The capital of our country, Delhi is called the city of hearts.
The capital of India, Delhi caters to the needs of all types of tourists and travelers. Delhi attracts everyone from history lovers to architecture enthusiasts, nature lovers to photographers, and picnics travelers.
The capital of the country, Delhi is not only one of the largest cities in India, but a wonderful combination of antiquity and modernity. People from all over the world come to visit Delhi. As busy as Delhi's day is, the evenings here are equally relaxed.Being the capital of India, being part of the NCT is the second-most populous city in India after Mumbai.
The city is full of bars, cafes, bazaars, and other fun places, which can make this culture capital give some better-known cities of the world a run for their money. So let us take you in this article today to visit the famous tourist places of Delhi.
The India Gate (All India War Memorial) is a war memorial located astride the Rajpath, on the eastern edge of New Delhi, formally called Kingsway.
This gate is dedicated to honoring the soldiers of the undivided Indian Army who died during the First World War between 1914 and 1921. This type of war memorial pays tribute to the martyred soldiers and gets to know about them.
Akshardham or Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple located in Delhi is a true depiction of Indian culture, architecture, and spirituality. It took 5 years to complete the completion of this temple complex which was completed under the efficient leadership of Swami Maharaj, the head of Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha.
Situated on the banks of the river Yamuna, the temple reflects Hinduism and its culture. Dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan, Akshardham has carved out its place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest comprehensive Hindu temple in the world, with eight temporarily carved pavilions.
Red Fort (Lal Quila)
The Red Fort is a historic fort in the city of Delhi (in Old Delhi) in India that served as the main residence of the Mughal Emperors. Emperor Shah Jahan commissioned the construction of the Red Fort on 12 May 1638, when he decided to shift his capital from Agra to Delhi. Originally red and white, its design is credited to architect Ustad Ahmad Lahori, who also constructed the Taj Mahal. It was constructed between May 1639 and April 1648.
This huge fort is built of red stone which is one of the grand palaces of the world. The fort is spread over an area of 2.41 km, and the main gate of the two forts is Lahore Gate and Delhi Gate. Lahore Gate is near Chatta Chowk which was built for the royal families.
Qutub Minar is the world's tallest tower made of brick, situated in Mehrauli part of South Delhi city in India. The height is 72.5 meters (237.86 feet) and the diameter is 14.3 meters. The courtyard built around the tower contains many outstanding specimens of Indian art, many of which date back to 1192 CE. This complex has been accepted as a world heritage by Indians.
The Lotus Temple or Lotus Temple is a Baha'i (a follower of the Iranian founder of Baha'u'llah), located near Nehru Place (Kalkaji Temple), Delhi, the capital of India. It is a unique temple in itself. There is no idol nor any religious rituals of any kind are done here, on the contrary, various holy writings related to different religions are read here.
For the people of India, the lotus flower is a symbol of purity and peace, as well as a sign of the incarnation of God. This flower teaches us to be pure and clean despite blooming in the mud, and it also signifies how one can be most detached by living within the religious competition and material prejudices. The Lotus Temple receives around eight to ten thousand tourists from India and abroad every day.
The construction of the Jantar Mantar was completed in 1724 AD. This observatory was built by Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur, who built similar observatories in Ujjain, Varanasi, and Mathura. Jai Singh found the existing interoperability devices too small to take correct measurements, so he built larger and more accurate instruments.
Waste To Wonder Park
West to Wonder Park has replicas of the iconic Seven Wonders of the World, built from industrial waste. It was inaugurated at Rajiv Gandhi Smriti Van. Seven wonders of the world have been created here with 150 tons of waste, with which tourists can click selfies.
Sri Sri Radha Parthasarathi Mandir, generally known as the ISKCON Delhi temple, is a well known Vaishnav temple of Lord Krishna and Radharani in the form of Radha Parthasarathi. The Temple was inaugurated on 5 April 1998 by the then former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the presence of former Chief Minister of Delhi Sahib Singh Verma and Sushma Swaraj. It is located at Hare Krishna Hills (near Nehru Place), in the East of Kailash area of New Delhi, India.
The full form of ISKCON is "International Society for Krishna Consciousness", which is called International Krishnabhavnamrita Sangh or ISKCON in Hindi. The ISKCON temple was built by devotees of Hare Rama Hare Krishna Panth to convey the message of Srimad Bhagavad Gita.
