Boasting an exciting blend of old-world charm and modernity, Delhi is one of the most amazing places to visit in the country. The capital city of India was an important political centre in the past and was ruled by many powerful emperors. As a result, the city is dotted with significant historical monuments that speak volumes of the architectural brilliance of different empires. What’s more, Delhi is also famed for housing many revered temples, eateries, shopping malls, colourful bazaars, nightclubs and other attractions that lure tourists from across the globe. If you plan a trip to the city any time soon, the following list of the best places to visit in Delhi will help you chalk out your itinerary.

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List of Places to visit in Delhi-NCR (Updated):

Akshardham Temple Akshardham, New Delhi
Red Fort Chandni Chowk, New Delhi
India Gate Central Secretariat, New Delhi
Hauz Khas Hauz Khas, New Delhi
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

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: 10:00 am to 06:30 pm (Closed on Monday)
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Nearest Metro Station: Akshardham, New Delhi

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2. Red Fort

Red Fort, Delhi NCR

Red Fort | #2 of 49 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 35 (Indian citizens) and INR 500 (foreign nationals)
  • Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk, New Delhi

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3. India Gate

India Gate, Delhi NCR

India Gate | #3 of 49 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, New Delhi

4. Hauz Khas

Hauz Khas Village, Delhi NCR

Hauz Khas Village | #4 of 49 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, New Delhi

5. Worlds of Wonder

Worlds of Wonder, Delhi NCR

Worlds of Wonder | #5 of 49 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: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Tickets (Amusement Park + Water Park): INR 1450 (Adults), INR 999 (Children)
  • Nearest Metro Station: Sector-18, Noida

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6. KidZania, A Place to Visit Near Delhi

KidZania, Delhi NCR

KidZania | #6 of 49 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 8:00 pm, Closed on Mondays
  • Tickets: INR 1300 (Kids); INR 700 (For Toddlers); INR 500 (Adults)
  • Nearest Metro Station: Sector-18, Noida

7. Connaught Place

Connaught Place, Delhi NCR

Connaught Place | #7 of 49 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. If you are looking for places to visit near me, CP should definitely be on your list. 

8. Dilli Haat

Dilli Haat, Delhi NCR

Dilli Haat | #8 of 49 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

An outdoor marketplace located near INA Market, Dilli Haat is a permanent bazaar run by the Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation. It has over 62 stalls presenting handicrafts ranging from antiques to jewellery, clothing, home furnishings, and toys. The traditional rural ambience is backed by multiple food kiosks to keep your tummy full anytime you go. Dilli Haat also organizes many cultural events, including dance and music performances and aims to preserve the heritage of India. 

  • Entry Timings: 10:30 am to 10:00 pm
  • Entry Fee: INR 30 (Adults), INR 20 (Kids) and INR 100 (foreign nationals)
  • Nearest Metro Station: INA, New Delhi

9. Fun N Food Village

Fun N Food Village, Delhi NCR

Fun N Food Village | #9 of 49 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 7:00 pm
  • Entry Fee: INR 600 (Kids) and INR 1000 (Adults)
  • Nearest Metro Station: Dwarka Sector 21, New Delhi

10. Snow World

Snow World, Delhi NCR

Snow World | #10 of 49 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 1000
  • Nearest Metro Station: Sector-18, Noida

11. Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar, Delhi NCR

Qutub Minar | #11 of 49 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, New Delhi

12. Humayun’s Tomb

Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi NCR

Humayun’s Tomb | #12 of 49 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, New Delhi

13. Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple, Delhi NCR

Lotus Temple | #13 of 49 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, New Delhi

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14. Appu Ghar

Appu Ghar, Delhi NCR

Appu Ghar | #14 of 49 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, Gurgaon

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15. Damdama Lake

Damdama Lake, Delhi NCR

Damdama Lake | #15 of 49 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

16. Cyber Hub

Cyber Hub, Gurgaon

Cyber Hub | #16 of 49 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, Gurgaon

17. National Rail Museum

National Rail Museum, Delhi

National Rail Museum | #17 of 49 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 4:30 pm (Closed on Monday)
    *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, New Delhi

18. Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid, Delhi

Jama Masjid | #18 of 49 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, New Delhi

19. Rashtrapati Bhavan

Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi

Rashtrapati Bhavan | #19 of 49 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: 9:30 am to 5:30 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, New Delhi

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20. Delhi Zoo

Delhi Zoo

Delhi Zoo | #20 of 49 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

The Delhi Zoo is also called the National Zoological Park and has more than 130 species of animals, birds, and reptiles from around the world here. The Majestic White Bengal Tiger is a major attraction. The zoo is a favourite hanging spot for tourists and locals alike.

