18 Top Tourist Attractions to visit in Delhi

18 Top Tourist Attractions to Visit in Delhi

New Delhi is a capital city and Union Territory of India which has an immense history of iconic kings and emperors.

The city has many beautiful and iconic historical monuments which still today shows the power of that age.

Top Tourist Attractions to visit in Delhi attract thousands of local and international visitors every year.

List of 18 Top Tourist Attractions in Delhi

  1. Lotus Temple
  2. India Gate
  3. Red Fort
  4. Humayun’s Tomb
  5. Jama Masjid
  6. Qutub Minar
  7. Purana Qila (Old Fort)
  8. Akshardham Temple
  9. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
  10. Gandhi Smriti or Gandhi Remembrance
  11. Laxminarayan Temple (Birla Mandir)
  12. Rajpath and Rashtrapati Bhavan
  13. Hauz Khas Complex
  14. Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah
  15. Jantar Mantar Observatory
  16. Tughlaqabad Fort
  17. Tomb of Safdarjung
  18. Agrasen Ki Baoli

18 Top Tourist Attractions in Delhi

1. Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple| |© nikkul/Wikimedia Commons

On are list of 18 Top Tourist Attractions to visit in Delhi, Lotus Temple is on the top.

The temple is a beautiful Bahai temple in the shape of the Lotus. It is one of the prominent attractions in Delhi. It has 27 free-standing marble petals with 9 doors opening. The temple is about 34 meters in height and a capacity of 2500 people.

The surface made up of white marbles from the Penteli mountains in Greece. The temple is on 26 acres of land. It has no idols, any religious pictures, or any symbols of religion as per Bahai’s Faith.

The temple has received more than 100 million visitors since it was built in 1986. It has won numerous awards for its unmatchable and beautiful architecture.

Visiting Details of Lotus Temple

Timings: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM in Summer and 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM in Winter (Monday Closed)

Entry Fee: Free

Time Spent: 1 Hour to 1 Hour 30 Min.

Parking: Paid Parking Available.

Nearest Metro: Nehru Palace and Kalkaji Mandir, Violet line.         

Address: Lotus Temple Road, Bahapur, Shanbhu Dayal Bagh, Kalkaji, New Delhi, Delhi 110019

Nearby Restaurants: Purani Dili, Sachin Chicken Corner, Darbarelaziz, Balaji Food Corner, KFC

Visiting Tips:

  • You can not take photos inside
  • The information center is present to show films.
  • You can take a tour guide or just walk around in the nearby beautiful garden.
  • You can meditate inside.

Official Website: www.bahaihouseofworship.in

2. India Gate

India Gate|© Utsav Chatterjee/Wikimedia Commons

It is one of the important historical sites to visit in New Delhi. It is a magnificent stone arch, a war memorial for 70000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who died in the First World War. Names of 13,300 servicemen along with some soldiers and officers from the UK are inscribed on it.

It has the architectural style of triumph arch and was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. The structure consists of a black marble plinth with a reversed rifle, capped by a war helmet and surrounded by four eternal flames.

Every year, the most respected, the Republic Day Parade event happens every year. Prime Minister of India pays tributes to the Amar Jawan Jyoti during the ceremony. 

There is a National War Memorial and a National War Museum at the park nearby. You can visit this also and is newly built by the Government.

On the list of 18 Top Tourist Attractions to visit in Delhi, we keep India Gate at 2nd place.

Visiting Details of India Gate

Timings: Open 24 Hours

Entry Fee: No Entry fee required

Time Spent: 45min to 1 Hour

Parking: The nearest parking is outside Hyderabad house which is unmanned and free of cost. The second parking is at Bikaner House at Pandora Road which is about 750mtr away from the gate complex.

Nearest Metro: Central Secretariat at Yellow Line

Address: Rajpath, India Gate, New Delhi (110001)

Nearby Restaurants: Chor Bizarre, Pindi Restaurant, Gulati Restaurant

Tips:

  • The boating club is present near to India gate. You can get quick boating there.
  • Visitors can enjoy pocket bike riding in under 100 rupees.
  • You can do group or solo cycling in the morning.

Official Website: www.delhitourism.gov.in

3. Red Fort

Red Fort|© Chinmaykp25/Wikimedia Commons

On the list of 18 Top Tourist Attractions to visit in Delhi, Red Fort is at number 3.

The historic fort was the main residence of the Mughal emperors. It was commissioned by Shah Jahan. Ustad Ahmad Lahori, who also constructed the Taj Mahal was the main architect. Indian tricolor flag is hoisted every year at the fort’s main gate by the Prime Minister of India with a nationally broadcast speech.

