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  • The big-hearted city, Delhi, has some celebrated stories to share in its ancient structures and monuments. One of the busiest cities in India, it has over the years enjoyed great tourists’ stopover with October to March considered as the best time to visit Delhi. Amidst this, the weather is much pleasant and affable for a good sightseeing itinerary during the time.

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    Everything about the “Dilwalon ki Dilli” is unique and observing the Red Fort, Humayun's Tomb, Jama Masjid, Purana Qila are famous tourist attractions to see in Delhi, mainly in the winter and spring season.

    The rains usually play a spoilsport to your Delhi tour plan in monsoon and summer heat will be extremely tormenting to take a look around Delhi for what it is. If you wish for a good shopping experience, winters and springs are again the best time to move around and shop your way into the best stuff.

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    Yet the place is seemingly magnetic in all seasons for the different kind of impact it puts on people.  We will take you through Delhi in different weathers and what is worth exploring during these times.

    Here are the best seasons to visit  Delhi:

  • 01Delhi in Monsoon

    Delhi in Monsoon

    Culture and tradition are ubiquitous in Delhi but Delhi is more than just food and a handicraft paradise. There are beautiful places here which can be enjoyed amidst the drizzle and downpour.

    The stunning rainfalls give a different definition to the city as being the one where love and relationships bloom. Summers are extremely tough to tolerate and the monsoons bring the much-needed relief.

    Activities to pursue:

    Your perfect rainy day is about to get the best with your visit to the Piano Man Jazz club. Apart from some amazing Jazz music, it is also famous for showcasing some of the best stand-up acts in India.

    If you are not an aficionado of music you can also opt to pay a visit to some wonderful rooftop cafes to sink in the beauty of the monsoon. There are several activities to do in Delhi, you can also indulge in a movie marathon with your friends or travel partner to ensure you don't miss the next change.

    Book cafe is yet another trend catching up in the capital that should be on your list for Delhi visit. And if you really want to get a monsoon tour of the city then the HoHo tour bus will take you to the best attractions.

    Places to visit:

    Garden visit –
    Delhi is full of green wonders and a visit to Lodhi garden and garden of five senses is surely worth this monsoon. The archaic ruins of Lodhi garden present innumerable stories of the wonder. You can visit here this monsoon to enjoy the vision with enviable food joints in the vicinity of the garden.

    The garden of five senses is a romantic themed garden lined by Mughal gardens, Bamboo courts, herb gardens, and solar energy parks. For a romantic time to be spent, come here to see the perfect permutation of nature and ambience.

    Hauz Khas Social -
    One of the places with the most vibrant of crowds provides a great relaxation place in the form of a cafe cum office set up. It is one of the best places to visit in Delhi with your friends. The interiors of the cafe are relaxing and pulsating with crowds enjoying the facility of an all-day bar, music, and dining.

    Parthasarathy rocks -
    A part of the Prestigious JNU and the hidden gem of Delhi is the highest natural point. The beautiful monsoon locale is a part of the Aravalli Range of mountains becomes even better in the monsoon especially when peacocks dance in the rain. The crevice is also one of the most sought after places for couples.

    Anupam Complex –
    You obviously cannot venture out too much in the rains, hence a lot of time with your near and dear ones can be spent here in Anupam Complex which is full of restaurants and cafes for you to survey.

    Gurudwara Bangla Sahib –
    The landmark site is located near Connaught place which is an exceptional beauty in itself. The prominent place for the Sikh community has a kitchen, a pond and a wonderful gallery for art displays>

    National Rail Museum –
    So when staying indoors yet having fun is on your list, then you should not miss the National rail museum. It is one of the best museums in Delhi as it is the epitome of rail legacy in India where the visitors can take toy train rides apart from gazing at the amazing display of engines and locomotives.

    Kunzum Travel Cafe –
    A traveller’s paradise and meeting point, the cafe is also a platform in disguise to discuss travel plans, wonders and discoveries. Located in the Hauz Khas village you will find a barrage of visitors here longing to share their travel chronicles.

    ‘The monsoons are wet and humid with night temperature being anywhere around 30 degrees and the day temperature being 35 degrees between July and mid of September’

    Check Out: Delhi Weather and Temperature Guide

  • 02Delhi in Summer

    Delhi in Summer

    Summer in Delhi is surely the most dreaded season with sweltering heat trying to keep everyone indoors. But don’t let that hold you because there are several places to visit in Delhi in summers and the sheher has so much to offer.

