Places to visit in New Delhi

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Red Fort

Red Fort or Lal Quila was the capital of Mughals in the 18th century and was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and the British used it as a military camp until 1947. It is one of the most significant monuments in Delhi and it is from this fort, the Prime Minister of India raises the Indian flag on every Independence Day, on August 15th.

 

Qutub Minar

The colossal Qutub Minar is a prominent cultural monument in New Delhi, and its construction was initiated by the Mughal ruler QutbuddinAibak and completed by Iltutmish. This magnificent, 73-meter high tower is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is built with red sandstone and marble.

 

Raj Ghat

The Raj Ghat is the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi that is situated on the banks of river Yamuna. Surrounded by a beautiful garden, there is a black marble platform that indicates the spot of his cremation in 1948

National Museum, New Delhi

Set up in 1949, the National Museum is one of the proud reminders of a loaded cultural past of India. It is home to a wide range of artifacts from ancient times to the recent past and is situated at the corner of Janpath and Maulana Azad Road.  This huge museum is divided into different galleries as per the era of the artifacts stored there.

 

National Rail Museum

The National Rail Museum is a unique gallery that showcases the history of the railway system and engines through innovative exhibits and shows. Located in a spacious land of 10 acres in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi this spectacular museum offers a mind-blowing show of the rail heritage of India.

Laxminarayan Temple

Spreading over an area of 7.5 acres, this grand Hindu worship place is a temple devoted to Laxminarayan or Vishnu, the Hindu God.  It is a renowned tourist destination and the area is surrounded by a large garden, stunning fountains and many shrines.

 

Lotus Temple

Constructed in 1896, the spectacular Lotus Temple is in the shape of flower lotus and is a Bahais place of worship. This is one of the most visited structures around the world and its unique architecture is widely recognized and won various international awards.

 

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid is a prime Mosque situated in Old Delhi that was built by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan in 1856. Surrounded by a grand courtyard, this marvelous mosque attracts a lot of visitors and it has three imposing gates in three directions.

National Science Centre

This famous center of science and technology heritage is a must visit for the young ones, to learn about the rising technologies, primitive life information revolution, human biology, water and fun science. Situated at PragatiMaidan, this amazing center also houses a multimedia center and 3D films.

 

Children's Park India Gate

Located close to the illustrious India Gate, the fabulous Children's Park spreads over more than 10 acres of land. This remarkable place offers everything a kid can dream of, like musical fountains, an array of games, theater, library, play equipment and lots more

Parasailing

If you are an adventure seeker, then Delhi has many opportunities for you to try your wild side. Parasailing is available close to the various water bodies and you can enjoy the marvelous views of Delhi while soaring in the air.

 

Bungee Jumping

This is another thrilling activity you can indulge in, if you are fond of heights. Several parks across the city has the facility of Bungee Jumping

Lodi The Garden Restaurant

Situated on Lodi road, this lovely restaurant offers a wide variety of European, Mediterranean and Lebanese dishes.

 

Delhi Darbar

The Delhi Durbar located at Connaught Place offers a huge variety of North Indian delicacies at pocket-friendly prices.

 

Dishes

When you are visiting Delhi, you shouldn’t miss a chance to taste the famous ‘Delhi Chat’ food items available in the roadside shops and market areas. The paratha gali at Chandni Chawk is a must try along with the popular ‘GolGappas’ of New Delhi

H2O, Island Bar and Pegs and Pints are a few of the prominent bars with a relaxed atmosphere and offers great food along with drinks.

DLFPromenade, D Mall, Pacific mall and The India Mall are some of the prime shopping malls available in the city.

 

Street Shopping

Connaught Place, Janpath, Khan market, Sarojini market andDilliHaatare few of the prominent, street shopping markets in Delhi, where you can get an amazing collection of everything, ranging from clothes, ethnic wear, bags and shoes.

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