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Sightseeing in Delhi

The capital city Delhi offers tourists with a number of sightseeing options ranging from ancient historical forts, towering monuments and significant religious places. Many tourists both from within the country and abroad visit Delhi to see the tourist spots in and around Delhi. Be it for one day sightseeing in Delhi or a weeklong stay, tourists make a note of the tourist places to visit. There are a number of sightseeing places in and around Delhi.

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Delhi One day Sightseeing Tourist Places

There are a number of tourist places in Delhi which are included in one day sightseeing packages. Some of these Delhi one day sightseeing tourist places include:

India Gate

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The India Gate is one of the significant national monuments located in Delhi. It was established in the year 1921 for the Indian martyrs who laid their lives fighting in the World War I and the Afghan Wars. Under the 42 meter tall India Gate is the ‘Amar Jawan Jyoti’ which is in remembrance of the martyrs. The India Gate is well decorated during Republic Day and Independence Day where parades are held every year. 
 
The gate is created in such a way that many important roads spread out from it. The India Gate can be seen thronged by people every day in large numbers. Being located in one of the prime and easily accessible locations and also due to the huge availability of free space in the lawns, the India Gate is a perfect place to relax by in the evening and to go out for a stroll.

How to reach

One can reach India Gate by metro, bus or autos which are easily available in Delhi. The nearest metro station is the Central Secretariat (Yellow Line). The nearest railway station is the New Delhi Railway Station. There are DTC and private buses which are available in any location within Delhi. One can take bus from the Inter State Bus Service (ISBT) or Sarai Kale Khan Bus Terminal. Buses No. 440 runs through India Gate.

Qutub Minar

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The Qutub Minar is the largest minar in India and is a major UNESCO heritage site in India. The tower stands at a height of 72.5 meters tall and is made of red sandstone and marble. The minar has many Arabic inscriptions and verses from the Quran. The Qutub Minar was built by Qutub-ud-din Aibak in the year 1192 and was completed by Iltutmish.

How to reach

One can reach Qutub Minar by metro, bus or autos which are easily available in Delhi. The nearest metro station is the Qutub Minar (Yellow Line). The nearest railway station is the Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station. There are DTC and private buses which are available in any location within Delhi. One can take bus No. 505 to reach Qutub Minar.

Lotus TempleWonderful view of Lotus Temple in Delhi

 The Lotus Temple is another important sightseeing place in Delhi. It was completed in the year 1986 and is known for its exceptional lotus flowerlike design. The Lotus temple has been featured in several media facets both in print and broadcast media and also has won a number of architectural awards due to its design. From its inauguration to the public in the year 1986 to late 2002, the Lotus Temple has witnessed more than 50 million visitors, making it one of the most visited buildings in the world.

How to reach

One can reach Lotus Temple by metro, bus or autos which are easily available in Delhi. The nearest metro station is the Kalkaji Mandir Metro Station (Violet Line). The nearest railway station is the Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station. One can take local buses, auto rickshaws and taxis from anywhere across Delhi to lotus Temple. The nearest bus terminal is the Nehru Place bus terminal. There are also DTC buses which are available in any location within Delhi.

Red Fort

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The Red Fort is a significant 17th century historical monument of India. It was constructed by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and was the residence of the Mughal emperors during their rule. During the time when Shah Jahan shifted his capital from Agra to Delhi, the Red Fort served as a capital fort. The fort is located alongside the Yamuna River and was declared a UNESCO Heritage Site in the year 2007.
 
There are many structures inside the Red Fort like the Lahore Gate, Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khas, Zenana, Moti Masjid and Nahr-i-Behist. These structures augment the beauty of the fort. Every year on India’s Independence Day, the Prime Minister hoists the national flag in Red Fort and delivers the speech to the nation. The Red Fort is the largest monument in Old Delhi and is one of the most Delhi one day sightseeing spots.

How to reach

One can reach Red Fort by metro, bus or autos which are easily available in Delhi. The nearest metro station is the Chandni Chowk Metro Station (Yellow Line). The nearest railway station is the New Delhi Railway Station. One can take local buses, auto rickshaws and taxis from anywhere across Delhi to Red Fort. One can take bus No. 751 to reach Red Fort.

