Delhi City Travel Guide

Delhi, the capital city of India has much to offer. It is a huge metropolitan city and showcases an ideal blend of olden times and modernity. With an amazing collection of enthralling places that reflects the past, you will never have a dull moment in this city. From elite shopping malls to incredible dining options, to diverse tourist destinations, the city has much to offer and the tourist can explore its flavors to the maximum. If history is what attracts you then you can visit Lodhi Garden, Qutab Minar, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, and Humayun’s tomb. If shopping is your craze then you can visit Malls like Select City, GIP, Emporia, and Ambiance to name a few.

Aagrasen Ki Baoli, Delhi

Aagrasen Ki Baoli | #1 of Top 25 Places to Visit in Delhi

Aagrasen Ki Baoli is a monument of a lot of historical significance. It is found at Halley Road in the capital city of India. It is a very old water reservoir that mounts from the deepness of the earth and rises to approximately 104 steps. The place is in the middle of the residential and business complexes of central Delhi and it is a calm and peaceful place and is an ideal spot for photography lovers. The ancient brick walls take you in the bygone era and as you climb down the steps, a sudden drop in the temperature can be felt. It is a sheltered monument and falls under the Archaeological Sites Act, 1958. Agrasen Ki Baoli is 60 meters long and 15 meters wide and it is believed to be built during the time of Mahabharata. The place became popular after Raju Hirani's film PK was shot here.

Fees & Timings: No Entry Fee. Opens at 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Location: Jantar Mantar

Nearest Metro: Barakhambha Road Metro Station

Adventure Island, Delhi

Adventure Island | #2 of Top 25 Places to Visit in Delhi

Adventure Island situated in Rohini is an amazing amusement theme park. The park is loaded with several entertaining theme-based hilarious rides. This family-friendly park has numerous water coasters, boats & rides, and a jungle maze that offers complete entertainment to the children. It is a fun island near Rithala metro station with a small gaming zone, shopping complex, and a food court. It is found in 62 acres and comprises of approximately 26 rides and other attractions. There is a huge lake and separates the mall building from the amusement park.

Fees & Timings: Weekdays - INR 449, Weekend-INR 499 11:00am to 7:00 pm

Location: Rohini

Nearest Metro: Rohini West Metro Station

Akshardham Temple, Delhi

Akshardham Temple | #3 of Top 25 Places to Visit in Delhi

Epitomizing ancient Indian culture in all its amazing grandeur and beauty, Swami Akashar Dham temple brilliantly showcases the essence of India's culture and traditions. A visit to the temple takes you to an enlightening sojourn through India's glorious art, inimitable values, and timeless spiritual messages. Experience culture and spirituality of India's customs, the majesty of its art and architecture as you explore the colossal temple complex with its lush green lawns, exquisite bronze statues, and lotus-shaped garden. Enjoy the spectacular musical fountain show in the evening.

Fees & Timings: It is open from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm and is open every day except Monday.

Location: Akshardham

Nearest Metro: Akshardham Metro Station

Connaught Place, Delhi

Connaught Place | #4 of Top 25 Places to Visit in Delhi

Connaught Place is an extremely popular market located in New Delhi with heritage Georgian style architecture. Built-in Georgian styled architecture colossal market it is also the main financial, commercial, and business centers and is thronged by people. Broad whitewashed, well-lit streets radiate out from the central circle of Rajiv Chowk, with Seven roads connecting the outer circle and inner circle. The place houses, popular, bars, and international chain stores, plush cinema houses, luxury theatres, ICCR auditorium, Regal building which is a wax museum, ancient Hanuman temple, Jantar Mantar, good hotels and restaurants as it offers a thrilling shopping experience.

Fees & Timings: No Entry Fee. No Timings.

Location: Rajiv Chowk

Nearest Metro: Rajiv Chowk Metro Station

Delhi Haat, Delhi

Delhi Haat | #5 of Top 25 Places to Visit in Delhi

Destination of diverse seasons, Delhi Haat is a massive complex set u in an area of 7.2 acres. It comprises of approximately 108 craft stalls, Amphitheatre that has a sitting capacity of 450 people, 3 AC halls for conferences, exhibitions, workshops or seminars. To give it a greener look it has terraced roof gardens and has massive basement parking that can accommodate nearly 260 cars and the same number of two-wheelers. Despite the daily activities festivals too are organized around the year.