Red fort is named for its massive red sandstone walls. The building is a fusion of Persian, Timurid, and Hindu traditions. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are several museums inside the fort. Red Fort was the political and cultural center of the Mughal state. Red Fort furnishing once included the famous Kohinoor diamond.

The midnight speech by Jawahar Lal Nehru at the Red Fort made it a more politically significant spot in Indian history. The construction of the fort was completed in one decade. Currently, the Archeological Survey of India manages the fort. There is a number of Palaces inside Red Fort. Rang Mahal or “Palaces of Colours” is one of the remarkable palaces inside the fort.

Visiting Details of Red Fort

Visiting Timings: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday Closed)

Entry Fee: For Indian citizens, the fee is Rs.90 and for foreigners is Rs.950

Time Spent: 2 to 3 hours.

Parking: Red Fort North DMC Car Parking

Nearest Metro: Chandni Chowk Metro on Yellow line.

Address: Netaji Subhash Marg, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006

Nearby Restaurants: Mc Donald’s (500m walking), Haldiram’s, AI Jawahar Restaurant,

Tips:

  • You can enjoy the Red Fort Light and Sound show. It is shown for 1 hour every evening starting at 6 PM. Adults has to pay Rs.80 and children has to pay Rs.30
  • Fees for museum entrance is covered under tickets for International visitors.

Official Website: www.delhitourism.gov.in

4. Humayun’s Tomb

Humayun's Tomb
Humayun’s Tomb

On number 4 of 18 Top Tourist Attractions to visit in Delhi, we have Humayun’s Tomb.

A brilliant example of Mughal architecture in India surrounded by 32 gardens is called Char Bagh or 4 Gardens. Mughal emperor Humayun’s tomb is present inside encapsulating the old-age charm and beauty.

It has a similar design as the Taj Mahal and was built on the orders of Humayun’s wife Hamida Banu Begum. It is visited by millions of national and international visitors every year. Humayun,s tomb is under UNESCO World Heritage. It has 100 tombs inside the complex of the Mughal Dynasty.

Made of red sandstone and white marble, it is one of the best places to visit in North Delhi. Barber’s tomb, Isa Khan Tomb and mosque, Arab Serai, Afsarwala Tomb, and Mosque are also present in the same complex.

Visiting Details of Humayun’s Tomb

Timings: Morning 8 AM to 9 PM, All Week

Entry Fee: ₹. 40 for Indians and ₹ 600 for foreigners (For Cash); ₹. 35 for Indians and ₹ 550 for foreigners (By Credit/Debit Card). Free entry for children below the age of 15. You have to pay ₹ 100 if the token is lost.

Time Spent: 2 to 2 hours 30 minutes.

Parking: Free Parking, Humayun’s Tomb Car Parking, and Sunder Nursery Parking

Nearest Metro: Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium Metro (JLN) (Violet line)

Address: Mathura Road, Nizamuddin, New Delhi, Delhi (110001)

Nearby Restaurants: Al Quesh 0.3km from the Humayun’s Tomb, Café Turtle 0.4km from the Tomb, Karim’s 0.7km from the Tomb.           

Tips:

  • Try to visit in early morning or evening.
  • Great pictures can be taken at night.
  • You can visit Hazrat Nizamuddin Darghar which is near to the Humayun’s Tomb.

Official Website: www.humayunstomb.com

5. Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid|© Ashcoounter/Wikimedia Commons

This beautiful Masjid, undeniably, is the star attraction of Old Delhi. It is one of the largest mosques in India. Build by Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1656, it cost around ₹ 1 million at that time. It has multi-cultural architecture. The emperor has the vision to send the message that the world has unity. 

It has three gateways, 4 angled towers, and 2- 40 meters high minarets built with the help of red sandstone and white marble. The courtyard has a massive capacity to hold more than 25000 people at a time. It was built over a decade with the help of more than 5000 workers.

It is located near ISBT Kashmere Gate and Old Delhi railway station.

Visiting Details of Jama Masjid

Visiting Timings: 7 AM to 12 PM and 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM, All Week.

Entry Fee: Free, ₹200-₹300 for Photography and for climbing the Southern Minaret- ₹100

Time Spent: 1 to 2 Hours

Parking: North MCD Car Parking (Crowded at Peak Hours)

Nearest Metro: Chawri Bazar Metro.

