Best Places To Visit In Delhi

Danielle Fletcher
• Tuesday, 24 November, 2020
• 21 min read

The long list of tourist attractions in Delhi often gives nightmares to most established trip planners. All you have to do is figure out what they like and choose from our list of famous tourist places in Delhi across different categories.

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Built in 1638, it is an outstanding marvel of Mughal architecture made of red sandstone and is one of the famous tourist places in Delhi. Within its magnanimous walls, the chat bazaar and every evening sound and light show are special attractions.

Image Source On the opposite of the Rajah is residence of the President of India and is one of the famous tourist places in visit in Delhi at night. Not among the typical tourist places in Delhi, access to this grand piece of architecture is restricted.

With four floors and 340 rooms in a floor area of 200,000 square feet, it has a huge presidential garden (Mughal Gardens), large open spaces, residences of bodyguards and staff, stables, other offices and utilities within its perimeter walls. Must visit : Stroll through the road, and you will get a glimpse of Parliament House, National Secretariat and Defense Headquarters Tip: Entry is restricted to only those who obtain a permit in advance.

The Nearest Metro Station : Central Secretariat Distance from Delhi airport : 12 Km (27 minutes). This red stone tower is a heritage site of India is an amazing example of the beautiful Iranian architecture along with Parso-Arabic and Nagar details.

Constructed in 1724 by Maharajah JAI Singh of Jaipur, Jan tar Mantra is an astronomical observatory and one of the fascinating tourist places to visit in Delhi. Fascinating for their ingenuity, the instruments at Jan tar Mantra can no longer be used accurately because of the tall buildings around.

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Built By: Maharajah JAI Singh II Built In: 1724 Entry fee: INR 5 Opening hours: Sunrise to sunset Must visit : Central Park in Con naught Place and get a selfie with the largest Tirana Tip: This place often witnesses several cultural events. It is unarguably one of the most amazing works of Mughal Architecture to which Taj Mahal owes its design.

The tomb is made of red sandstone and white marbles, and it looks serene and beautiful even after so many years. Must visit : If on Thursday, walk to the Sarah of Nizam-ud-din Julia for a spiritual Hawaii evening Tip: This place is often included in the Delhi guided tours with a blue bus.

Located on the banks of the Fauna River, this Delhi tourist place has lots of exhibits for the visitors. Built By: Bochasanwasi Sari Akshay Purushottam Swaminathan Santa (BAPS) Built In: 6 November 2005 Entry fee: Free, separate fee to view exhibitions Opening hours: 9.30 am to 6.30 pm, Closed on Mondays The Nearest Metro Station : Take the Blue Line which is going towards Noida City Center from Rajiv Chow metro station and get down at Akshardham Metro Station.

Image Source Set amidst the beautiful surroundings of South Delhi, Chatterer is a popular temple founded in the 1970s by Sent Three Nag pal Baba. ISK CON is a spiritual institution founded by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in 1966.

You can see the beautiful visual presentations of Bhagavad Gita with colorful lights that create a wonderful effect on the huge screen. The best time to visit ISK CON Temple is during the festival of ‘Janmashtami’, the birthday of Lord Krishna.

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It is celebrated with pomp and vigor, and it will be a great miss if you don’t visit this festival at this temple. Tip: This is a perfect place to witness a serene setting accompanied by soothing shamans and artist.

It is closed during prayers and the timing depends upon the direction of the moon Must visit : Try Change chicken at Karim’s Hotel nearby Nearest Metro Station : Chart Bazaar. In the list of places to visit in Delhi, Purana Quilt is one of the most ancient grandeur of the city.

Boating in the lake nearby and a sound and light show in the evening are special attractions which makes it one of the best tourist places in Delhi at night. Built By: Her Shah Sure Built In: 16th century CE Entry fee: INR 5 for domestic, INR 100 for foreigners Opening hours: 7 am to 5 pm Must visit : National Zoo and Supreme Court Museum nearby Tip: Boating activity near Old Fort is quite famous amongst the locals.

The Nearest Metro Station : Pragmatic Maiden on the blue line Distance from Delhi airport : 35 min (16.2 km) One of the peaceful Delhi tourist places, with the gurgling samovar inside its complex, Gurudwara Bangle Sahib was first built as a small temple by Sikh General, Radar Bagel Singh in 1783.