Fees & Timings: The place is open from 11.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m and the entry ticket of this place is INR 20 per adult.

Location: Pitampura

Nearest Metro: Pitam Pura Metro Station

Dilli Haat, Delhi

Dilli Haat | #6 of Top 25 Places to Visit in Delhi

An open-air food plaza and spectacular craft bazaar, Dilli hat is located in the commercial center of South Delhi right opposite INA Market in Delhi. There are three Delhi Hat is in Delhi namely Pitampura, Janakpuri, and INA, with INA being the most popular one. There are a huge amphitheater and AC auditorium which hosts thrilling live cultural performances all through the year. Dilli Hat exhibits the cultural diversity of India as you can witness amazing art and craft sourced from all states of India. Dilli hat is also an open-air shopper's paradise and a haven for food lovers.

Fees & Timings: Rs.20 for adults and Rs.10 for children. Opens 10.30 am to 10 pm every day.

Location: INA

Nearest Metro: Delhi Haat INA Metro Station

Fun N Food Village, Delhi

Fun N Food Village | #7 of Top 25 Places to Visit in Delhi

A wonderful amalgamation of our rich Indian legacy and upscale recreational facilities Fun N Food Village is a modern amusement park with more than twenty amusement and water rides such as Dragon rides, Disco Disco, Roll n Roll gondolas well-manicured landscaped gardens, gift shops, and amazing multi-cuisine food outlets. It is located merely three kilometers from the International airport at Dwarka Sector 21 on the Old Delhi Gurgaon Road. An amusement park is a perfect venue for kids and for fun-loving enthusiasts to have a super good time, especially during the summers to take a mid-week break.

Fees & Timings: Rs. 1000/Adult, Rs.600/Child. It operates from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Sunday.

Location: Dwarka Sector 21

Nearest Metro: Dwarka Sector 21 Metro Station

Garden of Five Senses, Delhi

Garden of Five Senses | #8 of Top 25 Places to Visit in Delhi

The Garden of Five Senses is a wonderful park with umpteen activities developed by the tourism of Delhi. It was specially conceptualized to create a leisure place for the public to unwind and interact. It adds life to the town and is a perfect place for every section of society. This 20-acre site was inaugurated in February 2003 and is simply spectacular. Majestic rocks, stainless-steel birds placed on the pillars welcomes everyone. The garden is segregated into diverse areas. Khas Bagh, slow water cascades lined with fragrant shrubs is the highlight of this place. The Garden is specifically designed to kindle one's sensory reactions to the surroundings. It is an extraordinary blend of fragrance and color, texture and form and stirs up the responsiveness of smell, touch, sight, taste, and sound.

Fees & Timings: INR 30 Adult, INR 10 for Childern and Senior Citizen. Opens at 9:00 am to 7:00 pm (Monday close),

Location: Saket

Nearest Metro: Saket Metro Station

Hauz Khas, Delhi

Hauz Khas | #9 of Top 25 Places to Visit in Delhi

Centrally located amidst posh South Delhi, Hauz Khas is upscale quaint village boasting of the 13th-century medieval history of Delhi Sultanate reign. Hauz Khas houses a Royal water tank, an Islamic seminary, an ancient mosque, Firuz Shah Tughlaq's tomb, and pavilions. Reflecting on the   cultural essence of India's glorious past, Hauz Khas offers a thrilling shopping experience as it houses outlets of leading contemporary fashion designers. The Hauz Khas Complex is open from Monday to Saturday between 10:30 Am to 7:00 Pm as it retains its old-world charm, amidst well-manicured green parks, walkways lined with ornamental trees and surrounded by modern market and residential complexes.

Fees & Timings: Monday to Saturday between 10:30 AM to 7:00 PM. No Entry Fee.

