Delhi Tourism

Delhi, the capital of India has a rich past. Delhi is perfect in its orderly chaos. It is a city where you will find the streets humming with vendors selling fruits and vegetables to clothes and shoes, bells ringing in temples to cars from Marutis to BMWs zipping by in perfect sync with morning prayers in a mosque or office goers haggling with autos and laughter sessions in a colony park. Every nook and corner of Delhi has a story to narrate of its own. Dotted with forts, monuments, museums, gardens, parks, temples and mosques, it’s a traveler’s delight!

Delhi Tourism


Tourism in Delhi encompasses not only places of historical importance but also shopping on the streets of Janpath and Sarojini and trying to get the best bargain, eating the sumptuous chats and parathas from Old Delhi and travelling in the Delhi Metro!


Delhi is a perfect combination of old world charm and modern technology. The city is well planned and tourist friendly. When one plans an Indian holiday, Delhi must be an important destination or else the vacation is incomplete.

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Top Places to Visit in Delhi

Places to see in DelhiRed Fort

Red Fort is a 17th century fort built by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan. It derives its name from the red sandstone used extensively in its construction. Read More

Metro station - Chandni Chowk (Red Line)
Closed on - Monday
Entry Fees - Rs.10 for Indians and Rs.250 Foreign nationals
Photography- Free but Rs.25 for video filming
Light & Sound Show- 6 PM onwards
Fees - Rs.30 for children and Rs.80 for adults

Jama Masjid Religious place in delhi

Jama Masjid is one of the most important mosques of Delhi built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It took the efforts of 6,000 works over a period of 6 years to complete the cosntruction. Read More

Metro Station - Chandani Chowk
Open to all except during prayer hours
Entry Fee – Free
Photography- Rs.200

Tourist Places in DelhiRashtrapati Bhavan

The Rashtrapati Bhavan or the the President's House is an architectural marvel. It was earlier the residence of the British Viceroy. The chief architect of Rashtrapati Bhavan was Edwin Landseer Lutyens. Read More

Metro Station - Khan Market (Violet Line)
Distance from the metro station - 7 to 10 minutes walk

It is prohibited to enter the premises without permission but the garden is open to the public for four months a year where one can see the most exotic and rare species of plants and herbs. China orange happens to be the favorite.
The entry is Rs.50 each and photography is strictly prohibited.

Qutub Minar Historical Places in Delhi

The tallest Minar in Delhi is the Qutub Minar. It is one of the best examples of architecture that was present during the Mughal era. Read More

Metro Station - Qutub Minar (Yellow Line)
Distance from the Metro Station - 2 Min. walk
Closed on Sundays
Timings - 6 AM to 6 PM
Entry fee - Rs.10 (Indians) Rs. 250 (foreigners)

Places to see in DelhiIndia Gate

Designed by Edward Lutyens, India Gate lies at the heart of Delhi. After India's independence, India Gate became the site of Indian Army's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Read More

Metro Station - Pragati Maidan
Distance from the metro station - 10 minutes’ walk
Open on all days
Photography is free

National MuseumNational Museum

Established in 1949, the National Museum showcases various articles from pre-historic to modern times. It is one of the largest museums in India. Read More

Metro Station - Barakhamba Metro Station
Distance from the metro station - 5 minutes’ walk
Timings - 10 AM to 6PM
Closed Monday and National Holidays
Entry Fee- for adults it is Rs 20 and for children it is Rs 10

Places in DelhiAkshardham Temple

Akshardham in Delhi is also known as the Delhi Akshardham or Swaminarayan Akshardham. It reflects traditional Hindu culture and ethos. Its architecture is also noteworthy. Read More

Metro station - Akshardham (Blue Line)
Closed on - Monday
Distance from the metro station - 5 minutes’ walk
Timings - 9.30 AM to 6.30 PMs
Entry fee- Temple complex is free for all. Exhibition - Rs.170 adults, Rs.125 for children and Rs. 100 for senior citizens & free for children below the age of four.
Musical fountain - Starts at 6.30 PM
Fee- Rs.30
Photography - Prohibited

