To experience the subtle blend of centuries-old Mughal legacy and urban development on your next holiday destination, you must zero in on Delhi-NCR. From splendid architecture and flea markets to tantalising food and vibrant nightlife, the capital of India along with the National Capital Region (NCR) has a lot to offer whether you are on your solo trip or traveling with family and friends. In addition to that, there are lots of opportunities for adventure junkies too. So, to know more about the popular places to visit in Delhi-NCR, read on.

Places to visit in Delhi-NCR (List):

Akshardham Temple Akshardham, New Delhi
Red Fort Chandni Chowk, New Delhi
India Gate Central Secretariat, New Delhi
Hauz Khas Hauz Khas, New Delhi
Kingdom of Dreams IFFCO Chowk, Gurugram (Delhi-NCR)
Worlds of Wonder Sector-18, Noida (Delhi-NCR)
KidZania Sector-18, Noida (Delhi-NCR)
Connaught Place Rajiv Chowk, New Delhi
Dilli Haat INA, New Delhi
Fun N Food Village Dwarka Sector 21, New Delhi
Snow World Sector-18, Noida (Delhi-NCR)
Qutub Minar Qutub Minar metro station, New Delhi
Humayun’s Tomb Jor Bagh, New Delhi
Lotus Temple Kalkaji Mandir, New Delhi
Appu Ghar Huda City Centre, Gurgaon (Delhi-NCR)
Damdama Lake Gurgaon (Delhi-NCR)
Cyber Hub Cyber City Rapid Metro Station, Gurgaon  (Delhi-NCR)
National Rail Museum Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi
Jama Masjid Jama Masjid Metro, New Delhi
Rashtrapati Bhavan Central Secretariat, New Delhi

1. Akshardham Temple, Delhi

Akshardham Temple, Delhi NCR

Akshardham Temple | #1 of 20 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

Dedicated to Bhagwan Swaminarayan, Akshardham Temple exhibits the ancient culture of India. The temple complex maintains a step-well styled courtyard and 60 acres of lush lawns featuring the bronze statues of Indian heroes, including patriots and warriors. Registered as the World’s largest comprehensive Hindu temple in the Guinness World Record, the temple is an architectural marvel built from intricately carved sandstone and marble.  Furthermore, the temple organizes exhibitions on Swaminarayan’s life teachings and also organises a musical fountain and light show after sunset every day.

  • Timings: 09:30 am to 06:30 pm
  • Entry Fee: INR 170 (Adults); INR 100 (Children)
  • Nearest Metro Station: Akshardham

2. Red Fort, Delhi

Red Fort, Delhi NCR

Red Fort | #2 of 20 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

Constructed in 1639 by the Mughals, Red Fort gets its name from its massive red-coloured sandstone walls. Set in Old Delhi, the octagonal-shaped fort is spread over an area of 254 acres. The planning and designing of the fort is a fusion of Mughal, Persian, Hindu, and Timurid traditions. A strong influence on later structures built in and around Delhi, Red Fort also features a museum that holds Mughal-era artefacts, including daggers, curtains, miniature paintings and carpets. The highlights of this architectural creativity include the peacock throne, step well, imperial bath, Moti Masjid and Hira Mahal.

  • Timings: 09:30 am to 04:30 pm (closed on Mondays)
  • Entry Fee: INR 10 (Indian citizens) and INR 150 (foreign nationals)
  • Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk

3. India Gate, Delhi

India Gate, Delhi NCR

India Gate | #3 of 20 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

India Gate symbolises the sacrifice of 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives battling against the foreign army during the World War I. Designed by Edwin Lutyens, it features the undying Amar Jawan Jyoti or the Flame of the Immortal Soldier which was added later to honour Indian martyred soldiers in the Indo-Pak War. Furthermore, this beautiful masterpiece is counted amongst the largest war memorials in India. Standing on a Bharatpur stone base, the structure is surrounded by lush lawns making it a popular picnic spot during winter afternoons and summer evenings. Lit at night, the monument looks magnificent with colourful fountains in the in the vicinity.

  • Timings: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat

4. Hauz Khas, Delhi

Hauz Khas Village, Delhi NCR

Hauz Khas Village | #4 of 20 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

If you are a party animal, then definitely head to Hauz Khas, which is popular for its swanky clubs, quirky cafes, and fine-dine restaurants. Earlier known as Hauz-e-Alai, this affluent neighbourhood in South Delhi holds a historical importance with remnants of Mughal architecture. The place is popular for a 13-century structure, Hauz Khas Complex, which retains the old charm amidst the modernised street. Besides raving it up at urban village in Delhi, we suggest you take delight in the greenery of Deer Park, splurge at designer label boutiques and admire the fine artwork at various art galleries.

