Delhi City Tour


Delhi City Tour

Delhi City :

 

Delhi, India’s capital territory, is a massive metropolitan area in the country’s north. In Old Delhi, a neighborhood dating to the 1600s, stands the imposing Mughal-era Red Fort, a symbol of India, and the sprawling Jama Masjid mosque, whose courtyard accommodates 25,000 people. Nearby is Chandni Chowk, a vibrant bazaar filled with food carts, sweets shops and spice stalls.

 

Delhi Famous Tourist Places:

 

Akshardham Temple :

 

Akshardham or Swaminarayan Akshardham complex is a Hindu temple, and a spiritual-cultural campus in Delhi, India.Also referred to as Akshardham Temple or Swaminarayan Akshardham, the complex displays millennia of traditional Hindu and Indian culture, spirituality, and architecture. Inspired by Yogiji Maharaj and created by Pramukh Swami Maharaj, it was constructed by BAPS.
'Akshardham' means the divine abode of God. It is hailed as an eternal place of devotion, purity and peace. Swaminarayan Akshardham at New Delhi is a Mandir – an abode of God, a Hindu house of worship, and a spiritual and cultural campus dedicated to devotion, learning and harmony. Timeless Hindu spiritual messages, vibrant devotional traditions and ancient architecture all are echoed in its art and architecture.The mandir is a humble tribute to Bhagwan Swaminarayan (1781- 1830), the avatars, devas and great sages of Hinduism. The traditionally-styled complex was inaugurated on 6 November 2005 with the blessings of HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj and through the devoted efforts of skilled artisans and volunteers.

 

Akshardham Temple Timings :

 

Tuesday to Sunday 

 

Temple Timings : 9:30 A.M To 6:30 P.M

 

CLOSED : EVERY MONDAY

 

Abhishek Mandap Darshan and Puja Timings : 9:30 A.M to 8:00 P.M

 

Arti : 6:30 P.M

 

Exhibitions Ticket Window Timings : 10:00 A.M to 6:00 P.M

 

WATER SHOW  (Show: After Sunset) Currently  :  6:15 P.M & 7:15 P.M

 

Maha Arti : Before First Show

 

Akshardham Temple Entry Fee  :

 

  •   Rs.170/- per person  for adults (Exhibition)
  •   Rs.100/- per person  for children (Exhibition)
  •   Rs.125/- per person  for senior citizens (Exhibition)
  •   Rs.80/- per person  for adults (Musical Fountain)
  •   Rs.50/- per person  for children (Musical Fountain)
  •   Rs.80/- per person  for senior citizens (Musical Fountain)

 

Azad Hind Gram :

 

Azad Hind Gram Tourist Complex at Tikri Kalan is a project developed by Delhi Tourism to honour Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and to create quality leisure space and wayside amenities for the citizens.Located within two kilometers of the Delhi Haryana border on NH-10, the architecture of the project is inspired by North Indian achitectural style and the traditions of Indian craftsmanship. 

 

Azad Hind Gram Timings : 10 A.M to 6 P.M

 

Days Closed : National Holidays

 

Azad Hind Gram Entry : Free

 

Lotus Temple :

 

Lotus Temple is one of the prominent attractions of New Delhi. It is close to Nehru Place, one of the busiest commercial hubs in the city. The temple is built in the shape of a lotus flower amidst the lush green landscape that turn up to a pleasant and tranquil ambience. It is a Bahai House of Worship and is open to people from all religions. The Bahaí Faith is a world religion whose purpose is to unite all races and peoples in one universal Cause and one common Faith.

The structure is made up of pure white marble The architect Furiburz Sabha chose the lotus as the symbol common to Hinduism, Buddhism,Jainism and Islam. Adherents of any faith are free to visit the temple and pray or meditate.

Around the blooming petals there are nine pools of water, which light up, in natural light. It looks spectacular at dusk when it is flood lit.

Lotus Temple Opening Days : Tuesday - Sunday

 

Closed : Every Mondays 

 

Lotus Temple Timings : 9A.M to 5:30 P.M

 

Lotus Temple Entry Fee : Free

 

Birla Mandir :

 

The Laxminarayan Temple, also known as the Birla Mandir is a Hindu temple up to large extent dedicated to Laxminarayan in Delhi, India. Laxminarayan usually refers to Vishnu, Preserver in the Trimurti, also known as Narayan, when he is with his consort Lakshmi. The temple, inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi, was built by Jugal Kishore Birla from 1933 and 1939. The side temples are dedicated to Shiva, Krishna and Buddha.

It was the first large Hindu temple built in Delhi. The temple is spread over 7.5 acres, adorned with many shrines, fountains, and a large garden with Hindu and Nationalistic sculptures, and also houses Geeta Bhawan for discourses. The temple is one of the major attractions of Delhi and attracts thousands of devotees on the festivals of Janmashtami and Diwali.

