Café

Hard Rock Café

Hard Rock Café, Delhi is the fourth restaurant in India which is opened in Delhi at DLF Place Saket. Hard Rock Café is a vibrant, leisure and happy chilling spot. Ideally situated near luxurious grand hotels, a short distance away from Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport, Hard Rock Café offers the best to the local visitors and travelers and is among the best tourist places in Delhi to visit at night .  Entry timings – You can visit Hard Rock Café in between 12 Noon to 1 AM.

Entry fee – The average cost incurred on ordering food along with drinks sums up to 2500 INR or 38.411 USD.

Location – The address of Hard Rock Café is M-110, 1st Floor, DLF Place Mall, Saket, New Delhi.

Insider tips – On a visit to Hard Rock Café, you must try the recommended dishes like Fish O’ Fillet, Hard Rock Nachos, and Famous Fajitas.

The Blue Bar

The Blue Bar

One of the best luxurious bar and lounge, The Blue Bar endows a charismatic and edgy experience. Owing to the ideal and dramatically beautiful color scheme of red on black, the ambient lighting sets the mood perfect for the audience.

Entry timings – The Entry timings to The Blue Bar during the weekday is in between 12.30 PM to 12.45 AM while the Entry timings on weekends are in between 5 PM to 12.45 AM.

Entry fee – The average cost incurred on ordering food and alcohol sums to 3900 INR or 59.922 USD for two people approximately and an additional charge of 400 INR or 6.146 USD for ordering a pint of beer.

Location – The address of The Blue Bar is Taj Diplomatic Enclave, 2, Sardar Patel Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.

Insider tips – The must-try dishes on a visit to The Blue Bar are Lamb Roulade and Nori. Also Read:  20 Best Corporate Day Outing Near Delhi

Club Pangaea

 Club Pangaea

Club Pangaea, a luxurious dining restaurant, and bar is indubitably a class apart in all aspect. A well-stocked restaurant with tenuous ambiance featuring a distinct variety of delicacies. Known to serve the best spirits, wines, and beverages, Club Pangaea mixes delectable food with happy drinks. 

Entry timings – The Entry timings to Club Pangea is in between 12 PM to 1 AM.

Entry fee – The average cost incurred on ordering food at Club Pangaea is 4000 INR or 61.458 USD for two people approximately.

Location – The address of Club Pangaea is The Ashok, Chanakyapuri, South Delhi.

Insider tips – The must try cuisines at Club Pangaea is Finger Food, American, Turkish and North Indian. Must Read:  18 Best Heritage Hotels in New Delhi

Kitty Su

Nestled and ducked in The Lalit, Kitty Su has transmogrified as the most luxurious and stylish clubbing places in Delhi. Classy, full of radiant and vibrant and exquisitely designed delineating the aura of happiness, Kitty Su is an impressive nightspot considered to be a great choice for people who are hardcore party drivers. It is one of the best places to visit in Delhi at night.

Entry timings – The Entry timings to Kitty Su is in between 10 PM to 1.30 AM.

Entry fee – The average cost incurred for ordering the food at Kitty Su is 5000 INR or 76.856 USD for two people including alcohol and 600 INR or 9.223 USD for ordering a pint of beer for two.

Location – The address of Kitty Su is The Lalit, Barakhamba Avenue, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi.

Insider tips - You must try your luck and dance to the fullest on the ground of Kitty Su. The place Kitty Su is highly popular for nightclubs constituting a large dance floor for party lovers. Popular Reads:  15 Best One Day Trips from Delhi

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Rising gracefully from lush gardens and surrounded by a symmetrical charbagh (four-part garden), Humayun's Tomb exudes an air of tranquility and grandeur. The use of red sandstone and white marble in its construction adds a captivating contrast to the monument's façade, making it a visual delight for visitors and photographers alike.Interestingly, Humayun's Tomb served as an architectural inspiration for the world-famous Taj Mahal, which was built later by Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife. The intricate geometric patterns, arched entrances, and delicate lattice work seen in Humayun's Tomb can be traced in the design of the Taj Mahal.Today, the tomb complex houses the graves of several other members of the Mughal dynasty, making it a cherished historical site and a symbol of India's rich cultural heritage. Visitors can explore the beautifully landscaped gardens, marvel at the detailed calligraphy adorning the walls, and immerse themselves in the captivating history that surrounds this majestic monument.

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Home to the President of the world’s largest democracy, Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi stands as a symbol of national strength. The nation’s most important democratic functions like the swearing-in ceremony of its elected leaders are carried out in these very grounds. The Rashtrapati Bhavan has been witness to honour giving ceremonies of the country’s bravehearts and achievers, signing of historic pacts between India and other nations, of India’s independence and republic day ceremonies, and the hosting of many world leaders.The Rashtrapati Bhavan is a true architectural masterpiece in its own right. The magnificent building spreads across 320 acres, including the splendid ‘Mughal Garden’ and the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum. The design of the Rashtrapati Bhavan mainly imparts the Mughal architectural styles blended with classical and grand European signatures, credited to the British architects- Edwin Lutyen and Hebert Baker.The building is also diversified with a number of other typically Indian motifs such as ornate Elephant statues on the outer wall or the main gate of the building with the ‘Jaipur column’. All in all, it is quite a visual treat to behold!The building is open to visitors by three different segments or tour circuits. The first circuit comprises of the Main building and the Central Lawn. The second circuit houses the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex. In the same circuit, you can get a tour of the Clock Tower, the Stables, and the Garages. The third circuit has the magnificent Mughal Garden and other ancillary gardens of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Tourists can request a trip of each of the circuits separately on the days assigned for each segment respectively for daytime visits from 9 AM to 4 PM. There is much to take in and marvel at around the complex-- the intricate craftsmanship of carved marble statues, the sprawling Mughal Gardens featuring masterful landscaping concepts, the Clock Tower, and a myriad of presidential mementos preserved inside the Museum. Upon exit, you can explore the premier surroundings of this important historical site, often called as the ‘Lutyens Delhi’.

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22 Mar 2024

So a close buddy is visiting Delhi for the first time and you are excited yet confused about showing him the tourist places in Delhi . Not your fault. The long list of tourist attractions in Delhi often gives nightmares to most established trip planners. Chill! All you have to do is figure out what they like and choose from our list of famous tourist places in Delhi across different categories. From monuments & temples to parks and museums, Delhi has so much in store that it won’t stop amusing you. Don’t believe us? Get packed and leave right away to be mesmerized by the beautiful city!

Being the former capital, harboring generations of culture, Delhi has earned its right to be the capital of India. There are many attractions and places that showcase the many years of rule and what now consists as major heritage places. from tombs to forts to old cities and markets, Delhi has it all. Exploring these is that first step that comes into “Exploring Delhi 101.” There are a whole lot of places so sit comfortably and enjoy the listings as you please. We have also added some more information with each listing to give you more insights.

79 Tourist Places In Delhi 

Excited to explore Delhi? Here is the perfect mini-guide which has all the details about the places that you just cannot miss on your trip. Take a look at these best tourist places in Delhi to know all about it while you select the most extra ones in the capital city to explore!

1. Red Fort – Pride Of Mughal Dynasty

Red Fort is one of the tourist places in Delhi

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 sandstone and is one of the famous tourist places in Delhi. 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.

Built By: Shah Jahan Built In: 1648 Entry fee: Free for children under 15, INR 10 for Indians, and INR 250 for foreigners Opening hours: 9 AM to 6 PM. Closed on Mondays Must visit: Digambar Jain Mandir, Sis Ganj Gurudwara and Paranthe Wali Gali nearby Tip: This place has many tourists visiting during the peak season and there might be a long queue for the tickets. Nearest Metro Station : Chandni Chowk Distance from Delhi airport : 20 km

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2. India Gate – India’s Largest War Memorial

View of India Gate, one of the best tourist places in Delhi

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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. This is one of the popular tourist places to visit in Delhi at night.

If you are in Delhi on the Republic Day, you must visit 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.

Few Essential Tips:

  • For the sightseeing tour at India Gate, the best time is from October to March. The weather is soothing this time to roam around.
  • If you are having a family trip, go for a picnic near India Gate. Bring packaged or cooked food and have fun.
  • Bus service is readily available to reach India Gate. Else, you can take rickshaw or shuttle rickshaw.

Built By: Edwin Lutyens Built In: 1931 Entry fee : Free Opening hours : Always open Must visit: National Gallery of Modern Art Nearest Metro Station : Central Secretariat Distance from Delhi airport : 14 Km

3. Rashtrapati Bhawan – Presidential Palace

Rashtrapati Bhawan is official residence of the President of India, one of the best tourist places in Delhi

On the opposite of the Rajpath is residence of the President of India and is one of the famous tourist places in visit in Delhi at night. 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 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 an idea of how grand the monument is.

Built By: Sir Edwin Lutyens Built In: 1912 Opening hours: 9 am till late evening. For an inside visit, one can pre book at the official Rashtrapati Bhawan website. Must visit: Stroll through the road and you will get a glimpse of Parliament House, National Secretariat and Defence Headquarters Tip: Entry is restricted to only those who obtain a permit in advance. Nearest Metro Station : Central Secretariat Distance from Delhi airport : 12 Km (27 minutes).

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4. Qutub Minar – Majestic Stone Structure

Qutub Minar is one of the most tourist places in Delhi

Among the other places to visit in Delhi, Qutub Minar stands tall with its 7 3 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 an amazing example of the beautiful Iranian architecture along with Parso-Arabic and Nagari details. If you are a person with a love for history and looking for places to go in Delhi, Qutab Minar should definitely be on your itinerary.

Built By: Qutab-ud-din Aibak Built In: 1193 Entry fee: Free for children under 15, INR 10 for Indians INR 250 for foreigners Opening hours: Sunrise until sunset, Closed on Mondays Must visit: Chhatarpur Temple Tip: This place remains a popular tourist sight despite the damage caused a few years ago. Nearest Metro Station : Qutub Minar Distance from Delhi airport : 36 min (13.8 km)

5. Jantar Mantar – World’s Largest Sundial

Jantar Mantar is one of the tourist places in Delhi

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Constructed in 1724 by Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur, Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observatory and one of the fascinating tourist places to visit in Delhi. 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, 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.

Built By: Maharaja Jai Singh II Built In: 1724 Entry fee: INR 5 Opening hours: Sunrise to sunset Must visit: Central Park in Connaught Place and get a selfie with the largest Tiranga Tip: This place often witnesses several cultural events. Nearest Metro Station : Janpath Metro Station on violet line Distance from Delhi airport : 29 min  (13.6 km)

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6. Humayun’s Tomb – The Garden Of Tombs

Picturesque View of Humayun’s Tomb, one of the most popular tourist places in Delhi

Among the best places to visit in Delhi, and a world heritage site under UNESCO, 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.

Built By: Empress Bega Begum Built In: 1560 Entry fee: INR 10 for domestic and SAARC Visitors, INR 250 for others Opening hours: Daily, up till sunset. Best viewed in the morning or a full moon evening. Must visit: If on Thursday, walk to the Dargah of Nizam-ud-din Auliya for a spiritual qawwali evening Tip: This place is often included in the Delhi guided tours with a blue bus. Nearest Metro Station : Jor Bagh  metro  station on the yellow line Distance from Delhi airport : 44 min  (17.0 km)

7. Akshardham Temple – Experience A Holy Visit

stunning view of Akshardham Temple, one of the best-known tourist places in Delhi

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While sightseeing in Delhi, a visit is necessarily suggested to Swaminarayan Akshardham – one of the largest Hindu temples in the world. This place is the most famous place in Delhi that you must not let slide away from your itinerary. 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 Delhi tourist place 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. It is one of the beautiful tourist places in Delhi at night for those who wish to witness the light show. it is one of the many temples in Delhi which is flocked in large numbers.

Tip: This temple is famous for having a splendid view from far off. It is also visible from the Delhi Metro line.

Built By: Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) Built In: 6 November 2005 Entry fee: Free, separate fee to view exhibitions Opening hours: 9.30 am to 6.30 pm, Closed on Mondays Nearest Metro Station : Take the Blue Line which is going towards Noida City Center from Rajiv Chowk metro station and get down at Akshardham Metro Station. Distance from Delhi airport : 54 min  (22.2 km)

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8. Chattarpur Temple – Awe-Inspiring Complex

Chattarpur Temple, one of the religious places to visit in Delhi

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Set amidst the beautiful surroundings of South Delhi, Chattarpur is a popular temple founded in the 1970s by Sant Shree Nagpal Baba. This divine temple has an incredible architecture and it’s a perfect blend of north and south. There are beautiful statues of Shiv-Parvati, Ram-Darbar, Maa Katyayani, Radha-Krishna, Lord Ganesha, Goddess Laxmi, and Lord Hanuman.

Tip: This temple is famous for its architecture and makes for a perfect picture on your next visit.

Built By: Baba Sant Nagpal Built In: 1970 Opening hours: 4:00 am – 11:00 pm Nearest Metro Station : Chattarpur Metro Station Distance from Delhi airport : 33 min (12.2 km)

9. ISKCON Temple – Seek Blessings

ISKCON Temple, one of the most ancient places in Delhi

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.

There are lots of museums inside the temple where you can visit the extraordinary exhibits. Besides, they organize multimedia shows for the visitors. The best time to visit ISKCON Temple is during the festival of ‘Janmashtami’, the birthday of Lord Krishna. It is celebrated with pomp and vigor and it will be a great miss if you don’t visit this festival at this temple.

Tip: This is a perfect place to witness a serene setting accompanied by soothing bhajans and aartis.

Built By: International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Built In: 5 April, 1998 Opening hours : 4:30 am to 8:30 pm Nearest Metro Station : Nehru Place on the violet line.

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10. Lotus Temple – Experience The God

Explore Lotus Temple, one of the best tourist attractions in Delhi.

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 mesmerizing architecture, this building has achieved several awards and rewards.

Few Essential Tips You Need to Follow:

  • While you are here, stroll around the beautiful gardens inside the temple.
  • Photography is strictly prohibited inside the temple. So, keep your mobile and camera inside your bag.
  • If you want to know the history of the place, go for a guided tour.
  • Always keep your shoes at the deposit counter, outside the temple, before entering.

Built By: Fariborz Sahba Built In: 1986 Entry fee: Free Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 9:30 am – 5 pm (winters) & 9:30 am – 7 pm (summers) Must visit: Kalkaji and ISKCON Temple nearby Nearest Metro Station : Kalkaji Metro Station and Nehru Place Distance from Delhi airport : 35 min (16.4 km)

11. Jama Masjid – India’s Largest Mosques

Muslims often gather for the Friday collective prayer

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 best time to visit the mosque is during the morning hours as there is no crowd at that moment.
  • Remember, you should always wear moderate clothes while visiting this mosque and women should always cover their heads with scarves.
  • You have to be careful about the harassment about fees and all.
  • You don’t need any fake guides who say they can make you enter at fewer amounts. Remember, the admission fee is zero.
  • You can click pictures, but you have to pay Rs. 200 for taking your camera inside.

Built By: Shah Jahan Built In: 1650 Entry fee: Free, but videography fee is INR 300 Opening hours: Daily, 7 am-12 pm: 1:30 pm-6:30 pm. It is closed during prayers and the timing depends upon the direction of the moon Must visit: Try Changezi chicken at Karim’s Hotel nearby Nearest Metro Station : Chawri Bazar. Distance from Delhi airport : 55 min  (18.0 km)

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12. Purana Quila – Old Fort

Visit the oldest fort in Delhi, Purana Quila, one of the best tourist places in Delhi

In the list of places to visit in Delhi, Purana Quila is one of the most ancient grandeurs of the city. Delhi tourism promotes the quila as it’s one of the most important structure in the history of India. 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 attractions which makes it one of the best tourist places in Delhi at night.

Built By: Sher Shah Suri Built In: 16th century CE Entry fee: INR 5 for domestic, INR 100 for foreigners Opening hours: 7 am to 5 pm Must visit: National Zoo and Supreme Court Museum nearby Tip: Boating activity near Old Fort is quite famous amongst the locals. Nearest Metro Station : Pragati Maidan on the blue line Distance from Delhi airport : 35 min  (16.2 km)

13. Bangla Sahib Gurudwara – Offer Prayers

Bangla Sahib Gurudwara is one of the most religious places in Delhi

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One of the peaceful Delhi tourist places, with the gurgling sarovar inside its complex, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib was first built as a small temple by Sikh General, Sardar Bhagel Singh in 1783. The complex also houses a higher secondary school, Baba Baghel Singh Museum, a library, and a hospital.

