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India Gate

India Gate Category : History & Culture
India Gate is a stone monument dedicated to the memory of the Indian soldiers who fought and died in the First World War It ranks as one of the primary places of interest in Delhi. The Indian soldiers were part of the British army and represented the military might of the British Empire at the height of its powers. India Gate was designed by Edward Lutyens and took 10 years to complete. The structure of India Gate is a triumphal arch, which is 42 meters high. More...


Rashtrapati Bhawan

Rashtrapati Bhawan Category : History & Culture
The Rashtrapati Bhawan is a renowned monument in Delhi. It is said to be the palace of the then Viceroy of India. At present, the Rashtrapati Bhawan is house of the President of India. The building was designed by Edwin Lutyens. The construction began in 1911 and it took 19 years to finish its construction. There is a wonderful Mughal garden towards the west of Rashtrapati Bhawan. It opens up to public every spring. Tours to Rashtrapati Bhawan and Mughal Gardens are available with a nominal registration fee of Rs.25. Visitors in a group of 30 and more shall be offered discounted rates and children below 12 years will not be charged any fee. More...


Red Fort (Lal Qila)

Red Fort Category : History & Culture
This red sandstone fort extends 2 km wide and differs in height from 18 meter on the river side to 33 meter on the city side. The fort was constructed by Shah Jahan in 1638 and was completed in 1648. Inside there are buildings, including the Hall of Public Audiences, the Drum House, the white marble all of Private Audiences, the Pearl Mosque, Palace of Color and the Royal Baths.Decorated with Persian, European and Indian art forms the fort is one of the brilliant pieces of architecture. More...


Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid Category : Religious
Jama Masjid located in Old Delhi is one of the principal mosques of Delhi. One of the last architectural extravagances of Emperor Shahjahan this is one of the largest mosques in India and its courtyard can hold around 25000 people. Construction of this mosque began in 1644 and was completed in 1658 by 5000 artisans. The Jama Masjid has three great gateways and four angle towers and two minarets standing 40m high and is constructed of alternating strips of red sandstone and white marble. More...


Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib

Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib Category : Religious
"Unless a holy man lays down his head for the sake of the poor Brahmins, there is no hope for their escape from imperial tyranny". These were the words of a gentle holy man who fiercely fought against the atrocities of the Mughals over Hindus. He became the ninth guru of the Sikhs, Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji. The brave Guru, who was a symbol of valor and conviction, was beheaded by the Mughal ruler Aurangzeb while protecting the religious faith of the non-Muslims in India. Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib is an insignia of the martyrdom of this brave guru. More...


Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Category : Religious
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib in New Delhi is worth a view at the occasion of all the gurupurabs and Guru Nanak Jayanti is no exception. The gurudwara is illuminated beautifully for the occasion and special kirtan programmes are held to culminate two day long Akhand Path. The entire atmosphere of the place is absolutely serene. If you happen to be in Delhi around the time, don't miss the opportunity to pay a visit to the place. More...


Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar Category : History & Culture
Located on Sansad Marg in Connaught Place, this structure is one of Maharaja Jai Singh 2's observatories. This ruler from Jaipur constructed this observatory in 1725 and is dominated by a huge sundial known as the Prince of Dials. Other instruments in this observatory follow the course of heavenly bodies and predict eclipses. It was built in 1724 by Raja Jai Singh II of Jaipur in Delhi. Jantar Mantar of Delhi, is an astronomical observatory with masonry instruments. Jantar Mantar has instruments that can graph the path of the astronomical universe. More...


Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar Category : History & Culture
The Qutub Minar located in Delhi is the world's tallest brick minaret, standing at a height of 72.5 meters. Commissioned by Delhi's first Muslim ruler, Qutb-ud-din Aibak in 1193, Qutub Minar then had only a basement. Three more towers were added to the structure by his successor and son-in-law Shamsu'd-din Iltutmish. The Qutub Minar is known to be the earliest and most evident example of Indo-Islamic architecture and is surrounded by several other ancient structures collectively known as the Qutub Complex. More...


Bahai Temple (Lotus Temple)

Lotus Temple Category : Religious
The Bahai Temple or the Lotus Temple as it is popularly known because of its flower-like shape is located in the southern part of Delhi. Designed by Iranian-Canadian architect Fariburz Sahba in 1986 it has 27 immaculately white petals. This temple is a Bahai house of worship and is also among the popular tourist attractions in Delhi; winning many architecture awards and being featured in many magazines and newspapers. The best time to visit the Lotus Temple is between October to March as the weather is Delhi is very pleasant for sightseeing during these months of the year. More...


