Best Places to Explore in Delhi

1. Red Fort

Red Fort Delhi

A brilliant architectural beauty is a historical fort in Delhi, Red Fort which was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty for more than 200 years. The Mughal families lived there until 1857. A golden feather in the crown of Delhi is the fort and it houses several museums in it. Though it was the house of the Mughal emperors, it was also the political and cultural center of the Mughal state and this was the place where a lot of significant events happened. It is the best place to visit in Old Delhi as it is also known to be a symbol of India’s struggle for freedom.

2. India Gate

India Gate Delhi

India Gate is an important site to visit when on your tour to Delhi. India Gate has its original name as All India War Memorial that was built in order to commemorate the 82000 soldiers of the Indian Army who lost their lives during the First World War happened from 1914 to 1921 as well as in the Third Anglo-Afghan War. India Gate Parade or the Republic Day Parade is the most ceremonious and prestigious event happen in front of India Gate every year. On January 26th, each year.

3. Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar Delhi

A valuable, protected structure of India is Qutub Minar, Delhi which has been considered to be a highly important historical attraction existing currently in India. It is a part of the Qutub Complex which was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The structure is situated in the Mehrauli area of Delhi.

4. Rashtrapati Bhawan

Rashtrapati Bhawan Delhi

The Presidential Residence, formerly known as the Viceroy’s House is the famous Rashtrapathi Bhavan in Delhi. It is the home of the President of India, officially. It is located at the western end of Rajpath. The mansion or the main building accommodates the president’s official residence, halls, guest rooms and offices. The entire 130 hectare President Estate that includes huge gardens known as the Mughal Gardens, large open spaces, a residence of office staff and bodyguards, stables etc. is the major portion of it the mansion.

5. Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid Delhi

The people of Delhi consider the Masjid-I Jahan Numa close to them, hence call it fondly as the Jama Masjid of Delhi. It is one of the largest mosques in India which was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1656. During that time, the construction of the mosque took around 1 million rupees. Imam from Bukhara inaugurated the building after its completion. The mosque is protected by three great gates and four towers. Also, there are two 40 meter high minarets created on red sandstone and white marble standing. The courtyard boasts its space that can accommodate more than 25000 people at a time.

6. Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar Delhi

Among the five major Jantar Mantar constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur, the one in which Delhi has an equal reputation as of the Jaipur one. At Delhi Jantar Mantar, there are 13 architectural astronomy instruments. This observatory was designed in order to compile the astronomical tables and to predict the movement and timings of the sun, the moon and the planets. Situated on the Parliament Street, south of Connaught Circus in New Delhi, the Observatory possesses masonry built astronomical instruments.

7. Humayun’s Tomb

Humayun Tomb Delhi

Maqbera e Humayun or the Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi is a major historical site in India. It is the tomb of the famous Mughal emperor of India Humayun. It was commissioned by the first wife of Humayun who was the chief consort as well, Empress Bega Begum in 1569-70. The design of the tomb was born in the heart of Mirak Mirza Ghiyas- a persial architect invited by Bega Begum herself. Located in Nizamuddin East in Delhi, the tomb is known as the first garden tomb found on the Indian subcontinent, placed very close to the Dina-panah citadel. It is known to be one of the best places to visit in Delhi during summers as it also has a walled garden within its enclosure. UNESCO declared it as a World Heritage Site in 1993 and since then its reputation began to flourish.

8. Garden of Five Senses

Garden of Five Senses Delhi

A park sprawling across 20 acres of land is the Garden of Five Senses in Delhi. It is built on a rocky terrain with different thematic areas in the garden including a separate section on the lines of Mughal Gardens. Along with that, there are pools of water lilies, bamboo courts, herb gardens, solar energy park etc. The garden was established with the aim of stimulating our five senses with the beauty of the Serenity and the attractions around the garden will let us experience all the senses by touching, smelling, hearing and seeing. This garden is also an important venue for cultural events as different programs have been conducted here round the year. The garden houses Khas Bagh, flower shows, fountains, water cascades, food court, shopping center, different sculptures etc. within it to attract thousands of tourists and natives to spare time with beauty at its best.

9. Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk Delhi

Moonlight Square is the English name for the Chandni Chowk, one of the oldest yet busiest markets in Delhi. A major attraction in India is this vibrant market that provides A to Z items you would like to buy at the best rates.

10. Feroz Shah Kotla Fort

Feroz Shah Kotla Fort Delhi

Kotla is the name people of Delhi simply call the famous historic figure the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. It was fortress built by Sultan Feroz Shah Tughlaq to obtain his version of Delhi city Named Ferozabad. The fortress looked amazingly stunning- a polished sandstone Topra Ashokan pillar is standing tall in the fortress. It was one of the many pillars left by the Mauryan emperor. It was re-erected at the fort as per the orders of Firoz Shah after it was abandoned and left alone in Topra Kalan in Pong Ghati.

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