Here is a list of top places to visit in Delhi. Though the list is not exhaustive, it covers almost all tourist attractions in Delhi.
1. Red Fort
Delhi’s most famous monument, the Red Fort, stands as a powerful reminder of the Mughal emperors who ruled India.
Nearest Metro Station: Red Fort (Violet Line)
DTC Bus Route: 502, 419, 423, etc.
2. Jama Masjid
Jama Masjid is another marvelous treasure of the Old City, and is the largest mosque in India.
3. Chandni Chowk
Chandni Chowk, the main street of old Delhi, is a shocking contrast to the wide, orderly streets of New Delhi. Cars, cycle rickshaws, hand-pulled carts, pedestrians, and animals all compete for space.
4. Humayun’s Tomb
If you think Humayun’s Tomb looks a bit like the Taj Mahal in Agra, that’s because it was the inspiration for the Taj Mahal’s creation. The tomb was built in 1570, and houses the body of the second Mughal emperor, Humayun.
5. Connaught Place-
It is one of the largest financial,commercial and business centers of Delhi. A lot of shops of various categories including apparels,restaurants and movie theaters make up the place.
6. Qutab Minar
Qutab Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world, is an incredible example of early Indo–Islamic architecture.
Nearest Metro Station: Qutub Minar (Yellow Line)
DTC Bus Route: 717, 715, 427, 34, 604, 539, 534A, etc.
7. Lodi Gardens
Lodi Gardens provides a serene retreat from city life, and is the place to come if you’re feeling tired and worn out
8. India Gate
The towering archway of India Gate at the center of New Delhi is a war memorial, built-in memory of the Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army in World War I.
Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat (Yellow and Violet Line)
DTC Bus Route: 505, 604, 540, 623, 502, 181, etc.
9. Garden of Five Senses
The Garden of Five Senses is another peaceful place to come to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. However, it’s no ordinary garden. As its name suggests, the Garden of Five Senses has been specifically designed to awaken all five senses
Nearest Metro Station: Saket (Yellow Line)
DTC Bus Route: 34, 427, 717, 525, etc.
10. Bahai (Lotus) Temple
The Bahai Temple is commonly referred to as the Lotus Temple, as it’s shaped like a lotus flower.
Nearest Metro Station: Kalkaji (Violet Line)
DTC Bus Route: 534, 427, 442, 764, etc.
11. Champa Gali!
Nearest Metro Station: Saket – 9 min walk, Hauz Khas – 53 min walk
DTC Bus Route: 427, 463, 717, ML-75 etc
12. Chattarpur Temple
Nearest Metro Station: Chattarpur (Yellow Line)
DTC Bus Route: 516, 523, 604, 534A, etc.
13. Tughlaqabad Fort
Nearest Metro Station: Tuglakabad (Violet Line)
DTC Bus Route: 34, 717, 525, 544, etc.
14. Iskcon Temple
Nearest Metro Station: Nehru Place (Violet Line)
DTC Bus Route: Mudrika, 427, etc.
15. Akshardham Mandir
Nearest Metro Station: Akshardham (Blue Line)
DTC Bus Route: 534, etc.
16. Dilli Haat and I.N.A.
Nearest Metro Station: Dilli Haat I.N.A (Yellow Line)
DTC Bus Route: 502, 505, 725, 540, 516, 517, 519, 615, etc.
17. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is the most prominent Sikh gurudwara in New Delhi. For me, it is also the most peaceful place in the city, a place where one can sit for hours and be in a state of absolute tranquility.
Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk (Gate No. 1 and Janpath market)
What are you?
A foodie – Paranthe wali Gali
History enthusiast– Red Fort
Shopper– Connaught Place
Shopper(with a low budget)– Sarojini Nagar market
Shopper( with an even lower budget) – Palika market
Voyeur– Central Park at Connaught Place
Patriot– Rajghat, Parliament
Solace seeker- Go home. It’s a mess out there.