New Delhi

New Delhi, Capital of India

Delhi, the National capital of India is a true symbol of heritage and India culture.  It is a cosmopolitan city where you will find influence of each and every part of the country. Delhi is famous for its history, culture, heritage and food. If you are a foodie, you must visit Delhi to enjoy number of different cuisines. Delhi was the capital of Mughal Empire and there is a clear reflection of Mughlai food in Delhi. There are around 1200 listed heritage properties in Delhi. You can spend many days here to have a complete gist of Delhi without getting bored.

Climate: Delhi can be very hot or cold depending upon the month you are visiting. April to July is very hot while December to March is very cold with temperature up to 5 degree Celsius. Best time to visit Delhi is between September to November.

Accessibility

Being the National capital, Delhi is well connected with every part of country.  You can use all modes of travelling like Air, Rail and Bus since Delhi is well connected both nationally and internationally.

Places of Interest

Red Fort (Lal Quila)

Location: Chandni Chowk

Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk

It is the true symbol of Delhi and a very old heritage site. Red Fort was the residence of Mughal emperors for a long time. It is in the center of Delhi with lot of museums inside. It was built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It was named as Red Fort because of the red sandstone that was used to construct its walls. It is a true representation of Mughal art and creativity. Every year on the Indian Independence Day, 15th August, Prime Minister of India, hosts the Indian flag on Red Fort and addresses the nation which makes this place a symbol of National pride.

Qutab Minar

Location: Mehrauli

Nearest Metro Station: Qutab Minar

Qutab Minar holds the title of World’s tallest brick Minaret and the second largest Minar in India. It is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is made of marble and red sandstone. Qutab Minar is surrounded by other heritage sites like iron pillar, Alai Darwaza, Alai Minar, Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque,Ala-ud-din's Madrasa and Tomb, the Tomb of Iltutmish and the Tomb of Imam Zamin. The minar is made from bricks some of which are covered with delicate carvings in iron and verses from the Holy Quran. The iron pillar is a metallurgical wonder since it shows no sign of rust even after so many years. A must visit for those who wish to be enchanted by the charisma of this historical marvel! 

Humayun Tomb

Location: Mathura Road, Opp. Dargah Nizamuddin

Nearest Metro Station: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium metro station

Humayun’s Tomb was built by Hamida Banu Begum in the 15th century.  It is a red sand stone building with a very beautiful Persian structure surrounded by gardens. The first garden tomb in India, it was made before the Taj Mahal and was an inspiration for that. This place also has the graves of other Mughal emperor Shah Jahan’s son Dara shikoh, Hamida Banu herself and many others.

India Gate

Location: Rajpath

Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan

A symbol of true Patriotism, India Gate makes every Indian feel proud of his freedom and heritage after visiting this place. Situated at Rajpath, it offers tribute to all the soldiers who sacrificed their life for the country. It is a 42 meters high arched structure made of Bharatpur stone. Amar Jawan Jyoti memorial was made in 1971 in the remembrance of all soldiers who sacrificed their life in the India-Pak war. This flame burns night and day. Rajpath itself is a beautiful place surrounded by lush gardens. A walk to Rajpath rejuvenates the soul and gives a great feeling of being in the lap of nature.

Connaught Place

Location: Connaught Place

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

Though there are many malls and shopping complexes in Delhi but Connaught Place has its own charm. It is quite different from malls or other shopping hubs. It is an open market with a royal monumental looks that make it very beautiful and transport one to another era. There are two circles- inner and outer with many branded and local shops. There are lot of famous restaurants and cinemas in this area. It is a great place to visit in the evening to enjoy the Georgian architecture, a casual stroll, window shopping and the smiles of the warm, young Delhi crowd!

Other Tourist Attractions

Akshardham

Location: Noida Mor

Nearest Metro Station: Akshardham

 

Lodhi Garden

Location: Lodhi Road

Nearest Metro Station: Jorbagh

 

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Location: Connaught

Nearest Metro Station: Shivaji Stadium

 

Lotus Temple

Location: Kalkaji

Nearest Metro Station: Kalkaji Mandir

 

ISKCON Temple

Location: East of Kailsah

Nearest Metro Station: Nehru Place

 

Jantar Mantar

Location: Connaught Place

Nearest Metro Station: Janpath

 

Purana Quila

Location: Pragati Maidan

Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan

 

Chhatarpur Temple

Location: Chhatarpur

Nearest Metro Station: Chhatarpur

 

Jama Masjid

Location: Chandni Chowk

Nearest Metro Station: Chawri Bazar

 

National Rail Museum

Location: Chanakyapuri

Nearest Metro Station: Dhaula Kuan

 

National Zoological Park

Location: Near Pragati Maidan

Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan

 

Garden of Five Senses

Location:  Mehrauli -Badarpur Road

Nearest Metro Station: Saket

 

Agrasen ki Baoli

Location: Janpath                        

Nearest Metro Station: Janpath

 

Iron Pillar of Delhi

Location: Mehrauli

Nearest Metro Station: Saket

 

Shankar's International Dolls Museum

Location: ITO

Nearest Metro Station: ITO

 

National Gallery of Modern Art

Location: Near India Gate

Nearest Metro Station: Khan Market

 

Pracheen Hanuman Mandir

Location: Connaught Place

Nearest Metro Station: Shivaji Statdium

 

Sacred Heart Cathedral, New Delhi

Location: Baba Kharag Singh Marg

Nearest Metro Station: Shivaji Statdium

 

Cathedral Church of The Redemption

Location: Near Rashtrapati Bhawan

Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat

 

Tughlakabad Fort

Location: Tughlakabad

Nearest Metro Station: Tughlakabad

 

Nehru Planetarium

Location: Teen Murti Marg

Nearest Metro Station: Race Course

 

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