40 Best places to visit in Delhi

places to visit in Delhi

Delhi is the best place to plan a family vacation. here is the list of the 40 Best places to visit in Delhi.

1. Akshardham Temple

places to visit in Delhi

Dedicated to Bhagwan Swaminarayan, Akshardham Temple is an ancient Indian culture and architectural marvel. Located 60 acres of lush lawns and the step-well styled courtyard, it maintains 25 lion sculptures and a glorious recreation of India’s history. The temple has registered for the Guinness World Record for being the largest Hindu temple in existence. It also organizes exhibitions on Swaminarayan’s life teachings and also organizes a musical fountain and light show after sunset every day

  • Timings : 09:30 am to 06:30 pm
  • Entry Fee : INR 170 (Adults); INR 100 (Children)
  • Nearest Metro Station : Akshardham, New Delhi

2. Red Fort

Constructed in 1639 by the Mughals, Red Fort gets its name from its massive red-coloured sandstone walls. This octagonal-shaped fort is spread over an area of 254 acres. The planning and designing of the fort combines traditions from Mughal, Persian, Hindu, and Timurid culture. A strong influence on later structures built in and around Delhi, Red Fort features a museum that holds Mughal artefacts like daggers, curtains, miniature paintings and carpets.

  • Timings : 09:30 am to 04:30 pm (closed on Mondays)
  • Entry Fee : INR 10 (Indian citizens) and INR 150 (foreign nationals)
  • Nearest Metro Station : Chandni Chowk, New Delhi

3. India Gate

India Gate symbolises the sacrifice of 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives battling against the foreign army during World War I. Designed by Edwin Lutyens in 1911, it features Amar Jawan Jyoti or ‘the never-die flame’ which was added later to honour Indian martyred soldiers in the Indo-Pak War from 1965-1971. Furthermore, this beautiful masterpiece is counted amongst the largest war memorials in India and stands on a base made of Bhatar stone surrounded by lush lawns making it a popular picnic spot during winter afternoons and summer evenings. Lit at night, the monument looks magnificent with brightly lit fountains surrounding it.

  • Timings : 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Nearest Metro Station : Central Secretariat, New Delhi

4. Hauz Khas

Hauz Khas is a bustling urban neighbourhood known for its high-end clubs, boutiques, and restaurants. This place also has historical significance as it was the site of a legendary 13th century monument called Hauz-e-Alai. It’s also home to green spaces such as Deer Park where you can enjoy the ambiance or escape from the city clatter at a cafe in Delhi. There are so many things to do here such as shopping and looking at artwork at galleries.

  • Timings : Most of the restaurants and pubs remain open till midnight
  • Nearest Metro Station : Hauz Khas, New Delhi

5. Kingdom of Dreams

Situated in Gurugram, Kingdom of Dreams is a confectionary and cultural delight. The architecture is complex and the place transforms with various festive shows including cinematic musicals and theatre. Besides that, there are attractions such as Culture gully, which features an entire boulevard of arts, crafts, food and culture.

  • Timings : 12:30 pm to 12:00 am on weekdays and 12:00 pm to 12:00 am on weekends
  • Entry Fee : INR 1099 onwards (On Weekdays); INR 1,199 (On Weekends)
  • Nearest Metro Station : IFFCO Chowk, Gurugram

6. Worlds of Wonder

Worlds of Wonder is a theme park in Florida that features the latest rides and attractions. It was famous for its family-friendly ambiance, and its Pakistan-inspired restaurant with great views of the park. The park is spread over 10 acres and features rides like Hippti Hopp, Loco Motion, Space Shot, Rockin Roller and Big Beat. Meanwhile, the La Fiesta zone is designed specifically for children who will enjoy racers like Hippti Hopp and Loco Motion along with other activities like a pool bar, snack bar, and Punjabi authentic dhaba food.

  • Timings : 10:30 am to 7:00 pm
  • Tickets (Amusement Park + Water Park) : INR 1000 (Adults), INR 800 (Children)
  • Nearest Metro Station : Sector-18, Noida

7. KidZania

Designed as an indoor theme-park, KidZania is an interactive learning centre for kids. The place has a child-sized model of a real city with paved roads, functioning economy, shopping complexes and medical centres. This helps children to explore the world around them while developing their creativity and decision-making skills at the same time. The rich-learning environment at KidZania organizes role play activities so that children can learn more by doing and remain entertained throughout their entire visit.

