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Indian Institute of Technology

IIT, DelhiIIT Delhi is situated at Hauz Khas in South Delhi, which is a landmark place in the colourful and chequered history of Delhi. The campus of the Institute extends to an area of 320 acres. With many topographical features, imaginatively laid out with picturesque landscape, numerous buildings of various nature and stature, and clean and wide roads, the campus presents a spectacle of harmony in architecture and natural beauty.

Jawaharlal Nehru University

Jawaharlal Nehru University, DelhiYoung at thirty years, as universities go, what has lent strength and energy to Jawaharlal Nehru University is the vision that ideas are a field for adventure, experimentation and unceasing quest and diversity of opinions its chief premise. In the early 1970s, when JNU opened its doors to teachers and students, frontier disciplines and new perspectives on old disciplines were brought to the Indian university system.

Jamia Millia Islamia

Jamia Millia Islamia, DelhiThe Jamia University is renowned all over Asia for West Asian and Islamic Studies. The institution is situated at Jamia Nagar off the main Mathura Road and has only one campus. The Jamia University was started during the Non Cooperation Movement. The nationalist leaders established the Jamia University in the year 1920, to boycott the then British run institutes. The Jamia University has more than 6000 students on its regular roll and a number of them are foreigners. Its contact numbers are: 631772/3831717/380.

All India Institute of Medical Sciences

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, DelhiCreating a country imbued with a scientific culture was Jawaharlal Nehru's dream and immediately after independence he prepared a grand design to achieve it. Among the temples of modern India which he designed, was a centre of excellence in the medical sciences. Nehru's dream was that such a centre would set the pace for medical education and research in Southeast Asia , and in this he had the wholehearted support of his Health Minister, Rajkumari Amrit Kaur. The AIIMS was finally created in 1956,as an autonomous institution through an Act of Parliament ,to serve as a nucleus for nurturing excellence in all aspect of health care.

Red Fort
Red Fort, Delhi

One of the most spectacular pieces of Mughal Architecture is the Lal Quila or the Red Fort. Built by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan between 1638 and 1648, the Red Fort has walls extending up to 2 kilometers in length.

Humayun's Tomb
Humayun's Tomb, Delhi

The Garden Tomb Humayun's tomb lies on the Mathura road near its crossing with the Lodi Road.

Qutub Minar
Qutub Minar, Delhi

Historical Construction Of A Landmark In 1199, Qutub-ud-Din raised the Qutub Minar either as a victory tower or as a minaret to the adjacent mosque. From a base of 14.32m it tapers to 2.75m at a height of 72.5m and a valid reason why it took two decades to complete this monument.
 
It's a red sandstone tower covered with beautiful and striking carvings and is inscribed with verses from the holy Quran.

India Gate
India Gate, Delhi

It was designed by Edwin Lutyens In 1921. Its height is 42m. It commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the First World War and bears the names of more than 13,516 British and Indian soldiers killed in the Northwestern Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919. The foundation stone was laid by His Royal Highness, the Duke of Connaught in 1921 and was designed by Edwin Lutyens.

Rajghat
Rajghat, Delhi

On 31st Jan. 1948, Mahatma Gandhi's last rites was performed here. The memorial stone of Gandhi is square in shape made of black stone. His last ward- 'Hey Ram' is inscribed on it. On every Friday (the day of his death) a prayer is being held. Except Monday, a regular feature of projecting Gandhi philosophy in picture, sculpture and photos from 10-00 to 17-00 is being performed at Rajghat.

Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar, Delhi

A unique structure raised in 1724, now lies in the heart of Delhi's commercial centre near Connaught place. This is the Jantar Mantar, one of several astronomical observatories raised by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur.
 
The various abstract structures within the Jantar Mantar are, in fact, instruments that were used for keeping track of celestial bodies.

Purana Quila (Old Fort)
Purana Quila (Old Fort), Delhi

The Purana Quila (Old Fort) stands on the site where the ancient city of Indraprashtha is believed to have existed.
 
Archeological evidences such as pottery dating back to 1000 BC, found within the fort premises support the premise.

Safdarjung's Tomb
Safdarjung's Tomb, Delhi

It is located near Safdarjung Airport, Delhi. Its area is 300-Sq-Metre & was built in 1753-54. After the death of Aurangzeb, the only significant structures raised were the Tomb of Safdarjung, who was the prime minister of Delhi under Muhammad Shah. Described as the "last flicker in the lamp of Mughal architecture" it is clearly decadent in style.

Rashtrapati Bhavan
Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi

The palatial building built on an area of 330 acres with a private garden designed by the illustrious Lutyens, as the official residence of the Viceroy of India during British reign, is now the official residence of the First Citizen of India - its President.
 
The imposing structure almost overshadows all other monuments within its vicinity.