  • Timings: Most of the restaurants and pubs remain open till midnight
  • Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas

5. Kingdom of Dreams, Gurgaon

Kingdom of Dreams, Delhi NCR

Kingdom of Dreams | #5 of 20 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

Situated near the Leisure Valley Park in Gurugram, Kingdom of Dreams is an ultimate entertainment destination. It is designed with the intent of displaying the rich Indian culture by means of a majestic structure. Besides its splendid architecture, the place features Nautanki Mahal, an auditorium which showcases fanciful cinematic musicals and hosts a number of live entertainment shows, including Indian and international theatre. Additionally, the place houses Culture gully, where you can witness a boulevard dedicated to unique Indian culture, arts and crafts, and authentic cuisines.

  • Timings: 12:30 pm to 12:00 am on weekdays and 12:00 pm to 12:00 am on weekends
  • Entry Fee: INR 1099 onwards (On Weekdays); INR 1,199 (On Weekends)
  • Nearest Metro Station: IFFCO Chowk, Gurugram

6. Worlds of Wonder, Delhi

Worlds of Wonder, Delhi NCR

Worlds of Wonder | #6 of 20 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

A world-class amusement park, Worlds of Wonder ensures a fun-filled quality-time with your friends and family amidst a variety of attractions. Popularly known as WOW, it maintains over 20 rides, including Mega Disco, Download, Chart Smashers, Feedback, Fast Forward, Big Beat and Rockin Roller. Its La Fiesta zone, which is meant for your little ones exclusively, features rides like Hippti Hopp, Loco Motion, Space Shot and Samba Rhumba. Spread over 10 acres of land, the theme park is additionally popular for water rides and go-karting, and also features a pool bar, snack bar and Punjabi dhaba.

  • Timings: 10:30 am to 7:00 pm
  • Tickets (Amusement Park + Water Park): INR 1000 (Adults), INR 800 (Children)
  • Nearest Metro Station: Sector-18, Noida

7. KidZania, Noida

KidZania, Delhi NCR

KidZania | #7 of 20 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

An interactive learning centre for kids, KidZania is a must-visit if you wish to educate your kid in a playful milieu. Designed as an indoor theme park, the place has a child-sized model of an actual city with paved roads, functioning economy, shopping complexes and medical centres. This helps children to explore about the real world and develop their creativity and decision-making skills. The rich-learning environment at KidZania organizes role play activities to keep children entertained and informed about different professions.

  • Timings: 10:30 am to 6:30 pm (Tuesdays-Thursdays) and 10:30 am to 8:00 pm (Fridays-Sundays), Closed on Mondays
  • Tickets: INR 1300 (Kids); INR 700 (For Toddlers); INR 500 (Adults)
  • Nearest Metro Station: Sector-18, Noida

8. Connaught Place, Delhi

Connaught Place, Delhi NCR

Connaught Place | #8 of 20 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

Set in the heart of National Capital and popularly known as CP, Connaught Place is considered as the most expensive commercial markets in the world. It is popular for housing showrooms of national and international brands, luxurious hotels and flea markets. The equinoctial sundial, Jantar Mantar, and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib featuring a reflecting pool, are extremely popular among tourists visiting Connaught Place. Notably, the commercial area got its name from Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught and Strathearn.

  • Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

9. Dilli Haat, Delhi

Dilli Haat, Delhi NCR

Dilli Haat | #9 of 20 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

An outdoor marketplace located near INA Market, Dilli Haat is spread over 6 acres with 62 stalls presenting handicrafts and ethnic cuisine from various parts of India. It offers a traditional rural ambience where visitors can admire the rich Indian culture and shop for items suitable to their modern-day requirements. Moreover, Dilli Haat organizes many cultural events, including dance and music performances, and aims to preserve the heritage of India. 

  • Entry Timings: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Entry Fee: INR 30 (Adults), INR 10 (Kids) and INR 100 (foreign nationals)
  • Nearest Metro Station: INA

10. Fun N Food Village, Delhi

Fun N Food Village, Delhi NCR

Fun N Food Village | #10 of 20 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

Situated on Old Delhi-Gurgaon Road, Fun N Food Village is a water park that maintains India’s largest range of fun-filled water slides. Notably, the park has 21 rides, 22 water slides ranging from wave pool, the tornado aqua shoot, multiline slide, and speedy roller coaster, and also has a separate play zone for kids. In addition, it features landscaped gardens and multi-cuisine food outlets to enjoy with friends and family members. Moreover, Fun N Food Village has a safe area for beginners in the swimming pool area.

