Delhi which is the emblem of India's past and present. The city has remained the Capital of this country or its major chunk since times immemorial. All the tourist places are quite beautiful. Lots of people come to visit this point to get the real life amusement. Most of the visitors enjoy the festivals, food and markets of Delhi. Each place of Delhi has its own value. It has different loving architectural storey buildings that attract the tourists' crowd from different parts of the world.
Delhi is the busiest entrance and exit point, besides being the capital of this vast piece of land known as India. The city consists of two distinct parts, namely the Old Delhi and New Delhi.
Believed to have been in existence since the hoary past, traditionally Delhi's history is traced back to the Mahabharata. Archaeologically, it was the Hindu Tomar King Anangpal, who first founded Delhi in 1606 AD. It was then known as Indraprastha centred on the old fort.
The fort contains a museum of arms and weaponry. There is a sound and light show in the evening that depicts the history of the fort and the medieval rulers of Delhi.
Best Places to visit in Delhi
Delhi's most magnificent monument, the Red Fort, was built by Emperor Shah Jahan, in 1638 A.D. Enclosed in this glorious Fort is Diwan-I-am, the hall meant for public audiences.
The lotus shaped shrine of the Bahai sect invites followers of all faiths to meditate and pray in silence. The petals of the lotus are made of concrete clad with white marble which gives freshness and transparency to its surface.
This most famous landmark of Delhi towering above the Lal Kot monuments is one of the world Heritage Sites of UNESCO. It is 72.5 meters tall and tapers from a diameter
India's 'Arc d' Triumph's stands majestically at the eastern end of Rajpath, the great avenue with wide lawns on either side of it, these lawns are a popular picnic spot.
This World Heritage Monument built by Haji Begum, the widow of emperor Humayun's and designed by Persian architect Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, served as a model for the world
Laxmi Narayan Temple
It is a massive temple dedicated to Narayana (the Preserver) and Lakshmi (the goddess of wealth), is the most popular Hindu temple of the city.
Take a drive along the Yamuna River in Delhi and you will be struck by the sight of the staggeringly grandiose structure of the Akshardham Temple.
This unique observatory was designed and built by Mirza Raja Jai Singh II of Jaipur in 1719 is located near Connaught Place in the centre of Delhi.
The red sandstone mosque was built by Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1650. It is set on a high platform and can be reached by steps on the north, south and east sides.
Old Fort or Purana Qila
This massive fort is located in South-East New Delhi. The grand old fort, one of the most spectacular monuments of Delhi, is believed to have been built by the Afghan ruler Sher Shah Suri.
The Taj, a timeless creation of Shahjahan, is a great tower of love built on the mausoleum of Mumtaz, the beloved begum of the emperor.
National Gallery of Modern Art
The gallery has a fine collection of art from the 19th and 20th centuries. There are over 2,000 paintings, sculptures and graphics.
It is also known as Sansad Bhawan is located at the end of the Parliament Street. This colonnaded circular building is 171 meters in diameter with 8.3 meters high 144 pillars surrounding it.
Located near the Old Fort, it mainly showcases traditional and rural handicrafts. This museum has a collection of over 20,000 handcrafted artifacts that represent India's Folk and Tribal Art, Courtly Crafts, and textiles.
It lies on the Aurobindo Marg near INA market and is a joint project of Delhi Tourism and NDMC, DC (Handicrafts) and DC (Handlooms), Ministry of Textile and Deptt. Of Tourism, Govt.
Rajghat has become an essential item on the tourist's itinerary. The shrine is located between the main Ring Road and the banks of the Yamuna River, to the southeastern side of the Red Fort.
Built in the year 1982, Pragati Maidan is the country's biggest exhibition complex. The name of the complex is synonymous with development and plays
St. James Church
It was built by James Skinner and consecrated in 1836 and is the oldest surviving church in Delhi.
The mosque was built in 1650, by Fatehpuri Begum, one of the wives of Emperor Shah Jahan.
National Zoological Park
It is one of the largest zoos in Asia. The open enclosures provide a view of animals in natural surroundings.
ISKCON Temple is located at Hari Krishna Hill, in the East of Kailash area of New Delhi. It was built as recently as 1998 and is one of the most lavish and grand temples of the city.
Rashtrapati Bhawan - Presidence House
The spectacular official residence of President of India set on the eminence of the Raisina hill, sprawls over an area of 330 acres.
Located in South Delhi, this pleasant garden contains the tombs of the Lodi Sultans of Delhi.
It lies at Chandni Chowk and is associated with guru Teg Bahadur, who was beheaded here in 1675
It is part of Children's Book Trust and has an international collection of dolls.
Nehru Memorial Museum
It was the residence of Nehruji, the first Prime Minister of India and now houses a museum.
It is one of the most popular places to shop. It has many restaurants and fast food joints.
Delhi is most comfortable between October and February with daytime temperatures of around 71.5 degree F (22 degree C) and cool evenings. December and January are decidedly chilly with night time lows of 39 degree F (4 degree C). The city has a fleeting, but beautiful flowering splendor during the spring months of February and March, when parks brim over with flowers.
The summer months of May and June are scorching hot, with the mercury soaring to a high of 114 degree F (46 degree C). Delhi does not have much of a rainy season compared to the other parts of the country. The monsoon or what there is of it in the city lasts from July to September.
Best Time to Visit :
November to March