Built By: General Sardar Bhagel Singh Built In: 1783 Entry Fee: Free Opening hours : Everyday Must visit: Rakab Ganj Gurudwara, Birla Mandir and St Cathedral Church nearby if you are on Delhi sightseeing Tip: You can visit this place after sunset as the marble flooring is pretty hot during the day time in summers. Nearest Metro Station : Rajiv Chowk Distance from Delhi airport : 28 min  (13.0 km)

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14. Raj Ghat – Take A Stroll

Raj Ghat is a historic ghat and one of the best tourist places in Delhi

Gandhi Smriti shows you the exact location where Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated. The room is exactly how Gandhiji left it and that’s where he built his abode for 144 days until his time of death. The room where he slept and the prayer ground is open to the public. It also has a display of paintings, sculptures, etc. On the other side of the road is Raj Ghat. Overall, if you want to pay your respects to Gandhiji and the work he did for India, then this is one of the best tourist places in New Delhi.

Built By: Vanu G. Bhuta Built In: 1948 Entry fee: Free Opening hours: 10 am to 5 pm, Closed on Mondays Must visit: Feroz Shah Kotla fort Tip: Many groups from schools come to visit this place during weekdays. Nearest Metro Station : ITO Distance from Delhi airport : 43 min  (18.6 km)

15. Hauz Khas Fort – Take Scenic Shots

Hauz Khas Fort is one of the best tourist places among forts in delhi

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. It is one of the best places to visit in Hauz Khas.

Tip: This place has many college students that play live music around evening. You can surely spend some time enjoying the music with a scenery pleasing your eyes here.

Built By: Alauddin Khilji Built In: 14th century Entry fee: Free Opening hours: Sunrise to sunset Must visit: Green Park (attached to the fort) Nearest Metro Station : Green Park Distance from Delhi airport : 25 min  (11.6 km) 

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16. Agrasen Ki Baoli – Take In The Beauty

Agrasen Ki Baoli is one of the best tourist places in Delhi

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Agrasen Ki Baoli, which is also known as Agrasen Ki Baoli is one of the best tourist places 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. It is indeed one of the best places to explore in Delhi with your family and friends.

Tip: This place has a wide scope for photography and stunning selfies with a creative backdrop.

Built By: King Agrasen Built In: 14th century Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm Nearest Metro Station : Barakhamba Road or Rajiv Chowk metro station. Distance from Delhi airport : 35 min  (16.5 km)

17. Nehru Park

Splendid view of Nehru Park, one of the most blissful tourist places in Delhi

One of the most beautifully landscaped green areas, the Nehru Park in Chanakyapuri is one of the best places to visit in Delhi and is a hub for recreational activities. Any sightseeing in Delhi is incomplete without attending any of the Spic Macey Concerts and Morning- Evening Ragas concerts by MCD (organized every month). The famous annual Bhakti Festival is a major tourist attraction in Delhi and draws audiences from all parts of India.

Tip: There are many cultural and musical events that take place at this venue. Make sure you check out the current day’s scenario before you head here.

Entry fee: Free Opening hours: 6 am to 8 pm Nearest Metro Station : Lok Kalyan Marg or Jor Bagh Distance from Delhi airport : 20 min  (8.4 km) 

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18. Crafts Museum

The Crafts Museum is one of the most fun tourist places in Delhi

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With the theme set up of a traditional village, this vintage museum in Pragati Maidan of Delhi has been preserving and nurturing the traditional crafts of India. An enormous carved temple chariot, a Gujarati haveli are the main highlights. The rear courtyard sells handicrafts made by local artisans, making it one of the best tourist places in Delhi. 

Tip: Portraying unique crafts, this place is the best one to be explored by people interested in the same.

Opening hours: 9:30 am to 5 am (July to September); 9:30 am to 6 pm (October to June); closed on Mondays and national holidays Nearest Metro Station : Pragati Maidan Distance from Delhi airport : 42 min  (16.3 km)

19. National Rail Museum

Visit National Rail Museum, one of the best tourist places in Delhi

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With an exotic collection of over a hundred exhibits of trains from Indian Railways, National Rail Museum is one of the coolest must visit places in Delhi, especially with your kids. Static and working models, signaling equipment, antique furniture, historical photographs, Prince of Wales’ Saloon, Maharaja of Mysore’s Saloon are the major attractions. A mono toy train is the star attraction among kids.

Tip: Rail museum is famous for having plenty of patterns and structures of trains on board. This is highly educative for kids.

Built In: 1 February 1977 Entry fee: INR 20 Opening hours: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, Closed on Mondays and national holidays Nearest Metro Station : Dhaula Kuan Metro Station Distance from Delhi airport : 21 min  (8.1 km)

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20. Shankar’s International Dolls Museum

Visit Shankar’s International Dolls Museum, One of the most fun tourist places in Delhi

Shankar’s International Dolls Museum in New Delhi is a wonderful place to visit on your trip to Delhi. The doll museum was envisaged by the popular cartoonist, K Shankar Pillai. The museum has exclusive costume dolls collected from USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand and from Asian countries. The number of dolls have increased from 3000 dolls to 6500 dolls collected from over 85 countries.

Tip: You can easily explore this place better on weekdays as there is less crowd.

Built By: K. Shankar Pillai Built In: 1965 Opening hours: 10:00 am to 5.30 pm. All days of the week except Monday. Entry fee: INR 15 for adult and INR 5 for children Nearest Metro Station : ITO Distance from Delhi airport : 42 min  (18.3 km)

21. Chandni Chowk

Visit Chandni Chowk for shopping, one of the best tourist places in Delhi

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. Among the best tourist places in Delhi, Chandini Chowk is also great if you want to indulge in street food. 

Tip: This market is perfect for buying wholesale products, so get ready with your list before you visit.

Built By: Shah Jahan Built In: 1650 AD Opening hours: 9.30 am to 8 pm (except Sunday) Must visit: The Flea Market every Sunday morning, Nayi Sadak, Daryaganj Nearest Metro Station : Chawri Bazar Distance from Delhi airport : 51 min  (17.3 km)

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22. Palika Bazaar And Janpath Market

Visit Palika Bazaar And Janpath Market for shopping, one of the best tourist places in Delhi

An underground market located between the inner and outer circle of Connaught Place, Palika Bazar houses 15,000 people within its confines at any given time. Set up in the late 1970s, it has 380 numbered shops selling a varied range of objects where electronic items and clothing are dominant and is one of the best places to visit in Delhi for all the shopaholics.

Tip: Hold onto your bags a little tighter as things might get stolen in this packed marketplace of Palika. Janpath Market is another market in CP & the lane c onnects it to Lodhi Road. This place overflows with the shops and stalls at the roadside selling large numbers of goods.

Opening hours: 10 am till late late evening P.S. Apart from these, there are places, I bet you, which offer such wide ranges and throw away prices that you can be that ‘must-to-go-shopping-with guy’. Go to Sarojini Nagar, Lajpat Nagar, and Karol Bagh.

23. Sarojini Nagar Market

Visit Sarojini Nagar Market, one of the best tourist places in Delhi

One of the best places to shop for accessories and clothes in Delhi at cheap prices is Sarojini Nagar Market, and everyone who’s exploring Delhi must visit this market. It’s probably the biggest and the most important markets of the city. From gorgeous pair of cheap to branded dresses for parties, one can get everything in this market at a throwaway price.

Tip: Every kind of flea stalls are dotted along the streets of Sarojini market but you can bargain to great lengths here. So, do try!

Opening hours: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm. All days of the week except Monday Nearest Metro Station : INA metro Station Distance from Delhi airport : 27 min  (9.9 km)

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24. Select Citywalk

Explore Select Citywalk in Delhi, one of the most popular tourist places in Delhi

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A premier shopping mall located in the Saket District Centre, Select Citywalk is a 1,300,000 square feet retail development is spread over 6 acres. It includes a multiplex, serviced apartments, offices, 180 odd retail outlets and a food court along with an open plaza. It is one of the finest and classiest places to visit in Delhi and a heaven for shopping enthusiasts.

Tip: Citywalk is mostly packed on weekends so if you’re headed for a movie here, make sure you book in advance.

Built By: Mr. Yog Raj Arora, Mrs. Neeraj Ghei & Mr. Arjun Sharma Built In: October 2007 Opening hours: 11 am till late evening Nearest Metro Station : Malviya Nagar Distance from Delhi airport : 41 min  (13.9 km)

25. Dilli Haat

Visit Dilli Haat for handicrafts shopping in Delhi, one of the best tourist places in Delhi

An open-air food plaza cum craft bazaar, Dilli Haat is situated near INA and is run by the Delhi Tourism Authority (DTTDC). Artisans and craftsmen from all over the country gather here to showcase and sell their handicrafts. And for the guests, there is plenty of options when it comes to food. It offers savory cuisines from all over. If you are seeking places to visit in Delhi with family, Dilli Haat is truly a great option!

Tip: This place has the best food to accompany the best shopping experience in the city. Don’t forget to purchase souvenirs of all kinds from here.

Entry fee: INR 20 Opening hours: 10 am to 10 pm, Daily Must visit: For theatre performances in Delhi, a visit to any of the theatres near Mandi House is suggested. Nearest Metro Station : INA  Distance from Delhi airport : 29 min  (10.2 km) 

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26. National Museum

Visit National Museum in Delhi, One of the most fun places in Delhi

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The National Museum of India is one of the largest museums in Delhi . The main exhibits of this museum are the vivid collections of Indian and foreign art. There are a plethora of departments, like manuscripts, archeology, paintings, arms and armor and many more. Counted among the best tourist places in Delhi, the museum is must to add to your itinerary. 

Built In: 5 August 1949 Opening hours: 10 am to 6 pm. All days except Mondays. Entry fees: INR 20 for Indians and INR 650 for foreigners. Tip: Make sure you don’t touch the things in display as it might ruin them since they’re strategically placed for a reason. Nearest Metro Station : Udyog Bhawan Distance from Delhi airport : 29 min  (13.4 km)

27. The Educational National Gallery Of Modern Art

The National Gallery Of Modern Art is one of the largest National galleries of modern art

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This is one of the major and largest National galleries of modern art. You can visit more than 14000 works of renowned artists, whether national or international. If you are an art connoisseur, you will love to spend your day at this museum.

Opening hours: 11 am to 6.30 pm. This museum is closed on Mondays and on national holidays. Entry fees: Rs. 20 for Indians and Rs. 500 for foreigners. Students’ entry is free. Tip: This place is a must visit for all the art-enthusiasts to discover modern art techniques on display. Nearest Metro Station : khan Market or Pragati Maidan Distance from Delhi airport : 32 min  (15.6 km) 

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28. Lodhi Gardens

visit the stunning view of Lodhi Gardens, one of the best tourist places in Delhi

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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 and looking for a gorgeous place to see in Delhi, head towards Lodhi Gardens.

Tip: This place mostly have school kids and family picnics going on. You’ll have to find a spot for yourself.

Built By: Sayyid Dynasty, Lodhi Dynasty Opening hours: 5 am to 8 pm Nearest Metro Station : Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium or khan market Distance from Delhi airport : 33 min  (14.3 km) 

29. Garden Of Five Senses

The Garden of Five Senses is a park in Delhi, one of the most fun places in Delhi

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If you are looking for the most fun tourist places in Delhi, this 20-acre park is full of lush greenery that will be soothing to you amidst the pollution of Delhi. This park is not for strolling around, but you can also enjoy numerous activities over here. If you are having the trip with kids, they will love to explore the area.

Tip: Spend some time tickling your senses at this garden to find the best spot for a relaxing time.

Built By: Delhi Tourism Transportation Development Corporation Opening hours: 9 am to 7 pm Nearest Metro Station : Saket Distance from Delhi airport : 44 min  (16.3 km)

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30. Khan Market

Khan Market is a popular shopping destination in Delhi

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This is the place where you can find fancy branded items, along with the opportunity of shopping budget-friendly items from the street shops. You can find apparels, cosmetics, ayurvedic medicines and lots of other things here. For a delightful shopping experience, this place is known as one of the best tourist places in Delhi to explore.

Tip:  Since this area is a little posh, you’ll find more sophisticated crowd here.

Built In: 1951 Opening hours: every day from 10.00 am to 11.00 pm except Sundays. Nearest Metro Station : Khan Market metro station Distance from Delhi airport : 32 min  (14.2 km) 

31. Karol Bagh Market

Karol Bagh Market, it is wholesale marketplace in Delhi

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This is one of the oldest marketplaces in Delhi which is famous for traditional Indian wear, especially the bridal collection. The variety and design you can get here are difficult to find anywhere else. Besides these, you can also shop for jewelry, cosmetics, accessories, shoes, gadgets, books and lots of other materials.

Tip: Karol Bagh market is famous for a number of things. Make sure you purchase at least a few from here.

Opening hours: 10.00 am to 8.00 pm. It is closed on Mondays. Nearest Metro Station : Karol Bagh Distance from Delhi airport : 33 min  (14.1 km) 

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32. Tamra Shangri La’s

Tamra Shangri La’s is one of the best tourist places in Delhi

No food recommendations can be complete without Tamra. It is a fun and vibrant restaurant which serves up some local and delicious dishes. Situated in Eris Hotel at Connaught Place, Tamra is popular for serving up pan Asian, continental and north Indian cuisine. Head on over here for some R&R and tickle those taste buds.

Tip: This place is the perfect place if you wish to meet up with an old friend given the soothing ambience. Opening hours: 6 Am – 12 Pm Cost for two: Around an average of INR 3,000 including drinks and alcohol.

33. Lajpat Market

Lajpat Market is one of the most well-known markets in Delhi

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It is a commercial and residential point located near the South Delhi district. Named after Lala Lajpat Rai, who was nicknamed as the lion of Punjab; Lajpat Nagar is presently famous for its collection of a variety of items spread over different shops, all of which you can get at incomparable rates. Keep in mind that the place is divided up into four parts like Lajpat Nagar 1, 2, 3 and 4 which includes the housing colonies like Dayanand Colony, Amar Colony and such. But it is a central market which turns eyes with its collection of shoes, fabrics, food items and ornaments. You will find everything from local stuff to branded ones and is a great shopping destination who are here on a shoestring budget. It is one of the popular tourist places in Delhi. Most items are at a fixed price and unless you have some superior bargaining skills, it won’t come down by much.

Tip: Make sure you don’t visit this place on Mondays as it is closed and park at the right spot due to congestion.

Built By: B.N. Puri Built In: 1958 Opening hours: Open on all days of the week from 9:00 am to 10:00 PM except on Mondays. Entry Fee: Nothing, just what you decided to buy. Nearest Metro Station : Moolchand Distance from Delhi airport : 39 min  (14.7 km) 

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34. Kunzum Travel Cafe

Kunzum Travel Cafe is one of the best tourist places in Delhi

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While in Delhi you can meet with the other travelers here and have a great time to share stories, getting to know others and making perhaps travel buddies as well. Foreign tourists flock here and you can share your knowledge about the city and its attractions with them. They also have their own website called Kunzum.com where you can upload pictures, no worries about wifi, they have a free one for you to use. Located in Hauz Khas village, it has become a part of the historical landscape for the city as well. Kunzum has become a travel Mecca where people come to tell tales about places unknown and known.

Tip: This is the kind of place where you can meet new people and share new experiences. Opening hours: Open all days a week from 11:00 am to 7:30 am except on Monday Entry fee: No need to buy anything but if you do then you can pay whatever you want.

35. Paharganj

Paharganj is one of the best most tourist places in Delhi

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It is a famous neighborhood located in Central Delhi. It was known during the Mughal period as Shahganj marketplace. The current name came from its nearness to Raisina Hill where the Rashtrapati Bhavan is currently located. Paharganj was originally one of the five main markets in Delhi and was located outside of the fortified city. Visitors here can find a variety of shops dedicated to current conversions and currency changes. Paharganj is actually one of the three major administrative subdivisions of Central Delhi district. It houses a lot of hotels, restaurants, lodges, dhabas, and shops. If you want to buy some amazing items at a cheaper price then this is the place to head to.

