Delhi is one of the historic and most beautiful cities in our country. Delhi is also the capital of India and also one of the best tourist attractions in our country. There are many historical as well as new infrastructure to visit in Delhi. If you have to visit the most beautiful and iconic places in this city, here is the list you must follow to explore and enjoy your days in Delhi to the fullest.
In this article I have listed down the 10 best places to visit in Delhi:
1. Red Fort
Red Fort is one of the most popular and oldest monuments in Delhi. It is located at Netaji Subhash Marg, Lal Qila, Chandni Chowk. This historic monument was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the year 1638 when he shifted his capital to Delhi from Agra.
It is one of the beautiful sites in Delhi and you can even watch an hour’s sound and light show which is held every evening in the fort. For visiting Red Fort you have to buy a ticket of 35 rupees only and if you are not an Indian citizen then you have to pay 500 rupees to have a look at this historical site.
2. Jama Masjid
Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques in our country. It is a beautiful symbol of our historical heritage. It was built in the year 1656 and has a large capacity of beholding 25000 devotees in its courtyard. If you want to visit this beautiful mosque then you have to wear proper attire otherwise you will not be allowed to enter the mosque’s premises and if you are not wearing the required attire you can find it there also. Jama Masjid is located at Jama Masjid Road, Chandni Chowk, Delhi.
3. Humayun’s Tomb
Humayun’s Tomb is the first architecture in India which was built according to Mughal architecture. The tomb campus is surrounded by beautiful gardens. This tomb houses the remains of the second Mughal emperor Humayun. It was built in the year 1570, in the memory of late Mughal emperor Humayun. It also looks like the Taj Mahal as it was the inspiration behind the construction of one of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal.
4. Chandni Chowk
Chandni Chowk is one of the oldest markets in our country. You can find different verities of shops for inexpensive jewelry, fabrics, electronics, and other useful items. You can also find one of the best street food at Chandni Chowk in Delhi. These streets are narrow, crumbling, congested, and captivating as well. You must pay a visit to these beautiful streets whenever you get a chance to visit Delhi.
5. Swaminarayan Akshardham
The newly constructed temple was built by the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha spiritual organization in the year 2005. It is one of the best examples to showcase India’s rich heritage and artworks. The complex includes a beautiful garden, a boat ride, and various sculptures. You need at least half a day to visit this place thoroughly. Also, no camera and mobile are allowed under the premises. This place is located at National Highway 24, Near Noida, New Delhi.
6. Lodhi Garden
Lodhi Garden is a visitor treat place and a must-visit place if you feel tired and worn out from your daily life schedule. These gardens were built by the British in the year 1936, around the tombs of 15th and 16th-century rulers. Many joggers, yoga practitioners, and couples will be seen at this place roaming and enjoying around freely.
7. Qutab Minar
Qutab Minar is also one of the masterpieces of ancient architecture in India. It is one of the tallest brick minarets all over the world. It was built by Mughal emperors in the year 1193. The reason behind the construction of this monument is still unknown. There are several beliefs behind the construction of Qutab Minar. The Minar is carved with verses from the Holy Quran. There are also some other historic monuments at this site.
8. Gandhi Smriti and Raj Ghat
Raj Ghat is the exact place where Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on 30 January 1948. He lives in this house for 144 days before he took his last breath. All his belongings are kept as it is at this place. Many other items like painting, sculptures, and inscriptions related to the father of the nation are present there for display.
9. India Gate
India Gate is also one of the most beautiful and inspirational sites to visit in Delhi It was built in the memory of the Indian soldiers who lost their lives during World War 1, fighting for the British army. It is also surrounded by gardens and a children’s park. You can also enjoy different verities of street food there. It is one of the best places to enjoy a warm summer evening. It is flooded with light at night to enrich its beauty to the fullest.
10. Lotus Temple
Lotus Temple or Bahai Temple is a beautiful monument. It is built in a shape that resembles the Lotus flower. Its beauty increases at night time when all the lights are lit up. It was built as the symbol of Bahai faith, which beliefs in the unity of all people and religions. Everybody for any caste and religion is welcome there. It is situated in South Delhi, Near Nehru Place.
These are some of the best places to visit whenever you visit India’s capital Delhi. You will have immense satisfaction and enjoyment after visiting these miracles of Indian heritage and architecture.
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