Delhi always remains a delightful hotspot for any traveller. It is the capital of India and a perfect blend of tradition, modernity, politics and technology. Here is a list of 7 places to visit on your first trip to Delhi.
Delhi with other NCR places, such as Noida, Greater Noida, Gurgaon and Faridabad is growing every moment. Located along the banks of Yamuna River, Delhi is a bustling city and it possess almost all the aspects to fulfil the pursuits of different travellers. Delhi is the most ethnic city of the country. You will find people from different corners of the country dwelling here for different purposes. There are some must visit places, the forts and old monuments which will take you down the memory lanes. Most of the travellers prefer to explore both Delhi and Agra on the same trip. Well, Delhi is full of attractions, so, it is always better to explore Delhi individually. Take as long as you can and enjoy every bit of your Delhi tour. Don’t hurry, visit every popular place and understand the city, there are abundant of hotels in Delhi which offer a comfortable and memorable stay to their guests. You can choose as per as your convenience.
Here is a list of 7 places to visit on your first trip to Delhi:
- Red Fort: the very famous Red Fort stands as the symbol of Mughal Emperor. The 2 km stretched wall looks really strong and the red colour still retains its essence. The fort was later captured by the Sikhs and the British. The one-hour light and sound show which is held each evening is the best way to take yourself to the bygone era.
The fort is open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Rs 10 is charged for Indian visitors and Rs 250 for the foreigners.
- Chandni Chowk: If you want to experience the Old Delhi, then the very famous Chandni Chowk is waiting to welcome you. It is a chaotic, busiest and the oldest market place of Delhi. Famous for clothes, jewellery and fast food stalls, this place is located opposite to Red Fort.
- Jama Masjid: located opposite to Chandni Chowk, the very famous Jama Masjid is a treasure of the old city. It is the largest mosque of India and the mosque complex can hold 25,000 devotees. It took around 13 years to complete this magnificent piece. You have to cover your head, legs and shoulders or you won’t be allowed to enter. Cameras are prohibited inside.
- Akshardham Temple: Near Noida More, this temple is comparatively a new attraction of the city. The marvellous architecture with pink stone and white marble it is a Swaminarayan Temple. A great place to witness the Indian culture. Entry is free but a nominal price ticket is required for the exhibition. The temple is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm.
- Humayun’s Tomb: built in 1570, it houses the body of Humayun. The tomb looks bit like the Taj Mahal. With beautiful garden and great architecture, Humayun’s Tomb is located in Nizamuddin East, near the railway station.
- Lodhi Garden: near to Humayun’s Tomb, the place is serene and calm. The tomb here was built in the 15th and 16th century, later, the Britishers made the garden surrounding these tombs. It is now a joggers and yoga practitioner’s paradise. Open every day from morning to evening 8 pm.
- Qutub Minar: It is the second tallest minaret of the country. A fine example of Indo-Islamic architecture, but the origin is still a mystery. Located in Mehrauli, South Delhi, Qutub Minar should be in your itinerary.
Reaching Delhi is not a problem. Being the capital of the country, the city is well-connected to all the parts of the country. You can fly, take a train or travel by road as per as your convenience.
For more places of attractions and how to reach and where to stay, check Delhi tourism and explore accordingly.