Bijay Mandal

Bijay Mandal Category : History & Culture
Deciphering the archaeological history of Delhi is really a hard task to do! You never know what is camouflaged in those silently standing mystical structures which were built centuries ago. Recently, I somehow stumbled upon a similar puzzling structure of which no one had any clear knowledge about. After having researched for hours, I found out that it was the "thousand pillared" palace of the most eccentric ruler, Muhammad Bin Tughlaq. The huge complex of the fort is a part of Jahanpanah, one of the four cities of Delhi Sultanate. More...


Sunehri Masjid

Sunehri Masjid Category : Religious
Having been the golden sparrow in ancient times, India was often invaded by a number of rulers. History has a huge account of the atrocity of these rulers who not only plundered the wealth of the country but also led to a massive loss of blood. The outrage of one such ruler is recorded in a small mosque in Delhi. Built by a noble Mughal called Roshan-ud Daula Zafar Khan, the mosque resides in the Chandni Chowk area and is popularly known as the Sunehri Masjid. More...


Indira Gandhi National Centre

Indira Gandhi National Centre Art is an inevitable part of human nature, and perhaps the only activity that propagates free expression of thoughts in its purest form. The Indira Gandhi Centre for the Arts is a prime government-funded institution exclusively set up for the preservation and promotion of art in the country. Inaugurated by the late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on 24 March 1987, it was established by him in the memory of his mother, Indira Gandhi. More...


Jamali Kamali Mosque

Jamali Kamali Mosque Category : History & Culture
A history lover like me can never get enough of the alluring secrets and mysteries buried inside the abandoned structures. This is probably why I always manage to locate even the most shrouded forts and tombs around me. And here I found another one in the capital city yet again! Located in the Archaeological Survey of India Park in Mehrauli, the Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb is yet another ancient structure in the vicinity of Delhi. The unusual name of this piece of history finds its meaning in the names of two people for whom it was built, Shaikh Jamali Kamboh and his mate Kamali. More...


Lal Kot

Lal Kot Category : History & Culture
Lal Kot, literally 'red fort', is a walled bastion or military garrison located in South Delhi. It was the first Delhi fort to be constructed of red stone.

One must visit the fort to get a glimpse of the city's historical majesty. The Lal Kot was the first defensive construction of its time, erected by Anangpal I, the Tomar ruler in, AD 731. It has been built in oblong shape, and spreads over a circumference of 2.25 km.More...


Mutiny Memorial

Mutiny Memorial Category : History & Culture
Over a century ago, when India was struggling under the British Raj, some brave hearted rose against the colonial rule and started what is now called the "First battle of Independence". It wasn't easy; thousands of soldiers lost their lives battling the cruel Britishers. Their heroism and sacrifice is what the Mutiny Memorial now commemorates.More...


The Calm And Placid-Begumpuri Masjid

The Calm And Placid-Begumpuri Masjid Category : Religious
Delhi, having been the capital of several empires in history, has a plethora of architectures belonging to different dynasties. Out of the many structures that still remain unknown to the most of us, I found one in an alienated village in the city. The Begumpuri Masjid in the Begumpur Village in South Delhi is an ancient mosque which traces its history back to the Tughlaq era. Built during the 14th century, it finds it place in the seven renowned mosques built by the Prime Minister of Feroz Shah Tughlaq's court, Khan-i-Jahan-Junan Shah.More...


The National Zoological Park

The National Zoological Park Who can forget visiting the super-fascinating "Chidiya-Ghar" during the childhood? It is an undeniable fact that kids love animals and zoo is a place that is adored by everyone. Almost every Delhiite has visited the National Zoological Park or "zoo", as we call it, at least once in a lifetime. Zoo is one of the most interesting picnic spots in the town and can be visited any time around the year.More...


The Forgotten Tomb Of Mirza Ghalib

The Forgotten Tomb Of Mirza Ghalib Category : Religious
There would hardly be anyone who hasn't heard and loved the heart-touching verses and poetry of one of the most renowned poets of all times, Mirza Ghalib. Often considered to be the Shakespeare of the Urdu literature, Mirza Ghalib acclaimed fame worldwide through his incredible works of poetry and short stories. He was a well-known poet in the imperial courts of the Mughal Empire and was closely related to the emperor Bahdur Shah Zafar. Ghalib held Delhi very close to his heart and called the city the soul of the world.More...


