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Destinations to see or visit in New Delhi

New Delhi or Delhi is divided in 5 major regions. They are South Delhi, where our Hotel GTC is situated in Greater Kailash Part 2North Delhi, Central or Old Delhi, East Delhi and West Delhi. As we are welcoming travellers to visit Delhi and stay in our Hotel so we though a post on near destinations from South Delhi (& other directions too). This blog post is the only post on the web which will offer the complete 100% information all the tourist destinations which you can visit in Delhi. So without any delay lets start.Tweet this

1. Nehru Place Market

Nehru Place market is Asia’s largest computer parts destination and you can get anything and I mean anything related to personal computers, laptops, notebooks, tablets etc. Distance from greater kailash part 2 is just 2 kms and as every traveller loves to get a good deal on electronic so Nehru Place market has come into New Delhi tourism radar.

Nehru Place Market

Nehru Place Market

2. Lotus temple

A temple crafted in the shape of a lotus, is Bahá’í Faith destination which is one of the 7 wonders of Delhi. The Bahá’í Faith believes in unity of god and so does Lotus temple. Here one can come and remember the god from the faith which she/he follows. The temple is situated in Kailka ji and 4 Kms from our hotel. Have a look at some amazing pictures of the temple.

Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple

3. Qutab Minar

A 73 mts long tower created by Qutab-ud-din Aibak on his victory over the last Hindu link of Delhi, Qutab Minar is a blast from the past. The tower is over 800 years old and was the symbol of strength of Islamic kingdom in North India. Along with Qutab Minar there is an Iron pillar (7 Mts high) which is said to be build by King Chandragupta Vikramaditya back in 4th century AD. Have a look at some pics.

Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar

4. Lodi Gardens

Named after an Islamic ruler, Lodi Gardens is a place to meet the high end locals of South Delhi. This destination was in news when Indian media captured Rahul Gandhi having an evening walk with her sister Priyanka here in Lodi Gardens. This garden was built in 15th century and was redeveloped in 1936 by Britishers. If you are planning to visit this than also view a nice open terrace restaurant just next to the garden.

Lodi Garden

Lodi Garden

5. Select City Walk Mall

Well Delhi has become a city full of Malls and south Delhi is blessed with some amazing ones. One of them is Saket Select City Walk mall. Opened in 2007, Select Citywalk soon become a favourite destination for shopping lovers in Delhi. The mall has the presence of some major & global brands like Apple Inc, Armani etc. Thus a trip to Delhi will remain incomplete if you consider yourself as a shopaholic and you didn’t pay a visit to Select Citywalk.

Select City Walk Mall

Select City Walk Mall

6. Humayun’s Tomb

Very close to Lofhi Garden, Humayun Tomb is a popular tourist attraction and a fine example of Mughal architecture in New Delhi. Built in 1565 AD, Humayun Tomb was built to remember the emperor Humayun by his wife Bega Begam. The tomb today is surrounded with beautiful garden, small water channels and is an amazing place to spend a picnic with your friends and family. My suggestion to you will to visit the Tomb after 4:00 PM as the sun won;t be harsh on you.

Humayun's Tomb
Humayun’s Tomb

7. Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah

The Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah is a shrine of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya and he is considered as a famous Sufi Saint in India and abroad. The Dargah is not only confined wi Muslims, but Hindus, Sikhs, Christians are easily noticed in the premises. Though this Darghah has been a popular tourist destination of Delhi but the boost given by Bollywood movies has really brought the Dargah in top destination of Delhi. So if you have seen movies like Delhi 6 and Rockstar than you have seen sine glimpse of this amazing Dargah. So visit this house of Sufism and enjoy the amazing sound of qawwali.

Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya
Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya

8. Red Fort, Delhi

Red fort is has its history from the ancient days of Mahabharat, to the 11th century of Chauhans and the 1st independence movement of 1857 when the last Mughal Emperor of Delhi Bahadur Shah Zafar lead the 1st battle for Indian independence against East India Company. Today Red fort is a symbol of Indian Central Government as the Prime Minister of India gives a speech of 15th August {Day of India’s Independence} and the fort is a fine example of Mughal architecture. Well there are 2 Red Forts in India, one in Delhi and anther with Agra. And I am sure that if you miss to visit Red fort in your Delhi sightseeing that you missed a major tourist attraction of Delhi.