Location: Hauz Khas

Nearest Metro: Hauz Khas Metro Station

Hauz Khas Social, Delhi

Hauz Khas Social | #10 of Top 25 Places to Visit in Delhi

Hauz Khas village also known as the cultural hub of Delhi is a beautiful lake and a well-known monument is a perfect spot to open up an unbelievable alternative work area. Hauz Khas Social is a perfect location with a spectacular view of both the landmarks.Rugged yet immensely stylish with 100% upcycled and recycled furniture put together with industrial essentials, the Hauz Khas Social makes an anti-design statement and is pretty similar to the Meatpacking district in the city of New York. The interiors are super environmentally friendly with plush leather sofas and fragmentary bare walls. Skeleton table lamps and naked bulbs add spark in the area to make it more eco friendly and jagged. The place is constructed in 8500 sq. Ft and is pretty spacious.

Fees & Timings: INR 1300 for two person. Opens at 12:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Location: Hauz Khas

Nearest Metro: Hauz Khas Metro Station

Humayun's Tomb, Delhi

Humayun's Tomb | #11 of Top 25 Places to Visit in Delhi

Humayun's Tomb reflects an amazing blend of Mughal and Persian architecture. Found close to Lodhi Road crossing, Jor Bagh, this superb garden tomb was designed by famous architects in the medieval era, Mirak Mirza Ghiyath and his eminent son Sayyed Muham. The construction was initiated by Hamida Banu Begum to keep the mortal remnants of Humayun, the popular Mughal Emperor. But, the construction was completed by Humayun's son Akbar. The Persian-inspired gardens surrounding the tomb are divided into four parts by causeways with a shallow water channel, connected to pools, a  baradari, and hammam.

Fees & Timings: The entry ticket is Rs. 10/Adult (Indian) and Rs. 250 for foreigners. Free for Children below 15 years. It opens from sunrise to sunset every day.

Location: Jor Bagh

Nearest Metro: Jor Bagh Metro Station

India Gate, Delhi

India Gate | #12 of Top 25 Places to Visit in Delhi

An outstanding war memorial, located at the heart of India's capital city, New Delhi, is a war memorial dedicated to honoring the soldiers of the Undivided Indian Army who died during World War I between 1914 and 1921. The triumphal arch of India Gate is designed by notable Edwin Lutyens. The structure stands on a low base and rises in asymmetrical steps capped with a shallow dome at the top as cornices are adorned with the inscription of sun. A multitude of locals and tourists alike throng the lush green India Gate Lawns which surround the monument for a leisurely evening as they enjoy the spectacular light show at the fountains. Tourists can enjoy authentic and mouthwatering street food served by numerous vendors at the spot.

Fees & Timings: No Entry Fee. No Timings.

Location: Central Secretariat

Nearest Metro: Central Secretariat Metro Station

Jama Masjid, Delhi

Jama Masjid | #13 of Top 25 Places to Visit in Delhi

One of the most renowned mosques, Jama Masjid is located west of Red Fort Off Netaji Subhash Marg in Old Delhi and is the largest mosque in India. It has a vast courtyard capable of holding almost 25,000 devotees. This great architectural edifice of Shah Jahan is highly decorative and ornamental with three great gates, four towers and two 40 m-high minarets constructed out of strips of red sandstone and white marble. The mosque is open every day of the week from 7 am to noon and 1.30 pm to 6.30 pm. The tourists are not allowed during the prayer hours.

Fees & Timings: The place is open from 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM and there is no entry fee for this place.

Location: Jama Masjid Metro

Nearest Metro: Jama Masjid Metro Station

Jantar Mantar, Delhi

Jantar Mantar | #14 of Top 25 Places to Visit in Delhi

Jantar Mantar was constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh in the year 1724. He built other observatories in the cities of Ujjain, Mathura, and Varanasi. Raja Jai Singh found the astronomical instruments very tiny to take the exact measurements and for this reason, he made these over-sized and more precise instruments. The instruments present in this historical building are fascinating for their originality, but correct observations cannot be gathered because of the obstruction caused by tall buildings all over. Close to Patel Metro station, Jantar Mantar is open all days of the week and is open from sunrise to sunset.

