22 PLACES TO VISIT IN DELHI (2018 updated list)

New Delhi is the capital of India and also the third largest city of this subcontinent. Strictly speaking, the city consists of two parts. Delhi or “Old” Delhi was the capital of then Muslim India between the 12th and 19th centuries. In this district, visitors will find countless mosques, monuments and forts from the Muslim era. The other part of Delhi is Newdelhi, selected by the British as the capital of India and expanded accordingly. Newdelhi has been generously and spaciously planned. Most of the embassies also settled in this part of the city and a large part of the government buildings are also located here. But Delhi has a third component to play when it comes to the importance of the city: in addition to its historical significance and the role that it plays as a government capital, Delhi is also the starting point for many tourists exploring the subcontinent want. Delhi Airport is a hub of many international airlines. The city is also on the way for the overland traffic through Asia and is finally the center for all tours through northern India.Delhi is a shopper’s paradise where there is nothing that does not exist. At almost all street stalls, negotiation is an important part of the business, unless the prices are expressly declared as “fixed prices”. Even in larger stores or department stores you can sometimes negotiate the price. With a friendly smile one usually has more success. Most shops are open from about 10 to about 20 clock, and on Sundays also. Delhi is a city that has been repeatedly ravaged and reborn, with vestiges of lost empires in almost every neighbourhood. There’s so much to experience here, it’s like a country in itself.

22 BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN DELHI

1.RED FORT

The Red Fort Complex was built as the palace fort of Shahjahanabad – the new capital of the fifth Mughal Emperor of India, Shah Jahan. Named for its massive enclosing walls of red sandstone, it is adjacent to an older fort, the Salimgarh, built by Islam Shah Suri in 1546, with which it forms the Red Fort Complex. The private apartments consist of a row of pavilions connected by a continuous water channel, known as the Nahr-i-Behisht (Stream of Paradise). The Red Fort is considered to represent the zenith of Mughal creativity which, under the Shah Jahan, was brought to a new level of refinement. The planning of the palace is based on Islamic prototypes, but each pavilion reveals architectural elements typical of Mughal building, reflecting a fusion of Persian, Timurid and Hindu traditions. The Red Fort’s innovative planning and architectural style, including the garden design, strongly influenced later buildings and gardens in Rajasthan, Delhi, Agra and further afield. It’s one of largest historic monument of Delhi. Marked by UNESCO World Heritage Site.Every year on the Independence day of India (15 August), the Prime Minister hoists the Indian “tricolour flag” at the main gate of the fort and delivers a nationally broadcast speech from its ramparts. The fort is the setting for an evening sound and light show, narrated by Amitabh Bachchan. I’m not sure if that still takes place. This fort is built with Red sandstone. It’s walls rise 33-m. From its main gate, Lahore Gate, on each Independence day, an address to the nation is done by Indian PrimeMinister. There is an arcade selling tourist souvenirs. In fort compound many buildings are there like the Drum House, the Hall of Public Audiences, the white marble Hall, the Pearl Mosque, and Palace of Color.An evening sound and light show is special attraction. [6pm onwards in English and Hindi]. This is the best place for wandering. It is the heritage of culture. Their name describe it well. There are very beautiful natural environment with red stone and very unique techniques are used in making red fort. This is huge place and lots of tourist comes in every day. There are many number of museum with valuable old things like ancient equipment and properties such as sword, armour, designed bowl etc.

2.The Akshardham Temple

The Swaminarayan Temple, also known as the Akshardham Temple, was recently added to the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s largest Hindu temple complex. The fact that the Akshardham Temple has been included in the most significant record collection is a great honor for both the country and the people. This newest of the religious monuments of the capital is a true highlight and already known worldwide. A visit to this contemporary architectural wonder is undoubtedly recommended if you bring enough time with you. This temple complex was built by a Hindu union from Gujarat or Its rich followers were built abroad and was opened on 7 November 2005 by Indian President Abdul Kalam and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The buildings are made of pink sandstone from Rajasthan, giving visitors a breathtaking view. Highlights of the temple tour include a 10-minute boat trip that brings visitors closer to 10,000-year-old Indian cultural heritage.

sandstone symbolizes “bhakti” – the devotion to God in its eternal flowering – the white marble stands for absolute purity and eternal peace.

