New Delhi the capital city of India situated on the west bank of the river Yamuna is the most sought tourist attractions across India. Delhi is home to innumerable tourist attractions and places of interests. To all its visitors Delhi offers amazing food, history, culture, shopping experience, fun and almost everything that will last for a lifetime. Below is the list of 15 major highlights of this chief commercial hub that one should not dare to miss while on a visit to Delhi. (Alphabetical Order)
1/: Chandni Chowk
Chandni Chowk is an amazing market that attracts tourists and merchants worldwide. It is truly the hub for Indian traditional clothes and the mouth-watering delicacies it offers.
2/: Dilli Haat
Dilli Haat or Mini India is an advanced version of the traditional weekly market, offering a charming combination of cultural activities, food and craft offering the ambience of a traditional Rural Haat or village market.
3/: Humayun’s Tomb
Located in the eastern part of Delhi, Humayun’s tomb is the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Site is one the most photographed location in Delhi.
4/: India Gate
Situated in the heart of the city is the pride of Delhi is The India Gate which was built in the memory of the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives during the First World War. The names of 13,516 British and Indian soldiers who lost their lives in the Afghanistan War are also embossed on the walls.
5/: Jama Masjid
The largest mosque in India is perhaps the most significant mosque. The nearby area of the mosque is very famous for its non-vegetarian cuisine and do dine at the famous Karim’s Restaurant and do treat your taste buds with Khurchan at Khurchan Bhandar.
6/: Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar is home to 13 architectural astronomy instruments which are all used for different purposes in figuring out sun, moon, planet cycles, and other astronomy measurements
7/: Lodhi Garden
Lodhi garden is one of the historical gardens in Delhi that is dotted with the tombs of Sayyid and Lodhi rulers. One can take nice walk and jog along this place amidst the lush green environment.
8/: Lotus Temple
East of Nehru place, this temple is built in the shape of a lotus flower and is the last of seven Major Bahai’s temples built across the world. Around the blooming 27 flower petals constructed with marble, there are nine pools of water, which light up, in natural light.
9/: Mehrauli Archaeological Park
Bordering the Qutub Minar complex, but unnoticed by most of the tourist masses, the Mehrauli Archaeological Park preserves ruins of dozens of tombs, palace buildings and colonial follies.
10/: National Gandhi Museum
A small but moving museum exhibiting the opulent collection of original relics and other memorabilia connected with Mahatma Gandhi such as Gandhi’s spinning wheels and the dhoti he was wearing at the time when he was assassinated.
11/: Qutub Minar
Qutub Minar- the world’s tallest red sandstone tower and a UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most important landmarks of Delhi. The tower is one of the earliest monumental structures of Delhi.
12/: Raj Ghat
Raj Ghat, a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi is a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation. It has been left open to the sky while an everlasting flame burns continually at one end.
13/: Rashtrapati Bhawan
The Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official home of the President of India. A request for the visit to Rashtrapati Bhavan can be made by On-line Booking system. The visiting days of Rashtrapati Bhavan are Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Entry to Rashtrapati Bhavan for the visit is either through Rajpath or via Dalhousie Road.
14/: Red Fort
Red Fort is the pure symbol of the rich history of the city though that history cannot be summed up in words. Every evening a spectacular light and sound show of history and events related to the city of Delhi is held at the Red Fort.
15/: Swami Narayan Akshardham
Akshardham Temple remains closed on Monday. The fascinating piece of art possess magnificent musical fountains, boat ride, huge movie screen and is the true symbol of a modern temple.