45 Best Tourist Places, Hangout Places & Must Visit Places in Delhi

Planning your vacation in Delhi? Great!! Delhi’s history, culture, tradition, and cuisine attract a large number of tourists throughout the year. You might be afraid of the huge crowd but once Delhi starts to unfold itself, you will find it one of the most exciting tourist places in India.

UNESCO world heritage sites, historical attractions, and many street food specialties will make your vacation in Delhi the most memorable and wonderful. Come join us as we present you the all the exciting hangout places in Delhi that you just cannot miss. 

India Gate

India Gate
India Gate

India Gate is considered the face of Delhi. It was built in 1931by Edwin Lutyens as a tribute to martyrs of World War I. The garden around the India Gate is the most amazing hangout place in Delhi. You can witness the real charm of India Gate in evening lights.  

The best time to visit India Gate is on the Republic day. You can watch the most prestigious event “Republic Day parade” live. Many national and international famous personalities gather here on this day to pay tribute to the martyrs. 

  • Entry fees- Free
  • Opening time- Always open
  • Nearest Metro station- Central Secretariate
  • Distance from Airport- 14 km

Red Fort

Red fort
Red fort

Red Fort is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Delhi. Made up of Red stone, its stunning look leaves a lasting impression on visitors. It was built in 1639 by Shahjahan.

While taking its tour, you can witness endless historical facts. The museum inside the Red Fort displays the costumes, weapons, utensils, and many more things of the Mughal Emporer Shahjahan and his wife Mumtaz. This was declared as the UNESCO world heritage in 2007.

With a minimum entry fee of Rs. 10 for Indians and Rs. 250 for foreigners, this is one of the best hangouts place in Delhi where you can take the most exciting tour to Mughal history. 

  • Distance from Airport– 20 km
  • Opening time– 9 AM- 6 PM (Monday closed)
  • Nearest metro station– Chandni Chawk

Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar is a UNESCO world heritage. It is a 5 storied tall structure with sculptures and carvings. You can witness the beautiful Iranian architecture and Nagari Details. Its height and wonderful surroundings attract uncountable tourists throughout the year. This red sand and marble structure with 72.5 meters of height will make your vacations most exciting.

  • Entry Fees– Rs. 10 for Indians and Rs.250 for foreigners
  • Opening time– From sunrise to sunset (Monday Closed)
  • Nearest Metro station– Qutub Minar
  • Distance from Airport– 13.8 km

Mughal Garden (Rashtrapati Bhawan)

Mughal Garden

Rashtrapati Bhawan is also one of the most famous places in Delhi attracting thousands of tourists every month. This building is the largest residence of any leader all over the world with 340 rooms and huge extremely beautiful Gardens (Mughal gardens). Mughal Gardens contain the most beautiful and flowers. This garden opens for the public in February for a week. The best time to visit this place is the beginning of February as you can also visit Mughal Gardens along with Rashtrapati Bhawan. 

  • Opening time– 9 am – late evening
  • Nearest metro station– Central secretariat
  • Distance from airport– 12 km

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Akshardham Mandir

Akshardham Mandir
Akshardham Mandir

Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple is one of the largest Hindu temples in the world. It is one of the famous places to visit in Delhi as it offers a perfect mix of sites seeing and holy tour experience. Constructed by Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS), its history dates back to as old as 5 June 1907 (113 years ago). Its wonderful architecture of pink stone and white marble attracts tourists in large numbers every year. 

Abhishekh Mandap, Sanskruti Darshan, Sahajanand Darshan, and Neelkanth Darshan makes this place more exciting with cultural boat rides. Its theme-based garden will leave you speechless with its beauty. The best time to visit the Akshardham temple is at night when you can enjoy the light show too. 

  • Entry fees-free but charges for exhibitions
  • Opening time– 9:30 AM- 6:30 PM (Monday closed)
  • Nearest Metro Station– Akshardham metro station
  • Distance from airport– 22.2 km

Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple
Lotus Temple

As the name suggests, it is called lotus temple due to its beautiful lotus-shaped building. It is the one of the best hangout places in Delhi. It was designed by Fariborz Sahba and completed in 1986. This temple gives you the experience of four religions – Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Islam at one place. This temple belongs to Bahai faith which tells that all religions and cultures are united. Lotus temple has received many awards for its extraordinary architecture.

