1. Red Fort

Famous for: History, Architecture, Photography.
Tickets: Entry fee is 35 INR for Indians and 500 INR for foreigners. Light and Sound will cost about 80 INR for adults and 30 INR for children.
Opening Timings: Open Tue to Sun from sunrise to sunset. Light and Sound show at 6pm everyday
Duration: 1-2 hours.

Red Fort symbolizes the era of Mughal rule in India. The Fort, built in 1638, is a magnificent monument that captivates your attention and exhibits the show of architectural splendor of Mughals. The 33m high walls of Red Fort are yet another special feature of the fort.

Things to Do in Red Fort:
Light and sound show.
Take a guided tour around the fort.

2. Humayun's Tomb

Famous for: History, Architecture, Gardens, Photography.
Tickets: 30 INR for adults and 500 INR for foreigners.
Opening Timings: Open all days.
Duration: 45 mins.

Built in the year 1570, Humayun's Tomb is a monument built by Queen Haji Begum, widow of Humayun. The monument displays the inspiration of Persian architecture. The world famous Taj Mahal bears resemblance to this monument constructed during early Mughal rule in India. It is open on all days for visits. The best time to view Humayun's Tomb would be in the late afternoon.

Things to Do at Humayun's Tomb:
Explore the gardens.
Visit Nizam al-Din Auliya dargah nearby.

3. Qutab Minar

Famous for: History, Architecture, Photography.
Tickets: 30 INR for Indians and 500 INR for foreigners.
Opening Timings: Open all days from sunrise till sunset.
Duration: 30 mins.

The tallest tower in India, Qutab Minar, is believed to commemorate the victory and the beginning of Mughal era in India. The 73-meter tall tower was built by Qutab-ud-din Aibak after defeating the last Hindu Kingdom. However, some say that it was built to serve as a minaret to call those faithful to prayer. While red sandstone was used in the construction of first three storeys, marble and sandstone were used to construct the last two storeys. India's first ever mosque, Quwwat-ul-Islam is at the foot of Qutab Minar.

Things to Do near Qutab Minar:
Visit Mehrauli Archaeological Park.
Visit Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque.

4. Bahai (Lotus) Temple

Famous for: Religion, Architecture.
Tickets: Free.
Opening Timings: Open all days from Tue to Sun (9am to 5:30pm).
Duration: 1.5 hours.

Bahai Temple is famously known as Lotus Temple owing to its resemblance to lotus flower. Lotus symbolizes four religions namely Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism and Jainism. Out of the seven major Bahai temples constructed around the world, the one in Delhi was constructed last. The place is serene and is open for prayers and meditation by people who follow any religion. The nine pools of water around the petals is a sight to watch at dusk.

Things to Do near Lotus Temple:
Meditation and praying.
Visit the Baha'i World Centre Library.
Explore the nine surrounding ponds and the gardens.

5. Lodi Gardens

Famous for: History, Monuments, Gardens, Photography.
Tickets: No fee.
Opening Timings: Open all days from sunrise to sunset.
Duration: 45 mins.

If you want to have a quiet day to escape the crowd and the busy life, this is where you need to be in Delhi. Lodi Gardens was built in 1936 by British around the tombs of the rulers of 15th and 16th centuries. The 90-acre Garden is an excellent place to relax, walk, jog and enjoy the beauty of nature. The National Bonsai Park situated in the Gardens is yet another attraction.

Things to Do at Lodi Gardens:
Picnic spot.
Take long walks.
View the many monuments dotted around the garden.

6. Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple

Famous for: Gardens, Architecture, Religion, Peace, Harmony.
Tickets: For Adults (170 INR) , senior citizen (125 INR) , children between 4 to 11yrs (100 INR) and free for children below 4yrs.
Opening Timings: Open all days from Tue to Sun (9:30 am to 6:30 pm).
Duration: No specific time. Depends on the visitor.

Whatever faith you may be following, you could take your time to visit Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple, the world's largest Hindu Temple. Apart from using concrete for the foundation, the entire construction was made using granites and marbles from all parts of the world. The structure stands proof of architectural excellence. In the 12 acres of land, you will find the temple, museum, several parks and a huge cultural center that throws light on the traditions and customs followed in India. You can go boating in the water canals here.

Things to Do around Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple:
Pray at Akshardham Mandir.
Participate in Nilkanth Varni Abhishek.
View the many exhibitions.
Attend Musical fountain show.
Relax in the gardens.

7. India Gate

Famous for: War memorial, Architecture, Indian Army.
Tickets: Free.
Opening Timings: Open all days.
Duration: 1-2 hours. I

ndia Gate was constructed in the year 1931 as a war memorial for over 70,000 soldiers killed during First World War and Afghan War. The names of the soldiers are inscribed in the walls of India Gate. It was earlier known as "All India War Memorial". Situated on Rajpath, India Gate looks stunning in the evening lights.

Things to Do near India Gate:
Pay your respects at Amar Jawan Jyoti.
Relax in the surrounding gardens.