10 Places to Visit in South Delhi: 2020 (Updated List)
The places to visit in South Delhi includes Qutub Minar, Iron Pillar, Jamali Kamali, Agrasen ki Baoli, Lotus Temple, Hauz Khas Village, Humanyun's Tomb and many other places.

If you are going to be visiting Delhi and are looking for places in South Delhi, then you might want to check out this list of amazing cultural and historic places to visit in this part of the city. The history and photography buffs can have a field day, visiting the hundreds of monuments like Qutub Minar, Lal Kot Fort, Jamali Kamali, Iron Fort, etc spread across this part of Delhi, some even dating back millennia! South Delhi is also home to quirky arts districts filled with galleries, cafes and art stores where you can shop or window shop to your heart’s content! 

If you are more of a nature-person, South Delhi is still the place to be. Since it is home to some of the country’s most beautiful and well-kempt gardens like ‘The Garden of Five Senses’, Buddha Park, etc. you can easily spend your day feasting your eyes on refreshing natural beauty. You can enjoy leisurely walks through wild nature or enjoy interactive experiences at the Garden of Five Senses where you get to learn so much about the surrounding natural beauty!

Here is the list of places to visit in South Delhi:

01

Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar
Qutub Minar is a historical monument of national importance and is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This almost 240 feet tall minaret dates back to the year 1199 and was built by the founder of the Delhi sultanate, Qutubdin Aibak. You can climb to the top of the tower following a spiral staircase made up of 379 steps.

The tower is made up of five different storeys and the different sections of the tower have been inscribed with Parso-Arabic and Nagari characters which are proof of its long, rich history. What makes Qutub Minar is one of the most famous places to visit in South Delhi is not only its historical and cultural importance but its sheer beauty and scale! 

Location: Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030

Timing: 
Daily; 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Price: 
Rs. 30 per person
02

Hauz Khas Village

Hauz Khas Village
The Hauz Khas Village can be best described as an art district of the nation’s capital. It is home to many independent fashion boutiques, art galleries, antique shops and quirky cafes where you will find people enjoying a tete a tete, almost any time of the day. Not just cafes, you will also find a plethora of restaurants in Hauz Khas, serving a variety of fare, from Tibetan, Mexican to experimental Indian food.

A generously sized park situated in one corner of this pedestrian village, known by the name of Deer Park is a pleasant, green space where you can enjoy an evening stroll. The park has everything from picnic gazebos, a beautiful lake facing old tombs and religious monuments which date back to the 14th century. 

Location: 
Hauz Khas Village, Deer Park, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi 110016

Timing: 
Open all-day
 
Price: No entry fee
03

Mehrauli Archaeological Park

Mehrauli Archaeological Park
The Mehrauli Archaeological Park is a beautiful place to visit in South Delhi and is spread over a staggering area of 200 acres. The park contains over a hundred monuments of historic and cultural importance which will transport you to a different era and offer plenty of photo-ops.

The cultural importance of the place can be best understood by the fact that this is the only place in the entire capital which has been under continuous occupation for the last 1000 years! Some of the most notable monuments include the Lal Kot Fort, Balban’s Tomb, Rajon ki Baoli and Gandhak ki Baoli to name a few. 

Location:
Anuvrat Marg Opposite Qutub Minar Metro Station, Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030

Timing: 
Daily; 5:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Price: 
Free
04

Garden of Five Senses

Garden of Five Senses
Garden of Five Senses is a place to visit in Delhi for fun, irrespective of your age, gender or vocation. This twenty-acre site is located in the Said-Ul-Azaib village and is defined by the many sensory experiences it offers to the visitors. It has spiral walkways, elephants cut out of stone, intricate water baths and many other artistic endeavours which will keep you enthralled throughout your visit.

The garden has several dedicated areas which portray a variety of artistic endeavours; beginning with the Mughal-styled garden called the Khas Bagh, a secluded food and shopping court with a series of terraces that act as vantage points and seating arrangements. Another section, known as the Neel Bagh, is a pool filled with water lilies which are encircled by pergolas covered in a variety of climbers. The place has plant displays, amphitheatres and much more to keep you entertained throughout your stay.

Location: 
Westend Marg, Saidulajab, Saiyad ul Ajaib, Saket, New Delhi, Delhi 110030

Timing: 
Daily; 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM 
 
Price:Rs. 35 per person
05

Iron Pillar

 Iron Pillar
Apart from the Qutub Minar, another interesting monument found in the Qutub Complex is the Iron Pillar of Delhi. It is believed to have been constructed by ‘King Chandra’. Presumably King Chandragupta II, one of the most powerful rulers from the Gupta Empire. Standing at a height of 23 feet and 8 inches, the pillar is famous for its rust-resistant metal composition.