  • Timings : 10:30 am to 6:30 pm (Tuesdays-Thursdays) and 10:30 am to 8:00 pm (Fridays-Sundays), Closed on Mondays
  • Tickets : INR 1300 (Kids); INR 700 (For Toddlers); INR 500 (Adults)
  • Nearest Metro Station : Sector-18, Noida

8. Connaught Place

Set in the heart of national capital, Connaught Place is considered to be the most expensive commercial market in the world. It is popular for housing showrooms of top-notch brands, luxury hotels, and flea markets. With attractions such as enticing equinoctial sundial, Jantar Mantar, and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib which features a reflecting pool, tourists visiting Connaught Place are quite excited.

  • Nearest Metro Station : Rajiv Chowk, New Delhi

9. Dilli Haat

Dilli Haat is a traditional market used to sell items of use in India. It is located near the INA Market and has 62 stalls, where visitors can buy authentic Indian products and enjoy an immersive experience in Indian culture. Dilli Haat also organizes cultural events such as dance or music performances for guests to enjoy, aiming to preserve India’s heritage.

  • Entry Timings : 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Entry Fee : INR 30 (Adults), INR 10 (Kids) and INR 100 (foreign nationals)
  • Nearest Metro Station : INA, New Delhi

10. Fun N Food Village

Fun N Food Village is located along Old Delhi-Gurgaon Road, maintaining India’s largest range of fun-filled water slides. The park has 21 rides, 22 water slides ranging from wave pool, the tornado slide, multiline slide, and speedy roller coaster, and also features a separate play zone for kids. Moreover, Fun N Food Village has landscaped gardens and multi-cuisine food outlets to enjoy with friends and family members. Furthermore, the park has a safe area for beginners in the swimming pool area.

  • Timings : 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Entry Fee : INR 300 (Kids) and INR 1000 (Adults)
  • Nearest Metro Station : Dwarka Sector 21, New Delhi

11. Snow World

South Asia’s largest indoor snow park, Snow World is located in DLF Mall of India, Noida and has a 6,000 square-meter area where you can enjoy ice skating and sledding. Featuring a chilling minus 10 degrees temperature inside this family entertainment venue, it offers mesmerizing interiors with an unmatchable scope of activities. Its Ski-Slides, Icy Luge (ride) and multi coaster (Toboggan) offer an exhilarating experience for visitors.

  • Timings : 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Ticket Price : INR 1150
  • Nearest Metro Station : Sector-18, Noida

12. Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar Complex and Qutab Minaret Tower. The Qutub Minar was constructed in the year 1192 out of red sandstone and marble.Is the tallest minaret in India, with a height of 72.5 meters (237.8 feet). Qutub Minar, Delhi, India.

Quwwat-ul-Islam Masjid, located on the foot of the tower, is the first mosque in India and contains 5 distinct storeys with marble and sandstone on top. The first three storeys are made of red sandstone while the fourth and fifth are in white marble with decorative Quranic texts etched into it. The minaret has a spiral staircase that connects five levels and allows people to traverse up to 379 steps high.

  • Timings : 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Entry Fee : INR 30 (Indians); INR 500 (foreign nationals)
  • Nearest Metro Station : Qutub Minar metro station, New Delhi

13. Humayun’s Tomb

After nine years of his death, at the age of 37, Humayun’s Tomb was constructed. Bega Begam did this in the honor of her late husband who was the first to have this Mughal architecture built with inspiration from Persian style. With double dome and garden squares, the tomb is also called chaharbagh because it has a square garden. Inside the walled enclosed space is where the graves of Mughal rulers are located.

  • Timings : 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Entry Fee : INR 30 (Indians); INR 500 (foreign nationals)
  • Nearest Metro Station : Jor Bagh, New Delhi

14. Lotus Temple

The Lotus Temple, known for its unique architecture, is a Bahá’í House of Worship dedicated to harmony. The temple boasts 27 free-standing marble-clad petals and boasts views of sprawling gardens, ponds and also offers places for conversation and solace. The height of the building exceeds 34 meters, which can house around 2500 people in total. The Lotus Temple has been designed with a multitude of religious symbols welcoming people from every perspective.

  • Timings : 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Nearest Metro Station : Kalkaji Mandir, New Delhi

15. Appu Ghar

A waterpark called Oyesters was recently launched with new rides and exciting attractions. Among the rides is Sky Fall, which is 93 feet tall, Whirl Wind, a slide that goes straight down, and Rapid Racers. These rides give visitors an opportunity to explore a sky theme as well as some fun indoors. The park also has banquet facilities, offering about 3,500 guests for their event.

