Three Places of Delhi
is listed in
World Heritage Sites

World Heritage Sites in delhi

Humayun's Tomb

Qutub Minar

Red Fort

A majestic red sandstone mausoleum constructed in tribute the second Mughal king Humayun. The bricks of the tomb was laid under the supervision of Baga Begum (Wife of Humayun), who employed the services of the then renowned Persian architect Mirak Mirza Ghiyas. This marvel is built on 7m elevated symmetrical cube stone. Situated in between 20, 000 sq m garden, this tomb offers striking architectural feat that combines Persian, Turkish and Indian style. Its lush green garden is direct resemblance of the garden of paradise which contains 4 rivers;

the river of honey, water, wine and milk.

 

Its complex include mosques and lodging place for the patricians. A majestic dome that is 43 meters high is guild with finest quality brass at its crescent. Humayum tomb is one the finest example of Mughal’s superior architecture and timeless style that reflected the sentiments of public.

 

Location: Mathura Road, Opposite Dargah Nizamuddin,

New Delhi, Delhi 110013

Metro Station: JLN Stadium || Open: All Day || Timings: 6AM–6PM

Qutub Minar is the highest tower in Delhi built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak in 1193. It is built from red sandstone and depicts the signature style of the Mughal Empire. It contains 5 storeys with balcony, out of which the last two are made from fine quality marbles and sandstone.

 

It displays finely shaped stones which reflects three distinct style. tEmperor Aibak laid the foundation, and Itutmish who added three more storeys. Finally the last two storeys were completed by Firoz Shah Tuglak.

 

Located in Mehrauli, Qutub Minar and region surrounding is encapsulates the culture that was predominant during its era. You’ll be astonished to discover Mughal cuisines at the crowded lanes of Mehrauli and might even stumble onto a person who share the past ruler’s ancestry.

 

Location: Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030

Metro Station: Qutab Minar || Open: All Day

Timings: 7AM–5PM

A majestic and colossal fort which borrows its name from red stone used in its construction is a beautiful sight at the heart of Delhi. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1648, and served as the headquarters and residence for the empire for close to 200 years.

 

Designed as an impenetrable fortress with massive walls emerging from an artificial bank of river surrounding the fort. Now, this Indo-Islamic shaped monument has become an insignia of Indian culture and a high ground for Prime ministerial independent day speeches every year.

 

There is a drum house at the entrance where maestro’s played daily melody which is followed by Diwan-i-am (public courtroom) and Diwan-i-Khas (aristocratic courtroom). Special rang mahal, mumtaz mahal, khas mahal, tasbih khana, khwabgah and hammam are the major highlights inside the palace.

 

Location:Netaji Subhash Marg, Lal Qila, Chandni Chowk,

New Delhi, Delhi 110006

Metro Station: Lal Quila || Close: Monay || Timings: 9:30AM–4:30PM

Popular Monuments

Jama Masjid

Jantar Mantar

India Gate

Constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan, Jama Masjid was built immediately after the death of his wife and the eventual shift of the Mughal capital from Agra to Delhi. Located in Old Delhi, Jama Masjid is a glaring example of Islamic architecture, a magnum opus. Built from red sandstone and white marble, this masjid is a towering monument in chawri bazaar and is titled the largest masjid in India.

 

It is often used by the community for offering Friday congregational prayers and all tourists are welcome to visit during non-praying hours. One of the defining monuments of Indian as well as Mughal civilizations, this masjid has relics of Islamic importance like the ancient Quranic verses inscribed on a deer skin, the footmarks, sandals and red-beard of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.S).

 

Location:Meena Bazaar, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk,

New Delhi, Delhi 110006

Metro Station: Jama Masjid || Open: All Day

Timings: 7AM–12PM & 1:30–6:30PM

An observatory located in the parliament street, it was built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the year 1724 to observe and improve the studies of time and space. It was built preceding other observatory like Ujjain, Varanasi and Mathura to replace the former inaccurate tools of measurement of time.

 

Based on ancient astronomical mythologies, the monument houses astronomical tables which helps in sharply predicting the movement of the celestial bodies such as the sun, moon and other planets. Powerful ancient instruments that are unrivalled by today’s standard was built to trace the celestial history and predict it evolution. Samrat Yantra, Jayaprakash Yantra and Misra Yantra are a few tools among others which was imperially used. Jantar Mantar offers a breath of fresh air and is an amazing monument for lover of astronomy.

 

Location: Sansad Marg, Connaught Place,

New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Metro Station: Janpath || Open: All Day

Timings: 6AM–6PM

India gate is a war memorial built by Sir Edward Lutyen to pay homage to 82, 000 soldiers of the undivided Indian army who lost their lives fighting for the British Empire in World War I and Anglo-Afghan War. It is beautifully designed triumphal arch that looks astonishing from afar and has legends etched on its surface of the many soldiers.

 

Right below the arch, there is a reversed self-loading rifle that is erected from the ground and is capped by a war helmet. There are four urns each have the letters Amar Jyoti embossed on it with a golden font and a permanently burning flame to immortalize the spirit of soldiers. Tourists and residents flock here for the leisurely evening walk by the grass-carpeted pavements and boat rides by

the lake.

 

Location: Rajpath, India Gate,

New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Metro Station: Central Secretariat || Open: All Day

Timings: 12AM–12AM

Purana Qila

Lodhi Garden

Agrasen ki Baoli

One of the oldest fort in Delhi built by Humanyan of the Mughal Dynasty is believed to be built to preserve the civilizational relics of Indraprasthra. A city that is older than the epics and legends. Somewhere relating to 300 B.C. Located in the sanctuary of the quila sits a stepwell, a library and a finely crafted masjid.

 

Qila was forgotten after the Mughal’s decline but soon caught attention by the British viceroy Charles Hardinge. Who resolved to shift the capital of colonial India from Calcutta to Delhi. This move was made to please both the dominant community; Hindus and Muslims.

 

Indraprasthra was significant for its myths from the Mahabharat and Muslims preferred Delhi for the remnants of Mughal Empire.

 

Location: Mathura Rd, Near Delhi Zoo,

New Delhi, Delhi 110003

Metro Station: Pragati Maidan

Open: All Day Timings: 7AM–5AM

Reminiscent of the Lodi dynasty, Tomb of Sikandar Lodi was built by Ibrahim Lodi during 1517-18 A.D. in honour of his father Sultan Sikandar Lodi. Standing in southern part of Delhi in the Lodi Garden, this monument is built with enamelled tiles of various colour.

 

It has a striking resemblance to the architectural style of the Mughals but is overshadowed in grandeur and style.

There is abandoned mosque flanking the gateway which displays the verses of the Quran engraved on its tile.

 

Visiting this edifice is a transcendental experience due to pacifying breeze predominant in Lodi Garden and an unmatched serenity.

 

Location: Lodhi Rd, Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate,

New Delhi, Delhi 110003

Metro Station: Jor Bagh || Open: All Day

Timings: 7AM–5AM

This grand iconic step well is 108 steps well seeping deep into the Earth for rainwater harvesting. It was built by Maharaja Agrasen stretching at 15 metres width and 60 metres in length. It is believed to have been built at the time of Mahabharata, and surprisingly has a small enclosed masjid. It is beautiful site which will stir your spirit.

 

Regarding the name Agrasen Ki Baoli it should be stated that, in 1132 CE, an Agrawal poet named Vibudh Shridhar mentions, in his work Pasanahacariu, a wealthy and influential Agrawal merchant of Dhilli named Nattal Sahu, who was also a minister in the court of King Anang Pal III. Rebuilding the old Agrasen Ki Baoli would have been within the means of a well established and wealthy Agrawal community during the 14th century.

 

Location: Hailey Road, K G Marg,

New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Metro Station: Barakhamba Road || Open: All Day

Timings: 12AM–12AM

Safdarjung Tomb

Rashtrapati Bhavan

Tughlaqabad Fort

Built at the dying years of long ongoing Mughal glory, Safdarjung’s Tomb was laid by Nawab Shujau’d-Daulah in memory of his father Mirza Mupin Abdul Khan in 1753. This striking tomb reflects symmetry and aesthetic beauty. This double storied tomb has a courtyard, several apartments, and a masjid.

 

The garden adjoining the tomb is cut into four square which further sub-parted into 4 more squares and hence have the name chaar bagh which literally means four garden. The red and buff sandstone is the iconic symbol of the spirit of country during the reign of Mughals.

 

Location: Airforce Golf Course,

Delhi Race Club, New Delhi, Delhi 110021

Metro Station: Jor Bagh || Open: All Day

Timings: 7AM–5PM

Consisting of four floors and 340 rooms, with a floor area of 200,000 square feet, it was built using 1 billion bricks and 3,000,000 cu ft (85,000 m3) of stone with little steel. The design of the building fell into the time period of the Edwardian Baroque, a time at which emphasis was placed on the use of heavy classical motifs in order to emphasise power and imperial authority.

 

The design process of the mansion was long, complicated and politically charged. Lutyens' early designs were all starkly classical and entirely European in style.

 

Location: Rashtrapati Bhawan, President's Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110004

Metro Station: Central Secretariat

Close: Saturday, Sunday

Timings: 9:30AM–5:30PM

 

 

One of the most stunning edifices of the Tughlaq Dynasty is the Tuglakabad Fort. It was built by the founder of the dynasty; Ghiyas-ud-din-Tughlaq in 1321.

 

Surrounded by towering walls that rise 10-15 metres high, there are well-built chambers which was a hideout for sentries. To provide quick mobility during war, this fort had 52 gates, out of which only 13 remain now.

 

Location: Tughlaqabad Fort, Tughlakabad,

New Delhi, Delhi 110044

Metro Station: Tughlakabad

Open: All day | Timings: 7AM–5PM

Lesser known monuments

Mutiny Memorial is one of the recent built monument which has renaissance styled structure and spire emerging from the centre. It was constructed in the year 1863, by Public Works Department (Delhi Government) in honour of the soldiers of Delhi.

 

Location: Kamla Nehru Ridge, Civil Lines, Delhi 110007

Metro Station: Pul Bangash  ||  Open: All Day | Timings: 9AM–5PM

Mutiny Memorial

Dara Shikoh Library was a lofty gift to the son. He was the favourite and the crown wished that Dara Shikoh stayed in close proximity to the helm. This library was the sacred retreat of Prince Dara Shikoh who commissioned the translation of several books from Sanskrit to Persian.

 

Location: Lothian Rd, Mori Gate, New Delhi, Delhi 110006

Metro Station: Kashmiri Gate  ||  Open: All Day  ||  Timings: 10AM–5PM

Dara Shikoh Library

One of the lesser-known monuments in the capital is a glaring example of varied heritage of Delhi. Kaushar Minar towers at 50 ft. height and is located in urban village of Delhi. This three storey minars have numerous figures carved on its wall and ceiling.

 

Location: Deep Enclave, Hastsal Village, Uttam Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110059

Metro Station: Uttam Nagar West  ||  Open: All day | Timings: 12AM–12AM

Kaushar Minar or Hastsal Minar

Mohammad Quli Khan was the foster-brother of Emperor Akbar and this tomb was built to commensurate Quli Khan. History about the tomb or the prince as well. This tomb has quranic verses inscribed on it and possess striking similarity with other tombs in Delhi.

 

Location: Seth Sarai, Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030

Metro Station: Qutub Minar  ||  Open: All Day | Timings: 10AM–5PM

Tomb of Mohd Quli Khan

Lal Gumbad directly translates into Tomb of iron rings which was built as a resting ground for Shaikh Kabbiruddin Aulliya. He was 14th disciple of Sufi saint, Shaikh Chirag-i-Dilli. Shaikh is titled designated to learned sage of the Islamic community.

 

Location: Maharishi Dayanand Marg, Lal Gumbad Basti, Sadhna Enclave, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi, Delhi 110017  ||  Metro Station: Hauz Khas || Open: All Day | Timings: 8AM–9PM

Lal Gumbad

One of ancient tombs of the Lodi Dynasty, Gol Gumbad is architectural spectacle that sits aside the busy Lodhi road and attract the attention of the most wistful eyes.

 

Location: T-395/2D, Dildar Nagar, Nizamudd, Lodhi Rd, Nizamuddin, Nizammudin West Slum, CGO Complex, Nizamuddin West, New Delhi, Delhi-110013

Metro Station: JLN Stadium  ||  Open: All day  ||  Timings: 9AM–5:30PM

Gol Gumbad

This monument belongs to lodi period. Nothing is know about Bijri Khan. The tomb has arched entrances containing doorways with brackets on architraves, a typical characteristic of Lodi period architecture.