It also showcases a Water show which is best in its own: a nice fusion of colored laser beams, water, performances and soothing music showing a meaningful concept. Inside, there is an indoor boat ride describing India’s achievements over the years, a garden dedicated to those who have made outstanding contributions to Indian history, an IMAX theatre relating the story of Lord Swaminarayan, a sound/light show depicting the beginning/end of the world according to Hindhuism, exibitions about the Swaminaran faith and other Hindu followings and who can forget the monumental mandir housing the deities of the Hindu faith in gold and marble. Many may not be aware but Akshardham features in the Guinness World Records as the World’s Largest Comprehensive Hindu Temple.

3.RASHTRAPATI BHAVAN

Rashtrapati Bhavan, home to the President of the world’s largest democracy, is emblematic of Indian democracy and its secular, plural and inclusive traditions. It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker and stands on a 330 acre estate. It took seventeen years to build this presidential palace which was completed in the year 1929. Almost seven hundred million bricks and three million cubic feet of stone were used in building this architectural marvel that has 2.5 kilometers of corridors and 190 acres of garden area. The main building covers an area of 5 acres and has 340 rooms spread over four floors. The famous Mughal Gardens of the Rashtrapati Bhavan cover an area of 15 acres and have 159 celebrated varieties of roses, 60 varieties of bougainvillea and many other verities of flowers. The Estate also has a state-of-the-art Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex (RBMC) comprising the Clock Tower, the Stables and the Garages showcasing past as well as current presidencies, the regal ceremonies, and the rich flora and fauna of Rashtrapati Bhavan, amongst other things. The RBMC was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee on 25th July, 2016. Although it’s not easy to gain access to the Presidential Palace itself, any visit to new Delhi would be incomplete without a ride down the grand avenue of Janpath, culminating in a view of the magnificant Rashtrapati Bhavan (Presidential Palace) flanked by the North & South Block buildings. The Rashtrapati Bhavan is a large and vast mansion with four floors and has 360 rooms. It is one of the largest living quarters of a Head of State in the world with over 54 official bedrooms!The Bhavan is flanked on either side by the North and South Block that houses the Prime Minister’s office in the South Block and the Finance ministry in the North Block.
The Durbar Hall, the old Throne Room, is where the Prime Minister and the cabinet is sworn in… the national awards… the highest civilian and military awards investiture ceremonies are held here. The dome is inspired by the Stupa in Sanchi and the Parthenon.

The security is so high that it’s almost impossible to visit this monument though!

4.INDIA GATE

India Gate is a magnificent stone archway originally known as All India War Memorial was designed by architect Edwin Lutyens. The india gate is the historic monument situated in the capital of india i.e delhi. India gate is the monument on which the names of all the soldiers who gained martyrdom have been inscribed and at every Independence Day and republic day the lamp is lit at this place. Moreover, there is the amar jawan jyoti near it which is a lamp that is lighting right since the time india gained independence in 1947. It remarks the peace and integrity of the country. Also, the beautiful ambience around the place makes it a tourist attraction as one can enjoy the weather be it a sunny afternoon, a dewful morning or a rainy evening. Empty Spaces, Lush Green Gardens, a road leading from Raisena Hill to one of the most famous monuments in Delhi, the India Gate. Boating is also done at a nominal cost
There is Amar Jawan Jyoti, the flame of the immortal soldier burning in a shrine under the arch of India Gate since 1971.Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat.

5.QUTUB MINAR

Qutub Minar in Delhi is world heritage site. The tall minaret was constructed in 1192 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak, and later completed by his successor Iltutmish. The soaring conical tower is an exquisite example of Indo-Islamic Afghan architecture. The Minar of Delhi is surrounded by a lush green garden, which is an ideal leisurely place for visitors. Qutab Minar is the favourite destination of tourists. It is India’s most visited monument attracting around 3.9 million visitors every year.Qutub Minar has some adjoining structures that lend shine of some of its fame. The Qutub complex houses the iron wonder nearby. The Iron Pillar is one of the metallurgical interests of the world. It is a thing to study as well as famous tourist destination. Traditionally people believe that if anyone standing in front of pillar with his back towards the column can encircle it with their arms, all his wishes will be fulfilled. Government has built a fence around it for safety. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, its centerpiece is the 238-foot Brick Minaret, the tallest in the world. The red sandstone carvings in not only the minaret itself but the other ruins around are amazing. It’s also amazing that this place dates back over 800 years and is still in fantastic shape. Almost as interesting as the place itself is the eclectic collection of people see there.. You will learn a lot about the history of the place, the carvings and architect.The architecture, craftsmenship , everything looks alive. The Iron pillar in the same primises is certainly a wonder. Iron that does not rust !. And the little monuments with beutifully carved pillars remind one a little about south indian temples tomb of Iltutmish, a plain square chamber of red sandstone, profusely carved with inscriptions, Ala’i-Darwaza, the southern gateway of the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque and Alai Minar, which stands to the north of Qutub-Minar constructed by Alau’d-Din Khalji and madrasa, graves, tombs, mosque and architectural remains form the other attractions of the Qutub Minar Group of Monuments.

