Top 10 tourist place in Delhi: That You Can’t Afford To Miss!

tourist attractions in Delhi

Anyone who comes to India a very first time either lands in Delhi or in Mumbai. But Mostly, in Delhi, as it is a capital city of India and one of the most popular tourist destinations in India and from here, you’ll get the connectivity to all the major tourist destinations.

Delhi is not only the political centre of the country, but also houses, the places based on everyone’s interest like the city offer places for history buffs, Shopaholics, art & culture lovers, arch lovers, and fun lovers.

Delhi is a blend of two faces of the coin – one is Old Delhi, classy, crowded and crucial; and the other side is a New Delhi bold, beautiful, and brilliant.

Plan your Delhi tour now and experience to explore the most amazing city in India. Here is the list of top 10 tourist attractions in Delhi:

Red Fort Delhi india

Red Fort –

This enormous fort was used by the Mughal dynasty for nearly two centuries as their residence from 1639 to 1857. This splendid fort was built by Shahjahan and used as the main ceremonial and political centre of the Mughal empire.

This Red sandstone fort has numerous influential places, Gates, and buildings like Lahori Gate, Delhi Gate, Water Gate, Chhatta Chowk, Naubat Khana, Diwan-i-Aam, Nahr-i-Bihisht, Mumtaz Mahal, Rang Mahal, Khas Mahal, Diwan-i-Khas, Baoli, Moti Masjid, Hira Mahal, and Hayat Baksh Bagh.

The Prime Minister of India addresses the country and hoists the National Flag every year on Independence Day i.e. 15th August from the Red Fort.

Every evening except Monday, you can also enjoy the Light and Sound Show here, which describes the history, architecture, art and culture of the Mughal dynasty.

Timing: 9:30 am – 4:30 am (except Monday)

Entry Fees: Rs. 10 (For Indians)

Rs. 250 (For Foreigners)

Light & Sound Show entry fees: Rs. 60 On Weekdays

Rs. 80 On Weekends

Note: The entry fees and timing will be changed as per the changes comes from the Delhi Tourism Corporation.

india gate night lighting view

India Gate –

This 42-meter high archway stands proudly in the middle of the of a crossroad in New Delhi. This Arc-de-Triomphe commemorates the 82,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives for the British Army during the First World War held in 1941-21. The foundation stone of this lofty gate was laid by the Duke of Connaught in 1921 and it was designed by Edwin Lutyens.

After Independence, India added the one more memorial mark called Amar Jawan Jyoti it’s an eternal flame lit day & night in the memory of the Indian Soldiers who lost their lives during the Indo-Pak war held in December 1971, to provide the protection to their country and their citizens.

Entry Fees: Free

Timing: Always Open


Rashtrapati Bhawan –

It is an official residence of the President of India, which formerly known as Viceroy’s House. This 320-acre area consists main building of around 340 rooms in four floors, a huge Mughal garden, large open spaces, stables, bodyguard & staff rooms, etc. This marvellous building was an architect by Edwin Lutyens along with Chief Engineer Hugh Keeling.


Qutub Minar –

This 73-meter tall tower is the world’s tallest tower of its kind. Qutub-ud-din-aback laid the foundation stone of the Minar in 1199 AD. This five-storey tower was constructed by the successors of Qutub-ud-din-back in two or three times of construction and completed in 1517.

Entry fee: Free for children under 15, Rs. 10 for Indians and Rs. 250 for foreigners
Opening hours: Sunrise until sunset, Closed on Mondays

jantar mantar delhi

Jantar Mantar –

Jantar Mantar is one of the five observatories in India built by Saawai Jai Singh II constructed in 1724, who was fond of scientific knowledge. This observatory was used by the people of a bygone era to find out the time and astronomical observations.

Entry fee: INR 5

Opening hours: Sunrise to sunset

Humayun's Tomb Delhi

Humanyu’s Tomb –

After the death of Humanyu in 1556, Humanyu tomb was constructed by his beloved wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1569. This building is a splendid piece of Mughal and Persian style of architecture. This complex houses the tomb of Humanyu his beloved wife Hamida Begum, Dara Shikoh, and other Mughal emperors.

Entry fee: INR 10 for domestic and SAARC Visitors, INR 250 for others

Opening hours: Daily, up till sunset.
Akshardham Temple Delhi

Akshardham Temple–

Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple is one of the largest Hindu temples in the world. This temple was constructed in 2005 by Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar PurushottamSwaminarayan Sanstha. This temple divides into four major sections called Mandir, Abhishek Mandap, Exhibitions, and Water Show.

Entry fee: Free, separate fee to view exhibitions

Opening hours: 9.30 am to 6.30 pm, Closed on Mondays


Lotus Temple –

This fascinating temple is constructed in the shape of a Lotus in 1986 surrounded by a green garden. This marvelous piece of architecture was an architect by Furiburz Sabha, according to him, Lotus is the common symbol in all these religions – Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Jainism.

Entry fee:

Opening hours: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm, Closed on Mondays


Jama Masjid –

This huge mosque was constructed by Shah Jahan in the year 1656. The mosque houses three giant gates, four towers, and two 40 meter tall towers. This gargantuan mosque was completed by the drudgery of 5000 workers and at an estimated cost of one million rupees.

Entry fee: Free

Videography fee: INR 300

Opening hours: Mon-Sun, 7 am-12 pm: 1:30 pm-6:30 pm. It is closed during prayers and the timings depend upon the direction of the moon


Raj Ghat –

Raj Ghat is the place, where Mahatma Gandhi has been cremated in 1948.

Entry fee: Free

Opening hours: 10 am to 5 pm, Closed on Mondays

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