Delhi Tourism

15 Incredible Tourist Places to Visit in Delhi

If there’s one word that can be used to define Delhi, it is ‘Experience’. Yes, such is the aura of the city. Delhi is inviting, enticing, challenging, enjoyable, enriching, all at the same time. Residing in the heart of the country, Delhi is aptly termed as “Bharat ka dil”. It's a city that gives you what you may not get anywhere. It's a career maker, Its a kingmaker. It's the government maker. It is business maker… and what not. Delhi is all about life, and the way life should be.

A unique blend of history and modernity, traditions and culture, commerce and fashion and beyond all of these, a place where all religions prevail with equality. Delhi is unique in its culture and lifestyle. While in areas like Chandni Chowk and old Delhi, you will find the traditional ways of living, places like Vasant Kunj and South Extension will give you a sense of modern-day Delhi.

The latest and greatest fashion in the country is seen first on Delhi’s streets. If you are a foodie, there’s no better place to go for than the heart of the country. On the one hand, you can get lip-smacking street food which is very cost-friendly too, and on the other side, you get to eat some of the most expensive international dishes in city restaurants.

In a nutshell, if you want to witness crazy yet sophisticated part of life, do visit Delhi at least once in a lifetime.

… And while you are in Delhi to experience the true fervor of the city, here’s a list of must visit places that you must explore. Check it out.

1. India Gate

India Gate Delhi

This 42 meter high "Arc-de-Triomphe" like archway situated in the heart of Delhi city is much taller in the hearts of India. Formerly known as All India War Memorial, India Gate was built to commemorate the death of 70,000 British Indian soldiers who died during First World War between 1914-21.

Even though the India Gate was constructed as a war memorial, the architectural style of the monument makes it appear like an epitome of triumph. Much similar to Arch of Constantine, outside the Colosseum in Rome, India gate was designed by Sir Edward Lutyens.

India Gate got an additional structure in the form of a black marble plinth, with a reversed rifle capped by a soldier’s helmet after the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971. This structure is situated beneath the memorial archway and is bounded by flames on four eternal sides. This is called Amar Jawan Jyoti. India Gate is counted amongst the most significant war memorials in the country.

What we all know is that India Gate has an essential place in the Indian history, but what many of us may not know is that the memorial has an important spot in the heart of Delhiites. Whenever there is a moment of distress or an occasion to celebrate, India Gate is the perfect spot for that.

People visit the place with families to spend some quality time with each other. Food vendors around the area add to the pleasure of hanging out with family and friends.

2. Red Fort

Red Fort Delhi

Red Fort, popularly known as Lal Quila, is the pride of the nation. It is a historic fort, situated in the older part of the city. Lal Quila served as the primary residence for Mughal Emperors who ruled the city, for about 200 years. It was until 1856 that the Mughals had resided in Lal Quila. Besides, the historical monument also served as the political center of the Mughals.

Red Fort was built under the reign of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the year 1639. It was made on the lines of Shah Jahan's palace in his fortified capital Shahanabad. It was called Red Fort because of its massive closed walls built in red stone. The palace not only showcases the architectural brilliance of Shah Jahan but also gives a reasonably good picture of Islamic architecture of those times.

Located at the center of Delhi, Lal Quila houses many museums and pavilions. Each pavilion of Lal Quila speaks volumes about the valor and pomp of Mughal empire.

The architectural elements of Lal Quila reflect a typical Mughal building and showcase a fusion of Timurid and Persian traditions. However, the fort saw enough destruction during the invasion of Mughal Emperor Nadir Shah in 1747, followed by the intrusion of British in the Revolt of 1857.

However, the Red Fort has not lost its sheen. It still stands magnanimous in the cultural and political scene of the country. Each year, on the Independence Day (15th August), India’s Prime Minister hoists the Indian Flag and delivers his speech to the nation. The Red Fort was honored to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.

Red Fort is a major attraction for tourists visiting the city all around the year. Chatta Chowk, its vaulted arcade is a local market that sells tourists trinkets. One can reach the main compound of Lal Quila after passing through the Chatta Chowk.

This fascinating building comprises of Drum House, the Hall of Public Audiences, the white marble Hall of Private Audiences, the Pearl Mosque, Royal Baths and Palace of Color. One of the major attractions of Lal Quila is the evening Light and Sound show. India’s glorious history is recreated every evening during the show.

3. Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk Delhi

Chandni Chowk or “Moonlight Square” is one of the memorable gifts of the Mughal Era that Delhi cherishes till date. Being one of the oldest and busiest markets of the country, Chandni Chowk is a center of attraction for traders as well, besides the tourists who come to visit the city. Chandni Chowk was designed and built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan’s favorite daughter Jahan Ara Begum in 1650 CE. The marketplace was 40 yards wide and 1520 yards long.

There’s an exciting story behind the naming of the place. Chandni Chowk was built in a square shape and had a pool at the center. The pool radiated moonlight at nights, giving a mesmerizing experience. This is possibly the reason why the marketplace is named as Chandni Chowk.

Chandni Chowk is famous for a whole lot of reasons besides being one of the biggest and oldest markets of the country. This part of Old Delhi houses many religious and historical monuments. Red Fort, the pride of India, is situated next to Chandni Chowk.

Besides, Chandni Chowk houses a whole lot of religious places too. People from various faiths visit the place. Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir, Gauri Shankar Temple, Shri Shiv Navgrah Mandir Dham, Central Baptist Church, Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, Sunehri Masjid, and Fatehpuri Masjid are some of the religious sites situated in Chandni Chowk. Each of these places is not just religious but also have historical backgrounds.

Chandni Chowk continues to be one of the biggest markets of the country. In fact, it is the biggest wholesale market in the country. One can find shops in the narrow bylanes of Chandni Chowk and can get some of the most amazing deals there.

Apart from hundreds of shops of traditional Indian dresses for both men and women, the wholesale market of hardware, hotel kitchen equipment, industrial chemicals, silver and gold jewelry, spices, dried fruits and nuts, and herbs is a unique attraction amongst the visitors.

Your visit to Chandni Chowk is incomplete if you do not try the eateries in the marketplace. This place is famous across the globe for its mouth-watering delicacies. The Parathe Wali Gali at Chandni Chowk is famous for its variety of parathas. From the regular Aloo ka paratha to the extraordinary bhindi paratha, the variety of parathas available here will leave your taste buds wanting for more. Besides, places like the Ghantewala halwai, Natraj’s Dahi Bhalle, Chaatwallah, the jalebiwala, Gole hatti, et al, will enhance the experience of the place for you.

Chandni Chowk has found a place in films as well. Movies like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Delhi 6, Black and White, Chandni Chowk to China, etc. have featured the beauty of this part of Delhi beautifully.

4. Humayun’s Tomb

Humayun’s Tomb Delhi

The tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun, called Humayun’s Tomb, was built in Delhi in 1569-70. The construction of Humayun’s Tomb was commissioned by his first wife and chief consort Empress Bega Begum.

It was designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas and his son, Sayyid Muhammad along with some Persian architects, who were chosen by the Begum. Located in Nizamuddin East, Humayun’s Tomb is the first garden tomb of Indian sub-continent. It was declared UNESCO World Heritage SIte in 1993.

The complex of Humayun’s Tomb not just houses the tomb of Emperor Humayun, but also the graves of Bega Begum, Hamida Begum and also Dara Shikoh, grandson of Emperor Humayun and son of Emperor Shah Jahan. The building of tomb is a perfect showcase of Mughal architecture and the way it has evolved.

Besides, the main building, the Charbagh gardens of Humayun’s Tomb are also a significant attraction. Built in typical Persian style, these gardens serve as a rest area for the visitors.

Humayun’s Tomb is constructed in Nizamuddin area of Delhi. This site was chosen keeping in mind the proximity of the place to Nizamuddin Dargah , the mausoleum of Sufi Saint Hazrat Nizamuddin.

The architecture of Humayun’s Tomb is rather impressive. This mesmerizing architecture is given true showcase Persian styles of Islamic architecture. The tomb is about 47 meters high and 91 meters wide. The exterior of the monument is simple and symmetrical. The dome of Humayun’s Tomb is a special attraction. So do ensure that you tick the place in your list while you visit Delhi.

5. Connaught Place

Connaught Place Delhi

Connaught Place is one of the largest commercial and financial centers of the country and the world. Popularly known as CP, the place houses the headquarters of some of the biggest Corporates. Besides, it is a fashion destination too. Some of the biggest brands in the world have their showrooms in Connaught Place.

It is worth mentioning here that Connaught Place is one of the most expensive real estate in the world. CP was termed as the showpiece of Lutyens’ Delhi. Courtesy its fantastic structure and architecture, Connaught Place is considered to be one of the top heritage sites of the city and pride of the country. The place is named after Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught and Strathearn. The marketplace was built between 1929 - 1933 and is still a masterpiece in its own right.

The Georgian architecture of Connaught Place is borrowed from Royal Crescent in Bath. Connaught Place is built in a circle and has two floors. The idea was to provide commercial space on the ground floor and residential area on the top level.

CP is divided into two concentric circles, bifurcating the place into the inner circle, middle circle, and outer circle. The three circles are joined by the seven roads emerging from the inner central park.

The government wanted to build New Delhi Railway Station in CP, but the plan couldn’t materialize due to the scarcity of space. Hence, the station was built in Paharganj area, next to Connaught Place. Connaught Place is famous not just for its architecture and heritage, but also for its cinemas and eateries.

Earlier, traders from Kashmere gate area used to travel to this marketplace. But later, it became the entertainment hub of the elite. Regal Cinema, the first cinema of Connaught Place used to host favorite concerts, ballet performances, and theatre groups. Odean and Rivoli cinemas came up later.

Connaught Place is also known for Wenger’s, the first pastry shop in the city, set up by a Swiss Couple. The pastry shop exists to date.

Post independence, Connaught Place got its first underground market, called Palika Bazaar. It was set up in the empty block under the inner circle. The Bazaar has expanded its wings towards the outer circle now.

6. Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar Delhi

Qutab Minar, Qutb Minar or Qutub Mina spell it as it suits you. Spelling could defer from historian to historian, but the charm of the building remained the same throughout the history. This 73-meter tall minaret has five stories. Interestingly, the base diameter of the structure is 14.3 meters, while it slims down to 2.7 meters as it approaches the top.

Qutub Minar draws inspiration from Minaret of jam, built in Afghanistan. It is believed that Qutab Ud-din Aibak, the founder of Delhi Sultanate, started building the minaret around 1192. He is credited to have built the first floor of the five-storeyed minaret. However, the task was taken up by Aibak’s son-in-law and successor, Iltutmish, who has added three more stories to the minaret in the year 1220.

The Qutab Minar that you see today was, however, completed by Firoz Shah Tughlaq. There was a lightning strike in 1369 that had destroyed the top floor built by Iltutmish. Tughlaq not just repaired the damaged floor, but also constructed another deck on top of the building to complete it. Sher Shah Suri made another addition to the building while Humayun was in exile. He created an entrance to the minaret as well.

Qutub Minar is not the only place to visit in the minar complex. It is surrounded by a lot of places with historical significance. The Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque is in the same premises and is as old as the minaret itself. There is an iron pillar, which is very old and popular.

Let’s talk about the architecture of the minaret. As mentioned earlier, the makers have drawn inspiration from Afghanistan Minaret of Jam. The incorporation of looped bells, lotus borders, and garlands in its carving give it the local effect. Qutub Minar has stood the tests of time and rulers. The place is definitely worth a visit.

7. Lajpat Nagar Market

Lajpat Nagar Market Delhi

Delhi is a shopper’s delight because of places like Lajpat Nagar market. It's a residential and commercial place in the southern part of Delhi. Named after Lala Lajpat Rai, the Lion of India, the place is extremely popular amongst markets across the nation.

The area is divided into four parts: Lajpat Nagar I, Lajpat Nagar II, Lajpat Nagar III and Lajpat Nagar IV. Popular residential areas like Amar Colony, Dayanand Colony, Double Storey, Vikram Vihar, etc., fall into the domain of Lajpat Nagar. However, the place is known to be a shoppers’ delight.

The ladies salwar suit market of Lajpat Nagar is famous worldwide. The kind of variety you get there is unmatchable. Besides, the garments and textiles shops in Central Market are a delight. You get the latest and unique fabrics at the most reasonable costs.

Lajpat Nagar was developed after the refugees from new Pakistan came to this part of the country. There were Sikhs and Hindus, who were provided shelter by the government and were allotted lands to construct houses for themselves. Nowadays, it is a preferred location for travelers from places like Middle East, Afghanistan, Africa, who travel to India for medical aid or education.

8. Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple Delhi

Lotus Temple is one of the most prominent attractions of Delhi. Known for its Lotus flower-like shape, the place is a Baha’i House of Worship. Opened for the public in December 1986, construction of The Lotus Temple cost around $10 million. The temple is not just known for its scenic value. It is the serenity and calm of Lotus Temple that attracts people from across the globe.

The best part of this temple is that people from any religion, caste or creed can visit it, without any inhibition or boundation. However, it remains a significant attraction amongst the tourists purely from the architectural point of view.

It has, in fact, won many awards. According to the statistics from the Government of India, the Baha’i House of Worship had 100 million visitors by April 2014. It is one of the most visited buildings of the world. A significant chunk of its visitors is architectural enthusiasts from across the globe, who fly down to see this architectural marvel and appreciate its beauty.

9. Purana Quila

Purana Quila Delhi

Amidst the glitz and glamour of Delhi city, stands an old yet attractive monument called Purana Quila or Old Fort. Purana Quila is spread in the area of almost two kilometers and is rectangular. History states that the monument was built under the reign of Humayun and Afghan Sher Shah Suri.

The fort is made up of walls that rise to 18 meters and has three arched gateways. The Bada Darwaza (Big gate) faces west and is used till date. The Humayun Gate, situated towards the south of the monument is known by the name as Humayun himself built it. Humayun’s tomb is visible from that gate. The third gate is the Talaqi Gate or the forbidden gate. All the gates are decorated with white and colored-marble inlays and blue tiles.

The gates give a good glimpse of Rajasthani architecture with their ornate overhanging balconies or jharokhas and pillared pavilions or chattris. While the grandeur of the architecture is sure to impress you, the interior architectures are also equally captivating.

Qila-i-Kuhna mosque and the Shermandal, created by Sher Shah, are the two noticeable architectures within the Purana Quila, that are worth a mention here.

Qila-i-Kuhna mosque is a single domed mosque built in pre-Mughal style in the year 1541. The mosque has five gateways in horse-shoe architecture and is an example of pointed arch architecture, that was followed later by a lot of Mughal buildings.

On the other hand, the Sher Mandal, that is named after Share Shah, is a double-storeyed octagonal tower of red sandstone. Sher Shah began the construction of the building, but Humayun completed it after he recaptured the fort.

Purana Quila is now being used as a picnic cum tourist spot and is quite popular amongst the localites and the tourists traveling to Delhi.

10. Akshardham Temple

Akshardham Temple Delhi

Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple, also known as Akshardham, is one of the most important social, religious and cultural places of Delhi. BAPS has constructed the temple. It is inspired by Yogiji Maharaj and is created by Pramukh Swami Maharaj.

Officially opened on 6th November 2005, by Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, the Akshardham Temple attracts at least 70 percent of the tourists coming to the city. Akshardham Temple, Delhi, is the successor of Akshardham Temple, Gandhinagar, Gujarat and is built according to Vastu Shastra and Panchatantra Shastra.

The main shrine of the temple is the central point and is the main attraction of the temple. There are various exhibition halls created in the complex that displays an excellent sense of design and technology.

Some of the noticeable features of the Akshardham temple complex include Sahaj Anand water show, an Abhisheka Mandap, a thematic garden and three exhibitions namely Sahajanand Darshan (Hall of Values), Neelkanth Darshan (an IMAX film on the early life of Swaminarayan as the teenage yogi, Neelkanth), and Sanskruti Darshan (a cultural boat ride).

The beauty of Akshardham Temple is its architecture. It presents a mix of architectural styles from across the country. It is built of 234 ornately carved pillars, 20,000 murtis of sadhus, acharyas, and devotees and has nine beautifully crafted domes. The temple houses murtis of Swami Narayana, Shiv Parvati, Radha Krishna, Sita Ram and Lakshmi Narayan.

11. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Delhi

No matter what religious belief you follow, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib in Delhi is a must-visit place for you. It is one of the most famous Sikh Gurdwaras in the city as well as in the country. It is known for its association with eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan Singh.

Built as a small shrine by Sikh General Sardar Baghel Singh in 1783, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is situated on Baba Kharak Singh Marg in Connaught Place, New Delhi. Its golden dome and a large flagpole called Nishan Sahib make you recognize the place from a distance too.

It is interesting to note that Gurudwara Bangla Sahib was originally a bungalow, that belonged to Raja Jai Singh and was known as Jaisingh Pura palace. It is believed that Guru Har Krishan Singh used to reside in the bungalow during his stay in Delhi in 1664.

There was smallpox and cholera epidemic that was spread in the city. He served a lot of sufferers with aid and water from a small well within the house. Later, he caught the diseases himself and died on 30th March 1664. Raja Jai Singh constructed a small tank on that well, which exists even today.

It is believed that the water of that tank has healing properties and people carry it with them all over the world. The gurdwara campus also houses a hospital, a library and a higher secondary school and Baba Baghel Singh Museum.

12. Lakshmi Narayan Temple

Lakshmi Narayan Temple Delhi

Better known as Birla Temple, the Lakshmi Narayan Temple is dedicated to Lord Lakshmi Narayan. Lakshmi Narayan refers to Lord Vishnu, also known as Narayan when he is with his consort Lakshmi. Although a Hindu temple, it is open to people of all religions and castes.

Built by industrialist Baldeo Das Birla and his sons, the temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi on the condition that it will be open for people of all religions. It was built from 1933 to 1939 and was the first large Hindu temple in Delhi.

The Birla temple is spread over 7.5 acres of land and has a large garden, shrine, fountains, and a hall called Geeta Bhawan for discourses. The temple is a significant attraction for tourists and localites on special occasions like Janmashtami and Diwali.

The temple’s architecture gives a sense of modern Indian architecture. It was designed by Sris Chandra Chatterjee, a leading proponent of the "Modern Indian Architecture Movement. Over hundred skilled artisans from Benaras were put to the task of making the idols for the temple, which was inspired by Nagara style of temple architecture.

The artisans crafted the idols of Hindu lords with marble stone sourced from places like Jaipur. The architects had used Kota stone from Makrana, Agra, Kota, and Jaisalmer for the construction of the temple premises. A whole lot of artificial landscapes and greenery in the campus is inviting and soothing. So the next time you are in Delhi, don’t miss out of ticking it in your list.

13. Hauz Khas Complex

Hauz Khas Complex Delhi

Amidst the fascinating youth junction of Delhi city, Hauz Khas, is an old time charmer called Hauz Khas Complex. Situated in the southern part of the city, Hauz Khas complex comprises of a few exciting elements including a water tank, a tomb, a mosque, Islamic seminary and some pavilions. The Hauz Khas Complex gives a fair sense of 13th century Delhi Sultanate reign.

Although Hauz Khas adds to the list of some of the most excellent commercial and residential places of the city, the Hauz Khas Complex holds the old world charm. The water tank, for instance, was built during Alauddin Khilji's reign to meet the water supply needs of newly built fort at Siri.

The size of the tank has now shrunk substantially due to encroachment and siltation. However, in its present state, it is quite well maintained. In fact, Delhi Development Authority makes constant efforts to preserve the tank.

Another attraction in Hauz Khas Complex is the tomb of Firoz Shah. Firoz Shah Tughlaq is known to have made significant contributions to the history of Delhi. He died at the age of ninety years after his continuous illness between 1385 and 1388. Interestingly, Firoz Shah had built a domed tomb for himself within the precincts of Hauz Khas.

Hauz Khas village was also known for being a large congregation of Islamic Scholars and students who came to the Madrasa for their Islamic Education. It was also termed as the Medieval Centre of Learning in India by some renowned historians.

14. Dilli Haat

Dilli Haat Delhi

For all those who want to enjoy the true spirit of Delhi in a few hours, a visit to Dilli Haat is a must. Food and shopping are in the air of Dilli Haat. It is an open aircraft bazaar and food plaza located in the southern part of the city. Dilli Haat has a paid entrance system and is run by Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation.

Dilli Haat is a permanent market and is unlike a traditional weekly market. However, some sellers do rotate in the marketplace on a fortnightly basis. You will find unique products including rosewood and sandalwood carvings, embellished camel hide footwear, sophisticated fabric and drapery, gems, beads, brassware, metal crafts, and silk & wool fabrics. Exhibitions are being hosted in the exhibition hall of the haat, for promoting handicrafts and handlooms.

Being centrally located, Dilli Haat is pretty accessible from all modes of transport. While you visit Dilli Haat and wish to buy something from there, do not miss out on bargaining for the price. Dilli Haat is as much a family picnic spot as it is a shopping destination. Local families come to the place for fun and frolic and spending some quality time with each other. It is also a meet-up area for college students, especially girls.

There are some fantastic food vendors, who put up their stalls in Dilli Haat. While you get to taste some local delicacies, you also get a flavor of some state oriented dishes. Like the handicrafts, the food served in Dilli Haat also gives a fair sense of the culture of the country.

Do ensure that you have some time in hand to visit nearby places as well, including Sarojini Nagar market. Sarojini market is another local, ultra cheap and fantastic market of Delhi, like Lajpat Nagar. Pretty close to Dilli Haat, Sarojini market attracts a lot of young crowd for providing some cool fashion clothes and accessories at unbelievable prices.

15. Raj Ghat

Raj Ghat Delhi

In the older part of Delhi, lies a cool and calm place called the Raj Ghat. Raj Ghat is a memorial dedicated to the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi. It is a black marble platform, built on the spot of Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation. It was built on 30th January 1948, a day after his assassination. The memorial is left open under the sky, and an eternal flame burns on end.

Located on the banks of River Yamuna, Raj Ghat is situated on Mahatma Gandhi Road. The place is high on the list of politicians, state guests, and historians. One must remove his shoes before entering the walls of the Raj Ghat. Outside the walled architecture, is a lawn with some natural greenery.

While you visit the Raj Ghat to pay tribute to Gandhiji, do not miss out on Shantivan , which is the Samadhi of India’s first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Shantivan is located towards the north of Raj Ghat. Adjacent to Shantivan is Ekta Sthal, where K R Narayana, the tenth president of the country was cremated in 2005.

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21 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Delhi & New Delhi

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Delhi is both a union territory within India, as well as a city, and features two very different worlds: New Delhi and Old Delhi. The former, inaugurated by the British in 1931 to serve as the imperial capital, is the nation's modern capital and seat of government, while Old Delhi is considered by many as the symbolic heart of the greater metropolitan area.

One of the most populous regions in the world – it boasts a population of nearly 20 million people – Delhi is a heady mix of tradition and modernity, and is important as both a religious center and India's busiest international gateway. Its history is as old as the ancient Yamuna River, one of the most sacred rivers in Hinduism and a natural dividing line between New Delhi to the west and Old Delhi to the east.

Things to see and do in Delhi and New Delhi are plentiful and include experiencing its diverse arts and crafts industry, its many magnificent monuments, and countless performing arts venues. The area is also well known for its excellent cuisine, which includes delicacies from every corner of India. Delhi is also a shopper's paradise with numerous bazaars and markets, including Chandni Chowk, the country's most famous commercial area.

Find the best places to visit in this bustling, vibrant city with our list of the top tourist attractions in Delhi, India.

1. The Red Fort

2. qutub minar, 3. lodi gardens, 4. gurudwara bangla sahib, 5. the lotus temple, 6. india gate, 7. jama masjid, 8. humayun's tomb, 9. akshardham, 10. purana qila (the old fort), 11. rajpath and rashtrapati bhavan, 12. gandhi smriti and the mahatma gandhi memorial, 13. the jantar mantar observatory, 14. the indira gandhi memorial museum, 15. the national museum, new delhi, 16. laxminarayan temple, 17. national zoological park, 18. the national crafts museum, 19. the national rail museum, 20. the hauz khas complex, 21. sulabh international museum of toilets, where to stay in new delhi for sightseeing, map of tourist attractions in delhi & new delhi, delhi, india - climate chart.

The Red Fort

The beautiful Red Fort (Lal Qila) was built by Shah Jahan in 1648 and served as the seat of Mughal power until 1857. This stunning structure, with its tall, red sandstone walls covers an area of more than two square kilometers, the entirety of which is crescent shaped and surrounded by a moat.

The impressive main entrance, the Lahore Gate, is so named as it faces towards Lahore in Pakistan, while the even grander Delhi Gate was used by the emperor for ceremonial processions. Entering through the Lahore Gate, visitors reach Chhatta Chowk, a 17th-century covered bazaar where items such as silks, jewelry, gems, and silverware can be purchased, along with souvenirs and food items.

The Naubat Khana within the Red Fort once housed the musicians who played for the emperor, and its fine galleries still contain many interesting musical instruments such as kettledrums, gongs, and cymbals. Diwan-i-Am, the Hall of Public Audiences, where the emperor would receive his subjects, is also worth seeing for its stunning white marble.

Address: Netaji Subhash Marg, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India

Official site: www.indiaculture.nic.in/red-fort-complex

Qutub Minar

Completed in the 12th century, the beautiful Qutub Minar is India's tallest minaret. It's also now a UNESCO Word Heritage Site that attracts many international visitors eager to climb to the top for its breathtaking views of the surrounding area.

This ornate five-story tower rises more than 70 meters and is covered with intricate carvings featuring the history of Qutub along with inscriptions from the Koran. It's also notable for being constructed of a number of different types of stone (the first three stories are made of red sandstone, while the fourth and fifth stories were built with marble and sandstone).

The complex also includes the Quwwat-ul-Islam Masjid, a mosque at the base of the tower; a gateway built in 1310; and the tombs of Altamish, Alauddin Khalji, and Imam Zamin. Also worth seeing is the 2,000-year-old Iron Pillar, the Alai Minar.

Address: Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030, India

Official site: www.qutubminar.org

Lodi Gardens

One of the most popular New Delhi parks among locals, the 90-acre Lodi Gardens is well-worth including on your Delhi itinerary. In addition to its lush gardens, the park contains numerous relics from the Lodi period pre-1600s, including a variety of important tombs and ruins.

Architectural highlights include 15th-century mausoleums containing the remains of the Lodi Sultans, as well as a picturesque triple-domed mosque, the Glazed Dome, known for its blue tiles, and the ruins of a huge dome dating from around 1490. Be sure to also look for the Athpula, an eight-pier bridge dating from the 16th century with its attractive columns and arches that span the park's lake.

Lodi Gardens is also known for its flora and fauna, including more than 100 species of native trees, 50 species of butterflies, and plenty of birdlife. It's also home to the country's National Bonsai Park.

While in the vicinity, take the short five-minute walk to the popular Khan Market. This bustling (and very safe) area in fact ranks among the world's most prestigious shopping districts, with luxury brands rubbing shoulders with street vendors selling local delicacies.

Address: Lodhi Road, New Delhi, Delhi, India

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Delhi's most important Sikh place of worship, the 18th-century Gurdwara Bangla Sahib is located near Connaught Place and is well worth a visit. Highlights include its magnificent pool, the Sarovar, at the heart of this large complex, as well as its famous gold dome and flagpole.

Also of note is the large temple building itself, along with its art gallery and a small museum dedicated to the history of the Sikh religion. Visitors are always welcome here, and an excellent meal is available at no cost in the large Gurdwara Kitchen. All that is asked in return is your hair be covered and shoes removed (free headscarves and shoe storage are provided).

Address: Ashoka Road, Hanuman Road Area, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi, India

Official site: www.dsgmc.in

The Lotus Temple

The magnificent Bahá'í House of Worship, also known as the Lotus Temple due to its nine sides and stunning central dome, is an architectural masterpiece. Constructed of white concrete and marble, the entire structure looks as delicate as the flower it resembles. Rising from the surrounding nine pools of water, it almost appears as if it might burst into bloom at any moment.

Built in 1986, the temple has since attracted more than 70 million visitors, making it one of the world's most visited attractions. Interestingly, this remarkable place of worship has no idols, religious pictures, or outward symbols of religion.

Another modern day temple worthy of a visit is the ISKCON Temple , one of the country's biggest Krishna temple complexes.

Address: Lotus Temple Road, Shambhu Dayal Bagh, Bahapur, New Delhi, Delhi, India

Official site: www.bahaihouseofworship.in

India Gate

Looking a little like the famous Arc de Triomphe in Paris, the equally impressive India Gate is a magnificent stone arch built as a memorial to Indian soldiers killed in WWI. An eternal flame burns beneath the massive structure, and its walls are inscribed with the names of more than 90,000 soldiers who died in the conflict.

Standing on a base of red stone and featuring a shallow domed bowl on top that is occasionally filled with burning oil (usually only on important anniversaries), the structure dominates the parkland around it, an always busy area with crowds of tourists and locals alike enjoying a picnic or simply relaxing.

For a real treat, try to see the India Gate at night, considered one of the top free things to do in New Delhi. It's a spectacular sight when it and nearby fountains are floodlit.

Address: Rajpath, India Gate, New Delhi, Delhi, India

Jama Masjid

The Jama Masjid is one of India's largest mosques and was the final architectural feat of Shah Jahan. Completed in 1658, this beautiful structure features three gateways, four angled towers, and two 40-meter-high minarets built using red sandstone and white marble and attractively alternated in vertical stripes.

Visitors can climb to the top of the southern minaret for spectacular views of Old Delhi, and afterwards visit the large central pool used for washing before prayers. Please note: visitors must take off their shoes and be appropriately dressed before entering; non-Muslims aren't permitted during prayers.

Afterwards, be sure to visit Chandni Chowk , Old Delhi's massive main thoroughfare and a market area dedicated to shopping and eating. Of particular interest are Naya Bazaar and Gadodial, famous spice markets where you'll see hundreds of items displayed including aniseed, ginger, pomegranate, saffron, lotus seeds, pickles, and chutneys.

Address: Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi, India

Humayun's Tomb

Set in a lovely, large square garden, Humayun's Tomb is a lofty mausoleum constructed of white marble and red sandstone. It was designed as a prototype of the Taj Mahal in Agra and is an excellent example of Mughal architecture.

Built in the mid-16th century by Haji Begum as a memorial to her husband by Humayun's senior widow, the tomb is surrounded by lush formal gardens and other tombs including Humayun's barber and the Tomb of Isa Khan (the architect of the Taj Mahal), a fine example of Lodi architecture and octagonal in shape.

A fun thing to do is to try and catch a glimpse of this spectacular structure after nightfall when it's illuminated.

Address: Mathura Road, Nizamuddin, New Delhi, Delhi, India

Akshardham

Although only recently completed (it opened in 2007), the splendid Hindu Akshardham temple looks like it could be centuries old. Festooned with intricate and elaborate carvings, this magnificent building attracts countless visitors for its majestic beauty.

Highlights include the stunning 43-meter-high main monument with its rich carvings of animals, plants, gods, dancers, and musicians, all made from pink sandstone and marble. Of particular note are the 234 ornate pillars supporting its nine domes, as well as a stunning stone tribute to elephants, the centerpiece of which is a massive 3,000-ton statue of one of these beasts.

Other features of interest include a theater showing a movie tracing the building's construction, a fun 15-minute boat ride depicting India's rich history and diverse culture, and the spectacular Yagnapurush Kund, a large musical fountain that is a particular treat when lit up at night.

Address: Noida Mor, New Delhi, Delhi, India

Official site: http://akshardham.com/

Purana Qila

Although often overlooked, as most tourists head straight for the more famous Red Fort, Purana Qila (Old Fort) is well-worth squeezing into your Delhi travel itinerary. Boasting a past that stretches back some 2,500 years, much of the current impressive edifice dates back to the 1500s, although evidence of earlier structures dating back to the 3 rd century have been discovered.

The present structure played an important role in the region's affairs for centuries and was particularly influenced by the Muslim religion, as evidenced by building's such as the Qila-i-Kuna Mosque , a single-dome place of worship built in 1541. The site covers an area of two square kilometers, and you'll enjoy exploring its thick ramparts and three large gates, an especially impressive sight during the nightly illuminations.

The 200-acre Mehrauli Archaeological Park is also worthy of a visit and features numerous important structures, some of which date back more than 1,000 years. Highlights include the old ruins of Lal Kot, along with more recent evidence of occupation by the British during the reign of Queen Victoria.

Address: Mathura Road, New Delhi, Delhi, India

Rajpath and Rashtrapati Bhavan

Rajpath, also known as the King's Way, is New Delhi's traditional ceremonial boulevard. It runs from Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official presidential residence, past such important city landmarks as Vijay Chowk and India Gate all the way to the National Stadium .

This broad avenue is flanked by trees, grass, and ponds, and comes alive each January 26th during the Republic Day Parade. This special occasion is marked by countless thousands gathering to celebrate the anniversary of the country's independence.

At the western end of Rajpath, the President's Residence-the Rashtrapati Bhavan (once the British Viceroy's residence)-is undoubtedly one of the most magnificent buildings in Delhi. It's an attractive place for a selfie given its eclectic mix of Mughal and European architectural styles that contains some 340 richly decorated rooms.

Of particular interest is the new Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum, which offers a glimpse inside the building, along with interesting displays relating to past presidents. Hot Tip: If visiting in February or March, check out the adjoining Mughal Gardens, a splendid display of plantings surrounding the President's Residence.

Address: Gates 30 & 35, President's Estate, New Delhi, Delhi, India

Gandhi Smriti and the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial

Numerous references can be found to Mahatma Gandhi throughout Delhi, a testament to the man's legacy. Of the many attractions related to the famed leader of the Indian independence movement, perhaps the best is Gandhi Smriti (Gandhi Remembrance), a museum housed in the property where he was assassinated in 1948.

Highlights include displays and memorabilia relating to both his life and death, including the room in which he stayed, left exactly as it was at the time, as well as the new Eternal Gandhi Multimedia Museum with historical records detailing his many achievements.

A particular highlight is the chance to stroll the very same gardens where Gandhi once spent so much time (the place where the shooting occurred is marked by the Martyr's Column). Also of interest is the Raj Ghat memorial to Gandhi just a few minutes' walk away on the spot where he was cremated.

Address: 5 Tees January Marg, New Delhi, Delhi, India

Official site: www.gandhismriti.gov.in

The Jantar Mantar Observatory

Located near Connaught Place , one of New Delhi's largest and best-known business districts, Jantar Mantar is one of five astronomical observatories constructed by Maharajah Jai Singh I in 1725.

Designed to enable occupants to observe the movements of the sun, moon, and planets, this well-preserved historic site also boasts several other old instruments on display that were once used to track the course of heavenly bodies and predict eclipses. Highlights of this remarkable and architecturally pleasing building include an enormous sundial known as the Prince of Dials.

Address: Sansad Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India

The Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum

Another important politician-related attraction is the Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, housed in the former residence of this much-revered woman (Indira was the daughter of India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, and although a friend of Mahatma Gandhi, was unrelated).

Highlights include photos documenting her life and time as prime minister, personal belongings such as the sari she was wearing at the time of her assassination, along with news clippings and letters.

An enclosed garden with mature trees and flowering plants surrounds the building, and its pathway is now a memorial, with the spot where she was assassinated clearly marked. Several rooms have been dedicated to her son, Rajiv Gandhi, who was assassinated in 1991.

Indira Gandhi's father, Nehru, is the subject of the equally interesting Nehru Museum and Planetarium (Teen Murti Bhavan) set in his former residence. The museum presents the leader's life and works, including interesting items pertaining to the struggle for freedom, with highlights including his bedroom, drawing room, and the study housing displays depicting highlights of his career.

Address: 1 Safdarjung Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110011, India

The National Museum, New Delhi

The galleries of the National Museum, New Delhi-one of the largest museums in India-follow a historical sequence, with all major periods represented. Highlights include archeological finds, along with exhibits of terra-cotta toys, images and pots, jewelry, seals, bronze and copper implements, sculpture, musical instruments, tapestry, tribal masks, swords, and murals.

The most significant gallery is the Central Asian exhibit including silk banners and wall paintings, sculptures, and artifacts related to life along the ancient Silk Route that stretched between Europe and China. Audio guides and guided tours are available.

Other museums worth visiting include the National Science Centre , one of the world's largest science centers, and the impressive National Museum of Natural History with its focus on the country's rich flora and fauna.

Also notable is the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), which houses the country's most important art collections. Opened in 1954, its more than 14,000 artworks include pieces from leading Indian artists from the 1850s onwards.

Address: Janpath Road, Rajpath Area, Central Secretariat, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India

Official site: www.nationalmuseumindia.gov.in

Laxminarayan Temple

If you're able to squeeze just one more temple into your Delhi sightseeing itinerary, make it Laxminarayan Temple (Birla Mandir). It's also one of the newest such sites in the city.

This impressive looking Hindu place of worship was opened by Mahatma Gandhi in 1939 in Connaught Place as a dedication to the goddess of prosperity, Laxmi (shrines dedicated to other faiths are also included on the site, a condition stipulated by Gandhi). Spread across nearly eight acres, the grounds are a delight to explore, and feature lush tropical gardens, fountains, and sculptures.

Address: Mandir Marg, Near, Gole Market, New Delhi, Delhi, India

National Zoological Park

Reputed to be one of the best zoos in Asia, the National Zoological Park was established in 1959 and provides a habitat to some 1,500 animals and bird species. The abundant wildlife on display are representative of all continents, including numerous examples from Africa, Australia, and Asia.

Of particular note are the zoo's numerous chimpanzees, along with hippopotamuses, spider monkeys, zebras, hyenas, deer, jaguars, and tigers. A particular highlight for kids is the underground Reptile Complex, which houses a variety of snakes, including the deadly king cobra.

A fun way to get around the zoo's many attractions is via one of the small electric vehicles that whisk passengers around the park.

Address: Mathura Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110 003, India

Official site: www.nzpnewdelhi.gov.in

The National Crafts Museum

The Crafts Museum-officially named the National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum, New Delhi-displays a wide variety of traditional crafts from across India. Among its many fascinating features is the chance to watch highly skilled craftspeople demonstrate their centuries-old skills, as well as see large collections of textiles, woodwork, and ceramics.

Also of interest are architectural displays of various regional villages, including authentic mud huts and a full-sized wooden haveli (a form of mansion house) from Gujarat decorated with traditional folk art and featuring exquisite woodcarvings, paintings, papier-mâché, and embroidery.

Address: Bhairon Marg, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India

The National Rail Museum

Spread across 10 acres, the National Rail Museum houses more than 30 locomotives and several old carriages, most of them quite rare. All told, more than 140 years of Indian railway history has been preserved on this fascinating site, including an engine built in 1885 and the Fairy Queen steam engine from 1855.

Other highlights include several unique items, such as a collection of saloon cars belonging to the country's once powerful Maharajas, including the teak carriage of the Maharaja of Mysore, covered with ivory; the cabin of the Prince of Wales from 1876; and the carriage in which the ashes of Gandhi were carried after his assassination in 1948. The skull of an elephant struck by a mail train in 1894 is also displayed.

For kids, a ride on an excellent narrow gauge steam train is all part of the fun.

Address: Shanti Path, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021, India

The Hauz Khas Complex

The Hauz Khas Complex is a fascinating urban village a little south of New Delhi. In addition to its numerous ancient stone monuments, the entire village is dotted with domed tombs of minor Muslim royalty, who were laid to rest here from the 14th to 16th centuries.

Other highlights include the remnants of an ancient college and the tomb of Firoz Shah, who ruled Delhi in the 14th century, as well as Ki Masjid, a fine mosque built in Lodi style.

Be sure to allow extra time to explore the surrounding neighborhood. This bustling area is safe and popular for locals and tourists alike, for its art galleries, fashionable restaurants, and boutique shops.

Address: Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi, India

Toilet exhibit at the Sulabh International Museum of Toilets

The Sulabh International Museum of Toilets provides a fascinating look at sanitation and its connection to social reform. Displays show the evolution of the toilet and their various designs, with toilet-related items dating back to 2,500 BC, along with exhibits showing historical trends.

Facts, photos, and artifacts present a chronology of developments relating to technology, social customs, toilet etiquette, and sanitary conditions, with exhibits including privies, chamber pots, toilet furniture, bidets, and water closets from 1145 to modern times.

Although unrelated, Tibet House is another smaller museum worth visiting for its collection of ceremonial items brought by the Dalai Lama after he fled Tibet. Displays include wooden sculptures, paintings, carpets, and ritual objects from Tibetan monasteries and villages, along with a museum housing various rare art objects, religious artifacts, ritual implements, objects of war, and jewelry.

Address: Sulabh Bhawan, Palam Dabri Rd, Mahavir Enclave I, Mahavir Enclave, New Delhi, Delhi 110046, India

Official site: www.sulabhtoiletmuseum.org

We recommend these great hotels in New Delhi with easy access to top attractions like Qutub Minar and the magnificent Red Fort:

Luxury Hotels :

  • The Leela Palace New Delhi offers 5-star luxury accommodations in the city's diplomatic enclave and features an opulent interior, pillow menu, plus lavish in-room flower arrangements.
  • The Lalit New Delhi is another great option, and features 5-star luxury accommodations with chic décor, a choice of four fine dining restaurants, and 24-hour in-room dining.
  • The modern-looking Roseate House New Delhi is another good option, and comes with bright contemporary-styled rooms and suites, a rooftop restaurant, and a VIP Lounge.

Mid-Range Hotels :

  • For a quality mid-range stay, Le Meridien New Delhi delivers contemporary décor, great rooftop dining, an outdoor swimming pool, and a full-service spa.
  • The Maidens Hotel is also worth looking into and is set in a classic colonial-era heritage hotel amid beautiful gardens; amenities include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.
  • Another good choice, Eros Hotel , features modern, bright rooms, dining, as well as a fitness center.

Budget Hotels :

  • Although a budget hotel, Hotel Amax Inn offers great quality accommodations along with friendly staff, modern décor, and a rooftop restaurant.
  • A great stay can also be expected at Hotel City Star , a 3-star location close to the New Delhi train station that features clean, comfortable, air-conditioned rooms.
  • The Hotel Grand Godwin bills itself as a "luxury budget" place to stay, and for good reason-the rooms are charmingly decorated, clean, and of a high quality, as well as affordable.

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The 18 best places to visit in delhi to get a taste of the city in all its flavours.

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The question which you are likely to face while exploring Delhi is not if there are enough tourist places, but rather, which of them should you select for a sightseeing tour? It is rich in heritage, culture, bustling markets, swanky neighbourhoods and gardens, should you want to see the greener side of this capital city of India.

The city is also one of contrasts, in almost any way you think. One fine morning, you may find yourself wading through a sea of humanity at Chandni Chowk, and in the evening, enjoying the solitude of Lodhi Gardens, a famous tourist attraction that is an island of peace. What is certain is that a dull moment is hard to come by, there is so much on offer! It is crowded, and often chaotic, but that is the essential character of the city, and with time, you learn to fall in love with it. In this blog, we bring you the best 18 places to visit in Delhi which show you the city in all its colours and flavours.

List of 18 Must Visit Tourist Attractions in Delhi Sightseeing Tour

  • Prime Minister Museum

Akshardham Temple

Connaught place.

  • Humayun Tomb

National Zoological Park

Qutub minar.

  • Chandi Chowk

Lotus Temple

Agrasen ki baoli, jama masjid, lodhi gardens, purana qila.

  • Mughal Garden (Amrit Udyan)

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Check out:   Delhi Sightseeing Tourism Packages

Prime Minister Museum (Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya)

Prime Minister Museum India

On April 14, 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya, also known as the Prime Ministers’ Museum. Situated on Teen Murti Marg, the museum honours every Indian prime minister since independence and is next to the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML). In addition to mementos, there’s a simulated helicopter ride and an audio-visual tour with talks from the Red Fort.

The estate was the ideal location for the museum because it was formerly home to former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru. The Toshakhana Zone, located in Building I of the museum, showcases the valuables that were donated to notable figures including Nehru, Manmohan Singh, Vajpayee, and Narendra Modi. The documents and discussions produced by the Constituent Assembly are on display in the Making of the Constitution chamber. The India-China War Room contains wartime photos and documents.

The Prime Ministers of India are introduced in a Parichay chamber located in Building II. Each Indian prime minister’s zone features their bio, speeches, and other content.

  • March to October – 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • November to February – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Closed on Mondays and Gazetted Holidays

Entry Fees:

  • Students up to Class 12 – Free
  • Adult – INR 20
  • Foreign nationals – INR 350

Nearest Metro Station – Lok Kalyan Marg

Red Fort Delhi

If you ask anybody about the best places to explore in Delhi, they will, most of the time, begin by saying the Red Fort , a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is enormous and gets people thinking about the duration and effort that must have gone into building it.

It served as the official set of Mughal authority from 1648, after Shah Jahan, the 5th Mughal emperor, decided to shift his capital from Agra to Delhi. It gets its reddish look from red sandstone which was the primary material used in its construction.

This massive work of architecture, which served as the Mughal rulers’ primary home, gets its name from its impenetrable walls made of red sandstone. It served as the residence for the emperors and their families as well as the Mughal state’s political and ceremonial hub and the scene of important events that influenced the surrounding area.

