Top 10 Places to Visit in Delhi in 2020

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Delhi has a number of monuments, museums, pilgrimage sites, and entertainment places where tourists visit on a very large scale. It is because Delhi had been a center of major political affairs in medieval India. Then it became the capital of Britishers, who ruled India for about 200 years. After Independence, it became the National Capital and thus people from throughout the country visit here. It was the capital of Mughals which resulted in the construction of many forts like Red Fort, Tughlaqabad Fort, Old Fort and many tombs and mausoleums within the city like, Humayun’s Tomb and Safdarjung’s Tomb. Various gardens, amusement parks, shopping malls are also visited by tourists.

But, what are the top 10 places that one should not miss to visit on his journey to Delhi?

Here is a list of top 10 places to visit in Delhi-

Akshardham

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This temple is an example of majestic art and designs. Swaminarayan Akshardham of Delhi stands on the banks of River Yamuna, showering its elegance throughout the world. The temple was inaugurated by Pramukh Swami Maharaj in the presence of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Dr. Manmohan Singh, L.K. Advani, and B.l. Joshi on November 6, 2005.

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Red Fort

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One of the most visited places in Delhi, the Red Fort or Lal Qila served as the main residence of the Mughal Emperors. This is a very charming and colorful fort that attracts a lot of tourists from throughout the world. 

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Humayun’s Tomb

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Humayun’s tomb is a unique combination of white marble and red sandstone is seen in this tomb. The place is located on the banks of River Yamuna.

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Jama Masjid

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The Largest Mosque in India and one of the famous Muslim pilgrimage destinations in the world, the Jama Masjid of Delhi, is also known as the’ Friday Mosque’. Originally, it was known as Masjid-i-Jahan Numa, meaning ‘the mosque commanding the view of the whole world’. Its located in the heart of Old Delhi and is the Principal Mosque of the people of Delhi.

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Lotus Temple

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The Lotus Temple is located in the village of Bahapur in New Delhi. People visit the place for getting the peace of mind, body, and soul. The temple is well known for the phase of utter silence that people witness inside the main hall of the temple. The temple is a Bahai House of Worship shaped in the form of a Lotus flower, open to people from every religion and aims at Uniting People to One Common Faith.

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Qutub Minar

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This tall minaret named Qutub Minar is located in the National Capital Delhi and is among the most visited places by tourists in Delhi and nearby areas. The Minaret is a part of the Qutub Minar Complex, which is one of the 25 World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in India. The Qutub Minar complex is located in the Mehrauli area in the south of Delhi.

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Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar is one of the 5 Jantar Mantars or the Astronomical Observatories of Jai Singh in India. The other Jantar Mantars are located at Jaipur, Varanasi, Ujjain, and Mathura. The place is located near Connaught Place in Delhi, one of the most famous areas in Delhi for shopping and fun.

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Safdarjung’s Tomb

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Safdarjung’s Tomb is a tomb dedicated to Safdar Jang, a ruler of Awadh in medieval India.  This tomb was constructed by Shuja-ud-Daula in the Mughal Style of Architecture after his father’s death in 1754.

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India Gate

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Located in the center of the National Capital, Delhi, India Gate is a memorial built to commemorate the 70,000 British-Indian Army soldiers who died during the First World War and the Third Anglo-Afghan War. A must visit place in Delhi located on Rajpath Street. Amar Jawan Jyoti is a flame, under the arch of Gate, of the immortal soldiers that remain always illuminated to respect the soldiers. The place that ignites patriotism in an individual and makes us proud to be Indians.

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National War Memorial

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The National War Memorial has been built by the Government of India in Delhi, as a tribute to over 22,500 soldiers killed in the major wars post-independence. It is a memorial dedicated to the soldiers of Indian Armed Forces who lost their lives for the security of their motherland in wars and military conflicts after the Independence of India.

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These are the Top 10 Places to Visit in Delhi in 2020. Do visit these places if you get a chance to visit Delhi.

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