Delhi is the capital of India and also one of the union territory of India. There are many spectacular, places to visit in Delhi. It is the second richest city of India, after Mumbai. Many empires had ruled this city in the history. It is the largest commercial hub in the northern India. The international airport of Delhi is the busiest airport in South Asia. Mostly every type of cuisine is available here, whether national or international. There are many food shops and they are around 70 – 80 years old. Delhi is the 28th most visited city in the whole world. Some of the sites of Delhi are in the UNESCO heritage sites. If you are planning for the ‘Delhi tourism’ then, at least make the trip of many days, so that you can cover all Delhi points of interest. Some of the beautiful places to visit in Delhi are:
Akshardham temple is located at the banks of river Yamuna. It was opened on 6th November, 2005, by the 11th president of India Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam. It takes around 5-6 years for its, completion. A different style of architecture is used for making this temple, i.e. Maharishi Vastu Architecture. There is a stunning view of this temple. In this temple there are many activities, which will tell you about how to stay positive in your life. Inside it there is the theater, musical fountains, special type of boating, which will tell you about the culture and tradition of India. Don’t miss this place of ‘Delhi tourism’, otherwise you will surely regret in the future. The pink sandstone, from which this temple is made, is specially came from Rajasthan. You will get to know about the Indian style of architecture. Not even a single concrete piece is used in the structuring of this temple, as it is balancing on the various architectural elements. It will give you the unforgettable memories for your life.
Bangla Sahib Gurudwara was built in 1783, by Sikh General Sardar Bhagel Singh. It is located in Connaught Place, New Delhi. This shrine is having the large kitchen, a holy pond, art gallery and many other things. It is also known as Jaisinghpura Palace. Whenever you are travelling in this shrine, keep your head covered with many cloths. There is a charitable hospital also available. It is the beautiful ‘places to visit in Delhi’. The top of the shrine is made with golden plates. The carvings are beautifully done and on the walls various types of architecture can be seen. There is the holy pond in which various fishes are there.
India Gate is formerly a war memorial. It is located in Rajpath, New Delhi. This is the largest war memorial of India. The architecture and the design of India Gate is done by Edwin Lutyens. He was the chief architect of Delhi. On the walls of India Gate, the names of Indian soldiers are engraved, who are died in World War I. Amar Jyoti, burns day and night, for that soldier. Around it there is the lush green parks, where you can spend your whole day. It is one of the best historical places of India. You can buy small toys for children, as there are many hawkers. The flag of Republic Day, is hosted on India Gate. It is one of the famous picnic spot. This monument had taken ten years for its completion, as it is completed on 12th February, 1931. It is one of the famous ‘places to visit in India’. You can also go for the bicycle tour on Rajpath, this road is also known as King’s Road. There you can also try the street food of Delhi.
Red fort is one of the famous historical sites of India and also it is listed under UNSECO heritage site. The architectural work of this fort was done by Ustad Ahmed and Ustad Hamid. It is made in the area of around 256 acres and in the shape of Octagon. Red Fort is the beautiful ‘historical places to visit in Delhi’. For the Mughal dynasty is was main home for them, for 200 years. The world’s largest diamond, Kohinoor was the part of this fort, as it was kept here for many years. It was made by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. He was the fifth Mughal Emperor. On the Independence Day of India, the flag is hosted on Red Fort every year. It is also known as LaL Quila by local people. There are many things to see inside the Red Fort like Naubat Khana, Mumtaz Mahal, Hira Mahal, Princess Quarter, Lahori Gate, Diwan-i-Aam, Rang Mahal, Khas Mahal etc. If you like to see the historical places, then don’t miss it.
Lotus Temple is situated in Delhi. It is the worshiping place for Baha’i. This temple was completed on 1986. Baha’i faith is the monotheistic religion, which mainly highlights the religious unity of humankind. This is made in the shape of flower, as the petals are beautifully designed. This temple is made of pure white marble. Fariborz Sahba, had made this temple and have spent around 10 years for its completion. He had won many international awards, for its excellent piece of work. The style of architecture which is used here is known as Expressionist. There you will get to see the 27 standing petals. This temple is made in the area of around 26 acres. It is one of the masterpieces of 20th century. It is one of the most liked places to visit in Delhi. Lotus Temple is the sixth Baha’i place of worship in the world. There are 9 pools all around this temple.
