Top 10 Best Places to Visit in Delhi

Top 10 Places to visit Delhi

Delhi the capital of India. It is center of India. Many monuments and iconic places have been established by ancient Mughal, King of City that glows the beauty of Delhi. In earlier time Fort, Monuments and Tomb were built by the king and Mughal emperor to show his strength, save from invaders and remembrance of relative. Here are shown best iconic places and Best attraction places to visit in Delhi. e.g. Red Fort, Jam Masjid, Humayun Tomb, Qutub Minar, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, India Gate, Lotus Temple etc.

Come to the point if you are making plan for visiting best places in Delhi. Then points come to your mind which are the best places to visit in Delhi. You confused between these where to visit and then search Top 10 Best Places to Visit in Delhi.

So here we have list of top 10 iconic and attractive places to visit in Delhi. First of all we start with Red Fort.

Top 10 Places to visit Delhi
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Top 10 Best Places to Visit in Delhi

1.Red Fort (One of the best places to visit in Delhi)

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The Red Fort is top listed world heritage. It was constructed by Fifth Mughal emperor  Shah Jahan on 12th May 1639 When Shah Jahan decided to shift capital from Agra to Delhi. It was constructed for keeping out invaders. Shah Jahan likes red and white color most hence Red Fort constructed of Red sandstone.

Now Prime Minister hoists the tricolor flag in Red Fort on Independence Day of India 15th August and delivers an impressive speech. Therefore you should visit Red Fort on Independence day of India to watch special program which held every year. e.g. Defecne Road show, Student Program, Bike Riding Action and so on.

  • Location - Netaji Subhash Marg, Lal Qila, Chandni Chowk, Just opposite to Jama Masjid, New Delhi, Delhi 110006
  • Entry cost35 Rs. per personfor Indians and 500 per person for foreigners. Free for children under 15 Years old.
  • Opening Hours – 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday Closed).

2. Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid Delhi

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The Jama Masjid is a Mosque which is one of the largest mosques in India. It can hold 25,000 devotees at a time. Jama means Friday and all of you know Friday is a very auspicious day for muslim on which day in afternoon all muslims offer the namaz in the mosque. Jama Masjid constructed between 1644 to 1656 in the era of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. It has three main gate, four towers and two minarets which constructed with strips of red sandstone and white marble. It is also known as Masjid-i Jahān-Numā.

  • Location - Meena Bazaar, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Just opposite to Red Fort, New Delhi, Delhi 110006.
  • Entry cost – No entry cost, Camera fee is 300 Rs and need to pay for climbing Minarets.
  • Opening Hours – Opening all day except namaz (worship) time and closed before sunset.

3. Humayun’s Tomb

Humayun Tomb Delhi

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The Humayun’s Tomb is top listed in UNESCO world heritage site it listed in 1933. After death of humayun it was built by order of humayun’s wife Bega Begum (also known haji begum). Tomb was built in the memory of humanyu. The construction of humayun’s tomb began in 1565 and completed in 1572 AD. It  looks similar to Tajmahal because design of humayun’s tomb had been taken from Tajmahal. The tomb of Humayun is also known as “Maqbaera e Humayun”.

  • Location - Mathura Road, Opposite Dargah Nizamuddin, New Delhi, Delhi 110013.
  • Entry cost - 30 Rs. per personfor Indians and 500 per person for foreigners. Free for children under 15 Years old.
  • Opening Hours – Open for all day before sunset.

4. Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar Delhi

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The Qutub Minar is UNESCO world heritage site. Qutub Minar has 73 meters (239.5 feet) with five storeys minar. It was founded by Qutub-ud-din-aibak (also founder Delhi sultanate). Qutub Minar’s first storey was constructed by Qutub-ud-din-aibak in 1192 and then successor of Qutub-ud-din-aibak completed Qutub minar construction. In 1212, Iltutamish completed more three storeys. One more storey was added by firoz shah tuglaq in 1369. Qutub-ud-din-aibak’s tomb and Old iron pillar is placed around Qutub Minar. There are more attraction places in Qutub complex. e.g. Iltutamish’s Tomb, Alai Darwaza, Iron Pillar, Alai Minar, Tomb of Imamzamim and so on.

  • Location - Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030.
  • Entry cost - 30 Rs. per personfor Indians and 500 per person for foreigners. Free for children under 15 Years old.
  • Opening Hours – 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (All day)

5. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Delhi

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The Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is famous worship place. It associated with eighth guru of sikh Guru Har Kishan. Sardar Bhagel singh built it in 1783. Gurudwara Bangla sahib have a higher secondary school, a library, baba bhagel Singh museum and a hospital.

