Famous Tourist Places to Visit in Delhi

AuthorSumit Dey Sarkar

Pubish Date03 Mar 2024


Delhi is the capital of India and the center of history and modernity. There are a lot of buildings built by the Mughals here, where not only Indian travelers but also foreign travelers come in large numbers. When you see parathas and kachoris made in desi ghee being made in the narrow streets of Chandni Chowk, you will not be able to stop yourself. From good sightseeing places to traditional food of every state, you will easily get it here and you will not have to spend any money. From temples to churches, gurudwaras and mosques, you will find everything here. A place where there is a mixture of every kind of culture and there is no discrimination. Delhi tourist places will give you good memories.

Famous Tourist Places to Visit in Delhi

Places to visit in delhi

Delhi tourist places will give you a tour of every religion in one place where people come to celebrate their holidays every year:

1) Red Fort (Lal Qila)

The beautiful fort made of red sandstone by Mughal architecture is the main place that attracts travelers. It's a confluence of many different types of places. You will also get to see the museum here and traditional handicrafts and decorative items, artificial jewelery etc. will be found glittering in its Meena Bazaar. The artisans have carved every corner of it so finely that you cannot help but praise it. By coming here you can take photos of Delhi and capture a beautiful view in your camera. You will love the light and sound show here in the evening. This is the most famous Delhi tourist place.

Red Fort

  • Who built it: Shahjahan
  • When built: 1648
  • Entry fee: Free for children below 15 years, Rs 10 for Indians and Rs 250 for foreigners
  • Opening hours: 9 am to 6 pm. closed on monday
  • Must Visit: Digambar Jain Temple, Sis Ganj Gurudwara and nearby Parantha Wali Gali
  • Tips: This place is visited by many tourists during peak season and there can be long queues for tickets.
  • Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 20 km

2) India Gate

This place, built in line with Rashtrapati Bhavan, has been built in the memory of the martyrs of the First World War. For your information, let us tell you that the names of those martyrs have also been written on it. If you have come to visit Delhi then you cannot forget this place. Day and night, through storms and every day of the year, the immortal young flame burning here tells the story of those brave men. By awakening your patriotism a little, you can become a witness to its bravery. The surrounding garden and the hustle and bustle going on all the time will also attract you.

India Gate

Some important tips:

The best time for sightseeing at India Gate is from October to March. This time the weather is pleasant to visit.

If you are going on a family trip, go for a picnic near India Gate. Bring only packed or cooked food.

Bus service is easily available to reach India Gate. Otherwise, you can also take a rickshaw or shuttle rickshaw.

  • Who built it: Edwin Lutyens
  • When built: 1931
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Opening hours: 24X7
  • Must Visit: National Gallery of Modern Art
  • Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 14 km

3) Qutub Minar

This building built by Qutubuddin Aibak is one of the tallest buildings in Delhi. It is a magnificent example of Iranian architecture which has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is the most famous Delhi tourist destination. An iron pillar has been built near it, the specialty of which is that it has not rusted till date. People also like it very much because of the surrounding greenery and picnic spot.

Qutub Minar

  • Who built it: Qutub-ud-din Aibak
  • When built: 1193
  • Entry Fee: Free for children below 15 years, Rs 10 for Indians, Rs 250 for foreigners
  • Opening hours: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm, closed on Mondays
  • Must Visit: Chhatarpur Temple
  • Tip: Despite the damage caused a few years ago, this place remains a popular tourist destination.
  • Nearest Metro Station: Qutub Minar
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 36 minutes (13.8 km)

4) Humayun's Tomb

This place, which retains its beauty even after centuries, was built by Humayun's wife Haji Begum. This tomb made of red stone and marble is also a praiseworthy example of Mughal architecture. The mausoleum of Humayun as well as some important members of the Mughals has been built here. The high stone stairs and large artistic doors reflect the antiquity very well. The platforms covered with green grass and dense trees all around remind us of houses.

