8 Top Rated Tourist Attractions in Delhi

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Delhi, the center point of Indian politics and a melting point of all things culture is a true delight to a traveler. The city of Delhi is packed with numerous attractions, something that requires one to have multiple visits to the city or a long stay.

Delhi is often considered to be the part of golden triangle, a sort of travel highlight of northern India.

I have identified best of the best attractions of Delhi that one must visit to appreciate its rich history and culture.

 

1. The Red Fort

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Fortifications at Red Fort

Red fort is considered the symbol of independent India, from where the Prime Minister of the country addresses the nation on Independence Day. The Red fort was built in the year 1648 by then king Shah Jahan. The beautiful structure largely made up of red sandstone spreads over huge area. The main entrance to the Fort is the Lahore Gate, quite popular with the selfie takers.

 

2. The Rashtrapati Bhavan

Rashtrapati Bhavan

President's House: Republic Day

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the tricolour..

Rashtrapati Bhavan

The grand Rashtrapati Bhavan is official residence of the President of India. Must visit is the
Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum which collects memorabilia related with several past presidents. If you happen to visit in the months of February – March, don’t miss out the delight of the adjoining Mughal Gardens.

The much respected Vijay Chowk and India Gate are very nearby, the area which host the January 26th Republic Day Parade.

 

3. India Gate

India Gate

India Gate

The magnificent stone arch stands as a testimony to the sacrifices of Indian soldiers who lost their life WWI. On the wall of the arch are inscribed the names of the 90,000 soldiers. Amar Jawan Jyoti, an eternal flame burns at the monument in the memory of soldiers who lost their lives in Indo-Pak war.

 

4. Akshardham Temple

Akshardham Temple

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Completed in the year 2007, Akshardham is glittering marvel of modern India. From the pink sandstone and the intricate carvings, the beautiful temple stands to dazzle its visitors. If you are there during the evening, check out the beautiful Yagnapurush Kund and enjoy the stunning musical fountain.

 

5. The Lotus Temple

Delhi, Lotus Temple

a symbol of world peace.....the lotus .....

Outside the Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple

Dedicated to the Bahá’í  faith, Lotus Temple is one of the most visited house of worship in the entire world. This architectural marvel, of marvel and white concrete, was opened in the year 1986 to the public. The Lotus Temple stands as a symbol of peace and harmony, and interestingly doesn’t have any idols or any religious depictions inside or outside.

 

6. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Devotion

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib - Delhi

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Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, New Delhi

Spread over a huge area in Delhi’s hotspot, Connaught Place, the 18th-century Gurudwara is a place of worship for the people of Sikh faith. While you are there marvel at the gold dome, and watch the sun set against the beautiful Gurudwara pond. Also, make sure to have a bite at a ‘langar’ in the Gurdwara Kitchen.

 

7. Jantar Mantar Observatory

The complex from the highest point

Delhi - Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar - Ram Yantra, cadran solaire.

A unique structure built in 1725 as an astronomical observatory by Maharajah Jai Singh I draws hundreds of thousands visitors every year. Jantar Mantar remains particularly fascinating for the kids.

 

8. National Museum

Delhi India National Museum

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The National Museum of India houses some of the most valuable archaeological finds of the country depicting thousands of years of rich history.

Hope you got inspired by the post, and already started planning your trip to Delhi! Lot of solo travelers, couples, and even families with kids who travel to India really enjoy this historical city of Delhi.

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