Today, this monument houses many museums that showcase a variety of valuable items. The Indian Prime Minister hoists the national flag here on Independence Day each year.

Timings – 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Closed on Sundays.

Entry Fee :

  • Indians & citizens of SAARC & BIMSTEC – 10 INR
  • Foreigners – 250 INR
  • Children below the age of 15 – Free

Nearest Metro Station – Chandni Chowk

Also Read: Popular Heritage Tourism Sites in Delhi

Akshardham Temple Delhi

A sightseeing tour in Delhi is incomplete without visiting the Akshardham Temple , particularly so for those with a spiritual bent of mind. Built in 2005, it finds a mention in the Guinness Book of World Records as the World’s Largest Comprehensive Hindu Temple. That is reason enough to visit it. The temple features eight grandly carved mandapams, and its walls are covered in vibrant devotional traditions and ageless Hindu teachings.

The architecture dominates the skyline as well as the minds of those who visit it. There is also a stepwell within the temple complex, believed to be the largest in India. It is devoted to Lord Swaminarayan and is also known as Swaminarayan Akshardham. The prime attraction is the idol of Lord Swaminarayana along with 20,000 deities. The captivating water display, an open garden, Narayan Sarovar, several excursions, and ceremonies are all located inside the Akshardham complex.

Timings – 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Exhibition Fee :

  • Adults – 220 INR
  • Senior citizens -170 INR
  • Children from 4 to 11 years – 120 INR

Nearest Metro Station – Akshardham

Also Read: Popular Hindu Temples in Delhi

Connaught Place Delhi

To others, it’s Connaught Place , to Delhiites, it’s simply “CP”. You will recognise it from a distance by its colonnade and the rows of swanky stores with globally renowned brands, besides fast food chains, bars and restaurants. This is still the go-to place for those who prefer the traditionally stylish way of doing things or spending a day out. This place is named after the Duke of Connaught and Strathearn.

Constantly buzzing with hustle and bustle, it is covered with toy stores, vintage cinemas like Regal Cinema, and galleries of contemporary art. This was the location of the first ice cream shop, toy store, and art gallery in Delhi. It is pricier than Shanghai, downtown Boston, and Dubai, and the tenth most expensive office market.

What should you know before visiting it is that there are 2 concentric circles: the Inner Circle & Outer Circle. Other than Hauz Khas, this is where most of Delhi’s nightlife comes to life, making it the best place to visit for couples in Delhi!

Timings (for the markets) – 11:00 AM to 9:30 PM (except Sundays)

Nearest Metro Station – Rajiv Chowk

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Humayun’s Tomb

Humayun Tomb Delhi

Humayun’s Tomb is first in two things: it was the first garden-tomb on the subcontinent of India and also the first structure built using red sandstone. This famous tourist attraction of Delhi was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. Humayun Tomb is located in Delhi’s Nizamuddin East neighbourhood, beside the Yamuna River’s banks.

The mausoleum of Humayun is a prime example of Mughal architecture blended with Persian elements, masterminded by the renowned Persian architect Mirak Mirza Ghiyath. Its construction was commissioned by Empress Bega Begum, the first wife of Emperor Humayun. Today, the mausoleum houses the remains of several famous Mughal emperors, wives, sons and descendants. The white dome and the Gardens, both compete for your attention upon your visit.

Timings – 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

  • Indians – 10 INR
  • Foreigners (Adults) – 250 INR
  • Video Filming – 25 INR
  • Photography – Free.

Nearest Metro Station – Jor Bagh

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National Zoological Park Delhi

Chidiya Ghar, also known as the National Zoological Park , was established in 1959 and is a popular weekend destination for both adults and kids in Delhi. It is located close to The Old Fort. The majority of visitors to the well-maintained National Zoological Park are tourists. If one runs out of fuel, one can utilise the reasonably priced battery-operated cars and canteens inside for other guests. But taking a foot tour of the area is where the true enjoyment lies.

Try including the National Zoological Park during your Delhi Darshan Sightseeing Tour. You will have a wonderful time watching the various animals, particularly the visitors’ favourites like the Royal Bengal Tiger, spider monkey, chimpanzee, hippopotamus and Indian Rhinoceros. Bird lovers can spot exotic birds like the Great Indian Hornbill, while reptiles like the Indian Cobra, diadem snake and Indian Sand Boa always manage to extract admiration from visitors.

Timings – 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Entry Fee for Indians:

  • Adults – INR 40
  • Children (below 3 ft.) – Free
  • Children (between 3-5ft) – INR 20
  • Senior Citizens – INR 40.

Entry Fee for Foreigners:

  • Adults – INR 200
  • Children (below 5 yrs) – Free
  • Children (above 5 years) – INR 100

Nearest Metro Station – Supreme Court

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Qutub Minar Delhi

Qutub Minar , the 238-foot-tall minaret, is a matter of pride for Delhi Tourism, so much so that it is featured on the tokens & travel cards issued by the DMRC. Take a closer look next time you are issued one! It was in 1993 that UNESCO declared it a heritage site and is the tallest minaret in the world built of bricks. Qutub Minar also finds a place in any list of the top 10 most visited tourist attractions by foreign tourists in Delhi.

Qutb Ud-Din-Aibak, the founder of the Delhi Sultanate, began building it in 1192 after defeating Delhi’s last Hindu ruler. Iltutmish, his son-in-law and heir, took on the construction after he finished building the basement, adding three more storeys. Firoz Shah Tuglak constructed the building’s fourth and fifth stories.

The minar though, is a part of the Qutub complex, which consists of other significant historical structures like the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, Iron Pillar and a pillared cupola called “Smith’s Folly” (because Major Robert Smith of the British Indian Army thought he was enhancing its aesthetic value by creating a 6th storey by adding the cupola, only to realise how silly it looked & having it removed).

Timings – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

  • Closed on Sundays.
  • Indians – SAARC & BIMSTEC – INR 40
  • Foreigners – INR 600
  • Children below 15 years – Free

Nearest Metro Station – Qutub Minar

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Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk Delhi

Chances are that Chandni Chowk will find a mention in any travel guide to Delhi. Despite the crowds which shoulder their way right and left, you should pay a visit to it to feel the pulse of this city. Chaotic, overpopulated and yet seemingly finding a way to function. It also has a historical significance, like most things in Delhi, as it’s one of the oldest markets .

In Delhi, this area has been called a “shoppers paradise” since the 17th century. Its centre included a canal bordered by trees that reflected the moon under the rule of Shah Jahan. Thus, the term “moonlight place,” or Chandni Chowk, was formed.

Chandni Chowk is one of the popular shopping places in Delhi. Stretched out opposite the Red Fort, it’s a lively hotpotch of people, shops, rickshaw pullers, eateries & entangled wires overhead that seem to reflect the entanglement below. You will find items ranging from electronics, perfumes and lifestyle goods to jewellery, at incredible discounts!

Famous Shopping Markets in Chandni Chowk

  • Dariba Kalan
  • Bhagirath Palace
  • Kucha Choudhary Market
  • Ballimaran Market
  • Chawri Bazaar
  • Kinari Bazar Khari Baoli
  • Fatehpuri Market

Timings – 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

  • The market is closed on Sundays

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India Gate Delhi

Among the other historical monuments in Delhi, India Gate strikes a different chord. Designed by Sir Edward Lutyens, it is dedicated to 82,000 Indian and British soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the First World War and the Third Anglo-Afghan War. Standing at 42 metres, and bearing a statue of Subhas Chandra Bose, it is the largest war memorial in India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, inaugurated the newly constructed statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in front of the India Gate on September 8, 2022. It is also the site where the parade is organised on Republic Day every year.

Amar Jawan Jyoti, also known as the flame of the immortal soldier, is a memorial to Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the liberation of Bangladesh in December 1971.  Every year on Republic Day, Vijay Diwas, and Infantry Day, the Chiefs of the Armed Forces and the Prime Minister lay tributes at the Amar Jawan Jyoti. The Amar Jawan Jyoti at the National War Memorial and the one at India Gate combined on January 21, 2022.

The government announced plans to build a National War Memorial and an associated National War Museum in the C-Hexagon (India Gate Circle) in July 2014. In January 2019, the National War Memorial was finished and has housed the Amar Jawan Jyoti since January 2022.

You can enjoy a picnic near India Gate with your family, as it’s also a famous picnic spot, and also enjoy an early morning walk towards it. One can take long walks in the newly built Kartavya Path. The recently renamed Kartavya Path, formerly Rajpath, runs from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate and has red granite paths with vegetation all around, renovated canals, state-specific food stalls, new utility blocks, and vending kiosks, was formally inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Timings – Open 24hrs

Entry Fee – Free

Nearest Metro Station – Mandi House or Central Secretariat

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Lotus Temple Delhi

Try to fit Lotus Temple in South Delhi into your one-day Delhi sightseeing itinerary, the experience will be worth it. The temple, which is a Bahai house of worship, is built like pristine white petals of a lotus neatly arranged side by side. Lotus Temple is one of the world’s seven Baha’i Houses of Worship. Fariborz Sahba, a Canadian architect, conceptualised and designed this shrine, which was finished in 1986. Anybody can visit the temple, regardless of religion, race or gender.

The all-inclusiveness of the temple goes further than that: inside, you can read or chant religious texts of any faith. As you enter the temple complex, you will notice an amazing entrance gate, gorgeous floral gardens, and dazzling lakes. The message of the temple is that Almighty is One. Meditating in a place of worship without any distractions is the place to have that experience.

  • October-March – 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • April-September – 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM.
  • Closed on Mondays.

Entry Fee – Free

Nearest Metro Station – Kalkaji

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Agrasen Ki Baoli in Delhi

This historical landmark, also known as Agar Sain Ki Baoli or Agrasen ki Baoli , is located on Halley Road in New Delhi. Nestled among downtown Delhi’s residential complexes and corporate skyscrapers. Before modern plumbing, people relied on step wells for their daily water requirements like drinking, washing and bathing. Agrasen Ki Baoli is one such stepwell which was later abandoned. This must-visit place in Delhi today serves the purpose of photography shoots, film shoots and people looking to experience the paranormal.

Agrasen Ki Baoli is an outstanding structure that spans 60 metres in length and 15 metres in breadth. It is thought to have been constructed sometime around the Mahabharata period. The lowest portions of the baoli are occasionally visible to be immersed in water, indicating that the reservoir continues to fulfil its original function. There are 103 stone steps, and as one descends, one can feel a drop in temperature. The steps are built over 3 levels, with each level consisting of a landing where people can sit, rest, relax and just take in the ancient feel.

Timings – 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Nearest Metro Station – Barakhamba Road or Rajiv Chowk

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Jama Masjid Delhi

Any list with the title “top 10 tourist attractions in Delhi” will mention Jama Masjid . The greatest mosque in India was constructed by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and is called the Jama Masjid, or “Masjid-I Jahan-Numa,” in Delhi. It is a mosque, and therefore, a place of worship for Muslims primarily. But it is also a heritage attraction, as much for its historical significance as its impressive proportions.

Situated in the heart of Chandni Chowk, an older area of Delhi, Jama Masjid is encircled by stunning Mughal buildings. It took five thousand people, one million rupees at the time, and six years (1650–1656) to finish the structure. There are 121 stairs leading up to the entryway, and in the evening, these steps are lined with food and bookstalls.

Every year on the holy day of Eid, the mosque welcomes thousands of pilgrims who come to perform a special morning Namaz. Here are some statistics to prove that: its courtyard can accommodate 25,000 people at any given time, it stretches across 1200 square metres, there are 3 gateways, 4 towers & 2 minarets, each of which are 40 metres high, and is visible from a distance of 5 kilometres.

  • All days – 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Non-Muslims – 8:00 AM – 30 minutes before sunset
  • Minaret – 9:00 AM – 5.30 PM
  • Photography – INR 200
  • Tower – INR 100

Nearest Metro Station – Jama Masjid

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Lodhi Gardens Delhi

After India won its freedom from the British, Lodhi Garden was renamed from its previous name, Lady Willingdon Park. Among the popular historical monuments in Delhi, Lodhi Garden attracts two types of tourists. Those who visit it for its historical importance and fitness enthusiasts who find it the best place to enjoy their morning & evening walks. Those who organise or take a heritage walk cannot miss out on this popular tourist attraction in Delhi. Lodhi Garden is Located near the Safdarjung tomb and Khan Market of Delhi.

This structure is the pinnacle of fine engineering that pays homage to Delhi’s rich past. It combines the styles of Sayyids and Lodhis. This site is now looked after by the Archaeological Survey of India. The gardens house the tomb of the Sayyid ruler, Mohammad Shah and the Lodhi king, Sikandar Lodhi. Some of the monuments located inside the gardens are the Tomb of Muhammad Shah Sayyad, Bara Gumbad, Sikandar Lodhi’s Tomb, Sheesh Gumbad, Water Tank and Eight Pier Bridge.

Timings – 6:00 AM to 7:30 PM

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Dilli Haat Delhi

All that is beautiful in rural India, tasty, artistic, exotic, aesthetic and wonderful, can be found in the popular tourist attraction in Delhi known as Dilli Haat . Although there are 3 of them in Delhi: Pitampura, Janakpuri and INA. The most famous one is located in South Delhi, and is popularly known as Dilli Haat INA. The market, or haat, as it’s called in a rural setting, resembles a traditional village fair.

Covering an enormous 6 acres, the area was first taken back as part of a restoration operation, and in 1994 it was transformed into a food plaza and cultural market. After clearing the area and laying the foundation, little thatched-roofed homes and cottages were built to create a village atmosphere, and the food market plaza was ready to go. There are now numerous stalls there, some of which are shifted to other craftspeople every 15 to 30 days.

The Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) manages it. You come across rows of stalls selling traditional crafts, handloom products, camel leather footwear, sophisticated fabric and drapery, gems, beads, metal crafts. You can also get a taste of the various cuisines from all over India at the various food stalls.

Timings – 10:30 AM to 10:00 PM

  • Adults – INR 30
  • Kids up to 12 years – INR 20
  • Foreigners : INR 100

Nearest Metro Station – Delhi Haat – INA

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Rajghat Delhi

Mahatma Gandhi’s message was easy to understand but effective: simple living, high thinking. This simplicity is reflected in the cenotaph which commemorates his memory at the Rajghat . It is a simple black marble structure which sits in the middle of a beautiful garden.

Jawaharlal Nehru, Sanjay Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Choudhary Charan Singh, Giani Zail Singh, Jagjivan Ram, Shankar Dayal Sharma, Devi Lal, Chandra Shekhar, and I.K. Gujral have samadhis or memorials in Rajghat. Raj Ghat, which means King’s Bank, originates from its location on the bank of the Yamuna River.

This is where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated following his assassination in 1948. Every Friday, a prayer is held, since that is the day he died. There is also a museum beside the Rajghat called the National Gandhi Museum where a gallery showcases his personal artefacts like paintings, walking sticks, shawls and dhoti. It is a popular tourist attraction obviously, attracting tourists not just from India but also from abroad.

Timings – 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Nearest Metro Station – Delhi Gate

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Purana Qila Delhi

Purana Qila is a popular heritage attraction in Delhi which lies close to the National Zoological Park. It is gigantic in size, spread over an area of 1.5 kilometres, but today, only a few sections of it are accessible to the visitors. The massive fort includes three gates and a lake, which is presently utilised for boating. If one wants to spend some peaceful time in the summer, the lush green lawns gently graced with various shade trees are a refuge. The fort, built in typical Mughal design and embellished with lavish ornamentation, draws history followers and archaeology enthusiasts on a daily basis.

Built on the banks of the Yamuna, the monument is filled with mediaeval tales and stories. The most intriguing of which claims that the Pandavas constructed the mediaeval Hindu city of Indraprastha here, and the fort was the great assembly hall documented in the epic Mahabharat. It is also believed to be the same fort where Emperor Humayun lost his life by falling down the stairs in his library. Do not miss out the light and sound show on the “seven cities of Delhi” held every evening.

  • Indians – INR 5
  • Foreigners – INR 200
  • Video – INR 25
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Amrit Udyan (Mughal Garden)

Amrit Udyan Delhi

On the occasion of the commemoration of 75 years of independence as “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav,” the famous Mughal Gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi was recently renamed as Amrit Udyan.

The Mughal Gardens, situated within the Rashtrapati Bhawan Complex, are the well-known “soul” of the Presidential Palace. The gardens, which span 13 acres and were created by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1917 for Lady Harding, are a magnificent example of how Mughal and British architectural styles can coexist.

The Mughal Gardens in Delhi have succeeded in replicating the attractiveness and producing the ideal verdant vista, drawing inspiration from the ones situated in Jammu and Kashmir. Awe-inspiring circular, spiritual, bonsai, herbal, tactile, and musical gardens are found throughout the whole complex. The gardens are home to a wide range of flowers that bloom according to the seasons, creating an overall euphoric and stunning scene.

Timings – The time and the dates of public visits change annually.

Nearest Metro Station – Central Secretariat

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Delhi

Delhi’s Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is a popular tourist destination as well as a Sikh shrine. This exquisite monument was constructed in 1783 by Sikh General Sardar Bhagel Singh, who supervised the construction of nine Sikh temples in Delhi the same year under the reign of Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II. The shrine was established to commemorate the visit of Guru Har Krishan, the eighth Sikh guru, in 1664. The Gurudwara, which is open twenty-four hours a day, is a symbol of the generosity of Sikhs. In a single day, almost a thousand individuals visit this haven of comfort.

The Baba Baghel Singh Museum, a higher secondary school, a hospital, a library, and a sacred Sarovar, or lake, are all placed inside the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib complex. Visitors get “Kada Prasad” and at a certain hour, complimentary langar or “community meals” are offered. It is required to cover one’s head, place shoes outside of doorways, and wash one’s feet in warm water before entering. Additionally, it features a “Yatri Niwas,” or tourist house. The almost 24-hour-long Paath and Shabads (holy chants) establish a direct line of communication with the divine force.

Community Meals or Langar Timings – 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM; 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Entry Fees – Free

These are the 18 best places which you should visit in Delhi that give you an overall idea about its rich past and present. There are plenty of options for sightseeing, shopping and other activities which you can enjoy with your family or as a couple. What do you think about these tourist places in Delhi?

What makes them so famous and how many of them have you visited so far? Let us know!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. what are the popular memorials to see in delhi.

Some of the best memorials to see in Delhi are Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Safdarjung’s Tomb, Rajghat, Veer Bhoomi, Shakti Sthal, Shanti Vana, Vijay Ghat and APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial and All India War Memorial.

Q. What are the top places to visit in South Delhi?

The top places which you can visit in South Delhi are Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, Agrasen ki Baoli and Garden of Five Senses.

Q. What are some of the popular shopping markets in Delhi?

Some of the popular shopping markets in Delhi are Dilli Haat, Janpath Market, Khan Market, Chadni Chowk and Connaught Place.

Q. What the best places to visit in North Delhi?

A few places which you can visit in North Delhi are William Fraser’s Bungalow, Kamla Nehru Ridge and Kamla Nagar Market.

Q. What the popular places to visit in West Delhi?

A few popular places to visit in West Delhi are Jhandewalan Temple, Rock Garden, Delhi Haat and Tilak Nagar Market.

Q. What the must visit places in East Delhi?

The must visit places in East Delhi are Akshardham, Sanjay Lake, Uttara Guruvayurappan Temple and Chota Bazaar.

Q. What are the best places to visit in Central Delhi?

Some of the best places to visit in Central Delhi are Red Fort, India Gate, Rajghat, Jama Masjid, Rashtrapati Bhavan and Connaught Place.

Q. What are the best location for photography in Delhi?

The best locations for photography in Delhi are Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, Presidential Palace, India Gate and Agrasen ki Baoli.

Q. What are the opening time of monuments in Delhi?

The monuments in Delhi open around 7 AM and close around 6-7 PM.

Published: 10 Nov, 2023

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20 top things to do in Delhi to get the most of your trip

Puneetinder Kaur Sidhu

Oct 18, 2021 • 8 min read

Crowded shopping street in Delhi, India

The streets of Delhi burst with vibrant colors © Finn stock / Shutterstock

Delhi serves up an astounding cornucopia of history, culture, cuisine, commerce and street life, with countless sights and activities to keep visitors thoroughly engaged.

At first glance, the Indian capital can seem an overwhelming place to negotiate but give it time and you'll feel the chaos subside, revealing delicate vignettes of daily life and layer upon layer of ancient history, built up over 2000 years of settlement.

Here are 20 great things to do in India ’s fast-paced and frantic, but fun-filled capital.

A New Delhi street scene, a man cooking

1. Sample Delhi’s delectable street food

The street food in Delhi is legendary. Tangy delights such as chaat papdi (fried wafers loaded with potatoes, chickpeas, yogurt and chilli) or golgappas (fried hollow dough filled with chickpeas and spicy potatoes), are de rigueur in Old Delhi. Also seek out stuffed parathas (fried breads with vegetable fillings), sizzling kebabs and treacle-dripping jalebis (sweet swirls of fried dough).

2. Admire the grandeur of Humayun's Tomb

Humayun's Tomb combines Persian elegance with fine Indian craftsmanship, and its graceful lines are mirrored by the fiercely symmetrical Mughal Gardens that surround it. For the best photos, stroll here at dusk, or simply admire the architecture at any time of day. Believed to be the precursor of its more famous look-alike, the Taj Mahal , this Unesco-protected monument is well worth the relatively high entry fee.

3. Listen to qawwalis

The best place to hear qawwalis (devotional music) is at the dargah (tomb) of the Sufi saint Nizam-ud-din Auliya ; resounding professions of faith ring out around sunset at one of Sufism’s most revered sites. Buried close to his spiritual master is Amir Khusro, a celebrated Sufi poet from the 13th century. The qawwalis take on a special hue during Basant, the festival of Spring, when both dargah and devotees are adorned with yellow robes and blooms.

Red sandstone arches at Delhi's Red Fort

4. Explore the Red Fort

Explore the great sandstone carcass of the Red Fort , and you'll be whisked back to the last days of the Mughal empire. Though some areas are under restoration, the mixture of graceful Islamic structures and British-era additions still spins a tale of duelling empires. If possible, catch the Republic Day celebrations (January 26) here when the Prime Minister hoists the Tricolor from its resplendent ramparts, and browse the wares on sale in the Meena Bazar, once the exclusive domain of the ladies of the Mughal court.

5. Take the stress out of sight-seeing on a bus tour

You can catch an easy glimpse of Delhi on a Ho-Ho Bus tour for as little as Rs 500 a day. Except for Mondays, tourist buses run throughout the day at regular intervals, stopping at the biggest sights and giving visitors plenty of time to get familiar with the city's history and heritage. Choose from half-day, one-day or two-day tours depending on availability.

6. Go on a shopping spree

Some of the best shopping in the city can be found at Delhi's government emporiums, a string of temples to Indian craftsmanship lined up along Baba Kharak Singh Marg close to Connaught Place . For bargains, hit the flea market stalls nearby on Janpath and in Sarojini Nagar. For a one-stop shop for crafts from around India, look no further than Dilli Haat , near the INA metro stop, which also serves up great street food.

Coloured powder on display at Delhi's Spice Market

7. Lose yourself in Old Delhi

Get lost and confused in the narrow bazaars of Old Delhi, and feel like you've wandered into the medieval period. Every wrong turn springs a new surprise as you stumble upon such hidden delights as the home of the legendary Urdu poet, Mirza Ghalib, the towering Jama Masjid , India's largest mosque or Khari Baoli – Asia’s largest spice bazaar. On your explorations, keep an eye out for a series of well-preserved and colourfully painted Jain havelis (merchant's houses), built in the 18th century.

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8. Explore the sprawling Sunder Nursery

To restore your inner equilibrium, step into the serenity of the 90-acre Sunder Nursery , a beautifully restored park dotted with Mughal monuments, water features and several hundred species of trees. Alive with birds and butterflies, the flowerbeds surround amphitheatres where you can see performances by talent from nearby Nizamuddin Basti.

9. People watch at Lodi Garden

To see Delhi at its most relaxed, wander around Lodi Garden on a Sunday afternoon, the perfect place for people watching. The gardens are dotted with ancient ruins from the Islamic Sayyid and Lodi dynasties so there's plenty to see; bring a picnic basket, relax with a book, or put its jogging tracks to good use.

Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official home of the President of India

10. Watch the Changing of the Guard

A relatively unknown Delhi attraction, the Changing of the Guard takes place on the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan every Saturday morning. The President’s Bodyguard, kitted out in their ceremonial regalia, put on an equestrian display for a gathering of no more than 200, against the backdrop of the imposing Presidential Palace.

11. Visit Indira Gandhi's former home

The ghosts of history swim through the former home of Indira Gandhi, Indira Gandhi Smriti , where she was shot dead by one of her bodyguards in 1984. There's a lot to learn about India's most powerful dynasty, and India's complex politics, as you wander through this period mansion.

12. Get acquainted with Indian art

Be flabbergasted by the wealth of Indian art at the National Museum , home to an astonishing collection of statues, woodcarvings, paintings and other treasures. Not far away, you can introduce yourself to India's avant-garde artists and their work, installations included, at the National Gallery of Modern Art .

Indian dhal in cooking pan with jasmine rice, coriander and naan on dark background, top view

13. Feast on fine Indian fare

Delhi is amply stocked with great places to eat. For a taste of the south, chow down on scrumptious masala dosas (rice and lentil flour pancakes) at the Janpath branch of Saravana Bhavan , and finish your meal with a deliciously nutty south Indian coffee. Alternatively, take things up a notch by booking a table at Indian Accent in the Lodhi Hotel to sample a tasting menu blending flavors from across the subcontinent, or try the cluster of Mughlai restaurants at Pandara Market ; Pindi and Gulati are standout options.

14. See the city from a different angle

There are dozens of great books that bring Delhi's history to life. Use the map from William Dalrymple's City of Djinns for a novel way to explore the city, or grab Madhulika Liddle’s The Eighth Guest and Other Muzaffar Jang Mysteries and traipse around Shahjahanabad (Old Delhi) in the footsteps of her intrepid Mughal-era detective.

15. Put on your dancing shoes

One great way to feel the rhythms of the subcontinent is through a dance lesson at the Delhi Dance Academy . Their two-hour Namaste India Dance Workshop is an entertaining introduction to the Bollywood, Bhangra, and Garba styles you've probably already seen on the big screen. The cost includes costume hire and a video of the choreographed performance.

Low-angle view of Qutub Minar, Delhi, India

  16. Take time out at the Qutab Minar

For a break from the centre, take a trip out to the historic Qutab Minar , with its towering minaret resembling an ornate factory chimney. This complex is studded with monuments straddling several centuries, and will be of immense interest to any history, architecture or calligraphy buffs. The ruins continue in the neighbouring Mehrauli Archaeological Park .

17. Go upmarket at Khan Market

Sample the refined lifestyle of middle-class Delhiites at laidback Khan Market . Browse the bookshops and homeware stores, then hang out for a chat at Café Turtle , fuelled by coffee and gooey cake. Alternatively, get the youthful vibe by ordering a shake at Big Chill or sushi at Yum Yum Cha , or mix coffee and carafes at Perch , the city’s first wine and coffee bar.

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18. Escape the crush at the Raj Ghat Gandhi Memorial

For respite from the chaos of the city streets, visit Gandhi's simple memorial  in its tranquil gardens at Raj Ghat, and consider the humble lifestyle of the great Independence leader and the tragedy of his departure – nowhere else in Delhi is as peaceful as this.

Colourful artworks in a shop in Hauz Khas

19. Feel the buzz of Hauz Khas

History meets BoHo in the district of Hauz Khas , with its crumbling Deli Sultanate-era tombs and enticing art, antique and fashion boutiques. Enjoy a quick bite or a long, leisurely meal in one of many hip eateries overlooking the lake, or stop in for coffee and conversation at Kunzum Travel Cafe .

20. Climb Jama Masjid's minaret

Wind up your explorations back in Old Delhi at the Jama Masjid, and climb the mosque's minaret in the late afternoon for epic views of stacked rooftops, soaring vultures and twirling kites, then reward yourself with a classic non-veg meal nearby at Karim's or Al-Jawahar , both famous for their rich, meaty kebabs.

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This article was first published August 2019 and updated October 2021

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13 Best Places to Visit in Delhi, India, for a Great Holiday

With so many things to do, it might not be very easy to decide what places to visit in Delhi. This is why we came up with a handy guide to make your Delhi trip planning smooth and pleasant.

Often India travelers head directly to other regions such as Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Kerala, and cities such as Rishikesh , Varanasi, and Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), neglecting the capital and all the great things to do in Delhi.

If you are planning to travel to India in December , probably the best month, and decide to stay here for a couple of days, here is our guide to help you with the best places to visit in Delhi, as well as tips on how to get there and where to eat in Delhi and where to go shopping.

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The Lotus Temples among the best places to visit in Delhi

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Top things to do in Delhi

Between the many historical places in Delhi and tourist spots, here you can have a great Indian holiday. We suggest where to start your Delhi sightseeing as well as where to stop for lunch, where to shop for pashminas and typical Indian colourful objects. We listed the tourist places in Delhi and also the less touristy ones. On top of this, we also found some nice picnic spots in Delhi where you can join locals in their relax and leisure time.

Khan Market

You are in India, the land of fresh, juicy and sweet fruits, so as soon as you get out of your room, kick off your day by enjoying some fresh pineapple, coconut water, and mango that you can buy from pretty much any street vendor for affordable prices. After getting your full intake of vitamins, treat yourself to a scrumptious breakfast in Westernised Khan Market.

How to get to Khan Market : Khan Market metro station, purple line.

Whenever you are ready for sightseeing, head to the inevitable place for anyone travelling to Delhi for the first time, imposing war memorial India Gate.

India Gate is one of the first things to see in Delhi, India

Beautiful at sunrise, India Gate can be visited any time of the day thanks to the huge park all around it. It’s a perfect place to visit in Delhi to chill out in the shade of the many trees, to have a picnic or just to relax before getting to your next place.

If you happen on August 15th, India’s Independence Day, you can attend the celebrations in the city centre with festivals, music and handicraft and food markets all the way along the street in front of India Gate. Open all day, free entrance.

How to get to India Gate : Central Secretariat metro station, yellow and purple lines.

Janpath Market and Punjabi By Nature

Take the metro and for lunch enjoy a nice Indian meal in one of the many restaurants the city offers. If you want to get fancy and taste Punjabi food, head to the stylish Punjabi By Nature, in a nice area packed with stores of the major brands and for every budget known as Janpath Market. Also, nearby is the big underground Palika Bazaar for clothes, accessories, and electronics.

Address and how to get there :   Punjabi By Nature, F-30 B, Inner Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi-100001. Tel. 011 47675701, 011 47675702. Transport: metro station Rajiv Chowk on lines yellow and turquoise.

Delhi Green Park and Hauz Khas, one of the picnic spots in Delhi

For the afternoon, head to trendy Hauz Khas Village where you can chill out in one of the many coffee shops and tea houses. Hauz Khas is an old historical complex built in the 14th century during the rule of Muslim shahs Alauddin Khalji and Firuz Shah Tughlaq , whose mausoleum is part of the historical area, along with a small mosque and a madrasa, school for religious studies.

A favorite place for Delhiites and tourists, in Hauz Khas you will find boutique clothing and jewelry shops, Indian handicraft, spas, bars, restaurants, and nightclubs if you want to linger until late.

Green Park near Hauz Khas one of the best places for picnic in Delhi

Right next to the entrance of Hauz Khas is the beautiful Green Park, city park with a nice lake, a bit of wildlife such as squirrels, monkeys and deer, and where you can even join locals doing jogging and running. In the evening, locals chill out on the grass, have a picnic, play volleyball or just take a stroll in the quiet nature for a break from Delhi’s noise and traffic.

Definitely one of the top places to see in Delhi.

Address :   Hauz Khas Village, South Delhi. How to get there to Hauz Khas and Green Park : Green Park metro station on the yellow line. Opening hours : 10.30 am-7 pm, although some restaurants and pubs inside will stay open until 11 pm. Sundays closed. Entrance fee for Hauz Khas : Free. Opening hours for Green Park : Daily 5 am-8 pm in summer, 5.30 am-7 pm in winter.

Khan Market to find great restaurants in Delhi

For the evening, we suggest you head again to Khan Market, a cosy area with boutique stores a supermarket and a great choice of good and different restaurants. For dinner try Parsi food at SodaBottleOpenerWala, delicious Iranian/Indian food at affordable prices. Address :   SodaBottleOpenerWala, 73B, Khan Market, Rabindra Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110003. How to get to Khan Market : Khan Market metro station on the purple line.

Nehru Place

On the second day, if you feel like having a more international breakfast, head to Nehru Place where you will find eateries of different nationalities such as Persian and Chinese that serve all meals from breakfast to dinner. Just coming out of Nehru Place metro station you will also find Chaayos cozy tea place with a great choice of classic and specialty teas that also sells delicious cakes, sandwiches, fruit and chocolate shakes, and iced teas.

While crossing the road towards the electronics shopping malls there is a branch of Costa Coffee with a wide range of coffees, iced coffees, espresso, cappuccino and English cakes like brownies and muffins.

Address and how to get there :   Chaayos, Upper Ground Floor, Epicuria, Nehru Place Metro Station, Nehru Place, New Delhi 110019; phone +91 18001202424. Open 9 am-7 pm. Costa Coffee, G-2, Rose Building, Nehru Place, New Delhi – 110 019; phone +91 (0)11 4170 6720. Transport: Nehru Place metro station on the purple line.

Lotus Temple, one of the top tourist places in Delhi

With a 15-minute walk from Nehru Place, you will get to a lovely temple that should be in the list of places to visit in Delhi for the first time, the Lotus Temple or Baha’i House of Worship. A huge lotus-shaped white building, the temple was inaugurated in 1986 and is meant to represent unity among all religions. The choice of the lotus wasn’t by chance as it’s the sacred flower for Indians.

Set in the middle of a peaceful green park, the entrance is well organized by the staff and managed in both English and Hindu. Inside taking photos is prohibited and visitors are asked to maintain silence as it’s mainly a place for prayer. Once everyone in the line is inside, members of the staff will read a passage from different holy books such as the Bible, the Quran, and Hindu and Buddhist sacred texts.

If you are still wondering what to see in Delhi, this is a one-of-a-kind landmark.

Address of Lotus Temple :   Baha’i House of Worship, Bahapur, Kalkaji, New Delhi – 110019. Phone: +91 26470526/26444029. How to get to Lotus Temple : 15 minutes walk from Nehru Place metro station or 5 minutes walk from Kalkaji Mandir metro station. Opening hours of Lotus Temple : Winter (October 1st-March 31st) open 9 am-5:15 pm, Summer (April 1st-September 30th) open 9 am-6:45 pm. Monday closed. Entrance fee to Lotus Temple : Free.

Image: Humayun Tomb one of the best places to visit in Delhi and one of the top historical places in New Delhi

Humayun’s Tomb, one of the best historical places in Delhi

Dating back to 1565, UNESCO-listed Humayun’s Tomb is one of our favorite historical places in Delhi. The location, not in the immediate city center, makes it one of the few quiet sites to visit, and in a hectic city like Delhi, it can be pretty soothing and I recommend you add it to your list of places to visit in Delhi.

Known as the first garden tomb of the Indian subcontinent, Humayun’s Tomb shows fine Persian and Indian architectural styles and decorations symbolizing the Islamic paradise and reproducing the typical Persian garden with water as its main element.

Alongside the main mausoleum, the complex consists of other tombs from the same 16th century such as Nila Gumbad, Isa Khan, Bu Halima, Afsarwala, Barber’s Tomb and the area devoted to the craftsmen employed for the construction of the complex, the Arab Serai.

Whether you are a history buff or not, this is one of the best places to go in Delhi.

Humayun’s Tomb address :   Humayun’s Tomb, Mathura Road, Nizamuddin, Opp. Dargah, New Delhi, Delhi 110013. Humayun’s Tomb opening hours : roughly from sunrise to sunset. Humayun’s Tomb entrance fee : 500 rupees foreign nationals, 30 rupees for Indians. Transport: Get off at Jangpura metro station on purple line and take a rickshaw for a short ride.

Defense Colony, a great place where to eat in Delhi

From Humayun’s Tomb, take a rickshaw to Defense Colony Market for lunch. Here you will have a wealthy choice of vegetarian south Indian food with a huge selection of dosas, north Indian with delicious dishes such as palak paneer , malai kofta or paneer tikka masala, and even Chinese, Japanese and Thai food at affordable prices. These restaurants serve mostly locals so you can rest assured it’s proper Indian food, good quality, and good prices.

Places to visit in Delhi

Defense Colony address and how to get there :   To get to Defence Colony Market get off at metro station Lajpat Nagar on purple line, then take a 10-minute walk or a short rickshaw ride. Sagar Ratna for South Indian food, Defence Colony Market, 18 Defence Colony Market, Defence Colony, New Delhi. Phone +91 (0)11 24333658. Sagar Ratna for North Indian and Chinese Food, 24 Defence Colony Market, Defence Colony, New Delhi. Phone +91 (0)11 24333688/11 24333815. Aka Saka is a Chinese and Japanese restaurant, 28 Defence Colony Market, Defence Colony, New Delhi. Phone +91 (0)11 24333821/11 24333163.

Old Delhi, top place for your Delhi sightseeing

Among the best things to do in Delhi is definitely a day out exploring the historic Old Delhi at Jama Masjid mosque and the Red Fort (Lal Quila). The largest in India, Jama Masjid is a 17th-century mosque from Mughal Empire’s Shah Jahan, the same whose name is linked to other architectural wonders such as Agra’s Taj Mahal and Delhi’s Red Fort. The courtyard of the mosque has a capacity of 25,000 people and boasts three gates, four towers, and two impressive 4-meter-high minarets.

UNESCO-listed Red Fort, not far from the mosque, is the other Mughal-era building around which Shah Jahan built the new capital of his empire, Shahjahanabad, moving it from Agra to what today is commonly known as Old Delhi in 1639.

Unlike most parts of Delhi and India, this area is not very vegetarian-friendly, but if you are a meat-eater, here there is a good choice of chicken-based spicy dishes in what are mostly Muslim restaurants.

After the historical places, have a good walk around the nearby open markets Chowri Bazaar, Spice Bazaar and Chandni Chowk. Extremely busy, crowded and with mental traffic all day around, here you can find pretty much everything you are looking for, be it for shopping or photography subjects. Old buildings and shops, ramshackle eateries and a myriad of rickshaws (tuk-tuk), here you can bargain a lot and if you are brave and with a strong stomach try also some of the street food that is plentiful everywhere.

If you are still planning what to visit in Delhi, make sure you don’t miss the old city.

Address and how to get there :   Jama Masjid: Chandni Chowk, Off Netaji Subhash Marg, west of Red Fort. Free entry, but if you want to take photos or video there is a fee of 300 rupees. Open daily 7am-noon and 2-6.30pm timings. Transport: metro station Chowri Bazaar on yellow line then a short walk or rickshaw ride.

Red Fort: Netaji Subhash Marg, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006. Entrance fee 150 rupees plus a fee of 50 rupees for camera and video. Open daily except Monday 9.30 am-4.30 pm. Transport: metro station Chowri Bazaar or Chandni Chowk on the yellow line, then a short rickshaw ride.

Image: Dilli Haat one of the places to visit in Delhi for shopping

Dilli Haat for shopping in Delhi

Shopping lovers can’t miss it. If you are on the lookout for some handicraft from the subcontinent, this is definitely one of the places you should include in your sightseeing in Delhi. Here you will find textiles, bags, paintings, decorations of all types and also many small restaurants. It’s a closed area and entrance fee is 60 rupees.

If you are staying 4 days in Delhi and are still wondering what to do, head to Swaminarayan Akshardham complex, entirely devoted to Hindu spirituality and Indian culture. It attracts thousands of visitors every day, some foreigners but especially locals. Inside this temple you can’t take anything, no phones, no cameras, so you will have to leave all your belongings in their locker room.

I haven’t entered the complex because it was too crowded but it sounds pretty amazing as the complex features also a water show, documentaries, a thematic garden and three exhibitions.

Garden of Five Senses, one of the best places to visit in Delhi for couples

I recommend the Garden of Five Senses among the places to visit in Delhi for some relax in nature. My husband visited it, but I didn’t manage and would have loved to see it. Park with interactive activities, different garden styles, rock sculptures, hundreds of varieties of plants and different paths and nature walks to follow, this is a soothing green and silent break from the hectic Delhi city life.

Qutub Minar

Like the rest of India, also the capital boasts a long past. If you manage, add a few more historical landmarks in Delhi, such as Qutub Minar  (also spelled Qutb Minar or Qutab Minar) and British-era Lodi Gardens, a park that hosts ancient tombs, gardens, and a lake, to the list of places to visit in Delhi.

Practical tips for Delhi travelers

Public transport in delhi.

To get around in Delhi you can always use the rickshaws you will find everywhere, but they will rip you off, so make sure you bargain, which is quite a headache. However, there is the Delhi metro that reaches out pretty much everywhere, shortening a lot of your rickshaw rides. The benefits of using the Delhi Metro are several: traveling becomes much cheaper, faster, and safer, and with air conditioning which, with the Indian heat, certainly is a relief.

Instead of buying a ticket each time, if you are in Delhi for a longer period, buy a Delhi metro card, which costs 150 rupees, of which 50 are for the deposit and 100 already for the traffic. Each trip can cost between 10 and 15 rupees, depending on the distance, and you get charged directly from your metro card swiping when you enter and exit.

You can also try the public buses. If it’s too hot, prefer the red ones as they have air conditioning and, since a little more expensive than their green and orange counterpart, they are also less crowded. They usually go pretty fast except during rush hour as they can easily get stuck in traffic, which is one of the things India is famous for . On buses, you need to tell the ticket assistant the station you are getting off and you will pay cash, so make sure you have some small change.

Weather and what to wear in Delhi

Delhi is usually pretty warm, even during the rainy season, which means it can rain for about an hour per day and not even every day, the weather is hot and humid. During this season you may want to use proper mosquito repellent as there is a chance to catch Dengue fever, which can ruin your trip as you will need proper medical treatment.

When it comes to clothes, obviously choose light summer clothes and comfortable shoes, either runners or open shoes. India has a conservative culture, and Indians are pretty well-known for their “staring culture”, so if women don’t feel very at ease they can wear a loose longer tunic. If you are here for long enough and you want to buy Indian clothes, you will find good prices in Rajiv Chowk shopping street. As the sun is always pretty strong, don’t forget a good cream with SPF.

Dodgy stomach and medicines

Especially when it comes to street food or the little eateries around the bazaars in Old Delhi, hygienic conditions are not optimal, so if you are brave enough to try them, be also wise enough to have some medicines for food poisoning or stomach problems, or at least activated charcoal and probiotic supplements (a toilet paper roll won’t harm either!).

Try to pick boiled or cooked food and preferably from busy stalls as they are more likely to sell freshly made food rather than some pieces that stood there for a long time. Strictly stick to bottled water and avoid ice since it can be made from tap water.

A major help is to carry a water purifier with you, such as SteriPEN Water Purifier , a small device that uses UV light to make viruses harmless and clean the water in as little as 48 seconds. It would also save you from carrying many bottles if you go hiking in the wild.

For more tips, check out our guide to how to avoid getting sick in India

Phone SIM Card

If you want to buy a brand new SIM card, do it only if you are staying for a longer period as it will take at least 8 hours to activate. In case, shops also have already activated SIM cards, you might prefer those even if a little more expensive. When you buy a SIM card, a copy of your passport is needed. If you are traveling to different states, usually a roaming charge will apply, so ask the phone shop about it when you buy the card.

I wholeheartedly recommend you buy a VPN . It’s super important not only to access websites filtered by local governments but also, and more importantly, to prevent online theft which is becoming so common. When we travel, we want to stay in touch with the rest of the world and we connect to whatever WiFi we find, often not secure. A VPN saves your transactions and keeps your online browsing safe. Click here for details and prices on the VPN I use

Watch out for your belongings

Pay attention to your personal belongings such as your phone and money as pickpocketing is quite common, especially in crowded and touristy areas. Don’t show off a large amount of money and have it spread out in different pockets, preferably with a zip or even a fanny pack.

You can also wear some safety clothes and carry pickpocket proof travel gear to feel safer and less worried, especially in busy areas. Click here for more details on products and current prices .

In markets, you can haggle the price, as with tourists, they usually charge some ridiculous amounts, but if the bargaining starts to become unpleasant or turn into a scam, it’s better to just walk away. If you want to buy large and expensive goods, prefer government-run shops to avoid scams and receiving the wrong items shipped home.

Rickshaw drivers will also charge you more than locals, hard to know what’s the right fee as it depends on the ride. However, often they will offer you to take you to “shopping malls”, which are usually particular shops along busy shopping streets where they get a commission.

⇒ For more tips on how to avoid pickpockets while travelling, click here .

Where to stay in Delhi, a choice of some of the best hotels in Delhi

Delhi offers a huge and diverse range of accommodations, from luxury five-star resorts to great budget hotels. This is a small list of some of the favorite accommodations in New Delhi.

