1. Gateway of India
India Gate is an important site to visit while visiting Delhi. India Gate has its original name as All India War Memorial which was built to commemorate the 82,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who lost their lives during World War I from 1914 to 1921 as well as in the Third Anglo War -afghane. The war memorial is located in Rajpath where you can get to by getting off at Barakhamba Road metro station in Delhi. With friends, India Gate is also known to be one of the best places to visit in Delhi.
The India Gate is located on the eastern edge of Delhi’s ceremonial axis and was once called Kingsway. The names of around 13,300 servicemen, including some UK soldiers and officers, are displayed on the door. The architecture of India Gate is known worldwide as the Triumphal Arch which resembles the Arch of Constantine and also compared to the Triumphal Arch and India Gate in Mumbai.
Sir Edwin Lutyens was the designer of the memorial. After the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971, there was a simple structure comprising a black marble plinth with an inverted rifle that was capped with a war helmet and bounded by four eternal flames built under the memorial arch. This was Amar Jawan Jyoti or the Flame of the Immortal Soldier.
Construction of the India Gate began in 1921 and was completed in 1931. The architectural dimensions of the structure indicate that it is 42 meters high and 9.1 meters wide. It was built in yellow and red sandstone with granite. In 2014, the government announced plans to build a national war memorial around the canopy as well as a national war museum in the nearby park.
India Gate Parade or Republic Day Parade is the most ceremonial and prestigious event that takes place in front of India Gate every year. On January 26 of each year, India commemorates the day it became a republic with an esteemed presence of many national and worthy guests from other countries.
Entrance time at India Gate:
Anyone can visit India Gate at any time as it is open 24 hours a day.
Entrance fees to India Gate:
There is no entrance fee to visit the structure.
Location of India Gate:
Rajpath Marg, Gateway of India, New Delhi, Delhi 110001.
-The climate during the months of October to March will be favorable for sightseeing in Delhi. You can enjoy India Gate tour with your family and friends peacefully during this time.
-It will be fun if you bring some cooked or wrapped food with you and have a picnic. You can also go boating at the nautical club adjacent to the India Gate grounds.
-The closest metro station to India Gate is Central Secretariat (Yellow Line). The metro station has more than one exit gate so you can seek help from customer service for the nearest gate to India Gate.
-Take an automatic rickshaw or the rickshaw / rickshaw shuttle service to India Gate from metro station. A bus service can also be used depending on your boarding point.
-If you are there in January, you can attend the Republic Day parade on January 26.
2. Humayun’s Tomb
A major historical site in India, Maqbera e Humayun or Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi is also one of the best places to visit in North Delhi. It is the tomb of the famous Mughal Emperor of India Humayun. It was commissioned by Empress Bega Begum in 1569-1570, Humayun’s first wife who was also the main wife. The design for the tomb originated in the heart of Mirak Mirza Ghiyas – a Persial architect invited by Bega Begum herself. Located at Nizamuddin East in Delhi, the tomb is known as the first garden tomb found on the Indian subcontinent, placed very close to the citadel of Dina-panah. It is known to be one of the best places to visit in Delhi during the summers as it also has a walled garden within its grounds.
UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site in 1993 and since then its reputation has started to flourish. But after that he had to undergo several restorations. Near the tomb there are several smaller monuments from the main entrance to the west, including one that was even built before the main tomb. Isa Khan Niyazi’s tomb is the one who was an Afghan nobleman at the court of Sher Shah Suri of the Suri dynasty. The Humayun burial complex houses the main tomb of Emperor Humayun as well as the tombs of Bega Begum, Hamida Begum and Dara Shikoh as well as other important Mughal members.
An inimitable leap in Mughal architecture is displayed with the Persian model garden that is the Charbagh garden. Construction of the toms began in 1565, almost nine years after his death. The completion of the tomb took place in 1572. The memorial built for Humayun symbolizes the unpredictable symbiosis between Humayun and his wife Bega Begum who was so grieved by the death of her husband ultimately decided to create such an amazing memory.
Turkish and Mughal rule in the subcontinent introduced the influence of Islamic architectural styles from Central Asia and Persia and from the 12th century these styles began to inspire several monuments in and around Delhi. Humayun’s tomb is made of red sandstone and white marble and measurements indicate it is 47 meters high and 91 meters wide.
Time of entry to Humayun’s tomb:
Visiting the tomb is permitted from sunrise to sunset every day but the best time to visit is between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Entrance fees to Humayun’s tomb:
Indian citizens and visitors from SAARC and BIMSTEC countries have to pay 10 rupees to enter the tomb, while for other foreign nationals it is 250 rupees per person. Children up to 15 years old do not have to pay an entrance fee.
Location of Humayun’s tomb:
Across from Dargah Nizamuddin, Mathura Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110013.
-Visit the falls during the early or late hours of the day in summer as halftime will be very hot.
-The nearest metro station is Khan Market metro station and it is the easiest way to reach the structure. Rent a tuk tuk to travel the last 2.5 miles to the grave.
– You can also go to the tomb of Isa Khan.
3. Hauz Khas
Hauz Khas is a beautiful area in South Delhi and is one of the major tourist spots in Delhi. The pulse of Hauz Khas is known to be the historical complex of Hauz Khaz. It has both rural and urban feel and also known as mehak ka chota quila. The location is surrounded by Green Park to the west and Gulmohar Park to the north. He had witnessed various diplomatic missions such as the missions of Albania, Iraq, Guinea, Burundi, Macedonia and more.
Its name began to be appreciated by the outside world due to the presence of an ancient water tank of the same name. Hauz means water reservoir in Urdu and Khas is called royal and therefore is considered to be the royal reservoir of the village. The Hauz Khas Water Reservoir was first built by Allauddin Khilji to supply water to the inhabitants of Siri Fort and later in the 1960s it was developed by the famous Indian builder DLF.
Later, Hauz Khaz was modified to be an enclave of different blocks like A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, K, L, M, P, Q, R, X, Y, Z. Block E contains the main market for the region and is located in the middle of the settlement. There are other large markets located on the premises, but Mayfair Gardens is a major attraction which is a small independent private colony. Hauz Khas is also one of the most popular places for couples in Delhi to spend some quality time. Hauz Khas cafes, restaurants, village clubs, village pubs, etc. are some of the points of interest for many visitors as they can meet the locals and have an unforeseen conversation.
Hauz Khas has the Delhi Metro Yellow Line and it is the easiest way to connect to other parts of Delhi.
Entrance time to Hauz Khas:
The Hauz Khas Village complex will be open Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily, but the resort’s restaurants will be open until 11:00 p.m. Another famous structure which is Hauz Khas Fort will be open daily from 10:30 am to 7:00 pm.
Entrance fees to Hauz Khas:
There is no registration fee.
Location of Hauz Khas:
Hauz Khas, South Delhi, Delhi 110016, India.
-A major attraction here is Hauz Khas Fort and try not to avoid it.
-Hauz khas social is a café-restaurant-co-working space.
– Experience Delhi’s best nightlife by visiting the various shops and restaurants.