You can be new or old to Delhi but Delhi can never be old for you. With being the capital of India there is always lots of happening and activity going on in Delhi.There are lots of places in Delhi for visiting, but in this article, our focus is to tell you about the best places to visit in Delhi.
Delhi is one of the most famous capital city in the world and there are lots of places to see and enjoy. There is a place to visit for everyone from heritage sites like Lal Kila to the more fun sites like Railway museum and Adventure Island.
In this Article, we are going to tell you the same i.e. Best Places to visit in Delhi, so here we go…
Best Places To Visit In Delhi
Surely, One of the best places to visit in Delhi. Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple holds the Guinness books of world record for being the world largest Hindu temple.
The temple, which attracts approximately 70 percent of all tourists who visit Delhi, was officially opened on 6 November 2005 by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
It sits near the banks of the Yamuna adjacent to the 2010 Commonwealth Games village in eastern New Delhi. The temple, at the center of the complex, was built according to the Vastu Shastra and Pancharatra Shastra.
This temple consists of 234 ornately carved pillars, 9 ornate domes, Gajendra Pith and 20,000 statues of India’s divine figures. The level of craftsmanship in the architecture and carvings is incredible. As you enter, you will be welcomed with the grand and majestic feel of this temple. The best part is the premises are really clean and full of greenery.
2. India Gate
If in Delhi you can’t miss it to visit this place. It is one of the most famous tourist destination in India or even in foreign also. It is a war memorial located astride the Rajpath, on the eastern edge of the ‘ceremonial axis’ of New Delhi, India, formerly called Kingsway.
It is made in the memorial of 82,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who died in the period 1914–21 in the First World War, in France, Flanders, Mesopotamia, Persia, East Africa, Gallipoli and elsewhere in the Near and the Far East, and the Third Anglo-Afghan War.
You really need to be on foot to get close and take photographs. If you are on a bus or in a car, you should expect to walk from a more remote drop-off point. Photos from a distance are likely to be marred by smog. It is also the perfect place for a romantic night out the place is live 24*7 with shops offering Pan and ice creams.
3. Rashtrapati Bhawan, Parliament House
The Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official home of the president located at the Western end of Rajpath in New Delhi, India. It may refer to only the mansion that has the president’s official residence, halls, guest rooms and offices. It also has a very famous Mughal garden in it. In terms of area, it is one of the largest residences of a head of state in the world plus it is also a very famous tourist destination.
The imposing structure is a marvel of architecture and looks awesome! The governments who have functioned here and the decisions are taken here for entire India are well known. The tight security will prevent you from going close to it but, if there is a special permission obtained to view the proceedings it will give you the goosebumps!
4. Qutub Minar
If you ask me, I will recommend a guided tour as there is so much to learn in this fairly extensive site. There are many historic aspects you can miss unless you understand the reasons behind them. There is so much to appreciate here.
It represents the history and architecture of North India in the 12th Century and although a 45-minute drive from the city center provides an opportunity for a pleasant stroll and interesting sightseeing.
The Qutab Minar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Mehrauli area of Delhi, India. Qutub Minar is a 73-meter tall tapering tower of five storeys. Qutab Ud-Din-Aibak started construction of the Qutub Minar’s first storey around 1192. In 1220, Aibak’s successor and son-in-law Iltutmish completed a further three storeys.
5. Humayun’s Tomb
Humayun’s Tomb is one of the most popular destinations in New Delhi. Would recommend visiting to get a decent understanding of part of New Delhi’s history. Humayun’s wife, Hamida Banu, or Hazi Begum, was the inspiration behind the construction of this magnificent tomb.The tomb took 14 years to construct.
Besides the main tomb enclosure of Humayun, several smaller monuments dot the pathway leading up to it, from the main entrance in the West, including one that even pre-dates the main tomb itself, by twenty years; it is the tomb complex of Isa Khan Niyazi, an Afghan noble in Sher Shah Suri’s court of the Suri dynasty, who fought against the Mughals.