6.CANNAUGHT PLACE

It is the Most Central point of Delhi, with Shops, Restaurants and offices all around. It is the most Desired Place of business for any restaurant, food chain or Brand coming to Delhi. Having numerous Bars & restaurants for your evening out with many open till midnight. CANNAUGHT Place is a place where everyone first meets & then decide where to go, where to eat or where to chill. From street shopping or eateries to expensive outfit.If you’re a book lover & don’t want to spend a lot of money Cha bar is a perfect cafe for you. Super amazing cold coffee & such pocket-friendly food. This area is spread as a circle with numerous restaurant on the outer circle and a shopping market in the basement called the Palika Bazar,where you get he’ll lot of items but mainly clothing, bags, jeans, jewelleries etc. You also get numerous food options with various fine dining restaurant located here. This is a place which has got everything. From Office Complexes, Big Brand Showrooms to street shops with a big variety in clothes, jwellery, bags, home decor items, electronics, books etc.. Excellent connectivity to all other parts of Delhi with Metro. Its a good place to just chill out as well.

7.ISKON TEMPLE DELHI

The temple is located on a hillock in East of Kailash, South delhi. The acess to temple is through narrow and congested roads. The temple itself is built very spaciously and has good view. Iskcon temples all over the world are built well and aesthetically. This one is the northern headquarters as well. There is an Audi which screens shows related to Krishna’s life and times. Literature related to Krishna is extensively available. The place is a must for devotees and non devotees as well., all the activities are amazing,you can feel the bliss when u chant infront of the dieties,hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare,hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare. Chanting of “Hara Krishan Hara Ram” echoes in the whole surrounding of ISKCON temple. The place where you find yourself connected with Lord Krishna. Must go place for spiritual souls and don’t forget to get the Prasadam (Kharchi. Its an amazing place which actually represents teachings of ancient vedic literatures which always remained very prominent part of India and the gem of India. “. There is a nice vedic expo (light & sound show , Robotic show) which tells about the essence of vedic literature Bhagwad Gita and there is also art gallery with beautiful and valuable paintings from RAMAYAN and MAHABHARAT. Most interesting part is there is a nice restaurant named as “GOVINDAS” with variety of food stuffs. Besides this there is also snacks counter where you get various types of indian foods and also. A beautiful book shop is also located where you can purchase ancient literatures paintings and lot of other things. You will love this place very appealing to soul and peaceful.

8.CHANDNI CHOWK

Whenever as an Indian I wanted to describe India. One is overwhelmed and all the senses are flooded. If you want to visit old Delhi and see all that traditional stuff. This is the place for you. The food chains and sweet shops are a treat. You can have the tastiest food at a very affordable price. Try the food on the street and visit Parantha Wali Galli for the best paranthas (fried flatbread stuffed with vegetables) in the country. . Chandni Chowk becomes the center of Delhi. It is a stand for old-fashioned values ​​the perfect old Delhi where the little lanes and street food are the main attraction.  Even the special lemonade is the perfect drink to take the thirst in between in a bright, sunny day, you have a view of the city to independence. enjoy it. Chandi Chowk is an old market celebrity from the time when Delhi was ruled by Muslim emporers. It was built in the 17th century by Badshah Shah Jahan, the great Muslim Emperor of India,.  India’s largest clothing market is here. The night retail bazaar is active after closing the busy market and you can make bargains.