Lotus TempleTourist places in Delhi

Bahai Temple commonly referred to as ‘Lotus Temple’ designed by architect Furiburz Sabha is one of the most important tourist attractions in Delhi. Read More

Metro Station - Kalkaji Mandir (Violet Like - Badarpur Track)
Distance from the Metro Station - 1Km, rickshaw charge - Rs. 25
Closed on - Monday
Entry fee- Free for all
Photography - Prohibited

Raj GhatRajghat

Rajghat is one of the most popular memorials, of the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi. It is situated close to Old Delhi on the banks of Yamuna River. Read More

Location - Mahatma Gandhi Marg, on the banks of Yamuna river, Delhi
How to Reach - Auto rickshaw can be hired from Pragati Maidan Metro station (Blue Line).
Open - All days
Timings - 5.00 am to 7.00 pm
Entry Fee - None
Photography Charges - Nil
Important Information - Before entering the premises all visitors must remove their shoes.
Approx. distance from Indira Gandhi International Airport: 20 kms

Humayun's TombTombs in New Delhi

The Humayun’s Tomb is the tomb of the great Mughal Emperor Humayun. The tomb is situated at Lodi Road, opposite Dargah Nizamuddin, New Delhi.Read More

Open - All days
Timings - From Sunrise to sunset
How to Reach -The closest metro station is the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium from where one can hire an auto rickshaw.  One can also board a local bus towards Nizamuddin Railway Station. The distance is around 2 kms.
Entry Fee - Rs. 10 per person (for citizens of India and members of SAARC and BIMESTIC Countries like Bhutan,  Nepal, Thailand, Mauritius, etc.)
Rs. 250 (per persons for foreigners)
Charges for Photography Rs 25 for video, still photography - no charge

Places to See in DelhiJantar Mantar

Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur, built the Jantar Mantar in Delhi. It includes thirteen architectural astronomy instruments. Read More

Location - Parliament Street, Connaught Place
Closest Metro Station - Patel Chowk
Open - All days
Timings - Sunrise to Sunset
Entry Fee - 5 (Indians), 100 (foreigners)
Photography Charges - Nil (25 for video filming)

Other Places worth a visit in Delhi are:


Agrasen ki Baoli | Air Force Museum | Alai Minar | Amusement Parks in Delhi | Archaeological Museum | Bal Bhawan | Birla Mandir | Garden of Five Senses | Metro Museum | Safdarjung Tomb | Sulabh International Museum of Toilets | Tribal Museum | Tuglaqabad Fort | Crafts Museum | International Doll's Museum | Rail Museum | Purana Qila

If you are in Delhi for one day, then you should make the best possible use of your time. We have suggested a few itineraries, for you to see the best in the city!

Monuments in Delhi

Delhi was the seat of various rulers and dynasties and each of them have left an indelible mark in this city. Each of the monuments of Delhi narrate a separate story. The monuments are not just old buildings - they include baolis, forts, gardens and even memorials. (Click on the map to check the Delhi Tourist places - Source: Delhi Tourism)


Museums in Delhi

Delhi is one of the few cities in India which has a large number of museums and galleries. The collections in the museum varies from clothes to swords to shoes and costumes. From the rail museum to the air-force museum, the list is endless and do not forget the Sulabh Museum of Toilets!


Parks and Gardens in Delhi

Delhi is home to a number of gardens and parks, some of which have been there since ancient times. The important parks and gardens in Delhi includes the Mughal Gardens, the Lodhi Gardens and the Nehru Park attracting tourists and nature lovers from all around the globe.