The beautiful gardens in this temple make it one of the best places to visit in Delhi. You need to keep your shoes outside at the counter to visit the interior of the temple. You can know more about the temple by taking the services of a guide.

  • Entry Fees– Free
  • Opening time– 9:30 AM- 5:00 PM (winters) and 9:30 AM- 7:00 PM (summers) Monday closed
  • Nearest metro station– Kalkaji 
  • Distance from Airport– 16.4 km

Humayun Tomb

Humayun Tomb
Humayun Tomb

Humayun’s wife Haji begum commissioned the Humayun Tomb in 1558 and now it is the UNESCO world heritage site. The tomb is made up of red sandstone and white marble. You can see graves of Humayun, Bega Begum, Dara Shikoh, Hamida Begum, and many other Mughal rulers here. 

Its unique architecture imparts it the most beautiful and attractive look even after so many years of its construction. If you wish to see the real charm of this tomb, visit this place in the morning or on a full moon evening.

  • Entry Fees– Rs.10 for Indians and Rs. 250 for Foreigners
  • Open time– From morning to sunset
  • Nearest Metro station– Jor Bagh
  • Distance from airport– 17.0 km

Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar

In the early 18th century, Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur constructed five Jantar Mantar in total between 1724 and 1735. The one in Delhi is one of the famous astronomical observatories and is the most preferred vising place by Delhi tourists. Its 13 architectural astronomy instruments will make your trip extra exciting and memorable. You can find astronomy related instruments such as the Samrat Yantra, Jai Prakash, the Ram Yantra, and the Misra Yantra here.

  • Entry Fees– Rs.5
  • Opening time– Sunrise to sunset
  • Nearest metro station – Janpath
  • Distance from Airport– 13.6 km 

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid
Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid is one of the biggest mosques in the country. It was built by Shahjahan in 1656 AD. The building has 4 towers. The southern tower gives you the astonishing view of Delhi.

There is a huge market around Jama masjid making it one of the best hangout places in Delhi. 

  • Entry Fees– Free but charges for southern tower view
  • Opening time-7 am-12 pm & 1:30 pm-6:30 pm
  • Nearest metro station– Chawri Bazar 
  • Distance from Airport– 18.0 km

Craft Museum

Beautifully crafted temple chariot and Gujarati haveli are the main attractions of this museum with a theme of the traditional village. This place is best for enjoying Indian traditional craft and makes a beautiful pick to hangout place in Delhi with your friends.

  • Opening time– 9:30 am- 5 am (July to September); 9:30 am – 6 pm (October to June); closed on Mondays and national holidays
  • Nearest metro station– Pragati MAIdan
  • Distance from airport– 16.3 km

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Dilli Haat

Dilli’s haat is run by Delhi tourist authority. It is the best place to witness and buy handicrafts from the finest artists in India. You will also get the cuisines from all over India. This is the best hangout place in Delhi to enjoy with your family and friends.

  • Entry fee: Rs. 20
  • Opening hours: 10 am – 10 pm
  • Distance from airport: 10.2 km

Chattarpur Temple

Chattarpur Temple, founded in the 1970s by Sant Shree Nagpal Baba is one of the famous places to visit in Delhi. Its beautiful structure and a blend of north and south will make your trip outstanding. Here you can see the divine statues of Shiv-Parvati, Ram-Darbar, Maa Katyayani, Radha-Krishna, Lord Ganesha, Goddess Laxmi, and Lord Hanuman.

  • Entry Fees– Free
  • Opening time – 4:00 am – 11:00 pm
  • Nearest Metro Station– Chattarpur
  • Distance from airport– 12.2 km

Bangla Sahib Gurudwara

Bangla sahib gurudwara is one of the famous places to visit in Delhi. The Sarovar inside the gurudwara gives you a peaceful atmosphere. It was built by Sardar bagel Singh in 1783. It is the best hangout place in Delhi.

  • Entry Fees– free
  • Opening time– every day
  • Nearest metro station – Rajeev chowk
  • Distance from airport– 13 km

Raj Ghat

Gandhi Smriti is the place where Gandhiji spent his last days and was assassinated. You can visit the room where Gandhiji used to live and pray. On the other side is RajGhat, another famous tourist place in Delhi.