Red Fort
Red Fort

9. Connaught Place

New Delhi is the capital of India and thus Delhi isn’t a state, so no capital for New Delhi. But who will tell that to locals who treat Connaught Places as the capital of Delhi. This amazing market started in 1933 and is named after the Prince Arthur who was the 1st Duke of Connaught (1850–1942) is a popular shopping destination for locals and tourists. It is filled with all the major Indian and foreign lifestyle brands like Armani, Wills Lifestyle and some of the finest restaurants in Delhi.

Connaught Places is also very popular among cinema lovers as it has cinema halls like PVR Plaza, Reliance Big Picture and Shiela Cinema (in Paharganj). Though today Delhi has many shopping malls but still they are nowhere close to the czarism of Connaught Place.

connaught place

Connaught Place

10. Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk, is one of the famous market place of Old Delhi and is totally different than the long, wide streets of New Delhi. It is as old as the city itself and still manages to maintain its real image, real beauty throughout these years. It is a very congested, crowded, chaotic place but still it always attract people especially the visitors. The streets of this area are one of the busiest streets of India with a number of cars, bikes, cycles, rickshaws and many more things. If you love jewellery then it is the ultimate place for you. The narrow streets are full with several jewellery shops that offer amazing jewellery set at cheap price.

Chandni Chowk
Image- Chandni Chowk

11. Gandhi Smriti

When you are in Delhi then it is really essential to visit Gandhi Smriti at least once. It will definitely amaze you by its beauty and purity. It is the same place where the father of the Nation was assassinated on 30th January 1948. It will be a great experience for you. You will get to know different things about the great freedom fighter. He lived the last 144 days of his life in this house. His room is kept properly. You can visit his room as well. There is a prayer ground beside the home where he discussed over some serious issues at the evening. You can also visit this prayer ground. So just lend few hours for the father of our nation.

GANDHI SMRITI
Image – GANDHI SMRITI

12. Garden of five senses

You cannot find such a peaceful place like Garden of five senses in any other places. The place is utterly beautiful with its unique nature. It gives you peace and you can feel yourself at the place. It will take you far away from the cry of society. If you are thinking that it is an ordinary garden then you are very wrong. The garden is made in a way so that it can awaken your all five senses. You can witness a number of beautiful things such as different plants, flowers, rocks, waterfalls, ceramic bells, sculptures and many more things.

GARDEN OF FIVE SENSES
Image – GARDEN OF FIVE SENSES

13. National Meseum

As you know Delhi is an ancient city of India. It is an open book of the Indian history so when you are in this great city you should definitely visit its museum. It is one of the heritage sites of India. It is situated at Janpath. You can witness a number of archaeological, cultural as well as historical art crafts which you cannot find in any other state of India. This museum holds such a rare collection that will amaze you for sure. The Indian army has made a heritage gallery in this museum.  So you can also visit it to know different things of your country.

NATIONAL MUSEUM
Image – NATIONAL MUSEUM

14. Rashtrapati Bhawan

It is a very renowned place of Delhi. The Rashtrapati Bhavan is something to definitely visit in Delhi. It has rich history as people believe that it was the palace of viceroys of India at British period. At present the president of this country live in this house. The building has a royal impression that still looks new. It was designed by Edwin Lutyens. You will be surprised to know that the entire construction of the building took 19 years. There is a small garden attached with this building which is open for public.

RASHTRAPATI BHAWAN
Image – RASHTRAPATI BHAWAN

15. Dilli Haat

Do you love shopping? Who doesn’t like it? It is sure that if you visit some new place then you definitely want to buy special items of that place for your friends and family. In Delhi Dilli Haat is the best place for shopping. It is a traditional market place of India that provides a number of beautiful things. It looks like an Indian village with small cottages and the surrounding atmosphere. The market offers many things in reasonable price. So you do not have to spend huge amount of money. It is a daily market which is undoubtedly popular for different food items, handicrafts and many more things.

Dilli Haat
Image – Dilli Haat

16. Khan Market

When it comes to shopping then people do not care about money. Well, if it is true for your case then you should come to visit the unique Khan Market of Delhi. It is one of the best market place of India that offers a number of branded shops. It is a posh area that provides the top most markets. The market place is shaped like U and full with different book shops, cloths shops of different brands, you can get several boutiques and classy lifestyle stores. This market place is also popular for its food plazas. There is the best cafe of Delhi. In fact, you will get a chance to taste in many great restaurants, food corners in this place.