Opening hours: Open on all days of the week from 11:00 to 09:00 PM except on Mondays. Entry fees: None Tips: If hungry make sure to pay a visit to Multan Moth Bhandar for some delicious Kachoris, there are a large variety of leather items available here and check out the unnamed shops for them. If you are after some cheap drinks then My Bar is your friend as it offers the cheapest rates in the city. Nearest Metro Station : Jhandewalan Distance from Delhi airport : 38 min  (15.7 km)

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36. The Blue Bar

The Blue Bar is one of the best luxurious bars in Delhi

If you want to explore the nightlife scene of Delhi then this is the best bar to head to. It is one of the best luxurious lounge and bars in the city because of its charismatic and yet edgy decor of red on black that makes its patrons have a really unique experience. The ambient lighting and the DJ playing some popular tracks will make your night. Of course the drinks will just make it better.

Tip: You can surely enjoy the night with your friends here, even though the budget might have to be increased a little. Opening hours: Open from 12:30 PM to 12:45 AM during the weekdays while weekend timings are from 5 PM to 12:45 AM. Cost for two: The average on food and alcohol comes to about 3500 INR but you will have to shell out 400 INR more for ordering up a pint of beer.

37. Club Pangaea

Club Pangaea is one of the must visit tourist places in Delhi

To enjoy some great food here, make sure you mark Club Pangaea on a list. It is a luxury dining restaurant and bar which offer a class in all aspects. Come here to experience some of the best food, wines, spirits and other beverages in a comfortable ambiance. The venue serves up Turkish, American, North Indian and finger foods.

Tip: This place is a perfect setting for a date. So, don’t forget to tag along your partner. Opening hours: Entry is between 12 PM to 1 AM. Cost for two: The averages cost which was incurred while ordering good at the club was between 4000 INR.

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38. Khan Chacha

Khan Chacha is one of the must-visit places in Delhi for some delicious food

There is an amazing story behind this establishment which has become a part of Delhi’s landscape. It was founded back in the 1970s by Haji Banda Hasan whose modest little shop went on to become the mammoth that was the Khan Chacha. Come here for some delicious food and make sure to try out the Mutton Seekh and Chicken Tikka Roll.

Tip: Make sure you don’t stop by at rush hour or on weekends as there are many people here. Opening hours: 11 AM to 11 PM Cost for two: It’s about 650 INR

39. Laxminarayan Temple

Visit Laxminarayan Temple for a religious tour in Delhi

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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.

Tip: Always carry a long scarf while entering the temple to cover your head in order to pay respect to the customs of the locals.

Built By: Jugal Kishore Birla Built In: 1933 and 1939 Opening hours: 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. Entry fee: There is no entry fee here. Nearest Metro Station : Jhandewalan Distance from Delhi airport : 24 min  (12.3 km)

40. Tomb Of Safdarjung

Visit the stunning view of the Tomb of Safdarjung, one of the best tourist places in Delhi

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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.

Tip: This place takes a minimum of an hour to cover so, make sure you have enough space to include this on your day’s list.

Built By: Shuja-ud-Daula Built In: 1753-54 Opening hours: It is open on all days of the week from sunrise till sunset. Entry Fee: For SAARC members and Indian citizens, the fee is Rs15 but for foreign nationals, it’s Rs 200. Nearest Metro Station : Jorbagh Distance from Delhi airport : 30 min  (12.2 km) 

41. Feroz Shah Kotla Fort

Feroz Shah Kotla Fort is a historical place and one of the best tourist places in Delhi

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Kotla is just the name which people of this city call the historic monument built by the Sultan Feroz Shah Kotla to mold the city in his vision of Firozabad. The fortress is an amazement to behold with its polished sandstone Topra Ashokan pillar that stands tall within the fortress. It was actually one of the multiple pillars which are still left standing that was once built by the Mauryan Emperor.

The obelisk is full of inscriptions as the original ones are in the Brahmi script along with some Sanskrit and Pali inscriptions which were added on much later. Apart from the pillar, there is also the Jami Masjid, a huge garden complex as well as baoli. What one can see of the fortress nowadays is just some ruins of what was once a proud fortress that was destroyed by continued warfare between the emperors. Its charming surroundings make this place counted among the best tourist places in Delhi to explore.

Tip: Make sure you check the timings before going to this place and do not litter around.

Built By: Sultan Feroz Shah Tughlaq Built In: 1354  Opening hours: Open all days of the week from Sunday to Tuesday from 6:00 am to 6:00 PM. Entry Fee: For SAARC members and Indian citizens, the fee is RS 15 but for foreign nationals, it’s Rs 100. Children below 15 don’t need to pay. Nearest Metro Station : ITO Distance from Delhi airport : 43 min  (18.2 km) 

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42. Pragati Maidan

Visit this exhibition hall in Delhi, one of the best tourist places in Delhi

Located on the Mathura Road, Pragati Maidan is both an exhibition as well as a complex center which has a total of 150 acres of land which is equipped with roads, paved lawns, outlets and gardens. The place houses about sixteen huge halls in its entirety and Pragati Maidan is thought to be the largest of the exhibition centers in the city. This is one of the best places to travel in Delhi where you can get some scenic shots.

Tip: Reaching this place via metro is the perfect way to avoid the hectic traffic around the region.

Built By: architect Raj Rewal Built In: 3 November 1972  Opening hours: The visiting times aren’t fixed and they depend on the event which is being held there. But the visit duration can last from two to three hours. Entry fee: The package deal for per person begins at 9914 INR. Nearest Metro Station : Pragati Maidan Distance from Delhi airport : 33 min  (15.9 km)

43. Nizamuddin Dargah

Visit Nizamuddin Dargah, one of the best tourist places in Delhi

Fully known as the Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, this is a famous tourist destination site in the city. The structure is actually a mausoleum of a very Sufi Saint called Hazrat Khwaja Syed Nizamuddin Auliya who lives between the years 1238 to 1325. Located in the area of the same name, it is visited by many Islam believers every week. The complex consists of tombs of poets like Hazrat Amir Khusro, Inayat Khan and that of Mughal princess Jehan Ara Begum.

Near the holy dargah, the neighborhood is divided up into two parts all along the Mathura Road. One is Nizamuddin West and it is here that the structure is located along with having a lovely market which is dominated by Muslim vendors. The dargah also provides social assistance for the needy by providing them with basic necessities like furniture, utensils, clothes and other such things. They also serve food at Khanqah for those who need it. Make sure to catch one of the Qawwali performances which take place every night here.

Built By: Muhammad Tughlaq Built In: 3 November 1972  Opening hours: The entry is from 5:00 am to 10:30 pm. Entry Fee: No entry fee Tips: Make sure to take care of your belongings because the crowds are insane. Don’t wear footwear inside, parking will be difficult so park at a little distance and then walk to the temple. Make sure that you cover up your head before entering the Dargah and remember that women aren’t allowed to enter the main shrine. Nearest Metro Station : Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Distance from Delhi airport : 41 min  (16.0 km)

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44. Nehru Planetarium

Nehru Planetarium is one of the tourist places in Delhi

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This is a major hub of science and information but also serves as a popular popular picnic spot for school kids. The Nehru Planetarium is sure to charm the astronomy fan in you and so it is one of the best places on the Delhi tourist places map! You can choose to spend the afternoon roaming about in the vast galaxy far away from home surrounded by the stars, planets, and the solar system, or just take a tour of the astronomical artifacts and equipment that will fascinate you. The Hindi and English shows last for about 30-35 minutes each.

Opening hours:

  • English shows – 11:30 AM | 3:00 PM
  • Hindi shows – 1:30 PM | 4:00 PM

Built By: Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund Built In: 1964 Cost: INR 60 per person Nearest Metro Station : Lok Kalyan Marg Distance from Delhi airport : 23 min  (10.9 km)

45. Shahpur Jat

Shahpur Jat is one of the oldest villages in Delhi

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If you are looking for the most fun places to visit in Delhi with friends for some good food and shopping, then Shahpur Jat is the best place to be at. While the lanes of Sarojini will always be overcrowded, Shahpur Jat’s organised shopping lanes won’t disappoint. You can find everything from high-end designer wear, quirky ornaments and accessories, customized outfits, and chic clothing here. For taming your tummy, you can head to eateries like The PotBelly Rooftop Café, Les Parisiennes Cafe, and Mad Teapot. The place is one of the best tourist places in Delhi to spend a mesmerising evening.

Nearest Metro Station : Hauz Khas Distance from Delhi airport : 27 min  (11.8 km)

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46. Okhla Bird Sanctuary

Okhla Bird Sanctuary is a bird sanctuary and one of the best tourist places in Delhi

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While this isn’t exactly located inside Delhi, it still is considered one of Delhi’s most fun and exciting places owing to the natural splendor and peace that this area offers. It’s among the most peaceful places near Delhi that is more beautiful in the rainy season. It’s situated in the Okhla barrage over the Yamuna river and is definitely one of the best places in Delhi for birdwatchers and nature lovers, especially in the monsoon season. For nature admirers and wildlife enthusiasts, this place is one of the must visit tourist places in Delhi to explore. 

Nearest Metro Station : Botanical Garden Distance from Delhi airport : 1 h 5 min  (24.4 km) Opening hours: 7:00 AM – 7:30 PM

47. India Habitat Centre

Explore India Habitat Centre in Delhi

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For those who dig the modern red brick architecture with some beautiful small gardens on certain spots should surely consider paying a visit to the Indian Habitat Centre. One of the most amazing visiting places in Delhi, the structure of Indian Habitat Centre or IHC is such that it has been converted into a multi-purpose building. One can find an auditorium, a library, Visual Arts Gallery, Amphitheatre, and the stunning lotus pond. Apart from this, this building also blankets an All American Diner which is an exact replica of the retro diners that one can find in the States.

Entry fee: No entry free Opening hours: 8 AM to 10 PM Must visit: All American Diner, Lodhi Colony’s Street Art Walls, Library Tip: Do not forget to carry a camera. Make sure you try out the delicious food at the American Diner. Nearest Metro Station: Jorbagh Distance from Delhi airport: 13.5 Km (35 minutes)

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48. Southern Ridge Forest

Visit a tranquil view of dense forest in Delhi, one of the best tourist places in Delhi

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If a hidden gem with lush jungles and paths less taken is your idea of an outing, then head to the Southern Ridge Forest. It is one of the best tourist places in Delhi. Covering almost 6200 hectares of land, Southern Ridge Forest is a location that is surrounded by tranquility and serenity on all the corners. This Forest is home to Asola and Bhatti wildlife sanctuaries. If one is tired of their bustling city life, they can surely head to the Forest and embrace this least urban segment sitting in the heart of the concrete jungle.

Entry fee: No entry fee Opening hours: 10 AM to 6 PM Must visit: Qutub Minar, Hauz Khas, Deer Park nearby Tip: It is not very navigation friendly, so do the research before heading out on the adventure. Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat Distance from Delhi airport: 13.2 Km (30 minutes)

49. Indian War Memorial Museum

Indian War Memorial Museum is a war memorial museum in Delhi, one of the best tourist places in Delhi

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Indian War Memorial Museum is one of the visiting places in Delhi for patriots and was established to pay tribute to those soldiers who fought in the World Battles and Wars in India as well as abroad on behalf of Great Britain. Sitting in the Naqqar Khana of Red Fort, this museum is spread over two floors of the important monument of the country. The galleries of this War Memorial includes a diorama of the battle of Panipat, machine guns, arrows, swords, khukri, shells, revolvers, and other ammunition that were used during these wars. One can also find battle axes, a variety of daggers, gun powder flask, chest armour, bomb fuses, and more.

Entry fee: INR 35 for Indians and INR 500 for foreigners (Entry for Red Fort; Entry for Museum is free) Opening hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Must visit: The galleries that showcase the impact of European industrialization Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk Distance from Delhi airport: 19.5 Km (45 minutes)

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50. Barakhamba Tomb

stunning view of Barakhamba Tomb, one of the best tourist places in Delhi

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When seeking for places to visit in Delhi, NCR, Barakhamba Tomb is a structure that showcases the architecture of Mughal Era in the finest manner possible. This monument got its name by virtue of the 12 (barah) pillars and arched openings that are there in each face of this tomb. The structure has a passage that is laid around the central chamber and four domed apartments standing at each corner. Sitting in the heart of a park that is accessed by the public, the restoration of the beautiful tomb is already at full pace.

Built In: 14th century  Entry fee: No entry fee Opening hours: 8 AM to 6 PM Must visit: Lal Mahal that is located nearby Tip: You would need at least 1 to 2 hours to witness this monument at leisure. Nearest Metro Station: Barakhamba Road Distance from Delhi airport: 18 km (40 minutes)

51. Art Today

Art Today is one of the most tourist places in Delhi

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Appealing to all sorts of artists and creative mindsets, Art Today is a contemporary art gallery sitting in the heart of the famous Connaught Place of New Delhi. This Art gallery displays the modern artworks of famous painters and sculptors such as MF Hussain, Meera Mukherjee, Satish Gujral, Gogi Saroj Pal, Anjolie Ela Menon, Riten Majumdar, and many more. Along with giving space to the arts of renowned individuals, this spot also gives the budding talents a chance to show off their work. One can also witness the works of final year students and buy the famous works from the art shop. For art lovers, this one of the best tourist places in Delhi is a must visit place. 

Entry fee: INR 20 for Indians and INR 500 for foreigners Opening hours: 10 AM to 6 PM Must visit: Connaught Place nearby Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk Distance from Delhi airport: 13.1 Km (30 minutes)

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52. Sacred Heart Cathedral Church

Visit Sacred Heart Cathedral Church, one of the best peaceful tourist places in Delhi

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Reeking of the essence of spirituality from every nook and corner, Sacred Heart Cathedral Church is one of the famous places in Delhi, especially during Christmas time. Sitting in Ashok Place, this Church is one of the significant places to worship in Delhi. The peacefulness and tranquility makes it possible for an individual to spend some time in solitude and collect their thoughts in God’s home. This Church was designed by the famous British architect namely Henry Medd. The structure can be seen adorning Italian architecture which is a feast for the eyes of the spectators.

Entry fee: No entry fee Opening hours: 6:30 AM to 6 PM Must visit: India Gate, Cathedral Church of Redemption, Jantar Mantar, Bangla Sahib Gurudwara nearby Nearest Metro Station: Patel Chowk Distance from Delhi airport: 12 Km (30 minutes)

53. Moth Ki Masjid

Moth Ki Masjid is an mughal architecture in Delhi, one of the perfect tourist places in Delhi

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Another one of the Delhi best places that showcases the Mughal architecture, complete with domes and arches, is the Moth ki Masjid. Not particularly a famous attraction, this hidden jewel is a great place for those who are looking for some offbeat spots for photography or just strolling around. This monument reeks of the vibes of golden era that takes the travelers back in the time. Massive redstone gateway, arched openings, intricate designs, and the architecture makes it appeal to the eyes of the spectators.

Entry fee: No entry fee Opening hours: Sunrise to Sunset Must visit: Hauz Khas, Siri Fort, Lotus Temple, Nizamuddin’s Shrine nearby Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat Distance from Delhi airport: 13.3 Km (25 minutes)

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54. Tibet House Museum

Tibet House Museum is one of the best tourist places in Delhi

If you wish to get an insight into the cultures and traditions of the land of Dalai Lama, then Tibet House Museum is one of the Delhi best places for you. Founded by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the year 1965, Tibet House Museum is a lot more than Tibetologists and Buddhist Masters, it amalgamates scholars and laypersons of numerous artists, disciplines, and social activists. This museum is home to many precious objects, books, and other collectibles that reek of religious and cultural significance, occupied by various Tibetans on their escapades to the Himalayas.