The langar hall provides to all devotees “kadhi chawal” (yogurt curry with rice) for free. People from different religion visit this place.

  • Location - Bangla Sahib Rd, Near GPO General Post Office, Hanuman Road Area, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001.
  • Entry cost – No Fee.
  • Opening Hours – 24 Hours

6. India Gate

India Gate Delhi

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The India Gate is a memorial place. It was built by Edwin Lutyens In 1921. It commemorates the members of the erstwhile British Indian Army who died in First World War. India Gate is counted among the largest war memorials in India. The shrine of Amar Jawan Jyoti situated in midde lower position of India gate. The Shrine of the Amar Jawan Jyoti is burning since 1971. It represents the flame of the immortal warrior (Amar Jawan) that reflects the memory of the Unknown Soldier.

  • Location - Rajpath Marg, India Gate, New Delhi, Delhi 110001.
  • Entry cost – Free.
  • Opening Hours – All time.

7. Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple New Delhi

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The Lotus temple looks exactly similar to Lotus Flower. Lotus temple is bahai house of worship which was built in December 1982. This lotus temple constructed with 27 petals marble and Nine side. Bahai house of worship hall where 2500 people can be hold at a time. Lotus temple is 40 meter high. People from different religion and different countries come to visit lotus temple. Bahai faith in the Oneness of God, the Oneness of Religions, and the Oneness of Mankind. The design of lotus temple is worth seeing.

  • Location - Lotus Temple Road, Shambhu Dayal Bagh, Bahapur, Kalkaji, New Delhi.
  • Entry cost – No fee.
  • Opening Hours – In Winter 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM, In Winter 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM (Open on Tuesday to Sunday and Monday closed).

8. Lodhi Garden

lodhi garden Delhi

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The Lodhi Garden is scenery place where visitors enjoy to see the worth looking scene. Lodhi contains Mohammad shah’s tomb,Tomb of Sikandar Lodhi, Shisha Gumbad and Bara Gumbad. All tomb and Gumbad which situated in Lodhi Garden have been built in the era lodhi dynasty. This garden was inaugurated in 9th April 1936 by Lady Willingdon Park therefore the name of garden put “Lady Willingdon Garden”. But after independence 1947 of India Name was changed to “Lodhi Garden”.

  • Location - Lodhi Rd, Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110003.
  • Entry cost – Free
  • Opening Hours – Open for all days till 8 PM.

9. Swaminarayan Akshardham

Akshardham temple Delhi

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The Swaminarayan Akshardham or Akshardham Temple is largest temple in India. It was built by BAPS organization. People from all over the world help in build this temple it is 43 meter high.  It is wholly constructed from Rajasthani pink sandstone and Italian Carrara marble. Akshardham built completely and opened on 6 November 2005 by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for people to visit. In this temple boat ride is available for visitor for ten minutes.

  • Location - Noida Mor, Pandav Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110092.
  • Entry cost – Free but camera is allowed in premises of temple and Fee is applicable for viewing exhibition.
  • Opening Hours – Open all day except Monday (9:30 AM to 6:30 PM).

10. Jantar Mantar

jantar mantar delhi

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Maharaja Jai Singh built the Jantar Mantar in 1724. Jantar Mantar is heart of Delhi. Maharaja Jai Singh constructed Five Jantar Mantar. It is one of them. Sun Dial and two pillar is located in Jantar Mantar Which shows Scientific tool.

All Jantar Mantar situated at given places.

  • Delhi
  • Varanasi
  • Mathura
  • Jaipur
  • Ujjain

All Jantar Mantar was to target astronomy and astrology in a scientific way. It is also attractive site for tourist. It is included in Delhi Museums category too.

  • Location – Sansad Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001.
  • Entry cost – Entry cost – 15 Rs. per personfor Indians and 500 per person for foreigners. Free for children under 15 Years old.
  • Opening Hours – 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM (Open for all days)

 

About Yusuf Khan 7 Articles
I am Yusuf Khan. I am Founder/Author of worldshouter.com. I am very fond of visiting historical places and tourist places. I am very interested to know about older tradition and so on.

2 Comments

  1. It’s helpful article. I am new in delhi and my intention to come here is to visit all places in delhi. In this way this article help me a lot to choose places where to visit.

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