Places to Visit in Delhi : Top Attractions


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Top Tourist Places You must Visit in Delhi

Spiritual Places

Akshardham

Akshardham Temple

  • Akshardham is a Hindu temple complex in Delhi.
  • Also referred to as Delhi Akshardham or Swaminarayan Akshardham, the complex displays millennia of traditional Hindu and Indian culture, spirituality, and architecture.
  • Akshardham means the eternal, divine abode of the supreme God, the abode of eternal values and virtues of Akshar as defined in the Vedas and Upanishads where divine bhakti, purity and peace forever pervades.

Birla Mandir

Birla Mandir

  • Birla Mandir or Laxminarayan Temple is a hindu temple dedicated to Laxminarayan in Delhi, India.
  • The temple is located on the Mandir Marg , west of Connaught Place.
  • The temple is one of Delhi’s major temples and a major tourist attraction.

Lotus Temple

LotusTemple

  • The Lotus Temple, located in New Delhi, India, is a Bahá’í House of Worship completed in 1986.
  • Notable for its flowerlike shape, it serves as the Mother Temple of the Indian subcontinent and has become a prominent attraction in the city.
  • The Lotus Temple has won numerous architectural awards and been featured in hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles.

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid

  • Jama Masjid of Delhi, is the principal mosque of Old Delhi in India.
  • Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the best-known mosque in India.
  • Construction began in 1650 and was completed in 1656. It lies at the beginning of the Chawri Bazar Road, a very busy central street of Old Delhi.

Safdarjung Tomb

Safdarjung tomb

  • Safdarjung’s Tomb is a sandstone and marble mausoleum in New Delhi, India.
  • It was built in 1754 in the late Mughal Empire style for the statesman Safdarjung, and was described as “the last flicker in the lamp of Mughal architecture”.
  • The monument has an ambiance of spaciousness and an imposing presence with its domed and arched red brown and white coloured structures

Sis Ganj Gurudwara

Sis Ganj Gurudwara

 

  • Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib, is one of the nine historical gurdwaras in Delhi.
  • First established in 1783 by Baghel Singh to commemorate the martyrdom site the ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur.
  • Situated in Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi, it marks the site Sikh Guru was beheaded on the orders of the Mughal emperor on 11 November 1675, Aurangzeb, for refusing to convert to Islam.

Humayun’s Tomb

Humayun’s Tomb

  • Located near the crossing of Mathura road and Lodhi road, this magnificent garden tomb is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India.
  • The tomb was commissioned by Humayun’s first wife Bega Begum Haji Begum in 1569-70.
  • Inside the walled enclosure the most notable features are the garden squares with pathways water channels, centrally located well proportional mausoleum topped by double dome.

Chattarpur Temple

Chattarpur Temple

  • Shri Adhya Katyani Shakti Peeth Mandir is popularly known as Chhatarpur Temple since it is located in a down town area in south of Delhi – Chhatarpur.
  • This is the second largest temple complex in India, and is dedicated to Goddess, Katyayani.
  • It is located at Chhatarpur, on the southwestern outskirts of the city of Delhi from Qutub Minar, off Mehrauli-Gurgaon road.

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

  • Gurdwara Bangla Sahib is the most prominent Sikh gurdwara, or Sikh house of worship, in Delhi, known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan, and the pool inside its complex, known as the “Sarovar.”
  • It was first built as a small temple by Sikh General, Sardar Bhagel Singh in 1783, who supervised the construction of nine Sikh shrines in Delhi in the same year, during the reign of Mughal Emperor, Shah Alam II.
  • It is situated near Connaught Place, New Delhi and is instantly recognisable by its stunning golden dome and tall flagpole, Nishan Sahib.

Historical Places

 

India Gate

India Gate

  • At the centre of New Delhi stands the 42 m high India Gate, an “Arc-de-Triomphe” like archway in the middle of a crossroad.
  • Almost similar to its French counterpart, it commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the World War I.
  • During nightfall, India Gate is dramatically floodlit while the fountains nearby make a lovely display with coloured lights.
  • India Gate stands at one end of Rajpath, and the area surrounding it is generally referred to as ‘India Gate’.

Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar

  • The 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 1724 onwards, as he was given by Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah the task of revising the calendar and astronomical tables.

Qutub Minar

Qutb Minar

  • Qutub Minar in Delhi is world heritage site. The tall minaret was constructed in 1192 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak, and later completed by his successor Iltutmish.
  • The soaring conical tower is an exquisite example of Indo-Islamic Afghan architecture.
  • An inscription over its eastern gate provocatively informs that it was built with material obtained from demolishing ’27 Hindu temples’

Parliament House

Parliament House

  • The Parliament house is a cirular colonnaded building . It also houses ministerial offices,numerous committee rooms and an excellent library as well.
  • Conceived in the Imperial Style, the Parliament House consists of an open verandah with 144 columns.
  • The domed circular central hall with oak paneled walls and the three semi circular buildings are used for the Rajya Shabha and Lok Shabha meetings.

Red Fort

Red Fort

  • The Red Fort was the residence of the Mughal emperor of India for nearly 200 years, until 1857.
  • It is located in the centre of Delhi and houses a number of museums.
  • In addition to accommodating the emperors and their households, it was the ceremonial and political centre of Mughal government and the setting for events critically impacting the region.
  • The Red Fort’s innovative architectural style, including its garden design, influenced later buildings and gardens in Delhi, Rajasthan

Old Fort

Old Fort

  • Purana Quila , is the oldest fort among all forts in Delhi and, the oldest known structure of any type in Delhi.
  • It was rebuilt by the Afghan king Sher Shah Suri, on the same site, which was perhaps the site of Indraprastha, believed to be the capital of the Pandavas.
  • The work was carried forward by Sher Shah Suri,who displaced Humayun, Purana Quila is the venue for the spectacular sound and light show held every evening.

