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Delhi sightseeingPlanning a sightseeing trip of Delhi and don’t know where to go? Let me help you out with this. Delhi is full of sightseeing attractions.

Famous Delhi sightseeing places

Delhi is full of historical monuments and picnic spots. These historical monuments are very famous worldwide. These are the charm of Delhi. The great artwork can be seen in historical buildings. Families, couples and those hanging out with friends visit these places. Some people come to see the beauty of artwork. Many are interested in their history. While some people come just for fun and having a good time with their family or dear ones. Following are the most popular Delhi sightseeing places, monuments and temples.

Qutub MinarQutub Minar in Delhi sightseeing

The tallest minaret made of bricks. Located in mehrauli in Delhi. There is a circular staircase with around 380 steps. Qutb al-Din Aibak was the founder of this tall minaret and later  3 more storey’s were added to it by iltutmish the top storey was destroyed by lightening struck after it shah tughlaq reconstructed it. Apart from this minaret qutub complex has iron pillar mosque, Alai darwaza tomb of iltutmish Alai minar ala ud din madarsa and tomb. This is the most popular sightseeing or tourist place in Delhi.
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Entry Fee: Rs. 10 (Indians), Rs. 250(Foreigners)
Nearest Metro Station: Qutub Minar
Photography: Allowed and no charges
Open all days.

India gateIndia gate in Delhi Sightseeing

India gate was established in 1921 in feb.
it was also designed by britishers. it was originally called ALL INDIA WAR MEMORIAL because it was war memorial located astride of Rajpath. INDIA GATE is a place dedicated to 82,000 soldiers who died in the first world war during 1941-21. there is a permanent light from cng flames called AMAR JAWAN JYOTI for the flame of the immortal soldiers .

Nearest Metro Station: Mandi House and Pragati Maidan
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: Morning to Night
Photography: No charges for photography

Red Fort

The Red Fort originally was the home to the Mughal emperors for almost 200 years that was until 1857. Red Fort is located in central delhi. It’s not only a fort, there are ample of museums as well inside the Red Fort. It was constructed by the fifth mughal emperor Shah Jahan. It was named Red Fort because of its walls made up of red sandstone. It was constructed in 1648. Every year on independence day (15th August), Prime minister of India hoists the national flag at the main gate of Red Fort and also delivers a speech which is nationally broadcasted. Don’t forget to see the sound and light show if visiting to Red Fort.Red Fort in Delhi Sightseeing

Entry Fee: Rs. 10 (Indians), Rs. 250(Foreigners)
Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk
Timings: From Sunrise till Sunset
Photography: No charges for photography
Videography: Rs.25

Red Fort is closed on Monday.

Akshardham temple

Akshardham temple the complete name of the temple is Swaminarayan Akshardham temple. It is a hindu temple. It is one of the largest Hindu temples. It was inspired and developed by Pramukh Swami Maharaj. Akshardham Temple Delhi Sightseeing
Maharaj is the spiritual head of Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha. It was officially opened by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in year 2005. it’s just adjacent to commonwealth games village near to the bank of Yamuna in Eastern Delhi. It was nominated by guinness world record for the world’s largest comprehensive hindu temple on December 2007. This is one of the best Delhi sightseeing place.

Entry Fee: Free
Nearest Metro Station: Akshardham
Timings: 9:30a.m.-6:30a.m.
Photography: Not allowed (Electronics and gadgets are not allowed inside)
Closed on Monday

Rajghat

The spot where the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi was cremated after his assassination in 1948 which still have a feelings for patriotism and freerajghat-delhi-sightseeing.jpgdom fighters in every Indian soul. Not only for father of the nation, there are two museums dedicated to Gandhiji. For Rajiv Gandhi its VEERA BHOOMI , jawaharlal Nehru “shanti vana”, vijay ghat is for Lal Bahadur Shastri, It is always open for tourists from 6am to 7pm. Entry will not charge you anything as it’s free.

Entry: Free
Location: Near India Gate

Humayun’s Tomb

The tomb was commissioned by Humayun’s son Akbar in 1969-70. And was designed by Persian architect chosen by Bega Begum named as Mirak Mirza Ghiyas. It is located in Nizamuddin East Delhi. Very close to Dina–Panah also known as Old Fort which was founded by Humayun in 1553.humayuns tomb-delhi-sightseeing The complex is the main tomb of emperor Humayun which is the house for several graves like for Bega Begum, Hamida Begum, and Dara Shikoh as well who was the great grandson of Humayun and the son of Shah Jahan.
You can visit it on any day.

Entry Fee: Rs. 10 (Indians), Rs. 250(Foreigners)
Nearest Metro Station: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Metro Station
Timings: From sunrise to sunset
Photography: No charges
Videography: Rs.25

Lotus temple delhi sightseeingLotus temple

Lotus shaped temple in Delhi. It is the last of the seven major Bahai’s temples. The structure is made of pure white marble. The best part is that the lotus depicts a symbol which is common for all religion. The doors are always wide open for adherents to pray and meditate.

It’s closed on Monday. Entry is free. 

You need the permission for photography at this place.
Entry Fee: Free
Nearest Metro Station: Near Kalkaji Mandir Metro Station
Timings: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Jantar mantar

It was one of the major tourist attraction and is located in modern city in new delhi . Jantar Mantar Delhi sightseeing
It consists of 13 astronomy instruments. It is one of the site which was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II. The primary purpose to build this monument was to compile astronomical table, to predict the times movements of the sun, moon and planets. Nowadays it’s known as astronomy.

Entry Fee: Rs.5 (Indians), Rs.25 (Foreigners)
Nearest Metro Station: Patel Chowk metro station
Timings: From Sunrise to Sunset
Photography: No charges
Videography: Rs.25

Jama masjidJama Masjid Delhi Sightseeing

The great mosque of Mughal period located in Old Delhi. It has space for holding 25000 devotees in its courtyard. This makes Jama Masjid the largest mosque in India. Jama Masjid was built by Shah Jahan. It was the last architectural work of Shah Jahan. Taj Mahal and Red Fort were also built by him. Jama Masjid was built with cost of Rs. 10 lakh at that time.
If you feel hunger on Delhi sightseeing tour, must try the mughlai food near this place. The food is very delicious.

Entry Fee: Free
Nearest Metro Station: Chawri Bazar
Timings: 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (No entry from noon-1:30 p.m.)
Photography: Rs.200

Old fort

Purana Qila is known to be one of the oldest forts of Delhi. It is most popularly known as Old fort or Pandavon ka Kila. It was built by Sher Shah Suri. However, it was not built completely till his death. So, it was then completed by Islam Shah (son of Sher Shah Suri). Old Fort Delhi SightseeingPurana Kila is a precious historical monument. There are multiple of fun things that anyone can enjoy such as light and sound show, boating and visiting Archaeological Museum. Don’t forget to visit Old Fort if you are on tour of Delhi sightseeing. The light and sound show and boating are the charm of Old Fort.

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Entry Fee: Rs.5 (Indians), Rs.100 (Foreigners)
Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan
Timings: From Sunrise to Sunset
Photography: Allowed and Free
Videography: Rs. 25

Transportation for Delhi sightseeing

There is no problem of transportation in Delhi. Many options are available to commute to Delhi sightseeing places. Using Metro is the most convenient way for transportation. As these all sightseeing places have metro stations near them. Taking your own vehicle is also appropriate as there is no problem of parking in these all places. Other options are hiring cab, auto or travelling by bus. Well, there is special bus service for Delhi sightseeing tour. If that is comfortable to you, then it is the best option. Otherwise sightseeing by car is also a good option.

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