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Places To Visit In Delhi: Capital Of India

Delhi is the capital of India and a city. King of Delhi was “Prithvi Raj Chauhan“. Prithvi Raj Chauhan Defeated Mohd Gauri 16 Times, Later In 17th Battle Prithviraj Chauhan defeated by Mohd Gauri in 1192.

Delhi is Bordered by Uttarpradesh which includes (Ghaziabad, Noida, Baghpath, and Gautam Budh Nagar) Haryana which includes (Gurugram, Sonipat, Jajjar, and Faridabad).

The population of Delhi city is the second highest in India. It is also the second richest city in India. In Delhi city, there is a lot of historical places some of it made by Britishers.

People who live in Delhi called “Delhites” or “Delhiwale“. There is a lot of places to visit in Delhi but most of the places are historical.

In this article, I will tell you the best places to visit in Delhi, the best time to visit, location, famous food.

Places To Visit In Delhi

  1. India Gate
  2. Red Fort
  3. Lotus Temple
  4. Jama Masjid
  5. Akshardham
  6. Laxminarayan Temple
  7. Rashtrapati Bhavan
  8. Qutab Minar
  9. Humanyun’s Tomb
  10. Chandni Chowk
  11. Lodhi Garden
  12. Sri Bangla Sahib Gurudwara
  13. Raj Ghat
  14. Safdurjung Tomb
  15. The Garden Of Five Senses
  16. National Railway Museum
  17. Jahaz Mahal
  18. National Zoological Park
  19. Agrasen Ki Baoli
  20. National Museum
  21. Jantar Mantar
  22. Purana Qila

1- India Gate

India Gate
#1 Places To Visit In Delhi

Original Name of India Gate was “All India War Memorial“. It is located in Rajpath. India Gate is built in the memory of Indian British Soldiers who died during the first world war.

70,000 soldiers name is written on the wall of India Gate. Under India Gate, there is an “Amar Jawan Jyoti” which is flame for immortal soldiers and there is a Riffle which is capped by war helmet.

India Gate was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens but he was not only the main architect but he also was the designer of war memories. It was a Triumphal Architectural Design.

Sand Stone is used for making India Gate. India Gate takes approximately 10 years to complete.

Location: Rajpath, New Delhi.

Best Time To Visit:

  • Best Time: February-April & August-November.
  • You can visit India Gate 24*7 (Any time).

Famous Food: People Have Different Choices in Day Time as well as in Night-Time.

  • Day Time: Bhel Puri.
  • Night Time: Ice cream.

2- Red Fort

Red Fort
#2 Places To Visit In Delhi

Red Fort is beautifully designed by Mughal Architectures and made by Red Sand Stone. Basically, It was the palace of Mughal Emperors which is located in the center of Delhi.

It is named as “Red Fort” because of the Red Sand Stone used to build it. Red Fort was Originally known As “Blessed Fort“. Red Fort is near to Yamuna River. It attracts thousands of visitors per month across India or All over the world.

Red Fort designed by Ustad Ahmad Lahori. It took 8 Years 10 Months 25 Days to complete. Design of the architecture is Indo-Islamic.

On Every Independence day (15 August) Indian Flag is hoisted by Prime Minister of India at Red Fort. In order to prevent any inconvenience during Independence day function, there is very tight security Near Red Fort.

Location: Netaji Subhash Marg which is in Chandni Chowk.

Best Time To Visit: Except Mondays but Time is 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

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3- Lotus Temple

“Lotus Temple”
#3 Places To Visit In Delhi

Lotus Temple is in Delhi it looks Like Lotus Flower that’s why this is called as “Lotus Temple“. It is basically a worship place which is open to all regions. Lotus Temple is made up of 27 marble-clad which is standing freely.

There are 9 Doors all are open to a single hall which has a capacity of 2500 people at a time. Lotus temple has won awards for its architectural design and feature in Magazine and Newspaper Articles.

Fariborz Sabha is an Iranian architectural who designed the lotus temple. Design is inspired by the Lotus Flower.

In the year 2001, It is the most visited building in the world this information is referred by CNN Report. Lotus Temple is completed on 13 November 1986. No musical device can be played inside Lotus Temple.

Location: Bahapur which is in Kalkaji.

Best Time To Visit: Tuesday to Sunday 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (In Winters).

Tuesday to Sunday 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM (In Summers).

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4- Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid
#4 Places To Visit In Delhi

Jama Masjid is also known as “Masjid e Jahan Numa” which is Located in Delhi and It is also one of the largest mosques in India. This Mosque is made by Shah Jahan, it took 6 years to complete. Total cost for making mosque is around “Ten Lakh Rupees”. It was made by approximately 5000 workers

Badshahi Masjid is made the architectural plan for Jama Masjid which is built by the son of Shah Jaha. Shah Jahah son name is “Aurangzeb” who made the same architectural masjid in Pakistan.

Jama Masjid names as Jama which means “Friday” and Masjid which means “Mosque”. It has a courtyard which has the capacity of up to 25,000 people can pray at a time. This is a Historic Mosque and also one of the last monuments made by the Mughals.

