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!
Timing: Daily; 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: Rs. 30 per person
Hauz Khas Village
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
Mehrauli Archaeological Park
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
Garden of Five Senses
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
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
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
Agrasen ki Baoli
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!
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
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
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