Delhi – New Delhi Tourist Places and Travel Attractions


Delhi has a majestic beauty and an old world charm which even the jet age cannot pass by. New Delhi is the capital of India and its third largest city. It is actually a combination of “old” Delhi. The imperial city created as the nation’s capital by the British. The city has a rich heritage with numerous historical monuments and landmarks. The old section of the city is full of ancient mosques, forts and monuments. Through history there have been eight different cities around modern Delhi. These were the capital of different kingdoms. Modern Delhi was officially inaugurated in 1931. The city’s architecture clearly reflects the different phases in its history. There are a number of guided tours organized by the Delhi tourism department. Of course, adventurous visitors can explore the city by own.

When to visit: October to March

Airports: Palam (Delhi), Indira Gandhi International Airport (Safdarjang)

Places of Interest

Historical Monuments: Coronation Memorial, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate, Jantar Mantar, Purana Quila, Parliament House, Qutb Minar, Rashtrapati Bhagwan, Red Fort, Safdarjang’s Tomb, Shahjahananabad (Old Delhi), Tughlakabad Fort.

Museums: Air Force Museum, Bal Bhawan, Crafts Museum, Dolls Museum, Gandhi National Museum, Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, National Museum, Natural Museum of Natural History, National Philatelic Museum, National Science Centre, Nehru Memorial and Planetarium, Rail Museum, Red Fort Archaeological Museum, Tibet House, Sanskrit Museum.

Shopping: Cottage Industries Emporium, States Handicrafts Emporia, Sunder Nagar Market, Janpath, Chandni Chowk, Connaught Place.

Art Galleries: Academy of Fine Arts and Literature, Aifacs Gallery, Art Today, Aurobindo Gallery, Cantre for Contemporary Art, Dhoomimal Art Gallery, Lalit Kila Academy, National Gallery of Modern Art, Photo Gallery, Sanskrit Kendra, Shridharani Gallery, The Academy of fine Arts & Literature, Triveni Art Gallery.

Auditoria’s and Cultural Centers: FICCI Auditorium, Gandhi Memorial Hall, Galib Auditorium, Indian Habitat Centre, India International Centre, Kamani Auditorium, mavlankar Hall, Max Mueller Bhawan, National School of Drama, Rabindra Rangshala, Sapru House, Shri Ram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, Sangeet Natak Academy, Shri Ram Centre, Siri Fort Auditorium, Teen Murti Auditorium, Triveni Kala Sangam, Vigyqan Bhawan.

Place of Worship: Baha’i (Lotus) Temple, Ladakh Bodha Vihara, Ayyappa Temple, Chhatarpur Mandir, Gauri Shankar Mandir, Hanuman Mandir, Kalkaji Mandir, Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Mangal Mahadev, Mata Devi Jhandewalan Mandir, Sai Baba Temple, Malai Mandir, Yog Maya Mandir, Ahinsa Sthal, Jain Dada Bari Mandir, Lal Digamber Jain Mandir, Shree Atam Vallabh Smarak, Bangla Sahib, Rakab Ganj, Sis Ganj, Cathedral Church of the Redemption, St James Church, Judah Hyam Synagogue, Dar-E-Mehar, Jama Masjid, Daragah Hazrat Nizamuddin.

National Memorials: Raj Ghat, Shanti Vana, Vijay Ghat, Shakti Sthal, Vir Bhumi.

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