  • Timings : 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Entry Fee : INR 799 (Kids); INR 1299 (Adults)
  • Nearest Metro Station : Huda City Centre, Gurgaon

16. Damdama Lake

Situated almost 60 km away from Delhi and offering a splendid view of Aravalli ranges, Damdama Lake is perfect for picnics. It also offers activities like para-sailing, hot air ballooning, rock climbing, camping, and trekking. Besides, there are various resorts in the vicinity which are ideal for family getaways or corporate meetings.

  • Timings : 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

17. Cyber Hub

There is a place for everyone in Cyber Hub Gurgaon, from foodies to someone looking for an event space. There are multiple offices that make up the complex and dining options such as restaurants, bars & pubs, cafes, bakeries, dessert places, and so on. People’s Plaza has some fun entertainment options like Smaaash and The People and Co., while there are retail outlets scattered around the tower too.

  • Timings : Most of the dining venues remain open till midnight
  • Nearest Metro Station : Cyber City Rapid Metro Station, Gurgaon

18. National Rail Museum

The first national railway museum in India features the world’s largest collection of life size, railroad exhibits from different states. Intermingled with artifacts are eyewitness accounts of India’s railroad history. The museum’s interactive turnstiles and ticketing kiosks invite visitors to take a ride through 160 years of rail history. Toy Train 1:8, 3D Virtual Coach Ride, Joy Train and PSMT Ride are the attractions at this museum.

  • Timings : 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    *Also open from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • Ticket Prices :
  • Weekdays: INR 50 (Adults), INR 10 (Children)
  • Weekends and Holidays: INR 100 (Adults), INR 20 (Children)
  • For Night Entry (Friday-Sunday): INR 200 (Adults), INR 150 (Children)
  • Nearest Metro Station : Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi

19. Jama Masjid

Located in the heart of Old Delhi, Jama Masjid is the largest and most well-known mosque in India. The construction of this building was completed under the reign of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and it took more than 5000 labourers to complete this lavish structure. Built in red sandstone and marble, this revered mosque has three gates, four towers, two 40-metre high minarets and a courtyard that can hold 25,000 devotees. As entry into the mosque during prayers is not allowed it should be noted that access to the building will be restricted.

  • Timings : 7:00 am to 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Nearest Metro Station : Jama Masjid, New Delhi

20. Rashtrapati Bhavan

When in New Delhi, don’t skip out on visiting the Rashtrapati Bhavan Presidential estate, the official home of the President of India. It is located on Rajpath near Jantar Mantar, and is divided into 3 circuits: Main Building (Circuit 1), Museum Complex (Circuit 2), and Mughal Gardens (Circuit 3). Built by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker in 1912-1947, this huge presidential palace measures 330 acres and houses an impressive canteen overlooking a 34-acre garden.

  • Timings : 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Circuit 1 : Open on Thursday-Sunday
  • Circuit 2 : Open on all days except Monday
  • Circuit 3 : Open on Thursday-Sunday (November-March)
  • Entry Charges : INR 50
  • Nearest Metro Station : Central Secretariat, New Delhi

21. Delhi Zoo

The Delhi Zoological Park is also called the National Zoological Park and has more than 130 species of animals, birds, and reptiles from around the world here. The Majestic White Bengal Tiger is a major attraction.

  • Timings : 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (1st April to 15th October), 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (16th October to 31st March). Fridays – closed.
  • Entrance Fee : Indians – adults – ₹40, Children (3-5 feet) – ₹20, Children under 3 feet – Free
    • Non-Indians – adults – ₹200, children (above 5 years) – ₹100, Children under 5 years – Free
  • Nearest Metro Station : Pragati Maidan Metro Station  

22. Jantar Mantar

The Jantar Mantar is one of the most popular places to visit in Delhi, and it’s home to the equinoctial sundial that can measure the time of day based on the sun’s movements. There are a total of 13 astronomy architectural instruments here and you can spend a few hours enjoying their precision and build.

  • Timings : 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM on all days
  • Entrance Fee : Indians – ₹5
  • Non-Indians – ₹100
  • Nearest Metro Station : Rajiv Chowk Metro Station

23. Agrasen ki Baoli

The Agra baoli or step well is a protected monument situated near the Connaught Place area. It has 108 steps and is said to have been built by the Agrawal community in the 14th century. Sacred to Muslims, Hindus and Jains, you can spend up to an hour here marvelling at the architectural beauty of this stepwell.

