New Delhi is the capital of India and there are Lots of places to visit in Delhi with friends and family , like its ancient temples, ancient fort is world famous and meny more mugal architecture, And Delhi also was the capital of many ancient kings of India, As the capital of the Mughal Empire was Agra and later they shifted the capital to Delhi.
Hence the impression of Mughal architecture is found here, You will get direct train to Delhi from any Big Railway Station in india, And besides you can come to Delhi by airplanes, the Indira Gandhi International Airport here is very famous.
And Delhi is a city from where you can easily reach all the sightseeing places of North India, As I was going to Kashmir, I thought I would come to visit Delhi first and then go to Kashmir, And I reached Kashmir from Delhi very easily.
- 1 Best time to visit Delhi:
- 2 10 Best places to visit in Delhi
- 2.1 best places to visit in Delhi at night
- 2.2 1) THE RED FORT:
- 2.3 2) QUTUB MINAR:
- 2.4 3) India Gate the amezing places to visit in delh:
- 2.5 4) Lotus temple best tourist places to visit in delhi :
- 2.6 nearest places to visit in Delhi
- 2.7 5) JAMA MASJIT:
- 2.8 6) GURUDWRA BANGLA SAHIB:
- 2.9 7) PURANA QILA:
- 2.10 8) AKSHARDHAM TEMPLE :
- 2.11 9) HUMAYUN’S TOMB:
- 2.12 10) RAJPATH & RASHTRAPATI BHAWAN:
- 2.13 * frequently Asked Questions about tourist places to visit in delhi :
- 2.14 1)USE CLOAK ROOM:
- 2.15 2)ALWAYS CARRY A SMALL BAG:
- 2.16 3) JAMA MASJID AND RED FORT TOUR:
- 2.17 4)DELHI FAMOUS MANOHAR DHABA”JAPANI SAMOSHA WALA:
- 2.18 5)VISITING GURUGRAM:
Best time to visit Delhi:
Friends, if you are planning to visit Delhi, then the best time to visit Delhi is during the winter season, Because Delhi is a bit hotter, Summer temperatures here cross 40 degrees many times. Traveling in a densely populated city like Delhi in summer will make you tired. So I always suggest the best months to visit Delhi are from September to March.
I was in Delhi for two days and visited some places, I have listed the 10 selected very beautiful places out of them in this article, You must come to visit Delhi and after reading this article, you must tell me how you felt through comments.
10 Best places to visit in Delhi
best places to visit in Delhi at night
1) THE RED FORT:
This Fort is called Red Fort because of its amazing red color, The Mughal Emperor Shahjahan built the Red Fort as his royal palace in the year 1639, This beautiful architecture was designed by the master ustad Ahmad Lahori He also designed the Taj Mahal.
During the reign of the Mughal rulers, this fort was called Qila-E-Mubarakh. It has two main entrances first is Lahore Gate and second is Delhi Gate, I came here via Jama Masjid so it was convenient for me to enter through Delhi Gate,
Red fort is one of the attractive buildings I have seen in my life, I must tell you that you should come here and learn about the history of this place, You will learn a lot. I felt like I was seeing with my own eyes the history book I used to read, It is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit in Delhi.
Once it happened, the British defeated the Mughals and destroyed the fort And Kohinoor diamond, Shah Jahan’s wine cup, Bahadur Shah Jafar’s turban, (the last emperor of the Mughal Empire), Peacock throne and many expensive artworks They were taken to England, These things are still kept in a famous museum in London.
The main attractions inside the Red Fort are Diwan-E-Aam, Diwan-E-Khas, Rangamhal, Lahori Gate, Heera Mahal, Moti Masjid etc. The image of the Red Fort can be seen in the new 500 rupee note of Indian currency And it got the World Heritage Center status by UNESCO.
Red Fort Entrance fee : 35 INR for Indians and 500 INR for foreigners, Light and sound will take about 80 INR for adults and 30 INR for children.
