Top 10 Delhi Attractions

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The capital of India with a history a city after the Mughal rulers that occupied the city called Delhi.

Top 10 Delhi attractions:

  1. Red Fort

Most powerful attraction of the Mughal emperors, who ruled India, built in 1638 to keep out invaders. But they failed to stop the fort being captured by Britishers and Sikhs. Light shows of the fort are held every evening.

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  • Opening Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Mondays.
  • Entry Cost: Foreigners,INR 250. Indians, INR 10.
  • Location: Opposite Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi.
  1. Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid a treasure of Delhi the largest mosque in India. It took almost 13 years to build this mosque and built in the year 1650. With a stunning view across the rooftops of Delhi you will be amazed with this holy place, dress-code is strictly followed in the Masjid.

Jama Masjid

  • Opening Hours: Daily, except when prayers are being held from 12.15 p.m. to 1.45 p.m. It closes just before sunset.
  • Entry Cost: Free, but a camera fee of 300 rupees applies.
  • Location: Opposite Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi. Near the Red Fort.
  • Opening Hours: Daily, except when prayers are being held from 12.15 p.m. to 1.45 p.m. It closes just before sunset.
  1. Chandni Chowk

Old Delhi streets with a variety of food out-lets widely known for its legacy of wholesalers.A chaotic and congested place, full of captive energy around you, a must place to visit.One of the oldest and busiest markets in India, Chandni Chowk is an excellent place to eat-out. Karim Hotel is one of the best place to have good food.

  • Location: Old Delhi, near the Red Fort and Jama Masjid.
  • Private Walking Tour: Old Delhi Including Ancient Havelis and Chandni Chowk
  1. Swaminarayan Akshardham

Built by the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha spiritual organization and opened in 2005, with astonishing architecture of the pink stone and white marble shrine, the complex includes sprawling garden, sculptures, and boat ride.

  • Location: N. H. 24
  • Entry Cost: Free. However, tickets are required to view the exhibitions.
  • Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 9.30 a.m. until 6.30 p.m. (last entry). Closed Mondays.
  1. Humayun’s Tomb

Houses the body of the second Mughal emperor Humayun,  It was the first of this type of Mughal architecture to be built in India. The tomb is part of a greater complex that’s set amongst beautiful gardens.

  • Location: Nizamuddin East, New Delhi. Near the Nizamuddin train station, off Mathura Road.
  • Entry Cost: Foreigners, 250 rupees. Indians, 10 rupees. Free for children under 15 years.
  • Opening Hours: Sunrise until sunset, daily. It’s best viewed in the golden light of the late afternoon.
  • Mughal Heritage Tour Including Lodhi Gardens, Humayun Tomb and Akshardham Temple (Book Online with Viator)
  1. Lodi Gardens

A serene retreat for the life-time a place to visit for its vast Garden built by the Britishers in 1936,a delight for Joggers and yoga practitioners.

  • Location: Lodi Road, not far from Humayun’s Tomb.
  • Entry Cost: Free.
  • Opening Hours: Daily from sunrise until 8 p.m., but Sundays are particularly busy.
  1. Qutab Minar

Tallest brick minaret in the world, built in 1206. Signifies the victory and the beginning of Muslim rule in India, with five distinct stories, and is covered with carvings and verses from the holy Quran.

  • Location: Mehrauli, south New Delhi.
  • Entry Cost: Foreigners, 250 rupees. Indians, 10 rupees. Free for children under 15 years.
  • Opening Hours: Sunrise until sunset, daily.
  1. Gandhi Smriti and Raj Ghat

Mahatma Gandhi, affectionately referred to as the Father of the Nation, was assassinated on January 30, 1948. Plenty of sculptures and paintings are also on display.

  • Location: 5 Tees January Marg, central New Delhi.
  • Opening Hours: From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday.
  1. India Gate

A war memorial, built in memory of the Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army in World War I.

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  • Location: Rajpath, near Connaught Place, New Delhi.
  • Entry Cost: Free.
  1. Bahai (Lotus) Temple

Made out of white marble, the temple belongs to the Bahai Faith. The tranquil gardens and ponds surrounding the temple are also a great place for a relaxing picnic.

  • Location: Near Nehru Place, south New Delhi.
  • Entry Cost: Free.
  • Opening Hours: Daily, from 9.00 a.m. until sunset.

 

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