 

Location: 969, Sri Venkateshwara Mandir Marg, Sector 2, RK Puram, New Delhi, Delhi 110022

Metro Station: R.K. Puram  ||  Open: All day | Timings: 10AM–5PM

Bijri Khan's Tomb

Delhi Gate is the southern gate of many in the historic walled city of (Old) Delhi, or Shahjahanabad. The gate links the New Delhi city with the old walled city of Delhi. It stands in the middle of the road, at the end of Netaji Subhash Chandra Road.

 

Location: Netaji Subhash Marg, Dariya Ganj, New Delhi, Delhi 110006

Metro Station: Delhi Gate  ||  Open: All day | Timings: 12AM–12AM

Delhi Gate

Maqbara Paik literally means 'tomb constructed for a messenger. It's a Lodhi period monument and constructed in lakhauri brick masonry finished with lime plaster.

 

Location: Bhalswa Jahangirpuri, Jahangirpuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110033

Metro Station: Jahangirpuri  ||  Open: All Day  ||  Timings: 7AM–5PM

Maqbara Paik

It was constructed in 1748 for Qudsia Begum, the mother of Mughal emperor Ahmad Shah Bahadur. It is situated north of the old city. Formerly a splendid palace, it belonged to the heir apparent before falling into disrepair.

 

Location: Prema Kunj, Railway Colony, Civil Lines, New Delhi, Delhi 110054

Metro Station: Kashmiri Gate  ||  Open: All Day | Timings: 12AM-12AM

Baradari at Qudsia Garden

Copyright © 2020 ghoomodelhi. All Rights Reserved

Three Places of Delhi

is listed in

World Heritage Sites

World Heritage Sites in Delhi

Humayun's Tomb

Qutub Minar

Red Fort

A majestic red sandstone mausoleum constructed in tribute the second Mughal king Humayun. The bricks of the tomb was laid under the supervision of Baga Begum (Wife of Humayun), who employed the services of the then renowned Persian architect Mirak Mirza Ghiyas. This marvel is built on 7m elevated symmetrical cube stone. Situated in between 20, 000 sq m garden, this tomb offers striking architectural feat that combines Persian, Turkish and Indian style. Its lush green garden is direct resemblance of the garden of paradise which contains 4 rivers;

the river of honey, water, wine and milk.

 

Its complex include mosques and lodging place for the patricians. A majestic dome that is 43 meters high is guild with finest quality brass at its crescent. Humayum tomb is one the finest example of Mughal’s superior architecture and timeless style that reflected the sentiments of public.

 

Location: Mathura Road, Opposite Dargah Nizamuddin,

New Delhi, Delhi 110013

Metro Station: JLN Stadium || Open: All Day || Timings: 6AM–6PM

Qutub Minar is the highest tower in Delhi built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak in 1193. It is built from red sandstone and depicts the signature style of the Mughal Empire. It contains 5 storeys with balcony, out of which the last two are made from fine quality marbles and sandstone.

 

It displays finely shaped stones which reflects three distinct style. tEmperor Aibak laid the foundation, and Itutmish who added three more storeys. Finally the last two storeys were completed by Firoz Shah Tuglak.

 

Located in Mehrauli, Qutub Minar and region surrounding is encapsulates the culture that was predominant during its era. You’ll be astonished to discover Mughal cuisines at the crowded lanes of Mehrauli and might even stumble onto a person who share the past ruler’s ancestry.

 

Location: Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030

Metro Station: Qutab Minar || Open: All Day

Timings: 7AM–5PM

A majestic and colossal fort which borrows its name from red stone used in its construction is a beautiful sight at the heart of Delhi. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1648, and served as the headquarters and residence for the empire for close to 200 years.

 

Designed as an impenetrable fortress with massive walls emerging from an artificial bank of river surrounding the fort. Now, this Indo-Islamic shaped monument has become an insignia of Indian culture and a high ground for Prime ministerial independent day speeches every year.

 

There is a drum house at the entrance where maestro’s played daily melody which is followed by Diwan-i-am (public courtroom) and Diwan-i-Khas (aristocratic courtroom). Special rang mahal, mumtaz mahal, khas mahal, tasbih khana, khwabgah and hammam are the major highlights inside the palace.

 

Location:Netaji Subhash Marg, Lal Qila, Chandni Chowk,

New Delhi, Delhi 110006

Metro Station: Lal Quila || Close: Monay || Timings: 9:30AM–4:30PM

Popular Monuments

Jama Masjid

Jantar Mantar

India Gate

Constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan, Jama Masjid was built immediately after the death of his wife and the eventual shift of the Mughal capital from Agra to Delhi. Located in Old Delhi, Jama Masjid is a glaring example of Islamic architecture, a magnum opus. Built from red sandstone and white marble, this masjid is a towering monument in chawri bazaar and is titled the largest masjid in India.

 

It is often used by the community for offering Friday congregational prayers and all tourists are welcome to visit during non-praying hours. One of the defining monuments of Indian as well as Mughal civilizations, this masjid has relics of Islamic importance like the ancient Quranic verses inscribed on a deer skin, the footmarks, sandals and red-beard of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.S).

 

Location:Meena Bazaar, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk,

New Delhi, Delhi 110006

Metro Station: Jama Masjid || Open: All Day

Timings: 7AM–12PM & 1:30–6:30PM

An observatory located in the parliament street, it was built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the year 1724 to observe and improve the studies of time and space. It was built preceding other observatory like Ujjain, Varanasi and Mathura to replace the former inaccurate tools of measurement of time.

 

Based on ancient astronomical mythologies, the monument houses astronomical tables which helps in sharply predicting the movement of the celestial bodies such as the sun, moon and other planets. Powerful ancient instruments that are unrivalled by today’s standard was built to trace the celestial history and predict it evolution. Samrat Yantra, Jayaprakash Yantra and Misra Yantra are a few tools among others which was imperially used. Jantar Mantar offers a breath of fresh air and is an amazing monument for lover of astronomy.

 

Location: Sansad Marg, Connaught Place,

New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Metro Station: Janpath || Open: All Day

Timings: 6AM–6PM

India gate is a war memorial built by Sir Edward Lutyen to pay homage to 82, 000 soldiers of the undivided Indian army who lost their lives fighting for the British Empire in World War I and Anglo-Afghan War. It is beautifully designed triumphal arch that looks astonishing from afar and has legends etched on its surface of the many soldiers.

 

Right below the arch, there is a reversed self-loading rifle that is erected from the ground and is capped by a war helmet. There are four urns each have the letters Amar Jyoti embossed on it with a golden font and a permanently burning flame to immortalize the spirit of soldiers. Tourists and residents flock here for the leisurely evening walk by the grass-carpeted pavements and boat rides by

the lake.

 

Location: Rajpath, India Gate,

New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Metro Station: Central Secretariat || Open: All Day

Timings: 12AM–12AM

Purana Qila

Lodhi Garden

Agrasen ki Baoli

One of the oldest fort in Delhi built by Humanyan of the Mughal Dynasty is believed to be built to preserve the civilizational relics of Indraprasthra. A city that is older than the epics and legends. Somewhere relating to 300 B.C. Located in the sanctuary of the quila sits a stepwell, a library and a finely crafted masjid.

 

Qila was forgotten after the Mughal’s decline but soon caught attention by the British viceroy Charles Hardinge. Who resolved to shift the capital of colonial India from Calcutta to Delhi. This move was made to please both the dominant community; Hindus and Muslims.

 

Indraprasthra was significant for its myths from the Mahabharat and Muslims preferred Delhi for the remnants of Mughal Empire.

 

Location: Mathura Rd, Near Delhi Zoo,

New Delhi, Delhi 110003

Metro Station: Pragati Maidan

Open: All Day Timings: 7AM–5AM

Reminiscent of the Lodi dynasty, Tomb of Sikandar Lodi was built by Ibrahim Lodi during 1517-18 A.D. in honour of his father Sultan Sikandar Lodi. Standing in southern part of Delhi in the Lodi Garden, this monument is built with enamelled tiles of various colour.

 

It has a striking resemblance to the architectural style of the Mughals but is overshadowed in grandeur and style.

There is abandoned mosque flanking the gateway which displays the verses of the Quran engraved on its tile.

 

Visiting this edifice is a transcendental experience due to pacifying breeze predominant in Lodi Garden and an unmatched serenity.

 

Location: Lodhi Rd, Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate,

New Delhi, Delhi 110003

Metro Station: Jor Bagh || Open: All Day

Timings: 7AM–5AM

This grand iconic step well is 108 steps well seeping deep into the Earth for rainwater harvesting. It was built by Maharaja Agrasen stretching at 15 metres width and 60 metres in length. It is believed to have been built at the time of Mahabharata, and surprisingly has a small enclosed masjid. It is beautiful site which will stir your spirit.

 

Regarding the name Agrasen Ki Baoli it should be stated that, in 1132 CE, an Agrawal poet named Vibudh Shridhar mentions, in his work Pasanahacariu, a wealthy and influential Agrawal merchant of Dhilli named Nattal Sahu, who was also a minister in the court of King Anang Pal III. Rebuilding the old Agrasen Ki Baoli would have been within the means of a well established and wealthy Agrawal community during the 14th century.

 

Location: Hailey Road, K G Marg,

New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Metro Station: Barakhamba Road || Open: All Day

Timings: 12AM–12AM

Safdarjung Tomb

Rashtrapati Bhavan

Tughlaqabad Fort

Built at the dying years of long ongoing Mughal glory, Safdarjung’s Tomb was laid by Nawab Shujau’d-Daulah in memory of his father Mirza Mupin Abdul Khan in 1753. This striking tomb reflects symmetry and aesthetic beauty. This double storied tomb has a courtyard, several apartments, and a masjid.

 

The garden adjoining the tomb is cut into four square which further sub-parted into 4 more squares and hence have the name chaar bagh which literally means four garden. The red and buff sandstone is the iconic symbol of the spirit of country during the reign of Mughals.

 

Location: Airforce Golf Course,

Delhi Race Club, New Delhi, Delhi 110021

Metro Station: Jor Bagh || Open: All Day

Timings: 7AM–5PM

Consisting of four floors and 340 rooms, with a floor area of 200,000 square feet, it was built using 1 billion bricks and 3,000,000 cu ft (85,000 m3) of stone with little steel. The design of the building fell into the time period of the Edwardian Baroque, a time at which emphasis was placed on the use of heavy classical motifs in order to emphasise power and imperial authority.

 

The design process of the mansion was long, complicated and politically charged. Lutyens' early designs were all starkly classical and entirely European in style.

 

Location: Rashtrapati Bhawan, President's Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110004

Metro Station: Central Secretariat

Close: Saturday, Sunday

Timings: 9:30AM–5:30PM

 

 

One of the most stunning edifices of the Tughlaq Dynasty is the Tuglakabad Fort. It was built by the founder of the dynasty; Ghiyas-ud-din-Tughlaq in 1321.

 

Surrounded by towering walls that rise 10-15 metres high, there are well-built chambers which was a hideout for sentries. To provide quick mobility during war, this fort had 52 gates, out of which only 13 remain now.

 

Location: Tughlaqabad Fort, Tughlakabad,

New Delhi, Delhi 110044

Metro Station: Tughlakabad

Open: All day | Timings: 7AM–5PM

Lesser known monuments

Mutiny Memorial is one of the recent built monument which has renaissance styled structure and spire emerging from the centre. It was constructed in the year 1863, by Public Works Department (Delhi Government) in honour of the soldiers of Delhi.

 

Location: Kamla Nehru Ridge, Civil Lines, Delhi 110007

Metro Station: Pul Bangash  ||  Open: All Day | Timings: 9AM–5PM

Mutiny Memorial

Dara Shikoh Library was a lofty gift to the son. He was the favourite and the crown wished that Dara Shikoh stayed in close proximity to the helm. This library was the sacred retreat of Prince Dara Shikoh who commissioned the translation of several books from Sanskrit to Persian.

 

Location: Lothian Rd, Mori Gate, New Delhi, Delhi 110006

Metro Station: Kashmiri Gate  ||  Open: All Day  ||  Timings: 10AM–5PM

Dara Shikoh Library

One of the lesser-known monuments in the capital is a glaring example of varied heritage of Delhi. Kaushar Minar towers at 50 ft. height and is located in urban village of Delhi. This three storey minars have numerous figures carved on its wall and ceiling.

