10 Monuments in Delhi You Must Visit!

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With a rich history and its spellbinding monuments, Delhi is dotted with some jaw-dropping attractions to explore. The cultural blend of deep-rooted Old Delhi and the effervescent New Delhi is enormously striving. The monuments in Delhi have the fusion of all artistic masterpieces from different dynasties. From the carvings of Mughal rulers to astonishing Islamic architecture, Delhi never gives up a chance to leave an impression on its visitors.

Photo of Red Fort, Netaji Subhash Marg, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Uditi
Photo of Red Fort, Netaji Subhash Marg, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Uditi

Known to be one of the most popular monuments in Delhi, Red Fort has been standing strong as a legendary reminder of Mughal rulers. In the 16th Century, the walls of Red Fort were elongated few miles to save the city from attackers. The city was later taken by the British and the Sikhs. The tale of the former royal residence is shown every evening in Red Fort to take you back in the era of Mughal Dynasty.

• Location: Opposite Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi.

• How to Reach- Buses or Delhi Metro are frequently available

• Opening Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Closed on Mondays.

Photo of Qutub Minar, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Uditi
Photo of Qutub Minar, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Uditi

Curve your neck to its most and there it stands with pride, Qutub Minar. It’s absolutely the best amongst the finest Delhi monuments. Known as an important heritage monument, Qutub Minar has its topmost point at a height of 72.5 meters. Crafted with beautiful red sandstone, this tower is famous for the imprints of Holy Quran verses. The complex but magnificent art of carvings on the walls has gained its names on the list of Delhi monuments.

• Location: Mehrauli, south New Delhi

• How to Reach- Buses or Delhi Metro are frequently available

• Opening Hours: Sunrise to sunset.

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If Patriotism is engraved deep in you, then nothing could be as majestic as this historical monument of Delhi, India Gate. Built in 1931, India Gate reminds us of the victory and sacrifices made by the soldiers in the First World War. The arcade architecture has thousands of soldiers’ name inscribed on it who have sacrificed their lives. Another fascinating thing to see in India Gate is the Amar Jawan Jyoti under the arc of India gate, lit up all day and night as a tribute to brave soldiers.

• Location: Rajpath, near Connaught Place, New Delhi.

• Entry Cost: Free

• How to Reach- Buses or Delhi Metro are frequently available

• Opening Hours: Always open.

Photo of India Gate, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Uditi
Photo of India Gate, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Uditi
Photo of Humayun's Tomb, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Uditi
Photo of Humayun's Tomb, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Uditi

This grandiose Delhi monument is actually inspired by one of the seven wonders of World, Taj Mahal. Built in 1570, Humayun’s Tomb is a burial chamber of the great Mughal King, Humayun. Set amid the beautiful garden, Humayun’s tomb was the beginning of changed Mughal architecture in India. With the overwhelming appreciation of this artistic monument, the Mughal rulers build such tombs all across the country.

• Location: Nizamuddin East, New Delhi

• Opening Hours: Sunrise to sunset

• How to Reach- Buses or Delhi Metro are frequently available

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Known for its magnificent architecture, Jantar Mantar is another famous monument of Delhi which has gathered endless tourists across the world. Jantar Mantar is considered one of the most interesting Indian masterpieces. It was built in1712 A.D.by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Rajasthan. The complexity of its structure and maze-like constructions has made it a glorious attraction of India.

• Location: Sansad Marg, Connaught Place,

• Opening Hours: 6 am to 6 pm

• How to Reach- Buses or Delhi Metro are frequently available

6. Jama Masjid

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The Jama Masjid in Delhi is one of the biggest Mosques in India. The religious sentiments and the architectural splendor draw a lot of tourists to this place and made it a historical monument of Delhi. The Mosque is surrounded by three huge gates, four towers and two 40m high minarets constructed of strips of red stone and white marble.

• Location: Opposite Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi

• Opening Hours: Sunrise to Sunset. Closed during prayer hours from 12.15 p.m. to 1.45 p.m

• How to Reach- Buses or Delhi Metro are frequently available

7. Old Fort or Purana Kila

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Stood sturdy for long 5000 years, Old Fort or Purana kila is one among the oldest Delhi monuments. Purana Kila was built in 1538-45 by the ruler Sher Shah Suri. It is popular for its massive structure with three grand gateways namely Talaqi Darwaza, Bara Darwaza and Humayun Darwaza. The ambiance, the still lake, lush green beautiful lawns created to attract visitors has made it on top of the list of monuments in Delhi.

• Location: Mathura Rd, New Delhi

• Opening Hours: 7 am to 5 pm

• How to Reach- Buses or Delhi Metro are frequently available

8. Lodi Tomb

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Build inside the beautiful Lodi Garden, Lodi Tomb is one of the most famous monuments of Delhi which defines the majestic art of Mughal architecture. It is the memorial tomb for the great leader and king, Sikander Lodi. Lodi Garden is also popular as garden of tombs. Apart from the wonderful Lodi tomb, one can also behold Muhammad Shah tomb, Shish Gumbad, and Bara Gumbad.

• Location: Lodi Road, not far from Humayun's Tomb.

• Opening Hours: 6 am to 8 p.m Monday

• How to Reach- Buses or Delhi Metro are frequently available

9. Swaminarayan Akshardham

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Akshardham is an enormously build tomb-like structure with the bright white colored coating, is an incredible masterwork to witness in Delhi. It was built by a spiritual association, Swaminarayan Sanstha to showcase the tale of Swaminarayan. This huge and famed attractions is dedicated to exhibiting the stories and karma of Swaminarayan and to glorify the beauty of Indian culture. Witness some amazing sculptures, well-maintained garden, golden statues and so on at Akshardham.

• Location: N. H. 24 | Near Noida Mor, New Delhi.

• Opening Hours: 9.30 a.m to 6.30 p.m

 How to Reach- Buses or Delhi Metro are frequently available

10. Lotus Temple

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Lotus Temple is one of the most eminent Delhi monuments, known for its beautiful flower-like structure. The best of Lotus Temple can be seen after the sunset when it is lit up with colored lights. Designed with crystal white marble, the lotus temple is associated with the Bahai Faith, which believes in the unity and harmony of all people irrespective of religions. The serene pond area and quiet garden encircling the temple is an attraction point of Lotus temple.

• Location: Near Nehru Place, south New Delhi

• How to Reach- Buses or Delhi Metro are frequently available

• Opening Hours: 9.00 a.m. to 7pm

Photo of Humayun's Tomb, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Uditi
Photo of Humayun's Tomb, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Uditi
Photo of Humayun's Tomb, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Uditi
Photo of Humayun's Tomb, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Uditi
Photo of Humayun's Tomb, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Uditi
Photo of Humayun's Tomb, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Uditi
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