    Activities to pursue:

    Ice Skating - Just when you are about to shove away the idea of going out in summer, Ice skating is a truly tempting idea to explore. The 15000 sqft ice skating arena located in the Ambience mall unquestionably will attract you to chill out this summer.

    Rahagiri day - For Delhiites and those who want to see the true spirit of Delhi indulge in the various activities of the ‘Rahagiri Day' that is a refreshing take on various physical and fun games.  It is organized every Sunday in the Inner circle of Connaught Place. You can also book best Delhi tour packages to cover all the major tourist attractions and to make your vacation memorable.

    Water park adventures – Delhi has its share of adventure and water parks to be explored in early summers. Fun and food village, Worlds of Wonder and Adventure Island can be visited with friends and family.

    Go to mango festival – Now, who isn’t a mango lover? The prospect of tasting diverse varieties from the Mango family will pull you to different locations at the International mango festival where 1200 varieties of mango are for your taste buds only.

    Chandini Chowk tour – Take a walk in the evenings here and you will see what the essence of Delhi is. With lip-smacking street food and colourful merchandise, you will have a gala time here.

    Places to visit:

    Kingdom of dreams – Located near the leisure valley park and is known to be one of the best amusement parks in Delhi, this man-made entertainment zone has a display of rich culture and heritage. Wares of different states are on display here with beautifully crafted interiors and theatre to keep you amused.

    Hauz Khas – Commonly known as ‘Mehek ka Chota Qila', the tourist spot is famous for its royal tank of the Khilji dynasty.

    Akshardham – For a religious tour, do visit the Akshardham temple multipart where the monument at the centre of the complex. The temple is full of surprises with theatre presentations, the Bharat Upvan with musical fountains and the boat ride in Sanskruti Vihar that will relax your summer evenings.

    Rashtrapati Bhavan – The official residence of the President is a blend of Mughal and European architectural style. Specific permissions are needed to access the wonders of the site.

    Lotus temple – Designed like a Lotus by Fariborz Sahba the temple is amidst sprawling lawns and pools. The temple mostly visited in the evenings is open to people following any creed.

    Connaught place – A commercial hub fashioned in Victorian style is a great zone for shopping international brands, eateries, and bookshops to amuse over.

    National Museum - The haven of artefacts and masterpieces is housed on Janpath Road. These art pieces were exquisitely designed about 5000 years ago. One of the largest museums in India the articles from the pre-historic era to modern works are on display.

    ‘The average temperature ranges from a 25oC in the nights to 45oC in broad daylight between the month April and June’.

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  • 03Delhi in Winter

    Delhi in Winter

    ‘Dilli ki Sardi has a song dedicated to it and the cerise winters are to eat and wander. This is a time when you can visit great monuments and landmarks.

    Although these landmarks are also visited in a great deal in summers, yet the sirenic weather makes the visit tempting minus the hassle of wiping your sweat.

    Activities to pursue:

    Shop & eat-
    Delhi is quite popular amongst the foodies. Savour the taste of piping hot food especially Rajma Chawal, Makke di roti, Sarson da saag and parathas in Parathe wali gali. fun places in delhi for youngsters

    You can also shop your heart out in Delhi which you couldn’t as the summer heat or the rains eluded you. Come this winter to buy excellent merchandise from various markets like Khan Market, Gaffar Market, Sarojini Nagar, Kashmere gate, Lajpat Nagar and Delhi Haat. These are some of the best places to visit in Delhi for youngsters to hangout and chill.

    Adventure arena –
    A mix of chills and thrills will render your winter outdoor activities the most remembered. The winter fall makes it even more attractive to indulge in adventure activities in Delhi like karting, mountaineering, paragliding in and around Delhi. Places like Flyboy air safari, F-9 Go-karting, Aware Adventure farm are a must go.

    Places to explore:

    Deer Park – It’s a shame if you don’t explore the deer park in winters. The park also has a charming lake with well-spruced garden and beds of the flower. You can spend a substantial time spotting peacocks, deer, and rabbits.

    India Gate – The landmark that defines the pride of Delhi is accessible 24 hours and touted as the safest spot here. Late night or early morning, this place is one of the best spots in winters.

    Qutub Minar – The coolest place to spend gazing at the towering monument along with the wonderfully maintained lawns will just make your day with your travel partner.

    It is known to be one of the best historical places in Delhi. You can also visit the nearby archaeological park where hundreds of historical structures like Rajon ki Baoli,  and Lal Kot Fort are lined up to unravel mysteries around them.

