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Top Delhi Points of Interest

Just arrived in Delhi and do not know where to go?

Here are the top Delhi points of Interest

Agrasen ki Baoli
Agrasen ki baoli delhi points of interest
Agrasen ki Baoli

OVERVIEW :

Agrasen ki Baoli is a 60-meter long and 15-meter wide ancient step well on Hailey Road near Connaught Place, Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, India. However  there are no records to prove that who built Agrasen ki Baoli. It is assumed that it was initially built by the legendary king Agrasen, and  was rebuilt in the 14th century by the Agrawal colony. It’s one of the best places in Delhi to spend your weekend with friends .

HOW TO REACH:

You can reach Agrasen ki Baoli by New Delhi , Metro station . It is about 3km from New Delhi Metro station . You can take an auto or a taxi to reach there. 

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TIMINGS :  

9AM–5:30PM

FACTS :

*The Baoli is 60m long and 15 m wide rectangular step well. It has 103 steps made of red stones.

* People believe that evil spirits reside here.

* UNESCO declared the tomb a World Heritage Site in 1993.

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib delhi points of interest
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

OVERVIEW :

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of the most prestigious Gurdwaras in Delhi, India . It is ranking at No 1 amongst the best tourist and pilgrimage spots in Dehli (SURVEY-2017).  It was built as a small holy place by Sikh General Sardar Bhagel Singh in 1783 and then expanded later.

HOW TO REACH:

Bangla Sahib Gurudwara is 2 KM from Rajiv Chowk Metro Station Gate No. 1 to . You can take an auto to reach the Gurudwara .

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Its open 24hrs a day .

OTHER IMPORTANT THINGS :

*Photography is not allowed inside the Gurudwara.

FACTS:

* At least 8,000 people eat langar daily .

* At least 15,000 people visit the Gurudwara on a normal weekday.

Humayun’s Tomb
Humayun's Tomb Delhi points of interest
Humayun’s Tomb

 

OVERVIEW :

Humayun’s tomb  was designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, a Persian architect and is located in Nizamuddin East, Delhi close to the Purana Qila (Old Fort). The tomb has a height of 47 metres (154 ft) and is 91 metres (299 ft) wide.

HOW TO REACH:

Get down at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Metro Station in Violet Line . This is about 2 kms from Humayun’s Tomb. You can take an auto from there .

ENTRY FEES :

Rs 30 (Indian)

Rs 500(foreigners)

TIMINGS :  

6AM -7PM

FACTS:

*The tomb’s concept of eight side chambers symbolizes the Islamic concept of paradise.

*The tomb is made using red sandstone and white marble.

India Gate
India Gate delhi points of interest
India Gate

OVERVIEW :

India Gate was originally called the All India War Memorial. It is a memorial to 82,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who sacrificed their life during the First World War, in France.  There is no access to the names of the soldiers because of security reasons. This is one of most famous Delhi points of interest.

HOW TO REACH:

You can reach India Gate by  Barakhamba Road Metro Station on blue line .It is around 3km away from India Gate. You can take an auto or taxi to reach India Gate .

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TIMINGS :

5:00 AM – 12:00 AM

OTHER IMPORTANT THINGS :

* India Gate is the venue of the Republic Day parade, which takes place on 26th January every year.

*Architect of India Gate is Sir Edwin Lutyens.

International Dolls Museum
International Dolls Museum delhi points of interest
International Dolls Museum

OVERVIEW:

K. Shankar Pillai, a political cartoonist set up the museum.  The museum comprises the area of 5,184.5 sq ft (481.66 m2) . The museum is located in the Children’s Book Trust building on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi.

HOW TO REACH :

Nearest Metro Station from Dolls Museum is Mandi House . Distance between Mandi House Metro Station and Dolls Museum is 3 kms. You can also take an auto .

ENTRY FEES :

Adult: Rs.15/-, Child: Rs. 5/-

TIMINGS :  

10:00 am to 5.30 pm.

OTHER IMPORTANT THINGS :

*It is closed on Monday.

Jama Masjid
Jama Masjid delhi points of interest
Jama Masjid

OVERVIEW :

The Masjid-i Jahān-Numā is commonly known as the Jama Masjid of Delhi. It is one of the largest mosques in India. Mughal emperor Shah Jahan constructed the mosque between 1644 and 1656. The courtyard can lodge more than 25,000 people at one time.

HOW TO REACH:

It takes 1 minute to travel from Chawri Bazar Metro Station to Jama Masjid.

 

ENTRY FEES :

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TIMINGS :  

7am-12pm & 1.30 pm-6.30 pm. Closed for tourists during prayer.

OTHER IMPORTANT THINGS :

* 25,000 people can pray in the courtyard of Jama Masjid at a time and it is India’s largest mosque.

* Its construction cost 1 million rupees. It was constructed by more than 5000 workers.

 

 Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar delhi points of interest
Jantar Mantar

OVERVIEW :

The Jantar Mantar is an equinoctial sundial. The instrument is considered to measure the time of day, correct to half a second and position of the Sun and the other heavenly bodies.

HOW TO REACH :

Patel Chowk and Rajiv Chowk Metro Station are the nearest Metro Station. You can pick an auto from there to Jantar Mantar .

ENTRY FEES :

5 Rs. (Indians)
100 Rs(Foreigners).

TIMINGS :

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

OTHER IMPORTANT THINGS :

*Photography is allowed

*Some instruments inside the Jantar Mantar Observatory.

  • Samrat-Yantra
  • Jai Prakash Yantra
  • Ram Yantra
  • Misra Yantra
  • Dakshinottarabhitti Yantra
  • Agra Yantra
Lodhi Garden
Lodhi garden delhi points of interest
Lodhi Garden


OVERVIEW:


Lodhi garden is a city park situated in New Delhi, India. The garden is situated between Khan Market and Safdarjung’s Tomb on Lodhi Road, which is now secured by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

HOW TO REACH:


It takes 1 minute to travel from Jor Bagh Metro Station Gate No. 2 to Lodhi Gardens New Delhi. Approximate driving distance between Jor Bagh Metro Station Gate No. 2 and Lodhi Gardens New Delhi is 1 km.
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TIMINGS:

6am to 7:30pm

National Rail Museum
National Rail Museum delhi points of interest
National Rail Museum

OVERVIEW :

The National Rail Museum is in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi which highlights the rail heritage of India. It was inaugurated on the 1st of February 1977. It is around 10 acres (40,000 m2). Museum remains closed on every Monday and on National Holidays.

HOW TO REACH :

Rail Museum is located near the Dhaula Kuan Metro Station. It is around 2 KM from the metro station.

ENTRY FEES :

Rs. 20

TIMINGS :

9.30 am- 5.30 pm
Pragati Maidan
Pragati Maidan delhi points of interest
Pragati Maidan

OVERVIEW :

In Pragati Maidan large exhibitions and conventions take place . It has an area of nearly 150 acres  more than 6,25,000 Sq. meters. It is the biggest exhibition center in Delhi. India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) owns it. Pragati Maidan’s layout was designed by architect Raj Rewal.

HOW TO REACH:

Take the blue line to reach Pragati Maidan by Delhi Metro. Get down at Pragati Maidan. Exhibition Centre is walkable distance from the station.

ENTRY FEES :

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TIMINGS :  

During the Day

 

I am sure these Delhi points of interest will keep you busy in the capital. Also check out my Goa Travel Series

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