What an amazing place India is…. the beauty with a little essence of culture and diversity, and what will be the better city for travelling rather than Delhi the capital of India, the place where the great fighter came just to get the gist of it, the place where the truthful and rightful person will always have the justice on their side, the place where the first prime minister gave his revolutionary “tryst with destiny” speech that freed us and our upcoming generations from the shackles of British.
Through this guide of things to do in Delhi I will show you what all things you can do in Delhi so that you can go to every important place and don’t miss on anything and learn the heritage and culture of Delhi which make it very beautiful.
1) Red fort :-
Price: 250 INR
Address: Netaji Subhash Rd, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday during daylight hours, closed Mondays
Emperor Shah Jahan commissioned construction of the Red Fort on 12 May 1639, when he decided to shift his capital from Agra to Delhi. It’s the place where the prime minister gives amusing speech that amalgamate every Indian citizen on the eve of republic day. Its made up of red sandstone and its very massive as it has enclosed wall. When you will enter he gates of it you will be free to walk because there is not much crowd compare to outside. Inside you can visit hall there you can learn about the history of Delhi and what this fort have so much to do that it became our nations heritage.
2) Jama Masjid: –
Price: Free to enter, 300 INR to take photos
Address: Meena Bazaar, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006
Hours: 8 am – 30 minutes before sunset
It’s the famous and largest Islamic mosque in old Delhi, it was built by renown Mughal emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1656. With four towers and two 40 metres high minarets constructed with strips of red sandstone and white marble its look very beautiful and elegant. The area is soo big that it can accommodate more than 25,000 people with ease, there are also some great and renown restaurant there which are popular for their biryani [ an Indian dish which has rice and chicken in it]. Many people came here to pray to Allah and many come for peace time with themselves.
3) Connaught Place:-
How to get there: Take the Delhi Metro to Rajiv Chowk station and take Palika bazar exit.
Hours: Shops and restaurants start to open at about 10 or 11 am daily
The hub where you will get every fashion from old to new and at very cheap price also. The people in Delhi call it in the short form (CP). The main attractive shop in Connaught place is Palika bazar it’s a popular place where all people go to get shirts, jersey, beauty items, etc. it’s the place where there is no end for demand. There are also places to rest if you are tired of buying stuffs like Starbucks, dominos, MC Donald’s, coffee house and many more and you will find them on every curve of the road. This mega series of roundabouts is honestly super confusing and a little overwhelming to the first-time visitor.
4) Akshardham Temple:-
Price: Free, but if you want to watch creative exhibition and story they will charge you approx. 130 INR
Address: Noida Mor, Pandav Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110092
Hours: 9:30 am – 6:30 pm, closed on Monday
Akshardham means the divine abode of god., it has over 200 sculptures of gods, representing many of the spiritual stalwarts over many millennia. It was built in 2005, it was inspired by Yogi Maharaj and created by Pramukh swami Maharaj. The craftmanship of the place is insanely amazing, its like when you will see it you will believe it as they don’t allow to click photos of the interior. The people who built this temple has give it all in this temple as every single details of this temple is incredible and jaw dropping. It’s the one thing you don’t want to miss seeing.
5) Qutub Minar:-
Price: 250 Rupees
Address: Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030, India
Hours: 10 am – 6 pm daily
It’s the world largest minaret made up of bricks, it was originally built 1000 years ago when Mughal emperors where at peak. It was constructed with red sandstone and it also have jaw dropping craftmanship on it. Though you can’t go inside because the government stopped to let people go inside after an accident that happened but it looks as beautiful on outside as it is inside, also Qutub Minar is now a UNESCO world heritage site and a proud symbol of India.