Humayun's Tomb

  • Who built it: Maharani Bega Begum
  • When built: 1560
  • Entry fee: Rs 10 for domestic and SAARC visitors, Rs 250 for others
  • Opening hours: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM.
  • Must Visit: If on a Thursday, visit the Dargah of Nizam-ud-din Auliya for a spiritual Qawwali evening.
  • Tip: This place is often included in Delhi guided tours with the blue bus.
  • Nearest Metro Station: Jor Bagh Metro Station on Yellow Line
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 44 minutes (17.0 km)

5) Akshardham Temple

This Swaminarayan Temple, included among the largest Hindu temples in the world, will astonish you. Once you enter inside, you will not get tired of admiring every corner of it. This is the most famous Delhi tourist place. By coming here you will completely forget the outside world for some time. This temple is divided into different parts in which boating, cultural programs and water show in the evening - all these will fill you with immense joy. If you take out time and come, you will be able to thoroughly explore every corner present here. It is open for you from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm.

Akshardham Temple

  • Tips: This temple is quite famous for its spectacular view. It is also visible from the Delhi Metro line.
  • Who built: Bochasan resident Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS)
  • When built: 6 November 2005
  • Entry fee: Free, separate fee for viewing exhibitions
  • Opening hours: 9.30 am to 6.30 pm, closed on Monday
  • Nearest Metro Station: From Rajiv Chowk Metro Station, take the Blue Line towards Noida City Center and get down at Akshardham Metro Station.
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 54 minutes (22.2 km)

6) Chhatarpur Temple

This temple located in South Delhi is a symbol of spirituality. The grand idols of many Gods like Shiva-Parvati, Radha-Krishna, Hanuman, Lakshmi will push you into the world of devotion. If you are of religious nature then you can come here and indulge in your devotion, your mind will get immense peace. Mainly this temple is dedicated to Goddess Katyayani. The architecture of this temple spread over 70 acres of land is also commendable.

Chhatarpur Temple

  • Tips: This temple is famous for its architecture.
  • Who built it: Baba Sant Nagpal
  • When built: 1970
  • Opening hours: 4:00 am to 11:00 pm
  • Nearest Metro Station: Chhatarpur Metro Station
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 33 minutes (12.2 km)

7) ISKCON Mandir

You will find this temple displaying its grandeur very exciting. This temple dedicated to Lord Krishna and Radha is decorated like a bride on the occasion of Janmashtami. It is not only a center of spirituality but it is also a center of museums, restaurants and weddings and parties. In the evening, the temple decorated with colorful lights will surprise you, hence it is very popular among the people. Here pujas are organized by pundits with very strict rules. Tips: This is a perfect place to witness the tranquil atmosphere with soothing bhajans and aarti.


  • Who built it: International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)
  • When built: April 5, 1998
  • Opening hours: 4:30 am to 8:30 pm
  • Nearest Metro station: Nehru Place on Violet Line.

8) Lotus Temple

This place, called the Bahai place, is a center of worship where you will find a very peaceful atmosphere. Although this is a place of worship, there is no idol of any God here because it is believed that the name of any God is not necessary for worshipping. People of every religion are welcomed here and some religious texts are read here. Lotus flower is a symbol of peace and purity and this place has been built keeping this in mind.

Lotus Temple

Some essential tips that you need to follow:

When you visit the Lotus Temple, wander through the beautiful gardens inside the temple.

Photography is strictly prohibited inside the temple. Therefore, keep your mobile and camera inside your bag.

Always leave your shoes at the deposit counter outside the temple before entering.

  • Who built it: Fariborz Sahaba
  • When built: 1986
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 9:30 am – 7 pm (summer) and 9:30 am – 5 pm (winter)
  • Must Visit: Kalkaji Temple and nearby ISKCON Temple
  • Nearest Metro Station: Kalkaji and Nehru Place Metro Stations
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 35 minutes (16.4 km)

9) Jama Masjid

One of the largest mosques of India, it is located in Old Delhi. Made of Indo-Islamic and Mughal architecture, this mosque is the oldest building of Shahjahan. Here at one time 25000 devotees give way to their faith. There is a huge crowd of people here on Eid, but if you want to avoid the crowd then it would be advisable to come here in the morning. You do not need a ticket to enter. It is absolutely free but if you want to take the camera inside, you will have to pay a fee.

Jama Masjid

Some essential tips:

The best time to visit the mosque is in the morning as there is no crowd at that time.

Remember, you should always wear moderate clothing when visiting this mosque and women should always cover their heads with scarves.

You have to be careful of harassment regarding fees etc.

