About Best Place to Visit in Delhi along with the History, Architecture, Timings, Entry Fee, and many more.

Delhi is one best places to visit in India with family, couple, friends, and children. This is the place with a number of tourist attractions, monuments and is the capital city of India the number of people visit this place every day.

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Top Places to Visit in Delhi

1. Old Delhi city

Old Delhi City the place to visit in Delhi

Old Delhi City is the place in New Delhi founded by Shah Jahan, the Mughal Emperor in 1639. The city is originally called as Shahjahanabad. This remained as the Capital of Mughal till the end of the Mughal Dynasty. The place is known for its attractive places and Monuments with the spectacular architecture, history, delicious varieties of food, and living. This Old Delhi City is the most and best places to visit in Delhi to explore the history, architecture of the buildings and monuments.

History of Old Delhi

Delhi has been the Capital of India over centuries after Independence. Delhi is once the capital of Pandavas and was called Indraprastha at that point. After the Pandavas reign Delhi passed on to many dynasties and rulers.

The Old Delhi is at the time of Mughal Emperors. Shahjahan, the Emperor shifted the Capital from Agra to Delhi in 1639. This state had a great significance during his grandfather Akbar the Emperor, so Shahjahan wanted to make the place as powerful as him and named the city as Shahjahanabad.

The place is known for Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Salimgarh Fort, Chandni Chowk, and many others. As Shahjahan was an architecture lover, he built a number of Monuments in and around Delhi.

Architecture of Old Delhi

The Old City was surrounded by the wall about 1500 acres with 14 gates.  Old Delhi is a perfect example of Mughal architecture with a lot of remembrance and Charisma.

Best Time to Visit

October and November or February and March are the best months to visit the place

Timings

Sunrise to Sunset.

How to Reach

Delhi Airport to Old Delhi – 25 KM

Delhi Railway Station to Old Delhi – 850 M

Delhi Bus station to Old Delhi – 230 M

Address

Old Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India.

2. Rashtrapati Bhavan New Delhi

Rashtrapati Bhavan New Delhi

Rashtrapati Bhavan is the house for the 1st citizen of India, the President also known as the President House. Besides being an important national building it is a perfect example of perfect architecture. The building is shaped- H by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Herbert Baker joined Sir Edwin Lutyens and has given a final shape to the building.

Previously the building is known as Viceroy’s House and is spread across 330 acres of land. The president’s residence comprises 340 rooms which include the President’s house, offices, guest rooms, and reception halls. The building has huge gardens including the Mughal Garden with large open spaces and residences of staff.

Rashtrapati Bhavan History

Rashtrapati Bhavan

In 1911, Delhi will replace Kolkata for being the new capital of India. This Delhi Durbar became the residence for British Viceroy. The architects started working for the establishment of a new city. British architects acquired over 4000 acres, Raisina and Malcha villages were acquired and over 300 families were relocated.  

Best Time to Visit

October and November or February and March are the best months to visit the place

Timings

From Thursday to Sunday – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Holidays – Monday to Wednesday.

Entry Fee

Per person if the group is less than 30 members – Rs 50

Per Group having 30 members – Rs 1200

For more than 30 members – Rs 1200 for 30 members and Rs 50 per additional visitors.

How to Reach

Delhi Bus Station to Rashtrapati Bhavan – 9.2 KM

Delhi Railway Station to Rashtrapati Bhavan – 13 KM

Delhi Airport to Rashtrapati Bhavan – 12 KM

Address

Rashtrapati Bhawan, President’s Estate, New Delhi, Delhi, 110004, India

3. Laxminarayan Temple Delhi

Laxminarayan Temple Delhi

Laxminarayan Temple is also known as the Birla Mandir dedicated to Lord Vishnu in the form of Laxminarayan in Delhi. This temple was built by Jugal Kishore Birla from 1933 and 1939. The temple also houses Lord Shiva, Krishna, and Buddha. The temple was opened by Mahatma Gandhi. It is the 1st largest Hindu temple built in Delhi. It is one of the best places to visit in Delhi to explore the great architecture of the temple.

History

The temple was started building in 1933 by the Philanthropist and Industrialist Baldeo Das Birla and Jugal Kishore Birla of Birla Family and so this temple is also known as the Birla Mandir. Jat Maharaj Udaybhanu Singh laid the foundation stone. The temple was built under the guidance of Pandit
Vishwanath Shastri. After the completion of the temple, the yagna was performed by Swami Keshwa Nandji.  This temple is the 1st series of temples built by Birlas across many cities of India and are called as Birla Temple.

Laxminarayan Temple

Architecture

The temple is a 3 storied building built in the Nagara style Architecture. More than 100 skilled artisans from Benares involved in carving the icons of the temple. The highest shikhara was 160 feet high and the main temple faces the east. The icon of the temple was made of marble and was brought from Jaipur. Kota Stone from Agra, Makarana, Kota and Jaisalmer were used in the construction of the temple.

The main temple houses the shrines of Lord Narayana with his wife Goddess Laxmi. The temple also dedicated to small temples of Lord Shiva, Lord Hanuman and Lord Ganesh, Lord Buddha.

Best Time to Visit

October and November or February and March are the best months to visit the place

Festivals Celebrated

The temple authorities celebrate Sri Krishna Janmashtami, Sri Rama Navami, and Diwali very grandly.

Timings

The temple will be open from – Morning 4:30 AM to afternoon 1:30 PM

                                                                Afternoon 2:30 PM to 9:00 PM in the evenings.

Time to spend

Devotees can visit the temple and can spend a maximum of 1-2 hours exploring the idols and the architecture.

Entry Fee

The Entry into the temple is free of cost.

How to Reach

Delhi Airport to the temple – 13 KM

Delhi Railway Station to the temple – 5 KM

Delhi Bus Station to the temple – 7KM

Address

Sri Laxmi Narayan Mandir, Mandir Marg, Near, Gole Market, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India.

4. Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum

Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum one of the best places to visit in Delhi

Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum is the place in Delhi. This place is previously the residence of Indira Gandhi, the former Prime Minister of India. After her assassination, her residence is converted into the Museum. This museum displays all the memories, life history of the Lady. Indira Gandhi is called the Iron Lady of India. The place displays the hardships, achievements and the things used by her.

The place has a huge garden which was built recently to give the Sagas Strength and courage of Indira Gandhi, who ruled the Nation very actively at her time. The Museum houses the rare photography of Indira Gandhi’s childhood and Nehru- Gandhi family and also the Nationalist Movements.

The Museum is famous for the blood-stained saree of Indira Gandhi when she was assassinated by her 2 security guards.  The Museum also exhibits the house used at the time of her with everything covered with glass and the visitors are not allowed into the place where the things are displayed for the viewers and touch those. This Museum is now maintained by the Government and is well maintained. This is one of the best places to visit in Delhi tourism.

Indira Gandhi Memorial

 Photography

Photography is allowed into the Museum and is free of cost.

Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum Entry Fee

The entry fee is free of cost for the visitors to enter the museum.

Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum Timings

The Museum will be open from 9:30 AM till 5:00 PM from Tuesday to Sunday. The Museum will be closed on Mondays.

Time to spend

One can spend a maximum of 1-2 Hours in the Museum.

How to Reach

Delhi Airport to the Museum – 11 KM

Delhi Railway Station to the Museum – 7 KM

Delhi Bus Station to the Museum – 12 KM

Address

Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, Safdarjung Road, Near, Delhi Gymkhana Club, New Delhi, Delhi, India.