- BookOnBoard’s Guide to Top Things to Do in Delhi
- 1.Red Fort:
- 2.Jantar Mantar:
- 3.India Gate:
- 4.Jama Masjid:
- 5.Chandni Chowk:
- 6.Qutub Minar:
- 7.Lotus Temple:
- 9.Rashtrapati Bhawan:
- 10.Delhi Zoo:
- 11.Agrasen ki Baoli:
- 12.Connaught Place:
- 13.Humayun’s Tomb:
- 14.Gurudwara Bangla Sahib:
- 15.Khan Market:
- 16.Hauz Khas Village:
- 17.Madame Tussauds:
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BookOnBoard’s Guide to Top Things to Do in Delhi
Addressed as Indraprastha in Mabharata, Delhi is the official National Capital Territory (NCT) of India. Delhi is a vibrant city, bubbling with the volatile energy of ambition, rivalry and opportunism. To plan a trip to Delhi, be sure to read BookOnBoard’s Guide to things to do in Delhi.
Best things to do in Delhi and places to visit with friends and family
Isn’t listing the places to visit in Delhi a very difficult task? One might not have to open the famous sites listing the most popular of them. But to cover up the not-so-popular-yet-beautiful hotspots of this Foodies’ Paradise, online sites and guide books are a must.
Adorning the centre of the city, this historic fort is known to be the primary residence of the Mughal dynasty. It proudly glows as the political nucleus of the then city. Though looted of its priceless artwork and jewels, Nadir Shah never managed to snatch the glory of the place. That makes it one of the topmost attractions for the tourists and one of the places to visit in Delhi.
Drawing your attention to the details of geography, you must have a little knowledge of equinox, when you want to enjoy the real essence of Jantar Mantar, an equinoctial sundial with a huge triangular gnomon, keeping the hypotenuse parallel to the axis of the earth. Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur built this Jantar Mantar, one out of five. The other four are located in Jaipur, Ujjain, Mathura and Varanasi, of which Jaipur is the biggest and are the best places to visit in Delhi. There are some instruments in the Jantar Mantar for astronomical computations namely, Samrat Yantra, DishaYantra, RamaYantra, Jai PrakashYantra, ChakraYantra and a few more.
Formerly known as Kingsway, India Gate adorns the eastern edge of “ceremonial axis” of the city. Also is the All India War Memorial, with its limb on each side of the Rajpath. This monument stands as the memorial to more than 80000 soldiers who embraced death in the First World War and the Anglo-Afghan War. One of the best places it is to walk down if you are choosing the best places to visit in Delhi in one day. To pay a one day visit, flights to Delhi would be a better option in terms of time consumption.
One of the most romantic Mughal heroes of the sultanate created for the white marble monument at Agra. But the same soul was responsible for building one of the largest Mosques in India—the Jama Masjid. The magnificent combination of red sandstone and white marble on four towers and two large minarets successfully brings out something more than the common expression of appreciation: “Wow!”
Located near the Red Fort, the Moonlight Square of Delhi is an area of hustle and bustle, reflecting the actual flavour of Delhi—the busy metropolitan with a heart, pounding incessantly with energy. Jahanara, the daughter of Shah Jahan designed this market after his father. Back then, a network of water filled canals formed a maze in the market, to reflect moonlight. One of the best places to visit in Delhi.
This 73 metre five storied tower is nothing but a minaret that contributes to the Qutb complex. It is a UNESCOO world heritage site in the Mehrauli area of Delhi. The monument matches Afghanistan’s Minaret of Jam, in terms of architecture.
The expressionist style expresses itself in The Lotus Temple, also named as the Bahai Temple . The building has nine sides with by 27 marble petals that stand freely. This temple is open to all, resolving the knots of secularism. In your things to do in Delhi list, you should make sure to include a visit to the Lotus Temple.
