Delhi, locally pronounced as Dilli.
Largest metropolis by area and second
largest by population in India
It is the eighth largest metropolis in the
world by population with 16,753,265
inhabitants in its territory at the 2011
on the banks of river Yamuna, Delhi
has been known to be continuously
inhabited since at least the 6th century BC.
Though human inhabitation is believed
since the second millennium BC.
Delhi is also widely believed to have been
the site of Indraprastha , the legendry
capital of the Pandavas, during the times of
Being one of the most historic capitals in the
world, Delhi has many tourist sites.
In Old Delhi, there are attractions like
mosques, forts and other monuments that represent
India's history. The important places in Old Delhi
include the majestic Red Fort. New Delhi, on the
other hand, is a modern city designed by Edwin
Lutyens and Herbert Baker. New Delhi houses many
government buildings and embassies, apart from
places of historical interest.
The Qutub Minar, Red Fort and Humayun's Tomb
are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites
IS A LIST OF TOURIST PLACES IN DELHI……
1.India Gate and Rajpath
Situated along the ceremonial Rajpath avenue
(meaning King's Way) in New Delhi, India
Gate is a memorial raised in honour of the
Indian soldiers who died during the Afghan
wars and World War I. The names of the
soldiers who died in these wars are
inscribed on the walls. The cenotaph (or
shrine) in the middle is constructed with
black marble and depicts a rifle placed on
its barrel, crested by a soldier's helmet.
Each face of the cenotaph has inscribed in
gold the words Amar Jawan (in
Hindi, meaning Immortal Warrior). The
green lawns at India Gate are a popular
evening and holiday rendezvous for young
and old alike.
Sansad Bhavan or the Parliament of India is a
circular building designed by the British
architects Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert
Baker in 1912–1913. Construction began in 1921,
and in 1927 the building was opened as the home
of the Council of State, the Central Legislative
Assembly, and the Chamber of Princes.
Built with a mix of Western and
Indian styles, Rashtrapati
Bhavan was originally built for
the Governor General of India.
Inaugurated in 1931 as the
Viceregal Lodge, the name was
changed in 1959 after India
became a republic. Now it is
the Presidential Palace of India.
Connaught Place is one of the largest commercial
areas in Delhi, India. Locals refer to it by its
abbreviated name, C.P. A heritage building and a
nice place to shop, with a lot of variety - both
branded and privately owned businesses - and
lots of restaurants for every taste and budget.
Just be careful of unscrupulous men trying to
take you to specific places, they are touts and
earn huge commissions, as a result you'll end-up
spending much much more.
The Safdarjung's Tomb is a garden tomb in a
Humayun's Tomb was built for Humayun's
widow, Hamida Banu Begum. Designed by a Persian
architect named Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, the
structure was begun in 1562 and completed in
1565. The tomb established a standard for all
later Mughal monuments, which followed its
design, most notably the Taj Mahal.
The decision for constructing the Red Fort was
made in 1639, when Shah Jahan decided to shift his
capital from Agra to Delhi. Within eight years,
Shahjahanabad was completed with the Red Fort-Qilai-Mubarak (fortunate citadel) — Delhi's seventh fort
— ready in all its magnificence to receive the Emperor.
Though much has changed with the large-scale
demolitions during the British occupation of the fort,
its important structures have survived.On every
independence day the Flag of India is hoisted by the
Prime Minister of India here.
The Qutub Minar is located in Mehrauli in
South Delhi. It was built by Qutub-ud-din
Aibak of the Slave Dynasty, who took
possession of Delhi in 1206. It is a fluted red
sandstone tower, which tapers up to a height of
72.5 meters and is covered with intricate
carvings and verses from the Qur'an. Qutubud-din Aibak began constructing this victory
tower as a sign of Muslim domination of Delhi
and as a minaret for the muezzin to call the
faithful to prayer. The Qutub Minar is also
significant for what it represents in the history of
Indian culture many ways. In, the Qutub
Minar, the first monument built by a Muslim ruler
Akshardham Temple it is the
largest Hindu temple in the
world. It was built in 2005.
In the sprawling 100-acre
(0.40 km2) land rests an
exhibitions, an IMAX
theatre, a musical fountain,
a food court and gardens.
The temple is built in honour of
Lakshmi (Hindu goddess of wealth),
and her consort Narayana (Vishnu,
Preserver in the Trimurti) by B. R.
Birla from 1933 and 1939, when it
was inaugurated by Mahatma
The temple spread over 7.5
acres, is adorned with many
shrines, fountains, and a large
garden, and also houses Geeta
Bhawan for discources. The temple
is one of the major attractions of
Delhi and attracts thousands of
devotees on the Hindu festivals of
Janmashtami and Holi.
Cathedral Church of
Redemption, also known as
Viceroy Church. Located
east of Parliament House
and Rashtrapati Bhavan,
which was used by then
viceroy of British India.
The Church derives its
name from Palladio's
Church of Il Redentore in
Veniceas well as Lutyens St
Jude's Church, Hampstead
One of the most prominent and
largest Gurdwaras in Delhi,
Gurdwara Bangla Sahib is the most
visited one in the Delhi. Millions
visit this Gurdwara from all over
the world and of all religions to
offer their prayers at this elegant
yet historical Gurdwara in Delhi.
