Delhi - with its rich history and promising future, is a destination worth visiting many times over. Delhi strikes the right balance between the old and the new. Old Delhi gives you an air of nostalgia combined with the sense of a glorious past; while New Delhi is refreshing with the vibrance of young India.
Here's a dynamic list of tourist attractions in Delhi. The forts and the cafés; the museums and the malls - come, experience it all!
Spread across 90 acres of land, the well kept Lodhi Gardens gives you a modern representation of the past. House to the tombs of many great rulers and ancient dynastic ruins, Lodhi Gardens is a window to the glory Delhi was.
The tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun is an architectural genius. Designed by a Persian architect chosen by his wife, Haji Begum, Humayun's tomb is a living witness to her everlasting love. The architectural detailing is sure to leave you awe-inspired.
The National monument of India, India Gate, is house to the Indian Army's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It is popularly known as the Amar Jawan Jyoti or the flame of the immortal soldier. Patriotism fills your heart at the sight of this heroic scene.
The prestigious Republic Day parade takes place here on every 26th of January. The surrounding buildings including the Rashtrapati Bhavan and the Parliament of India were mostly designed by the legendary British architects Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker.
The oldest fort in Delhi, Purana Qila or Old Fort is witness to tall walls and stunning gateways. There are voices that claim this to be the site of Indraprastha - the captial of the Pandavas. The renovations of the fort were made by Humayun and later by Sher Shah Suri.
The Red Fort or the Lal Qila was conceptualised alongside Shah Jahan's decision to shift his capital from Agra to Delhi. Lying on the banks of river Yamuna, the Red Fort was taken over by the British from the Mughals. The openly robbed Kohinoor diamond is said to have been part of this great structure.
The tallest minar in India, Qutub Minar is an architectural wonder. The iron pillar here makes for ample curiosity with its legend that any wish of yours will be fulfilled if your arms can completely encircle the pillar. However, the fence around it now doesn't allow for such experiments.
Garden of Five Senses
A high cost park developed by Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation, Garden of Five Senses is spread across 20 acres. Designed to stimulate the five senses, the park also hosts several cultural festivals.
Originally named after the Duke of Connaught, Connaught Place is a large commercial hub in New Delhi. The inner and outer circles are now officially called Rajiv Chowk and Indira Chowk. Many film sequences are shot at this modern day traffic scenery.
Built by the founder of Tughlaq dynasty, the Tughlaqabad fort served as a security to the city of Tughlaqabad. A walk through the ruins is like reliving a page from your favourite book.
Masjid-i Jahān-Numā in Old Delhi, roughly translated as 'the world reflecting mosque' is widely known as Jama Masjid. The construction of this indispensable mosque was done by the mighty Mughal emperor Shahjahan. Even to this day, thousands gather here to offer their prayers.
Cathedral Church of the Redemption
Also known as the Viceroy Church, Cathedral Church of the Redemption was used by the British Viceroy and derives its name from Palladio's church in Venice. This is regarded as one of the finest churches in India.
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
An important religious centre for the Sikhs, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is located near the Connaught Place in Delhi. The Gurudwara is dedicated to the eighth Sikh Guru - Guru Har Krishan. The sight of the magnificent golden dome cannot be missed by any tourist.
Akshardham is a Hindu Temple Complex is dedicated to Swaminarayan and is a brilliant example of modern day architecture. The temple lies on the banks of river Yamuna and attracts a staggering 70 percent of Delhi tourists.
A Bahai house of Worship, Lotus temple has lent its image to several magazine covers. The unusual architectural design inspired by the lotus flower, the Lotus temple is a nine-sided circular temple that is forever in bloom.
The recreation of a traditional village market, Dilli Haat is a place where craftsmen from all over India come to sell their products. A visit here is a must for the authentic flavours it offers you - from the Gujarati dhokla to the Kashmiri shawl, you'll get it all here.
Jantar Mantar is a result of the task given to Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur by the Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah to revise the calendar and astronomical tables in 1724. The Jantar Mantar at Delhi is one of the five built by the Maharaja.