View of Humayun Tomb in DelhiHumayun’s Tomb


The Humayun’s Tomb is the tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun and was specially made by his first wife Bega Begum (Haji Begum). It was built in the year 1569-70 and is the first garden tomb in India. The tomb was declared an UNESCO Heritage Site in the year 1993. The tomb includes several structures like the Chor Bagh Garden and the Barber’s Tomb. The tomb houses the tombs of emperor Humayun, graves of his wife Hamida Begum, his great grandson Dara Shikoh along with several other Mughal emperors.

How to Reach

One can reach Humayun’s Tomb by metro, bus or autos which are easily available in Delhi. The nearest metro station is the Khan Market Metro Station (Violet Line). The nearest railway station is the Nizamuddin Railway Station. One can take DTC local buses, auto rickshaws and taxis from anywhere across Delhi to Humayun’s Tomb.

Lodi Gardens

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 Lodi Gardens is a park located in Lodi Road between Khan Market and Safdarjung’s Tomb. The Lodi Gardens is currently protected by the Archaeological Survey of India. It was built in the year 1936 by the British and contains the tomb of Sikander Lodi and other rulers. The gardens are a serene retreat from the usual din and hustle and many joggers, walkers and tourist visit this park.

How to Reach

One can reach Lodi Gardens by metro, bus or autos which are easily available in Delhi. The nearest metro station is the Central Secretariat Metro Station (Yellow Line). The nearest railway station is the New Delhi Railway Station. One can take DTC local buses, auto rickshaws and taxis from anywhere across Delhi to Lodi Gardens. One can take Bus no. 408 to reach Lodi Gardens.

Akshardham

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The Akshardham is a Hindu temple in Delhi and depicts the traditional Indian and Hindu culture. The temple was developed by Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the spiritual head of the Bochasanwasi Shri Akhshar Purushottam Swaninarayan Sanstha. The temple is one of the important religious Delhi one day sightseeing spots and attracts around 70 percent of the total tourist population visiting Delhi.
 
The temple has vast landscaped gardens crafted in beautiful designs, a musical fountain depicting the message of the Upanishads and also holds exhibitions on incidents of the life of Swaminarayan and India history. There is also an AARSH (Akshardham Center for Applied Research in Social Harmony) Center for tourists.

How to Reach

One can reach Akshardham by metro, bus or autos which are easily available in Delhi. The nearest metro station is the Akshardham Metro Station (Blue Line). The nearest railway station is the New Delhi Railway Station. One can take DTC local buses, auto rickshaws and taxis from anywhere across Delhi to Akshardham. 

Jama Masjid

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The Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India and was commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It was constructed in the year 1650 and was completed in the year 1656. The courtyard of the mosque is huge and can hold up to 25000 worshippers. The mosque has several structures and minarets including prayer halls for the worshippers. There is also an antique copy of the Quran written on deer skin.

How to Reach

One can reach Jama Masjid by metro, bus or autos which are easily available in Delhi. The nearest metro station is the Kashmere Gate Metro Station (Yellow Line). The nearest railway station is the New Delhi Railway Station. One can take DTC local buses, auto rickshaws and taxis from anywhere across Delhi to Jama Masjid. One can take Bus route no. 838 and No. 11 to reach Jama Masjid.

Laxminarayan Temple 

The Laxminarayan Temple or the Birla Temple is one of the major religious attractions of Delhi and witnesses many devotees during the festivals of Janmasthami and Diwali.  The term Laxminarayan refers to Lord Vishnu, also known as Narayan and his consort Lakshmi.  The temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi in the year 1939 and also has temple structures dedicated to Lord Shiva, Krishna and Buddha. The temple has many shrines, gardens and a Geeeta Bhawan especially for discourses.

How to Reach

One can reach Laxminarayan Temple by metro, bus or autos which are easily available in Delhi. The nearest metro station is the R K. Ashram Marg Metro Station (Blue Line). The nearest railway station is the New Delhi Railway Station. One can take DTC local buses, auto rickshaws and taxis from anywhere across Delhi to Laxminarayan Temple. One can take Bus route no. 216 to reach Laxminarayan Temple.

Gandhi Smriti 

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The Gandhi Smriti is a museum situated in Tees January Road in Delhi, It is dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation, and is the location where Mahatma Gandhi spent his last 144 days of his life and was assassinated on 30th January 1948. The Gandhi Smriti has a museum which houses many articles related to Gandhi’s life and death. Tourists can also view the spot where he was assassinated known as the Martyrs Column. The Gandhi Smriti was originally the house of the Birla family, India’s business tycoons, and was formerly known as the Birla House.