This was the first garden tomb in India and was a precursor to the magnificent Taj Mahal which was built by Humayun’s great-grandson Shah Jahan 60 years later in Agra.
6. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
If you are visiting Delhi, don’t miss to visit this calm and peaceful pilgrimage located in the center of the capital city, Delhi. This Gurudwara is very crowded on weekends (especially on Sundays). For reaching here you can take metro, cab or auto as per your convenience.
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of the most prominent Sikh gurdwara in Delhi, India and known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan, as well as the pool inside its complex, known as the “Sarovar.”
You’ll need to cover your head and they’ll provide scarves for that. Shoe removal, too. In that room, you can also pick up a brochure about Sikhism. Worth a read. You’ll need to wash your feet before going up to the building.
If you are into horror and haunted things, then this is the best place for you to visit in Delhi.
Agrasen ki Baoli is designated a protected monument by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act of 1958, is a 60-meter long and 15-meter wide historical step well on Hailey Road near Connaught Place, Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, India.
It’s a beautiful place however you will find a lot of couples flocking around the area. Although it’s a perfect place to hang around with friends for a couple of hours but make sure to choose the right time as it tends to get hot during the day.
There are several haunted stories associated with the Agrasen ki baoli. The most famous of them is the story of a young man who died by jumping into the water of Agrasen ki baoli. From then this place is said to be haunted.
Drop a quick visit if in the area otherwise there are plenty of stepwells in India that can also be visited. It is a free entry sight but no toilet/washroom facilities. Tuk-tuks or called as rickshaw in common Indian language can be found near the entrance.
The Amazing philosophy of the temple attracts everyone. No matter which caste or creed you belong to everyone is welcomed here for praying in peace. The architecture is adorable.
The Lotus Temple also known as Baha House of serves as the Mother Temple of the Indian subcontinent. Notable for its flowerlike shape, it has become a prominent attraction in the city. The Lotus Temple is open to all, regardless of religion or any other qualification.
The building is composed of 27 free-standing marble-clad “petals” arranged in clusters of three to form nine sides, with nine doors opening onto a central hall with the height of slightly over 40 meters and a capacity of 2,500 people.
The interior was not as impressive as the outside but was an oasis of calm. No talking or photos. Most people only stayed a few minutes. Information leaflets are available in many languages. Certainly worth visiting (it’s free) but if you are short of time, just marvel at it and take pictures of the outside.
9. Jama Masjid
Jama Masjid is one of the most famous masjids in India and in the world. It is also a very famous tourist attraction place in India.
It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1656 at a cost of 1 million rupees and was inaugurated by an imam from Bukhara, present-day Uzbekistan. The mosque was completed in 1656 AD with three great gates, four towers and two 40 m high minarets constructed of strips of red sandstone and white marble.
There are three domes on the terrace which are flanked by the two minarets. On the floor, a total of 899 black borders are marked for worshippers. The architectural plan of Badshahi Masjid, built by Shah Jahan’s son Aurangzeb at Lahore, Pakistan.
10. Jantar Mantar
Build to study celestial bodies movement by Jai Singh, this monument is very inspiring and worth a visit. To avoid large groups of locals who come here to roam around, I will recommend to visit it in the early morning.
Jantar mantar is also one of the most famous tourist attraction in New Delhi. Jantar Mantar is located in the modern city of New Delhi. It consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments. The site is one of five built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur, from 1723 onwards, as he was given by Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah the task of revising the calendar and astronomical tables.
There is a plaque fixed on one of the structures in the Jantar Mantar observatory in New Delhi that was placed there in 1910 mistakenly dating the construction of the complex to the year 1710. Later research, though, suggests 1724 as the actual year of construction.
So these are the list of Best Places to visit in Delhi, I hope you all like it and if you have any suggestions then please free to ask in comments.