    Humayun’s tomb –The World Heritage site is an idyllic spot to recollect our history and culture. The tomb has been extremely well-maintained and early morning visit can be a blessing here.

    Purana Qila – The lovely green lawns and the commanding red structure gives you a chance to spend tranquil times taking a leisure stroll or boating in the silent lake. The nearby zoo also presents a perfect animal venture this winter.

    Red fort – One of the most historic monuments of Delhi, the red fort is an imposing red sandstone fort constructed by the Mughal Empire. The place also is rife with some amazing shopping experience full of vibrant things.

    The fort has a beautiful garden in addition to other architectural constituents like Hira Mahal, Moti Masjid and the imperial Bath. Every evening is fun with sound and light show conducted in the premises of the fort that speaks leaps and bounds of the Mughal dynasty.

    Jantar Mantar – The equivalent twin of Jaipur, Jantar Mantar houses an observatory with astronomical tools and instruments. Maharaja Jai Singh II who built the Jantar Mantar was an astronomical fanatic which now has the Samrat Yantra, Ram Yantra and Misra Yantra as some of the instruments stored here.

    ‘The average temperature for months between December and Feb midranges from 5 to 25 degrees between December and January’.

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Buddha Jayanti Park



Buddha Jayanti Park happens to be a truly beautiful and well-maintained park with sprawling lush gardens located in the capital of India, Delhi. Since its inception, the park has managed to gain a lot of popularity amongst the locals as well as tourists. This picturesque park includes multiple paved walkways with mesmerizing landscape and blooming flowers. It also has high trees with clear streams gushing through the terrain, complimenting the sheer elegance of the garden. The park is also privileged to shelter an 8-feet copper statue of Lord Buddha, positioned at one of its corners. 

Buddha Jayanti Park or Buddha Jayanti Smarak Park was established as a token to mark the celebration of Gautam Buddha’s 2500
th birth anniversary. The significance of the park lies in the young sapling of the popular Bodhi tree planted here, which has been brought down from Sri Lanka. The Bodhi tree sapling was planted here in the year 1964 by the ex-Prime Minister of India, Lal Bahadur Shastri in the memory of Buddha’s attainment of Nirvana under the Bodhi tree.

In the year 1933, Buddha Jayanti Park was dedicated affectionately to the fourteenth Dalai Lama. Each year the people of Delhi celebrate Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti in this park in the month of May with great pomp and show. 
Buddha Jayanti Park is mostly visited by nature lovers, photo fanatics, and wanderers. It is also considered to be one of the major hubs for couples. So, if you are visiting Delhi with your loved one, do not forget to pay a brief visit to the famous Buddha Jayanti Park. That being said, the park also invites families and friends.

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Madame Tussauds

Meet your favorite icons from the silver screen, sports, entertainment, and history in their striking wax figure  avatars at Madame Tussauds, Delhi. The world famous Madame Tussauds museum in the capital city has immortalized many of the famous personalities held close to heart by the Indian audience, all under one roof, starting from yesteryear’s hollywood sensation Marilyn Monroe to the contemporary youth icon and captain of Indian cricket team- Virat Kohli. 

Housed inside the prominent Regal Building in Connaught Place, the museum is easy to access for those visiting Delhi for a brief period. Delhi’s Madame Tussauds was opened by the European company- Merlin Entertainment Pvt Ltd. in December 2017, initially housing wax figure lookalikes of fifty famous personalities, and the collection has grown since then.

By Metro: Delhi airport metro is the fastest and the most cost-efficient way to reach the Tussauds museum from Delhi Airport. Board an Airport Express train from IGI Airport (connected to airport terminals 3 and 4) to New Delhi station. From New Delhi station, change for Rajiv Chowk on the yellow line of Delhi Metro. 

From Rajiv Chowk metro station:
 the museum is at 5 mins walking distance away. 

By Cab:
 For a more comfortable journey, book a cab from the airport to Regal Building, Connaught Place. Call-a-cab services like Ola and Uber are functional in the city 24x7.
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Janpath Market

If shopping has always remained one of your favorite pastime hobbies, Janpath Market of Delhi is something you should never miss on. Being one of the most popular markets of the capital city of Delhi, Janpath Market is highly adored by tourists across the globe. Janpath Market of Delhi is known as a fun-frolic market where you see more foreigners than Indians. Gujarati and Tibetan Market are the two principal streets that combine to represent the whole of Janpath Market. 

