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Best Things to do in Delhi

Tourist attractions in delhi

Being the national capital of India, Delhi is famous for its historical, architectural, and cultural diversity. Delhi never fails to quench your thirst for exploring new places. One cannot get bored delving into tourist attractions of Delhi that are beyond the assumption. Delhi is also home to three UNESCO World Heritage sites. Come, have a look at the list of best things to do on a trip to Delhi, and plan your trip!

Tour to Qutub Minar

Known as one of the best places to visit in Delhi, 240 ft Qutub Minar is made of marble and red sandstone. This five-storied minaret was founded by Qutub-ud-din-Aibak, the first ruler of the Delhi, and named after him. This is a part of the Qutb complex which is among three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India (the other two are Humayun’s Tomb and Red Fort). The structure is famous for another attraction; the spiral staircase of 379 steps. However, it is closed to the public since 1974. Why so late? Add this Minaret to your things to do in Delhi this weekend list and fly to Delhi. Book cheap flights to DEL.

How to reach: Qutub Minar Metro Station is the nearest Metro Station available. From Metro Station, one can take a rickshaw or a cab to reach the Minar.

When to visit: From morning to evening.

Fee: Free

Witness the symbol of peace, Lotus temple

An architectural delight of Delhi, the Lotus temple is open for all, irrespective of caste or religion. Made of pure marble, the structure was built in the shape of a lotus, which is known as the universal symbol of peace. The temple has nine doors, all open to the central hall that can accommodate almost 2500 people to meditate. The temple is called the place of the Baha’i faith which promotes peace. With the amazing aura of harmony, the Lotus Temple is recommended to be listed in things to do in Delhi with family.

How to reach: Kalkaji Mandir station is the nearest Metro Station. One can walk from there to the temple.

When to visit: 9 AM – 5.30 PM in winters, 9 AM – 7 PM in summers. Closed on Mondays.

Fee: Free

Pay tribute to soldiers at India Gate

Built to pay tribute to the brave soldiers who lost their lives in First World War (1914-1918), and Anglo-Afghan War, the India Gate Is situated at the heart of Delhi. You can see more than 13,200 names of soldiers written on the walls of the gate. The prestigious occurrence of India, the Republic Day Parade, can be watched in front of the India Gate. Lit up brilliantly and surrounded by alluring fountains, the India Gate is among the amazing things to do in Delhi at night.

How to reach: The Central Secretariat Metro station is the nearest. From there, auto or rickshaws are available. Walk to the Gate from Metro Station. Are you planning to visit Delhi from Dallas? You can book flights from Dallas to New Delhi.

When to visit: Monday – Sunday; 7 AM – 11.59 PM

Fee: Free

Bow down in front of Akshardham

 Akshardham Temple also called as Swaminarayan Akshardham Complex, is a place for traditional Hindu culture, architecture, and spirituality. This is not only a temple, but it is a cultural campus that organizes diverse activities and exhibitions representing Hindu religion and peace. Situated on the banks of the River Yamuna, the temple was inaugurated by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India, and opened to the public in 2005. The Akshardham Temple has made it to the Guinness Book of World Records for being the largest Hindu temple complex in the world which makes the Temple to stand in the list of must-to-do things in Delhi. We can also see the walls with awe-inspiring carvings of flora, fauna, and many deities. The lush gardens and water shows are the added allurements of the temple.

How to reach: The nearest Metro Station is Akshardham Metro Station. Exit towards the Temple gate and walk to the Temple.

When to visit: Tuesday – Sunday; 9.30 AM – 6.30 PM

Fee: Free

Take a shine to Red Fort

Remaining a prominent Mughal architecture in India, and fondly called Lal Qila, the Red Fort is among the primary historical places to visit in Delhi. The stupefying light and sound show that takes back the audience into the history of Delhi and describes the greatness of the Red Fort is one of the best things to do in Delhi. Listening to the inspirational speeches by Indian freedom fighters like Mahatma Gandhi Ji and others in the one-hour-long audio and visual show elicits the sense of pride. Every year, the Prime Minister of India hoists the national flag at the Red Fort, on the occasion of Independence Day. UNESCO declared Red Fort as a World Heritage Site in 2007.

How to reach: Chandini Chowk is the nearest Metro Station to Red Fort.  Exit at the station and opt for an auto or a cab to reach the Fort. DTDC buses also are a good option to reach the Fort.

 When to visit: Tuesday – Sunday; 7 AM – 5.30 PM

Fee: Adult with Indian Nationality – 10, Foreigner – 250, Child – 0

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