Address: Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi

Nearby Restaurants: Karim’s Hotel, Al Jawahar Restaurant, Al Gulzar Restaurant

Visiting Tips:

  • You can visit Chandni Chowk market in Old Delhi which is near to the Masjid. The market is famous for its shopping and food. Clothes, Bags, Sunglasses, Camera Gears, spices can be brought from the market.
  • Try to travel without a personal vehicle as it is very crowded.
  • Try to visit in the early morning.
  • Visitors should remove shoes before entering the premises and must wear appropriate clothes.

Official Website: www.delhitourism.gov.in

6. Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar- nomadicpv.com
Qutub Minar

The 5 storey, 73mtr tall minaret, is the tallest minaret in the world made up of bricks. A tower of victory and a UNESCO world heritage site was built by Qutubuddin Aibak in the 12th century. It has verses of the Quran inscribed on the walls. 

The first three storey of the minaret is made up of red sandstone and the other two are made up of marble and sandstone. There is a mosque inside the complex with many ruined Hindu and Jain temples. There is an iron pillar, 2000 years old and a magnificent example of old days metallurgical science.

The complex has dozens of small monuments and gates. Alai Darwaza, Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, Iron Pillar, Tombs of Iltutmish and Imam Zamin, Alai Mnar are some other monuments along with the Qutub Minar.

Visiting Details of Qutub Minar

Timings: 7 AM to 5 PM, (All Week)

Entry Fee: ₹35 for Indians and ₹550 for Foreigners

Time Spent: 1-2 Hours

Parking: Vehicle Parking Qutub Minar, Parking Lot

Nearest Metro: Qutub Minar Metro station

Address: Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi (110030)

Nearby Restaurants: Bo Tai Qutub, Dramz Delhi

Tips:

  • Light show every evening from 6:30 to 8:00 PM and Qutub Minar Festival in October and November.
  • You can visit Smith’s Folly and Sun Dial also.

Official Website: www.qutubminar.org

7. Purana Qila (Old Fort)

Purana Qila(Old Fort)|© Vishalet20/Wikimedia Commons

Formerly known as Shergarh and Sher Fort, one of the oldest forts in Delhi, India. It is often overlooked by tourists in comparison to other historical sites in Delhi but is worth seeing. It is dated from the Pre-Mauryan period. The fort was built by Sher Shah Suri, the founder of the Sur Empire. The old fort is located near Pragati Maidan exhibition grounds.

Purana Qila has a rich history. The Fort has impressive three gateways- Bada, Humayun, and Talaqi Darwaza where Darwaza means gate. It has Sher Mandal where Emperor Humayun used to observe stars for his next moves in a fight.

There is a museum inside the Qila which displays various Mughal statues and things. You can enjoy light and sound show and boating at outskirts of the Purana Qila. The site is in 2 square kilometers in area.

Visiting Details of Purana Qila (Old Fort)

Timings: 7 AM to 5 PM (All Week)

Entry Fee: ₹30 for Indians and ₹300 for Foreigners, Photograhy Free, Video Camera: ₹25

Time Spent: 1-2 Hours

Parking: Public Parking Space

Nearest Metro: Pragati Maidan Metro Station

Address: Mathura Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110003

Nearby Restaurants: Café Lota, Masala House

Tips:

  • Visit Talaqi Darwaza or the Forbidden gate, Humayun’s Library.
  • You can visit National Science Centre and Crafts Museum which is 9 minutes from the Purana Quila

Official Website: www.delhitourism.gov.in

8. Akshardham Temple

Akshardham Temple|© Swaminarayan Sanstha/Wikimedia Commons

Swaminarayan Akshardham is another name of Akshardham Temple. This temple is one of  India’s largest Hindi temple complexes. It is made in memory of Jyotirdhar Swaminarayan Bhagwan. It was inaugurated on 6th November 2005. The temple consists of 234 pillars, 9 ornate domes, and 20000 statues of divine figures of India.

The temple is surrounded by a lake called Narayan Sarovar which carries water of 151 lakes in India. There are 108 faces of cows which represents 108 Hindu deities.

The majestic temple attracts thousands of visitors every year. There is a theater showing the efforts in building construction and a boat ride showing India’s rich culture and history.

Visiting Details of Akshardham Temple

Timings: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Entry closes at 6:30 PM, Monday Closed.

Aarti: 6:00 PM

Entry Fee: Free

Exhibition Fee: ₹170 for adults (12 yr and above) , ₹135 for Senior Citizens (60 yrs+),₹95 Children (4yr-11yr), Below age 4: Free

Water Show: ₹80 for adults (12 yr and above) , ₹80 for Senior Citizens (60 yrs+),₹50 Children (4yr-11yr), Below age 4: Free

Time Spent: At Least 4 hours.

