Delhi – the Capital City of India is always on the top of travelers bucket list while planning holidays in India. undoubtedly, India is the essence of every North India Tour as Delhi is considered to be the city with a heart. Being the most important attraction of Golden Triangle Tour, Delhi receives highest footfall of tourists wherein they will cover Agra and Jaipur along with Delhi. Delhi has ample of tourist attractions that makes it a hub for all kinds of voyagers be it a history lover or an adventure lover, the city has everything for everyone. Delhi has written its name in bold letters in the glorious history of India. The historical monuments of Delhi evokes the history of Mughal empire and Delhi sultanate. The narrow winding lanes of old Delhi are a testament to the erstwhile Mughal kingdom.
Top places to visit in Delhi:
Red Fort –
Stands courageously in Delhi, Red Fort still recall the tales of Mughal Era and the days of freedom. Stunningly built red sandstone castle in Delhi was constructed by fifth Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan. The historic fortification is addressed by the Prime Minister of India to nation every year on Independence Day.
- Entry fees: Indians – 35 INR & Foreigners 500 INR
- Opening hours: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.
- Note: The Fort remain closed on Mondays
Qutub Minar –
Is one of the tallest brick minaret in the world that exemplify the early Indo-Islamic architecture. Qutub Minar was dated back to 1193 and the reason behind its construction is still a mystery. The tower has 4 stories covered with intricate carvings and verses from the holy Quran.
- Entry Fees: Indians 30 INR & Foreigners 500 INR
- Opening Hours: Sunrise till Sunset
Jama Masjid –
Is another most attractive marvel of old Delhi and is the largest mosque in India. The complex is equally beautiful and huge that can hold 25000 devotees at one time. It took almost 12 years to build and was finally completed in 1656. Assure yourself to dress appropriately when visiting the mosque.
- Entry fees: none
- Opening hours: The mosque remain open from sunrise to sunset except from noon until 1:30 pm.
Humayun’s Tomb –
Looks a bit like the Taj Mahal in Agra that’s because the tomb architecture was inspired by the Taj Mahal creation. The structure of Humayun’s Tomb is dated back to 1570 and was built by Bega Begum the first wife of Humayun to commemorate the warrior of Mughal emperor – Humayun.
- Entry fees: Indians 10 INR & Foreigners 5$ US
- Opening hours: Sunset till sunrise
Chandni Chowk –
Is an ancient-old market of old Delhi where generally rickshaw rides are conducted by the tour operators. The narrow winding lanes of this market are full of inexpensive fabrics, electronics, and jewellery. While strolling around the streets of Chandni Chowk, you can savor the delicious taste of Parathas served in Paranthe wali gali in the market.
Lotus Temple –
Is well known as Baha’i House of Worship that looks like a beautiful lotus flower. When at night the temple lit up with lights and looks adorable that is a worth visiting sight of Lotus Temple. The temple belongs to the Baha’i faith that signifies the unity of all religions and people.
- Entry fees: free
- Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
- Note: The temple remain closed on Mondays.
With the best of Delhi in one go, discover the nation’s capital and reveal the past tales of erstwhile kingdom. Being a major tourist hub, Delhi remains crowded with tourists all throughout the year, be it summer or peek winter season. Whether you are planning your same day tour or 2 days in Delhi, you can consider the above-mentioned places to visit in your Delhi sightseeing Tour when traveling in Golden Triangle Tour Package.