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Delhi, officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi, is a city and a union territory of India containing New Delhi, the capital of India. Through most of its history, Delhi has served as a capital of various kingdoms and empires. Under the Delhi Sultanate, it was an Imperial City.

Ajmeri GateAjmeri Gate, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Old Ruins

Ajmeri Gate, built in 1644, to the south–west of Shahjahanabad with a square plan, has high arched openings. It was one of the battlefields of the Sepoy Mutiny or the first war of Indian Independence in 1857.

AkshardhamNoida Mor, Pandav Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110092, India
Hindu Temples

Akshardham is a Hindu temple and aspritual Cultural compelx in Delhi, India. the complex displays millennia of traditional Indian and hindu culture, spirituality and architecture.

Dilli HaatDilli Haat, Kidwai Nagar West, Kidwai Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110023, India
Outdoors- Other
Street Markets

Dilli Haat is a paid-entrance open-air food plaza and craft Village located in Delhi run by Delhi tourism and transport development corporation. Unlike the traditional weekly market, the village Haat, Dilli Haat is permanent. It is located in the commercial centres of South Delhi.

Fatehpuri Masjid39, Chandni Chowk Rd, Fatehpuri, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
Mosques

This is a seventeenth cetury mosque located at the western end of the oldest street of Delhi. The mosque is built using red sandstone and has a fluted dome with mahapadma and kalash on the top. Flanked by minarets, the mosque has a traditional design with the prayer hall having seven-arched openings. The mosque has single and double-storeyed apartments on the sides.

Gurudwara Bangla SahibBangla Sahib Rd, Hanuman Road Area, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Gurdwaras

This is one of the most prominent Sikh Gurdwara in Delhi,  India and known for its association with the eighth Sikh guru  Har Krishan.  as well as the pool inside its complex, known as the "Sarovar." It was first built as a small shrine by Sikh General Sardar Bhagel Singh Dhaliwal in 1783,

Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib jiChandni Chowk Rd, Maliwara, Chatta Pratap, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
Gurdwaras

This is one of the nine historical gurdwaras in Delhi. It was first constructed in 1783 by Baghel Singh Dhaliwal to commemorate the martyrdom site of the ninth Sikh guru. it marks the site where the ninth Sikh Guru was beheaded on the orders of the Mugahal Emperor Aurangazeb on 11 November 1675 for refusing to convert to Islam.

Humayun’s TombMathura Road Opposite, Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah, Nizamuddin, Nizamuddin East, New Delhi, Delhi 110013, India
Tombs

This tomb for the great Humayun was built in 1570, is of particular cultural significance as it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. It inspired several major architectural innovations, culminating in the construction of the Taj Mahal.

India GateRajpath Marg, India Gate, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Parks
Monuments

India Gate is counted amongst the largest war memorials in India. It stands is a memorial of 70,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who died between 1914–1921 in the First World War and Anglo-Afghan War.13,300 servicemen's names, including some soldiers and officers from the United Kingdom, are inscribed on the gate. Amar Javan Jyothi, a war memorial erected under the India gate to commemorate Indian soldiers martyred in the war of the liberation of Bangladesh in December 1971.

Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum1 Safdarjung Road, Safdarjung Lane Area, Tughlak Road Area, New Delhi, Delhi 110011, India
Museums

Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum was the residence of the former Prime Minister of India. It was later converted into a museum. It has the collection of rare photographs of the Nationalist movement, of the personal moments of the Nehru-Gandhi family.

ISKCON Temple Delhi-Glory Of India, New DelhiIskcon Temple Rd, Sant Nagar, East of Kailash, New Delhi, Delhi 110065, India
Hindu Temples

Sri sri Radha Parthasarathy temple is a well known Vaishnav temple of Lord Krishna. The Temple was inaugurated on 5 April 1998 by the then Prime Minister of India. This is one of the largest temple complexes in India.

Jantar Mantar- New DelhiSansad Marg, Connaught Place, Janpath, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Notable Architectures

The site is built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur, from 1723 onwards, for revising the calendar and astronomical tables. The Ram Yantra, the Samrat Yantra, the Jaya Prakash Yantra, and the Misra Yantra are the distinct instruments of Jantar Mantar.

Lotus TempleLotus Temple Rd, Bahapur, Shambhu Dayal Bagh, Kalkaji, New Delhi, Delhi 110019, India
Parks
Notable Architectures

Lotus Temple is a notable architectural marvel famous for its unique lotus structure. The temple has won several awards and recognitions for its style of building, the concept of religion and the beauty. It is one of the most visited monuments in the world. This is a modern style non-religion oriented temple.

Parliament Of IndiaSansad Marg, Gokul Nagar, Janpath, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Iconic Buildings

The SAnsad Bhavan is the house of Parliament of India which contains the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha located in New Delhi. The shape of the building is circular, which is based on the Chausath Yogini temple. At the centre of the building is the Central Chamber, and surrounding this are the semicircular halls that were constructed for the sessions of the Chamber of Princes. The building is surrounded by large gardens and the perimeter is fenced off by sandstone railings.

Purana QilaMathura Rd, Near Delhi Zoo, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
Forts

One does not have to go far to see the old fort or Purana Quila standing stoically amidst wild greenery. Built on the site of the most ancient of the numerous cities of Delhi, Indraprastha. Purana Quila  is roughly rectangular in shape having a circuit of nearly two kilometers.

Qutub MinarMehrauli, Seth Sarai, Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030, India
Man-made Structures- Other
Notable Architectures

Qutub Minar is one of the most imposing monuments of India. You can site Qutub Minar in Mehrauli in the South Delhi. Built by Qutub-ud-din Aibak in the year 1199, it is said to be completed by his successor and son in law Shamsu'd-Din- Iltutmish. This tall impressive structure is visited by thousands of travelers every year from all over the world. It has been counted as the highest brick tower in the whole wide world. This five story structure is listed as the World Heritage Site.

Raj GhatBehind Red Fort, Gandhi Smriti, Raj Ghat, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
Monuments

Raj Ghat (meaning "Royal Steps") is a memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi in Delhi. It is a black marble platform that marks the spot of Mahatma Gandhi's cremation on 31 January 1948, a day after his assassination.

Rashtrapati BhavanRashtrapati Bhawan, President's Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110004, India
Parks
Notable Architectures

The Rashtrapati Bhavan ( formerly "Viceroy's House") is the official residence of the President of India located in New Delhi, India. This vast mansion has got four floors and 340 rooms. Mughal Garden is one of the most significant historical gardens in Delhi, It is located inside the Rashtrapati Bhavan Complex. Mughal Garden is famous for the wide variety of flowers, some of which are rare .

Red FortLal Qila, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
Forts

The Red Fort is a historic fort in the city of Delhi in India, which served as the main residence of the Mughal Emperors. Every year on the Independence day of India (15 August), the Prime Minister hoists the Indian flag at the main gate of the fort. English name red fort derived from its red-sandstone walls. As the residence of the imperial family, the fort was originally known as the "Blessed Fort".

Sacred Heart Cathedral1, Ashok Place, Sector 4, Gole Market, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Churches

This is a Roman Catholic Cathedral belonging to the Latin rite and one of the oldest church buildings in New Delhi.

Safdarjung TombAirforce Golf Course, Delhi Race Club, New Delhi, Delhi 110021, India
Tombs

Safdarjung Tomb is a sandstone and marble mausoleum in Delhi. The monument has an ambience of spaciousness and an imposing presence with its domed and arched red brown and white coloured structures. Safdarjung, Nawab of Oudh.

Map of attractions in Delhi