Delhi, the capital of India where every type of tourist love to visit. Even if they are architecture buffs, nature lovers, or picnickers. Being the largest city in India, there are a number of places to visit in Delhi, where everyone spends quality time with their family and friends.
Delhi is not only one of the largest cities in India, but also a symbol of modernity. It is the second-most populated city in India after Mumbai including the NCR area. At the same time, there are many tourist places in Delhi, which attract travelers from the country and abroad. If you also want to know about famous Delhi tourist places, then must read this blog completely.
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Best Time to Visit Delhi
October to March is considered as the best time to visit Delhi. Because in summers the temperature of Delhi goes up to 42 degrees. So, visiting Delhi tourist places at this time is not advisable. On the other hand, during the monsoon, there is little drop in temperature, but rain may hamper your plan of Delhi sightseeing. Hence from October to March is the only best time to visit Delhi.
Famous Visiting Places in Delhi
Most of us know that the history of Delhi is related to the Mahabharata period of time. At that time, Pandavas lived here, and this place was known as Indraprastha. After that many Hindu and Muslim kings ruled the throne of Delhi. Although most people speak Hindi in Delhi, apart from this Punjabi, English, and Urdu are also spoken here. Apart from several historical, and religious places, there are many other Delhi places to visit, which attract millions of tourists every year. So, let’s know about those places…
India Gate is one of the most favorite historical places in Delhi, which is located in New Delhi. It is also one of the largest war memorials in the country. Mostly India Gate is compared with Arc de Triomphe in France, the Gateway of India, and the Arch of Constantine in Rome. It was Sir Edwin Lutyens, who designed the India gate. If you are a history lover and willing to know more about First World War, then you should visit India Gate.
India Gate has 13,300 soldiers name on it, which were died during the First World War and the Third Anglo-Afghan War. There is also an ‘Amar Jawan Jyoti’ below the arch. Because of its historical background, stunning architecture, and beautiful surrounding, India Gate becomes one of the most popular picnic spots in Delhi.
As the name suggests, Humayun Tomb is the place where the Mughal emperor Humayun was buried. It is located in Nizamuddin, Delhi. It was built by Mirak Mirza Ghiyath. Akbar, who was the third ruler of the Mughal Empire, ordered him built this tomb. After the 9 years of Humayun’s death, the construction of this tomb was started and completed in 1572 AD. At that time around 1.5 million rupees were spent in building this tomb. Let us tell you, Humayun Tomb was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in the year 1993.
A few people would know that, after the death of Humayun, initially his body was first buried in the Purana Fort in Delhi. But when Hindu king Hemu defeated the Mughal forces in Delhi, then Khanjar Beg took his body to Sirhind (Punjab) with him. Because he feared that Hemu might damage the tomb after conquering the old fort. After that. in 1558 the tomb was looked after by his son Akbar. He went to see the tomb as well in 1571 when it was almost completed. This is the first garden-tomb of the Indian subcontinent, which is now among Delhi famous places. Here every year a million tourists visit.
Hauz Khas Village
Hauz Khas Village is the popular name of South Delhi Areas List. Apart from the urban culture, here you can also see remains of historical architecture. Hauz Khas Village is also very famous for its nightlife, cafes, bars, and pubs. It would not be wrong to say that because of these restaurants, art galleries, pubs, cafes, and boutiques, Hauz Khas village has now turned into a posh locality. That is why any tourist who comes to visit Delhi, surely visit this place. Hauz Khas Village will always be the best place to visit in Delhi and the first choice of tourists for food, drink, and fun.
Qutub Minar, among the top places to visit in Delhi with friends. It is the second tallest monument in India and is also listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Qutub Minar is located in Mehrauli, Delhi. Its construction was started in 1192 by Qutub ud-din-Aibak, but later many other rulers completed it.
If you are a history lover then this magnificent monument will aware you of the rich history of India. Apart from this, in the Qutub complex, you will also see many other structures including Iron Pillar, and the Alai Darwaja. Qutub Minar has become a favorite picnic spot for Delhiites. Apart from being one of the popular historical places in Delhi, this place is also counted among the top 10 tourist places in Delhi.
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Red Fort (Lal Quila)
The Red Fort was built in 1639 by Shah Jahan on the banks of the Yamuna River. Due to being made of red sandstone, this fort got the name of Red Fort or Lal Quila. During his reign he built many other amazing architectures apart from Red Fort, Taj Mahal is one of them. Let us tell you that it took about 10 years to complete this fort. After Shah Jahan, many other emperors and kings ruled this fort.
There are also many other beautiful structures in Red Fort like Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khas, Rang Mahal, Moti Masjid, Peacock Throne. At the time of Shah Jahan, the Kohinoor Hira was engaged in this Peacock Throne, which the British had taken with them. Every year on the Independence Day of India, the Prime Minister of India gives a speech here and hoists the National Flag (Tiranga). UNESCO included this place as a World Heritage in 2007.
Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple
Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple is one of the popular Delhi visiting places. Let us tell you, Akshardham Temple is the largest Hindu temple in the world, which is also included in the Guinness Book of World Records. Although this temple is not very old but still the way its popularity has increased, this temple has become one of the important places to visit in Delhi.
Some Interesting Facts
- You won’t believe that unlike other temples in India while making this temple steel and concrete have not been used.
