List of Best Places to Visit in Delhi in 2021

Delhi is called dilwalo ki Delhi for various reasons. The National Capital also attracts a ton of tourists from all across India and even the rest of the world.

Delhi has witnessed many rules. Some cruel, some merciless, and some dumb. Over time, a ton of monuments and tourist attractions were built in Delhi.

In this blog post, I’ve mentioned the top 10 places to visit in Delhi.

This is an on-going article, if you have suggestions for new places, please submit them in the comment section below. I’ll also update the post now and then by adding locations on my own.

The Top 10 Best Places to Visit in Delhi

Chattarpur Temple

Amidst the busy and beautiful surroundings of South Delhi, Chattarpur is a popular temple that was founded by Sant Shree Nagpal Baba in the 1970s.

The temple has a mesmerizing architecture which is a perfect blend of south and north. There are breath-taking statues Shiv-Parvati, Ram-Darbar, Radha-Krishna, Lord Hanuman, Goddess Laxmi, Lord Ganesha, Maa Katyayani. You can capture a ton of beautiful pictures in a single visit to the Chattarpur Temple.

Lotus Temple ( Bahai Temple )

  • Attractions : Architecture, Religion
  • Tickets: Free
  • Opening Time: Tuesday to Sunday ( 9 am to 5: 30 pm )

Also known as the Bahai temple, the temple resembles the shape of the lotus flower, hence the name Lotus temple. The lotus symbolizes four religions: Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism & One More. There are seven Bahai Bahai temples built around the globe. The temple made in Delhi was the last to be made.

The place is open for meditation and prayers for people of all religions. There are nine pools of water around the petals that are a great sight to watch when the sunset takes place.

Things to do :

  • Explore the nine ponds & the gardens
  • Visit the Baha’i world center library
  • Praying & Meditation

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Lodi Gardens

  • Attractions: Monuments, Gardens, Photography & history
  • Tickets: Free
  • Opening: All days; Sunrise to Sunset

Life in Delhi can be quite busy. If you need an escape from the busy and crowdy Delhi life, you can come here to be in peace. Lodi Gardens was constructed in 1936 by the British. They built it around the tombs of rulers of the 15th & 16th centuries.

You can also do a lot of other stuff in the 90-acre garden. Some of the things you’d find pleasant doing are relaxing, walking, jogging, and enjoying the beauty of nature. Another major attraction is National Bonsai Park situated inside the gardens.

Things to do :

  • Take long walks with your partner or by yourself
  • View the monuments dotted around the garden
  • Calm yourself & meditate

Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple

  • Attractions: Religion, Peace, Harmony, Gardens, Architecture
  • Price: Adults ( 170 INR ), Senior citizen ( 125 INR ), Children between 4-11 years ( 100 INR ) free for kids below 4 years.
  • Timing: Tuesday – Sunday ( 9:30 am to 6:30 pm )

Regardless of what faith you’re following, you can always visit Akshardham temple, the world’s largest Hindu temple. Other than having concrete for its foundation, the entire temple was constructed using marbles and granites that were brought in from all parts of the world.

The Akshardham temple is proof of the architectural excellence of the era. Built around 12 acres of land, you’ll find the temple parks, museum, temple, and a huge cultural center that throws light on the customs and traditions followed in India. You can even go boating around the water canals here.

Things to do :

  • Participate in Nilkanth Varni Abhishek
  • Relax in garden
  • Pray at the Akshardham Mandir
  • View exhibitions
  • Attend a musical fountain show

India Gate

  • Attractions: Indian Army, War memorial
  • Price: Free
  • Timing: All days

India gate was built in 1931 as a war memorial for 70,000+ soldiers who were martyred during the First World War and Afghan War. The names of soldiers are inscribed on the walls of the India gate. In the past, it was known as the All India War Memorial.

The monument is situated on Rajpath and looks stunning near sunset and in evening lights.

Things to do :

  • Relax in the gardens nearby
  • Pay respect to Amar Jawan Jyoti

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Chandani Chowk

  • Attractions : History, Shopping, Old Monuments, Cuisines
  • Price: No entry free
  • Timing: All days

People say, that a visit to Delhi is incomplete without visiting Chandani Chowk. It’s one of India’s oldest and busiest markets. The market is a perfect blend of cuisines, culture, and history. You can shop for a wide range of products, ranging from handicrafts to clothes.

Tourists can also sample from a thousand different types of cuisines at the large street food stalls and restaurants at the location. You should also consider going to the famous Parathe wali Gali.

Things to do :

  • View old Havelis
  • Binge eat street food
  • Shopping
  • Visit religious monuments and buildings

Rashtrapati Bhavan

  • Attractions: Gardens, Architecture, Central Government
  • Price: 50 INR per person, Free for kids below 8 Years ( but your need prior permission )
  • Timing: Fridays, Saturday, Sundays; 9 am to pm ( time can change as per situation )

Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official home of the president of India. It was completed in 1929 and was designed by the famous British architect Edwin Lutyens. The building was constructed with the intent of becoming the official residence of the viceroy of India back then. There are majestic gardens around the place which are primarily the reason to visit this place.

Jantar Mantar

  • Attractions: Science, Architecture, History
  • Price: INR 5
  • Timings: All days; Sunrise to Sunset

Built-in 1724 by Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur, Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observatory. It ranks amongst one of the most fascinating tourist places to visit in Delhi. Famous for their creativity and ingenuity, the instruments at Jantar Mantar can’t be used now due to the presence of tall buildings around that block sunlight.

Although, you can visit to admire the science of Indian astronomy, which places Jantar Mantar amongst one of the most visited tourist attractions in Delhi. Some of the primary instruments are Jai Prakash, Samrat Yantra, Misra Yantra, Ram Yantra.

Maharaja Jai Singh II built the temple of Bhairava, which is located nearby.

Gandhi Smriti & Raj Ghat

  • Attractions : History, Culture
  • Price: Free
  • Timing: Tuesday – Sunday; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Gandhi Smriti is the exact spot where Mahatma Gandhi, who is affectionately referred to as the father of the nation, was assassinated on January 30th, 1948 by Nathuram Godse. He lived in the house for up to 144 days before getting killed. The room that he used to stay in, has been kept as-it-is with no change.

The prayer ground where he used to hold a mass congregation every evening is open to the public. There are tons of photos, paintings, inscriptions, sculptures available on display. You can also pay a visit to Raj ghat, his memorial.

Conclusion :

I hope you found my post useful. As explained above, this is an 0n-going article.

I’ll be adding more locations and places every now and then. If you’d like to suggest a place, please submit it in the comments below and I will consider including it.

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