The complex also houses a higher secondary school, Baba Bagel Singh Museum, a library, and a hospital. Built By: General Radar Bagel Singh Built In: 1783 Entry Fee: Free Opening hours : Every day Must visit : Radar Gang Gurudwara, Barley Manner and St Cathedral Church nearby if you are on Delhi sightseeing Tip: You can visit this place after sunset as the marble flooring is pretty hot during the day time in summers.

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The Nearest Metro Station : Rajiv Chow Distance from Delhi airport : 28 min (13.0 km) The room is exactly how Gandhi left it and that’s where he built his abode for 144 days until his time of death.

Built By: Van G. Bhutan Built In: 1948 Entry fee: Free Opening hours: 10 am to 5 pm, Closed on Mondays Must visit : Fer oz Shah Koala fort Tip: Many groups from schools come to visit this place during weekdays. The Haul Has Fort Complex rests amidst the splendid beauty of a lake and is a 10 pointer among the very famous tourist places in Delhi.

Fir oz Shah Tubular re-excavated the silted tank and cleared the channels to give shape to what is a famous recreational spot in South Delhi. Built in the 13th century, is a hub of activities, a bird watcher’s delight and a favored picnic spot for the locals.

Built By: Aladdin Chili Built In: 14th century Entry fee: Free Opening hours: Sunrise to sunset Must visit : Green Park (attached to the fort) The Nearest Metro Station : Green Park Distance from Delhi airport : 25 min (11.6 km) It became quite popular after Amir Khan’s PK movie and on the other hand, is also infamous for its haunted activities at night.

Tip: This place has a wide scope for photography and stunning selfies with a creative backdrop. One of the most beautifully landscaped green areas, the Nehru Park in Chanakyapuri is one of the best places to visit in Delhi and is a hub for recreational activities.

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With an exotic collection of over a hundred exhibits of trains from Indian Railways, National Rail Museum is one of the coolest must visit places in Delhi, especially with your kids. Tip: Rail museum is famous for having plenty of patterns and structures of trains on board.

Built In: 1 February 1977 Entry fee: INR 20 Opening hours: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, Closed on Mondays and national holidays The Nearest Metro Station : Shaula Juan Metro Station Distance from Delhi airport : 21 min (8.1 km) The museum has exclusive costume dolls collected from the USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand and from Asian countries.

Chaotically competing for space, its narrow lanes are filled with shops to buy inexpensive stuff. Tip: This market is perfect for buying wholesale products, so get ready with your list before you visit.

Built By: Shah Japan Built In: 1650 AD Opening hours: 9.30 am to 8 pm (except Sunday) Must visit : The Flea Market every Sunday morning, Nazi Sadat, Daryaganj Nearest Metro Station : Chart Bazaar Distance from Delhi airport : 51 min (17.3 km) An underground market located between the inner and outer circle of Con naught Place, Malika Bazaar houses 15,000 people within its confines at any given time.

Set up in the late 1970s, it has 380 numbered shops selling a varied range of objects where electronic items and clothing are dominant and is one of the best places to visit in Delhi for all the shopaholics. Tip: Hold onto your bags a little tighter than things might get stolen in this packed marketplace of Malika.

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This place overflows with the shops and stalls at the roadside selling large numbers of goods. Apart from these, there are places, I bet you, which offer such wide ranges and throw away prices that you can be that ‘must-to-go-shopping-with guy’.

From gorgeous pair of cheap to branded dresses for parties, one can get everything in this market at a throwaway price. Tip: Every kind of flea stalls are dotted along the streets of Carolina market, but you can bargain to great lengths here.

A premier shopping mall located in the Sake District Center, Select City walk is a 1,300,000 square feet retail development is spread over 6 acres. It includes a multiplex, serviced apartments, offices, 180 odd retail outlets and a food court along with an open plaza.

The Nearest Metro Station : khan Market or Pragmatic Maiden Distance from Delhi airport : 32 min (15.6 km) Located near Khan Market, Lodi Gardens is spread around 90 acres and the entire year is a heritage site.

This is one of the oldest marketplaces in Delhi which is famous for traditional Indian wear, especially the bridal collection. Besides these, you can also shop for jewelry, cosmetics, accessories, shoes, gadgets, books and lots of other materials.