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ADDRESS: Netaji subhas marg,chandni chowk,new delhi:110006
2) QUTUB MINAR:
kutub minar is the tallest brick monument in the world, it is also consider the UNESCO World Heritage site, This monument is built in islamic architecture and its height is 240 feet, After Red Fort, Qutub Minar is Delhi’s most famous tourist attraction with a report every year almost 3.6 million tourist visit here. the number of tourists here was greatly reduced due to corona, But now the situation is like before.
Qutubuddin Aibak started the construction of this minaret in 1192 and The construction of this minaret continued under his son Iltutmish and then Feroz Shah Tughluq. So far I have talked about the history of Qutub Minar, now let’s know what things are worth visiting here.
Qutub Minar is located in Mehrul area of Delhi, You can easily reach Qutub Minar by renting an auto from Qutub Minar metro station. Auto fare will be only twenty rupees per person. and the distance of Qutub Minar from the New Delhi railway station is only 15 km. So I first came from New Delhi Metro Station to Qutub Minar Metro Station and from there hired an auto to Qutub Minar.
There are many interesting places to visit inside the Qutub Minar.
- Alai minar: Alai Minar was built by Alauddin Khalji and he wanted to build a minaret bigger than Qutub Minar. But due to some reason it remains incomplete and it cannot become single floor.
- iltutmish makhbara: A little further from Alamin you can see the Iltutmis makhbara, And Iltutmis himself built this makhbara.
- qutub minar Hindu mandir architecture: The architecture of Hindu temples can be seen in the many pillars.
- Alauddin khalji madrasa: A little ahead of Qutb Minar you will see Alauddin Khalji Madrasa, At that time children’s of Islamic religion studied here. It was built by Alauddin Khilji.
And also Qutub Minar has many places to visit like Qutub Minar Garden and Alai Durbar etc.
Qutub Minar Entrance fee : 30 INR for Indians and 500 INR for foreigners.
ADDRESS: Mehrauli,new delhi, DELHI:110030
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3) India Gate the amezing places to visit in delh:
India Gate was originally known as Akhil Bharatiya yuddh smarak, It was built by the British government to pay tribute to more than 80,000 Indian soldiers who died in World War I and the Third Anglo-Afghan War. The memorial took 10 years to build and was inaugurated by the British Viceroy lord Irwin in 1931.
This monument is built of red and yellow stones, these stones were brought from Bharatpur. The names of the soldiers who died in the India Pakistan War of 1971 are engraved below the India Gate, India Gate is located just 5 km from New Delhi Railway Station. and this is the best tourist place to visit in Delhi, There are many buses from the station that go towards India Gate.
I went from Qutub Minar to India Gate and it cost me only 20 rupees, I take a bus from Kashmere Gate Bus Stop straight to Baroda House (502 i.s.b.t) and from there India Gate is just 500 meters walking distance.
ADDRESS: Rajpath,India gate,new delhi, DELHI:110001
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4) Lotus temple best tourist places to visit in delhi :
Lotus temple is one of the main tourist attractions of Delhi, The construction was completed on 13 November 1986 and It was inaugurated on 14 December 1986 the temple was opened to the general public on 1 January 1987.
The temple is called Lotus Temple because of its shape like a lotus flower, Spread over 26 acres of land, the temple has nine entrances, was built by around 700 engineers and artists, and the marble used here was specially imported from Greece.
About 2400 people can pray together in the temple’s prayer space, and it is surrounded by 9 beautiful ponds. You can visit here any day between Tuesday to Sunday this temple is closed on Monday.
I came to Lotus Temple from Delhi station, it cost me only Rs.15 There are direct buses to Lotus Temple from Mori Gate bus stand near Delhi station.
ADDRESS: Lotus temple road,sambhu dayal bagh,bahapur,new delhi,DELHI:110019
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5) JAMA MASJIT:
Jama Masjid was originally called Masjid e Jahanuma which in Persian means Mosque of Pictures, The construction of this grand mosque at Chandni Chowk was started by Shahjahan in 1650 and completed in 1656.
