Top 10 Things to See and Do in Delhi

Top 10 Things to See and Do in Delhi
Delhi is one of the biggest and most popular towns in India. The capital of the country is also among the most visited towns by the tourists. Check out these ten great attractions, that are great to see once in the city.

10. India Gate

The symbol of Delhi is found in the heart of the city. The granite memorial, built in 1931, is a tribute to the Indian soldiers, who have died in the World War I. Park and boulevard are found surrounding the India Gate, which makes it a popular attraction in the evening.

Why to go there?

Visit the memorial and pay respects to the soldiers, who have given their lives saving their country.

India-Photo by Larry Johnson

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9. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

The Sikh house of worship is also one of the most impressive buildings in the town. It features a pond, which is filled with sacred water, which is believed to have healing powers. The building features golden globe and ornaments, creating an opulent design.

Why to go there?

Admire the architecture and find spirituality in this beautiful sanctuary.

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8. National Zoological Park

Over 1000 animals living in the zoo will allow to learn about the zoology. The well maintained zoo creates a natural environment and habitat for the animals. Among many, the most popular species include Royal Bengal tiger, white tiger, leopard, hippopotamus, Persian lion, jaguar.

Why to go there?

One of the best places to go for the families with kids.

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National Zoological Park

7. The Parliament House of India

It is said to be the must-see spot in New Delhi. Architecturally it is indeed an impressive circular building, surrounded with numerous pillars. It is also surrounded with parks and gardens that provide nice hiking trails.

Why to go there?

You can also go and visit inside, however the visitors are required to obtain a pass.

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Parliament house in New Delhi on July 24th 2015. Express photo by Ravi Kanojia.

School children arrive to watch the proceedings of Indian parliament in New Delhi December 7, 2012. The Indian government won a second parliament vote on Friday on allowing foreign supermarkets into the country, paving the way for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to press ahead with more reforms, including freeing up a cash-strapped insurance sector. REUTERS/Stringer (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS FOOD)

6. Red Fort

Built in in 1648 on the banks of the Yamuna River, the fort remains one of the most amazing architectural achievements in the city. A tribute to the Mughal Emperors, Red Fort has an extensive exhibition of the Emperor’s belongings including a throne. The visitors also explore the courtyards, private audiences and other buildings.

Why to go there?

Admire this unique, monumental and very well preserved historic building.

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RedFort-Photo by Retina Charmer

5. Qutb Complex

The complex was built in the 12th century and features the tallest minaret in India. The Qutb Minar rises 72.5 meters above the ground! The architectural ensemble also features other decorated structures, that are made of marble and red sandstone bricks.

Why to go there?

Explore the historic Islamic architectural site.

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4. Chandni Chowk

Found in Old Delhi, the street is the busiest one in entire India! It features a market, where the visitor will find surrounded by the pedestrians, animals, rickshaws and other vehicles. The wide range of goods include fine crafts and jewelery as well as cheap electronics.

Why to go there?

Explore the biggest markets in town and find some unique goods.

A Busy Street, Chandni Chowk, Delhi

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© Richard Isaac. 13/11/2012. Delhi, India. An area of road on Old Delhi's Chandni Chowk outside the Sisganj Gurdwara Sikh temple that has been barricaded to allow the space to be used for the lighting of candles to celebrate the first day of Diwali. Diwali (also spelled Devali in certain regions) or Deepavali, popularly known as the "festival of lights," is primarily a five day Hindu festival which starts on Dhanteras, celebrated on thirteenth lunar day of Krishna paksha (dark fortnight) of the Hindu calendarmonth Ashwin and ends on Bhaubeej, celebrated on second lunar day of Shukla paksha (bright fortnight) of the Hindu calendar month Kartik. The name "Diwali" or "Divali" is a contraction of "Deepavali", which translates into "row of lamps". Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps (dīpa) filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil. These lamps are kept on during the night and one's house is cleaned, both done in order to make the goddess Lakshmi feel welcome. Firecrackers are burst because it is believed that it drives away evil spirits. During Diwali, all the celebrants wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with family members and friends. Photo credit : Richard Isaac

3. Visit Humayun’s Tomb

The remains of the second Mughal Emperor, who ruled in the 16th century, are kept in this beautiful architectural ensemble. Blend of Mughal and Islamic styles, fountains and gardens create this opulent space, which breathes tranquility.

Why to go there?

Have a deeper insight in the Mughal period and also find a wonderful space to have a romantic walk.

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Humayun's Tomb, New Delhi

2. Lodi Gardens

Found in the very center of Delhi, the gardens provide an exhilarating walk after a busy day in the hustling city. The walking paths are surrounded with tall trees, that provide a refreshing shade. Vast meadows feature romantic ponds and architectural sites, that take one a few centuries ago.

Why to go there?

One of the most beautiful recreational sites in the town.

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Mosque of Sheesh Gumbad, Lodhi Gardens

Lodi-Photo Abhijeet Ghosh

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1. The Lotus Temple

The architectural wonder in New Delhi was completed in 1986 and had become the most popular attraction in the city. It is a Bahá’í House of Worship, meaning that people of all religions are welcome to worship God, since the doctrine declares Oneness of Religions. The intricate architecture features marble petals, that form a shape of a lotus flower. Nine blue ponds surround the unfolding blossom.

Why to go there?

The Lotus Temple is one of the most visited buildings in the world, attracting millions of tourists each year. It provides guided tours, has an information center and other tourist facilities.

Lotus-Photo by Monsoon Photo

Lotus-Photo by Arpan Das

Lotus-Photo by udit kulshrestha

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