Top 10 places you must visit in Delhi

Being the capital of India, in Delhi you will find people from all over the country in search of jobs, fame and livelihood. New Delhi is famous from the Mughal era for its unique culture, mosques, forts and gardens.

In this article, we will cover 10 best places in Delhi which you must visit to know India’s culture and history.

India Gate (Arc-de-Triomphe) in Delhi

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Indian Gate built in the memory of 70,000 Indian soldiers who died during the World War I of 1919.  Today Indian Gate is the symbol of New Delhi. Another memorial site you will find there is Amar Jawan Jyoti, in memory of those soldiers who died during Indo-Pak war in 1971.

The area surrounding it is known as India Gate. You can reach India gate by Delhi metro. Nearest metro station is Pragati Maidan.

Visiting Hours: Morning to Night, every day

Photography: Allowed

Red Fort – Lal Quila in Old Delhi

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Red Fort is in Old Delhi. Built in 1638, its one of the India’s iconic landmarks from where prime minister addresses the nation on Indian Independence Day.

Red Fort is the place where Indian flag was hoisted after getting independence from British Raj. Nearest metro station to Red Fort is Chandni Chowk.

Photography: Allowed

Visiting Hours: Morning to Night, Monday closed

Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi

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Chandni Chowk is one of the main streets in old Delhi which is known for its old mughal cuisine and kebab. You must try Indian foods at Paranthewali Gali and mughal foods at Karim’s hotel. Chandni Chowk is very nearer to Red Fort.

Photography: Allowed

Visiting Hours: All days of the week

Jama Masjid

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Jama Masjid located at Chawri Bazaar, old Delhi and is the largest Islamic mosque in the city. You can visit after visiting Chandni Chowk or red fort as it is very close to it.

You can also reach here by Delhi metro as Chawri chowk station is nearer to it. If you exit at gate no 3 then the straight road will take you to the mosque.

Photography: Not Allowed

Visiting Hours: 7 AM to Noon and then 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM – All days of the week

Qutab Minar

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Quatab Minar is in South Delhi. This 73 meter height minar was built in 1193 and is one of the tallest minarets of the world. For Qutab minar the entry fee for Indian’s is Rs. 10 and for foreigners it’s Rs. 250. You can get down at Qutab Minar Metro stations and walk till the minar.

Visiting Hours: All day

Photography: Allowed

Humayun’s Tomb

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To house the second mughal emperor, Humayun, this tomb was built in 1565. Here you will find the most splendid work of Mughal architecture in the capital. To reach Humayun’s tomb you have to get a metro till JLN Stadium. Like in Qutab minar you have to pay the same fee for your visit.

Visiting Hours: Daily, morning to evening

Photography: Allowed

Raj Ghat

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Raj Ghat is built in black marble as a memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, the place where he has been cremated. Raj ghat is very nearer to Chandni Chowk, you can take an auto from Chandni Chowk or from Jama Masjid to reach or else you can get down at Chawri bazaar metro station to reach Raj Ghat directly.

Visiting Hours: 5:30 AM to 6 PM – Daily

Photography: Allowed with permission

Lotus Temple – Bahai Temple

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Lotus temple or Kalkhi Mandhir looks like lotus flower and made up of white marble. It’s located at Kalkaji, New Delhi. There are 27 flower petals constructed in the shape of a lotus flower. The Temple is in 10 minutes walk from Kalkaji Mandir Station.

Visiting Hours: In summer 9 AM to 7 PM and in winter 9 AM to 5:30PM – Closed on Monday

Photography: Allowed with permission

Temple’s website

Akshardham Temple

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Swaminarayan Akshardham temple is one of the modern marvels of Indian architecture. This modern Hindu temple was built in 2005. You are not allowed to take anything inside the temple.

Before getting inside, you need to keep your camera, phone and other leather made things in temple’s locker room.

You can take Delhi metro to reach the temple. From Akshardham metro station, the temple is 10 minutes walk or else you can ask an auto rickshaw to drop you their. Entry is Free but if you want to see the musical fountain and exhibition then you have to pay for the ticket.

Visiting Hours: Temple opens at 9:30 AM and closed at 6:30 PM. It does not mean that you have to leave the temple by 6:30. 6:30 PM is the last entry to the temple.

Photography: Not allowed

Temple’s website

Garden of Five sense

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Garden of five senses has been developed by Delhi tourism to answer the city’s need for leisure. Garden of five senses is a peaceful place where you can come to relax.

You also have restaurants and bars to relax in. The garden is located at Said-UL-Azaib Village in Mehrauli-Badarpur Road. Nearest metro station is Saket.

Visiting Hours: 9 AM to 6 PM – Between October to march it has been extended to 7PM

Photography: Allowed with permission

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