It took about six years to build this mosque and during that time the cost of construction of this mosque was 10 lakh (1 million) rupees, The mosque has four minarets 40 meters high and is built of red stone, It is a very holy place for Muslims and people of other religions also come to visit here.
The mosque is located about 4 km from Delhi railway station, I first came to Chandnichok from Delhi metro station and from there walked to the mosque, If you also come this way, there will be many benefits. And here you will definitely eat street food next to Jama Masjid, the street food here is very famous (recommended).
Built by saha jahan in 1658, The Jame Mosque is another excellent example of the golden age of Mughal architecture under Shah Jahan. It is the largest mosque in India and its courtyard can carry more than 25,000 devotees at a time.
ADDRESS: Chandni chowk,new delhi,DELHI:110006
6) GURUDWRA BANGLA SAHIB:
This huge and very beautiful Gurudwara is located in the cannot-place area in Delhi, It is very popular and holy place for every Sikhs, To reach here you only need to come till Patel Chowk Metro Station, and from there free auto service is provided to reach the Gurudwara.
These gurudwaras are related to the Sikhs eighth guru, Guru Harkrishna Sahib He has been here for some time, Initially, it was the palace of Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur. He later gave it to the Gurudwara, That is why the It is called Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.
It’s not only in the Gurudwara, there is a charitable polyclinic and a diagnostic center where complete treatment is free and you can aslo get an MRI absolutely free. And a library and a museum are housed in the Gurudwara Parishad.
And for those who come to travel from afar, restrooms are made and langar is served here almost every day.
Built in 18th century,one famous holy place for sikhs,it is located in near cannot-place delhi,The ‘sarovar’ or ‘lake’ located inside the Gurudwara is spectacular for its purity and importance. Gurudwara Bangla Saheb was ranked as the best pilgrimage site in Delhi.
ADDRESS: Ashpka road,cannot-place,new delhi,DELHI-110001
7) PURANA QILA:
The Purana Qila in Delhi is a beautiful example of Mughal architecture, It was built by Mughal Emperor Humayun in 1533 AD, Every tourist visiting Delhi must be here, it is also the best weekend destination near Delhi, And it is one of the oldest forts in Delhi I have seen and also near places to visit in Delhi.
There are three entrances to this fort, the western entrance is called the Bada Darwaza, This Bada Darwaza is still in use, and is used as the main entrance to the fort. Most of the tourists enter the fort through this western gate. and this three-storey gates is surrounded by towers and decorated with beautiful marble.
Qila-e-kuhna mosque is the main attraction here, design like in Indo-Islamic architecture this mosque was built by Sher Shah Suri in 1541, The interior of the mosque is made entirely of marbles. Another attraction here is Sher Mandal, It looks like a very old two storied building made entirely of red stone.
It was actually a library at the time, and it is said that Humayun died by falling down the library stairs. A little further from here you will find Dakshindwar popularly known as Humayun Gate, And next door you will find an archaeological museum.
I went from Jama Masjid to Purana Qila, it’s distance from Jama Masjid is only about 5 kms, And you can go directly from Delhi station to Purana Qila if you want.
TICKET: Entrance fee is 30 INR for Indians and 500 INR for foreigners.
ADDRESS: Mathura road,new delhi, DELHI-110092
8) AKSHARDHAM TEMPLE :
If you are coming to Delhi then you must visit here because it is one of the most beautiful temples in Delhi, and also one of the best place to visit in Delhi. You can visit this temple on any day from Tuesday to Sunday, Mondays are closed and no phone or electronic items are allowed inside the temple, There are locker facilities where you can keep your important things and enter the temple.
This temple’s entry time is between 10 AM to 6:30 PM, So you try to enter before 6:30, The nearest metro station to the temple is Aksardham Mandir, The temple is just a 2 minute walk from the metro station.
And if you want to come to this temple with your own vehicle then no problem there is a big parking space here, if you come from bike then parking charges is 30 rupees, and if you bring car then parking charges is only 50 rupees it is one of the best places to visit near Delhi.