  • Timings: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (1st April to 15th October), 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (16th October to 31st March). Fridays – closed.
  • Entrance Fee: Indians – adults – ₹40, Children (3-5 feet) – ₹20, Children under 3 feet – Free
    • Non-Indians – adults – ₹200, children (above 5 years) – ₹100, Children under 5 years – Free
  • Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan Metro Station    

21. Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar | #21 of 49 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

Jantar Mantar is one of the most popular Delhi visiting places. This UNESCO World Heritage Site houses the equinoctial sundial that can measure the time of the day based on the sun’s movements. There are a total of 13 astronomy architectural instruments here and you can spend a couple of hours enjoying their precision and build.

  • Timings: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM on all days
  • Entrance Fee: Indians – ₹5
  • Non-Indians – ₹100
  • Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk Metro Station

22. Agrasen ki Baoli

Agrasen ki Baoli

Agrasen ki Baoli | #22 of 49 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

The Agrasen ki Baoli is a protected monument that is located near Connaught Place. This is a deep stepwell that has 108 steps and is said to have been built by the Agrawal community in the 14th century. You can spend up to an hour here marvelling the architectural brilliance which counts among the top Delhi places to visit.

  • Timings: 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM on all days
  • Entrance Fee: N/A
  • Nearest Metro Station: Barakhamba Road Metro Station

23. Waste to Wonder Park

Waste to Wonder

Waste To Wonder | #23 of 49 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

Located in Rajiv Gandhi Smriti Van, Waste to Wonder Park is a one-of-a-kind theme park in the capital city of India. It is spread over an area of 5 acres and known for featuring eye-catching replicas of the Seven Wonders of the World amidst lush green surroundings. One thing that distinguishes the park from other attractions around the city is that all structures here are created using industrial and automobile waste. What’s more, South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has made use of solar and wind energy to light up the monuments post-sunset. From admiring the beauty of the monuments and taking photos to relaxing on the benches and enjoying a picnic, there are many amazing things you can do here.

  • Timings: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM; Closed on Mondays and all National Holidays
  • Entry Fee:
    • Children (3 – 12 years): ₹ 25; Adults (12 – 65 years): ₹ 50
    • Free entry for children below 3 years and senior citizens over 65 years of age
  •  Nearest Metro Station: Hazrat Nizamuddin Metro Station

24. Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk | #24 of 49 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

Chandni Chowk is translated as Moonlight Street. This iconic area in Delhi houses one of the oldest markets in the city. You can buy everything you want at wholesale prices here. The hustle and bustle of the street, the colourful and quaint stores, and the constant banter between buyers and sellers are experiences you should not miss. Chandni Chowk has about 1500+ shops.

  • Timings: Most shops remain open between 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM on all days except Sundays.
  • Entrance Fee: N/A
  • Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk Metro Station

25. Lodhi Gardens

Lodhi Garden

Lodhi Garden | #25 of 49 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

Lodhi Gardens is a park in the city that is spread over 90 acres and is surrounded by a beautifully maintained landscape. It contains the tombs of Sikander Lodi, Mohammed Shah, Bara Gumbad, and Shisha Gumbad. The 15th-century architectural work is exquisite here. You can spend a couple of hours in the morning here exploring the grounds.

  • Timings: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM on all days
  • Entrance Fee: N/A
  • Nearest Metro Station: Jor Bagh Metro Station

26. Raj Ghat

Raj Ghat

Raj Ghat | #26 of 49 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

Raj Ghat is an important monument in Delhi and is dedicated to the Father of the Nation. It is located quite close to the river Yamuna and is the place where the last rites for Mahatma Gandhi was performed. The spot has an eternal flame burning and is open to the sky. It is a peaceful and very beautiful spot to visit.