Parking: Akshardham Metro Parking

Nearest Metro: Akshardham Metro on blue line.

Address: Noida Mor, New Delhi, Delhi (110092)

Nearby Restaurants: Food Court available inside temple complex

Tips:

  • No mobile phones allowed.
  • You can enjoy the musical fountain during sunset for 15 minutes.

Official Website: www.akshardham.com

9. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib|© Dogagnon/Wikimedia Commons

One of the most prominent places of worship for the Sikh community in Delhi. It has a holy river inside the complex and a magnificent gold dome and a flagpole. It is situated near Connaught Place, the main financial, commercial, business center of Delhi.

As per the old saying, Guru Har Krishan Ji used to cure people suffering from smallpox and cholera epidemic with the water from the well inside the complex. It has an art gallery and a small museum showing the history of the Sikh religion.

Visiting Details of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Timings: Open 24 hours.

Entry Fee: Free

Time Spent: 1 to 2 hours.

Parking: Gurudwara Parking, Bangla Sahib Car Parking

Nearest Metro: Rajiv Chowk Metro on Blue Line and Patel Chowk metro on Yellow Line.

Address: Hanuman Road Area, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi (110001)

Nearby Restaurants: Chatni Bar+Tandoor, Indian Coffee House

Tips:

  • You can eat at Langars which is available free of cost.
  • You have to cover your head and remove you shoes while entering the complex.

Official Website: www.dsgmc.in

10. Gandhi Smriti or Gandhi Remembrance

Gandhi Smriti|©Humayunn Niaz Ahmed Peerzaada/Wikimedia Commons

On the list of 18 Top Tourist Attractions to visit in Delhi, Ganghi Smriti is at number 10.

Gandhi Smriti is the location where he spent his last 144 days of his life. He was assassinated on 30 January 1948. The road, thus named Tees January Road. A museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, formerly known as Birla Bhavan or Birla House.   

The “Martyr’s Column” at the Gandhi Smriti is the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated. The Birla family was used to live here. The museum houses a number of articles associated with the life and death of Gandhi Ji. There is a preserved room where Gandhi used to live and the place where he used to pray.

Tourists can also visit the Raj Ghat memorial of Gandhi Ji where he was cremated. It is just a few minute’s walks away from Gandhi Smriti. 

Visiting Details of Gandhi Smriti or Gandhi Remembrance

Timings: 10 AM to 5:00 PM, except Monday

Entry Fee: Free

Time Spent: 1 to 2 Hours

Parking: NDMC Free Parking

Nearest Metro: Race Course on Yellow Line

Address: 5 Tees January Lane, Birla House, New Delhi

Nearby Restaurants: Sevilla, Pickwicks, Jade

Tips:

  • Multi media show between 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
  • Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum and Lodhi Garden can be visited also.

Official Website: www.gandhismriti.gov.in

11. Laxminarayn Temple (Birla Mandir)

Laxminarayn Temple (Birla Mandir)|© Ashishbhatnagar72/Wikimedia Commons

On the list of 18 Top Tourist Attractions to visit in Delhi, Birla Temple is at number 11.

The Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Laxmi and God Narayana. The temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi and was built by Jugal Kishore Birla. That is why it is also called Birla Mandir.

The Temple is spread over 7.5 acres with many fountains, large garden with Hindu and Nationalistic sculptures. The temple attracts thousands of devotees especially during festivals of Janmashtami and Diwali.

Visiting Details of Laxmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir)

Timings: 4:30 AM to 1:30 PM & 2:30 PM to 9:00 PM, All Week

Entry Fee: Free

Time Spent: 1-2 Hours

Parking: Swami Narayan Temple Parking

Nearest Metro: RK Ashram Marg on Blue Line

Address: Mandir Marg, Near Gole Market, New Delhi, Delhi

Nearby Restaurants: Ratn Chat, Zing

Tips:

  • Photography, Mobiles and Cameras are not allowed in the Temple.

Official Website: www.delhitourism.gov.in

12. Rajpath and Rashtrapati Bhavan

Rashtrapati Bhavan|© Vinay8861/Wikimedia Commons

We have Rajpath and Rashtrapati Bhavan on place in the list of 18 Top Tourist Attractions to visit in Delhi.