The construction of this temple was completed in 2005, If you are coming here then the best time to enter the temple is afternoon around 4 to 6:30 PM. And you can stay inside the temple till 10 pm this is the best places to visit in Delhi at night, temple is located just 9 km away from New Delhi railway station this is the nearest places to visit in Delhi, I go from Delhi station to Aksardham temple by metro, and It’s took me only 20 minutes.
You can follow that belief, you can take the time to visit the Swaminarayan Akshardham temple, the largest Hindu temple in the world. In addition to using concrete for the foundation, the entire construction was made using granite and marble from different parts of the world. The structure stands as proof of the excellence of architecture.
ADDRESS: Noida more,New delhi, DELHI-110092
9) HUMAYUN’S TOMB:
Built in the mid-16th century by haji begum,as a memorial to her husband emperor Humayun. This tomb was built in 1565, 9 years after Humayun’s death.The Taj Mahal of Agra has also been built on the lines of this. This place is also included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site.This place is surrounded by beautiful gardens from all sides which attracts many travellers.it also includes the tomb of Nai, which makes it more beautiful.
TICKET: 30 INR for adults and 500 INR for foreigners.
ADDRESS: Mathura road,nizamuddin,new delhi, DELHI-110001
10) RAJPATH & RASHTRAPATI BHAWAN:
Rashtrapati Bhavan is the residence of the President of the world’s largest democracy, Originally this is the official residence of a British Viceroy, This Rashtrapati Bhavan was built when the capital of India was moved from Calcutta to Delhi in 1911.
It took roughly 17 years to build Rashtrapati Bhavan. The construction of the building began in 1912 and was completed in 1929. Rashtrapati Bhavan is one of the few special buildings in the country, it is 4 storeyed and has a total of 340 rooms and about 29000 people worked in making this building.
Apart from the buildings, there is also a Mughal Garden and a residence for the employees. It was built by the famous British architect Edwin Lutyens. Inside the building there is also a marble hall, with busts of King John parcham and Queen Mary, and portraits of former viceroys, and besides, there is also a silver throne used by the Queen.
TICKET: 50 INR for adults and free for children below 8yrs.(entry with only permission)
ADDRESS: Gates 30 and 35, president’s estate,new delhi, delhi:110004.
* frequently Asked Questions about tourist places to visit in delhi :
ANS: Now almost all the tourist centers in Delhi are closed.Unnecessary travel and movement of vehicles has been banned in the national capital DELHI.
ANS: Sorry but you can’t visit Delhi at this COVID time.Unnecessary travel and movement of vehicles has been banned.
ANS: Pangot, Nainital District, Uttrakhand/Chakrata, Uttarakhand/Simla himachalpradesh. Rishikesh Uttarakhand is the best Places to visit near Delhi during Corona.
ANS: connaught place is the best place to staying for a tourist,Because there are so many tourist spots nearby,including GURUDWRA BANGLA SAHIB.
ANS: Shankara’s International doll museum is one of the most popular tourist attractions in delhi city, here more than 6000 dolls collected from around 85 countries.
ANS: Now almost all the tourist centers in Delhi are closed due to covid-19.
ANS: Lodhi garden,Deer park,Buddha garden,connaught place,Japanese park, this is some couple friendly spots in delhi. during lockdown You have to be very careful.
ANS: A historical city of Delhi, the sights of this city give its identity.some historical places in delhi like,THE RED FORT,QUTUB MINAR,JAMA MASJIT,HUMAYUN’S TOMB,These are discussed in detail below,
1)USE CLOAK ROOM:
Reached Delhi station at around 7:00 am.
And after that I walked towards platform no 1 to deposit my backpack in the cloak room.If you go somewhere for a short time, then every big station has a cloak room, please use it.
2)ALWAYS CARRY A SMALL BAG:
I kept a small bag in it with sanitizer water bottle disinfected.If you also go to roam somewhere, then you will keep a small bag with you so that you can carry all these things.
3) JAMA MASJID AND RED FORT TOUR:
And after that I was get out from the platfrom number 15 to roam Delhi,and then walk to the Jama Masjid.