Kashmiri stuff such as woolen scarves, Pashmina shawls, suit sets, handwoven kurtis, brass artifacts, Chinese lamps, wooden stationery items, mojris, and so on are the chief attractions here. Besides, you can even dig for ethnic dresses, decorative items, cotton garments, Rajasthani color paintings, Indian artifacts, blue pottery, leather footwear, and carpets.

You will find both the shops here – the ones who tag their items with fixed price labels and the second one where you are free to bargain. So, if you possess a bargaining ability and want to buy stuff at reasonable prices, head towards the non-tagged shops. 
That’s not all that the Janpath Market has got for you.

Just cross on the road, and you will find innumerable eateries lined up across the street. Both Indian and International Food Brands have rented their space there across the street. You can either munch in your favorite ‘sev’ varieties at the Haldiram or Bikaner outlets or simply sip a cup of espresso at the Café Coffee Day – the choice is yours. 
Westerners do not need to worry about running short of the local currency as Janpath Market has services like Western Union and MoneyGram to facilitate things for you.

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Mehrauli Archaeological Park



Located in the national capital of India, the Mehrauli Archaeological Park is an important historical site covering over 200 sq km area. The park is most famous for being the only area in Delhi to have 1000 regular years of occupation. Holding one of the highest cultural distinction in Delhi, the park is home to the worn-out tombs of many significant historical figures including Balban, Quli Khan, and Sufi poet Jamali. The archaeological park is also famous for housing the stepwell, 'Rajon ki Baoli'. 

Along with being packed with the most prized relics of the medieval era, the park is home to numerous plants and trees that add to its natural charm. To the delight of bird watchers, several rare aviary creatures also dwell in the branches of the park's trees. In the heart of these trees is a beautiful lake that offers a mesmerizing view of the sunset.

Mehrauli Archaeological Park proves to be an excellent source of recreation for people of all ages. The educational aspect of ancient ravaged monuments entices young minds while the organic beauty of several gardens crowded with thick rose bushes bewitches the adults. Bustling with school expeditions and family picnics on the busiest of days, the park brims with a sense of an inexplicable nostalgia. Regardless of what part you decide to explore, you are met with a wave of history and heritage. A subtle reminder of ancient art and medieval culture, the Mehrauli Archaeological Park is no less than a paradise for every history enthusiast. 

The Architecture of Mehrauli Archaeological Park 



The Mehrauli Archaeological Park located right in front of Qutub Minar is an architectural marvel of the medieval times. Inspired by the Indo-Islamic style of architecture, the monuments of the park combines intricate stonework with elaborate masonry. Nested in the heart of the Aravali mountain range, the Mughal piece of architecture stands as proud as the mountain peaks that surround it. 

Encapsulating the apparent success of architectonics of the bygone era, the heritage shrines of monument closely resonate with the national identity of the time. With a varied range of ornate carvings adorning the earthly walls, the park showcases the heterogeneous nature of the many faces of Indian society. 

Spreading over an expanse of 200 acres, the park is held in high cultural regard as it hosts more than 100 unique ancient relics. Along with being a hub of famous graves and tombs, the park abounds with several mosques, gardens, lakes and other historic structures. 

Hosting several wells, step wells, sulphur wells, barracks and gateways, this archaeological marvel is often referred to as a people's architecture. With functional underground aquifers controlling the water supply, the site was prominently constructed as a village to be inhabited by a civilisation.
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Agrasen Ki Baoli



The Agrasen Ki Baoli is one of the top historical monuments located in Hailey Road, New Delhi. It happens to be one of the old age water reservoir that was used to quench the thirst of many. 

This water reservoir is almost 103 stone steps tall above the ground and happens to be hidden in the middle of the top corporates and business towers of Delhi in recent times. 

This place is now protected under the Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958. 

The Agrasen ki Baoli is located inside a structure, which is 15 meters in width and 60 meters in length. As per the beliefs, the Agrasen Ki Baoli dates back to the age of Mahabharata and it was a part of the ancient civilization that flourished here.

On many occasions, the lower parts of the Baoli seems to be submerged with water. This signifies this ancient water reservoir is still serving its purpose. 

The Agrasen Ki Baoli is widely acknowledged for its serene atmosphere and peaceful environment.

Tourists, as well as local Delhi people, come to this place to spend their leisure time. Photographers love this place as it offers amazing backdrops for picture-perfect portraits. When you are in Delhi, you can come over to this amazing place and explore this enigmatic architecture.


History of Agrasen ki Baoli - 



The Agrasen Ki Baoli has been connected with a number of past historical significances. It has been associated with many powerful civilizations and kingdoms.