Rajghat

Rajghat

  • Rajghat is the place where Mahatma Gandhi, revered as the Father of Nation was cremated.
  • This memorial to Mahatma Gandhi is located between the main Ring Road and the banks of Yamuna River, towards the southeast of Red Fort.
  • It is just 4 kms away from Janpath towards the North east of Feroz Shah.

President House

President House

  • The Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official home of the President of India, located in New Delhi, India.
  • It may refer to only the mansion that has the President’s official residence, halls, guest rooms and offices; President Estate that additionally includes huge presidential gardens (Mughal Gardens), large open spaces, residences of bodyguards and staff, stables, other offices and utilities within its perimeter walls.
  • On 26 January 1950, when Rajendra Prasad became the first President of India and occupied this building, it was renamed as Rashtrapati Bhavan – the President’s House.

Museums

 

Crafts Museum

  • The National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum (NHHM) commonly known as National Crafts Museum in New Delhi is one of the largest crafts museums in India.
  • It is run by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.Maidan, facing the Purana Qila complex.

Dolls Museum

Dolls Museum

  • The International Dolls Museum is a large collection of dolls in Delhi, India. It was set up by K. Shankar Pillai, a political cartoonist.
  • Housed in the Children’s Book Trust building on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, accessed through a separate entrance, a winding staircase, leading up to a foyer.
  • Dolls Museum is one of the most renowned museums in New Delhi which has a huge collections of dolls from across the globe.
  • The renowned political cartoonist, K. Shankar Pillai (1902–1989) founded this museum in 1965 with thousand dolls.

National Gallery of Modern Art

National Gallery of Modern Art

 

  • The National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) is the premier art gallery under Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
  • The main museum at Jaipur House in New Delhi was established on March 29, 1954 by the Government of India, with subsequent branches at Mumbai and Bangalore.
  • Its collection of more than 14,000 works includes works by artists such as Thomas Daniell, Raja Ravi Verma, Abanindranath Tagore, Rabindranath Tagore, Gaganendranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Jamini Roy, Amrita Sher-Gil as well as foreign artists, apart from sculptures by various artists.

National Rail Museum

National Rail Museum

  • The National Rail Museum is a museum in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi which focuses on the rail heritage of India it opened on the 1 February 1977.
  • It is located in with both indoor and outdoor exhibits.
  • A toy train offers rides around that site on regular days.

National Museum

National Museum

  • The National Museum in New Delhi is one of the largest museums in India.
  • Established in 1949, it holds variety of articles ranging from pre-historic era to modern works of art.
  • It functions under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
  • It also houses the National Museum Institute of History of Arts,Conservation and Museology on the first floor which was established in 1983 and now is a Deemed University since 1989, and runs Masters and Doctoral level courses in History of Art, Conservation and Museology.

Archaeological Museum

 

  • The Archaeological site museum at Purana Qila is located inside the fort and to the right of the main entrance.
  • Archaeological Museum, New Delhi is one of the most popular museums and art galleries in India, which is a must visit attraction for the tourists visiting Delhi.
  • This museum displays various displays of the articles of the excavations.

Parks & Gardens

 

Lodhi Garden

Lodhi Garden

  • A favourite picnic spot and a joy for morning walkers with lots of greenery and trees.
  • The gardens are situated between Khan Market and Safdarjung’s Tomb on Lodhi Road and is a hotspot for morning walks for the Delhiites.
  • The site is now protected by the Archeological Survey of India (ASI).

Mughal Garden

Mughal Gardens

  • Mughal gardens are a group of gardens built by the Mughals in the Persian style of architecture.
  • This style was heavily influenced by the Persian gardens particularly the Charbagh structure.
  • Significant use of rectilinear layouts are made within the walled enclosures.
  • Some of the typical features include pools, fountains and canals inside the gardens.

Rose Garden

Rose Garden

  • The National Rose Garden at Chanakya Puri in Delhi is an exclusive garden for roses.
  • National Rose Garden is an exclusive garden for roses that displays hundreds of rose varieties from India and abroad.
  • During the rose season, one can come across the rarest varieties of roses ever seen, like the green rose and the black rose.
  • Spread over a huge area, Rose Garden is one of the best places to spend a crisp winter morning with your family.

Amusement Parks

 

Aapno Ghar

Aapno Ghar

  • Aapno Ghar Amusement and Water park, the city of joy is the ideal expression of a beautiful and unequaled dream world.
  • It exist in harmony with the magic of nature. The mildness of sun rays, the gentle rumbling fountains and lush green landscapes adorn the charm of timeless blend of nature’s beauty and jovial world of child fantasies.
  • Our haven of endless joy dispaly the most exciting and remarkable example of event filled with pleasure taken to new height.

Adventure Islands

Adventure Islands

  • Adventure Island is an ultimate destination where we organize outings and events that create the right environment to encourage them.
  • At Adventure Island it is our never ending endeavour to ensure that each customer visiting the amusement park is safe and secure.
  • We lay a high degree of importance to operational, technical and environmental safety.