Read our guide to the top hotels in Delhi

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Top 35 Tourist Places To Visit In Delhi With Friends And Family

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Delhi, the capital of India, is a place with a rich history and is dotted with numerous forts, monuments, and mosques . Delhi is known to be one of the best places to visit in India . There are numerous places to see in Delhi, and the best thing is that many of them are free.

Delhi is a symbol of the country’s rich past as well as the thriving present where ancient and modern blend seamlessly together.

The city is an abode to millions of dreams and also takes the responsibility of bringing people closer and also inspiring them and their thoughts. Delhi has many tourist attractions to explore to understand the spiritual culture.

Below is the Delhi tourist place list for you for your amazing Delhi:

1. Red Fort – The Epitome of The Mughal Era

Red Fort

Red fort is recognized as the powerful reminder of the Mughal era along with a symbol of India’s struggle for freedom. It is known to be one of the best places to visit in Delhi and was built by fifth Mughal emperor Shah Jahan at the time he decided to shift his capital from Agra. It is the first place in Asia to have an amazing sound and light show.

Major Attraction

the best part of this place is the sound and light show which take place daily except Monday. The show timings are different for Hindi and English. For Hindi, it is from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm and for English, it is 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm .

Tickets are available in the ticket booth at Fort an hour before the show starts. The cost to watch this show: on Weekday’s ticket costs: 60 rupees for adults and 20 rupees for children of 3 to 12 years.

  • Timings : 7 am to 5:30 pm, except Monday
  • Fees : no fees for children below the age of 15, for Indian citizen, Citizens of BIMSTEC nations and SAARC is rupees 10 and other foreign citizens rupees 250.
  • Weekend and government holiday : ticket costs 8- rupees for adults and 30 rupees for children of 3 to 12 years of age.
  • Nearest metro station – Chandni Chowk. You can also take an auto-rickshaw or else a taxi from the metro station. You can easily reach Red Fort from any part of the city via DTC buses.

2. Humayun’s Tomb – Amazing Works of Mughal Architecture

Humayun’s Tomb

Humayun’s tomb is known to be the must-visit tourist place in Delhi. The design of this magnificent monument pertains to typical Mughal architecture with a Persian influence.

Due to its beautiful design and illustrious history, Humayun’s tomb was featured in UNESCO’s World Heritage Site in the year 1993. The most notable features inside this tomb are the gardens squares with pathways water channels.

  • Timings : the monument is opened daily from sunrise to sunset
  • Entry fee : rupees 30 for Indians and rupees 500 for foreigners
  • Nearest metro station : JLN Stadium

3. Qutab Minar – Structure With Chiseled Carvings

Qutab Minar

Qutub Minar in Delhi is said to be the tallest individual tower worldwide and also a second tallest monument in Delhi. It is a UNESCO world heritage site and is located in Mehrauli.

The view of this magnificent monument will surely take you back to the rich history of India . Besides this beautiful monument, the Qutub complex presents many other ancient strictures too like Iron pillar and Alai Darwaza .

Best Attraction:

The best attraction of Qutub Minar is the Qutub festival held in winter months November and December . It is a three-day festival which is celebrated for the magnificence of monument and flaunts its glorious history.

  • Timings : remains open all days except Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm
  • Entry fees : rupees 10 for Indians and rupees 250 for foreigners.
  • Nearest metro station : Qutab Minar

4. Bahai Temple ( Lotus Temple)

lotus temple

Bahai temple in Delhi is an edifice dedicated to Bahai faith and is known to be one of the topmost tourist spots in Delhi.

The beautiful structure of Bahai temple unfolds in the form of breathtaking white petal lotus and seeks to propagate the oneness of the Almighty and is opened for all regardless of religion, nationality, and gender .

This lotus temple in Delhi is one of the seven Baha’i House of Worship worldwide. It is one of the must-visit places in Delhi not for its architecture but to get a new way of meditation and a pleasant ambiance.

  • Timings : opened all days of the week except Monday. Timings from October to March are 9:30 am to 5:30 pm and April to September is 9:30 am to 7:00 pm.
  • Entry fees : free
  • Nearest metro station : Nehru place metro station

5. Lodhi Garden – Treat For Eyes

Lodhi garden

Lodhi Gardens are the most popular tourist spots in Delhi located on main Lodi road and were earlier known as Lady Willington Park. The place offers many beautiful fountains, ponds, blossoming shrubs, flowering trees, artificial streams, and a jogging track .

It is recognized as the popular spot in Delhi to visit for people of all ages. You can see many species of birds all throughout the year. Lodhi gardens are a sheer visual treat for eyes especially in the months of February and March owing to winter flowers are in full bloom.

  • Nearest metro station : Lok Kalyan Marg
  • Timings : 6 am to 6 pm, all days open
  • Entry fee : Free

6. Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple – Largest Hindu Temples Worldwide

Akshardham Temple

Swaminarayan Akshardham temple is one of the best places in Delhi to visit as it epitomizes about 10000 years of Indian culture in all its awe-inspiring beauty wisdom and grandeur. This beautiful temple in Delhi showcases the essence of India’s ancient architecture , timeless spiritual messages, and traditions.

A visit to Akshardham temple in Delhi is an enlightens journey all the way through the country’s glorious values, arts, and contributions towards harmony, happiness, and progress .

the musical fountain show that showcases the cycle of birth, life, and death. , the ticket cost 30 rupees for adults and senior citizen and 20 rupees for children of 4 to 11 years of age.

  • Entry fee : Complex entry is free
  • Timings : first entry at 9:30 am and last entry at 6:30 pm. Monday closed
  • Nearest metro station : Akshardham

7. India Gate- A Monument that Defines Delhi

India Gate

India gate is among the best places to visit in New Delhi. It is 42 meter high stands in the middle of a crossroad and commemorates 70000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives in fighting for the British Army during world war one .

There is one more memorial Amar Jawan Jyoti near India gate which is an eternal flame which burns day and night under the arch. This is to remind the nation of soldiers who laid their lives during the Indo Pak war in 1971 .

  • Nearest Metro station : Patel Chauk & Janpath
  • Timings : you can visit this place at any time opened from morning to night.
  • Entry Fee : free

8. Jama Masjid- Largest Mosque in India

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid in Old Delhi is known to be the marvelous treasure and is also one of the largest mosques in India . The courtyard of this beautiful mosque holds more than 25000 devotees altogether. The mosque was completed in 1656 and took six years to complete.

The climb on the southern tower of Jama Masjid will offer a stunning view across the rooftops of Delhi. Keep in mind to cover your head, legs as well as shoulders while visiting the mosque or you will not be allowed to enter.

  • Timings : open daily from sunrise to sunset. 7 am to noon and 1:30 to 6:30 pm.
  • Best time to visit : the best time to visit this place is in Morning.
  • Nearest metro station : Chawri Bazaar

9. Rashtrapati Bhavan- a grand piece of architecture

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Rashtrapati Bhawan is an abode to the president of world’s largest democracy . It took about 17 years to build this presidential place and was completed in 1929 .

The main building covers about five acres of land and is surrounded by famous Mughal gardens which include 15 acres of area.

It also has Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum complies which has a clock tower, the Garages, and Stables displaying the past and present presidencies.

  • Nearest metro station : Central Secretariat metro station
  • Timings:  9 am to 4 pm
  • Openings details : the main building and Gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan are opened thrice a week, i.e., Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Mughal, as well as other gardens, are opened from August to March on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
  • Things you need : Indian citizens are required to carry with them valid photo Id to visit Rashtrapati Bhavan. Foreigners need to carry their original passports.

10. Tughlaqabad Fort – Unexplored Colossal Fortress

Tughlaqabad Fort

Tughlaqabad Fort is constructed with red sandstone as well as marble and is enclosed with high walls in the form of the Pentagon. The structure depicts the Khalji architecture with 15 meter high walls and battlement parapets.

Because of many superstitions, the Tuqhlaqs abandoned this magnificent fort in 1327 AD. It is recognized as the opulent and less visited colossal fortress.

  • Nearest metro station – Govindpuri Metro Station
  • Timings : 5:30 am to 7:00 pm
  • Entry fees : rupees Rs. 25 for adults and rupees 500 for foreigners
  • Timings : remain open to visitors on all weekdays and weekends. Timings to visit are from 7 am to 5 pm.
  • Entrance fee : Indian adult is 5 rupees and foreigners are 100 rupees. Entry for children up to 15 years is free.

11. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib – Popular Religious Destination

gurudwara bangla sahib

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib earlier bungalow of Raja Jai Singh was later on renovated into a Gurudwara. It is known to be the most famous religious destination in Delhi .

The Gurudwara also has a water tank having medicinal properties and was built by Raja Jai Singh in the memory of Guru Har Krishan Sahib Ji, 8th Sikh Guru . The complex of this beautiful Gurudwara consists of a hospital, a museum, a school, and a library.

  • Nearest metro station : Rajiv Chowk & Patel Chauk Metro Station
  • Timings : opened all days of the week from 12 am to 12 am

12. Agrasen ki Baoli – Famous for its Haunted Activities

Agrasen ki Baoli

Agrasen ki B aoli is a beautiful step with a mysterious past and was built by King Agrasen at the time of Mahabharata and was rebuilt by Agarwal community in the 14th century.

The place has its own charm and is also counted among the haunted places in New Delhi owing to mystery linked with it.

As per many stories this step well was once filled with black water, and people are forced to jump into it to commit suicide. This place gained much popularity after Aamir Khan’s PK as it was featured in the movie.

  • Nearest Metro station : Barakhamba Road Metro station
  • Timings : opened all days of the week from 7 am to 6 pm
  • Entry fees : no entry fees

13. National Museum – Exclusive Collection of Past and Present Values

National Museum

National Museum in New Delhi is listed among the best places to visit in Delhi with friends. The place has an exclusive collection of about 200000 works of art and artifacts.

The collection in the National Museum is for both Indian and foreign tourists and displays past and present values, traditions and culture of India.

The national museum has many sections including Harappan artifacts, sculptures, arts showing sacred relics of Buddha, miniature paintings of India, Indian Scripts and Coins, Indian decorative art, Jewellery, Manuscripts, Central Asian Antiquity, Coins, Paintings From Tanjore And Mysore, Indian Textiles and Pre-Columbian And Western Art.

  • Nearest metro station : Rajeev Chowk
  • Timings : opened all days of the week except Monday from 10 am to 5 pm.
  • Entry fees : 10 rupees per person for Indian adults, 300 rupees per person for foreigner adults and 1 rupee for students.

14. Nizamuddin Dargah – A Place to Fulfill Your Wish

Nizamuddin Dargah

Nizamuddin Dargah located in Delhi is the mausoleum of Nizamuddin Auliya who was the world’s most renowned Sufi saints . This place is said to be one of the best places to visit in Delhi and visited by hundreds of people on a daily basis.

Devotees come here and tie red threads to lattice screens called jails with the belief that their wishes would be granted very soon.

Qawali program organized on every Thursday and Dargah is adorned by beautiful lights. Many Bollywood qawali is also shot here.

  • Nearest metro station : JLN Metro station
  • Timings : opened all days in the week from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.

15. Raj Ghat with Associated Memorials – Visit to Pay Your Respects

Raj Ghat

These four memorials include Veer Bhoomi , which is on the north of Raj Ghat and signifies the birth and death of former Pm Rajiv Gandhi. The second memorial is Shakti Sthal which is a memorial to Indira Gandhi , and the third one is Shanti Vana which commemorates the death of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

The fourth one is on the north section of the parkland and is Vijay Ghat and is dedicated to Lal Bahadur Shastri India’s second prime minister.

  • Nearest metro station : Indraprastha on Blue Line, Chandni Chowk on Yellow Line.
  • Timings : 10 am to 5 pm

16. Sulabh International Museum of Toilets – small but amusing collection

Sulabh International Museum

Sulabh International Museum of Toilets is a very exclusive museum in Delhi which is operated by Sulabh international and is devoted to the global history of sanitation and toilets. This museum is said to be one of the weirdest museums worldwide.

The main objective of establishing this unique museum is to put the light on the problems of sanitation in the country and considering the efforts which are made in many parts of the world.

This unique museum in Delhi also educates people regarding the history of the water closet from 2500 BC till date.

There are many items which are displayed in the museum like chamber pots, privies, toilet furniture, decorated Victorian toilet seats , bidets as well as water closets.

  • Nearest metro station  – Dashrathpuri
  • Entry fees – free for every visitor
  • Timings – weekdays opened seven days a week from Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 8 pm. on Sundays and national holidays timings are from 10 am to 5 pm.

17. Chandni Chowk- Must Visit Place for Shopaholics

Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi is known to be one of the busiest and oldest market areas and is must visit place in Delhi. It is the best place to visit for shopping enthusiast as well as heaven for foodies.

This market in old Delhi has something to offer to everyone and has a different level of fun for shopaholics. The market is totally divided into many narrow streets where you can shop for all items like clothes, jewelry, candles, perfumes, lifestyle items , and many more things.

It is one of the popular places in Delhi for street food and which mainly Indian cuisine is. You need at least a daytime to enjoy and shop at this amazing market with almost everything for everybody.

  • Nearest Metro – Chandni Chowk Metro Station
  • Timings : 9:30 am to 8 pm

18. ISKCON Temple – Spreading Knowledge of Bhagwat Gita

ISKCON Temple

ISKCON temple is recognized as the most visited tourist places in Delhi located at Hare Krishna Hill, Sant Nagar , East of Kailash. It is known to be one of the famous tourist attractions in Delhi dedicated to Lord Krishna and Radha .

This beautiful temple is a significant structure with 90-foot high shikharas . All the walls of the temple are decorated with amazing work by artists from Russia. The paintings in the temple display several scenes from lives of Lord Krishna and Radharani.

Visitors must attend the morning aarti at 4:30 am which should not be missed as it will leave you stunned and speechless. This temple is established to spread the knowledge and understanding of Vedic philosophy as well as Bhagwat Gita .

  • Nearest metro station : Nehru Place or else Kailash colony Metro station
  • Timings : 4:30 am to 9:00 pm, the main gate is closed amid 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

19. Purana Qila – Evidence to the Glory of the Mughal Art

purana qila

Purana Qila also was known as Old Fort is on the top of Delhi tourist place list. It is the most captivating tourist attraction in Delhi which recites the history of Delhi and is the proof to the glory of Mughal art.

Located in New Delhi, this Old Fort is said to guard the ruins of the city of Indraprastha that is revealed in Mahabharata . The key attractions of Purana Qila are the magnificent three gateways, i.e., Bara Darwaza, Talaqi Darwaza, and Humayun Darwaza .

There is also a museum which is inside the Purana Qila that preserves and showcases several excavations that were found in the region. A ride in the lake of Purana Qila is must do things here which should not be missed.

  • Nearest metro station : Pragati Maidan
  • Timings : open all days from sunrise to sunset
  • Entry fees : rupees 5 for Indians and rupees 100 for foreigners

20. Laxminarayan Temple- Built Brilliantly with a Modern Touch

Laxminarayan Temple

Laxminarayan Temple is known to be one of the major places to see in Delhi located in the west of Connaught Place. This beautiful temple is the major tourist attraction in Delhi and is dedicated to Goddess Laxmi and Narayana .

The morning and evening aarti in the temple should not be missed. This temple was inaugurated by Gandhiji with the condition that it will be for all people irrespective of all castes.

The architecture of the temple is of Odisha style with tall spires and exterior made of red and orange stone and white marble. The temple compound surrounds with beautiful and large garden with many fountains and waterfalls.

Also at the north of the Laxminarayan Temple complex also houses the Geeta Bhawan which is devoted to Lord Krishna.

  • Nearest metro station – RK Ashram Marg
  • Timings : 4:30 am to 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm to 9 pm

21. Jantar Mantar – Most Fascinating Observatory Site

Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observatory site and is recognized as one of the best places to visit in New Delhi. It is with an eccentric design where you can spend many hours roaming around. This extraordinary site in New Delhi is also among the places to visit in Delhi with friends for a pleasant picnic in gardens .

This observatory was built to assist and improve the studies of time and space. It consists of about 13 architectural astronomy instruments which can be utilized to predict the movement and timings of sun, planets, and moon by compiling the astronomical tables .

The smart and intelligent placement of these instruments permits an observer to note the position of heavenly bodies with the naked eye. This amazing site also has masonry built astronomical instruments that proved themselves by the test of time and till date working well as they did earlier.

  • Nearest metro station : Patel Chowk and Rajiv Chowk
  • Entry fees : rupees 5 for Indians and rupees 100 for foreigners.
  • Timings : open from sunrise to sunset, i.e., 9 am to 7 pm

22. National Zoological Park Delhi- Must Visit Tourist Attractions

National Zoological Park

National Zoological Park also known as Delhi zoo is an abode to about 1350 animals which includes about 130 species of animals and birds worldwide. It is a 176-acre zoo located near Old Fort in Delhi and is recognized as one of the musts  visited tourist attractions in Delhi.

This Delhi zoo provides the kind of environment which is very close to the natural habitat of animals. There are many animals in the zoo like the hippopotamus , African Wild Buffalo, Gir lion, chimpanzees, leopard, giraffe, hyenas, and zebras .

The zoo also has an underground reptile house which is an abode to many reptiles such as Gharial, Indian Cobra, Marsh Crocodile, Indian Star Tortoise, and the Indian Sand Boa. There are many species of birds also in National Zoological Park such as Sarus Crane, Peafowl, Emu, the Barn Owl, and Grey Hornbill.

There is another section also in the zoo which consists of migratory birds like storks grace and peafowl. The environment of the National Zoological Park is very lively, and visitors enjoy exploring the place.

  • Nearest metro station – Pragati Maidan Metro Station
  • Timings : summer months from April to October 9 am to 4:30 pm and in winters months from October to March is 9 am to 4 pm
  • Entrance fees : rupees 40 for Indian adults and rupees 20 for Indian children above 5 years. For foreigners adults its rupees 200 and for foreigner children above 5 years it is 100 rupees.

23. Tomb of Safdar Jang – Lamp of Mughal Architecture

Tomb of Safdar Jang

Tomb of Safdar Jang built-in 1753 by Nawab Shauja – ud – daula and stands in the center of an extensive garden representing the last phase of the Mughal style of architecture . It is also known as Safdarjung ka Maqbara and was built by Safdarjung’s son Nawab Shujaud Daula.

This tomb is referred to as the last flicker in the lamp of Mughal architecture and is said to be among the most significant tourist places in Delhi. This beautiful tomb displays the ways in which the grace and simplicity of Mughals were overtaken by decadence; it also has a mosque.

It is recognized as the true and pure symbol of rich heritage and culture which has an architectural same as Humayun’s tomb, and both belong to eminent Mughal leaders. This beautiful monument in Delhi provides a very calm environment which is very well maintained.

  • Nearest metro station – Jor Bagh
  • Timings : open all days in a week from 7 am to 6 pm.
  • Entry fees :15 rupees for Indians and 200 rupees for foreigners. Extra charge for pictures

24. National Rail Museum- India’s Rail Heritage

national rail museum

National rail museum is an exclusive and unique museum which consists of fascinating as well as an exotic collection of more than 100 real size exhibits of Indian railways . This fantastic museum houses static and working models, antique furniture’s, signaling equipment, historical photographs, and related literature.

There are many more things related to rails are displayed here including the lineup of coaches which includes the Prince of Wales Saloon. The main attraction of the National Rail Museum is the Fairy Queen which was built in 1855 and was considered to one of the best-preserved steam engines of her age.

This museum is said to be one of the topmost places to visit in Delhi. A ride in monorail and joy train here is one of the best experiences of your life besides boating.

Surely the national rail Museum will delight you with its outstanding display of India’s rail legacy , exclusive exhibits, antique locomotives and train rides which h makes for a fun learning experience. It is known to be the best place for kids to visit in Delhi.

  • Nearest metro – Dhaula Kuan and Moti Bag Metro Station
  • Timings – from 9:30 am to 5;30 pm all days a week except Mondays and National Holidays
  • Entry fees : rupees 20 for all

25. Garden of Five Senses- Best Place to Socialize

Garden of Five Senses

Garden of Five Senses is known to be one of the leading places to see in Delhi and is much more than a mere park. This Garden is a perfect place to host a range of activities including communal interactions as well as exploration.

The garden of Five Senses project was implemented by Delhi Tourism Transportation Development to offer a leisure space to the people of the city. This is the best place to visit for those who crave for a place where people could unwind and also socialize.

The garden beyond doubt enhances the ambiance and life of Delhi ‘s population. It is recognized as the best place for tourists in Delhi as well as locals. The Park presents beautifully landscaped grounds along with green areas, art and sculptress and spiral walkway. This park is considered to be the major tourist attraction in Delhi which highlights and attract tourists.

  • Nearest metro station – Saket
  • Timings : opened all days of week winter months from 9 am to 6 pm and in summer months from 9 am to 7 pm
  • Entry fees : rupees 35 for adults and rupees 15 for senior citizens. Rupees 15 per child up to 12 years of age and no fee for handicapped.

26. Mehrauli Archaeological Park – Historic Relics of Delhi

mehrauli archaeological park

Mehrauli Archaeological Park is a park bordering the Qutub Minar complex but is mostly overlooked by the visitors’ preserves few of historical relics of Delhi. It popularly known as Jamali Kamali park and also includes many other main attractions like the mosque as well as the tomb of Jamali Kamali .

It also includes a step well known as Rajon ki Baoli and residence of a British officer after that used as a police station and post office and which is now Adham Khan’s Mausoleum.

This place is known to be one of the unexplored places in Delhi which should not be overlooked. No worry if you are not a history explorer the park is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic evening in Delhi.

  • Nearest metro station – Qutub Minar
  • Timings : opened all days in a week from 8 am to 6:30 pm

27. Chhatarpur Temple- India’s Second Largest Temple

Chhatarpur Temple

Chhatarpur Temple in Delhi which is spread over an area of 60 acres is known to be the second largest temple in India after Akshardham. This beautiful temple in Delhi is dedicated to Goddess Katyayani and is considered to be one of the significant tourist spots in Delhi.

The temple also consists of many large and small temples with beautiful statues of different deities. The temple is so large that its complex is spread all over Chhattarpur road and displays a combination of both north as well as south Indian style of architecture.

There is also a sacred tree in the temple’s compound where every tied knot of threads speaks out a different story of faith religious fervor and enthusiasm.

  • Nearest metro station – Chhatarpur Metro station
  • Timings : all days of the week from 4 am to 11 pm

28. Hauz Khas Complex – Architectural Magnificence of Delhi Sultanate

Hauz Khas Complex

Hauz Khas Complex earlier known as Hauz-e- alai is an ancient historical ruin which h consists of tombs, a mosque as well as a water tank. This water tank was initially built by Allauddin Khilji which was designed to stockpile rainwater to utilize during the dry season to fight water crisis.

There is a lake also in this complex where you will find water animals as well as birds swimming across and making a beautiful and lively atmosphere. It is the best place to visit in Delhi with family and also has numerous eating outlets, cafes and stores .

The place attracts many locals as well as a foreign tourist in large number throughout the year owing to its natural atmosphere and tranquility. Hauz Khas Village is the just right blend of the beautiful past with revving present.

  • Nearest metro station – Green Park Metro Station
  • Timings : opened six days a week except for Sunday from 10:30 am to 7:00 pm
  • Entry fees -free

29. Jahaz Mahal – A Ship Palace

Jahaz Mahal

Jahaz Mahal is also known as ship palace is located just next to Hauz-i-Shamsi and is derived from the reflection of the palace on the reservoir and which is the same as a ship. The Jahaz Mahal courtyard is rectangular in shape, and domed chambers are beautifully decorated too.

The main attraction of this place is the intricately carved chattris as well as domed pavilion ornamented with all blue tiles. Next to Jahaz Mahal is a huge lake named as Hauz-i-Shamsi and the monument is also a venue for an annual Phollon ki sair festival held after the monsoon season.

  • Nearest metro station : Chattarpur metro station
  • Timings : opened all days of the week from 8 am to 8 pm

30. Hanuman Temple, Connaught Place

Hanuman Temple

Hanuman Temple at Baba Kharak Singh Road, Connaught Places an old religious center and the among the most visited places in Delhi. The temple is known to be the most significant religious spots in central Delhi.

The deity in the temple is the Hindu God Hanuman and so many devotees specially visit this temple on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The architecture of the Hanuman temple comprises a ceiling of the shrine which is beautifully engraved with many images of Lord Rama. There are many things to do in hanuman mandir Connaught place Delhi .

There are many shrines dedicated to Krishna, Shiva and Ganesha . The temple also holds a Guinness Record for the nonstop chanting of Sri Ram, Jai Ran mantra and Jai Rama.

  • Nearest metro station : Rajiv Chowk Metro Station
  • Timings : normal days of the week from 5 am to 1 pm on Tuesdays and Saturdays: 5 am to midnight

31. National Rail Museum

National Rail Museum

National rail museum in Delhi is among those remarkable places in Delhi which for sure delight you with its amazing display of India’s rail antique locomotives, exclusive exhibits, and rail heritage. It also includes many exciting things like train rides.

This National Rail Museum in Delhi is spread over 11 acres of area and is one of its kind of museum not only for kids but for everybody. People of all ages can visit this amazing place in Delhi for a fun learning experience. It is recognized as the unique museum which features a collection of several real size exhibits of Indian railway.

It displays together indoor as well as outdoor exhibits. The visitor should not miss the toy ride in the museum which takes you to a round of the entire museum to get a glance of all displays in one go. You will get a glimpse of everything including coach simulator, steam simulator, and Diesel simulator .

  • Timings –  10 am to 5 pm from Tuesday to Sunday, Monday closed
  • Entry fees –  50 rupees for adults in weekdays, 10 rupees for children in weekdays, 100 rupees for adults in weekend and Government holiday, 20 rupees for children in weekend and government holiday
  • Nearest metro station –   Moti Bagh

32. National Gallery of Modern Art

National Gallery of Modern Art

National Gallery of Modern Art is said to be the ideal place in Delhi for Art lovers . The place is heaven for students who love to know about art forms and are very much eager to understand Indian history along with modern society under the same roof.

This is among the oldest museums in Delhi which hold about 14000 artwork by many renowned people such as Jamini Roy, Thomas Daniell, Rabindranath Tagore, Gaganendranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, and Amrita Sher-Gil.

The main aim of this museum is to acquire and also preserve the work of modern art, and the main vision is to organize and maintain galleries permanently for special exhibitions. This amazing museum in Delhi educates the general public and many schools organize visits of children and also conduct tours.

  • Timings: 10 am to 5 pm, all days in a week except Monday and holidays.
  • Entry fees: rupees 20 for adults of Indian nationality and free for students. 500 rupees for foreigners
  • Nearest metro station: Central Secretariat

33. Nehru Planetarium

Nehru Planetarium

Nehru Planetarium is officially known as Nehru Memorial Museum and Library and is built in Teen Murti Bhawan. Earlier the place was the official residence of PM Jawaharlal Nehru which is now turned into a museum.

The main attraction of Delhi museum is the Sky Theater and for which about 200000 people come to visit all year round. The theater displays all information regarding constellations, stars, and planets. This information is showcased beautifully with the help of computer animations, video clippings, special effects, and paintings.

With all these objects numerous programs are created to display all information in Sky theatre. Another major attraction here is Soyuz T-10 , which gives a glance into the life journey of Nehru along with his mission journal and his space suit too.

  • Timings : 9 am to 5 pm from Tuesday to Sunday, Monday and holidays closed
  • Entry fees : rupees 50 for adults, Rupees 30 for children under 4 to 12 years and rupees 20 for students
  • Nearest metro station : Udyog Bhavan Metro station

34. Sacred Heart Cathedral Church

Sacred Heart Cathedral Church

Sacred Heart Cathedral Church is known to be one of the most important churches in Delhi which offer a quiet and calm experience of spirituality to all visitors. The architecture of this beautiful church is Italian which is a visual delight.

It is recognized as one of the largest Catholic church in Delhi very close of Connaught Place and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib . This beautiful church whose main altar is made of pure white marble holds daily services as well as Sunday Mass.

At the time of annual events in Cathedral in Delhi, many locals along with tourists visit it to witness and enjoy the gala feast of spirit and also mind in Holy unity with spirituality. The place impresses visitors with its serene ambiance along with its amazing spiritual setting.

  • Timings : 6:30 am to 6:00 pm all days of the week

35. Air Force Museum

Air force museum

Indian Airforce Museum in Delhi is one of its kinds of Delhi attraction and is known to be one of the finest Air Force Museums worldwide. This museum is entirely dedicated to the field of aviation along with our great air force heroes.

This amazing place in Delhi offers visitors to look into the extensive history of Indian Air Force till date. It showcases the history with many pictures, models, souvenirs, mementos and other actual aircraft related items.

The museum comprises all history of air combat as well as warfare in India and also displays some enemy items too which includes old enemy devices which were captured by Air Force at the time of several combat events. Undoubtedly it is one of the great museums in Delhi that includes real planes used by the Air Force for many years.

  • Timings : 10 am to 5 pm, closed on Monday and Tuesday
  • Entry fees : Free
  • Nearest metro station : Central Secretariat

Conclusion:  

Delhi, the capital of India, is much more than just a city of love and is the perfect combination of tradition and modernity. The city has many things to offer from tourist attractions to thrifty shopping malls, from street food to five-star hotels and many more. Plan your trip to explore the topmost tourist places in Delhi for couples , and also the best places to visit near Delhi.

Plan a tour to Delhi to celebrate this city which is the symbol of con try’s past and present. Delhi tourist attractions list is very long which welcomes every traveler to come and discover the city filled with many stories and experiences.

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Top 19 Tourist Places in Delhi Everyone Needs to Visit

Delhi Attractions you won’t be able to skip visiting at least once

Delhi, the capital of Incredible India, is in no way any less than incredible itself. With some of the most beautiful and captivating Tourist Places in Delhi you always have something to look forward to within the city or even at the numerous Places to Visit near Delhi . From the historical Red Fort to the happening Dilli Haat and many others, the city is brimming with innumerable spots for people from all spheres of life. Be it Romantic Places in Delhi like Garden of Five Senses or those apt for family outings, such as Nehru Planetarium, Delhi has something for everyone. Also, with myriad great Hotels in Delhi for a comfortable stay, you can always be assured of a memorable vacation in the Dilwali Dilli .

Most Popular Delhi Tour Packages

Certainly then, it goes without saying that Delhi Tourism is one of the most sought attractions for travellers, both Indians and those from across the world. So let’s discover the amusing Places to Visit in Delhi , we are sure you will love.

Best Time to Visit Delhi

It is best to visit Delhi between the month of October and March when the temperature is pleasant enough for different Things to Do in Delhi . It is also the perfect time to explore the various Places to Visit Near Delhi as well.

Delhi Monuments & Temples

Tourist Places in Delhi Revealing Exceptional Structural Marvels

1. India Gate

Does this iconic site even need any introduction? Defining India, this monument which was erected in 1931 is one of the best Delhi Tourist Attractions and serves as a revered memorial for the martyrs from the World War I and Afghanistan war. Looking its best in the night, lined with beautiful lights, it is one site that is also highly frequented by the locals. India gate is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Delhi at night!

 India Gate-Tourist Places in Delhi

  • Location: Rajpath Marg, New Delhi
  • Timings: Open 24*7
  • Cost per Person: Free

2. Rashtrapati Bhawan

Although not fully accessible, Rashtrapati Bhawan, the residence of President of India, is still one of the best Delhi sightseeing places and a popular tourist place near Delhi. Spread in a vast area of 200,000 sq. ft. with 340 rooms, a painstakingly manicured presidential gardens or Mughal Gardens, staff quarters, stables, and enormous open spaces, this monument is surely a must visit Delhi Attraction.

Rashtrapati Bhavan- Tourist Places in Delhi

  • Location: Rashtrapati Bhawan, President’s Estate, New Delhi
  • Timings: 09:00 am to 04:00 pm daily but the gardens including Mughal Garden remains open from August to March- Friday to Sunday
  • Entry fee: Approx. Rs. 40- 50 per head for individuals and groups with members less than 30, and Rs. 1,200 for groups of 30 members
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3. Agrasen Ki Baoli

Agrasen Ki Baoli-Tourist Places in Delhi

Made extra popular by Amir Khan’s PK, Agrasen or Ugrasen ki Baoli is one of most fascinating Tourist Places in Delhi . This lovely step that is 60 m long and about 15 m wide, is not just famous for its brilliant architecture and appeal, but also the rumoured haunted activities making it the Best Place in Delhi for Friends to explore together. This haunted yet beautiful step well at Connaught place is an exciting and a popular tourist place in Delhi.

  • Location: Hailey Road, Near KG Marg, CP, New Delhi
  • Timings: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm

4. Jantar Mantar

One of the five giant sundials cum astronomical observatories constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh II, Jantar Mantar is a major attraction of the city, worth beholding. This astronomical observatory is one of the most fascinating places to visit in Delhi. Although, the surrounding tall buildings make it impossible to obtain accurate results now, visiting this scientific marvel is definitely one of the most popular Things to Do in Delhi .

Jantar Mantar-Tourist Places in Delhi

  • Location: Sansad Marg, CP, New Delhi
  • Timings: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Cost per Person: Approx. Rs. 5 for Indian citizens and Rs. 100 for foreigners

5. Red Fort, Amongst Popular Tourist Places in Delhi

The face of the Indian Capital, Red Fort is a famous Tourist Places in Delhi which was built in 1638. A great Mughal monument, it is entirely made up of red sandstone and displays imposing walls, marvellous architecture, chhata bazaar, and entertaining light and sound show which are especially attractive. This epitome of Mughal era is a very popular tourist place in Delhi. The Red Fort is one of those places to visit in Delhi with friends and family.

Red Fort-Tourist Places in Delhi

  • Location: Netaji Subhash Marg, Lal Qila, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi
  • Timings: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm daily, Mondays closed
  • Cost per Person: Approx. Rs. 10- 20 for Indian citizens and Rs. 1o0-200 for foreigners. The entry for children below the age of 15, is free.

6. Qutub Minar

This mysterious monument, again from the Mughal era, is yet another splendid Places to Visit in Delhi. It was built by Qutub-ud-din-Aibak, hence the name and stands 73 m tall. This unique five-storied brick minaret is beautifully carved and engraved with scriptures. . The Qutub Minar is one of the most recommended places to visit in Delhi.

Qutub Minar-Tourist Places in Delhi

  • Location: Mehrauli, New Delhi
  • Timings: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm daily
  • Cost per Person: Approx. Rs. 10- 20 for Indian citizens and Rs. 2o0-300 for foreigners. The entry for children below the age of 15, is free.
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7. Bahai (Lotus) Temple

A wonderful example of secularism, Bahai temple, famously called as Lotus temple symbolizes the unity of four religions viz. Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism and Jainism. The Bahai or Lotus Temples easily makes a spot for its self among the list of among the list of top tourist places in Delhi. Manifesting the secular faith of Bahai community, this magnificent temple has its doors opened for people of religions and beliefs.

 Bahai (Lotus) Temple-Tourist Places in Delhi

  • Location: Lotus Temple Rd, Bahapur, Shambhu Dayal Bagh, Kalkaji, New Delhi
  • Timings: Remains open on all days except Monday. Timings in summers is 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and in winters, 9:00 am to 5:30

8. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

A highly popular religious site visited not just by the Sikh community but the masses, it is both a peaceful spiritual abode and a famous Delhi Tourist Attraction . Built-in 1783 by a Sikh general Baghel Singh, the gurudwara complex consists of a lovely Sarovar, a school, hospital museum and a library as well. This peaceful tourist place is a must visit tourist place near Delhi.

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib-Tourist Places in Delhi

  • Location: Bangla Sahib Rd, Near GPO, Hanuman Road Area, CP, New Delhi

9. Jama Masjid

Among the most impressive Tourist Places in Delhi is Jama Masjid, an architectural marvel which also happens to be India’s largest mosque. With a capacity of holding about 25,000 people at a time, the mosque is among the first creations of Shah Jahan. It has four towers of which the southern one gives you an absolutely stunning view of the city. To enter the mosque, you need to follow a specific dress code or need to hire an outfit vended at the premises. This architectural marvel by Shah Jahan should definitely be a part of your list among the places to visit in Delhi.

Jama Masjid-Tourist Places in Delhi

  • Location: Meena Bazaar, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi
  • Timings: 7:00 am to 12:00 pm & 1:30 to 6:30 pm
  • Cost per Person: Free except for videography which is chargeable at approx. Rs. 200- 400

10. Humayun’s Tomb

Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Humayun’s Tomb is a gorgeous work of art, commissioned by the wife of Humayun, Hamida Banu Begum. Built in 1570, it showcases a clear influence of Persian and Central Asian styles of architecture and is an inspiration to the design of the famous Taj Mahal, a popular Tourist Places in Delhi .

Humayun’s Tomb-Tourist Places in Delhi

  • Location: Mathura Road, Opposite Dargah Nizamuddin, New Delhi
  • Timings: 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Cost per Person: Approx. Rs. 30 for Indians & Rs. 500 for Foreigners

11. Akshardham Temple

Built not long back, Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple is the largest Hindu temple and one of the most gorgeous Delhi Sightseeing Places. Constructed in pink stone and marble, it is indeed one of the Best Places in Delhi for Family tours. For those who wish to visit the night show, the Akshardham Temple is one of the beautiful  tourist places in Delhi to visit at night.

Akshardham Temple-Tourist Places in Delhi

  • Location: NH 24, Akshardham Setu, New Delhi
  • Timings: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm, Mondays closed
  • Cost per Person: Free, with a separate fee for viewing exhibitions.

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12. Lodhi Garden

Along with historical tombs dating back to the 15 th Century, skilfully cropped gardens and some of the most picturesque locations in the region apt for photography, Lodhi Gardens is definitely a must-visit Delhi Sightseeing Place. You can witness a lot of historical monuments at this tourist place in Delhi. It offers a great opportunity for a memorable picnic with your loved ones, striking off a great Thing to Do in Delhi from your bucket list.

Lodhi Garden-Tourist Places in Delhi

  • Location: Lodhi Rd, Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi
  • Timings: 6:00 am to 7:30 pm
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13. Garden of Five Senses

A venture of Delhi Tourism , Garden of Five Senses is an exquisitely built theme park with numerous attractions worth beholding. With pretty pools of water lilies, solar energy parks, Khas Bagh garden, herb garden etc. it is one of the best places to visit in delhi with friends and family. The romantic aura about this place also adds this place among the Best Places in Delhi for Couples.

 Garden of Five Sense-Tourist Places in Delhi

  • Location: Western Marg, Near Saket Metro Station, Said-Ul-Ajaib Village, New Delhi
  • Timings: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm in summers & 9:00 am to 6:00 pm in winters
  • Cost per Person: Children up to the age of 12 years & senior citizens approx. Rs. 10- 20 & others Rs. 30- 40

14. Crafts Museum

Another of an impressive Tourist Places in Delhi, Crafts Museum is a vintage museum constructed as a theme village. This vintage museum is one of the most explorable tourist places in Delhi. Offering an inimitable experience of village life you can enjoy a lot of exciting  Things to Do in Delhi at this spot, including the sight of beautifully crafted temple chariot and beguiling Gujrati Haveli, breakfast at Café Lota and shopping for handicrafts from local artisans.

Crafts Museum-Tourist Places in Delhi

  • Location: Pragati Maidan Bhairon Marg, New Delhi
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Cost per Person: Approx. Rs. 10- 15 for Indian citizens, Rs. 150- 200 for foreigners & Re. 1 for students

15. Shankar’s International Dolls Museum

A favourite with kids, Dolls Museum is one Places to Visit in Delhi that is also a hit with adults alike. Housing more than 6000 dolls collected from around 85 countries, this lovely Tourist Places in Delhi is one of its kind. Envisaged by the celebrated cartoonist K Shankar Pillai, it is a great place to include in your Delhi Tour Package especially if you are travelling with kids.

Shankar’s International Dolls Museum-Tourist Places in Delhi

  • Location: Nehru House 4, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Beside Metro Station Gate No 4, New Delhi
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Cost per Person: Approx. Rs. 15-20 for adults and Rs. 5- 10 for children

Delhi Markets, Food & Entertainment Zones

Tourist Places in Delhi to Splurge, Eat, Socialize & Enjoy

16. Connaught Place

A heaven for shoppers, Connaught Place is one of the most popular Tourist Places in Delhi known for its unique concentric circle’s design and uncountable boutique shops, restaurants, Resorts in Delhi, street markets like Janpath and Palika Bazaar. The Connaught Place is one of the most recommended places to visit in Delhi because of the variety of options it has to offer. CP is also the home to the pulsating Delhi Nightlife which can be experienced at places such as Kitty Su. With many great Places to Visit in Delhi located near CP, it is certainly the foremost city attraction without which Delhi Tourism would be incomplete.

Connaught Place-Tourist Places in Delhi

  • Location: Connaught Place, Near Rajiv Chowk Metro Station, New Delhi
  • Timings: Shops usually remain open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

17. Dilli Haat

An exciting open-air arcade, Dilli Haat is a notable Tourist Places in Delhi worth visiting. A great place to hang out with friends or family, you can enjoy sumptuous treats from various regions across the country and shop for their handicrafts speciality as well. Among the best Things to Do in Delhi would be to attend the various cultural events organized here from time to time.

Dilli Haat-Tourist Places in Delhi

  • Location: Sri Aurobindo Marg, Laxmi Bai Nagar, New Delhi
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm daily
  • Cost per Person: Approx. Rs. 10-20 for Children, Rs. 30-40 for Indians & Rs. 100-200 for foreigners

Recommended: Weekend Getaways from Delhi

18. Chandni Chowk

Combine all famous Places to Visit in Delhi and yet Chandani Chowk would prove to be the best and the most popular Tourist Places in Delhi you won’t be able to miss. The narrow lanes of this time-tested space in the city are just too vibrant to leave alone. You can visit this place in delhi with friends to shop for a range of authentic Indian products, inexpensive handicrafts and clothes, jewellery etc. Also, it is the home to perhaps the grandest street food in India, which you can find at places like Paranthewali Gali.

Chandni Chowk-Tourist Places in Delhi

  • Location: Kaccha Bagh Area, Old Delhi, New Delhi
  • Timings: Shops usually stay open from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm daily. Mondays closed

19. Hauz Khas

Another of brilliant Tourist Places in Delhi , Hauz Khas complex is a vast area with myriad blocks. The E block is the most happening though with a soaring market and numerous restaurants for a satisfying evening in the city. The region is also the home to some famous places like Hauz Khas Fort, Mayfair Garden, Hauz Khas Social which is the perfect Delhi Tourist Attractions everyone must visit. It is also the site for the famous Kunzum Travel Café which is the hottest spot for tourists looking to socialize, and especially the Best Place in Delhi for Solo Travellers. For bird watchers and nature lovers it is a delight to visit this place in Delhi.

Hauz Khas-Tourist Places in Delhi

  • Location: Hauz Khas, South Delhi, New Delhi
  • Timings: Hauz Khas Village complex remains open from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon to Sat, but the timings of different restaurants etc. vary

Interesting Tourist Places near Delhi

Apart from the hordes of great Places to Visit in Delhi, there are numerous exciting destinations near the city. Places like Agra, Jim Corbett National Park, Dehradun, Mussoorie, Lansdowne etc. make for superb weekend getaways from the city. While Agra & Jaipur are the historical and truly romantic Places to Visit near Delhi, there are also many family-oriented destinations such as Nainital, Shimla, Jodhpur or Dehradun that you can choose. Places like Haridwar, Rishikesh, Mathura and Vrindavan, located near Delhi are the pious alternatives for the travellers seeking spiritualism on their journey. Moreover, you also have enough options for solo travel and a fun one with your friends, enjoying adventure sports, at Tourist Places in Delhi such as Rishikesh, Manesar, Shimla, Manali, Dharamshala.

With so many lovely places to visit and thrilling Things to Do in Delhi , no one can deny the perks of travelling to this amazing destination in India. You have everything here, from romantic to family-friendly spots and fun spaces for shopping or eating to socializing hubs. And on top of it, the endless options of great accommodation in Delhi only add to the charm.

So, if you too have made up your mind, do check out some of the best deals on Delhi Tour Packages and enjoy a blissful vacation in the heart of the country.

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The vibrant capital city fo India, Delhi is where ancient history and modernity blend seamlessly, creating an experience that’s as rich as it is diverse. In this post, we’ll explore the best places to visit in Delhi, taking you through a journey of colorful markets, majestic monuments, lush gardens, and more.

Let’s dive into this fascinating city and discover why these spots make our list of the top places to visit in Delhi, India!

If you’ve more time in Delhi and want to explore the places around Delhi? Read our ultimate guide to the best weekend trips from Delhi .

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Delhi: First Impressions

Delhi, more often than not, serves as the initial step for journeys across North India . For those with limited time in India, the Golden Triangle is a popular choice. This renowned tourist circuit links the iconic cities of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur , offering a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the region.

The story of Delhi is intriguing. It’s like reading a really really old book. Far from being merely old, this city is steeped in ancientness, with a history that stretches back thousands of years making it one of the most cultural and historic cities in the world.

