The 25 Must Visit Places in Delhi

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Delhi, the heart of modern India is incredible with its stunning monuments, lip smacking delicacies and glittering shopping malls. Delhi is your one stop destination for a glamorous vacation.

Check out the below mentioned 25 must visit places of Delhi.

  1. Lotus Temple:

Escape from the hustle and bustle of Delhi at Lotus Temple. This beautiful, lotus shaped white edifice is dedicated to the Bahai religion. People from all religions gather here to pray in silence and rejuvenate themselves within the lush green surroundings.

Closest Metro Station: Nehru Place (Violet Line)

Tip: There are daily shows organized by the temple authorities to help people learn about the Bahai religion. You may add this to your list.

  1. Akshardham Temple:

The Akshardham Temple is an epitome of Indian temple architecture. Built 10,000 years ago, this temple is dedicated to Bhagwan Swaminarayan. There is a musical fountain at the temple complex which exhibits the circle of birth, life and death. The surroundings are spectacular with sprawling meadows and bronze statues.

Closest Metro Station: Akshardham (Blue Line)

Tip: Tourists should visit the temple early in the morning to experience all the phases of worship.

  1. National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA)

The NGMA reflects one of the cultural facades of India. While some of the paintings of the museum are 150 years old, some reflect various events of modern India, like the 19th and early-20th century paintings of British artists, Thomas Daniel and his nephew, William.

Closest Metro Station: Khan Market (Violet Line)

Tip: Buy picture postcards from the gallery shops to take back as souvenirs.

  1. Tughlaqabad Fort:

This fort covers almost one third of Delhi. The ruins of Tughlaqabad Fort depict the majestic lifestyle of the Tughlaq dynasty. Built on a rocky hill, the castle consists of palaces, towers and large reservoirs.

Closest Metro Station: Tughlaqabad (Violet Line)

Tip: This is an ideal picnic spot. You may carry separate waste bags to keep the place clean.

  1. Tomb of Safdarjang

The Safdarjung’s Tomb is the last enclosed garden tomb of Delhi. Safeguarded by the Archaeological Survey of India, this mausoleum consists of several smaller pavilions known as Jangli Mahal, Moti Mahal and Badshah Pasand.

Closest Metro Station: Jor Bagh (Yellow Line)

Tip: The cool shadows of the garden are ideal to spend some special moments with your loved ones.

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  1. Purana Qila and National Zoological Park

The Purana Qila is the heritage site of Delhi, portraying a blended Hindu and Islamic architectural style. While the large entrance and walls of the fort were constructed by Mughal emperor Humayun, the arches and brackets of the castle were completed by Sher Shah Suri.

The National Zoological Park of Delhi is a fun place for kids. The park is in close proximity to Purana Qila. Meet almost 200 species of fauna here, which are brought from Africa, Australia and America. Chimpanzee, spider monkey, African buffalo, lion from the Gir forest and zebras are some of the popular wildlife of the park. Tourists can also enjoy picnic under the cool shades of 200 species of trees of the park.

Closest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan (Blue Line)

Tip: Enjoy the sound and light show at Purana Qila.

  1. Agrasen ki Baoli

If you love thrill, a visit to Agrasen ki Baoli is a must. This step well with 103 steps is believed to be built during the time of Mahabharata. The stone walls of the Baoli are adorned with intricate carvings while the rooms adjoining the wells were once used for worships.

Closest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk (Yellow Line)

Tip: This place has been listed at the tenth position of the ten most haunted places of India.

  1. Garden of Five Senses

Walk through this massive garden of 20 acres to enjoy some moments of serenity. The colourful fountains, water cascades, ponds with blue lilies enhance the beauty of the place.

Closest Metro Station: Saket (Yellow Line)

Tip: Visit this place with time in hand to enjoy programmes at the amphitheatre.

  1. Hauz Khas Village and Deer Park

As you step in Hauz Khas, you are in the shopping paradise of Delhi. The vintage alleys of the building are stuffed with exquisite handicrafts, precious curios, gorgeous saris and salwar kameezes.

Near this shopping village is the Deer Park. Enjoy some fun time with your family and friends at the picnic huts of the park or inhale some fresh air, walking through the green paths.

Closest Metro Station: Green Park (Yellow Line)

Tip: Shop your heart out at Hauz Khas or pose for selfies at the picturesque Deer Park.

  1. Iskcon Temple:

Dedicated to Lord Krishna, the Iskcon temple is an amazing piece of architecture. While the 90 metres high Shikaras seem to reach the sky, the interiors of the temple are adorned with paintings depicting various phases of life of Radha and Krishna.

Closest Metro Station: Nehru Place (Violet Line)

Tip: Enjoy the magnificent sound and light show here, known as ‘Gita Saar.’

  1. Nizammudin Dargah and Nizammudin ki Baoli

This Dargah is considered as one of the most sacred mosques of the country. Numerous devotees gather here to get the blessings of the medieval saint, Hazrat Nizamuddin. There is also a 14th century step well, known as Nizammudin ki Baoli within the complex. This is the largest step well of Delhi.

