Top 5 Best places to visit in Delhi.

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1.  India Gate

INDIA GATE
It’s in Delhi and made for the memories of soldier during world war 1.

You can visit here with your family, friends & your love ones.

India Gate is located 5 kms from New Delhi Railway Station and can be easily visited by the following modes of transport:HOHO BusDelhi Metro : Take a Delhi Metro to Udyog Bhawan and take an auto rickshaw to India Gate.

What is India gate famous for?

At the centre of New Delhi stands the 42 m high India Gate, an “Arc-de-Triomphe” like archway in the middle of a crossroad. Almost similar to its French counterpart, it commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the World War I.

India Gate is counted amongst the largest war memorials in India and every Republic Day, the Prime Minister visits the gate to pay their use tributes to the Amar Jawan Jyoti, following which the Republic Day parade starts.

Why do we love India gate?

Visiting this place revives history. We get to learn a lot about the then Indian soldiers who fought and sacrificed their lives for the sake of our country. India Gate is a war memorial and was established by the British to honor the Indian soldiers who died fighting for them in World War I.

 

Not only open space, one will also find grass and greenery everywhere. After we saw Amar Jawan Jyoti on India Gate, and roamed here and there, we lied on the grass and kept looking at the blue sky. It was very pleasant looking at the blue sky, flying birds, white clouds, etc.

Did you know that amazing fact about India gate?

  • India Gate is considered to be one of the most prominent tourist locations that we must visit in the city of Delhi.
  • The entire arch rises in phases from a modest foundation of red Bharatpur stone to a massive moulding. It has etched on its walls the names of Indian troops who died in the Afghan Wars and World War I. It stands 42 metres tall and has a likeness to Paris’s ‘Arc de Triomphe.
  • The memorial was designed by a famous English architect by the name Sir Edwin Lutyens and its foundation was laid by the Duke of Connaught, third son of Queen Victoria, on 10 February 1921.
  • You can visit India gate overnight. Yes, India Gate is one of those destinations in Delhi which is open overnight. During the night time, the gate is decorated with vibrant lights.
  • To mark the occasion of World Children’s Day, India Gate, Qutub Minar, North Block and South Block and Parliament building have been illuminated in blue light. Every year this day is observed across the globe on November 20. The day was first celebrated in 1954 as Universal Children’s Day.

Metro Station:

Central Secretariat)

Timings

Opens: 24 hours Boating hours: 2 PM to 9 PM Light show timings: 7 PM to 9 PM

Entry Fee

No entry feem

Tips The best time to visit this tourist site is between October and March

Required time:

2 to 3 hours (approx)

2.  Red Fort

 

Red fort
The Red Fort of Delhi, also known as the Lal Qila.

Red Fort, or ‘Lal Qila’, was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It is made of red sandstones and was earlier coated with precious jewels. Every year the national flag is hoisted on its top on Independence Day. The Government of India is the rightful owner of the Red Fort in the present times

The Red Fort or Lal Qila is a historic fort in the Old Delhi neighbourhood of Delhi, India, that historically served as the main residence of the Mughal emperors. Emperor Shah Jahan commissioned construction of the Red Fort on 12 May 1639, when he decided to shift his capital from Agra to Delhi.

The Red Fort is a historical landmark in the city of Delhi that is known for its opulence and architectural beauty. The stunning red sandstone walls and ornate decorations are reminiscent of the rich grandeur of the Mughal period.

Step back in time to the Mughal era by visiting the magnificent Red Fort. This UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts stunning architecture and expansive gardens. Don’t miss the sound and light show in the evenings, bringing the fort’s history to life.

Why Should I visit red fort?

Outstanding Universal Value. The planning and design of the Red Fort represents a culmination of architectural development initiated in 1526 AD by the first Mughal Emperor and brought to a splendid refinement by Shah Jahan with a fusion of traditions: Islamic, Persian, Timurid and Hindu.

 

When should I visit Red fort?

Red Fort can be visited on all days except Mondays.The Red Fort timings are:

Tuesday. 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM.

Wednesday. 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM.

Thursday. 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM.

Friday. 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM.

Saturday. 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM.

Sunday. 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM.

The best time to visit is during October to February as this is when Delhi can be toured in its best form.

You can come here post 6 in the evening for the light and sound show available in two languages: English and Hindi.

An average of 2 hours can be spent at the Red Fort in Delhi.

Metro Station:

( Chandni Chowk)

 

3.  Qutub Minar

The height of Qutb Minar is 72.5 meters, making it the tallest minaret in the world built of bricks.