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The Nearest Metro Station : Karol Bag Distance from Delhi airport : 33 min (14.1 km) Situated in Eris Hotel at Con naught Place, Tamra is popular for serving up pan Asian, continental and north Indian cuisine.

Located in Haul Has village, it has become a part of the historical landscape for the city as well. Saharan was originally one of the five main markets in Delhi and was located outside the fortified city. Visitors here can find a variety of shops dedicated to current conversions and currency changes.

It is one of the best luxurious lounge and bars in the city because of its charismatic and yet edgy decor of red on black that makes its patrons have a unique experience. To enjoy some great food here, make sure you mark Club Pangaea on a list.

It was founded back in the 1970s by Heidi Band Haman whose modest little shop went on to become the mammoth that was the Khan Cha-cha. Come here for some delicious food and make sure to try out the Mutton Seek and Chicken Tikki Roll.

Tip: Make sure you don’t stop by at rush hour or on weekends as there are many people here. The architecture resembles the Nagar style and there are a lot of side temples here as well which are dedicated to various other deities like Buddha, Shiva, and Krishna.

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The temple stretches for up to 7.5 acres and is flanked by a lot of shrines, large gardens, and fountains which display many nationalistic and Hindu sculptures as well. Tip: Always carry a long scarf while entering the temple to cover your head in order to pay respect to the customs of the locals.

The Nearest Metro Station : Jhandewalan Distance from Delhi airport : 24 min (12.3 km) It’s domed and arched dark red-brown and also white colored structure has a special aura which engulfs the visitors.

Safariing held the post of the prime minister for the Mughal empire when emperor Ahmad Shah Broader was occupying the throne in the year 1748. Tip: This place takes a minimum of an hour to cover so, make sure you have enough space to include this on your day’s list.

The Nearest Metro Station : Borough Distance from Delhi airport : 30 min (12.2 km) Apart from the pillar, there is also the Jami Masjid, a huge garden complex as well as Bali.

Fully known as the Hazmat Nizamuddin Sarah, this is a famous tourist destination site in the city. The structure is actually a mausoleum of a very Sufi Saint called Hazmat Khan Syed Nizamuddin Julia who lives between the years 1238 to 1325.

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The complex consists of tombs of poets like Hazmat Amir Churro, Inapt Khan and that of Mughal princess Jean Ara Begum. One is Nizamuddin West, and it is here that the structure is located along with having a lovely market which is dominated by Muslim vendors.

You can choose to spend the afternoon roaming about in the vast galaxy far away from home surrounded by the stars, planets, and the solar system, or just take a tour of the astronomical artifacts and equipment that will fascinate you. You can find everything from high-end designer wear, quirky ornaments and accessories, customized outfits, and chic clothing here.

For those who dig the modern red brick architecture with some beautiful small gardens on certain spots should surely consider paying a visit to the Indian Habitat Center. One of the most amazing visiting places in Delhi, the structure of Indian Habitat Center or IOC is such that it has been converted into a multi-purpose building.

If a hidden gem with lush jungles and paths less taken is your idea of an outing, then head to the Southern Ridge Forest. Covering almost 6200 hectares of land, Southern Ridge Forest is a location that is surrounded by tranquility and serenity on all the corners.

Sitting in the NASCAR Khan of Red Fort, this museum is spread over two floors of the important monument of the country. One can also find battle-axes, a variety of daggers, gunpowder flask, chest armor, bomb fuses, and more.

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When seeking for places to visit in Delhi, NCR, Barakhamba Tomb is a structure that showcases the architecture of Mughal Era in the finest manner possible. This monument got its name by virtue of the 12 (Sarah) pillars and arched openings that are there in each face of this tomb.

The structure has a passage that is laid around the central chamber and four domed apartments standing at each corner. Sitting in the heart of a park that is accessed by the public, the restoration of the beautiful tomb is already at full pace.

The Nearest Metro Station: Barakhamba Road Distance from Delhi airport: 18 km (40 minutes) This Art gallery displays the modern artworks of famous painters and sculptors such as MF Hussain, Me era Mukherjee, Salish Rural, Yogi Sarah Pal, Anjali ELA Melon, Risen Macumba, and many more.

