First time in Delhi ? ( Know everything about Delhi)

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Delhi, The capital city of India, has centuries-old architecture, archaic Muslim quarters, modern residencies, mouth-watering food choices, numerous street markets for shopping ( but don’t forget to bargain ) and alongside with gardens, museums, clubs for people who want to enjoy their night-life.

This is home to over a crore people, so how to travel in the city we have many choices like local buses, taxis, auto-rickshaws, metro, local trains

my suggestion is to travel by metro because its so cheap and fastest way to reach the destination

the best time to visit is between October to March

Delhi metro
for tourists , Sutiable for unlimited travel over short duration . they have two types of tourist cards 
1 . One Day Card - avaliable at cost of Rs 150/-
2 . Three Day card - at a cost of Rs 300/-

Things to do in Delhi

so now let’s see where to go, we have many places to cover, so first, I’ll talk about historic places then cheap and best local markets for shopping and then best places to try local and street food

Qutub Minar, Delhi

Qutub minar , Delhi
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Qutub Minar, Mehrauli

this is one of the top attraction of the city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Qutub Minar is 73 meters (239.5 feet) tall tower with five storeys and it contains a spiral staircase of 379 steps, this tower of victory built in 1192 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak immediately after the defeat of Delhi’s last Hindu kingdom

Qutub Minar is surrounded by several historical monuments of Qutub Complex like  Quwat-ul-Islam Mosque and Iron Pillar of Delhi

the view of Qutub Minar is stunning, especially in the evening, you can spend some quality time

for people who want to click pictures, you will love this place because you can picture this Qutub complex from many angels and nothing will disappoint you

Qutub Minar Entry Fee
  • 30/- Rs per person for Indians
  • 0/- Rs per child (below 15 Years)
  • 500/- Rs per person for Foreign Tourists
  • 25/- Rs for Still Camera (non-commercial use)
  • 25/- Rs for Video Camera (non-commercial use)
Qutub Minar Timings

This will open @ 7:00 am to 05:00 pm all week

Location: Mehrauli, New Delhi, 110030, India


India Gate
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India Gate

This is one of the popular monument in India, Formerly know as Kingsway at the center of the city stands 42 m high India Gate

it a memorial to 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the World War I, 13,300 servicemen’s names, including some soldiers and officers from the United Kingdom, are inscribed on the gate

The India Gate, even though a war memorial, it evokes the architectural style of the Rome or Paris

The best time to visit India Gate is in summer. Generally, people prefer visiting the place after sunset or at night to view the illuminated India Gate and enjoying with the flock of locals at this time

India Gate Entry Fee
  • Free Entry
India Gate Timings
  • this will open @ 12:00 am to 12:00 am all week

Location: Rajpath, India Gate

Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi

humayuns Tomb , Delhi
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Humayun’s Tomb

This historical monument is built by the first and the chief consort of Mughal emperor, Bega Begum, who was also known as Haji Begum and she hired a Persian architect, Mirak Mirza Ghiyas to design the tomb

this is an architectural masterpiece, this is also the first garden-tomb to built-in India and first Mughal style of architecture, Humayun’s Tomb is a cultural UNESCO World Heritage Site

they started it in 1565 and completed in 1572, the work of this tomb started 9 years after the death of Emperor Humayun

humayun’s tomb is located in the middle of the garden, There are around 150 tombs in the entire Humayun’s tomb complex

This is one of the best place to visit in Delhi, the way this place looks is amazing and when I went there, I saw so many people shooting their pre-wedding shoots over there, this will be good picnic spot you can come with your family and friends, see around and can have some peaceful time

there are so many places here to click some good pictures but make sure you have a water bottle with you when you are going in.

Humayun’s Tomb Entry Fee
  • 30/- Rs  per person for Indians
  • 500/- Rs per person for Foreign Tourists
  • 0/– Rs for Photography
  • 25/- Rs for Video filming
Humayun’s Tomb Timings

This will open @ 6:00 am – 6:00 pm all week

Location: Opp. Dargah, Nizamuddin, Mathura Road.


jama masjid Delhi
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The Masjid e Jahan Numa also knows as Jama Masjid, Delhi. this is the largest mosque in India and it is built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1656 with one million rupees

The architectural style of this resembles Islamic, Mughal, Indo-Islamic architecture.

At the premises of south minaret at a time 25,000 devotees can offer their prayers, apart from the architecture and views of Jama masjid, it is famous for its street food and narrow lanes, there are so many markets near or around Jama Masjid

but if you are going inside make sure that you are covered properly or else they won’t allow you to go in and leave your sandals outside of the masjid

for the best view of Delhi from Jama Masjid, go to the top of the minaret.

Jama Masjid Entry Fee
  • Free Entry
  • 300/- Rs for Photography
Jama Masjid Timings
  • 7:00 am – 12:00 pm all week
  • 1:30 pm – 6:30 pm all week

Location: Meena Bazaar, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, 110006, India

Akshardham Temple, Delhi

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Akshardham Temple Arial view

Akshardham means the divine abode of God. it is an eternal place of devotion, purity and peace, this is a temple, a Hindu house of worship and a spiritual and cultural campus dedicated to devotion, learning and harmony

each element of Akshardham echoes with spirituality, the temple, the Exhibitions and even the Gardens. this temple has over two hundred statues, representing many of the gods over millennia

A visit to Akshardham is a spiritually enriching experience and you can know about the tradition and culture of India

This is built in traditional Hindu architectural style and there will be a musical fountain, you can visit that too

Akshardham will be closed every Monday of the week.

Akshardham Temple Entry Fee
  • 170/- Rs per person for adults (Exhibition)
  • 100/- Rs per person for children (Exhibition)
  • 125/- Rs per person for senior citizens (Exhibition)
  • 80/- Rs per person for adults (Musical Fountain)
  • 50/- Rs per person for children (Musical Fountain)
  • 80/- Rs per person for senior citizens (Musical Fountain)
Akshardham Temple Timings
  • Monday closed / holiday
  • 9:30 am – 6:30 pm, Tuesday to Sunday

Location: On NH 24, Akshardham Setu

Lotus Temple, Delhi

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Lotus Temple Arial view

Lotus Temple is one of the best place to visit in Delhi, attracting tourists from all over the world, this is one of the seven major Bahai’s temples in the world.

This temple is built in 1986 and from then with its structural beauty and symbolism of oneness, lush green garden around lotus temple add further to its beauty

This temple is open to everyone and even the lotus symbol represents the same, the lotus flower is commonly used in many religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Islam and others

you can spend some decent time here and this whole structure is made with white marble

Lotus Temple Entry Fee
  • Free Entry
  • You need to take special permission for Photography
Lotus Temple Timings
  • Monday Closed/Holiday
  • 9:00 am – 7:00 pm (Summer) Tuesday to Sunday
  • 9:00 am – 5:30 pm (Winter) Tuesday to Sunday

Location: Near Kalkaji Temple, East of Nehru Place

Sarojini Nagar Market, Delhi

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Sarojini market at night

this is the most interesting place in Delhi, this is for the people who want to buy clothes or accessories or whatever at a very very low price, isn’t it making you excited

yes! This is the place where you can get everything like clothes, shoes, watches, what not and that too with a small price tag

Export-surplus garments, as well as rejected export clothing, come to this market at throwaway prices and with the right set of bargaining skills nothing can stop you here

this is a must-visit place, even though if you don’t wanna shop you can try some street food and experience the busy lanes of Sarojini market

Sarojini Market Timings
  • Monday Closed/holiday
  • 10:00 am to 8:30 pm Tuesday to Sunday
  • market opening timings may vary during peak seasons or holidays.
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