Built By: Dalai Lama Built In: 1965 Entry fee: INR 10 per person Opening hours: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM Must visit: Bangla Sahib, Swaminarayan Akshardham, Humayun’s Tomb, Lodhi Garden nearby Nearest Metro Station: Jorbagh Distance from Delhi airport: 13.9 Km (30 minutes)

55. Hijron Ka Khanqah

Visit an Islamic monument in Delhi, one of the best tourist places in Delhi

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For those who wish to witness and get an in-depth understanding into the lives of the Muslim transgenders should visit Hijron Ka Khanqah. Make sure you get talking to the extremely friendly locals of this area and unfold the mysteries of their tales. Hijron Ka Khanqah is actually an extremely beautiful Islamic monument that is also a burial cemetery for eunuchs of the Muslim religion. Sitting within the Archeological Park of the Mehrauli Village, this spot reeks of tranquility and peacefulness.

Entry fee: No entry fee Opening hours: N/A Must visit: Iltutmish Tomb, Alauddin Khilji Tomb, Anangtal Baoli, Iron Pillar. Qutub Minar nearby Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas Distance from Delhi airport: 13.5 Km (35 minutes)

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56. Mehrauli Archaeological Park

Splendid view of Mehrauli Archaeological Park, one of the best tourist places in Delhi

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One of the famous places in Delhi for those who wish to spend some time embracing peace and tranquility, Archaeological Park is a massive land sitting adjacent to Qutub Minar Complex. This Park is home to one of the magnificent structures with enchanting architecture that takes travelers back in time of the golden days. Mehrauli Archaeological Park blanket the timeless ruins of Lal Kot that dates back to the 11th Century AD.

Entry fee: No entry fee Opening hours: 5 AM to 6:30 PM Must visit: Qutub Minar, Alai Minar, Tomb of Azim Khan, Humayun’s Tomb nearby Nearest Metro Station: Qutub Minar Distance from Delhi airport: 13.4 Km (30 minutes)

57. Atgah Khan’s Tomb

Explore amazing view in Delhi

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For those who are seeking the lesser known places to visit in Delhi, NCR, Atgah Khan’s Tomb is the answer. Appealing to artists, painters, and photographers, this hidden jewel of a monument covering the floors of Delhi is constructed with majestic redstone and ornamented with snowwhite slabs of marble, making it look like a beauty. One can witness an extensive number of medallions, calligraphy, and pietra dura work on the walls of this symmetrical square tomb. The interiors adorn beautiful blue-hued stone that takes away the breath of spectators.

Entry fee: INR 30 for Indians and INR 500 for Foreigners Opening hours: N/A Must visit: Barakhamba Tomb, Sabz Burj, Isa Khan Tomb nearby Nearest Metro Station: Lado Sarai Distance from Delhi airport: N/A

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58. North Campus

Fried momos in delhi

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This is the ultimate destination of the food lovers as you can get street foods, fast foods, snacking cafes, and obviously, multi-cuisine eateries. Students around India come here with limited money in their pockets. Therefore, this is the place where you can find quality food at a reasonable price. In fact, it’s among the best places to visit in North Delhi.

Tip: Chaap at the various restaurants is quite famous for you to indulge in. Famous Foods: sweets, street foods, regional foods, street foods, and snacks Special Picks: Bille di Hatti, Bamboo Hut, Momo’s Point

59. South Campus

Explore delectable food in Delhi

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This is another place where you can get lip-smacking food in Delhi at an affordable price. For the cafes of this area, this place has always been on the list of the most favorites among the students. Tourists also find this place very appealing due to the cafes, like Big Yellow Door, Scooter on the Wall, etc.

Tip: Make sure you try the tandoori momos amongst other kinds of momos here.

Built In: 1973 Famous Foods: Italian, Chinese, American and North Indian Grill, shakes and fast foods. Special Pick: QD’s, Kev’s, Echoes, Chowringhee Lane

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60. Pandara Road

Pandara Road is one of the most attractive places in Delhi

Are you looking for a place in Delhi where you can enjoy a fine dining experience with your family or friends or with someone special? Then, you need to head towards this place near India Gate where you can find several upmarket eateries.

Tip: Not only the food, this place is also famous for scenic drives at night too. Built In: 1954 Built By: K.L. Wadhwa Famous Foods: North and South India delicacies, multi-cuisine, Pan Asian, sweets. Special Pick: Gulati, Veg Gulati, Have More, Inchiban

61. Nizamuddin

Nizamuddin,this place is famous for Mughlai cuisines

You are in Delhi and don’t spend an evening at Nizamuddin will be a great miss. This is one of the oldest settlements in Delhi where you can find the most authentic foods of Delhi. From Kebabs to sweets, this place is famous for Mughlai cuisines.

Tip: Don’t miss on the delicious Kebabs at Karim’s in this place. Famous Foods: Tandoori Grill, kebabs, traditional sweets, and other Mughlai foods Special Picks: Gulfam Kashmiri Wazwan, Karim’s, and Ghalib Kabab Corner

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62. Connaught Place

Connaught Place is one of the best tourist places in Delhi

From multi-cuisine restaurants to street-side cafes, this place is the perfect destination for all types of foodies. Whether you are looking for international cuisine or your love is authentic North Indian recipes, head towards Connaught Place to enjoy an evening.

Tip: Parking is limited in this place. Make sure you park at the right spot to avoid a challan later on.

Built By: Architect Robert Tor Russell Built In: 1929 to 1933 Famous Foods: North Indian, regional, international, cafes Special Pick: Minar, Kake da Hotel, Jain Chawal Wale, Parikrama and lots more.

63. Paranthe Wali Gali

Paranthe Wali Gali is a famous street and one of the best tourist places in Delhi

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If you are a big time foodie and love paranthas, then you should straight head to Paranthe wali Gali in Delhi. The narrow street in Old Delhi will lure you with the appetizing aroma of paranthas and other traditional Indian delicacies. This place is a heaven for foodies. From rabri parantha, halwa paratha to mixed, you get all kinds of assortments here.

Tip: Parking in this area is limited. You’ll have to board a metro which is more convenient to reach this place.

Built By: Shah Jahan Built In: 1650 Opening hours: 9 AM – 11 PM Cost for two: INR 150

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64. Kingdom Of Dreams

Visit Kingdom Of Dreams in Delhi, one of the most popular tourist places in Delhi

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This is a live entertainment theatre located in the national capital region of Delhi, close to Leisure Valley Park. On the day of its opening, a preview of an awe-striking bollywood musical was shown featuring Hussain Kwajerwala, Kashmira Irani, and Gauhar Khan. Covering almost 6 acres of area, KOD is run by Great Indian Nautanki Company – a joint venture of Wizcraft and apna Group. It is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist places in Delhi. 

Tip: There are only a limited number of seats here. So, make sure you book well in advance to avoid the end minute queue.

Built By: Great Indian Nautanki Company Entry Fee:

Diamond: 2,999 per person on weekdays Diamond: 3,999 per person on weekends Platinum: 2,499 per person on weekdays Platinum: 2,999 per person on weekends Gold: 1,999 per person on weekdays Gold: 2,499 per person on weekends Silver: 1,499 per person on weekdays Silver: 1,999 per person on weekends Bronze: 1,249 per person on weekdays Bronze: 1,499 per person on weekends Culture Gully: 600 per person on weekdays Culture Gully: 700 per person on weekend

Opening hours : 12:30 pm to 11:30 pm, closed on Monday Nearest Metro Station : Iffco Chowk Distance from Delhi airport : 14 km What’s Special : The fabulous performances steal the sights

65. Cha Bar

Cha Bar is a book cafe in Delhi, one of the best tourist places in Delhi

If you wish to spend some me-time in Delhi away from its crowded realms, then you can simply step into any of its charming book cafes. Book cafes in Delhi definitely serve as the most amazing places to chill with a book in one hand and a cup of steaming coffee or hot chocolate in another.

You can get to Cha Bar in Connaught Place and spend a quiet afternoon sipping on a cup of coffee or tea, munching on a cake, and reading through your favorite book! And it’s not just about spending lone time, but you can also visit these pretty book cafes for a romantic date with your partner. In fact, with its lovable and unique ambiene, Cha Bar is amongst the best tourist places in Delhi for couples who love coffee and reading.

Built By: Priti Paul Tip : Do taste the ‘Chai Hindustani’ which is a specialty item at Cha Bar Opening hours : 9:30 am to 9:30 pm Nearest Metro Station : Barakhamba Road Distance from Delhi airport : 14 km What’s Special : The menu which has a cultural and exotic blend like the Moroccan Mint, South African Rooibos and Decaf Teas

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66. Indian Air Force Museum

Must Visit Indian Air Force Museum in Delhi, one of the tourist places in Delhi

Small and large aircrafts along with an air force inventory are open for the visitors to have a look. Located in Palam Air Force Station in Delhi, this museum displays historic photographs, weapons and uniforms from the inception in 1932. It is one of the best tourist places in Delhi. The aviation museum is the specialty of this museum. The museum remains closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. 

Opening hours: 10 am to 5 pm Tip : Do not tamper with any artifact as they are rare and part of India’s military history Nearest Metro Station : Sadar Bazar Distance from Delhi airport : 2 km What’s Special : Exhibits that showcase our aviation flights before independence.

67. Waste To Wonder Park

Visit theme park in Delhi, Waste To Wonder Park

The Waste To Wonder Park is one of the finest Delhi tourist places that houses the world’s seven wonders. They are replicated using waste products. It is a truly iconic park which has been inaugurated in recent times. The park is best enjoyed with friends and family.

Built By: South Delhi Municipal Corporation Built In : 2019 Tip: Do not litter garbage or sabotage the monuments in the park as it could lead to fine Opening hours : 7:30 am to 6:15 pm Nearest Metro Station : Hazrat Nizamuddin Metro Station Distance from Delhi airport : 18 km What’s Special : The first-of-its-kind monuments that showcase the 7 wonders of the world

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68. Jamali Kamali

The tomb of Jamali-Kamali, one of the best tourist attractions in Delhi

The Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb is located in the Archaeological Village complex of Mehrauli, a historic site. It comprises two monuments adjacent to each other. One of them is a mosque and the other is a tomb of Jamali and Kamali. History lovers will surely love it.

Built By: Shaikh Fazl al-Allah Built In: 1536 Tip: The tomb is one of the many in the Mehrauli area. Do not miss this one as it holds special tributes for lovers. Opening hours: 6 am to 6 pm Nearest Metro Station : Qutab Minar Metro Station Distance from Delhi airport : 12 km What’s Special: It is claimed to be a forerunner in the Mughal architectural designs

69. Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum

The Indira Gandhi Memorial is a museum in Delhi and one of the must-visit tourist places in Delhi

The museum might not top the lists of museums in India but if you really wish to take a peek into Delhi, then this is the place. It is a large house-turned-museum devoted to the former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi. You can see a collection of rare photographs during the nationalist movement and some personal moments of the Nehru-Gandhi family

Built By: Dr. Rajendra Prasad Built In: Opened in 1961 Tip: The museum houses rare artifacts. Do not mishandle or touch anything. Opening hours: 9:30 am to 4:45 pm, closed on Monday Nearest Metro Station : Central Secretariat Distance from Delhi airport : 10 km What’s Special : The photographs, clippings and some rare collections

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70. National Zoological Park

The National Zoological Park, known as Chidiya Ghar, is one of the most fun places in Delhi.

One of the best places to visit in Delhi which would be enough to take you on a half-day tour would be the Delhi Zoo or the National Zoological Park. The zoo is home to a large number of species of birds, mammals and reptiles which live in a natural environment. The zoo houses endangered species that breed well in captivity. Some of the special attractions at the Zoo include , Lion-tailed Macaque, Migratory birds (during winters) etc.

Built By: Frederick Law Olmsted Built In: 1889 Tip: Purchase a shuttle ticket of INR 55 to journey freely in the zoo Opening hours: 9 am to 4:30 am Nearest Metro Station : Pragati Maidan Metro Station Distance from Delhi airport : 15 km What’s Special : The wide range of animals like White Tiger, Jaguar, Rhinoceros, Sangai, etc.

71. Tughlaqabad Fort

The Tughlaqabad Fort in Delhi, one of the best tourist places in Delhi

The Tughlaqabad Fort is a ruined fort established as the third historic city of Delhi. The surroundings of the fort are an important biodiversity area that are part of the Northern Aravalli leopard wildlife corridor. The fort is located at the Delhi border of separating Delhi from Faridabad in Haryana.

Built By: Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq Built In: 1321 Tip: Explore underground passages and tombs as well as sloping walls and archaic wells but do not get lost Opening hours: 7 am to 5 pm Nearest Metro Station : Tughlakabad Metro Station Distance from Delhi airport : 19 km What’s Special: It is a a gigantic stone structure with walls that are about 10-15 meters in height

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72. Mughal Gardens

Mughal Gardens are covered with blossoming flowers.

Counted among the best tourist places in Delhi, the Mughal Gardens is a beautiful place blossoming with flowers and containing fountains. It is located at the presidential palace of India. However, it is open to the public only in the month of February & March.

Built By: Mirza Haider Built In: 1619 Tip: Make sure that you pre-book your tickets Opening hours: 10 am to 4 pm, closed on Monday Nearest Metro Station : Central Secretariat Distance from Delhi airport : 10 km What’s Special: The Mughal-era canals and terraces. The flowering shrubs that are beautifully blended with European lawns, private hedges and flowerbeds

73. Teen Murti Bhavan

visit Teen Murti Bhavan in Delhi, one of the best tourist places in Delhi

The Teen Murti Bhavan is the former residence of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. It was his house until 27 May 1964 where he stayed for 16 years. The Bhavan houses various institutions including the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, the ‘Centre for Contemporary Studies’ and the Nehru Planetarium. Because of its natural charm, the place is counted among the best tourist places in Delhi to explore.

Built By: Robert Tor Russell Built In: 1930 Tip: Do not miss the planetarium as it provides one of the best experiences Opening hours: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, closed on Monday Nearest Metro Station : Lok Kalyan Marg Metro Station Distance from Delhi airport : 9 km What’s Special : The park in the premises will surely help you unwind and relax in the evening.

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74. Rajpath

Splendid View of Rajpath in Delhi

As is clear with the name, it is a path, a particular road which leads to India Gate from Rashtrapati Bhavan. It is a ceremonial boulevard and lined on both sides by canals, trees and huge lawns. This is the iconic road where the Republic Day parade on January 26 passes through. Known as one of the most famous tourist places in Delhi, Rashtrapati Bhavan is must to add in your itinerary. 

Built By: Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker   Built In: 1931 Tip: Arrive early in the morning or late in the evening when the whole area is lighted. Opening hours: Always open Nearest Metro Station : Central Secretariat Metro Station Distance from Delhi airport : 10 km What’s Special : It is a great place to click pictures so do click!

75. Quwwatul Islam Masjid

Muslim offering Prayer

Another of the finest places to visit in Delhi that  exhibits a 12th-century architecture is the Quwwatul Islam Masjid. The mosque has a tomb which showcases a blend of the Hindu & Islamic influences. It is an old monument in Delhi and built of red sandstone, gray quartz, and white marble.

Built By: Qutb-ud-Din Aibak Built In : 1193 Tip: Try visiting early to avoid tourist rush Opening hours: Always open Nearest Metro Station : Qutub Minar Metro Station Distance from Delhi airport : 12 km What’s Special : The mosque is built from the remains of 27 Hindu and Jain temples

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76. Sulabh International Museum of Toilets

Explore Sulabh International Museum of Toilets inDelhi, one of the best tourist places in Delhi

The Sulabh International Museum of Toilets in Delhi is a one-of-its-kind museum which is dedicated to the global history of toilets and sanitation. The museum has been featured in the Time magazine in the column of 10 weirdest museums in the world and counted among the best tourist places in Delhi to explore. 

Built By: Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak Built In: 1992 Tip: Try to pre-book your tickets and visit in the morning. Opening hours: 8 am to 8 pm, 10 am to 5 pm (Sunday) Nearest Metro Station : Dashrathpuri Metro Station Distance from Delhi airport : 9 km What’s Special : The Museum houses a rare collection of facts, objects and facts about the detailed history of toilets from 2500 BC 

77. Nicholson Cemetery

Nicholson Cemetery is the oldest Christian cemetery in Delhi

Now this is an out of the syllabus chapter. But if you are actually looking for haunted places in Delhi, then this is the place for you.  It is a colonial-era cemetery that houses many tombstones. According to the Indian Paranormal Society, the headless apparition of the founder John Nicholson haunts the cemetery. 

