The Ten Best Places In Delhi Popular Amongst Foreign Tourists

September 21, 2018

Delhi is the capital of India for a reason and its position in Indian history is unrivaled. The capital has witnessed the reigns of several important leaders and was crucial during the freedom struggle. Delhi is, therefore, filled with culture, far more than any of India’s other metros.

Several of its structures have a close connection to Indian history, such as the India Gate and Red Fort. If you are planning to visit India’s capital, here are the top ten places in Delhi popular among foreign tourists:

The Best Places in Delhi, Popular With Foreign Tourists

Red Fort

The Red Fort was built by Emperor Shah Jahan. The fort has many gates, all with a unique history behind them. This bastion is made from red sandstone and marble and is famous for its domes and gorgeous Islamic artwork.

Entry Fee: Rs. 500, including the museum ticket

Timing: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm

Qutb Minar Complex

Every tourist that visits India has to make a stop at the Qutb Minar Complex. Rich in history, this place is home to the most iconic buildings of the Mughal and Mehrauli empires. The main attraction in the complex is the Qutub Minar a massive tower whose columns are etched with beautiful and intricate carvings and artwork.

Entry Fee: Rs. 500

Timing: Daily from sunrise to sunset

Bahai House of Worship

The Bahai House of Worship is well known for its unique structure, being shaped like a Lotus. The temple was conceptualised by the Iranian-Canadian architect Fariburz Sahba. Inside the temple, you will find large prayer rooms, with no idols. Entry is open to people of all faiths, and you can pray according to your own belief.

Entry Fee: Free

Timing: Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am to 7 pm

Akshardham Temple

The Akshardham Temple in Delhi is worth visiting because it is one of the most beautiful temples in North India. The temple is beautifully decorated in true Indian architectural style. At the temple, you can learn about Hindu mythology and its customs. The highlight at the Akshardham Temple is the towering statue of Yogi Swaminarayan, an 18th Century saint.

Entry Fee: Free

Timing: Tuesday to Sunday from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm

Agrasen Ki Baoli

The legend of the Agrasen Ki Baoli is intriguing. There is no record of who built the step well and there has been a folklore that tells tales of the place being haunted. Visit this place during the day to check out the interesting artwork and construction at the site.

Entry Fee: Free

Timing: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

National Rail Museum

The Indian Railways have the largest rail networks in the world. When in Delhi, visit the National Rail Museum for deep insight into the history of India’s rail system to learn how it has developed over the years. Spot exciting and interesting rail compartments and engines. Those who want to experience train rides can hop onto the 3D simulator rides at the National Rail Museum.

Entry Fee: Weekdays Rs. 150 and Weekends Rs. 300

Timing: 9 am to 5 pm

A great way to enjoy your visit is to stay at any of the Treebo branded hotels in Delhi. These budget hotels are conveniently located to the railway station, main attractions, and the airport. Treebo’s hotels offer comfortable rooms and provide guests with all the latest, comfortable amenities for a cosy and happy stay. There is also free Wifi and delicious breakfast on offer. You can also try Treebo Hotel booking app for lowest prices and offers.

Humayun’s Tomb

The first thing you would notice about Humayun’s Tomb is its symmetry. Made from red sandstone and marble, the structure is dedicated to Humayun by Haji Begum, his Persian wife. Look out for the stunning white marble bands on the structure and the beautiful arches at the top of the building.

Entry Fee: Rs. 500

Timing: Daily 6 am to 6 pm

Lodi Garden

The Lodi Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in Delhi. It is surrounded by lush greenery, gorgeous pathways, and is home to the Bara Gumbad tomb that dates back to the 15th Century and the Tomb of Sikandar Lodi.

Entry Fee: Free

Timing: Daily 6 am to 7 pm

The Garden of Five Senses

The intriguing part about a walk in the Garden of Five Senses are the contemporary structure around. From sculptures to figurines that offer soulful messages, you can see it all. There is the usual greenery, benches and a few events held regularly at the Garden of Five Senses.

Entry Fee: Free

Timing: Daily 9 am to 7 pm

Delhi Haat

The Delhi Haat is your one-stop shop for artefacts, handicrafts, and clothes from all 29 states of India. A brainchild of the Delhi government, this place is an absolute must for tourists that want to buy souvenirs and knick-knacks. Shopping is not the only experience to enjoy at Delhi Haat, you also get to sample on delicious food.

Entry Fee: Rs. 100

Timing: Daily 10.30 am to 10 pm

Delhi is a great place to begin your India journey. From delicious food to a wonderful nightlife and beautiful historical structures to charming cityscape, India’s capital has everything one could hope for. Enjoy your stay!

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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