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Places To Visit in Delhi

Delhi is the national capital of India and is the hub for tourist from all across the country. The National capital has been a prominent city for decades with its roots dating back to Mahabharat era.

Today we will take you across delhi and will suggest you to go for a blend of food as well as history tour.

Here are the list of places to visit in Delhi:-

India Gate

India Gate

The India Gate which is the symbol of the sacrifice of 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives during WWI. It was designed by Edwin Lutyens, and features the undying Amar Jawan Jyoti or the Flame of the Immortal Soldier which was added later to honor Indian martyred soldiers in the Indo-Pak War.

Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat, New Delhi

National War Memorial

National War Memorial

Build near the India gate is situated the National War Memorial.The memorial complex is in harmony with the existing layout and symmetry of the majestic Rajpath and Central Vista. Solemnity of the ambience is maintained with an emphasis on landscaping and the simplicity of architecture.

Apart from the main memorial, there is dedicated area for busts of soldiers who have been conferred with ‘Param Vir Chakra,’ the nation’s highest gallantry award.

The design of the main memorial exemplifies that supreme sacrifice made by a soldier in the line of duty not only makes him immortal but also depicts that the spirit of a soldier remains eternal.

Timing: 9 AM – 8 PM

Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat, New Delhi

Akshardham Temple

Akshardham is registered as the World’s largest comprehensive Hindu temple in the Guinness World Record, the temple is an architectural marvel built from intricately carved sandstone and marble.

The temple complex maintains a step-well styled courtyard and 60 acres of lush lawns featuring the bronze statues of Indian heroes, including patriots and warriors.

The temple also features beautiful exhibits which we highly recommend you to visit and it costs about 170 rupees.

Days Closed: Mondays

Complex Entry – Free | No Ticket

Paid Ticket: INR 170 (For exhibits) and INR 30 for fountain show

Nearest Metro Station: Akshardham Metro Station (By Walk – 200 metres / 7 min.)

Red Fort

Red Fort

The Red sandstone walls of the massive Red Fort (Lal Qila) rise 33-m above the clamour of Old Delhi as a reminder of the magnificent power and pomp of the Mughal emperors.

The walls, built in 1638, were designed to keep out invaders, now they mainly keep out the noise and confusion of the city.

The vaulted arcade of Chatta Chowk, a bazaar selling tourist trinkets, leads into the huge fort compound.

Inside is a veritable treasure trove of buildings, including the Drum House, the Hall of Public Audiences, the white marble Hall of Private Audiences, the Pearl Mosque, Royal Baths and Palace of Color.

Entry Fee: 90 (Indians), 950 (foreigners)

Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk, New Delhi

Timings: 09:30 am to 04:30 pm (closed on Mondays)

Lodhi Gardens 

Lodhi Gardens 

Lodi Gardens is a city park situated in New Delhi, India. Spread over 90 acres, it contains Mohammed Shah’s Tomb, the Tomb of Sikandar Lodi, the Shisha Gumbad and the Bara Gumbad, architectural works.

The Lodhi Gardens offer an ideal setting for family outings as well as a perfect spot for those seeking some peaceful time amid the refreshing nature. Sunset is especially breathtaking at the Lodhi Gardens. Adding to natural greenery are the impressive structures of tombs and mosques.

Timings: 5:00 am to 8:00 pm (April to September); 6:00 am to 8:00 pm (October to March)

Nearest Metro Station: Jorbagh Metro Station and Lok Kalyan Marg Metro Station

Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar

The Qutub Minar is a 73-metre tall minaret, named after Qutb-ud-din Aibak. The tower contains 5 distinct tapering storeys, wherein first 3 storeys of this masterpiece are adorned with red sandstone, while the fourth and fifth storeys are constructed in marble and sandstone respectively, engraved with decorative Quranic texts.

Interestingly, the tower has a spiral staircase with 379 steps, and has a mosque named ‘Quwwat-ul-Islam Masjid’ at the foot of the tower, which is the first mosque in India.

