Which Are The 15 Best Places To Visit In Delhi, India?

The best places to visit in Delhi are Qutub Minar, Humayun Tomb, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Lotus Temple, Birla Temple, India Gate, Akshardham Temple, Rashtrapati Bhavan, National Museum, Lodhi Garden, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Jantar Mantar, Indira Gandhi Memorial, National Museum, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Chandani Chowk, Mughal Garden, Haus Khas, Kingdom of Dreams.

Ananga Pala of the Rajput Dynasty first established his capital in Delhi. There are 11 districts in delhi. Delhi is a metropolitan city, union territory, and capital of India. It is located in north India. It has great historical significance as culture, transport, and commercial. Delhi is the political center of India. Every year thousands of visitors come to Delhi to visit historical, cultural, spiritual places.  

This article gives information about the best places to visit in Delhi, India.   

Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar is a minaret and “Victory Tower” located in the Mehrauli area of South Delhi. It is a part of the Qutub Complex. Qutub Minar was built by Quat al-Din Aibak immediately after the defeat of Delhi’s last Hindu kingdom. Later it was completed by his successor Itutmish, Firuz Shah, and Tughlag. The architecture of the Qutub Minar is Indo – Islamic type.  Qutub Minar is one of the highest minaret in India with a height of 73 meters. Qutub Minar was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1993. The timing of the Qutub Minar is from 7 am to 5 pm.

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Humayun’s Tomb

Humayun’s tomb is a tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India. The tomb was built by Mirak Mirza Ghiyath a Persian architecture in 1570. The construction was of the tomb was initiated by Humayun’s wife Hamida Banu Begum in the memory of her beloved husband. The architecture of the tomb is Mughal type. The tomb was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1993. The timing of the Humayun’s tomb is 7 am to 5 pm. The tomb is located in Nizamuddin East. The nearest metro station is the Jor Bagh metro station on the yellow line. The distance of Humayun’s tomb to Qutub Minar is 11.4 km.   

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Red Fort

Red Fort is also known as Lal Qila is a historical monument in Delhi, India. The Red Fort was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1639 for his main residence. The Architect for the Red Fort was Ustad Ahmad Lahori. The architecture is Islamic Mughal type. It is located at Netaji Subhash Marg, Lal Qila, Chandani Chowk, New Delhi.  The Red Fort is declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 2007.  The owner of the red Fort was Mughal Emperor (1638- 1771), Maratha Empire (1771- 1803), British India (1803- 1947), and the Government of India (1947 – present). The Red Fort was made up of red sandstone. The distance of the Red fort from Qutub Minar is 17.6 km.

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Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid is a mosque at Chandani Chowk, New Delhi India. It is the largest mosque in India. Jama Masjid was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1650 – 1656.  Shah Jahan appointed the first shahi Imam Syed Abdul Ghafoor Shah Bukhari for the mosque. The mosque was the symbol of Mughal sovereignty in India. The capacity of Jama Masjid holding is 25000 devotees. The architecture of the Jama Masjid is Mughal, Islamic, and Indo – Islamic. The timing of the Jama masjid is from 7 am to 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm to 6.30 pm.

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Rashtrapati Bhavan

Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official residence of the President of India at Rajpath, Raisin Hill, New Delhi, Delhi, India. The Rashtrapati Bhavan originally was built as the resident of the Viceroy of India.   The architecture of the Rashtrapati Bhavan is Neoclassical type. The visit to the Rashtrapati Bhavan is not open on all gazette holidays. Inside the Rashtrapati Bhavan are Fore Court, Reception, Marble hall, Kitchen Museum, Children Gallery, Gift Museum, Darbar hall. The timing of the Rashtrapati Bhavan is from 9 am to 4 pm.

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India Gate

India Gate is a war memorial monumental sandstone arch on the Rajpath at the Ceremonial Axis, New Delhi. It is dedicated to the British Indian troops who died during the war between 1914 to 1919. The official name of the India Gate is Delhi Memorial. Formerly it was called Kings Way. The height of the Delhi Gate is 138 feet. It was built by Sir Edwin Lutyens. The nearest Metro station to India Gate is Central Secretariat Station. There is no restriction of timing for the India gate. It is open for 24 hours.

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Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar is an observatory located at cannot Place, Sansad Marg, New Delhi. Jantar Mantar was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II. It was built to improve the understanding of the planetary and another cosmic movement. It is one of the five observatories built by Maharaja in India. It is considered as world’s largest sundial. The height of the Jantar Mantar is 723 feet. The timing of the Jantar Mantar is from 6 am to 6 pm. 

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Lotus Temple

Lotus temple is a Bahai House of worship located at Bahapur, Shyambudayal Bagh, Kalkaji, New Delhi. The temple is famous for its flower-like architecture. It was built in 1986 by the Iranian architect Fariborz Sabha. Inside the temple no idol of the god. It is a popular tourist attraction in Delhi. The timing of the Lotus Temple is from 9 am to 5 pm.  The nearest Metro Station to the Lotus temple is Kalkaji metro station. The Lotus Temple is open to all religious people.

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Birla Temple Or Laxmi Narayan Temple

Birla Temple is Hindu Temple located at Global Market, Goel Market, New Delhi. The Temple is built by Jugal Kishore Birla in 1939. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The timing of the temple is from 4.30 am to 1 pm and 2.30 pm to 9 pm. The architecture of the temple is Hindu type.

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Akshardham Temple

Akshardham Temple is a Hindu temple in New Delhi, India.  It is the largest Hindu temple complex in the world. The temple is a campus for worship, spirituality, and culture. The gods in the complex are Swaminarayan, Sita – Ram, Radha – Krishna, Shiva – Parvati, Lakshmi – Narayan. The temple is spread over 30 acres of area. The timing of the temple is 10 am to 6.30 pm. The timing of the water show is Monday to Tuesday 7 pm and Saturday to Sunday at 6.30 pm and 7 pm. 

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is a Sikh Gurudwara at Cannot place, Kharak Singh Marg, New Delhi, Delhi. It is one of the biggest Sikh Shrine in the country. Earlier it was the resident of Raja Jai Singh. It is locally known as “Jaisinghpura palace”. The timing of the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is 8 am to 12 pm.

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Chandani Chowk

Chandani Chowk is a shopping area in Central Delhi.  It is one of the largest wholesale markets in Delhi. Chandani Chowk is also called Moonlight Square. Lehenga shopping for bridal in Chandani Chowk is the top attraction. Lal Quila is the nearest Metro Station to Chandani Chowk. The nearest railway stations to Chandani Chowk are Delhi Junction ( 1 km), Sadar Bazaar (2km), and New Delhi (2km).

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Lodhi Garden

Lodhi Garden is a city park located at Lodhi Estate, New Delhi. It was built in 1936. Lodhi Garden houses the mausoleums of the two sultanates ruler Mohammad Lodhi and Sikandar Lodhi.    The nearest metro station to Lodhi Garden is Jorbagh Metro Station. The timing of the Lodhi Garden is 5 am to 8 pm. It is spread on 90 acres of land.

Mughal Garden

Mughal garden is located inside the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi. It is open to the public from February to march only. The timing of the garden for the public is from 10 am to 5 pm. The garden was built by Mirza Haider an engineer of the Mughal Court at Emperor Jahangir.

Kingdom of Dream

Kingdom of Dreams is an Auditorium Complex on Sridevi Road, sector 29, Gurgaon, Haryana, in NCR Delhi. It is to first live entertainment, leisure, and theature. It is the best place near Delhi to visit.

I hope this information will be useful to you for planning a trip to Delhi, India.

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