Things To Do In Delhi

13 Things to do in Delhi which cannot be missed!

Delhi, the capital of India, has a vibrancy of its own. The city is characterized with hypnotic architecture, landscaped gardens, places of worship and never ending shopping experiences. It is very difficult to summarize Delhi in one page, in order to understand the effervescences and liveliness of this city one definitely needs to visit it at least once.

Red Fort

One of the most famous monuments of the entire country and pride of Delhi is the Red Fort where the Prime minister unfolds the flag of India during Independence Day. Not only does it depicts the glorifying past but also signifies it exalting present. Built by the Mughal emperors, this fort is over 2 kilometers in length built with red limestone. To get a deeper understanding of the history of this magnificent fort, do watch the sound and light show featured every evening.


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Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid is yet another spectacular gem of Old Delhi, and is the prevalent mosque in India.

The mosque has a rich history behind it and holds strong spiritual values. It took almost 13 years to complete it and was finally completed in 1650.It is truly worthwhile to visit Jama Masjid during the month of Ramzan when the city is covered in festive spirit. Do not forget to relish the mouthwatering food of chandini chowk.


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Chandni Chowk

How is it possible not to mention Chandini Chowk with a mention of Jama Masjid? Just across Jama Masjid is this popular street of Chandini Chowk which is popular for ethnic blend of food and shopping. Do not expect plush shopping malls, air conditioned shops and five star dining experiences here.. Certainly Chandi Chowk has maintained it charms throughout these years and still stands tall in spite of all the competition from all the MNCs around the world when it comes to fashion and food.


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Swaminarayan Akshardham

A true splendor and a display of spirituality is the BAPS Swaminarayan Akshardham temple. Beautifully crafted, pink stone and white marble shrine, the temple looks absolutely marvelous across the banks of river Yamuna. A visit to the temple would leave you awestruck by splendid landscaped gardens, boat ride and light and music show. Apart from the shrines of all the Hindu Gods and Goddess, this temple explains the importance of Hinduism and being a vegetarian


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Humayun’s Tomb

Humayun’s Tomb is an attempt to reincarnate of the Taj mahal. It was built in the year 1570 by the Mughals and is a total delight to visit. Not only the architecture is astonishing but also the flourishing is said that the body of the Humayun, a Mughal Emperor is resting in peace here.


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Lodi Gardens

Lodi Gardens delivers a tranquil haven from the hustle and bustle of the city, and is the place to relax and adore the stunning and glorious landscaped gardens. This garden is very famous among joggers, yoga specialists and nature lovers especially during the spring when the flowers are in full bloom. These beautiful gardens where built during the British reign in the year 1936.


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Qutab Minar

In 1199 CE Qutbu l-Din Aibak, started the construction of the Qutub minar which was completed in 1206.It is known to be one of the tallest minaret of the world which displays verses from the Holy Quran. It has 7 stories which are beautifully sculptured and were open for the public to climb on however now it is prohibited after the tragic accident. There are many other historical sites around the Qutub minar such as Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, Alai Darwaza, the Tomb of Iltutmish, Alai Minar, Ala-ud-din’s Madrasa and Tomb, and the Tomb of Imam Zamin.


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Gandhi Smriti

If you wish to learn more about Mahatma Gandhi, the father of nation then you must definitely visit the Gandhi Smriti which is a site where Bapu was actually assassinated on January 30, 1948.You would be able to see how exactly he lived ,the room has been kept exactly it used to be during his time. There are loads of pictures, painting and statuaries which would help you take a peep into the past and will provide you a vast learning experience about his life and his fight for his conquest.



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India Gate

India Gate indeed is a tribute to the soldiers who lost their life in the First World War during 1914-1919.India gate is a War memorial which has got the names of the soldiers inscribed on the soaring arch in the center of New Delhi. In the year 1971 Amar Jawan Jyoti was instilled in the remembrance of the soldiers who gave their life in the Indo-Pakistan war in 1971.India Gate is a very popular flock for Delhities during the evening when the war memorial is enlightens by flood lights spread around well maintained gardens.


Bahai (Lotus) Temple

The Bahai temple is one of the most beautiful landmarks which is in a shape of a Lotus flower, thus the name Lotus Temple. The temple displays the Bahai Faith which signifies unity of all religion and faith. It is made out of white shining marble stone and looks absolutely marvelous when lighted during the night. The well maintained gardens and ponds around the temple makes it an ultimate picnic destination. The peace and beauty of the sculpture would definitely relax your mind body and soul.


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Dilli Haat

If you are looking for some ethnic shopping in an open air market then Dilli Haat is the most appropriate place. This magnificent market is run by Delhi Tourism and its main purpose is to display the true essence of India’s rich culture and diversity. Delhi Haat also promotes small scale business for which the Delhi government gives special aid. If you have fetish for craft then you would definitely find this place intriguing. Dine in style in open air restaurant which serves cuisines from all around the country.


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Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar which is the astronomical observatory was built by Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur in the year 1724.It consist of 13 astronomical instrument which helps in compiling astronomical tables with the help of direction and movement of Sun, Moon and other planets. A visit to Jantar Mantar is very popular among school students as it provides a great learning experience.


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Connaught Place

You cannot leave Delhi without visiting Connaught Place which is also known as the CP. The architecture of Connaught place truly depicts the British reign which was named after H.R.H. Field Marshal the 1st Duke of Connaught and Strathearn. It consists of the outer circle and the inner circle. There are 8 roads which come out of the inner circle and 12 roads leading out from the outer circle. Connaught place is a true heaven for shopaholic, as both the inner circle and the outer circle are sprawling with big brands and eating joints. One of the most popular markets is the Pallika bazaar and Janpath.


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