New Delhi Tourist Sites Details

Have a look at the images, location, timings, entry fees of all the must see tourist sites & monuments in New Delhi, India.

1. Rajghat

A. Raj Ghat

Also known as, Raj Ghat and associated memorials, is a memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi.

You will also find memorial of few other political figures of India like

  • Jawarlal Nehru
  • Indra Gandhi
  • Rajiv Gandhi
  • Choudhary Charan Singh
  • Devi Lal etc.

Opening time: 6 am to 6 pm in winter and open half an hour early in summer.

2. Red Fort

B. Red Fort Delhi

Delhi’s Red Fort was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1639 AD.

At that time, the city of Delhi was built around this massive fort and was known as Shahjahanabad.

Opening time: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (sunrise to sunset) and monday closed.

Entry Ticket: Rs 35 for Indians and Rs 500 for foreigners.

Nearby attractions: All sites of Chandni Chowk area like Jama Mazjid, Jain Lal Temple, Gurudwara Sis Ganj & Rajghat is in 1-2 km radius of Red Fort, Delhi.

3. Jama Masjid

C. Jama Masjid Delhi

Jama Masjid of Delhi was also built under the regime of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, in 1656 AD.

Delhi’s Jama Masjid is the largest Islamic mosque in India.

Opening time: 7 am to 12 noon and 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Entry Ticket: Entry here is free, but if you are carrying a camera, then you need to pay Rs 200 for that, but not for mobile cameras.

Nearby attractions: Red Fort, Jain Lal Temple, Gurudwara Sis Ganj, Raj Ghat (whole Chandni Chowk area) is 1-2 km radius of Jama Masjid.

4. Humayun Tomb

D. Humayun Tomb

Humayun Tomb is the Maqbara (Tomb) of second Mughal King Humayun.

This tomb was built in 1565 AD by Humayun wife Bega Bagum.

Today Humayun Tomb is a beautiful tourist site located near Nizamuddin Railway Station (South Delhi)

Opening time: 6 am to 6 pm every day.

Entry Ticket: Rs 30 for Indians and Rs 500 for foreigners.

Nearby attractions: Delhi Zoo, Purana Quila and Nizamuddin Dargah and Millennium Park are in 1-2 km radius of Humayun Tomb.

5. Lotus Temple

E. Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple is lotus flower shape building, which is a Bahá’í House of Worship, built in 1986.

Here people from all faith, caste and color are welcome and thus Lotus temple has become a prominent tourist attraction in Delhi.

Location of Lotus Temple is in Kalkaji, South Delhi

Opening time: 9 am to 5:30 pm and monday closed.

Entry Ticket: Entry is free and permission is requited to bring cameras inside.

Nearby attractions: Iskcon Temple and Kalkaji Temple are in 1-2 km radius of Lotus Temple.

6. Qutub Minar

F. Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar is a UNESCO workd heritage site in Mehrauli (west Delhi), and not too far from Delhi Airport.

Qutub Minar was built in 1220 AD by Qutb Ud-Din-Aibak, who was the founder of Delhi Sultanate, which lasted till early 16th century.

Opening time: 9 am to 4:30 pm every day (sunrise to sunset).

Entry Ticket: Rs 30 for Indians and Rs 500 for foreigners.

Nearby attractions: Mehrauli Archaeological Park and The Garden of Five Senses are in 1-3 km radius of Qutub Minar.

7. India Gate & Rashtrapati Bhawan

G. India Gate

India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhavan are two popular tourist attraction in Delhi, and are on same long street, known as Rajpath.

Rashtrapati Bhavan is the residence of the elected President of India, and India Gate is a war memorial for the 82,000 soldiers of the Indian Army, who gave their lives in World War 1.

Opening time:  6 am till midnight & Rashtrapati Bhavan tour is only overview.

Entry Ticket: No entry fees here.

Nearby attractions: Birla Temple, Teen Murti Bhawan and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib are in 1-3 km radius from Rajpath.

8. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

H. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of 10 historical Sikh Temples in Delhi, located near famous Connaught Place market.

Guru Har Krishan, who is the 8th Guru of Sikhism, lived here and cured many people suffering from smallpox & cholera epidemic by the holy water on the Gurudwara complex.

Today Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of the most visited Sikh shrine in Delhi, visited by people from all faith, and by many travellers to see this beautiful temple and pond.