Over the centuries, Delhi has been built, destroyed, and rebuilt several times. Each era left its mark, from the rulers of ancient dynasties to the mighty Mughals, and finally the British before India gained independence.

This incredible fusion of different epochs is akin to a journey through time along the streets of Delhi. You can see ancient forts standing tall beside modern buildings, telling tales of a city that has seen empires rise and fall. It’s this rich, layered history that makes Delhi a living, breathing museum of India’s past.

As an essential stop in any Indian odyssey , Delhi offers a glimpse into the soul of India, helping you to grasp the essence of this extraordinary country.

Places to Visit in Delhi: An Ultimate List

Delhi has something for everyone! Whether you’re a history buff, architectural enthusiast, culture connoisseur, mythology zealot, art lover, vintage fanatic, museum aficionado or foodie, or a parent who wants your children to learn and have fun; you’ll never run short of places to visit in Delhi and things to do in Delhi.

Delhi presents an array of attractions for its guests, including the old-world charm of Purani Dilli, numerous historic monuments, expansive national museums, verdant gardens, tree-lined broad streets, traditional Havelis, and sprawling farmhouses. The list is indeed extensive!

Here’s a list of almost all the places in Delhi that are worth exploring, tailored to your unique interests. You can choose places that resonate with your taste, style, and preference, and speak directly to your heart and curiosity.

Delhi For History Buffs And Architectural Enthusiasts

Owing to its rich history, there’s no dearth of historical places in Delhi. It’s a historical lovers’ playground.

Gates of Delhi

India Gate Turkman Gate Khooni Darwaza or Kabuli Darwaza Kashmere Gate Ajmeri Gate Mori Gate Lahore Gate Delhi Gate

Did you know? Delhi originally was a walled city. It had 14 gates out of which 5 are still standing strong.

National War Memorial

Lal quila (red fort), salimgarh fort, fatehpuri mosque, tomb of razia sultan, mirza ghalib haveli (ghalib ki haveli).

When somebody asked Ghalib for his postal address, he cut him down to size: “Asadullah Ghalib, Delhi kafi hoga” (Asadullah Ghalib, Delhi, will be enough.)

Agrasen ki Baoli or Ugrasen ki Baoli

It is the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi.

Humayun’s Tomb

It’s speculated to have inspired the Taj Mahal. Nevertheless, it’s one of the best places to see in Delhi. Read our guide to Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi .

Barakhamba Tomb

Purana qila.

It is the oldest fort in the city that narrates the history of Dilli in detail.

Qila-i-Kuhna Mosque

It’s inside the premises of Purana Qila.

Sher Shah Gate, and the remains of the fort of Sher Shah Suri

It is right opposite the grand remains of Purana Qila.

Khairul Manzil

It is a mosque opposite Purana Qila.

Bāġ-e Bīdel (Garden of Bīdel)

This complex has two graves, one that of the 17th-century poet Abdul-Qādir Bīdel and another one of Sufi Saint Malik Yaar Paran.

Lodhi Gardens

It contains Mohammed Shah’s Tomb, the Tomb of Sikandar Lodi, Shisha Gumbad, Bara Gumbad, and Athpula Bridge.

Feroz Shah Kotla Fort

It encompasses Jami Masjid, Minar-e-Zarreen, Ashokan Pillar, and Baoli. It’s also known to be the abode of the djinns.

The Hauz Khas Archaeological Complex (Tughlaq Monuments)

R.k. puram heritage trail.

It includes a visit to the Wazirpur Monument Complex, Bijri Khan’s Tomb, and Munda Gumbad.

Ashokan Rock Edict and Park

Safdarjung’s tomb.

It has many small pavilions like Jangli Mahal, Moti Mahal, and Badshah Pasand and has a garden. Read more about the Tomb of Safdarjung in Delhi.

Mehrauli Archaeological Park

It’s adorned with ancient tombs and monuments viz. Rajon Ki Baoli, Jamali Kamali Mosque, and Tomb, Dargah of Qutb-ud-din Bakhtiyar Kaki(Qutb Sahib), Tomb of Balban, Tomb of the Sufi poet Jamali, Tomb of Adham Khan, Zafar Mahal, and Jahaz Mahal.

Qutub Complex

It’s studded with ancient architectural ruins named Alai Darwaza, Alai Minar, Alauddin’s Tomb & Madrasa Complex, ltutmish’s Tomb, Imam Zamin’s Tomb, Iron Pillar, Mughal Serai, Qutb Minar, Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, Sanderson’s Sundial, Smith’s Folly, and Tarikh-ul-Islam Mosque. Qutub Minar is the world’s tallest brick minaret.

It embraces ancient ruins named Khirki Masjid, Bijay Mandal, Quila Rai Pithora, Kalusarai Masjid, Serai Shaji Mahal, Satpula, Begumpur Masjid.

Tughlaqabad – Adilabad – Nai-ka-Kot Fortress Complex

Read more about the ruins of Tughlaqabad.

Rashtrapati Bhavan

Parliament house, lotus temple, jantar mantar, haveli dharampura, delhi 6 (old delhi haveli tour).

Pro-tip: The Light and Sound Show at Red Fort and Purana Qila are unmissable. If you happen to be in Delhi on weekends, make sure to attend the Change of Guard ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

lal quila red fort delhi place to visit

Delhi For Spiritual Zealots

Shahi sunehri masjid, chandani chowk, sunehri mosque, red fort, hazrat nizam-ud-din dargah.

Be a part of eternal history; listen to the Sufi qawwali at ’Nizamuddin Ki Dargah’.

Sis Ganj Gurudwara

Sri digambar jain lal mandir, jama masjid, bangla sahib gurudwara, cathedral church of the redemption, sacred heart cathedral, laxminarayan temple (birla mandir), hanuman mandir, neeli masjid, hauz khas village, kalkaji mandir, akshardham temple, sri venkateswara balaji mandir, jhandewalan temple, moth ki masjid, chhatarpur temple (shri adya katyayani shakti peeth mandir).

lotus temple new delhi

Delhi For Museum And Vintage Enthusiasts

Gandhi smriti museum, azad hind gram, national philatelic museum, national rail museum, national science centre, national museum, national police museum, air force museum, metro museum, tibet house, indira gandhi memorial museum, zakir hussain memorial, archaeological museum & indian war memorial museum, sulabh interna tional museum of toilets, delhi for kids, nehru planetarium, national zoological gardens (delhi zoo or chidiya ghar), madame tussauds, shankar’s international dolls museum.

Read more about Dolls Museum in Delhi.

Stellar Children’s Museum

Hauz khas deer park, national children’s museum, children’s park near india gate, atlantic water world, kingdom of dreams, gurugram, worlds of wonder, noida, waste to wonder (seven wonders of world).

Recently opened in Delhi, this park features replicas of 7 wonders of the world made entirely from waste.

chidiya ghar national zoological gardens new delhi

Read More: Lansdowne – A Perfect Weekend Getaway from Delhi

Delhi For Art Lovers

National gallery of modern art, india habitat centre, crafts museum, kiran nadar museum of art, ghalib academy and library, sangeet natak akademi (asawari), art positive, exhibit 320, nature morte, vadehra art gallery, art heritage gallery, delhi art gallery, indira gandhi centre for the arts, latitude 28, kamani auditorium, lalit kala akademi, jan natya manch street plays, kumhar gram (potter’s village), india international centre, lodhi art district.

Read our in-depth review of the Lodhi Art District in Delhi .

Delhi Drum Circle

Champa gali.

colors of soul sankoe lodhi art district delhi

Delhi for Book Lovers

Daryaganj sunday book market (shifted to mahila haat).

There are a ton of charming Book Cafes that are counted among the best places to hangout in Delhi 🙂

Cha Bar at Iconic Oxford Book Store Cafe Turtle Spell and Bound Bookshop and Cafe Ivy and Bean Music and Mountains – Hillside Cafe (Sakley’s) Rico’s May Day Bookstore and Cafe Jugmug Thela Book Talk T’Pot Book Cafe Serendipity – The Claridges Cafe Moon River Book Exchange Cafe XCO Cafe Woodbox Cafe Fursat Se Another Fine Day Cafe, Gurgaon The Reader’s Cafe, Ghaziabad

Delhi For Fitness Freaks

Raahgiri day (on sundays).

If you haven’t been, Raahgiri is something you must experience at least once.

Spin Monkey Cycle Tour

Explore Delhi like never before with the Spin Monkey Cycle Tour !

Delhi For Nature Lovers And Outdoor Enthusiasts

Mughal gardens (renamed as amrit udyan now).

‘Udyanotsav’ marks the annual opening of the Mughal Gardens to the public from 5 February to 12 March, (except on Mondays) between 9.30 AM to 4 PM.

Sunder Nursery

Delhi’s first arboretum, Time magazine ranks Sunder Nursery among the world’s 100 greatest places to visit in 2018 . It’s not only a haven for nature lovers but a treat for history enthusiasts too. Just adjacent to Humayun’s Tomb, Sunder Nursery is a restored Mughal-era complex that houses 6 historical monuments – Sunder Burj, Mirza Muzaffar Hussain’s Tomb, Lakkarwala Burj, Sunderwala Mahal, Chhota Batashewala, and an unidentified Mughal Tomb besides a beautiful plant nursery.

Garden of Five Senses

Delhi flower markets at ghazipur and connaught place, okhla bird sanctuary, noida, asola bhatti wildlife sanctuary.

Did you know? Delhi is the world’s second most bird-rich capital city after Nairobi, Kenya.

sunder nursery delhi places to see

Delhi for Thrill Seekers

Mystery rooms.

Try rock climbing at Camp Wild !

The Paintball Co

Go play Paintball1

Delhi For a Traveler in You

One dollar travel cafe, cp, the hippie trail, hauz khas village, kunzum travel cafe, hauz khas village.

Definitely, A Traveler’s refuge! Read travel books or spend time with fellow travelers with a cup of coffee and cookie at Kunzum Travel Cafe

Cafe Wanderlust, Gurgaon

Delhi for shoppers, chandni chowk.

Shopping at Chandani Chowk is an experience like no other. Lined with shops and stalls, the narrow and crowded lanes are teeming with an array of items-you can literally find anything and everything here.

Some of the most famous traditional bazaars here include Dariba Kalan, Nai Sarak, Bhagirath Place, Katra Neel, Kucha Choudhary Market, Khari Baoli Spice Market (Sadar Bazaar), Kinari Bazar, Paranthe Wali Gali.

Shopping in Karol Bag, especially along Ajmal Khan Road and in Gaffar Market is a great experience. Ajmal Khan Road is a paradise for fashion enthusiasts while Gaffar Market is a tech lovers’ dream-it’s here you can find electronics at competitive prices.

Paharganj Market

A lively marketplace that’s as affordable as vibrant. You must know the art of bargaining!

Gandhi Nagar Market

It’s the largest textile market in Asia—you can imagine the sheer variety and volume of fabrics and garments on display.

Kamla Nagar Market

Majnu ka tilla (little tibet), inner circle, connaught place, janpath market, palika bazaar, state emporia complex, baba kharak singh marg.

It houses emporiums from all Indian states selling state specialties.

Rajiv Gandhi Handicrafts Bhavan

Dilli haat, ina and janakpuri, lajpat nagar (central market), sarojini nagar market, m block market, greater kailash, khan market, nehru place market, south extension market, shahpur jat, azadpur subzi mandi aka farmer’s market.

Take a sneak peek at Asia’s largest wholesale fruits and vegetable market and enjoy the fresh produce that arrives from all across the country.

Delhicacies – Delhi for Foodies

Undoubtedly, one of the most gastronomically delightful cities in the world, Delhi has eateries for every type of craving and for every budget. Here you can savor a variety of Indian street food .

Paranthe Wali Gali, Chandni Chowk

Try their yummy stuffed paranthas!

Old Famous Jalebi Wala, Chandni Chowk

Here, you’ll get to relish Delhi’s best Jalebi!

You must savor the regional delicacies (they have stalls from different states in India) while you shop at this cultural village.

Roshan di Kulfi, Karol Bagh

Their Lacha Tokri is to die for!

Keventer’s

They have several outlets in Delhi. Stop by one of them and try your favorite flavor of appetizing shakes.

Legends of India, CP

Legends of India = Deliciousness

Haldiram’s

Eating at Haldiram’s is like taking a delightful culinary tour through the heart of India’s rich and varied snack culture. And, you must not miss Raj Kachori!

Khan Chacha, CP

A must-visit for some mouth-watering kababs and tikkas!

Shyam Sweets, Chawri Bazaar

Fill your mouth and your soul with their heavenly Aloo Puri. Couple it with hot halwa to enhance the experience.

Saravana Bhawan, Janpath and  Andhra Bhawan, Ashoka Road

Both famous for their authentic South Indian food.

Pandara Road

It’s full of outlets serving spicy North Indian and Punjabi cuisine.

Bengali Market

Eat all kinds of street food and sweets here. It’s one of the best places in Delhi to try gol gappe, papri chaat, crisp aloo chaat, and sandesh!

Gole Market

Mind-boggling variety of food-a shout-out for our favorite at Gole Market – Bangla Sweet House . Their mini-samosa and gulab jamun are to die for.

Gujarat Bhawan

One stop shop for authentic Gujarati cuisine in Delhi.

Khandani Pakodewala, Sarojini Nagar or Vinod Snacks, Pakode Wali Gali, Lajpat Nagar

Visit one of them for crispy, and spicy pakodas.

Wafflesome, Greater Kailash-I

Do you love waffles? I absolutely adore them! There’s something irresistibly comforting about biting into a warm, crispy waffle, with its golden pockets perfectly holding your favorite toppings. Whether it’s drenched in syrup, sprinkled with sugar, or loaded with fruit and cream, each waffle is a small piece of heaven on a plate!

Chache Di Hatti, North Campus

You can’t say you’ve visited Delhi if you haven’t tasted chacha ke chole bhaturey!

Sitaram Diwan Chand , Paharganj

They are serving chole bhaturey since 1970. Delhites vouch for its chole bhaturey. Taste it to believe it.

Shawarma Waala, Kamla Nagar

For shawarma, of course!

A perfect place to savor the old-world charm of baking.

Azoté, SDA Market

Yummy Red Velvet Sundae!

Thadi, Hauz Khaz Village

You can laze around while you eat here.

The Great Kabab Factory

Check out their Great Kababs.

Authentic Rajasthani cuisine in Delhi.

QD’s restaurant, Hudson Lane

Yumy Paneer Tikka!

Majnu ka Tila

Famous for Tibetan street food. You must try Laping noodles, pancakes, shabalay, and thukpa.

Giani di Hatti, Chandni Chowk

Almost divine kulfi faluda!

Kailash Chandra Jain Chai Wallah

Ah! Their Almond Chai.

Hira Lal Chaat Wala, Chawri Bazaar

Kulle ki Chaat or Daulat ki Chaat

Pandey’s Paan, CP

Wouldn’t you want to conclude your dinner with an Indian after-dinner treat? Savor the best paan in Delhi here!

Karim’s, Chandani Chowk

A literal haven for Mughlai food lovers!

YETI, The Himalayan Kitchen, Hauz Khas Village

It not only offers heart-warming Himalayan cuisine but is also known to be one of the most Instagram-worthy cafes in Delhi.

Prabhu Chaat Bhandar , UPSC Road

Delhi mein aa ke chaat nahin khayi to kya kiya? Prabhu Chaat Bhandar is famous for its signature chaat since 1935.

Fun Fact: “It is said that Prabhu Chaat Bhandar was amongst the first chaat stalls in Delhi to be listed in the income tax bracket for its immense revenue collection.” quotes NDTV Food. This reminds me of an anecdote – Once when income tax officials arrived at Prabhu Chaat Bhandar for a raid, Nathu Lal (founder) claimed that he didn’t have a taxable sale. Having heard that, the income tax officers started counting the used plates.

Delhi is known for its mouth-watering street food. You can’t leave the city before you try famous street food infamous for causing Delhi Belly. So, how do you consume it without getting sick?

I only have one piece of advice – Take a legit food tour that allows you to savor Delhicacies without the risk of Delhi Belly .

What’s the most authentic way to explore the local Indian food scene? Well, my friend Viola shared her experience wherein she got a chance to cook with a local in Delhi. Read to know how you too can experience India, homemade!

Pro-Tip: Delhi has so much to offer that one gets confused about what to do and what not in a limited period of time. If you plan to visit India’s cultural hub, please make a list of your type of places (I am sure the list will be long enough), visit these, and experience them for yourself.

Phew! That’s a wrap-up of our guide to the best places in Delhi. In case I missed out on any place that’s worth visiting in Delhi, do let me know.

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Must Visit Places in Delhi – 3 Days in Delhi Itinerary

India’s capital city, Delhi is the gateway for international holidaymakers entering the country, and the perfect place to start a tour of India. The fascinating mix of cultural heritage and colourful bazaars also attracts national tourists looking for a short break or a layover before travelling up to see the Taj Majal or Rajasthan. Visiting Delhi for a short time? Then follow our 3 days in Delhi itinerary, the easiest way to reach points of interest, the best places to visit in Delhi and places nearby within easy reach for a day trip.

So what is there to see? There are 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Delhi , 174 National Monuments, 30 museums, 20 main temples and hundreds of lesser known treasures. Add to this landscaped gardens, toss in lively markets and amazing street food, to get an idea of the dizzying megalopolis. Although you obviously can’t fit in everything, 3 days is long enough to see the main sights of Delhi, to enjoy the city vibe, and to take a day trip to visit cool places nearby.

India Gate at sunset on a Delhi itinerary.

Delhi is the gateway to India, a stepping-off point to reach the most famous site of Taj Majal in Agra or to explore Rajasthan’s exotic cities of Jaipur , Jodhpur and Jaisalmer. But before you start wandering afar, spend 2 or 3 days in Delhi itself and enjoy this vibrant potpourri of World Heritage Sites, browse the spice bazaars and stroll through the colonial gardens. Delhi is easy to see, just hail a tuk-tuk auto rickshaw to guide you through the bustling streets, embark on a colourful journey to discover the must-see places to visit.

This is a helpful itinerary for everyone that includes lots of useful advice, for those living in India and heading to Delhi for a short break, and also for tourists flying in from overseas. Even if you only have a one day stopover in Delhi before travelling on, there’s time to fit in the essentials on a quick tour of the city.

Follow our insider guide, a 3 days in Delhi itinerary to see the must visit places in India’s capital city. Allow 2 days for exploring Old Delhi itself, then go out for a day trip.

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An iconic heritage city and the capital of India , Delhi is hard to explore in a short time so I suggest spending at least 2 days here to discover the major points of attraction. Staying in Delhi for 3 days is perfect, as it gives you the chance to see nearby places of interest too. Let me guide you around my city and suggest some exciting day trips.

Palm trees in front of Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi.

Local lady Simran Raju explains the best way to see the sights of Delhi, and as well as day trips to places nearby, on an easy 3 day itinerary. Discover how to get around Delhi, where to go and which places to visit, as well as trying genuine Delhi cuisine.

Delhi is a popular destination with so much to see and do, put it on your itinerary as it’s definitely worth a visit. Old Delhi has a rich historical heritage that is visible everywhere you go – the monuments, museums, art galleries, festivities and cultural activities alone, are enough to keep anyone occupied for months. So how long do you need in Delhi? With a carefully planned trip, 3 days will be enough to see the city sights and beyond. To make things easy, I have sketched out a three day itinerary, a bit tight but to the point, covering all the must-visit places in Delhi for a first time visitor.

Book a centrally located hotel. This will save you time, a must if you are in Delhi for only 2 or 3 days and want to see all the top sites. A central location does not necessarily mean an expensive stay. All types of accommodation are available from luxury to medium range or budget hotels, as well as Airbnb self-catering holiday apartments. If you are a solo traveller, there are some good hostel options in Delhi too.

Day One in Delhi Itinerary

1. Mahatma Gandhi Museum 2. Red Fort (World Heritage Site) 3. Jama Masjid 4. Chandni Chowk Market 5. Lakshmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir) 6. Jantar Mantar 7. Connaught Place

On your first day in Delhi, start off with a cultural visit to Mahatma Gandhi Museum and library. Browse the fascinating memorabilia of India’s late leader, then head over to famous Delhi Red Fort alongside River Yamuna. Pop along to admire the spectacular Jama Masjid Mosque before trying Delhi street food Chandni Chowk bazaar for lunch. Pick up some bargains in the fascinating market. Spend a peaceful hour in Birla Mandir Temple and gardens, and finally visit Jantar Mantar ancient observatory. End your first day in Delhi with a walk over to Connaught Place for dinner.

Mahatma Gandhi Memorial in the Raj Ghat, Delhi.

Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Museum

The National Gandhi Museum is the perfect place to start your itinerary of Delhi, an insight to the recent history of India through the memorabilia of the immortal ‘Father of the Nation’. A resource centre with a significant library, exhibition galleries and audiovisual department, it illustrates the works and philosophy of Gandhi.

Located in the Raj Ghat area of New Delhi near the Yamuna River, memorials to Mahatma Gandhi and the late Prime Ministers of India are set in parkland opposite the museum.

Opening Times Opens 10 am to 5 pm (closed Mondays). Entry Fee Entrance to the museum and library is free. How to Get to Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Delhi Gate metro station is the nearest stop (Violet Line). Distance 1 km, 15 minute walk. Alternatively, Jama Masjid or Red Fort metro stations on the same line.

Red Fort , Delhi

A must-see on your Delhi Itinerary is the famous Red Fort . High on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites, Red Fort is one of India’s top monuments and the most visited place in Delhi. This fortified palace was built in 1639 for Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan on the banks of River Yamuna, when he shifted his capital to Delhi from Agra. In fact, it was designed by the same architect who drew up the plans for the Taj Mahal.

Lal Quila ‘the red fortress’ gets its name from the red sandstone rampart walls and is the best spot to take your iconic photo shots against a background of Old Delhi. It is worth going inside the enclosure to see the Audience Hall, Diamond Palace and Pearl Mosque, the step-well and white marble hammam. A museum holds an assortment of precious artefacts. Since 1947, Red Fort is the famous symbol of Indian Independence Day, commemorated yearly on August 15 th when the PM raises the national flag.

Red Fort is the top site on a Delhi itinerary.

Tip Get to the Red Fort early in the day before it gets too busy, and come back at nightfall to see the multimedia light show, one of Delhi’s major tourist attractions.

Opening Times for Lal Quila Red Fort Opens sunrise to sunset Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Mondays).  Entry Fee Adult price tickets: Indian nationals ₹ 90; foreigners ₹ 950. Red Fort Light and Sound Show At sunset there is a show in Hindi. This is followed by an English performance at 7 pm (February to May), 9 pm (May to August), 8.30 pm (September to October), or 7.30 pm (November to January). Adult ticket costs ₹ 80. How to Get Here Chandni Chowk metro station on the Yellow Line is the nearest stop.

Jama Masjid

A kilometre to the west of Lal Quila in Old Delhi, you’ll find the eastern gate to one of India’s largest mosques, the famed Jama Masjid . Like the Red Fort, the walls surrounding Jama Masjid are made of the characteristic red sandstone quarried in Rajasthan, which was used by the Mughal rulers during the Delhi Sultanate to construct breathtaking monuments. Dating to the mid 1600s, the temple’s façade is overlaid with white marble panels, at either side 2 tall thin minarets rise up, while the roof features 3 spectacular marble domes topped in pure gold. Inside the iconic mosque, black and white marble floors are covered with Persian carpets for devotees to kneel down and pray. Imagine 900 worshippers inside the temple, and a congregation of up to 25,000 outside in the courtyard for Friday prayers and you’ll have an idea of the dimensions, and importance of Jama Masjid.

Jama Masjid is the largest Mosque in Delhi.

Opening Times Opens every day for visitors from 7 am to noon, and 1.30 pm to 6.30 pm. Prayer time for Muslims from noon until 1.30 pm. Entry Fee Entrance is free. Small fee to go up the minarets. A photography permit costs ₹ 300. Dress Code Remove shoes before entering the mosque. Women should wear loose modest clothes that cover up (not trousers) or they can hire one of the gowns provided. How to Get Here Jama Masjid is the nearest Metro Station (Violet Line), otherwise it’s a 500 m walk from Chawri Bazaar station on the Yellow Line.

Chandni Chowk Market

Do you fancy wandering the markets of Old Delhi for some shopping? Busy Chandni Chowk street market bazaar is near Red Fort, so this is easy to fit into your Delhi itinerary. Designed in 1650 for Princess Jahan Ara Begum, legend tells of a plaza where moonlight reflects off the waters of an ornamental pool to refresh Indian hot summer nights.

Nowadays a thronging marketplace, the side streets and indoor markets around Chandni Chowk are full of stalls selling cheap clothes and bright saris, bangles and bags, and local handicraft, as well as household goods and electronic devices. The fresh food market is stacked with colourful fruit and vegetables, and spices.

Enjoy the best street food in the city while you’re here or try one of the neighbourhood eateries for lunch.

Opening Times Open 9.30 am to 8 pm, closed on Sundays. Free to enter. How to Get to Chandni Chowk Market Chandni Chowk metro station on the Yellow Line.

Lakshmi Narayana Temple (Birla Mandir)

Lakshmi Narayana Temple aka Birla Mandir is the Hindu Temple with distinctive Shikhara towers, located to the west of Connaught place in central Delhi. One of the most popular temples in Delhi and dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Birla Mandir was built less than a century ago in 1939. Everyone is welcome to enter this place of worship, and join in the mystic aarti rituals (mornings and evenings) where believers pass their hand over a flickering oil candle to cleanse their souls.

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Explore the grand hall and side temples, see the shrines and statues, then spend a while in the peaceful gardens of Birla Mandir before continuing your Delhi itinerary.

Opening Times Open 4.30 am to 1.30 pm and 2.30 pm to 9.00 pm. Free Entrance *Camera and phones are not allowed inside the temple (free lockers). How to Get to Birla Mandir , Delhi. Located on Mandir Marg, west of Connaught Place. Nearest Metro Station is RK Ashram Marg (Blue Line); 1.8 km walk.

Jantar Mantar

New Delhi Jantar Mantar was the first of 5 astronomical observatories to be founded by Maharaja Jai Singhhi in the 18th century; the others can be found in the Indian cities of Jaipur, Ujjain, Mathura, and Varanasi. Worth a visit if you’re staying in Delhi, the ‘jantras’ were precise instruments devised to gauge time. Like a giant sundial which align to the stars, the Jantar Mantar was used to observe the celestial system.

Delhi Jantar Manta 'sun dial' of red sandstone walls.

Opening Times Open every day from sunrise to sunset. Entrance Fee ₹ 25 for Indian nationals, ₹ 300 for foreigners. How to Get Here New Delhi Jantar Mantar is located on Parliament St, Connaught Place. Patel Chowk Metro Station is the nearest stop (Yellow Line). Distance 0.55 km, 8 minute walk.

The famous Georgian buildings of Connaught Place circle Delhi’s Central Park, an instagrammable spot with an enormous Indian flag. Now renamed Rajiv Chowk, it was originally designed as a commercial and leisure hub in 1929, by British architect John Wood. The wealthy statesmen from across India with regal residences nearby, would shop in Connaught Place or visit the cinema theatres when motion movies first came out. Not surprisingly, CP became a popular place for the elite to dine out. Some of the traditional establishments are still trading today although many of the premises are now classy restaurants, some with exclusive roof terraces overlooking the park.

Panoramic view of Connaught Place circling Delhi Central Park.

Seven of the old city’s radial roads lead to Connaught Place so it is a huge focal point and easy to reach. Connaught Circus is the Outer Circle that rings the whole area. Several luxury hotels can be found in the vicinity, as well as pocket friendly eateries (both Indian and international cuisine) which are good choice for dinner on your Delhi itinerary. I recommend: ‘Sarvana Bhavan’ for South Indian cuisine, ‘Nizam’s’ for Mughlai food, ‘Bercos’ for Chinese and ‘Desi Vibes’ for some tasty North Indian cuisine.

Opening Times Delhi Central Park: Free entrance. Opens sunrise to sunset (later if concerts are taking place, when there may be a fee to attend). Restaurants and Retail Outlets: Check individual websites, but generally restaurant opening hours are from 11 am to 11 pm, with some after hours; stores from 10.30 am to 8 pm (closed Sundays). *At Palika Bazaar underground flea market tourists should beware of pickpockets. How to Get to Connaught Place Rajiv Chowk metro station on the Yellow Line and Blue Line.

Day Two in Delhi Itinerary

1. Akshardham Temple 2. Humayun’s Tomb (World Heritage Site) 3. Lotus Temple 4. Qutub Minar (World Heritage Site) 5. Rashtrapati Bhavan 6. Cabinet Secretariat 7. Rajpath 8. India Gate

Akshardham Temple is the perfect place to start day 2 of your Delhi itinerary, to spend an entertaining morning in the Hindu sanctuary. Early afternoon, it’s time to see Humayun’s Tomb World Heritage Site, then take a short trip to Delhi Lotus Temple for a few minutes of peace. The towering minaret of ancient Qutub Minar is the last UNESCO site on today’s itinerary, before turning back for a walk down the Rajpath , past the monumental Rashtrapati Bhavan and Cabinet Secretariat buildings, towards India Gate at sunset.

Akshardham Temple

The intricately carved pink sandstone and white marble Akshardham Mandir is the biggest temple in Delhi. Surprisingly, the ornate traditionally sculpted complex was built this century and opened doors in 2005. One of the city’s most popular attractions, the Akshardham Temple is a Hindu spiritual sanctuary which highlights the beauty of India’s ancient art, architecture and culture. Enter through the Welcome Gates, visit the Mandir Temple and Inner Sanctum, get blessed with ritual waters and then enjoy the entertaining exhibitions if you have time.

Two thematic gardens are designed to inspire wisdom – the Yogi Hriday Kamal garden is laid out to resemble a huge lotus flower while the ornamental Bharat Upavannd gardens feature a series of emblematic bronze statues which depict strength. The on-site food court serves Indian and international vegetarian meals and snacks in a hall that is fashioned after the ancient Cave Temples of Ellora .

Ornately engraved Akshardham Temple in Delhi.

Morning is the best time to visit Akshardham Temple, as soon as it opens to avoid the queues. Afternoons are also good, as this gives you a chance to see the magic fountain water show at sunset.

What to see:

  • Swagatam Welcome Gates, Visitor Centre and Holy Footprints
  • Akshardham Mandir Temple and Inner Sanctum Mandir Deities
  • Abhishek Mandap and Ritual Blessing, Narayan Sarovar Holy Waters
  • Hall of Values (Sahajanand Darshan) – 55 minutes
  • Giant Screen Film (Neelkanth Darshan) – 45 minutes
  • Cultural Boat Ride (Sanskruti Darshan) – 15 minutes
  • Tematic Gardens
  • Sunset Water Show

Tip Entrance cannot be pre-booked, the Akshardham Complex is popular with families so avoid public holidays as there will be queues waiting to get inside.

Opening Times Akshardham Temple Complex is open 10 am to 6.30 pm; Entrance to exhibitions 10 am to 5 pm; Musical Fountain water show at sunset (seasonal times). Closed Mondays. Entrance Fee Free entry to the Temple Complex; adult ticket to see the 3 Exhibitions costs ₹ 250, Musical Fountain water show ₹ 90; Donate ₹ 50 to take part in the Abhishek Ritual. * Photography is forbidden inside the temple (free facility to store mobile phones & cameras). Dress Code Modest clothing below the knees, covering upper arms, shoulders, chest and navel. Free saris available upon deposit. How to Get Here Akshardham Metro Station on the Blue Line – Distance 0.3 km, a 5 minute walk.

Humayun’s Tomb

Humayun’s Tomb is one of Delhi’s World Heritage Sites. A special place to visit on the banks of River Yamuna in south east Delhi, this palatial mausoleum surrounded by gardens later inspired the creation of the Taj Majal. Dating to 1570, the grand memorial was commissioned by a grieving Persian Queen on the death of her husband, the Mughal Emperor Humayun. The first ‘tomb cum paradise garden’ to be built in India, it’s the resting place of the couple’s mortal remains along with many members of the royal family. The well preserved Mughal architecture combines Delhi’s typical red sandstone walls with marble panels and colonnaded interior, topped with a huge dome.

Humayun’s Tomb UNESCO site is a must-visit in Delhi.

Opening Times Open everyday from sunrise to sunset. Entry Fees Entrance costs ₹ 40 Indian nationals, ₹ 600 foreigners. How to Get Here Humayun’s Tomb is located on Mathura Road (opposite Dargah Nizamuddin). Jangpura metro station on the Violet Line is the nearest stop. Distance 0.7 km, 35 minute walk.

Lotus Temple , Delhi

Delhi’s Lotus Temple is astonishing, whichever way you look at it. Twenty-seven petals covered with pure white marble panels are clustered to form a giant lotus flower bud. This is a Bahá’í House of Worship where people of all faiths and ethnicity are welcome. Enter through one of the nine doorways into the circular central hall. Nine is the symbolic number which inspires the Lotus Temple’s award winning 9-sided design. Nine pools encircle the temple which is set out in peaceful gardens. This modern day complex, built in 1986 and powered by solar panels, is a contrast to the city’s other heritage sites.

The Lotus Temple in Delhi has an award winning design.

Opening Times Open 8 am to 5 pm in winter, to 7 pm summertime, closed on Mondays. Entry Fee Free to enter. How to Get to Delhi Lotus Temple Okhla NSIC Metro Station is the nearest stop (Magenta Line). Distance 0.7 km, 8 minute walk. Alternatively, Kalkaji Mandir metro station (Magenta Line and Violet Line).

Qutub Minar

The tall minaret of ancient Qutub Minar in Delhi.

Qutub Minar is another emblematic site in Delhi that you have to see. This is Delhi’s oldest UNESCO heritage site, an ancient mosque dating to the end of the 12th century. The landmark minaret is a tiered fluted shaft which is ornately engraved with decorative motifs and Islamic inscriptions, and one of the earliest of its kind in South Asia.

The grey and red sandstone 5-storey ‘victory tower’ is a top tourist site, and the tallest brick minaret in the world (72.5 m). Visitors could once climb the 379 step spiral staircase to the top, however it now remains closed to the public for safety reasons.

There are more unique points of historical interest in the Qutb complex , including the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque and Iron Pillar.

Opening Times Opens daily from sunrise to sunset, and evenings. Entrance Fee Indian residents ₹ 40, foreign visitors ₹ 600 (book online). How to Get to Qutab Minar Located in Mehrauli area (South Delhi). Qutab Minar metro station on the Yellow Line is the nearest stop. Distance 1.7 km, 25 minute walk.

Rashtrapati Bhavan and Central Secretariat

India’s most important presidential and government buildings can be seen on Raisina Hill in the centre of New Delhi, at the top of the Rajpath boulevard and facing down to India Gate.

Rashtrapati Bhavan is the nation’s grand Presidential Mansion, a huge palace of Edwardian Baroque design with decorative Indian detail. Dating to 1929, the estate is surrounded by 330 acres of landscaped gardens and park. A monumental four storey residence with 340 rooms grouped around inner courtyards with water features, it’s an imposing landmark on Delhi’s cityscape. The huge main dome of the President of India’s official residence and the monumental Jaipur Column standing out front, are major focal points which can be seen from afar.

Gardens of President's Palace in New Delhi.

Central Secretariat is the name of the 2 identical grandiose buildings each side of the Presidential Residence on Rajpath. This is where the Indian Government sits, and where the majority of Government Ministries have office. Together with Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Secretariat Building was part of the New Delhi development scheme which transformed the city centre in the 1900s. Of Indo-Saracenic design, you’ll notice the colonnaded façade and central dome.

Opening times and ticket prices to tour Rashtrapati Bhavan can be seen on the official site . Central Secretariat Metro Station is the nearest stop (Yellow Line). Distance 0.9 km, 13 minute walk.

Central Secretariat building on the Rajpath in New Delhi.

The Rajpath Kingsway

Stroll along the Rajpath boulevard which connects the Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate, a ceremonial avenue once known as the Kingsway. It’s a 30 minute stroll through a city green belt of tree shaded lawns and waterways, surrounded by parks and gardens. Alternatively, watch the sites as you drive by in a rickshaw.

Auto-rickshaws on the Rajpath during a New Delhi itinerary.

End your day at India Gate just before sundown, and watch Delhi’s most emblematic landmark light up at night.

India Gate is an imposing structure, a triumphal archway 45 metres high. Built in 1921 by the Imperial War Graves Commission to honour the Indian and British soldiers who lost their lives during World War 1 and the Anglo-Afghan war, there are 13,516 names inscribed on it.

Move closer to Delhi Memorial and you will see 4 eternal burning flames on a black marble podium known as Amar Jawan Jyoti. These remain constantly alight as a gesture of respect towards the martyrs.

Opening Times Always open. Free entrance How to Get to India Gate Central Secretariat metro station on the Yellow Line is the nearest stop. Distance 0.9 km – it’s a 10 minute walk along the Rajpath boulevard from the station.

Day 3 in Delhi Itinerary – Day Trips to Places of Interest Near Delhi

Make the most of a 3 day trip to Delhi with an outing to one best places to visit nearby. There are wonderful nature parks and historical sites to see within a 200 km radius which you can do on a day trip by road or train.

Day trips from Delhi to include in a 3 day itinerary.

The Taj Majal is a day trip from Delhi.

Other fabulous destinations that you can do, but which really merit an overnight stay or weekend away include the Hill Stations of Uttarakhand or the UNESCO ‘pink city’ of Jaipur.

Here’s our choice of 2 separate day trips from Delhi that you’ll never forget.

A day trip to the Taj Mahal is entirely possible from Delhi, if you start off early. The epic way is to arrive on the Taj Express train.

By far the most famous site in India, Taj Majal is one of the New 7 Wonders of the World . While many tourists include it on a longer tour of the country, you can easily visit Agra to see the Taj Mahal on a day trip from Delhi. An organised tour takes around 2 hours but if you’re coming here independently, spend the whole morning or afternoon depending on the entrance ticket time.

Taj Majal is magnificently set beside River Yamuna as it passes through Agra, a city some 200 kilometres from Delhi in the Indian State of Uttar Pradesh. An iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most photographed monuments on the planet, millions of people visit the Taj Majal every year, and most of them travel here from Delhi!

Taj Majal is a must-see on a 3 day Delhi itinerary.

The Taj Majal complex is protected by towering red sandstone walls, in a similar way to Agra Fort (1.6 km to the west along the riverbank). Walk through the outer courtyard and through the main gateway and you’ll be stunned by the sight… the beautiful white marble dome shimmers in the sunlight, standing behind landscaped gardens of water features and lawns, a mosque guarding each side of the structure. This is the famous scene where the Taj reflects on the cypress fringed watercourse, a picture perfect moment to capture, special place to visit once in a lifetime.

Influenced by Persian, Islamic and Indian design, the Taj Majal was created in 1631 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahān as a mausoleum for his beloved wife who tragically died in childbirth. The couple rest side by side eternally in the exquisitely embellished tomb chamber which you can contemplate under the immense marble cupola.

Opening Times CLOSED FRIDAYS. Open 6 days a week from sunrise to sunset. Entrance Fee Morning entrance ticket valid until 12 noon or afternoons valid from 12 – 6 pm. India nationals ₹ 245 (₹ 145 Taj Majal ticket + ₹ 200 Mausoleum); Foreign visitors ₹ 1250 (₹ 1050 Taj Majal ticket + ₹ 200 Mausoleum); Free entrance for all children under 15 years of age. * Prices checked June 2022. * Tickets not currently available at the gates, should be booked online due to covid normatives. More information and online tickets on the Indian Ministry of Culture web site .

Best ways to get to the Taj Majal from Delhi for a one day trip

  • The Gatimaan Express is the quickest and easiest way to reach Agra from Delhi. Leaves Hazrat Nizamuddin station at 8.10 am and arrives Agra 9.50 am. Get a prepaid taxi to/from the station at each end). Book train tickets in advance online from Indian Railways or at the OFFICIAL International Tourist Bureau at New Delhi railway station. One-way fare costs ₹ 755 or ₹ 1485. *Other trains travel this route, check timings and prices.
  • Hiring a chauffeur driven car is the most expensive option but you can tailor your tour from Delhi to Agra, to include stops at the ancient cities of Mathura and Vrindavan on the way.
  • Coaches typically depart from Delhi at 6 am and return around 10.30 pm. Guided tours generally stop at the Taj Majal for 2 hours, and visit other sites of interest in Agra and places of interest along the way. *Prices may not include entrance tickets.
  • The fastest bus takes at least 3 hours to reach Agra from Delhi, depending on traffic conditions.
  • Drive for Delhi to Agra along the Yamuna Expressway or National Highway 2 (distance 204 km). Check for road closures.

Useful info for visiting the Taj Majal on a day trip from Delhi

Make sure you have your ticket printout and passport (foreigners) or Indian identity card. Avoid carrying a large bag, a small backpack is sufficient. Food, snacks, drinks, cigarettes, and anything that may cause litter, are not allowed inside the Taj Mahal (you may bring a bottle of water). Other prohibited items include electronic devices include phone chargers (just bring your mobile phone and camera). You must wear shoe covers or enter barefoot.

Tip Weekends and public holidays are the busiest days, Mondays tend to be quieter.

Keoladeo National Park aka Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is a beautiful getaway from Delhi. Located in Rajasthan state, Bharatpur is 182 kilometres away from Delhi which makes it a doable day trip by train or by road. Listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Keoladeo National Park is one of India’s top bird sanctuaries and a breeding ground for an important population of native birds and waterfowl, as well as a large number of migratory species. Originally a royal duck hunting ground in the 1800s, the park is now a protected haven with more than 20,000 nesting birds. An ecosystem of wetlands surrounded by fresh water swamps, woods and grassland, this is the habitat of some 375 species which includes pelicans, ibis, spoonbills, storks, cormorants and herons. An authentic haven for birdwatchers, the best months to observe migratory birds is the winter season, October through to February.

Migratory birds at Keoladeo National Park in Rajathan.

Open every day from sunrise to sunset, you can walk along the paths at leisure or enjoy a guided tour of the reserve in a rickshaw. Follow this with a visit to nearby Bharatpur city, where you can see Bharatpur Palace and Museum, Ganga Mandir Temple, and Lohagarh Fort.

How to get to Bharatpur from Delhi By rail: This is the quickest and easiest way to travel between Delhi and Bharatpur. Express trains depart Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station and reach Bharatpur in roughly 2 hours. Catch an early train if you want to see the bird sanctuary at dawn, otherwise get the 7 o’clock morning express to be there by nine-thirty. Prices vary enormously but expect to pay ₹ 1255 for a seat in a 1 st class A/C carriage. From Bharatpur Junction, hire an auto rickshaw or taxi to Keoladeo National Park which is 5 km away. By road: Driving from Delhi to Bharatpur takes over 4 hours. Fastest route along the Yamuna Expressway (243 km), although there are other routes. Check for road closures. Ideally, add Bharatpur to a 3-day road trip itinerary from Delhi to include Agra and Jaipur, either self-drive, car hire with private driver, or organised coach tour.

Useful Information for a New Delhi Itinerary

Always check any specific entry regulations on the official websites, as well as timings which tend to be seasonal according to daylight hours. Attractions may be closed on certain dates, and prices mentioned in this guide subject to variation. Verify train routes, or road distances and conditions in advance.

Typical Food in Delhi

Delhi has a good selection of international eateries but do try the local cuisine while you’re here. The most popular street foods are chole bhature, kebabs, rolls, gol gappa, and samosa. For an authentic Mughlai meal order butter chicken or biryani served with parantha flatbread, and Kulfi for a sweet dessert.

Delhi chicken butter curry.

How to Get to Delhi

Travelling by train is a great way of getting to Delhi from other parts of the country. India has an excellent rail network which reaches the cities, small towns, sometimes even villages. Railway stations can be bit chaotic but rail journey is comfortable. Go for air-conditioned compartments, particularly if you’re contemplating an overnight journey. Shatabdi and Rajdhani are premium trains to look out for, if they are on your route. Do book train travel in advance, closer to the date they may be fully booked and there are high chances of getting wait-listed.

Alternatively, those who live within easy reach of the city can drive here in their own car or arrive by coach. A road trip is a good idea for holidaymakers combining Delhi with a trip to nearby destinations such as Jaipur, Agra or the hill stations in Himachal Pradesh – car rental is an idea if you’re confident driving, otherwise hire a vehicle with a professional driver to take you around.

Getting to Central Delhi from Delhi International Airport (CCU)

Delhi Metro Magenta Line.

The modern Delhi Airport Metro Express runs on the Orange Line between city centre New Delhi Metro Station and IGI Airport Terminal 3. This is the fastest way to do the journey taking only 20 minutes. Maximum fare for a single journey is ₹ 60, less depending where you wish to stop. First train leaves the airport at 4.45 am, last train at 11.30 pm either way, frequency 10 to 15 minutes. Ticket counters at Metro Stations, and ticket machines in Terminal 3, or outside Terminal 1 Arrivals Hall. Terminal 2 is a 5 minute walk from T3.

Delhi Metro Magenta Line stops at IGI Airport Terminal 1 (domestic low cost carriers). From New Delhi Metro Station, take the Yellow Line and change lines at Hauz Khas Metro Station for T1.

