Historical and Modern Places to visit in Delhi

Historical and Modern Places to visit in Delhi

Delhi or “Dilwalon Ki Dilli” is the capital territory of the republic of India and is home to diverse cultures and people from all over the nation. The city is blessed with many ancient architectures as well as a source of attraction by hosting all the major national events and gatherings. People in Delhi have their own different ways of enjoying life and you will always sense positive vibes from the people.

Delhi has everything to offer what a traveler can wish for, be its iconic historical architectures, world class airport facility, metro for travel conveyance, street-shopping, mouth-watering food, vibrant nightlife.

Here’s a list of Top 15 places to watch out for during your next visit to Delhi, so hurry up go through the list.

india-gate-from-rajpath1) India Gate & Rajpath

India Gate is a war memorial alongside Rajpath. Whereas Rajpath is a ceremonial Boulevard in New Delhi connecting India Gate to Rashtrapati Bhavan. The most prestigious national event ’26 January Republic day’ is hosted at Rajpath every year, which mesmerize and beguile millions of people of India. So, if you are planning your next trip to Delhi keep this event in your mind. On the one side of Rajpath is the India Gate, which enchants you with its beauty and reminds you of India’s victory over the Britishers.

However, this place has many other adventurous things to offer like Segway tour to Raj Path, this is one of its kind as it is the most exciting and enchanting tour which takes you through the India’s most iconic and well-acclaimed architectures.

Location: Connaught Place, New Delhi.
Cost: Free
Opening Hours: Always open


red-fort-delhi2) Red Fort and National Zoological Park

Red Fort, also well known as Lal Qila is a world heritage site. It is an octagonal shaped ancient architecture with a number of museums and a reminder of Mughal dynasty who ruled India. A one hour sound and light show is also organized at Red Fort every evening, which briefs you about its history. While taking a tour of Red Fort you can also visit The National Zoological Park, which is 5 minutes away only.

Location: Opposite Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi.
Entry Cost: Foreigners – 250 rupees, Indians – 10 rupees, Free for children under 15 years.
Opening Hours: 9 am to 6 pm, Closed on Monday.


swaminarayan-akshardham-temple-and-lotus-garden3) Akshardham Temple

Swaminarayan Akshardham is the largest temple in Delhi and is able to attract 70% of the tourists who visit Delhi. The temple has a marvelous architectural design, built from Rajasthani pink sandstone and Italian Carrara marble. This temple has a beautiful and eye-catching Lotus garden with lush manicured lawn and a musical fountain which represents the circle of life can become a perfect add-on to your evening.

Location: NH 24
Entry Cost: Free. However, tickets are required for exhibitions.
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 9:30 am to 6:30 pm.

jama-masjid-delhi4) Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid is a 40 m high minaret constructed with the strips of red sandstone and white marble. Also, the largest mosque in India. It has a very big courtyard which can accommodate nearly 25000 devotees. You can also climb to terrace if you want to give your eyes a treat of the scenic view of the city of Delhi. But, before visiting the mosques be sure to dress appropriately otherwise they won’t allow you to get in.

Location: Opposite Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi.
Entry Cost: Free but, camera fee of 300 rupees applies.
Opening Hours: Daily, No entry during prayers, closes just before sunset.


chandni-chowk-market5) Chandni Chowk

Well hello there, if you wanted a mouth-watering street food experience and wanted to do shopping in Delhi then this place should be on your priority list. There is a street in Chandni Chowk called as Paranthe Wali Gali where you can have the best-flavored parathas and taste of North Indian food. Also, the famous Karim’s hotel is located in this place where you can get the taste of traditional Mughlai dishes.

Location: Old Delhi, near the Red Fort.


National-Gallery-of-Modern-Art-NGMA6) National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA)

If you have a soft corner for Art somewhere in your heart, then this place should be on top of your list. NGMA is one of the most poised and peaceful architectural buildings in Delhi. Here you can take a little walk around admiring and contemplate the modern art.  The most prestigious and eminent artworks are showcased here, which will enchant you and force you to praise the piece of work.

Location: Jaipur House, Sher Shah Road, Near India Gate.
Cost: Foreigners – 500 rupees, Indians – 20 rupees.
Opening Hours: Open every day from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Closed on Mondays and National Holidays.

Gandhi Smriti Raj Ghat Delhi7) Gandhi Smriti and Raj Ghat

Gandhi Smriti is the place where Mahatma Gandhi or the father of our nation was assassinated on 30 January 1948. Travelers can visit this place, viewing the preserved room where Gandhiji spent 114 days of his life. You can also witness the memorial to Gandhiji at Rajghat where he was assassinated when he was taking a nightly public walk.

