10 Best Places to Visit in Delhi – Popular Tourist Attractions

As a transport hub in North India and a stop on the classic travel route "Golden Triangle," Many travelers choose Delhi as the starting or end spot for their trip to India. Below are 10 best places to visit in Delhi.

1. Qutab Minar

Qutab Minar

It is famed for one of the “seven wonders of India” and is a must-see tourist attraction in Delhi. The tower is engraved with Arabic Quran and various patterns. It is recommended to understand related history before visiting this brick minaret.

Ticket Price: Rs600 for foreigners or Rs550 cashless; free for children under 15 years.
Opening Time: sunrise to sunset
Transportation: By taxi/bus/subway
Time Reference: 2hours

2. Red Fort

Red Fort, Delhi

It is a World Heritage Site and one of the 10 best places to visit in Delhi. It is a red stone building built in Mughal era and then occupied by British.

Ticket Price: Rs500 for foreigners; free for children under 15 years
Opening Time: sunrise to sunset except on Monday
Transportation: By taxi or bus
Time Reference: 2-3hours

3. Humayun's Tomb

Humayun's Tomb, Delhi

It is famous for the magnificent garden design and is a treasure in Indian architecture history.

Ticket Price: Rs250 for foreigners
Opening Time: sunrise to sunset
Transportation: Take subway then walk to the destination or take tutu
Time Reference: 1-2hours

4. India Gate

India Gate

Located in the center of city, it is a remarkable tourist attraction in Delhi, commemorating the lost Indian soldiers fighting against British colonists.

Ticket Price: Free
Opening Time: All day
Transportation: By bus, taxi or tutu
Time Reference: 1hour

5. Lotus Temple

Delhi Lotus Temple

It is named after the shape of lotus flower, symbolizing the mutual tolerance and coexistence of different religions.

Ticket Price: Free
Opening Time: 9:00-sunset except Monday
Transportation: By bus, subway or take a walk
Time Reference: 1-3hours

6. Rashtrapati Bhavan

Rashtrapati Bhavan

There is a very famous garden in this presidential palace, which is modeled after the garden style of the Mughal dynasty. The main entrance has a wide and straight "National Boulevard" with direct access to the India gate. It also can only be visited from the outside

Ticket Price: Free
Opening Time: All day
Transportation: By subway or bus
Time Reference: 1-2 hours

7. Gandhi Smriti

Gandhi Smriti

Located to the south of Red Fort, it is the tomb of Gandhi, the father of India, and a symbol of India's spirit of national independence. It is a meaning place to visit in Delhi. You must take off your shoes when entering the mausoleum. There is a prayer activity at 17:30 every Friday. You can visit here first, then head to the Red Fort to enjoy the sunset.

Ticket Price: Free
Opening Time: 10:00-17:00 except Monday
Transportation: By tutu or bus
Time Reference: 2hours

8. Parliament House

India Parliament House

It is a modern building that blends traditional Indian style with Victorian characteristics. It can only be visited from the outside.

Ticket Price: Free
Opening Time: All day
Transportation: By subway or bus
Time Reference: 1-2 hours

9. National Museum

India National Museum

The museum collects numerous precious historical relics from different regions of India at different times. Among the 10 best places to visit in Delhi, this is the best place to know the history of India in short time.

Ticket Price: Rs650 for foreigners (including Audio Guide). Free for students up to class 12th (with ID-cards).
Opening Time: 10:00-18:00 except Monday
Transportation: By bus or subway
Time Reference: 2-3hours

10. Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid

As one of the largest mosques of India, it is a breathtaking architecture. People need to take off shoes and dress appropriately when visit the temple.

Ticket Price: Free; Pay Rs200 if you want to take pictures
Opening Time: 7:30-12:00 and 13:30-18:30
Transportation: Take the subway then take a walk
Time Reference: 1-2hours

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