Discover the places in and around New Delhi

New Delhi is teeming with ancient monuments and historic ruins.  Along with car-thronged avenues, brilliant billboards, and huge traffic on roads, the historical sites contribute to the essence of the city’s diverse culture and personality.

When visiting places in Delhi, rely on our expert 24-hour Concierge to guide you to the best tourist spots, historic sites, and shopping destinations just minutes away from The LaLiT New Delhi.

Museum & Culture

National Agricultural Science Museum

National Agricultural Science Museum

National Agricultural Science Museum

Situated in the National Agricultural Science Centre campus of ICAR, it is the first of its kind in India. A specially designed double-storey building of 23,000 square foot floor area, it depicts the development of agriculture in India, since ancient times to the current state-of-the-art technology in agriculture.

National gallery of modern art

National gallery of modern art

National gallery of modern art

Located near India Gate, the gallery features works of contemporary artists from India and abroad. It also houses a permanent section of renowned Indian painters and artists and an art reference library.

National Museum

National Museum

National Museum

Located at Janpath, the museum is home to rare archaeological, historical and cultural artifacts from all over India. It also houses a “Maritime Heritage Gallery” set up by the Indian Navy. The museum regularly hosts traveling exhibitions from other countries.

Sangeet Natak Akademi Museum

Sangeet Natak Akademi Museum

Sangeet Natak Akademi Museum

The idea of The Sangeet Natak Akademi Museum is to preserve, promote and protect theatre and the arts at large. India is a treasure trove of arts coming together from different parts of the country. One can wonder what the academy has; and how is it different from other vernacular centers. Well, it gives a holistic picture of the arts by bringing several art forms together and giving a sense of approach-ability to different artists. It works as a social platform to not just engage and learn from each other in, but also to create a fusion of sorts. This is reflected the several productions staged here from time to time. Head here, to catch an interesting play, a reproduction of the same in a vernacular version, a dance drama/musical/orchestra form of it, or merely a different interpretation of the same play with a fresh eye and a different perspective.

Nature and Parks

Garden of five senses

Garden of five senses

Garden of five senses

The Garden of Five Senses is another peaceful place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. However, it is no ordinary garden. As it’s name suggests, the Garden of Five Senses has been specifically designed to awaken all five senses. The sprawling 20 acre site beckons with a vibrant display of thoughtfully landscaped plants and flowers, waterfalls, rocks, quirky sculptures, murals, ceramic bells, and spiral walkways. The amphitheatre often has live music. It also has restaurants and bars.

Lodi Gardens

Lodi Gardens

Lodi Gardens

Lodi Gardens provide a serene retreat from city life, and is the place to come if you're feeling tired and worn out. The vast gardens were built by the British in 1936 around the tombs of 15th and 16th century rulers. Joggers, yoga practitioners, and young couples all enjoy this park.

Religious Spots

Akshardham

Akshardham

Akshardham

Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Delhi epitomizes 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breathtaking grandeur, beauty, wisdom and bliss. It brilliantly showcases the essence of India’s ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spiritual messages.

Guru Tegh Bahadur Smarak

Guru Tegh Bahadur Smarak

Guru Tegh Bahadur Smarak

Guru Tegh Bahadur Smarak is constructed along NH1, showcasing a beautiful design and world-class illumination. It is based on a unique concept, where Guru Tegh Bahadur has been represented by the central pylon (fabricated in steel), while his three disciples have been represented by the three semi-arches. Also, 10 Sikh Gurus have been represented by the ten monoliths around this memorial.

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib in New Delhi is worth a view at the occasion of guru purabs and Guru Nanak Jayanti is no exception. The gurudwara is illuminated beautifully for the occasion and special kirtan programmes are held to culminate two day long Akhand Path. The entire atmosphere of the place is absolutely serene. If you happen to be in Delhi around the time, don't miss the opportunity to pay a visit to the place.

Iskcon Temple

Iskcon Temple

Iskcon Temple

Popularly called as the Hare Krishna temple, it's a famous temple with idols of Sri Radha Krishna. Located in South Delhi, the temple mainly built with red stone is acknowledged for its distinctive architecture that blends the traditional Vedic and modern style.

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid is another marvelous treasure of the Old City, and is the largest mosque in India. Its courtyard can hold an incredible 25,000 devotees. The mosque took 13 years to build, and was completed in 1650. A strenuous climb to the top of its southern tower will reward you with a stunning view across the rooftops of Delhi. Be sure to dress appropriately when visiting the mosque or you won't be allowed in. This means covering your head, legs and shoulders. Attire is available here.

Laxminarayan Temple (Birla Mandir)

Laxminarayan Temple (Birla Mandir)

Laxminarayan Temple (Birla Mandir)

Built in 1938 by the Industrialist G.D. Birla, it is one of the major temples in Delhi and is located near Connaught Place. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Laxmi and her consort Narayana.The temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi on the stipulation that people of all castes shall be allowed to enter the temple.