9.GURUDWARA BANGLA SAHIB

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib; is one of the most prominent Sikh gurdwara, or Sikh house of worship, in Delhi, India and known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan, as well as the pool inside its complex, known as the “Sarovar.” It ranked No 1 among the best tourist and pilgrimage spot in dehli (SURVEY-2017). It was first built as a small shrine by Sikh General Sardar Bhagel Singh in 1783, who supervised the construction of nine Sikh shrines in Delhi in the same year, during the reign of Mughal Emperor, Shah Alam II.It is situated near Connaught Place, New Delhi on Baba Kharak Singh Marg and it is recognisable  by its golden dome and tall nishan, Sahib. Located next to it is the Sacred Heart Cathedral.  It was a lot of people. According to tour guides on Sunday are always over 50,000 visitors. If you visit Delhi you should definitely visit this temple, also the dining room where every day thousands of meals are offered daily. You should definitely catch a glimpse of the kitchen. On huge woks is cooked here, baked flatbreads and vegetables prepared. Women please bring a cloth for the head. The Gurudwara has named areas for shoes line with token system (so the shoes are well attended and do not suddenly disappear). Merchants outside the Gurudwara sell karras (silver decorative objects contribute to the original), the prayer books, framed pictures the gurus. Buy yourself a karra (silver bangle) before you give the gurudwara such that once you’re in it you can bless it and then wear it. You can sit inside the Gurudwara for as long as you hear the prayers. It’s like an oasis in a busy Delhi !! On the way out, make sure you take something prashad (with food – Sweet). Step in front of the covered area and you can walk up to and around the sacred water (pond). Enjoy this environment & take pictures.
The terrain is well maintained and clean.

10.HUMANYUN’S TOMB

This is a monument that is the model for the Taj Mahal. This is a wonderful Indo-Islamic architecture and is a feast for the eyes. It is a mausoleum and there are multiple tombs inside it of the Mughal Emperor Humayun and his family. But the tomb was also used as a refuge and has seen a lot of blood shed in the past. The last Mughal king Bahadur Shah Zafar hid there after the 1857 uprising. There are many tunnels running under the building leading out from the monument. There are other beautiful buildings around it which are also worth a visit. A building with a green mosaic dome behind the main building is worth a look.You must approach this building by going around the main tomb. The gardens, much of which are being restored are beautiful. It is a declared a World Heritage site. The fact that these buildings have survived the ravages of centuries and multitude of wars is a testimony to their solidity and workmanship. While inside, clap when it is silent and you will hear the echo. The grounds are well tended and an occasional Green Parrot will fly.Other buildings surround the “campus” and are worth taking a look at if you have time. For those of , who have an interest in history, architechture, or just plain exploring a strangely beautiful space. Humayun’s Tomb is located in crazy Dehli but its a piece of paradise. Pack a lunch sit under a tree take in the beauty and peace & quite. Great place to read some of your travel books.

11.LODHI GARDEN

Lodhi garden is located beside India International Center which is just 3 kilometers away from Humayun’s Tomb. It is one of the historical gardens in Delhi. Lodhi garden houses the tombs of Sayyid and Lodhi rulers. Lodhi garden was set up in between the 15th and 16th centuries by the Sayyid and Lodhi rulers. The garden is very well kept and still have some historical monuments which are an added attraction for the tourists.This garden is beautiful with monument in between and the visitor should be control bringing their food and partying there in a group or if not stopped then somebody and control the clean ness of this wonderful garden.Lodi Garden is a lovely place for a walk with family and kids or even alone. It has a few Mughal tombs, nicely Landscaped greens, a small lake teeming with fish, swans and plenty of birds in winter.  In the middle of the gardens is the Bara Gumbad which happens to be a gateway leading to the three domed mosque. The landscape was lush and there were a plenty of birds. Most spectacular were the sight of the monuments nestled amidst the verdant landscape. A memorable outing indeed. And had definitely reccommend bringing a camera as the gardens and the monuments offer spectacular perspectives for photography also one can spot several species of birds at the garden.

