Top 27 attractions to explore in Delhi
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.
Attractions in Delhi
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.
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.
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,
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 .
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".
Sunheri masjid is a mosque in old delhi. The mosque was built by Roshan-ud-Daula Zafar Khan in 1721. The mosque's original appearance has been altered as extensions to accommodate the faithful have been constructed. The mosque is also under threat from encroachment.
Also known as Birla Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to lord Laxinarayan. The temple is inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi .It was the first large Hindu temple built in Delhi. The temple is spread over 7.5 acres, adorned with many shrines, fountains, and a large garden with Hindu and Nationalistic sculptures, and also houses Geeta Bhawan for discourses.
An amalgamation of color and fragrance, texture and form evokes the awareness of touch, smell, sight, sound and taste. Emphasis is on the natural, the sounds of nature are accentuated by carefully selected music, the rocky terrain invites you to touch, the fragrant shrubs and herbs stimulates the smell and food courts please the tongue. The Garden of Five Senses is a celebration of aesthetic expression and appreciation, a seamless dialogue between the creations of the man and nature.
The Veer Bhumi (land of braves) is a memorial dedicated to the youngest prime minister of India Rajiv Gandhi. Rajiv Gandhi's last rituals and religious rites were conducted at Vir Bhoomi where he was cremated and a Memorial site was established in his honor to commemorate the life of this young leader of the nation.
Map of attractions in Delhi