10 Famous Historical monuments in Delhi.

Delhi is the city with rich heritage and historically important structures. In such huge historic city, tourist and traveler can explore a lot. We have listed the historical places in Delhi with pictures and information. All the historical monuments in Delhi, listed below are well preserved and are the major tourist attraction in Delhi tourism.

India Gate

India gate also known as all India war memorial is designed by British architect Edwin Lutyens in 1931. It is 42-meter high arch memorial to 70,000 soldiers o Indian army who died in the First World War in France, Flanders, Mesopotamia, Persia, East Africa, Gallipoli, and elsewhere in the Near & the Far East, and the Third Anglo-Afghan War.


India Gate (Photo by Akshay Patil)

On both sides of the India Gate arch, the Letter India is inscribed in stone with dates MCMXIV (1914) and MCMXIX (1919) on its either sides. Below the world India the following text is inscribed “To the dead of the Indian armies who fell and are honoured in France and Flanders Mesopotamia and Persia East Africa Gallipoli and elsewhere in the near and the far-east in sacred memory also of those whose names are here recorded and who fell in India or the north-west frontier and during the third Afghan War.”

How to Reach India Gate?

There are various transportation facilities like Metro, Delhi Public transport, shared and private auto are available. The nearest metro station near India gate is Central Secretariat, which on the yellow metro line.

What is the best time to visit India Gate?

Well, Delhi has witnesses extreme temperature, but favorable months to visit Delhi in January to April and August to November. India Gate is open at any time throughout the day. Activities you can do at India gate are day visit, Picnic, early morning walk, click photos, enjoy street foods, even it is the good place to bring kids.

Red Fort

The magnificent Red Fort was built by Shah Jahan during 1639- 48. This monument is the symbol of Delhi, even today it stands as elegant and strong marvelous structure serving as a tourist attraction of Delhi and having thousands of daily visitors. Red Fort is 33 meters high. The Red Fort Delhi and Agra, both built in red sandstone and one of the most prominent and magnificent architectural masterpieces of the Mughal era in India. The main gate for tourist entrance is Lahore Gate, it is one of the emotional and symbolic focal points of modern India.
The red fort has major structures inside of the complex. Some of the important structures are named as Lahori Gate, Delhi gate, Chhatta Chowk, Naubat Khana, Diwan-i-Aam, Mumtaz Mahal, Rang Mahal Baoli, Moti Masjid, Hira Mahal etc.


Red Fort Delhi (Photo by Akshay Patil)

How to Reach Red Fort?

There are various transportation facilities like Metro, Delhi Public transport, shared and private auto are available to reach Netaji Subhash Marg also known a the location of Red Fort. The nearest metro station near Red Fort is Chandni Chowk, which on the yellow metro line.

What is the best time to visit Red Fort Delhi?

Red Fort Delhi is open from 9 AM to 6 PM from Tuesday to Sunday. There is an entry fee for entering the Red Fort 35 Indian rupee for Indian citizen and 500 Indian rupees for a foreign citizen. You can carry your own camera for photography and clicked picture inside of the Red Fort complex. There is also sound and light show running on 6 PM and onwards from Tuesday to Sunday with the ticket of 80 Indian rupees for adult and 30 rupees for children.


Diwaan-i-Khas inside of Red Fort (Photo by Akshay Patil)

Qutab Minar

Qutab Minar is 73 meter high tower built by Qutab-ud-din Aibak in 1193. The Qutab tower is 5 stories high and each story has dedicated balcony. The name of the Qutab Minar is on the memory of Sufi saint Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Quaki. This tower is surrounded by several historical monuments including the first mosque of India. The whole area of the Qutab Minar is known as Qutab complex.


Qutab Minar (Photo by Akshay Patil)

How to reach to Qutab Minar?

Well, Qutab Minar complex is located in Mehrauli area of the Delhi, and easily connected by Bus, Metrorail, and shared-private auto. The nearest metro station of Qutab Minar is Qutab Minar metro station. This historic place of Delhi has entry charges of 30 Indian rupees for Indian citizen and 500 Indian rupees for a foreign citizen. The Qutab complex is opened f every day and photography is allowed inside of the Qutab complex.