How to Reach

One can reach Gandhi Smriti by metro, bus or autos which are easily available in Delhi. The nearest metro station is the Race Course Metro Station (Yellow Line). The nearest railway station is the New Delhi Railway Station. One can take DTC local buses, auto rickshaws and taxis from anywhere across Delhi to Gandhi Smriti.

Raj Ghat and Associated Memorials

Raj Ghat is the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation and is the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. It is located close to the Yamuna River and is left open to the sky with an eternal flame burning perpetually at one end of the memorial.
 
In addition to Raj Ghat, the area also includes the memorials erected in the Samadhi (cremation spots) of other national leaders like Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Lal Bahadur Shastri among others. The samadhis of national leaders in and around Raj Ghat include:

 Leader Name
  Samadhi Name
 Title
 Mahatma Gandhi  Raj Ghat
 Father of the Nation
 Jawaharlal Nehru 
 Shantivan  Prime Minister of India
 Lal Bahadur Shastri
 Vijay Ghat
 Prime Minister of India
 Indira Gandhi
 Shakti Sthal  Prime Minister of India
 Rajiv Gandhi 
 Veer Bhumi  Prime Minister of India
 Choudhary Charan Singh  Kisan Ghat  Prime Minister of India
 Jagjivan Ram
 Samta Sthal  Deputy Prime Minister of India
 Shankar Dayal Sharma  Karma Bhumi  President of India
 Chandra Shekhar  Smiriti Sthal
 Prime Minister of India
 I.K. Gujral  Smriti Sthal
 Prime Minister of India
 Devi Lal
 Sangharsh Sthal
 Deputy Prime Minister of India
 Giani Zail Singh  Ekta Sthal  President of India

How to Reach

One can reach Raj Ghat by metro, bus or autos which are easily available in Delhi. The nearest metro station is the Kashmere Gate Metro Station (Yellow Line). The nearest railway station is the New Delhi Railway Station. One can take DTC local buses, auto rickshaws and taxis from anywhere across Delhi to Raj Ghat.

One Day Outing near Delhi Tourist Places

In addition to sightseeing in Delhi, there are also one day outing near Delhi tours where tourists can opt for a day long outing in the tourist places around Delhi. Some of the one day outing tourist places near Delhi includes:

Agra

Agra is a historical and beautiful city located around 210 kms from national capital Delhi. It was the former capital of Hindustan and also was the ancient capital of rule of Emperor Shah Jahan before he shifted his capital to Delhi. It is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh on the Yamuna River bank. Tourists can look forward to one day outing near Delhi in Agra where one can visit he historic Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. 
 
The Taj Mahal is the most famous tourist place in Agra and witnesses huge numbers of tourists every year. The Taj Mahal was constructed by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaj Mahal. The Taj Mahal is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and one of the three World Heritage Sites in Agra. The Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri are another tourist spots in Agra and also World Heritage Sites in Agra. They were commissioned and built by Mughal Emperor Akbar during his rule.

How to Reach

There are a number of flights from Agra to Delhi. Domestic flights from Agra also connect the city to major Indian cities. Trains like the Shatabdi Express and Taj Express run daily from Delhi to Agra. UP Transport buses run from the Sarai Kale Khan ISBT for Agra. Many private AC and Volvo buses are also available.

DehradunDehradun

Dehradun is a beautiful city in the state of Uttrakhand and is the capital city of the state. It is located at a distance of 236 kms from national capital New Delhi. It is located in the Doon valley in the foothills of the Himalayas between the Ganga and Yamuna rivers.
 
Tourists from Delhi visit Dehradun every year for the picturesque landscape and climate. The tourist spots in Dehradun include Tapkeswar Temple, Malsi Deer Park, Kalanga Monument and Laxman Siddh among others.
 
How to Reach

There are weekly flights from Delhi to Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. There is Dehradun railway station with railway services to major cities including Delhi. There are luxury Volvo and Deluxe buses available from Delhi to Dehradun. Deluxe bus service is offered by UPSRTC to and from Delhi (Gandhi Road). From ISBT there are also bus services to Dehradun.

