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Top 10 Historical Places in Delhi

As the ancient capital of eight dynasties in the history of India, there are many historical places in Delhi. Now we are going to introduce the top 10 historical monuments in Delhi.

1. Qutub Minar and its Monuments

First Built: 1193 A.D.
Qutb Minar is made of red and white marble. The tower is 73 meters high and tapers from bottom to top. The tower is engraved with Arabic Koran texts and various patterns. At present, the tower body has been tilted to a certain extent. For your own safety, tourists can only watch its appearance and cannot enter the interior for sightseeing.

Location: Mehrauli, 15km from New Delhi
How to Get to Qutub Minor: Tourists can take yellow subway line and get off at Qutub Minar station. Then it is about 2 km (6,562ft) from the scenic spot, you can walk or take a Tutu.
Opening Hours: All day
Ticket Fare: 500 rupees
Qutub Minar
Qutub Minar with 37 Meters High

2. Humayun's Tomb

First Built: 1556 A.D.
Humayun's Tomb is the mausoleum of Humayun, the second-generation Mughal emperor. The tomb, combines Islamic and Hindu architectural styles is a world famous historical places in Delhi. The main body of the mausoleum is made of red sandstone. The sarcophagus of Humayun and his queen was placed in the middle of the sleeping palace, and the other five Mughal emperors was placed on both sides of the palace.

Location: Southeastern suburb of New Delhi
How to Get to Humayun's Tomb:
1. Take the subway and get off at JLN Stadium station, then take an electric tricycle or walk about 2.4km (7874ft) to arrive.
2. Take bus 411 and get off at Hazrat Nizamuddin, then walk to there.
Opening Hours: From sunrise to sunset
Ticket Fare: 250 rupees; Free on Friday
Humayun Tomb
Humayun's Tomb with the Architectural Styles of Islamic and Hindu

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3. Red Fort Complex

First Built: 1648 A.D.
Red Fort was a royal palace during the Mughal Empire, named after the entire building was built of reddish brown sandstone. Exquisite and complicated carvings are still preserved on the walls and pillars. The outer ring of the castle is surrounded by a moat. Tourists can enjoy the spectacular sunset in the evening at this historical monument in Delhi.

Location: The old city of eastern Delhi, next to Yamuna River
How to Get to Red Fort Complex: Take the yellow line subway and get off at Chandni Chowk station. Then take an electric tricycle or walk for about 20 minutes. Follow the main road of Chandni Chowk to the end, and you will reach Lahore Gate of Red Fort.
Opening Hours: From sunrise to sunset. It is closed on Monday.
Ticket Fare: 600 rupees
India Delhi Red Fort
Red Fort with Exquisite and Complicated Carvings

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4. Jama Masjid

First Built: 1650 A.D.
As the largest mosque in India and one of the three largest mosques in the world, Jama Masjid is one of the most precious historical places in Delhi. The whole building was completely timber-free. The ground, ceiling and walls are made of finely ground white stone and sealed with lead water. On Fridays and festivals, ceremonies held there attracting tens of thousands of tourists every year.

Location: Northeast corner of Delhi
How to Get to Jama Masjid: Take the yellow line subway and get off at Chawri Bazar station, exit from gate 3. Then walk for 10-15 minutes or take an electric tricycle to get there.
Opening Hours: 8:30-12:30; 13:45 - 30 minutes before sunset
Ticket Fare: Free
Delhi Jama Masjid
Jama Masjid - One of the Three Largest Mosques in the World

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5. Agrasen ki Baoli

First Built: At least 800 years ago
The stepwell is designed to store water while making it easier for people to access the water source. Generally, it goes straight to a deep water storage pool underground, and people can obtain groundwater all year round. In addition, people can go to the bottom to enjoy the cool in summer.

Location: Hailey Road, Near Diwanchand Imaging Centre, K G Marg, Hamdard Nagar, Vakil Lane, Mandi House, New Delhi
How to Get to Agrasen ki Baoli: Take the yellow line or blue line subway to Rajiv Chowk Station, then walk for about 10 minutes.
Opening Hours: 09:00-17:30
Ticket Fare: Free
Agrasen ki Baoli
Agrasen ki Baoli - Designed for Storing Water

6. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

First Built: 1664 A.D.
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is made entirely of white marble. The front of the compound is a marble square with a pool the same size as a football field. The pool is surrounded by a long wide stone corridor with elegant and generous pillars and arches. The live religious music makes this historical monument in Delhi holier.

Location: Ashoka Road, Connaught Place, Next to Grand Post Office, New Delhi
How to Get to Gurudwara Bangla Sahib: Take the subway and get off at Patel Chowk Station, or take a bus to Shivaji Stadium Station and walk along Ashok Road for 10-15 minutes.
Opening Hours: All day
Ticket Fare: Free

7. Purana Qila

First Built: 1534 A.D.
Purana Qila is a rectangular building standing in the wild. There is also a deserted mosque in it, where exquisite stone carvings can be seen. In addition, there is also a famous scenic spot, the octagonal library, which is also the place where Humayun fell and died.

Location: Mathura Road, New Delhi
How to Get to Gurudwara Bangla Sahib: Take a taxi is the most convenient way
Opening Hours: Sunrise-sunset
Ticket Fare: 100 rupees

8. Hanuman Mandir

First Built: 16th century A.D.
This 34-meter-high colored historical place in Delhi is located on the side of the Karol Bagh station on the track near the blue line subway. People can enjoy it on the land part of the subway. The most characteristic part is the entrance of the temple. Tourists should enter the Mandir along the scary mouth of the statue.

Location: Hanuman Mandir, Karol Bagh, New Delhi
How to Get to Hanuman Mandir: Take the blue line subway, get off at Karol Bagh station then walk to there.
Opening Hours: Sunrise-sunset
Ticket Fare: Free

9. Jantar Mantar, New Delhi

First Built: 1724 A.D.
Jantar Mantar is used to measure the orbits of the sun, moon and planets. This observatory is the best preserved place, and all kinds of observation instruments can still be used by astronomers. The courtyard has 12 small triangular buildings, representing 12 constellations, which are still used to study astrology.

Location: Janpath, Connaught Place
How to Get to Jantar Mantar: Take the subway and get off at Patel Chowk Station and walk about 10 minutes.
Opening Hours: Sunrise-sunset
Ticket Fare: 100 rupees
Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar Used to Measure the Orbits of Planets

10. Ashoka Pillar

First Built: 3th century B.C.
Ashoka Pillar is a series of commemorative pillars set up by Ashoka, the monarch of the Maurya dynasty, in northern India. The existing Ashoka Pillar contains 19 dilapidated buildings with an average column height of 10-13 meters and a weight of 50 tons. It is a historical monument in Delhi worth visiting.

Location: On the bank of Jumna
How to Get to Ashoka Pillar: Take a taxi
Opening Hours: All day

Ticket Fare: Free

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