Fees & Timings: INR 25 for Indians, INR 300 for Foreigners 6:00am to 6:00 pm. Everyday.

Location: Janpath

Nearest Metro: Janpath Metro Station

Lotus Temple, Delhi

Lotus Temple | #15 of Top 25 Places to Visit in Delhi

Lotus Temple, open to the people of all religions is situated near Okhla NSIC, East Of Nehru Place, and lies close to Kalkaji Mandir. set among the sprawling lush green landscaped gardens. the magnificent edifice is made up of pure white marble The lotus-shaped architecture of the temple is strikingly beautiful. Around the blooming petals, there are nine pools of water, which look spectacular in natural light, and at dusk when it is floodlit.

Fees & Timings: Lotus Temple opens for visits From Tuesday to Sunday, Closed on Monday. Entry timings are 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM and Entry is free.

Location: Kalkaji Mandir

Nearest Metro: Kalkaji Mandir Metro Station

National Gallery of Modern Art | #16 of Top 25 Places to Visit in Delhi

National Gallery of Modern Art is one of the finest art galleries that comprise of both modern and Indian art. It comes under the culture ministry and the chief museum at Jaipur House came into existence in March 1954. The chief purpose of this museum is to uphold and acquire modern art pieces from 1850 onward and to develop galleries for permanent show. It also has branches in Bangalore and Mumbai.

Fees & Timings: The place is open from Tue-Sun from 11:00 AM to 6:30 PM. All the people above the age of 18 are expected to pay a nominal entry fee of INR 20.

Location: Jaipur House

Nearest Metro: Central Secretariat Metro Station

National Rail Museum, Delhi

National Rail Museum | #17 of Top 25 Places to Visit in Delhi

National Rail Museum is a perfect place to discover the history of Indian railways. It is located at Chanakyapuri and came into existence on 1st February 1977 and spreads over an area of 10 acres. The collection present in the museum exhibits nearly 163 years of history of Indian Railways. More then 5 lakh people visit this place every year. The museum comprises of nearly 80 life-size outdoor displays that include locomotives, carriages, and few of the special coaches of different gauges. All the displays are unique in itself and have a lot of historical importance and every piece has an exceptional story associated with it.

Fees & Timings: The entry fee of this place is INR 50 on a weekday but on a holiday it is INR 100. The museum is open till 5 pm.

Location: Chanakyapuri

Nearest Metro: Lok Kalyan Marg Metro Station, Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus Metro Station,

National Science Center, Delhi

National Science Center | #18 of Top 25 Places to Visit in Delhi

The National Science Centre came into existence in the year 1992 and is an amazing science museum in the capital city of India, Delhi. It falls under the ministry of culture and is situated at Pragati maidan close to Gate No 1, overlooking the famous Purana Qila. The National Science center has given birth to some of the most intelligent science scholars. It has been the source in developing technical minds and the younger generation has tremendously benefitted from it. It is an extremely absorbing place which explains the science in a logical way and that too in a very attention-grabbing way. The scientific achievements of this place will surprise you with its wonders.

Fees & Timings: Entry Fee Rs.60. Opens at 9:30 am to 6:00 pm.

Location: Pragati Maidan

Nearest Metro: Pragati Maidan Metro Station

Nehru Planetarium, Delhi

Nehru Planetarium | #19 of Top 25 Places to Visit in Delhi

The Famous Nehru Planetarium in the capital city of New Delhi is found in the green environs of the Teen Murti Bhawan, which was an official dwelling of India's former and first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. It has now been converted into a museum in his memory. This Planetarium offers an opportunity to explore the cosmological system in the sky like a theatre with a dome-like screen that is created out of glass fiber and approximately 265 people can watch it together. Events related to the astronomy like quiz contests, lectures, workshops keep taking place over here.

Fees & Timings: Entry fee Rs.50/Student, Rs.100/Adult. Open at 9:00 am to 5:30 pm (Monday close).

