Delhi, the capital of India it has a rich history. The city is dotted with spellbinding mosques, forts, and monuments left over from the Mughal rulers that once ruled the city. To make the most of your time in this bustling, vibrant-city, be sure to review our list of the top seven tourist attractions in Delhi.
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1. RED FORT
Red Fort, also called Lal Qalʿah, most of the peoples say Lal Kila or Lal Qila, Mughal fort in Old Delhi, India. It was built by Shah Jahan in the mid-17th century and remains a major tourist attraction.
It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007 as part of the Red Fort Complex. The Red fort appears on the back of the Rs.500 note of the Mahatma Gandhi new series of the Indian Rupee. Originally red and white, its design is credited to architect Ustad Ahmad Lahori, who also constructed the Taj Mahal. It was constructed between May 1639 and April 1648.
Timings: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm daily, Mondays closed.
Entry Fee: Red Fort ticket price for Indians is Rs 35 and for foreigners it is Rs 500. The Red Fort entry ticket for the Light and Sound show is Rs 60 for adults and Rs 20 for children.
One of the most magnificent tombs in Delhi, the Humayun’s Tomb is an excellent example of Persian architecture. It is very similar to Taj Mahal and it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent, yes it was built before Taj. The Tomb was built by the orders of Humayun’s wife, Hamida Bano Begum in 1570. In 1993, the tomb was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Timings: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Entry fee: For Indians, the entry fee is Rs. 35. For foreigners, the entry fee is Rs. 550. The entry is free for children up to 15 years of age.
The Qutub Minar also spelt as Qutub Minar and Qutab Minar, is a minaret and “victory tower” that forms part of the Qutub complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Mehrauli area of New Delhi, India. The height of Qutub Minar is 72.5 meters, making it the tallest minaret in the world built of bricks. ⠀
Timings: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Entry Fee: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Open All Days. Entry Fee (Indian) Rs 35 & Entry Fee (Foreigner) Rs 550
Location: Seth Sarai, Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi-110030.
4. RASHTRAPATI BHAVAN
Rashtrapati Bhavan may refer to only the 340-room main building that has the president’s official residence, including reception halls, guest rooms and offices, also called the mansion, it may also refer to the entire 130-hectare (320 acres) Presidential Estate that additionally includes huge presidential gardens (Mughal Garden), large open spaces, residences of bodyguards and staff, stables, other offices and utilities within its perimeter walls. In terms of area, it is the largest residence of any head of state in the world.
Timings: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, Saturday & Sunday closed.
Entry fee: Rs. 50 per person & Rs. 1200 group of 30 persons
Location: Rashtrapati Bhawan, President’s Estate, New Delhi, Delhi-110004
5. JAMA MASJID
Among the other tourist attractions in Delhi Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India. It can hold 25000 devotees at a time. It was Shah Jahan’s first architectural marvel. The mosque has four towers and the southern tower gives a stunning view of the city. You’ve to be dressed appropriately to enter the mosque. If not, rent attire provided by the mosque authority.
Timings: Open all days of the week, 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Entry fee: Entry is free and open for all, though a fee of Rs.200 is charged for cameras.
Location: Off Netaji Subhash Marg, Chandni Chowk
6. INDIA GATE
India’s Largest War Memorial…
India Gate is one monument that defines Delhi or India for that matter. A stunning archway standing as a tribute to the brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country, India Gate is one of the landmarks of Delhi. The base of the monument is made of red Bharatpur stones and the structure of India Gate is similar to France’s Arc- de- Triomphe.
Timings: Best time to visit India Gate is between 07:00 pm to 09:30 pm. The timings for the light show at India Gate is between 07:00 pm and 09:30 pm.
Entry Fee: No entry fee
Location: Rajpath, India Gate, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
7. HAZRAT NIZAMUDDIN DARGAH
To escape from the frenetic city life, people from all walks of life to seek solace and blessing of God visit the Nizamuddin Dargah. The structure is actually a mausoleum of a very Sufi Saint called Hazrat Khwaja Syed Nizamuddin Auliya who lives between the years 1238 to 1325. Located in the area of the same name, it is visited by many Islam believers every week.
Timings: 5:00 am to 10:30 pm
Entry fee: No entry fee
Location: Boali Gate Rd, Nizamuddin, Nazimuddin West Slum, Nizamuddin West, New Delhi, Delhi-110013
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