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Lesser Known Tourist Places to Visit in Delhi during a Sightseeing Tour

Dotted with numerous tourist attractions, Delhi is a beautiful city renowned for its gardens, historical monuments, temples, religious places and museums. All the famous tourist places are flocked by a number of people but there are few places that just cannot be missed in Delhi. Here I am listing some lesser known Delhi’s tourist places that are worth visiting –

Purana Qila:

Purana Qila

Purana Qila

This is an ideal place for those who love to explore historical places. Purana Qila is perfect for a family outing where one can enjoy boating in its nearby lake. Also known as the Old Fort, Purana Qila is made up of red sandstone and has three big gates – Humayun Gate, Bara Darwaza and Talaqi Gate. These gates are decorated with marble inlays, pillared pavilions, tiles, jharokhas and more. This fort is also famous for places like Qila-I-Kuhna Mosque which is constructed by Sher Shah Suri. There is also a library and an observatory inside the fort offering glimpses of the erstwhile people during the rule of Mughals and Afghans in Delhi.

ISKCON Temple:

ISKCON Temple

ISKCON Temple

An artistic splendor, ISKCON Temple is one the most popular and largest temple in India. The walls of this temple are decorated with aesthetic works of Russian artists reflecting the various stages of life of deities like Sita-Ram and Radha-Krishan. The temple’s museum and its central prayer hall is the prime attraction. The museum organizes different multimedia shows presenting the stories of the epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana. The wonderful sculpted idol of Radha-Krishna attracts hundred devotees every year.

National Gallery of Modern Art:

National Gallery of Modern Art

National Gallery of Modern Art

National Gallery of Modern Art is an ideal place for those who admire various kinds of arts. The place has a number of ancient and modern art pieces. The building has a beautiful architecture and a wide collection of sculptures, artworks and paintings. Crafts Museum is an ultimate place offering something for everyone. Pottery, embroidery, carving and weaving are the different types of craft works that are included here.

Lodhi Garden:

Lodhi Garden

Lodhi Garden

Laid in the year 1930, Lodhi Garden is a British era garden having various Mughal monuments constructed in the 15th and 16th century. This peaceful place has a number of lawns, Duck ponds, beautiful flowers and shady trees. Garrett Eckbo and JA Stein re-designed Lodhi Garden in 1968.

Hanuman Temple:

Hanuman Temple

Hanuman Temple

A Hindu religious place, Hanuman Temple is one of the oldest temples dedicated to Hanuman in the country. This temple is located in Connaught place and was built in the year 1724 by Raja Jai Singh. A large number of devotees visit this temple every day for seeking the blessings of Hanuman ji. The 24-hour chanting of the mantra ‘Sri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram’ has marked a name in the Guinness Book of Records.

National Rail Museum:

National Rail Museum

National Rail Museum

The museum was opened for public viewing in the year 1977 for presenting the rich rail heritage of India. National Rail Museum is very popular amongst children as there is a toy train offering a ride around the sites of this 10 acre museum. There are various types of engines and old railway coaches that represent the history of Indian Railway and its contribution in the development of modern India.

Safdarjung Tomb:

Safdarjung Tomb

Safdarjung Tomb

This is the last enclosed Garden Tomb that was built in the year 1754. This Garden Tomb also has a marble mausoleum of Safdarjung who was the viceroy of Awadh under the Mughal Emperor, Mohammed Shah. Badshah Pasand (King’s favorite), Jangli Mahal (Palace in the woods) and Moti Mahal (Pearl Palace) are some of the smaller pavilions. There is also a library in this complex maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India.

Nizamuddin Dargah:

Nizamuddin Dargah

Nizamuddin Dargah

An important religious place for Muslims, Nizamuddin Dargah is the mausoleum of the most popular Sufi saint –Nizamuddin Auliya. This dargah is visited by a large number of Muslim devotees every day along with Christians, Hindus and also by people from different religions. The complex of Nizamuddin Dargah also houses the tombs of Jehan Ara Begum and Amir Khusro.

These are some of the lesser known tourist places in Delhi that should be visited during your Delhi trip.

Vidhi Gupta
Vidhi Gupta is a travel writer and wants to share her traveling experience with everyone. Every article and blog written by her provides a detailed description of any travel destination she chooses to write on. Read her articles and blogs to get all the useful information that will prove very helpful for planning your next holiday vacation.


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