You don't need any fake guides who say they can get you in for a low amount. Remember, entry fee is free.

You can click pictures, but you have to pay Rs. You will have to pay Rs 200 to take your camera inside.

  • Who built it: Shahjahan
  • When built: 1650
  • Entry fee: Free, but videography fee is Rs 300
  • Opening hours: Daily, 7 am to 12 noon: 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm. It remains closed during prayers and the timing depends on the direction of the moon.
  • Must Visit: Try the Changezi Chicken at nearby Careem Hotel
  • Nearest Metro Station: Chavadi Bazaar.
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 55 minutes (18.0 km)

10) National Rail Museum

Old trains have been kept here as heritage, including some toy trains. Trains running on diesel engines and steam engines will also be seen here. Here you will get a ride on the royal trains as well as good food in the restaurant and yes, do not forget to take pictures. The ride on some of these trains will thrill you. This place will be most suitable for children.

National Rail Museum

Tips: The Railway Museum is famous for its abundance of train patterns and structures. It is highly educational for children.

  • Who built: 1 February 1977
  • Entry Fee: INR 20
  • Opening hours: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, closed on Mondays and national holidays
  • Nearest Metro Station: Dhaula Kuan Metro Station
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 21 minutes (8.1 km)

11) Rashtrapati Bhavan

On the opposite side of Rajpath is the residence of the President of India and it is one of the famous tourist places to visit in Delhi at night. Not one of Delhi's typical tourist destinations, access to this grand specimen of architecture is restricted. With four floors and 340 rooms over a floor area of 200,000 square feet, within its perimeter walls there is a vast Presidential Garden (Mughal Garden), large open spaces, residences for bodyguards and staff, stables, other offices and utilities. This grand architectural building is the largest residence of any head of state around the world. The architectural design of the building is based on Edwardian Baroque designs. The central dome of the building is a perfect blend of Indian and British architectural styles. Just by walking near the monument, you will get an idea of how grand the monument is.

Rashtrapati Bhavan

  • Who built: Sir Edwin Lutyens
  • When built: 1912
  • Opening hours: 9 am to 5:00 pm. To visit inside, one can pre-book on the official website of Rashtrapati Bhavan.
  • Must Visit: You must visit Parliament House, National Secretariat and Defense Headquarters.
  • Tips: Entry is restricted only to those who obtain a permit in advance.
  • Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 12 km (27 minutes).

12) Jantar Mantar

Built by Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur in 1724, Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observatory and one of the attractive tourist places to visit in Delhi. Attractive for its simplicity, the instruments at Jantar Mantar can no longer be used accurately because of the surrounding tall buildings. However, a visit to admire Indian astronomy makes it one of the most visited tourist attractions in Delhi. The major instruments of the observatory are Samrat Yantra, Jai Prakash, Ram Yantra and Mishra Yantra. A temple of Bhairav is also situated near the building. It was also constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh II.

Jantar Mantar

  • Who built: Maharaja Jai Singh II
  • When built: 1724
  • Entry Fee: INR 5
  • Opening hours: 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Must Visit: Visit Central Park in Connaught Place
  • Tips: This place often witnesses many cultural events.
  • Nearest Metro Station: Janpath Metro Station on Violet Line
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 29 minutes (13.6 km)

13) Purana Qila

In the list of places to visit in Delhi, the Old Fort is one of the most ancient grandeurs of the city. It promotes Delhi tourism as it is one of the most important structures in the history of India. With rectangular dimensions, it extends over a circuit of about 2 kilometres. Boating in the nearby lake and the evening sound and light show are special attractions here making it one of the best tourist places in Delhi at night.

Purana Qila

  • Who built it: Shershah Suri
  • When built: 16th century BC
  • Entry fee: Rs 20 for Indians, Rs 100 for foreigners
  • Opening hours: 7 am to 5 pm
  • Must Visit: National Zoo and Supreme Court Museum nearby
  • Tips: Boating activity near Purana Fort is quite famous among the locals.
  • Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan on Blue Line
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 35 minutes (16.2 km)

14) Gurdwara Bangla Sahib

One of the peaceful tourist destinations of Delhi, with a gurgling lake inside its premises, Gurdwara Bangla Sahib was first built as a small temple in 1783 by the Sikh General, Sardar Bhagel Singh. The campus also houses a higher secondary school, Baba Baghel Singh Museum. There is also a library, and a hospital.