 

Birla Mandir Timings : 

 

4:30 A.M to 1:30 P.M  And

2.30 P.M to 9.00 P.M 

( best to visit during morning and evening aarti )

 

Birla Mandir Entry : Free

 

Photography, Mobiles and cameras : Not allowed in The Remple

 

Dilli Haat :

 

Dilli Haat is a paid-entrance open-air food plaza and craft bazaar located in Delhi, run by Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation. Unlike the traditional weekly market, the village Haat, Dilli Haat is permanent. It is located in the commercial centres of South Delhi, opposite INA market

 

Dilli Haat Open  :  INA would be open from 11.00 A.M to 09.00 P.M

 

Dilli Haat Entry Ticket  Fee :

 

  • Adult : Rs.20/-
  • Children : Rs.10/-

 

Dilli Haat Timing  :  10:30 A.M to 10:00 P.M

 

Garden of Five Senses :

 

Garden of Five Senses is a park in Delhi, India. Spread over 20 acres, the park is located in Saidul Ajaib village, opposite Saket, near the Mehrauli heritage area. Designed by Delhi architect, Pradeep Sachdeva, the park was developed by Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation, Delhi at a cost of Rs 10.5 crore (105,000,000 rupees), over a period of three years and opened in February 2003. Partly built over a rocky terrain, the garden has various theme areas, including a section on the lines of Mughal Gardens, plus pools of water lilies, bamboo courts, herb gardens and solar energy park.

 

Garden of Five Senses Opens  :  Daily

 

Garden of Five Senses Timings : 

 

  • April to September  :  9 AM to 7 PM 
  • October to March   :   9 AM to 6 PM

 

Garden of Five Senses  Entry Ticket Fee :

 

Adult Rs.35/-
Child  ( upto 12 yrs) Rs.15/-
Sr. Citizen Rs.15/-
Handicapped Nil

 

Note :   Entry / Ticket selling closed 30 minutes prior to Closing timings

 

Humayun's Tomb :

 

Located near the crossing of Mathura road and Lodhi road, this magnificent garden tomb is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India.It was built in 1565 A.D. nine years after the death of Humayun, by his senior widow Bega Begam. Inside the walled enclosure the most notable features are the garden squares (chaharbagh) with pathways water channels, centrally located well proportional mausoleum topped by double dome.
There are several graves of Mughal rulers located inside the walled enclosure and from here in 1857 A.D; Lieutenant Hudson had captured the last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah II.

 

Humayun's Tomb Open Days : Daily

 

Humayun's Tomb Timings : Sunrise to sunset

 

Humayun's Tomb Entry Fee : 

 

  • Indians -   Rs.30/-
  • foreigners - Rs.500/-

 

Photography Charges : Nil

 

India Gate :

 

The India Gate is a war memorial located astride the Rajpath, on the eastern edge of the "ceremonial axis" of New Delhi, India,formerly called Kingsway.

India Gate is a memorial to 70,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who died in the period 1914–21 in the First World War, in France, Flanders, Mesopotamia, Persia, East Africa, Gallipoli and elsewhere in the Near and the Far East, and the Third Anglo-Afghan War. 13,300 servicemen's names, including some soldiers and officers from the United Kingdom, are inscribed on the gate.The India Gate, even though a war memorial, evokes the architectural style of the triumphal arch like the Arch of Constantine, outside the Colosseum in Rome, and is often compared to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, and the Gateway of India in Mumbai. It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

In 1972, following the Bangladesh Liberation war, a small simple structure, consisting of a black marble plinth, with a reversed rifle, capped by a war helmet, bounded by four eternal flames, was built beneath the soaring Memorial Archway. This structure, called Amar Jawan Jyoti, or the Flame of the Immortal Soldier, since 1971 has served as India's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. India Gate is counted among the largest war memorials in India.

 

India Gate Timings  :   Morning to Night

 

India Gate Entry Fee :  Free

 

India Gate Days Closed :  None

 

Photography Charges : Nil


Iskcon Temple :

 

Sri Sri Radha Parthasarathi Mandir, generally known as the ISKCON Delhi temple, is a well known Vaishnav temple of Lord Krishna and Radharani in the form of Radha Parthasarathi. Opened in 1998, it is located at Hare Krishna Hills (near Nehru Place), in the East of Kailash area of New Delhi, India.

 

Iskcon Temple Timings :  04:30 A.M To 09:00 P.M

 

Iskcon Temple Entry Ticket Fee :   Free

 

Visit Duration :  1-2 Hours

 

Jama Masjid :

 

Masjid-i Jah?n-Numa,commonly known as the Jama Masjid of Delhi, is one of the largest mosques in India.
It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1656 at a cost of 1 million rupees, and was inaugurated by an Imam from Bukhara, present-day Uzbekistan.The mosque was completed in 1656 AD with three great gates, four towers and two 40 metres high minarets constructed with strips of red sandstone and white marble. The courtyard can accommodate more than 25,000 people . There are three domes on the terrace which are surrounded by the two minarets. On the floor, a total of 899 black borders are marked for worshippers. The architectural plan of Badshahi Masjid, built by Shah Jahan's son Aurangzeb at Lahore, Pakistan, is similar to the Jama Masjid.

