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Your Travel Checklist for Delhi

January 11, 2020

Delhi is one place where traveling is adventure and fun tied with the feeling of serenity. I have collated a list of must-visit places so you don’t miss out on any enthralling location while your visit to the heart of India.

  • Red Fort  

 The piece of architecture took 10 years to come in its final shape. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site is an excellent example of Mughal architecture.

Places of historical importance

 

  • India Gate

Dedicated to all the Indian soldiers who died in World War 1, India Gate was once called All India War memorial. It is surrounded by huge lawns, ideal to organize a blissful picnic. 

  • Humayun’s Tomb

Built with the intricacies of Persian architecture this tomb was the first garden-style tomb in India. It is the final resting place Humayun as well as his wife Hamida Bahu Begum. 

  • Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar is the highest tower in India. The construction of this five-storey Minar was started by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak (basement) followed by Iltutmish (first three stories) and completed by Firoz Shah Tuglak (last two stories)

  • Jantar Mantar

A special recommendation for all astronomy lovers, this architectural masterpiece was constructed in 1724 by Maharaja Jai Singh to predict time and movement of sun moon and other celestial bodies.

Shopping Markets

  • Sarojini Market

One of the most budget-friendly shopping markets, this place is known for first copy designer clothing and accessories available at dirt-cheap prices.

  • Karol Bagh

If you are looking out for beautiful and vibrant traditional apparels, Karol Bagh is a must-visit. The market also offers affordable electronics and books.

  • Chandni Chowk

This is one of the oldest shopping destinations in Delhi popular for bags, all types of clothes, jewellery, electronics, books and much more. Enjoy delicious food while shopping at shops in the chowk. 

  • Dilli Haat

This is highly recommended for anyone who wants to buy antique handicrafts, beautiful pottery, furniture, paintings, fabrics, jewellery and hop on food with flavours across various parts of India.

  • Palika Bazar

This is the right shopping destination for bargaining experts. Everything you need is available in this air-conditioned market at the best price.

Places of Religious Importance 

 

  • Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Amidst the serene waters of the pool, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib resembles the looks of Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib), Amritsar. Visitors of all faiths can spend time here for spiritual solace.

  • Akshardham

Akshardham temple is a humble tribute to Swaminarayan Akshardham. This well maintained religious complex is surrounded by lush green gardens and is a must-visit for its display of Indian culture.

  • Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah

This is a featured palace of religious visits for people of all faiths. The dargah hosts the tombs of Sufi musician Inayat Khan, Sufi poet Amir Khusro and Mughal princess Jahanara Begum.

Please note that only men can enter the main shrine.

  • Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir

Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir is the oldest Jain temple in Delhi. It is popular for including a bird hospital and a veterinary hospital inside the temple campus.

  • Sacred Heart Cathedral Church

It is one of the largest churches in Delhi. Its unique architecture consists of a high curved roof, murals showcasing various events from the Bible and broad arches.

  • Lotus Temple

The temple is so-called for its appearance which resembles a lotus flower. It belongs to Bahai faith that promotes love for humanity. Anyone can pay homage here, irrespective of their caste, gender or faith. 

Gardens and Museums

  • Lodhi Gardens

One of the most popular tourist attractions, this park is also frequently visited by walkers, joggers, and picnickers. The Lodi Gardens contain the tombs of Sikandar Lodi and Muhammad Shah. 

  • Garden of Five Senses

This massive garden designed by Delhi Tourism Transportation Development Corporation was inaugurated in 2003. It is an ideal location to rejuvenate all your senses. 

  • National Gallery of Modern Art

The government of India established the National Gallery of Modern Art in March 1954. It has a conservation library, an auditorium, an academic section, a preview theatre, a cafe, and a souvenir shop.

  • National Museum

It is one of the largest museums in India. Established on 15 August 1949, it is home to over 200,000 pieces of art spanning from prehistoric to modern times.

  • Sulabh International Museum of Toilets

A great place to learn and educate kids about hygiene and sanitation, it is a unique museum that houses art pieces related to toilets spanning from 2500 BC till date. 

 

HerVerve Says: Hope this specially curated travel list helps you to keep a track of must-visit places on your vacay to Delhi 🙂 

 

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