Tip Bear in mind commuter rush hours are between 8.30 and 10.30 mornings, or 5.30 and 8 pm evenings, when planning transport options.

Pre-Paid Metered Taxi The pre-paid taxi booths are located inside the airport – purchase tickets from the official government controlled, around-the-clock taxi service. Journey from IGI Airport takes approx. 30 minutes to central Delhi but can be longer depending on traffic.

Rideshares Uber and Ola Cabs are available at Delhi Airport through their respective apps.

Getting around Delhi

Auto-rickshaws are the best way to get around Old Delhi.

Delhi’s transport is one of the best in the world! Name a transport, we have it! Rickshaws, autos, local taxis, Uber, car rental for a day, metro and public bus. Delhi Tourism also operates the HoHo Hop On Hop Off tourist bus.

Best Areas to Stay in Delhi

Indian flag flying in Connaught Place in Old Delhi.

There is a huge selection of accommodation in Delhi to suit and prices vary wildly. If you are on a shoe-string budget Paharganj area, near the Main Bazaar and New Delhi Station, is a good choice. Those with reasonable budgets can go with Karol Bagh, a residential area which is close to Old Delhi, great for shopping and restaurants, and conveniently close to major metro stations. If luxury is your style, then choose a central hotel near Connaught Place, or South Delhi which is one of the posher neighbourhoods.

The best times to visit Delhi are the months from September to early November and then from late January to March.

  • Autumn: October and November is the best time to visit Delhi, when the weather is warm with cooler nights.
  • Winter: December to February are warm during the day and cold at night. It’s the worst time for smog.
  • Spring: in Februray and March the weather is pleasantly warm with cooler evenings.
  • Summer: April and May are the hottest months with temperatures reaching 45ºC
  • Monsoon: June to September, expect heavy rain which moderates the temperature.

Currency: Indian Rupees commonly written as INR or with the symbol ₹.

Itineraries for Monumental Cities in India

1 day visit to Taj Mahal & Staying Overnight in Agra

View of the Taj Mahal on a visit to Agra in India.

1 day visit to Agra to see the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World! I caught the Taj Express, the superfast train from Delhi to Agra which leaves Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station first thing in the morning, for an overnight trip.

Visiting Hawa Mahal the pink 'Wind Palace' in Jaipur, India.

2 days in Jaipur – What to see in Pink City

Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan, the famous Pink City in North India. So, what can you see on a 2 day trip to this UNESCO World Heritage City? The Wind Palace and Amber Fort are extraordinary, and I just love those silk saris in the bazaar…

2 days in Jodhpur, Rajasthan

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Discovering Jodhpur – What to see if you are staying for 2 days in Blue City, Rajasthan.

The train journey from Jaipur to Jodhpur was uneventful, only a slight hitch in the morning as we found the night receptionist asleep with a very loud cock-a-doodle-doo alarm on his…

Udaipur Lake City – What to See in 2 days

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Udaipur – what to see in a 2 day visit to this stunning Lake City in Rajasthan, India. I planned to get an overnight train from Jodhpur travelling south through Rajasthan province to Udaipur but there wasn’t a rail connection. However, the sleeper bus was really comfortable and a convenient alternative, quite luxurious…

2 days in Mumbai – What to see in India’s mega city

A golden sunset over Mumbai city beach in India.

Formerly known as Bombay, Mumbai is the financial capital of India.

Although you can see the main sites in a day, it’s worth spending 2 or 3 days in India’s mega city! 

Yes, the traffic is horrific and the air pollution high, it is also extremely hot but even so, Mumbai is just magical…

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Victoria Memorial reflecting a pink sunset in the river, Kolkata.

Best Places to Visit in Kolkata for 2 Days

Visiting Kolkata in India? Follow our insider guide, a 2 day itinerary which explains the best heritage sites and how to get to the main places of interest.

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I hadn’t realized just how much there was to do in Delhi. What a fantastic itinerary you’ve put together. I wonder where the name Connaught came from. My Irish ancestors were Connaughts.

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Named after Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught and Strathearn.

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Lovely! I spent some time in Delhi on a trip to India about 15 years ago, so this blog brings back some memories.

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Wow, I had no idea Delhi had so much to see – and the Lotus Temple looks AMAZING! definitely adding this to my bucket list.

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I love it when a post makes me want to travel to a new place. I’ve never been to India and now I have to add it to my list this is a super helpful guide.

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What a great itinerary, I haven’t been to Delhi but my husband has. I hope we can return together one day.

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Delhi is a beautiful city. I have lived in Delhi for a couple of years (around 13 years ago), and Connaught place is one place that makes me nostalgic even today.

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Wow – these buildings are all so epic in scale and beautiful in their detail. I’ve only seen a couple of these in picture before. I always wonder what it must be like to live someplace like this and how long it takes to get used to seeing these daily.

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Awesome I enjoyed reading your blog post. The places listed here on this blog are too good. Good job,

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I’ve wanted to move to Delhi for a while now, and this post has only made me want to go more. I love how detailed and helpful this blog is, and I can’t wait to add Delhi to my travel list. Thanks for the great guide!

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Hello, Very informative post, Fortunately, I saw your post. It is very logical and interesting. thanks for sharing Regards, Rakesh

Great write up and wonderful photos. Thank you for sharing this info.

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Amazing blog, we are heading to India in 2 weeks time for 1 month starting in Delhi travelling to Varanasi, Agra, Jaipur, Mumbai, Goa and finishing back in Delhi . Thank you so much for all of your advice we are so excited.

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Have a look at the images, location, timings, entry fees of all the must see tourist sites & monuments in New Delhi, India.

A. Raj Ghat

Also known as, Raj Ghat and associated memorials, is a memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi.

You will also find memorial of few other political figures of India like

  • Jawarlal Nehru
  • Indra Gandhi
  • Rajiv Gandhi
  • Choudhary Charan Singh
  • Devi Lal etc.

Opening time: 6 am to 6 pm in winter and open half an hour early in summer.

2. Red Fort

B. Red Fort Delhi

Delhi’s Red Fort was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1639 AD.

At that time, the city of Delhi was built around this massive fort and was known as Shahjahanabad.

Opening time: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (sunrise to sunset) and monday closed.

Entry Ticket:  Rs 35 for Indians and Rs 500 for foreigners.

Nearby attractions: All sites of Chandni Chowk area like Jama Mazjid, Jain Lal Temple, Gurudwara Sis Ganj & Rajghat is in 1-2 km radius of Red Fort, Delhi.

3. Jama Masjid

C. Jama Masjid Delhi

Jama Masjid of Delhi was also built under the regime of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, in 1656 AD.

Delhi’s Jama Masjid is the largest Islamic mosque in India.

Opening time:  7 am to 12 noon and 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Entry Ticket:  Entry here is free, but if you are carrying a camera, then you need to pay Rs 200 for that, but not for mobile cameras.

Nearby attractions:  Red Fort, Jain Lal Temple, Gurudwara Sis Ganj, Raj Ghat (whole Chandni Chowk area) is 1-2 km radius of Jama Masjid.

4. Humayun Tomb

D. Humayun Tomb

Humayun Tomb is the Maqbara (Tomb) of second Mughal King Humayun.

This tomb was built in 1565 AD by Humayun wife Bega Bagum.

Today Humayun Tomb is a beautiful tourist site located near Nizamuddin Railway Station (South Delhi)

Opening time: 6 am to 6 pm every day.

Entry Ticket: Rs 30 for Indians and Rs 500 for foreigners.

Nearby attractions:  Delhi Zoo, Purana Quila and Nizamuddin Dargah and Millennium Park are in 1-2 km radius of Humayun Tomb.

5. Lotus Temple

E. Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple is lotus flower shape building, which is a Bahá’í House of Worship, built in 1986.

Here people from all faith, caste and color are welcome and thus Lotus temple has become a prominent tourist attraction in Delhi.

Location of Lotus Temple is in Kalkaji, South Delhi

Opening time:  9 am to 5:30 pm and monday closed.

Entry Ticket:  Entry is free and permission is requited to bring cameras inside.

Nearby attractions:  Iskcon Temple and Kalkaji Temple are in 1-2 km radius of Lotus Temple.

6. Qutub Minar

F. Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar is a UNESCO workd heritage site in Mehrauli (west Delhi), and not too far from Delhi Airport.

Qutub Minar was built in 1220 AD by Qutb Ud-Din-Aibak, who was the founder of Delhi Sultanate, which lasted till early 16th century.

Opening time: 9 am to 4:30 pm every day (sunrise to sunset).

Nearby attractions:  Mehrauli Archaeological Park and The Garden of Five Senses are in 1-3 km radius of Qutub Minar.

7. India Gate & Rashtrapati Bhawan

G. India Gate

India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhavan are two popular tourist attraction in Delhi, and are on same long street, known as Rajpath.

Rashtrapati Bhavan is the residence of the elected President of India, and India Gate is a war memorial for the 82,000 soldiers of the Indian Army, who gave their lives in World War 1.

Opening time:   6 am till midnight & Rashtrapati Bhavan tour is only overview.

Entry Ticket:  No entry fees here.

Nearby attractions:  Birla Temple, Teen Murti Bhawan and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib are in 1-3 km radius from Rajpath.

8. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

H. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of 10 historical Sikh Temples in Delhi, located near famous Connaught Place market.

Guru Har Krishan, who is the 8th Guru of Sikhism, lived here and cured many people suffering from smallpox & cholera epidemic by the holy water on the Gurudwara complex.

Today Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of the most visited Sikh shrine in Delhi, visited by people from all faith, and by many travellers to see this beautiful temple and pond.

Opening time:   24/7, but the best time to visit is from 5 am to 10 pm.

Nearby attractions:  Connaught Place market, Pracheen Hanuman Mandir, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Jantar Mantar, Gurudwara Shri Rakab Ganj Sahib and Rajpath are in 1-2 km radius of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

9. Laxminarayan Temple

I. Laxminarayan Temple

Laxminarayan Temple, also known as Birla Temple of Delhi, is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple is in Gole Market area which is very close to Cannought Place & Rajpath.

This temple was build by Baldeo Das Birla in 1933 AD and was opened in 1939 by Mahatma Gandhi.

Mahatma Gandhi kept a condition that he would only come in the temple inauguration, if it’s doors will be open to people from all caste.

Opening time:   4:30 am to 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm to 9 pm

Entry Ticket:  No entry fees here, but photography inside isn’t allowed.

Nearby attractions:  Rajpath, Connaught Place & Chandni Chwok area is in 1-5 km radius of Birla Temple (Laxminarayan Temple)

10. Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir

J. Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir

Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir, also known as  Jain Lal Temple , is one of the oldest Jain Temple shrine in Delhi, built in 1658 AD.

The temple is also a famous avian veterinary hospital.

The temple is in Chandni Chowk area, just opposite to Red Fort.

Opening time:   5:30 am to 11:30 am and 6 pm to 9 pm

Nearby attractions:  All attractions of Chandni Chowk and Rajghat are within 1 km radius of Jain Lal Temple.

11. Iskcon Temple Delhi

K. Iskcon Temple Delhi

The Iskcon Temple Delhi is one of the oldest Iskcon Temples in India, opened in 1998 by ex-prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

In the temple complex, you will find a museum of Vedic Culture, Bhagvadgita animatronics Robot show, and a Art Gallery on Ramayana.

The location of the temple is East of Kailash, which is in South Delhi.

Opening time:   4:30 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 9 pm

Nearby attractions:  Lotus Temple is 15 minute ride from Iskcon Temple.

12. Lodhi Gardens

L. Lodhi Garden

Lodi or Lodhi Gardens is a 90 acre, well maintained garden with small ponds, and tombs of Sikandar Lodi and Mohammed Shah’s, from Delhi Sultanate era.

These gardens were built in 1444 AD, later they were also developed by British and now they are one of the best picnic spot in New Delhi.

Opening time:   6 am to 7:30 pm

Nearby attractions:  Lotus Temple, Khan Market & Humayun tomb are half an hour drive from Lodi Gardens.

13. Teen Murti Bhavan

M. Teen Murti Bhavan

Teen Murti Bhavan was the residence of India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, who lived here till 1964 (his death)

Today, Teen Murti Bhavan is a memorial of Jawaharlal Nehru legacy, which contains his work, books. etc.

The location of Teen Murti Bhavan is Teen Murti Marg, close to Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Opening time:   10 am to 5 pm (Monday closed)

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Nearby attractions:  Nehru Planetarium (just next), Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, Gandhi Smriti, Lodhi Gardens and Rajpath are in 250 meter to 4 km radius of  Teen Murti Bhavan.

14. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum Delhi

Madame Tussauds, Delhi’s only wax museum where you find wax statues of Bollywood, Hollywood stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Tom Cruise and of famous figures from Sports, World leaders etc.

Opening time:   10 am to 6 pm

Entry Ticket: Starts from Rs 500

Nearby attractions: Connaught place market & Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

15. Waste to Wonder Park

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Waste to Wonder, is a newly built theme park which display huge size models of all seven wonders of the world, like Taj Mahal, Eiffel Tower, all made from waste material.

This park opened in 2019 and is located at Sarai Kale Khan, near Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station.

Opening time:   10 am to 10-11 pm (Monday closed)

Entry Ticket: Rs 50.

Nearby attractions: Millennium Park Delhi, Humayun’s Tomb & National Zoological Park.

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Hanuman Mandir

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Iron Pillar Of Delhi

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ISKON Temple

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Jantar Mantar

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Khirki Mosque

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Lahori gate

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Lakshmi Narain Temple

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Lodhi Garden

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Lotus Temple

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National Rail Museum

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National Museum

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Nehru Planetarium

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QUTUB MINAR

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Sacred Heart Church

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SafdarJung Tomb

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Teen Murti Bhavan

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The Garden of Five Senses

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Timarpur Lake

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Tughlaqabad Fort

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Being the National Capital Territory of India, Delhi boasts of several popular tourist destinations in India, along with some of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Delhi is the most visited location in India, as the tourists from across the globe come here to explore the cultural and historical attractions of this city. The National Capital Territory of India is blessed with some Delhi’s popular tourist attractions for sightseeing, such as Jantar Mantar , Jama Masjid , Red Fort , India Gate , National Museum , Humayun's Tomb , and others. To ensure convenience to the travelers, Delhi offers a range of comfortable hotels, resorts, and restaurants where they can enjoy the local and exotic cuisines. Ideal for honeymooners, shutterbugs, heritage lovers, families, and weekend lovers, Delhi tourist destinations come up with a lot of opportunities for travelers to explore the attractions and tourist destinations in Delhi comfortably.

With some of the popular tourist attractions in Delhi and top weekend destinations near Delhi , like Sohna in Gurgaon, Noida in UP, Agra, Haridwar, including all the popular hill stations, the Delhi tourism has always attracted travelers to enjoy their holidays with an unmemorable travel experience. Chandigarh , Dharamsala , Mussoorie , Dehradun , Nainital , etc are few top and the best weekend destinations from Delhi . Often these weekend getaways are within 300 km and are meant for short weekend trips from Delhi. It also helps the travelers explore popular and offbeat sightseeing places in Delhi. Make your visit to this tourist place an affordable and comfortable with customized tours and holiday packages. For newlywed couples Delhi offers special tourist attractions, shopping places, restaurants, and other famous tourist spots to uncover & explore the beauty of Delhi.

ClearHolidays, a leading travel website, provides extensive travel information to assist travellers in planning their holidays to Delhi. Our website offers travel help, online travel guide and best possible travel information related to Delhi tourism. We recommend the top tourist destinations & best sightseeing places, places to visit in Delhi , offbeat places & weekend destinations in Delhi, cheap homestays in Delhi, and available outdoor activities.

Delhi boasts many other incredible tourist attractions for city sightseeing and amazing weekend destinations for short weekend trips from Delhi. Nearby weekend getaways from Delhi , within 100-300 km, offer a very good chance to help you explore more sightseeing places, tourist spots, and offbeat places to visit in some of the most beautiful weekend getaways from Delhi. You can search for all the possible weekend destinations in and around Delhi within 100-300 km on www.clearholidays.com/weekend-getaways.

Explore " 39 " Top Places to Visit In Delhi

Here's The List of Most Popular Tourist Places to Visit in Delhi. Come and Explore These Beautiful Tourist Attractions, Famous Tourist Spots, Best Places to Visit, & Offbeat Travel Destinations in Delhi.

Agrasen ki Baoli

1 . Agrasen ki Baoli

Akshar Dham

2 . Akshar Dham

Chandni Chowk

3 . Chandni Chowk

Chhatarpur Mandir

4 . Chhatarpur Mandir

Connaught Place

5 . Connaught Place

Dilli Haat

6 . Dilli Haat

Diwan-I-Khas

7 . Diwan-I-Khas

GuruDwara Sis Ganj Sahib

8 . GuruDwara Sis Ganj Sahib

Hanuman Mandir

9 . Hanuman Mandir

Hauz Khas

10 . Hauz Khas

Hazrat Nizammuddin

11 . Hazrat Nizammuddin

Humayuns Tomb

12 . Humayuns Tomb

India Gate

13 . India Gate

Iron Pillar Of Delhi

14 . Iron Pillar Of Delhi

ISKON Temple

15 . ISKON Temple

Jain Lal Mandir

16 . Jain Lal Mandir

Jama Masjid Delhi

17 . Jama Masjid Delhi

Jamali kamali Mosque

18 . Jamali kamali Mosque

Jantar Mantar

19 . Jantar Mantar

KalkaJi Temple

20 . KalkaJi Temple

Khirki Mosque

21 . Khirki Mosque

Lahori gate

22 . Lahori gate

Lakshmi Narain Temple

23 . Lakshmi Narain Temple

Lodhi Garden

24 . Lodhi Garden

Lotus Temple

25 . Lotus Temple

National  Rail Museum

26 . National Rail Museum

National Museum

27 . National Museum

Nehru Planetarium

28 . Nehru Planetarium

Old Qila

29 . Old Qila

parliament House

30 . parliament House

QUTUB MINAR

31 . QUTUB MINAR

Raj Ghat

32 . Raj Ghat

Red Fort

33 . Red Fort

Sacred Heart Church

34 . Sacred Heart Church

SafdarJung Tomb

35 . SafdarJung Tomb

Teen Murti Bhavan

36 . Teen Murti Bhavan

The Garden of Five Senses

37 . The Garden of Five Senses

Timarpur Lake

38 . Timarpur Lake

Tughlaqabad Fort

39 . Tughlaqabad Fort

Things to do in delhi.

Here is The List of Top Outdoor & Adventurous Activities Which You Can Enjoy in Delhi. Top Outdoor Activities in Delhi are Hot Air Ballooning, Trekking, Zip-lining , etc.

Hot Air Ballooning

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Best time to visit Delhi

JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC is The Best Time to Visit Delhi When The Daytime Temperatures are Pleasant to Carry Out Outdoor Adventurous Activities in Delhi. Delhi Remains a Perfect Travel Destination in Summers and Winters Both. Come and Enjoy Outdoor Adventures in Delhi like Hot Air Ballooning, Trekking, Zip-lining , etc.

How to reach Delhi

By Air: Indira Gandhi International Airport By Train: New Delhi Railway Station, Old Delhi Junction, and Nizamuddin Railway Station By Bus: ISBT Kashmiri Gate and ISBT Sarai Kale Khan

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The northern terminal of the Aravalli Hill Range offers a wonderful option for a one day trip near Delhi – the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary is loved by all those who love to find themselves in nature’s lap. The sparkling blue waters of the 5 hidden lakes, including the highly popular Bhardwaj Lake, act as perfect picnic spots near Delhi in summer season, making it one of the best tourist places near Delhi within 50 km .

Things To Do: Wildlife photography, visit lake, nature walks, trekking Ideal Duration: 1 Day Attractions: Myriad birds, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals found in the forests surrounding 5 hidden lakes Best Time To Visit: Year-round Distance From Delhi: 22 km How To Reach

  • By air: Indira Gandhi International Terminal (58 km away) in Delhi is the nearest airport.
  • By rail: Faridabad (4 km away) is the nearest railhead.
  • By road: You can hire a cab or taxi to reach here.

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2. Surajkund

Tourists buying colorful products at the Surajkund Mela in Faridabad

Right outside the city borders of Delhi lies the semicircular amphitheater-shaped Surajkund. Known for its annual crafts festival, the attraction in Faridabad is one of the best places to visit near Delhi for a day tour during winter. You can spend the entire day witnessing a splash of colours and also buy some home decor or apparel. If you are seeking the best places to visit near Delhi with family, Surajkund could be your best bet. 

Things To Do: Attend festivals and fairs, photography Ideal Duration: 1 Day Attractions: Amphitheater-shaped embankment, Anangpur Dam, and Surajkund Annual International Crafts Mela held from 1 – 15 February Best Time To Visit: November to February Distance From Delhi: 22 km How To Reach

3. Damdama Lake 

Damdama Lake

Damdama Lake is one of the best weekend trips from Delhi and camping places near Delhi. While the hills surrounding the lake are perfect for easy-level trekking & rock climbing, the lake itself is famous for its boating facilities. Delhiites can easily spend a day here or camp by the lake overnight.

Things To Do: Lake-side movie screenings, trekking, camping, boating, rock climbing, and commando net Ideal Duration: 1 Day Attractions: The lake and the surrounding area Best Time To Visit: Year-round Distance From Delhi: 38 km How To Reach

  • By air: Indira Gandhi International Terminal (64 km away) in Delhi is the nearest airport.
  • By rail: Faridabad (8 km away) is the nearest railhead.

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4. Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary 

Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary

The Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is one of the best places to go near Delhi for a day trip for all those who love to find themselves amidst the greenery of forests & chirpings of birds. Several species of migratory and resident birds can be found in the region. And the bonus for Delhiites? They don’t even need to take an off to visit the wonderful sanctuary.

Things To Do: Spotting birds, photography, trekking trails, nature walks Ideal Duration: 2 Day Attractions: Migratory birds in winter; including Siberian cranes, greater flamingo, ruff, black-winged stilt, common teal, common greenshank, northern pintail, yellow wagtail, white wagtail, northern shoveller, and rosy pelican Best Time To Visit: October to March Distance From Delhi: 45 km How To Reach

  • By air: Indira Gandhi International Terminal (16 km away) in Delhi is the nearest airport.
  • By rail: Gurugram (12 km away) is the nearest railhead.
  • By road: All buses running on the Delhi-Jaipur Highway stop.

5. Botanix Nature Resort 

Botanix Nature Resort

Some of the best resorts near Delhi are perfect for just an evening of relaxation or a short staycation. These help people to relax & rejuvenate or simply celebrate an occasion dear to them. And Botanix Nature Resort is a perfect ambassador for such places near Delhi for weekend vacations. Its location in the foothills of the Aravallis & in the vicinity of the Damdama Lake further makes it ideal for some light adventure activities. 

Things To Do: Leisurely stays amid sanitized ambience Ideal Duration: 2 Day Attractions: Luxury holiday Best Time To Visit: Year-round Distance From Delhi: 48 km How To Reach

  • By air: Indira Gandhi International Terminal (18 km away) in Delhi is the nearest airport.
  • By rail: Gurugram (16 km away) is the nearest railhead.
  • By road: All buses running on the Delhi-Jaipur Highway stops.

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6. Camp Wild Dhauj 

Camp Wild Dhauj

There are not many places to visit near Delhi within 100 km radius of the city centre that provide a better holiday experience than that provided by Camp Wild Dhauj. Its comfortable tents, delicious food, adventure sports, and other camp facilities make it one of the ideal places to visit near Delhi for a short winter holiday. Things To Do: DJ nights, bonfire, rappelling, rock climbing, flying fox, hiking, mountain biking, ATV rides, and zorbing Ideal Duration: 2 Day Attractions: Camping Best Time To Visit: September to February Distance From Delhi: 49 km How To Reach

  • By air: Indira Gandhi International Terminal (24 km away) in Delhi is the nearest airport.
  • By rail: Rewari (7 km away) is the nearest railhead.

7. Neemrana 

A night shot of the Neemrana Fort Palace in Alwar

Amidst the greenery on the Delhi-Jaipur Highway lies the Neemrana Fort Palace , a grand symbol of history. Of all the historical places near Delhi, Neemrana is one that is the closest to the capital. Not just for its history, the place is also famous for romantic escapades, family holidays, and weekend breaks and is amongst the top tourist places in Rajasthan near Delhi.

Things To Do: Enjoy cultural events in Neemrana Fort, Do a zip lining tour of the town, Spot wildlife in Sariska National Park, Take a tour of the city museum Ideal Duration: 1 Day Attractions: Neemrana Fort Palace, Neemrana Baori, and zip-lining facilities Best Time To Visit: September to March Distance From Delhi: 118 km How To Reach

  • By air: Indira Gandhi International Terminal (104 km away) in Delhi is the nearest airport.
  • By rail: Rewari (38 km away) is the nearest railhead.
  • By road: All buses running on the Delhi-Jaipur Highway stop at Neemrana.

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8. Alwar And Bhangarh 

Alwar And Bhangarh

Alwar is one of those places near Delhi for vacation that are known for their rich cultural heritage. The district of Alwar consists of Alwar city, Sariska, Bhangarh, and Siliserh. Serving as one of the best places to visit near Delhi in winters , the district offers a perfect balance of nature, adventure, and luxury.

Things To Do: Sariska Tiger Reserve – Wildlife Safari, Alwar Museum – See The Ancient Artefacts, The Bhangarh Fort – Explore The Haunted, The Siliserh Lake Palace – Heritage Walk Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Attractions: Boating in Siliserh Lake, Bala Quila (Alwar Fort), Hill Fort at Kesroli, haunted fort of Bhangarh, and jeep safari in Sariska Tiger Reserve Best Time To Visit: November to February Distance From Delhi: 155 km How To Reach

  • By air: Indira Gandhi International Airport (140 km away) in Delhi is the nearest airport.
  • By rail: A strong network of railways connects major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Jodhpur etc to Alwar.
  • By road: Buses ply Alwar and all other major cities of Rajasthan & around.

9. Mathura And Vrindavan

Mathura And Vrindavan

Mathura and Vrindavan are two amazing places to visit near Delhi within 200 km of the capital, known for their religious significance. While Mathura is known as the birthplace of Lord Krishna, it is Vrindavan where he is believed to have spent his childhood.

Things To Do: Kusum Sarovar – Dip In Holy Waters, Vaishno Devi Dham – Enjoy Comfortable Stay, Bhuteshwar Temple – Witness Patal Devi Cave, Shopping – Live The Experience Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Attractions: Shri Krishna Janma Bhoomi, Jama Masjid, Vishram Ghat, Dwarkadheesh Temple, Gita Mandir, and Government Museum Best Time To Visit: October to March Distance From Delhi: 161 km How To Reach

  • By air: Kheria Airport (13 km away) in Agra and IGI Airport in Delhi (136 km away) are the nearest airports.
  • By rail: Mathura has its own railway station.
  • By road: Mathura is connected by road to Delhi, Agra, Moradabad, Jaipur, Bikaner, Kolkata, and other small towns of UP and nearby states.

Suggested Read: 22 Best Places To Visit In Mathura

10. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary 

qBharatpur Bird Sanctuary

House to over 366 species of birds, 379 species of plants, and 30 mammals, Keoladeo National Park or – as it was formerly called – Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is one of the best places near Delhi in August for nature lovers. The new name has been derived from the temple of Keoladeo which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, the national park is an interesting getaway for bird watchers and wildlife photographers.

Attractions: Bird safari in rickshaws and boat ride Best Time To Visit: August to November for watching resident birds and October to March for spotting migratory birds | 6 am – 6 pm in summers and 6:30 am – 5 pm during winters Distance From Delhi: 190 km How To Reach

  • By air: Kheria Airport (59 km away) in Agra and IGI Airport in Delhi (200 km away) are the nearest airports.
  • By rail: Bharatpur has its own railway station.
  • By road: Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra are some of the major cities that are well-connected with Bharatpur by road.

The Taj Nagri

If there’s one marvel that allures Indians and foreigners alike, it has to be the Taj Mahal. And why not! The monument built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan is ranked among the Wonders of the World . But that’s not all. A plethora of other marvellous places and its connectivity to the capital make it one of the best tourist places near Delhi.

Things To Do: Fatehpur Sikri – Take A Short Detour, Boating – Float On The Yamuna River, Boating – Float On The Yamuna River, Indulge In The Authentic Delicacies – Restaurants/Cafes Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Attractions: Taj Mahal , Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, and Itmad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb Best Time To Visit: October to March Distance From Delhi: 211 km How To Reach

  • By air: Kheria Airport (13 km away) is a seasonal commercial airport and is connected only by Air India flights from New Delhi.
  • By rail: Agra has 5 railways stations that cater to trains from Delhi, Jaipur, Gwalior, and Jhansi.
  • By road: Buses to Agra are available from Delhi, Jaipur, Gwalior, Lucknow, and Kanpur.

Suggested Read: 18 Best Places To Visit Near Agra

12. Shekhawati 

The many forts in the Shekhawati region make it a major tourist place near Delhi in winter

Delhi is known to have many art galleries. Artworks are not new to the state of Rajasthan either. But the very thought of an open art gallery is fascinating. And the best tourist places near Delhi to enjoy such artworks is the region of Shekhawati. This region – including the districts of Jhunjhunu, Sikar, Churu, Mandawa, Mukundgarh, and Nawalgarh – enthrals the tourists with its painted Havelis, fresco paintings, and numerous forts.

Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Attractions: Murals & marble fountain at the Mandawa Fort, horse safaris at Rawal Sahab Ki Kothi in Nawalgarh, Mukundgarh Fort, fresco paintings in Havelis, Bissau War Fort that was never breached, and Heritage on Wheels luxury train Best Time To Visit: October to March Distance From Delhi: 223 km How To Reach

  • By air: Sanganer Airport in Jaipur is the nearest airport that connects Shekhawati to Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Nagpur, and Pune.
  • By rail: Jhunjhunu has its own railway station that connects the district to major cities like Delhi, Jaipur, and Bikaner.
  • By road: There’s also a strong network of roads connecting Shekhawati to Delhi, Jaipur, Bikaner, and other nearby cities.

13. Jim Corbett 

Trip coordinators with a group of girls before the jeep safari in Jim Corbett

A star among the best weekend getaways near Delhi, the Jim Corbett National Park is known for its jungle safari that gives an opportunity to the tourists to enjoy its diverse flora & fauna. The oldest national park in India is home to the ferocious Bengal tiger, in addition to leopards, Himalayan black bear, Indian elephant, otters, great one-horned rhinoceros, and chital. Also, the amicable hospitality of the amazing resorts within & around the park ensures a delightful trip to Jim Corbett , amongst the best places to visit near Delhi within 300 kms.

Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Attractions: Jungle safari, bird watching, forest-hiking, fishing, river rafting, mountain biking, rappelling, and staying in camps & forest huts Best Time To Visit: November to June Distance From Delhi: 231 km How To Reach

  • By air: Though not recommended, travellers can take flights to Pantnagar Airport in Dehradun or IGI in Delhi and take a road trip from there.
  • By rail: Ramnagar (15 km away) is the nearest railhead and caters to trains from major cities of India like Moradabad, Nainital, Bareilly, and Delhi.
  • By road: Buses running at a short interval of time from Delhi, Moradabad, Haldwani, and other cities to Ramnagar. Taxis are available from here.

Suggested Read:  Resorts And Hotels In Jim Corbett National Park

14. Rishikesh

A sunset view of the Laxman Jhula and the city of Rishikesh

In the heart of the state of Uttarakhand lies the destination that is often mistaken to be purely religious. While Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula, & Triveni Ghat provide it every bit of religious touch, many other spiritual & adventurous places to visit in Rishikesh provide a different angle to the tourism scene of the place. No wonder, the destination has emerged as one of the most popular weekend getaways from Delhi within 300 km.

Things To Do: River Rafting, Gita Bhawan, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Lakshman Jhula Ideal Duration: 2 Nights/3 Days Attractions: River rafting, kayaking, rappelling, bungee jumping, flying fox, giant swing, and Ganga Aarti Best Time To Visit: September to November and February to June Distance From Delhi: 233 km How To Reach

  • By air: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun (20 km away) is the nearest air connect.
  • By rail: Haridwar Junction (21 km away) is the nearest railhead.
  • By road: A good network of roads connect Rishikesh with major cities like Haridwar and Delhi.

A view of the Chand Baori step well in the village of Abhaneri

The town of Dausa is one of the offbeat tourist place from Delhi, known for its step-wells, forts, and more. A small-scale emulation of the state, the town is slowly establishing a niche for itself and might turn out to be a rewarding offering of the Rajasthan tourism in the years to come. Also located in the district itself is village Bhandarej which offers a wonderful stay option in the form of Hotel Bhadrawati Palace.

Attractions: Camel rides, safari, Fort Madhogarh, Mehandipur Balaji Temple, Harshat Mata Temple, and Chand Baori Best Time To Visit: November to February Distance From Delhi: 255 km How To Reach

  • By air: Sanganer Airport (63 km away) in Jaipur is the nearest air-connect.
  • By rail: Dausa has its own railway station that is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular trains, including the Ashram Express from New Delhi.
  • By road: It is well-connected with Delhi and other cities of Rajasthan.

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16. Chandigarh And Pinjore 

Tourists taking a tour of the Rock Garden in Chandigarh

Chandigarh – the City Beautiful – is one of those places around Delhi that needs little introduction. The capital of the states of Punjab and Haryana, together with the surrounding towns of Panchkula, Morni, & Pinjore, is one of the best-planned cities of the country. Not only is the city a delightful place for students & elderly, it also serves as a gateway to many more destinations for people coming from Delhi and around.

Things To Do: Sukhna Lake – Take A Boat Ride, Sightseeing – Worth Exploring, Chandigarh Ayurvedic Centre – Rejuvenate Your Soul, Rock Garden – Relax And Have Fun Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Attractions: Rock Garden , Rose Garden, Pinjore Garden, Elante Mall, Sector 17 Market, Chokhi Dhani in Panchkula, boating in Sukhna Lake , boating & picnicking at Morni hills, and riding a cable car at Timber Trail Best Time To Visit: September to March Distance From Delhi: 260 km How To Reach

  • By air: Chandigarh International Airport is well-connected to many important cities of India.
  • By rail: The railway station in Chandigarh caters to train coming from several major & minor towns of the country.
  • By road: Regular buses & cabs are available to & from Delhi and cities of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal, Rajasthan, etc.

17. Jaipur 

A view of the beautiful Hawa Mahal in Jaipur

Like most other places to visit near Delhi, Jaipur too offers its guests a plethora of tourist places and activities. From a multitude of forts & palaces to some urban neighbourhoods, and from the local shopping areas to beautiful gardens, there’s a lot in the city that Jaipur tourism boasts of. And that’s not it! The capital of Rajasthan, one of the most-visited tourist places near Delhi, also offers camel safaris and hot-air balloon rides over the royal structures of the Pink City.

Things To Do: Jal Mahal: Visit This Marvel, Folk Festivals: Embrace The Culture, Jeep Safari: Witness The Wildside, Heritage Hotel: Get Pampered Ideal Duration: 2 Nights/3 Days Attractions: Amer Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, City Palace, Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal , Birla Mandir, Sisodia Rani Garden, Abhaneri Step Well, Jantar Mantar, and Chokhi Dhani Best Time To Visit: October to March Distance From Delhi: 270 km How To Reach

  • By air: Sanganer Airport is located only 10 km from the city centre and caters to regular flights from both domestic and international destinations.
  • By rail: Regular trains connect Jaipur with major cities of India.
  • By road: Volvos, Rajasthan state-run buses and deluxe buses operate to & from Delhi, Vadodara, Ajmer, Udaipur, Kota, and Ahmedabad at regular intervals.

Suggested Read: Top 39 Things To Do In Jaipur

18. Lansdowne 

A group of travelers pose outside a tourist attraction in Lansdowne

In the Pauri district of Uttarakhand lies a quaint hill town – Lansdowne – that was named after the erstwhile Viceroy of British India. The destination that houses the command office of Garhwal Rifles of the Indian Army has myriad tourist attractions & fascinating activities. These attractions, along with the resorts in Lansdowne, are what make the town one of the most popular weekend getaways from Delhi.

Things To Do: Camping, Trekking, Jungle Safari, Birdwatching, Bhulla Lake Boat Ride Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Attractions: St. Mary Church, Tip N Top, Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple, boating in Bhulla Lake, bird watching, trekking, and camping Best Time To Visit: October to June Distance From Delhi: 276 km How To Reach

  • By air: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant (150 km away) which is connected to Delhi and other cities via frequent flights.
  • By rail: The nearest railway station is Kotdwar (40 km away) and is well-connected to various cities & towns in North India.
  • By road: Buses and taxis are available from places in Uttarakhand like Kotdwar, Dugadda, Pauri, and other major cities of North India.

19. Mussoorie

A snap of the Kempty waterfalls park in Mussoorie

There are many reasons why Mussoorie is ranked among the top tourist places around Delhi. Be it its beautiful green meadows, pristine waterfalls, the smell of pine in the air, & lovely walking tracks or the myriad adventure activities, the destination never fails to impress anyone. And there are also some amazing shopping stops for the tourists to spend their evenings at. If you are looking for places to visit near Delhi for 3 days, Mussoorie is your sacred haven.

Things To Do: Paragliding, Rock Climbing, Winemaking, Fishing Ideal Duration: 2 Nights/3 Days Attractions: Cable-car ride from Jhulaghat to Gun Hill, Sky Bridge, trekking, camping, paragliding, rafting, boating in Lake Mist & Mussoorie Lake, Lal Tibba, and Sir George Everest’s House Museum Best Time To Visit: Mid-March to mid-November Distance From Delhi: 287 km How To Reach

  • By air: Jolly Grant Airport in the Dehradun (60 km away) is the nearest air connect and is well-connected with all major towns.
  • By rail: Dehradun (34 km away) is the nearest railhead and is well-connected with all major towns.
  • By road: Mussoorie is well-linked with a network of bus & cab services, which run from all major cities of Uttarakhand and around.

Suggested Read: 9 Fascinating Hotels In Mussoorie Near Mall Road

20. Landour 

Landour – Mussoorie’s Quieter Sibling

A steep drive or hike from the crowded bazaars of Mussoorie will lead you to a different world altogether—Landour. The town is so beautiful & serene that the famous author Ruskin Bond never decided to change his abode, ever since he settled here in the 1960s. While Mussoorie is one of those places near Delhi where travellers go for a fun-filled vacation, Landour provides a peaceful & relaxing holiday.

Attractions: Ivy Cottage, Church of St Paul, Kellogg’s Church, and Char Dukan area Best Time To Visit: April to June and September to October Distance From Delhi: 291 km How To Reach

  • By road: Mussoorie is well-linked with a network of bus & cab services, which run from all major cities of Uttarakhand and around. From the city center, one can either take a short hike or take a cab to Landour.

21. Camp Roxx 

Camping

Camp Roxx is an adventure retreat that has been offering weekend getaways from Delhi for corporates and families in the virgin pine forests of Kangojodi for the past 7 years. Its camping area by the cold waters of the running stream, impeccable hospitality, delicious meals, and adventure activities – rappelling, river crossing, flying fox, & trekking – provide an enriching experience.

Best Time To Visit: Year-round Distance From Delhi: 290 km How To Reach

  • By air: Chandigarh International Airport (82 km away) is the nearest airport.
  • By rail: Chandigarh Railway Station (65 km away) is the nearest rail connect.
  • By road: Private cabs are the best options for road travel to this camp.

Suggested Read: Post-Covid Travel Guide To Delhi

22. Nainital 

Nainital

Nainital, Bhimtal, Sattal, and Naukuchiatal form a cluster of beautiful tourist places near Delhi that allure tourists with their green hills, heritage buildings, old temples, and boating facilities. Boating is not the only activity offered. Paragliding at Naukuchiatal and cable car rides are other adventure activities that the region offers.

Things To Do: Naini Lake – Enjoy Boating, Mall Road – A Fine Stretch Of Shops, Naina Devi – A Temple By The Lake, Nainital Zoo – A Wide Range Of Animals Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Attractions: Raj Bhavan, Naini Lake with boating facilities, Tiffin Top, Nainital Zoo, Naina Devi Temple, Hanuman Garhi, and ropeway rides Best Time To Visit: September to June Distance From Delhi: 287 km Also located nearby: Sattal, Naukuchiatal, and Bhimtal How To Reach

  • By air: Pantnagar Airport (65 km away) is the nearest airport.
  • By rail: Kathgodam Railway Station (34 km away) is the closest railhead.
  • By road: A good network of roads connects Nainital with other cities of North India.

23. Pangot 

Pangot

Pangot is to Nainital, what Landour is to Mussoorie; a quieter, peaceful, and lesser-known town in the vicinity of the more popular attraction. It is full of exotic birds and other local endangered animals, perhaps even more than those at any of the other places around Delhi.

Things To Do: Bird-watching, drives through forests, and camping Best Time To Visit: September to June Distance From Delhi: 296 km How To Reach

  • By air: Pantnagar Airport (96 km away) is the nearest airport.
  • By rail: Kathgodam Railway Station (52 km away) is the closest railhead.
  • By road: A good network of roads connects Nainital with other cities of North India. A number of taxis operate between Pangot and Nainital. Likewise, taxis are available to & from Kathgodam that is connected with other cities by rail & roads.

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24. Kasauli 

Kasauli

Midway between Shimla and Chandigarh lies a calm & serene hill station—Kasauli. Its hilly terrain & dense forests are perfect for short treks. There are also many fruit orchards where local wines are also produced. And, unlike most other hill stations around, Kasauli is one of the suggested places to visit near Delhi in monsoon .

Things To Do: Trekking Tours – For Adventure Buffs, Tibetan Food – Lip Smacking Good, Gurkha Fort – Spot For Photography, Timber Trail – Enjoy Splendid View Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Attractions: Gilbert Trails, Kasauli Tibetan Market, Manki, Jabli, and Sunset Point Best Time To Visit: July to September Distance From Delhi: 300 km How To Reach

  • By air: Nearest airport is Chandigarh Airport (25 km away).
  • By rail: Nearest railway stations are Sonwara (4 km away) and Chandigarh (53 km away).
  • By road: Parwanoo (7 km away) and Chandigarh (60 km away) are the nearest bus terminals. Cabs and taxis are also available.

25. Kanatal and Dhanaulti 

A bus heading to Kanatal with Tehri Dam is the background

Dhanaulti, Kanatal, and Tehri are some other must-visit places near Delhi that are ideal for a weekend break. Beautiful temples & forts provide sightseeing options. Additionally, there are many things to do in Kanatal and Dhanaulti that interest the adventure junkies. But it is the wide variety of options for camping here that makes these places perfect for short vacations.

Things To Do: Sightseeing, Camping, Jungle Safari, Hill Top Experience Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Attractions: Surkanda Devi temple, Dashavatar temple, Deogarh Fort, eco-parks of Amber & Dhara, Barehipani & Joranda Falls, and Aloo Khet Best Time To Visit: September to June Distance From Delhi: 312 km How To Reach

  • By air: Jolly Grant Airport (85 km away) in Dehradun is the nearest airport.
  • By rail: Dehradun railway station (60 km away) is the closest one.
  • By road: Motorable roads connect the twin cities to other nearby cities and states. Buses & taxis to these places near Delhi are easily available.

Suggested Read: Camping In Dhanaulti And Kanatal

26. Mukteshwar And Dhanachuli 

A bunch of travelers trying rock climbing on one of the weekend trips from Delhi to Mukteshwar

While there are apple orchards, Chauli ki Jali, Bhaalu Gaad waterfalls, & experiential retreats like Te Aroha in Dhanachuli, Mukteshwar is known as a more adventurous destination. Some of these fun Things To Do in Mukteshwar include paragliding, trekking, camping, rock climbing, and rappelling.

Things To Do: Sitla – Visit The Offbeat Place, Visit Ancient Temples – Meet The Pahari Gods, Rock Climbing – Take The Upwards Challenge, Paragliding – Fly Above The World So High Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Attractions: Mukteshwar Dham temple, Kilmora Shop, paragliding, and trekking Best Time To Visit: July to September Distance From Delhi: 335 km How To Reach

  • By air: Pantnagar is the nearest airport (98 km away) and is directly connected to Delhi through 4 round trips weekly. Buses and taxis to Mukteshwar and Dhanachuli are available from here.
  • By rail: Kathgodam (64 km away) is the nearest railway station that is connected with different cities of India, such as Delhi, Lucknow, and Kolkata. From the station, there is easy availability of taxis and buses going towards Mukteshwar.
  • By road: Direct buses, as well as buses heading to Haldwani, Almora, & Nainital from Delhi and other cities of nearby states, pass through Mukteshwar.

27. Chakrata 

Kanika and her friend in Chakrata

Chakrata is one of those hilly places near Delhi that still do not see a heavy influx of tourists, despite its serenity & spellbinding views. The small town has a few local attractions. The destination also offers camping, stargazing, trekking, waterfall rappelling, rock climbing, swimming, river crossing, bridge slithering, etc.