The Gurdwara marks the place
where the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru
Harkrishan lived his last breath
serving the helpless population
ravaged by smallpox and cholera
epidemic.The Gurdwara offers free
food (langar) to all visitors and
devotees throughout the day
The Masjid-i-Jahan Numa, commonly known as
Jama Masjid, is the principal mosque of Old
Delhi. Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor
Shah Jahan and completed in the year 1656, it is
one of the largest and best known mosques in
Nizamuddin Dargah is one of
the world's most famous Sufi
saints, Nizamuddin Auliya (1238
- 1325 CE). Situated in the
Nizamuddin West area of Delhi,
the dargah is visited by
thousands of Muslims every
week, and sees a fair share of
Hindus, Christians and people
from other religions. The
tombs of poet Amir Khusro and
Mughal princess Jehan Ara
Begum are also located within
the Nizamuddin Dargah
complex, and Inayat Khan's
tomb is just around the corner.
1. National Agricultural Science Museum
National Agricultural Science Museum (NASM),
situated in the National Agricultural Science Centre
campus of ICAR in,Pusa,todapur Village, New Delhi, is
the first of its kind in the country. Spread over a two
storey specially designed building of floor area of
23,000 sq ft, the musggfgfeum portrays the
development of agriculture in India since prehistoric
time and the present state-of-the-art technology in
agriculture in our country, with a futuristic projection.
Agriculture and animal husbandry have been the
backbone of Indian economy since prehistoric time.
The National Museum, New Delhi is one of the
largest museums in India. It holds variety of
articles ranging from pre-historic era to modern
works of art. It is run by the Ministry of Culture,
part of the Government of India. The museum is
situated on the corner of Janpath and Maulana
The National Rail Museum is a
museum in Chanakyapuri, New
Delhi which focuses on the rail
heritage of India it opened on the
1 February 1977. It is located in
over 10 acres (40,000 m2) of land
with both indoor and outdoor
exhibits. A toy train offers rides
around its site on regular days.
The museum houses the world's
oldest operational steam
locomotive the 1855 built Fairy
Queen certified by the Guinness
Book of Records.
The Jantar Mantar consists
of 13 architectural
built by Maharaja Jai
Singh II. It is a UNESCO
World Heritage Site.
The Lodhi Gardens is a
park spread over 90 acres
(360,000 m2). It contains
architectural works of
the 15th century Sayyid
and Lodhis, a Pathan
dynasty which ruled much
of Northern India during
the 16th century.
On the bank Yamuna River, which flows past
Delhi, there is Raj Ghat, the final resting
place of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the
nation. It has become an essential point of
call for all visiting dignitaries. Two museums
dedicated to Gandhi are situated nearby.
This huge Delhi market has
been deliberately made to
feel like a traditional weekly
village market, called a haat.
Small thatched roof cottages
with a village atmosphere
give it great ambiance. The
market offers an exciting
blend of handicrafts from all
over India, food, and cultural
and music performances.
Khan Market is a small, Ushaped, well established
market that's one of Delhi's
classiest. Bargain hunters
are likely to be disappointed
at this market. It's got a
loyal following who go there
to shop at its branded
outlets. One of the best
things about this market is
its interesting book shops.
Sarojini Nagar Market is the ultimate place in Delhi for great
bargains! Most shops here spill onto the street side and offer
everything from fashionable clothing, fabrics, home furnishings,
trendy footwear, sweaters, sportswear, bags, cosmetics, and belts,
to an array of accessories. Located in a plush South Delhi locality,
Sarojini Market popularly known as SN is a favorite haunt of
college goers and tourists looking for a fashionable bargain. It is
one of the most favored places in the city to buy clothes and
fabrics at unbeatable prices.
Chandni Chowk, a main marketplace
in Delhi, keeps alive the city's living
legacy of Shahjahanabad. Created
by Shah Jahan the builder of Taj
Mahal,has a fascinating market
called Chandni Chowk. The market
was divided by canals. The canals
are now closed, but Chandni Chowk
remains Asia's largest wholesale
market. Crafts once patronized by
the Mughals continue to flourish
there. Chowk is one of the oldest
and busiest markets in central
Delhi is at par with any other city in the world. It can boast of a new
international airport and the new metro rail which is a convenient mode
of travel for the common man. The Delhi Metro is one of the fastest
ways to commute in Delhi and has transformed public transport in the
city so much so that the Metro line has become the life-line of New
Delhi. Recently a superfast airport express has been put in service to
connect the airport with the central part of New Delhi. The many
flyovers which have been constructed at whooping costs showcase
Delhi as a modern city. Pragati Maidan is another tourist destination.
1} Developing basic infrastructure
2} Started one – window policy to boost the direct
and as well as indirect investment in tourism.
3} Plans preservation of cultural, heritage and
environment at tourist destinations to attract
4}. Started overseas offices at different
countries to promote India as a tourism
5} Started different types of luxurious trains like
Palace on Wheels, Royal Orient or Deccan Queens.