 

Location: Deep Enclave, Hastsal Village, Uttam Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110059

Metro Station: Uttam Nagar West  ||  Open: All day | Timings: 12AM–12AM

 

Kaushar Minar or Hastsal Minar

Mohammad Quli Khan was the foster-brother of Emperor Akbar and this tomb was built to commensurate Quli Khan. History about the tomb or the prince as well. This tomb has quranic verses inscribed on it and possess striking similarity with other tombs in Delhi.

 

Location: Seth Sarai, Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030

Metro Station: Qutub Minar  ||  Open: All Day | Timings: 10AM–5PM

Tomb of Mohd Quli Khan

Lal Gumbad directly translates into Tomb of iron rings which was built as a resting ground for Shaikh Kabbiruddin Aulliya. He was 14th disciple of Sufi saint, Shaikh Chirag-i-Dilli. Shaikh is titled designated to learned sage of the Islamic community.

 

Location: Maharishi Dayanand Marg, Lal Gumbad Basti, Sadhna Enclave, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi, Delhi 110017  ||  Metro Station: Hauz Khas || Open: All Day | Timings: 8AM–9PM

Lal Gumbad

One of ancient tombs of the Lodi Dynasty, Gol Gumbad is architectural spectacle that sits aside the busy Lodhi road and attract the attention of the most wistful eyes.

 

Location: T-395/2D, Dildar Nagar, Nizamudd, Lodhi Rd, Nizamuddin, Nizammudin West Slum, CGO Complex, Nizamuddin West, New Delhi, Delhi-110013

Metro Station: JLN Stadium  ||  Open: All day  ||  Timings: 9AM–5:30PM

Gol Gumbad

This monument belongs to lodi period. Nothing is know about Bijri Khan. The tomb has arched entrances containing doorways with brackets on architraves, a typical characteristic of Lodi period architecture.

 

Location: 969, Sri Venkateshwara Mandir Marg, Sector 2, RK Puram, New Delhi, Delhi 110022

Metro Station: R.K. Puram  ||  Open: All day | Timings: 10AM–5PM

Bijri Khan's Tomb

Delhi Gate is the southern gate of many in the historic walled city of (Old) Delhi, or Shahjahanabad. The gate links the New Delhi city with the old walled city of Delhi. It stands in the middle of the road, at the end of Netaji Subhash Chandra Road.

 

Location: Netaji Subhash Marg, Dariya Ganj, New Delhi, Delhi 110006

Metro Station: Delhi Gate  ||  Open: All day | Timings: 12AM–12AM

Delhi Gate

Maqbara Paik literally means 'tomb constructed for a messenger. It's a Lodhi period monument and constructed in lakhauri brick masonry finished with lime plaster.

 

Location: Bhalswa Jahangirpuri, Jahangirpuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110033

Metro Station: Jahangirpuri  ||  Open: All Day  ||  Timings: 7AM–5PM

Maqbara Paik

It was constructed in 1748 for Qudsia Begum, the mother of Mughal emperor Ahmad Shah Bahadur. It is situated north of the old city. Formerly a splendid palace, it belonged to the heir apparent before falling into disrepair.

 

Location: Prema Kunj, Railway Colony, Civil Lines, New Delhi, Delhi 110054

Metro Station: Kashmiri Gate  ||  Open: All Day | Timings: 12AM-12AM

Baradari at Qudsia Garden

Copyright © 2020 ghoomodelhi. All Rights Reserved

Three Places of Delhi

is listed in

World Heritage Sites

World Heritage Sites in Delhi

Humayun's Tomb

Qutub Minar

A majestic red sandstone mausoleum constructed in tribute the second Mughal king Humayun. The bricks of the tomb was laid under the supervision of Baga Begum (Wife of Humayun), who employed the services of the then renowned Persian architect Mirak Mirza Ghiyas. This marvel is built on 7m elevated symmetrical cube stone. Situated in between 20, 000 sq m garden, this tomb offers striking architectural feat that combines Persian, Turkish and Indian style. Its lush green garden is direct resemblance of the garden of paradise which contains 4 rivers;

the river of honey, water, wine and milk.

 

Its complex include mosques and lodging place for the patricians. A majestic dome that is 43 meters high is guild with finest quality brass at its crescent. Humayum tomb is one the finest example of Mughal’s superior architecture and timeless style that reflected the sentiments of public.

 

Location: Mathura Road, Opposite Dargah Nizamuddin,

New Delhi, Delhi 110013

Metro Station: JLN Stadium || Open: All Day || Timings: 6AM–6PM

Qutub Minar is the highest tower in Delhi built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak in 1193. It is built from red sandstone and depicts the signature style of the Mughal Empire. It contains 5 storeys with balcony, out of which the last two are made from fine quality marbles and sandstone.

 

It displays finely shaped stones which reflects three distinct style. tEmperor Aibak laid the foundation, and Itutmish who added three more storeys. Finally the last two storeys were completed by Firoz Shah Tuglak.

 

Located in Mehrauli, Qutub Minar and region surrounding is encapsulates the culture that was predominant during its era. You’ll be astonished to discover Mughal cuisines at the crowded lanes of Mehrauli and might even stumble onto a person who share the past ruler’s ancestry.

 

Location: Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030

Metro Station: Qutab Minar || Open: All Day

Timings: 7AM–5PM

Red Fort

A majestic and colossal fort which borrows its name from red stone used in its construction is a beautiful sight at the heart of Delhi. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1648, and served as the headquarters and residence for the empire for close to 200 years.

 

Designed as an impenetrable fortress with massive walls emerging from an artificial bank of river surrounding the fort. Now, this Indo-Islamic shaped monument has become an insignia of Indian culture and a high ground for Prime ministerial independent day speeches every year.

 

There is a drum house at the entrance where maestro’s played daily melody which is followed by Diwan-i-am (public courtroom) and Diwan-i-Khas (aristocratic courtroom). Special rang mahal, mumtaz mahal, khas mahal, tasbih khana, khwabgah and hammam are the major highlights inside the palace.

 

Location:Netaji Subhash Marg, Lal Qila, Chandni Chowk,

New Delhi, Delhi 110006

Metro Station: Lal Quila || Close: Monay || Timings: 9:30AM–4:30PM

Popular Monuments

Jantar Mantar

India Gate

An observatory located in the parliament street, it was built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the year 1724 to observe and improve the studies of time and space. It was built preceding other observatory like Ujjain, Varanasi and Mathura to replace the former inaccurate tools of measurement of time.

 

Based on ancient astronomical mythologies, the monument houses astronomical tables which helps in sharply predicting the movement of the celestial bodies such as the sun, moon and other planets. Powerful ancient instruments that are unrivalled by today’s standard was built to trace the celestial history and predict it evolution. Samrat Yantra, Jayaprakash Yantra and Misra Yantra are a few tools among others which was imperially used. Jantar Mantar offers a breath of fresh air and is an amazing monument for lover of astronomy.

 

Location: Sansad Marg, Connaught Place,

New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Metro Station: Janpath || Open: All Day

Timings: 6AM–6PM

India gate is a war memorial built by Sir Edward Lutyen to pay homage to 82, 000 soldiers of the undivided Indian army who lost their lives fighting for the British Empire in World War I and Anglo-Afghan War. It is beautifully designed triumphal arch that looks astonishing from afar and has legends etched on its surface of the many soldiers.

 

Right below the arch, there is a reversed self-loading rifle that is erected from the ground and is capped by a war helmet. There are four urns each have the letters Amar Jyoti embossed on it with a golden font and a permanently burning flame to immortalize the spirit of soldiers. Tourists and residents flock here for the leisurely evening walk by the grass-carpeted pavements and boat rides by

the lake.

 

Location: Rajpath, India Gate,

New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Metro Station: Central Secretariat || Open: All Day

Timings: 12AM–12AM

Jama Masjid

Constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan, Jama Masjid was built immediately after the death of his wife and the eventual shift of the Mughal capital from Agra to Delhi. Located in Old Delhi, Jama Masjid is a glaring example of Islamic architecture, a magnum opus. Built from red sandstone and white marble, this masjid is a towering monument in chawri bazaar and is titled the largest masjid in India.

 

It is often used by the community for offering Friday congregational prayers and all tourists are welcome to visit during non-praying hours. One of the defining monuments of Indian as well as Mughal civilizations, this masjid has relics of Islamic importance like the ancient Quranic verses inscribed on a deer skin, the footmarks, sandals and red-beard of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.S).

 

Location:Meena Bazaar, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk,

New Delhi, Delhi 110006

Metro Station: Jama Masjid || Open: All Day

Timings: 7AM–12PM & 1:30–6:30PM

Purana Qila

Agrasen ki Baoli

One of the oldest fort in Delhi built by Humanyan of the Mughal Dynasty is believed to be built to preserve the civilizational relics of Indraprasthra. A city that is older than the epics and legends. Somewhere relating to 300 B.C. Located in the sanctuary of the quila sits a stepwell, a library and a finely crafted masjid.

 

Qila was forgotten after the Mughal’s decline but soon caught attention by the British viceroy Charles Hardinge. Who resolved to shift the capital of colonial India from Calcutta to Delhi. This move was made to please both the dominant community; Hindus and Muslims.

 

Indraprasthra was significant for its myths from the Mahabharat and Muslims preferred Delhi for the remnants of Mughal Empire.

 

Location: Mathura Rd, Near Delhi Zoo,

New Delhi, Delhi 110003

Metro Station: Pragati Maidan

Open: All Day Timings: 7AM–5AM

This grand iconic step well is 108 steps well seeping deep into the Earth for rainwater harvesting. It was built by Maharaja Agrasen stretching at 15 metres width and 60 metres in length. It is believed to have been built at the time of Mahabharata, and surprisingly has a small enclosed masjid. It is beautiful site which will stir your spirit.

 

Regarding the name Agrasen Ki Baoli it should be stated that, in 1132 CE, an Agrawal poet named Vibudh Shridhar mentions, in his work Pasanahacariu, a wealthy and influential Agrawal merchant of Dhilli named Nattal Sahu, who was also a minister in the court of King Anang Pal III. Rebuilding the old Agrasen Ki Baoli would have been within the means of a well established and wealthy Agrawal community during the 14th century.

 

Location: Hailey Road, K G Marg,

New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Metro Station: Barakhamba Road || Open: All Day

Timings: 12AM–12AM

Lodhi Garden

Reminiscent of the Lodi dynasty, Tomb of Sikandar Lodi was built by Ibrahim Lodi during 1517-18 A.D. in honour of his father Sultan Sikandar Lodi. Standing in southern part of Delhi in the Lodi Garden, this monument is built with enamelled tiles of various colour.

 

It has a striking resemblance to the architectural style of the Mughals but is overshadowed in grandeur and style.

There is abandoned mosque flanking the gateway which displays the verses of the Quran engraved on its tile.

 

Visiting this edifice is a transcendental experience due to pacifying breeze predominant in Lodi Garden and an unmatched serenity.

 

Location: Lodhi Rd, Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate,

New Delhi, Delhi 110003

Metro Station: Jor Bagh || Open: All Day

Timings: 7AM–5AM

Rashtrapati Bhavan

Tughlaqabad Fort

Consisting of four floors and 340 rooms, with a floor area of 200,000 square feet, it was built using 1 billion bricks and 3,000,000 cu ft (85,000 m3) of stone with little steel. The design of the building fell into the time period of the Edwardian Baroque, a time at which emphasis was placed on the use of heavy classical motifs in order to emphasise power and imperial authority.

 

The design process of the mansion was long, complicated and politically charged. Lutyens' early designs were all starkly classical and entirely European in style.

 

Location: Rashtrapati Bhawan, President's Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110004

Metro Station: Central Secretariat

Close: Saturday, Sunday

Timings: 9:30AM–5:30PM

One of the most stunning edifices of the Tughlaq Dynasty is the Tuglakabad Fort. It was built by the founder of the dynasty; Ghiyas-ud-din-Tughlaq in 1321.

 

Surrounded by towering walls that rise 10-15 metres high, there are well-built chambers which was a hideout for sentries. To provide quick mobility during war, this fort had 52 gates, out of which only 13 remain now.