  • Timings: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM on all days
  • Entrance Fee: N/A
  • Nearest Metro Station: Delhi Gate Metro Station

27. Safdarjung’s Tomb

Safdarjung’s Tomb

Safdarjung’s Tomb | #27 of 49 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

Safdarjung was the Nawab of Oudh and the Prime Minister of the Mughal Empire during the late 1940s. The Safdarjung Tomb is a monument made of sandstone and marble built after the death of the Nawab in 1754. The Mausoleum in the centre is surrounded by a large podium and well-maintained grounds. This is an interesting place in Delhi you should definitely check out.

  • Timings: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Entrance fee: Indians – ₹15, Non-Indians – ₹200
  • Nearest Metro Station: Jor Bagh Metro Station

28. Shantivan (Peace Park)


Shantivan | #28 of 49 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

The Shantivan or the Peace Park is an open park right behind the Red Fort. The place is a memorial known to be the cremation spot of the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Special programmes and cultural events are organised during the birth and death anniversaries of Nehru. This open park is beautiful to relax and spend time in.

  • Timings:  8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Closed on Sundays)
  • Entrance fee: N/A
  • Nearest Metro Station: Delhi Gate Metro Station

29. Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum

Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum | #29 of 49 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

The former residence of Indira Gandhi has been converted into the Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum and is filled with personal belongings and furnishings used by the late Prime Minister. The blood-stained saree of Indira Gandhi worn when she was assassinated is displayed here. There are multiple early pictures and stories of Gandhi and her family showcased here too.

  • Timings: 9:30 AM to 4:45 PM (Closed on Monday)
  • Entrance fee: N/A
  • Nearest Metro Station: INA Metro Station

30. National Gandhi Museum and Library

National Gandhi Museum and Library | #30 of 49 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

The National Gandhi Museum showcases a lot of personal items like books, clothes, accessories, and newspaper mentions of Mahatma Gandhi. The Museum also houses a vast library containing over 35,000 books on Gandhian Principles, the life of Gandhi, and other periodicals about the Mahatma in both English and Hindi. The museum is a very tranquil spot to spend time in.

  • Timings: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Closed on Monday)
  • Entrance Fee: N/A
  • Nearest Metro Station: Delhi Gate Metro Station

31. Chhatarpur Temple

Chattarpur Temple

Chattarpur Temple |#31 of 49 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

Located in the South of Delhi in Chhatarpur, this is a Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Katyayani. The temple was built in the year 1974 and is one of the largest temples in the world (spread across 70 acres). There are three large complexes and about 20 different shrines you can visit. The temple complex is beautiful in the evenings.

  • Timings: 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Entrance Fee: N/A
  • Nearest Metro Station: Chhatarpur Metro Station

32. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, Delhi: A Magnificent Sikh House of Worship

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib | #32 of 49 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

The Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is not only one of the most prominent Sikh religious site, but also holds a place in the top Delhi tourist places list. Located near the Connaught Place, this gurudwara has a holy river name Sarovar inside its complex. This complex also houses a hospital, a library, a museum, and a higher secondary school.

  • Timings: Open 24 hours a day
  • Entrance Fee: N/A
  • Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk Metro Station

33. The Garden of Five Senses

The Garden of Five Senses

The Garden of Five Senses | #33 of 49 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

The Garden of Five Senses was developed by the Delhi Tourism Transportation Development Corporation and is a beautiful leisure spot that locals and tourists love. The garden is located at the Said-Ul-Azaib village and is spectacular. Fountains, sky-high rocks, flowered pathways, water cascades, a Mughal garden, and stone and steel structures fill up the 20.5-acre area and are a delight for the eyes.

  • Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Entrance Fee: Adults – ₹35, Children – ₹15, Senior Citizens – ₹15
  • Nearest Metro Station: Saket Metro Station

34. ISKCON Temple

ISKCON Temple | #34 of 49 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

The ISKCON Temple in Sant Nagar, Delhi is one of the most popular temples visited by locals and tourists. The temple is the abode to Lord Krishna and has a beautiful complex you can spend a couple of hours in. The temple complex houses a Vedic study centre and library, an ashram, and the Krishna Jayanti Park complete with gardens, waterfalls, and ponds.