Timings: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Entry Fee: INR 30 (Indians); INR 500 (foreign nationals)

Nearest Metro Station: Qutub Minar metro station, New Delhi

Waste to Wonder Park

Waste to Wonder Park

Located in Rajiv Gandhi Smriti Van, Waste to Wonder Park is a one-of-a-kind theme park in the capital city of India.

It is spread over an area of 5 acres and known for featuring eye-catching replicas of the Seven Wonders of the World amidst lush green surroundings. One thing that distinguishes the park from other attractions around the city is that all structures here are created using industrial and automobile waste.

What’s more, South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has made use of solar and wind energy to light up the monuments post-sunset. From admiring the beauty of the monuments and taking photos to relaxing on the benches and enjoying a picnic, there are many amazing things you can do here.

Timings: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM; Closed on Mondays and all National Holidays

Entry Fee:
Children (3 – 12 years): ₹ 25; Adults (12 – 65 years): ₹ 50
Free entry for children below 3 years and senior citizens over 65 years of age

Nearest Metro Station: Hazrat Nizamuddin Metro Station

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

The Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of the most prominent gurudwaras for the Sikhs in Delhi. Located near the Connaught Place, this gurudwara has a holy river name Sarovar inside its complex. This complex also houses a hospital, a library, a museum, and a higher secondary school.

Timings: Open 24 hours a day

Entrance Fee: N/A

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk Metro Station

National Railway Museum

National Railway Museum

This unique museum has a fascinating and exotic collection of over 100 real size exhibits of Indian Railways. Static and working models, signaling equipments, antique furnitures, historical photographs and related literature etc. are displayed in the museum.

The line-up of old coaches includes the handsome Prince of Wales Saloon, built in 1875. Not to be outdone is the Maharaja of Mysore’s Saloon built in 1899 with its brocade covered chairs and an elegant rosewood bed; one can peer in through the windows for a good look. National Rail Museum.

The star attraction here is the Fairy Queen, built in 1855 and considered to be one of the best preserved steam locomotive engines of her age.

A ride in joy train and mono rail (PSMT) is the most exciting experience besides boating. Do not miss the handsome Fire Engine on your way out.

Timing : 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. 

Closed : Monday

Entry Ticket:

Weekdays Entry Ticket Charges
Adults- INR 50
Kids (3 – 12 years)- INR 10

Weekend & Govt Holiday Entry Ticket Charges
Adults- INR 100
Kids (3-12 years)- INR 20

Nearest Metro Station: Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi

Delhi Zoo

Delhi Zoo

National Zoological Park is home to a large number of species of birds, reptiles and mammals which live in an environment that in many ways resemble their natural habitat.

The zoo not only provides a home for endangered species, but also helps them to breed well in captivity.

Some of the special attractions at the Zoo include White Tiger, Gaur, Jaguar, Rhinoceros, Elephants, Brow-antlered Deer (Sangai), Lion-tailed Macaque, Migratory birds (during winters) etc.

AdultsRs. 80/- per head
Children (0 – 5 Years)Free
Children (5 – 12 Years)Rs. 40/- per head
Senior Citizen (60 Years and Above)Rs. 40/- per head

Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan Metro Station  

Birla Mandir

Birla Mandir

Laxmi Narayan Temple, also known as Birla Mandir, is one of Delhi’s major temples and a major tourist attraction. Built by the industrialst Sh. J.K. Birla in 1939, this beautiful temple is located in the west of Connaught Place.

The temple is dedicated to Laxmi (the goddess of prosperity) and Narayana (The preserver). The temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi on the condition that people of all castes will be allowed to enter the temple.

Nearest Metro Station: R. K. Ashram Marg (Blue Line)

Timings: 09:30 am to 04:30 pm (closed on Mondays)

Humayun’s tomb

Humayun’s tomb

Humayun’s tomb is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun’s chief consort, Empress Hamida Banu Begum, on patronage of her son Akbar, in 1558, and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas and his son, Sayyid Muhammad, Persian architects chosen by her. 

Timings: 6:00 am to 6:00 pm

Entry Fee: INR 30 (Indians); INR 500 (foreign nationals)

Nearest Metro Station: Jor Bagh, New Delhi

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