 

Location: Tughlaqabad Fort, Tughlakabad,

New Delhi, Delhi 110044

Metro Station: Tughlakabad

Open: All day | Timings: 7AM–5PM

Safdarjung Tomb

Built at the dying years of long ongoing Mughal glory, Safdarjung’s Tomb was laid by Nawab Shujau’d-Daulah in memory of his father Mirza Mupin Abdul Khan in 1753. This striking tomb reflects symmetry and aesthetic beauty. This double storied tomb has a courtyard, several apartments, and a masjid.

 

The garden adjoining the tomb is cut into four square which further sub-parted into 4 more squares and hence have the name chaar bagh which literally means four garden. The red and buff sandstone is the iconic symbol of the spirit of country during the reign of Mughals.

 

Location: Airforce Golf Course,

Delhi Race Club, New Delhi, Delhi 110021

Metro Station: Jor Bagh || Open: All Day

Timings: 7AM–5PM

Lesser known monuments

Mutiny Memorial

Dara Shikoh Library

Mutiny Memorial is one of the recent built monument which has renaissance styled structure and spire emerging from the centre. It was constructed in the year 1863, by Public Works Department (Delhi Government) in honour of the soldiers of Delhi.

 

Location: Kamla Nehru Ridge, Civil Lines, Delhi 110007   ||  Metro Station: Pul Bangash  ||  Open: All Day  ||  Timings: 9AM–5PM

Dara Shikoh Library was a lofty gift to the son. He was the favourite and the crown wished that Dara Shikoh stayed in close proximity to the helm. This library was the sacred retreat of Prince Dara Shikoh who commissioned the translation of several books from Sanskrit to Persian.

 

Location: Lothian Rd, Mori Gate, New Delhi, Delhi 110006  ||  Metro Station: Kashmiri Gate  ||  Open: All Day  ||  Timings: 10AM–5PM

Kaushar Minar or Hastsal Minar

Tomb of Mohd Quli Khan

One of the lesser-known monuments in the capital is a glaring example of varied heritage of Delhi. Kaushar Minar towers at 50 ft. height and is located in urban village of Delhi. This three storey minars have numerous figures carved on its wall and ceiling.

 

Location: Deep Enclave, Hastsal Village, Uttam Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110059  ||  Metro Station: Uttam Nagar West  ||  Open: All day | Timings: 12AM–12AM

Mohammad Quli Khan was the foster-brother of Emperor Akbar and this tomb was built to commensurate Quli Khan. History about the tomb or the prince as well. This tomb has quranic verses inscribed on it and possess striking similarity with other tombs in Delhi.

 

Location: Seth Sarai, Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030  ||  Metro Station: Qutub Minar  ||  Open: All Day | Timings: 10AM–5PM

Lal Gumbad

Gol Gumbad

Lal Gumbad directly translates into Tomb of iron rings which was built as a resting ground for Shaikh Kabbiruddin Aulliya. He was 14th disciple of Sufi saint, Shaikh Chirag-i-Dilli. Shaikh is titled designated to learned sage of the Islamic community.

 

Location: Maharishi Dayanand Marg, Lal Gumbad Basti, Sadhna Enclave, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi, Delhi 110017  ||  Metro Station: Hauz Khas || Open: All Day | Timings: 8AM–9PM

One of ancient tombs of the Lodi Dynasty, Gol Gumbad is architectural spectacle that sits aside the busy Lodhi road and attract the attention of the most wistful eyes.

 

Location: T-395/2D, Dildar Nagar, Nizamudd, Lodhi Rd, Nizamuddin, Nizammudin West Slum, CGO Complex, Nizamuddin West, New Delhi, Delhi-110013  ||  Metro Station: JLN Stadium  ||  Open: All day  ||  Timings: 9AM–5:30PM

Bijri Khan's Tomb

Delhi Gate

This monument belongs to lodi period. Nothing is know about Bijri Khan. The tomb has arched entrances containing doorways with brackets on architraves, a typical characteristic of Lodi period architecture.

 

Location: 969, Sri Venkateshwara Mandir Marg, Sector 2, RK Puram, New Delhi, Delhi 110022

Metro Station: R.K. Puram  ||  Open: All day | Timings: 10AM–5PM

Delhi Gate is the southern gate of many in the historic walled city of (Old) Delhi, or Shahjahanabad. The gate links the New Delhi city with the old walled city of Delhi. It stands in the middle of the road, at the end of Netaji Subhash Chandra Road.

 

Location: Netaji Subhash Marg, Dariya Ganj, New Delhi, Delhi 110006  ||  Metro Station: Delhi Gate  ||  Open: All day | Timings: 12AM–12AM

Maqbara Paik

Baradari at Qudsia Garden

Maqbara Paik literally means 'tomb constructed for a messenger. It's a Lodhi period monument and constructed in lakhauri brick masonry finished with lime plaster.

 

Location: Bhalswa Jahangirpuri, Jahangirpuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110033  ||  Metro Station: Jahangirpuri  ||  Open: All Day  ||  Timings: 7AM–5PM

It was constructed in 1748 for Qudsia Begum, the mother of Mughal emperor Ahmad Shah Bahadur. It is situated north of the old city. Formerly a splendid palace, it belonged to the heir apparent before falling into disrepair.

 

Location: Prema Kunj, Railway Colony, Civil Lines, New Delhi, Delhi 110054  ||  Metro Station: Kashmiri Gate  ||  Open: All Day | Timings: 12AM-12AM

Copyright © 2020 ghoomodelhi. All Rights Reserved

Three Places of Delhi

is listed in

World Heritage Sites

World Heritage Sites in Delhi

Humayun's Tomb

Qutub Minar

A majestic red sandstone mausoleum constructed in tribute the second Mughal king Humayun. The bricks of the tomb was laid under the supervision of Baga Begum (Wife of Humayun), who employed the services of the then renowned Persian architect Mirak Mirza Ghiyas. This marvel is built on 7m elevated symmetrical cube stone. Situated in between 20, 000 sq m garden, this tomb offers striking architectural feat that combines Persian, Turkish and Indian style. Its lush green garden is direct resemblance of the garden of paradise which contains 4 rivers;

the river of honey, water, wine and milk.

 

Its complex include mosques and lodging place for the patricians. A majestic dome that is 43 meters high is guild with finest quality brass at its crescent. Humayum tomb is one the finest example of Mughal’s superior architecture and timeless style that reflected the sentiments of public.

 

Location: Mathura Road, Opposite Dargah Nizamuddin,

New Delhi, Delhi 110013

Metro Station: JLN Stadium || Open: All Day || Timings: 6AM–6PM

Qutub Minar is the highest tower in Delhi built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak in 1193. It is built from red sandstone and depicts the signature style of the Mughal Empire. It contains 5 storeys with balcony, out of which the last two are made from fine quality marbles and sandstone.

 

It displays finely shaped stones which reflects three distinct style. tEmperor Aibak laid the foundation, and Itutmish who added three more storeys. Finally the last two storeys were completed by Firoz Shah Tuglak.

 

Located in Mehrauli, Qutub Minar and region surrounding is encapsulates the culture that was predominant during its era. You’ll be astonished to discover Mughal cuisines at the crowded lanes of Mehrauli and might even stumble onto a person who share the past ruler’s ancestry.

 

Location: Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030

Metro Station: Qutab Minar || Open: All Day

Timings: 7AM–5PM

Red Fort

A majestic and colossal fort which borrows its name from red stone used in its construction is a beautiful sight at the heart of Delhi. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1648, and served as the headquarters and residence for the empire for close to 200 years.

 

Designed as an impenetrable fortress with massive walls emerging from an artificial bank of river surrounding the fort. Now, this Indo-Islamic shaped monument has become an insignia of Indian culture and a high ground for Prime ministerial independent day speeches every year.

 

There is a drum house at the entrance where maestro’s played daily melody which is followed by Diwan-i-am (public courtroom) and Diwan-i-Khas (aristocratic courtroom). Special rang mahal, mumtaz mahal, khas mahal, tasbih khana, khwabgah and hammam are the major highlights inside the palace.

 

Location:Netaji Subhash Marg, Lal Qila, Chandni Chowk,

New Delhi, Delhi 110006

Metro Station: Lal Quila || Close: Monay || Timings: 9:30AM–4:30PM

Popular Monuments

Jantar Mantar

India Gate

An observatory located in the parliament street, it was built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the year 1724 to observe and improve the studies of time and space. It was built preceding other observatory like Ujjain, Varanasi and Mathura to replace the former inaccurate tools of measurement of time.

 

Based on ancient astronomical mythologies, the monument houses astronomical tables which helps in sharply predicting the movement of the celestial bodies such as the sun, moon and other planets. Powerful ancient instruments that are unrivalled by today’s standard was built to trace the celestial history and predict it evolution. Samrat Yantra, Jayaprakash Yantra and Misra Yantra are a few tools among others which was imperially used. Jantar Mantar offers a breath of fresh air and is an amazing monument for lover of astronomy.

 

Location: Sansad Marg, Connaught Place,

New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Metro Station: Janpath || Open: All Day

Timings: 6AM–6PM

India gate is a war memorial built by Sir Edward Lutyen to pay homage to 82, 000 soldiers of the undivided Indian army who lost their lives fighting for the British Empire in World War I and Anglo-Afghan War. It is beautifully designed triumphal arch that looks astonishing from afar and has legends etched on its surface of the many soldiers.

 

Right below the arch, there is a reversed self-loading rifle that is erected from the ground and is capped by a war helmet. There are four urns each have the letters Amar Jyoti embossed on it with a golden font and a permanently burning flame to immortalize the spirit of soldiers. Tourists and residents flock here for the leisurely evening walk by the grass-carpeted pavements and boat rides by

the lake.

 

Location: Rajpath, India Gate,

New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Metro Station: Central Secretariat || Open: All Day

Timings: 12AM–12AM

Jama Masjid

Constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan, Jama Masjid was built immediately after the death of his wife and the eventual shift of the Mughal capital from Agra to Delhi. Located in Old Delhi, Jama Masjid is a glaring example of Islamic architecture, a magnum opus. Built from red sandstone and white marble, this masjid is a towering monument in chawri bazaar and is titled the largest masjid in India.

 

It is often used by the community for offering Friday congregational prayers and all tourists are welcome to visit during non-praying hours. One of the defining monuments of Indian as well as Mughal civilizations, this masjid has relics of Islamic importance like the ancient Quranic verses inscribed on a deer skin, the footmarks, sandals and red-beard of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.S).

 

Location:Meena Bazaar, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk,

New Delhi, Delhi 110006

Metro Station: Jama Masjid || Open: All Day

Timings: 7AM–12PM & 1:30–6:30PM

Purana Qila

Agrasen ki Baoli

One of the oldest fort in Delhi built by Humanyan of the Mughal Dynasty is believed to be built to preserve the civilizational relics of Indraprasthra. A city that is older than the epics and legends. Somewhere relating to 300 B.C. Located in the sanctuary of the quila sits a stepwell, a library and a finely crafted masjid.

 

Qila was forgotten after the Mughal’s decline but soon caught attention by the British viceroy Charles Hardinge. Who resolved to shift the capital of colonial India from Calcutta to Delhi. This move was made to please both the dominant community; Hindus and Muslims.

 

Indraprasthra was significant for its myths from the Mahabharat and Muslims preferred Delhi for the remnants of Mughal Empire.

 

Location: Mathura Rd, Near Delhi Zoo,

New Delhi, Delhi 110003

Metro Station: Pragati Maidan

Open: All Day Timings: 7AM–5AM

This grand iconic step well is 108 steps well seeping deep into the Earth for rainwater harvesting. It was built by Maharaja Agrasen stretching at 15 metres width and 60 metres in length. It is believed to have been built at the time of Mahabharata, and surprisingly has a small enclosed masjid. It is beautiful site which will stir your spirit.

 

Regarding the name Agrasen Ki Baoli it should be stated that, in 1132 CE, an Agrawal poet named Vibudh Shridhar mentions, in his work Pasanahacariu, a wealthy and influential Agrawal merchant of Dhilli named Nattal Sahu, who was also a minister in the court of King Anang Pal III. Rebuilding the old Agrasen Ki Baoli would have been within the means of a well established and wealthy Agrawal community during the 14th century.

 

Location: Hailey Road, K G Marg,

New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Metro Station: Barakhamba Road || Open: All Day

Timings: 12AM–12AM

Lodhi Garden

Reminiscent of the Lodi dynasty, Tomb of Sikandar Lodi was built by Ibrahim Lodi during 1517-18 A.D. in honour of his father Sultan Sikandar Lodi. Standing in southern part of Delhi in the Lodi Garden, this monument is built with enamelled tiles of various colour.