  • Timings: 4:30 AM to 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM every day
  • Entrance Fee: N/A
  • Nearest Metro Station: Nehru Place station

35. Purana Qila

Purana Qila

Purana Qila | #35 of 49 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

The Purana Qila, also called the Old Fort, is one of the oldest forts in Delhi. Remains dating back to the Pre-Mauryan period were discovered here. The complex has three arched gateways and contains monuments like the Sher Mandal and the Qila-i-Kuhna mosque. Other historically important monuments can also be found around the Purana Qila. 

  • Timings:  7:00 AM to 5:00 PM every day
  • Entrance Fee: Indians – ₹30, Non-Indians – ₹500
  • Nearest Metro Station: Indraprastha Metro Station

36. Lajpat Nagar Central Market

Lajpat Nagar Central Market

Lajpat Nagar Central Market | #36 of 49 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

The Lajpat Nagar is one of the most crowded residential and commercial areas in Delhi and people flock here to visit the Central Market. You can buy branded and non-branded goods at very low prices and there are hundreds of shops to choose from. You can easily spend up to half a day here shopping to your heart’s content.

  • Timings: 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM (Tuesdays to Sundays)
  • Entrance Fee: N/A
  • Nearest Metro Station: Lajpat Nagar Metro Station

37. Mehrauli Archaeological Park

Mehrauli Archaeological Park

Mehrauli Archaeological Park | #37 of 49 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

The Mehrauli Archaeological Park is located adjacent to the Qutub Minar Complex and is spread over 200 acres. This park houses almost 100 archaeologically significant monuments, including the Tomb of Balban, Madhi Masjid, the Tomb of Quli Khan, and the Rajon Ki Baoli. It is easy to spend the whole day here, exploring monuments if you are an archaeology enthusiast.

  • Timings: 5:00 AM to 6:30 PM on all days of the week
  • Entrance Fee: N/A
  • Nearest Metro Station: Qutub Minar Metro Station

38. Mughal Gardens

Mughal Garden

Mughal Garden | #38 of 40 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

Spread over an area of 15 acres, the Mughal Gardens inside the Rashtrapati Bhavan is inspired by the Mughal Gardens of Jammu and Kashmir. The plan for the gardens was laid during the late 1910s and the plantings were done between 1928 and 1929. The garden is filled with thousands of tulips, 100 types of roses, and a total of more than 5000 seasonal flowers.

  • Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM between Thursdays and Sundays (Open for visitors only between December and February)
  • Entrance Fee: ₹ 50 per person
  • Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat Metro Station

39. Museum of Illusions

Museum of Illusions | #39 of 49 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

Situated in Connaught Place, the Museum of Illusions is the first optical illusion museum in the country. It houses over 50 different exhibits, including the vortex tunnel, anti-gravity room, infinity well, holograms and colour room, to name a few. Each exhibition is fun in its own way and perfect to keep you entertained for hours together. The museum also houses a Smart Playroom with puzzles, brain teasers, mathematical games, building blocks and other educational products. You can also explore the Smart Shop here and take home some brain games, puzzles, educational toys, and souvenirs. So, when you are making a list of Delhi famous places, remember to include the Museum of Illusions in it.

  • Timings: 
    • Monday to Friday: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    • Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 AM to 8:30 PM
  • Entry Fee: 
    • Monday to Friday: INR 650 (Adults); INR 520 (Children over 3 years of age)
    • Saturday and Sunday: INR 690 (Adults); INR 550 (Children over 3 years of age)
  • Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk, New Delhi

40. Bharat Darshan Park

Bharat Darshan Park | #40 of 49 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

Spanning 8.5 acres of land, Bharat Darshan Park is an amazing place to visit in Delhi’s Punjabi Bagh. The park is quite similar to Waste to Wonders Park. It houses replicas of many popular monuments in India, such as Mysore Palace, Gateway of India, Qutub Minar, Hampi, Charminar, Konark Sun Temple, Hawa Mahal, Meenakshi Temple, and Victoria Memorial. Bharat Darshan Park has a total of 22 replicas, all made using 350 metric tonnes of waste material such as old iron rods, automobile parts and electricity poles. Apart from exploring the monuments, you can plan a picnic and click some beautiful photos.

