Do you feel like making an international or domestic trip to the historical city of Delhi? Here are top ten tourist places in Delhi you can plan to visit any time of the year.
1. Red Fort
You should not miss this historic monument in your itinerary. It is one of the famous landmarks in India and a great reminder of the Mughal Emperors and their rule of nearly 200 years.
It was built in 1638 with red sandstones. Some of its surviving structures include its walls and ramparts as well as audience halls, main gates and the imperial apartments.
It is usually closed on Mondays but opens every day from 9 am to 6 pm.
2. The Ruins of Qutub Minar
The Qutub Minar is a brick minaret that stands at 73 meters. It has five stories of abundant chiseled scripture and carvings, all thanks to Qutub-ud-din Aibak.
Besides, it is the second tallest minaret in India. At its foot, stands the first mosque to be built in India.
You can visit it at any time from sunrise to sunset, except on a Monday.
3. The Wonderful Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple
This is the world’s largest Hindu temple. Build by the BAPS spiritual organization. It has a unique architectural design of white marble and pink stones.
Moreover, it offers an informative boat ride, a food court with varied types of food, a fascinating fountain show as well as a spectacular view from all angles in its huge garden.
It usually closes on Mondays and opens any other day from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm.
4. Chattarpur Temple
Sant Shree Nagpal Baba found this popular temple in the 1970s. It has a unique architectural presence that mixes a touch of North and South. It harbors loads of beautiful statues like the Lord Ganesha, Radha-Krishna and Ram-Darbar among others.
You can visit it between 4 am to 11 pm.
5. Nehru Park
This park is located in Chanakyapuri and has loads of recreational activities that you can enjoy with family and friends. It usually draws loads of people from all over India, during its famous annual Bhakti Festival. You can visit it at around 6 am to 8 pm.
6. The Ruins of Hauz Khas Fort and its Surrounding Village
This splendid fort resides amidst a lake and is one of the famous tourist attraction sites in Delhi. It is a fun and serene spot in India with loads of recreational stuff.
This place is a hub for bird watchers and makes a great picnic place. You can visit it at any time of the day from sunrise to sunset. It was built in the 13th century.
7. The Craftsman Museum
This vintage museum at the heart of Delhi is famous for preserving and nurturing the traditional crafts of India. Some of its main highlights are the enormous carved temple chariot and a Gujarati Havel among others.
It usually opens at 9.30 am and closes at 5 am. This is from July to September. However, from October to June, it opens up to 6 pm. It remains closed on national holidays and Mondays.
8. The National Rail Museum
This celebrated museum has loads of collection of over a hundred train exhibits from the Indian railways. It is the best place for train aficionados as well as a fun and loving place for kids of all ages.
You can find static and working models of trains, some antique furniture as well as historical photos and Prince of Wales saloon among other train-related attractions.
You can visit it daily from 9.30am to 5.30pm, except on Monday and national holidays.
9. The Lotus Temple
This is one of the famous tourist attraction areas in Delhi, India. The Lotus in Bahai Temple, symbolizes the four religions, Islam, Jainism, Hinduism, and Buddhism.
It welcomes all worshippers but belongs to the Bahai faith that states that everyone and his or her religion are one. You can visit it from 9 am until sunset.
10. Old Fort, Purana Quila
This fort is one of the ancient grandeur in Delhi. It spreads over a circuit of 2km with its rectangular dimensions. Besides, you can cruise around it with a boat in the nearby lake. It is open from 7 am to 5 pm.
There you have it some of the most celebrated places to visit while in Delhi, India. You can check on more depending on your taste and preference, there is everything for everyone.
So book a flight now or take a tour of these places if you are already in Delhi. There is no best time to visit Delhi, as it is always sprawling with fun activities. Besides, the markets here have loads of stuff that you can carry home as souvenirs.