Kalka Ji Temple

Kalka Ji Temple Category : Religious
One of the dominant features of the Indian heritage is the presence of myriad temples that hold utmost importance for the Hindus all over the country. Our capital city also boasts of a number of ancient Hindu temples that were constructed hundreds of years ago. Talking about ancient temples in Delhi, the first name that strikes my mind is that of Kalka Ji temple.More...


National Science Center

National Science Center How many of us have been science lovers in our academic lives? Not too many for sure. Science has always been a subject of highest notions that can only suit the intelligent minds. But there is one place that can make anyone fall in love with this complex subject. It is the National Science Center in New Delhi. The National Science Center is a science museum set up with an aim of inculcating scientific awareness among people and to evoke interest in the field of science.More...


Digambar Jain Temple

Digambar Jain Temple Category : Religious
Popular as the Lal Mandir, the Digambar Jain Temple is the oldest Jain Temple in Delhi. The temple has its association with the Mughal Era. Since then, it has been altered and maintained to how it looks today.

Dedicated to the Parashvanath, the temple complex has a Manastambha, a column of honour. The temple is made of red sandstone and its interiors are adorned with beautiful carvings, pure gold artwork and paintwork. There is a devotional hall at the first floor of the temple. The temple complex also has a book store where a wide collection of Jainism literature is available.More...


Nizamuddin Dargah

Nizamuddin Dargah Category : Religious
Located in the Delhi, Nizamuddin Dargah is the mausoleum of Nizamuddin Auliya who is counted among the world's most renowned Sufi saints. It is among the popular attractions of Delhi and is therefore visited by hundreds of people daily.

The grand Hazrat Nizamuddin tomb has lattice screens called jalis, marble arches and courtyards. Devotees tie red threads to these screens with a belief that their wishes would be granted. Inside the tomb, the shrine is covered with scented dark green cloth. Devotees offer prayers, shower rose petals and light incense sticks before the shrines.More...


The Garden Of Five Senses

The Garden Of Five Senses pread across 20 acres, the Garden of Five Senses in New Delhi was inaugurated in February 2003 as a leisure space to relax and rejuvenate. It has been developed by Delhi Tourism Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC). An alluring escape from the chaos of the city, the splendid lush greens of the garden and the majestic rocks around are well maintained. The garden is sectioned into different areas. More...


Akshardham Temple

Category : Religious
India being the land of temples, finds its true reflection in Delhi. Akshardham is one of the most important religious sites in Delhi, which has claimed to fame for its piety and spirituality. One of the most important Delhi Monuments, it is also known for its architectural magnificence with its 234 pillars, 9 domes and 20 quadrangled shikhars-all displaying fine artistry and craftsmanship. Built on the lines of Sthaapatya shastra of India, the Akshardham in Delhi is the ideal example of a designers creativity and an engineers ingenuity.

Built by carving 6000 tons of pink sand stone brought from Rajasthan, the craftsmanship lies in the temple's design, which has nothing to do with metals like steel and iron. The beauty of the temple is encaptured in the fine filigree on the walls and the pagoda, which display the sadhus and saints in various meditative postures. More...

Raj Ghat

Category : History & Culture
Raj Ghat in Delhi is the sacred sight where the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Following the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi on 30th of January, 1948, his body was cremated in Raj Ghat the next day. Raj Ghat is located on the western bank of River Yamuna, and therefore was considered to be the best place for the creation of the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi.

Raj Ghat can be described as a simple square shaped platform, with a black memorial stone, which has the words "Hey Ram" engraved in it. These were the last words that came out of the mouth of Gandhiji before he took his last breath. The Samadhi consist of a black marble platform, of the same size that of the brick platform in which Gandhiji was burnt. The Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi has been surrounded by beautiful plants and trees that provide a peaceful ambience. It is also protected by high walls. Two museums, constructed in the nearby areas are dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. The Samadhi of Jawaharlal Nehru was also constructed to the north of Raj Ghat in Shanti Van.More...

Purana Quila (Old Fort)

Category : History & Culture
Purana Quila is a rectangular shaped fort that is spread nearly two kilometers wide. There is a small archaeological museum just inside the main gate and there is a good view of New Delhi from atop the gate. A Sound and Light Show is held here every evening. More...