Location: Jama Masjid Road which is in Chandni Chowk.

Best Time To Visit: Any Time.

Famous Food: Shahi Tukda.

5- Akshardham

Akshardham Temple
#5 Places To Visit In Delhi

Akshardham is a Hindu Temple which is in Delhi near Noida Mor. Akshardham temple is also known as the “Swaminarayan Akshardham

In Akshardham Temple, there are many exhibition halls in which they show Some cultural Shows after that lastly “Sahaj Anand Water Show” which is very popular around the world. It attracts people from all over the world.

Akshardham Temple is created by “Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha and Pramukh Swami Maharaj“. This temple is opened for public on November 2005 in existence of Manmohan Singh, B.L Joshi, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, and L.K Adwani

Akshardham Temple is created or designed according to “Pancharatra Shastra and Vastu Shastra“.

Exhibits :

  • Nilkanth Darshan (Theater).
  • Sanskruti Vihar (Boat Ride).
  • Sahajanand Darshan (Hall Of Values).
  • Musical Fountain (Sahaj Anand Water Show).

Location: Noida Mor which is in Pandav Nagar.

Best Time To Visit: Tuesday to Sunday. Show starts on 7:00 PM. So, you have to visit temple before 4:00 PM.

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6- Laxminarayan Temple

Laxminarayan Temple
#6 Places To Visit In Delhi

Laxminarayan is a Hindu Temple which is also famous as “Birla Mandir“. In Hindu Religion, Laxminarayan is another name of Lord Vishnu. Goddess Laxmi is the wife of Lord Vishnu that’s why temple name is “Laxmi-Narayan(Lord Vishnu)“.

Laxminarayan Temple is built by “Jugal Kishore Birla” and the temples near to Laxminarayan Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva(Mahadev), Buddha, and Lord Krishna. It took approximately 6 years to build the Laxminarayan temple. This Temple Covers approximately 7.5 acres and also have many small Shrines, Fountains, Gardens.

Laxminarayana Temple is the first Hindu Temple which is built in Delhi and During Hindu festivals, Janmashtami (Birthday of Lord Krishna) and Diwali this temple attracts thousands of devotees.

This temple is mainly dedicated to Lord Narayan and Goddess Laxmi. there is other small shrines of Hanuman Ji, Lord Shiva, and Lord Ganesha.

Location: Mandir Marg which is near to Gole Market.

Best Time To Visit: Anytime.

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7- Rashtrapati Bhavan

Rashtrapati Bhavan
#7 Places To Visit in Delhi

Rashtrapati Bhavan means “President Residence” and also called as “Viceroy’s house“. It is the official home of the President of India which is located in Rajpath, Delhi. Rashtrapati Bhavan has 340 room in a building including rooms for guests, offices and reception halls.

Rashtrapati Bhavan covers around 320 acres that include huge garden, the residence of bodyguards, staff, Large Open area, and other offices these all are within the Rashtrapati Bhavan walls.

Construction of Rashtrapati Bhavan started in 1912 and completed in 1929. Around 1 billion bricks are used to complete Rashtrapati Bhavan. It took around 17 years to built Rashtrapati Bhavan which is designed by Edwin Lutyens.

Edwin Lutyens Travels India to England again and again during the construction of Viceroy’s House in both the countries. Lutyens need to reduce the height of both Viceroy’s houses because of the budget.

Inside Rashtrapati Bhavan:

  • Durbar Hall.
  • Mughal Gardens.
  • Ashoka Hall.
  • Udhyanotsav.
  • Museum.
  • Sitting Rooms.
  • Billiards Rooms.
  • Various Types of Statues.
  • Cannons.

Location: Near President’s Estate.

Best Time To Visit: Outsider’s are not allowed inside but you can see from outside.

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8- Qutab Minar

Qutub Minar
#8 Places To Visit In Delhi

Qutub Minar is pronounced as “Qutb Minar” and It is located in Mehrauli, New Delhi. Qutub Minar is approximately 239.5 feet long and having a Larger diameter of the base as compared to the peak of Qutub Minar.

Sand Stone is used to building Qutub Minar and It took 28 years to built Qutub Minar which is completed by his son-in-law. Qutub Ud Din Aibak was the first Muslim ruler of Delhi. Qutub Minar has 379 Steps to reach the peak of Minar.

It is designed as a larger diameter base (47 feet) and reducing diameter till the peak (9 feet) of Qutub Minar. Construction of Qutub Minar was started by Qutb Ud Din Aibak and finishes by his son-in-law “lltutmish“.

Minar’s topmost part is damaged due to lightning in 1369 which was repaired by Firoz Shah Tuqhlaq. Qutub Minar has some historical Monuments of Qutub Complex around it.

Location: Mehrauli Which is in New Delhi.

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9- Humanyun’s Tomb

Humayun’s Tomb
#9 Place To Visit In Delhi

Humayun’s Tomb is made by his first wife, Her name was Bega Begum (another name is Haji Begam). She chooses a Persian architect in order to design Humayun’s tomb.