Gurdwara Bangla Sahib

  • Who built it: General Sardar Bhagel Singh
  • When built: 1783
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Opening hours: 24X7
  • Must Visit: If you are on Delhi sightseeing then do visit nearby Rakab Ganj Gurudwara, Birla Mandir and St. Cathedral Church
  • Tip: You can visit this place after sunset as the marble floor gets quite hot during the day in summer.
  • Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk Metro Station
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 28 minutes (13.0 km)

15) Raj Ghat

Rajghat in Delhi is a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi and is a famous place where the 'Father of the Nation' Gandhiji was assassinated. It was constructed in 1948. Earlier this place was known as the historical ghat of Old Delhi, Shahjahanabad on the banks of river Yamuna. It also has a display of paintings, sculptures etc. Rajghat is on the other side of the road. Overall, if you want to show your respect towards Gandhiji and the work he did for India, then this is one of the best tourist places in New Delhi. The famous monument i.e. ‘Raj Ghat’ is made of black marble and is a platform that marks the place of Mahatma Gandhi's funeral, cremation on 31 January 1948, a day after his assassination.

Raj Ghat

  • Produced by: Vanu G. corned beef
  • Built: 1948
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Opening hours: 10 am to 5 pm, closed on Monday
  • Must Visit: Firoz Shah Kotla Fort
  • Tips: Many groups from schools come to visit this place during weekdays.
  • Nearest Metro Station: ITO Metro Station
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 43 minutes (18.6 km)

16) Hauz Khas Fort

The Hauz Khas Fort complex is situated amidst the spectacular beauty of a lake and is one of the very famous tourist places in Delhi. Firoz Shah Tughlaq re-excavated the silted tank and cleared the channels to shape a famous recreational spot in South Delhi. Built in the 13th century, it is a hub of activity, a delight for bird lovers and a favorite picnic spot for locals. This is one of the best places to visit in Hauz Khas.

Hauz Khas Fort

Tips: This place has many college students who play live music in the evening. You can definitely spend some time enjoying the music while taking in the views here.

  • Created by: Alauddin Khilji
  • Built: 14th century
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Opening hours: 10:30 am – 7:00 pm
  • Must Visit: Green Park (attached to the fort)
  • Nearest Metro Station: Green Park Metro Station
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 25 minutes (11.6 km)

17) Agrasen Ki Baoli

Agrasen Ki Baoli, also known as Akshay Ki Baoli. It is one of the best tourist places in Delhi. It became quite popular after Aamir Khan's PK movie and on the other hand, it is also infamous for its haunted activities at night. This 60 meter long and 15 meter wide stepwell of Connaught Place attracts people. This is truly one of the best places to visit in Delhi with your family and friends.

Agrasen Ki Baoli

Tips: At this place one can do photography and take great selfies with creative background.

  • Who built: Raja Agrasen
  • When built: 14th century
  • Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
  • Nearest Metro Station: Barakhamba Road or Rajiv Chowk Metro Station.
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 35 minutes (16.5 km)

18) Nehru Park

One of the most beautiful lush green areas, Nehru Park in Chanakyapuri is one of the best places to visit in Delhi and is also a hub of recreational activities. Any sightseeing in Delhi is incomplete without attending the Spic Massey Concert and Morning-Evening Ragas Concert (organized every month) organized by MCD. The famous annual Bhakti Mahotsav attracts spectators from all parts of India.

Nehru Park

Tips: Many cultural and musical events take place at this place. Which you can enjoy.

  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Opening hours: 6 am to 8 pm
  • Nearest Metro Station: Lok Kalyan Marg or Jor Bagh Metro Station
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 20 minutes (8.4 km)

19) Craft Museum

Based on the theme of a traditional village, this vintage museum in Delhi's Pragati Maidan preserves the traditional crafts of India. A huge carved temple chariot, a Gujarati mansion are the main attractions. This craft museum houses various objects related to antiquities of western origin. Tourists from all over the world visit this museum during their visit to New Delhi. This is a must-see place in this capital city. It displays beautiful handicrafts and souvenirs that date back to ancient times. Which makes it one of the best tourist places in Delhi. Charles Correa is behind the creation of this magnificent craft museum in New Delhi. There are approximately 20,000 objects of art which are displayed in the Crafts Museum, New Delhi. Folk and tribal arts, crafts and textiles from across the country are displayed here.