Religious Places in DelhiReligious Places in Delhi

Delhi is a city of all religions. People of all faiths and religions live here in peace and harmony. All the religious places reflect cultural diversity and religious unity can be seen at every place of religious importance in the city. The ISCKON temple located in South Delhi attracts followers from every corner of the Earth specially during the festival of Janmashtmi. The Lotus Temple is not only an important religious attraction but also an architectural marvel. The Kalkaji temple too becomes a major attraction during the Navratri days. For more on temples in Delhi, click here

Jama Masjid and the Nizamuddin shrine are the important worship places for Muslims and are flooded with devotees for 'Namaz' on all Fridays and during the pious month of Ramzan. For more on mosques in Delhi, click here

With huge Sikh population, Delhi is home to some magnificent Gurdwaras like Gurudwara Sisganj and Gurdwara Bangla Saheb, which are major pilgrimage for Sikh community and also to devotees from other religion. For more on Gurudwaras in Delhi, click here

Also Read: Akshardham Temple | Birla Mandir | Churches in Delhi | Nizamuddin Dargah | Jama Masjid

Things to Do in Delhi

Delhi which is rich with several historic landmarks, cultures and traditions welcomes number of tourists every year. Delhi holds special significance among the travel lovers not only because it is the capital of such a lovely country, but because of its rich past and cosmopolitan culture. If you are wondering what are the things that you can do in Delhi and what activities to indulge in then your thoughts should end here! The list of things to do in Delhi is a never ending one! On one hand if you can drop dead by shopping, on the other, the city will leave no scope for your learning experience.

  • You cannot complete your journey to Delhi without visiting Delhi 6 i.e. Old Delhi.

  • Jama Masjid, one of the oldest mosques in India is located in Old Delhi. The visit can be peppered with a ride in the old style rickshaws to help you reach your destination.

  • Spend some quite time in Humayun's Tomb, Rajghat, Safdarjung Tomb and Shanti Van which will transport you to some of the golden years in India’s history.

  • Who said Delhi sleeps at night! Not so, if you visit India Gate at night, which is one of Delhi,’s famous landmarks that has witnessed history of Delhi through time immemorial. Or if you are looking for music and food, then there are clubs and pubs to entertain you as well!

  • Marvel at the beautiful architecture of Lotus Temple and Akshardham Temple
     
  • Shopping at Khan Market, big bargain deals at Lajpat, Saroniji and Janpath

  • Gorge on Gol gappas, Bhalla Papri, tikkas, kebabs and a host of street food in Delhi

  • Catch a play at Kamani or NSD. Check our daily events update, here

  • Visit Dilli Haat for some handicraft shopping

Nightlife in DelhiNightlife in Delhi

Well Delhi might not have an invigorating nightlife as Mumbai or even Bengaluru, but it us fast catching up! The number of lounges, bars and discotheques are increasing every day in Delhi and the young and energetic throng the clubs and discotheques to get a good break from the mundane life! So just let your hair down and swing with the music! Read More

Where to Eat in DelhiEating out in Delhi

As we all know, Delhi is famous for its mouth watering delicacies. The city delights food lovers with the best of food - from roadside stalls to multi cuisine restaurants.

The people of Delhi also get to enjoy food at the fast food outlets of Dominos, Pizza Hut, McDonalds, Fast Trax and KFC. The coffee shops have also become the prime highlights with the likes of Cafe Coffee Day, Barista, Costa Coffee and Coffee Day Express spread through out the capital. All the malls in Delhi too have their own food courts which provide variety of food and drinks at a single place. Some of the famous eating zones in Delhi are Khan market, Majnu ka Tilla, and Parathey wali gali in Old Delhi.

Delhi's food is a blend  of regional as well as international cuisine from North Indian to South Indian, Chinese to Continental and American lifestyle to fast food - Delhi serves you with the best.