Mirak Mirza Ghiyas and his son Sayyid Muhammad designed the Humayun’s Tomb they took approximately 1 year to design. Construction of Humayun’s Tomb took approximately 7 years which costs around 15 Lakh Rupees. In 1565, Construction begins and Finished in 1572.

Site for building Humayun’s Tomb is near to Yamuna Bank which is in East Delhi which is close to the “Purana Qila“. Mughal Architecture style was chosen for designing. This is the first Monument which is made by Red Sand Stone.

It comes under UNESCO World Heritage Site which is declared in 1993. When Humayun died his body is buried in his palace Purana Qila which is near to Humanyun’s Tomb.

Location: Opposite to mathura road near Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah.

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10- Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk
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Chandni Chowk is one of the oldest and busiest markets in the whole of Delhi. It is near to old Delhi railway station and Red Fort is within the market of Chandni Chowk which was built by Mughal Empire in the 17th Century.

Chandni Chowk’s shape is like half-moon-shaped square it is an Original Chandni Chowk. It is the largest wholesale markets in India.

Chandni Chowk is not only the Largest wholesale market but also famous for the specialty of variety in food and thousands of types of sweet. Steet food of Chandni Chowk is super spicy and loved by a lot of Indians around there.

Historic Religious Buildings In Chandni Chowk:

  • Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib.
  • Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir.
  • Sri Shiv Navgarh Mandir Mandir Dham.
  • Central Baptist Church.
  • Gauri Shankar Temple.
  • Fatehpuri Masjid.
  • Sunehri Masjid.

Location: Chandni Chowk.

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Famous Food: All Street Food

11- Lodhi Garden

Lodhi Garden
#11 Places To Visit In Delhi

Lodhi Garden is spread over 90 acres which is a city park situated in New Delhi. Within Lodhi garden, it contains some architectural works like Shisha Gumbad, Tomb of Sikander Lodi, Bara Gumbad and Mohammed Shah’s Tomb which was built in the 15th century by Lodhi’s.

Lodhi Garden Located in between Safdurjung Tomb and Khan Market. Delhi People (Delhites) come here for morning walks.

Mohammed Shah’s Tomb is the earliest structure in the garden and it is visible from the road. Lodhi dynasty’s last sultan of Delhi was defeated by Babur in the first battle of Panipat.

Now a Days, people come here for a picnic with their families and friends but most of the visitors to this garden are couples, College Students. You don’t have to pay any fees to explore Lodhi garden

Location: Near Lodhi Road which is in New Delhi

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12- Sri Bangla Sahib Gurudwara

Sri Bangla Sahib Gurudwara
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Sri Bangla Sahib Gurudwara is a worship place for Sikh religion people but people from other religion also come here. It is located near Connaught place which is in Delhi.

In History, Sri Bangla Sahib Gurudwara was a Bungalow of Raja Jai Singh which is rebuilt in 1783. Guru Har Kishan stays here when he comes to Delhi. Guru Har Kishan used to help people suffering from diseases (Small Pox) by providing them cure and freshwater to their houses.

When Guru Har Kishan helps people and he contracted an illness and he died on March 1664. Sikh religion people feed poor/hungry people daily in Sri Bangla Sahib Gurudwara and let them sleep within Gurudwara.

Sri Bangla Sahib Gurudwara has a holy pond in the middle of Gurudwara and also have a school, kitchen, Art Gallery.

Location: Hanuman Area Road which is near to Connaught Place.

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13- Raj Ghat

Raj Ghat is built in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi Ji who was born on 2 October 1869. He always says “Don’t speak badly”(Bura Matt Kaho), “Don’t listen Bad”(Bura Matt Suno) and “Don’t do bad”(Bura Matt Karo).

Mahatma Gandhi Ji killed by Nathuram Godse on 30 January 1948. Raj Ghat is located on the ring road which is also known as Mahatma Gandhi Marg. Also an eternal flame on the cremation.

Location: Behind Red Fort.

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14- Safdurjung Tomb

Safdurjung Tomb is made up of marble mausoleum and Red Sandstone which is situated in Delhi. Safdurjung Tomb was built-in 1754 and it took many years to complete it.

Prime Minister of Mughal empire is nawab of Oudh. Safdurjung Tom is located near to Safdarjung airport which is in Mehrauli. Mirza Muquim Abdul Mansur khan

Location: Airforce Golf Course near to delhi race club.

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15- The Garden Of Five Senses

Location: Westend marg which is in saket.

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16- National Railway Museum

Location: Chanakyapuri in new delhi.

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17- Jahaz Mahal

Location: Talab lane near to khandsa colony which is in Mehrauli.

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18- National Zoological Park

Location: Mathura road Pragati Maidan

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19- Agrasen Ki Baoli

Location: Hailey Road near to KG Marg which is in Diwanchand Imaging Center.

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20- National Museum

Location: Janpath Road near to Rajpath Area Which is in Central Secretariat.

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21- Jantar Mantar

Location: Connaught Place near to Sansad Marg.

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22- Purana Qila

Location: Mathura Road Near Delhi Zoo

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