Tughluqabad Fort
Tughluqabad Fort, Delhi

It was built by Ghiyath-ud-din Tughluq & was founded in 1321-25. It is historically known as 'Tughluqabad, Third City of Delhi'. It is located at the east of the Qutub Minar.
 
The citadel frowns down ominously like some Gothic palace all over the Qutub-Badarpur road and seems to prefer its splendid isolation.

Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple
Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple, Delhi

The Akshardham experience is an enlightening journey through India's glorious art, values and contributions for the progress, happiness and harmony of mankind. The grand, ancient-styled Swaminarayan Akshardham complex was built in only five years through the blessings of HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj of the Bochasanwasi Shri. Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) and the colossal devotional efforts of 11,000 artisans and BAPS volunteers.
 
The complex was inaugurated on 6 November, 2005. Its address is: Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (B.A.P.S.), 'Swaminarayan Akshardham', N. H. 24, Near Noida Mord, New Delhi-110092.

Jama Masjid
Jama Masjid, Delhi

One of the Architectural gift given by Shah Jahan, Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques not only in Delhi but in India. Completed in 1658 this Mosque has three gateways, Four angle towers and two 40 m high minarets. You can enter the mosque but take precaution to take off your shoes and make sure that you are properly dressed before entering. One can also go to the top of minarets. From here you can have a bird's eye view of Delhi.

The Bahá'í Temple
The Bahai Temple, Delhi

The Bahá'í House of Worship, New Delhi, India. Completed in 1986, the Bahá'í temple is set amidst pools and gardens. Adherents of any faith are free to visit the temple and pray or meditate silently according to their own religion. The structure is in shape of a lotus flower, thus it is often referred to as "lotus temple". The view of the temple is spectacular before dusk when the temple is floodlit. The Bahá'í Faith is the youngest of the independent world religions and believes in the oneness of mankind, the oneness of God and the oneness of all religions.

Chattarpur Mandir
Chattarpur Mandir, Delhi

A complex of temples called Chattarpur mandir is located beyond the Qutab Minar in Mehrauli. Dedicated to Goddess Durga. Build in South Indian style the temple complex is spread over a large area with beautiful lawns and gardens. Though devotees visit these temples through the year, during the navratras devotees come from near and far. During the festivals there are special buses.

Bangla Sahib Gurudwara
Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, Delhi

A magnificent and spacious bungalow in Delhi owned by Raja Jai Singh Amber (Jaipur) who commanded great respect and honour in the court of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb now enjoys the status of a holy shrine called Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. The eighth Guru Sri Harkishan had stayed here for a few months as guest of Raja Jai Singh. Since then it has become a place of pilgrimage for both, Hindus and Sikhs.

Nizam-Ud-Din Shrine
Nizam-Ud-Din Shrine, Delhi

The tomb of the famous sufi saint Nizam-ud-din Auliya is built on the way from Humayun's tomb. Inside the premises of the shrine is a tank which is surrounded by many other tombs. It is said that there was a controversy between the rulers of Tughlakabad and the saint over building this tank. The saint had said that the city of Tughlakabad will never flourish and so did it happen.

Birla Mandir
Birla Mandir, Delhi

This temple was built over a six year period (1933 - 1939) and was opened by Mahatma Gandhi. It was built in the 20th century by the Birla family of industrialists known for its many other temples in India.
 
The presiding deity here is Lakshmi Narayan (Vishnu). It is also known as the Lakshmi Narayan.

Iskcon Temple
Iskcon Temple, Delhi

For many this is just a temple, for finding solace, peace and quiet. Sitting amongst Lord Krishna and his devotees with Hare Krishna chants going around is indeed an experience. But for those who are seeking more, there is so much to learn and see, than what meets the eye. ISKCON aims at having a better understanding among Indians about what was said in the Gita and Shrimad Bhagwatam .that humans have been on this earth since the universe came into existence.

Sisgunj Gurudwara
Sisgunj Gurudwara, Delhi

Near the Police Station, Chandni Chowk the beautiful golden domes of the Gurudwara Sisgunj immediately strikes your eye. It commemorates the site of the ninth guru of the Sikhs, Guru Tegh Bahadur's martyrdom. The Guru was beheaded by Aurangzeb 1675. The Gurudwara has been extended from time to time and it tough to tell apart the original structure anymore.

Archaeological Museum
Archaeological Museum, Delhi

Its timing: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Light and Sound show: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Hindi, and 7:30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. in English. (Fri. Closed).
 
It is a collection of curious and artifacts from Mughal period. It has a Library.

Bal Bhavan
Bal Bhavan, Delhi

1, Kotla Road, Near I.T.O., Ph: 3317856/4701 Timings: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Sunday & Monday: Closed).
 
It's features are:
 - Mobile Planetarium
 - Mini Zoo
 - Aquarium.
 - Regular classes and workshops are performed on Creative Art for children.

