Union Territory of Delhi Things to Do

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Union Territory of Delhi Things to Do

  • Red Fort

    Delhi Things to Do

    This impressive fortress is Delhis most famous building. It's located in the old Delhi part of the city and was once the Palace of the Moguls. We only saw it from outside because we visited on a sunday and there was a big crowd waiting in front of the entrance and our sightseeing tour didn't give us enough time to go inside.

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  • Qutab Minar

    Delhi Things to Do

    The iron pillar is a 7 meter (22 feet) high pillar in the Qutab complex which is notable for the composition of the metals used in its construction. The pillar, which weighs more than six tons, is said to have been fashioned at the time of Chandragupta Vikramaditya (375–413),though other authorities give dates as early as 912 BCE.The pillar...

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  • Chandni Chowk

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    If you want to understand bits of Delhi and real life of India, you must visit this Chandni Chowk. So much is there, jam-packed all on this chaotic area. Great place to explore into Old Delhi's street foods which is a quite some variety. Too much rush mostly and things disorderly around. Yet wide cater of Paranthas,lassi,rabri,chats,and lot...

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  • Humayun Tomb

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    At the edge of the complex, across from the tomb, lies a mosque with noticeable mehrabs. It is known as Isa Khan's Mosque, and was built along with the tomb in 1547-48 AD. Many of the architectural details present in these structures can be seen further evolved in the main Humayun's tomb, though on a much grander scale, such as the tomb being...

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  • Jami Masjid

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    This great mosque of Old Delhi is the largest in India, with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees. It was begun in 1644 and ended up being the final architectural extravagance of Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor who built the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort.Shah Jahan built several important mosques in Delhi, Agra, Ajmer and Lahore. The Jama...

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  • India Gate

    Delhi Things to Do

    India Gate is a war memorial that commemorates the 90,000+ Indian soldiers that died in World War I. India Gate is at the eastern end of Rajpat facing - a long way down the road - Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official resident of the president of India. India Gate was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and built in 1931. The red sandstone arch is 42m high...

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  • Purana Qila

    Delhi Things to Do

    Known as Purana Qila (= "Old Fort"), this fortress was the sixth iteration of the city of Delhi. It occupies a mound thought to have been inhabited since 1000 BC, but the construction of the actual fortress was begun by the second Mughal Emperor Humayun in 1540. The Emperor was dispossessed by the Afghan Emperor Sher Shah Suri, who established the...

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  • Raj Ghat

    Delhi Things to Do

    Mahatma Gandhi, Indias most famous leader, was buried near the banks of the Yamuna river after he had been assassinated. His tomb, called Raj Ghat is a memorial site that is visited by hundreds of people every day.

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  • Presidential Palace - Rashtrapati Bhawan

    Delhi Things to Do

    This impressive building was once the palace of the british vice king and is now the seat of the Indian President. The building is located in a huge garden. It can't be visited because it's not open to the public. Next to the gate are several government buildings such as the ministry of foreign affairs and the ministry of finance.

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  • Lotus Temple

    Delhi Things to Do

    This temple is open to all religions, though the Bahais are related to the Shia Sect( The follower of Prophet Ali, who was son in law of Prophet Mohammad) of Moslem Religion. The Bahá'í House of Worship in Delhi, India, popularly known as the Lotus Temple due to its flowerlike shape, is a Bahá'í House of Worship and also a prominent attraction in...

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  • Jantar Mantar

    Delhi Things to Do

    Built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur, from 1724 onwards, and is one of five built by him, as he was given by Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah the task of revising the calendar and astronomical tables. There is plaque fixed on one of the structures in the Jantar Mantar observatory in New Delhi that was placed there in 1910 mistakenly dating the...

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  • Taj Mahal

    Delhi Things to Do

    I'm sure there are many tips written about the Taj Mahal in Agra. A monument of love. With a very interesting history, this is one of the must visits for any traveler. I hired a car with a driver, which might not be the fastest way to get there, as trtaffic on Indian roads are quite hectic. The trip back, took 5 and a half hours, in stead of two...

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  • Birla Temple

    Delhi Things to Do

    Birla Mandir, also known as Laxmi Narayan Temple has a short but nice history to it. Built by G.D. Birla in 1938, this temple was designed in a contemporary form of the traditional Nagara style. It is an important historic place of worship, being one of the very first temples in India to be open to members of all castes. It is also said that the...

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  • Gurdwara Bangla Sahib Sikh Temple

    Delhi Things to Do

    Gurdwara Bangla Sahib is the most prominent Sikh gurdwara, or Sikh house of worship, in Delhi, known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan, and the pond inside its complex, known as the "Sarovar", whose water is considered holy by Sikhs and is known as "Amrit". It was first built as a small temple by Sikh General, Sardar...

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  • National Museum

    Delhi Things to Do

    The National Museum is the largest museum in the country and has several galleries covering 5,000 years of art and culture. The ground floor houses exhibits from Harappan Civilisation, stone, terracotta, bronze and wood sculptures, Buddhist Art, Indian Miniature paintings, Indian scripts and coin evolution, Decorative Art and Jewellery. The first...

