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    Best time to Visit Delhi: Whole Year

    Category : History/heritage: History & Heritage
    Nature Explorer: Nature Explorer

    Duration(days) : 2 Days

    Address : Delhi, India

    Description

    Delhi the capital of India, is a rich cosmopolitan city with lot of historical back ground.
    This city has a vivid blend of traditions, cultural diversity, political importance as well as architectural brilliance. It bridges its historical glory with the current modern era.

     

    This vibrant city is blessed with an array of beautiful temples, historical sites, architectural ruins and colourful shopping areas.


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    QUTUB MINAR

    Entry Fees :₹ 30 Time To Visit :7AM–5PM

    It is 73 m high tower of victory built in 1193. An architecture reminiscent of the distinct styles from the Tughlak and Aibak dynasties, made of red sandstone in the first three storeys while fourth and fifth are made of marble and sandstone. Entry Fee: INR 30 (Indians), INR 500 (foreigners) Visit Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque near Qutub Minar and make your wishes come true by circling your hands around a 7m high iron pillar enclosed within it.
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      Lotus Temple

      Entry Fees :₹ Free Time To Visit :9 AM to 7 PM (Closed on Mondays)

      Owing to its resemblance to lotus flower. The Lotus Temple is an architectural masterpiece which will make say ‘wow’. There are no ritualistic activities practiced, one can just sit in peace and pray to their respective gods. Lotus symbolizes four religions namely Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism and Jainism. Out of the seven major Bahai temples constructed around the world, the one in Delhi was constructed last. The structure was completed in the year 1986 and pure white marble was used in the construction. The place is serene and is open for prayers and meditation by people who follow any religion. The nine pools of water around the petals is a sight to watch at dusk.
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        INDIA GATE

        Entry Fees :₹ Free Time To Visit :NA

        INDIA GATE is 42 meters high - a symbol of pride and bravery. It is a sign of patriotism and bravery. You can relax at its surrounding garden and enjoy the local food. IT looks magnificent in the night.
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          AKSHARDHAM

          Entry Fees :₹ Free Time To Visit :NA

          Akshardham attracts lot of tourists. It has jaw-dropping architecture, a fascinating fountain, an informative boat ride and a huge garden.
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            RAJGHAT

            Entry Fees :₹ Free Time To Visit :6:30AM–6PM

            Serving as the final resting ground for many of India’s greatest heroes. Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation, was cremated after his assassination in 1948. Surrounded by a beautiful park and trees adds serenity to the memorial. Museums dedicated to the memorials of Gandhiji, Rajiv Gandhi (Veera Bhoomi), Indira Gandhi (Shakti Sthal), Jawaharlal Nehru (Shanti Vana) and Lal Bahadur Shastri (Vijay Ghat) are also present in the vicinity.
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              RED FORT (LAL QUILA)

              Entry Fees :₹ 10 Time To Visit :9:30AM to 4:30PM (Closed on Monday)

              Red Fort symbolizes the era of Mughal rule in India. The Fort, built in 1638, is a magnificent monument and architectural splendor of Mughals. The 33m high walls of Red Fort were built with a view to prevent invaders and Home to Mughal Emperors for around 200 years. Sound and light show is conducted here in the evenings. The one-hour long show recreates historical events associated with Red Fort. This massive fortress hosts Republic Day and Independence Day. Entry fee 10 for Indians and 150 for foreigners The Fort is closed for visits on Mondays.
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                PARLIAMENT RASHTRAPATI BHAWAN

                Entry Fees :₹ 25 Time To Visit :9:30AM–4:30PM

                Rashtrapati Bhawan is an famous monument of the British Empire which was said to be the palace of the Viceroy of India, is now the home of the President of India. It is considered to be the best known monument in India. The visiting days of Rashtrapati Bhavan and Mughal Gardens are Friday, Saturday and Sunday. You need to carry valid ID proof to enter this premises.
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                  LODHI GARDEN

                  Entry Fees :₹ Free Time To Visit :6:00 AM - 7:00 PM

                  Lodi Gardens is a 90 acre green space. This green carpet flows seamlessly through several monuments like the Bada Gumbad, Sheesh Gumbad, Sikandar Tomb and Mohammed Shah Tomb that are brilliant reminiscent of an era gone by. One of the nicest spots on campus here is the lake, which is an ideal spot to end visit.
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                    TUGHLAQABAD FORT

                    Entry Fees :₹ 5 Time To Visit :7AM–5PM

                    Tughlaqabad Fort was built by the founder of the Tughlaq Dynasty in 1321. It is spread across an area of 6.5 km and is near the well-established residential-commercial area of Tughlaqabad. The entry fees of Tughlaqabad fort is Rs. 5 per person for Indians, 100 per person for Foreigners
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                      TOMB OF SAFDARJANG

                      Entry Fees :₹ 5 Time To Visit :7AM–5PM

                      This monument was described as the ‘last flicker in the lamp of Mughal architecture’. It was built in 1754 for statesman Safdarjung. The huge structure is surrounded by beautiful gardens of the Mughal charbagh style. It is very peaceful. The entry fees is Rs. 5 per person for Indians, 100 per person for Foreigners
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                        PURANA QILA / OLD FORT

