Delhi, the national capital of India. Every country’s capital has some unique things and places to attract people towards it. As, Delhi also do it perfectly. It attracts a lot of tourists and Indians every year towards it. It has some beautiful historical monuments, which tells us the story of our freedom fighters and our leaders who fought for the country’s independence. It has museums also which give us a beautiful view with antiques, and gardens and most importantly country’s parliament also in Delhi.
So, Delhi has a lot to explore that you can’t explore all the things. From narrow streets of Chandni Chowk to the beautiful view of India Gate. There is everything for everybody, whether it is a 3 year old child who is enjoying his childhood or a teen who is in his own world or a adult.
So, here are some of the places you must visit when you are in Delhi.
1. India Gate
The India Gate is originally called All India War Memorial. It is a memorial to 82,000 soldiers of British Indian army who died in 1st world war. It was designed by Edwin Lutyens. The India Gate is a major tourist attraction. There is a Amar Jawan Jyoti in India Gate which lit up with the permanent light(CNG flames ) all the time.
Where : India Gate, near Rajpath Nearest Metro Station : Central Secreteriate Best Time : All time (Best time is 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM Entry fee : free Day closed : none Things to do : click hundreds of picture, eat chuski
2. Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds is a wax museum in Delhi. It has been opened in Dec, 2017. If you are a fan of an actor, player or celebrity you can go there and watch the statues which looks like real.
Where : Regal building, Connaught Place, New Delhi Nearest Metro Station : Rajiv Chowk Timings : 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM ( 7:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday) Entry fee : ₹ 960 for Adults and ₹ 760 for Children Day closed : All day open
3. Dilli Haat
It is a paid –entrance open air food plaza and craft bazaar located in Delhi. Dilli Haat was established jointly by Delhi Tourism, govt. of Delhi and govt. of India. It attracts a lot of tourists and delhiites. It gives you glimpses of Indian culture. You can buy Indian products, handicrafts there and a lot more. There are total 3 dillli haat at janakpuri, Ina and pitampura.
Where : INA, New Delhi Nearest Metro Station : INA Metro Station Timings : 10:30 am -10pm Entry fee : ₹ 30 for Adults, ₹ 10 for Children, ₹ 100 for Foreigners Day closed : All day open
4. Pragati Maidan
It is a venue for large exhibitions and conventions in New Delhi. It is operated by India Trade Promotion Organization. It was inaugurated by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to celebrate 25 years of independence. The best fairs organized in pragati maidan are book fair, and trade fair. The trade fair is one of the largest fairs in the world. You can see different country’s culture there.
Where : Pragati Maidan Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan Timings : 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Entry fee : ₹ 50 for Adults in weekdays ( ₹ 100 in weekends ), free for Children
5. Rashtrapati bhawan
For any countrymen the presidential house is important and India’s president house is known as Rashtrapati Bhawan . It also includes huge presidential garden known as Mughal garden which is open for people in the month of February. It consists of 4 floors and 341 rooms. It has a great architecture and museum.
Where : Rajpath Nearest Metro Station : Central Secretariat Timings : 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM Entry fee : ₹ 30 per person Day closed : Sunday Additional tip : Visit Museum and Mughal Garden
6. Connaught Place
The nickname of Connaught place is c.p . It is also known as dilli ka dil. there is a lot of showrooms, café, and office buildings. It was developed as lutyens, Delhi .It named after prince Arthur,1st duke of Connaught and Strathearn . It also comes in the list of expensive office location. There is a central park in c.p where national flag of India has been hoisted .it has underground market known as palika bazaar and janpath market where you can buy goods at cheap prices.
Where : Connaught place Nearest Metro Station : Rajiv Chowk Timings : 10 AM -8:30 PM Day closed : Sunday
7. Sarojini Nagar
Sarojini Nagar market is not less than a paradise for an Indian girl. Here, you can buy fashionable dresses, accessories, footwear and a lot at cheap price. It attracts a lot to locals and tourists. The beautiful accessories and cloth shops attracts you a lot and you want to buy all of them.