Khan Market
Image – Khan Market

17. National Gallery of Modern Art

When you are going to visit a new city then it is really important that you should visit its museum. It holds the specialities of the city quite well. It is the home of archaeological artefacts of our proud nation. In national gallery of modern art you can witness cultural, historical elements of this country. The museum also organizes exhibitions for the tourists. It is located near India Gate. As it is about modern works so you can find the work of modern artists in this place. You can also witness the works of many contemporary artists of India as well as the whole world.

National Gallery of Modern Art
Image – National Gallery of Modern Art

18. Sangeet Natak Academy Museum

Sangeet Natak Academy Museum helps to promote the cultural programme of a country. It is important for every country to protect their heritage or their culture.  This museum promote theatre and other related arts to a bigger level. India has variety of cultures, traditions which really need to be preserved well. It is the treasury of this country so you should definitely visit it. Basically it is the cultural hub where you can witness the great works of great artists. Visit this place with your friends and enjoy the unique experience.

Sangeet Natak Academy Museum
Image – Sangeet Natak Academy Museum

19. Jantar Mantar

This amazing lace is situated at Sansad Marg of Connaught Place. It is a very popular place of Delhi and was the favourite of Maharaja Jai Singh 2. He built this observatory in 1725 and designed it beautiful. The place still holds its glory and amaze people always. It really has many things to awe struck you. It is basically an astronomical observatory which has great popularity. There are some masonry instruments which helps the astrologers. Actually there are perfect instruments in Jantar Mantar that can graph the way of the astronomical universe. So, if you are in Delhi you should definitely visit it.

Jantar Mantar
Image – Jantar Mantar

20. CMYK bookstore: Print press prowess

If you are a book work then you should certainly come to the CMYK bookstore. It has a huge collection of different books. The most important thing of this store is its printing quality. It is the shorthand for magenta, black, yellow and many more colours. They use colour in the printing process properly so that you can enjoy a great service. The shop is popular for its book designs.There is a brilliant coffee shop along with this shop and it offers superb coffee. Though the price is little high still you can enjoy a great cup of coffee.

CMYK bookstore
Image – CMYK bookstore

21. New Terminal 3: Indira Gandhi International Airport

Have you visited the new terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi international airport? If not then you should definitely visit it. It is a great airport that has perfect cosmopolitan look. It has amazed a number of people with its great look. It has some luxury facilities for the people who come there. Its parking facility is just superb. More than 4300 cars can be parked there. There is also a 100 room hotel. This is a great hotel. The airport is awesome and best in India.

New Terminal 3 Indira Gandhi International Airport
Image – New Terminal 3 Indira Gandhi International Airport

22. Rail museum

New Delhi is a place of Wonder. With its several big monuments, temples and other important gardens it is always a favourite destination for vacation. Another great tourists point is the rail museum. It is an amazing museum that will definitely mesmerize you completely. This unique railway museum carries 100 of proper size exhibits of railways in India. There are static models of rail, different equipment that need for signalling, beautiful furniture of ancient ages, great photographs of Indian history. You can visit all these in this museum. So, without a second thought you should definitely visit this place to enjoy its amazing atmosphere and witness such great things.

Rail museum
Image – Rail museum

23. Karim Restaurant near Jama Masjid

Delhi is popular for Mughlai dishes. So, when you are in Delhi you should taste its specialities. There are many restaurants that offer amazing, delicious food but you should visit Karim restaurant. It is situated near Jama Masjid and very famous for its superb mughlai dishes. From tandoori chicken to kebabs you can taste everything in this restaurant. It also offers sweets as desert. So eat delicious dishes in Karim restaurant and enjoy your trip in Delhi.

Karim Restaurant near Jama Masjid
Image – Karim Restaurant near Jama Masjid

   

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By Piyush Sharma|New Delhi|2 comments

Comments (2)

  1. Miranda Farley
    June 12th, 2014

    Looks like the sky view is an interesting invitation for some skydiving. =)

  2. Vinnay Ahuja
    August 12th, 2014

    Nice post GTC. Though you have covered lots of paces but still there are many strange destinations in delhi. But still u have covered a lot. Keep up the good work.

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