Things To Do: Mundali – Go Skiing, Kimona Falls – Waterfall Rappelling, Deoban Forest – Rock Climbing, Chilmiri Neck – Admire The Scenic Sunsets Ideal Duration: 1 Day Attractions: Tiger Falls, Budher caves, Chilmiri Neck peak, and adventure activities Best Time To Visit: March to June and October to November Distance From Delhi: 335 km How To Reach

  • By air: Jolly Grant Airport (117 km away) is the nearest air connect.
  • By rail: Dehradun Railway Station (88 km away) is the closest railway station.
  • By road: Motorable roads connect Chakrata with many cities in Uttarakhand and other nearby states of North India.

Suggested Read: 16 Things To Do In Chakrata 

28. Ranikhet 

Ranikhet – The Fields Of The Queen

It is amid the serene valleys of the Himalayas in the Almora district that you’ll find the little town of Ranikhet. And true to its name, the place has acres & acres of fields that even the queens would admire. The orchards of these rolling lands, along with other attractions, add significant value to the tourism of this destination. And hence, the destination is slowly climbing up the rankings among the list of weekend getaways from Delhi.

Things To Do: Enjoy a spiritual experience at Jhula Devi Temple, Have some family fun at the jungle-themed Ashiyana Park, Soak in the tranquillity at Bhalu Dam, Seek divine blessings at Haidakhan Babaji Temple Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Attractions: Some of the best places to visit in Ranikhet ; such as Chaubatia Garden, Ashiyana theme park, Rani Jheel, and Jhula Devi Temple Best Time To Visit: March to June and September to November Distance From Delhi: 343 km How To Reach

  • By air: Pantnagar Airport (110 km away) is the closest airport.
  • By rail: Kathgodam Railway Station (76 km away) is the nearest one.
  • By road: Taxis and buses to & from Delhi, Haldwani, Nainital, Almora, Kathgodam, Pantnagar, etc are available.

29. Shoghi 

Shoghi – Underrated Hill Town

A little off the Shimla-Ambala National Highway is the pristine hill town of Shoghi, which could soon better any of the overrated destinations in Himachal . And no, we are not exaggerating. Its verdant hills, silvery river streams, and rows of pine trees create a scenic setting. Moreover, a multitude of adventure activities is possible here.

Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Attractions: Forest hikes, night treks, bonfires, rappelling, rock climbing, valley crossing, and commando-rope walking Best Time To Visit: March to June and September to November Distance From Delhi: 346 km How To Reach

  • By air: Jubbarhatti Airport (21 km away) in Shimla and Chandigarh Airport (111 km away) are the nearest airports.
  • By rail: Kalka railway station is the nearest broad-gauge railway station. The toy train from Kalka towards Shimla has a stop at Shoghi.
  • By road: Buses and taxis to Shoghi are available from Solan and Shimla. Those coming from other cities, such as Delhi or Chandigarh, will have to first take a bus to Shimla. An alternative option is to directly take a cab to Shoghi.

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30. Shimla and Chail 

An evening near Christ Church in Shimla

Shimla is arguably the most popular hill station in north India. And rightly so. It was, after all, the summer capital of British India for a reason. Its beauty – snow-laden mountain ranges, misty surrounding, sparkling lakes, lush greenery – has been a source of motivation for the dwellers of Delhi & other towns for the longest that we can think of. Weekend getaways from Delhi, such as Chakrata & Kufri, makes for amazing vacation destinations.

Things To Do: Scandal Point:Watch The Beautiful Sunset, Cycling: A Relaxing Ride, Kufri: Alluring Beauty, Summer Hill : Delightful View Ideal Duration: 2 Nights/3 Days Attractions: Summer Hill, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Annandale, Jakhoo Hill, Scandal Point, Sadhupul Lake restaurant, Kali Ka Tibba, and Chail Palace Hotel Best Time To Visit: October to June Distance From Delhi: 359 km How To Reach

  • By air: The nearest airport is Jubbarhatti (23 km away).
  • By rail: Shimla has a railway station on the narrow gauge. But if you’re coming from other cities, you will have to take a train till Kalka, followed by the toy train to Shimla. ( Delhi to Shimla Trains )
  • By road: Regular buses, both private and state-run, ply from between Shimla and all major cities of north India.

31. Mashobra And Naldehra 

A group of friends in Mashobra

The tiny town near Shimla takes pride in its misty hills, gushing streams, apple orchards, and trees of pine, oak, cedar, & deodar. And a plethora of adventurous things to do in Mashobra – rafting, paragliding, rock climbing, trekking, & birdwatching – ensure a fun-filled vacay for the guests. Located a further 12 km ahead is Naldehra that is one of the premier ski-resorts in India.

Things To Do: Camping, Biking, Trekking, Paragliding Ideal Duration: 1 Nights/2 Days Attractions: Mahasu Jatara festival in the third week of May, Reserve Forest Sanctuary, camping, paragliding, river rafting in waters of Tattapani, and skiing in winters in Naldehra Best Time To Visit: February to June Distance From Delhi: 367 km How To Reach

  • By air: The nearest airport is located at Shimla (12.7 km away). Buses and taxis to Mashobra are available from Shimla.
  • By rail: The nearest railway station is at Shimla.
  • By road: One can take a road trip from cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Amritsar, Bangalore, Leh, & Mumbai.

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32. Kufri, Fagu, Cheog, And Theog 

View from Astha homestay in Cheog region

Located in and around the Shimla Reserve Forest Sanctuary are many gems that have, for some reason, not developed much on the tourism front. Of course, there is Kufri in the region that many know as a ski destination, right outside Shimla. But the other hamlets – Fagu, Cheog, and Theog – too have every potential to develop into amazing weekend getaways from Delhi. And there are some amazing stay options here; such as Aastha Homestay, Himalayan Bliss Treehouse, etc.

Things To Do: Encountering Wildlife, Amazing Trekking, Exciting Snow Trail Camping, Elated Yak Ride Ideal Duration: 1 Day Attractions: Nag Temple, Kufri Fun World amusement park, skiing in Kufri, Gurkha fort & temple in Theog, and Shimla Reserve Forest Sanctuary Best Time To Visit: October to June Distance From Delhi: 369 km How To Reach

  • By air: The nearest airport is Jubbarhatti (35 km away).
  • By rail: Shimla has a railway station (16 km away) on the narrow gauge. But if you’re coming from other cities, you will have to take a train till Kalka, followed by the toy train to Shimla.
  • By road: Regular buses, both private and state-run, ply from between Shimla and all major cities of north India. From Shimla, one can take cabs to other hamlets.

33. Binsar 

Friends taking a hike through the woods in Binsar

Perched on top of the 2420 m high Jhandi Dhar hills is the Himalayan hamlet of Binsar. The snow-capped Himalayas is around present a vivid splash of colors at different times of the day. The thick foliage here allows the travellers to hike through the jungles, including the night treks. The stay options range from camps to beautifully built resorts.

Things To Do: Trekking, Paragliding, Bird Watching, Wildlife Viewing Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Attractions: Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary , Kasar Devi Temple, Khali Estate, and Bineshwar Mahadev Temple Best Time To Visit: April to June and September to November Distance From Delhi: 374 km How To Reach

  • By air: Pantnagar Airport (140 km away) is the nearest air-connect.
  • By rail: Kathgodam Railway Station (110 km away) is the closest railway connection.
  • By road: The roads are good and well-connected to other nearby hill stations and Delhi.

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34. Ajmer And Pushkar

Ajmer-Pushkar

Be it the fun-filled Pushkar Festival or the marvellous Dargah Sharif, the towns of Ajmer and Pushkar have something charming & unique about them that attract Indians & foreigners alike. Ajmer is more about divinity which is reflected in the pilgrims heading to the dargah. On the other hand, the photogenic places to visit in Pushkar and the colourful events with hot-air balloon rides & camel rides here are what offer a refreshing treat to the tourists.

Things To Do: Ana Sagar Lake – Indulge In Boating, Jain Temples – Visit, Taragarh Fort – Explore, Soniji Ki Nasiyan – Pay Your Respects Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Attractions: Dargah Shariff, Nasiyan Ji Mandir, Ana Sagar Lake, Magazine Museum, Taragarh Fort, Brahma Temple, Pushkar Lake, Gau Ghat, Naga Pahar, and Sarafa Bazaar Best Time To Visit: October to March Distance From Delhi: 393 km How To Reach

  • By air: Sanganer Airport (141 km away) in Jaipur is the nearest air connect.
  • By rail: Ajmer Junction Railway Station is well-connected with major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Allahabad, Lucknow, and Kolkata.
  • By road: Excellent roads connect Ajmer and Pushkar to cities like Jaipur, Delhi, etc.

35. Kausani 

Kausani

It was Mahatma Gandhi who conferred the title of ‘Switzerland of India’ to Kausani, and rightly so! Be it its trekking options, camp stays, or rich biodiversity, or religious shrines, there are ample reasons to visit Kausani . And, hence, it is no surprise that the Kumaon destination finds a mention in the list of top places to visit near Delhi.

Things To Do: Dine at the Garden restaurant, Shop at the Mall Road in Kausani, Visit the famous temples in Kausani, Trek to the most beautiful trails of the hill station Ideal Duration: 1 Day Attractions: Gandhi Ashram, Rudradhari falls and caves, tea estates, Anasakti Ashram, pear farms, Baijnath temple Best Time To Visit: April to June Distance From Delhi: 403 km How To Reach

  • By air: Nearest airport from Kausani is located in Pantnagar (168 km away). Buses and taxis are available from the airport.
  • By rail: Haldwani (140 km away) is the nearest rail connect.
  • By road: Most cities nearby have direct buses to Haldwani. From Haldwani, one needs to take another bus to Kausani. An alternative option is to take a cab.

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36. Pragpur 

Pragpur – India’s First Heritage Building

Amid the greens of Kangra lies a settlement that is over 3 centuries old. This heritage village of Pragpur has cobbled walkways & mud-plastered houses from the olden days. And the monsoon showers make the lush green valley look all the more ravishing.

Best Time To Visit: September to February Distance From Delhi: 427 km How To Reach

  • By air: The nearest airport is Jubbarhatti Airport (207 km away) at Shimla.
  • By rail: The nearest rail connect is Una (62 km away).
  • By road: Regular buses are available from Delhi, Chandigarh, Amritsar, etc.

37. Darang 

Darang – Tea Estate Near Mcleodganj

Himachal never ceases to amaze tourists with its gems. And Darang, located on the road to Palampur near Mcleodganj, is one such gem. This Himachali beauty offers lush tea gardens and views of the majestic Dhauladhars, with the occasional ribbits of toads & chirping of birds breaking the silence.

Best Time To Visit: March to June Distance From Delhi: 445 km How To Reach

  • By air: The Gaggal Airport (45 km away) in Dharamshala is the nearest airport. Buses and taxis to Darang are available from there.
  • By rail: Pathankot (111 km away) is the nearest rail connect.
  • By road: The roads are good. Direct buses to Dharamshala are available from Delhi and other cities of Himachal. From here, one might need to change the bus or take a taxi to reach Darang.

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38. Dharamshala And Mcleodganj 

Dharamshala And Mcleodganj

Dharamshala and Mcleodganj – twin hamlets; separated by a mere 5 km – are known for their Tibetan culture. Vibrant monasteries (including the abode of Dalai Lama), quaint cafes, and myriad adventure activities make these hill stations amazing weekend getaways from Delhi. And of all the activities offered, camping under the stars & trekking to the Triund hill are the ones that the youngsters look forward to.

Things To Do: Paragliding, Try Tibetan Food, Explore McLeodganj, Trekking Ideal Duration: 2 Nights/3 Days Attractions: Namgyal Monastery, Bhagsu Falls & Bhagsunath Temple, Tibetan Museum, Triund trek , boating in Dal Lake, and Kangra Fort Best Time To Visit: March to June Distance From Delhi: 490 km How To Reach

  • By air: Gaggal Airport (18 km from Mcleodganj) is the nearest airport.
  • By rail: Pathankot Junction (90 km from Mcleodganj) is the nearest railway head.
  • By road: Mcleodganj Bus Terminal is well connected by buses from all major cities.

39. Prashar Lake 

Prashar Lake

Prashar Lake is one of the offbeat places to visit near Delhi. It boasts of clear waters, green valleys (during most of the year), snow-covered lands (in winters), and breathtaking 180° views of the Dhauladhar, Pir Panjal, and Kinnaur mountain ranges. And the beauty is not the only crowd-puller. The trek itself is amazing and leads to a grand 3-storeyed Pagoda-like temple by the banks of the Prashar Lake. Camping facilities under the starry skies further add to the fun quotient of the destination.

Best Time To Visit: December to February, mid-April to May, and August to September Distance From Delhi: 497 km How To Reach: Mandi is the nearest major city that caters to buses from all major cities around. Chandigarh is the nearest air & rail connect. From Mandi, travelers can take taxis or buses to Baggi. A 7 km trek thereafter leads to Prashar Lake.

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Snow meadows of Auli are one of the best winter treks in Himalayas

Located in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand is a haven for adventurers—Auli. It is primarily a winter destination, best known for snowboarding and skiing in India . However, the destination is beautiful year-round and, unless there are landslides, can be visited throughout the year.

Things To Do: Skiing, Trishul Peak, Hiking, Bird Watching Ideal Duration: 2 Nights/3 Days Best Time To Visit: Year-round | Avoid monsoons as landslides may occur | December to early February are best for skiing Distance From Delhi: 497 km How To Reach

  • By air: Jolly Grant Airport (280 km away) in Dehradun is the nearest air connect.
  • By rail: Haridwar Junction Railway Station (286 km away) is the nearest railway station.
  • By road: Buses from Delhi, Haridwar, Dehradun, Rishikesh, etc are available till Joshimath. Travelers can take cover the remaining distance till Auli by either ropeway or road.

41. Valley Of Flowers 

Valley Of Flowers

A few hundred kilometres ahead of Haridwar lies the home of numerous species of flowers, medicinal plants, and more. It is this fairy hinterland that the world knows as the Valley of Flowers. Such is its beauty and heritage value that even UNESCO listed it in the World Heritage list. And the trek to Valley of Flowers is something that every adventure junkie has on the bucket list.

Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Best Time To Visit: July to September Distance From Delhi: 500 km How To Reach

  • Nearest airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
  • Nearest railway station: Haridwar Junction Railway Station
  • By road: Buses till Joshimath | Shared cars from Joshimath to Govindghat | Trek thereafter

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42. Tirthan 

A group of travelers hiking in the Tirthan Valley

At an altitude of 1600 meters beside the gushing stream in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh lies a land of virgin beauty. This mystical land is that of Tirthan; a place where you’d find yourself walking by the woods or beside the river. And when you’re done walking, there are some amazing activities to indulge in. These include trout fishing, hiking, trekking, camping, bonfires, and photography. And so, it isn’t surprising that the valley is soon rising as one of the weekend getaways from Delhi.

Ideal Duration: 3 Nights/4 Days Attractions: Great Himalayan National Park Best Time To Visit: March to June and October to November Distance From Delhi: 504 km How To Reach

  • By air: Bhuntar airport (48 km away)
  • By rail: Kalka railway station (240 km away)

Shoja – Tirthan’s Mirror Image

A mere 21 km away from Tirthan Valley lies the even less famous destination called Shoja. It is mid-way between Kullu and Shimla and is absolutely stunning. The scenic destination also offers opportunities for bird watching, overnight camping, nature trails, and trekking.

Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Attractions: Jalori Pass, Serolsar Lake, Bashleo Pass, Waterfall Point, and Raghupur Fort Best Time To Visit: March to June and October to November Distance From Delhi: 511 km How To Reach

  • By air: Bhuntar airport (60 km away)
  • By rail: Kalka railway station (250 km away)

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Barot from across the Uhl reservoir

On the banks of the Uhl River, in the foothills of the Himalayas, lies the village of Barot. An evergreen forest of deodar trees surrounds the tiny village. Its scenic beauty and pleasant climate make it perfect for camping. And there are also activities like angling and trekking that the travellers can enjoy.

Ideal Duration: 1 Day Attractions: Uhl river, Dev Pashakot temple, and Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary Best Time To Visit: May to June Distance From Delhi: 512 km How To Reach

  • By air: Bhuntar Airport (110 km away) in Kullu and Gaggal Airport (90 km away) near Dharamshala are the closest air-connects.
  • By rail: Joginder Nagar is the closest narrow-gauge railway station. It is connected to Pathankot, which is further connected to most major cities in India.
  • By road: Taxis & buses are available to Barot from Joginder Nagar (35 km away). Joginder Nagar is further connected with Chandigarh, Palampur, and other nearby places.

Kullu – Valley Of Gods

Kullu is one of the popular places to visit near Delhi, most famous for the Kullu Dussehra celebrations. It is also the gateway to Manali, Manikaran, and other places near Manali. Also, it is here that one can indulge in rafting activities in the waters of the Beas River.

Things To Do: Trekking Around Prashar Lake, Rafting In River Beas, Paragliding In Kullu Hills, Camping Under The Stars Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Attractions: Raghunath Temple, Dhakpo Shedrup Ling Monastery, Bijli Mahadev Temple, Jagannath Temple, and Rupi Palace Best Time To Visit: March to June and September to November Distance From Delhi: 513 km How To Reach

  • By air: Bhuntar Airport in Kullu is a domestic air connect.
  • By rail: Joginder Nagar Railway Station (128 km away) is the nearest rail connect.
  • By road: Buses and taxis to & from Delhi, Manali, Mandi, and other towns of Himachal Pradesh are easily available.

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46. Bir Billing 

Radhika indulging in paragliding over Bir

Bir Billing had the honour of hosting the first-ever Paragliding World Cup in October 2015 and has been rising on the tourism circuit ever since. The destination offers scenic views and a salubrious environment to the travellers. And while paragliding in Bir Billing is what attracts travelers from around, there are also camping facilities and monasteries at the landing site that contribute it making these two towns amazing weekend getaways from Delhi.

Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Attractions: Baijnath Shiv Temple, Palpung Sherabling Monastery, Ahju Fort, and Billing Valley Best Time To Visit: March to June and October to November Distance From Delhi: 531 km How To Reach

  • By air: Gaggal Airport (67 km away) in Kangra is the nearest airport.
  • By rail: Pathankot (142 km away) and Ahju (3 km away) are the broad & narrow gauge railway heads respectively.
  • By road: Regular bus services run to & from the city of Bir on a daily basis from places like Shimla, Dharamshala, Delhi, etc. Taxis or cabs for the same route are always available.

Kasol – The Hidden Centre

Kasol has been a centre of the tourist crowd – young & old, Indian & foreigners – for the past few years now; with a major surge coming in the last decade itself. Reasons? Oh, there are many! For some, Kasol is a gateway to numerous treks. Others find Kasol and its siblings the destination to procure some hash & Malana cream. Still, others would not stop praising the Irani food they binge on; Shakshouka, Bureka, and lemon cake. And if none of these, these lovely weekend getaways from Delhi – surrounded by the mighty peaks and located by the powerful waters – are perfect for finding peace.

Things To Do: Tosh: Visit The Traditional Village, Malana: Visit the Ancient Village, Naggar: Go For Fishing, Hot Spring: Take A Dip In The Soothing Water Ideal Duration: 2 Nights/3 Days Attractions: Sar Pass, Yanker Pass, Pin Parvati Pass, Rasol, Chhalal, and Malana Best Time To Visit: Year-round Distance From Delhi: 533 km How To Reach

  • By air: Bhuntar Airport (32 km away) in Kullu is the nearest airport.
  • By rail: Pathankot (292 km away) and Chandigarh (297 km away) are the nearest rail connects.
  • By road: HRTC buses operate to & from neighbouring states of Delhi, Haryana, and Punjab. Rasol, Chhalal, and Malana are short treks from Kasol.

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48. Manikaran, Tosh, And Kheerganga

rainbow seen in kheerganga

While Tosh and Kheerganga are places near Delhi that youngsters & adventure seekers would relate to more, Manikaran, on the other hand, is more of a religious destination. The hot springs of Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara, located halfway between Kasol & Tosh, are what attracts several tourists and pilgrims here annually.

Things To Do: Manikaran Sahib – Pay Your Respects, Kulant Pith – Cleanse Yourself, Harinder Mountain – Take A Trek, ord Ramachandra Temple – Learn About Its History Ideal Duration: 1 Day Best Time To Visit: Year-round Distance From Delhi: 534 km How To Reach: Follow the instructions in the previous section to reach Kasol and take a taxi to Tosh. Tosh is further 20 km ahead of Kasol. Manikaran Saheb lies only 4 km from Kasol towards Tosh. From Tosh, a trek of 13 km leads to Kheerganga.

49. Manali 

Manali – Adventure And Romance Intersect

It’s not an everyday sight; seeing a destination that is every bit of a honeymoon retreat as well as a playground for adventurers. Luckily for the dwellers of the capital, there are certain places near Delhi that fall into this category. The hill station of Manali, set on the banks of the Beas River, falls in this category. There are many religious centres in Old Manali town. But what makes it interesting for the youngsters is that the destination is also a gateway to adventure activities in Solang, Gulaba, Kothi, and Rohtang. Things To Do: Arjun Gufa: Meditate And Relax, Rohtang Pass: Go On A Bike Ride, Shri Hari Yoga Ashram: Practice Some Yoga, Adventure Sports: Indulge In Exciting Activities Ideal Duration: 2 Nights/3 Days Attractions: Hadimba Temple, Nyingmapa Gompa & Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa, Manu Temple, and other popular places to visit in Manali Best Time To Visit: November to June Distance From Delhi: 554 km How To Reach

  • By air: Bhuntar Airport in Kullu is the nearest air connect.
  • By rail: Trains are available to Joginder Nagar.
  • By road: Cabs and buses are easily available to and from Delhi and other major towns of Himachal, Punjab, and Haryana.

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50. Dalhousie-Khajjiar 

Beautiful morning in Khajjiar

Heard a similar phrase before? Don’t blame us! You see, that’s the thing about the hill stations near Delhi . There are myriad hill stations that boast of misty valleys, snow-capped mountains, enchanting lakes, and even colonial structures at times. Dalhousie makes no mistake in being different in this regard. But where it does make a difference is its green pasture land called Khajjiar.

Things To Do: Panch Pulla – Experience The Magic Of Whispering Woods, Khajjiar – Go Paragliding, Chamera Lake – Go Boating, Satdhara Falls – Take A Dip Ideal Duration: 2 Nights/3 Days Attractions: Khajjiar Lake, Dainkund Peak, Panch Pulla, Rang Mahal, Bhuri Singh Museum, and Satdhara Falls Best Time To Visit: December to May Distance From Delhi: 575 km How To Reach

  • By air: Pathankot (85 km away) is the nearest air connect.
  • By rail: Pathankot is also the closest rail connect.
  • By road: Buses and taxis are easily available to & from Delhi, Chandigarh, and major cities of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, & Haryana.

51. Manesar

Damdama lake Manesar, Haryana

One of the best farms near Delhi for picnic, this quiet and beautiful village of Manesar makes a perfect weekend break from Delhi. See the enchanting Heritage Transport Museum, catch a glimpse of migratory birds at Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary and soak into the Rajasthani culture at Manesar Heritage Village Resort. Laden with excellent picnic resorts near Delhi and lush green fields, Manesar is the perfect piece of rejuvenation from Delhi that you seek.

Attractions: Heritage Transport Museum, Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, Manesar Heritage Village Resort Best Time To Visit: January to April Distance From Delhi: 45 km How To Reach

  • By rail: Take the train from New Delhi to Pataudi. From Patadi, take a cab ride to Manesar which is only 20 km away.
  • By road: Manesar is within driving distance. It will take you 1 hour by road.

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52. Baghaan Orchard Retreat

Baghaan Orchard Retreat

Surrounded by fields and orchards this lovely Mango Orchard Resort in Garhmukteshwar is a perfect picnic spot near Delhi for family. Head for an amazing day away from the capital and spend your time relaxing in the pool. Indulge in activities like rappelling and archery, take a bullock cart ride through the nearby village or go dolphin sighting in the Ganges. This is a must-visit place to visit near Delhi.

Attractions: Ganges, Rappelling, Archery, Bullock Cart Ride Best Time To Visit: Throughout the year Distance From Delhi: 110 km How To Reach

  • By road: Located at a convenient distance of 110 km from Delhi, Baghaan Orchard Retreat can be reached in 2 hours time passing through Ghaziabad and Hapur Bypass.

53. Sariska 

Sariska National Park

Nestled among the Aravallis, Sariska is one of the closest places to visit near Delhi where you can see a Tiger in its natural surroundings. But even if you aren’t into wild weekends you can still spend a leisurely picnic on the side of the majestic Lake Siliserh. Another interesting spot to visit would be to the haunted palace in Bhangarh followed by a stay at the beautiful Sariska Palace, now turned into a heritage hotel. Other than the majestic views of the great Bengal Tiger, this place has a charming temple that you can visit.

Attractions: Lake Siliserh, Bhangarh, Sariska Palace Best Time To Visit: Throughout the year Distance From Delhi: 170 km How To Reach

  • By air: The nearest airport is Jaipur (Sanganer Airport) which is only 110 km away from Sariska. You can easily take a taxi to reach the city center.
  • By rail: The nearest railway station, which is located in Alwar, is only 36 km away from Sariska.
  • By road: The drive from Delhi to Sariska will take roughly 3 hours.

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for adventure and trekking

Popular for its calm and serene ambience, this remote hill station is one of the few that still remains free from commercialization. Naturally adorned with alluring lakes, scenic peaks and forest range it is the ultimate retreat. When here make sure to visit Renuka Lake, the largest lake in Himachal Pradesh, Rani Tal Garden, and Suketi Fossil Park.

Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Attractions: Renuka lake, Rani Tal garden, Suketi Fossil Park Best Time To Visit: Late September to Mid-November Distance From Delhi: 260 km How To Reach

  • By air: Chandigarh is the nearest airport to Nahan.
  • By rail: Barara which is 60 km from Nahan is the nearest railway station from Nahan and one can reach Nahan from Delhi in about 5 hours by train
  • By road: If you travel at a consistent speed of 50 km/h, then you can reach Nahan in 4 hours.

The beautiful and peaceful settings of the Morni Hills near Chandigarh

The highest point of Panchkula, Morni provides a scenic view of the Morni Hills, an offshoot of the Shivalik range and the two lakes present amidst them. Camp at the manmade Tikkar Taal Lake, visit the adventure park nearby, trek the Mandhana Cliff and see the old fort when you visit. You can also trek to the Ghaggar River Bank for an adventurous day. Morni is definitely an offbeat tourist place near Delhi.

Attractions: Tikkar Taal Lake, Mandhana Cliff, Ghaggar River Bank Best Time To Visit: October to March Distance From Delhi: 276 km How To Reach

  • By air: Chandigarh is the nearest airport from Morni.
  • By rail: Take a train till Chandigarh, followed by a taxi or Government buses.
  • By road: It is a 5 hour drive from Delhi to Morni.

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56. Dehradun 

Dehradun In May cover

It’s often called the Gateway to Uttarakhand since it’s the passage for anyone travelling further to the cities and towns of Uttarakhand. Dehradun is one of the most famous places to visit near Delhi as it offers mystic views! But if you’re planning to stay here instead of moving on, you’re in for a treat! Tucked in the Doon Valley, Dehradun beckons solo trippers, couples, and even families with kids with its peaceful environs and laid-back atmosphere. It’s popular attractions that people love to visit include the Robber’s Cave and Lachhiwala. And if you just wish to relax and have some delicious lychees, this is the perfect place! Things To Do: Tibetan Market: Go shopping, Paragliding: Fly in the sky, Ellora’s: Gorge on baked goods, Tiger Falls: Embrace Nature Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Attractions: Robber’s Cave, Lachhiwala Best Time To Visit: Year-round Distance From Delhi: 254 km How To Reach

  • By air: The nearest airport in the Dehradun Airport.
  • By rail: Dehradun is the nearest railhead and is well-connected with all major towns
  • By road: You can drive to Dehradun from all the major towns in northern India like Delhi, Jaipur, Amritsar, Lucknow, Agra, and more.

57. Gwalior 

Gwalior

Gwalior is a historic city that was founded by king Surajesan and is considered to be one of the best places to visit near Delhi . It is a galore with stunning monuments, palaces, as well as temples, to which this city owes its majestic charm. You’ll find its rich culture and heritage embedded in the imposing architecture of its mosques, rock temples, and statues. It’s also a preferred post for nature lovers since Gwalior is surrounded by mighty green hills and valleys, offering stunning views.

Things To Do: Visit The Glorious Gwalior Fort, Visit The Gwalior Zoo, Enjoy Coffee At Indian Coffee House, Go Boating In Tighra Dam Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Attractions: Gwalior fort, tomb of Tansen Best Time To Visit: July – March Distance From Delhi: 363 km How To Reach

  • By air: Agra airport is the nearest airport
  • By rail: Gwalior is connected to all major Indian cities by train
  • By road: The NH3, NH75, and NH92 can get you to Gwalior

58. Fatehpur Sikri 

visit Fatehpur Sikri near delhi in december

Dominated by its red sandstone architecture that makes it unique, Fatehpur Sikri was established in the 16th century by the Mughal Emperor Akbar and is a beautiful tourist place near Delhi . While it served as a small fortified city then, it is now a major tourist attraction near Agra and one of the best places to visit near Delhi for 2 days. Owing to its brilliant Mughal architecture, it is a UNESCO world heritage site and holds various mini attractions like Jodha Bai’s palace, Jama Mosque, Buland Darwaza, and the Tomb of Salim Chisti. With so much to explore, it’s no wonder why it is frequented by history buffs.

Attractions: Jodha Bai palace, Jama Mosque, Buland Darwaza, Tomb of Salim Chisti Timings: 6 AM – 6 PM Distance From Delhi: 244 km How To Reach

  • By air: Agra Airport is the nearest airport
  • By rail: The Agra Cantonment railhead is the nearest one
  • By road: It’s connected to all the major Indian cities by road. One can also take a bus from Agra.

59. Kedarnath 

Kedarnath Temple

Kedarnath is located at an elevation of 3584 meters above sea level and happens to be one of the Char Dhams. It is among the busiest pilgrim centres located in the Garhwal Himalayas which makes it one of the finest places to visit near Delhi within 500 km for pilgrims. This place is said to have given Lord Shiva refuge when he hid from the Pandavas and turned himself into a bull to stay out of sight. Other than being a pilgrimage site, Kedarnath also serves as a major tourist hub owing to its views of mighty Himalayan ranges covered with snow.

Ideal Duration: 1 Day Attractions: Shiva Temple, Kedarnath Temple, Chorabari Glacier Best Time To Visit: May to June, September to October Distance From Delhi: 295 km How To Reach

  • By air: The Dehradun airport is the nearest airport
  • By rail: The nearest railway station is at Rishikesh
  • By road: Kedarnath is on NH 109 which is connected to all nearby cities like Rishikesh, Dehradun, Haridwar, Pauri, Srinagar, Chamoli, Uttarkashi, and Tehri by taxis and buses

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60. Uttarkashi 

uttarkashi cover picture

Uttarkashi means ‘Kashi of the North’ and this city is sometimes also called Devbhoomi. It is a quaint town nestled in the hills of Uttarakhand. It is one of the most propitious religious sites of Hindus and among the most frequented places to visit near Delhi for pilgrims in this entire area. Other than being a pilgrimage site, this place has also turned into one of the most popular places to visit near Delhi with friends owing to the various adventure activities like trekking offered here. If not adventure, you can spend time at ashrams and indulge in meditation to reconnect with self and experience a spiritual high in utterly beautiful surroundings.

Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Attractions: Dodital Lake, Nachiketa Lake, Dayara Bugyal, Shakti Temple, Nehru Mountaineering Institute Best Time To Visit: March to June Distance From Delhi: 398 km How To Reach

  • By air: The nearest airport is Dehradun airport
  • By rail: The nearest railway station is Dehradun railway station
  • By road: Uttarkashi is connected to various cities in Northern India like Dehradun and Delhi

city view of Orchha

Orchha has always been popular for its royal palaces, intricately carved temples, and majestic forts. The grand city is one of the gorgeous places to visit near Delhi and is located on the banks of Betwa river and holds tremendous historical significance as well as endless beauty. Orchha’s old-worldly charm always manages to cast a spell on travelers no matter which part of the world they’re coming from. It was once ruled by the powerful dynasty of the Bundekas, and Orchha’s medieval architecture as well as its palaces and temples will tell you volumes about that ruled and even about its rich culture, which is responsible for making it a great place for a 2 days trip near Delhi.

Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Attractions: Chaturbhuj Temple , Raj Mandir, Dauji ki Haveli, Lakshmi Temple Best Time To Visit: July to March Distance From Delhi: 498 km How To Reach

  • By air: Khajuraho Airport is the nearest airport
  • By rail: Jhansi railway station is the nearest railway station
  • By road: You can get to Jhansi by train or road, and take a bus to Orchha from there

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Damdama Lake is a popular destination for day picnic and camping near Delhi

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Sohna, a serene town nestled in Haryana, is known for offering refreshing weekend getaways to peace seekers away from the hustle and bustle of the capital city. There are numerous medicinal water springs that attracts visitors from across the country. If you like spotting birds and clicking photographs, then the place is surely an awesome choice for you. For the ones finding places to visit near Delhi within 100 km, Sohna is a great pick. 

Things To Do: Trekking, adventure camps, nature sightseeing Ideal Duration: 1 Day Attractions: Sulphur Springs, Nature sightseeing, Village excursion, Shiva Temple Best Time To Visit: September to May Distance From Delhi: 64 km How To Reach

  • By air: Indira Gandhi International Terminal (52 km away) in Delhi is the nearest airport.
  • By rail: Garhi Harsaru (7 km away) is the nearest railhead.
  • By road: All buses running on the Delhi-Jaipur Highway stop at Sohna.

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Solan is a quaint town that is located between Chandigarh and Shimla. Named after the Hindu Goddess Shoolini Devi, the town is popularly known as the ‘City of Red Gold’ as it produces exclusive variety of tomatoes. This is amongst the popular tourist places near Delhi.

Things To Do: Camping, trekking, photography, attend three-day Shoolini Fair & Sair Festival Ideal Duration: 2 Day Attractions: Shoolini Devi Temple, Arki Fort, Nalagarh Palace, Mohan Meakin Brewery Best Time To Visit: September to April Distance From Delhi: 296 km How To Reach

  • By air: Chandigarh (66 km away) is the nearest airport.
  • By rail: Solan (0 km away) is the nearest railhead.
  • By road: All buses running on the Delhi-Shimla Highway stop at Solan.

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64. Bhimtal 

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Bhimtal is a popular tourist destination offering refreshing escapes amid impeccable nature. Located in Uttarakhand, Bhimtal has gained popularity among travellers with its scenic beauty. The place serves as a base to numerous trekking trails. Don’t forget to get indulge in numerous exciting things to do in Bhimtal .

Things To Do: Paddle boating, nature walks, trekking, bird-watching, camping Ideal Duration: 2 Days Attractions: Bhimeshwar Temple, Bhimtal Lake Best Time To Visit: September to June Distance From Delhi: 350 km How To Reach

  • By air: Pantnagar Airport (48 km away) in Pantnagar is the nearest airport.
  • By rail: Kathgodam (30 km away) is the nearest railhead.
  • By road: You can board a bus or hire a taxi to reach here.

65. Bikaner 

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Another delightful and lively place to witness the royal hospitality is Bikaner where heartwarming locals proudly represent the culture of the Rajputs. The historic city is home to magnificent architectural marvels and offers a perfect blend of traditions and adventure.

Things To Do: Attend Camel Festival, take a sightseeing tour, go for wildlife spotting in the Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary, enjoy camel safari Ideal Duration: 3 Day Attractions: Junagarh Fort, Laxmi Niwas Palace, Gajner Palace and Wildlife Sanctuary, Lalgarh Palace Best Time To Visit: September to March Distance From Delhi: 497 km How To Reach

  • By air: Jodhpur Airport (251 km away) in Jodhpur is the nearest airport.
  • By rail: Bikaner Junction (0 km away) is the nearest railhead.

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Almora is a serene hamlet nestled in the mesmerizing valleys of Uttarakhand, offering a beautiful break from day-to-day life. There are many luxurious resorts in Almora that makes it popular among holidayers. If you are looking for places to visit around Delhi, head to Almora without a second thought.

Things To Do: Shopping, sightseeing, nature walks, hiking, trekking Ideal Duration: 2 Days Attractions: Nanda Devi temple, Patal Devi temple, Maa Dunaguri temple Best Time To Visit: September to June Distance From Delhi: 408 km How To Reach

  • By air: Pantnagar Airport (127 km away) in Pantnagar is the nearest airport.
  • By rail: Kathgodam (90 km away) is the nearest railhead.

67. Narkanda 

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Narkanda is a picturesque town located in proximity to Shimla. Being an offbeat destination, the place features numerous impeccable sites ideal for photography and spending peaceful hours. Nestled at an altitude of 2706 metres, the town is surrounded by lush green valleys and an awe-inspiring ambience. Don’t forget to head to the beautiful places to visit in Narkanda for the best experience!

Things To Do: Trekking, hiking, camping, wildlife photography, nature walks, bird spotting Ideal Duration: 2 Day Attractions: Tanni Jabbar Lake, Hatu Mata Mandir, Hatu Peak Best Time To Visit: September to June Distance From Delhi: 403 km How To Reach

  • By air: Chandigarh Airport (188 km away) in Delhi is the nearest airport.
  • By rail: Shimla (125 km away) is the nearest railhead.

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Malana village

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Malana is an ancient hamlet perched amid the mighty mountains of Himachal. The place is ideal for backpackers and hipsters looking for a peaceful getaway amid nature. The place is located in proximity to Parvati Valley and hosts numerous adventurous expeditions.

Things To Do: Trekking, camping, hiking, nature walks Ideal Duration: 2 Day Attractions: Parvati valley, Cahndrakhani & Deotibba Best Time To Visit: September to April Distance From Delhi: 527 km How To Reach

  • By air: Kullu Airport (25 km away) in Kullu is the nearest airport.
  • By rail: Joginder Nagar Railway Station (125 km away) is the nearest railhead.

69. Kangra 

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Image Credit: Upesh Kumar For Wikimedia Kangra is a popular religious destination nestled in the foothills of the Dhauladhar range. This ancient town played a significant role during the bygone dynaties and exhibits interesting remains of those days.

Things To Do: Visit temples, trekking, camping, hiking, nature walks Ideal Duration: 2 Day Attractions: Kangra Temple, Fort, and Museum Best Time To Visit: September to April Distance From Delhi: 529 km How To Reach

  • By air: Gaggal Airport (7 km away) is the nearest airport.
  • By rail: Pathankot Railway Station (90 km away) is the nearest railhead.

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chamba

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Chamba is the nothernmost district of Himachal Pradesh and is known for its relaxed pace. Perched on the confluence of the Zanskar and Dhauladhar mountain range, the place is surrounded by mountains. The place is home to apline forests, thriving rivers, glistening lakes, lush green meadows, and exclusive flora and fauna.

Things To Do: Visit temples, trekking, camping, hiking, nature walks Ideal Duration: 2 Day Attractions: Chamunda Devi Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Bhuri Singh Museum Best Time To Visit: September to May Distance From Delhi: 597 km How To Reach

  • By air: Gaggal Airport (180 km away) is the nearest airport.
  • By rail: Pathankot Railway Station (120 km away) is the nearest railhead.

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Now that we have ample options, what remains to be seen is the best way to visit these places to visit near Delhi. Of course, you can take DIY trips. But when planning a trip from Delhi can be hassle-free, why bother yourself with the planning! Right? You will have the time of your life in Delhi and enjoy everything that Delhi offers.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Places To Visit Near Delhi

Which are the most famous places to visit near Delhi for the family?

If you are looking for a quick weekend getaway near Delhi with family then Neemrana, Sariska, Manesar, Suraj Kund, Panipat, Karnal offers amazing staycations where you can have a leisure break. However, if you are planning a holiday near Delhi then Jim Corbet, Agra, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Dehradun, Mussoorie, Shimla, Manali, etc. are the best places.

Which are the most famous places to visit near Delhi for couples?

If you are looking for romantic places near Delhi then you can plan a vacation to luxury resorts and hotels near Delhi such as Heritage Village Resort, Neemrana Fort Palace, etc. You can also plan a romantic dinner for your significant other at a popular cafe or fine dining restaurants like Rose Cafe, Ice Lounge, and many more. If you are interested in entertainment, then you can book a show at Kingdom of Dreams and enjoy a culinary fiesta along with enthralling performances by world-class artists.

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Some of the best places to visit near Delhi for the weekend with friends are Neemrana, Bharatpur, Alwar, Agra, Rishikesh, Corbett. Dehradun, Morni, Vrindavan, Mathura, Jaipur, Bhangarh, Ranthambore, Shimla, and Chandigarh.

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Qutub Minar, Delhi Haat, Red Fort, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and Akshardham Temple are quite famous places to visit near Delhi airport.

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There are many places one can visit in Delhi at night. Few of them are India Gate, Connaught Place, and All-American Diner.

Where should I go for a 2 day trip near Delhi?

If you prefer hill stations, you can go to Nahan, Lansdowne, Parwanoo, Ramnagar, Sattal, Kasauli or Nainital for a 2 day trip near Delhi. If you’re planning to take a tour of places to visit near Delhi in the monsoon, you can opt for Okhla Bird Sanctuary, Manesar or Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary.

How can I go to Auli from Delhi?

The most ideal way to reach Auli from Delhi is to take a bus from Rishikesh. The overnight journey will cover 386 kilometres. From there, take a private cab to Auli. The entire journey will take around 9 hours.

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If you are planning a 1 day trip near Rishikesh, Jaipur, Agra, Damdama Lake, Manesar, Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary and Suraj Kund.

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20 Amazing Holiday Destinations Near Delhi

by middha on March 22, 2018

If you live in Delhi, there is always something to do on the weekends or on a holiday. You could go on a cultural binge, visit the various monuments in and around the city, lounge around the multitude of parks, go club hopping, or hang out at the malls. However, if you think you’d like to get out of the city and feast your senses on the beautiful landscapes of the many destinations in and around Delhi NCR, there’s a multitude of options for you to choose from.

We’ve created an awesome holiday calendar for you. Check out this list of 20 amazing holiday destinations near Delhi. Whether you want to just chill out or put your trekking shoes on and challenge yourself, these destinations make perfect getaways to give you the renewed energy and motivation you need.

Holiday Destinations near Delhi (within 300 kilometres)

1. sariska tiger reserve.

Sariska Tiger Reserve

Sariska Tiger Reserve

Located in the Alwar district of Rajasthan, Sariska Tiger Reserve should definitely be on your holiday agenda if you’re passionate about nature and wildlife.

Private vehicles are allowed in the park only on Tuesdays and Saturdays. On other days, you can hire an open jeep and enjoy the safari ride for three hours.

Apart from the safari within the reserve, you can also visit the Kankanwadi Fort and the Pandupole temple.

  • Distance from Delhi: 207 kilometres

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2. Haridwar

Haridwar

Haridwar is famous for temples and ghats that are always thronging with pilgrims and tourists.

Other than a tour to the numerous temples, you can also visit Jairam Ashram and Kanva Rishi Ashram. Haridwar is most popular for The Kumbh Mela, a grand event that happens only once in 12 years, and which is visited by thousands of people from all over the world.

  • Distance from Delhi: 213 kilometres

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3. Rishikesh

White Water Rafting in Rishikesh

White Water Rafting in Rishikesh

Located in the Himalayan foothills beside the River Ganga, the beautiful town of Rishikesh is a famous destination frequented by local and international tourists. The temples and ashrams here are centers for spiritual studies and you will find a lot of foreign tourists at these centers.

This place is also a popular hub for adventure sports in North India. River rafting in Rishikesh is a must-do when you visit – this thrilling experience is sure to get your adrenaline pumping. Apart from this there are a multitude of options including bungee jumping, flying fox and mountain biking.

  • Distance from Delhi: 232 kilometres

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4. Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park is the ultimate destination for nature and wildlife enthusiasts. It spans 520 square kilometers and is India’s oldest and most prestigious national park.

Safaris can be experiences here either on an open jeep or on elephant’s back. Overall, it is well known for rich and varied wildlife including the Royal Bengal Tiger, elephants, a few species of deer and a variety of birds.

  • Distance from Delhi: 245 kilometres

5. Dehradun

Dehradun

Located in the Doon Valley at the foothills of the Himalayas, this town is bordered by the Ganges and Yamuna rivers. With its beautiful landscape and lovely climate, this place is a well-known connecting spot to hill stations such as Nainital and Mussoorie.

Some places in this town that you must visit are Sahastradhara, Tiger Falls and Robber’s Cave – these are surreal experiences consisting of eerie caves, waterfalls, dense forests and beautiful and expansive farming lands.

  • Distance from Delhi: 250 kilometres

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6. Lansdowne

Lansdowne

Idea for a weekend getaway from Delhi, lies the town of Lansdowne which is one of the prettiest holiday spots. You will be spellbound by the views from the top of this gorgeous hill station.

Make sure to visit Bhulla Lake and Bhim Pakora. Interestingly, Bhim Pakora is a short downhill trek of two kilometres which will land you at this magical balancing stone that looks as if it can be moved by a finger but will never fall down.

If you want to experience the wilderness, you will definitely enjoy the jungle safari that takes you to explore the forests of Lansdowne, where you will see a diverse range of Himalayan wild animals.

