Delhi attractions

Top Choice Park in Greater Delhi & Gurgaon (Gurugram)

Mehrauli Archaeological Park

There are extraordinary riches scattered around Mehrauli, with more than 440 monuments – from the 10th century to the British era – dotting a forest and the village itself behind the forest. In the forest, most impr…
Top Choice Fort in Sunder Nagar, Nizamuddin & Lodi Colony

Purana Qila

Shh, whisper it quietly: this place is better than the Red Fort. Delhi's 'Old Fort' isn't as magnificent in size and grandeur, but it's far more pleasant to explore, with tree-shaded landscaped gardens to relax in, …
Top Choice Fort in Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad)

Red Fort

Founded by Emperor Shah Jahan and surrounded by a magnificent 18m-high wall, this fort took 10 years to construct (1638–48) and is rumoured to have had the decapitated bodies of prisoners built into the foundations …
Top Choice Monument in Sunder Nagar, Nizamuddin & Lodi Colony

Humayun’s Tomb

Humayun’s tomb is sublimely well proportioned, seeming to float above its symmetrical gardens. It's thought to have inspired the Taj Mahal, which it predates by 60 years. Constructed for the Mughal emperor in the mi…
Top Choice Mosque in Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad)

Jama Masjid

A beautiful pocket of calm at the heart of Old Delhi's mayhem, the capital's largest mosque is built on a 10m elevation. It can hold a mind-blowing 25,000 people. The marble and red-sandstone structure, known also a…
Top Choice Shrine in Sunder Nagar, Nizamuddin & Lodi Colony

Hazrat Nizam-ud-din Dargah

Visiting the marble shrine of Muslim Sufi saint Nizam-ud-din Auliya is Delhi's most mystical, magical experience. The dargah is hidden away in a tangle of bazaars selling rose petals, attars (perfumes) and offerings…
Top Choice Fort in Greater Delhi & Gurgaon (Gurugram)

Tughlaqabad

This magnificent 14th-century ruined fort, half reclaimed by jungle and gradually being encroached on by villages, was Delhi's third incarnation, built by Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq. The sultan poached workers from the S…
Top Choice Tower in Greater Delhi & Gurgaon (Gurugram)

Qutab Minar

The Qutab Minar that gives the complex its name is an unmissable, soaring Afghan-style victory tower and minaret, erected by sultan Qutb-ud-din in 1193 to proclaim his supremacy over the vanquished Hindu rulers of Q…
Top Choice Historic Site in Greater Delhi & Gurgaon (Gurugram)

Qutb Minar Complex

If you only have time to visit one of Delhi's ancient ruins, make it this. The first monuments here were erected by the sultans of Mehrauli, and subsequent rulers expanded on their work, hiring the finest craftspeop…
Top Choice Hindu Temple in Sunder Nagar, Nizamuddin & Lodi Colony

Akshardham Temple

Delhi's largest temple, the Gujarati Hindu Swaminarayan Group’s Akshardham Temple was built in 2005, and is breathtakingly lavish. Artisans used ancient techniques to carve the pale red sandstone into elaborate reli…