If you are visiting Delhi for the first time and you are excited yet confused about various options to visit places in Delhi, it's not your fault. The list of tourist attractions in Delhi is literally long enough. All you have to do is figure out what you like and choose from our list of local attractions in Delhi.
If you are visiting Delhi for the first time and you are excited yet confused about various options to visit places in Delhi, it's not your fault. The list of tourist attractions in Delhi is literally long enough to cover up in a day or two. So first of all, to experience the capital city of India, you need to have plenty of time to experience it well enough. All you have to do is figure out what you like and choose from our list of local attractions in Delhi from different categories. So let's get started.
The Red Fort is a landmark establishment of the Mughal era in India and is the major attraction for the tourists arriving in Delhi. Red Fort was built in the year 1638, it has an outstanding Mughal architecture built with red sandstone. Along with the evening sound and light show, Chhata Bazaar is a special attraction here.
Entry fee: The entry is free for the children under the age of 15. Rs 10 is the charges for an Adult with Indian origin and Rs 250 for visitors from abroad.
Opening hours: 9 am to 6 pm. The monument remains closed on Mondays.
India Gate is the place that defines Delhi or India for that matter. It was built in the year 1931 in the memory of the martyrs of World War I and War in Afghanistan. The magnificent structure is located at Rajpath. The best time to visit this place is in the evening, the structure looks amazing with colorful lights. The gardens that line the structure adds like a cherry on top of the cake, one should spend an hour or two here to gaze in the atmosphere of this place.
Entry fee: Entry to India Gate is Free
Opening hours: This place remains open always
The residence of the President of India is on the opposite side of Rajpath. It is not a tourist place to spend time and also the access to this grand piece of architecture is restricted. Along with 4 floors and 340 rooms, it has a huge presidential garden, also called Mughal Gardens. It has large open spaces, residences of staff, stables, other offices and utilities within its walls. Just take a walk along the monument to experience the grand monument.
Opening hours: 9 am till late evening. For a visit to the Rashtrapati Bhawan, one can make a pre-booking by visiting the official website.
Qutub Minar stands tall with its 73-meter tall brick minaret, is the very next thing that comes to mind when we are talking about the best places to visit in Delhi. It was built by Qutub-Ud-Din Aibak. This magnificent structure has 5 stories abundant with chiseled carvings and scriptures.
Entry fee: Entry is free for children under the age of 15 years. Price for an adult from India origin is Rs 10 whereas the entry for a visitor from abroad is Rs 250.
Opening hours: Sunrise to sunset. The week off for the monument is on Mondays.
While you are visiting Delhi for sightseeing, a visit to Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple is necessarily suggested. It is one of the largest Hindu temples in the world. Built by the BAPS (Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha), a spiritual organization, it has a stunning architectural work made of the pink stone and white marble.
Entry fee: The entry is Free for all, however, there is a separate fee charged for exhibitions
Opening hours: 9.30 am to 6.30 pm, The place remains closed on Mondays
The Lotus Temple is another major attraction in Delhi. Lotus in the Bahai Temple symbolizes the four religions - Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Islam. The Bahai faith proclaims that all people and religions are united and Lotus temple belongs to the very same faith. Worshippers from any part of the world, belonging to any religion are welcomed here.
Entry fee: The entry is free for everyone
Opening hours: From 9 am until Sunset
The largest mosque in India, Jama Masjid has religious significance in Islam. It is so large that it can hold 25000 devotees at a time. It was built by Shah Jahan. The mosque has four Minars on the four corners of the main building. The southern tower of Jama Masjid gives a stunning view of the city. While visiting this places, keep in mind that you need to be appropriately dressed to enter the mosque. You can also rent an attire from the mosque authority.
Entry fee: Entry is free for all. There is an additional fee of Rs 300 for videography allowance.
Opening hours: Daily, 7 am-12 pm: 1:30 pm-6:30 pm. It is closed during prayers. The timing of prayer depends upon the direction of the moon.
Nearby Market: Chandni Chowk
With calm water in the large Sarovar inside the complex, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib was first built as a small place of worship by Sikh General, Sardar Bhagel Singh in 1783. The Gurudwara has a higher secondary school, a museum called Baba Baghel Singh Museum, a library consisting of a large number of religious writings and a hospital. The environment inside the Gurudwara is spiritual enough to soothe your nerves.
Entry Fee: Entry to the Gurudwara is Free for all
Opening hours: Everyday
Nearby Market: Palika Bazaar, and Janpath Market
Dilli Haat covers a large open-air area that comprises of the food court and craft bazaar. Dilli Haat is situated near INA Metro Station and is run by the Delhi Tourism Authority (DTTDC). Artisans and craftsmen from all over the country gather here to showcase and sell their handmade products. For the guests, there is plenty of options to fill their belly with tasty food items. It offers savory cuisines from all states of India.
Entry fee: Entry fee for this place is Rs 20
Opening hours: Daily, 10 am to 10 pm
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