- It took only 5 years to complete this huge temple.
- This temple is surrounded by a lake, which is called Narayan Sarovar. It is said that the water of this lake comes from 151 rivers and lakes in India.
- Akshardham Temple is one of the seven wonders of the world.
- Akshardham temple has the world’s largest ‘Yagya Kund’, which has 108 small shrines and 2870 steps.
Connaught Place or ‘CP’ is one of the most favorite Delhi tourist places. Here you will find well-known brand stores, food chains, restaurants, and bars. At this place, you will also get a chance to see the largest national flag of India.
Connaught Place is a white color structure of two circles i.e., Inner circle and Outer circle. This complete structure is divided into small blocks. From block, A to F are in the inner circle, while from block G to N are in the outer circle. This place is one of the best places to experience Delhi’s nightlife, as most of the famous bars and restaurants are here only. If you also visit this place after dark, then this will be your unforgettable experience.
CP is one of the famous heritage buildings and lets us tell you that this is the place where Delhi’s first ice cream parlor, first toy store, and first art gallery were opened. Maybe you don’t know, CP is in the ninth position among the most expensive markets in the world. Connaught Place is not only a place of diverse culture but also one of the Delhi famous places for shopping and entertainment.
Waste To Wonder Park
Waste to Wonder Park is one of the best places to visit in Delhi for couples. Replicas of the seven wonders of the world are the major attraction of the Waste to Wonder Park. These replicas are made of 150 tons of industrial waste. Anyone can click selfies with them. You can assume that visiting this place is one of the best things to do in Delhi. The idea to create this type of theme park is originated from Seven Wonders Park in Kota.
- Visiting Time: From 11 am in the morning to 11 pm at Night
- Monday Closed
- Entry Fee for Adults Rs 50
- Entry Fee for Children’s (3-12 years) Rs 25
- No Entry Fee for Senior Citizens and Students
Jantar Mantar Delhi
Jantar Mantar is an observatory, which was built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the year 1724 to help and improve the study of time and space. It is located in Connaught Circle Parliament Street, Delhi. Apart from Delhi, Maharaja Jai Singh had also built Jantar Mantar’s in Jaipur, Ujjain, Varanasi, and Mathura. In Delhi’s Jantar Mantar, there are three various instruments are installed, namely Samrat Yantra, Jaiprakash, Misra Yantra.
Samrat Yantra is a giant triangle with 70 feet in height, 10 feet in width, and 114 feet in length. This Yantra is capable to measure the exact time of day with an accuracy of half a second. Although at that time, the solarium was used to measure the time but it was not much accurate as Samrat yantra. Later it was also used to measure the angles in the planets. Jaiprakash Yantra is a hollow sphere structure, which helps the observer to align the position of a star with different markings. Misra yantra is designed by Maharaja Jai Singh himself, to determine the shortest day of the year. The last yantra is Ram yantra which represents the two circular buildings to the south.
Purana Qila, which is one of the popular places in Delhi, is built by Sher Shah Suri in 1538. This fort was the part of Din Panah city built by Humayun. Sher Shah Suri captured Humayun’s Din Panah city and changed its name to Shergrah. But after the death of Sher Shah Suri, Humayun captured this fort again.
After him, many other rulers ruled on this fort, till it was captured by the British. In the 2013-14th excavations by ASI, it is found that the fort was built around the 3rd century during the Pre-Mauryan Empire. Purana Qila has three entrances i.e., Humayun Darwaza, Bara Darwaza, and Talaki Darwaza. Also, there are three important places to visit in the fort namely Qila-e-Kuhna Masjid, Sher Mandal, and a museum. Must visit this place during your Delhi trip.
National Zoological Park or Delhi Zoo
National Zoological Park or Delhi Zoo is among the popular tourist places to visit in Delhi. It is located near the ‘Purana Quila’, and also serves as a popular picnic spot for tourists. This zoo was established in 1959, and currently is the house of many endangered species like Asiatic Lion, Royal Bengal Tiger, Brow-horned Deer, Swamp Deer, Indian Rhinoceros.
Apart from conservating these species, this park also acts as a breeding ground for those animals. For all these animals habitats have been prepared, where you can see them. Away from the hustle and bustle of Delhi, this place is one of the most attractive places to visit in Delhi with friends, family, and children.
- 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (Friday Closed)
- For Adults – Rs 40
- For Children – Rs 20
- Foreigner Adults – Rs 200
- Foreigner Children – Rs 100
- Camera Charges – Rs 50
Agrasen ki Baoli
Situated among the business towers and residential apartments of Delhi, Agrasen ki Baoli is one of the famous visiting places in Delhi. Apart from being one of the historical places in Delhi, this place is also famous for its haunted activities. That is why it is also counted among the most haunted places in India. But in spite of all these things, a number of tourists visit this place every day. A part of Aamir Khan’s movie, PK shot here, after that this place has become even more popular.
There are many stories linked to this Baoli, which makes it one of the haunted places in Delhi. That is why most people don’t like to visit this place after dark. Many people believe that someone’s soul resides here. It is also said that at some point the water of this Baoli had turned black. This water used to force people to commit suicide due to its hypnotic power. Apart from this, many people have felt strange incidents while roaming here.
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