Famous Places to Visit in Delhi in 1 day – Delhi Itinerary & Tips (2024)

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Delhi has many places to visit and hence you can’t visit whole Delhi in 1 day therefore we have searched for you Famous places to visit in Delhi in 1 day.

While visiting Delhi you can either book a tuk-tuk or cab to save your time & energy. You can also travel from Delhi metro as it is cheap but some destination mentioned below can be far from metro station. Make sure you are wearing comfortable shoes as you have to walk a lot to get around the city and bring with yourself a water bottle.

Here are the list of Famous places to visit in Delhi in 1 Day:

1. Jantar Mantar

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Jantar Mantar is one of the best historical places situated near Connaught Palace, Delhi. Jantar Mantar was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur in 1724. The purpose of Jantar was to accumulate astronomical tables which would help in predicting the movement of celestial bodies. There are 13 astronomical instruments in Jantar Mantar, the entire structure is made of Stone and Marble. This is a great place for astronomy lovers.

More Details About Jantar Mantar:

  • Timings: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Entry fees: Rs. 15 for Indians and Rs. 200 for foreign tourists
  • How to Reach: Nearest Metro station is Rajiv Chowk (Blue & Yellow line) 650 m
  • Location: Jantar Mantar, Connaught Place, Sansad Marg, New Delhi

2. Gurudwara Shri Bangla Sahib

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Gurudwara Shri Bangla Sahib is the most prominent Sikh Gurudwara in Delhi. Earlier the Gurudwara was a Bungalow of Raja Jai Singh of Amer and later turned into Gurudwara to commemorate the revered Guru Har Krishan. This Golden Domed gurudwara is visited by people of various race, religion and nationalities. It comprises of the main Gurudwara, The Sarovar, A Langar Hall, Art Gallery, school and a hospital. You can also eat Langar and sit besides the Sarovar and absorb the positive vibes.

More Details About Gurudwara Shri Bangla Sahib:

  • Timings: Open 24/7, Langar Timing: 9 AM to 3 PM & 7 PM to 10 PM
  • Entry fees: Free
  • How to reach: Nearest metro station is Rajiv Chowk Metro station (Blue & Yellow Line) 1.5 Km
  • Location: Hanuman Road Area, Connaught Place, New Delhi

3. India Gate

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India Gate is a 42m high war memorial located near Rajpath to commemorate the 90,000 Indian Soldiers who lost their lives fighting for British Indian Army in World War I. It also has names of 13,516 Indian and British soldiers who lost their lives during the Afghan war of 1919. The very important part of India Gate is Amar Jawan Jyoti which was built to pay tribute to soldiers who lost their lives in Indo-Pakistan war of December 1971.

It is one of the favorite spot for tourists for boating, sightseeing or relaxing. India Gate lawns is the perfect places for visitors to relax, you can see many visitors relaxing in India Gate lawn.

More Details About India Gate:

  • Timings: Light Show Timings are 7 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Entry fees: Free
  • How to reach: Nearest metro station is Central Secretariat (Yellow Line) 2 Km
  • Location: Kartavya Path, India Gate, New Delhi

4. Red Fort

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A trip to Delhi is incomplete without visiting Red Fort or Lal qila. Red fort is built by Shah Jahan who also built Taj Mahal. It comprises of many buildings with complex carvings, floral motifs, double domes and a wall of defence which is around 2.5 Km. Red Fort is spread in over 255 acres. It is called Red Fort Because of red coloured sandstone used for its construction. Red Fort has many attractions inside it like Lahori Gate, Mumtaz mahal, Diwan-i-khas, Khas mahal, Hammam, Moti masjid, etc. There is also a Light Show Which happens after sunset.

More Details About Red Fort:

  • Timings: 9:30 AM TO 4:30 PM
  • Entry Fees: Rs. 35 per person (Indian)
  • How To Reach: Nearest Metro Station is Lal Quila (Violet Line)
  • Location: Netaji Subhash Marg, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi

5. Qutub Minar

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Qutub Minar is one of the tallest Minarets in India with 72.5 meters in height. It is one of the most Popular places to see in Delhi. It is surrounded by an appealing Garden which makes the site worth remembering. The Qutub Minar complex includes Alai Darwaza, Qutub Minar, Iron pillar, Tombs, Quwaat-ul-islam-mosque.

