Delhi, the capital of India, has many things to offer such as historical monuments, beautiful temples, picturesque mosques, amazing shopping places, delicious street food and much more. Here is a list of some of the best tourist attractions that you should not miss while exploring Delhi.
1. Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple:
Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple, known for its great architecture, ancient artwork and stunning beauty, is one of the most visited places in the Delhi. According to Guinness Book of World Records, it is the largest comprehensive Hindu Temple in the world. Musical fountain show, Cultural boat ride and scenic gardens attracts lots of visitors.
Time to visit: 9:30 am-6:30 pm ( closed on Mondays)
2. India Gate:
India Gate, also called All India War Memorial, is located at Rajpath in Delhi. It was built in 1931 to pay tribute to brave soldiers who died during Aghan War and First World War. You can also read the names of those warriors on the walls of India Gate. This 42-meter high historical monument looks awesome in evening lights.
Time to visit: Open all the time
3. Red Fort:
Red Fort or Lal Kila, made up of red sandstone is the best example of Mughal architecture. Apart from architecture, you can find many interesting things inside the fort such as the Halls Of Public, mosques, Meena Bazaar and marble palaces. Also, don’t forget to watch an evening sound and light show occur every day.
Time to Visit: 9 am-6 pm (closed on Monday)
4. Humayun’s Tomb:
Humayun’s Tomb is the UNESCO’s world heritage site, constructed in 1570 by the Haji Begum in memory of her husband Humayun. The tomb resembles the world famous Taj Mahal in terms of architecture. The shallow water channels and garden squares are the highlights of the place.
Time to visit: 6 am-6 pm
5. Lotus Temple:
Lotus temple, also known as Bahai temple, is a must visit tourist attraction in Delhi where lotus represents 4 religions i.e. Jainism, Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism. Thus, it welcomes all the people belonging to different religions. The serene atmosphere of the temple allow visitors to pray and mediate without any interruption.The nine pools surrounding the temple offers tourists impressive views during sunset.
Time to visit: 9 am-7pm (closed on monday)
6. Jama Masjid:
This India’s largest mosque was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and can accommodate 25000 devotees at a time. Most of the tourists get attracted to it due to its magnificent architecture. Jama Masjid has 2 minarets, 4 towers and 3 big gates made from the fusion of white marble and red sandstone. You can enjoy some fabulous views of the city from southern tower.
Time to visit: 7 am-12 pm, 1:30 pm-6:30 pm (closed during prayer hours)
7. Chandni chowk:
If you like shopping a lot, then must go to Chandni Chowk situated in North Delhi. You can shop for hardware, Indian traditional clothes and jewelry at low prices in this busiest and oldest market of Delhi. Don’t forget to taste the lip-smacking street food in Chandni chowk.
Time to Visit: 9:30 am- 8 pm (Open all days except Sunday)