Shopping in DelhiWhere to Shop in Delhi

Delhi is famous for shopping. From Saroniji to Connaught Place, from the handicrafts of Dilli Haat, to the Kolhapuris of Lajpat, from the the jalebis and paan of Chandni Chowk to the super short skirts of Khan market, from the Bhelpuri of Kamla Nagar, to the chic sun shades of South Ex, from the jute bags of Janpath to the CDs of Palika bazaar  - Delhi market gives you the best. Read More

Where to stay in DelhiWhere to Stay in Delhi

As thousands of tourist throng the capital every year, there are numerous hotels in Delhi to cater the needs of all kinds tourist. Delhi has cheap as well as five star hotels. While hotels in Paharganj  are famous for budget hotels, the ones in Connaught Place are popular for luxury hotels. Some of the places where one can stay in Delhi depending upon his or her budget are:

Taj Mahal Hotel
Taj Mansingh Hotel Rd
South Block, Man Singh Road Area
New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Telephone: +91 11 66566162, 23026162
Facsimile: +91 11 23026070
Rates: Rs 13,737 - Rs 26,106

Oberoi Hotel
7, Sham Nath Marg, Delhi-110 054, India
Email: reservations@oberoigroup.com
Telephone: +91-11-2389 0606
Facsimile : +91-11-2389 0500
Rates: Rs 12,369 - Rs 20,574

Master Guest House
Address: R-500, New Rajinder Nagar
New Delhi - 110 060
Contact detail: Tel:+(91)-(11) - 28741089, 28741914
Rs 3,170 - Rs 4,351

Landmark Inn
10184, Near Bikaner Wala, Main Arya Samaj Road, Karol Bagh,
Delhi - 110005    
Call: (011) 41450450
Rates:  Rs 1,243 - Rs 1,367

Hotel Guru Vas Inn
1049, Near New Delhi Railway Station Gate No 1,
Main Bazar, Paharganj,
Delhi - 110055    
Call: (011) 66745268
Rates: Rs 1,305 - Rs 1,803

Tips for tourists in Delhi

  • Keep the Delhi Road Map handy with you! Download here, if you don't have one.

  • Avoid carrying too much cash with you.

  • You should always approach the May I help you couters in railway stations and airports instead of approaching any stranger.

  • Avoid travelling alone especially at night and isolated places.

  • Check the credentials of the cab driver when you hire one.

  • Keep the Delhi emergency numbers with you.

Contact Details of Delhi Government Tourism

Delhi Tourism And Transport Development Corporation

Address: 18-A, D.D.A.SCO Complex, Defence Colony, New Delhi - 24,
Ph: 91-11-24647005, 24698431, 24618026
Fax : 91-11-24697352, 24610500
E-mail: tourism@delhitourism.gov.in
 
Tourist Central Reservation Office
Ph: 91-11-23365358, 23363607
 
Tourist City Information Service
Ph: 91-11-1280

How to Travel in Delhi

The mode of transportation within Delhi itself is very easy since the introduction of Metro Rail which is economical as well as time saving. The Delhi metro is serving Delhi, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Noida, and Ghaziabad in the National Capital Region of India. In terms of length, Delhi metro is the world's 13th largest metro system.

The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses and autos are the convenient mode of transport within the city itself.

Buses in DelhiTourists who are willing to explore Delhi with a more flexible schedule the Hop On / Hop off (HOHO) buses are the best option.

Thus we can say that Delhi is meeting the requirements of time and moving with the same pace as the time itself.

Also Read: New Delhi Railway Station | Old Delhi Railway Station | Delhi Airports | BRT in Delhi | Autos in Delhi | Cabs in Delhi | Car Rental in Delhi | Buses in Delhi | Delhi Metro | Local Train in Delhi

Contact Details of Delhi Tourism Office


18-A, D.D.A.SCO Complex,
Defence Colony,
New Delhi - 24,
Ph: 91-11-24647005, 24698431, 24618026
Fax : 91-11-24697352, 24610500
E-mail: tourism@delhitourism.gov.in

Tourist Central Reservation Office
Ph: 91-11-23365358, 23363607

Tourist City Information Service
Ph: 91-11-1280

Tourist Information cum Booking office in Delhi :
New Delhi Railway Station (Paharganj side, Near Exit Gate no. 1)
PH: 011-23741871
Dilli Haat - INA
PH: 011-65390009
Domestic Airport- T-1 (Arrival)
Phone: 011-25675609