  • Entry Fees– free
  • Opening time– 10-5 pm (Monday close)
  • Nearest metro station– ITO
  • Distance from airport– 18.6 km

Agrasen ki Baoli

Agrasen ki Baoli
Agrasen ki Baoli

This 60 meter long and 15-meter deep stepwell is a famous place to visit in Delhi. It was built by King Agrasen in the 14th century. It became famous after the Movie PK.  It is the best hangout places in Delhi with your friends. 

  • Entry Fees– free
  • Opening time– 9 AM- 5:30 PM
  • Nearest metro station– Barakhamba Road
  • Distance from airport– 16.5 km

International Doll Museum 

Build by K. Shankar Pillai in 1965, the museum exhibits rare dolls collected from the USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and from Asian countries. There are around 6500 dolls collected from all over the world.  

  • Entry Fees– Rs. 15 for adults and Rs.5 for children
  • Opening time– 10 AM- 5:00 PM (Monday closed)
  • Nearest metro station– ITO
  • Distance from airport– 18.3 km


ISKCON temple is the best place to visit in Delhi for spiritual relaxation. This temple was was inaugurated on 5 April, 1998. Beautiful presentation of Bhagwat Geeta on screens with wonderful lights will take your breath away. In the evening time, you can enjoy the Mahabharata show. There are lots of museums inside the temple where you can see holy exhibits.

The Best time to visit this place is during Janmashtami.

  • Fees– Free
  • Opening time– 4:30 AM- 8:30 PM
  • Nearest metro station– Nehru Place
  • Distance from airport– 15 km

Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk

Chandani Chowk is the heart of Delhi. This is the most famous street in the city and also the best hangout place in Delhi. All the streets here are filled with shops where you can buy inexpensive stuff and lip-smacking food items.

  • Nearest metro station– Chawri Bazar
  • Distance from airport– 17.3 km

Select City Walk

Select City Mall is one of the biggest malls in India spreading in 1,300,000 square feet of land.  This mall has a multiplex, serviced apartments, offices, retail outlets, and a food court. You can even enjoy window shopping and just have a lazy day out.

  • Opening time– 11 am till late evening
  • Nearest metro station– Malviya Nagar
  • Distance from airport– 13.9 km

National Museum

National Museum exhibits a huge collection of Indian and Foreign arts. It is one of the biggest museums in India and famous places to visit in Delhi. This is the best place that exhibits manuscripts, archeology, paintings, arms, and armor, etc.

  • Entry fees: Rs. 20 for Indians and Rs. 650 for foreigners.
  • Opening hours: 10 am – 6 pm. Mondays closed.
  • Nearest Metro Station: Udyog Bhawan
  • Distance from airport: 13.4 km

Nehru Planetarium

This place is a must-visit for astronomy lovers and families with kids. You can spend time enjoying the galaxy,   stars, and planets. You can also watch the Hindi and English shows related to astronomy. It is a famous place to visit in Delhi for science lovers and a most preferred picnic spot for school picnics.

  • Entry fees: INR 60 per person
  • Opening time:
  • English shows – 11:30 AM | 3:00 PM
  • Hindi shows – 1:30 PM | 4:00 PM
  • Nearest Metro Station: Lok Kalyan Marg
  • Distance from airport:  10.9 km

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Purana Kila

Purana Kila is among the oldest structures in the city. Visit this place for enjoying boating and sound and light show. Sher Shah Suri built this qila in the 16th Century. It is a rectangular building spreading over 2 kilometers of land. It is the best place to visit for enjoying the nightlife in Delhi  

  • Entry fees: Rs.5 for Indian visiters and Rs.100 for foreigners
  • Opening time– 7 am to 5 pm
  • Nearest metro station– Pragati Maidan 
  • Distance from airport: 16.2 km

Haus Khas Forte

This fort is a famous place to visit in Delhi for bird watching and sightseeing. It was built by Alauddin khilji in the 14th century. It is one of the famous picnic spots. If you are looking for a Hangout place in Delhi, this is a must-visit. 

  • Entry Fees– free
  • Opening time– Sunrise to Sunset
  • Nearest metro station- Green park
  • Distance from airport– 11.6 km

Palika Bazaar

Shopaholic? This is the place for you. With over 300 shops loaded with electronics, clothes, and many more items, this place is one of the best hangout places in Delhi. It is situated near Connaught place. 