 

It has a striking resemblance to the architectural style of the Mughals but is overshadowed in grandeur and style.

There is abandoned mosque flanking the gateway which displays the verses of the Quran engraved on its tile.

 

Visiting this edifice is a transcendental experience due to pacifying breeze predominant in Lodi Garden and an unmatched serenity.

 

Location: Lodhi Rd, Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate,

New Delhi, Delhi 110003

Metro Station: Jor Bagh || Open: All Day

Timings: 7AM–5AM

Rashtrapati Bhavan

Tughlaqabad Fort

Consisting of four floors and 340 rooms, with a floor area of 200,000 square feet, it was built using 1 billion bricks and 3,000,000 cu ft (85,000 m3) of stone with little steel. The design of the building fell into the time period of the Edwardian Baroque, a time at which emphasis was placed on the use of heavy classical motifs in order to emphasise power and imperial authority.

 

The design process of the mansion was long, complicated and politically charged. Lutyens' early designs were all starkly classical and entirely European in style.

 

Location: Rashtrapati Bhawan, President's Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110004

Metro Station: Central Secretariat

Close: Saturday, Sunday

Timings: 9:30AM–5:30PM

One of the most stunning edifices of the Tughlaq Dynasty is the Tuglakabad Fort. It was built by the founder of the dynasty; Ghiyas-ud-din-Tughlaq in 1321.

 

Surrounded by towering walls that rise 10-15 metres high, there are well-built chambers which was a hideout for sentries. To provide quick mobility during war, this fort had 52 gates, out of which only 13 remain now.

 

Location: Tughlaqabad Fort, Tughlakabad,

New Delhi, Delhi 110044

Metro Station: Tughlakabad

Open: All day | Timings: 7AM–5PM

Safdarjung Tomb

Built at the dying years of long ongoing Mughal glory, Safdarjung’s Tomb was laid by Nawab Shujau’d-Daulah in memory of his father Mirza Mupin Abdul Khan in 1753. This striking tomb reflects symmetry and aesthetic beauty. This double storied tomb has a courtyard, several apartments, and a masjid.

 

The garden adjoining the tomb is cut into four square which further sub-parted into 4 more squares and hence have the name chaar bagh which literally means four garden. The red and buff sandstone is the iconic symbol of the spirit of country during the reign of Mughals.

 

Location: Airforce Golf Course,

Delhi Race Club, New Delhi, Delhi 110021

Metro Station: Jor Bagh || Open: All Day

Timings: 7AM–5PM

Lesser known monuments

Mutiny Memorial

Dara Shikoh Library

Mutiny Memorial is one of the recent built monument which has renaissance styled structure and spire emerging from the centre. It was constructed in the year 1863, by Public Works Department (Delhi Government) in honour of the soldiers of Delhi.

 

Location: Kamla Nehru Ridge, Civil Lines, Delhi 110007   ||  Metro Station: Pul Bangash  ||  Open: All Day  ||  Timings: 9AM–5PM

Dara Shikoh Library was a lofty gift to the son. He was the favourite and the crown wished that Dara Shikoh stayed in close proximity to the helm. This library was the sacred retreat of Prince Dara Shikoh who commissioned the translation of several books from Sanskrit to Persian.

 

Location: Lothian Rd, Mori Gate, New Delhi, Delhi 110006  ||  Metro Station: Kashmiri Gate  ||  Open: All Day  ||  Timings: 10AM–5PM

Kaushar Minar or Hastsal Minar

Tomb of Mohd Quli Khan

One of the lesser-known monuments in the capital is a glaring example of varied heritage of Delhi. Kaushar Minar towers at 50 ft. height and is located in urban village of Delhi. This three storey minars have numerous figures carved on its wall and ceiling.

 

Location: Deep Enclave, Hastsal Village, Uttam Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110059  ||  Metro Station: Uttam Nagar West  ||  Open: All day | Timings: 12AM–12AM

Mohammad Quli Khan was the foster-brother of Emperor Akbar and this tomb was built to commensurate Quli Khan. History about the tomb or the prince as well. This tomb has quranic verses inscribed on it and possess striking similarity with other tombs in Delhi.

 

Location: Seth Sarai, Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030  ||  Metro Station: Qutub Minar  ||  Open: All Day | Timings: 10AM–5PM

Lal Gumbad

Gol Gumbad

Lal Gumbad directly translates into Tomb of iron rings which was built as a resting ground for Shaikh Kabbiruddin Aulliya. He was 14th disciple of Sufi saint, Shaikh Chirag-i-Dilli. Shaikh is titled designated to learned sage of the Islamic community.

 

Location: Maharishi Dayanand Marg, Lal Gumbad Basti, Sadhna Enclave, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi, Delhi 110017  ||  Metro Station: Hauz Khas || Open: All Day | Timings: 8AM–9PM

One of ancient tombs of the Lodi Dynasty, Gol Gumbad is architectural spectacle that sits aside the busy Lodhi road and attract the attention of the most wistful eyes.

 

Location: T-395/2D, Dildar Nagar, Nizamudd, Lodhi Rd, Nizamuddin, Nizammudin West Slum, CGO Complex, Nizamuddin West, New Delhi, Delhi-110013  ||  Metro Station: JLN Stadium  ||  Open: All day  ||  Timings: 9AM–5:30PM

Bijri Khan's Tomb

Delhi Gate

This monument belongs to lodi period. Nothing is know about Bijri Khan. The tomb has arched entrances containing doorways with brackets on architraves, a typical characteristic of Lodi period architecture.

 

Location: 969, Sri Venkateshwara Mandir Marg, Sector 2, RK Puram, New Delhi, Delhi 110022

Metro Station: R.K. Puram  ||  Open: All day | Timings: 10AM–5PM

Delhi Gate is the southern gate of many in the historic walled city of (Old) Delhi, or Shahjahanabad. The gate links the New Delhi city with the old walled city of Delhi. It stands in the middle of the road, at the end of Netaji Subhash Chandra Road.

 

Location: Netaji Subhash Marg, Dariya Ganj, New Delhi, Delhi 110006  ||  Metro Station: Delhi Gate  ||  Open: All day | Timings: 12AM–12AM

Maqbara Paik

Baradari at Qudsia Garden

Maqbara Paik literally means 'tomb constructed for a messenger. It's a Lodhi period monument and constructed in lakhauri brick masonry finished with lime plaster.

 

Location: Bhalswa Jahangirpuri, Jahangirpuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110033  ||  Metro Station: Jahangirpuri  ||  Open: All Day  ||  Timings: 7AM–5PM

It was constructed in 1748 for Qudsia Begum, the mother of Mughal emperor Ahmad Shah Bahadur. It is situated north of the old city. Formerly a splendid palace, it belonged to the heir apparent before falling into disrepair.

 

Location: Prema Kunj, Railway Colony, Civil Lines, New Delhi, Delhi 110054  ||  Metro Station: Kashmiri Gate  ||  Open: All Day | Timings: 12AM-12AM

Copyright © 2020 ghoomodelhi. All Rights Reserved

Three Places of Delhi

is listed in

World Heritage Sites

World Heritage

Sites in Delhi

Humayun's Tomb

A majestic red sandstone mausoleum constructed in tribute the second Mughal king Humayun. The bricks of the tomb was laid under the supervision of Baga Begum (Wife of Humayun), who employed the services of the then renowned Persian architect Mirak Mirza Ghiyas. This marvel is built on 7m elevated symmetrical cube stone. Situated in between 20, 000 sq m garden, this tomb offers striking architectural feat that combines Persian, Turkish and Indian style. Its lush green garden is direct resemblance of the garden of paradise which contains 4 rivers;

the river of honey, water, wine and milk.

 

Its complex include mosques and lodging place for the patricians. A majestic dome that is 43 meters high is guild with finest quality brass at its crescent. Humayum tomb is one the finest example of Mughal’s superior architecture and timeless style that reflected the sentiments of public.

 

Location: Mathura Road, Opposite Dargah Nizamuddin,

New Delhi, Delhi 110013

Metro Station: JLN Stadium || Open: All Day || Timings: 6AM–6PM

Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar is the highest tower in Delhi built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak in 1193. It is built from red sandstone and depicts the signature style of the Mughal Empire. It contains 5 storeys with balcony, out of which the last two are made from fine quality marbles and sandstone.

 

It displays finely shaped stones which reflects three distinct style. tEmperor Aibak laid the foundation, and Itutmish who added three more storeys. Finally the last two storeys were completed by Firoz Shah Tuglak.

 

Located in Mehrauli, Qutub Minar and region surrounding is encapsulates the culture that was predominant during its era. You’ll be astonished to discover Mughal cuisines at the crowded lanes of Mehrauli and might even stumble onto a person who share the past ruler’s ancestry.

 

Location: Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030

Metro Station: Qutab Minar || Open: All Day

Timings: 7AM–5PM

Red Fort

A majestic and colossal fort which borrows its name from red stone used in its construction is a beautiful sight at the heart of Delhi. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1648, and served as the headquarters and residence for the empire for close to 200 years.

 

Designed as an impenetrable fortress with massive walls emerging from an artificial bank of river surrounding the fort. Now, this Indo-Islamic shaped monument has become an insignia of Indian culture and a high ground for Prime ministerial independent day speeches every year.

 

There is a drum house at the entrance where maestro’s played daily melody which is followed by Diwan-i-am (public courtroom) and Diwan-i-Khas (aristocratic courtroom). Special rang mahal, mumtaz mahal, khas mahal, tasbih khana, khwabgah and hammam are the major highlights inside the palace.

 

Location:Netaji Subhash Marg, Lal Qila, Chandni Chowk,

New Delhi, Delhi 110006

Metro Station: Lal Quila || Close: Monay || Timings: 9:30AM–4:30PM

Popular Monuments

Jantar Mantar

An observatory located in the parliament street, it was built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the year 1724 to observe and improve the studies of time and space. It was built preceding other observatory like Ujjain, Varanasi and Mathura to replace the former inaccurate tools of measurement of time.

 

Based on ancient astronomical mythologies, the monument houses astronomical tables which helps in sharply predicting the movement of the celestial bodies such as the sun, moon and other planets. Powerful ancient instruments that are unrivalled by today’s standard was built to trace the celestial history and predict it evolution. Samrat Yantra, Jayaprakash Yantra and Misra Yantra are a few tools among others which was imperially used. Jantar Mantar offers a breath of fresh air and is an amazing monument for lover of astronomy.

 

Location: Sansad Marg, Connaught Place,

New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Metro Station: Janpath || Open: All Day

Timings: 6AM–6PM

India Gate

India gate is a war memorial built by Sir Edward Lutyen to pay homage to 82, 000 soldiers of the undivided Indian army who lost their lives fighting for the British Empire in World War I and Anglo-Afghan War. It is beautifully designed triumphal arch that looks astonishing from afar and has legends etched on its surface of the many soldiers.

 

Right below the arch, there is a reversed self-loading rifle that is erected from the ground and is capped by a war helmet. There are four urns each have the letters Amar Jyoti embossed on it with a golden font and a permanently burning flame to immortalize the spirit of soldiers. Tourists and residents flock here for the leisurely evening walk by the grass-carpeted pavements and boat rides by

the lake.

 

Location: Rajpath, India Gate,

New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Metro Station: Central Secretariat || Open: All Day

Timings: 12AM–12AM

Jama Masjid

Constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan, Jama Masjid was built immediately after the death of his wife and the eventual shift of the Mughal capital from Agra to Delhi. Located in Old Delhi, Jama Masjid is a glaring example of Islamic architecture, a magnum opus. Built from red sandstone and white marble, this masjid is a towering monument in chawri bazaar and is titled the largest masjid in India.

 

It is often used by the community for offering Friday congregational prayers and all tourists are welcome to visit during non-praying hours. One of the defining monuments of Indian as well as Mughal civilizations, this masjid has relics of Islamic importance like the ancient Quranic verses inscribed on a deer skin, the footmarks, sandals and red-beard of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.S).