Craft Museum

Tips: Featuring unique crafts, this place is the best place to visit for people interested in it.

  • Opening hours: 9:30 am to 5 pm (July to September); 9:30 am to 6 pm (October to June); Closed on Mondays and national holidays
  • Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan Metro Station
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 42 minutes (16.3 km)

20) Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk, the main road of Old Delhi, is the heart of Delhi. Its narrow streets are filled with shops to buy cheap things, competing chaotically for space. If you want to enjoy street food then Chandni Chowk is also one of the best tourist places in Delhi.

Chandni Chowk

Tip: This market is perfect for buying bulk products, so be sure to list your items before you travel.

  • Who built it: Shahjahan
  • When built: 1650 AD
  • Opening hours: 9.30 am to 8 pm (except Sunday)
  • Must Visit: Every Sunday morning flea market, Nai Sadak, Daryaganj
  • Nearest Metro Station: Chavadi Bazaar Metro Station
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 51 minutes (17.3 km)

21) Sarojini Nagar Market

One of the best places to shop for goods and clothes at cheap prices in Delhi is Sarojini Nagar Market and every person visiting Delhi must visit this market. This is probably the largest and most important market in the city. From cheap to gorgeous pairs of branded dresses for parties, everything is available at rock-bottom prices in this market.

Sarojini Nagar Market

Tip: The streets of Sarojini Market are lined with all kinds of stalls, but you can bargain a lot here.

  • Opening hours: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm. All days of the week except Monday
  • Nearest Metro Station: INA Metro Station
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 27 minutes (9.9 km)

22) Delhi Haat

Dilli Haat, an open-air food plaza cum crafts market, is located near INA and is run by the Delhi Tourism Authority (DTTDC). Artisans and craftsmen from all over the country gather here to exhibit and sell their handicrafts. And when it comes to food, there are plenty of options for guests. It serves delicious dishes from everywhere. If you are looking for places to visit in Delhi with family, then Dilli Haat is indeed a great option.

Delhi Haat

Tip: This place offers the best food along with the best shopping experience in the city. Don't forget to buy all kinds of souvenirs from here.

  • Entry Fee: INR 20
  • Opening hours: 10 am to 10 pm daily
  • Must Visit: For theater performances in Delhi, it is recommended to visit any of the theaters near Mandi House.
  • Nearest Metro Station: INA Metro Station
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 29 minutes (10.2 km)

23) National Museum

Located on Janpath Road, this museum is a center of attraction for people associated with art, culture and history. The National Museum of India is one of the largest museums in Delhi. The main exhibits of this museum are vivid collections of Indian and foreign art. There are a lot of departments here, like manuscripts, archaeology, paintings, arms and armor and many more. The museum houses over 2,00,000 artefacts of Indian and international origin. The works of art and culture displayed here are said to be more than 5,000 years old. Some artefacts belong to the ancient Harappan civilization. Tourists from all over the world come here not only to see the wonders of ancient civilizations but also to see the various paintings and sculptures present here.

National Museum

  • Who built it: Ganesh Bhikhaji Devolikar
  • When built: 5 August 1949
  • Opening hours: 10 am to 6 pm. all days except monday
  • Entry fee: Rs 20 for Indians and Rs 650 for foreigners.
  • Tips: Be careful not to touch the displayed items as it may break them.
  • Nearest Metro Station: Udyog Bhawan Metro Station
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 29 minutes (13.4 km)

24) Khan Market

This is where you can find the opportunity to purchase budget-friendly items as well as fancy branded items from roadside shops. You can find apparels, cosmetics, ayurvedic medicines and many more things here. Khan Market is also famous for restaurants, eateries and cafes. This huge market is filled with many eateries, suitable for all budget ranges. From roadside roll stalls to authentic fine dining dinners, one can find everything here. This market is also known for its unique book shops. The quirky little bookshops found here, as well as the often themed cafés, provide a unique reading experience for visitors.

Khan Market

Tip: Since this area is a bit posh, you'll find a more sophisticated crowd here.

