Delhi Darshan The Top 10 Places to Visit in Delhi

Delhi Darshan: The Top 10 Places to Visit in Delhi


Are you a passionate traveller who loves to explore historical monuments? If yes, then join us on a captivating journey to the heart of India- Delhi. Let’s explore the top 10 places to visit in Delhi. 

Dillwaalon ki Dilli- Delhi has various monuments, forts, temples, and beautiful mosques to explore. On one hand, we see the bustling lanes of Old Delhi while on the other, we see the manicured lawns of New Delhi. Delhi has a long history of empire succession from the Delhi sultanate to the Mughals to the British. Today, the city stands as one of the fastest developing cities. So, join us as we navigate through the must-visit destinations that define the essence of Delhi

Top 10 Places To Visit in Delhi

  • Red Fort

Red Fort, The Top 10 Places to Visit in Delhi

Delhi’s most famous monument, the Red Fort, is a reminder of the Mughal era and the symbol of India’s struggle for Freedom. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan when he decided to shift from Agra in 1638. Constructed with meticulous attention to detail, the private apartments in the Fort have a row of pavilions connected by a continuous water channel called Nahr-I-Behisht, also known as Stream of Paradise. One can witness an hour of sound and light shows showcasing the fort’s history every evening. 

  • Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid, The Top 10 Places to Visit in Delhi

Also called Majid-i Jahan Numa, Jama Masjid was constructed between 1650-56 by Emperor Shah Jahan. It is one of the largest mosques in India where Muslims gather every Friday for communal prayer. The mosque faces the city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. The courtyard which faces the eastern gateway of the mosque can accommodate almost 25000 people. It is important to cover one’s head, legs, and shoulders while visiting the mosque. 

  • Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk, The Top 10 Places to Visit in Delhi

Who doesn’t know about the famous lanes of Chandni Chowk? It was built in the 17th century by Emperor Shah Jahan. Chandni Chowk is the largest wholesale and retail market. It’s the oldest and busiest market in India. It is a shopper’s paradise with streets filled with different kinds of shops like jewellery, candles, perfumes, clothes, and so on. 

  • Swaminarayan Akshardham

Swaminarayan Akshardham, The Top 10 Places to Visit in Delhi

‘Akshardham’ means the divine abode of God. This temple complex was built by the BAPS   (Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha) and opened in 2005. The Mandir, the exhibitions, and even the Gardens echo spirituality. The Mandir is built from intricately carved marble and sandstone. The complex includes sprawling gardens, sculptures, and boat rides.

  • Humayun’s Tomb

Humayun’s Tomb, The Top 10 Places to Visit in Delhi

Humayun’s Tomb is the very first kind of Mughal-style building in India. The tomb is part of a complex that has beautiful gardens. In 1993, it was declared a UNESCO Heritage Site. Back in 1570, Humayun’s wife, Hamida Banu Begum, commissioned the tomb after he passed away. After getting inspired by the splendour of the garden surrounding Humayun’s tomb, Edward Lutyens the architect and planner of New Delhi re-created a similar design for Rashtrapati Bhawan.

  • Lodhi Gardens

Lodhi Gardens, The Top 10 Places to Visit in Delhi

Situated near Lodhi Estate, Lodhi Gardens were built in 1936 by the British. The gardens were made around the tombs of 15th and 16th-century rulers. The gardens consist of smooth walking and jogging tracks surrounded by ancient trees, colourful shrubs, and flowering plants. Before Independence, it was called ‘Lady Willingdon Park’ named after the wife of the British Viceroy. After Independence, it gained the name Lodhi Gardens.

  • Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar, The Top 10 Places to Visit in Delhi

Qutub Minar stands as one of the tallest minarets in all of Asia. It started being built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak in the early 13th century, and his successor Iltutmish completed it. They made the tower to commemorate their final triumph over the Rajput rulers of Delhi. The tower has five distinct stories, showcasing carved inscriptions taken by the Quran. The Qutub Complex also houses the Iron Pillar which is one of the metallurgical interests of the world. Other monuments in the complex are the Qutub Mosque, the tomb of Illtumish, the Alai Darwaza and Minar.

  • Birla Mandir/ Laxminarayan Temple

Birla-Mandir, The Top 10 Places to Visit in Delhi

Also known as the Laxminarayan Temple, it is one of the biggest Hindu temples in the city. The temple was built by Baldeo Das Birla and his sons from 1933 to 1939 and was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi under the condition that people of all castes would be allowed inside the temple. It also has a Geeta Bhavan which is used for giving discourses. The building of the temple is based on the Nagara style of architecture.

  • India Gate

India Gate, The Top 10 Places to Visit in Delhi

India Gate is a war memorial built in memory of 70,000 Indian soldiers who died fighting for the British Army in World War I. It is located on the eastern side of Rajpath and was designed by Sir Edward Lutyens. Amar Jawan Jyoti, which is also an important part of India Gate was added later as a tribute to Indian soldiers who laid down their lives in the Indo- Pak war of 1971. 

  • Bahai (Lotus) Temple

Lotus Temple, The Top 10 Places to Visit in Delhi

The Bahai temple is also known as the Lotus Temple because it is in the shape of a lotus. The temple was built by architect Fariburz Sabha in 1986. The temple doesn’t focus on a particular deity. But the focus is on meditation, peace, unity, and togetherness among people. Over 10,000 daily visitors visit the temple daily, making it the most visited tourist attraction in India.

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