  • Opening time– 10 am to late evening
  • Nearest metro station– Janpath
  • Distance from airport– 16.0 km

Garden of 5 Senses

This garden is the best place to soothe your senses. With lots of greenery, you will love to explore this place which is away from pollution in Delhi.

  • Nearest metro station– Saket
  • Distance from airport– 16.3 km

Lodhi Garden

It is one of the best hangout places in Delhi with historical monuments, like the tomb of Sikandar Lodi and Mohammed Shah. This is must visit place if you want to have a picnic with your kids.  

  • Nearest metro station- khan market
  • Distance from airport- 14.3 km


Zoopark in Delhi is one of the most famous zoological parks in India. With numerous flora and fauna, it is the best place for site seeing and nature walk. Delhi Zoo has more than 3500 species protected inside it.  

  • Opening time: March to October- 09:00 am to 04:30 pm
  • October to March– 09:30 am to 04:00 pm.
  • Entry Fee: Rs.40 for Indians and Rs 200 for foreigners.
  • Nearest Metro Station: Jorbagh
  • Distance from airport: 12.2 km

Safdarjung Tomb

This is a famous place to visit in Delhi and is made up of marble and sandstone. It was built by Shuja-ud-doula in 1754. Char Bagh’s plan, the mausoleum at the center, the five-part facade, the nine-fold floor plan, and the hidden stairway are some of the major attractions of this tomb. 

  • Opening time: from sunrise till sunset.
  • Entry Fee: Rs.15 for Indian visitors and Rs.200 for foreigners.
  • Nearest Metro Station: Jorbagh
  • Distance from airport: 12.2 km

Nizamuddin Dargah

This place is the tourist attraction for the dargah followers. This dargah has the grave of famous Sufi saint Hazrat Khwaja Syed Nizamuddin Auliya. Many students and philosophers come here to conduct their studies related to Sufism in India. This is beautifully designed attracting tourists throughout the year. 

  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Opening time:  5:00 am – 10:30 pm
  • Nearest Metro Station: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
  • Distance from airport: 16.0 km

India Habitat Centre

Indian Habitat center is one of the most famous places to visit in Delhi. It includes an auditorium, a library, Visual Arts Gallery, Amphitheatre, and lotus pond. It is a building made up of red brick showcasing modern architecture. 

  • Entry fee: free
  • Opening hours: 8 AM -10 PM
  • Nearest Metro Station: Jorbagh
  • Distance from airport: 13.5 Km 

Moth ki Masjid

This place is best for the people who wish to visit some offbeat spots in Delhi for photography. This is the hidden jewel of Delhi. Moth ki masjid contains many shreds of evidence from the ancient time which will take you to the tour to history.

  • Entry fee: free
  • Opening hours: Sunrise to Sunset
  • Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat
  • Distance from airport: 13.3 Km

Art Today

Here you can enjoy famous art from MF Hussain, Meera Mukherjee, Satish Gujral, Gogi Saroj Pal, Anjolie Ela Menon, Riten Majumdar, and many more. This place also gives a platform to the new artists to showcase their work. You can also buy paintings and sculpture at reasonable cost here. 

  • Entry fee: Rs. 20 for Indians and Rs 500 for foreigners
  • Opening hours: 10 AM – 6 PM
  • Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk
  • Distance from airport: 13.1 Km

Barakhamba Tomb

The Barakhamba tomb is famous for 12 pillars and an arched opening at each face of the tomb. It is a beautiful proof of Mughal architecture. It was built in the 14th century and displaying the Mughal culture in its finest form. The gardens around it make the tomb one of the best hangout places in Delhi.

  • Entry fee: free
  • Timings: 8 AM – 6 PM
  • Nearest Metro Station: Barakhamba Road
  • Distance from airport: 18 Km

Indian War memorial museum

It was built to pay tribute to the soldiers who fought in the World Battles and Wars in India and abroad. The galleries of this museum exhibit the battle of Panipat, machine guns, arrows, swords, khukri, shells, revolver, daggers, gun powder flask, chest armor, bomb fuses, etc used in wars.