  • Timings: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Entry Fee: INR 300 (Kids) and INR 1000 (Adults)
  • Nearest Metro Station: Dwarka Sector 21

11. Snow World, Noida

Snow World, Delhi NCR

Snow World | #11 of 20 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

Located inside DLF Mall of India, Noida, Snow World is Asia’s largest indoor snow park featuring ice skating & sledding. With an area of 6,000 square meters, it is a themed real snow-filled wonderland. Offering mesmerizing interiors and unmatchable scope of activities, the park maintains a minus 10 degrees of chilly weather. Moreover, this family entertainment spot has Ski-Slides, Icy Luge (ride) and multi coaster (Toboggan).

  • Timings: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Ticket Price: INR 1150
  • Nearest Metro Station: Sector-18, Noida

12. Qutub Minar, Delhi

Qutub Minar, Delhi NCR

Qutub Minar | #12 of 20 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

Qutub Minar is a 73-metre tall minaret, named after Qutb-ud-din Aibak. The tower contains 5 distinct tapering storeys, wherein first 3 storeys of this masterpiece are adorned with red sandstone, while the fourth and fifth storeys are constructed in marble and sandstone respectively, engraved with decorative Quranic texts. Interestingly, the tower has a spiral staircase with 379 steps, and has a mosque named ‘Quwwat-ul-Islam Masjid’ at the foot of the tower, which is the first mosque in India.

  • Timings: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Entry Fee: INR 30 (Indians); INR 500 (foreign nationals)
  • Nearest Metro Station: Qutub Minar metro station

13. Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi

Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi NCR

Humayun’s Tomb | #13 of 20 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

Built in 1565 A.D., the Humayun’s Tomb was established in the memory of Humayun by his widow Bega Begam, and was the first example of Mughal architecture in India. Constructed after nine years of his demise, the tomb is inspired by Persian architecture which is reflected in the corridors arched alcoves, and the double dome. The tomb is also called chaharbagh, owing to its garden squares with passageways water channels, and holds graves of Mughal rulers inside the walled enclosed space.

  • Timings: 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Entry Fee: INR 30 (Indians); INR 500 (foreign nationals)
  • Nearest Metro Station: Jor Bagh

14. Lotus Temple, Delhi

Lotus Temple, Delhi NCR

Lotus Temple | #14 of 20 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

Known for its unique architectural design, Lotus Temple is a Bahá’í House of Worship, dedicated to harmony of humanity. Inspired by the lotus flower, the temple boasts of 27 free-standing marble-clad petals, and is surrounded by sprawling gardens and pond. With a height of over 34 metres, it can accommodate around 2500 people altogether. The temple welcomes every religion symbolizing the culture of Bahá’í Houses of Worship, and offers a tranquil ambience ideal for rejuvenation.

  • Timings: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Nearest Metro Station: Kalkaji Mandir

15. Appu Ghar, Gurgaon

Appu Ghar, Delhi NCR

Appu Ghar | #15 of 20 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

A rainforest-themed water park, Appu Ghar Water Park is bringing back the old charm with its newly launched Oyesters Water Park. Spread over an area of 10 acres, it offers 16 innovative rides like Sky Fall, Whirl Wind, and Rapid Racers, including India’s tallest 93 feet slide and first free fall ride. Additionally, the park maintains banquet facilities for up to 3,500 guests, and has an amazing food court offering refreshing mocktails and mesmerizing dining options.

  • Timings: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Entry Fee: INR 799 (Kids); INR 1299 (Adults)
  • Nearest Metro Station: Huda City Centre

16. Damdama Lake, Gurgaon

Damdama Lake, Delhi NCR

Damdama Lake | #16 of 20 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

Situated at almost 60 Km away from I.T.O. Delhi, Damdama Lake offers a splendid view of Aravalli ranges and is perfect for day picnics. Popular for its serenity, t is amongst the largest natural lakes in Haryana, and offers activities like para-sailing, hot air ballooning, rock climbing, camping and trekking. Besides, there are various resorts in the vicinity which are ideal for a family getaway or corporate meetings.

  • Timings: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

17. Cyber Hub, Gurgaon

Cyber Hub, Gurgaon

Cyber Hub | #17 of 20 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

If there is one place in NCR that all fun seekers swear by, it’s Cyber Hub Gurgaon. It is an integrated food and entertainment destination with multiple offices, mainly occupying the higher floors of the buildings within the complex. Along the promenade that makes its way through these buildings are an array of dining options including restaurants, bars & pubs, cafes, bakeries, dessert places, and so on. Places like Smaaash and The People and Co. lift the entertainment quotient even further. There are a few retail outlets as well, along with an amphitheatre for events and promotional activities.

  • Timings: Most of the dining venues remain open till midnight
  • Nearest Metro Station: Cyber City Rapid Metro Station

18. National Rail Museum, Delhi

National Rail Museum, Delhi

National Rail Museum | #18 of 20 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

First of its kind in India, Delhi’s National Rail Museum houses the largest collection of life-size railway exhibits including locomotives, coaches and simulators collected from different princely states of the country. The indoor galleries within this 11-acre museum also preserve documents, drawings, books, maps and other items that take you on a journey through over 160 years of Indian Railway. Toy Train 1:8, 3D Virtual Coach Ride, Joy Train and PSMT Ride are the major attractions at this museum.