Location: Teen Murti Marg

Nearest Metro: Lok Kalyan Marg Metro Station

Purana Qila, Delhi

Purana Qila | #20 of Top 25 Places to Visit in Delhi

Constructed in the ancient city of Delhi, Indraprastha, Purana Quila is rectangular shaped.The solid ramparts have 3 gateways endowed with bastions on each side. It was bounded by a broad moat and was connected with river Yamuna that flows on the eastern part of the fort. The Talaqui Darwaza also famous as The northern gateway combines the characteristically Islamic sharp arch with brackets and Hindu Chhatris. The Humayun Darwaza or the Southern gateway is also made on similar lines. The walls of Purana Quila were constructed by emperor Humayun and new capital, Dinpanah was laid. The work of Purana Quila that was left incomplete was finished by Sher Shah Suri. Wonderful sound and light show are held every evening over here.

Fees & Timings: INR 20 for Indians, INR 300 for Foreigners 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Every Day

Location: Opposite Pragati Maidan

Nearest Metro: Pragati Maidan Metro Station

Qutub Minar, Delhi

Qutub Minar | #21 of Top 25 Places to Visit in Delhi

Qutab Minar one of the finest monuments in India boasting of fine architectural design. Built-in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak, the soaring conical tower of victory is, 73 m-high and has five distinct stories, each marked by a projecting balcony. this UNESCO World Heritage Site has a Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque at the foot of the tower. A 7 m-high iron pillar stands right in the courtyard of the mosque. A band of the ancient inscription is engraved over its gate. Tourists can get an amazing birds-eye view of Delhi from its top on all days.

Fees & Timings: ₹30 for Indians; ₹500 for foreigners; free for children below 15 years. Opens 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location: Mehrauli

Nearest Metro: Qutub Minar Metro Station

Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi

Rashtrapati Bhavan | #22 of Top 25 Places to Visit in Delhi

Rashtrapati Bhawan, designed and conceptualized by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker stands on a sprawling estate located at the eastern end of Rajpath. This architectural marvel has 2.5 kilometers of corridors and 190 acres of the garden area and is spread over four floors. The sprawling Mughal Gardens of the Rashtrapati Bhavan are very famous boasting endless varieties of roses, bougainvillea, and exotic flowers. It houses a state-of-the-art Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex Clock Tower, where the regal ceremonies are showcased.

Fees & Timings: No Entry Fee 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM Friday to Sunday

Location: Central Secretariat

Nearest Metro: Central Secretariat Metro Station

Red Fort, Delhi

Red Fort | #23 of Top 25 Places to Visit in Delhi

The iconic fort also known as Lal Quila is located in Chandni Chowk Old Delhi. Constructed in red sandstone, it a is wonderful epitome of imposing power, architectural brilliance, and pompous style of the Mughal emperors. Its outstanding Main gate commonly known as Lahori gate attracts crowd, especially on Independence Day. It leads into the huge compound and a veritable treasure trove of magnificent buildings including Drum House, Peral Mosque, Royal Baths, and Palace of Color and white marble halls. Enjoy a lively evening of sound and light show as it re-creates events in India's history connected with the Red fort.

Fees & Timings: INR 35 for Indians; INR 500 for foreigners. 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. It is open from Tuesday to Sunday and closed on Monday.

Location: Chandni Chowk

Nearest Metro: Chandni Chowk Metro Station

Select City Walk, Delhi

Select City Walk | #24 of Top 25 Places to Visit in Delhi

Select CITYWALK is among the most happening shopping center in the country. It is a result of innovative and ultra-modern thinking of three avid individuals Mr.Yog, Mr. Arjun, and Ms. Neeraj that this iconic landmark came up in the center of the city. Lively, classy, and chic retail center with stunning decor, branded shops, food court, and cinema makes Select Citywalk an ideal place to spend a fabulous day. Under one roof you can dine, shop, celebrate and have fun get-togethers with your family and friends.

Fees & Timings: No Entry Fee. The place is open from 10 AM to 11 PM every day of the week and is worth a visit.

