” Dilli hai dilwalo ki ” … A famous dialogue and which holds true for the people from the Capital. New Delhi is the capital of this vast country of ours, India. So, what can we even say to justify its beauty and grandeur?
Filled with various historical relics and some of the most important offices in the country, Delhi has its own modern charm. Combine that with old rustic bylanes and lavish gardens and you have the most perfect travel destination that can ever exist.
Below is a list of famous tourist spots in Delhi which we have compiled for you. Read along for the top 10 places to visit in Delhi –
1. Red Fort
The majestic Lal Killa is a UNESCO world heritage site and well-deservedly so. One of the most beautiful pieces built during the Mughal era, it was the main centers for ruling during emperor Shah Jahan’s reign.
2. India gate
Also known as the All India war Memorial, this place is a proud reminder of all the Bravehearts of the country. The Amar Jyot burns here which is a flame to honor the martyrs and keeps burning relentlessly.
Please visit this place as a mark of respect to the armed forces. Spend a minute remembering and honoring the sacrifices of these great men over the ages who gave their life away to keep the country safe.
3. Lotus Temple
As the name suggests, it is a spiritual center for the people of the Baha’i faith. This temple is one of the only seven such temples in the world. It is open to people of all races, religions, caste or nationality.
A beautiful monument in its own rights, it is filled with lush green lawns and sparkling clear pools of water. Visit here to experience the divinity of any faith you choose and get lost in the tranquil atmosphere.
4. Qutub Minar
The tallest individual tower in the world is another example of the Mughal Opulence. This lone minaret stands tall since ages and is a major tourist attraction for tourists in India and Abroad.
Also, visit Humayun’s tomb while at it. One more great and splendid structure of the Mughal times.
5. Akshardham Temple
Built on the banks of the mighty river Yamuna, this temple is dedicated to the Lord Swaminarayan. It has various beautiful architectural relics and houses about 20,000 deities in its various Mandalas and Gopurams.
Also having the world’s largest stepwell, it is truly a sight to behold. With a water show on the Narayan Sarovar within the complex, it helps appreciate the true beauty of this Indian structure. Visit this place to get lost in some divine charm and bliss.
6. Rashtrapati Bhavan
As can be gauged from the name, it is the home of the Hon’ble President of India and one of the grandest structures seen. Built during the British Raj, it is heavily influenced by victorian themes and architecture.
It has a huge garden in the front filled which is the central garden. The Bhavan museum complex houses some old and ancient relics too. There are also a few Mughal gardens in its perimeter. Visiting this place needs authorized permission so make sure you get that before visiting.
7. Jantar Mantar
For those with a keen interest in astronomy, Jantar Mantar should be a must-visit. It was first established by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur as an observatory to look and calculate the movements of the planets and stars.
It is a fun place to visit with kids and develop their scientific acumen. With various yantras and astronomical instruments placed here, you can have fun explaining some basic concepts to your children using these humongous structures.
8. Hauz Khas Village
Located in the posh South Delhi area, it is a wise mixture of urban vibes with traditional Islamic architecture. This affluent neighborhood is filled with various pubs, discos, and clubs and boasts of great and electric nightlife. Do visit this place to get a feel of posh restaurants and charming cafes.
9. Chandni Chowk
The bazaar near to Red Fort is your one-stop shop to all things which smell Delhi. That’s right, filled with aromas of various tasty street foods, make sure to visit this place for your local food fixation.
From mouth-watering kebabs to tasty Chaat it has it all. Along with this, you can also shop for some souvenirs to carry back home like handicrafts or small replicas of famous structures.
The Royal road is a large ceremonial boulevard that starts at the Rashtrapati Bhavan and culminates at the India gate. Filled with gardens on both sides, it is one of the most important roads in Delhi.
Today, it hosts the extremely famous and extravagant republic day parade which is a sight to witness. Honoring the country and its armed forces along with childhood Bravehearts, it is one of a kind event. It also showcases the various cultures and traditions of all the states in the country.