This age-old water reservoir has been shrouded in mystery. As per the beliefs, the King Agrasen had built it in the Mahabharata era. It is also said to have been renovated in the 14th century by Aggarwal's. 

The Agrasen Ki Baoli happened to be one of the important places for the ancient community.

It used to be a meeting point of the women as they used to spend time around the place in the summer days to beat the scorching heat. 

The Agrasen Ki Baoli has also been used for celebrating many rituals and religious ceremonies.

This community-building served a number of other purposes apart from being a mere water reservoir.  

With time, this place has been a popular shooting set for a number of Bollywood movies. If you can recall Raju Hirani’s movie ‘PK’, then you can reminisce about this place.

On the other hand, it has been associated with a number of haunted stories from the past. As per beliefs, it is considered to be a place for many haunted incidents and happenings. 

The Architecture of Agrasen ki Baoli - 


The Agrasen Ki Baoli is considered to be one of its kind architecture that dates back to the time of Mahabharata. The architecture of this water reservoir is considered to be very futuristic.

The structure of the place is completely different from any other water reservoir built across the country. 


In the monsoon season, the level of water in the Baoli rises up to about 4-5 meters above the earth and remains completely dry for the rest of the year. 

The Agrasen Ki Baoli was not constructed in a round shape as any other traditional Baoli in India. However, it was built over a series of 108 steps that slopes into the earth and was constructed over three floors.

 People used to spend leisurely time in each of the floors and the floors were decorated with intricate stone carvings. Moreover, the stone carvings were made in complete symmetry with each other. It is believed that this water reservoir has also undergone a number of renovations in between.

This is evident from the Tughlaq style of architecture and from the Aggarwal style of architecture. 

The architecture of this place is said to be progressive at that point of time as it was not only built to serve the purpose of water reservoir but also to be a popular place for rituals and community meets. 

When you come over to this place, you may not find huge architectural marvels in the present time, however, you will certainly like the covered wall, a small mosque and arched alcoves in the complex. This place is worth paying a visit. 

Haunted Stories about Agrasen ki Baoli - 



The Agrasen Ki Baoli has got a number of haunted stories associated with its name. The locals term it as a haunted place because of various haunted incidents and paranormal activities. 

As per the beliefs, it is believed that it was once filled with black water and people were compelled to commit suicide. 

It is also considered that the Agrasen Ki Baoli casts as a magical spell on the tourists who tend to stay back in the complex until late evening after dusk. In order to top up the paranormal activities, the presence of some nocturnal creatures like bats and owls elevate the inexplicable proportion. 

Many tourists have experienced an unseen force that pulled them towards the water when they went downstairs. 

Conversely, it is not known if all these paranormal activities are true but these incidents certainly make the place popular among adventure seekers.

 All these stories and beliefs have certainly made this place more titillating. If you want to know more about the haunted stories and cross-check if they are true or not, then you can visit this top haunted places in Delhi. 
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Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk’s inception has its roots lying in the period of the reign of Shah Jahan. The emperor found the city of Shahjahanabad (now known as Old Delhi) in order to relocate his Mughal Capital to this place from Agra. Initially, Chandni Chowk was just positioned as an arcade, which featured a pool of clear water in its heart that sparkled when the moonlight fell over it. 

Various shops were positioned around the arcade in the shape of a half-moon, whose placement was done for the emperor’s daughter, Jahan Ara Begum to purchase her favorite things. The spot saw the gathering of merchants and traders from across the nation who came here to sell a plethora of things. 
The initial days of the inception of Chandni Chowk had gained a lot of popularity for silver traders, who came in a huge number to sell silver. According to popular beliefs, this could be a possible reason the hub was called Chandni Chowk as ‘Chandi’ is the Hindi name for silver.

- Location: 
Chandni Chowk is situated near the railway station of Old Delhi.

- Timing:
 Chandni Chowk can be visited from 9.30 AM to 8 PM, throughout the week except on Sunday.
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Paranthe Wali Gali

Paranthe Wali Gali is a famous street in Chandni Chowk known for selling the best parathas in the city. This legendary street is a haven for foodies who’re on the lookout for a scrumptious range of parathas that can instantly bring water in their mouths. This street houses some of the oldest shops which have been in the business of serving tasty parathas for ages. The parathas that are sold at these shops are quite different from the Punjabi parathas that are roasted in ghee. The parathas served at Paranthe Wali Gali are a mixture of bedmi poori that is deep-fried and Punjabi paratha in which ghee is smeared at the top.