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  • Lodi Gardens

    Delhi Things to Do

    Dear Ems_8674, You will have around 3 hours journey through flight, this will a bit of exhausting, but not much. So ... you will have 2 X 15 hours to visit delhi. As usual beware of Traffic. :) ... This is not enough time to know about Delhi, although you can visit some places like Akshardham, Lodhi Garden, Gandhi Memorial - Raj Ghat, Humayuns...

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  • Shopping

    Delhi Things to Do

    We were dragged to see the Kashmiri cooperative by our guide. He said it was his duty to show us the handicrafts as part of the tourist policy. However, there were few things to see except carpets, clothes and pashminas. The things on sale were very good quality however and their service was excellent, offering free shipping to home country etc....

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  • Nizzamudin

    Delhi Things to Do

    Located just outside the Nizamuddin complex, this splendid mausoleum contains the tomb of Ataga Khan. He was a high official/general in Emperor Akbar's court, and a favourite of Akbar's, who was murdered in 1562 by Adham Khan, the son of Akbar's wet nurse (Akbar then murdered Adham Khan as a punishment). Akbar commissioned the construction of this...

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  • Empty Canopy

    Delhi Things to Do

    Just a few meters away from India Gate, there is a beautiful canopy or domed kiosk, with a roof of red sandstone, under which the marble statue of George V once stood. The canopy was also designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and was built in 1936. The statue has been removed from beneath the canopy to the Coronation Memorial Park in North Delhi. The...

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  • Old Fort

    Delhi Things to Do

    The ruins of this fort are located on a small hill which once stood on the banks of the Yamuna river. Legend has it that the fort marked the site of Indraprastha, the magnificent capital of the Pandavas, though the construction was carried out by Sher Shah Suri any time between 1538 to 1545 A.D.The structure houses a mosque which has a...

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  • Firoz Shah Kotla

    Delhi Things to Do

    The citadel of Firozabad was the 5th city of Delhi. Emperor Firoz Shah Tughlaq built Firozabad and its citadel in 1354. Once a beautiful palace little remains here now. A pparently a lot of the remains were used in the construction of otherbuilding around Delhi. The ticket office is to the left as you face the entrance (mind your head on the...

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  • St James Church

    Delhi Things to Do

    This beautiful, Renaissance style edifice, is Saint James' Church. It was built in 1836 by Colonel James Skinner, who was the son of a British aristocrat and a Rajput Princess. Because of his mixed blood, he was denied entry into the forces of the British East India Company, so instead he joined the opposing Maratha army, before eventually being...

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  • Akshardham Monument

    Delhi Things to Do

    The Akshardham temple with its huge complex measuring about 100 acres on the banks of river Yamuna in Delhi is the largest Hindu temple in the world. It was opened to the public on 8 November 2005. The architectural styles followed were typical Indian styles of Vastu Shastra and Pancharatna Shastra. The temple which depicts the Hindu mythology and...

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  • Corbett National Park

    Delhi Things to Do

    Jim Corbett National Park India had the proud distinction of being chosen as the venue for the inauguration of Project Tiger in India; earlier part of Uttar Pradesh now comes under Uttaranchal, the newly found state. Jim Corbett National Park India is home to a variety of flora and fauna, Corbett park is famous for its wild population of Tigers,...

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  • Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum

    Delhi Things to Do

    This interesting museum tells the story of former Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi's life through text and photographs. You can see the actual clothes she was wearing when she was assassinated on 31 October, 1984 and her dining room, living room and study can be viewed. The spot where she was gunned down by two of her bodyguards can be seen outside...

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  • Governmental Palace

    Delhi Things to Do

    The Sansad Bhavan is the Parliament of India. It has the President of India and two houses, the lower house, or the Lok Sabha and the upper house, the Rajya Sabha. It is situated on the Sansad Marg. The building is circular in shape and was designed by two British architects, viz., Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker in 1912–1913. However, the...

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  • Connaught place

    Delhi Things to Do

    Connaught place is a central place in New Delhi, like a giant round about from where radiate immense avenues. On the central area, with gardens, water basins, it is a quiet place where young (and less young) people of Delhi like to chill out in the evening, before night arrives. Basins, a rest on the lawn, quiet people, a nice place to walk around,...

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  • Birla House - Gandhi Smriti

    Delhi Things to Do

    Admission is free. Photography is (apparently) prohibited but I did not know this and nobody challenged the camera that dangled around my neck. What I did not realise when I was here was that Gandhi spent the last 144 days of his life here and the small pavillion marks the actual place where was shot. The museum is comprehensive and contain Gandhi...

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  • Zoo

    Delhi Things to Do

    Located opposite the Purana Qila and the Delhi Zoo entrance on the Western side of Mathura Road, Khairul Manzil Masjid was built in 1561 by Maham Anga, one of the most influential nurses of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. She was the mother of Adham Khan, a nobleman and a general in Akbar's army. According to the historian Percival Spear, Maham Anga was...

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  • Tughlaqabad Fort

    Delhi Things to Do

    This formidable-looking fort was the third iteration of the city of Delhi, Tughlaqabad. It was built in 1321 by Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq (or Ghiyath ul-Din) and was complete with palaces, mosques and other structures. However, it was abandoned soon after the death of its builder a few years later, probably due to the lack of water in the area, despite a...