Where : Sarojini Nagar Nearest Metro Station : INA Metro Station, from there you can take an auto Timings : 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM Day Closed : Monday Additional tip: Always carry a bag and bargaining is must.
8. Garden of Five Senses
In the busy schedule of Delhi’s city life. You want some time to relax with nature. The garden of five senses gives a relaxing view to your eyes. The beautiful view of this place gives you positive vibes. Go, there with a camera if you are a poser or photography is your love.
Where : Western Marg Metro Station : Saket Metro Station Timings : 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM Day closed : All days open Entry Fee : ₹ 3o for Adult, ₹ 10 for Children and Senior Citizens Additional tip : Carry your id proofs, a camera if you love photography, don’t litter plastic
9. Akshardham Temple
It is a Hindu temple located in Delhi. The jaw dropping architecture of the temple gives you a aww. This temple is not less than a palace. One of the beautiful temples of India. It organizes water show, boat ride, theatre for the tourists. It is the must go place in Delhi. It looks amazing in night when lit up by lights.
Where : Noida Mod, Pandav Nagar Nearest Metro Station: Akshardham Temple Darshan Time : 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM Arti Time : 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Day closed : Monday Ticket : ₹ 170 (adult) , ₹ 125 (above 60 yr.) , ₹ 100 ( 4 to 11 years )
11. Humayun’s Tomb
The tomb made by his wife after the death of Humayun. It is the first structure to use the red sandstone at such a scale. It was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1993.it has charbagh(4 gardens)which is a Persian style garden and two bisecting central water channels, reflecting the four rivers that flow in jannat, the Islamic concept of paradise.
Where : Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi Nearest Metro Station: Jor Bagh (Yellow Line), Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium (Violet Line) Timings : 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Day Closed : All day open Ticket : ₹ 30 (Indians), ₹ 500 (Foreigners)
12. Agrasen ki Baoli
There is no evidence who made this Baoli,but it is believed that it was built by Agrasen. It is made for water conservation. This baoli has 108 steps. It is one of its own kinds. The baoli has been shoot in movies like PK, Sultan and Mom.
Where : Hailey road, Near Diwan Chand Imaging Centre, K.G Marg, New Delhi Nearest Metro Station : Janpath Timings : 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM Day closed : All day open Entry fee : none
13. National Rail Museum
If you love rail and want to see. You can go to national rail museum. The place which gives you the view of special rails. Steam engine rail, which you could not see in rail museum and many more. There is also a train ride for tourists.
Where : Chanakyapuri, near Bhutan Embassy Nearest Metro Station: INA or Jor Bagh (Yellow Line), Dhaula Kuan (Orange Line) Timings : 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Day closed : Monday Entry fee: ₹ 20 for Adults, ₹ 10 for Children below 12 years
14. Red Fort
Red fort built by Shah Jahan. It has been made by the same architect who made the Taj Mahal .the fort lies along the Yamuna river. The Red Fort is declared a world heritage site by UNESCO. Every year on Independence Day, the prime minister of India hoists the national flag at the red fort and delivers a national speech. It is among the largest monument in Delhi and popular tourist destination.
Where : Chandni Chowk, Delhi-6 Nearest Metro Station : Lal Quila Timings : 9:30 AM – 4:30 AM Day closed : Monday Entry fee : ₹ 35 for Indians, ₹ 500 for Foreigners
15. Qutub Minar
It is the tallest minar in the world. A UNESCO world heritage site. A 73m tower of five storey. The construction of the minar started by Qutub-ud-din-aibak followed by Iltutmish and Firoz Shah Tughlaq.The tower is closed for public after the stampede accident in 1974. But you can watch it from outside
Where : Mehrauli, New Delhi Nearest Metro Station : Qutub Minar Timings : 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Day closed : All day open Entry fee: ₹ 30 for Indians, ₹ 500 for Foreigners