Built By: NA Built In: 1857 Tip: If you are afraid of ghosts, then go in a group and during the day. Opening hours: 6 am to 6 pm Nearest Metro Station : Kashmere Gate Metro Station Distance from Delhi airport : 20 km What’s Special : It is the oldest Christian cemetery in Delhi.

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78. National War Memorial

Visit National War Memorial in Delhi

Regarded as one of the famous tourist places in Delhi, the National War Memorial is an Indian national monument which has been built in order to honour the soldiers of the Indian military who sacrificed themselves during the armed conflicts of Independent India. The museum is a first of its kind in India to tribute each and every soldier who gave his or her life in the armed conflicts. 

Built By: Yogesh Chandrahasan Built In : 1972 Tip: Do not miss the flame guarding ceremony that happens everyday Opening hours: 9 am to 7 pm Nearest Metro Station : Central Secretariat Metro Station Distance from Delhi airport : 14 km What’s Special : The memorial inscribes the names of armed forces personnel who were killed during the armed conflicts with Pakistan and China in golden letters.

79. Chhatarpur Temple

Chhatarpur Temple is a religious place in Delhi

The Chhatarpur Temple is located in the Mehrauli Heritage region and dedicated to Goddess Katyayani. The complex is spread over a wide area of nearly 70 acres. The temple was considered to be one of the biggest temples in India and the second largest in the world. Only when the Akshardham Temple was built in 2005, did this temple lose that crown. The temple is constructed from marble and has a vesara style of architecture.

Built By : Baba Sant Nagpal ji Built In: 1974 Tip: Dress modestly when you visit the temple Opening hours: 6 am to 10 pm Nearest Metro Station : Chhatarpur Metro Station Distance from Delhi airport : 10 km What’s Special : The front of the temple complex has a large statue of Lord Hanuman 

Further Read: Museum Of Antiquities

Best Time To Visit Delhi

Picturesquare View of India Gate

The best time to visit Delhi is from October to March when the weather is pleasant and ideal for sightseeing making it the right time to experience the best of Delhi. You can explore places like Red Fort, India gate and more comfortably during this time.  Summers are very hot and dry while springs and winters remain soothing and extremely cold. 

How To Reach Delhi

Incredible Aircraft View

New Delhi is well-connected to major states in the country as well as other countries. If you want to know how to reach Delhi, here is a detailed information that will help you decide to choose the best mode of transportation. 

By Air: New Delhi airport is well-connected to other parts of India as well as the world. There are regular flights to and fro from cities like Bangalore, Mumbai and Hyderabad. It is an expensive but the best mode of transportation if you want to reach your desired destination early. 

By Train: New Delhi is very well connected to metro line and thus reaching the station is a hassle free journey. All the major cities of the nation are also connected by rail. This is the most economical way to reach Delhi. 

By Road: If you are planning to travel to Delhi by road, there are a number of regular buses from other major cities that operate on  a regular basis. 

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Whether it is about living the tradition and heritage of the country and getting a glimpse of history or enjoying the shopping culture and the mouth-watering foods, the capital city of India will never disappoint you. You can be in Delhi whenever you want, but going out during the daytime in summer will be really difficult. Prefer to visit places after sunset or early morning. So, get packed and book your trip to Delhi right away!

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Frequently Asked Questions About Tourist Places In Delhi

Which tourist places in Delhi are open for tourists post the pandemic?

Fun N Food Village, Kingdom of Dreams, Hauz Khas Social, Red Fort, Big Yellow Door Cafe are some of the places which are open for tourists post the pandemic.

Which are some of the tourist places in Delhi that are not over-crowded?

Hauz Khas Village, Majnu Ka Tila, Agrasen ki Baoli, Satpula Village are some of the places in Delhi that are not over-crowded.

Which are some of the best tourist places in Delhi for families with kids?

India Gate, Garden of Five Senses, Deer Park, Lodhi Garden, Kingdom of Dreams are some of the best tourist places in Delhi for families where you can enjoy yourself with kids.

Which are some of the best tourist places in Delhi for couples?

Garden of Five Senses, Purana Quila, Millennium Indraprastha Park, Qutub Minar is some of the best tourist places in Delhi for couples.

What are the famous monuments to visit in Delhi?

The Red Fort, Qutub Minar, The Lotus Temple, India Gate are some of the most popular monuments in Delhi which you must visit.

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Quick Guide to Delhi Metro Train Travel

How to Travel Around Delhi by Train and Go Sightseeing

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Want to take the train for transportation in Delhi ? It's one of the cheapest and most convenient ways of getting around the city. Here's what you need to know about train travel on Delhi's Metro train network.

Overview of the Delhi Metro

Delhi has an excellent, air-conditioned train network called the Metro. It started operating in December 2002 and provides connectivity to Gurgaon, Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Bahadurgarh, and Ballabhgarh. Currently, the network has eight regular lines (Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Violet, Pink, Magenta and Gray) plus the Airport Express line (Orange). There are 285 stations, which are a mix of underground, ground level, and elevated stations. ​​

The Metro's development is being executed in phases spread out over 20 years, with each phase taking 3-5 years. When finished, it will surpass the London Underground in length.

The Metro network was launched with the Red Line, which joins northeast Delhi and northwest Delhi. Phase I was completed in 2006, and Phase II in 2011. Phase III, with an additional three new lines (Pink, Magenta, and Gray) including two ring lines, finally became fully operational by the end of 2019 after long delays. Construction on the final fourth phase, with six new radial lines to outlying areas, commenced at the end of 2019 and is expected to be completed by 2025.

What's notable about the Delhi Metro is that it's the world's first railway system to get United Nations certification for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Metro Tickets, Timetable, and Security

  • Trains on the five regular lines run from about 5.30 a.m. until 11.30 p.m. A listing of last train departures is available on the Delhi Metro Rail website.
  • The frequency of trains ranges from every couple of minutes during peak hours, up to 10 minutes at other times.
  • This journey planner provides details of fares and routes.
  • The Metro operates on an automated ticketing system. Tickets (which are cards or tokens) can be purchased from ticket counters at stations.
  • The minimum fare is 10 rupees and the maximum fare is 60 rupees.
  • Special Tourist Cards are available for unlimited travel over short periods on all lines except for the Airport Express Line. The cost is 200 rupees for one day, and 500 rupees for three days. A 50 rupee deposit is also payable, as cards are required to be returned at the end of travel.
  • The first carriage of every Metro train is reserved for women.
  • Security is tight, so be prepared to have your bags checked and body scanned at ticket gates.

Delhi Airport Metro Express

For travel to and from Delhi airport , there's a special Airport Metro Express Line that covers the distance between New Delhi and the airport in under 20 minutes (as opposed to the usual hour or more travel time). It's also possible to check your baggage in before you board the train if you're flying with one of the full-service airlines (Jet Airways, Air India, and Vistara).

Find out more about the Delhi Airport Metro Express line.

In addition, the new Magenta Line has a stop at New Delhi Airport Terminal 1.

Delhi Metro Map

The lines on the Delhi Metro can be seen on this downloadable and printable Delhi Metro map.

Using the Delhi Metro for Sightseeing

If you're on a budget, the Metro is an inexpensive way of getting around to see Delhi's sights. The Yellow Line, which runs from north to south, covers many of the top attractions. It's particularly handy for those who want to stay in classy south Delhi, away from the hustle and bustle, but still want to explore the old parts of the city in the north. 

Important stations on the Yellow Line, in order from north to south, and their places of interest include:

  • Chandni Chowk -- chaotic Old Delhi, the Red Fort, Juma Masjid, bazaars, and street food .
  • Rajiv Chowk -- Connaught Place and Janpath in New Delhi's commercial district.
  • Central Secretariat -- the heart of imperial Delhi on Rajpath, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Purana Qila, National Gallery of Modern Art, and numerous museums.
  • Race Course -- Gandhi Smriti Museum and Indira Gandhi Memorial.
  • Jorbagh -- Safdarjung's Tomb and Lodhi Gardens.
  • INA -- Dilli Haat , with handicraft stalls from across India.
  • Hauz Khas -- Delhi's hip urban village, crammed with cafes, bars, and boutiques.
  • Qutab Minar -- one of Delhi's most popular historical monuments, and the Garden of Five Senses.

Other important stations on other lines are Khan Market for shopping (east of Central Secretariat on the Violet Line), and Akshardham (on the Blue Line).

Tourists should also note that the special Heritage Line (which is an extension of the Violet line and connects Central Secretariat to Kashmere Gate) was opened in May 2017. This underground line has three stations that provide direct access to Delhi Gate, Jama Masjid and the Red Fort in Old Delhi. Plus, the Kashmere Gate station provides an interchange between the Violet, Red, and Yellow lines.

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15 Incredible Tourist Places to Visit in Delhi

If there’s one word that can be used to define Delhi, it is ‘Experience’. Yes, such is the aura of the city. Delhi is inviting, enticing, challenging, enjoyable, enriching, all at the same time. Residing in the heart of the country, Delhi is aptly termed as “Bharat ka dil”. It's a city that gives you what you may not get anywhere. It's a career maker, Its a kingmaker. It's the government maker. It is business maker… and what not. Delhi is all about life, and the way life should be.

A unique blend of history and modernity, traditions and culture, commerce and fashion and beyond all of these, a place where all religions prevail with equality. Delhi is unique in its culture and lifestyle. While in areas like Chandni Chowk and old Delhi, you will find the traditional ways of living, places like Vasant Kunj and South Extension will give you a sense of modern-day Delhi.

The latest and greatest fashion in the country is seen first on Delhi’s streets. If you are a foodie, there’s no better place to go for than the heart of the country. On the one hand, you can get lip-smacking street food which is very cost-friendly too, and on the other side, you get to eat some of the most expensive international dishes in city restaurants.

In a nutshell, if you want to witness crazy yet sophisticated part of life, do visit Delhi at least once in a lifetime.

… And while you are in Delhi to experience the true fervor of the city, here’s a list of must visit places that you must explore. Check it out.

1. India Gate

India Gate Delhi

This 42 meter high "Arc-de-Triomphe" like archway situated in the heart of Delhi city is much taller in the hearts of India. Formerly known as All India War Memorial, India Gate was built to commemorate the death of 70,000 British Indian soldiers who died during First World War between 1914-21.

Even though the India Gate was constructed as a war memorial, the architectural style of the monument makes it appear like an epitome of triumph. Much similar to Arch of Constantine, outside the Colosseum in Rome, India gate was designed by Sir Edward Lutyens.

India Gate got an additional structure in the form of a black marble plinth, with a reversed rifle capped by a soldier’s helmet after the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971. This structure is situated beneath the memorial archway and is bounded by flames on four eternal sides. This is called Amar Jawan Jyoti. India Gate is counted amongst the most significant war memorials in the country.

What we all know is that India Gate has an essential place in the Indian history, but what many of us may not know is that the memorial has an important spot in the heart of Delhiites. Whenever there is a moment of distress or an occasion to celebrate, India Gate is the perfect spot for that.

People visit the place with families to spend some quality time with each other. Food vendors around the area add to the pleasure of hanging out with family and friends.

2. Red Fort

Red Fort Delhi

Red Fort, popularly known as Lal Quila, is the pride of the nation. It is a historic fort, situated in the older part of the city. Lal Quila served as the primary residence for Mughal Emperors who ruled the city, for about 200 years. It was until 1856 that the Mughals had resided in Lal Quila. Besides, the historical monument also served as the political center of the Mughals.

Red Fort was built under the reign of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the year 1639. It was made on the lines of Shah Jahan's palace in his fortified capital Shahanabad. It was called Red Fort because of its massive closed walls built in red stone. The palace not only showcases the architectural brilliance of Shah Jahan but also gives a reasonably good picture of Islamic architecture of those times.

Located at the center of Delhi, Lal Quila houses many museums and pavilions. Each pavilion of Lal Quila speaks volumes about the valor and pomp of Mughal empire.

The architectural elements of Lal Quila reflect a typical Mughal building and showcase a fusion of Timurid and Persian traditions. However, the fort saw enough destruction during the invasion of Mughal Emperor Nadir Shah in 1747, followed by the intrusion of British in the Revolt of 1857.

However, the Red Fort has not lost its sheen. It still stands magnanimous in the cultural and political scene of the country. Each year, on the Independence Day (15th August), India’s Prime Minister hoists the Indian Flag and delivers his speech to the nation. The Red Fort was honored to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.

Red Fort is a major attraction for tourists visiting the city all around the year. Chatta Chowk, its vaulted arcade is a local market that sells tourists trinkets. One can reach the main compound of Lal Quila after passing through the Chatta Chowk.

This fascinating building comprises of Drum House, the Hall of Public Audiences, the white marble Hall of Private Audiences, the Pearl Mosque, Royal Baths and Palace of Color. One of the major attractions of Lal Quila is the evening Light and Sound show. India’s glorious history is recreated every evening during the show.

3. Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk Delhi

Chandni Chowk or “Moonlight Square” is one of the memorable gifts of the Mughal Era that Delhi cherishes till date. Being one of the oldest and busiest markets of the country, Chandni Chowk is a center of attraction for traders as well, besides the tourists who come to visit the city. Chandni Chowk was designed and built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan’s favorite daughter Jahan Ara Begum in 1650 CE. The marketplace was 40 yards wide and 1520 yards long.

There’s an exciting story behind the naming of the place. Chandni Chowk was built in a square shape and had a pool at the center. The pool radiated moonlight at nights, giving a mesmerizing experience. This is possibly the reason why the marketplace is named as Chandni Chowk.

Chandni Chowk is famous for a whole lot of reasons besides being one of the biggest and oldest markets of the country. This part of Old Delhi houses many religious and historical monuments. Red Fort, the pride of India, is situated next to Chandni Chowk.

Besides, Chandni Chowk houses a whole lot of religious places too. People from various faiths visit the place. Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir, Gauri Shankar Temple, Shri Shiv Navgrah Mandir Dham, Central Baptist Church, Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, Sunehri Masjid, and Fatehpuri Masjid are some of the religious sites situated in Chandni Chowk. Each of these places is not just religious but also have historical backgrounds.

Chandni Chowk continues to be one of the biggest markets of the country. In fact, it is the biggest wholesale market in the country. One can find shops in the narrow bylanes of Chandni Chowk and can get some of the most amazing deals there.

Apart from hundreds of shops of traditional Indian dresses for both men and women, the wholesale market of hardware, hotel kitchen equipment, industrial chemicals, silver and gold jewelry, spices, dried fruits and nuts, and herbs is a unique attraction amongst the visitors.

Your visit to Chandni Chowk is incomplete if you do not try the eateries in the marketplace. This place is famous across the globe for its mouth-watering delicacies. The Parathe Wali Gali at Chandni Chowk is famous for its variety of parathas. From the regular Aloo ka paratha to the extraordinary bhindi paratha, the variety of parathas available here will leave your taste buds wanting for more. Besides, places like the Ghantewala halwai, Natraj’s Dahi Bhalle, Chaatwallah, the jalebiwala, Gole hatti, et al, will enhance the experience of the place for you.

Chandni Chowk has found a place in films as well. Movies like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Delhi 6, Black and White, Chandni Chowk to China, etc. have featured the beauty of this part of Delhi beautifully.

4. Humayun’s Tomb

Humayun’s Tomb Delhi

The tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun, called Humayun’s Tomb, was built in Delhi in 1569-70. The construction of Humayun’s Tomb was commissioned by his first wife and chief consort Empress Bega Begum.

It was designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas and his son, Sayyid Muhammad along with some Persian architects, who were chosen by the Begum. Located in Nizamuddin East, Humayun’s Tomb is the first garden tomb of Indian sub-continent. It was declared UNESCO World Heritage SIte in 1993.

The complex of Humayun’s Tomb not just houses the tomb of Emperor Humayun, but also the graves of Bega Begum, Hamida Begum and also Dara Shikoh, grandson of Emperor Humayun and son of Emperor Shah Jahan. The building of tomb is a perfect showcase of Mughal architecture and the way it has evolved.

Besides, the main building, the Charbagh gardens of Humayun’s Tomb are also a significant attraction. Built in typical Persian style, these gardens serve as a rest area for the visitors.

Humayun’s Tomb is constructed in Nizamuddin area of Delhi. This site was chosen keeping in mind the proximity of the place to Nizamuddin Dargah , the mausoleum of Sufi Saint Hazrat Nizamuddin.