More Details About Qutub Minar:

  • Timings: 7:00 AM TO 5:00 PM (Closed on Monday and Tuesday)
  • Entry Fees: Rs. 30 per person
  • How To Reach: Nearest Metro Station is Qutub Minar (Yellow Line), Then take an Auto or wait for DTC bus
  • Location: seth Sarai, Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi

6. Jama Masjid

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Situated west of Red Fort, Jama Masjid is one of the most renowned masjid built by Shah Jahan. It is the second largest Masjid in India with capacity to accommodate 25,000 devotees. Jama Masjid has three gates, four towers and two 40 m High minarets. Jama Masjid and its courtyard is 30 steps higher which gives it commanding view over the surrounding.

More Details About Jama Masjid:

  • Timings: 7 AM to 12 PM & 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Entry fees: Free
  • How to reach: Nearest metro station is Jama Masjid (Violet Line) 400 m
  • Location: Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Delhi

7. Humayun’s Tomb

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Humayun Tomb is the tomb of the Mughal emperor Humayun. It is a architectural masterpiece. While Visiting Humayun’s Tomb one can see the beauty of true Mughal architecture. The tomb is surrounded by beautiful lush Mughal garden. The Tomb is built with Redstone and dome of the tomb is built with white marble. It has tomb of both Babar and Humayun.

More Details About Humayun’s Tomb:

  • Timings: 6:00 AM TO 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fees: Rs. 30 per person
  • How To Reach: Nearest Metro Station is JLN Stadium (Violet Line), Then take an Auto or wait for DTC bus
  • Location: Nizamuddin, Nizamuddin East, New Delhi

8. Lotus Temple

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The Bahai House of Worship derives it’s name Lotus Temple from it’s magnificent lotus shape design. It is also Known as Kamal Mandir. It is a prominent attraction in Delhi and you would definitely not want to miss this when you are planning for your 1 day trip to Delhi. The lotus temple mesmerize it’s visitor with it’s beautiful architecture and lush green garden around Temple. Lotus Temple is not dedicated to any god and is open to people of all religions and nationalities with the focus on unity among all.

More Details About Lotus Temple:

  • Timings: 9 AM to 5:30 PM (Winter) & 9 AM to 7 PM (Summer), closed on Monday
  • Entry fees: Free
  • How to reach: Nearest metro station is Okhla NSIC (Magenta Line) 350 m & Kalkaji Mandir (Violet & Magenta Line) 550 m
  • Location: Lotus Temple Rd, Kalkaji, New Delhi

9. Akshardham Temple, Delhi

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Swaminarayan Akshardham is a Hindu temple situated in New Delhi. The temple is dedicated to Swaminarayan, an Indian yogi and a spiritual soul. Swaminarayan Akshardham is not only a temple but Swaminarayan Akshardham Complex is a spiritual cultural Campus where various activities and exhibitions related to Hindu religion is organized.

The Akshardham complex has a Bhakti Dwar, Main Mandir, thematic garden, Abhishek Mandap, Sahaj Anand Water Show and exhibition which are Sahajanand Darshan (Hall of Value), Neelkanth Darshan ( an IMAX film on the early life of Swaminarayan) and Sanskruti Darshan (Cultural Boat Ride).

More Details About Swaminarayan Akshardham:

  • Timings: First Entry: 10:00 am & Last Entry: 6:30 pm (Closed on Monday)
  • Entry fees: Free, Water show – Rs. 60 (Kids) & Rs. 90 (12 yrs + & Sr. citizen) & Exhibition – Rs. 150 (Kids), Rs. 200 (Sr. citizen) & Rs. 250 (12 yrs+)
  • How to reach: Nearest metro station is Akshardham Metro station (Blue Line) 500 m
  • Location: Noida Mor, Pandav Nagar, New Delhi

10. Sis ganj Gurudwara

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Sis Ganj Gurudwara or sheesh Ganj Gurudwara is located at the heart of Delhi’s most popular marketplace Chandni Chowk. It was constructed by Baghel Singh to Commemorate the ninth Sikh guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur who was beheaded by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb for not following his order to convert into Islam. The Sis Ganj Gurudwara is built in Mughal Architectural site with sandstone unlike white marbles like other Gurudwara. It is known to be served as both Gurudwara and Mosque alternatively due to the changing political scenario and finally after long time it later turn into Gurudwara.

The Gurudwara complex has a separate Langar hall and accommodation for visitors. There is also a well from which Guru used to drink when he was in prison & trunk of the tree under which he was executed. The devotes come here from far places to pay respect to brave Guru.

More Details About Sis Ganj Gurudwara:

  • Timings: Open 24/7,
  • Entry fees: Free
  • How to reach: Nearest metro station is Chandni Chowk (Yellow Line) 350 m
  • Location: Gurudwara Sis Ganj, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi

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