  • Distance from Delhi: 260 kilometres

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Kasauli

Kasauli is a six hour drive away from Delhi, situated in the southwest part of Himachal. This charming town is nestled amongst woody forests of pine trees and is surrounded by cedar trees.

Kasauli is loved for its calm and pristine environment and is a great holiday destination near Delhi.

Popular attractions around this town are the Timber Trail, Money Point and the Gurdwara of Shri Guru Nanak. The Gurdwara organises a special program on every Sunday. It is a famous tourist spot in Kasauli and also offers accommodation.

  • Distance from Delhi: 288 kilometres

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8. Nainital

 Sunset at Nainital

Sunset at Nainital

This hill station has people visiting both from India and abroad with its natural beauty and pleasant climate throughout the year. It is famous for its lakes, trekking trails and is a paradise for photographers.

A few sightseeing spots here you should visit are the Naini Lake, Naina Peak, Tiffin Point and the G.B Pant High Altitude Zoo. This zoo has several exotic and endangered species of native animals such as snow leopard, Himalayan bear and Tibetan wolf.

Jaipur

Also called “The Pink City”, the architecture of the buildings in Jaipur are a thing of beauty. Home to opulent palaces, temples and ancient forts, the city has a magnificent cultural heritage.

A few of the sightseeing spots you must definitely visit are Hawa Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, Amber Fort, City Palace and Jantar Mantar.

If you are a history buff, this city must definitely be part of your holiday plans.

  • Distance from Delhi: 293 kilometres

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10. Mussoorie

Mussoorie

For decades, this gorgeous hill station has been a popular holiday destination near Delhi. Mussoorie is famous for its colonial heritage and religious sites. The landscape here consists of the hills and lush greenery all around. It is a perfect blend of nature, with well constructed colonial style monuments.

Some beautiful local attractions here are Lal Tibba, located on the highest hill of Mussoorie, Lake Mist and Kempty Falls.

Mussoorie is also a great adventure sports destination and has a variety of activities for travellers who want to enjoy their stay here with some thrilling mountain sports. Paragliding is highly recommended – it is the best way to experience the mesmerising views of the landscape.

  • Distance from Delhi: 294 kilometres

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11. Naukuchiatal

Naukuchiatal

Naukuchiatal

This is a perfect getaway for nature lovers. Naukuchiatal is famous for its nine-cornered lake that measures one kilometre and is 40 feet deep.

Naukuchiatal, with its stunning surroundings and pleasant weather, is a great holiday option any time of the year.

People love to go boating here. Also popular are the interesting nature walks through the village.

  • Distance from Delhi: 299 kilometres

Holiday Destinations near Delhi within 500 kilometres

Shimla

Many Indians associate Shimla with one of the few places in India where you can experience snowfall. While this is true in the winter time, also worth mentioning are the well-connected and clean roads, the colonial-style buildings and ancient temples that make Shimla a place worth coming back to.

Make sure to try out the toy train ride to Kalka. This takes you around picturesque locations en route from Shimla to Kalka. It crosses more than 100 tunnels and is a fun experience.

  • Distance from Delhi: 343 kilometres

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Kufri

Kufri is the start point of many treks to Manali, Shimla, Rewalsar and Fagu. Located 20 kilometres from Shimla, this is quite a sparsely-populated town and is mostly covered in snow in the winters.

Kufri, Shimla and Chail together form the golden triangle of Himachal Pradesh. The stunning natural beauty of Kufri makes it a must-visit destination in North India.

  • Distance from Delhi: 358 kilometres

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 Almora

At an altitude of 1638 metres, Almora is spread across a five kilometer ridge atop Kashyap. It is surrounded by pines and old oaks and has a rejuvenating, refreshing vibe. The town is shaped like a horseshoe.

Zero Point is part of a wildlife sanctuary near Almora and a trek that’s well guided and highly recommended to explore the beauty of the wildlife sanctuary in the best way.

  • Distance from Delhi: 364 kilometres

15. Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park is a paradise for nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts and photographers.

You can see a variety of different species of birds and animals here by taking the jungle safaris – it’s a once in a lifetime experience!

Wild animals you could spot here are nilgai, common or Hanuman langurs, macaques, jackals, sloth bears, black bucks, tigers, leopards, striped hyenas and sambar deer, to name a few.

  • Distance from Delhi: 394 kilometres

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16. Dharamshala

 Dharamshala

Dharamshala

Dharamshala is home to Tibetan monks. Visit this place if you want to learn and explore Buddhism and Tibetan Culture. The city is distinctively divided into upper and lower divisions placed at different altitudes. The lower division is Dharamsala town while the upper division is called Mcleod Ganj. Make sure to visit the War Memorial, the tea gardens and Dal Lake here.

  • Distance from Delhi : 471 kilometres

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Holiday Destinations near Delhi (over 500 kilometres)

Paragliding at Bir

Paragliding at Bir (source)

Bir is a hub for adventure sports enthusiasts. It hosts the World Paragliding Championship every year. Hang gliding is highly recommended here for all you adrenaline junkies.

Tourists have ample opportunity to go trekking. This is also one of the most picturesque routes in Himachal Pradesh.

  • Distance from Delhi: 513 kilometres

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 Kasol

Nestled in the lap of Parvati Valley alongside the rushing and enchanting Parvati River, Kasol is the perfect destination for adventure buffs and trekkers. This town serves as a base-camp for trekkers and also has various cafes and restaurants manned by Israelis who serving great food and cuisines from around the world.

We recommend the Kheerganga trek, a trip to Tosh and a very challenging and thrilling trek in the Parvati Pin Pass.

  • Distance from Delhi: 518 kilometres

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 Malana

Malana is a hidden gem located in the north-east of Kullu Valley, at an altitude of 2,652 metres. The views from this little village are breathtaking.

This is a small village and can be explored in a day. This is an ideal place for a one-day visit when you are at Kasol or Tosh.

  • Distance from Delhi: 526 kilometres

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Holiday Destinations Near Delhi

The landscape here is a stunning blend of mountains, pine forests and the River Beas that flows through the town.

At Manali, you can chill out and experience the surreal natural beauty, and also also try out various adventurous activities like trekking, skiing, zorbing, white water rafting, paragliding, and more.

  • Distance from Delhi: 538 kilometres

Go ahead and put these places on your holiday agenda this year. We can vouch that you will have an unforgettable experience!

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Neemrana, Rajasthan

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Neemrana town is located in Alwar in Rajasthan on Delhi-Jaipur highway. It is famous for its magnificent Neemrana Fort Palace. It was built in 1464 AD, a palace from where Rajput Maharaja Prithvi Raj Chauhan III reigned. Neemrana fort is now converted into one of the Rajasthan's oldest heritage luxury hotels.

Distance from Delhi: 121 km

Best Time: July to March

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2. Lansdowne, Uttarakhand

Lansdowne, Uttarakhand

Known For : Bhulla Lake Tip N Top Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple

Lansdowne is a quaint little hill town located at a distance of 258 km from Delhi in Pauri district of Uttarakhand. Laden with oak and pine forest and dotted with buildings of the colonial era, this hill station is a haven for bird watchers, casual hikers and weekenders from NCR.

Distance from Delhi: 242 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

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3. Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh

Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh

Known For : Paragliding in Bir Billing Chokling Monastery Gunehar Waterfall

Bir is a small town located in the state of Himachal Pradesh in northern India. Bir Billing is a popular destination located in Joginder Nagar valley known for adventures sports such as paragliding , treks and also as the town for meditation . There is an influence of Tibetan culture due to Tibetan community settlement in this town.

Distance from Delhi: 468 km

29 Bir Attractions

4. Kasol, Himachal Pradesh

Kasol, Himachal Pradesh

Known For : Manikaran Sahib Nature Park Kasol Cafes in Kasol

Kasol is a quaint little village in Himachal situated along the banks of the river Parvati. Commonly known as the 'Amsterdam of India', Kasol is a tourist attraction that is rapidly gaining fame as a popular hub for trekkers, backpackers, and nature lovers. Kasol is one of the best places in the country just to sit back and chill in the panorama of snow-clad mountains, pine trees and gurgling river.

Distance from Delhi: 489 km

Best Time: October to June

28 Kasol Attractions

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Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Known For : Rafting in Rishikesh Lakshman Jhula Triveni Ghat

Located in the foothills of the Himalayas along the convergence of Ganga and Chandrabhaga River, Rishikesh (also called as Hrishikesh) is known for its adventure activities, ancient temples, popular cafes and as the "Yoga Capital of the World". With whitewater rafting industry growing and varied camping and cafe spots springing up, Rishikesh has grown immensely as a favourite, catering to people with different needs.

Distance from Delhi: 240 km

53 Rishikesh Attractions

6. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Known For : Mussoorie Mall Road Kempty Falls Camel's Back Road

Mussoorie is one of the most popular hill stations located at a distance of 290 km from Delhi in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand. With a backdrop of Shivalik range of Himalayas and doon valley, Mussoorie, also known as Queen of The Hills, stands at an altitude of 7000 feet above sea level and has a cool, pleasant climate throughout the year.

Distance from Delhi: 272 km

Best Time: September to June

36 Mussoorie Attractions

7. Sethan Valley, Manali

Sethan Valley, Manali

Sethan is a quaint village tucked in the beauty of Himachal Pradesh. Approximately 12 km from Manali, this Buddhist village is a tiny hamlet that oversees the Dhauladhar range. It is a perfect weekend getaway from Delhi without spending a fortune. Stunning and surreal during winters, Sethan Valley is preserved in its original natural glory as it is sparsely populated and frequented, making it less polluted. Best Time: January to May

Distance from Delhi: 521 km

8. Kuchesar, Uttar Pradesh

Kuchesar, Uttar Pradesh

Kuchesar is a tiny village situated in Bhawan Bahadur Nagar Mandal in Bulandshahr District of Uttar Pradesh, and is at a distance of 80 km from Delhi. Kuchesar is well known for the Mud Fort, built by the Jat rulers in the mid-18th century. Kuchesar with its village and mud fort outlined by vast green fields is one of the most famous weekend getaways.  Best Time: September to March

Distance from Delhi: 80 km

9. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Known For : Mall Road, Shimla The Ridge Jakhu Temple

Situated at the height of 2200m, Shimla is the capital and the largest city of Himachal Pradesh in India. Set amidst beautiful hills and mystical woods, Shimla has been a very popular hill-station among Indian families and honeymooners.

Distance from Delhi: 349 km

63 Shimla Attractions

10. Fagu, Shimla

Fagu, Shimla

Situated at an elevation of 2500 meters, Fagu is a serene snow-clad hamlet, located around 45 minutes drive from Shimla. This place looks magical as it is always enveloped in snow and fog. It is believed that Fagu has derived its name from the word 'fog'. The whole place is enveloped by lush green pine and cedar trees. You can also sight animals such as snow leopards, yaks and ponies here. Best Time:  January to March

Distance from Delhi: 367 km

11. Ranikhet, Uttarakhand

Ranikhet, Uttarakhand

Known For : Chaubatia Orchards Majhkhali Golf Course

Ranikhet meaning Queen's farm, is a hill station developed by the Britishers around ancient temples, undulating Himalayan hills and forests. Ranikhet with its cool climate and simple natural beauty can freshen up your senses to the very core.

Distance from Delhi: 352 km

22 Ranikhet Attractions

12. Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

Known For : Key Monastery Chandratal Lake Kunzum Pass

Long winding roads and valleys that present unforgettable glimpses of cold desert and snow-crowned mountains welcome you when you set foot into Spiti Valley. Bordered on all sides by the Himalayas, Spiti Valley, located in Himachal Pradesh, has an altitude of 12,500 feet above sea level, and gets just around 250 days of sunshine in the year, making it one of the coldest places in the country. 

Distance from Delhi: 684 km

Best Time: Mid May to Mid Oct

37 Spiti Attractions

13. Kesroli, Rajasthan

Kesroli, Rajasthan

The Hill Fort Kesroli is one of the rare heritage hotels in Alwar that has been in existence since the 14th century. A wonderful destination to enjoy the barrier sunsets, showing daily since 700 years and discovering the Neemrana heritage hotels in Alwar is this resort. Hill Fort-Kesroli is a great holiday choice for those looking for a relaxing weekend getaway from Delhi. Best Time:  November-February

Distance from Delhi: 160 km

14. Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

Known For : Jungle Safari in Corbett National Park Corbett Waterfall River Rafting in Corbett National Park

Corbett National Park, set amidst the foothills of Himalayas, houses a variety of flora and fauna including rare ones such as tigers and is a treat for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers. Distance from Delhi: 237 km

Best Time: Mid October to Mid June

19 Jim Corbett Attractions

15. Auli, Uttarakhand

Auli, Uttarakhand

Known For : Skiing in Auli Trishul Peak Auli Ropeway

Dotted with the apple orchards, old oaks and pine trees there is no dearth of natural beauty in Auli. Apart from skiing you can also go for numerous treks in the hills of Garhwal Himalayas and enjoy the spellbinding views of the snow-draped mountains. Auli is a popular hill resort in the Himalayan range dating back to 8th Century AD.

Distance from Delhi: 495 km

12 Auli Attractions

16. Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Known For : Hidimba Temple Solang Valley Manu Temple

Nestled in between the snow-capped slopes of the Pir Panjal and the Dhauladhar ranges, Manali is one of the most popular hill stations in the country. With jaw-dropping views, lush green forests, sprawling meadows carpeted with flowers, gushing blue streams, a perpetual fairy-tale like mist lingering in the air, and a persistent fragrance of pines - Manali has been blessed with extraordinary scenic beauty.

Distance from Delhi: 507 km

51 Manali Attractions

17. Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajasthan

Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajasthan

Nestled in the Aravali Hills over an area of about 800 Sq. Km covering the grasslands, dry deciduous forests, cliffs and rocky landscape, lays the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary, now known as The Sariska Tiger Reserve. This area was once a hunting preservation of The Maharaja of Alwar. The Reserve is known for its majestic Royal Bengal Tigers. It is the first tiger reserve to relocate the Tigers (from Ranthambore) successfully.  Best Time:  October, November, December, January and February.

Distance from Delhi: 213 km

18. Jibhi, Tirthan Valley

Jibhi, Tirthan Valley

Best Time: October to May

19. Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh

Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh

Known For : Monkey Point Toy Train Ride Timber Trail

Located on the way from Chandigarh to Shimla, Kasauli is a hilly cantonment town which makes for an ideal peaceful holiday location, especially for a weekend getaway.

Distance from Delhi: 295 km

12 Kasauli Attractions

20. Nainital, Uttarakhand

Nainital, Uttarakhand

Known For : Naini Lake Snow View Point Mall Road Nainital

The gem of Uttarakhand - Nainital is a charming hill station that sits prettily at the green foothills of the Kumaon ranges in the Himalayas. Located at an elevation of around 1938 metres, the epicentre of the town's popularity and beauty lies within the gorgeous Naini Lake, after which the town is named. It is a perfect weekend getaway from the Indian capital of Delhi.

Distance from Delhi: 288 km

33 Nainital Attractions

21. Bhangarh, Rajasthan

Bhangarh, Rajasthan

Famous for the historical ruins and the ghost stories, Bhangarh has been regarded as the most haunted place in the country. It is located on the way between Jaipur and Delhi. Best Time : September and February

Distance from Delhi: 275 km

22. Bhimtal, Uttarakhand

Bhimtal, Uttarakhand

Known For : Bhimtal Lake Aquarium Island Cafe Hanuman Garhi

Perched at a height of 1370masl, Bhimtal is an idyllic and less-crowded version of Nainital, 23 km away. Bhimtal is a scenic hill station, the charm of which lies in its off-beat, tranquil atmosphere. The picturesque Bhimtal Lake is a popular attraction for paddle boating, birding and nature walk.

Distance from Delhi: 303 km

Best Time: March to June, September to December

11 Bhimtal Attractions

23. Udaipur, Rajasthan

Udaipur, Rajasthan

Known For : City Palace, Udaipur Lake Pichola Sajjangarh Palace

Udaipur, also known as the City of Lakes, is the crown jewel of the state of Rajasthan. It is surrounded by the beautiful Aravalli Hills in all directions, making this city as lovely as it is. This 'Venice of the East' has an abundance of natural beauty, mesmerising temples and breathtaking architecture which makes it a must-visit destination in India.  A boat ride through the serene waters of Lake Pichola will be enough to prove to you why Udaipur is the pride of Rajasthan.

Distance from Delhi: 685 km

Best Time: October to March

43 Udaipur Attractions

24. Tattapani, Himachal Pradesh

Tattapani, Himachal Pradesh

Known For : Hot Water Spring River Rafting in Tattapani Shiva cave

A popular tourist destination in Himachal Pradesh, Tattapani is a quaint village located 60 kms away from Shimla. Situated on the banks of river Sutlej, it treasures several attractions lying amid nature in its best form. It is famous for its Hot sulphur spring that is believed to have curative properties for health ailments like stress, joint pain, fatigue and other skin diseases.

Distance from Delhi: 372 km

9 Tattapani Attractions

25. Chamba, Himachal Pradesh

Chamba, Himachal Pradesh

Known For : Tehri Dam Surkanda Devi Temple

Far from the rush of city life, Chamba is a small town in Uttarakhand that is known for pristine vistas of deodar and pine trees through Himalayan mountains. Promising a peaceful ambience, modernisation hasn't touched the borders of Chamba. A perfect getaway to find solace in nature, the refreshing, aromatic fragrance of apple and apricot orchards welcome you to the Chamba region.

Distance from Delhi: 285 km

2 Chamba Attractions

26. Kanatal, Uttarakhand

Kanatal, Uttarakhand

Known For : New Tehri Dhanaulti Camping

Once a deserted land, today Kanatal is a usual haunt for those travelers who seek peace and solitude. Kanatal is said to be named after a lake that once existed there. Apart from peace, the place exhibits a charm in form of majestic hills, fruit trees, apple orchards and lush green forests.

Distance from Delhi: 298 km

10 Kanatal Attractions

27. Kaza, Himachal Pradesh

Kaza, Himachal Pradesh

Known For : Key Monastery Chandratal Lake Komic Village

Kaza, sitting huddled in the corner of Himachal Pradesh is a tranquil getaway on the plains of the Spiti River. Lapped by majestic mountains covered in snow, meandering and bubbling rivers and streams and a picturesque barren landscape with scattered patches of green, Kaza is a dream destination.

Distance from Delhi: 690 km

Best Time: May to September

12 Kaza Attractions

28. Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Known For : Robber's Cave Sahastradhara Tapkeshwar Temple

Nestled amidst the Doon Valley in the state of Uttarakhand, Dehradun city is a very popular hill station that beckons solo travellers, families and couples alike. Winter Capital of Uttarakhand, it proudly boasts of a scenic backdrop of the Garhwal Himalayas. Regardless of whether you want to explore family-friendly tourist spots, try thrilling adventure activities with your friends, or watch a mesmerizing sunset with your partner amidst the mountains, Dehradun is the answer.

37 Dehradun Attractions

29. Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

Known For : Rafting in Kullu Manali Raghunath Temple, Kullu Naggar

Kullu, a popular tourist destination in Himachal Pradesh located on the banks of Beas river. With panoramic views and majestic hills covered with Deodar and Pine trees, it is a nature lover's paradise. Kullu generally coupled with its sister town Manali which is on much higher altitude and provides more scenic views.

Distance from Delhi: 471 km

28 Kullu Attractions

30. Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand

Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand

Known For : Sitla Chauli ki Jaali Mukteshwar Dham Temple

Mukteshwar is a small hill town located around 50 km from Nainital in Uttarakhand. Known for adventure sports and a dazzling view of Himalayan ranges, Mukteshwar is named after the 350-year-old Shiva Temple housed here called Mukteshwar Dham.

Distance from Delhi: 333 km

12 Mukteshwar Attractions

31. Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh

Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh

Known For : Triund Bhagsu Falls Bhagsunag Temple

Mcleodganj is a hill station near Dharamshala, popular among trekkers. Its culture is a beautiful blend of Tibetan with some British influence.

Distance from Delhi: 485 km

42 Mcleodganj Attractions

32. Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh

Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh

Known For : Dalai Lama Temple St. John in the Wilderness Church Dharamshala Cricket Stadium

Dharamsala is located in Kangra district at a distance of 18km from Kangra City. Dharamsala is separated as upper and lower divisions with different altitudes. The lower division is the Dharamsala town itself. whereas, the upper-division is located 3km away and popularly known as Mcleodganj(Famed as the holy residence of the Dalai Lama and Tibetans in exile). Dharamsala is prominently visited for the bus connections and the bustling market.

Distance from Delhi: 475 km

38 Dharamsala Attractions

33. Kufri, Himachal Pradesh

Kufri, Himachal Pradesh

Known For : Skiing in Kufri Horse Ride to the Mahasu Peak Mahasu Peak

Kufri in Shimla district, Himachal Pradesh is one of the most sought after holiday destinations, and more so for couples, because of its proximity to Shimla and relatively higher altitude which makes it a place with snow all through the winters.

Distance from Delhi: 363 km

Best Time: November to March

13 Kufri Attractions

34. Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh

Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh

Known For : Timber Trail Cable car Ride Fruit orchards

This is a place where one can enjoy the captivating ambience of a hill station and hustle-bustle of a city. Situated on the border of Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, this small town offers beautiful apple orchards and delicious fruit products.

Distance from Delhi: 267 km

Best Time: March to May, October to November

11 Parwanoo Attractions

35. Mashobra, Himachal Pradesh

Mashobra, Himachal Pradesh

Known For : Reserve Forest Sanctuary Craignano WildFlower Hall Hotel

Mashobra is a lush green expanse in Himachal Pradesh, tucked away at a height of about 7700 feet, ensuring minimal human obstruction in the course of nature to provide you with the most pure and liberating experience of your lifetime.

Distance from Delhi: 359 km

Best Time: April to June

10 Mashobra Attractions

36. Chail, Himachal Pradesh

Chail, Himachal Pradesh

Known For : Chail Palace Hotel Chail Cricket Ground Chail wildlife sanctuary

Chail is a quiet hill station close to Shimla, known for the world's highest cricket ground and the heritage hotel, Chail Palace, in the midst of pine and deodar trees.

Distance from Delhi: 346 km

11 Chail Attractions

37. Rajaji National Park, Uttarakhand

Rajaji National Park, Uttarakhand

Encompassing the Shivalik mountain ranges, Rajaji National Park is abundantly rich in flora and fauna and proves a great holiday destination for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts alike. Distance from Delhi: 217 km

Best Time: Mid November to Mid June

38. Chakrata, Uttarakhand

Chakrata, Uttarakhand

Known For : Tiger Falls Deoban Budher Caves

Chakrata is a small hill town near Dehradun  in Uttarakhand, located at a height of 6948 feet known for its coniferous forest, treks, caves and ancient temples.

Distance from Delhi: 318 km

6 Chakrata Attractions

39. Dhanaulti, Uttarakhand

Dhanaulti, Uttarakhand

Known For : Dhanaulti Adventure Park Eco Park, Dhanaulti Apple Orchard Resort

With minimal human intrusion, without overloading or overwhelming your senses or expectations, Dhanaulti slowly seeps into your conscience like a long lost pleasant dream, bringing with it comfort and quiet, and giving you the much needed break from your humdrum routine life.

Distance from Delhi: 300 km

10 Dhanaulti Attractions

40. Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Known For : Taj Mahal Agra Fort Taj Mahotsav

Home to one of the 7 wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal , Agra is a sneak peek into the architectural history with other UNESCO World Heritage Sites as Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri . History, architecture, romance all together create the magic of Agra and hence makes for a must-visit for anyone living in or visiting India.

Distance from Delhi: 214 km

20 Agra Attractions

41. Pushkar, Rajasthan

Pushkar, Rajasthan

Known For : Pushkar Lake Brahma Temple Savitri Temple

Pushkar, a small temple town, is located around 15 km from Ajmer in Rajasthan. Every November, Pushkar is host to the Pushkar Mela, one of the biggest camel fairs in the country. Perfect choice for a weekend getaway from Jaipur, Pushkar is located amid Aravali ranges. Known for the world's only dedicated Brahma temple, Pushkar is primarily a pilgrimage site for Hindus.

Distance from Delhi: 410 km

27 Pushkar Attractions

42. Jaipur, Rajasthan

Jaipur, Rajasthan

Known For : Amer Fort Jantar Mantar Jaipur Hawa Mahal

Jaipur is a vibrant amalgamation of the old and the new. Also called the Pink City, the capital of the royal state of Rajasthan, was ruled by the Rajputs for many centuries and developed as a planned city in the 17th century AD. Along with Delhi and Agra, Jaipur forms the Golden Triangle and hails as one of the most famous tourist circuits of the country.

Distance from Delhi: 273 km

67 Jaipur Attractions

43. Binsar, Uttarakhand

Binsar, Uttarakhand

Known For : Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary Bineshwar Temple Zero Point

Located at a distance of 33 km from Almora, Binsar is a small town in Uttarakhand known for the surreal beauty of the snow-laden Himalayan peaks. Set amid forests covered with oak, pine, rhododendrons and deodar trees, Binsar is home to beautiful green meadows, temples and the famous Binsar wildlife sanctuary.

Distance from Delhi: 382 km

4 Binsar Attractions

44. Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

Known For : Kangra Fort Kangra Fort Baijnath Temple Brajeshwari Temple

Naldehra is small yet mesmerising hill station and one of the top tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh, located just around 22 km from Shimla, 2004 metre above sea level. It is a perfect heaven for tourists looking for natural scenic beauty and want to get away from the hectic city life. The tourist destination is famous for its greenery, Golf Course and plain view of the mountains filled with thousands of pine trees.

Distance from Delhi: 458 km

23 Kangra Attractions

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Rishikesh (251 km from delhi).

Rishikesh (251 km from Delhi)

Located at the confluence of Ganga and Chandrabhaga rivers, Rishikesh is one of the most popular tourist places near Delhi.  The place is known for its architectural landmarks, yoga ashrams, charming cafes dotting River Ganges and of course as the country’s most famous rafting destination. Distance from Delhi: 238 kilometres. Best Time to Visit:  Throughout the year   Attractions:   Triveni Ghat, Ram and Lakshman Jhula, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple and Vashista Cave Activities: One of the best things to do here is to enjoy rafting. One can also indulge in bungee jumping, mountain biking, body surfing, and night camping. Learn yoga and meditation at one of the ashrams. Visit iconic landmarks like Lakshman Jhula and Ram Jhula. See centuries-old temples like Trayambakeshwar, Lakshman, and Raghunath temples. Type of Destination:  Pilgrimage, Family, Adventure, Kid Friendly. Where to Stay:  20 Best Resorts in Rishikesh

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Manali (538 km from Delhi)

Manali (538 km from Delhi)

Situated on the Beas River Valley, Manali is one of the best skiing destinations in India. Reaching up to a height of 6,260ft, it is the highest point of the Kullu-Manali Valley. An ideal place for trekkers and adventure enthusiasts to hang out, Manali has become one of the most popular tourist places near Delhi who seek the company of nature and snow capped hills.

Located along the Beas River, the valley is home to a large number of friendly inhabitants and has state of the art resorts and luxury amenities. There are rapids in Manali during the monsoon that make for an exciting white water rafting experience and kayaking; among other activities! In terms of adventure, there are several activities and has a lot to offer which include skiing, mountaineering, trekking, rock-climbing and river rafting. Distance from Delhi: 538 km Best Time to Visit: September to June Attractions: Rohtang Pass, Old Manali, Tibetan Monasteries, Solang Valley, Naggar Castle, and Beas Kund. Activities: Paragliding, Zorbing, Mountaineering, Trekking , Monastery Visits, Rafting , Temple Tours Type of Destination:  Adventure, Family, and Kid Friendly Where to Stay:  15 Best Resorts in Manali You may also like:  21 Best Places to Visit Near Manali

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Shimla (342 km from Delhi)

Shimla (342 km from Delhi)

The perfect blend of rivers and hills set against a beautiful rustic landscape, India's summer capital during the British Raj is now a popular skiing destination! Shimla is a tourist hot-spot for the avid trekker and adventurer. This picturesque capital of Himachal Pradesh is perfectly located at a height of 2,205m above sea level and is known for its fascinating hills and peaks, mesmerizing valleys and enchanting persona. 

Shimla is also home to one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site railway tracks in the world making it one of the must visit places within 400 km from Delhi .

A recently favorite honeymoon destination because of its seclusion from the rest of the world, the picturesque locations around Shimla is covered with alluring hills and a wide expanse of forests. For adventure lovers also, Shimla is a favorite destination as there are amazing things to do  like ice-skating, ice-skiing, mountain trek, mountain climbing and various other adventure sports. Distance from Delhi: 342 km Best Time to Visit:   October to June Attractions: Christ Church, Summer Hill, Anand Vilas, Chadwick Falls and State Museum. Activities: Sightseeing, Ice Skating, Toy Train Ride, Trekking , Church Visit,  Camping  and Local Shopping Type of Destination:  Family, Adventure, Kid Friendly Where to Stay: 1.   20 Best Resorts in Shimla                           2.  10 Best Homestays in Shimla Also Read: 1.   20 Best Hill Stations Near Shimla

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Mcleodganj (478 km from Delhi)

Mcleodganj (478 km from Delhi)

McLeod is home to a large Tibetan population, primarily monks and nuns. Along with Manali, this beautiful town is one of the two big traveler hang-outs in Himachal Pradesh, there are so many activities to do and several people come each year to volunteer with the Tibetan community, take courses in Buddhism, meditation or yoga, trek in the pristine and evergreen Dhauladhar Mountains and enjoy the low-budget spiritual vibes of the place.

The monsoon (late June to early September) is particularly wet here, and warm clothes are useful between November and March. Many shops and businesses close on Monday. So why wait, grab your bags and head to the cool, calm land of Mcleodganj on your next weekend! Distance from Delhi: 478 km Best Time to Visit: September to December and Mid March to Mid July Attractions: Tsug La Khang, Masroor Temple, Tibet Museum, Dal Lake, Triund, Tushita Meditation Centre, Bhagsu Waterfall Activities: Nature sightseeing, trekking , paragliding Type of Destination:  Adventure, Family, Kid Friendly Where to Stay:  1.  20 Best Resorts in Mcleodganj                           2. 10 Best Homestays in Mcleodganj Check Out: A dventure Sports in Mcleodganj                       Things To Do In Singapore

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Kasol (513 km from Delhi)

Kasol (513 km from Delhi)

The charming hill station of Kasol, on the banks of Parvati, is known as ‘Amsterdam of India’. The serene village, one of the best places to visit near Delhi, offers amazing views of pine-tree covered snow-capped mountains and lush green valleys It is a gateway to treks like Kheerganga, Sar Pass, and Pin Parvati. Kasol is also famous for its PSY parties and nightlife. Distance from Delhi: 516 kilometres. Best time to visit: April-May, and October-November. Attractions:   Malana Village. Kheer Ganga, Tosh Village, Tirthan Valley, Parvati River, Manikaran Sahib, Moon Dance Cafe, Pulga Village, Kullu, Manali. Activities: Explore nature trails and camp on the banks of Parvati under the starry skies. Attend trance music festivals. Indulge in Israeli cuisine & try rice beer. Shop in the local bazaar for beautiful woollens and handicrafts. Type of Destination:  Adventure, Family, Kid Friendly Where to Stay:  15 Best Resorts in Kasol Check Out:   12 Best Camps in Kasol

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Kasauli (286 km from Delhi)

Kasauli (286 km from Delhi)

A charismatic hill station located in the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh, Kasauli is a favourite amongst Delhiites as one of the most popular tourist places near Delhi. Its stunning surroundings and exotic environment has led many Delhiites who tire of the brutal Delhi heat to run and escape into the hilly glory of the hills in Kasauli! The enchanting Victorian mansions will take your breath away and the backdrop of the serene hills will make you feel like you are in paradise! An ideal destination for honeymooners and for families alike, Kasauli has developed to become a holiday hotspot for travelers of all types and ages. There are numerous places to visit  and around this tourist destination including firs, oaks and willows, making for a storybook landscape for all to enjoy and explore! Distance from Delhi: 286 km Best Time to Visit: All through the year Attractions: Manki Point, Sunset point and Gilbert Trail Activities: Trekking, Nature Sightseeing, Night Treks, Hiking, Camping Type of Destination:  Adventure, Family, Kids Friendly Where to Stay: 25 Best Resorts in Kasauli

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Kullu (492 km from Delhi)

Kullu (492 km from Delhi)

Known as ‘Valley of Gods’, Kullu is an assortment of beautiful valleys, crystal clear streams, and meadows. Not only is it bestowed with natural beauty; Kullu also houses ancient temples, caves, and monasteries. It is also the base camp for many treks like Kheerganga and Parvati Valley, etc. Distance from Delhi: 495 kilometres. Best time to visit: March-June, and October-November. Attractions:   Bijli Mahadev Temple, Gauri Shankar Temple, Bhrigu Lake, Chanderkhani Pass, Manikaran and many more Activities: Visit the sprawling apple orchards and try a glass of fresh apple juice. Attend the famous weeklong Dussehra celebrations and see the traditional masked dancers. Try rafting in Beas River and paragliding. Trek to the nearby Malana village, Manikaran hot springs & the charming Prashar Lake. See amazing varieties of wildlife and plants at the Great Himalayan National Park. Type of Destination:  Adventure, Family, Kid Friendly Where to Stay:  15 Best Resorts in Kullu Suggested Read:  Check out the best selling tour packages of Kullu for your holiday

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Dharamshala (428 km from Delhi)

Dharamshala (428 km from Delhi)

Looking for a cool place to chill out with friends or family and Dharamshala is the place for you. There are so much things to do and entering in the most blissful place might prove to be the best of experience for all kinds of backpackers and hippies. Distance from Delhi: Approximately 428 km Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit Dharamshala is from  April to June Attractions: Dharamshala Cricket Stadium, McLeod Ganj, Kangra Valley, Dharamkot, Triund Hill, Dalai Lama Temple Complex, Bhagsu Waterfall Activities:   C amping ,  Paragliding, Camping and Trekking in Triund and Kareri Lake Type of Destination:  Adventure, Trekking, Family, Kid Freindly Where to Stay:  14 Best Resorts in Dharamshala Check Out: 1.   15 Best Places to Visit near Dharamshal a                     2. D haramshala Tour Packages

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Dalhousie (560 km from Delhi)

Dalhousie (560 km from Delhi)

Holding the spot of one of the most bewitching places in the state of Uttarakhand this is the best weekend escape to satiate your thirst for wanderlust. Rejuvenate your senses and relax in the arms of nature as this place will cleanse your heart and soul. Distance from Delhi: Approximately 560 km Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit Dalhousie is from March to May Attractions:   Dainkund Peak, Bakrota Hills, Kalatop Forest, Karelanu, Village Lohani  and Tibetan Market Activities:   Trekking , Paragliding, Camping, Hiking, Boating, Sightseeing Type of Destination:  Adventure, Family, Kid Friendly Where to Stay: 12 Best Resorts in Dalhousie Also Read: 8 Best Places to Visit Near Dalhousie

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Nainital (337 km from Delhi)

Nainital (337 km from Delhi)

One of the most frequented hill stations near Delhi, Nainital is visited by travellers from all across North India. A quick and wonderful getaway that promises to take you away from the stress of city life. Its lush rolling hills, cool breeze, the sparkling Naini Lake, and the meadow-like plains are absolutely beautiful. Distance from Delhi: 306 kilometres. Best time to visit: March-June, and November-February. Attractions:  Nainital Lake, Governor's House, Eco Cave Gardens, Naini Peak and Snow View Point Activities: Night camp and stargaze at Seat. Visit the famous Naini Lake and Eco Cave Gardens. Shop and indulge in delicious food at Mall Road. Soak in the serenity at Naina Devi Temple. See majestic snow lines from Tiffin Top and Snow View Point. Where to Stay:  16 Best Resorts in Nainital

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Corbett National Park (244 km from Delhi)

Corbett National Park (244 km from Delhi)

Established in 1936, this is the oldest national park in India and one of the best places to visit near Delhi. While it houses over 600 species of endangered plants, animals, and birds, it is most famous for being a tiger territory. You will find Royal Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Black Bear, Sloth Bear, Tawny Fish Owl, Hodgson’s Bushchat, etc. The flora is incomparable to any national park and comprises of species like Khair, Chir Pine, Kachnar, etc. Distance from Delhi: 241 kilometres. Best time to visit: November-June. Attractions:  Bengal Tigers, Indian Elephant, Wild Buffaloes, Leopards, Crocodiles and Gharials Activities : Explore the 5 zones through a jeep safari. You can also try an elephant safari to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Camp in the raw wilderness of the park and try rock climbing. Visit the hidden Corbett waterfall as you trek on the park’s beautifully rugged trails. Type of Destination:  Family, Kids Friendly Where to Stay:  30 Best Resorts in Jim Corbett

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Places to Visit near Delhi within 300 km

Manesar (58 km from delhi).

Manesar (58 km from Delhi)

With laid back surroundings taking you to a whole new world beyond the clear blue skies of Delhi, Manesar is home to several sleepy villages and natural scenic beauty that you can enjoy over the weekend in a day! For those who love shopping, there are several cultural handicrafts that you can buy while on your visit here with your family and friends and carry a hoard of exciting souvenirs for your trip back home. Manesar is one of the best places you can visit near Delhi on a one day weekend to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. How to reach: Manesar can be accessed by road and is located along the Delhi-Jaipur highway on NH-8. You can rent a private cab to go to Manesar and for those who wish to travel by bus there are state run buses from Delhi to reach Manesar. Distance from Delhi: 58 km Best Time to Visit: September to May Attractions: Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, Amusement Parks, Scenic Landscapes and Pains, Damdama Lake, Tau Devi Lal Park Activities: Local Market Shopping, Nature Sightseeing, Hiking and Trekking near Delhi Type of Destination:  Family, Kids Friendly Suggested Read:  55 Best Places to Visit in Delhi

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Sohna (64 km from Delhi)

Sohna (64 km from Delhi)

A small, quaint little town situated 64km from Dehi, Sohna is a quiet, lush green town in Haryana and a nice weekend getaway for those who seek peace and quiet from the hustle and bustle of city life. The town is well known among tourist for its medicinal water springs and has often been termed as one of the best places to visit near Delhi within 100 km for a quick weekend trip. There is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva around the area and several other tourist attractions that you will love and enjoy. Escape into this hilly heaven with your friends for a quick and short getaway and enjoy the scenery to the maximum. Being at a shot distance from capital it makes a perfect destination for one day trip near Delhi .  How to Get There: Sohna hills and Delhi are pretty close to one another and lies on the Gurgaon-Alwar highway. You could rent a taxi to reach the place or avail the state run buses as well. Distance from Delhi: 64 km Best Time to Visit: September to May Attractions: Shiva Temple, Sulphur Springs, Village excursions, Nature sightseeing Activities: Nature sightseeing, Adventure camps, Trekking Type of Destination:  Adventure, Family, Kids Friendly

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Bharatpur (182 km from Delhi)

Bharatpur (182 km from Delhi)

Known otherwise as the land of the Jatts, this town is now famous for its rich cultural heritage and history that is so well known over India. The region perfectly blends in both Rajput and Mughal architecture and is also famous for the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, which offers a wide variety of species of birds that throng the area. Distance from Delhi: 182km Best Time to Visit: July to April Attractions: Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary , Rich Flora and Fauna Activities: Bird Watching and Nature Photography Type of Destination:  Family, Kids Friendly Check Out: D elhi Tour Packages                       Things To Do In Kl

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Neemrana (129 km from Delhi)

Neemrana (129 km from Delhi)

History and culture, at its luxurious best! The Neemrana town is located in the popular Alwar district of Rajasthan on the Delhi-Jaipur highway and is famous for its historic and beautiful Neemrana Fort Palace. The fort is now converted into one of the Rajasthan's oldest heritage luxury hotels. This 15th century relic has been restored and developed for the people to enjoy an amalgamation of history and modernity. The area located around here has been termed as the ‘ Raath Region’ due to the dry sand around. Every silent grand wall in Neemrana has a historic tale embedded in it and enthralls tourists and visitors from all around! This is the perfect place to visit around Delhi during your holidays and stay in some of the best resorts and offbeat stays. Neemrana is very popular among the adventurers of Delhi to visit just for a day to enjoy the heritage resort and other exciting activities. It is an ideal destination for corporate day outing near Delhi . Distance from Delhi: 129 km Best Time to Visit: October to March Attractions: Neemrana Fort, Vinay Vilas Mahal, Bala Quila, Siliserh Lake Activities: Nature Sightseeing, Historic Walk, Heritage Tours, Hiking, Swimming, Offbeat Stays Type of Destination:  Adventure, Family, Kids Friendly Also Read:  25 Best Historical Places in Delhi

Agra (233 km from Delhi)

Agra (233 km from Delhi)

Located around 209km from Delhi, Agra is one of the most historic places you can visit on a long weekend away from Delhi. Known for most as the city that is home to the world famous Taj Mahal. You can find amazing tourist attractions in Agra and it is also the place with rich cultural heritage steeped in centuries of Indian royal stories and tales. This medieval city has had an amazing progress with hospitality and infrastructure. There are market places for you to sight see with your friends and amazing photos that you can click while you’re there. Also Taj Mahal making it one of the must  visit places near Delhi within 300 kms . Distance from Delhi: 233 km Best Time to Visit:  August to October Attractions: Taj Mahal, Jama Masjid, Saami Bagh, Delhi Gate Agra, Mughal Heritage Bagh, Tomb of Akbar the Great Activities: History Sightseeing, Bicycle Tours, Jeep Safari, Local Market Visits, Historical Walks  Type of Destination:  Historic, Family, Kids Friendly Check Out:  Agra Tour Packages

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Jaipur (281 km from Delhi)

Jaipur (281 km from Delhi)

Founded in 1727, Jaipur is one of the oldest cities designed as per Vastu Shastra! Built by Sawai Jai Singh, Jaipur houses various forts, palaces, architectural marvels and  best resorts near Delhi  worthy of a royal visit Distance from Delhi: 281 km Best Time to Visit: October to March and July to September Attractions: Amber Fort and Palace, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Gaitore, Jaigarh Fort and Jantar Mantar Activities: Camel Safari, Hot Air Ballooning, Elephant Rides, Desert Safari, Jeep Rides and Cycle Tours Type of Destination:  Historic, Family, Kids Friendly Where to Stay: 20 Best Resorts in Jaipur

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Dehradun (266 km from Delhi)

Dehradun (266 km from Delhi)

A hilly paradise in every sense, this lovely town located in Uttarakhand is an ideal weekend getaway for those who seek solace in the hills! Located around 2250 feet above sea level and 34km from Mussoorie, Dehradun is a picturesque hill station in the charming Doon Valley. This hilly heaven has a close connection with Indian mythology and has buried deep within its hills, rich stories from Indian heritage. Dehradun is perfect for its amazing weather as it’s never too hot or too cold at any time of the year. There are several places to visit to enjoy the amazing scenery and to interact with the locals as well. The haven awaits you and ytaour friends this weekend so get going! Distance from Delhi: 266 km Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year Attractions: Robber's Cave, Central Braille Press, Forest Research Institute and Malsi Deer Park Activities: Temple Visit, Trekking , Wildlife Tours, Educational Trips, Ice Skating and Sightseeing Type of Destination: Family, Kids Friendly Where to Stay: 1.   10 Best Resorts in Dehradun                                                     2.  10 Best Homestays in Dehradun Also Read:  20 Best Hill Stations near Dehradun

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Mussoorie (299 km from Delhi)

Mussoorie (299 km from Delhi)

Referred to as ‘Queen of Hill’, Mussoorie is bestowed with magnificent natural attractions of lakes, waterfalls, emerald-green meadows, and snow peaks. The beauty of Mussoorie, one of the most famous places to visit near Delhi, is further accentuated by Victorian architecture and colonial atmosphere that still hangs heavy in the air here. Distance from Delhi: 279 kilometres. Best time to visit: March-June. Attractions:   Gun Hill, Waterfalls, Lakes, Benog Wildlife sanctuary, Tibetan Buddhist temple,  Sir George Everest's House and Nag Devta Temple Activities: Visit Lal Tibba, the highest peak in the region. See attractions like Kempty Falls, Happy Valley, George Everest’s House, Gun Hill, etc. Shop at Library Bazaar and Mall Road for woollens and handicrafts. Visit the Mussoorie Lake, a man-made wonder.  Type of Destination:  Adventure, Family, Kids Friendly Where to Stay:   14 Best Resorts in Mussoorie Recommended Read:  12 Best Places to Visit Near Mussoorie Checkout and book:  Dreamworld Gold Coast Tickets

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Lansdowne (270 km from Delhi)

Lansdowne (270 km from Delhi)

Nestled comfortably in an isolated corner of the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand, Lansdowne is a picture-perfect weekend getaway near Delhi. As one of the recently popular destinations to visit near Delhi, Lansdowne is situated at an elevation of 1,700m and boasts of rustic terrains and a perfect blend of bronzed earth and emerald green hills shielding the rest of the world from the beauty of the lovely hills. An ideal weekend spot for those who love trekking and hiking, Lansdowne is easily one of the most popular places you can visit within 300km from the city of Delhi with your family and friends! Distance from Delhi: 270 km Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year Attractions: War Memorial, Tip n Top View Point, Santoshi Mata Temple and St. Mary's Church Activities: Trekking, Mountaineering, Bird Watching, Boating, Paddling and Jungle Safari Type of Destination:  Adventure, Family, Kids Friendly Where to Stay: 15 Best Resorts in Lansdowne

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Haridwar (213 km from Delhi)

Haridwar (213 km from Delhi)

This centuries-old symbol of Hindu mysticism is located right where the river Ganga emerges from the hills into the plains. The place, amongst the most mystical places to visit around Delhi, is a beautiful celebration of spirituality, religion, art, and culture. This is where the Kumbh is held after every 12 years and attracts seekers of spirituality from all over the world. Distance from Delhi: 218 kilometres. Best time to visit: February-March, and August-October. Attractions:   Har Ki Pauri, Holy Ganges, Shantikunj, Chandi Devi and Mansa Devi Temple Activities: Visit the hundred-year-old Gurukul campus. Spend time amidst lush greenery and wildlife at Rajaji National Park. Soak in the amazing atmosphere at the time of the Ganga aarti. Type of Destination:  Pilgrimage, Family Also Read:  25 Best 2 Days Trip near Delhi

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Sariska (202 km from Delhi)

Sariska (202 km from Delhi)

If you love wildlife and the great outdoors, then head to the intimidating and beautiful forests of the Sariska Tiger Reserve and whip out your cameras to get your best click! Sariska Tiger Reserve is perfectly located in the Alwar district of Rajasthan. Comprising of lush sandy gold and green plains and forested terrain spread across 866 sq km, this is one of the few weekend getaways near Delhi that is known for its large population of Tigers, Leopards, Wild Boar, Striped Hyena and several others wildlife species. For those who wish to see a few wildlife species in their natural habitat, this is the place for you to go on your next weekend holiday . Distance from Delhi: 202 km Best Time to Visit: October to June Attractions: Royal Bengal Tigers, Leopards, Antelopes, Chital, Nilgai and different flora Activities: Wildlife Safari, Trekking Type of Destination:  Adventure, Family, Kids Friendly Where to Stay:   11 Best Sariska Resorts Suggested Read:  35 Best Road Trips from Delhi

Solan (296 km from Delhi)

Solan (296 km from Delhi)

Solan is located in the lovely land of Himachal Pradesh and has been proven to be a favourite amongst trekkers. It is located in between Kalka and Shimla on NH-22 and is also known as the "Mushroom city of India" all over India because of the high production of mushrooms in the city. Solan's climate remains pleasant all year round. The innate beauty of the place and the rich heritage ebbing from the very soil has left many a traveler in awe!  Some of the popular places of the city include Kuthar Fort, Gurkha Fort, Jatoli Shiv Temple, Shoolini Mata Temple, Yungdrung Tibetan Monastery and Chail etc. Solan is a perfect tourist destination for adventurers and an apt place to enjoy the vacations with family and friends alike! Distance from Delhi:  296 km Best Time to Visit: February to November Attractions: Kasauli brewery, Hawa Ghar, Mughal Garden, Monkey Point, Timber Trail Resort, Sunset Point Activities: Trekking,  Paragliding , Pilgrimage tours, Hiking, Sightseeing, Market visit Type of Destination:  Adventure, Family Where to Stay: 10 Best Resorts in Solang Valley Book Now:   Camping At Solang Valley                       Guell Palace Tickets

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Mathura (183 km from Delhi)

Mathura (183 km from Delhi)

Want to spend the day in search of God then Mathura is the place for you. Surrounded by the benign presence of the Gods and the aesthetic and delightful temples it is one of the most peaceful places to visit near Delhi. Distance from Delhi: Approximately 183 km Best time to visit: The best time to visit Mathura is from March to June Attractions:  Govardhan Hill. Shri Krishna Janmasthan Temple. Dwarkadhish Temple,  Vishram Ghat. Birla Mandir Activities:   Sightseeing, Worshipping Type of Destination:  Pilgrimage, Family

Nahan (248 km from Delhi)

Nahan (248 km from Delhi)

One of the most beautiful places near Delhi, Nahan promises a perfect quick getaway from Delhi for a weekend break. This tiny 16th-century hill station, nestled in Shivalik range, is dotted with lush plains, gardens, ancient temples, and a man-made lake. Distance from Delhi: 248 kilometres. Best time to visit: November- March. Attractions:   Nahan  like Shivji Temple, Triloknath Cave Temple, Kalisthan Temple Activities: Visit Renuka Lake, which is the largest lake in Himachal Pradesh. See animals like leopards, spotted deer, and sambars at Renuka Wildlife Sanctuary. Don’t miss the Suketi Fossil Park to see life-size replicas of prehistoric animals. Visit Jaitak Fort, Rani Tal, Jagannath Temple, and Trilokinath Cave Temple. Trek to the summit of Jammu Peak to see the amazing sunrise and sunset. Where to Stay: 9 Best Resorts in Nahan Also Read:  Best Trekking Options in Nahan for adventure seekers

Kanatal (312 km from Delhi)

Kanatal (312 km from Delhi)

Located in Uttarakhand, Kanatal, like any Himalayan town has amazing scenic beauty. Since most tourists prefer visiting the more popular Mussoorie, Kanatal is still quite untouched and promises a tranquil getaway. It is a perfect destination for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers. Distance from Delhi: 315 kilometres. Best time to visit: April-September. Attractions:   New Tehri, Surkanda Devi Temple, Tehri Dam, Dhanaulti, Kaudia Forest and many more Activities: See the beautiful Surkanda Devi Temple and Tehri Dam. Trek amidst orchids, wildflowers, and thick forests at Kodai Jungle. You might even spot wild boars, musk deer, etc. here. Night camp under starry skies. Try adventure activities like valley crossing, rock climbing, and rappelling.  Where to stay:  9 Best Kanatal Resorts Also, Check:  7 Best Kanatal Camps

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Tourist Places near Delhi within 500 km

Auli (383 km from delhi).

