Delhi, the country capital has so much history and heritage from the Mughal era to its local and new townships. So if you are planning your next trip, these are the places you need to visit and experience. Delhi is one of the most crowded cities in India but still, there are some popular places in Delhi, which you should visit once in your life.
Best Places to Visit in Delhi
There are many misconceptions about Delhi and its peoples but not all are the same. These places, which we are going to mention below, are the best places you can visit and enjoy your day with your friends, family and loved ones. These places include Temples, Streets, and shopping mall also.
1. Hauz Khas village
In Urdu, Hauz means lake and khaz means royal. It is named after an ancient water reservoir, located in the south Delhi is a tourist attraction known for its art galleries, cafes, and bars. It has ruins of the forts and tombs and a lake right in the center of it which gives an amazing view. It is home to well-known people like the famous cricketer Virender Sehwag.
One can easily take the metro to the Hauz Khas village or take a cab from the airport which is 11 kilometers away.
2. India gate
This national war memorial, also known as The Kingsway is located near Rajpath in New Delhi. This is a tribute to all the soldiers who died in world war during 1914-21. It was designed by Sir Edwin and is often compared to Arc de Triomphe in Rome. It’s amazing architecture and design makes it one of the best places to visit in Delhi.
3. Lotus temple
Lotus temple often known as bhaiya’s madir is an amazing eye candy for the visitors. The temple built like a lotus and is open to all regardless of religion, caste or qualifications. The temple has won many articles and is published in many magazines. In of reports in 2001, this is the most visited building in the world.
4. Qutub minar
Qutub minar is the tallest minar made of bricks in the world making it one the places to surely visit in delhi. It is also a UNESCO world heritage site in delhi. Qutub minar is 73 meters tall and 14.3 meters wide. It is was built in 1192 and has been restored sveral times.
5. Jama masjid
Jama is a mosque located in central Delhi is one of the largest mosques in India. built by the great shah Jahan is known as “mosque commanding the view of the world”. About 25000 people can pray in the mosque. The masjid is surrounded by four pillars adding more beauty to its marble finishing.
6. Chandni chowk
Chandni chowk is the best way to wittness the old city and true delhi. This the oldest, the busiest markets and the biggest wholesale market in india. This market was also built by Shah Jahan in the 17th century. The beauty of the market is the havelis, shops, local bazaaris, religious buildings and the restaurants and eatries.
7. Red Fort
The great red fort built by shah jahan is a national building and a world heritage site, built in 1663. The construction with the red stones and marble and situating it on the right bank of the Yamuna river is the main reason people enjoy its visit.
8. Lodi garden
Lodi garden is a city park situated between Khan Market and Safdarjung’s Tomb on Lodhi Road and is a hotspot for morning walks for the Delhites. It is spread across 90 acres and contains many reknowned tombs and architectural works.
9. Akshardham temple
The Swaminarayan temple or Akshardham is the attraction for 70% of the tourits in delhi. it is a cultural/religious campus built by BAPS. There are many activities held inside like Abhisheka Mandap, Sahaj Anand water show, a thematic garden, and three exhibitions namely Sahajanand Darshan (Hall of Values), Neelkanth Darshan (an IMAX film on the early life of Swaminarayan as the teenage yogi, Neelkanth), and Sanskruti Darshan (cultural boat ride).
10. Jantar Mantar
The miracle of Vastu Shastra, Jantar Mantar is a sundial making it the world’s biggest clock. It uses sun rays and shadows to predict time and weather. This is also announced as a world heritage site by UNESCO.
11. Connaught place
Connaught place is one of the largest financial, commercial and business centers in New Delhi, India. The construction of the buildings in the Georgian-style is the main attraction of this town. One can go shop in the surrounding stores near CP.
12. Sarojini market
Sarojini market is all over the internet due to its high branded stuff at cheap prices. If you are a shopaholic you cannot resist visiting Sarojini. It is a large market where you can buy h&m and Zara in and around 200/- people go crazy seeing the stuff at this minimal prices.
Sarojini is in the south-west of Delhi and can be easily reached via metro.
So these were 12 places you can visit in Delhi, exploring the capital of the country and enjoying the city.