Places to visit in Delhi

Delhi, the city of love consists of a lot of sites which are worth visiting and included in the list of  “places to visit in Delhi” such as monuments, religious places and shopping areas. Below there are some of the famous places which are worth visiting take a note of them and visit them when you drop by!

INDIA GATE:

It is a must visit site in the places to visit in Delhi for the visitors who are found of picnics and morning or evening walks. The place is dedicated to the soldiers who died in First World War and Third Anglo- Afghan War. Names of around 90,000 soldiers are inscribed on the gate. There is a burning structure just underneath the archway known as “Amar Jyoti” in the memory of all the immortal soldiers of India. This was built in 1931 and is 42mts tall structure. The area is also famous for hosting the Republic Day Parade every year. The beautiful fountains and the boating area makes the weekend visits memorable. Every year in October or November, an early morning run at Rajpath is organised which is known as Airtel Half Marathon.

It is convenient to reach India Gate by metro as the nearest metro station is BARAKHAMBA (Blue Line) or the buses going towards Patiala House also go towards India Gate.

India Gate

 

QUTUB MINAR:

It is a must visit site in the places to visit in Delhi for the tourists. It is the 2nd tallest minar is India with a height of 234 feet. The area around the Qutub Minar is known as Qutub Complex, the area consists of an iron pillar with a height of 7.3mts. It was erected to honour Lord Vishnu around 1600 years ago, the pillar in made up of iron and is still erected without any rust or corrosion. It is also said that if you encircle your hands while standing with your back can result to any of your wish fulfilled.

It is convenient to reach Qutub Minar by metro as the nearest metro station is QUTUB MINAR (Yellow Line).

 

LOTUS TEMPLE:

It is a must visit site in the places to visit in Delhi for all the visitors as the temple is designed in the shape of Lotus consisting of 27 marble made petals and 9 gates around the temple which leads to central hall where the visitors can sit quietly and pray to God. There is no requirement of any light as the structure of petals is designed in such a way that the daylight enters the hall from the top. The temple is Baha’I House of Worship and promotes the equality of all the mankind’s as the gates of the temple is open for all irrespective of their caste, religion, language and conception. The energy of the temple can be felt by anyone who visits there. Free of cost Short films are shown from 10.00am to 5.30pm.

It is convenient to reach Lotus Temple by metro as the nearest metro station is KALKAJI (Violet Line).

 

RED FORT:

It is a must visit site in the places to visit in Delhi for all the tourists who are a bit interested in history of India. The site is also known as “UNESCO World Heritage Site”. The fort was the residing place for the Mughals for around 200 years. The fort is red in colour because of the red sandstone used in the building of huge structure. The duty of security and the preservation is assigned to the Archaeological Department of India. The sound and light show organised every day is paid which is-

Monday-Friday: INR 60 for adults and INR 20 for children.

Saturday-Sunday: INR 80 for adults and INR 30 for children.

It is convenient to reach Red Fort by metro as the nearest metro station is CHANDINI CHOWK (Yellow Line).

 

RASHTRAPATI BHAWAN:

It is a must visit site in the places to visit in Delhi for all the visitors which is open for public from Friday-Sunday and now the online booking to visit the site is necessary and the visitors need to carry a valid ID proof with them. The Bhawan was earlier known as the palace of Viceroy of India and now is the residence of the President of India, the mansion is built in 320 acres consists of 340 rooms including halls, guest rooms and Mughal Gardens.

It is convenient to reach Rashtrapati Bhawan by metro as the nearest metro station is CENTRAL SECRETARIAT (Violet Line).

 

AKSHARDHAM:

The temple is a must visit site in the places to visit in Delhi as it is on the top of the list of the tourists and without any doubt it attracts around 60% to 70% of the tourists who visits Delhi. It is not only a temple but an attractive tourist place with jaw dropping architecture, musical fountain show, an information based boat ride, a food court supplying delicious food and a large garden to relax.

It is convenient to reach Akshardham by metro and the nearest metro station is AKSHARDHAM (Blue Line).

 

AGRASEN KI BAOLI:

Agrasen ki Baoli is located in the heart of the city and is a must visit site in the places to visit in Delhi. The meaning of “BAOLI” is a steep well which was constructed in order to preserve water in ancient times. According to the visitors and their different stories and incidence with the place, it is also known as one of the haunted place in Delhi. The crowd at the place includes poets, writers, college students and couples. The visitors increased at the place after the shooting of the movie “PK”.

It is convinent to reach Agrasen ki Baoli by metro as the nearest metro station in RAJIV CHOWK (Yellow Line).

 

HAUZ KHAS VILLLAGE & DEER PARK:

Both the places is a must visit site for college students, photography lovers and couples in the places to visit in Delhi. The village has a beautiful lake with beautiful swans and ducks. The fort is the Mughal Village of old times which is now converted for the public and the party animals as the village offers various restaurants, clubs and dive pubs. Not a day goes out when Hauz Khas is quiet. The craze of the place increased after Ranbir Kapoor and Nargis Fakri shot some scenes for the movie Rockstar at the place.