Rajpath in New Delhi is a boulevard that was formerly known as Kingsway. There are huge lawns, canals, and rows of trees on both sides of the way. It runs from Rashtrapati Bhavan through Vijay Chowk and India Gate, National War Memorial to National Stadium, Delhi.

Rajpath is considered one of the most important roads in India. Every year on 26th January, the annual Republic Dat parade takes place.

Rashtrapati Bhavan is the residence of the President of India. It was formerly known as Viceroy’s House. Located at the western end of Rajpath, it has the president’s official residence, guest rooms, offices, and halls. It is in a massive 130 hectare which includes gardens known as Mughal Gardens.

There is a museum inside the Bhavan which shows its art, architecture and educates people about lives of past presidents.

Visiting Details of Rajpath and Rashtrapati Bhavan

Time Spent: 3-4 Hours

Parking: Parking of light vehicles are allowed.

Nearest Metro: Central Secretariat on Yellow line

Address: Rashtrapati Bhawan, President’s Estate, New Delhi (110004), India

Nearby Restaurants: Behrouz Biryani, Navdanya, Wazwan (0.2Km away)

Tips:

  • Request to visit is to be made online at www.rashtrapatisachivalaya.gov.in/rbtour. 60 days Advance booking can be done.
  • Cameras are not allowed inside the premises.
  • Valid ID card for local visitors and passport original and copy required.

Official Website: rb.nic.in

13. Hauz Khas Complex

Hauz Khas Complex|© Kumarssp/Wikimedia Commons

On the list of 18 Top Tourist Attractions to visit in Delhi, Hauz Khas is at number 13.

A beautiful complex with lots of tombs, mosques, madrasa, or schools built around an urban village.  It has traces of the 13th century of Delhi Sultanate. The area lies in South Delhi. Here Hauz means “Tank, and Khas means “Royal”. The reservoir or the large water tank was built by Allauddin Khilji for water supply to Siri fort.

There are many pavilions in the complex. There is a Deer park at the entry. You can also visit Hauz Khas village. It was known in medieval times. It has amazing buildings around the lake or the reservoir. Make sure to visit nearby art galleries, fashionable restaurants.

Visiting Details of Hauz Khas Complex

Timings: 10:30 AM to 7:30 PM (All Week)

Entry Fee: Free

Time Spent: 3-4 hours

Parking: Hauz Khas Village Parking

Nearest Metro: Hauz Khas on Yellow line

Address: Hauz Khas, South Delhi, Delhi (110016), India

Nearby Restaurants: Woodchuck, Tarami, Out of the box

Tips:

  • Try to visit Hauz Khas Village at night for shopping and eating.

14. Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah

Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah|© Varun Shiv Kapura/Wikimedia Commons

We have Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah on place 14 in the list of 18 Top Tourist Attractions to visit in Delhi.

One of the most famous Sufi Saint Syed Muhammad Nizamuddin Auliya’s Dargah or mausoleum is present at Hazrat Nizamuddin. Nizamuddin Auliya stressed love as means of realizing the almighty. The dargah is visited by thousands of devotees every week.

The tomb has a white dome. There are more than 70 graves in the complex. There is a baoli or stepwell which has magical powers as said by the locals. It is believed that the water in the baoli has magical powers.

Daily Langar is organized at the dargah. The evening Qawwali devotional music session attracts many visitors. Special Qawwali is performed on Thursdays. People tie colorful threads on the jaalis and make wishes to the saints. Each thread you see there on the jaalis symbolizes a wish.

Visiting Details of Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah

Timings: 5:00 AM to 10:30 PM (All Week)

Entry Fee: Free

Time Spent: 1 to 2 hours

Parking: Hazrat Nizamuddin Parking, Railway Car Parking Platform No. 1

Nearest Metro: Indraprastha Metro on Blue line

Address: Old Nizamuddin Bazaar, Nizamuddin East, New Delhi, Delhi 110013, India

Nearby Restaurants: Ghalib Kabab Corner, Aap ki Khatir Nizamuddin

Tips:

  • You can visit tomb of Poet Amir Khusro and Mughal Princess Jahan Ara Begum which is  at a walkable distance.

Official Website: nizamuddinaulia.org

15. Jantar Mantar Observatory

Jantar Mantar|© Raajadharshini/Wikimedia Commons

One of the 5 observatories built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur, the Jantar Mantar observatory is a beautiful example of those days’ astronomical interests. It has 13 architectural astronomy instruments. It is near to New Delhi’s largest and best-known business district Connaught Place.

Prediction of times, movement of sun, moon, and other planets was the primary purpose of this observatory. A temple dedicated to Lord Bhairava is present near the building.

