Top 10 Tourist Places to visit in New Delhi
(1)Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple
Nearest Metro Station : Akshardham ( Blue Line : towards Dwarka) – ( Delhi metro App is available for download on Google Plau Store and on IOS )
Akshardham or Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple, located in Delhi, is a true illustration for Indian culture, architecture, and spirituality. It took 5 years to complete this temple complex, which was completed under the able leadership of Swami Maharaj, the head of the Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha.
This temple was built in collaboration with 11,000 artisans which included more than 3,000 volunteers, this temple complex was inaugurated officially on November 6, 2005. Significantly, the temple is built by keeping the nuances of Vastu Shastra and Panchrata Shastra in mind.
The entire temple complex is divided into 5 major parts. The main temple complex is located in the middle of the center, right in the center. This 141 feet high structure comprises 234 superb carved pillars, 9 ornate domes, 20 summits, a grand gajendra (stone elephant chair) 20,000 sculptures. Also, statues of divine personalities, sages, devotees and saints have also been made here. This temple is built with a mixture of pink sandstone and white marble, the thing to consider in this temple is that in the construction of this temple, steel (steel) and concrete have not been used in any part of the temple.
This temple also has a “hall of value” or a coherent demonstration, which shows the events related to Swaminarayan’s life using animated robotics and These incidents bring us the message of peace, harmony, and these incidents also inspire us to humility, to others and to worship the Almighty.
Nilkantha Kalyan Yatra is a movie which is shown on the huge screen, which is another attraction of this temple complex.
The films shown here offer the audience with various religious places, their culture, festivals, etc. The tourists coming here can take a boat ride, which will also make you aware of many important information during this visit.
(2) Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is a famous attraction of Sikhs in New Delhi. It is an impressive structure with its golden domes located near Contextles and the 8th Guru of the Sikhs is famous for being associated with Guru Harkishan.
This Gurudwara is also famous for its ‘Sarovar’ lake, whose water is called ‘Amrit’ (holy water) by the members of Sikh community. Gurudwara Praghan was originally the bungalow of King Jai Singh of the ruler of Amber of the 17th century and then it was known as Jaysinghpur Mahal. It is believed that the 8th Guru of Sikhs, Guru Harkishan lived in this bungalow during his stay in Delhi in 1664. During his stay, terrible diseases like chickenpox and cholera spread in the area and he used to give water to the wells located in the palace premises to help the patients. Guru too slowly got caught by these diseases, which led to his death in 1664. Later, Raja Jai Singh constructed a pond on this well and this is the same water which is currently considered sacred to the Sikh community.
People from all over the world take water from this pond and keep them safe in their homes. It is still believed that this water has medicinal properties. The Gurus are surrounded by a lake, a kitchen, an art gallery, Baba Baghel Singh museum, a hospital and a library.
(3) Firoz Shah Kotla
Firoz Shah Kotla is a fort, which was built by Firoz Shah Tughlaq in 1360, at that time he established the fifth city of Delhi. Along with the remains of the fort, the remaining remains of the Jama Masjid and Ashoka columns are also located in Ferozabad. Firoz Shah Kotla is situated on the banks of river Yamuna.
This place is famous due to the pillars of Ashoka mostly, which is a three-storey structure. It is said that this 13 meter high pillar was brought from Meerut by Firoz Shah Kotla, which was built by Emperor Ashoka.
The main purpose of this pillar is to propagate the propagation of Buddhism among the public as other columns of Ashoka. Although this column is made of sandstone, but it looks like metal and in the afternoon it shines when the sun rays fall. This is the best time to visit Feroz Shah Kotla. Other attractions near this are the Jama Masjid and Raj Ghat. Prior to achieving India’s independence, there were not many auditoriums in this capital city. During that time, most of the music programs and other art shows used to be in Firoz Shah Kotla or the Qutub campus. Other excursion points near Feroz Shah Kotla are Pragati Maidan, Rajghat and Chandni Chowk.
