Top 40 tourist places in Delhi you should add to your itinerary

Top 40 tourist places in Delhi you should add to your itinerary

  Delhi, the capital city of India, is the perfect example of diverse culture and rich Indian history. Delhi has been one of the most important cities in Indian history since the Mughal reign on this soil. This city offers an eclectic list of tourist spots which you must add to your itinerary.  From historical landmarks to swampy shopping centers, from things to do in Delhi to places to visit, Delhi offers multiples options to visit. Whether you love exploring historical places, hang out with friends, or spend time with family, the capital city has many options in its kitty. These tourist locations in Delhi define the vibrant culture which the capital holds since long. Moreover, the striking conversation between the modern and old charm makes the exploring more igniting. From Chandni Chowk to Jama Masjid and Parliament, you got options to explore. Delhi has nourished these sites successfully giving reasons to explore.   If you are planning to explore Delhi and have some in your bucket list, then we bring you with the name of top 20 tourist places to visit  

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Here is a list for you - Top 40 tourist places in Delhi you should add to your itinerary

1. Red Fort


Still standing tall, Red Fort dates back to the year 1638 and was erected by Shah Jahan. The gigantic walls made of red stone, adorning the map of this city, leads to the main structure. It is considered as UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is a great spot to find eclectic bazaars and evening light and sound shows. Red Fort is on the top of the list of tourist places in Delhi.

2. Rashtrapati Bhawan
It is the abode of the President of India and is located just opposite to Rajpath. This remarkable architectural wonder has 340 rooms spread across four different floors. The living space sums up to 200,000 square feet. It is a Mughal marvel that has been restored for the use of government. Here you will find the best example of Edwardian Baroque architecture.

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3. Qutub Minar


This is a huge minaret entirely made of bricks. Qutub Minar has a whopping height of 73 meters clad with chiseled scriptures and carvings. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site made of red stone. This minaret was erected by Qutub-Uddin-Aibak representing the Iranian architecture with Persian-Arabic details.

4. India Gate


Built in the year 1931 in the memory of the martyrs of World War I, India Gate is a prime attraction that you should not miss. During the day, it is a serene place to visit. When the sun sets, this place becomes an entirely different spot. The evening lights and the exquisitely planned gardens will take your breath away.

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5. Humayun’s Tomb


This tomb was built in the year 1570 by Emperor Humayun in the memory of his wife Haji Begum. Humayun’s Tomb is considered as the most significant erection done by the Mughal Empire and it also has influenced the architecture of the Taj Mahal. This tomb is made of white marbles and red stone. The site consists of manicured gardens and a small lake.

6. Akshardham


Akshardham is considered one of the largest Hindu temples in India. Built by BAPS Spiritual Organization, this is the perfect example of modern architecture. This masterpiece has a huge area with exotic construction done with white marble and pink stone. This place will fill you with pristine feelings and serenity. The boat ride and Sahaj Anand Water Show should not be missed.

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7. Hauz Khas


Located in South Delhi, Hauz Khas is the most happening place in Delhi. Blended with the rural and urban atmosphere, the place is the neighborhood to Green Park and Gulmohar Park. Hauz means water tank in Urdu and Khas is Royal, and so the place is known for the royal tank. Upon visiting this place, you will come across multiple blocks- A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, K, L, M, P, Q, R, X, Y, Z. There are many restaurants, shopping stores and cafes to spend time at. There is no entry fee or specific timing to visit the place. Well connected to other parts of the Delhi, Hauz Khas is certainly the best to visit.

8. Kingdom of Dreams


If you want to experience live entertainment, theatre and leisure spot, then Kingdom of Dreams in NCR Delhi located near Leisure Valley Park is the place to visit. Inaugurated on 18th September 2010, the opening day itself witnessed some Bollywood musical night. Spread over 6 acres, the place is under Great Indian Nautanki Company, the joint venture of Apra Group and Wizcraft. On one portion of the complex there is a Nautanki Mahal a huge auditorium with the capacity of 864 seats. Then there is a Showshaa Theatre with 350 seater amphitheater carrying soaring tent. 

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9. Lotus Temple


One of the most visited tourist places in Delhi Lotus Temple is the most important landmark in India. One thing that makes Lotus Temple worth visiting is the 27free- standing marble clad petals in clusters of three to form nine sides. There are total nine doors accommodate around 2500 people at one go. The temple got a connection with Bhai Faith promoting harmony among people. In fact, you will find some sacred writings of Bahai Faith and other religions. However, reading them here is forbidden for some reasons. Lotus Temple in Delhi is the mixture of architectural and religious beauty.

10. Chandni Chowk


If you are in Delhi, then you cannot miss this place to visit. One of the major attractions, Chandni Chowk is known for offering wide range of shopping items. Red Fort is also the part of Chandni Chowk. The place is divided by canals and is the largest wholesale market in Delhi. There are more than 1500 shops and during the night, the place gets illuminated with multiple nights. From sarees, suits, electronic items to ornaments, footwear, food items, and shawls are available.

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11. Conclusion


We haven’t finished with the list. The capital city has more to offer for its tourists. Some more places that you must visit are-

11 - Paranthe Wal Gali
12 - Jama Masjid
13 - Hauz Khas Social
14 - Saroojini Nagar Market
15 - ISCKON Temple
16 - Bangla Sahib Gurudwara
17 - Agrasen Ki Baoli
18 - Select Citywalk
19 - Dilli Haat
20 - Lodhi Gardens
21 - Lajpat Nagar
22 - Sarojini Nagar
23 - Karim’s
24 - Jantar Mantar
25 - The National Rail Museum
26 - Kittu Su
27 - Rose Café
28 - Khan Market
29 - Paharganj
30 - Raj Ghat
31 - Birla Mandir
32 - Feroz Shah Kotla Fort
33 - The Tomb of Safdarjung
34 - Purana Qila
35 - ragati Maidan
36 - Nizamuddin Dargah
37 - Mehrauli Archaeological Park
38 - Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum
39 - National Gallery of Modern Art
40 - Tughlaqabad Fort

Get these places into your bucket list and pack your bags to explore the magical capital called Delhi.

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