The architecture of Humayun’s Tomb is rather impressive. This mesmerizing architecture is given true showcase Persian styles of Islamic architecture. The tomb is about 47 meters high and 91 meters wide. The exterior of the monument is simple and symmetrical. The dome of Humayun’s Tomb is a special attraction. So do ensure that you tick the place in your list while you visit Delhi.

5. Connaught Place

Connaught Place Delhi

Connaught Place is one of the largest commercial and financial centers of the country and the world. Popularly known as CP, the place houses the headquarters of some of the biggest Corporates. Besides, it is a fashion destination too. Some of the biggest brands in the world have their showrooms in Connaught Place.

It is worth mentioning here that Connaught Place is one of the most expensive real estate in the world. CP was termed as the showpiece of Lutyens’ Delhi. Courtesy its fantastic structure and architecture, Connaught Place is considered to be one of the top heritage sites of the city and pride of the country. The place is named after Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught and Strathearn. The marketplace was built between 1929 - 1933 and is still a masterpiece in its own right.

The Georgian architecture of Connaught Place is borrowed from Royal Crescent in Bath. Connaught Place is built in a circle and has two floors. The idea was to provide commercial space on the ground floor and residential area on the top level.

CP is divided into two concentric circles, bifurcating the place into the inner circle, middle circle, and outer circle. The three circles are joined by the seven roads emerging from the inner central park.

The government wanted to build New Delhi Railway Station in CP, but the plan couldn’t materialize due to the scarcity of space. Hence, the station was built in Paharganj area, next to Connaught Place. Connaught Place is famous not just for its architecture and heritage, but also for its cinemas and eateries.

Earlier, traders from Kashmere gate area used to travel to this marketplace. But later, it became the entertainment hub of the elite. Regal Cinema, the first cinema of Connaught Place used to host favorite concerts, ballet performances, and theatre groups. Odean and Rivoli cinemas came up later.

Connaught Place is also known for Wenger’s, the first pastry shop in the city, set up by a Swiss Couple. The pastry shop exists to date.

Post independence, Connaught Place got its first underground market, called Palika Bazaar. It was set up in the empty block under the inner circle. The Bazaar has expanded its wings towards the outer circle now.

6. Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar Delhi

Qutab Minar, Qutb Minar or Qutub Mina spell it as it suits you. Spelling could defer from historian to historian, but the charm of the building remained the same throughout the history. This 73-meter tall minaret has five stories. Interestingly, the base diameter of the structure is 14.3 meters, while it slims down to 2.7 meters as it approaches the top.

Qutub Minar draws inspiration from Minaret of jam, built in Afghanistan. It is believed that Qutab Ud-din Aibak, the founder of Delhi Sultanate, started building the minaret around 1192. He is credited to have built the first floor of the five-storeyed minaret. However, the task was taken up by Aibak’s son-in-law and successor, Iltutmish, who has added three more stories to the minaret in the year 1220.

The Qutab Minar that you see today was, however, completed by Firoz Shah Tughlaq. There was a lightning strike in 1369 that had destroyed the top floor built by Iltutmish. Tughlaq not just repaired the damaged floor, but also constructed another deck on top of the building to complete it. Sher Shah Suri made another addition to the building while Humayun was in exile. He created an entrance to the minaret as well.

Qutub Minar is not the only place to visit in the minar complex. It is surrounded by a lot of places with historical significance. The Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque is in the same premises and is as old as the minaret itself. There is an iron pillar, which is very old and popular.

Let’s talk about the architecture of the minaret. As mentioned earlier, the makers have drawn inspiration from Afghanistan Minaret of Jam. The incorporation of looped bells, lotus borders, and garlands in its carving give it the local effect. Qutub Minar has stood the tests of time and rulers. The place is definitely worth a visit.

7. Lajpat Nagar Market

Lajpat Nagar Market Delhi

Delhi is a shopper’s delight because of places like Lajpat Nagar market. It's a residential and commercial place in the southern part of Delhi. Named after Lala Lajpat Rai, the Lion of India, the place is extremely popular amongst markets across the nation.

The area is divided into four parts: Lajpat Nagar I, Lajpat Nagar II, Lajpat Nagar III and Lajpat Nagar IV. Popular residential areas like Amar Colony, Dayanand Colony, Double Storey, Vikram Vihar, etc., fall into the domain of Lajpat Nagar. However, the place is known to be a shoppers’ delight.

The ladies salwar suit market of Lajpat Nagar is famous worldwide. The kind of variety you get there is unmatchable. Besides, the garments and textiles shops in Central Market are a delight. You get the latest and unique fabrics at the most reasonable costs.

Lajpat Nagar was developed after the refugees from new Pakistan came to this part of the country. There were Sikhs and Hindus, who were provided shelter by the government and were allotted lands to construct houses for themselves. Nowadays, it is a preferred location for travelers from places like Middle East, Afghanistan, Africa, who travel to India for medical aid or education.

8. Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple Delhi

Lotus Temple is one of the most prominent attractions of Delhi. Known for its Lotus flower-like shape, the place is a Baha’i House of Worship. Opened for the public in December 1986, construction of The Lotus Temple cost around $10 million. The temple is not just known for its scenic value. It is the serenity and calm of Lotus Temple that attracts people from across the globe.

The best part of this temple is that people from any religion, caste or creed can visit it, without any inhibition or boundation. However, it remains a significant attraction amongst the tourists purely from the architectural point of view.

It has, in fact, won many awards. According to the statistics from the Government of India, the Baha’i House of Worship had 100 million visitors by April 2014. It is one of the most visited buildings of the world. A significant chunk of its visitors is architectural enthusiasts from across the globe, who fly down to see this architectural marvel and appreciate its beauty.

9. Purana Quila

Purana Quila Delhi

Amidst the glitz and glamour of Delhi city, stands an old yet attractive monument called Purana Quila or Old Fort. Purana Quila is spread in the area of almost two kilometers and is rectangular. History states that the monument was built under the reign of Humayun and Afghan Sher Shah Suri.

The fort is made up of walls that rise to 18 meters and has three arched gateways. The Bada Darwaza (Big gate) faces west and is used till date. The Humayun Gate, situated towards the south of the monument is known by the name as Humayun himself built it. Humayun’s tomb is visible from that gate. The third gate is the Talaqi Gate or the forbidden gate. All the gates are decorated with white and colored-marble inlays and blue tiles.

The gates give a good glimpse of Rajasthani architecture with their ornate overhanging balconies or jharokhas and pillared pavilions or chattris. While the grandeur of the architecture is sure to impress you, the interior architectures are also equally captivating.

Qila-i-Kuhna mosque and the Shermandal, created by Sher Shah, are the two noticeable architectures within the Purana Quila, that are worth a mention here.

Qila-i-Kuhna mosque is a single domed mosque built in pre-Mughal style in the year 1541. The mosque has five gateways in horse-shoe architecture and is an example of pointed arch architecture, that was followed later by a lot of Mughal buildings.

On the other hand, the Sher Mandal, that is named after Share Shah, is a double-storeyed octagonal tower of red sandstone. Sher Shah began the construction of the building, but Humayun completed it after he recaptured the fort.

Purana Quila is now being used as a picnic cum tourist spot and is quite popular amongst the localites and the tourists traveling to Delhi.

10. Akshardham Temple

Akshardham Temple Delhi

Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple, also known as Akshardham, is one of the most important social, religious and cultural places of Delhi. BAPS has constructed the temple. It is inspired by Yogiji Maharaj and is created by Pramukh Swami Maharaj.

Officially opened on 6th November 2005, by Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, the Akshardham Temple attracts at least 70 percent of the tourists coming to the city. Akshardham Temple, Delhi, is the successor of Akshardham Temple, Gandhinagar, Gujarat and is built according to Vastu Shastra and Panchatantra Shastra.

The main shrine of the temple is the central point and is the main attraction of the temple. There are various exhibition halls created in the complex that displays an excellent sense of design and technology.

Some of the noticeable features of the Akshardham temple complex include Sahaj Anand water show, an Abhisheka Mandap, a thematic garden and three exhibitions namely Sahajanand Darshan (Hall of Values), Neelkanth Darshan (an IMAX film on the early life of Swaminarayan as the teenage yogi, Neelkanth), and Sanskruti Darshan (a cultural boat ride).

The beauty of Akshardham Temple is its architecture. It presents a mix of architectural styles from across the country. It is built of 234 ornately carved pillars, 20,000 murtis of sadhus, acharyas, and devotees and has nine beautifully crafted domes. The temple houses murtis of Swami Narayana, Shiv Parvati, Radha Krishna, Sita Ram and Lakshmi Narayan.

11. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Delhi

No matter what religious belief you follow, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib in Delhi is a must-visit place for you. It is one of the most famous Sikh Gurdwaras in the city as well as in the country. It is known for its association with eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan Singh.

Built as a small shrine by Sikh General Sardar Baghel Singh in 1783, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is situated on Baba Kharak Singh Marg in Connaught Place, New Delhi. Its golden dome and a large flagpole called Nishan Sahib make you recognize the place from a distance too.

It is interesting to note that Gurudwara Bangla Sahib was originally a bungalow, that belonged to Raja Jai Singh and was known as Jaisingh Pura palace. It is believed that Guru Har Krishan Singh used to reside in the bungalow during his stay in Delhi in 1664.

There was smallpox and cholera epidemic that was spread in the city. He served a lot of sufferers with aid and water from a small well within the house. Later, he caught the diseases himself and died on 30th March 1664. Raja Jai Singh constructed a small tank on that well, which exists even today.

It is believed that the water of that tank has healing properties and people carry it with them all over the world. The gurdwara campus also houses a hospital, a library and a higher secondary school and Baba Baghel Singh Museum.

12. Lakshmi Narayan Temple

Lakshmi Narayan Temple Delhi

Better known as Birla Temple, the Lakshmi Narayan Temple is dedicated to Lord Lakshmi Narayan. Lakshmi Narayan refers to Lord Vishnu, also known as Narayan when he is with his consort Lakshmi. Although a Hindu temple, it is open to people of all religions and castes.

Built by industrialist Baldeo Das Birla and his sons, the temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi on the condition that it will be open for people of all religions. It was built from 1933 to 1939 and was the first large Hindu temple in Delhi.

The Birla temple is spread over 7.5 acres of land and has a large garden, shrine, fountains, and a hall called Geeta Bhawan for discourses. The temple is a significant attraction for tourists and localites on special occasions like Janmashtami and Diwali.

The temple’s architecture gives a sense of modern Indian architecture. It was designed by Sris Chandra Chatterjee, a leading proponent of the "Modern Indian Architecture Movement. Over hundred skilled artisans from Benaras were put to the task of making the idols for the temple, which was inspired by Nagara style of temple architecture.

The artisans crafted the idols of Hindu lords with marble stone sourced from places like Jaipur. The architects had used Kota stone from Makrana, Agra, Kota, and Jaisalmer for the construction of the temple premises. A whole lot of artificial landscapes and greenery in the campus is inviting and soothing. So the next time you are in Delhi, don’t miss out of ticking it in your list.

13. Hauz Khas Complex

Hauz Khas Complex Delhi

Amidst the fascinating youth junction of Delhi city, Hauz Khas, is an old time charmer called Hauz Khas Complex. Situated in the southern part of the city, Hauz Khas complex comprises of a few exciting elements including a water tank, a tomb, a mosque, Islamic seminary and some pavilions. The Hauz Khas Complex gives a fair sense of 13th century Delhi Sultanate reign.

Although Hauz Khas adds to the list of some of the most excellent commercial and residential places of the city, the Hauz Khas Complex holds the old world charm. The water tank, for instance, was built during Alauddin Khilji's reign to meet the water supply needs of newly built fort at Siri.

The size of the tank has now shrunk substantially due to encroachment and siltation. However, in its present state, it is quite well maintained. In fact, Delhi Development Authority makes constant efforts to preserve the tank.

Another attraction in Hauz Khas Complex is the tomb of Firoz Shah. Firoz Shah Tughlaq is known to have made significant contributions to the history of Delhi. He died at the age of ninety years after his continuous illness between 1385 and 1388. Interestingly, Firoz Shah had built a domed tomb for himself within the precincts of Hauz Khas.

Hauz Khas village was also known for being a large congregation of Islamic Scholars and students who came to the Madrasa for their Islamic Education. It was also termed as the Medieval Centre of Learning in India by some renowned historians.

14. Dilli Haat

Dilli Haat Delhi

For all those who want to enjoy the true spirit of Delhi in a few hours, a visit to Dilli Haat is a must. Food and shopping are in the air of Dilli Haat. It is an open aircraft bazaar and food plaza located in the southern part of the city. Dilli Haat has a paid entrance system and is run by Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation.

Dilli Haat is a permanent market and is unlike a traditional weekly market. However, some sellers do rotate in the marketplace on a fortnightly basis. You will find unique products including rosewood and sandalwood carvings, embellished camel hide footwear, sophisticated fabric and drapery, gems, beads, brassware, metal crafts, and silk & wool fabrics. Exhibitions are being hosted in the exhibition hall of the haat, for promoting handicrafts and handlooms.

Being centrally located, Dilli Haat is pretty accessible from all modes of transport. While you visit Dilli Haat and wish to buy something from there, do not miss out on bargaining for the price. Dilli Haat is as much a family picnic spot as it is a shopping destination. Local families come to the place for fun and frolic and spending some quality time with each other. It is also a meet-up area for college students, especially girls.

There are some fantastic food vendors, who put up their stalls in Dilli Haat. While you get to taste some local delicacies, you also get a flavor of some state oriented dishes. Like the handicrafts, the food served in Dilli Haat also gives a fair sense of the culture of the country.

Do ensure that you have some time in hand to visit nearby places as well, including Sarojini Nagar market. Sarojini market is another local, ultra cheap and fantastic market of Delhi, like Lajpat Nagar. Pretty close to Dilli Haat, Sarojini market attracts a lot of young crowd for providing some cool fashion clothes and accessories at unbelievable prices.

15. Raj Ghat

Raj Ghat Delhi

In the older part of Delhi, lies a cool and calm place called the Raj Ghat. Raj Ghat is a memorial dedicated to the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi. It is a black marble platform, built on the spot of Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation. It was built on 30th January 1948, a day after his assassination. The memorial is left open under the sky, and an eternal flame burns on end.

Located on the banks of River Yamuna, Raj Ghat is situated on Mahatma Gandhi Road. The place is high on the list of politicians, state guests, and historians. One must remove his shoes before entering the walls of the Raj Ghat. Outside the walled architecture, is a lawn with some natural greenery.

While you visit the Raj Ghat to pay tribute to Gandhiji, do not miss out on Shantivan , which is the Samadhi of India’s first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Shantivan is located towards the north of Raj Ghat. Adjacent to Shantivan is Ekta Sthal, where K R Narayana, the tenth president of the country was cremated in 2005.

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Top 10 tourist attractions on Delhi Metro Blue Line route

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National capital Delhi has a robust metro netwrok, using which citizens and tourists can visit a large number of tourist destinations. In this guide, we list out 10 tourists places that you can visit using the Delhi Metro Blue Line ,  that connects the Dwaraka sub city with Noida and Ghaziabad with two different branches. 

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Top 10 tourist places along Delhi Metro Blue Line

Connaught place.

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Nearest Metro : Rajiv Chowk Metro Station

Distance : 0 KM

Walking Time : 0 minutes

Connaught Place, which has the distinction of being the central business district of Delhi, charms citizens and tourisms alike for its architectural glamour and commercial blitz.  Boasting of some of the most prominent heritage structures in New Delhi, the area was developed as a showpiece of the Lutyens’ Delhi Zone. 

Hanuman Mandir Jhandewalan

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Nearest Metro : Ramakrishna Ashram Marg

Renowned for its towering statue of Lord Hanuman reaching an impressive height of 108 foot, the Jhandewalan Hanuman Temple holds a special place among the revered shrines in the capital. Positioned strategically, this statue is prominently visible from both the Jhandewalan and Karol Bagh metro stations, enhancing the temple’s popularity among devotees and visitors in Delhi.