  • Who built: 1951
  • Opening Timings: 10.00 AM to 11.00 PM every day except Sunday.
  • Nearest Metro Station: Khan Market Metro Station
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 32 minutes (14.2 km)

25) Karol Bagh Market

It is one of the oldest markets in Delhi famous for traditional Indian wear, especially bridal collections. The variety and design you will find here is hard to find anywhere else. Apart from these, you can also shop for jewellery, cosmetics, accessories, shoes, gadgets, books and many more.

Karol Bagh Market

  • Opening hours: 10.00 am to 8.00 pm. It is closed on Mondays
  • Nearest Metro Station: Karol Bagh Metro Station
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 33 minutes (14.1 km)

26) Paharganj

It is a famous place located in central Delhi. During the Mughal period it was known as Shahganj Bazaar. The present name was Raisina Hill due to its proximity to where Rashtrapati Bhavan is currently situated. Paharganj was originally one of the five main markets of Delhi and was located outside the fortified city. Here visitors will find a variety of shops dedicated to current conversions and currency changes. Paharganj is actually one of the three major administrative subdivisions of Central Delhi district. It has a lot of hotels, restaurants, lodges, dhabas and shops. If you want to buy some amazing items at affordable prices then you can buy from here.


  • Opening Timings: Open from 11:00 AM to 09:00 PM on all days of the week except Monday.
  • Entry Fee: No
  • Nearest Metro Station: Jhandewalan Metro Station
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 38 minutes (15.7 km)

27) Laxmi Narayan temple

Birla Temple is a very famous temple and a highly revered pilgrimage site for Hindus. It is situated on the temple road and is also a very important tourist destination of Delhi. It is dedicated to Lakshminarayan or Lord Vishnu. Built in 1939, this recession is quite huge. The architecture here resembles the Nagara style and there are also several side temples dedicated to various other deities such as Buddha, Shiva and Krishna. The temple is spread over 7.5 acres and has several shrines, large gardens and fountains around it which also display many sculptures and statues. Birla Temple is a very famous temple and a highly revered pilgrimage site for Hindus.

Laxmi Narayan temple

Tip: Always carry a long scarf to cover your head while entering the temple to respect the customs of the local people.

  • Who built it: Jugal Kishore Birla
  • When built: 1933 and 1939
  • Opening Timings: You can visit here on all days of the week from 04:30 AM to 1:30 PM and then from 02:30 PM to 09:00 PM.
  • Entry Fee: There is no entry fee here.
  • Nearest Metro Station: Jhandewalan Metro Station
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 24 minutes (12.3 km)

28) Tomb of Safdar Jang

This mausoleum is a very famous attraction of Delhi and is made of marble and sandstone. It was built in 1754 and its architects are of the late Mughal Empire style. Its domed and arched dark red-brown and white structure has a special aura that mesmerizes the visitors. This mausoleum is the last of the monumental mausoleums that were built to resemble the gardens of the Mughals and hence resembles a closed garden in the style of Humayun's Tomb. The main attractions of the mausoleum are the four garden plan, the mausoleum in the centre, the five-part facade, the nine-fold floor plan and the hidden staircase.

Tomb of Safdar Jang

Tip: It takes at least an hour to cover this place, so make sure you have enough time to include it in your day's list.

  • Who built it: Shuja-ud-Daula
  • When built: 1753-54
  • Opening Timings: It is open from 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM on all days of the week.
  • Entry Fee: For SAARC members and Indian citizens, the fee is Rs 15 but for foreign nationals, it is Rs 200.
  • Nearest Metro Station: Jorbagh Metro Station
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 30 minutes (12.2 km)

29) Feroz Shah Kotla Fort

Kotla is just the name that the people of this city call the historical monument built by Sultan Firoz Shah Kotla to mold the city in his vision of Firozabad. The fort looks attractive with its polished sandstone Topra Ashokan pillars. It is actually one of the many pillars that are still standing that were once built by the Maurya Emperor. The obelisk is full of inscriptions as the original inscriptions are in Brahmi script as well as some Sanskrit and Pali inscriptions which were added much later. Apart from the pillar, there is also the Jama Masjid, a huge garden complex and the Baoli. Nowadays, all that can be seen about the fort are some ruins of what was once a glorious fort which was destroyed due to the ongoing war between the emperors.