 

Location:Meena Bazaar, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk,

New Delhi, Delhi 110006

Metro Station: Jama Masjid || Open: All Day

Timings: 7AM–12PM & 1:30–6:30PM

Purana Qila

One of the oldest fort in Delhi built by Humanyan of the Mughal Dynasty is believed to be built to preserve the civilizational relics of Indraprasthra. A city that is older than the epics and legends. Somewhere relating to 300 B.C. Located in the sanctuary of the quila sits a stepwell, a library and a finely crafted masjid.

 

Qila was forgotten after the Mughal’s decline but soon caught attention by the British viceroy Charles Hardinge. Who resolved to shift the capital of colonial India from Calcutta to Delhi. This move was made to please both the dominant community; Hindus and Muslims.

 

Indraprasthra was significant for its myths from the Mahabharat and Muslims preferred Delhi for the remnants of Mughal Empire.

 

Location: Mathura Rd, Near Delhi Zoo,

New Delhi, Delhi 110003

Metro Station: Pragati Maidan

Open: All Day Timings: 7AM–5AM

Lodhi Garden

Reminiscent of the Lodi dynasty, Tomb of Sikandar Lodi was built by Ibrahim Lodi during 1517-18 A.D. in honour of his father Sultan Sikandar Lodi. Standing in southern part of Delhi in the Lodi Garden, this monument is built with enamelled tiles of various colour.

 

It has a striking resemblance to the architectural style of the Mughals but is overshadowed in grandeur and style.

There is abandoned mosque flanking the gateway which displays the verses of the Quran engraved on its tile.

 

Visiting this edifice is a transcendental experience due to pacifying breeze predominant in Lodi Garden and an unmatched serenity.

 

Location: Lodhi Rd, Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate,

New Delhi, Delhi 110003

Metro Station: Jor Bagh || Open: All Day

Timings: 7AM–5AM

Agrasen ki Baoli

This grand iconic step well is 108 steps well seeping deep into the Earth for rainwater harvesting. It was built by Maharaja Agrasen stretching at 15 metres width and 60 metres in length. It is believed to have been built at the time of Mahabharata, and surprisingly has a small enclosed masjid. It is beautiful site which will stir your spirit.

 

Regarding the name Agrasen Ki Baoli it should be stated that, in 1132 CE, an Agrawal poet named Vibudh Shridhar mentions, in his work Pasanahacariu, a wealthy and influential Agrawal merchant of Dhilli named Nattal Sahu, who was also a minister in the court of King Anang Pal III. Rebuilding the old Agrasen Ki Baoli would have been within the means of a well established and wealthy Agrawal community during the 14th century.

 

Location: Hailey Road, K G Marg,

New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Metro Station: Barakhamba Road || Open: All Day

Timings: 12AM–12AM

Rashtrapati Bhavan

Consisting of four floors and 340 rooms, with a floor area of 200,000 square feet, it was built using 1 billion bricks and 3,000,000 cu ft (85,000 m3) of stone with little steel. The design of the building fell into the time period of the Edwardian Baroque, a time at which emphasis was placed on the use of heavy classical motifs in order to emphasise power and imperial authority.

 

The design process of the mansion was long, complicated and politically charged. Lutyens' early designs were all starkly classical and entirely European in style.

 

Location: Rashtrapati Bhawan, President's Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110004

Metro Station: Central Secretariat

Close: Saturday, Sunday

Timings: 9:30AM–5:30PM

Safdarjung Tomb

Built at the dying years of long ongoing Mughal glory, Safdarjung’s Tomb was laid by Nawab Shujau’d-Daulah in memory of his father Mirza Mupin Abdul Khan in 1753. This striking tomb reflects symmetry and aesthetic beauty. This double storied tomb has a courtyard, several apartments, and a masjid.

 

The garden adjoining the tomb is cut into four square which further sub-parted into 4 more squares and hence have the name chaar bagh which literally means four garden. The red and buff sandstone is the iconic symbol of the spirit of country during the reign of Mughals.

 

Location: Airforce Golf Course,

Delhi Race Club, New Delhi, Delhi 110021

Metro Station: Jor Bagh || Open: All Day

Timings: 7AM–5PM

Tughlaqabad Fort

One of the most stunning edifices of the Tughlaq Dynasty is the Tuglakabad Fort. It was built by the founder of the dynasty; Ghiyas-ud-din-Tughlaq in 1321.

 

Surrounded by towering walls that rise 10-15 metres high, there are well-built chambers which was a hideout for sentries. To provide quick mobility during war, this fort had 52 gates, out of which only 13 remain now.

 

Location: Tughlaqabad Fort, Tughlakabad,

New Delhi, Delhi 110044

Metro Station: Tughlakabad

Open: All day | Timings: 7AM–5PM

Lesser known monuments

Mutiny Memorial

Mutiny Memorial is one of the recent built monument which has renaissance styled structure and spire emerging from the centre. It was constructed in the year 1863, by Public Works Department (Delhi Government) in honour of the soldiers of Delhi.

 

Location: Kamla Nehru Ridge, Civil Lines, Delhi 110007   ||  Metro Station: Pul Bangash  ||  Open: All Day  ||  Timings: 9AM–5PM

Dara Shikoh Library

Dara Shikoh Library was a lofty gift to the son. He was the favourite and the crown wished that Dara Shikoh stayed in close proximity to the helm. This library was the sacred retreat of Prince Dara Shikoh who commissioned the translation of several books from Sanskrit to Persian.

 

Location: Lothian Rd, Mori Gate, New Delhi, Delhi 110006  ||  Metro Station: Kashmiri Gate  ||  Open: All Day  ||  Timings: 10AM–5PM

Kaushar Minar or Hastsal Minar

One of the lesser-known monuments in the capital is a glaring example of varied heritage of Delhi. Kaushar Minar towers at 50 ft. height and is located in urban village of Delhi. This three storey minars have numerous figures carved on its wall and ceiling.

 

Location: Deep Enclave, Hastsal Village, Uttam Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110059  ||  Metro Station: Uttam Nagar West  ||  Open: All day | Timings: 12AM–12AM

Lal Gumbad

Lal Gumbad directly translates into Tomb of iron rings which was built as a resting ground for Shaikh Kabbiruddin Aulliya. He was 14th disciple of Sufi saint, Shaikh Chirag-i-Dilli. Shaikh is titled designated to learned sage of the Islamic community.

 

Location: Maharishi Dayanand Marg, Lal Gumbad Basti, Sadhna Enclave, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi, Delhi 110017  ||  Metro Station: Hauz Khas || Open: All Day | Timings: 8AM–9PM

Gol Gumbad

One of ancient tombs of the Lodi Dynasty, Gol Gumbad is architectural spectacle that sits aside the busy Lodhi road and attract the attention of the most wistful eyes.

 

Location: T-395/2D, Dildar Nagar, Nizamudd, Lodhi Rd, Nizamuddin, Nizammudin West Slum, CGO Complex, Nizamuddin West, New Delhi, Delhi-110013  ||  Metro Station: JLN Stadium  ||  Open: All day  ||  Timings: 9AM–5:30PM

Bijri Khan's Tomb

This monument belongs to lodi period. Nothing is know about Bijri Khan. The tomb has arched entrances containing doorways with brackets on architraves, a typical characteristic of Lodi period architecture.

 

Location: 969, Sri Venkateshwara Mandir Marg, Sector 2, RK Puram, New Delhi, Delhi 110022

Metro Station: R.K. Puram  ||  Open: All day | Timings: 10AM–5PM

Maqbara Paik

Maqbara Paik literally means 'tomb constructed for a messenger. It's a Lodhi period monument and constructed in lakhauri brick masonry finished with lime plaster.

 

Location: Bhalswa Jahangirpuri, Jahangirpuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110033  ||  Metro Station: Jahangirpuri  ||  Open: All Day  ||  Timings: 7AM–5PM

Baradari at Qudsia Garden

It was constructed in 1748 for Qudsia Begum, the mother of Mughal emperor Ahmad Shah Bahadur. It is situated north of the old city. Formerly a splendid palace, it belonged to the heir apparent before falling into disrepair.

 

Location: Prema Kunj, Railway Colony, Civil Lines, New Delhi, Delhi 110054  ||  Metro Station: Kashmiri Gate  ||  Open: All Day | Timings: 12AM-12AM

Tomb of Mohd Quli Khan

Mohammad Quli Khan was the foster-brother of Emperor Akbar and this tomb was built to commensurate Quli Khan. History about the tomb or the prince as well. This tomb has quranic verses inscribed on it and possess striking similarity with other tombs in Delhi.

 

Location: Seth Sarai, Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030  ||  Metro Station: Qutub Minar  ||  Open: All Day | Timings: 10AM–5PM

Delhi Gate

Delhi Gate is the southern gate of many in the historic walled city of (Old) Delhi, or Shahjahanabad. The gate links the New Delhi city with the old walled city of Delhi. It stands in the middle of the road, at the end of Netaji Subhash Chandra Road.

 

Location: Netaji Subhash Marg, Dariya Ganj, New Delhi, Delhi 110006  ||  Metro Station: Delhi Gate  ||  Open: All day | Timings: 12AM–12AM

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Three Places of

Delhiis listed in

World Heritage

Sites

World Heritage

Sites in Delhi

Humayun's Tomb

A majestic red sandstone mausoleum constructed in tribute the second Mughal king Humayun. The bricks of the tomb was laid under the supervision of Baga Begum (Wife of Humayun), who employed the services of the then renowned Persian architect Mirak Mirza Ghiyas. This marvel is built on 7m elevated symmetrical cube stone. Situated in between 20, 000 sq m garden, this tomb offers striking architectural feat that combines Persian, Turkish and Indian style. Its lush green garden is direct resemblance of the garden of paradise which contains 4 rivers;

the river of honey, water, wine and milk.

 

Its complex include mosques and lodging place for the patricians. A majestic dome that is 43 meters high is guild with finest quality brass at its crescent. Humayum tomb is one the finest example of Mughal’s superior architecture and timeless style that reflected the sentiments of public.

 

Location: Mathura Road, Opposite Dargah Nizamuddin,

New Delhi, Delhi 110013

Metro Station: JLN Stadium || Open: All Day || Timings: 6AM–6PM

Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar is the highest tower in Delhi built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak in 1193. It is built from red sandstone and depicts the signature style of the Mughal Empire. It contains 5 storeys with balcony, out of which the last two are made from fine quality marbles and sandstone.

 

It displays finely shaped stones which reflects three distinct style. tEmperor Aibak laid the foundation, and Itutmish who added three more storeys. Finally the last two storeys were completed by Firoz Shah Tuglak.

 

Located in Mehrauli, Qutub Minar and region surrounding is encapsulates the culture that was predominant during its era. You’ll be astonished to discover Mughal cuisines at the crowded lanes of Mehrauli and might even stumble onto a person who share the past ruler’s ancestry.

 

Location: Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030

Metro Station: Qutab Minar || Open: All Day

Timings: 7AM–5PM

Red Fort

A majestic and colossal fort which borrows its name from red stone used in its construction is a beautiful sight at the heart of Delhi. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1648, and served as the headquarters and residence for the empire for close to 200 years.

 

Designed as an impenetrable fortress with massive walls emerging from an artificial bank of river surrounding the fort. Now, this Indo-Islamic shaped monument has become an insignia of Indian culture and a high ground for Prime ministerial independent day speeches every year.

 

There is a drum house at the entrance where maestro’s played daily melody which is followed by Diwan-i-am (public courtroom) and Diwan-i-Khas (aristocratic courtroom). Special rang mahal, mumtaz mahal, khas mahal, tasbih khana, khwabgah and hammam are the major highlights inside the palace.

 

Location:Netaji Subhash Marg, Lal Qila, Chandni Chowk,

New Delhi, Delhi 110006

Metro Station: Lal Quila || Close: Monay || Timings: 9:30AM–4:30PM

Popular Monuments

Jantar Mantar

An observatory located in the parliament street, it was built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the year 1724 to observe and improve the studies of time and space. It was built preceding other observatory like Ujjain, Varanasi and Mathura to replace the former inaccurate tools of measurement of time.

 

Based on ancient astronomical mythologies, the monument houses astronomical tables which helps in sharply predicting the movement of the celestial bodies such as the sun, moon and other planets. Powerful ancient instruments that are unrivalled by today’s standard was built to trace the celestial history and predict it evolution. Samrat Yantra, Jayaprakash Yantra and Misra Yantra are a few tools among others which was imperially used. Jantar Mantar offers a breath of fresh air and is an amazing monument for lover of astronomy.