Qutab Minar (Photo by Akshay Patil)

Humayun’s Tomb

Humayun’s tomb is the tomb of the second Mughal emperor Humayun. It consists of red sandstone with white marble dome. This historic monument is known for finest Persian architecture. It was the first monument in India to be built in garden style. The tomb is located with charbagh garden surrounding it. The Humayun’s tomb complex has other important monuments including Tomb of Isa Khan, Barber Tomb, Bu Halima’s Tomb and Garden etc.


Humayun’s Tomb (Photo by Akshay Patil)

How to reach to Humayun tomb?

Humayun’s tomb is located at Nizamuddin area and opposite to Nizamuddin dargah. It is easily accessible by public transport and by shared and private auto. The nearest metro station to Humayun’s Tomb is Jawahar Lal Nehru stadium metro station. This Historic monument of Delhi is open daily and has entry charges of 30 rupees for Indian citizen and 500 Indian rupees for a foreign citizen.

Rashtrapati Bhawan

The Historic palace of Rashtrapati Bhavan is located in New Delhi. The Rashtrapati Bhavan includes four floors and 340 rooms, it took near about 18 years to complete construction of the building. Rashtrapati Bhavan is situated in 320 acres of area. It has many offices, a resident of the staff, museum, theatre for President and also large halls. It was originally built as a residence for the Viceroy of India and it was built by the British and was designed by Edwin Lutyens, a renowned architect of the time. It was known as Viceroy’s House but after the first President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad was given the building as his official residence, it came to be known as the Rashtrapati Bhavan.


Rashtrapati Bhavan (source Wikipedia under CC BY-SA 4.0)

How to reach to Rashtrapati Bhavan?

There are various transportation facilities like Metro, Delhi Public transport, shared and private auto are available. The nearest metro station near India gate is Central Secretariat, which on the yellow metro line.
Prior to visit Rashtrapati Bhavan, you have to book your visit online at they have 50 rupees of visit registration charges. Rashtrapati Bhavan has three visitor circuit. You will have to book it separately and in advance.

Parliament House

The Parliament House is a circular colonnaded building structure inspired by Ashoka chakra which accommodates the two house of the Parliament. It was built in1921 and took six years to complete the construction. It was designed by British architect Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker. Enclosing the Parliament House Estate is definitely an attractive red sandstone wall or iron grill with iron gates. It’s important to take prior permission before going to the Parliament House at Delhi.


Parliament House (Photo by CC BY-SA 4.0)

Jama Masjid, Delhi

Jama Masjid also known as The Masjid-i Jahān-Numā is one of the largest mosques in India. It was built by Shah Jahan the Mughal emperor. Jama Masjid is situated in front of the Red Fort. The highly decorative mosque has three great gates, four towers and two 40 m-high minarets constructed of strips of red sandstone and white marble. Travellers can hire robes at the northern gate. This may be the only time you get to dress like a local without feeling like an outsider to make the most of it.

Jama Masjid (source Wikipedia under (CC BY-SA 3.0))

How to reach Jama Masjid?

One of the famous historical monuments in Delhi, the Jama Masjid is located on Netaji Shubhash marg and west side of the Red Fort. It is mainly Chandni Chowk area. And highly accessible by public transport and shared-private auto. The nearest metro station to Jama Masjid is Chawri Bazaar metro station. And this historic monument has visiting timing of 7am to Noon, 1.30pm to 6.30pm all days. And Tourists not allowed during prayer hours. Entry to Jama Masjid is free of cost but have photography charges of 200 Indian rupees.

Lodhi Garden

The Willington Park now known as Lodhi garden is dotted with monuments of Sayyid and Lodhi Periods, which include tombs mosques, and bridges. This park is situated on 90 Acres of land. The Lodhi tomb is one of the famous historical monuments in Delhi. This garden is the hotspot for morning walk Delhiites. This Tomb is octagonal fit and shows the magnificent art of Mughal architecture.


Lodhi Garden (source Wikipedia under (CC BY-SA 3.0)

How to reach Lodhi Garden?

