Delhi, the capital city of India has a history of its own. It is also the Union Territory (UT) of India. The city is filled with impressive monuments, forts, and mosques. There are two distinct worlds within Delhi There are two distinct Delhi – New Delhi, and Old Delhi. Delhi’s population Delhi is close to 1.96 crores. This region is also known for its delectable food items. Street food in Delhi is also well-known to tourists. There are numerous markets, including Chandni Chowk, the most well-known commercial zone.
There are many beautiful places in Delhi. Are you eager to discover Delhi together with us? We are going to talk about five amazing places to go close to Delhi.
1. Red Fort:
The red fort was constructed by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1638 to 1648. Red Fort is also called Lal Qal’ah. The fort was constructed using red Sandstone. Red Fort gets its name because of its massive red color. The Fort is spread across an area of 255 acres. It is today that the Fort is among the most popular tourist attractions in Delhi. Every year on the day of Independence Day the Prime Minister of India raises the flag of India in front of this historic monument.
This property is under the supervision of the Archeological Survey of India. It is open anytime between 9:30 am and 4:45 pm. The closest Metro station to the city can be found at Chandni Chowk, New Delhi.
Here is a picture of –
Lahori Gate, Delhi Gate,Chatta Chowk, Mumtaz Mahal Rang Mahal, Khas Mahal, Diwan-i-Khas, Diwan-i-Aam, Hira Mahal, Princes’ quarters, Tea House, Naubat Khana, Hammam, Baoli, Moti Masjid.
2. Qutub Minar:
“Qutub Minar” is a reference to the word “axis” in Arabic. It is situated in the Mehrauli region of New Delhi. Qutub Minar was constructed by Sher Shah Suri. It was built in 1803 when Qutub Minar was badly damaged during an earthquake. Its elevation is 73 meters. It is among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in Delhi. From November to December there is a major cultural event held in the city, dubbed Qutub Festival. For the three days of celebrations, you can witness spectacular performances performed by musicians, dancers, and performers. Today, the Qutub Minar complex is under the care of the Archeological Survey of India. You can visit this site between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm. The closest subway station can be found at Qutub Minar metro station, New Delhi.
In the show Qutub Minar you can watch the following:
Tomb of Adham Khan,Dargah of Hazrat Khwaja Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki,Zafar Mahal,Jahaz Mahal,Hauz-i-Shamsi,Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb,Tomb of Balban.
3. Humayun’s Tomb:
Humayun’s Tomb is also known as Maqbara-e-Humayun.This mausoleum was built near the Yamuna river. The tomb was created to be built by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas who was a well-known Persian architect. The tomb is constructed of red Sandstone. Its height is around 154 feet and its width is 299 feet. At the time of 1947 partition of India, the Humayun’s Tomb was used as an asylum camp. Then, the monument was placed under the supervision of the Archaeological Survey of India. It is now a well-known tourist destination in Delhi. It is open between 6:00 am and 6:00 pm. The entrance fee is thirty rupees only for Indians only.
Things that you can look at here
The Tomb as well as the Mosque in Isa Khan, Arab Sarai, Afsarwala, Nai-ka-Gumbad, Bu Halima’s Tomb and Garden Cenotaph to Hamida Begum Chillah Nizamuddin Aulia, Cenotaph for Hamida Begum, Cenotaph for Dara Shikoh.
4. Lotus Temple:
Lotus Temple is referred to as Kamal Mandir.Mainly popular for its gorgeous architectural design. It was opened by the general public on December of 1986. It was built on 26 acres of property. The temple was constructed in the hands of Fariborz Sahba, an American-Iranian architect. The temple is unique because there is no idol for any god. It is now a highly-rated tourist attraction for its religious significance. It was one of the very first religious sites in India which made use of solar energy. The nearest metro station is Kalkaji Mandir.You can visit here October to March(9:30am-5:30pm) andApriltoSeptember(9:30am-7:00pm).
Close to Lotus Temple, one can be able to see Kalkaji Devi Temple, ISKCON Temple Humayun’s Tomb Safdarjung Tomb, India Gate and more.
5. Jama Masjid:
Jama Masjid is situated in the Old Delhi.It was built from 1650 until 56. It is now a stunning model in Mughal architecture. This structure is built of red sandstone and has been described as a marvel. It is protected by three gates as well as four towers. It is open anytime between 7:00 am and 12:00 pm and from 1:30 pm until 6:30 pm. Keep in mind that during the prayer time the entry of visitors is not permitted. If you wish to travel this site via metro, then the closest Metro station to you is Jama Masjid, New Delhi.