Entry fee: INR 20 for Indians and INR 500 for foreigners Opening hours: 10 AM to 6 PM Must visit : Con naught Place nearby Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chow Distance from Delhi airport: 13.1 Km (30 minutes) Reeking of the essence of spirituality from every nook and corner, Sacred Heart Cathedral Church is one of the famous places in Delhi, especially during Christmastime.

Another one of the Delhibestplaces that showcases the Mughal architecture, complete with domes and arches, is the Moth I Masjid. Not particularly a famous attraction, this hidden jewel is a great place for those who are looking for some offbeat spots for photography or just strolling around.

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This monument reeks of the vibes of golden era that takes the travelers back in the time. Massive Redstone gateway, arched openings, intricate designs, and the architecture makes it appeal to the eyes of the spectators.

Entry fee: No entry fee Opening hours: Sunrise to Sunset Must visit : Haul Has, Siri Fort, Lotus Temple, Nizamuddin’s Shrine nearby Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat Distance from Delhi airport: 13.3 Km (25 minutes) If you wish to get an insight into the cultures and traditions of the land of Dalai Lama, then Tibet House Museum is one of the Delhibestplaces for you.

Founded by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the year 1965, Tibet House Museum is a lot more than Ideologists and Buddhist Masters, it amalgamates scholars and laypersons of numerous artists, disciplines, and social activists. This museum is home to many precious objects, books, and other collectibles that reek of religious and cultural significance, occupied by various Tibetans on their escapades to the Himalayas.

Built By: Dalai Lama Built In: 1965 Entry fee: INR 10 per person Opening hours: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM Must visit : Bangle Sahib, Swaminathan Akshardham, Humayun’s Tomb, Lodi Garden nearby Nearest Metro Station: Borough Distance from Delhi airport: 13.9 Km (30 minutes) For those who wish to witness and get an in-depth understanding into the lives of the Muslim transgenders should visit Iron Key Hannah.

Make sure you get talking to the extremely friendly locals of this area and unfold the mysteries of their tales. Iron Key Hannah is actually an extremely beautiful Islamic monument that is also a burial cemetery for eunuchs of the Muslim religion.

One of the famous places in Delhi for those who wish to spend some time embracing peace and tranquility, Archaeological Park is a massive land sitting adjacent to Queue Minor Complex. This Park is home to one of the magnificent structures with enchanting architecture that takes travelers back in time of the golden days.

Hérault Archaeological Park blanket the timeless ruins of Law Not that dates back to the 11th Century AD. For those who are seeking the lesser known places to visit in Delhi, NCR, Utah Khan’s Tomb is the answer.

Appealing to artists, painters, and photographers, this hidden jewel of a monument covering the floors of Delhi is constructed with majestic Redstone and ornamented with snow white slabs of marble, making it look like a beauty. One can witness an extensive number of medallions, calligraphy, and Petra aura work on the walls of this symmetrical square tomb.

Entry fee: INR 30 for Indians and INR 500 for Foreigners Opening hours: N/A Must-visit : Barakhamba Tomb, ABZ Burn, ISA Khan Tomb nearby Nearest Metro Station: Lady Sarah Distance from Delhi airport: N/A Tourists also find this place very appealing due to the cafés, like Big Yellow Door, Scooter on the Wall, etc.

WADA Famous Foods: North and South India delicacies, multi-cuisine, Pan Asian, sweets. Whether you are looking for international cuisine or your love is authentic North Indian recipes, head towards Con naught Place to enjoy an evening.

Built By: Architect Robert Tor Russell Built In: 1929 to 1933 Famous Foods: North Indian, regional, international, cafés Special Pick: Minor, Make the Hotel, Jain Canal Wale, Panorama and lots more. Image Source If you are a big time foodie and love piranhas, then you should straight head to Parents walk Mali in Delhi.

The narrow street in Old Delhi will lure you with the appetizing aroma of piranhas and other traditional Indian delicacies. Image Source This is a live entertainment theater located in the national capital region of Delhi, close to Leisure Valley Park.

And it’s not just about spending lone time, but you can also visit these pretty book cafés for a romantic date with your partner. In fact, with its lovable and unique ambient, CIA Bar is amongst the best tourist places in Delhi for couples who love coffee and reading.