This street always seems bustling with the crowd due to the gastronomical experience that it offers to the visitors. Unimaginable and scrumptious fillings like matar, khoya, papad, bitter gourd, banana, rabdi, etc. are available here in the parathas. These parathas are served with curries, mint chutney, tamarind chutney, and an exotic preparation of sweet pumpkin. You can also have delicious lassi over here that is served in a kulhad for that lip-smacking taste. 

- Location: 
Gali Paranthe Wali, Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi.

- Timings:
 9:00 AM -11:00 PM

- Price: 
INR 150-200

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India Gate

India Gate is one of the politically and historically significant places in Delhi. It is represented as an All India War Memorial as it displays its grandeur to honor the martyrdom of valor fore-taken by the India Army. It was constructed as a war memorial by the British Raj in order to pay tribute to the martyrdom of British Indian Army during the First World War. 

The deemed designer of this structure was Sir Edwin Lutyens. The foundation of this structure was laid in the year 1921. After ten years of planning and construction, it was finally inaugurated by the then Viceroy of India Sir Lord Irwin in February 1931.

- Location:
 India Gate is located in New Delhi, the capital of India.

- Address:
 Rajpath, India Gate, New Delhi, Delhi, 110001, India

- Timings:
 India Gate is open for visits throughout the week. The timings for its visits are:
                  Monday to Sunday: 12:00 AM – 12:00 PM

- Entry Fee: 
There is no entry fee for visiting India Gate.

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National Rail Museum, Delhi

Situated in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi – the Rail Museum offers a window into the railway heritage of the country. Also known as the National Railway Museum, this space is spread over 10 acres and displays some of the most awe-inspiring and fascinating railway paraphernalia. 

Established in 1977 on February 1st, the museum strives to preserve and protect the 163 years old railway heritage of India. There are nearly 100 real-sized exhibits of Indian railways in the museum – some of which are still working. On the other hand, there are also some static exhibits, antiquated items, old furniture etc. For rail nerds, this space is a haven where you can immerse in the rich history of Indian railways.

Moreover, there are also a couple of dummy specimens that offer rides to both adults and kids. Latest additions to the museum include facilitated 3D virtual train ride, steam loco stimulator, and a magnificent indoor gallery. The lush green gardens surrounding the museum also houses its oldest and most precious treasure – the famous Fairy Queen, the oldest working steam locomotive in the country.

Location: Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021, India.

Price: 
Weekdays – Rs.50 for adult, Rs.10 for a child

           Weekends & Holidays – Rs.100 for adult, Rs.20 for a child

Timing:
 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Entry closes after 4:30 PM). The museum is closed on Mondays.

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Nehru Park


Located Chanakyapuri, that is, the Diplomatic Enclave of New Delhi, this park is named after the first Prime Minister of India, Jawahar Lal Nehru. The park grounds are spread over a massive 80 acres and it is nestled away in the center of the city. Nehru Park, or Buddha Jayanti Park, was first established in 1969, and today, it is considered as one of the most lush green areas in New Delhi

The park often hosts Morning and Evening Raga concerts, which are organized by the NDMC (New Delhi Municipal Council).

Other events that can be enjoyed at this picturesque location include SPIC MACAY music concerts, and an annual Bhakti Festival. For art enthusiast, Nehru Park often hosts art workshops, and fitness enthusiasts can partake in the morning yoga classes.

For history buffs, Nehru Park offers a life sized, alloy statue of Vladimir Lenin, the leader of the Great October Socialist Revolution in Russia.

The statue was installed in 1987 by the then Soviet Premier Nikolai Ryzhkov, Indian Prime-minister Rajiv Gandhi and his wife Sonia Gandhi. Nowadays, members of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and other Left political parties visit the statue every year on April 22 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Lenin.

Nehru Park is perfect for evening strolls, picnics with your family, or just taking a walk with your doggos and puppers. The emerald green forests, beautiful shrubs and bushes, and blooming flowers will refresh and rejoice your soul. If you happen to be in this area, it is an absolutely unmissable destination.

Chanakyapuri has 2 metro stations - Jor Bagh and Lok Kalyan Marg. The closest station to Nehru Park is Jor Bagh. 

You can take a purple line metro from the airport to reach Dhaula Kuan. After that, you have to change to a yellow line metro to reach Chanakyapuri, the area where the park is located. 

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Fun N Food Village


Fun N Food Village is an amusement and thrilling water park located in New Delhi. It is one of the oldest water parks in Delhi and attracts many tourists and localities during summer to provide a safe escape from the heat of the sun.

