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To experience the subtle blend of centuries-old Mughal legacy and urban development on your next holiday destination, you must zero in on Delhi-NCR. From splendid architecture and flea markets to tantalizing food and vibrant nightlife, the capital of India along with the National Capital Region (NCR) has a lot to offer whether you are on your solo trip or traveling with family and friends. In addition to that, there are lots of opportunities for adventure junkies too. So, to know more about the popular 5 places to visit in Delhi, read on.

5 Places to Visit in Delhi

1. Akshardham Temple

5 Places to Visit in Delhi

Dedicated to Bhagwan Swaminarayan, Akshardham Temple exhibits the ancient culture of India. The temple complex maintains a step-well-styled courtyard and 60 acres of lush lawns featuring the bronze statues of Indian heroes, including patriots and warriors. Registered as the World’s largest comprehensive Hindu temple in the Guinness World Record, the temple is an architectural marvel built from intricately carved sandstone and marble.  Furthermore, the temple organizes exhibitions on Swaminarayan’s life teachings and also organizes a musical fountain and light show after sunset every day.

  • Timings: 09:30 am to 06:30 pm

2. Red Fort

5 Places to Visit in Delhi

Constructed in 1639 by the Mughals, Red Fort gets its name from its massive red-colored sandstone walls. Set in Old Delhi, the octagonal-shaped fort is spread over an area of 254 acres. The planning and designing of the fort is a fusion of Mughal, Persian, Hindu, and Timurid traditions. A strong influence on later structures built in and around Delhi, Red Fort also features a museum that holds Mughal-era artifacts, including daggers, curtains, miniature paintings, and carpets. The highlights of this architectural creativity include the peacock throne, step well, imperial bath, Moti Masjid, and Hira Mahal.

  • Timings: 09:30 am to 04:30 pm (closed on Mondays)

3. India Gate

5 Places to Visit in Delhi

India Gate symbolizes the sacrifice of 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives battling against the foreign army during World War I. Designed by Edwin Lutyens, it features the undying Amar Jawan Jyoti or the Flame of the Immortal Soldier which was added later to honor Indian martyred soldiers in the Indo-Pak War. Furthermore, this beautiful masterpiece is counted amongst the largest war memorials in India. Standing on a Bharatpur stone base, the structure is surrounded by lush lawns making it a popular picnic spot during winter afternoons and summer evenings. Lit at night, the monument looks magnificent with colorful fountains in the vicinity.

  • Timings: 24 hours a day, seven days a week

4. Kingdom of Dreams

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Situated near the Leisure Valley Park in Gurugram, the Kingdom of Dreams is an ultimate entertainment destination. It is designed with the intent of displaying the rich Indian culture by means of a majestic structure. Besides its splendid architecture, the place features Nautanki Mahal, an auditorium that showcases fanciful cinematic musicals and hosts a number of live entertainment shows, including Indian and international theatre. Additionally, the place houses a Culture gully, where you can witness a boulevard dedicated to unique Indian culture, arts and crafts, and authentic cuisines.

  • Timings: 12:30 pm to 12:00 am on weekdays and 12:00 pm to 12:00 am on weekends

5. ISKCON Temple

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The ISKCON Temple in Sant Nagar, Delhi is one of the most popular temples visited by locals and tourists. The temple is the abode to Lord Krishna and has a beautiful complex you can spend a couple of hours in. The temple complex houses a Vedic study center and library, an ashram, and the Krishna Jayanti Park complete with gardens, waterfalls, and ponds.

  • Timings: 4:30 AM to 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM every day

These are the 5 Places to Visit in Delhi.

Also Read: Top 5 Amazing Places To Visit In Uttarakhand

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