Air Force Museum
Air Force Museum, Delhi

It is near Palam Airport, Ph:3035684. (Monday & Tuesday: Closed).
 
Timings: 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (on all working days).

Crafts Museum
Crafts Museum, Delhi

It is situated at Pragati Maidan, Bhairon Road, Ph: 3371641/1817/1353 Timings: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Monday: Closed).
It's features are:
Demonstration programme by craftsmen from different parts of India.
Handicrafts Shops.
Exhibition of unique craft objects from all over India.

Gandhi Museum
Gandhi Museum, Delhi

It is situated opposite to Rajghat, Ph: 3311793, 3310169.
Timings: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 
Its features are:
A photograph gallery in the memory of Gandhiji.
A library on Gandhi's life.
Personal relics of Gandhi.
Regular film shows on Gandhi on Sunday's.

Gandhi Smriti Museum
Gandhi Smriti Museum, Delhi

It is situated at 5 Tees January Marg, Ph: 3012843 / 1480.
Timings: 10 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
 
Its features are:
A collection of memorabilia on Gandhi.
Exhibition of dolls depicting important landmarks in Gandhi's life.
Khadi and village industry products shop.
Film on Gandhi shown daily.

Indira Gandhi Memorial
Indira Gandhi Memorial, Delhi

It is situated at 1, Safdarjung Road, Ph: 3010094.
Timings: 9:30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m (Monday: Closed).
 
It's features are:
Photographs and belongings of Mrs. Gandhi on the day of her assassination.
Saree woven by Jawahar Lal Nehru for her wedding day.

Malliah Memorial Theatre Crafts Museum
Malliah Memorial Theatre Crafts Museum, Delhi

It is situated at 5, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, Ph: 3317641.
 
It's features are:
Collection of theatre crafts from all over the country.
Rare collection of puppets and masks.
Ornaments crafted from mental, wood, horn pitch and shells and.
A production centre which recreates old designs and theatre craft objects.

National Museum
National Museum, Delhi

It is situated at Janpath, Ph:3019538/ 9272/ 9352.
Timings: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m (Monday: Closed).
 
It's features are:
Collection of antique crafts, store carvings and artifacts.
Maritime heritage gallery set up by Indian Navy. Guided Tours.
Films on art and heritage of India are shown on Saturday and Sunday.

Nehru Memorial Museum and Planetarium
Nehru Memorial Museum and Planetatarium, Delhi

It is situated at Teen Murti House, Ph: 3016735.
Timings: (Planetarium) Special School Programmes: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Additional shows on Sundays and holidays in Hindi- 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Hindi Shows- 10 a.m. to 5 pm.
 
It's features are:
Exhibition of pictures and belongings of Nehru.
Memorabilia of a Nehru.
Replica of the British crown.
Books for children on sale at the counter.

National Museum of Modern Art
National Museum of Modern Art, Delhi

It is situated at Jaipur House, India Gate, Ph: 3382835 Timing: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday: Closed).
 
It's features are:
Collection of contemporary art.
Art reference library.

National Museum of Natural History
National Museum of Natural History

It is situated at FICCI Building, Tansen Marg, Near Bengali Market, Ph: 3319173.
Timing: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday: Closed).
 
Its features are:
Stress on ecology.
Earth's natural resources on display.
Activity rooms for children.
Film shows from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

National Philatelic Museum
National Philatelic Museum

It is situated at Dak Bhavan, Sardar Patel Chowk, Ph: 3710154 Sansad Marg.
Timing: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Saturday & Sunday: Closed).
 
It's features are:
Rare stamps.
First day covers and special cancellations.
Counter for sale of stamps from all over the world.

National Rail Museum
National Rail Museum, Delhi

It is situated at Chanakyapuri (behind Royal Bhutanese Embassy)., Ph: 6881816, 6880939 (Monday: Closed). Timings: April-September 9.30 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. October- March: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 
Its features are:
Rail engines and carriages with exotic pedigrees.
A mini station called Museum junction.
Exhibition depicting the History of Indian Railways.
Free entry for children on Tuesday.
50% concession for students from educational institutions in a group of 30 or more.

National Science Centre Museum
National Science Centre Museum, Delhi

It is situated at Pragati Maidan Gate No. 1 Ph. 3371873.
Timings: 11.30 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Red Fort Museum of Arms and Weapons
Red Fort Museum of Arms and Weapons, Delhi

It is situated at Red Fort, Ph: 3275569.
Timings: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, (Friday: Closed).
 
It's features are:
Displays chronological development of arms and armour from the mughal period till the first world war.

Sangeet Natak Akademi's Musical Instruments Gallery
Sangeet Natak Akademi's Musical Instruments Gallery, Delhi

It is situated at Rabindra Bhavan, Ferozshah Road, Ph:3387246, Timing: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Saturday & Sunday: Closed).
 
