Top ten tourist places in Delhi that are worth a visit

Located in the heart of India, the capital is much more than a city of love. An absolute combination of tradition and modernity, Delhi is a city with several beautiful monuments. A symbol of the country’s rich past and flourishing present, the city has a lot more to offer. Street food, shopping places, religious places, theatres, Delhi has it all.

The long list of tourist attractions in Delhi often confuses even the most established trip planners. Here are the top ten tourist places in Delhi, which you must visit.

One: Red Fort

An epitome of the Mughal era in India, the Red Fort is the face of tourist attractions in Delhi. Erected in 1638, it is an excellent prodigy of Mughal architecture. Made of red sand stone, the grand Red Fort has the chhata bazaar and an every evening sound and light show as the special attractions, within its magnanimous walls.

Entry fee:  INR 50 for Indians, and INR 250 for foreigners; free for children under 15
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm; closed on Mondays

Two: Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosque in India and one of the top ten tourist places in Delhi. It is a Shah Jahan’s first architectural marvel and can hold 25000 devotees at a time. With four towers, the southern tower of the mosque gives a stunning view of the walled city. One must be dressed up appropriately to enter the mosque or can also rent an attire provided by the mosque authority. Visiting Jama Masjid can be the most peaceful experience you’ll ever have.

Entry fee:  Free
Opening hours: Daily – 7:00 am-12:00 pm, 1:30 pm-6:30 pm; closed during prayers. Timings depends upon the direction of the moon

Three: Chandni Chowk

In the heart of Delhi, Chandni Chowk is the main street of Old Delhi. Full of chaos , competing for space, its narrow lanes are filled with shops that offer inexpensive quality stuff to the buyers. Additionally, the street food of Chandni Chowk is the best found all over Delhi.

Four: Jantar Mantar

Constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur, in 1724, Jantar Mantar is an equinoctial sundial, consisting a massive triangular gnomon with the hypotenuse parallel to the Earth’s axis. Captivating for their inventiveness, the instruments at Jantar Mantar can no longer be used accurately because of the tall buildings around. This astronomical observatory is one of the most visited tourist places in Delhi.

Entry fee: INR 5
Opening hours: Sunrise to sunset

Five: Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib was initially built as a small temple by Sikh General, Sardar Bhagel Singh, in 1783. With gurgling sarovar inside its complex, the Gurudwara is extremely beautiful. It house a higher secondary school, Baba Baghel Singh Museum, a library and a hospital.

Entry fee: Free
Opening hours: Everyday

Six: Lotus Temple

A remarkable landmark of Delhi, the Lotus Temple is one of the top ten tourist places in Delhi. Lotus in the Bahai Temple symbolizes four religions – Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Islam. It belong to the Bahai faith, which proclaims that all people and religions are united. All people, irrespective of which religion they worship, are welcomed here.

Entry fee: Free
Opening hours:
 From 9:00 am till sunset

Seven: Crafts Museum

Set up in a theme of a traditional village, this is a vintage museum in Pragati Maidan of Delhi. Preserving and nurturing the traditional crafts of India, the museum has an enormous carved temple chariot and a Gujarati haveli as the main highlights. The rear courtyard in the museum sells handicrafts made by local artisans. The breakfast at Café Lota is a treat to have.

Opening hours: 9:30 am to 5:00 am (July to September); 9:30 am to 6:00 pm (October to June); closed on Mondays and national holidays

Eight: National Rail Museum

National Rail Museum is a must to visit with your kids. With an exotic collection of over hundred exhibits of trains from the Indian Railways, it has a mono toy train as the star attraction. Other major attractions are Static and working models, signaling equipment, antique furniture, historical photographs, Prince of Wales’ Saloon, Maharaja of Mysore’s Saloon.

Entry fee: INR 20
Opening hours: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm; closed on Mondays and national holidays

Nine: Hauz Khas Fort

Resting amidst the splendid beauty of a lake, the Hauz Khas Village is very famous of the top ten tourist places in Delhi. To give shape to this famous recreational spot in South Delhi, Firoz Shah Tughlaq re–excavated the silted tank and cleared the channels. Built in the 13th Century, it is a hub of activities, a favored picnic spot for the locals and a bird-watcher’s delight.

Entry fee: Free
Opening hours: Sunrise to sunset

Ten: Dilli Haat

Dilli Haat is situated near INA and is run by the Delhi Tourism Authority (DTTDC). It is an open air food plaza cum craft bazaar, where artisans and craftsmen from all over the country gather to showcase and sell their handicrafts. Offering savoury cuisines from all over, Dili Haat has plenty of options for the visitors when it comes to food.

Entry fee: INR 20
Opening hours: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, daily

Take down the notes from our top ten tourist places in Delhi and visit them all when you drop by!

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