The height of Qutb Minar is 72.5 meters, making it the tallest minaret in the world built of bricks. The tower tapers, and has a 14.3 metres (47 feet) base diameter, reducing to 2.7 metres (9 feet) at the top of the peak. It contains a spiral staircase of 379 steps.

You can come here to see the intricately carved decorations on the centuries-old sandstone and marble bricks. As the minaret is surrounded by other mosques and structures, including the first mosque built in India, Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, the whole complex is worth several hours of exploration.

Qutub Minar is the world’s tallest minaret made of brick. Its height is 72.5 meters and its construction was initiated by Qutub-Ud-Din Aibak. The minaret was built following the architecture of the Minaret of jam located in Afghanistan.

Is Qutub minar a world wonder ?

The Qutub Minar itself is one of the 7 Wonders of the World and the Iron pillar in its premises is a Wonder in itself; because of its size, strength, utility and the fact that it has not “rusted” in over a thousand years, ever since it was erected!

Year Built : 1192. Built by :Qutab-ud-din Aibak. Qutub Minar or minaret was constructed in 1192 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak, and later completed by his successor Iltutmish.

Qutub minar, Delhi – History, timming and ticket price.

Location

Seth Sarai, Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030, India

Timing

7:00 am to 5:00 pm; every day

Entrance Fee

(per person) INR 30 for Indians; INR 500 for foreigners; free for children below 15 years

Still Camera

25 – 50 INR(non-commercial use)

(Metro Station: Qutub Minar)

 

Marvel at the tallest brick minaret in the world, Qutub Minar, located in the Mehrauli area of Delhi. Explore the intricate carvings on its walls and ascend to the top for panoramic views of the surrounding area.

 

4.  Lotus Temple

Lotus tample
Lotus tample front view

Lotus tample one of the most picturesque  temples of India. Lotus tample stand 7th in the international chain of bahai house of worship.

First let me tell you ou that it is also known as bahai temple. Before we start the history I must want to tell one thing about lotus temple that it is most visited monuments in India.

Lotus tample top view.

Like all Baha’i temples its structure is a circular 9 -sided shape. The building is made up of 27 free-standing marble petals arranged to form the 9 sides of the temple. The central worship hall inside is 40 m high and has capacity for 2,500 people.

Is lotus tample world wonder?

8th Wonder of the world.

Lotus tample is one of the most popular place to visit in delhi with your family friends and love ones.

What is inside Lotus tample?

The temple has a seating capacity of 1300 people and can accommodate 2500 people at a time. There are no altars or pulpits inside the Lotus Temple, which is a common feature of all Bahai Houses of Worship. The interiors are devoid of any statues, pictures, or image as well.

Why is Lotus Temple called temple?

While most of the emperors built monuments to glorify themselves or their respective faiths. The Lotus temple, on the other hand, has a unique purpose. It is shaped in the form of a flower which is considered a sacred symbol by most Indians. It symbolizes all those things that people of the Baha’i faith believe in.

When should I visit Lotus Tample?

Timming:

9 AM To 7 PM in summer season and 8:30 AM To 5 PM in winter season. The temple is open all days of the week except Monday.

Closed:

every Monday.

Entry fee:   

It’s totally free for everyone.

Vehicle Parking:

Yes

(Metro Station: Kalkaji Mandir)

 

5.  Humayun’s Tomb

Center view of Humayun’s tomb.

This tomb, built in 1570, is of particular cultural significance as it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. It inspired several major architectural innovations, culminating in the construction of the Taj Mahal.

In 1555, Humayun defeated the Afghans and recovered the Mughal throne. After six months, he died in 1556 due to his fall from the staircase of his library. Humayun was kind and generous, though he was not a good General and warrior. He also loved painting and wrote poetry in the Persian language.

    Return to Humayun’s tomb Complex- Delhi

Is Humayun tomb for couples?

You can come here with partner and spend your quality time. You can walk around admiring the breathtaking view and the well-maintained complex. This red stone garden tomb is one of the most unique structures built by the Mughals and it will make a memorable trip for you and your loved one.

 

Is Humayun tomb worth visiting?

Yes ,ofcourse It is a must-see destination while visiting Delhi. Very interesting. Read up before you go or take a guide as you will otherwise just look. There is the main tomb but other areas as well.

Humayun’s tomb whole Information:

Location

Mathura Road, Nizamuddin East

 Timming 

6:00 am to 6:00 pm; every day

Status

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Entry Fee

₹ 30 for Indians; ₹ 500 for foreigners

Still Camera

Free

(Metro Station: Jor Bagh)

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