The british called Janpath meaning People’s Path Queensway formerly. It begins as Radial Road 1 in Connaught Place, in the proximity of Palika Bazaar, and traverses North-South, running perpendicular to, and past Rajpath (the “Rulers’ path”). The Janpath market is of great significance not only for the Indian tourists, but also for the foreign visitors. They don’t have the shopping mall stuff selling there but is one the most visited places in Delhi.
The Rashtrapati Bhawan , which is the official residence of the President of India, is located near the western terminal oof the Rajpath. With a good number of reception halls, guest rooms and offices, The Rashtrapati Bhavan stands as a mansion of 340 rooms. The huge Presidential gardens, referred to as Mughal Gardens are also considered to be a part of the entire Presidential Estate.
Delhi Zoo is more popularly referred to as the National Zoological Park. This 176 acre area of fresh green grass and a wide range of animals are located near the old fort in Delhi. Nearly 1350 animals from more than 140 species reside in this zoo, again one of the famous places to visit in Delhi.
11.Agrasen ki Baoli:
Agrasen ki Baoli, a monument under the protection of the Archaeological Survey of India is located near Hailey road. With dimensions as 60 metres in length and 15 metres in width, this place is one of the most popular tourist spots in Delhi. This is why it is in our list of things to do in Delhi.
When it comes to finance, business and commerce in Delhi, the storehouse of the three of them is Connaught Place, abbreviated as CP. It features a number of business centres, some of them being headquarters of some popular firms in India. Due to its prime location, CP is ought to win the throne of the ninth most expensive office location in the world charging an annual rent of USD 153 per sq. ft.
Commissioned by Humayun’s first wife and chief consort, Empress Bega Begum in 1570, the Humayun’s tomb is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun, built by a group of Persian architects with the style being kept confined to Mughal style. It is located in Nizamuddin East of Delhi. The tomb has undergone extensive restoration work since 1993, which is now complete.
14.Gurudwara Bangla Sahib:
First built as a small shrine by Sikh General Sardar Bhagel Singh Dhaliwal in 1783, the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib now stands as one of the most prominent Sikh house of worship in Delhi. It is well known also for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan. The golden dome of this beautiful place dazzles on Baba Kharak Singh Marg near Connaught Palace.
Named in the honour of Indian Freedom fighter Sunil Suthar, the Khan Market was established in 1951, and got the throne of the most expensive retail location in India in 2007. It was a U-shaped double-storey market complex, originally with 154 shops and 74 flats on the first floor for shopkeepers to set their shops in. However the quality of the market is not very good now, as per the expectation of its customers.
16.Hauz Khas Village:
Hauz Khas is an affluent neighbourhood in South Delhi, its heart being the historic Hauz Khas Complex. It is centrally located and offers both rural (Hauz Khas Village) and urban (Hauz Khas Enclave, Market) environments. Hauz Khas is surrounded by Green Park, SDA (Sri Aurobindo Marg) to the west, Gulmohar Park (Balbir Saxena Marg) towards the north, Sarvapriya Vihar (Outer Ring Road) towards the south and Asiad Village (August Kranti Marg) and Siri Fort) to the east.
Indians can seldom leave without food. The set of best restaurants in Delhi is incomplete without Pa Pa Ya, Artusi, Bukhara, Guppy, Farzi Café, Dum Phukt, Indian Accent, Dakshin, Sarawana Bhawan and what not. The “shahi andaaz” of food lingers in the air of the city.
Madame Tussauds in Delhi is one of the places worth visiting. It welcomes you through the perfectly sculpted wax figures of a number of hotshots in several fields. The Adventure Island in Rohini never fails to amuse its visitors. With the perfect blend of thrilling water-rides and rides for the kids. All of these places can serve as the best places to visit in Delhi with friends. Short trip covering Delhi and Agra or the Golden Triangle tour with Ranthambore—there is no dearth in Delhi Holiday packages.
Delhi is a land of mixed culture. Every eye has a dream here. And every soul aspires to make a mark on the city and on the country in the long run. Let’s come and intake the essence of the nation’s capital and utilize the best available resources. Our BookOnBoard Guide to Things to do in Delhi will help you navigate this complex cultural maze.
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