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  • Gandhi

    Delhi Things to Do

    The centerpiece of this lovely memorial park is an enclosure with an eternal flame and a black marble square that mark the place of the Mahatma's cremation in 1948. Four Hindu priests were chanting prayers during the time I visited.

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  • Parliament Building

    Delhi Things to Do

    The greatest democracy of the planet has its sessions here! This circular monument has been inaugurated by the Viceroy of India in 1927. Circular buildings are not quite common, and you really see it when you sit in a rickshaw “speeding” on Taklakora Road; the town hall of Ambert looks like a dwarf, compared to it! ,And the classical joke:”let’s...

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  • Rajpath

    Delhi Things to Do

    Rajpath (literally translated would mean the Way/street of the King) is the street which is the famous avenue of New Delhi that runs from Rashtrapati Bhavan (President's palace) through Vijay Chowk and India Gate to National Stadium. There are beautiful lawns, government offices on both sides. It crosses Janpath, another important avenue of New...

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  • St Stephen’s Church

    Delhi Things to Do

    St. Stephens' Church is situated close to the Old Delhi railway stations on the Church Mission Road. It is blood red in colour. It is believed that while preaching Christianity, a Christian saint was stoned to death with blood everywhere on his body. This is the reason for the red color of the building. It is open only on Sundays.

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  • Nehru Memorial Museum

    Delhi Things to Do

    The Nehru Memorial Museum is located in one of the most imposing and stately buildings of Lutyen's New Delhi, Teen Murti Bhavan on Teen Murti Road. Originally the official home of the British commander-in-chief of the Indian army, this graceful colonial building became the residence of India's first Prime Minister and national leader, Jawaharlal...

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  • New Delhi

    Delhi Things to Do

    I was pleasantly surprised with New Delhi. I walked from Secretariat metro station, past the Secretariat buildings and on to the Indira Gandhi Museum on wide avenues lined with beautifully manicured lawns giving way to borders with neat, well kept shrubs, flowers and trees. At the intersection of these wide avenues are roundabouts which the locals...

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  • Safdarjung's Tomb

    Delhi Things to Do

    Safdarjung's tomb or the Safdarjang Maqbara is a tomb in a huge garden and was built in 1754. It is made of marble. The office of the Archaeological Survey of India is located in the top storey. The garden is in typical moghul style. This tomb was built for Safdarjung, the powerful prime minister of Muhammad Shah, a very weak Mughal emperor between...

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  • Moti Masjid

    Delhi Things to Do

    The Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque) is a white marble mosque built by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb at the Red Fort complex in Delhi, India, from 1659-1660 or his personal use. The domes were originally covered in copper, but the copper was removed and sold by the British. The outer walls are oriented in symmetry with the outer walls of the fort, while...

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  • Handicrafts Museum

    Delhi Things to Do

    The Crafts Museum at Pragati Maidan has galleries displaying India's rich tradition of handicrafts. An added attraction is the presence of craftspersons, who are brought here from different parts of the country to demonstrate their skills. The museum boasts of having the most rare and exquisite pieces of art and craft, selectively collected from...

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  • National Museum in Delhi

    Tbe National Museum on Janpath is a well organized museum on 3 floors. Tickets are Rs. 300 for foreign nationals, and this price includes an audio guide in 3-4 languages (English, German etc.). The guide is quite useful and you can choose which galleries interest you the most. There is a wealth of displays, especially ancient and medieval...

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  • Khan Market

    Khan Market recently been ranked as India's most expensive retail market. Popular among expats, diplomats and affluent locals. The market offers an amezing mix of select design outlets, international brands and pavement stalls selling trinkets and vegetables. It also has some of the best bookstores and restaurants in Delhi.

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  • Palika bazzar

    This underground market is in the very heart of connaught place has about 400 shops retailing a wide range of products,prices are reasonable and bargaining is permitted. Because of its central location and proximity to the railway station ,it has become a tourist attraction over the years. Now a days since the Metro Rail has begun ,it is much...

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  • chawri Bazaar

    On the west side of Jama Masjid ,leads to the wholesale market, specialized in paper goods.Here you can buy anything ranging from wedding cards,wall paper, shades and any paper product you can think of.Just before you reach Chawri Bazaar, you shall see the famous meat markets and chickens ready to be cut ,and the intersting fish marketwith many...

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  • Meena Bazaars

    Situated opposite "Lal Quila"on the eastern side of "Jama Masjid",Meena Bazaar was built in the late 1970's, for pilgrims and tourist .it consists of small shops selling readymade garments , local cosmetics, silken caps, cotton and nylon garments .Here are many make shift stalls (DHABAS),where one can get a meal consisting of meat and rice or...

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  • india gate

    India gate was built by Lutyens in 1931 A.D. It is an arch, 42 metres high .It was originally called Allindia War Merorial, built in the memory of 90000 Indian soldiers who died during world war one. The names of all the soldiers are inscribed all long the arch wall. In 1971 the enternal flame was lit here to honour the immortal soldiers.India gate...

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