 

Jama Masjid Opens  :  All days 

 

Jama Masjid Timings : 

 

7 A.M to 12:00 P.M

1.30 P.M to 6.30 P.M

 

Jama Masjid Entry Fee  :  Free

 

Photography : 300

 

Jantar Mantar :

 

Jantar Mantar is located in the modern city of New Delhi. It consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments. The site is one of five built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur, from 1723 onwards, as he was given by Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah the task of revising the calendar and astronomical tables.

 

Jantar Mantar Opening Days  :  All days

 

Jantar Mantar Timings : Sunrise to Sunset

 

Jantar Mantar Entry Ticket Fee :

 

  • Indians - Rs. 5/-
  • foreigners - Rs.100/-

 

Photography Charges :  Nil 


Lodi Tomb :

 

Tomb of Sikandar Lodi is the tomb of the second ruler of the Lodi Dynasty, Sikandar Lodi situated in New Delhi, India. The tomb is situated in Lodhi Gardens in Delhi and was built in 1517–1518 CE by his son Ibrahim Lodi.The monument is situated 100 meters away from the Bara Gumbad and the area in which it is situated was formally called village Khairpur.

 

Lodi Tomb Opening Days  :  Daily

 

Lodi Tomb Timings  :  Morning to Evening

 

Lodi Tomb Entry Fee  :  Free

 

Photography Charges : Nil


Parliament House :

 

The Sansad Bhavan is the house of the Parliament of India, located in New Delhi.

 

Parliament House Timings : 10:00 A.M–6:00 P.M

 

Saturday , Sunday  Closed

 

Parliament House Entry Fee :

 

  • Adult : Rs.15/-
  • Child : Free


Purana Quila :

 

Purana Qila is one of the oldest forts in Delhi. The present citadel at Purana Qila was believed to have been built under Humayun and Afghan Sher Shah Suri.Excavations point to traces from the 3rd century BC, the pre-Mauryan period. The first two rounds of excavations — in 1954-55 and 1969-72 — by then ASI director, BB Lal, had unearthed traces of PGW under the mound. At the time, Lal had embarked on a mission to excavate various sites mentioned in the Mahabharata text and had found such traces as a common feature at all those sites.
On the basis of PGW, which archaeologically belongs to the 6th-12th century BC, ASI led by director BB Lal concludes that Purana Qila is the Pandava kingdom of Indraprastha, estimating 900 BCE as the period of the war recounted in the epic.

Purana Quila Opening Days : All days

 

Purana Quila Days Closed : None

 

Purana Quila Entry Fee:
 

  • Indians - Rs.20/-
  • foreigners - Rs.200/-

 

Photography Charges : Free

 

Qutab Minar :

 

The Qutub Minar, also spelled as Qutab Minar, or Qutb Minar, is the second tallest minaret in the world made up of bricks. The minaret forms a part of the Qutab complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Mehrauli area of Delhi, India.

 

Qutab Minar Opening Days  :  All days

 

Days Closed :  None

 

Qutab Minar Entry Fee: 

 

  • Indians - Rs.30/-
  • foreigners - Rs.500/-


Rashtrapathi Bhavan :

 

Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official home of the president located at the Western end of Rajpath in New Delhi, India. Rashtrapati Bhavan may refer to only the 340-room main building that has the president's official residence, including reception halls, guest rooms and offices, also called the mansion, it may also refer to the entire 130-hectare Presidential Estate that additionally includes huge presidential gardens, large open spaces, residences of bodyguards and staff, stables, other offices and utilities within its perimeter walls. In terms of area, it is the largest residence of any head of state in the world.

 

Rashtrapathi Bhavan Timings  :

 

Monday - Friday  :  9:30 A.M To 5:30 P.M

 

Saturday :  8:30 A.M To 5:30 P.M

 

Sunday Closed

 

Safdarjang Tomb :

 

Safdarjung's Tomb is a sandstone and marble mausoleum in Delhi, India. It was built in 1754 in the late Mughal Empire style for Nawab Safdarjung. The monument has an ambience of spaciousness and an imposing presence with its domed and arched red brown and white coloured structures.

 

Safdarjang Tomb Opening Days : Daily

 

Safdarjang Tomb Timings : Sunrise to Sunset

 

Safdarjang Tomb Entry Fee : 

 

  • Indians - Rs.15/-
  • foreigners - Rs.200/-

 

Photography Charges : Free 

 

Gurudawra Bangla Sahib :

 

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of the most prominent Sikh gurdwara, or Sikh house of worship, in Delhi, India and known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan, as well as the pool inside its complex, known as the "Sarovar." It was first built as a small shrine by Sikh General Sardar Bhagel Singh in 1783, who supervised the construction of nine Sikh shrines in Delhi in the same year, during the reign of Mughal Emperor, Shah Alam II.

 

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Timings : 


9:00 A.M to 3:00 P.M a nd  7:00 P.M to 10:00 P.M

 

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Entry Fee : Free

 

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