India’s kaleidoscopic city – Dehli, has 174 national monuments, out of which three are listed as UNESCO heritage sites, and more than 1,000 have cultural importance. Delhi is among the oldest living cities and competing substantially with some of the venerable and ancient cities like Cairo, Baghdad, and even Rome.
A trip to Delhi is exciting, fascinating and absorbing in more than one ways. Still, it’s arduous to identify the tourist destinations of a city like Delhi, which has abundant to offer and amuse its visitors. Anyhow, if you have decided the destinations, now you have to work out to find the tourist places in your destinations. But, a handy list of best places to visit in Delhi can enthrall you forever.
Let’s see some 11 places of Delhi that have their historical, cultural as well as architectural significance and can captivate you eternally.
Commonly known as Masjid-i Jahan-Numa is a major tourist attraction in Delhi. The Masjid is located in the west of Red Fort or Lal Quila. Shah Jahan built the masjid during the year 1644 and 1656. It is constructed with the use of white marble and red sandstone. It has four towers, tow 40 meter high minarets and three gates. It is among the greatest examples of Islamic art, architecture, faith and Mughal’s Legacy.
Delhi is a perfect combination of old and new cultures and the city has a lot to offer the visitors. The cultural capital of democratic India has many interesting places where you can spend your whole day. We have just shared a list of 11 best places to visit in Delhi the worth mention, but Delhi has a lot to offer.
Dedicated to Sri Harkishen Singh, eighth Sikh Guru, is a place of great religious and historical importance. The Gurudwara is constructed of elegant and captivation white marble. Holy water body “Sarovar” in the center of the Gurudawara keeps it cool throughout the year. Incessant chanting of religious hymns will give you a heavenly feeling. The luscious “Kada Prasad” melts in your mouth and add to your trip taste.
An astronomical observatory sits in the center of Delhi, one of the oldest and most fascinating tourist sites of Delhi. Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur, built the observatory in 1724 to compile maps, and predict the orbit of the planets and stars in our solar system. Jantar Mantar is one of the oldest observatories in the world.
A perfect location to shop, eat, watch a movie or loiter at the central park. Corridor of the market have vendors to offer low priced novel and trinket. A streak of the restaurants to amuse food lovers with their luscious food. A circular market that can offer you clothes, shoes and accessories to keep you shopaholic during your trip.
A famous temple dedicated to Lord Krishna and his lover Radha.International Society for Krishna Consciousness runs the temple.The temple was opened for public in 1998 while Achyut Kanvinde has compiled the design of the temple in 1993 only. The temple has a light and sound show conduct in their Vedic Museum and is commonly known as Vedic Expo among the general public and followers. The “Arti” at the Iskcon temple will take your faith in God to a new height.
Residence of India’s president is known to be the pride of India. When the capital of India shifted from Calcutta to Delhi, Edwin Landseer Lutyens, a British architect has made the blueprint of altogether a new city of Delhi. The Rashtrapati Bhavan, the grandest symbol of power is located in the Raisina Hills. The president’s mansion is open for the tourists on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The Mughal Gardens add to the beauty of the place with its two energetic fountains, that is open for the tourists during the month of February and March every year.
A war memorial for over 70,000 soldiers killed during Afghan and First world war, was constructed in the year 1931. The name of the soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the war is inscribed on the wall of the India Gate. Initially know as All India War Memorial, situated on Rajpath, looks stunning in the evening lights.
World’s largest Hindu Temple, has open doors for all religions and people of different faith can visit it for their architectural gratification. The construction of the 42-meter tall masterpiece was completed in the year 2005. Granite and marble from across the world are used for the construction, apart from concrete for the foundation. Extended in an area of 12 acres of land, stands as a proof of architectural excellence. The temple has several parks, museums and an enormous cultural center that throws light on the customs and traditions practiced in India. It has a beautifully designed water canal for boating.
Enormously known as Bahai Temple closely resembles the lotus flower. Lotus beautifully symbolizes Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism and Jainism, the four major prevalent religions of India. There are seven Lotus/Bahai Temples constructed across the world, one of which is situated in Delhi. Pure white marble is used for the construction of the temple, and the structure was completed in the year 1986. A placid and open place for meditation and prayers for religious people. Petals surrounded with nine pools of water make a captivating twilight sight.
The 73-meter tall tower, built by Qutab-ud-din Aibak, is one of the tallest towers in India. The minaret was constructed to celebrate and honor the victory and the beginning of the Mughal era in India. While the history has evidence that suggest, it was built to offer faithful prayers. First three storeys of the minaret are of red sandstone while remaining two are of marble and sandstone. Quwwat-ul-Islam, India’s first ever mosque is at the foot of Qutub Minar.
Built in 1638, symbolises the era of Mughal rule in India. A magnificent monument crafted with red stone has a high capability to captivate your attention, an architectural splendor and a masterpiece created by the Mughals in India. The 33 m tall walls once build to avert invasions are still intact and fascinating. Sound and light show in the evening narrate the historical stories associated with this classic monument.