Top 5 Places You should not Miss While Visiting Delhi

Delhi Capital City of India is rich with historical monuments, Museums and spectacular sightseeing. Millions of domestic and foreign tourist visit Delhi every year. We bring a list of 5 Must visit and popular tourist spots of Delhi that will complete your trip to Delhi.

1. Qutub Minar:

A 73 Meter high and five storeys tower located in south Delhi. Construction of Qutab Minar was started by Qutab-ud-din Aibak in 1193 and completed by Iltutmush and after that Firoz Shah Tughlak, Its first three storeys are made of red sandstone and fourth and fifth storeys are made of marble and sandstone. Qutab Minar was the second most visited tourist detonation of India by domestic and foreign visitors.

Qutub Minar Delhi

Quick Facts

Location: Mehrauli
Distance from Delhi Airport:12.7 Km.
Tickets: INR 10(Indian), 250 (foreigners)
Open: Daily
*Visits in 2011:2980415 (Domestic Visitors); 331557 (foreigners)
Nearest Metro Station: Qutab Minar Metro Station

2. Red Fort:

Red Fort aka Lal Quila was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1648. It remains the residence of Mughal emperors for 200 years until 1857 AD. It was given the name of Red Fort because of its Massive walls of Red stone.

Red Fort located in Old Delhi, speeded in 254.67 Acers and enclosed by 2.41 Kms walls, it has number of museums. The major architecture of Red Fort are Lahori Gate, Delhi gate, Diwan-i-Aam, Mumtaj Mahal etc.

Red Fort Delhi

Quick Facts

Location: Netaji Subha Marg
Distance from Delhi Airport: 20.2 Kms.
Tickets: INR 10(Indian), 150 (foreigners), 50 for Sound and Light Show
Open: Tuesday to Sunday, 9:30AM to 4:30PM
*Visits in 2011:  2615976 (Domestic Visitors); 160425 (foreigners)
Nearest Metro Station:  Chandni Chowk

3. Humayun’s Tomb:

Third most visited monuments of Delhi, Humayun’s Tomb located in Nizamuddin East neat Old Fort (Purana Quila). It was constructed by Mughal Emperor Humayun’s wife Haji Begum in 1535. It was the first Indian Garden Tomb and use Redstone at such a scale.  This tomb is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Humayun Tomb Delhi

Quick Facts

Location:Nizamuddin East
Distance from Delhi Airport: 16.0 Kms.
Tickets: INR 10(Indian), 250 (foreigners)
Open: Daily
*Visits in 2011:522458 (Domestic Visitors); 253967 (foreigners)
Nearest Metro Station: JLN Stadium

4. Old Fort:

Oldest fort if Delhi, actually it is oldest structure in Delhi. It believes that it was built by Pandavas about 5000 years ago as their Capital Indraprastha, It was rebuilt by Sher Shah Suri (an Afghan King) and competed by Humayun. Old Fort surround by a wide moat that was filled by river Yamuna for defense.  It is covered by 18 meters tall and 1.5 Kms long wall with three gateways known as Bara Darwaja(Big Gate), Talaqi Gate and Humayun Gate.  A Sound and lighting show also organized everyday at old fort.

Old Fort (Purana Quila)Delhi

Quick Facts

Location: Matura Road
Distance from Delhi Airport:15.8 Kms
Tickets: INR 5(Indian), 100 (foreigners), 25 rupees charge for videography.
Open: Daily
*Visits in 2011: 726034 (Domestic Visitors); 25742 (foreigners)
Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan Metro Station

5. National Museum:

A less visited place compares to above given monuments but trust me it will be the best place you visit in Delhi. National Museum was started in 1949 at Rashtrapati Bhawan(President House ) and now it is running in its own building located at corner of Janpath near India gate. National museum has about 200000 work form prehistoric era to modern art. It covers almost every page of India history.

National Museum Delhi

Quick Facts

Location:Janpath
Distance from Delhi Airport: 13.2 Kms
Tickets: INR 5(Indian), 100 (foreigners), 25 rupees charge for videography.
Open: Daily
Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

* Resource: India Tourist Statics 2011 by Govt of India, Ministry of Tourism Market Research Division

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