Jantar Mantar is situated in Connaught Place, New Delhi. It was founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II, in 1724. It is in the shape of astronomical observatory. The instruments available here, tells the exact or accurate results, but now it is not working because of the large buildings around. Jantar Mantar is the historical ‘places to visit in Delhi’. There are some of the instruments like Ram Yantra, Samrat Yantra, Agra Yantra, Misra Yantra, Dakshinottarabhitti Yantra and Jai Prakash Yantra. There is the sun dial which calculates the time accurately. This observatory is also used for seeing the positioning of planets. It is the best places to visit in Delhi, especially for those people who love horoscopes, can come here and also explore themselves.
Qutub Minar is located in Mehrauli, New Delhi. It was founded by Qutb al-Din Aibak in the 12th century. He was just the founder of it but it was completed in 14th century by other 2 kings. It is a UNESCO heritage site. The height of Qutub Minar is 240 meters. One of the historical places of Delhi. It is the tallest minaret, of the world. If you want to reach at the top of this minaret, then you have to cross 379 stairs. There is an iron pillar inside it, which is not rusted from the last 2 centuries. It is the best ‘Delhi points of interest’. Some of the other historical monuments are also there in its surrounding like Qutb complex, mosque, etc. The style of architecture which is used here is Iranian. The carvings of the wall are beautifully made. Don’t forget to write Qutub Minar in the list of places to visit in Delhi.
Purana Qila is located on the Mathura road, New Delhi. It was founded by Mughal king Shah Suri, 1538. After Shah Suri, this fort was then also incompleted, after that it was completed by Islam Shah. It is the oldest fort of Delhi. Many excavations are taken by the Archeological survey of India. There are three gates of this fort known as Bara Darwaza, Humayun Darwaza and Talaqi Darwaza. Inside this fort there are other things to see Qila-i-Kuhna Mosque, Sher Mandal etc. In the evening you can get to see the light show there. Boating is also available there. Adjacent to it there is the National Zoological Park. It is an important tourist places to visit in Delhi. You can also enjoy the food of Delhi here, as every dish is available, whether non vegetarian or vegetarian, spicy or sweet, everything is available.
Humayun’s Tomb was designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyath. It was made in 1562 CE. In this single complex there are many tombs. The architecture which is used in making this tomb is Persian style of architecture. The people who like to see architecture styles, it is best places to visit in Delhi for that. It was first garden on Indian Subcontinent. Many architectural things are taken from Taj Mahal, as it is somehow inspired by it. This tomb is the beautiful combination of red and white stone. It is one of the UNESCO heritage site. It was made by Hamida Banu Begum, she was was the wife of Mughal emperor Humayun. It is also a sign of love from the wife to husband. Humayun’s Tomb is the beautiful sign, to see the architecture excellence of Mughals. It was the introduced as the first quarterly based garden concept, in the Mughal style of architecture. It the beautiful historical place in Delhi.
Rashtrapati Bhavan is also known as Presidential Residence or Presidential Palace. In this bhavan, there are around 340 rooms, some guests, some office use and for many other purposes. It is the second largest palace in the world after Quirinal Palace, which is in Rome, Italy. It is a remarkable places to visit in Delhi. It had taken around 17 years for its complete and finally was completed on 1929. It is covering the area of around 330 acres. It is also known as Viceroy’s house, before independence. Every year in the month of February and March Udyanotsav, is celebrated in the Mughal Garden. It is the flower festival, where you can see many different species of flowers. There are many stunning things inside this palace like Gift museum, Banquet hall, Ashoka hall, marble hall and many other things. ‘Delhi Tourism‘ is incomplete without this place.