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Places to Visit in Delhi

 

 

Places to Visit in Delhi

Delhi, India’s capital territory,  is considered to be the city with a heart. The city is dotted with many top tourist attractions which make it must visit place once in your life-time. It is more famously known for its history and culture.

Here’s a list of some of the famous places to visit in Delhi.

  • Red Fort

Red Fort, also called Lal Qila is one of the most famous monument of India that symbolizes the era of Mughal emperors in India. Built in 1638, it’s a magnificent monument located in the center of Delhi and houses a number of museums. The fort has also been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2007.

  • Location: Opposite Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi
  • Entry Cost: 35 INR for Indians and 500 INR for foreigners
  • Opening Timings: Closed Mondays. Open Tuesday to Sunday (from sunrise to sunset)
  1. Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques in India with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees. The mosque took six years to build and is one of the finest example of Mughal architecture. It has three great gates, four towers & two minarets made from a combination of red sandstone and white marble.

  • Location: Opposite Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi. Near the Red Fort.
  • Entry Cost: No entry fee
  • Opening Timings: Open all days from 7 am to 12 pm & 1.30 pm to 6.30 pm
  1. Qutub Minar

Built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak, Qutub Minar is one of the tallest minaret in the world. The 73-meter tall tower has five distinct storeys, The first three storeys are made of red sandstone while marble and sandstone were used to construct the last two storeys. At the foot of the tower is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, the first mosque to be built in India.

  • Location: Mehrauli, south Delhi.
  • Entry Cost: 500 INR for foreigners and 30 INR for Indians.  No charge for children under 15 years.
  • Opening Hours: Daily (Sunrise to sunset)
  1. Humayun’s Tomb

Located in the eastern part of Delhi, Humayun’s tomb was built in the year 1570 , and houses the body of the second Mughal emperor, Humayun. It is recognized as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO because of the brilliant architectural beauty. The architecture of the tomb is strongly influenced by Persian architecture.

  • Location: Nizamuddin East, New Delhi. Near the Nizamuddin train station, off Mathura Road.
  • Entry Cost: 500 INR for foreigners and 30 INR for Indians. No charge for children under 15 years.
  • Opening Hours: Open all day
  1. Lotus Temple

Built in the shape of lotus flower, it is the last of seven Major Bahai’s temples constructed around the world. Around the blooming petals there are nine pools of water that make it look stunning during night.

  • Location: Near Nehru Place, south Delhi.
  • Entry Cost: Free.
  • Opening Hours: Closed Mondays. Open Tuesday to Sunday (from 9.00 am to sunset)
  1. India Gate

Built in the year 1931, India Gate commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during First world War. The names of the soldiers are inscribed in smaller letters on the monument. At night, India Gate is dramatically floodlit while the fountains nearby make a lovely display with coloured lights.

  • Location: Rajpath, near Connaught Place, New Delhi.
  • Entry Cost: Free.
  • Opening Hours: Open all day

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