10 Best Places to Visit Delhi

Trip Duration 3 Days

The best time to visit Delhi is from October to March when the weather is at its best. During this period flowers are at their blooming best, the weather is pleasant and enjoyable to experience Incredible Delhi.

1.India Gate

Location: New Delhi

India Gate serves as a memorial to the soldiers of the British Indian Army who lost their lives in World War I and the Third Anglo-Afghan War.

Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, the architect of New Delhi, India Gate was completed in 1931. It stands at a height of 42 meters (138 feet) and is made of red sandstone. The structure resembles the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and is often compared to it. India Gate is also famous for hosting the Republic Day Parade every year. 

Time: All Time

Time Required: 1-2 hours

Entry Fee: No entry fee

2.Qutub Minar

Location: Saket (South Delhi)

Qutub Minar is another iconic monument located in Delhi. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the tallest minarets in the world. Qutub Minar is situated in the Qutub Complex, which is a complex of historical structures and ruins.

The Qutub Minar is built in Indo-Islamic architectural style and stands at a height of approximately 73 meters (240 feet).

Timings: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Qutub Minar remains open for tourists all days except Sunday

Time Required: 2 to 3 hours

Entry Fee: Indians, SAARC and BIMSTEC: INR 40,
Foreign tourists: INR 600
Children up to 15 years: Free with valid ID

3.Akshardham Temple

Location: New Delhi

Akshardham Temple, also known as Swaminarayan Akshardham, is a magnificent Hindu temple complex located in Delhi, India. It is the largest Hindu temples in the world and a popular tourist attraction. The temple is situated on the banks of Yamuna River, and is besides the Common Wealth Games village.

Timings: All days of the week except Monday: 9:30 AM to 8:00 PM;
Entry closes at 6:30 PM

Time Required: 3 to 4 hours

Exhibition Fee: Adults (12 years and above): INR 220
Senior Citizens: INR 170
Children (4 to 11 years): INR 120 for children
Children below 4 Years: Free

Aarti Timings: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Special Notes:

  1. Dress Code: Arms, shoulders, chest, navel and legs have to be covered.
  2. Photography: Not allowed
  3. Electronics & Mobile Phones: Not allowed
  4. Outside Food: Not allowed

4.Museum of Illusions

Location: New Delhi

The Museum of Illusions in Connaught Place, New Delhi is India’s first optical illusion museum. It is a fun place to challenge the senses by exploring exhibits which include holograms, a supposedly rotating cylinder, a room with no gravity, rooms with mirrors that distort reality and much more.

Timings: Monday – Friday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
                 Saturday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Time Required: 2 to 3 hours

Entry Fees: 

Monday – Friday:     Adults: INR 650, Children above the age of 3: INR 520
Saturday – Sunday: Adults: INR 690, Children above the age of 3: INR 550

5.Humayun’s Tomb

Location: New Delhi

Humayun’s Tomb was commissioned by Bega Begum, the widow of Mughal Emperor Humayun, in 1565. It was designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, a Persian architect, and construction was completed in 1572. The tomb serves as the final resting place of Emperor Humayun.

Humayun’s Tomb built in the 16th century and is considered one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture.

Timings: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM

Time Required: 2 – 3 hours

Entry Fee: Indians – INR 10, Foreigners – INR 250. Video filming – INR 25, Photography – Free

6.National Gallery of Modern Art

Location: New Delhi

The National Gallery of Modern Art was established in 1954 by the Indian government with the aim of promoting and preserving modern and contemporary Indian art. The museum was initially located in the Jaipur House, but in 2009 it was shifted to a new building at the former residence of the British Commander-in-Chief, Sir Edwin Lutyens, in the heart of New Delhi. 

The Museum of Illusions located in Connaught Place. This is the India’s first optical illusion museum. It is a fun place to challenge the senses by exploring exhibits which include holograms, a supposedly rotating cylinder, a room with no gravity, rooms with mirrors that distort reality and much more.

The best parts of this museum are that its application of the principles of Science Maths, and Psychology at the interactive & immersive exhibitions, make it a fun and exciting way to learn.

Timings (closed on Mondays and National Holidays): 11:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Time Required: 2-3 hrs

Entry Fee: Indian National- INR 20,
Foreign National- INR 500,
Children and Students with valid ID card- Free,
Professional Photography- INR 1000 per picture

7.Lotus Temple

Location: New Delhi

The Lotus Temple is the main Bahá’í House of Worship in India. It represents the Bahá’í Faith, which emphasizes the unity of all religions and the oneness of humanity. It welcomes people from all religious backgrounds to pray, meditate, and seek solace.

Timings: All days of the week except Monday:

October-March: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM, April-September: 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Time Required: 45 minutes – 1 hour

Entry Fee: Free

8.Red Fort

Location: Old Delhi

The Red Fort, also known as Lal Qila this was commissioned by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, who also built the Taj Mahal. The Red Fort showcases a blend of Mughal, Persian, and Hindu architectural styles. The fort is made of red sandstone, which gives it its distinct reddish hue. It spans an area of about 254 acres and is surrounded by a 2.5-kilometer-long defensive wall.

Timings: 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM, Except on Mondays

Time Required: 2-3 hours

Entry Fee: Indian Citizens, citizens of SAARC and BIMSTEC nations: INR 10

Foreigners: INR 250

Children below the age of 15: No fees

9.Chandni Chowk

Location: Old Delhi

Chandni Chowk is on one hand oldest and busiest markets while on other a vibrant and culturally significant place that reflects the rich history and diverse flavors of Delhi.

It is a paradise for shoppers, offering a wide range of goods and commodities. The market is known for its jewellery shops, fabric stores, wedding attire, traditional Indian sweets, spices, electronics, and much more.

Timings: 10:00 AM – 07:00 PM, except Monday

Time Required: 3 – 4 hours

10.National Zoological Park  

Location: Old Delhi

The Delhi Zoo was established in 1959 and was designed as a place for conservation, education, and recreation. It is managed by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India.

The Delhi Zoo houses a wide variety of animals from around the world. It is home to over 1,300 animals representing more than 135 different species. Visitors can observe animals such as tigers, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, deer, rhinoceroses, primates, reptiles, and numerous bird species.

Timings of Chideya Ghar: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM,
Closed on Fridays and National Holidays

Time Required: 2-3 hrs.

Ticket Prices at the Delhi Zoo: 

Adults – INR 40,
Children (below 3 ft.) – Free,
Children (between 3-5ft)- INR 20,
Senior Citizens- INR 40
Adults – INR 200,
Children (below 5 yrs.) – Free,
Children (above 5 years)- INR 100

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