  • Timings: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM (Closed on Mondays)
  • Entry Fee: 
    • Adults: INR 100 (Day); INR 150 (Evening)
    • Children below 12 years of age: INR 50 (Day); INR 75 (Evening)
  • Nearest Metro Station: Punjabi Bagh West, Delhi

41. Nizamuddin Dargah

Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah

Nizamuddin Dargah | #41 of 49 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

Built in 1562, Nizamuddin Dargah or Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah is a revered shrine and mausoleum dedicated to the renowned Muslim Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Chisti. The shrine focuses on propagating the Sufi tradition in which all religions are considered equal. Hence, it is visited by people of all faiths. Apart from the grave of Saint Nizamuddin Chisti, the dargah also houses tombs of Jahan Ara Begum (daughter of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal), Mirza Ghalib (a famous poet) and Amir Khusrow (Sufi singer, musician and poet). The sacred mausoleum of Saint Nizamuddin Chisti, the beautiful red sandstone and white marble construction, and the soul-stirring qawwali sessions by the Sufi Saints are the highlights of this dargah. 

  • Timings: 5:00 AM to 10:30 PM, every day
  • Entry Fee: N/A
  • Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan and Indraprastha, Delhi

42. Birla Mandir

Birla Mandir | #42 of 49 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

Dedicated to Laxminarayan, Birla Mandir, or Birla Temple, is one of the city’s most beautiful and revered Hindu temples. It was built in the 1900s by the Birla family and is located at Connaught Place. Apart from the idols of Lord Narayan and Goddess Laxmi, the temple houses shrines of Lord Shiva, Lord Krishna, Lord Hanuman, Lord Buddha, and Goddess Durga as well. The 7.5-acre temple complex is accentuated with gardens, fountains and sculptures, and there is Geeta Bhawan for discourses. The temple attracts thousands of devotees from across the country, especially on special occasions like Diwali and Janmashtami. Birla Mandir undoubtedly is one of the best places to visit in Delhi. 

  • Timings: 4:30 AM to 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM to 9:00 PM, every day
  • Entry Fee: N/A
  • Nearest Metro Station: RK Ashram Marg Metro Station

43. Adventure Island

Adventure Island | Amusement Parks in Delhi |

Adventure Island | #43 of 49 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

If you want to take a break and are looking for places to visit in Delhi with friends, Adventure Island is the place to be! This popular adventure park houses different kinds of rides and activities and promises hours of fun to kids and adults alike. The adventure park is divided into two sections – Adventure Island and Metro Walk. Adventure Island is spread over an area of 62 acres. It houses some of the most thrilling rides, such as Wave Rocker, Sky Riders, Wild Wheels and Splash Down, that will get your adrenaline pumping. It has a lagoon or artificial lake as well. On the other hand, Metro Walk is a retail environment or an open marketplace for shopping and entertainment. The place has food counters, drinking water, washrooms, a parking facility, ATM and many more amenities, making it a popular destination for day tours and weekend getaways from Delhi.

  • Timings: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM, every day
  • Entry Fee: 
    • Weekdays: INR 400 
    • Weekends: INR 500
  • Nearest Metro Station: Rithala, Delhi

44. National Museum

National Museum | #44 of 49 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

Located on the corner of Janpath and Maulana Azad Road, National Museum is one of the most important museums in the country. This majestic building was inaugurated on 15th August 1949 and is maintained by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. It possesses about 2,00,000 unique artworks of diverse nature, all depicting the rich cultural heritage of countries across the world. Some works of art here cover a time span of over 5000 years! The museum is divided into different galleries, such as Harappan Gallery, Kushana Gallery, Gupta Gallery and Buddhist Art Section, all worth exploring. It also has an auditorium where visitors can watch short films on art, history, and culture.