  • Timings: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    *Also open from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • Ticket Prices:
  • Weekdays: INR 50 (Adults), INR 10 (Children)
  • Weekends and Holidays: INR 100 (Adults), INR 20 (Children)
  • For Night Entry (Friday-Sunday): INR 200 (Adults), INR 150 (Children)
  • Nearest Metro Station: Dhaula Kuan

19. Jama Masjid, Delhi

Jama Masjid, Delhi

Jama Masjid | #19 of 20 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

Located in the heart of Old Delhi, Jama Masjid is the largest and most well-known mosque in India. It was constructed between 1650 and 1656 under the reign of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and it took more than 5000 labourers to complete this extravagant structure. Built in red sandstone and marble, this revered mosque has three gates, fours towers, two 40-metre high minarets and a courtyard that can hold 25,000 devotees. Please note that entry is not allowed in the mosque during prayers.

  • Timings: 7:00 am to 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Nearest Metro Station: Jama Masjid

20. Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi

Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi

Rashtrapati Bhavan | #20 of 20 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

When in New Delhi, don’t miss out on exploring the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the President of India. Flanked on the western end of Rajpath, this sprawling 330-acre estate houses the Main Building (Circuit 1), the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex (Circuit 2) and the world-famous Mughal Gardens (Circuit 3). A creation of Sir Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker, this huge presidential palace is the largest home of any head of state in the world and is truly an architectural marvel.

  • Timings: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Circuit 1: Open on Thursday-Sunday
  • Circuit 2: Open on all days except Monday
  • Circuit 3: Open on Thursday-Sunday (November-March)
  • Entry Charges: INR 50
  • Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How to reach hotels in Delhi from the airport?

A: You can take the metro from Terminal 1-IGI Airport (Magenta Line) station or Delhi Airport (Orange Line) station serving T2 & T3 to reach hotels in Delhi and Noida. AC buses, metered taxis and app-based cabs are also readily available at IGI Airport to travel to different parts of Delhi & NCR.

Q: Is there more than one main railway station in Delhi?

A: Yes. Besides New Delhi Railway Station which services around 400 trains on a daily basis, there are four other major railway terminus in Delhi — Old Delhi (Delhi Junction), Hazrat Nizamuddin, Anand Vihar Terminal and Delhi Sarai Rohilla.

Q: Which are the main stations in Delhi for inter-state buses?

A: Major inter-state bus terminus (ISBT) in Delhi serving DTC as well as other state-owned and private operators include Kashmere Gate, Sarai Kale Khan and Anand Vihar. Bikaner House, Mandi House and Majnu ka Tila are other points in the capital from where inter-state buses start.

Q: What modes of public transport are available in Delhi?

A: Public transportation in Delhi comprises the fast-growing Delhi Metro, DTC and privately run cluster buses, app-based cabs, auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws.

Q: Suggest the best places to shop in Delhi.

A: There are myriad shopping places in Delhi, Dilli Haat, Karol Bagh, Janpath, Sarojini Nagar, Khan Market, Lajpat Nagar, Chandni Chowk, Paharganj Market and Shankar Market being the most popular among all.

Q: Which places to visit in Delhi are UNESCO-listed?

A: Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar and Red Fort are the three historical places in Delhi that have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Q: Where can I go to experience the nightlife of Delhi?

A: The Electric Room, Kitty Su, Privee, Playboy Club, Playground, Kylin Sky Bar, PCO, Piano Man Jazz Club, Tamasha, The Irish House, Ministry of Beer and Pebble Street are some of the must-visit pubs and nightclubs in Delhi.

Q: Which street foods in Delhi are a must-try?

A: When in Delhi, don’t miss on indulging in street foods like chaat, gol gappa, ram laddoo, paranthe, kebab, chole bhature, matar kulcha, kulfi falooda, kachori sabji and momos.

Q: What are the best things to do in Old Delhi?

A: Take a food walk through Chandni Chowk to enjoy desserts at Daulat ki Chaat, crispy parathas at Paranthe Wali Gali and non-vegetarian delicacies outside Jama Masjid. Also, watch the light and sound show at Red Fort, pay your respects at temples and mosques and shop at Chandni Chowk’s famous street markets.

Q: What are the top weekend getaways from Delhi?

A: On a weekend trip from Delhi, you can visit places like Neemrana, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Vrindavan, Agra, Lansdowne, Parwanoo, Jaipur, Dharamsala, Ranthambore National Park and Chandigarh, among others.