It is convenient to reach Hauz Khas Village by bus at the nearest bus stop is Hauz Khas and the nearest metro stations are HAUZ KHAS and GREEN PARK (Yellow Line).

 

LODHI GARDEN:

It is a must visit site in the places to visit in Delhi for the visitors who are found of morning walks and picnics as the ambience, greenery and sunset is worth cherishing. The garden includes beautiful architectural works of 15th century and is spread over an area of about 90 acres. It is a city park located in the centre of the city. The garden is located between Khan Market and Safdarjung Tomb. It also includes a waterway which connects the Yamuna River and the Tomb of Sikander Lodi. Earlier, the garden was called as “Lady Willingdon Park”.

It is convenient to reach Lodhi Garden by metro as the nearest metro station is JLN and JOR BAGH (Yellow Line).

 

JANTAR MANTAR:

It is a must visit site in the places to visit in Delhi and is located on the Parliament Street in south of Connaught Circus. As the name Jantar Mantar means the instrument for calculation. It was built by Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur who was interested in astronomical studies in accordance to the interest the site consists of astronomy instruments to predict the movement and timings of sun, moon and planets. The site consists of many astronomical instruments such as “Samrat Yantra” which was used to measure the exact time of the day the other instrument is “Jayaprakash Yantra” which was used to align the position of a star with various markings in hollowed out hemispheres and the third and the last instrument “Misra Yantra” which was used to find out the shortest and the longest day of the year.

It is convenient to reach Jantar Mantar by metro as the nearest metro station is RAJIV CHOWK (Blue Line) AND JANPATH (Violet Line).

 

ISKON TEMPLE:

It is a must visit site in the places to visit in Delhi for the visitors who are the devotees of Lord Krishna as the place is the well-known temple of Lord Krishna for inner peace. The devotional songs, the portraits of Lord Krishna and the calm environment gives an unexplainable energy. The faith of the devotees reachs a new height once they attend the “Aarti”. The priests are well trained and operate the temple with all the rules and regulations and recite six different types of aarti’s at different time. Many lectures are arranged to benefit all the devotees, as we move towards the temple by the side there are various shops and the fountains which add to the beauty of the temple. The heavenly sound Hare Rama Hare Krishna can always be heard in the centre hall of the temple.

It is convenient to reach Iskon Temple by metro as the nearest metro station is NEHRU PLACE (Violet Line).

places to visit in delhi

 

NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK:

It is a must visit site in the places to visit in Delhi for the visitors who are interested in wildlife. It was earlier known as Delhi Zoo which was later on converted to National Zoological Park in 1982. The zoo consists of all the animals and birds, say it a tiny birds to biggest cats. A visitor can easily walk around or hire a mini bus or rickshaws which are running inside the zoo. For the convenience of the visitors the zoo also have a canteen to rest and eat. The zoo is divided into different sections such as:  The centre section has a reptile area consisting of various lizards and snakes, the other section consist of Chimpanzee, Monkeys and Zebras and the other section consist of migratory birds.

The Zoological Park is located near the Purana Quila hvaing a lake which is host to boating and makes the visit to the Zoo more exciting and relaxing.

It is convenient to reach National Zoological Park by metro as the nearest metro station is PRAGATI MAIDAN (Blue Line).

National zoological park

 

HUMAYUN’S TOMB:

It is a must visit site in the places to visit in Delhi for the visitors who are photography lovers. The site is the 3rd UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also the first garden tomb on the Indian Sub-continent is also the first structure to use red sandstone in a large scale. It was built by Humayun’s son Akbar, and the structure is a mix of Islamic, Persian and Indian elegance. The tomb is located at the centre of the “Char Bagh” garden. As the name Char Bagh suggests the garden is divided into 4 walkways, which are further divided into 36 smaller square walkways. The central water flows beneath the ground to provide the water to the mini fountains.

It is convenient to reach Humayun’s Tomb by metro as the nearest metro station is JLN (Violet Line).

Humayun tomb

 

GURUDWARA BANGLA SAHIB:

It is a must visit site in the places to visit in Delhi for the visitors, as it is one of the most visited religious place in Delhi. The gates of the Gurudwara is open for all irrespective of their caste, religion and race for 24 hours and nobody sleeps hungry because anyone can have the langar provided by Gurudwara which is full of taste as well as blessings at the langar hall. The Gurudwara is high in spirits and the “Sarovar” in the Gurudwara is considered to be very holy. Even a single look of holy shrine can make the soul peaceful and relaxing. The Shabads and Paths connects us directly to the divine power.

The rule of the Gurdwara is to enter the divine place with covered head.

It is convenient to reach Gurudwara Bangla Sahib by metro as the nearest metro station is RAJIV CHOWK (Blue Line).

Bangla sahib

 

 

 

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