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of the most prominent Sikh gurdwara, or Sikh house of worship, in Delhi, India, and known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan, as well as the holy river inside its complex, known as the "Sarovar."
It is situated near Connaught Place, New Delhi on Baba Kharak Singh Marg and it is instantly recognizable by its golden dome and tall flagpole, Nishan Sahi
National Gallery of Modern Art
The National Gallery of Modern Art is the premier art gallery under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. The main museum at Jaipur House in New Delhi was established on 29 March 1954 by the Government of India, with subsequent branches at Mumbai and Bangalore.
Its collection of more than 1700 works by 2000 plus artists includes 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. Some of the oldest works preserved here date back to 1857. With 12,000 square meters of exhibition space, the Delhi branch is one of the world's largest modern art museums.
The National Rail Museum in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, displays exhibits on the history of rail transport in India. The museum was inaugurated on 1 February 1977. The museum spans an area of over 11 acres and the indoor gallery comprises an octagonal building that houses six display galleries and a large open area is laid out to simulate the atmosphere of a railway yard. You can also enjoy a 3D virtual train ride here.
Rajghat is located 4 km from Janpath in Delhi and holds an important importance in the history of India. Rajghat is a place where the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi was cremated after his assassination in 1948.This place pays tribute to the Father of the Nation by locals as well as foreigners and various delegates and VIPs.
Gandhi Memorial Museum in Rajghat features Gandhiji's life through paintings, sculptures, and photographs, his life, and Darshan of Sarvodaya movement is shown through a film in English and Hindi between 9:30 am and 5:30 pm except for Thursday.
Chandni Chowk is the main center of Old Delhi. It was built in the 17th century by the Mughal ruler of India, Shah Jahan. It is located opposite the Red Fort.Shopping at Chandni Chowk is fun as the market is divided into many streets and these narrow streets offer clothes, perfumes, electronic items, jewelery, candles, idols of deities and many things related to lifestyle at low prices.Apart from shopping, the place is equally famous for its eateries, street food and Indian snacks.
Indraprastha Park is located on the outer ring road in Delhi near Sarai Kale Khan. It is also known as Millennium Indraprastha Park. Equipped with Children's Park and an amphitheater, food court and shanti stupa, the park is a hangout spot for romantic couples, children and adults alike.
The Mughal Gardens are located in the rear of the Rashtrapati Bhavan at the western end of Rajpath in New Delhi, the country's capital. The Rashtrapati Bhavan is spread over 130 hectares (320 acres), including this huge garden.Here you can see beautiful colorful flowers from all over the world. In this garden, 2 Mughal style glimpses with English style can be seen clearly. The garden opens for tourists every year in the spring of February. The park is one of the most important historical gardens in Delhi.
Sanskriti Museums are a set of three museums namely, Museum of ‘Everyday Art’, Museum of Indian Terracotta (tribal art) and Textile Museum. It is housed within Sanskriti Kendra complex, at Anandagram, an artist village complex, spread over eight acres, situated 10 km south of New Delhi, near Aya Nagar on Mehrauli–Gurgaon Road, on the outskirts of Delhi.
Agrasen ki Baoli
Agrasen ki Baoli, designated a protected monument by the Archaeological Survey of India under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act of 1958, is a 60-meter long and 15-meter wide historical step well on Hailey Road, near Connaught Place, Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.
Chhatarpur Temple (hri Aadya Katyayani Shakti Peetham) is located in a south of Delhi - Chhatarpur, India. This temple is dedicated to Goddess, Katyayani.The temple was established in 1974, by Baba Sant Nagpal ji, who died in 1998. His samadhi shrine lies in the premises of the Shiv-Gauri Nageshwar Mandir within the temple complex.
This tomb, made of confluence of red stone and marble, is also an admirable example of Mughal architecture. Along with Humayun, samadhis of some special members of the Mughals have been made here. High stony staircases, large artistic doors perfectly reflect the antiquity. The green grass surrounds remind us of the populated houses covered with thick trees.
Situated in the heart of Delhi, this market is one of the oldest and posh places of Delhi. The easiest way to reach here is through the Rajiv Chowk metro station from Delhi Metro.In the evening you can visit Central Park as well as Hanuman Temple. There are also very good restaurants, pubs and bars in this area.