From historical monuments to crowded shopping malls Delhi is attracting a lot of travelers from far and wide. It is a tough job to you to pick one best place to visit as there are many wonderful places in huge count. Delhi, India’s capital which is a massive metropolitan city. Delhi is the second most populous city in India with best tourism rating. So let’s have a look about each place.
1.QUTAB MINAR: Qutab Minar is the valuable, protected structure and historical place to visit in Delhi. Among the other places to visit in Delhi, Qutub Minar stands tall with its 73 meter tall. This is made of redsand stone and marble making with amazing architectural brilliance. A Metro station is also available nearly 3 kms to Qutub Minar which is very ease to travel in short time. Although it is the shaded area it is better to carry sunscreen or sunglasses for safety purpose during summer.
QUTUB MINAR ENTRY TIMINGS: Sunrise to Sunset
ENTRY FEE: For Indian citizens-Rs.30 and for foreign nationals-Rs.500
2. JAMA MASJID: It is one of the best place to visit and largest mosques in India which was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. During ancient times itself, the construction of the mosque took around 1 Million Rupees. The speciality is that it can hold 25000 devotes at a time. The structure is made up of red sand stone and white marble. This architectural marvel has four towers and the southern tower gives the stunning beauty of the city. One should dress modestly as it was a sacred place and especially women must cover teir head by shawl or dupatta. Unfortunately non-muslims cant enter into the mosque during namaz offerings.
JAMA MASJID ENTRY TIMINGS: Daily 7 am to 12 pm and 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm but It was closed during prayers.
JAMA MASJID ENTRY FEE: Free, but if you want to take photography a nominal fee of Rs.200 is charged.
3. AKSHARADHAM TEMPLE: Among the temples in Delhi, Aksharadham temple is the must visit temple ever which has spiritual and cultural traditions. The best visiting and suggested place is Swamynarayan Aksharadham Temple- one of the largest Hindhu temples in the world.It is located near river bank of Yamuna. It is made of a stunning architecture with pink stone and white marble. The major thing was this temple was opened by DR. APJ Abdul Kalam in 2005. Not only temple there are Abhishek mandap, water shows and exhibitions. Tourists from all over world come to visit this temple to know cultural facts.
AKSHARADHAM ENTRY TIMING: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm (The temple will be closed on Mondays).
EXHIBITION ENTRY TIMING: 10:30 am to 6:00 pm
MUSICAL FOUNTAIN: 7:45pm
ENTRY FEE: Entry fee is free but exhibition tickets starts from Rs.125
4. HAUZ KHAS: Haus Khas is a beautiful neighborhood of Delhi and it is the top place to visit in New Delhi. It exhibits both rural and urban atmospheric place and attracts lot of people. The location is surrounded by different greenery parks and walkaways. Hauz means water tank khas means royal so it is considered as royal tank which was built by Allauddin Khilji in order to supply the water. It was modified as different blocks like A,B,C,D…Z. There are different major markets in the colony which attracts the visitors. Hauz Khas village was well known for electric night life with countless pubs, clubs, restaurants are some interesting things to visit in Delhi.
HAUZ KHAS ENTRY TIMINGS: Monday to Saturday from 10 am – 7pm but the restaurants will open till 11pm.
HAUZ KHAS ENTRY FEE: There is no entry fee.
5. NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK: National Zoological park is one of the most beautifully land scaped park which is situated near the old fort in Delhi. From biggest animals to tiniest birds all kinds of species are located in the park. The zoo not only provide shelter but also provide food for endangered species. Different fascinating creatures like Royal Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Lion, spider, chimpanzees etc are present in the zoo. It is a great place to visit with family and children. As it was located at the center of the city it is the best place to visit in New Delhi with family.
ENTRY TIMINGS: 10 am to 6pm
ENTRY FEE: Starts from Rs.40
6. India Gate: India gate is located in the India’s capital New Delhi. It is about 2.3 km from the Rashrapati Bhavan. It is war memorial which is dedicated to the Indian army who died during the first world war.The original name was All India War Memorial .Every year on the 26 january the parade starts from the Rashtrapathi Bhavan and progress towards the India gate.The word India is located at the top both sides of the arch.The architectural style was Trimphal Arch.The material used was yellow and red sand stone and granite.Its construction started and completed from 10 feb 1921 to 12 feb 1931.Its visiting timing is 24 hours a day and 7 days in a week. Delhities and tourists like to go through the India gate lawns leisurely in the evening.
7. Red Fort: Red fort monument was built in 1638. It was built by moghal emperor shah jahan. The fort was located in the center of delhi which was made up of red stone and marble. It was built on the banks of river Yamuna.The red fort originally called as Qila-i-Mubarak” (the blessed fort), because it was the residence of the royal family. This fort has innovative architectural style including its garden design and later influenced by other buildings in delhi. Every year on the independence day the prime minister hoists the national flag at the main gate of the fort. Red fort transilation hindi/urdu form is lal qila. This is the largest monument in delhi and one of the popular destination in the world and attracts thousands of visitors every year.The sound and light show describing the moghal history is great attraction for the tourist.
8. Lotus temple: Lotus temple is located in the Baharpur Hills near Kalkaji in South Delhi. It is built during 1980-1986 construction of temple took nearly 6 years which is attracting towards its beautiful architecture, also called as Bahai House of Worship.Lotus temple considered as mother temple of Indian content. Temple is shaped in form of half opened lotus flower. There are 9 doors lead to central hall in the lotus temple.This was constructed in the 26 acres of land. The temple attracts all religion,castes and it is one of the most visited sites in the world. The tourist from abroad come to visit this temple. One can easily reach temple through the local buses, auto rickshaws or hiring taxis from Delhi.
9. Rashtrapathi Bhavan: Rashtrapathi Bhavan is the presidential residence it is previously viceroy’s house it is home of the president it is located at the Western end of Rajpath in New Delhi, India. It consists of 340 rooms the main building that has president official resident which includes the reception hall, guest rooms, offices also called as the mansion. It is one of the largest residences head of the state in the world which is constructed from 1912 to 1929 89 years ago. Architect was Edwin Lutyens. The back side of Rashtrapati Bhavan moghal gardens is located.
10. Chandini Chowk: Chandini chowk is oldest and busiest market in old delhi india. It is located near the old delhi railway station. Red Fort monument located near the market.The market was once divided by canals to reflect the moonlight now it is closed and it is remained as a biggest whole sale market in India. This chowk was designed by the princess Jahanara Begum who is the favourite daughter of shah Jahan. The market was shaped in a square. Shops were built in half moon shape pattern now it is lost.The bazaar was famous for the silver merchants.The pool in the chowk was replaced by the clock tower that is Ghantaghar until 1950s. The center of the market still refered as a Ghantaghar. Chandini chowk was once great Indian markets.
These are the top 10 places to visit in Delhi. Let’s go and hangout this monsoon.