12.BAHIA LOTUS TEMPLE

Bahai Home of Worship, popularly referred to as the Lotus Temple is an all faith home of worship situated in Delhi. It can be one of essentially the most futuristic houses of worship inside the world. Bahai temple is shaped inside the type of a lotus, and has one innumerable awards and recognition from the architecture world. The temple is related with the Bahai Faith. sitting and meditating inside the temple with complete silence is the best attracting one. The guides who are taking inside the temple will tell us about the details of Bahai Houses of Worship. The display also tell about the Bahai religion. The opposite to the lotus temple we can see the gallery of Bahai’s creation. When  first visited the Lotus Temple it was just speechless to see its beauty and serenity. It is made of white marble surrounded by picturesque lawn. The building is in shape of a lotus flower. Surrounding ponds form the leaves of the lotus.
The library and bookshop provide suitable material for spiritual search. This is a pretty special building designed by a Canadian/Iranian architect named Fariborz Sahba and completed in 1986. The concept is the lotus – the sacred flowers of many eastern religionsImagine yourself in a long line of chaos that you have to leave your shoes and it’s not clear because everything is in Hindi.. If you have time to spend seeing it, then surely visit it!!

13.JAMA MASIJ

Towering over Old Delhi, the magnificent façade of Jama Masjid stands as the reminder of Mughal architecture. Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, the Masjid-i Jah?n-Num? (meaning Mosque commanding view of the world) was his final architectural opus. On the other hand, the popular name, Jama Masjid is derived from the word ‘Jummah’, referring to the congregational prayer observed by Muslims on Fridays. Built from red sandstone and white marble, the edifice dominates the skyline of the busy Chawri Bazar in central Delhi and is considered the largest mosque in India. Each year, on Eid, thousands of reverent Muslims throng the mosque to offer special Eid Namaz in the morning.One of the downsides is the number of pigeons as people feed them in the open square of the mosque .

14.GANDHI SMRITI AND RAJ GHAT

When you visit and see how little Gandhi had in the way of material assets it even more emphasises how what he said and did made the impact. To see the place he spent the last few months of his life and to walk the walk he made on his final day is a moving experience.A must if you are in Delhi. This is the house Gandhi was staying at when he was assassinated.. You will learn a lot about Gandhi and his life and the impact he made. The grounds are quiet and beautiful. Everyone walks around using soft voices and in a contemplative manner. A visit can take a half hour or a couple hours depending upon how much of the information you read. The manner of memorializing Gandhi’s final footsteps is very poignant and the sight is peaceful and reflective. There is enough useful information (in English) to gain an appreciation of the life, work and legacy of Gandhi. Definitely worth a visit. The Gandhi Smriti is in the former Birla house where Ghandi spent the last 144 days of his heroic life. There is also a museum, about Gandhi’s life and whereabouts, and some rooms are still as they were when he was still alive. Some of his belongings (like his specs, some books, clothing, is on display. Ouside in the courtyard is the platform he held meetings with his devotees Still nowadays, it makes it very real, one can only become silent… If one is interested in his life, are does have a warm heart for him, this is the place to visit.

15.BIRLA MANDIR [LAKSHMI NARAYAN]

It is a Hindu temple located on Mandir Marg of New Delhi. A Vishnu or Laxminarayan temple, where in the main idol of Vishnu and his consort Laxmi are present. The side temples are dedicated to Shiva, Krishna and Buddha. The temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi. It was built by industrialist Birla family of India, and therefore also known as Birla Mandir, now a major tourist attraction. The temple attracts thousands of devotees on the hindu festivals of Janmasthtami and Diwali. One can visit the temple in the evening in serene environment.Once you enter into the temple, silent religious waves will make you feel peaceful and relaxed. Mobile phones and cameras are not allowed in the premises but you can get a free locker facility out side of the temple. The temple has a big park as well. Photoshot and snacks shops are also available in the park area.. it is also known s Shri Lakshmi Naraian Mandir. A lot of people come from allover India. A must visit place in Delhi.. Even if you are not very religious – you are sure to be touched by the peace and tranquillity.

