These are the 10 must-see attractions in Delhi
Home to almost 19 million people, Delhi is known as the bustling capital of India. Besides its heavy traffic and bustling crowds, Delhi is more than just a bustling destination. Delhi is a historic city and home to many monuments, historical buildings and landmarks that will entice and fascinate any curious traveler. Moreover, this bustling city has no shortage of bazaars, markets and entertainment venues for tourists and locals alike. Ready to explore Delhi this season? Be sure to visit these must-see attractions in India’s capital!
ten Qutb Minar
Also known as Qutub Minar, this tower symbolized victory, marking the end of the last Hindu kingdom of Delhi at the end of the 12th century. Standing several feet tall, this intricately designed tower is five stories high, the Qutb Minar is also known for its architecture comprised of marble and sandstone. The Qutb Minar is one of the many architectural marvels that can be found in bustling Delhi. Additionally, for a comfortable stay near the Qutb Minar, travelers should book a stay at Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi in the village of Mahipalpur.
9 strong red
Being one of the most stunning attractions in India, the Red Fort stands tall and proud, known for its bright red sandstone structure. This world famous attraction served as a fortress for the Mughals in the 17th century and later as a fort for the British army. A symbol of power, the Red Fort remains one of the most visited attractions in the Indian capital. Visitors staying at Maidens Hotel New Delhi easy access to Fort Rouge, which is only a short drive away!
8 National Museum of India
Also known as the National Museum of New Delhi, this popular museum is the largest in all of India. Since 1949, the National Museum has housed historical artifacts and items essential to the country’s heritage and culture. Moreover, the museum also contains various works of art depicting the history of this South Asian country. Nearby, visitors can stay at Shangri-La Eros New Delhiwhich is only a stone’s throw away!
Shangri-La Eros New Delhi
Why should you book it:
5-star hotel with close access to Delhi’s tourist attractions and business district
Gyms, free Wi-Fi, outdoor pool, room service, on-site spa
19 Ashoka Road, New Delhi
seven jama masjid
The Jama Masjid is a spacious mosque known for its bright red sandstone. Richly decorated and intricately designed, this historic mosque features three gates and a huge prayer hall. The Jama Masjid is free for all, giving visitors a taste of 17th-century Mughal architecture. Also, for easy access to the Jama Masjid (and other attractions), be sure to stay at the Haveli Dharampura.
6 India Gate
This war memorial stands proudly on Kartavya Road, serving as a tribute to the 84,000 dead soldiers during World War I and the Third Anglo-Afghan War. Built in 1921, this memorial is simple. It may not be as intricate as other architectural marvels around Delhi, but it remains a historic tribute to those who sacrificed their lives for India. When visiting India Gate, travelers can rest for a few nights at Oberoi New Delhiwhich is nearby.
5 Humayun’s Tomb
The Taj Mahal is one of India’s most iconic attractions. However, Humayun’s Tomb is also worth mentioning! This historical monument serves as the final resting place of Humayun, the late 16th-century Mughal emperor. Considered a Unesco World Heritage, Humayun’s Tomb has inspired many architectural marvels across India, including the Taj Mahal! Also, stay at New Delhi on Barakhamba Avenue near Humayun’s Tomb and other amazing historical attractions across Delhi.
The Lalit New Delhi
Why should you book it:
In the heart of Connaught Place and New Delhi Railway Station
24-hour business center, 24-hour airport shuttle (fee), room service, free Wi-Fi
Barakhamba Avenue, New Delhi
Elegant, witty and magnificent are the adjectives that define Delhi’s Akshardham. Inaugurated in 2005, this Hindu temple includes vast gardens, a water show and exhibits telling the story and cultural heritage of India. This breathtakingly beautiful temple is well worth seeing when visiting the bustling city of Delhi. In addition, for easier access, travelers can book their stay at Crowne Plaza New DelhiMayur Vihar Noida in Mayur Vihar.
3 National Railway Museum
Locomotive enthusiasts won’t want to miss Delhi’s National Rail Museum. Showcasing over 160 years of India’s railway and railway networks, this educational museum includes various memorabilia and exhibits to delight the eye. Enjoy the museum’s life-size locomotive exhibits or marvel at the fantastic restoration work carried out to preserve the train and wagon models and exhibits. Thinking of visiting this awesome museum? So be sure to book a stay at the newly renovated hotel Taj Palace New Delhigiving off chic and luxurious vibes.
2 Nehru Park
This sprawling park is a popular green space among locals and visitors alike. Nehru Park features walking paths, fountains, and a few landmarks, including a statue of Vladimir Lenin and several temples. Moreover, the park is perfect for picnics and getting away from the busy streets of Delhi. After spending a morning exploring Nehru Park, retire to your room at Leela Palace New Delhi. This magnificent “modern” palace is the quintessence of luxury; the Royal Suite has its swimming pool and jacuzzi!
1 Khan Market
Khan Market is a well-known shopping mall, serving as a popular attraction for tourists and locals alike. Undoubtedly, Khan Market is a bit more expensive than other markets in Delhi, but this shopping district is known for its unique shops, from specialty bookstores to artisan bakeries. Spend hours exploring the Khan Market carefree while enjoying a comfortable stay at the Hotel Taj Mahal.