The capital of India and the second wealthiest city of India is a home of notable historical sites like Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate, Red Fort and different monuments, shrines etc. Delhi has so much to offer its visitors that sometimes it becomes tough to figure out which places to visit. Today Delhi is classified into two parts. First as ‘Old Delhi’ and the other as ‘New Delhi.’ The Old Delhi was established by Shah Jahan in 1639 when he deiced to shift the capital from Agra to Delhi. Old Delhi is a place that can be said the heaven for food lovers as you will find all kinds of food places in every corner. Hauz Khas, Khan Market, Connaught palace are known for their vibrant cafes. Visit these places by public transport, taxi, or cab. If you like street food, then Chandi Chowk is the best place to fill your stomach. It is the oldest market in India. Karim’s place near Jama Masjid is best known for its Kebabs. Delhi has several places to offer to its visitors like Jama Masjid, Akshardham Temple, Red Fort, Rajghat, Sir Digambar Jain Lal Mandir, and Indian War Memorial Museum etc. Delhi also comprises numerous museums, gardens and shopping places. If you are a Rail fan, then the ‘National Rail Museum’ is a must-visit place. This museum is a place that shows the growth and development of the railway in India. It was opened in 1977 and is located in the Chanakyapuri area in New Delhi. You can visit from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. There are over 100 real-size exhibits of Indian railways inside the museum. The Fairy Queen, built-in 1855, is the main attraction. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Indian Air Force Museum and Craft Museum are some of the famous museums. Don’t miss out to visit these amazing places. Use our mobile application and search cabs near me and book as and when needed.
The ‘Lal Quila’ or the ‘Red Fort’ was built by Shah Jahan in 1639. It was the residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty for around 200 years. Ustad Ahmad Lahauri was the architect of this fort. ‘Diwan-i-Am’ is one of the famous structures of the complex. This palace used to hold darbars and other state functions by the Mughal Emporer. Another attraction of the fort is the Light & Sound Show. This one hour show takes place inside the fort every day except Monday. The show is in English and Hindi both. The Hindi show is from 7:30 to 8:30 pm & the English show is from 9 pm to 10 pm. It costs Rs 60 for adults and Rs 20 for children. One can reach by travelling from the yellow metro line or by a Meru cab at the best price.
Jantar Mantar was built by Maharaja Jai Singh in year 1724. The place consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments which can help to predict the movement and timings of the moon, sun and other planets. It’s open from 6 am to 6 pm and usually takes two hours to tour the place. The entry fee is Rs 15 & if you have a video camera, then the charges are Rs 25 per camera.
Indian Airforce Museum
Here, you can see a collection of planes used by the air force during the past several years. It is located, at the Palam air force station in Delhi. Along with aircraft, one can also get to see a collection of rockets, historical photographs, and old Indian air force uniforms. The museum is closed on Monday & Tuesday and visiting hours are from 10 am to 5 pm.
Madame Tussauds Museum
This museum is located in the Connaught palace in New Delhi. Here you will get a chance to meet your favourite celebrities like Shahrukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan & Hrithik Roshan etc. You will get to see real life-sized wax statues of these celebrities including many Hollywood, Political and Sports personalities. The museum is open from 10 am to 6 pm from Monday to Friday & 10 am to 7:30 pm on Saturday & Sunday.
It is a famous Hindu temple located in Delhi and known for its beautiful architecture and surrounding area. The construction for this grand temple took five years & is spread across 83,342 square feet. The temple is a tribute to Bhagwan Swaminarayan.
This flower-like shaped temple is another prominent tourist destination in Delhi. It was designed, by Iranian-American architect, Fariborz Shabha & opened in 1986. Not only in India but it is one of the most visited religious places in the world.
While in Delhi if you ever feel relax or take a break, then this beautiful garden with numerous architectural marvels is the best place to visit. It is located in the Lodhi estate in New Delhi and was prior known as ‘Lady Willingdon Park.’ Here you can visit the Tomb of Muhammad Shah Sayyad & Sikandar Lodhi Tomb in the complex.
Fatehpur Sikri is located at a distance of 40 km from Agra. It was founded by Mughal Emporer Akbar in1571. Here you can get see Buland Darwaza, Jodha Bai’s Palace, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Jama Mosque etc. The city’s architecture reflects a mixture of Jain, Hindu & Islamic architecture styles. If you are planning a trip from Agra to Delhi by car then you shouldn’t miss out on this place.