Why you must know about iconic places to visit in Delhi can be answered this way: “Hum koi fairy tale mein nahi, Delhi mein rehte hai. Yahan rainbows nahi, iconic places ka bol bala hai…” (ref. Aisha)
Delhi has a long history of how it was formed, who ruled and how it became the capital of India. Here are 7 iconic places to visit in Delhi to trace some initial and lesser-known history of this “ishq, mohabbat, pyaar waali Dilli.” (ref. song: Delhi 6)
- Agrasen Ki Baoli
- Built by King Agrasen in the 16th century.
- Made up of red stone into the 108 steps to the stepwell. 60 meters long and 15 meters wide, located in Hailey Road.
- It was taken by ASI (Archeological Survey of India) under the act of 1958.
- Entry fees: Free entry
- Timings: 7:00am till 6:00pm
- Address: Hailey Road, New Delhi
- Safdarjung Tomb
- Built by Mughal Empire Nawab Shujaud Daula in 1754.
- Built like the style of the Humayun Tomb with sandstone and marbles.
- Entry Fees: Rs. 15 (Indians), Rs. 200 (Foreigners)
- Timings: 7am till 5pm
- Address: Air Force Golf Course, Delhi Race Club, New Delhi
- Officially called the New Aruna Nagar Colony, established around 1950.
- Built on the piece of land granted to the Tibetan community.
- Famous for its handicrafts and delicious Tibetan food.
- Entry Fees: Free to visit
- Timings: 11:00 AM – 09:00 PM
- Address: Majnu-ka-Tilla, New Aruna Nagar, Delhi
- Mirza Ghalib Ki Haveli
- Palace of the legendary poet Mirza Ghalib, who lived here for years after returning from Agra.
- The whole area is constructed with lakeshore bricks and lime mortar.
- The government decided to renovate one part of the Haveli as a tribute to Ghalib in 1999.
- Entry fees: Free to visit
- Timings: 10am till 6pm
- Address: 2469, GALI CAPTAIN, BARADARI, Balli Maran, Delhi
- Tughlaqabad Fort
- Built by Ghiyath al-Din Tughluq in 1321.
- Granite stones and lime mortar are used to design. It has the best scenic view to look at.
- There is a long history behind the broken building and vast area of land.
- Entry fees: Rs. 25 per person
- Timings: 7am till 5pm
- Address: Mehrauli-Badarpur Road, Tughlaqabad, Delhi 110044
- The National War Memorial
- Spread over 40 acres of land built by the Government of India unveiled on 25 February 2019.
- Built to honour and pay tribute to the Soldiers of the Indian Army. These martyrs lost their precious life in the armed conflicts of Independent India.
- Entry Fees: Free for all
- Timings: 9 am till 6:30 pm
- Address: C – Hexagon, India Gate, New Delhi
- Connaught Place
- The heart of Delhi is the prime financial, commercial and business centre.
- Construction work began in 1929 and designed by Architect Robert Tor Russell.
- A go-to place for youths to chill, shop and eat.
- Entry fees: Free for all
- Timings: 10:00am till 08:00pm
- Address: Connaught Place, New Delhi, 110001
“Log kehte hai Mumbai is about money…but Delhi is about power and beautiful monuments!” (ref. No One Killed, Jessica)
Being the capital of India, these 7 iconic places to visit in Delhi are not only for those who are into the history of places but also for anyone who is looking for affordable places to explore in the city.
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