Built By: Prior Paul Tip : Do taste the ‘Chai Hindustani’ which is a specialty item at CIA Bar Opening hours : 9:30 am to 9:30 pm Nearest Metro Station : Barakhamba Outdistance from Delhi airport: 14 km What’s Special : The menu which has a cultural and exotic blend like the Moroccan Mint, South African Rewinds and Decaf Teas Located in Palm Air Force Station in Delhi, this museum displays historic photographs, weapons and uniforms from the inception in 1932.

The zoo is home to many species of birds, mammals and reptiles which live in a natural environment. Built By: Frederick Law Olmsted Built In: 1889 Tip: Purchase a shuttle ticket of INR 55 to journey freely in the zoo Opening hours: 9 am to 4:30 am The Nearest Metro Station : Pragmatic Maiden Metro StationDistance from Delhi airport: 15 km What’s Special : The wide range of animals like White Tiger, Jaguar, Rhinoceros, Santa, etc.

Built By: Mira Harder Built In: 1619 Tip: Make sure that you pre-book your tickets Opening hours: 10 am to 4 pm, closed on Monday Nearest Metro Station : Central SecretariatDistance from Delhi airport: 10 km What’s Special: The Mughal-era canals and terraces. Built By: Robert Tor Russell Built In: 1930Tip: Do not miss the planetarium as it provides one of the best experiences Opening hours: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, closed on Monday Nearest Metro Station : OK Kalyan Mary Metro StationDistance from Delhi airport: 9 km What’s Special : The park in the premises will surely help you unwind and relax in the evening.

Another of the finest places to visit in Delhi that exhibits a 12th-century architecture is the Quwwatul Islam Masjid. It is an old monument in Delhi and built of red sandstone, gray quartz, and white marble.

Opening hours: 8 am to 8 pm, 10 am to 5 pm (Sunday) The Nearest Metro Station : Dashrathpuri Metro StationDistance from Delhi airport: 9 km What’s Special : The Museum houses a rare collection of facts, objects and facts about the detailed history of toilets from 2500 BC According to the Indian Paranormal Society, the headless apparition of the founder John Nicholson haunts the cemetery.

The museum is a first of its kind in India to tribute each and every soldier who gave his or her life in the armed conflicts. Built By: Yogesh Chandrahasan Built In : 1972 Tip: Do not miss the flame guarding ceremony that happens everyday Opening hours: 9 am to 7 pm Nearest Metro Station : Central Secretariat Metro StationDistance from Delhi airport: 14 km What’s Special : The memorial inscribes the names of armed forces personnel who were killed during the armed conflicts with Pakistan and China in golden letters.

Summers are very hot and dry while springs and winters remain soothing and freezing. By Train: New Delhi is very well-connected to metro line and thus reaching the station is a hassle-free journey.

Whether it is about living the tradition and heritage of the country and getting a glimpse of history or enjoying the shopping culture and the mouth-watering foods, the capital city of India will never disappoint you. Disclaimer: TravelTriangle claims no credit for images featured on our blog site unless otherwise noted.

Visit Sacred Heart Cathedral, The Imperial at Jan path, or an of the clubs during Christmas if you are in Delhi. Some of the most fun places in Delhi that prove it is the happiest metro are Nehru Planetarium, Haul Has, Red Fort, Shahpurjat, Modern Art Gallery, Nizamuddin Lane, India Habitat Center, India Gate and Delhi Heat, to name a few.

Akshardham Temple, Chandni Chowk, Queue Minor, Nehru Planetarium are some places to visit in Delhi with family in winters. Take a walk around Con naught Place, visit Lodi Gardens, Queue Minor, or Deer Park in Delhi during November.

We would suggest that you spend at least 4 days touring Delhi so that you can cover every nook and cranny of the city. You can spend your evening in Delhi at the majestic India Gate, enjoy a light and sound show at Red Fort, head to Pandora Road for clubbing, or grab some delicious food at Mainland Para the Walk.

You can take your girlfriend to Kudzu Café or Social Offline in Haul Has, Delhi. Both these cafés offer a quiet spot for lovebirds to spend some time together away from the din of the city.

Women’s safety is a massive concern in the city, so we suggest all solo female travelers to take necessary precautions and stay alert at all times. Stop by for lunch at a state haven canteen in Con naught Place and spend the evening shopping in the complex.

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