This list of the best places to see in New Delhi It will help you not to miss anything about this chaotic and noisy city, while essential, for every traveler.
The capital of India, with its more than 14 million inhabitants and high levels of pollution, is that kind of city that you hate at first sight but that as you take the pulse of traffic, smells and lifestyle, you end up catching or thinking of catching the first flight back.
Getting lost in the day and night markets, finding the beautiful Humayun Tomb, reaching the Mejizta Masjid and the Red Fuete, trying the traditional Indian spicy food or climbing a tuk tuk, are just some of the many things to do in Delhi.
Based on the experience of the time we spent in the city during our trip to North India in 24 days we have made this list of what we believe are the 10 must-see places in Delhi.We start!
1. Humayun's Tomb
Humayun's Tomb, a World Heritage Site and source of inspiration for the construction of the Taj Mahal, is our favorite place what to visit in New Delhi.
This great example of Mughal architecture is considered the first garden tomb and was the place chosen for the eternal rest of Emperor Humayun. In addition to the emperor's tomb, in this complex you can find other smaller tombs such as the barber's and Isa Khan's, mosques and other constructions, forming a space that conveys harmony and peace.
Near this tomb is the Lodhi Gardens, one of the few green lungs in the city and with several interesting tombs, which you can also visit.
A good option to know the history of this tomb and other places of interest in the city is to book this guided tour in Spanish.
Visiting hours: every day from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
2. Red Fort
The Red Fort, named for the color of the sandstone with which it was built, is another of the most famous places to see in Delhi.
Built between the years 1638 and 1648, this complex impresses with its enormous walls of more than 6 kilometers long with a height of more than 30 meters, in some of its sections, and by the two impressive access doors, that of Delhi and Lahore's.
The interior of the fort disappoints a bit compared to other forts in India such as Amber, although it is worth entering to see a copy of Solomon's throne, imperial apartments and several pavilions.
Visiting hours: every day from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Map of things to do in New Delhi
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