New Delhi, the city present in the heart of the country, is famous for its various tourist spots, attracting a number of tourists yearly. Ruled by various rulers in the past, Delhi still hasn’t lost its charm and attracts millions of hearts every year. It won’t be something new to hear people getting awestruck by the beauty of this place. From the varieties of cuisine to the number of religions, you will find everything in Delhi. From the Dolma Aunty Momos to the active Connaught Place, this city has everything to offer you. Here is the list of places you can’t miss on your next Delhi visit.
This season on your visit to “Dilwalo Ka Sheher-Dilli” don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit some of these amazing places.
1. Waste of Wonder
Well, now you need no passport to visit Eiffel Tower or New York’s Statue of Liberty because newly added beauty to Delhi’s tourist attraction on 21 February 2019, located in Rajiv Gandhi Smriti Van near Sarai Kale Khan is a new spot of attraction among the visitors. From the symbol of love “Taj Mahal” to the “Great Pyramid of Giza”, you will find everything made beautifully out of scrap. This park is a new attraction for selfie lovers.
You can visit the park between 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. but the best time to visit there with your family and friends is in the evening when the whole park scintillates and this enhances the beauty of the park even more. You can reach it thereby Nizamuddin Metro Station. It is closed on Monday. There are the places you can’t miss when you visit delhi.
Crown of the Purani Dili is the noisy, energetic, cheerful yet legendary Chandni Chowk. The Liveliness of this place will always enchant you. Crowded roads, hordes of people walking on the streets, the fragrance of spices and shops for everything that you might just want to buy is the short description of Chandni Chowk for you. This place is also loved by the foodies and is famous among the Delhiites. You can’t miss the parathas of famous Parathe Wali Gali or the Natraj Dahi Bhalla Corner while visiting the Chandni Chowk. From Kinari Bazaar to Dariba Kalan Road you will find zari outfits, wedding outfits and wonderful jewelry for your special occasion.
You can visit the Chandni Chowk by the Chandni Chowk Metro Station. It is best to visit Chandni chowk between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tip: Carry plenty of water with you as it can get tiring while walking through the crowded roads.
3. Lotus Temple (Bahá’í House of Worship)
Lotus Temple is a great place for anyone seeking peace. You will be amazed to know that the Lotus Temple is one of the 8 Bahá’í House of Worship in the world. It is the place dedicated to humanity and religion, inaugurated in December 1986. The temple is in the shape of the lotus flower, having 27 petals each made up of marble. Short prayers from various religions are held periodically. You will find a calm environment. The aura of the place is very peaceful. You must remain silent when in the hall. You will have a tranquil experience after visiting the Lotus Temple. The temple is even more enchanting during sunset.
You can visit the Lotus Temple between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by the metro to Kalkaji Metro Station. The temple is located at a 10-minute walking distance from the metro station. It is closed on Monday.
Being the landmark of Delhi, it narrates the glorious past of India. Constructed in 1639 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is a great site of attraction. On reaching the fort you will find huge walls having two entrances – “Delhi Gate” and the “Lahore Gate”. Lahore gate will lead you to the Chatta Chowk, moving along the passage you will come across the Naqqar Khana which is now used as a war museum. The Red Fort holds the enormous history of Delhi and the history of the rulers ruled Delhi. Being the center of Delhi, you will find the number of museums in Red Fort. Another attraction you will find is the Light and Sound Show which takes place inside the premises of the fort.
The best way to reach Red Fort is by the Chandni Chowk metro station. You can reach the Red Fort by 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The best time to visit the Red Fort is between November-February.
5. India Gate
Beautiful in the daytime but magnificence in the night, India Gate is a must-visit place. The view of India Gate is breathtaking. Over 70,000 Indian soldiers’ names are inscribed on the walls of India Gate. At the base of India Gate “Amar Jawan Jyoti,” the eternal flame was lighted in the memorialization of unknown soldiers who laid their lives to serve this nation. You can visit green lawns, children’s parks, famous boat clubs near the India gate with your friends and family. You can go on an early morning walk from Rajpath to India Gate. Not to forget you can take some awesome selfies and photos too at the India Gate. This is one of the best places you can’t miss while roaming around in Delhi.
You can visit India Gate by Central Secretariat Metro Station. Other metro stations you can come by our Pragati Maidan and Barakhamba. Another alternative to visiting the India gate is by DTC bus.
6.Hauz Khas Village
The place with the combination of a touch of the beautiful past and the present, Hauz Khas Village is famous among the teenagers and youth and a great place for hangouts with your friends. You will find all kinds of restaurants, Islamic academic center, fabulous architectures here. While visiting Hauz Khas Village you must visit N. Jha Deer Park which inhabits peacocks, deers, rabbits and a variety of birds. Be it cafes, pubs or restaurants, the Hauz Khas Village is a great place to chill and to indulge your taste buds. If you are party-holic then these places you can’t miss. If you love to experiment with your cuisine and loves to try different flavor this place will surely satisfy you.
You can visit the Hauz Khas Village by Hauz Khas metro station or Green Park metro station. You can visit the Hauz Khas Complex from Monday to Saturday between 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
7. Mughal Garden
The “Soul” of the presidential complex, the Mughal Gardens is in the Rashtrapati Bhawan Complex and is the perfect replica of the Mughal Gardens in Jammu and Kashmir. The view of the Mughal Gardens is breathtaking. You will find six gardens inside the Mughal Gardens. You can see Rectangular garden with its sandstone fountains, 16 rose beds enhancing the beauty of the Long garden, Circular garden showing 30 different varieties of seasonal flower, Herbal garden promoting our natural remedies. You will also find the varieties of trees related to different religions in the Spiritual garden and most lively of all is the Musical garden. You will find thousands of tulip bulbs, a special tiny cactus corner, perfectly synced water fountains with the beats of music and other special attractions.
The gardens open for short duration from February to March so don’t miss your chance to witness the enchanting and captivating view of these gardens. You can visit the Mughal Gardens by the nearest Central Secretariat Metro Station.
8. Lodi Gardens
Once known as “Lady Willingdon Park” but renamed after India’s independence is a luscious garden. You can walk or jog on the pathways while experiencing the natural beauty of these places you can’t miss through the winding paths within the garden. You will find ancient tombs and other beautiful pieces of architecture depicting and narrating a beautiful tale of its rich history. The lotus pond having beautiful water lilies and a large rose garden will make you fall in love with the beauty of this place. In the end, you will come across a large lake where you will meet a small flock of friendly ducks giving that ineffable sense of peace.
Open on all days of the week between 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., you can visit Lodi Gardens by the nearest JLN metro station.
There’s so much more to do in this small but beautiful city. Delhi will never leave any stone unturned to make you fall in love with itself and its rich heritage. Whether it’s the crowded lanes or the chill and fun nights, Delhi has so much more to explore. The different blends of flavors and cultures make Delhi a unique place to visit and explore.