Akshardham Temple

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Nearest Metro: Akshardham Metro Station

Distance: 0.2 KM

Walking Time: 5 minute 

Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Delhi epitomises 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breathtaking grandeur and beauty. It brilliantly showcases the essence of India’s ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spiritual messages. Heralded by the Guinness World Record as the World’s Largest Comprehensive Hindu Temple, the complex was inaugurated on 6 November, 2005.

Bharat Mandapam

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Nearest Metro: Supreme Court 

Distance: 0.5 KM

Walking time: 3 minutes

The Bharat Mandapam Convention Centre is a world-class facility equipped with modern infrastructure and technology, suitable for hosting conclaves, summits, meetings, cultural events and congregations. The convention centre comes with dedicated VIP and guest lounges and five-star catering services to support events of up to 7,000 persons in a single format. The complex is designed to provide easy accessibility for visitors,specially abled persons and senior citizens, having a parking capacity of more than 5,000 vehicles. The complex is surrounded by a beautifully landscaped plaza with a musical fountain.

Agrasen ki Baoli

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Nearest Metro: : Barakhambha Metro Station

Distance: 0.65 KM

Walking Time: 9 minutes

Agrasen Ki Baoli, also referred to as Akshay Ki Baoli, is a historical stepwell situated in New Delhi. Spanning 60 mt in length and 15 mt in width, this architectural marvel is located on Hailey Road, close to Connaught Place and Jantar Mantar.

Designated as a protected monument by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act of 1958, Agrasen Ki Baoli stands as a significant testament to India’s rich cultural heritage and architectural ingenuity.

Purana Qila

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Nearest Metro: Indraprastha Metro Station

Distance: 1 KM

Walking Time: 10 minute 

The Old Fort, also known as Purana Quila, stands proudly amid lush greenery, a testament to its enduring presence. Constructed on the ancient site of Indraprastha, one of Delhi’s earliest cities, Purana Quila boasts a roughly rectangular shape encompassing a perimeter of nearly two kilometers.

Its robust ramparts, adorned with merlons, are flanked by three gateways fortified with bastions on either side. Once encircled by a wide moat connected to the Yamuna River, which once flowed to the east of the fort, the Purana Quila exudes a sense of grandeur and history.

Originally initiated by Humayun, who laid the foundation for the new capital, Dinpanah, the construction of the massive gateway and walls of Purana Quila was continued by Sher Shah Suri after displacing Humayun. Today, Purana Quila serves as the venue for a captivating sound and light show held every evening, offering visitors a mesmerizing journey through the rich tapestry of its history and heritage.

Birla Mandir

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Nearest Metro: Ramakrishna Ashram Marg

Distance: 1.5 KM

Walking Time:   22 minutes

The Laxmi Narayan Temple, commonly referred to as the Birla Mandir, stands as a prominent religious site and a significant tourist draw in Delhi. Constructed in 1939 by the industrialist JK Birla, this splendid temple graces the western vicinity of Connaught Place. Dedicated to Laxmi, the goddess of prosperity, and Narayana, the preserver in Hindu mythology, the temple holds a special place in the hearts of devotees. Notably, it holds historical significance as it was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi with the condition that people of all castes would be welcomed within its sacred premises.

National Zoological Park (Delhi Zoo)

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Nearest Metro: Supreme Court  

Distance: 2.8 KM

Walking time: 36 minutes

Established in 1959, the National Zoological Park , commonly known as Chidiya Ghar, is nestled near The Old Fort in Delhi, serving as a beloved weekend destination for both adults and children. Renowned for its well-maintained grounds, the park draws a significant number of tourists. Visitors can enjoy the convenience of on-site canteens and opt for reasonably priced battery-operated vehicles if fatigued, although exploring the park on foot is where the real adventure lies.

National Craft Museum

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Source: DMRC

Walking time: 20 minutes

The National Crafts Museum & Hastkala Academy celebrates the rich, diverse, and practicing craft and weaving traditions of India. Situated at the corner of Pragati Maidan, opposite the majestic Purana Qila, the museum was designed by the renowned architect Charles Correa.

The museum is a visual repository, showcasing the traditional architectural marvels simulated in the museum building.  The heritage crafts and textiles collections displayed around in the open air areas, the  galleries and the intricacies of making of handicraft and handloom artefacts can be seen under one roof.  Also, visitors can purchase souvenirs direct from the artisans and weavers.

Shri Ram Centre for Performing Arts

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Nearest Metro: Mandi House

Distance: 0.3 KM

Shri Ram Centre for Performing Arts was originally known as the Indian National Theatre till 1950. Since then, it has grown to be a landmark in Delhi’s theatre circuit. Today, it is an independent cultural society committed to promote arts and culture as well as nurture talents in the field of performing arts. It is devoted to preserve Hindi theatre along with other forms of globally recognised performing arts.

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Delhi Attractions you won’t be able to skip visiting at least once

Delhi, the capital of Incredible India, is in no way any less than incredible itself. With some of the most beautiful and captivating Tourist Places in Delhi you always have something to look forward to within the city or even at the numerous Places to Visit near Delhi . From the historical Red Fort to the happening Dilli Haat and many others, the city is brimming with innumerable spots for people from all spheres of life. Be it Romantic Places in Delhi like Garden of Five Senses or those apt for family outings, such as Nehru Planetarium, Delhi has something for everyone. Also, with myriad great Hotels in Delhi for a comfortable stay, you can always be assured of a memorable vacation in the Dilwali Dilli .

Certainly then, it goes without saying that Delhi Tourism is one of the most sought attractions for travellers, both Indians and those from across the world. So let’s discover the amusing Places to Visit in Delhi , we are sure you will love.

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Best Time to Visit Delhi

It is best to visit Delhi between the month of October and March when the temperature is pleasant enough for different Things to Do in Delhi . It is also the perfect time to explore the various Places to Visit Near Delhi as well.

Delhi Monuments & Temples

Tourist Places in Delhi Revealing Exceptional Structural Marvels

1. India Gate

Does this iconic site even need any introduction? Defining India, this monument which was erected in 1931 is one of the best Delhi Tourist Attractions and serves as a revered memorial for the martyrs from the World War I and Afghanistan war. Looking its best in the night, lined with beautiful lights, it is one site that is also highly frequented by the locals. India gate is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Delhi at night!

 India Gate-Tourist Places in Delhi

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  • Location: Rajpath Marg, New Delhi
  • Timings: Open 24*7
  • Cost per Person: Free
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 4.0

2. Rashtrapati Bhawan

Although not fully accessible, Rashtrapati Bhawan, the residence of President of India, is still one of the best Delhi sightseeing places and a popular tourist place near Delhi. Spread in a vast area of 200,000 sq. ft. with 340 rooms, a painstakingly manicured presidential gardens or Mughal Gardens, staff quarters, stables, and enormous open spaces, this monument is surely a must visit Delhi Attraction.

Rashtrapati Bhavan- Tourist Places in Delhi

  • Location: Rashtrapati Bhawan, President’s Estate, New Delhi
  • Timings: 09:00 am to 04:00 pm daily but the gardens including Mughal Garden remains open from August to March- Friday to Sunday
  • Entry fee: Approx. Rs. 40- 50 per head for individuals and groups with members less than 30, and Rs. 1,200 for groups of 30 members
  • TripAdvisor Rating:  4.5
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3. Agrasen Ki Baoli

Agrasen Ki Baoli-Tourist Places in Delhi

Made extra popular by Amir Khan’s PK, Agrasen or Ugrasen ki Baoli is one of most fascinating Tourist Places in Delhi . This lovely step that is 60 m long and about 15 m wide, is not just famous for its brilliant architecture and appeal, but also the rumoured haunted activities making it the Best Place in Delhi for Friends to explore together. This haunted yet beautiful step well at Connaught place is an exciting and a popular tourist place in Delhi.

  • Location: Hailey Road, Near KG Marg, CP, New Delhi
  • Timings: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm

4. Jantar Mantar

One of the five giant sundials cum astronomical observatories constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh II, Jantar Mantar is a major attraction of the city, worth beholding. This astronomical observatory is one of the most fascinating places to visit in Delhi. Although, the surrounding tall buildings make it impossible to obtain accurate results now, visiting this scientific marvel is definitely one of the most popular Things to Do in Delhi .

Jantar Mantar-Tourist Places in Delhi

  • Location: Sansad Marg, CP, New Delhi
  • Timings: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Cost per Person: Approx. Rs. 5 for Indian citizens and Rs. 100 for foreigners
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5

5. Red Fort, Amongst Popular Tourist Places in Delhi

The face of the Indian Capital, Red Fort is a famous Tourist Places in Delhi which was built in 1638. A great Mughal monument, it is entirely made up of red sandstone and displays imposing walls, marvellous architecture, chhata bazaar, and entertaining light and sound show which are especially attractive. This epitome of Mughal era is a very popular tourist place in Delhi. The Red Fort is one of those places to visit in Delhi with friends and family.

Red Fort-Tourist Places in Delhi

  • Location: Netaji Subhash Marg, Lal Qila, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi
  • Timings: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm daily, Mondays closed
  • Cost per Person: Approx. Rs. 10- 20 for Indian citizens and Rs. 1o0-200 for foreigners. The entry for children below the age of 15, is free.

6. Qutub Minar

This mysterious monument, again from the Mughal era, is yet another splendid Places to Visit in Delhi. It was built by Qutub-ud-din-Aibak, hence the name and stands 73 m tall. This unique five-storied brick minaret is beautifully carved and engraved with scriptures. . The Qutub Minar is one of the most recommended places to visit in Delhi.

Qutub Minar-Tourist Places in Delhi

  • Location: Mehrauli, New Delhi
  • Timings: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm daily
  • Cost per Person: Approx. Rs. 10- 20 for Indian citizens and Rs. 2o0-300 for foreigners. The entry for children below the age of 15, is free.
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7. Bahai (Lotus) Temple

A wonderful example of secularism, Bahai temple, famously called as Lotus temple symbolizes the unity of four religions viz. Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism and Jainism. The Bahai or Lotus Temples easily makes a spot for its self among the list of among the list of top tourist places in Delhi. Manifesting the secular faith of Bahai community, this magnificent temple has its doors opened for people of religions and beliefs.

 Bahai (Lotus) Temple-Tourist Places in Delhi

  • Location: Lotus Temple Rd, Bahapur, Shambhu Dayal Bagh, Kalkaji, New Delhi
  • Timings: Remains open on all days except Monday. Timings in summers is 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and in winters, 9:00 am to 5:30

8. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

A highly popular religious site visited not just by the Sikh community but the masses, it is both a peaceful spiritual abode and a famous Delhi Tourist Attraction . Built-in 1783 by a Sikh general Baghel Singh, the gurudwara complex consists of a lovely Sarovar, a school, hospital museum and a library as well. This peaceful tourist place is a must visit tourist place near Delhi.

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib-Tourist Places in Delhi

  • Location: Bangla Sahib Rd, Near GPO, Hanuman Road Area, CP, New Delhi

9. Jama Masjid

Among the most impressive Tourist Places in Delhi is Jama Masjid, an architectural marvel which also happens to be India’s largest mosque. With a capacity of holding about 25,000 people at a time, the mosque is among the first creations of Shah Jahan. It has four towers of which the southern one gives you an absolutely stunning view of the city. To enter the mosque, you need to follow a specific dress code or need to hire an outfit vended at the premises. This architectural marvel by Shah Jahan should definitely be a part of your list among the places to visit in Delhi.

Jama Masjid-Tourist Places in Delhi

  • Location: Meena Bazaar, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi
  • Timings: 7:00 am to 12:00 pm & 1:30 to 6:30 pm
  • Cost per Person: Free except for videography which is chargeable at approx. Rs. 200- 400
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 3.5

10. Humayun’s Tomb

Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Humayun’s Tomb is a gorgeous work of art, commissioned by the wife of Humayun, Hamida Banu Begum. Built in 1570, it showcases a clear influence of Persian and Central Asian styles of architecture and is an inspiration to the design of the famous Taj Mahal, a popular Tourist Places in Delhi .

Humayun’s Tomb-Tourist Places in Delhi

  • Location: Mathura Road, Opposite Dargah Nizamuddin, New Delhi
  • Timings: 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Cost per Person: Approx. Rs. 30 for Indians & Rs. 500 for Foreigners

11. Akshardham Temple

Built not long back, Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple is the largest Hindu temple and one of the most gorgeous Delhi Sightseeing Places. Constructed in pink stone and marble, it is indeed one of the Best Places in Delhi for Family tours. For those who wish to visit the night show, the Akshardham Temple is one of the beautiful  tourist places in Delhi to visit at night.

Akshardham Temple-Tourist Places in Delhi

  • Location: NH 24, Akshardham Setu, New Delhi
  • Timings: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm, Mondays closed
  • Cost per Person: Free, with a separate fee for viewing exhibitions.

Delhi Parks & Museums

Tourist Places in Delhi Offering Unmatched Amusement

12. Lodhi Garden

Along with historical tombs dating back to the 15 th Century, skilfully cropped gardens and some of the most picturesque locations in the region apt for photography, Lodhi Gardens is definitely a must-visit Delhi Sightseeing Place. You can witness a lot of historical monuments at this tourist place in Delhi. It offers a great opportunity for a memorable picnic with your loved ones, striking off a great Thing to Do in Delhi from your bucket list.

Lodhi Garden-Tourist Places in Delhi

  • Location: Lodhi Rd, Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi
  • Timings: 6:00 am to 7:30 pm
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13. Garden of Five Senses

A venture of Delhi Tourism , Garden of Five Senses is an exquisitely built theme park with numerous attractions worth beholding. With pretty pools of water lilies, solar energy parks, Khas Bagh garden, herb garden etc. it is one of the best places to visit in delhi with friends and family. The romantic aura about this place also adds this place among the Best Places in Delhi for Couples.

 Garden of Five Sense-Tourist Places in Delhi

  • Location: Western Marg, Near Saket Metro Station, Said-Ul-Ajaib Village, New Delhi
  • Timings: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm in summers & 9:00 am to 6:00 pm in winters
  • Cost per Person: Children up to the age of 12 years & senior citizens approx. Rs. 10- 20 & others Rs. 30- 40

14. Crafts Museum

Another of an impressive Tourist Places in Delhi, Crafts Museum is a vintage museum constructed as a theme village. This vintage museum is one of the most explorable tourist places in Delhi. Offering an inimitable experience of village life you can enjoy a lot of exciting  Things to Do in Delhi at this spot, including the sight of beautifully crafted temple chariot and beguiling Gujrati Haveli, breakfast at Café Lota and shopping for handicrafts from local artisans.

Crafts Museum-Tourist Places in Delhi

  • Location: Pragati Maidan Bhairon Marg, New Delhi
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Cost per Person: Approx. Rs. 10- 15 for Indian citizens, Rs. 150- 200 for foreigners & Re. 1 for students

15. Shankar’s International Dolls Museum

A favourite with kids, Dolls Museum is one Places to Visit in Delhi that is also a hit with adults alike. Housing more than 6000 dolls collected from around 85 countries, this lovely Tourist Places in Delhi is one of its kind. Envisaged by the celebrated cartoonist K Shankar Pillai, it is a great place to include in your Delhi Tour Package especially if you are travelling with kids.

Shankar’s International Dolls Museum-Tourist Places in Delhi

  • Location: Nehru House 4, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Beside Metro Station Gate No 4, New Delhi
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Cost per Person: Approx. Rs. 15-20 for adults and Rs. 5- 10 for children

Delhi Markets, Food & Entertainment Zones

Tourist Places in Delhi to Splurge, Eat, Socialize & Enjoy

16. Connaught Place

A heaven for shoppers, Connaught Place is one of the most popular Tourist Places in Delhi known for its unique concentric circle’s design and uncountable boutique shops, restaurants, Resorts in Delhi, street markets like Janpath and Palika Bazaar. The Connaught Place is one of the most recommended places to visit in Delhi because of the variety of options it has to offer. CP is also the home to the pulsating Delhi Nightlife which can be experienced at places such as Kitty Su. With many great Places to Visit in Delhi located near CP, it is certainly the foremost city attraction without which Delhi Tourism would be incomplete.