  • Timings : 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM on all days
  • Entrance Fee : N/A
  • Nearest Metro Station : Barakhamba Road Metro Station

24. Waste to Wonder Park

Located in Rajiv Gandhi Smriti Van, Waste to Wonder Park is an exclusive theme park in India’s capital city. It features a futuristic recreation of the Seven Wonders of the World and offers vacation-worthy activities including taking photos and finding fun on the large lawn areas. What makes this theme park different is that it has been built using objects like car parts, broken pallets, old tires, and rusted metal that are often generated by industry instead of spending money on demolition. With solar panels and wind turbines powering artificial lights at night-time, there are also many ways to spend time inside its al fresco seating areas. It is just as easy to contemplate the beauty of its replicas and take pictures as it is to relax on its benches with a picnic lunch.

  • Timings : 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM; Closed on Mondays and all National Holidays
  • Entry Fee :
    • Children (3 – 12 years): ₹ 25; Adults (12 – 65 years): ₹ 50
    • Free entry for children below 3 years and senior citizens over 65 years of age
  •  Nearest Metro Station : Hazrat Nizamuddin Metro Station

25. Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk is translated as Moonlight Street. This iconic area in Delhi houses one of the oldest markets in the city. It is one of thousands of places you can buy anything from here. The hustle and bustle, colorful and quaint shops, and the constant banter between sellers and buyers are experiences you should not miss. There are about 1500+ shops here.

  • Timings : Most shops remain open between 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM on all days except Mondays.
  • Entrance Fee : N/A
  • Nearest Metro Station : Chandni Chowk Metro Station

26. Lodhi Gardens

Lodhi Gardens is a beautifully designed park in the city that covered over 90 acres. The tombs of Sikander Lodi, Mohammed Shah, Bara Gumbad and Shisha Gumbad can all be seen here. The 15th-century architectural work it contains is exquisite. You can explore the grounds for a couple of hours for an early morning start.

  • Timings : 6:00 AM to 7:30 PM on all days
  • Entrance Fee : N/A
  • Nearest Metro Station : Jor Bagh Metro Station

27. Raj Ghat

Raj Ghat is a monument in Delhi dedicated to the Father of the Nation. It’s located on top a steep rise by the river Yamuna and is where Mahatma Gandhi’s funeral was held. It has an eternal flame, which burns perpetually and it is open skyward. This is a calm and very beautiful place to visit.

  • Timings : 5:00 AM to 7:30 PM on all days
  • Entrance Fee : N/A
  • Nearest Metro Station : Delhi Gate Metro Station

28. Safdarjung’s Tomb

Safdarjung was the Nawab of Oudh and the Prime Minister of the Mughal Empire during the late 1940s. The Safdarjung Tomb is a monument made of sandstone and marble built after the death of the Nawab in 1754. The Mausoleum in the center is surrounded by a large podium and well-maintained grounds.  This is an interesting place in Delhi you should definitely check out.

  • Timings : 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Entrance fee : Indians – ₹15, Non-Indians – ₹200
  • Nearest Metro Station : Jor Bagh Metro Station

29. Shantivan (Peace Park)

The Shanti Van or the Peace Park is a small memorial right behind the Red Fort. The park is a large public park that’s known to have been the cremation site of the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Special programs and cultural events are held during Nehru’s birthday and death anniversaries. This beautiful open park is an ideal place to relax and spend time in.

  • Timings :  5:30 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Entrance fee : N/A
  • Nearest Metro Station : Delhi Gate Metro Station

30. Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum

The former residence of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is now a memorial museum that has personal belongings from her life and furnishings used by the late international leader. The blood-stained sari worn when she was assassinated is on display here and multiple pictures and stories about her are also found here.

  • Timings : 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Entrance fee : N/A
  • Nearest Metro Station : INA Metro Station

31. National Gandhi Museum and Library

The National Gandhi Museum showcases a lot of personal items like books, clothes, accessories, and newspaper mentions of Mahatma Gandhi. The museum also houses a vast library containing over 35,000 books on Gandhian Principles, the life of Gandhi, and other periodicals about the Mahatma in both English and Hindi.