 

Location: Sansad Marg, Connaught Place,

New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Metro Station: Janpath || Open: All Day

Timings: 6AM–6PM

India Gate

India gate is a war memorial built by Sir Edward Lutyen to pay homage to 82, 000 soldiers of the undivided Indian army who lost their lives fighting for the British Empire in World War I and Anglo-Afghan War. It is beautifully designed triumphal arch that looks astonishing from afar and has legends etched on its surface of the many soldiers.

 

Right below the arch, there is a reversed self-loading rifle that is erected from the ground and is capped by a war helmet. There are four urns each have the letters Amar Jyoti embossed on it with a golden font and a permanently burning flame to immortalize the spirit of soldiers. Tourists and residents flock here for the leisurely evening walk by the grass-carpeted pavements and boat rides by the lake.

 

Location: Rajpath, India Gate,

New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Metro Station: Central Secretariat || Open: All Day  ||  Timings: 12AM–12AM

Jama Masjid

Constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan, Jama Masjid was built immediately after the death of his wife and the eventual shift of the Mughal capital from Agra to Delhi. Located in Old Delhi, Jama Masjid is a glaring example of Islamic architecture, a magnum opus. Built from red sandstone and white marble, this masjid is a towering monument in chawri bazaar and is titled the largest masjid in India.

 

It is often used by the community for offering Friday congregational prayers and all tourists are welcome to visit during non-praying hours. One of the defining monuments of Indian as well as Mughal civilizations, this masjid has relics of Islamic importance like the ancient Quranic verses inscribed on a deer skin, the footmarks, sandals and red-beard of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.S).

 

Location:Meena Bazaar, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk,

New Delhi, Delhi 110006

Metro Station: Jama Masjid || Open: All Day

Timings: 7AM–12PM & 1:30–6:30PM

Purana Qila

One of the oldest fort in Delhi built by Humanyan of the Mughal Dynasty is believed to be built to preserve the civilizational relics of Indraprasthra. A city that is older than the epics and legends. Somewhere relating to 300 B.C. Located in the sanctuary of the quila sits a stepwell, a library and a finely crafted masjid.

 

Qila was forgotten after the Mughal’s decline but soon caught attention by the British viceroy Charles Hardinge. Who resolved to shift the capital of colonial India from Calcutta to Delhi. This move was made to please both the dominant community; Hindus and Muslims.

 

Indraprasthra was significant for its myths from the Mahabharat and Muslims preferred Delhi for the remnants of Mughal Empire.

 

Location: Mathura Rd, Near Delhi Zoo,

New Delhi, Delhi 110003

Metro Station: Pragati Maidan

Open: All Day Timings: 7AM–5AM

Lodhi Garden

Reminiscent of the Lodi dynasty, Tomb of Sikandar Lodi was built by Ibrahim Lodi during 1517-18 A.D. in honour of his father Sultan Sikandar Lodi. Standing in southern part of Delhi in the Lodi Garden, this monument is built with enamelled tiles of various colour.

 

It has a striking resemblance to the architectural style of the Mughals but is overshadowed in grandeur and style.

There is abandoned mosque flanking the gateway which displays the verses of the Quran engraved on its tile.

 

Visiting this edifice is a transcendental experience due to pacifying breeze predominant in Lodi Garden and an unmatched serenity.

 

Location: Lodhi Rd, Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate,

New Delhi, Delhi 110003

Metro Station: Jor Bagh || Open: All Day

Timings: 7AM–5AM

Agrasen ki Baoli

This grand iconic step well is 108 steps well seeping deep into the Earth for rainwater harvesting. It was built by Maharaja Agrasen stretching at 15 metres width and 60 metres in length. It is believed to have been built at the time of Mahabharata, and surprisingly has a small enclosed masjid. It is beautiful site which will stir your spirit.

 

Regarding the name Agrasen Ki Baoli it should be stated that, in 1132 CE, an Agrawal poet named Vibudh Shridhar mentions, in his work Pasanahacariu, a wealthy and influential Agrawal merchant of Dhilli named Nattal Sahu, who was also a minister in the court of King Anang Pal III. Rebuilding the old Agrasen Ki Baoli would have been within the means of a well established and wealthy Agrawal community during the 14th century.

 

Location: Hailey Road, K G Marg,

New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Metro Station: Barakhamba Road || Open: All Day

Timings: 12AM–12AM

Rashtrapati Bhavan

Consisting of four floors and 340 rooms, with a floor area of 200,000 square feet, it was built using 1 billion bricks and 3,000,000 cu ft (85,000 m3) of stone with little steel. The design of the building fell into the time period of the Edwardian Baroque, a time at which emphasis was placed on the use of heavy classical motifs in order to emphasise power and imperial authority.

 

The design process of the mansion was long, complicated and politically charged. Lutyens' early designs were all starkly classical and entirely European in style.

 

Location: Rashtrapati Bhawan, President's Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110004

Metro Station: Central Secretariat

Close: Saturday, Sunday

Timings: 9:30AM–5:30PM

Safdarjung Tomb

Built at the dying years of long ongoing Mughal glory, Safdarjung’s Tomb was laid by Nawab Shujau’d-Daulah in memory of his father Mirza Mupin Abdul Khan in 1753. This striking tomb reflects symmetry and aesthetic beauty. This double storied tomb has a courtyard, several apartments, and a masjid.

 

The garden adjoining the tomb is cut into four square which further sub-parted into 4 more squares and hence have the name chaar bagh which literally means four garden. The red and buff sandstone is the iconic symbol of the spirit of country during the reign of Mughals.

 

Location: Airforce Golf Course,

Delhi Race Club, New Delhi, Delhi 110021

Metro Station: Jor Bagh || Open: All Day

Timings: 7AM–5PM

Tughlaqabad Fort

One of the most stunning edifices of the Tughlaq Dynasty is the Tuglakabad Fort. It was built by the founder of the dynasty; Ghiyas-ud-din-Tughlaq in 1321.

 

Surrounded by towering walls that rise 10-15 metres high, there are well-built chambers which was a hideout for sentries. To provide quick mobility during war, this fort had 52 gates, out of which only 13 remain now.

 

Location: Tughlaqabad Fort, Tughlakabad,

New Delhi, Delhi 110044

Metro Station: Tughlakabad

Open: All day | Timings: 7AM–5PM

Lesser known

monuments

Mutiny Memorial

Mutiny Memorial is one of the recent built monument which has renaissance styled structure and spire emerging from the centre. It was constructed in the year 1863, by Public Works Department (Delhi Government) in honour of the soldiers of Delhi.

 

Location: Kamla Nehru Ridge, Civil Lines, Delhi 110007   ||  Metro Station: Pul Bangash  ||  Open: All Day  ||  Timings: 9AM–5PM

Dara Shikoh Library

Dara Shikoh Library was a lofty gift to the son. He was the favourite and the crown wished that Dara Shikoh stayed in close proximity to the helm. This library was the sacred retreat of Prince Dara Shikoh who commissioned the translation of several books from Sanskrit to Persian.

 

Location: Lothian Rd, Mori Gate, New Delhi, Delhi 110006  ||  Metro Station: Kashmiri Gate  ||  Open: All Day  ||  Timings: 10AM–5PM

Kaushar Minar or Hastsal Minar

One of the lesser-known monuments in the capital is a glaring example of varied heritage of Delhi. Kaushar Minar towers at 50 ft. height and is located in urban village of Delhi. This three storey minars have numerous figures carved on its wall and ceiling.

 

Location: Deep Enclave, Hastsal Village, Uttam Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110059  ||  Metro Station: Uttam Nagar West  ||  Open: All day | Timings: 12AM–12AM

Lal Gumbad

Lal Gumbad directly translates into Tomb of iron rings which was built as a resting ground for Shaikh Kabbiruddin Aulliya. He was 14th disciple of Sufi saint, Shaikh Chirag-i-Dilli. Shaikh is titled designated to learned sage of the Islamic community.

 

Location: Maharishi Dayanand Marg, Lal Gumbad Basti, Sadhna Enclave, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi, Delhi 110017  ||  Metro Station: Hauz Khas || Open: All Day | Timings: 8AM–9PM

Gol Gumbad

One of ancient tombs of the Lodi Dynasty, Gol Gumbad is architectural spectacle that sits aside the busy Lodhi road and attract the attention of the most wistful eyes.

 

Location: T-395/2D, Dildar Nagar, Nizamudd, Lodhi Rd, Nizamuddin, Nizammudin West Slum, CGO Complex, Nizamuddin West, New Delhi, Delhi-110013  ||  Metro Station: JLN Stadium  ||  Open: All day  ||  Timings: 9AM–5:30PM

Bijri Khan's Tomb

This monument belongs to lodi period. Nothing is know about Bijri Khan. The tomb has arched entrances containing doorways with brackets on architraves, a typical characteristic of Lodi period architecture.

 

Location: 969, Sri Venkateshwara Mandir Marg, Sector 2, RK Puram, New Delhi, Delhi 110022

Metro Station: R.K. Puram  ||  Open: All day | Timings: 10AM–5PM

Maqbara Paik

Maqbara Paik literally means 'tomb constructed for a messenger. It's a Lodhi period monument and constructed in lakhauri brick masonry finished with lime plaster.

 

Location: Bhalswa Jahangirpuri, Jahangirpuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110033  ||  Metro Station: Jahangirpuri  ||  Open: All Day  ||  Timings: 7AM–5PM

Baradari at Qudsia Garden

It was constructed in 1748 for Qudsia Begum, the mother of Mughal emperor Ahmad Shah Bahadur. It is situated north of the old city. Formerly a splendid palace, it belonged to the heir apparent before falling into disrepair.

 

Location: Prema Kunj, Railway Colony, Civil Lines, New Delhi, Delhi 110054  ||  Metro Station: Kashmiri Gate  ||  Open: All Day | Timings: 12AM-12AM

Tomb of Mohd Quli Khan

Mohammad Quli Khan was the foster-brother of Emperor Akbar and this tomb was built to commensurate Quli Khan. History about the tomb or the prince as well. This tomb has quranic verses inscribed on it and possess striking similarity with other tombs in Delhi.

 

Location: Seth Sarai, Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030  ||  Metro Station: Qutub Minar  ||  Open: All Day | Timings: 10AM–5PM

Delhi Gate

Delhi Gate is the southern gate of many in the historic walled city of (Old) Delhi, or Shahjahanabad. The gate links the New Delhi city with the old walled city of Delhi. It stands in the middle of the road, at the end of Netaji Subhash Chandra Road.

 

Location: Netaji Subhash Marg, Dariya Ganj, New Delhi, Delhi 110006  ||  Metro Station: Delhi Gate  ||  Open: All day | Timings: 12AM–12AM

Copyright © 2020 ghoomodelhi. All Rights Reserved

Three Places

of Delhi is

listed in

World Heritage Sites

World Heritage

Sites in Delhi

Humayun's Tomb

A majestic red sandstone mausoleum constructed in tribute the second Mughal king Humayun. The bricks of the tomb was laid under the supervision of Baga Begum (Wife of Humayun), who employed the services of the then renowned Persian architect Mirak Mirza Ghiyas. This marvel is built on 7m elevated symmetrical cube stone. Situated in between 20, 000 sq m garden, this tomb offers striking architectural feat that combines Persian, Turkish and Indian style. Its lush green garden is direct resemblance of the garden of paradise which contains 4 rivers;

the river of honey, water, wine and milk.

 

Its complex include mosques and lodging place for the patricians. A majestic dome that is 43 meters high is guild with finest quality brass at its crescent. Humayum tomb is one the finest example of Mughal’s superior architecture and timeless style that reflected the sentiments of public.

 

Location: Mathura Road, Opposite Dargah Nizamuddin,

New Delhi, Delhi 110013

Metro Station: JLN Stadium || Open: All Day || Timings: 6AM–6PM

Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar is the highest tower in Delhi built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak in 1193. It is built from red sandstone and depicts the signature style of the Mughal Empire. It contains 5 storeys with balcony, out of which the last two are made from fine quality marbles and sandstone.

 

It displays finely shaped stones which reflects three distinct style. tEmperor Aibak laid the foundation, and Itutmish who added three more storeys. Finally the last two storeys were completed by Firoz Shah Tuglak.

 

Located in Mehrauli, Qutub Minar and region surrounding is encapsulates the culture that was predominant during its era. You’ll be astonished to discover Mughal cuisines at the crowded lanes of Mehrauli and might even stumble onto a person who share the past ruler’s ancestry.