Delhi Darshan Buses of DTC


Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) operates Delhi Darshan buses for sightseeing daily in Delhi.
Type of Bus: AC

Fares: Rs 200 for adult and Rs 100 for children (5-12 years)

Starting Points: Scindia House, ITDC Office Janpath

Time: 9.15 am to 5.45pm

Places Covered: Red Fort, Raj Ghat, Birla Mandir, Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple, Humayun'sTomb, Akshardham Temple

Phone Numbers: 23752772 Extn. 244, Delhi Darshan Counter, Scindia House, Connaught Place

Tourist Information cum Booking office outside Delhi:

Kolkata
Ballygunge, new AC market, 46/31/1, Gariahat Road
Kolkatta-700029
Mobile: 08334973844, 09804417782

Chennai

Mr. Radhakrishnan
C/O Delhi Tourism
Tamilnadu tourism Complex,
Wallajan Road,
Chennai-600002
Mobile: 09283497985
   
Hyderabad
Ms. Yalla Srilatha
Delhi Tourism
Balayogi Tourism Plaza, 6-3-870,
Greenlands Begumpet,
Hyderabad-500016
Mobile: 09959245293

Ahmedabad
Ms. Azra Shaikh
Air India Building,
1st Floor, Nr. Roopali Cinema,
Lal Darwaza,
Ahmedabad – 380001
Mobile: 09825186147

Best Time to Visit Delhi

When to visit Delhi

The climate of Delhi varies between the summers and winters.

Summer in Delhi starts from April and stays till July. The temperature in rises to 47°C and normally the tourists avoid visiting Delhi during these months.

On the other hand the winters in Delhi are very cold and starts from December and continues till February with the temperature dropping down to 3°C. January is foggy with heavy fog disrupting traffic. However, winters is a good time to eat and shop in Delhi if you can brave the winter chills.

The best time to visit Delhi is when the weather is at its best that is from the month of October to March. During this time flowers are at their blooming best and the weather is pleasant and enjoyable to experience.

Click here for our hourly weather update!

Clothes to Wear in Delhi


So, if you are travelling to Delhi in summers, simple, cotton clothes are advisable along with sunscreen lotion and umbrella to protect from the heat. Do not forget to drink lots of liquids and water. Do not forget to take out that glares of yours as well!

In winters, you need to have pull-overs, jackets, sweaters, shawls and woollen socks. Caps and mufflers for young and old is advisable.

For foreigners,
remember to carry your vaild id proof, and passport. Always have your hotel number and embassy number handy with you. Do not make friends with strangers!

Weekend Getaways in DelhiWeekend Getaways from Delhi


Because of its central location and easy accessibility to other places, one can easily club the visit to Delhi with some of the nearby places like hill stations of Shimla and Kasauli, wildlife sanctuaries like Ranthambore and Jim Corbett or historic cities like Jaipur and Agra. These places can be covered on a single day or a couple of days. Not much of prior planning is required and one can simply take the tourism buses or hire a cab or even take a train! Read here more on places near Delhi...

Stay safe, do not be adventurous and enjoy Delhi!

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    Amit from Patna 1260 Days ago

    दिल्ली की सबसे खूबसूरत घूमने की जगह कोनसी है?

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    Gautam from Mumbai 1500 Days ago

    i am going to delhi in the next month and i need a travel agent in the city, can you suggest me a travel agent in delhi ?

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    Delhionline.in Expertfrom 1498 Days ago

    You can go through our list of travel agents in Delhi right here

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    Vivek Sharma from Katihar 1589 Days ago

    I have planned to visit Delhi with my friends and i want to visit all these places which have been mentioned in this page. My question is how many days will it take to visit those places, is a week fine and also suggest me the area where i can get affordable accommodation.

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