Welcome to Delhi, the capital of India. A place that is always buzzing and is sure to welcome you with its warmth and generosity, history and the wonders of the modern world, good food, and some amazing shopping, Delhi is one place that you cannot just afford to miss. We bring to you a list of some of the best places in Delhi that you must visit.
India gate which is also known as the All-India war memorial started getting built in 1921 and was finished by 1931. One of the most significant sites in India, this memorial is situated at Rajpath and was built to commemorate the 82000 soldiers of the Indian army who sacrificed their lives during the first world war. You can visit India gate anytime and anyway.
Not only is Haus Khas one of the most distinguished locations in Delhi but also one of the most popular tourist destinations. The word Haus means water whereas khas means tank. This water tank was first built by Alauddin Khilji to supply water to the inhabitants of Siri fort. even though now major development has taken place in this area, it remains to be one of the busiest and the most visited place in Delhi. The Haus Khas village complex is open on all days.
Also popular as the Lal Quila, Red Fort was brought to life by Shah Jahan, the fifth Mughal emperor in 1639. Made from red stones, the red fort has been house to several Mughal emperors over many many years. Not only is the Red Fort one of the biggest tourist attractions in Delhi but also the point of celebration where most of the events of national significance take place. It is situated in Netaji Subash Marg, Chandni Chowk and the timings are from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM on all days. It is closed only on Mondays.
What makes Delhi simply the most incredible place is the fact that it is rich not just in terms of monuments but also in the mausoleums of some of the most famous Mughal emperors. An absolute architectural splendor, Humayun’s tomb, or the Maqbara E Humayun is one of the finest and the grandest tombs in not just India but across the world. It is located at Mathura road, Nizamuddin east and the timings are 6 AM to 6 PM every day.
The tallest brick minaret in the world, Qutab Minar has been declared the UNESCO world heritage site. Home to many other historical monuments within this tower, this place should be at the top of your must-visit places when you are exploring the best historical places in Delhi.
Have you ever wondered how exactly people calculate time and managed their calendars without clocks and watches and mobiles? If yes then Jantar Mantar will help you to understand just that. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur, Jantar Mantar was built in 1724 to predict the speed and distance of the planetary bodies and calculate time, the longest and shortest day of the year, and much more. It is located in Sansad Marg, Connaught Place and the timings are from sunrise to sunset every day.
The Akshardham temple or the Swaminarayan Akshardham complex is one of the most beautiful and divine temples in not just Delhi but also India. A strong reflection of the traditional Hindu architecture, culture, traditions, and most importantly religion, the temple was inaugurated by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in the year 2005. The construction of the temple has been done following the Vastu shastra and the Panchatantra shastra and is located right on the banks of the Yamuna river. The entry timings are from 9:30 AM to 6 PM and there is musical fountain show at 7:45 PM.
A beautiful temple that has been built on the designs of a lotus, the lotus or the Bahai temple is one of the most significant landmarks of Delhi city. Known globally for its architecture and beauty, this temple was built in the year 1986 and stands in solidarity as a huge sign of respect to people from different castes and religions. Having won many awards and acknowledgments for its beauty and architecture, this temple is a must- visit if you are in Delhi.
One of the largest mosques in India which were built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1656, the Jama Masjid was built using red sandstones and white marble standings. It is believed that more than 5000 workers shed their blood and sweat to make this minaret what it is today. An important chapter in the book of history, the Jama masjid can be visited from 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM and from 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM. With many other points of attractions such as Connaught Place, the kingdom of dreams, Lodhi gardens, Khan Market, Lajpat Nagar, and many more, Delhi is without a doubt the kind of place that you must visit with your loved ones.
The beautiful architecture, the intricate designs, and the beautiful landscape in each of these monuments speak loud and clear of the incredible craftsmanship that existed hundreds of years ago. To witness this grandeur and to create one of the most memorable experiences for you and your loved ones, visit Delhi today.