Attractions

Top Choice Shrine in Delhi

Hazrat Nizam-ud-din Dargah

Hidden away in a tangle of bazaars selling rose petals, attars (perfumes) and offerings, the marble shrine of the Muslim Sufi saint, Nizam-ud-din Auliya, offers a window through the centuries, full of music and crow…
Top Choice Mosque in Delhi

Jama Masjid

A calm respite from the surrounding mayhem, India’s largest mosque can hold a mind-blowing 25,000 people. Towering over Old Delhi, the ‘Friday Mosque’ was Shah Jahan’s final architectural opus, built between 1644 an…
Top Choice Historic Building in Delhi

Humayun’s Tomb

The most perfectly proportioned and captivating of Delhi’s mausoleums, Humayan’s tomb seems to float above the gardens that surround it. Built in the mid-16th century by Haji Begum, the Persian-born senior wife of t…
Top Choice Park in Delhi

Mehrauli Archaeological Park

Bordering the Qutb Minar complex, but overlooked by most of the tourist hordes, the Mehrauli Archaeological Park preserves some of the most atmospheric relics of the second city of Delhi.Scattered around a forest pa…
Fort in Delhi

Tughlaqabad

This mammoth stronghold, the third city of Delhi, was built by sultan Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq in the 14th century. For its construction, the king poached workers from the Sufi saint Nizam-ud-din, who issued a curse th…
Top Choice Temple in Delhi

Akshardham Temple

Rising dramatically over the eastern suburbs, the Hindu Swaminarayan Group’s controversially ostentatious Akshardham Temple draws elements from traditional Orissan, Gujarati, Mughal and Rajasthani architecture. Surr…
Sikh Temple in Delhi

Gurdwara Bangla Sahib

Topped by golden domes, this handsome white-marble gurdwara was constructed at the site where the eighth Sikh guru, Harkrishan Dev, stayed before his death in 1664. Despite his tender years, the six-year-old guru te…
Top Choice Historic Site in Delhi

Qutb Minar Complex

In a city awash with ancient ruins, the Qutb Minar complex is something special. The first monuments here were erected by the sultans of Mehrauli, and subsequent rulers expanded on their work, hiring the finest craf…
Top Choice Fort in Delhi

Red Fort

Converted into a barracks by the British, this massive fort is a sandstone carcass of its former self, but it still conjures a picture of the splendour of Mughal Delhi. Protected by a dramatic 18m-high wall, the mar…
Mosque in Delhi

Sunehri Masjid

South of the Red Fort is the 18th-century Sunehri Masjid. In 1739 Nadir Shah, the Persian invader, stood on its roof and watched his soldiers conduct a bloody massacre of Delhi’s inhabitants.