The architecture of the park is built in high contrast to its two sections: one is the Fun N Food Village Amusement park which is filled with and rides, while the other is the Fun N Food Village Water Park which has amusing rides in and around water.

Fun N Food Park was constructed in the year 1993 and inaugurated by the then President late Sri Giani Zail Singh. The park is now not only run but also maintained by the leading outlet of the Polo franchise – Polo Amusement Park Limited.

The land rides inhabiting the Fun N Village Amusement Park include Polo Trooper, Rock and Roll, Tora Tora, Water Merry, Magic Carpet, Eagle Ridge, and a lot more. 

The water slides and rides enthuse youngsters and adults alike and include Lazy River, Wave Pool, Family Slide, Twister, The Tornado Aquashoot, Speed Coaster, and Multiline Slide. 

The best part about this park is that these slides aren’t just limited to kids or teenagers, but adults and senior citizens. It is open to people from all age groups, helping them enjoy a merry getaway from the cacophonous city life.

In fact, one of its creations, the Lazy River, which is a 400 feet long canal-like pool is built to serve the same purpose. Adults and kids alike can sit amidst the river and relax or sip on iced teas bought from the cafes and enjoy a splendid day at the park.

Other than this, there are in-built spas, saunas, and steam rooms that make for a rejuvenating experience within the periphery of the park.

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Red Fort

The colossal Red Fort in Delhi was the home of the formidable Mughal emperors for around 200 years until the British took over it in 1857. The fort is not just a symbol of the popular grandeur of the Mughal era, but it has withstand the trials of turbulent times, especially during India’s most historical events that shaped the foundation of the country. This is one of the most famous tourist attractions of the national capital. The UNESCO declared the Red Fort a World Heritage Site in 2007, in recognition of its significance. Red Fort is one of the most celebrated monuments of India and is the symbol of valour and peace.

This 17th century monument is of octagonal shape and it covers around 255 acres of land. The total number of gates here is three. The royals used to enter the fort through the Khizrabad Gate that has been closed for commoners now. The Lahore and Delhi Gates are open to locals and tourists. The fort was planned to house a palace inside its campus. The Red Fort still a historical and architectural wonder.


Location: The Red Fort is based on a 255-acre of land near the western bank of the Yamuna. The Chandni Chowk of Old Delhi ends at the vicinity of Red Fort. The business district of Connaught Place is located a few miles north of the fort.

Price: The entry ticket price of Red Fort is Rd 35 for native Indian citizens. For foreigners, the tickets are priced at Rs 500. If you opt for the light and sound show at the Red Fort, it will cost you Rs 60 per adult person, while for children, it is Rs 20 per head. During the weekend, the ticket prices vary a bit. For adults it is Rs 80 and Rs 30 for kids.

Timing: The Red Fort remains open every day from 9.30am to 4.30pm. The fort, however, remains closed on Mondays. Check out the Delhi Tourism website for any change of the entry and exit timings of this tourist venue depending on special national events or so.
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Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary

Asola

Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary happens to be a place for relishing the nature at its best. It is the home for a number of birds, mammals and many more species. This spell bounding wildlife sanctuary is situated in the Aravalli Hill Range and one of the best hideouts for Delhi Locals. The sanctuary has more than over 80 different types of butterflies, 100 insect families, 193 type of birds, mammals like cats, blackbucks, jackals, civets, and more.

The wildlife sanctuary was established in the year 1986 in Tughlakabad and spreads over an area of 6,874 acres. There are three villages Maidangiri, Asola, and Shapur within the sanctuary. The sanctuary is also known for its huge collection of medicinal plantations. The Conservation Education Centre plans out various expeditions and tours in and around the sanctuary from time to time. The sanctuary is now a protected land as per the guidelines of the forest department. However, it is open for children to visit all over the year.

Location - 
The sanctuary is located at Shooting Range Rd, Asola Wildlife Sanctuary, Tughlakabad, New Delhi. 

Price - 
There is no entry fee for moving in and around the Asola Wildlife Sanctuary. 

Timing -
The sanctuary is open from 9:00 AM in the morning to 5:00 PM in the evening on all days except for Saturdays and Sundays.

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National Science Centre

Also known as “A Dream Castle for One and All,” the National Science Centre in New Delhi is located opposite to the Old Bhairon Temple near Pragati Maidan in the city. Situated at a walking distance from India Gate, it is one of the largest centres of science in the entire Asian continent. Moreover, it regularly hosts many reputed personnel, such as Nobel Laureates, famous scientists as well as technocrats and astronauts, in addition to famous educators from the field of science. 