It's features are:
A large archive of audio and video tapes, photographs and films.
Video tapes, photographs and films an performing art.
A Library.
A Gallery of musical instruments.

Shankar's International Dolls Museum
Shankar's International Dolls Museum, Delhi

It is situated at Nehru House, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Ph: 3316970, 3316974.
Timings: 10 a.m to 5:00 p.m. (Monday: Closed).
 
It's features are:
Display of dolls from all over the world.
Doll designing centre and workshop.

Tibet House Museum
Tibet House Museum, Delhi

It is situated at 1-Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, Ph: 4611515 (Saturday & Sunday: Closed).
Timings: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
 
It's features are:
A collection of painted scrolls depicting the life of Buddha.
Old currency notes, head pieces, prayer objects and musical instruments on display.
A Library.
An Emporium.

Zakir Hussain Memorial
Zakir Hussain Memorial, Delhi

It is situated at Jamia Milia Islamia, Ph: 6913269.
Timings: 10:00 a.m. to 4.15 p.m. (Friday: Closed).
It's features are:
Exhibition of photographs, souvenirs and memorabilia acquired during Dr. Zakir Hussain's term as President of India.

The National Zoological Park
The National Zoological Park, Delhi

National Zoological Park or the Zoo of Delhi is one of the finest Zoos in Asia & is situated close to Purana Quila or Old Fort. Established in 1959 and is spread over a massive area of 214 acres. Delhi Zoo is home to more than 2000 species of animals & birds from Africa, America, Australia and Asia. The Zoo was set up in 1959.
 
It was designed by: Major Weinman of Sri Lanka and Carl Hagenbeck of West Germany.

Mughal Gardens
Mughal Gardens, Delhi

Sir Edwin Lutyens was the designer behind the building and the gardens. Lutyens' original idea was to lay down two separate gardens, one for the Viceroy and the other for the public. However, he ended up designing the Mughal Garden for Lady Harding. The gardens comprise three parts: the first is the 'Rectangular Garden' immediately behind the main building. The second is the 'Long Garden', which leads on to the third section - the 'Circular Garden'.

Delhi Haat
Delhi Haat, Delhi

It is an upgraded Traditional weekly Market, situated in the heart of Delhi. It offers a delightful amalgam of craft, food and cultural activities. A wide variety of skillfully crafted handicrafts, intrinsic to each part of the country are available in this exotic bazaar.
 
The Delhi Haat is indeed a window to the world of rich cultural vibrancy. Delhi Haat brings the distant ends of the traditional threads closer. It is located at Shri Aurobindo Marg, Opposite INA market, New Delhi.

Rose Garden
Rose Garden, Delhi

It is situated in Chanakyapuri, Delhi.

As the name suggest, Rose garden host a number of rose flowers. The garden has some of the rarest and imported rose variety. The best time to visit this garden is during December / January when the flowers are in full bloom.

Shalimar Garden
Shalimar Garden, Delhi

The garden lies 10 kilometers north west of Old Delhi, and is one of the important Mughal gardens in the city. The garden lies of the suburbs of the city and fascinates most of the travelers from all across the city.
 
According to the legend, Aurangzeb was crowned emperor here in the year 1658.

Lodhi Garden
Lodhi Garden, Delhi

It is about 3 kilometers. to the west of Humayun's tomb and adjoining the India International Center. The tombs of Sayyaid and Lodi rulers are also built here. It was established in the 15th and the 16th centuries by the Sayyaid's and Lodhi's.
 
Lodhi Garden is a fine picnic spot. The garden offers peaceful and tranquil environs away from the hustle bustle of the city life.

Appu Ghar
Appu Ghar, Delhi

It is the first amusement park of India, Appu Ghar is located in Pragati Maidan. Inaugurated on 19th November, 1984, by the then Prime Minister, Late Shri. Rajiv Gandhi, on the occasion of the birthday of Late Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi.
 
Its timings are: Weekdays-1.30 pm to 9.30 pm and on Sunday- Noon to 9.30 pm.

Children's Park
Children's Park, Delhi

It is located near India Gate. It has large well maintained lawns that provides good sitting grounds to visitors.
 
The park also houses an aquarium.

Fun 'N' Food Village
Fun 'N' Food Village, Delhi

It was established in 1993. It is located on the Old Delhi - Gurgaon Highway 3 kilometers from the international airport. Its attractions are: Mono Rail, Flying Carpet and Aqua Pool. The water park here known as 'Village Club' has the longest water slide in the country and 400 ft long water channel known as 'Lazy River'.

Its timings are: 9.30 am to 8.00 pm on weekdays (in summer), 9.00 am to 9.00 pm on weekdays & holidays( in summer) & 9.30 a.m to 6.30 pm. (in winter).