Location: Saket

Nearest Metro: Saket Metro Station

Splash Water Park, Delhi

Splash Water Park | #25 of Top 25 Places to Visit in Delhi

If you want to enjoy water slides, different rides, and a variety of pools then you can visit a family-friendly recreation park. With all the entertaining and thrilling water rides Splash water park is a perfect place as it offers a crazy and an exciting feel. It has variety of rides like loopy rides, multi-lane rides and ensures complete fun with friends and family. Though few rides are not suggested for the faint-hearted people and in that case you can indulge yourself with fancy rides and have a splashing experience. Buddha Water Fall and some shallow pools where you can dip your feet. For the safety of children, lifeguards are constantly on the move. Enjoy snacking in the food courts once you are over with the rides. The park opens in the morning at 10 am from 1st March to 10th December.

Fees & Timings: Weekdays - INR 500, Weekend-INR 600 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Location: Main GT Karnal Road, Alipur

Nearest Metro: Jahangirpuri Metro Station

FAQs About Delhi City:

𝒬. What is Delhi famous for?

𝒜. Delhi is famous for its tourist attractions,food,and it's marketplaces. Since its the national capital of the country you can explore Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament house, India gate.

𝒬. What is the best time to visit Delhi city?

𝒜. Best time to visit Delhi is from October to March when the weather is at its best. During this period flowers are at their blooming best.

𝒬. Delhi is the city of which Indian state?

𝒜. Delhi, India’s capital territory, is a massive metropolitan area in the north. In Old Delhi, a neighborhood dating to the 1600s, stands the imposing Mughal-era Red Fort.

𝒬. Does Delhi city have an airport?

𝒜. Indira Gandhi International Airport serves as the major international aviation hub of the Indian capital city of New Delhi. The Airport, spread over an area of 5,106 acres, situated in Palam.

𝒬. What are the names of railway stations of Delhi city?

𝒜. Name of railway station(s) in Delhi city: New Delhi Railway Station, Delhi Junction, Dayabasti railway station, Delhi Cantonment, Old Delhi Railway Station, Delhi Azadpur, Hazrat Nizamuddin Delhi, Delhi Sarai Rohilla, Delhi Shahdara Junction

𝒬. What are the top malls or shopping places of Delhi?

𝒜. Malls and Shopping places in Delhi city: Select City Walk Mall, DLF Promenade Mall, DLF Emporio Mall, Ansal Plaza Mall, Ambience Mall, DLF Place Mall, Pacific Mall, TDI Mall, City Square Mall , Metro Walk Mall, DLF City Center Mall, V3S Mall, Cross River Mall, The Chanakya Mall

𝒬. What are the famous religious places in Delhi?

𝒜. Famous Religious places in Delhi city: Akshardham Temple, Bhairon Mandir, Gauri Shankar Temple, Hanuman Mandir, Birla Mandir, Hanuman Mandir, Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir, Svetambara Jain Temple, ISKCON Temple, Shri Jagannath Mandir, Chhatarpur Mandir, Jhandewalan Mandir, Kalkaji Mandir, Sai Baba Mandir, Kali Mandir, Yogmaya Mandir

𝒬. What are the places for fun and activities in Delhi?

𝒜. Fun and Activity places in Delhi city: Moti Bagh, Nehru Planetarium, Hauz Khas, Red Fort, Paint Ball,, Indian Habitat Centre, India Gate, Delhi Haat, Raahgiri, Old Delhi, Paranthe Wali Gali, Connaught Place, Garden Of Five Senses, Jantar Mantar, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, Humayun’s Tomb, National Rail Museum, Lodhi Gardens

𝒬. List out the inter-state bus terminal and major bus stands of Delhi city.

𝒜. Following are the names of major bus terminals of the Delhi city: Maharana Pratap Inter State Bus Terminus, Safdarjung Terminal, Sarai Kale Khan Bus Terminal, Karampura Terminal, RSRTC DELUX BUS STAND, Anand Vihar Bus Terminal, Anand Vihar Bus Terminal

𝒬. Does Delhi city have any metro rail facility?

𝒜. Yes, Delhi city has metro rail facility to commute locally. Search Delhi metro routes.