Feroz Shah Kotla Fort

  • Who built it: Sultan Firoz Shah Tughlaq
  • When built: 1354
  • Opening Timings: Open from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM on all days of the week from Sunday to Tuesday.
  • Entry Fee: For SAARC members and Indian citizens, the fee is Rs 15, but for foreign nationals, it is Rs 100. Children under 15 years of age do not need to pay.
  • Nearest Metro Station: ITO Metro Station
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 43 minutes (18.2 km)

30) Pragati Maidan

Located on Mathura Road, Pragati Maidan is an exhibition as well as a complex center with a total of 150 acres of land equipped with roads, paved lawns, outlets and gardens. The place has around sixteen huge halls in total and Pragati Maidan is considered to be the largest among the exhibition centers of the city. This is a great place to take in some nature views.

Pragati Maidan

Tip: Reaching this place via metro is the perfect way to avoid the busy traffic around the area.

  • Who built it: Architect Raj Rewal
  • When built: 3 November 1972
  • Opening Hours: Visiting hours are not fixed and they depend on the event organized there. But the journey duration can last from two to three hours.
  • Entry Fee: Package deal starts from Rs 9914 per person.
  • Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan Metro Station
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 33 minutes (15.9 km)

31) Nizamuddin Dargah

Fully known as Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, it is a famous tourist destination in the city. This structure is actually the tomb of a Sufi saint named Hazrat Khwaja Syed Nizamuddin Auliya, who lived between 1238 and 1325. Located in the area of the same name, it is visited by many Islam believers every week. The complex houses the tombs of poets like Hazrat Amir Khusro, Inayat Khan and the Mughal princess Jahan Ara Begum. Be sure to catch one of the Qawwali performances that take place here every night.

Nizamuddin Dargah

Tip: Make sure to take care of your luggage as the crowds are huge. Do not wear shoes inside, parking will be difficult so park a short distance away and then walk inside. Make sure you cover your head before entering the Dargah and remember that women are not allowed to enter the main Dargah.

  • Who built it: Muhammad Tughlaq
  • When built: 3 November 1972
  • Opening hours: Entry is from 5:00 am to 10:30 pm.
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
  • Nearest Metro Station: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Metro Station
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 41 minutes (16.0 km)

32) Okhla Bird Sanctuary

Although it is not exactly located inside Delhi, it is still considered to be one of the most fun and exciting places to visit in Delhi due to the natural beauty and tranquility of the area. It is one of the most peaceful places near Delhi which becomes even more beautiful during the rainy season. It is located at Okhla Barrage on the Yamuna River and is definitely one of the best places in Delhi for bird lovers and nature lovers, especially during the monsoon season.

Okhla Bird Sanctuary

  • Nearest Metro Station: Botanical Garden Metro Station
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 1 hour 5 minutes (24.4 km)
  • Opening hours: 7:00 am to 7:30 pm

33) India Habitat Center

For those looking for modern red brick architecture with some beautiful small gardens in some places. One of the most amazing tourist places in Delhi, the structure of the Indian Habitat Center or IHC is such that it has been converted into a multi-purpose building. There is an auditorium, a library, visual arts gallery, amphitheater and a stunning lotus pond. Additionally, the building also houses an All American Diner which is an exact replica of the retro diner.

India Habitat Center

  • Entry fee: No entry free
  • Opening hours: 8 am to 10 pm
  • Must Visit: All American Diner, Street Art Walls of Lodhi Colony, Library
  • Tips: Don't forget to take your camera. Keep in mind that you can taste delicious food at the American Diner.
  • Nearest Metro Station: Jorbagh Metro Station
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 13.5 km (35 minutes)

34) National War Memorial

The Indian War Memorial Museum is one of the places to visit in Delhi for patriots and was established to pay tribute to the soldiers who fought on behalf of Great Britain in the world wars in India as well as abroad. Located in the Nakarkhana of the Red Fort, this museum is spread over two floors of the country's important monument. The galleries of this war memorial contain a diorama of the Battle of Panipat, machine guns, arrows, swords, Khukris, shells, revolvers and other ammunition which were used during these battles. Here you will find things like many battle axes, different types of daggers, gun powder flasks, chest armor, bomb fuses etc.