  • Timings: 
    • Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM 
    • Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    • Closed on Mondays
  • Entry Fee:
    • Indian Adults: INR 20
    • Foreigners: INR 350
    • Free entry for students up to class 12th, I-cards compulsory
  • Nearest Metro Station: Udyog Bhavan and Central Secretariat, Delhi

45. Tughlaqabad Fort

Tughlaqabad Fort | #45 of 49 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

Built in 1321 by the founder of the Tughlaq dynasty, Sultan Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq, Tughlaqabad Fort is counted among the most popular Delhi tourist places among historians and architecture lovers. This massive structure boasts high walls, monumental gateways, palaces, and a citadel. Tughlaqabad Fort is one of the finest examples of Islamic architecture. Legend has it that the fort was cursed by the renowned Sufi Saint Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya. During the fort’s construction, the Sultan’s arrogance angered the Saint, and he cursed Tughlaqabad. The curse seemingly worked, and the fort was abandoned in 1327 after the sudden death of the Sultan and his younger son. Although in ruins, the gigantic Tughlaqabad Fort is worth visiting.

  • Timings: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, every day
  • Entry Fee: 
    • Indians: INR 20
    • Foreigners: INR 200
    • Entry is Free for children up to 15 years of age
  • Nearest Metro Station: Govindpuri and Saket, Delhi

46. Nehru Park

Nehru Park

Nehru Park | #46 of 49 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

Spread over 80 acres of land and boasting abundant greenery, Nehru Park in Chanakyapuri is one of the best places to unwind in the city. Apart from being a popular spot for morning walks, evening strolls, and picnics, the park is known for hosting art workshops, yoga classes, music concerts, Jazz Fest, Palate Fest, and many other events throughout the year. The New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) also organises morning and evening raga concerts here. The lush green forests, blooming flowers and pretty shrubs add to the beauty of the park, making it one of the best places to visit in Delhi for people of all ages.

  • Timings: 
    • Monday: Open 24 hours
    • Tuesday to Sunday: 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: N/A
  • Nearest Metro Station: Sarojini Nagar, Delhi

47. Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk | #47 of 49 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

One of the oldest and busiest markets in Delhi, Chandni Chowk is a must-visit for gourmands and shopaholics. The stores here sell a range of products at wholesale rates, so you can shop for some of the best things here without burning a hole in your pocket. Be it clothes, jewellery, perfumes, electronic products or lifestyle goods, the countless stores in Chandni Chowk have them all. Once you are done with your shopping spree, explore the food stalls and eateries to relish some lip-smacking street food and other delicacies.

  • Timings: 9:30 AM to 8:00 PM (Closed on Sundays)
  • Entry Fee: N/A
  • Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk, Delhi

48. Nehru Planetarium

Nehru Planetarium | #48 of 49 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

Built on the grounds of Teen Murti House, the residence of the late Prime Minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, Nehru Planetarium is one of the most frequented Delhi tourist places. It is a must-visit destination for those interested in astrology; the planetarium provides important information related to science, space, and cosmology with the help of video clippings, computer animations, paintings, and special effects. It also has an Exhibition Hall with a vast collection of historical images of celestial bodies, paintings and more. Visitors can also see planets, asteroids, constellations, and other celestial bodies with the help of the Definiti Optical Star Projector at the Nehru planetarium.

  • Timings: 
    • Winters: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Summers: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM
    • Closed on Mondays
  • Show Timings: 
  • English shows: 11:30 AM and 3:00 PM
  • Hindi Shows: 1:30 PM and 4:00 PM
  • Entry Fee:
    • Adults: INR 100
    • Children: INR 70
    • School Students: INR 50
  • Nearest Metro Station: Lok Kalyan Marg Metro Station

49. Southern Ridge Forest

Southern Ridge Forest | #49 of 49 Best Places to Visit in Delhi NCR

Southern Ridge Forest is an attractive option for those looking to escape the city chaos and spend some time in natural surroundings. The forest is spread over 6200 hectares of land and is one of the most serene places to visit near Delhi. It is particularly famous for housing the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary, a biological habitat with different species of birds and animals. The sanctuary is home to about 10 species of mammals, 8 species of amphibians, 200 species of birds, 10 species of reptiles, and 200 species of trees. Visitors can also spend quality time near Asola Lake and spot rare birds.

  • Timings: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, every day
  • Entry Fee: N/A
  • Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat, Delhi

Frequently Asked Questions About Delhi:

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 and 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 and 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.