Most Popular Tourist Places to Visit in Delhi
Delhi, the capital of India has a lot of tourist places to visit. If you are on your Delhi tour, you would love to explore the beautiful monuments of Delhi. Delhi has forts, tombs, mosques, churches and a lot of iconic structures that attracts a lot of tourists.
Let’s explore the most famous tourist attractions of Delhi:
India Gate is one of the very popular tourist places to visit in Delhi. If you are on the Delhi tour, India Gate is the must-visit place. The India Gate is situated at Rajpath and the nearest metro station is Central Secretariat (Yellow Line). This historical structure has beautiful gardens all around, so it is also one of the famous picnic spots of Delhi.
- This historic structure was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.
- The structure of India Gate is 42 meters tall and 9.1 meters wide.
- Every year, the Republic Day Parade on 26th January starts from India Gate.
- It remains open for visitors all days 24 hours.
- There is No Entry Fee to visit the structure.
- The best time for a sightseeing tour at India Gate is from October to March.
- Don’t miss the Indian fast food at India Gate – Chana Jor Garam, Daal ka Pakodas, Fruit Chaat, very famous Indian Bhelpuri and more.
The Red Fort, also known as Lal Quila is a historical and most visited place of Delhi. The Red Fort hosts several museums in it. Every year the Prime Minister of India raises the Indian Flag at Red Fort on Independence Day.
- The Red Fort has announced the UNESCO world heritage site in 2007.
- The visiting timings of Red Fort are from 09:30 am to 06:00 pm.
- The fort remains closed on Mondays.
- The entry fee for Indian citizens is Rs.10 and for foreigners is Rs.150.
- The nearest metro station for Red Fort is Chandni Chowk Metro Station.
- October to March is the best time to visit the Red Fort.
Qutub Minar is a beautiful tower of victory which is 73m tall. Qutub Minar is situated in the Mehrauli area of Delhi and it is UNESCO World Heritage Site. The diameter of the Qutub Minar is 15m from base and 2.5m from the top.
- Qutub Minar is a five story tower.
- The first three-story are made of Pale and Sandstone.
- The fourth story of Qutub Minar is made of marble and the fifth is made of marble and sandstone.
- The entry fee for Indian citizens is Rs.30 and for foreigners is Rs.500.
- The visiting timings of Qutub Minar are 07:00 am to 05:00 pm.
- Qutub Minar remains open on all days of the week.
- Qutub Minar Metro Station is the nearest metro station to Qutub Minar
The Lotus Temple of Delhi has a unique architecture and beauty which attracts tourists from all over the world. People from any religion can visit the Lotus Temple. It has 9 gates and 2500 people can gather at a time into the central hall. Lotus Temple is the must-visit place if you are on your Delhi Tour.
- Lotus Temple is also known as Bahai Temple.
- There are very beautiful gardens inside the temple.
- The visiting hours of the Lotus Temple are from 9:30 am to 5 pm in winters & 9:30 am to 7 pm in summers.
- Lotus Temple remains closed on Mondays.
- Kalkaji Metro stations and Nehru Place are the nearest metro stations to Lotus Temple.
Lodhi Garden is one of the best tourist places to visit in Delhi for sightseeing and greenery. Lodhi Garden of Delhi has spread in an area of 9 acres. It has historical monuments, the tomb of Muhammad Shah Sayyid and a few other tombs. The Lodhi Garden also has a small 18th-century mosque, the Bada Gumbad complex, and other monuments.
- The park has the National Bonsai Park (near Gate 1), the glasshouse, a butterfly park, a rose garden, herb garden, and duck pond.
- Lodhi Garden is the home to almost 30 species of birds, so do visit Lodhi Garden if you are looking to enjoy birds chirping.
- There is no entry fee to visit the Lodhi Garden.
- The visiting time of Lodhi Garden is from 6:00 am to 7:30 pm.
- Lodhi Garden remains open on all days of the week.
- The nearest metro station to Lodhi Garden is Jor Bagh on Yellow Line.
Akshardham Temple is the most famous temple in Delhi. It is also the biggest temple of Delhi, spread in over 100 acres. It took 5 years in the construction of the temple by 7000 artisans and 3000 volunteers.
- The Akshardham Temple is dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan.
- The temple has made of white marble and red sandstone.
- The visiting time of the Akshardham Temple is from 9:30 am to 7:30 pm.
- The temple has an entry fee for Adults, Children, and Senior Citizens.
- The Akshardham Temple remains closed on Mondays.
- Camera, mobile phones are not allowed to take in the temple.
- Akshardham metro station is the nearest metro station to the temple.
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is the religious place of Sikhs, located on ‘Baba Kharag Singh Marg, close to Connaught Place in Delhi. The Gurudwara has a main prayer hall having the Granth Sahib and holy books of the Sikhs and a big Sarovar (Sacred Pool) for devotees to take sanaan. The Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is visited by thousands of people on a daily basis.
- The Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is open 24/7, all days of the week including the National Holidays.
- There is no entry fee to the Gurudwara.
- Gurudwara also offers free langar (food) to all irrespective of their cast, religion or financial status.
- Rajiv Chowk and Patel Chowk are the nearest Metro Stations to Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.
- Photography is prohibited in the Gurudwara premises.
Dilli Haat is a popular shopping place in Delhi to buy traditional Indian clothes, Handlooms and Handicrafts. This market fully reflects the tradition and culture of India. Apart from shopping Dilli Haat also offers music, dance, fun, food, events, and festivities. Delhi has three Dilli Haats in different places in Delhi. The main Dilli Haat is in South Delhi, opposite to INA market and the other two Dilli Haats are in Pitampura and Janakpuri.
- The best season to visit Dilli Haat is from February to April and August to November.
- Dilli Haat is open every day of the week.
- Dilli Haat’s visiting timing is from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
- Dilli Haat has a very little entry fee, Rs. 30 for adults and Rs. 10 for children up to 12 years.
- The nearest Metro Station to Dilli Haat is INA on Yellow Line.
Akshardham Temple is the better option than Lotus Temple. If you don’t have much time to visit both in a day, then you must prefer Akshardham temple.
Delhi has a lot of more places to be explored. and we are thinking we need to travel the world 😀 i think for me i will complete the tour of places in delhi.