  • Timings : 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Tuesdays to Saturdays)
  • Entrance Fee : N/A
  • Nearest Metro Station : Delhi Gate Metro Station

32. Chhatarpur Temple

There is a temple in Chhatarpur dedicated to the goddess of Earth Katyayani, which was built in 1974. The seven-acre temple complex is one of the largest in the world and is seen at night after the sun goes down, when it glows with yellow lights. There are several shrines you can visit and three large complexes.

  • Timings : 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Entrance Fee : N/A
  • Nearest Metro Station : Chhatarpur Metro Station

33. Dilli Haat

Dilli Haat is an open-to-the-sky bazaar and food court that specializes in Indian products. This landmark has been around for years as it is hooked up to the Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation. It offers both premiere vendors and regional items. For example, you can buy handmade jewellery and local antiques here if you want to enhance your trip with some unique merchandise. There are multiple food kiosks to provide innumerable food options to help you keep your tummy full at all hours of the day.

  • Timings : 10:30 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Entrance Fee : Adults – ₹30, Children – ₹10, Non-Indians – ₹100
  • Nearest Metro Station : INA Metro Station

34. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of the most prominent gurudwaras in Delhi, India. The place is situated near Connaught Place and it has a holy river named Sarovar that seeps inside its complex. The complex also houses a hospital, library, museum, and school.

  • Timings : Open 24 hours a day
  • Entrance Fee : N/A
  • Nearest Metro Station : Rajiv Chowk Metro Station

35. The Garden of Five Senses

DDTC has recently developed the Garden of Five Senses, a complex built in nearby Said-Ul-Azaib. With features such as fountains, sky-high rocks, intricate stone and steel structures, sky-high ramps with flowery pathways to walk on, water cascades, and Mughal style gardens in the 20.5 acre park. It is the perfect spot for sightseeing and leisure activities that locals and tourists love visiting.

  • Timings : 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Entrance Fee : Adults – ₹35, Children – ₹15, Senior Citizens – ₹15
  • Nearest Metro Station : Saket Metro Station

36. ISKCON Temple

The ISKCON Temple in Sant Nagar, Delhi is one of the most popular temples that many local people and tourists visit. It’s an important place to visit as the temple is the abode to Lord Krishna who is considered to be one of the most popular Hindu Gods and has a beautiful complex with lots of things to see there. You can spend a few hours (about 2-3 hours) exploring this temple complex with its library, ashram, gardens and ponds.

  • Timings : 4:30 AM to 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM every day
  • Entrance Fee : N/A
  • Nearest Metro Station : Nehru Place station

37. Purana Qila

The Purana Qila, also called the Old Fort, is one of the oldest forts in Delhi. Remains dating back to the Pre-Mauryan period were discovered here. The complex has three arched gateways, as well as a mosque named the Qila-i-Kuhna and monuments like the Sher Mandal that herald early historical significance. Other historically important monuments can be found around the Purana Qila. The old fort is located in Mehrauli.

  • Timings :  7:00 AM to 5:00 PM every day
  • Entrance Fee : Indians – ₹30, Non-Indians – ₹500
  • Nearest Metro Station : Indraprastha Metro Station

38. Lajpat Nagar Central Market

There are hundreds of shops to choose from at the Central Market in Lajpat Nagar, or popularly known as the Lajpat Nagar. You can also find low-priced branded goods and people come here to shop continuously and keep coming back for more. You can spend up to half a day shopping at your heart’s content.

  • Timings : 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM (Tuesdays to Sundays)
  • Entrance Fee : N/A
  • Nearest Metro Station : Lajpat Nagar Metro Station

39. Mehrauli Archaeological Park

This archaeologically rich area is the par with its historic buildings, the Qutub Minar Complex, and the Tomb of Balban. It houses a huge number of monuments, many of which are quite significant. You can spend your whole day exploring the most prominent ones such as Barabban’s Tomb and Madhi Masjid if you’re into archaeology.

  • Timings : 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM on all days of the week
  • Entrance Fee : N/A
  • Nearest Metro Station : Qutub Minar Metro Station

40. Mughal Gardens

Spread over an area of 15 acres, the Mughal Gardens inside Rashtrapati Bhavan is inspired by the Mughals’ gardens of Jammu and Kashmir. The plan for the garden was laid during late 1910s while the plantings were done between 1928 and 1929. The garden is filled with thousands of tulips, 100 types of roses, and a total of over 5000 seasonal flowers.

  • Timings : 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM between Thursdays and Sundays (Open for visitors only between December and February)
  • Entrance Fee : ₹ 50 per person
  • Nearest Metro Station : Central Secretariat Metro Station
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