Location: 5 Tees January Marg, central New Delhi.
Entry Cost: Free.
Opening Hours: From 10 AM to 5 PM, Tuesday to Sunday.

 Humayun's Tomb8) Humayun Tomb

The tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun and it somewhere resembles the architecture of Taj Mahal. It is the first ancient architectural beauty built with red sandstone at such a level. It is a tomb complex, which encompasses the main tomb of Emperor Humayun. Also, houses the graves of Bega Begum, Hamida Begum, Dara Shikoh and the son of late Emperor Shah Jahan. Overall, this place could make you revisit the history of the Mughals and you can also free your worries by wandering around in the lush green environment.

Location: Nizamuddin East, New Delhi.
Entry Cost: Foreigners – 250 Rs, Indians – 10 Rs, Free for children under 15 years.
Opening Hours:  Daily Sunrise to sunset.

 Lotus Temple Delhi9)  Lotus Temple

It is a 40m high Lotus shaped architectural masterpiece which resembles Opera house and has a capacity of approx 2,000 people. The temple has been honored with numerous prestigious award for its beauty. It is also said to be a Bahá’í  house of worship. According to Bahá’í  law, this temple serves as mother temple and belongs to no particular religion.

Location: Near Nehru Place, south New Delhi.
Entry Cost: Free
Opening Hours: Daily, 9 AM to Sunset.

Lodi Garden Delhi10) Lodhi Gardens

The Tomb of rulers in Lodhi dynasty, Lodhi Garden is a scenic and serene place in Delhi. Here you can enjoy the immense beauty of nature. It is a lush green garden which is spread over 90 acres of land area and one of the best place to ease out your stressful life.

Location: Lodi Road
Entry Cost: Free

 Qutb Minar Tallest brick minaret in the world11) Qutb Minar

Qutb Minar is the tallest brick minaret in the world. It’s a five-storey tower covered with intricate carvings and verses from the holy Quran. The Qutb Minar is an epitome of an Indo-Islamic architectural masterpiece and is surrounded by several historical monuments including The Iron Pillar .

Location: Mehrauli, South New Delhi.
Entry Cost: Foreigners – 250 Rs, Indians – 10 Rs, Free for children under 15 years.
Opening Hours: Daily, Sunrise to sunset.

 Hauz khas Delhi12) Hauz Khas Village

Hauz Khas Village is an uptown village situated in South Delhi. The main attraction of this place is its natural backdrop. The village is a setup of old, historical monuments around a water reservoir (Hauz) which is also surrounded by lush green trees. The place holds a serene and calm atmosphere along with the cheerful vibes of an uptown market. It has a perfect blend of the culture originating right from the 13th century and to that of a modern 21st century.

You can explore the two faced this place by enjoying a nightlife in its uniquely themed restaurants, cafes, clubs and party lounges and at the same time experiencing the beauty and calm backdrop of the place. HKV is popularly known as an urban village situated in Delhi.

Location: near Siri Fort Auditorium, South Delhi.

Agrasen ki Baoli New Delhi13) Agrasen ki Baoli

The word Baoli in ‘Agrasen ki Baoli‘ means step-well.  It is a 60m long and 15m wide historical step-well constructed to preserve water during ancient time. Although there is no such scientific proof but, it is believed that the Baoli was built by Maharaja Agrasen. Also listed as one of the Most haunted places in India. Agrasen ki Baoli is a perfect tourism spot for adventurous people.

Location: Jantar Mantar, New Delhi.

 Sarojni Market Delhi14) Sarojini Market

Attention Ladies, this place is a shopping paradise. Sarojini Nagar is a crowded marketplace in Delhi, where you don’t have to spend much to buy latest and fashionable clothes. You will almost everything related to fashion, from designer clothing & jewelry to stylish bags & shoes.

Location: Near INA metro station.

Connaught-Place-at-Night15) Connaught Place and Janpath

Connaught Place, well known as ‘CP’ is the largest commercial place in New Delhi. If you have a huge crush on branded clothes and shoes, then this is the place for you as there is no such brand which is not available here. Just 10 minutes away, there is the Janpath market where you can opt out for trendy clothes, shoes and jewelry at very low prices.

At last, I would suggest that Delhi should be on your bucket list of places to visit and most important part, this city has the easiest traveling options as compared to other cities of India.


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