Weighing at about 3,000 kilograms, the pillar is believed to have been moved to Delhi from the Udaygiri Caves in Madhya Pradesh. The pillar carries several different inscriptions which mark its presence in different periods of time and at different locations. The interesting history and different interpretations throughout the British Era can be learnt about at the site, making it a fun place to explore!  

Location: 
Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030

Timing:
Daily; 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Price:
Rs. 10 per person
06

Jamali Kamali

 Jamali Kamali
The Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb are two significant monuments located inside the Archaeological Complex of Mehrauli. The architectural beauty of these twin monuments is what draws most tourists to the site. The tombs are believed to have belonged to Jamali, a Sufi saint who lived in the pre-Mughal dynasty and Kamali, an unknown person who has been buried next to the saint and poet.

The mosque has been built using red sandstone and marble with beautiful arches decorated with medallions and ornamentation. Adjacent to the mosque is the tomb with an intricately painted roof with Quranic inscriptions, in blue and red, which make it a sight to behold. 

Location: 
Ladha Sarai, Mehrauli Archeological Park Trail, Christian Colony, Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110016

Timing:
Daily; 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Price:
Free 
07

Agrasen ki Baoli

Agrasen ki Baoli
Agrasen ki Baoli is an ancient step-well located on the Hailey Road. It is 15 metres wide and 60 metres long and has 108 steps. The baoli is believed to have been built by the legendary king Agrasen and its architectural style dates it back to the 14th century. The massive structure offers several photo-taking opportunities, so much so, that the 2012 Formula One models’ photo shoot also took place here.

The place became particularly famous after it was featured in the Aamir Khan movie, PK and in Salman Khan’s Sultan. If you are looking for not-very-crowded places to visit in South Delhi, you can definitely visit the baoli in the early hours of the day!
Location: Hailey Road, KG Marg, near Diwanchand Imaging Centre, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Timing: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Price: 
Free
08

Humayun’s Tomb

Humayun’s Tomb
Humayun’s Tomb, as the name suggests, is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun which was designed by Persian architects in the mid-sixteenth century and was the first garden-tomb to have been built on the Indian subcontinent. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 1993 and has undergone extensive restoration.

The beautiful tomb is built following the Persian Islamic architectural styles and is surrounded by a 30-acre wide garden known as the Char Bagh. Within the complex can be found other monuments of importance like the tomb and mosque of Isa Khan, tomb and garden of Bu Halima and Arab Serai among others. When here, you can spend your time soaking in the immense beauty of the intricate architecture and relax in the manicured lawns that have also been designed following ancient Persian styles.   

Location: Mathura Road Opposite, Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah, Nizamuddin, New Delhi, Delhi 110013

Timing: Daily; 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Price: Rs. 25 per person
09

Buddha Park

Buddha Park
When looking for places in Delhi to visit for fun, a visit to the Buddha Park, also known as the Buddha Jayanti Park can prove to be fruitful. The park is known for its combination of manicured parks with beautifully unkempt places where nature has overtaken everything.

The whole part is dotted with inscriptions of Buddha’s teachings, some done on rocks and others on statues. Also, there is a Budhha statue situated near Gate No. 1 in the park. This green escape in the city also attracts a plethora of animals and birds and you can spend a good time bird-watching here. Some of the most commonly spotted birds include lapwings, barbets, kingfisher, parakeets, etc. 

Location: 
Vandemataram Marg, Central Ridge Reserve Forest, New Delhi, Delhi 110021

Timing: 
Daily; 5:30 AM - 8:00 PM 

Price: 
Free
10

Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple
Lotus Temple is one of the prominent landmarks in the city. It is a Bahai House of Worship and is well-known for its flower-like shape. The building is made up of 27 free-standing flower-like petals which have actually been made using marble.

The white marble used in making the surface is the temple was sourced from the Penteli mountain of Greece and the same marble has been used in the construction of several ancient monuments including the Pantheon! The central hall has a capacity of fitting 2,500 people inside at one time which gives a fair idea of its scale. The fact that it is partially powered by solar electricity, makes it the first of its kind in Delhi.  

Location: 
Lotus Temple Rd, Bahapur, Shambhu Dayal Bagh, Kalkaji, New Delhi, Delhi 110019

Timing: 
Daily; 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Price: 
Free
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