Delhi is a city with a lot of historical significance. Historical places in Delhi have witnessed numerous dynasties over a period of time. The current capital of India has seen several rulers come and go; many of those rulers got new palaces, forts and establishments, constructed.

Red Fort

Red Fort

Red Fort which was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty for more than 200 years. It was constructed by Shah Jahan in the year 1939 as a result of a capital shift from Agra to Delhi. It was also the political and cultural center of the Mughal state. This imposing piece of design derives its name from its impregnable red sandstone walls. The fort’s turbulent history includes being captured by the Sikhs and the British.

Red fort an UNESCO Heritage monument. It is managed by the Archaeological Survey of India.
It is open for all days except Mon.

Entry Fee: For foreigners is Rs.150 while Indian citizens is Rs.10.
The Nearest Metro Station: Chawri Bazaar.
Sept to April is the most suitable time to visit Red Fort.


India Gate

India Gate

India Gate has its original name as All India War Memorial. It was built in 1931 as a memorial for martyrs of World War I and war in Afghanistan. The architectural dimensions of the structure say that it is 42 meters tall and 9.1 meters wide. At Rajpath, the structure looks amazing.

It houses the famous Amar Jawan Jyoti, the flame which stays alight 24X7, in the memory of the martyrs of the 1971 Indo Pak War.

It is also a popular picnic spot for family and friends. You can enjoy boating at the Boating Club adjacent to India Gate grounds.

It is open on all days 24 hours.
Entry Fee: No.
The Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat.
Oct to April is the most suitable time to visit India Gate.


Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar is a towering 73 meter high tower built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak in 1193, the structure has five stories abundant with chiseled carvings and scriptures.The tower was built to celebrate Muslim dominance in Delhi after the defeat of Delhi’s last Hindu ruler.

It is made of red sandstone and marble gives a tower like structure to it which is consisted of five stories and its diameter is 14.3 meters at the base and it becomes 2.7 meters at the top.

It is open for all days. Entry timing is Sunrise to Sunset.
Entry Fee: For children under 15, Rs.30 for Indians and Rs.300 for foreigners.
The Nearest Metro Station: Qutub Minar Metro Station.
There is a Decorative Light Show every evening from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.
Oct to Mar is the most suitable time to visit Qutub Minar.


Humayun’s Tomb

Humayun’s Tomb

Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi is a major historical site in India. It was built in 1570 by Humayun’s wife Haji Begum. The construction of the tomb was started in 1565, almost nine years after his death. The completion of the tomb was in 1572. UNESCO declared it as a World Heritage Site in 1993.

The tomb reaches a height of 47 metres (154 ft) and is 91 metres (299 ft) wide and is topped by 6 metres (20 ft) high brass ending. As a contrast to the pure white exterior dome, rest of the building is made up of red sandstone, with white and black marble and yellow sandstone.

It is open for all days. Entry timing is Sunrise to Sunset.
Entry Fee: For foreigners is Rs.250 while Indian citizens is Rs.10.
The Nearest Metro Station: Khan Market.
The best time to visit is between 08:00 am and 06:00 pm.


Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar constructed in 1724 by Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur. It is an astronomical observatory. This observatory was designed in order to compile the astronomical tables and to predict the movement and timings of the sun, the moon and the planets.

Due to the unlimited desire of Maharaja Jai Singh II to spend time in the astronomical observations .The instruments preserved in the observatory were made of brick rubbles and then plastered with lime.

It is open for all days from 09:00 am to 07:00 pm.
Entry Fee: For foreigners is Rs.100 while Indian citizens is Rs.5
The Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk.


Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid

It is one of the largest mosques in India which was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1656.During that time, the construction of the mosque took around 1 million rupees. It was Shah Jahan’s first architectural marvel.

The mosque is protected by three great gates and four towers. Also, there are two 40 meter high minarets created on red sandstone and white marble standing. The courtyard boasts its space that can accommodate more than 25000 people at a time

It is open daily from 07:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:30 pm to 06:30 pm.
Entry Fee: No but for photography, you should pay Rs.200-300.
The Nearest Metro Station: Chawri Bazaar.


Old Fort (Purana Quila)

Old Fort

Purana Quila is one of the most ancient fort of the Delhi. Purana Quila was built between 1538 and 1545 by the Mughal emperor Humanyun. The fort originally lay on the bank of the river Yamuna before the river changed its course. With rectangular dimensions, it spreads over a circuit of nearly 2 km.

The walls of the Fort rise to a height of 18 metres, traverse about 1.5 km. It has three majestic gates – Humayun Darwaza,Bara Darwaza and Talaqi Darwaza. All the gates are double-storeyed sandstone structures flanked by two huge semi-circular bastion towers which is decorated with white and coloured-marble inlays and blue tiles.

It is open From7 am to 5 pm
Entry Fee: For Foreigners is Rs.250 while Indian citizens is Rs.5.
The Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan.
Light and Sound show in the evening are special attractions.


Agrasen ki Baoli

Agrasen ki Baoli

This 60-meter long and 15-meter wide step well in Connaught Place attracts people. Agrasen Ki Baoli was rebuilt over the old stepwell by the rich Agarwal Community, who are said to be the descendants of Maharaja Agrasen. It is now a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India.

It has three level and 108 steps which goes down to the well. Agrasen Ki Baoli also has a resemblance to the baolis or baodis (stepwells) in Gujarat and Rajasthan. Even, there are stories saying the well is haunted but it never proved to be true.

It will be open all days of the week from 9:00am to 05:00 pm.
Entry Fee: No
The Nearest Metro Station: Barahkamba Road.