The Lodhi tomb and Garden is situated near Main Lodi Road, Beside India International Centre. And can be accessible by public bus and private transport. The nearest metro station to Lodhi Garden is Jawahar Lal Nehru stadium metro station. This historic site doesn’t have any entry fees and opens every day from early morning to late evening.

Safdarjang Tomb

Safdarjung’s Tomb is also known as ‘Safdarjung Ka Maqbara‘, a Garden Tomb constructed at end of the 18th Century in the typical Mughal style of architecture. Safdarjang Tomb is last garden enclosed tomb in Delhi. It was built in the memory of Safdarjung who was the governor of the Awadh and Nawab Shuja-ud-daulah’s father. The structure of this historic monument is similar to Humayun’s tomb.


Safdarjung Tomb (source Wikipedia under (CC BY-SA 3.0))

How to reach Safdarjang Tomb?

The historic monument of Safdarjung Tomb is situated at Intersection of Safdarjung Road and Aurobindo Marg, in Delhi. The nearest metro station to this monument is Jor Bagh metro station. This place is accessible by Public transport and shared/private vehicle. The entry fee for this monument is 10 rupee for Indian citizen and 200 rupees for a foreign citizen. This place is open daily from sunrise to sunset.

Agrasen Ki Baoli

Agrasen ki Baoli is stepping well in Delhi, it is a 60-meter long and 15-meter wide historical step well on Hailey Road near Connaught Place, Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, India. It is protected monument of ASI. This Baoli has 108 steps and consists of three level.


Agrasen Ki Baoli (Source Wikipedia under (CC BY-SA 4.0))

How to reach Agrasen Ki Baoli?

Agrasen Ki Baoli is located at Harrow Lane, in the vicinity of Hailey Road in Connaught Place. India Gate is located at a distance of two km from here and Jantar Mantar is within a distance of 1.5 km. this monument has no entry fee and stays open from morning to evening every day.

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This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. Aisha Sylvester Reply

    I’ve only been to Red Fort and Humayun’s Tomb but I do hope to return to India some day and when I do I’d love to make it my mission to cross the rest of these off my list. Gorgeous photos and very relevant information for those who want to visit!

  2. Lance Reply

    I had no idea there was so much stunning architectural buildings in Delhi. I think I would most want to visit India Gate, the Red Fort, and Humayun’s Tomb, although all of the destinations look tempting. Thanks for the information on how to get to the locations and prices.

  3. Marvi Reply

    Oh wow! So many interesting sites to see! I’ve been taking a liking to exploring historical sites/ monuments lately and this looks like a place I’d love to check out! Are they far apart from each other? Is it possible to explore it all in, like maybe, 2 days?

    • Admin Reply

      yes, it is possible to explore in 2 days. some of them are apart from each other, but traveling from one monument to other won’t take much time.

  4. Claire Reply

    Delhi looks like a magical place! Something out of a movie! And those pictures, wahouuuu beautiful!

  5. Ella Reply

    There’s so much to see in Delhi! I really would love to visit one day. It just looks so cultural and different to anything I’ve seen before

  6. whodoido Reply

    What beautiful architecture Delhi has! Delhi is so rich in history and filled with many beautiful monuments. Humayun’s Tomb and Safdarjang Tomb are so grand. Stunning pictures and detailed information on how to get to each monument. I’ve not visited Delhi but hope to one day.

  7. Ridima Reply

    you brought my memories to life. i got my pre wedding shoot done at angrasen ki baoli. Such an amazing place 🙂

  8. Pierre Reply

    Wow India is just full of historical places. Just the perfect place to go on a field trip-ish tour. I’m curious about the extreme temperature there.How extreme could it get?

  9. moimehr Reply

    This post echos with me so much! With a Delhi trip in line, this is going to be of such a help. I never knew about Agrasen ki Baoli, wow! I would love to see that step well. This is such a nicely put post that I must bookmark it for future. Am a history buff, I dont want to miss seeing a single monument and know its history.

  10. Abhinav Kapoor Reply

    Wow such a nice blog. Keep sharing this type
    of travel blogs. I wanted to travel this
    destination one day.

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