(4) Parliament New Delhi
Sansad Bhawan is one of the major tourist attractions in the country, located in New Delhi. This charming circular structure located in the Parliament Road is a beautiful library with offices of ministers, various committees and a large collection of books.
This circular building has a domed central hall. Built in the Royal Antique, this building has a verandah with 144 pillars. It was designed by two English architect Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker and it was completed in 1927. By 1946, the building served as a library for the Central Legislative Council and State Councils and later it was converted into a Parliament Hall.
The Central Hall has great importance in Indian history for two reasons – the first reason is that in the same hall, the temporary government was led by Nehru in 1947 and the second reason was that the constitution of the constitution was prepared in this hall of Parliament House. it was done.
At present, the discussion between the meetings of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha and the members of the Central Hall is used for discussion and many other important political opportunities. Tourists are not allowed to enter. However, with prior permission, tourists can see the proceedings in the house.
(5) India Gate
India Gate is the main tourist attraction of New Delhi. Set in the heart of Delhi ,India Gate is a national monument and stands gracefully. 42m this high-rise monument has been built like the Arch-de-Triomofé of Paris. The original name of this monument was All India War Memorial which was built in the memory of almost 70000 soldiers. These were soldiers who had sacrificed their life in the Third Anglo-Afghan War in World War II and in 1919 on behalf of the English army. Although the foundation of this building was laid by his Excellency, Duke of Connaught in 1921, but this monument was completed in 1931 by the Viceroy Lord Irwin. This structure was designed by Edwin Luten. In its construction, red and yellow sandstone have been used along with granite. Under this monument, you can see Anant Jwala, “Amar Jawan Jyoti”, who paid homage to those soldiers who fought their lives for the country in 1971 Indo-Pak war.
(6) Chhatarpur Temple
Chhatrapur temple or Sri Pradhan Katiyani Shakti Peeth is situated in Chhattarpur in south Delhi, which is India’s second largest temple complex. This temple is dedicated to Devi Katyayani, who is the sixth form of Goddess Durga. Unlike other temples, this temple is allowed to see the devotees of every caste and every religion.
This temple was built by Swami Nagpal, an enthusiastic devotee of Goddess Durga mother. This temple is made of white marble and surrounded by beautiful gardens. The temple is carved in South Indian architecture. There is always construction going on in this huge temple complex which never ends.
The temple complex is spread over nearly 70 acres of land and inside it there are about 20 small and big temples also built in three different complexes. Samadhi Mandir, the founder of this temple, Swami Nagpal Maharaj has also been built in this temple complex of Shiva-Gauri Nageshwar temple. A large tree stands at the entrance of the temple complex where you can see the threads tied on the twigs. The devotees bind the sacred thread and the bangles to demand any blessing on the branches of this tree, they believe that their desires will be fulfilled.
There are two major Shrines in the temple. One of these is dedicated to Maha Gauri, which is the form of Durga Maa, this temple is open every day for the devotees. The second Shrine is dedicated to Goddess Katyayani and the temple opens every month during Ashtami and Navaratri. The idol of Goddess Katyayani here attracts devotees from every part of the world. This idol always remains adorned with shining clothing, shiny jewelery and heavy necklace. There is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha, Lord Hanuman, Radha-Krishna and Lord Rama in the temple premises. A mixture of South Indian and North Indian architectural styles is reflected in all these temples.
(7) Red Fort
Red Fort (Red Fort) is the new name of Fort Fort – A – Moyala, which was the capital of that time, besides being the focal point of Shahjahanabad. This fort was established during the mid-17th century. The fort was built by Ustad Ahmed, the fort was constructed in 1639, which continued till 1648. However, additional work of the fort was started in the middle of the 19th century.