                        Entry Fees :₹ 5 Time To Visit :7AM–5PM

                        Purana Qila or the Old Fort, was built under Sher Shah Suri and is considered to be the capital of the Pandavas. Some of the Key attractions of this fort are the 3 magnificent gateways – Bara Darwaza, Humayun Darwaza and Talaqi Darwaza. The Mughal architectural style Qila-i-Kuhna Mosque. A museum, displaying the various excavations that were found in the area. A Light and Sound Show is held in the evening inside the fort. There is option for boating on the lake near the fort. The entry fees is Rs. 5 per person for Indians, 100 per person for Foreigners
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                          NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK

                          Entry Fees :₹ 40 Time To Visit :9AM–5:30PM (Closed on Fridays)

                          The National Zoological Park (originally Delhi Zoo) is a 176-acre zoo near the Purana Qila. The zoo is home to about 1350 animals representing almost 130 species of animals and birds from around the world. The entry fees is Rs. 40 per person for Indians, 200 per person for Foreigners
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                            AGRASEN KI BAOLI

                            Entry Fees :₹ Free Time To Visit :7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

                            It is a protected monument. The well of Agrasen is combined with the ingenuity of the construction and preciseness, the step well structure is a wonder and amazement. Nobody knows the origins of this step well structure, it is widely believed it was constructed by the King Ugrasen during the Mahabharata Era. The well has 103 steps, few of which are immersed in water. The top 3 levels of the well are visible and each of them is lined with arched niches on either sides.
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                              GARDEN OF FIVE SENSES

                              Entry Fees :₹ 30 Time To Visit :9 AM to 7 PM

                              This garden goes beyond being just a park for leisurely strolls spread over 20 acres in the heartland of Delhi city. The garden is adorned by metal cut birds, stone cut elephants, peppered seating arrangements, food courts, and distinctly styled garden spaces such as Khas Bagh and Neel Bagh, a pool of water lilies. Perhaps the most striking feature of this exquisite garden is its beautiful composition of flowering beds, water bodies, and art arrangements, which makes it a place worth relaxing in.
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                                SAROJINI MARKET

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                                Sarojini Nagar is one of Delhis biggest and most important markets with wide variety of options for shopping. If you are looking for trendy clothes at killer prices; then this is the place to visit. Make sure that you brush up your bargaining skills before visiting this place.
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                                  Jantar Mantar

                                  Entry Fees :₹ 5 Time To Visit :9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

                                  Jantar Mantar is an ancient observatory built by Maharaja Jaisingh of Udaipur in 1794. The instruments at Jantar Mantar are undoubtedly fascinating for their ingenuity. The entry fees is Rs. 5 per person for Indians, 100 per person for Foreigners
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                                    HUMAYUN’S TOMB

                                    Entry Fees :₹ 10 Time To Visit :6AM–6PM

                                    Humayun’s Tomb has beautiful garden squares with pathways, water channels, and is also a resting place for Mughal rulers. It was here that the last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Jafar was captured by the Brits in 1857. The entry fees is Rs. 10 per person for Indians, 250 per person for Foreigners
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                                      JAMALI KAMALI MOSQUE AND TOMB

                                      Entry Fees :₹ Time To Visit :10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Tuesday closed)

                                      The Jamali Kamali Mosque and tomb constitute two historical monuments that are constructed next to each other. The mosque dates back to around 16th Century. The Jamli tomb was erected in honour of a renowned saint called Shaikh Fazlu’llah. Kamali was a commoner who was Jamali’s companion. Jamali and Kamali are buried next to each other. It Built with sandstone and marble. It is one of the haunted places in the city.
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                                        HAUZ KHAS VILLAGE AND DEER PARK

                                        Entry Fees :₹ Time To Visit :5:30 AM - 7:00 PM

                                        The famous and historical structure of HauzKhas derives its name from a large water tank that is located on its premises. The name HauzKhas translates to mean the ‘Royal Tank’. The complex is essentially an assembly of ruins, that are beautiful even in their wreckage. Have fun taking in the serene beauty of this exquisite place, and is very quiet.
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                                          MEHRAULI ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK

                                          Entry Fees :₹ Time To Visit :10 AM–6:30 PM

                                          Mehrauli Archaeological Park is spread over 200 acre in Mehrauli, Delhi, adjacent to Qutub Minar. It consists of over 100 historically significant monuments. t is the only area in Delhi known for 1,000 years of continuous years of occupation, and includes the ruins of Lal Kot built by Tomar Rajputs in 1060 CE, making it the oldest extant fort of Delhi, and architectural relics of subsequent period, rule of Khalji dynasty, Tughlaq dynasty, Lodhi dynasty of Delhi Sultanate, Mughal Empire, and the British Raj.
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                                            BANGLA SAHIB GURUDWARA

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                                            Bangla Sahib Gurdwara is a famous pilgrimage centre visited by thousands of people of different religions and castes everyday. The water in a small tank in the Gurdwara Bangla Sahib is believed to cure ailments. The Art Gallery present in the basement of the Gurdwara Bangla Sahib is worth seeing. They exhibit the paintings depicting historical events related with the Sikh history.
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                                              Delhi being the capital of India, has good air, rail, bus and road connectivity.