  • Entry fee: Rs. 35 for Indians and INR 500 for foreigners 
  • Opening hours: 9 AM – 5 PM
  • Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk
  • Distance from airport: 19.5 Km 

Nehru Park

Nehru Park is one of the most beautiful landscapes in Delhi. This is considered as one of the most famous spots for site seeing in the city. You can enjoy Spic Macey Concerts and Morning- Evening Ragas concerts by MCD and famous annual bhakti festivals.

  • Entry Fees– free
  • Opening time– 6 AM- 8:00 PM
  • Nearest metro station– Jor Bagh
  • Distance from airport– 8.5 km

Pragati Maidan

Pragati maidan is one of the largest exhibitions centers in India. Every year India’s largest trade fair held here in November. It has 16 huge halls used for the exhibitions.

  • Timings: Depends on events.
  • Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan
  • Distance from airport:  15.9 km

Firoz Shah Kotla Tomb

It is a historic monument build by Firoz Shah in 1354.

  • Opening Time:  6:00 am – 6:00 PM. (Monday closed)
  • Entry Fee: Rs 15 for Indians and Rs 100 for foreigners. Free for children below 15 years of age.
  • Nearest Metro Station: ITO
  • Distance from airport: 18.2 km 

Laxmi Narayan Temple

This temple also known as Birla Mandir, is a famous attraction for spiritual people. It was built by the Birla family in 1939.  This temple houses many statues of Buddha, Shiva, and Krishna, etc.

The Birla temple has shrines, large gardens, and fountains, nationalistic and various Hindu sculptures. 

  • Entry fee: free
  • Timings:  04:30 am – 1:30 PM and 02:30 PM – 09:00 PM.
  • Nearest Metro Station: Jhandewalan
  • Distance from airport: 12.3 km

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Club Pangaea

Club Pangaea is the place to enjoy the nightlife in Delhi. This club serves Turkish, American, North Indian, and finger foods. This is the perfect place to spend quality time with your dear ones.

  • Opening time: Entry is from 12 PM to 1 AM.
  • Cost for two: approx. 4000 INR. 

Tamra Shangri la’s

Tamra Shangri la’s is the famous place at Connaught place for soothing your taste buds. They serve pan-Asian, continental, and north Indian cuisine. The ambience of this place appeals to a ll foodies.

  • Opening time– 06 AM- 12:00 PM
  • Cost for 2– Rs.3000/- approx.

The educational national museum of modern art

The national gallery of modern art is the biggest museum in India with 1400 famous arts of artists from all over the world. This is one of the best hangout places in Delhi for art lovers. 

  • Entry Fees– Rs. 20 for Indians, Rs. 500 for foreigners and free for students
  • Opening time– 11 AM- 6:00 PM, Monday and national holiday closed.
  • Nearest metro station– khan market
  • Distance from airport– 15.6 km

Southern Ridge Forest

It is the best place to explore nature and see wildlife. It is the best hangout place in Delhi. This forest is the best way to escape from crowded cities and pollution. You can spend a peaceful time here with nature. 

  • Entry fee: free
  • Opening hours: 10 AM – 6 PM
  • Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat
  • Distance from airport: 13.2 Km

Connaught place

Connaught Place is one of the most sophisticated places and the best hangout place in Delhi. This place includes many night clubs, Indian delicacies, and branded shops.

  • Nearest metro station– Connaught place
  • Distance from airport– 16 km

Sarojni Nagar market

This market is the best hangout place in Delhi with numerous numbers of shops. You can buy clothes, shoes and many more stuff at a very minimal price. This is the must-visit place where you can also find the real taste of the street foods.  

  • Opening time– 10 AM- 9:00 PM
  • Nearest metro station– INA
  • Distance from airport– 9.9 km

National Rail museum

National Rail Museum is one of the coolest places and famous places to visit in Delhi with your kids. Here you can see the oldest rail models by Indian railways. This is the best hangout place in Delhi for kids as they can enjoy the toy train and learn more about Indian Railways.  

  • Entry Fees– Rs.20
  • Opening time– 9:30 am- 5:30 pm, Closed on Mondays and national holidays
  • Nearest metro station– Dhaula Kuan 
  • Distance from airport– 8.1 km

So friends, what is your favorite pick to hang out with friends and family in Delhi?