16.HAUZ KHAS VILLAGE

Very few will tell you – because most of the locals don’t know about it – about the Hauz Khas complex or ruins. It is only the really knowledgeable local who will tell you about this delightful gem hidden at the end of the market. The ruins of Hauz Khas comprise a small fort, a madrasa (Muslim religious school), tombs and pavilions, they were built in the 14th Century by Allauddin Khilji and Sultan Firoz Shah Tughluq. Firoz Shah’s tomb is also part of the complex. Those were the days when Delhi was a Sultanate. It is a good place to spend a couple of hours in, preferably before the sun hits the roof. Sitting on the ramparts of the fort or in one of the pavilions in the garden is a favourite activity of many.
If you are interested in history, you could keep aside two hours to explore these ruins. Afterwards, you can stroll through the Hauz Khas market or hit one of the pubs/eateries there to fortify yourself. 🙂 Hauz Khas village is an extremely great place to hang out and chill with your friends. It’s been known for it’s incredible and historical location. It is a hub of cafes,lounge bars, art galleries etc where you may chill and party with friends. Trust me on this,it is a great place for party animals. The greenery around the village is dense which makes the place really captivating for ‘Photo Enthusiasts’.I would definetly recommend you to visit this place. It also has a set of monuments from the 13th-16th centuries, and a large pond. People can be found playing games and relaxing in this area from dawn to dusk. The adjacent deer park has a deer enclosure, as well as several peacocks and walking paths. The streets of the village are lined with upmarket specialty/ethnic shops.

17.PARLIAMENT HOUSE

In Parliament House Delhi, the Indian Parliament meets. This is a massive spherical building. It comprises three semicircular chambers- Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, and the library. There is 27.4m high dome. Architect of this building is quite a feast for the visitors eyes.
The Entrance to outsiders is not allowed without official permission. To enter the library, an entry pass can be obtained from the Visitor’s reception. The Parliament and surrounding buildings sit in an area of broad boulevards and expensive views in New Delhi, where they were built as an administrative district for the British Raj. Along with the India Gate archway at the other end of this long, broad road, they do present an imposing scene with historic significance as well as a stark contrast to the chaotic and claustrophobic jumble that makes up much of the rest of the city.
It’s worth a look for a few minutes as part of a tour of the sights, The building houses the Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha. Designed by Lutyens the building was commissioned in 1927. The building has twelve gates with the No 1 gate on Parliament Street (Sansad Marg) being the main gate. The architecture is superb and makes one proud of being an Indian. The Canteen for lunch and the rates are unbelievable, absolutely cheap, wonder how they break even. Isn’t there a limit to it? Notwithstanding all that, the architecture of the building is what is worth seeing. A must visit when in Delhi.

18.KAROL BAGH

If you are looking for anything be it clothes, shoes, jewellery, leather items, mobile, electronics, accessories, automobile parts; one can get anything in Karol bagh. They have a specialized market for every item.You get clothes of the latest fashion and for all occasions. People come from far to buy wedding and party dresses.All household items are available . There are shops to suit every pocket. Some of the restaurants serve mouthwatering food. Karol Bagh is name of a market in Central Delhi. You will find whole sale and retail shops. Purchasing can be done at bargain prices if you know the product and its real price, otherwise there are chances that you may be tricked to pay more. Many budget hotels and many budget eating places are around. Best thing about this place is its central location. Karol Bagh is one of the oldest market in Delhi for Clothes , Jewellery and Automotive Spare Parts . There are good variety design clothes as well sarees available in the market . There are good bargain stores too .The Automotive Spare Parts market is also available in plenty and one can get good accessories of the vehicles at reasonable price from the Karol Bagh market .It will connected by road as well by metro rail  There are vases, decorative flowers and figurines, serving platters and dinner sets in porcelain. There are white porcelain sets with very beautiful and delicate designs. There is also a great collection of goblets and wine glasses and whisky glasses that are neatly stacked up ,in almost every shop. Look around before you make your choice
Wooden artifacts – These comprise of trays, wine holders, toy bikes, nameplates & serving platters. They are all imported from Thailand.There are shining & stylish lampshades of various sizes, shapes and colours.Diwali is the busiest season of the year.
So, no more fretting about shopping for gifts in Delhi. The TIP TOP Shopping Market is a destination you now know.