Lodhi Garden

Category : Garden
Once called the Lady Willingdon Park, the Lodhi Garden contains tombs of Mubarak Shah, Ibrahim Lodi and Sikander Lodi among its well kept lawns and trees. The garden is a favored spot for early morning fitness freaks and those seeking solitude. More...

Humayun's Tomb

Category : History & Culture
Located near Mathura road, this magnificent garden tomb is a fine example of Mughal structural design in India. It was built in 1565 by his widow Hamida Banu Begam, after the death of Humayun. Inside the enclosure is the garden squares with pathways and water channels. More...

Safdarjung Tomb

Category : History & Culture
It is the last enclosed garden tomb in Delhi with tradition to the Humayun's Tomb. Built in 1754, the tomb of Safdarjung is less grand in scale and size. It has a number of smaller pavilions like Jangli Mahal, Moti Mahal, Badshah Pasand and Madarsa. More...

Connaught Place

Category : History & Culture
One of the biggest commercial areas in Delhi, Connaught Place has lots of variety of shops, businesses, restaurants and emporiums for every taste and budget. More...

Dilli Haat

Category : Fun & Entertainment
It provides an ambience of a traditional market, but one fitting the more modern needs. One can see a mixture of crafts, food and cultural activity. It's a place where Indian culture and ethnic cuisine come together, a unique bazaar that exhibits the affluence of Indian culture. More...

Laxminarayan Temple (Birla Mandir)

Category : Religious
Built in 1938 by the Industrialist G.D. Birla, it is one of the major temples in Delhi and is located near Connought Place. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Laxmi and her consort Narayana. The temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi on the stipulation that people of all castes shall be allowed to enter the temple. More...

ISKCON Temple

Category : Religious
Popularly called as the Hare Krishna temple, it's a famous temple with idols of Sri Sri Radha Krishna. Located in South Delhi, the temple is mainly built with red stone is acknowledged for its distinctive architecture that blends the traditional Vedic style with modern style. More...

Tughlaqabad Fort

Category : History & Culture
In 1321, Ghazi Malik of Tughlaq built the strongest fort in Delhi at Tughlaqabad within four years of his rule. It is the most massive and spectacular fort even in its ruined state. Within its walls, bastion and huge towers are impressive palaces, marvelous mosques, and grand audience halls.

Chandni Chowk

Category : History & Culture
It is one of the oldest and busiest markets in Delhi and Asia's largest wholesale market. Created by Shah Jahan, the market stretches in the old city from the Red Fort to Jama Masjid.

National Agricultural Science Museum

Category : History & Culture
Situated in the National Agricultural Science Centre campus of ICAR, it is the first of its kind in the India. A specially designed double storey building of 23,000 sq ft floor area depicts the development of agriculture in India since ancient time and the current state-of-the-art technology in agriculture in our country with future prospects.

National Rail Museum

Category : History & Culture
Located on the Maulana Azad Road, it is one of the largest museums in India and holds a variety of articles ranging from pre-historic era to contemporary works of art. Managed by the Ministry of Culture, it is a part of the Government of India. More...


Tourist Destinations Near Delhi



Haridwar

This city located in Uttarakhand is one of the popular pilgrimages in the country of India. Because of its prime location on the banks of the river Ganges, this pilgrimage city of India is among the 7 holiest Hindu places.
Apart from being a famous tourist destination to the Indians as well as global tourists throughout the year, Haridwar is even famous among people as being the location of the Kumbha Mela, which is held here once in every twelve years. More...

Mathura

Mathura, the birth place of Lord Krishna, is located in Uttar Pradesh on the west of the river Yamuna. Besides being a Hindu pilgrimage, this north-Indian city is the centre for administration of the Mathura District. Mathura encompasses a total area of 3,800 sq. km. Mathura is popularly known as the "Brajbhoomi", the sacred land of Lord Krishna. The city lies 145 km to the south east of Delhi and 58 km to the north west of Agra, Uttar pradesh. Mathura attracts many tourists and pilgrims through out the year. Every nook and corner of the city reverberates with the music of flute that was played by Lord Krishna in his youth. Mathura has many legendary and historical stories attached to it which makes the place all the more special. More...

Agra

Located in Uttar pradesh on the banks of the River Yamuna, the city of Agra is synonymous with the Taj Mahal- one of the Seven Wonders of the World, renowned for its beauty and historical significance. Agra is located 363 kms from the state capital of Lucknow and is on the itinerary of all travelers- domestic and international. More...

Last Updated on : May 20, 2014