Auli (383 km from Delhi)

Popular as the ski destination of India, Auli is one of the most visited places near Delhi. The first South Asian Winter Games were hosted here in 2011 and National Alpine Skiing Contest is held every year. Auli is also a great place for people who don’t want to try skiing but spend tranquil time amidst deodar & pine-covered hilly slopes and lush meadows. Distance from Delhi: 487 kilometres. Best time to visit: April-June, and October-November. Attractions:  Auli Artificial Lake, Auli Ropeway, Joshimath, Gurso Bugyal, Nanda Devi Peak, Chattrakund, Chenab Lake, Auli Ski Resort, Trishul Peak Vishnuprayag and many more. Activities: Ski at Auli’s world-class ski resort. Visit Auli Lake, which is considered to be one of the highest man-made lakes around the world. Try India’s highest ropeway ride from Joshimath to Auli Gorson. Visit Nanda Devi National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site.  Where to Stay:  6 Best Resorts in Auli Recommended Read: Here are some packages that will let you explore and experience the best of Auli.

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Pushkar (416 km from Delhi)

Pushkar (416 km from Delhi)

Searching for a place filled with fun and fairs then Pushkar is the place for you. Known for its Camel festivals and the famous Pushkar Mela(fair) this city becomes a place to rejoice in. Not just the fairs and festivals this place also provides you the serene and peace by the view of the Pushkar Lake considered as the ritual lake of the city. Distance from Delhi: Approximately 416 km Best time to visit: The best time to visit Pushkar is from November and March Attractions:   Pushkar Lake, Brahma's Temple, Varah Temple, Savitri Temple, Pushkar Camel Fair, Man Mahal, Rangji Temple, Desert Camp Activities:   Hiking, Camel Safari, Hot Air Balloon RIde, Shopping Type of Destination:  Pilgrimage, Sightseeing, Family, Adventure, Kids Friendly Where to Stay:  21 Best Pushkar Resorts

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Chail (335 km from Delhi)

Chail (335 km from Delhi)

The picturesque hill station is aptly located amidst tall, green forests of Chir Pine and the well scented Deodars. There are exciting and mystical places to visit such as the palace on Rajgarh Hill, the Residency Snow View once occupied by British resident which is on Pandhewa Hill and Sadh Tiba Hill where Chail is situated. The lovely hilly town overlooks the Satluj Valley, and the famous towns and cities of Shimla and Kasauli are easily visible at night from here. For the ardent traveler who seeks new discoveries and has a fascination for sports, Chail has also the highest cricket ground in the world. On the other side of the town are the massive Himalayan ranges that reflect off the snow that adorns its peaks! Distance from Delhi: 335 km Best Time to Visit: April to early July and November to December Attractions: Chail sanctuary, Palace hotel, Maharajas Palace, Cricket Ground Activities: Trekking , Hiking and Nature Sightseeing Type of Destination:  Adventure, Family, Kids Friendly Where to Stay: 12 Best Resorts in Chail

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Valley of Flowers (399 km from Delhi)

Valley of Flowers (399 km from Delhi)

To have one of the most soul-warming and eventful experiences in your life one should definitely visit this beautiful place. Referred to as ‘Dev Bhoomi’ this place is in the state of Uttarakhand- the abode of gods. One visit to the Hemkund Sahib and the valley of Flowers and not even for a split second you will regret coming here. Distance from Delhi: Approximately 399 km Best Time to Visit:   The best time to visit Valley of Flowers is from June to October Attractions:  Pushpawati River, Nanda Devi National Park, Hemkund Sahib, Valley Of Flowers National Park Activities:  Hiking, Trekking, Sightseeing Type of Destination:  Adventure, Family, Kids Friendly Also Read:  25 Best Historical Places in Delhi

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Kufri (365 km from Delhi)

Kufri (365 km from Delhi)

The beautiful hill station of Kufri is located at a very high elevation above sea level and is home to several different species of Wildlife. There are breeds of rare antelopes, Birds and different types of felines who, much like the traveler in you enjoys the beauty of the place and the serenity that it offers. The Himalayan Monal is a popular bird here, otherwise rarely found in other places. Explore the different places in Kufri like potato plantations around the area and click amazing photographs! Adventurers true to their spirit can embark on skiing trips around the place during the seasons for skiing, apart from other exciting activities! Distance from Delhi: 356 km Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year Attractions:   Mahasu Peak, the Himalayan Nature Park, Indira Tourist Park Activities: Trekking, Hiking, Sightseeing Type of Destination:  Adventure, Family, Kids Friendly Where to Stay:  10 Best Resorts in Kufri

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Bhimtal (350 km from Delhi)

Bhimtal (350 km from Delhi)

Bhimtal is a beautiful lakeside getaway located about 4000ft above sea level in Uttaranchal near Nainital and is a popular part of the lake district of Uttarakhand. This idyllic and picturesque lakeside destination is a complete contrast to the touristy and crowded Nainital. The emerald green hills around Bhimtal are good for long nature walks, treks and bird watching for those who love photography. This lakeside paradise is set at a lower height as compared to Nainital and therefore enjoys a pleasant climate all round the year. Being less crowded as compared to Nainital, this place is recommended for honeymooner and getaway seekers. Distance from Delhi:  350 km Best Time to Visit: February to April and August to November Attractions: Pine Rivera, Mall Road Activities: Bird Watching, Nature sightseeing, Boating Type of Destination:  Family, Kids Friendly Where to Stay:  15 Best Resorts in Bhimtal

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Ranthambore (394 km from Delhi)

Ranthambore (394 km from Delhi)

Ranthambore National Park lies on the edge of a plateau and is sandwiched between the Banas and Chambal Rivers. Known for its wilderness and rustic golden hued natural beauty and appeal, Ranthambore is also home to some of the country’s most endangered wildlife and flora! It is indeed one of the best national parks and habitats for the stunning tigers and other similar wild species. There are several things to do in Ranthambore and those who camp here for a longer period of time can gaze at the stars and also embark on a night safari with friends and family! Distance from Delhi: 394 km Best time to visit: October to June Attractions: Tigers, Ranthambore Fort, Leopards, Indian Flying Fox and Marsh Crocodiles Activities: Safari Rides, Fort Visits, Wildlife Spotting and Nature Photography Type of Destination:  Wildlife, Sightseeing, Adventure, Family, Kids Friendly Where to Stay:  30 Best Ranthambore Resorts

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Mukteshwar (383 km from Delhi)

Mukteshwar (383 km from Delhi)

Mukteshwar is a hilly region located in the Nainital district of Uttaranchal and is surrounded by coniferous forests and fruit orchards on all sides.  For those who love exploring religious places as devotees or explorers, the famous ‘Mukteshwar Temple’ is a must see! The main deity is Lord Shiva and is a famous attraction here. Besides Mukteshwar Temple, there are several attractions such as Chauli ki Jali, where few have explored!  The town is well adorned with fairytale houses of reddish hues and ancient style window frames and picket walls, much like a childrens book! Visit this town on your next holiday and enjoy the sprawling beauty of the place with your loved ones! Distance from Delhi: 383 km Best Time to Visit: March to June, October to November Attractions: Mukteshwar Temple, Chauli ki Jaali, Mukteshwar Bungalow, Methodist Church Activities: Nature sightseeing, Pilgrimage tours, Heritage walk Type of Destination:  Pilgrimage, Family, Kids Friendly

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Shoghi (329 km from Delhi)

Shoghi (329 km from Delhi)

Shoghi is located at an altitude above 5,700 feet and is a small hamlet located at a distance of 13km on the Ambala-Shimla national highway. The lovely hill station is surrounded by oak and rhododendron trees all year round and is a haven for the nature lover to visit!  The verdant green valleys around Shoghi offer a beautiful type of seclusion and tranquility to backpackers and trekkers. A major attraction in Shoghi is a village resort known as Park Woods. The other popular tourist destinations include Jakhoo Hill, Viceregal Lodge, Kurfi and Kandaghat. Shoghi is also famous for fruit products, locally made pickles, juices, syrups and jellies and is an ideal place for camping, bird watching and trekking near Delhi. Distance from Delhi: 329 km Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year Attractions: Hanuman Temple, Kali Temple, Tara Devi Temple Activities:  Pilgrimage Tours, Heritage Walks, Nature Sightseeing Type of Destination:  Pilgrimage, Adventure, Family, Kids Friiendly Book Now: Camping Tour at Shoghi

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Kausani (451 km from Delhi)

Kausani (451 km from Delhi)

Kausani, one of the most famous places to visit around Delhi, is known for its picture postcard-like views of Himalayan peaks of Nanda Devi, Panchchuli, and Trishul. One of the most unique things is that Kausani offers uninterrupted views of these mountains across 350 kilometres. Referred to as a paradise on earth, the place is blessed with enchanting natural attractions. Distance from Delhi: 420 kilometres. Best time to visit: April-June, and October-February. Attractions:  Baijnath Temple, Kausani tea estate, Someshwar, Ridhradhari falls and caves, Pinnath Activities: Spend time in the serene & beautiful temples like Someshwar, Baijnath, and Kot Bhramari. Visit Gandhi Ashram, known after its famous resident. Art lovers must not miss Sumitranandan Pant Gallery. Visit the Rudradhari Falls and Pindari glacier.  Type of Destination:  Historic, Adventure, Family, Kids Friendly  Where to Stay: 12 Best Resorts in Kausani

Orchha (400 km from Delhi)

Orchha (400 km from Delhi)

Resided on the banks of river Betwa in Madhya Pradesh lies this historical and ravishing capital of Bundelkhand. So far yet so close it is one among the great tourist places near Delhi. It is a chill town surrounded by the divine Ram Raja Temple where people go worship Lord Rama. For the people to make most of the Orchha adventure one can bask in the multitude of temples and palaces. Distance from Delhi: Approximately 400 km Best time to visit: The best time to visit Orchha is from October to May Attractions:  Raja Ram Temple, Jahangir Fort Activities:  Attend the light and sound show at Raja Ram Mandir and spend the evening at the Jahangir Fort Type of Destination:  Historic, Pilgrimage, Family Where to Stay:   10 Best Orchha Resorts

Bikaner (497 km from Delhi)

Bikaner (497 km from Delhi)

Searching for wanderlust in the antiques is nowadays quite trending among the traveling millennials nowadays. One can find themselves voyaging across and around the monuments at this ‘Camel City’ Bikaner standing tall to glorify the layers of time and history. Distance from Delhi: Approximately 497 km Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit Bikaner is from October to March Attractions:   Junagarh Fort, Prachina Museum, Karni Mata Temple, Gajner Palace, Rampuriahaveli, Bhandasar Jain temple   Activities:  Sightseeing, Worshipping, Sand Dunes Safari Type of Destination:  Sightseeing, Pilgrimage, Family

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Ajmer (399 km from Delhi)

Ajmer (399 km from Delhi)

Proving to be a paradise for every kind of traveler, Ajmer is a quaint city among the places to visit near Delhi . For the ones in pursuit of peace, there are numerous to do. Famous for its heavenly Dargah there is no doubt in visiting as it’s a must do in the city. Distance from Delhi: Approximately 399 km Best time to visit: The best time to visit Ajmer is from October to March Attractions:   Ajmer Sharif Dargah, Taragarh Fort, Adhai Din Ka Jhonpda, Akbari Fort & Museum, Maqbara Shaikh Husain, Anasagar Lake, Nareli Jain Temple, Buland Darwaza Activities: Sightseeing, Boating, Worshipping Type of Destination:  Pilgrimage, Family

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Pangot (354 km from Delhi)

Pangot (354 km from Delhi)

Known as the Birdwatchers Paradise this place is a small town tucked within the gorgeous Kumaon hills. It is one of the best  places to visit near Delhi in December .  The mystical forests echoing the melancholy of thousands of colorful birds leaving little trails that disappear into the glades of sunlight is what this small village is about.  Distance from Delhi: Approximately 354 km Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit Pangot is from October to June Attractions:  Guao Hills, Naina Peak, Nainital Lake, Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, Snow View Point, Eco Caves, Tiffin, Goddess Naina Devi Temple Activities:  Boating, Sightseeing, Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking, Zip Lining Type of Destination:  Adventure, Family, Kids Friendly

Ranikhet (416 km from Delhi)

Ranikhet (416 km from Delhi)

One of the beautiful tourist places near Delhi it is a must visit. Residing in the lap of the ravishing Kumaon hills in the Almora district of the state of Uttarakhand, Ranikhet is a gorgeous hill station attracting umpteen tourists each year. Distance from Delhi: Approximately 416 km Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit Ranikhet is from March to July Attractions:   Majkhali, Ram Mandir, Bhalu Dam,  Haidakhan Babaji Temple, Golf Ground, Sunset Points, Chaubatia Activities: Sightseeing, Worshipping, Hiking Type of Destination:  Pilgrimage, Family Where to Stay: 12 Best Resorts in Ranikhet

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Naldehra (365 km from Delhi)

Naldehra (365 km from Delhi)

Nestled in the arms of the mountains, Naldehra is a place to experience the great view of the Himalayas. Stunningly spread across the undulating landscapes and lush green groves of the deodar and the Himalayan cedar with the beautiful atmospheric mists seemingly for all. Distance from Delhi: Approximately 365 km Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit Naldehra is from May to September Attractions: C habba, Mahunag Temple, Kogi Mata Temple, Tattapani, Golf Course Activities:  Trekking, Hiking, Worshipping Type of Destination:  Adventure, Family, Pilgrimage, Kids Freindly

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Almora (408 km from Delhi)

Almora (408 km from Delhi)

Things to do in Almora are in multitudes, to explore the adventurous sides of this beautiful and whimsical town one should visit. Nestled in the lap of snow-capped mountains and the bewitching hills this town is a gorgeous little hamlet serving as a sheer delight for the travelers and nature lovers. Explore the best places to visit in Almora for beautiful trip. Distance from Delhi: Approximately 408 km Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit Almora is from April to June Attractions:   Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kasar Devi Temple, Katarmal Sun Temple, Gobind Vallabh Pant Museum, Martola, Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum Activities: Trekking , Sightseeing, Hiking Type of Destination:  Historic, Pilgrimage, Adventure, Family

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Narkanda (403 km from Delhi)

Narkanda (403 km from Delhi)

Narkanda is a little town known for its thick woods, majestic mountains, and lush plains dotted with apple orchards. The place is significant due to legends that Pandavas stayed here at the time of their ouster. Surrounded by the Shivalik range, the place attracts tourists from all over the country for its natural beauty and ancient temples. Distance from Delhi: 402 kilometres from Delhi. Best time to visit: March-July, and September-October. Attractions:   Hatu Peak, Hatu Mata Mandir, Stokes Farm, Mahaaya Temple, Tanni Juber Lake Activities: Visit the 11,155 ft Hatu Peak, the highest in the region. Trek through lush cedar, maple, and spruce-fir trees as you hike to Jau Bagh. Try skiing if you are visiting in winters. See Tani Jubbar Lake and Mahamaya Temple. Where to Stay:  7 Best Resorts in Narkanda Check Out:  Best Narkanda Tour Packages for your vacation  

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Malana (527 km from delhi).

Malana (527 km from Delhi)

The lands that hold the strongest relics of adventure are often not spoken about, and that is why you need to head to the mysterious hills of Malana for an adventure you can never forget! Malana is an ancient village that lies to the north – east of the Kullu Valley and this solitary village is located at an altitiude of 9,938ft above sea level. The village of Malana is connected to Kullu by three mountain passes. Many trekkers have traversed these mountains in search of adventure and discovered wonders that they have brought back home with them, making it a popular destination within 500 Km from Delhi .  So grab your gear and head to this oldest democracy in the world and trek up the famous and intimidating Chanderkhani Pass and Rashol Pass. Distance from Delhi: 527 km Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year Attractions: Chandrakhani Pass, Kais wildlife sanctuary, Parvati Valley, Shiv Mandir, Hot Springs Activities: Trekking, Sightseeing, and Hiking Type of Destination:  Adventure, Family, Kids Friendly 

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Jodhpur (632 km from Delhi)

Jodhpur (632 km from Delhi)

Bound to seduce the nature lovers and the travelers by its picturesque lakes and the charming forts and well let’s not forget the stray cows who jostle for much attention. Located on the edge of the Thar Desert it is a must to opt for a desert safari and explore the little hamlets and hutments of the rural area. Distance from Delhi: Approximately 632 km Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit Jodhpur is from October to March Attractions:  Mehrangarh Fort, Rao Jodha, Kailana Lake, Umaid Bhavan Palace, Ghanta Ghar Activities:   Sightseeing, Hiking, Shopping Type of Destination:  Family, Kids Friendly, Shopping Where to Stay:  20 Best Resorts in Jodhpur

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Manikaran (540 km from Delhi)

Manikaran (540 km from Delhi)

Located in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, Manikaran is a quaint, peaceful religious visit for both the Hindu and Sikh communities who wish to spend a weekend seeking the blessings of God. However, this place doubles up as a perfect destination around Delhi to visit with adventure lovers and photographers as well. You can see large number of tourist attractions in Manikaran The main attraction is Manikaran hot water springs that are located all around the place. It is believed that a holy dip in these hot springs can eliminate sins of the lifetime. Owing to its location close to Kullu and Manali, Manikaran makes for a popular excursion and is lucky to have a canopy of clouds and hills around it. Some of the popular and most religious Hindu temples here are dedicated to Lord Rama, Lord Krishna and Lord Vishnu and gathers devotees from all over the country. Distance from Delhi: 540 km

Best Time to Visit: April to June and September to October Attractions: Hot Springs, Kulant Pith, Lord Ramchandra Temple, Lord Shiva Temple, Manikaran Gurudwara Activities: Trekking, Religious Walk, Nature Sightseeing Type of Destination:  Adventure, Pilgrimage, Family, Kids Friendly

Kangra (527 km from Delhi)

Kangra (527 km from Delhi)

A big town with colossal beauty and also is one of the most populated districts of Himachal Pradesh. There are several places to visit in Kangra as it is lying in the foothills of the alluring Himalayas this city is placed in the vicinity of the mountains delightful lower Shivaliks and Dhauladhars. Distance from Delhi: Approximately 527 km Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit Kangra is from March to June Attractions:   Kareri Lake, Brajeshwari Temple, Dhaulandhar Range, Masrur, Kangra Art Museum  Activities:   Hiking, Trekking, Worshipping, Sightseeing Type of Destination:  Pilgrimage, Hill Station, Family, Adventure

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Spiti Valley (735 km from Delhi)

Spiti Valley (735 km from Delhi)

Looking for a getaway from the daily hustle and bustle of the city searching for peace and tranquility then this city is definitely the place for you. The place where the paradise is hidden in the beautiful and ravishing lakes and valleys, one should visit this city. Distance from Delhi: Approximately 735 km Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit Spiti Valley is from May to July Attractions:   Key Monastery, Chandrataal, Lahaul Valley, Suraj Tal, Dhankar Lake, Pin Valley National Park    Activities:   Sightseeing, Trekking, Worshipping Type of Destination:  Pilgrimage, Adventure, Family

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Khajuraho (647 km from Delhi)

Khajuraho (647 km from Delhi)

It is a group of Hindu temples and Jain temples in Chhatarpur with an eye-catching view of the monuments. Spreading across the countryside it stands up as the UNESCO world heritage site. Stunningly intricate in their style of architecture and detailed sculptures, the temples are known for the same. Distance from Delhi: Approximately 647 km Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit Khajuraho is from October to March Attractions:   Kandariya Mahadev temple, Laxmana Temple, Matangeshwar Temple, Adinath Temple Activities:   Sightseeing, Worshipping Type of Destination:  Pilgrimage, Family Where to Stay:  10 Best Resorts in Khajuraho

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Chamba (597 km from Delhi)

Chamba (597 km from Delhi)

It holds a distinct position in the history, cuisine, and folklore of Himachal Pradesh. There are several places to visit in Chamba and it is also famous for the large temples and palaces it marks the royalty of rulers and their religious affiliations of the past. This town hosts the two popular fairs, “Suhi Mata” and “Minjar” that not only displays the folk dances but also music, arts, and crafts. Distance from Delhi: Approximately 597 km Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit Chamba is from April to June Attractions:  Laxmi Narayan temple, Hariraya temple, Rang Mahal, Chamera Lake, Manimahesh Temple Activities: Worshipping, Sightseeing, Adventure Type of Destination:  Pilgrimage, Adventure, Family, Kids Friendly

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Ranakpur (627 km from Delhi)

Ranakpur (627 km from Delhi)

A beautiful hamlet in the desert located in the Pali district of Rajasthan is one among the pleasing places to visit near Delhi. It is one of the most alluring temples in India. Planning for a perfect day trip? Then surely you should visit this beautiful serene place. The entire temple is carved by the white marble all over gives the eyes a breathtaking view. Distance from Delhi: Approximately 627 km Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit Ranakpur is from November to March Attractions:   Ranakpur Temple, Ranakpur Dam Activities:  Wildlife Safari, Sightseeing, Photography, Wolf Spotting, Trekking Type of Destination:  Pilgrimage, Family, Adventure Check Out: Best   Nightlife in Delhi

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Jaisalmer (827 km from Delhi)

Jaisalmer (827 km from Delhi)

Glide into the Golden City and explore the beauty of the city residing in the state of Rajasthan. You can find amazing places to visit and the city is mostly known for its majestic forts and the Camel safaris. The sun-kissed houses will make you forget all your stress and sorrows. Distance from Delhi: Approximately 827 km Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit Jaisalmer is from February to April Attractions:   Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon Ki Haveli, Salim Singh-ki Haveli, Nathmal-ki-Haveli, Khuri Sand Dunes, Khaba Fort and Indo-Pak Border   Activities:   Desert Safari, Sightseeing, Camping, Camel Safari Type of Destination:  Adventure, Family, Kids Friendly Where to Stay: 1.  15 Best Resorts in Jaisalmer                           2.   51 Best Jaisalmer Deserts Camps Check Out:  45 Best Jaisalmer Tour Packages

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Bir (517 km from Delhi)

Bir (517 km from Delhi)

Bir is a charming hamlet located near the Joginder Nagar Valley of Himachal Pradesh. One of the most famous places to visit near Delhi, it offers endless opportunities for adventure enthusiasts and spirituality seekers. It is recognised not only as of the paragliding hub of India but is also a popular meditation destination. Distance from Delhi: 516 kilometres. Best time to visit: March-May, and October-November. Attractions:   Deer Park Institute, Chokling Monastery, Dharmalaya Institute, Sherab Ling Monastery and many more Activities: Besides paragliding, Bir is also famous for hand gliding and trekking. Some of the best places to visit here are the Tibetan Colony, Sherab Ling Monastery, Bir Tea Factory, Chok Ling Monastery, and Deer Park Institute. Try authentic Tibetan food at Bir Road market.  Where to Stay:  Best Places to stay in Bir-Billing Must Read:  Bir Billings tour packages for your Holiday

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Renowned for its historic temples and palaces, Gwalior is a wonderful retreat for tourists to live an overwhelming experience. The city boasts of architectural galore that can be witnessed everywhere when you are in Gwalior. The historic city founded by King Surajesan has been hosting royalty since ages and is known for its regal structures that adorn the city.

One of the most impressive structures of the city is the Gwalior Fort which is often cited as the ‘pearl among the fortresses’ in India. The fort attracts a number of history lovers from all over India and its imposing architecture leaves a lasting impression on the minds. The remarkable fort has seen various events of history and has many temples, water tanks and palaces inside the complex making it a splendid place to visit for everyone.

When it comes to palaces, Gwalior is one of the best places to appreciate the cultural heritage of India. The Jai Vilas Palace is a breathtaking structure where one can look forward to seeing the art extravaganza of Gwalior. The place boasts of showcasing some interesting items like swords from the times when Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb lived and the library which has a collection of more than five thousand books. Currently serving both as a museum and residence of the royal Maratha Scindia family, Jai Vilas Palace is a fascinating place for culture vultures in Gwalior.

Another palace to enthrall you with its historical ruins in Gwalior is the famous Man Mandir Palace. Associated with many interesting stories, Man Mandir Palace is a must-visit to see the famous place where Aurangzeb imprisoned his brother Murad. It also features Jauhar Kund where Rajput women committed mass suicide to avoid rapes by the forces of Iltutmish. Some of the famous monuments which can be visited here are Jahangir Mahal, Shah Jahan Mahal and the Gujari Mahal.

For the lovers of archaeology, Gujari Mahal is a prominent attraction in Gwalior. Built by Man Singh, this place is a must visit to see various sculptures, statues and other remains that are as old as the 1st and 2nd century BC. If you want to enthrall yourself with the excellence of Indian architecture, Padavali is an impressive fort that can be visited about 40 kilometers from Bangalore. Comprising a number of ancient temples that boast of erotic carvings, the archaeological site belonging to the 8th-10th century AD is famous as Mini Khajuraho.

For those who cannot complete a vacation without filling their bags with multiple souvenirs of the city they visited, Gwalior is a wonderful place to be. If you want to indulge in some high-end luxury, Dindayal City Mall is a place where you can find multiple outlets that sell international brands. The place is a popular hangout spot among the people of all generations and one can find the plethora of showrooms, restaurants, bazaars, etc.

Gwalior also offers multiple items for shopping if you are interested in buying from the local markets. Some of the popular items to shop for when you are in Gwalior are traditional handicrafts, artifacts, handlooms and other attractive items. The handloom industry of Gwalior is famous for Maheshwari and Chanderi silk sarees. The best place to look for these attractive sarees is the popular Kothari shop in Sarafa Bazaar. Other famous markets in Gwalior to buy clothes are Naya Bazaar, Dahi Mandi, and Gandhi Bazaar. Gwalior is also known for its wonderful designer jewelry that showcases the vibrant culture of the place. Topi Bazaar is also a great place if you want to shop for sneakers, designer handbags and small purses and leather sandals.

For shopping handicrafts, Jiyaji Chowk Bazaar is a great place to go and spend your money. Another famous market to buy handloom products, carvings, artifacts etc. is Patankar Bazaar. Mrignayani Emporium is also a famous place in Gwalior to buy handicrafts and clothes. For buying Gwalior style silver boxes to add to your collection of souvenirs, Arihant Emporium is a famous shop that is a must visit for all the shopaholics.

One of the popular attractions of Gwalior is the Gwalior Trade Fair. The famous fair draws in a number of tourists and offers many fun memories that you will cherish forever. Usually held in the month of January or February, Gwalior Trade Fair boasts of many interesting activities like hasya kavi sammelan, qawwali, cultural performances, Mushairas, music nights, etc. 

Gastronomes in Gwalior can spice up their taste buds with a number of delicacies like kachoris, Samosas, Poha and bedai, kebabs, bhutte ki kees, Dal Bafla, Jalebi, Imarti, Rogan josh, mawa-bati and Malpua and traditional sweets such as the Morena Gajak. Gwalior also has various places to enjoy some tantalizing nightlife with some notable bars and pubs. A few of the popular ones are DnD Discotheque and Bar, Spectrum Discotheque and Pub and Barcode Discotheque and Bar.

Gwalior is also an amazing destination for those who have an inclination towards spirituality. The Sun Temple is one of the most beautiful shrines in Gwalior where one can admire the striking architecture and spend some peaceful moments in the serene ambiance of the temple. Teli Ka Mandir is another popular temple that dates back to the 9th century and known to be the highest building in Gwalior. Attracting a number of devotees, Saas Bahu Temple is an impressive temple that is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

Among offbeat places, Roop Singh Stadium in Gwalior is a delight for sports lovers which is known for being the stadium where Sachin Tendulkar hit the first double hundred in the history of ODIs. And, if you are looking to indulge in a serene escape from all the hustle and bustle, boating at Tigra Dam is a wonderful getaway from Gwalior. Gwalior Zoo is a place where you should go to see many rare species and add an adventure with some enthralling wildlife in your holiday experience in Gwalior. It is a must visit if you are planning a vacation with kids and family.

One of the popular places to not miss while sightseeing in Gwalior is Sarod Ghar that is the ancestral house of the legendary Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan. Another interesting attraction of the city is Shyam Vatika that boasts of having the world’s largest indoor mural. For those looking to treat themselves with some luxury, Usha Kiran Palace Hotel deserves a visit to feel like a royal and bask in the regal ambiance.

Full of interesting attractions and heritage places, Gwalior will captivate you every single minute on your vacation. Especially those who are history fanatics, Gwalior will not fail to leave them mesmerized.

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Rising gracefully from lush gardens and surrounded by a symmetrical charbagh (four-part garden), Humayun's Tomb exudes an air of tranquility and grandeur. The use of red sandstone and white marble in its construction adds a captivating contrast to the monument's façade, making it a visual delight for visitors and photographers alike.Interestingly, Humayun's Tomb served as an architectural inspiration for the world-famous Taj Mahal, which was built later by Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife. The intricate geometric patterns, arched entrances, and delicate lattice work seen in Humayun's Tomb can be traced in the design of the Taj Mahal.Today, the tomb complex houses the graves of several other members of the Mughal dynasty, making it a cherished historical site and a symbol of India's rich cultural heritage. Visitors can explore the beautifully landscaped gardens, marvel at the detailed calligraphy adorning the walls, and immerse themselves in the captivating history that surrounds this majestic monument.

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Home to the President of the world’s largest democracy, Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi stands as a symbol of national strength. The nation’s most important democratic functions like the swearing-in ceremony of its elected leaders are carried out in these very grounds. The Rashtrapati Bhavan has been witness to honour giving ceremonies of the country’s bravehearts and achievers, signing of historic pacts between India and other nations, of India’s independence and republic day ceremonies, and the hosting of many world leaders.The Rashtrapati Bhavan is a true architectural masterpiece in its own right. The magnificent building spreads across 320 acres, including the splendid ‘Mughal Garden’ and the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum. The design of the Rashtrapati Bhavan mainly imparts the Mughal architectural styles blended with classical and grand European signatures, credited to the British architects- Edwin Lutyen and Hebert Baker.The building is also diversified with a number of other typically Indian motifs such as ornate Elephant statues on the outer wall or the main gate of the building with the ‘Jaipur column’. All in all, it is quite a visual treat to behold!The building is open to visitors by three different segments or tour circuits. The first circuit comprises of the Main building and the Central Lawn. The second circuit houses the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex. In the same circuit, you can get a tour of the Clock Tower, the Stables, and the Garages. The third circuit has the magnificent Mughal Garden and other ancillary gardens of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Tourists can request a trip of each of the circuits separately on the days assigned for each segment respectively for daytime visits from 9 AM to 4 PM. There is much to take in and marvel at around the complex-- the intricate craftsmanship of carved marble statues, the sprawling Mughal Gardens featuring masterful landscaping concepts, the Clock Tower, and a myriad of presidential mementos preserved inside the Museum. Upon exit, you can explore the premier surroundings of this important historical site, often called as the ‘Lutyens Delhi’.

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  1. 15 Best Places to Visit in Delhi

    1. India Gate. This 42 meter high "Arc-de-Triomphe" like archway situated in the heart of Delhi city is much taller in the hearts of India. Formerly known as All India War Memorial, India Gate was built to commemorate the death of 70,000 British Indian soldiers who died during First World War between 1914-21.

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    Places to Visit in Delhi - This list of 79 best tourist places to visit in Delhi will help you plan a thrilling 2023 vacay. Visit the famous heritage spots like Red Fort, India Gate. ... Holiday Triangle Travel Private Limited. Address: Plot No - 52 , 3rd Floor, Batra House , Sector 32, Gurugram -122001,Haryana. Landline: 1800 123 5555.

  3. 52 Best Places to visit in Delhi

    1. India Gate. Must Visit 4.3 /5. 7 km. from city center 1 out of 112. Places To Visit in Delhi. Located in : New Delhi. India Gate is a war memorial located in New Delhi, along the Rajpath. It is dedicated to the 82,000 soldiers, both Indian and British, who died during the First World War and the Third Anglo-Afghan War.

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    Red Fort. This 17th century fort was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and served as the capital of the Mughals until 1857. 10. Gandhi Smriti. Mahatma Gandhi's home while in Delhi and the site of his assassination. 11. Hauz Khas Village. Hauz Khas village was known in the medieval period for the amazing buildings built around a reservoir ...

  5. 55 Places to Visit in Delhi 2024, Tourist Places & Attractions

    Places to Visit in Delhi: Check out the curated list of tourist places in Delhi, sightseeing attractions with PHOTOS & 5200+ TRAVELERS' REVIEWS. Explore Now. ... It is open on all days except on Sundays and National Holidays from 11:00 am to 06:30 pm. National Gallery of Modern Art Entry fee: For Indians: Rs.20 and for foreign nationals: Rs.500 ...

  6. 21 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Delhi & New Delhi

    Address: Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi, India. 8. Humayun's Tomb. Humayun's Tomb. Set in a lovely, large square garden, Humayun's Tomb is a lofty mausoleum constructed of white marble and red sandstone. It was designed as a prototype of the Taj Mahal in Agra and is an excellent example of Mughal architecture.

  7. 18 Best Places to Visit in Delhi

    Discover Delhi's top 18 tourist attractions! Immerse yourself in the city's history, culture, and vibrant spirit with this curated list of must-visit places. ... and vibrant spirit with this curated list of must-visit places. ... Tourism Update - Enjoy Visa Free Holiday Travel in Sri Lanka. November 3,2023.

  8. 20 top things to do in Delhi to get the most of your trip

    5. Take the stress out of sight-seeing on a bus tour. You can catch an easy glimpse of Delhi on a Ho-Ho Bus tour for as little as Rs 500 a day. Except for Mondays, tourist buses run throughout the day at regular intervals, stopping at the biggest sights and giving visitors plenty of time to get familiar with the city's history and heritage.

  9. 13 Best Places to Visit in Delhi, India, for a Great Holiday

    1.3 Janpath Market and Punjabi By Nature. 1.4 Delhi Green Park and Hauz Khas, one of the picnic spots in Delhi. 1.5 Khan Market to find great restaurants in Delhi. 1.6 Nehru Place. 1.7 Lotus Temple, one of the top tourist places in Delhi. 1.8 Humayun's Tomb, one of the best historical places in Delhi.

  10. Delhi Tour Guide : 35 Tourist Places To Visit In Delhi

    ISKCON temple is recognized as the most visited tourist places in Delhi located at Hare Krishna Hill, Sant Nagar, East of Kailash. It is known to be one of the famous tourist attractions in Delhi dedicated to Lord Krishna and Radha. This beautiful temple is a significant structure with 90-foot high shikharas. All the walls of the temple are ...

  11. Top 19 Tourist Places in Delhi Everyone Needs to Visit

    Location: Sansad Marg, CP, New Delhi Timings: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm Cost per Person: Approx. Rs. 5 for Indian citizens and Rs. 100 for foreigners 5. Red Fort, Amongst Popular Tourist Places in Delhi. The face of the Indian Capital, Red Fort is a famous Tourist Places in Delhi which was built in 1638. A great Mughal monument, it is entirely made up of red sandstone and displays imposing walls ...

  12. List of tourist attractions in Delhi

    It opened in December 2021. It was developed by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) in West Delhi's Punjabi Bagh at an estimated cost of ₹ 14 crore and replicas of 21 monuments from across the country. Aastha Kunj; The National Zoological Park is a 176-acre (71 ha) zoo near the Old Fort in Delhi, India. The zoo is home to about 1350 ...

  13. 25 Places to Visit in Delhi

    1. Qutub Minar. The Qutub Minar is the tallest tower in India | 25 Places to Visit in Delhi. Standing at 73 metres high, the Qutub Minar is the highest tower in India, located at the famous Qutub in Delhi. The tower was built using a combination of Irani and Afghani architectural styles.

  14. 50 Things to Do in Delhi

    Below is a list of fun things to do in Delhi for youngsters: 1. Take a segway: Ride a segway at janpath and take a tour of the city in this chic ride. 2. Fly in the sky while Paragliding: Fly high in the limitless sky while you traverse the blue surrounding you without wings and enjoy paragliding in Delhi. 3.

  15. A Definitive List of the Places to Visit in Delhi, India

    Book Cafes. There are a ton of charming Book Cafes that are counted among the best places to hangout in Delhi 🙂. Cha Bar at Iconic Oxford Book Store. Cafe Turtle. Spell and Bound Bookshop and Cafe. Ivy and Bean. Music and Mountains - Hillside Cafe (Sakley's) Rico's.

  16. Must Visit Places in Delhi

    8. India Gate. Akshardham Temple is the perfect place to start day 2 of your Delhi itinerary, to spend an entertaining morning in the Hindu sanctuary. Early afternoon, it's time to see Humayun's Tomb World Heritage Site, then take a short trip to Delhi Lotus Temple for a few minutes of peace.

  17. Welcome to Delhi Tourism: Official Tourism Website for Government of

    About Delhi. Delhi Tourism, a government undertaking facilitating tourism since 1975 will take you to a guided tour of the Delhi through this website. It explores the wonders of Delhi, its heritage, the art and craft, the diverse cuisine and culture. A symbol of the country's rich past and thriving present, Delhi is a city where ancient and ...

  18. List of tourist places in Delhi with location, timing, entry fees

    Delhi Tourism Santram Holidays 2020-08-27T10:54:29+00:00. New Delhi Tourist Sites Details. Have a look at the images, location, timings, entry fees of all the must see tourist sites & monuments in New Delhi, India. ... Nearby attractions: Delhi Zoo, Purana Quila and Nizamuddin Dargah and Millennium Park are in 1-2 km radius of Humayun Tomb. 5 ...

  19. (2024) 39 Top Tourist Places & Offbeat Places In Delhi

    Come and Explore These Beautiful Tourist Attractions, Famous Tourist Spots, Best Places to Visit, & Offbeat Travel Destinations in Delhi. 1. Agrasen ki Baoli. 2. Akshar Dham. 3. Chandni Chowk. 4. Chhatarpur Mandir.

  20. 70 Cool Places To Visit Near Delhi: Do Try Them Out

    Attractions: Rock Garden, Rose Garden, Pinjore Garden, Elante Mall, Sector 17 Market, Chokhi Dhani in Panchkula, boating in Sukhna Lake, boating & picnicking at Morni hills, and riding a cable car at Timber Trail. Best Time To Visit: September to March. Distance From Delhi: 260 km. How To Reach.

  21. 20 Amazing Holiday Destinations Near Delhi

    7. Kasauli. Kasauli. Kasauli is a six hour drive away from Delhi, situated in the southwest part of Himachal. This charming town is nestled amongst woody forests of pine trees and is surrounded by cedar trees. Kasauli is loved for its calm and pristine environment and is a great holiday destination near Delhi.

  22. 44 Places to Visit Near Delhi

    Here is the list of 44 Best Weekend Getaways from Delhi. 1. Neemrana, Rajasthan. 3.5 /5 View 10+ photos. Known For : Neemrana Fort Palace Zip Lining Baori. Neemrana town is located in Alwar in Rajasthan on Delhi-Jaipur highway. It is famous for its magnificent Neemrana Fort Palace.

  23. 55 Places to Visit Near Delhi: 2024 (Updated with Distance)

    Kullu - 492 km from Delhi. Dharamshala - 428 km from Delhi. Dalhousie - 560 km from Delhi. Nainital - 337 km from Delhi. Corbett National Park - 244 km from Delhi. While in this bustling city, always stay camera-ready, as most of the places to visit near Delhi are genuinely photograph worthy.