19.HAZRAT NIZAMUDDIN DARGAH

Nizamuddin Dargah, the shrine of 14th century saint Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya in central Delhi, has an evening ritual called Dua-e-Roshni. It’s the holy shrine of world’s most renowned Sufi Saint Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya. This Dargah is among the most popular attraction in Delhi. It is visited by thousands of people from other religion daily. If you are visiting don’t miss Karim’s for wonderful lunch or dinner. Place recommended for non veg lovers. Also street stalls are treat. The nearest metro station is Jawaharlal Nehru stadium on the violet line. We walked for around 1.5kms to the Dargah. You can find lots of non vegetarian delicacies on your way to the Dargah. Dargah is in a very old neighborhood of delhi which has narrow lanes. Area is Muslim neighborhood but is frequently visited by all religious groups. You can offer rose petals, incense sticks and a cloth piece which is called Chadar in hindi. Offering chadar and flowers is a ritual here. Devotees and qawaal s from across the world visit here to seek khwaja’s blessings and enjoy the tranquility here. We had a great time listening to qawwali by various qawalls. Qawalls here call themselves Nizami as Nizamuddin’s disciples.

20.JANTAR MANTAR

Generally people associate Delhi’s Jantar Mantar as one for peaceful marches and a protest site. Like its famed counterpart in Jaipur, this contains some architectural wonders of medieval times which required a thorough understanding of astronomy, solar and lunar calendars,geography and architecture ofcourse. Be sure to hire a guide who will tell you the significance of the choice of selection of the place, the many curiously shaped edifices which have some connection with either the Sun, moon, Pole Star or the Solstice and Equinox. An engineering and architectural marvel. Jantar Mantar, a world heritage sight, is an astronomical observatory. There are many instruments inside the Jantar Mantar, to name the few like Samrat Yantra, Jai Prakash, Ram Yantra, Niyati Chakra, and Misra Yantra. All these instruments can be used for various astronomical calculations. Jantar Mantar is open to public from 10 am to 6 pm. There is nominal entry fee. One can reach here by Metro (Patel Chowk Metro Station) A well maintained heritage structure from the late medieval period, it’s a collection of magnanimous scientific structures like the sundial or the yantra to measure the angle of astral objects from the earth. ASI has maintained the structures and the gardens very finely. Unbelievable achievement of our ancestors. Deep knowledge of astronomy and very well scientifically defined and carried out with precision. Worth visiting and understanding esp for Science students.

21.MALAI MANDIR

It is a Hindu temple located in R.K. Puram, New Delhi dedicated to Lord Swaminatha or Kartikeya, brother of Lord Ganesha. The granite stone built temple is located on a small hill, traditional style like all Murugan temples. In the temple complex there are separate temples houses Lord Swaminatha’s Mother Meenakshi, Father and brother Ganesha The temple very peaceful.Some group of women were singing traditional songs which added to the beauty of the place altogether. You can purchase garlands both inside as well as outside the temple campus.Also do not miss to eat sambhar idli and vada just outside the temple campus. They taste very well. Malai Mandir is one of the oldest temple on outer ring road bang apposite Vasant Vihar . The temple is having lots of devotees coming for prayers everyday.Specialy Aarti time it gets crowded. Temple is having very peaceful & devine feel.

22.CHHATARPUR TEMPLE

This temple is dedicated to goddess katyayini. The temple has a rich architectural beauty. This temple was considered as the biggest in India before Akshardham was built. The temple complex is vast and gas 20 large and small temples. Only the main complex is open all the times.. Shri Adhya Katyani Shakti Peeth Mandir is popularly known as Chhatarpur Temple. It is located in south of Delhi – Chattarpur. This is the second largest temple complex in India, and is dedicated to Goddess Katyayani.The entire temple complex is spread over 60 acres. The main deity in the temple is Goddess Katyayani, a part of Navadurga, the nine forms of Hindu goddess Durga or Shakti, worshipped during the Navratri celebrations.
A side shrine within the main temple houses a shrine of Goddess Katyayani (Durga), which opens only during the bi-annual Navratri season, when thousands of people throng the premises for darshan. One nearby room has been made as living room with tables and chairs made in silver, and another regarded as the Shayan Kaksha (Bed Room), where a bed, dressing table and table are carved in silver. This shrine opens on a large satsang or prayer hall, where religious discourses and bhajans are held. Just at the entrance to the main temple, stand an old tree, where devotees tie holy threads for wish fulfillment. Another shrine of Goddess Durga is open to devotees morning to evening, it lies above the shrines dedicated to Radha Krishna, and Lord Ganesh.Apart from this the complex also has other temples dedicated to Lord Rama, Lord Ganesha and Lord Shiva. The temples have been built in both South and North Indian style of temple architecture.

 

 

 

 

 

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