Connaught Place-Tourist Places in Delhi

  • Location: Connaught Place, Near Rajiv Chowk Metro Station, New Delhi
  • Timings: Shops usually remain open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

17. Dilli Haat

An exciting open-air arcade, Dilli Haat is a notable Tourist Places in Delhi worth visiting. A great place to hang out with friends or family, you can enjoy sumptuous treats from various regions across the country and shop for their handicrafts speciality as well. Among the best Things to Do in Delhi would be to attend the various cultural events organized here from time to time.

Dilli Haat-Tourist Places in Delhi

  • Location: Sri Aurobindo Marg, Laxmi Bai Nagar, New Delhi
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm daily
  • Cost per Person: Approx. Rs. 10-20 for Children, Rs. 30-40 for Indians & Rs. 100-200 for foreigners

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18. Chandni Chowk

Combine all famous Places to Visit in Delhi and yet Chandani Chowk would prove to be the best and the most popular Tourist Places in Delhi you won’t be able to miss. The narrow lanes of this time-tested space in the city are just too vibrant to leave alone. You can visit this place in delhi with friends to shop for a range of authentic Indian products, inexpensive handicrafts and clothes, jewellery etc. Also, it is the home to perhaps the grandest street food in India, which you can find at places like Paranthewali Gali.

Chandni Chowk-Tourist Places in Delhi

  • Location: Kaccha Bagh Area, Old Delhi, New Delhi
  • Timings: Shops usually stay open from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm daily. Mondays closed

19. Hauz Khas

Another of brilliant Tourist Places in Delhi , Hauz Khas complex is a vast area with myriad blocks. The E block is the most happening though with a soaring market and numerous restaurants for a satisfying evening in the city. The region is also the home to some famous places like Hauz Khas Fort, Mayfair Garden, Hauz Khas Social which is the perfect Delhi Tourist Attractions everyone must visit. It is also the site for the famous Kunzum Travel Café which is the hottest spot for tourists looking to socialize, and especially the Best Place in Delhi for Solo Travellers. For bird watchers and nature lovers it is a delight to visit this place in Delhi.

Hauz Khas-Tourist Places in Delhi

  • Location: Hauz Khas, South Delhi, New Delhi
  • Timings: Hauz Khas Village complex remains open from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon to Sat, but the timings of different restaurants etc. vary

Interesting Tourist Places near Delhi

Apart from the hordes of great Places to Visit in Delhi, there are numerous exciting destinations near the city. Places like Agra, Jim Corbett National Park, Dehradun, Mussoorie, Lansdowne etc. make for superb weekend getaways from the city. While Agra & Jaipur are the historical and truly romantic Places to Visit near Delhi, there are also many family-oriented destinations such as Nainital, Shimla, Jodhpur or Dehradun that you can choose. Places like Haridwar, Rishikesh, Mathura and Vrindavan, located near Delhi are the pious alternatives for the travellers seeking spiritualism on their journey. Moreover, you also have enough options for solo travel and a fun one with your friends, enjoying adventure sports, at Tourist Places in Delhi such as Rishikesh, Manesar, Shimla, Manali, Dharamshala.

With so many lovely places to visit and thrilling Things to Do in Delhi , no one can deny the perks of travelling to this amazing destination in India. You have everything here, from romantic to family-friendly spots and fun spaces for shopping or eating to socializing hubs. And on top of it, the endless options of great accommodation in Delhi only add to the charm.

So, if you too have made up your mind, do check out some of the best deals on Delhi Tour Packages and enjoy a blissful vacation in the heart of the country.

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10 Pro Tips For Navigating The Delhi Metro

Get a smart card.

Purchase a Metro Smart Card to facilitate your travel within the Delhi Metro system. It saves you from standing in long ticket queues and offers a 10 per cent discount on every ride. Reloading the card is easy and can be done at any metro station or online.

Download the Metro App

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) app is indispensable for navigating the metro. It provides detailed route maps, fare calculators, and live updates on train schedules.

Check Peak Hours

Peak hours in the Delhi Metro are typically from 8-10 AM and 5-8 PM. During these times, trains can get crowded. If possible, plan your travel outside these hours to ensure a more comfortable journey.

Plan Your Route

Before you start your journey, use the metro map to plan your route. Identify the lines you need to take and note any necessary transfers. This preparation helps you navigate the metro system more efficiently and reduces the chances of getting lost.

Keep Change Handy

If you don't have a Smart Card, keeping small change or lower denomination notes is crucial for purchasing tokens. This speeds up the process at ticket counters and ensures you’re not delayed by having to find change.

Stand on the Right

When using escalators in metro stations, always stand on the right side. This allows people in a hurry to pass on the left. This common courtesy helps maintain a smooth flow of passengers.

Boarding and Alighting

Always let passengers exit the train before you board. This practice ensures smooth movement and prevents unnecessary congestion at the doors. It also helps avoid accidents and allows for quicker and more organised boarding.

Use Women-Only Coaches

If you’re a woman, consider using the first or the last coach, reserved exclusively for female passengers. These coaches are usually less crowded and provide a safer environment, especially during late hours or peak times.

Mind Your Belongings

Keep a close watch on your belongings, especially during crowded times. Hold your bag in front of you, and be mindful of pickpockets. Avoid displaying valuables like smartphones or wallets in crowded areas to minimise the risk of theft.

Listen To Announcements

Pay close attention to the station announcements and digital boards inside the train. They provide important information about upcoming stations, line changes, and any service updates.

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Fantastic Places To Keep On Your List While Having A Budget-Friendly Dilli Darshan on The Pink Line!

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There's no denying the fact that Delhi Metro is the backbone of the capital. With 9 metro lines, coded by the names of different colours, the DMRC is used by almost 1.5 million people every day. The Pink Line, though a relatively new one, is Delhi Metro's longest route that connects Majlis Park to Shiv Vihar through a U-shaped network of 38 stations. But that's not the only interesting thing about it, it's the fact that the stops on this line are home to some of the best experiences that the city has to offer. From the unique Waste to Wonder Park to the clothes paradise Sarojini Market, here's our guide for you to explore the Pink Line spots in the best way possible.

1. Waste To Wonder Theme Park

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This one’s the latest talk of the town in terms of theme parks. Waste to Wonders Park is a one-of-its-kind theme park that features the 7 iconic wonders of the world made out of tonnes of industrial and other waste! It was inaugurated a little over a year ago and has since become a favourite amongst Delhiites as well as tourists. P.S. The park is currently closed so do keep an eye on their website for further updates.

2. Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah 

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No matter what faith you follow, an evening full of soothing qawwali is sure to touch your heart at Nizamuddin. The Dargah is the mausoleum of the famous Saint Nizamuddin Auliya and also enshrines the tombs of Amir Khusrau - the saint's beloved disciple, Jahanara - Shah Jahan's daughter and Mirza Ghalib. The best day to experience the qawwali is Thursday. But even if you cannot manage that, the architecture of this Dargah is a sight to behold!

3. Dilli Haat 

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We're sure that you're aware that Dilli Haat is a cultural melting pot. Get down at INA Metro station to experience the handicrafts and delicacies of various Indian states at Dilli Haat. You can get your hands on a variety of items from Pashmina shawls of Kashmir to Madhubani paintings of Bihar. And once you're tired, you can get yourself a dosa or even dal-baati!

4. Central Market

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Everyone who has been to Lajpat Nagar is familiar with the must-visit Central Market. It is one of the go-to markets for Delhiites to shop on a shoestring budget while having tasty snacks. Be it colourful dupattas, stylish accessories, western wear or desi juttis, this market has something for every shopper. Once you're done with the shopping spree you can try the famous Dolma Aunty Momos and Nagpal Chole Bhature to fill your stomachs to go back for the second round of shopping. 

5. Sarojini Nagar Market 

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If you've been to or lived in Delhi and haven't visited Sarojini Nagar Market, then you've missed out on a lot. Famous across the country for its inexpensive clothes and accessories, it's a shopper's dream come true. You can get clothes for as low as 50 bucks and accessories starting at just 10 bucks here. Don't miss out on the yummy street food here while you're at it.

6. NSP Complex

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The ultimate foodie destination on the Pink Line, NSP has everything from amazing street food to fine dining. Starting with the most famous outlet here, Billu's Hut is famous for its amazing pasta that has fans all across town. Next is Bistro 57 which offers a wide variety of hot and cold beverages along with scrumptious Garlic Bread. If you want to try some offbeat Pizzas then Raabta is the place to go to try their Drone and Beyblade pizzas. If fine dining is your thing then NSP also has Sura Vie and Eleven Course which offer unparalleled dining experiences. 

7. Punjabi Bagh Club Road 

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The party centre of Pink Line, Punjabi Bagh is famous for the Club Road which is home to some of the best clubs in town. If you are looking for offbeat cafes, late-night party clubs or just some nice cafes to hang out then Club Road is the place to be at. Take Off Scarlet and Raftaar have good party scenes while Verandah Moonshine and Tornado Cafe have a nice ambience and great food. If you want to try Offbeat then visit Dashi for some Japanese food. 

8. Lal Quarter Market

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Lal Quarter Market is to East Delhi what Sarojini Nagar Market is to South! This lesser-known flea market has everything from apparel and footwear to funky bags and accessories and will help you revamp your wardrobe without burning a hole in your pocket. This place is sprawling with vendors and shops of all kinds. You’ll find clothes for as low as 50 bucks and we’re not bluffing when we say that! While you’re there, do try Jeeta Kulfi Wale, Amritsaria Chaat Bhandar, Ram Laddoo Bhandar and Super Snacks for some quick snacks. 

9. Satya Niketan

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Home to what's known as Delhi University's South Campus, this one will lead you to Hudson Lane's South counterpart, Satya Niketan. If you're a foodie by heart and your ideal day out is hanging out at a cafe with your squad, this is the place for you. It's full of popular eateries like Cafeteria & Co., Echoes, Cafe Diaries and more, dishing out yummies at pocket-friendly prices.

So, there you have it. Which station are you getting off at? P.S. Mind the gap! *Wink*

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Man Gets Beaten Up When Trying To Stop A Fight; “Delhi Metro Never Disappoints!”, Netizens Say

Man Gets Beaten Up When Trying To Stop A Fight; “Delhi Metro Never Disappoints!”, Netizens Say

The video shows two unruly men fighting at the customer care centre of the delhi metro station during the incident..

Man Gets Beaten Up When Trying To Stop A Fight; “Delhi Metro Never Disappoints!”, Netizens Say

Delhi Metro is the lifeline of the city. However, it is also the place where you can see the most bizarre things in the capital! In a video that emerged on X (formerly Twitter), two men can be seen engaged in a physical fight and slapping each other at a Delhi Metro Station. Seeing this, a bystander at the customer care centre tries to intervene to stop the ruckus. However, one of the men ends up smacking him from behind! Scroll on to see the video.

Man Tries To Stop A Fight At Delhi Metro Station; Gets Slapped Instead

Kalesh b/w two uncles inside Delhi metro over buying coins pic.twitter.com/0Zcy8dvrDs — Ghar Ke Kalesh (@gharkekalesh) July 10, 2024

Imagine seeing two people in a fight and, by the goodness in your heart, trying to intervene and sort the issue out. Only, to get smacked at the back of your head instead! That’s exactly what happened with this poor man in a blue shirt in the video.

X user, @gharkekalesh, posted a video of two men engaging in a physical fight at a customer care centre of a Delhi Metro station. Because of the chaos, many people stopped to see what was happening. One such bystander, dressed in a blue shirt, tried to stop the unruly men. Unfortunately, one of them slapped him hard on the back as he tried to intervene. Taken aback, the blue-shirt man angrily turned around and you could see the other man rushing away to escape him!

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Netizens Have The Most Hilarious Reaction To The Incident

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The man getting slapped while trying to intervene in a fight at a Delhi Metro station has, apparently, entertained the netizens, especially the Delhi people! If you want to see how this video has entertained Delhiites, then just take a look at the comments on this post. From people asking why the poor man was slapped to many sharing relatable memes, the comments on this post cannot be missed!

The fight was taking place only between two uncles. Why was the poor third uncle beaten? — Satish Mishra 🇮🇳 (@SATISHMISH78) July 10, 2024
Blue shirt uncle is the reason why people dont intervene in fights to calm them down. Uncle proved it in just one video why we shouldn’t intervene 🤣 — ThirdEye (@3rdEyeDude) July 10, 2024
What blue shirt guy thought: doors will open from the left What actually happened: doors opened from the right — Rahul Dev (@meetrahuldev) July 10, 2024
I love how Delhi people just stop to watch and admire the kalesh. Mumbai wale aage nikal jaate hai ignore kar ke 🤣 — Kshitij Malve 🇮🇳 (@KshitijAMalve) July 10, 2024
Blue wale uncle ko kyu maara 😭😭😭 — Sanjana Singh Raghuvanshi (@ohmygodsanjana) July 10, 2024
Isiliye bade buzurg keh gue dusre k fadde mai tang nhi adana chiye. pic.twitter.com/CbqZebdfP8 — Ctrl C Ctrl Memes (@Ctrlmemes_) July 10, 2024
Yeh blue shirt wala faltu meh pela gaya🤣 — Death Hammer (@death_hammer_) July 10, 2024
Delhi metro never disappoints 💀🤣 — Heera Thakur (@deepakraghav012) July 10, 2024
Isiliye kisiki ladai me ghusna nahi chahiye 😭 lesson learnt — Rahul (@JaYaarYahanSe) July 10, 2024
Wo sab toh theek hai blue shirt wale ko kyun pela😭😂 — Rajneesh Yadav (@yadavrajneesh24) July 11, 2024
Grahak seva kendra❌ Grahak pitai Kendra ✅ — Parmar Chirag (@parmchg5699523) July 10, 2024
Begani shaadi mein bula Deewana 😂😂😂😂😂😂 — Manish Kumar (@ManishK88666991) July 13, 2024
3rd person be like👇🏼 pic.twitter.com/uqiPyhRS5I — Karma (@karmaisthelaw) July 10, 2024

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'Delhi Virus Reached Bengaluru?': Video of Men Exchanging Blows in Namma Metro Goes Viral

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Last Updated: July 10, 2024, 10:00 IST

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Viral video shows fight on Namma Metro (Photo Credits: X/@ChristinMP_)

Viral video shows fight on Namma Metro (Photo Credits: X/@ChristinMP_)

Bengaluru Metro: Viral video shows two men engaged in heated brawl due to unspecified reason.

As if the heated altercations on the Delhi Metro weren’t enough, the chaos seems to have spread to Bengaluru. A video capturing a brawl between two men on the Namma Metro has taken the internet by storm.

In the now-viral clip, the two men are seen hurling insults and trading punches amidst the crowded metro car. This wasn’t just a minor scuffle; the fight was intense, with both participants going at each other ferociously. Fortunately, other passengers stepped in and managed to defuse the situation.

Also Read: Women Fight Over Space Inside Delhi Metro, Internet Says ‘Free Entertainment Everyday’

The exact reason for the clash remains unclear, but it’s rumored that the two passengers got into a heated argument over pushing and shoving in the packed compartment. The time and location of the incident also remain unknown.

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A fight broke out between two passengers inside an overcrowded Metro train in Bengaluru.BMRCL is reviewing the video & investigating further details @OfficialBMRCL pic.twitter.com/x7uwMVqAfs — ChristinMathewPhilip (@ChristinMP_) July 9, 2024

While this seems to be the first such recorded incident on the Bengaluru metro, its rapid spread on social media has sparked concerns about public transport safety. One user commented, “Travelling in public transport is risky in multiple ways.” Another remarked, “Bound to happen with unruly behaviour by many passengers who don’t follow queues, rush in without allowing passengers to exit,lean on doors,crowd around the doors,etc; despite announcements & also due to many mute security personnel turning a blind eye in platforms.”

“Frustrated because of work pressure and crowd pressure both,” joined the third.

Interestingly, many have noted the crowd’s intervention, contrasting it with similar incidents in Delhi. “If it has been Delhi or somewhere passengers would have just stood and watched.. here the audience stopped the fight. That’s the difference between Bangalore and other places,” one user wrote. “Delhi metro vibes in namma metro…the big difference – Co passengers intervening and getting them to calm down,” echoed another.

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Meanwhile, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) is currently investigating the incident to determine the specifics, including the train and time of occurrence. In response, they plan to enhance security measures inside the trains to prevent future altercations.

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