This huge fort is made of red stone which is one of the grand palaces of the world. This fort is spread over 2.41 km area, and the main gate of the two forts is Lahore Gate and Delhi Gate. Lahore is near Gate Chatta Chowk, which was built for royal families. This Red Fort is currently UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are also many wonderful structures in this beautiful monument which include Diwan-e-Am and Diwan-e-Khas, it is said that in the Diwan-e-Am, the king used to listen to the problems and grievances of common man, which is a palatial structure Not less than a miracle. The Dewan-e-Khas Raja was built for its own private meetings and conferences, another attraction of the Moti Masjid Fort is located nearby, the mosque was a private mosque of that time, which was built by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. Chatta Chowk, a ‘cover market’, is a shopping place of Delhi near the Red Fort. This is an area where silk, jewelery and other goods were sold to the royal family at the time.
There is still a balcony in the Diwan-i-Am in the fort, in which the king listened to the grievances of the people and settled their problems. Another attraction of the Moti Masjid in the fort is that there is Hammam (Royal Bath) Is in the direction. Mumtaz Mahal Red Fort, which is presently a museum, is another attraction here, this palace was built on the southern end of the palace row. The Mumtaz Mahal located here is one of the 6 palaces built by Emperor Shah Jahan. Carving food is considered as the entrance to the palanquin in the Red Fort. The main purpose of creating this three-story building was music, which at that time was 5 times throughout the day. This place is also known as elephant, because the person who arrived at that time was brought down from here on the elephant.
The color palace or color palace in Red Fort is another attraction of the Red Fort here. This is the place where kings and emperors of King Shah Jahan lived. Every year, on the occasion of Independence Day, the national flag is festred by the country’s Prime Minister. At the same time, a sound and light show is also organized in the evening, which describes the history of Mughal. Here is another attraction of the fort Archaeological Museum and Indian War Memorial Museum, which you must be sure of. This fort is open from 8 am to 6 pm everyday except on Monday. In view of tourist facilities in the fort, there is a guide, a small canteen, toilets, wheelchair access and parking space.
(8) Raj Ghat
Raj Ghat of Delhi does not need any special introduction. It is the site of Mahatma Gandhi’s burial place which was made after his assassination on 31 January 1948. The importance of this place is revealed by the fact that it is imperative to give any migratory delegation to India to come to Raj Ghat and devote her to Pushpangali and honor Mahatma Gandhi.
Raj Ghat is situated on the Mahatma Gandhi Marg along the river Yamuna. It is Delhi’s most popular attraction and attracts thousands of visitors every day. This monument is a square structure made of black marble, with torch burning on one side. There are pebble pavements and green lawns around it and on the monument ‘O Ram’ has been rectified because it is believed that these last words of the Mahatma were.
The monument has been designed by Vanu ji Bhuta and has been ‘simple’ in the simulating of the departed leader in architecture. However, many changes have been made in the memorial after construction. When you come to Raj Ghat, you will not get to see only the monument of Mahatma. The monuments of many other important politicians who are ruling India near this shrine are located. Among them, Shantivan of Jawaharlal Nehru, Vijayghat of Lal Bahadur Shastri, the power station of Indira Gandhi, the place of unity of Giani Jail Singh and the heroic land of Rajiv Gandhi.
(9) Qutub Minar
Located in Mehrauli, Delhi, the Qutub campus is home to the famous famous Qutub Minar and many ancient historical buildings. Declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, there are several structures of the slave family. The site has been managed very well so that it is a tourist attraction as well as a popular picnic spot in Delhi. The list of buildings included in it are as follows –
Qutub Minar – This is the most famous structure of the complex. As UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is the tallest tower in the world with a height of 72.5m. Qutub Minar was built between 1193 and 1368 as Qutub-ud-Din-Aibak in the form of a victory pillar. This unique example of architecture is well preserved and India has a viewing structure.
Iron Stage – If you have heard of the anti-warring Iron Saturn in India, then it is located in this campus. Founded in 400 AD by Chandragupta II Vikramaditya, this seven meter high timepiece still stares metallurgists due to its junk-free metals and still persists strongly with Delhi’s harsh climate.