Closest Metro Station: JLN Stadium (Violet Line)

Tip: Do not miss the Khawallis of Thursdays and Saturdays.

  1. Lodhi Garden

The Lodhi Garden is a historical site with tombs of Sayyid and Lodhi rulers. The Bara Gumbad and Sheesh Gumbad are specimens of awestrucking Indian architecture.

Closest Metro Station: Jor Bagh (Yellow Line)/ JLN Stadium (Violet Line)

Tip: Enjoy picnic with your family at the beautiful setting of the garden.

  1. Paharganj

Another shopping destination for tourists, Paharganj offers you excellent leather goods at amazingly low prices.

Closest Metro Station: New Delhi (Yellow Line)

Tip: Walk through the market to get a good look at all the products.

  1. Sarojini Market

If you are planning to revamp your wardrobe, then an expedition to Sarojini Market is a must. From funky earrings to colourful bead necklaces, all items are easy on your pockets at this market.

Closest Metro Station: INA

Tip: Bargain to get the best price here.

  1. Lajpat Nagar Market:

This market is a dream destination for a would-be bride. From gorgeous ethnic wear to matching bangles and heavy necklaces, shop your heart out here.

Closest Metro Station: Lajpat Nagar (Violet Line)

Tip: Get decked up with awesome mehendi designs of the market.

  1. Dilli Haat

This is a place for cultural get together of incredible India. From the soft, hand woven carpets of Jaipur to the pashmina shawls of Kashmir, there is lot to buy and explore here.

Closest Metro Station: INA (Yellow Line)

Tip: Bargain to get the best price.

  1. India Habitat Centre:

One of the leading performing art and cultural centre, you will always find some or other programme going on here. From the hefty solar panels to the massive amphitheatre, there is lot to see and experience here.

Closest Metro Station: Jor Bagh (Yellow Line)/ JLN Stadium (Violet Line)

Tip: Take out sometime to check out the ongoing art exhibitions.

  1. India Gate:

Be at the India Gate to pay homage to 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives during World War 1.

Closest Metro Station: Central Secretariat (Yellow Line)

Tip: Visit the place at evening; the floodlights create a wonderful aura of colours.

  1. Qutub Minar:

The second tallest edifice of India, Qutb Minar is a wonder. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has a 7 metre thick iron pillar which if you can encircle with your hands while standing with your back is said to fulfil your wishes.

Closest Metro Station: Qutb Minar (Yellow Line)

Tip: Checkout the relief work of the edifice; it exhibits the development of architectural styles from the time of Qutb-ud-din Aibak to Tughlaq.

  1. Red Fort and Chandni Chowk

The red sandstone castle of Red Fort treasures the chronicles of 200 years of Mughal rule. Every corner of the fort, from the huge assembly halls to the palatial palaces, depicts the grandeur of the Mughals.

The three century old market of Chandni Chowk is located near the Red Fort. You can feel the Mughal era with the exotic collection of natural perfumes (known as attar), silver, gold and pearl jewellery.

Closest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk (Yellow Line)

Tip: Enjoy the light and sound show at the Red Fort complex at 6 pm.

  1. Humayun’s Tomb:

The first garden tomb of Indian subcontinent, the Humayun’s Tomb is more of a cemetery with the graveyards of several Mughal rulers.

Closest Metro Station: JLN Stadium (Violet Line)

Tip: Rest your tired feet over the soft grass of Charbagh.

  1. Rashtrapati Bhawan:

A magnificent structure built in modern India, the Rashtrapati Bhawan, or the President’s House comes with a sophisticated look.

Closest Metro Station: Central Secretariat (Yellow Line)

Tip: The residence is open to public on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

  1. Connaught Place, Janpath and Mandi House

Connaught Place unravels the modern facet of Delhi. With eateries like Starbucks and KFC, branded clothing stores and glittering showpiece houses, this is the perfect hangout. If you are low on budget, the colourful trinkets and costume jewellery of Janpath market allures you.

Theatre lovers can spend their time at the Mandi House, watching stage performance.

Closest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk (Blue Line)

Tip: Gather with friends at Connaught Place for some chitchat.

  1. Bangla Sahib Gurudwara:

This white marble gurudwara beckons the tired hearts. Relish the ‘kada prasad’ enjoying the cool breeze at the banks of the sarovar.

Closest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk/ Shivaji Stadium

Tip: Eat food at the langar to believe and preach the principle of equality.

  1. Rajghat

A trip of Delhi is incomplete without paying homage to the Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. Rajghat is the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, located within well kept lawns and red stone paths.

Closest Metro Station: Indraprastha (Blue Line)

Tip: Walk along the paths to spend some moments of solace.

Hence, the above 25 places brings to you 25 different phases of Delhi. Enjoy a fulfilling vacation at the capital city with a visit to the above mentioned places.