Visiting Details of Jantar Mantar

Timings: Sunrise to Sunset (All Week)

Entry Fee: ₹ 25 Indians, ₹ 300 Foreigners

Time Spent: 45min to 1 hour

Parking: Parking Lot at Tolstoy Road

Nearest Metro: Pragati Maidan, (Supreme Court metro). It is on Blue Line.

Address: Connaught Place, Sansad Marg, New Delhi, Delhi (110001), India

Nearby Restaurants: Jantar Mantar South Indian Food, Jantar Mantar Food Point

Tips:

  • After visiting Jantar Mantar, you can visit Connaght Place for shopping.

Official Website: www.jantarmantar.org

16. Tughlaqabad Fort

Tughlaqabad Fort|© Saad.Akhtar/Wikimedia Commons

A ruined fort built by Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq who was the founder of the Tughlaq dynasty in 1321. The fort is completely in ruins. There are underground passages to Tughlaqabad fort.

There is a story behind this incomplete fort. Ghias-ud-din asked all laborers to work for his fort. Due to this, the Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Auliya cursed him as the construction of the well was hampered. He said that his dream of the fort will never be completed. Thus the fort construction remained incomplete.

Visiting Details of Tughlaqabad Fort

Timings: 7 AM to 5 PM (All Week)

Entry Fee: ₹20 Indian, ₹250 Foreigner

Time Spent: 2 hours

Parking: Tughlakabad Parking

Nearest Metro: Govindpuri

Address: Tughlaqabad Fort, Tughlakabad, New Delhi. Delhi (110044)

Nearby Restaurants: Masala Art, Dream Circle Pizza, The Chef’s Kitchen

Tips:

  • Wear sports shoes as the route of the fort is harsh and bring a water bottle with you.  

Official Website: www.delhitourism.gov.in

17. Tomb of Safdarjung

Tomb of Safdarjung|© Sandeep Pilania/Wikimedia Commons

Mausoleum of Nawab Safdarjung in Delhi, is made of standstone and marble in 1754. Beautiful red and brown and white structures and dome are present. The structure is in Mughal Empire style.

It is the last monumental tomb garden built like an enclosed gardens. The tomb is similar in style of Humayun’s tomb.

The key features include a Char Bagh plan with the mausoleum in the center, a ninefold floor plan, a 5- part façade, and a large podium with a hidden stairway. Rococo plaster decorations are used in the interior of the tomb.

Visiting Details of Tomb of Safdarjung

Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM (All Week)

Entry Fee: ₹15 for Indians and ₹200 for Foreigners, Videography: ₹25

Time Spent: 2 hours

Parking: IIC Annexe Parking, Parking at Lodhi Road

Nearest Metro: Jor Bagh on Yellow Line

Address: Airforce Golf Course, Delhi Race Club, New Delhi, Delhi 110021

Nearby Restaurants: Veer Jee Restaurant, Jamun, Vijay Restaurant

18. Agrasen Ki Baoli

Agrasen Ki Baoli|© Indrajit Das/Wikimedia Commons

Agrasen Ki Baoli is at 18th position in Top Tourist Attractions to visit in Delhi.

A protected monument under ASI, Agrasen Ki Baoli is a 60 meter long and 15-meter wide historical step well near the business center of Delhi, Connaught Place. It was originally built by King Agrasen in the 14th century.

This Baoli has 108 steps with three levels. It is an example of the architectural brilliance of ancient history.

Various Bollywood movies has been shot here like blockbuster film PK.

Visiting Details of Agrasen Ki Baoli

Timings: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM (All Week)

Entry Fee: Free

Time Spent: 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes.

Parking: Parking at Hamdard Nagar, Vakil Lane, Mandi House.

Nearest Metro: Barakhamba Metro Station on Blue Line

Address: Hailey Road, Near KG Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi, 110001, India

Nearby Restaurants: Bijoli Grill, Parikrama-The Revolving Restaurant

Tips:

  • Try to visit Graffiti by Harsh Raman and others is near to it.

Conclusion

Top Tourist Attractions to visit in Delhi blog post gives information about almost all major attractions in Delhi. Enjoy the journey in Delhi and leave a comment if the post was helpful.

6 thoughts on “18 Top Tourist Attractions to visit in Delhi

  1. I live in Delhi from last 10 years and I must say you have written so well about the places in New Delhi. There are many of the places in Delhi which are was unaware of. You should also include garden of five senses. It is a nice garden to visit.
    Thanks for the informative post.

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