And then after saw Jama Masjid, I went to the Red Fort and I was there around for 15 minutes.and then looking around for food.
4)DELHI FAMOUS MANOHAR DHABA”JAPANI SAMOSHA WALA:
Welcome to Manohar Dhaba Japani Samosa wala.Now let me tell you something, it is about”japani samosha” not Japanese Samosa, that they themselves do not know how the name came to be.
This shop was started in Lahore(pakistan) in 1926.They have 60 layers in Samosa and it is a fried not baked.
and you have some crunchy feeling in your mouth.
And I was very hungry, so I ate the(chickpeas)chole bhature which cost me 1$(60INR) here and got two samosas packed which cost me 0.8$(50INR)
And then I went to Chandni Chowk metro station and then departed towards”Gurugram”is located near Delhi and it was earlier called Gurgaon.
6)INFORMATION ABOUT DELHI METRO:
The Delhi Metro started in 2002 with the Red Line,It is the second metro in the country to run after Kolkata,Apart from Delhi, this metro also runs in Delhi NCR area such as Faridabad,Gurugram, Noida, Ghaziabad.The length of Delhi Metro is 231 km with 173 stations, Which from Underground,Elevated, At-grade Stations Around 3 million people travel daily in the Delhi Metro.There is total 7 line in Delhi Metro which is color base.
The first line of Delhi Metro is Red Line which connects Rithala and Dilshad garden.Its length is about 26 kilometers.
The Yellow Line is the second line of the Delhi Metro that connects Samaypur badli to HUDA City centre,Its length is 49 kilometers.
The Blue Line is the third line of the Delhi Metro that connects Dwarka sector 21 to Noida City centre.Its length is 47.5 kilometers
The fourth line of the Delhi Metro is the Green Line, which connects Inderlok to Mundka.The length of this line is 18.47 km.
The fifth line of Delhi Metro is Violet Line This line connects Escorts Mujesar to Kashmere gate.Its length is 22.8 kilometers.
Orange Line is the sixth line of Delhi Metro, it is also called AirPort express line.This line will connect Dwarka Sector 21 to New Delhi,The length of this line is 22.7 kms.
Magenta Line is the seventh and last line of Delhi Metro.It was started on 25th December 2017 by our honorable Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi, This metro connects Kalkaji to Botanical Garden,This is the country’s first driverless metro.
Now let’s talk about the fare of Delhi Metro, the minimum fare of Delhi Metro is ₹ 10 and the maximum fare is ₹ 60.People can use token or smart card to travel in Delhi Metro,10% discount is available on smart card usage.
7)MEET WITH A FRIEND IN GURUGRAM:
I have a friend sakshi who came to meet me for a while in Gurugram and after that we went together to explore the city.
And and then we both started roaming around the city, I had called her because she is a local, so by staying with the local one gets a different experience to roam. And we went to different places in Gurgaon and see different housing societies,parks, & street and after that I left by saying goodbye to sakshi I came back to Delhi station by bus within 5pm IST this is the best tourist places to visit in delhi.
8)START ROMING DELHI STATION:
And then I started walking around Delhi station and did some local marketing. after traveling so much, I was very tired and hungry too much, then I went to eat something.l ate some dalvara,and mixed fruits.
9)WORST EXPEINCE IN DELHI:
I had to remove face mask to drink water after eating food.And a policeman was watching me and he saw that my mask were in my hand.And the rogue policeman caught me and took me to the police station and cut off the challan of 28$(2000INR)And finally I had to get out of it by giving 28$(2000INR).
I was anywhere in Delhi, I did it all the time ware a musk,but I do not know why they fine 2000 for removing mask for few seconds.
10) WAY TO JAMMU:
And after finishing the Delhi tour, I got Veg Biriyani packed outside Delhi station for dinner.
At 7:30 I had reached Delhi station and pick my bag from cloak room, and then I went no 15, I started waiting for my train,Which was at 10:00 pm and would bring me to Jammu by 6:30 in the morning.VAISHNO DEVI YATRA JAMMU TOUR.