Delhi is the capital territory of the India. Delhi has served as a capital of various kingdoms and empires. Delhi is also one of the most visited tourist attraction and you can reach Delhi by car, train or by air. So, spend your vacations at Delhi. Following are the 10 best places to be visited in Delhi.
The Red Fort was the residence of the Mughal emperor. It is located in the centre of Delhi and has a number of museums. The Red Fort is a much visited site today as it gives an insight into the past glory of the Mughal era. On 15 August Independence Day the Prime Minister of India hosts the national flag and addresses the nation as this symbolizes the importance of this monument even in today’s time. It is one of the famous tourist destinations.
India Gate is a majestic arch, 42 meters high, located at Rajpath, New Delhi. It is also referred as the ‘All India War Memorial’. India Gate at present serves as an entertainment spot for the people of Delhi. The place is fully crowded by the local people of Delhi in summers and as well as in winters. The whole day can be spent relaxing, watching monkey performances, riding a camel, boat rides and picnicking with family.
The Akshardham Temple is dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan and was constructed by Bochasanvasi Aksharpurushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS). The Akshardham temple in New Delhi was inaugurated by APJ Abdul Kalam. Pink sandstone and white marble is used for the construction of the temple and it is replete with about 20, 000 statues, floral motifs, arches and exquisitely carved pillars. Rajasthani, Oriya, Gujarati, Mughal and Jain styles are used to further enhance the beauty of the temple. There was also a musical fountain show, art gallery and exhibitions. Akshardham Temple is one of the finest structures built in the modern India and a well known tourist’s attraction.
The Isckon Temple is a renowned Vaishnavi temple of Lord Krishna and Radharani. It is one of the largest temples in India. There are twenty four trained pujaris who worship the deities, guided by spiritual regulations, complete with purity and auspiciousness of pujaris. It is one of the famous tourist destinations to visit in Delhi.
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib; is one of the most prominent Sikh Gurudwara, or Sikh house of worship, in Delhi, India. A bungalow in Delhi owned by Raja Jai Singh of Amber (Jaipur) is now the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. The 8th Guru Sri Harkishan had been here as a guest of Raja Jai Singh. It has developed as a center of pilgrimage for thousands of people, everyday people from various religions, castes and places visit this holy place.
Humayun’s tomb is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India. It is one of the most magnificent tombs built in Delhi during the Mughal rule. It is an excellent example of Persian architecture. The Humayun’s Tomb stands in the centre of Charbagh style of gardens. The tomb is the resting place of his wife Hamida Bahu Begum, Shah Jahan’s son Dara Shikoh and other prominent Mughals from the royal family. It is declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the most visited places in Delhi.
Chhatarpur Temple is located in south Delhi. It is the second largest temple in India, and is dedicated to Goddess, Katyayani. The temple was established by Baba Sant Nagpal ji, who died in 1998. His Samadhi lies in the premises of the Shiv-Gauri Nageshwar Mandir within the temple complex. This temple was considered as the biggest temple in India and second largest in the world, before the Akshardham Temple. This temple is totally constructed from marble. It is one of the best places of Delhi.
Sis Ganj Sahib
Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib is one of the nine historical gurdwara in Delhi. It is the martyrdom site of the ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji. It is situated in Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi. It has developed as a center of pilgrimage for thousands of people, everyday people from various religions, castes and places visit this here. It is one of the best places in Delhi.
Lodhi Gardens is a city park situated in New Delhi, India. The garden is situated between Khan Market and Safdarjung’s Tomb on Lodhi Road. There are various tombs within the garden namely, Mohammed Shah’s Tomb, Tomb of Sikandar Lodi, Shisha Gumbad and Bara Gumbad etc. Lodi Garden was formerly known as Lady Willingdon Park. It is also one of the famous picnic spot for the children and people also come here regularly for a morning walk also. It is one of the best places to be visited in Delhi.
The Lotus Temple is located in New Delhi, India. It is a House of Worship completed in 1986. It is famous for its flower like shape. The Lotus Temple has won numerous architectural awards and been featured in hundreds of newspaper and magazines. The Lotus Temple is open for all religions. The building is built of 27 free-standing marble-clad “petals” arranged in clusters of three to form nine sides with nine doors opening in to a central hall. It is considered as the most visited building in the world and one of the best places of Delhi.