Home to close to 19 million people, Delhi is known as India’s bustling capital city. Besides its heavy traffic and busy crowds, Delhi is more than just a lively destination. Delhi is a historic city and is home to many monuments, historical buildings, and landmarks that will tantalize and fascinate any curious traveler. Plus, this bustling city has no shortage of bazaars, markets, and entertainment areas for tourists and locals alike. Ready to explore Delhi this season? Be sure to visit these must-see attractions in India’s capital city!

10 Qutb Minar

Also known as Qutub Minar, this tower symbolized victory, marking the end of Delhi’s last remaining Hindu kingdom in the late 12th century. Standing several feet tall, this intricately designed tower is five stories high, the Qutb Minar is also known for its architecture comprised of marble and sandstone. The Qutb Minar is one of the many architectural marvels one can find in the bustling city of Delhi. Moreover, for a comfortable stay close to the Qutb Minar, travelers should book a stay at the Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi in Mahipalpur Village.

9 Red Fort

Being one of India’s most stunning attractions, the Red Fort sits tall and proud, known for its bright-red structure made of sandstone. This world-famous attraction served as a fortress for the Mughals in the 17th century and later as a fort for the British military. Standing as a symbol of power, the Red Fort remains one of the most-visited attractions in India’s capital. Visitors who stay at the Maidens Hotel New Delhi will access the Red Fort easily, which is only a short drive away!

8 National Museum Of India

Also known as the National Museum in New Delhi, this popular museum is the largest in all of India. Since 1949, the National Museum has housed historical artifacts and items central to the country’s heritage and culture. Additionally, the museum also contains various works of art depicting the history of this Southasian country. Nearby, visitors can stay at the Shangri-La Eros New Delhi, which is only a stone's throw away!

  • Accommodation: Shangri-La Eros New Delhi
  • Why You Should Book It: 5-star hotel with nearby access to tourist attractions and Delhi’s business district
  • Amenities: Gym facilities, complimentary Wi-Fi, outdoor pool, room service, on-site spa
  • Address: 19, Ashoka Road, New Delhi

7 Jama Masjid

The Jama Masjid is a spacious mosque known for its bright red sandstone. Ornately decorated and intricately designed, this historic mosque includes three gates and a massive prayer hall. The Jama Masjid is free for all, giving visitors a taste of the 17th-century Mughal architecture. Moreover, to easily access the Jama Masjid (and other attractions), be sure to stay at the Haveli Dharampura.

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6 India Gate

This war memorial sits proudly on Kartavya Path, serving as a tribute to 84,000 soldiers who died during World War I and the Third Anglo-Afghan War. Built in 1921, this memorial is simple. It may not be as intricately designed as other architectural marvels around Delhi, but it remains a historical tribute to those who gave up their lives for India. When visiting India Gate, travelers can rest for a couple of nights at the Oberoi New Delhi, which is close by.

5 Humayun's Tomb

The Taj Mahal is one of India’s most iconic attractions; However, Humayun’s Tomb deserves mention too! This historical landmark serves as the final resting place for Humayun, the Mughal Emperor of the late 16th century. Considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Humayun’s Tomb inspired many architectural marvels across India, including the Taj Mahal! Moreover, stay at the Lalit New Delhi on Barakhamba Avenue near Humayun’s Tomb and other incredible historical attractions across Delhi.

  • Accommodation: The Lalit New Delhi
  • Why You Should Book It: Within the heart of Connaught Place and the New Delhi Railway Station
  • Amenities: 24-hour business center, 24-hour airport shuttle (for a fee), room service, complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Address: Barakhamba Avenue, New Delhi

4 Akshardham

Elegant, spiritual, and stunning are the adjectives to define Delhi’s Akshardham. Inaugurated in 2005, this Hindu temple features spacious gardens, a water show, and exhibits that tell tales of India’s history and cultural heritage. This breathtakingly beautiful temple is worth a stop when visiting the bustling city of Delhi. Moreover, for easier access, travelers can book their stay at the Crowne Plaza New Delhi Mayur Vihar Noida in Mayur Vihar.

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3 National Rail Museum

Lovers of all things locomotive won’t want to miss the National Rail Museum in Delhi. Showcasing over 160 years of India’s train and rail networks, this educational museum includes various memorabilia and exhibits for viewing pleasure. Enjoy the museum’s life-size exhibits of locomotives or marvel at the fantastic restoration work done to preserve the models and displays of trains and railcars. Thinking of visiting this awesome museum? Then be sure to book a stay at the newly renovated Taj Palace New Delhi, emanating posh and luxurious vibes.

2 Nehru Park

This sprawling park is a popular green space among locals and visitors alike. Nehru Park includes walking paths, fountains, and a few landmarks of interest, including a Vladimir Lenin statue and several temples. Plus, the park is perfect for picnics and getting away from the busy streets of Delhi. After spending a morning exploring Nehru Park, retreat into one’s room at the Leela Palace New Delhi. This gorgeous, “modern-day” palace hotel is the epitome of luxury; the Royal Suite has its plunge pool and jacuzzi!

1 Khan Market

Khan Market is a well-known shopping center, serving as a popular posh attraction for tourists and locals alike. Undoubtedly, the Khan Market is a tad pricier compared to other markets in Delhi, but this shopping district is known for its unique boutiques, from specialty bookstores to homestyle bakeries. Spend hours exploring the Khan Market without worry while enjoying a cozy stay at the Taj Mahal Hotel.

  • Accommodation: The Taj Mahal Hotel
  • Why You Should Book It: Luxury stay with an array of dining options
  • Amenities: On-site spa, room service, complimentary Wi-Fi, restaurant, outdoor pool and sauna
  • Address: 1 Mansingh Road, New Delhi