Established in 1992 by the Ministry of Culture in the Government of India, the National Science Centre consists of four different floors, with a majority of important galleries, including those of Technology, Heritage, Information Technology and Revolution, as well as one of Emerging Technologies. There are galleries for Human Biology, Prehistoric Life as well as Fun Science.

Location: National Science Centre is located at Bhairon Marg, Near Gate No.1, Pragati Maidan in New Delhi 110001. 

Timing: You can visit the National Science Centre in New Delhi every day of the week between 09:30 a.m. and 06:00 p.m.

Price: The entry fee to National Science Centre is INR 5 for students and INR 60 per adult person. Moreover, the entry to the centre is free for children under 5 years of age.

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Khan Market



Classy and posh, in Delhi is one of the most expensive and well known shopping plazas across the world. The double storied market in the heart of Delhi is home to the best known brands from within the country as well as outside it, and caters to the interests of people across all ages. Khan Market is a favourite hub of the expat and the diplomat community in Delhi. The market is known for its assortment of high-end brands across all products, including clothing items, footwear, jewelry, artefacts and handicrafts, stationery, and even grocery items.

Khan Market also offers restaurants, eateries and cafes. The sprawling marketplace is littered with a number of eateries, suitable for all budget ranges. From roadside roll stalls to authentic fine dining diners, one is spoilt for choice here. The market is also well known for its unique book stores. The quaint little bookshops found here are often accompanied by adjoining themed cafes, offering a one of a kind reading experience for visitors. 

Although there are Street side retail wares available in Khan Market, options of these are few. However, if one is looking for intricately crafted handicraft items, traditional souvenirs or handcrafted junk jewelry, the market offers an array of shops selling these as well. 

History of Khan Market



Established in 1951, the double storeyed market complex initially consisted of 154 shops. The shops were allocated as seed land to immigrants coming in from the North West Frontier Province following the Partition of India in 1947.

The first floor of the complex  comprised of 74 flats for the shopkeepers who set up shop here and their families. The first traders who set up shop here named the complex after the renowned freedom fighter Khan Abdul Jaffar Khan, as a tribute to his efforts of helping the migrants arrive safely into India.

Khan Market lies very close to the India Gate, and is practically unmissable for tourists coming here. It is well connected by road to almost all parts of the city. To make the commute to the market even more hassle free, the Violet Line of Delhi Metro has the Khan Market station which opens directly into the market premises.
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National Museum Delhi

The National Museum or National Museum of India in New Delhi is one of the largest museums in India. Situated on Janpath Road, the museum is a hotspot for people who are indulged in art, culture, and history. After granting the appointment from the Government in India, in 1946 the Maurice Gwyer Committee laid the foundation stone of the National Museum. The National Museum of India was completed and inaugurated on 15th August 1949. This marvel functions under the Ministry of Culture of the Government of India.

The museum houses more than 2,00,000 artifacts of Indian and International origin. The works of art and culture displayed here are said to be over 5,000 years old. Some artifacts belong to the ancient civilization of Harappa. Tourists from all over the globe visit the museum not only to see the wonders of ancient civilizations but also to witness the culture of various nations through the various paintings, statues and sculptures that are here. 

The National Museum of Delhi operates with a full-fledged list of various departments, viz. 

1. Archaeology

2. Arms & Armour

3. Central Asian Antiquities

4. Anthropology

5. Manuscripts

6. Paintings 

7. And many other departments. 

The various departments hold artifacts that represent the glorious and rich past of the civilizations and also reflects the diverse ways of practicing architecture and art. 
The museum has a lot of knowledge to offer to the visitors who have minimal interest in history and ancient civilisations.

History of National Museum



An exhibition in 1947-48 of various Indian historical artifacts was on display in the Royal Academy of London. Taking an idea or inspiration from this, various curators from the exhibition decided to plan a similar exhibition to display artifacts from museums across India. With this, an exhibition was organized in Delhi in the Rashtrapati Bhavan in 1949. The exhibition turned out to be a very popular one and this led to the idea of establishing a permanent museum. 

The construction work of the museum was given a green signal and by 1949, the National Museum of India was constructed. C Rajagopalahchari, the then Governor-General of India inaugurated the museum on 15th August 1949. The various ancient artifacts in India’s possession were out on display in the museum and the place became a center of knowledge and history.

Through the years, there were various modifications and several other constructions that took place in and around the museum. With all the advancements completed, the final phase of the museum was ready by 1989.

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