Opening time:  24/7, but the best time to visit is from 5 am to 10 pm.

Entry Ticket: No entry fees here.

Nearby attractions: Connaught Place market, Pracheen Hanuman Mandir, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Jantar Mantar, Gurudwara Shri Rakab Ganj Sahib and Rajpath are in 1-2 km radius of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

9. Laxminarayan Temple

I. Laxminarayan Temple

Laxminarayan Temple, also known as Birla Temple of Delhi, is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple is in Gole Market area which is very close to Cannought Place & Rajpath.

This temple was build by Baldeo Das Birla in 1933 AD and was opened in 1939 by Mahatma Gandhi.

Mahatma Gandhi kept a condition that he would only come in the temple inauguration, if it’s doors will be open to people from all caste.

Opening time:  4:30 am to 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm to 9 pm

Entry Ticket: No entry fees here, but photography inside isn’t allowed.

Nearby attractions: Rajpath, Connaught Place & Chandni Chwok area is in 1-5 km radius of Birla Temple (Laxminarayan Temple)

10. Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir

J. Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir

Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir, also known as Jain Lal Temple, is one of the oldest Jain Temple shrine in Delhi, built in 1658 AD.

The temple is also a famous avian veterinary hospital.

The temple is in Chandni Chowk area, just opposite to Red Fort.

Opening time:  5:30 am to 11:30 am and 6 pm to 9 pm

Entry Ticket: No entry fees here.

Nearby attractions: All attractions of Chandni Chowk and Rajghat are within 1 km radius of Jain Lal Temple.

11. Iskcon Temple Delhi

K. Iskcon Temple Delhi

The Iskcon Temple Delhi is one of the oldest Iskcon Temples in India, opened in 1998 by ex-prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

In the temple complex, you will find a museum of Vedic Culture, Bhagvadgita animatronics Robot show, and a Art Gallery on Ramayana.

The location of the temple is East of Kailash, which is in South Delhi.

Opening time:  4:30 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 9 pm

Entry Ticket: No entry fees here.

Nearby attractions: Lotus Temple is 15 minute ride from Iskcon Temple.

12. Lodhi Gardens

L. Lodhi Garden

Lodi or Lodhi Gardens is a 90 acre, well maintained garden with small ponds, and tombs of Sikandar Lodi and Mohammed Shah’s, from Delhi Sultanate era.

These gardens were built in 1444 AD, later they were also developed by British and now they are one of the best picnic spot in New Delhi.

Opening time:  6 am to 7:30 pm

Entry Ticket: No entry fees here.

Nearby attractions: Lotus Temple, Khan Market & Humayun tomb are half an hour drive from Lodi Gardens.

13. Teen Murti Bhavan

M. Teen Murti Bhavan

Teen Murti Bhavan was the residence of India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, who lived here till 1964 (his death)

Today, Teen Murti Bhavan is a memorial of Jawaharlal Nehru legacy, which contains his work, books. etc.

The location of Teen Murti Bhavan is Teen Murti Marg, close to Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Opening time:  10 am to 5 pm (Monday closed)

Entry Ticket: Will update soon.

Nearby attractions: Nehru Planetarium (just next), Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, Gandhi Smriti, Lodhi Gardens and Rajpath are in 250 meter to 4 km radius of  Teen Murti Bhavan.

14. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum Delhi

Madame Tussauds, Delhi’s only wax museum where you find wax statues of Bollywood, Hollywood stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Tom Cruise and of famous figures from Sports, World leaders etc.

Opening time:  10 am to 6 pm

Entry Ticket: Starts from Rs 500

Nearby attractions: Connaught place market & Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

15. Waste to Wonder Park

waste of wonder park delhi

Waste to Wonder, is a newly built theme park which display huge size models of all seven wonders of the world, like Taj Mahal, Eiffel Tower, all made from waste material.

This park opened in 2019 and is located at Sarai Kale Khan, near Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station.

Opening time:  10 am to 10-11 pm (Monday closed)

Entry Ticket: Rs 50.

Nearby attractions: Millennium Park Delhi, Humayun’s Tomb & National Zoological Park.

Resources on Delhi tourism:

  1. Delhi tourism sites: Checkout complete details of tourism sites in Delhi, at the Delhi government website.
  2. Checkout this wonderful travel blog by an desi Indian traveller (Dev), which will not share details on Delhi tourism, but of India & abroad.

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