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Top Choice Park in Delhi

Mehrauli Archaeological Park

There are extraordinary riches scattered around Mehrauli, with over 440 monuments – from the 10th century to the British era – dotting a forest and the village itself. In the forest, most impressive are the time-rav…
Top Choice Historic Building in Delhi

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 Fort in Delhi

Red Fort

Founded by Emperor Shah Jahan and just a few decades older than the Palace of Versailles in France, this fort took 10 years to construct (1638–48). It had the decapitated bodies of prisoners built into the foundatio…
Top Choice Mosque in Delhi

Jama Masjid

A beautiful pocket of calm at the heart of Old Delhi's mayhem, India’s largest mosque is built on a 10m elevation, towering above the surrounding hubbub. It can hold a mind-blowing 25,000 people. The marble and red-…
Top Choice Shrine in Delhi

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 Historic Site in Delhi

Qutb Minar Complex

If you only have time to visit just 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 craft…
Top Choice Fort in Delhi

Tughlaqabad

This magnificent 14th-century ruin, 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 Sufi sai…
Top Choice Market in Delhi

Khan Market

Khan Market is Delhi's most upmarket shopping enclave, the most expensive place to rent a shop in India, and is favoured by the elite and expats. Its boutiques focus on fashion, books and homewares, and it's also a …
Top Choice Hindu Temple in Delhi

Akshardham Temple

In the eastern suburbs, 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…
Top Choice Sikh Temple in Delhi

Gurdwara Bangla Sahib

This magnificent, huge, white-marble gurdwara, topped by glinting golden onion domes, was constructed at the site where the eighth Sikh guru, Harkrishan Dev, stayed before his 1664 death. Despite his tender years, t…