 

Location: Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030

Metro Station: Qutab Minar || Open: All Day

Timings: 7AM–5PM

Red Fort

A majestic and colossal fort which borrows its name from red stone used in its construction is a beautiful sight at the heart of Delhi. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1648, and served as the headquarters and residence for the empire for close to 200 years.

 

Designed as an impenetrable fortress with massive walls emerging from an artificial bank of river surrounding the fort. Now, this Indo-Islamic shaped monument has become an insignia of Indian culture and a high ground for Prime ministerial independent day speeches every year.

 

There is a drum house at the entrance where maestro’s played daily melody which is followed by Diwan-i-am (public courtroom) and Diwan-i-Khas (aristocratic courtroom). Special rang mahal, mumtaz mahal, khas mahal, tasbih khana, khwabgah and hammam are the major highlights inside the palace.

 

Location:Netaji Subhash Marg, Lal Qila, Chandni Chowk,

New Delhi, Delhi 110006

Metro Station: Lal Quila || Close: Monay || Timings: 9:30AM–4:30PM

Popular Monuments

Jantar Mantar

An observatory located in the parliament street, it was built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the year 1724 to observe and improve the studies of time and space. It was built preceding other observatory like Ujjain, Varanasi and Mathura to replace the former inaccurate tools of measurement of time.

 

Based on ancient astronomical mythologies, the monument houses astronomical tables which helps in sharply predicting the movement of the celestial bodies such as the sun, moon and other planets. Powerful ancient instruments that are unrivalled by today’s standard was built to trace the celestial history and predict it evolution. Samrat Yantra, Jayaprakash Yantra and Misra Yantra are a few tools among others which was imperially used. Jantar Mantar offers a breath of fresh air and is an amazing monument for lover of astronomy.

 

Location: Sansad Marg, Connaught Place,

New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Metro Station: Janpath || Open: All Day

Timings: 6AM–6PM

India Gate

India gate is a war memorial built by Sir Edward Lutyen to pay homage to 82, 000 soldiers of the undivided Indian army who lost their lives fighting for the British Empire in World War I and Anglo-Afghan War. It is beautifully designed triumphal arch that looks astonishing from afar and has legends etched on its surface of the many soldiers.

 

Right below the arch, there is a reversed self-loading rifle that is erected from the ground and is capped by a war helmet. There are four urns each have the letters Amar Jyoti embossed on it with a golden font and a permanently burning flame to immortalize the spirit of soldiers. Tourists and residents flock here for the leisurely evening walk by the grass-carpeted pavements and boat rides by the lake.

 

Location: Rajpath, India Gate,

New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Metro Station: Central Secretariat || Open: All Day  ||  Timings: 12AM–12AM

Jama Masjid

Constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan, Jama Masjid was built immediately after the death of his wife and the eventual shift of the Mughal capital from Agra to Delhi. Located in Old Delhi, Jama Masjid is a glaring example of Islamic architecture, a magnum opus. Built from red sandstone and white marble, this masjid is a towering monument in chawri bazaar and is titled the largest masjid in India.

 

It is often used by the community for offering Friday congregational prayers and all tourists are welcome to visit during non-praying hours. One of the defining monuments of Indian as well as Mughal civilizations, this masjid has relics of Islamic importance like the ancient Quranic verses inscribed on a deer skin, the footmarks, sandals and red-beard of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.S).

 

Location:Meena Bazaar, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk,

New Delhi, Delhi 110006

Metro Station: Jama Masjid || Open: All Day

Timings: 7AM–12PM & 1:30–6:30PM

Purana Qila

One of the oldest fort in Delhi built by Humanyan of the Mughal Dynasty is believed to be built to preserve the civilizational relics of Indraprasthra. A city that is older than the epics and legends. Somewhere relating to 300 B.C. Located in the sanctuary of the quila sits a stepwell, a library and a finely crafted masjid.

 

Qila was forgotten after the Mughal’s decline but soon caught attention by the British viceroy Charles Hardinge. Who resolved to shift the capital of colonial India from Calcutta to Delhi. This move was made to please both the dominant community; Hindus and Muslims.

 

Indraprasthra was significant for its myths from the Mahabharat and Muslims preferred Delhi for the remnants of Mughal Empire.

 

Location: Mathura Rd, Near Delhi Zoo,

New Delhi, Delhi 110003

Metro Station: Pragati Maidan

Open: All Day Timings: 7AM–5AM

Lodhi Garden

Reminiscent of the Lodi dynasty, Tomb of Sikandar Lodi was built by Ibrahim Lodi during 1517-18 A.D. in honour of his father Sultan Sikandar Lodi. Standing in southern part of Delhi in the Lodi Garden, this monument is built with enamelled tiles of various colour.

 

It has a striking resemblance to the architectural style of the Mughals but is overshadowed in grandeur and style.

There is abandoned mosque flanking the gateway which displays the verses of the Quran engraved on its tile.

 

Visiting this edifice is a transcendental experience due to pacifying breeze predominant in Lodi Garden and an unmatched serenity.

 

Location: Lodhi Rd, Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate,

New Delhi, Delhi 110003

Metro Station: Jor Bagh || Open: All Day

Timings: 7AM–5AM

Agrasen ki Baoli

This grand iconic step well is 108 steps well seeping deep into the Earth for rainwater harvesting. It was built by Maharaja Agrasen stretching at 15 metres width and 60 metres in length. It is believed to have been built at the time of Mahabharata, and surprisingly has a small enclosed masjid. It is beautiful site which will stir your spirit.

 

Regarding the name Agrasen Ki Baoli it should be stated that, in 1132 CE, an Agrawal poet named Vibudh Shridhar mentions, in his work Pasanahacariu, a wealthy and influential Agrawal merchant of Dhilli named Nattal Sahu, who was also a minister in the court of King Anang Pal III. Rebuilding the old Agrasen Ki Baoli would have been within the means of a well established and wealthy Agrawal community during the 14th century.

 

Location: Hailey Road, K G Marg,

New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Metro Station: Barakhamba Road || Open: All Day

Timings: 12AM–12AM

Rashtrapati Bhavan

Consisting of four floors and 340 rooms, with a floor area of 200,000 square feet, it was built using 1 billion bricks and 3,000,000 cu ft (85,000 m3) of stone with little steel. The design of the building fell into the time period of the Edwardian Baroque, a time at which emphasis was placed on the use of heavy classical motifs in order to emphasise power and imperial authority.

 

The design process of the mansion was long, complicated and politically charged. Lutyens' early designs were all starkly classical and entirely European in style.

 

Location: Rashtrapati Bhawan, President's Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110004

Metro Station: Central Secretariat

Close: Saturday, Sunday

Timings: 9:30AM–5:30PM

Safdarjung Tomb

Built at the dying years of long ongoing Mughal glory, Safdarjung’s Tomb was laid by Nawab Shujau’d-Daulah in memory of his father Mirza Mupin Abdul Khan in 1753. This striking tomb reflects symmetry and aesthetic beauty. This double storied tomb has a courtyard, several apartments, and a masjid.

 

The garden adjoining the tomb is cut into four square which further sub-parted into 4 more squares and hence have the name chaar bagh which literally means four garden. The red and buff sandstone is the iconic symbol of the spirit of country during the reign of Mughals.

 

Location: Airforce Golf Course,

Delhi Race Club, New Delhi, Delhi 110021

Metro Station: Jor Bagh || Open: All Day

Timings: 7AM–5PM

Tughlaqabad Fort

One of the most stunning edifices of the Tughlaq Dynasty is the Tuglakabad Fort. It was built by the founder of the dynasty; Ghiyas-ud-din-Tughlaq in 1321.

 

Surrounded by towering walls that rise 10-15 metres high, there are well-built chambers which was a hideout for sentries. To provide quick mobility during war, this fort had 52 gates, out of which only 13 remain now.

 

Location: Tughlaqabad Fort, Tughlakabad,

New Delhi, Delhi 110044

Metro Station: Tughlakabad

Open: All day | Timings: 7AM–5PM

Lesser known

monuments

Mutiny Memorial

Mutiny Memorial is one of the recent built monument which has renaissance styled structure and spire emerging from the centre. It was constructed in the year 1863, by Public Works Department (Delhi Government) in honour of the soldiers of Delhi.

 

Location: Kamla Nehru Ridge, Civil Lines, Delhi 110007   ||  Metro Station: Pul Bangash  ||  Open: All Day  ||  Timings: 9AM–5PM

Dara Shikoh Library

Dara Shikoh Library was a lofty gift to the son. He was the favourite and the crown wished that Dara Shikoh stayed in close proximity to the helm. This library was the sacred retreat of Prince Dara Shikoh who commissioned the translation of several books from Sanskrit to Persian.

 

Location: Lothian Rd, Mori Gate, New Delhi, Delhi 110006  ||  Metro Station: Kashmiri Gate  ||  Open: All Day  ||  Timings: 10AM–5PM

Kaushar Minar or Hastsal Minar

One of the lesser-known monuments in the capital is a glaring example of varied heritage of Delhi. Kaushar Minar towers at 50 ft. height and is located in urban village of Delhi. This three storey minars have numerous figures carved on its wall and ceiling.

 

Location: Deep Enclave, Hastsal Village, Uttam Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110059  ||  Metro Station: Uttam Nagar West  ||  Open: All day | Timings: 12AM–12AM

Lal Gumbad

Lal Gumbad directly translates into Tomb of iron rings which was built as a resting ground for Shaikh Kabbiruddin Aulliya. He was 14th disciple of Sufi saint, Shaikh Chirag-i-Dilli. Shaikh is titled designated to learned sage of the Islamic community.

 

Location: Maharishi Dayanand Marg, Lal Gumbad Basti, Sadhna Enclave, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi, Delhi 110017  ||  Metro Station: Hauz Khas || Open: All Day | Timings: 8AM–9PM

Gol Gumbad

One of ancient tombs of the Lodi Dynasty, Gol Gumbad is architectural spectacle that sits aside the busy Lodhi road and attract the attention of the most wistful eyes.

 

Location: T-395/2D, Dildar Nagar, Nizamudd, Lodhi Rd, Nizamuddin, Nizammudin West Slum, CGO Complex, Nizamuddin West, New Delhi, Delhi-110013  ||  Metro Station: JLN Stadium  ||  Open: All day  ||  Timings: 9AM–5:30PM

Bijri Khan's Tomb

This monument belongs to lodi period. Nothing is know about Bijri Khan. The tomb has arched entrances containing doorways with brackets on architraves, a typical characteristic of Lodi period architecture.

 

Location: 969, Sri Venkateshwara Mandir Marg, Sector 2, RK Puram, New Delhi, Delhi 110022

Metro Station: R.K. Puram  ||  Open: All day | Timings: 10AM–5PM

Maqbara Paik

Maqbara Paik literally means 'tomb constructed for a messenger. It's a Lodhi period monument and constructed in lakhauri brick masonry finished with lime plaster.

 

Location: Bhalswa Jahangirpuri, Jahangirpuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110033  ||  Metro Station: Jahangirpuri  ||  Open: All Day  ||  Timings: 7AM–5PM

Baradari at Qudsia Garden

It was constructed in 1748 for Qudsia Begum, the mother of Mughal emperor Ahmad Shah Bahadur. It is situated north of the old city. Formerly a splendid palace, it belonged to the heir apparent before falling into disrepair.

 

Location: Prema Kunj, Railway Colony, Civil Lines, New Delhi, Delhi 110054  ||  Metro Station: Kashmiri Gate  ||  Open: All Day | Timings: 12AM-12AM

Tomb of Mohd Quli Khan

Mohammad Quli Khan was the foster-brother of Emperor Akbar and this tomb was built to commensurate Quli Khan. History about the tomb or the prince as well. This tomb has quranic verses inscribed on it and possess striking similarity with other tombs in Delhi.

 

Location: Seth Sarai, Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030  ||  Metro Station: Qutub Minar  ||  Open: All Day | Timings: 10AM–5PM

Delhi Gate

Delhi Gate is the southern gate of many in the historic walled city of (Old) Delhi, or Shahjahanabad. The gate links the New Delhi city with the old walled city of Delhi. It stands in the middle of the road, at the end of Netaji Subhash Chandra Road.

 

Location: Netaji Subhash Marg, Dariya Ganj, New Delhi, Delhi 110006  ||  Metro Station: Delhi Gate  ||  Open: All day | Timings: 12AM–12AM