Ala-i-Minar – This tower was to be the twin height of the Qutub Minar, but after the height of 25.4 m, the construction work stopped due to the death of Ala-ud-Din-Khilji. The incomplete Ala-i-tower is located in this campus.
Ala-e-Door – This is a small quadrangular dome structure used as the entrance to the Kawwat-ul-Islam Mosque of the complex. This structure is situated behind the Qutub Minar and it is made of beautifully carved stones and adorned with marble.
Kuvawat-ul-Islam Mosque – It is the oldest mosque in Delhi located inside the premises. Although most of the parts are now ruins, some parts are still complex and they have beautiful decorations and carvings.
Tomb of Imam Zameen – This Tomb is dedicated to a Turkic Imam who lived in this mosque of Qutub campus during the rule of Sikandar Lodhi. It is located near the Ala-e-Door.
Tomb of Alauddin Khilji and madrasa – madarsa built by Alauddin Khaliji, ruler of Khilji dynasty and a mausoleum dedicated to them are located behind this complex. They were the second Sultan of Delhi who ruled here from 1296 AD to 1316 AD.
The tomb of Eleutemish – the Tomb of Iltutmish, ruler of the slave dynasty, is also located inside the premises. It is a grave made of white marble on a raised platform in the center of the room. It is known for its complex and beautiful carvings.
Sultan’s house – Sultan’s house is an Islamic grave which was made for Iltutmish’s eldest son Nasiruddin Mahmud. Built in 1231 AD, it was earlier part of the medieval Delhi of the slave dynasty. However, now it is part of the Qutub complex. It is quite popular as a small fort with a patio opposite to the other tombs, because this structure, which is worshiped equally by Hindus and Muslims, is considered to be more like the Tomb of the Lower Dargah. Therefore, the care of this historic structure is better than the Indian Archeology Department.
(10) Delhi Haat
If you entice you with the words “art” and “handicrafts” then you must come to this place in Delhi. An art under the sky open jointly by Delhi Tourism and Transport Development Corporation (DTTDC), NMDC, D.C. (Handicrafts) and DC (handloom), Textile Ministry (Government of India) and Tourism Ministry And the craft market is organized. It was started with the aim of introducing the fascinating legacy of Indian art, craft and culture to the common people.
At present, there are two markets named Delhi Haat in New Delhi while the third is going to open in August 2013 for the common people at Janakpuri. The first Delhi Haat was established in 1994 on Sri Aurobindo Marg while the other was set up in Pithampura in April 2008 and it spread over 7.2 hectare area. Making the market more convenient for buyers, the first Delhi Haat has been made fully accessible by wheelchair as well as toiletries.
These Delhi Hats are known for the arts and craft stores of skilled, reputable and registered craftsmen all over India. Only craftsmen registered with DC handicrafts are allowed to display their creations in this place and they are given a stall for a short period of 15 days in a cyclical order so that visitors can see and buy unique and quality items. Get opportunity The main purpose of this entire system is to introduce rural traditional artists to their traditional Indian folk art to urban consumers.
Some of the products displayed and available here include artistic clothing and footwear, accessories, gems, rubies, toys, ornamental artifacts, carved wooden items, metal goods, etc. Within the Haat Campus, many food shops have been arranged for the people of different regions of India, so that this place becomes a suitable place to spend time with the family or alone. . You can go shopping on the hot premises and buy your favorite items and later on can relax and enjoy delicious delicacies of different states of India.
Apart from this, you can also enjoy the variety of cultural events organized on the open platform for the audience, and the play is exclusively for children. However, the architecture of the buildings and stalls inside the premises is of a traditional Indian style and the Haat complex is decorated exclusively with trees, shrubs and colorful flowers. There are so many facilities available in one place that no traveler or art lover is left with no interest in anything else.