Shopping Places

Chandani Chowk

Chandani Chowk

Chandani 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. It's chaotic, crumbling and congested, but completely captivating as well. As one of the oldest and busiest markets in India, its narrow winding lanes are full of inexpensive jewelry, fabrics, and electronics. For the more adventurous, Chandni Chowk is an excellent place to sample some of Delhi's famed street food. The renowned Karim Hotel, a Delhi dining institution, is also located here.

Connaught Place

Connaught Place

Connaught Place

Connaught Place is one of the highly recommended shopping areas in Delhi. You can start your day from luxurious malls to all top brand showrooms that connect with each other within few steps. Connaught Place is famous for its top class cloth/fabric market, but you can also buy jewellery, books, Indian handicraft items, electronic products and more. It is swamped with showrooms, malls, café, restaurants, hotels, multiplexes and is the best place to find finest nightclubs in Delhi.

Dilli Haat

Dilli Haat

Dilli Haat

If you want to buy something from the traditional market of Indian villages, Dilli Haat is the best recommendation for you. You can see small thatched roof cottages reflecting the ultimate atmosphere of Indian villages. You can also think of it as a weekly Indian village market that is famous for delicious spicy food, handcrafts and handloom items.

Khan Market

Khan Market

Khan Market

Khan Market is a posh shopping area’s in Delhi. It is a U-shaped, well- established market that is packed with top bookshops, branded clothes showrooms, best boutiques and top class lifestyle stores for shopping. Khan market is also known as a food point where you can enjoy delicious famous recipes of Delhi at cafés, restaurants and street food corners. So, whenever you visit Delhi, don’t forget to visit Khan Market, highly recommended for visitors.

Sites & Landmarks

Bahai (Lotus) Temple

Bahai (Lotus) Temple

Bahai (Lotus) Temple

The Bahai Temple is commonly referred to as the Lotus Temple, as it is shaped like a lotus. The temple looks captivating  at night, when it is attractively lit up. Made out of white marble, the temple belongs to the Bahai Faith, which proclaims the unity of all people and religions. Everybody is welcome to worship here. The tranquil gardens and ponds surrounding the temple are also a great place for a relaxing picnic.

Gandhi Smriti

Gandhi Smriti

Gandhi Smriti

A visit to Gandhi Smriti will show you the exact spot where Mahatma Gandhi, affectionately referred to as the 'Father of the Nation', was assassinated on January 30, 1948. He lived in the house for 144 days up until the time of his death. The room that he slept in is kept exactly how he left it; and the prayer ground, where he held a mass congregation every evening, are both open to the public. Plenty of photos, sculptures, paintings, and inscriptions are also on display.

Humayun's Tomb

Humayun's Tomb

Humayun's Tomb

If you think Humayun's Tomb looks a bit like the Taj Mahal in Agra, that is because it was the inspiration for the Taj Mahal.  The tomb was built in 1570, and houses the body of the second Mughal emperor, Humayun. It was the first of this type of Mughal architecture to be built in India, and the Mughal rulers followed it up with an extensive period of construction all over the country. The tomb is part of a greater complex  set amongst beautiful gardens.

India Gate

India Gate

India Gate

The towering archway of India Gate at the centre of New Delhi is a war memorial, built in the memory of the Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army in World War I. At night it glows warmly under floodlights, and the gardens that line its boulevard are a popular place to enjoy a warm summer evening.

Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar

Located on Sansad Marg in Connaught Place, this structure is one of Maharaja Jai Singh 2's observatories. This astronomical observatory with masonry instruments was constructed in 1725 and is dominated by a huge sundial known as the Prince of Dials. Other instruments in this observatory follow the course of heavenly bodies and predict eclipses.

Qutab Minar

Qutab Minar

Qutab Minar

Qutab Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world, is an incredible example of early Indo–Islamic architecture. It was built in 1206, but the reason remains a mystery. Some believe that it was made to signify victory and the beginning of Muslim rule in India, while others say it was used to call the faithful to prayer. The tower has five distinct stories, and is covered with intricate carvings and verses from the holy Quran. There are also a number of other historic monuments on the site.

Rashtrapati Bhawan

Rashtrapati Bhawan

Rashtrapati Bhawan

The Rashtrapati Bhawan is a renowned edifice in Delhi. It is said to be the palace of the then Viceroy of India. At present, the Rashtrapati Bhawan is the house of the President of India. The building was designed by Edwin Lutyens. The construction began in 1911 and took 19 years to finish. There is a wonderful Mughal garden towards the west of Rashtrapati Bhawan, which opens up to public every spring.

Red Fort

Red Fort

Red Fort

Delhi's most famous monument, the 'Red Fort', stands as a powerful reminder of the Mughal emperors who ruled India. It’s walls, which stretch for over two kilometers (1.2 miles), were built in 1638 to keep out invaders. However, they failed to stop the fort being captured by the Sikhs and the British. To transport  you back to the ancient era, a one hour light and sound show capturing the fort's history is held each evening.

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