MathuraOffering puja in Mathura Temple

Mathura is a holy city located in the state of Uttar Pradesh about 145 kms from Delhi. It is the birthplace of Lord Krishna and has a number of religious tourist places like the Keshav Dev Temple, Vishram Ghat and Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi among others. The Keshav Dev Temple is located in Mathura and dedicated to Lord Krishna.
 
The deity here is Keshav Dev (Lord Krishna). The Vishram Ghat is a bath and worship place in Mathura situated in Yamuna River banks. Shri Krishan Janambhoomi Temple is one of the important devotional centers in Mathura. It is the birthplace of Lord Krishna and is a prison cell belonging to Kansa where Krishna was born. It is located on Yamuna River banks and is popular as one of the most revered temple of Shri Krishna.

How to Reach

Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport at Lucknow is the nearest airport to Mathura. Mathura is connected to Delhi by the railways. Mathura junction is the railway station and Bhuteshwar serves for local train for Delhi. There are direct buses are available from Delhi to Mathura.

Vrindavan

Vrindavan is another holy city near Delhi. It is situated in the state of Uttar Pradesh and is located at a distance of 142 kms from Delhi. It is located 10 kms from Mathura and is said to be the place where Lord Krishna spent his childhood days. The Delhi one day sightseeing tourist place of Vrindavan has a number of tourist spots in itself including many religious temples.
 
Temples like Madan Mohan Temple, Garud Govind Temple, Banke Bihari Temple and Radha Vallabh Temple among others are religious tourist spots in Vrindavan which are worth visiting. In addition to that there is the Kesi Ghat, Seva Kunj, Kusuma Sarovar and other sacred sites in Vrindavan. The Bhuteshwar Mahadev Temple in Vrindavan is considered to be a Shakti Peetha.

How to Reach

Mathura Junction is the closest railhead to Vrindavan. Vrindavan is just 10 kms away from Mathura. One can take a local auto rickshaw or tempo from Mathura to reach Vrindavan. Direct buses or taxis also ply from Delhi to Vrindavan.

Haridwarhar ki pauri in Haridwar

Haridwar is a significant pilgrimage city located around 210 kms from national capital Delhi in the state of Uttrakhand. It is regarded as one of the seven holiest places of the Hindus.  Haridwar is revered for the annual Kumbh Mela where thousands of pilgrims visit this place every year.
 
Tourist spots in Haridwar include Brahma Kund in Har ki Pauri which is considered to be the place where the Amrit fell. It is considered to be the most sacred ghat of Haridwar. In addition to that, there is the Chandi Devi Temple, Mansa Devi Temple, Maya Devi Temple, Kankhal, Bhimgoda Tank, Sureshvari Devi Temple and Pawan Dham among others.

How to Reach
The nearest airport to Haridwar is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. There is the Haridwar railway station for railway services and bus facilities are available from Delhi to Haridwar.

Sightseeing Tour Operators

There are many tour agencies in Delhi which organize Delhi one day sightseeing tours for tourists. The Delhi one day sightseeing tours include some significant tourist places from the vast list of tourist spots in Delhi. The agencies arrange tour vehicles for sightseeing and have pick up and drop facilities for comfortable tour of the tourists.

There are feasible sightseeing packages available for the tourists to customize their sightseeing tours accordingly. The taxi fares of the tourist cabs differ from Rs. 25 to 30 depending upon the distance and other factors. There are also trains, buses and airlines for travelling to the sightseeing places near Delhi. Some of the tour operators in Delhi include:

Alpine Holidays N Adventures
Address: 82, Shiva Enclave, pocket-1, Sector -25, Rohini, Delhi
Phone: 01127934832

Ashex Tourism
Address: 267, Okhla Industrial Estate, Phase- III, Delhi
Phone: 01146862772

Garhwal Himalayan Expedition
Address: E-15, First Floor, Plot No. 144-145, Sector-B, Rohini, Delhi
Phone: 01127948870

Rao Travels
Address: 17, Vasant Enclave Market, Vasant Vihar, Delhi
Phone: 01126145397

Welcome Travels
Address: 209, Skipper Corner, 88, Nehru Place, Delhi
Phone: 01126214638

Indian Holiday Private limited
Address: 70, L.G.F World Trade Center, Barakhamba Lane, Connaught Place, Delhi
Phone: 01147773434

Delhi Tour Operator
Address: 67, Natraj Apartment, Mandaoli, Indraprastha Extension, Patparganj, Delhi
Phone: 01122481726

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