Exploring a new city is always exciting. Whether you have recently shifted to Delhi or a close buddy is visiting you, you won’t run out of sight seeing places because there is a long list of tourist attractions in Delhi.
Living in a city may get a little difficult when you don’t have enough sightseeing places, but it can get even more difficult when you have too much on your plate. Delhi has more than enough places that you can explore on your own or with a group of buddies. Pick your favourite places to visit, eat and shop in Delhi and book a flight with Indigo airline right away!
Here is a perfect mini-guide about the places you can’t miss when on a trip to the capital city.
The epitome of the Mughal era in India, Red Fort is the face of tourist attractions in the capital city. Built in 1638 with red sandstone, it’s an outstanding wonder of Mughal architecture. The UNESCO world heritage is also used for political and national ceremonies. Decorated by stunning marble works, the fort has several attractions including evening sound and light show, different markets, etc.You can enjoy souvenir shopping or window shopping in Chatta Chowk, a large shopping area in the fort, famous for household objects, jewellery, silk and other items.
Opening hours: 9 am to 6 pm. It remains closed on Mondays.
Also visit: Sis Ganj Gurudwara and Paranthe Wali Gali nearby
Tip: Due to many tourists visiting the site in peak season, there might be long queues for tickets.
Opened in 1931, India Gate is a war memorial which was built in the memory of martyrs of World War I and the war in Afghanistan. The Rajpath located monument looks incredible in evenings, and the gardens that line the structure make it a must-visit place in Delhi. If you visit Delhi around Republic Day, don’t miss India Gate Parade, which is the most dignified and ceremonious event of India.The celebrations double with lots of international guests and national leaders present at India Gate to pay their tribute to the freedom fighters.
Opening hours: Always open
Also visit: National Gallery of Modern Art
- October to March is the best time for a sightseeing tour at India Gate
- Fountains and nearby water bodies make the evening even more amazing
This majestic red stone tower stands elevated with the 73-meter tall brick minaret. Located on the Kalka Das Marg, Mehrauli, the five-storeyed Qutub Minar is a UNESCO world heritage site. Built by Qutub-ud-din Aibak, the structure with beautiful Iranian architecture is abundant with chiselled carvings and scriptures.Surrounded by an appealing garden, visiting the towering minar is worth your time, for it gives you a glimpse into the grandeur of past. So, find your way to this heritagesite by booking your flight tickets right away.
Opening hours: 7 am to 5 pm
Also visit: Chhatarpur Temple, Qutub Minar Complex, Iron Pillar, Mehrauli Archaeological Park
Tip: Despite the damage caused over the years, the place remains a popular tourist attraction.
Humayun’s Tombbuilt back in 1570, is another UNESCO world heritage site you can’t miss on your trip to Delhi. Built by Humayun’s wife Haji Begum, the tomb is unarguably one of the most remarkable works of Mughal Architecture. Many might not know that along with the grave of Humayun the tomb also secures the graves of Bega Begum, Hamida Begum, Dara Shikoh and other prominent Mughal members. Book your Air Tickets to Delhi and find a decent nearby hotel to come, admire the serene beauty of this tomb, made of red sandstone and white marble.
Opening hours: 6 am to 6 pm
Also visit: Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah, National Zoological Park
Tip: Wear comfortable footwear to cover the long walking distance and capture photographs.
It is the largest mosque in India. Also popular as the first architectural marvel of Shah Jahan this masjid can hold 25000 devotees at a time. You are required to dress appropriately to enter the mosque, and probably this is the only time you won’t have to feel like an outsider.
Opening hours: 7 am to 12 pm and 1.30 pm to 6.30 pm
Also visit:Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, Jantar Mantar
Tip: Avoid wearing shorts; tourists may hire robes outside the North gate.
Hauz Khas Village
Famous for all types of restaurants, partying, photography, fabulous architecture, sightseeing and historical relevance, HKV in South Delhi is the perfect mix of rich past and reviving present. Located amidst the splendid beauty of a lake, the fort complex is one of the most famous tourist places in Delhi. A bird watcher’s delight, hub of activities and an ideal picnic spot for locals, Hauz Khas Village beats all the other choices in the city to enjoy local vibes.Catch the first flight to Delhi to enjoy the happening atmosphere in Hauz Khas Village.
Opening hours: 10.30 am to 7 pm (Restaurants open till 11 pm)
Also visit: Deer Park,Hauz Khas Fort Road, Tomb of Firoz Shah Tughlaq, Sarojini Nagar Market
Tip: Do visit Deer Park, lush with greenery and a breeding place for peacocks, rabbits, deer and various animals and birds.
Apart from these, there is Agrasen ki Baoli, Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, Purana Quila, Lotus Temple, Nehru Park, National Rail Museum, Doll Museum and many other attractions for you. Find one of the best travel apps on your app store and book a flight ticket and hotel room to make the most of this vacation season.