National War Memorial

  • Entry fee: Rs 35 for Indians and Rs 500 for foreigners (Entry for the Red Fort; entry for the museum is free.)
  • Opening hours: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk Metro Station
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 19.5 km (45 minutes)

35) Barakhamba Tomb Monument

When you look for places to visit in Delhi, NCR, Barakhamba Tomb is a structure that displays the Mughal period architecture at its best. This monument gets its name from the 12 (barah) pillars and arched openings that line each side of this mausoleum. The structure consists of a passageway that wraps around a central chamber and four domed apartments at each corner. Located in the middle of a park accessible to the public, the restoration of the beautiful mausoleum is already in full swing.

Barakhamba Tomb Monument

  • Who built: 14th century
  • When built: No entry fee
  • Opening hours: 8 am to 6 pm
  • Must Visit: Lal Mahal which is located nearby
  • Suggestion: You need at least 1 to 2 hours to visit this monument at your leisure.
  • Nearest Metro Station: Barakhamba Road Metro Station
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 18 km (40 min)

36) Moth ki Mosque

One of the best places in Delhi, which displays Mughal architecture with domes and arches, is Moth Ki Masjid. Not a particularly famous attraction, this hidden jewel is a great place for those looking for some unique places to visit for photography or just to visit. This monument reminds of the golden age which fascinates the travelers. The huge red stone gateway, arched openings, intricate design and architecture at this place make it attractive to the eyes of the visitors.

Moth ki Mosque

  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
  • Opening hours: Sunrise to sunset
  • Must Visit: Hauz Khas, Siri Fort, Lotus Temple, Nizamuddin's Shrine
  • Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat Metro Station
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 13.3 km (25 minutes)

37) Mehrauli Archaeological Park

One of the famous places in Delhi for those who want to spend some time with peace and quiet, the Archaeological Park is a vast land located adjacent to the Qutub Minar complex. The park is home to one of the magnificent structures with captivating architecture that takes travelers back to the golden days. Mehrauli Archaeological Park covers the timeless ruins of Lal Kot that date back to the 11th century AD.

Mehrauli Archaeological Park

  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
  • Opening hours: 5 am to 6:30 pm
  • Must Visit: Qutub Minar, Alai Minar, Azim Khan's Tomb, nearby Humayun's Tomb
  • Nearest Metro Station: Qutub Minar Metro Station
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 13.4 km (30 minutes)

38) Waste to Wonder Park

West to Wonder Park is one of the best tourist places in Delhi, which houses the seven wonders of the world. These are replicated using waste products. It is indeed an iconic park which has been inaugurated recently. It is best to enjoy the park with friends and family.

Waste to Wonder Park

  • Who built: South Delhi Municipal Corporation
  • When built: 2019
  • Tip: Do not litter the park or vandalize monuments as this may attract a fine.
  • Opening hours: 7:30 am to 6:15 pm
  • Nearest Metro Station: Hazrat Nizamuddin Metro Station
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 18 km

39) Jamali Kamali

Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb is located in the Archaeological Village Complex of Mehrauli, which is a historical site. It consists of two monuments adjacent to each other. One of these is a mosque and the other is the grave of Jamali and Kamali. History lovers like this place very much.

Jamali Kamali

  • Who built it: Sheikh Fazal Al-Allah
  • When built: 1536
  • Suggestion: This tomb is one of the many tombs present in the Mehrauli area. Don't miss it because it has a special tribute to the lovers.
  • Opening hours: 6 am to 6 pm
  • Nearest Metro Station: Qutub Minar Metro Station
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 12 km

40) National Zoological Park

Located near the Old Fort in Delhi, the National Zoological Park is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Delhi. The zoo is home to a large number of species of birds, mammals and reptiles that live in natural environments. The zoo houses endangered species that breed well in captivity. Some of the special attractions of the zoo include lion-tailed macaques, migratory birds (during winter) etc. These animals attract a large number of visitors to the zoo from different places around the world.

National Zoological Park

  • Who built it: Frederick Law Olmsted
  • When built: 1889
  • Tips: Buy a shuttle ticket worth Rs 55 to visit the zoo freely
  • Opening hours: 9 am to 4:30 am
  • Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan Metro Station
  • Distance from Delhi Airport: 15 km
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