Top 10 Cultural Places Within Delhi
1. The Kingdom of Dreams
Kingdom of dreams is a place same as its name, it is a fabulous tourist destination. It is also located in Agra and Jaipur along with Delhi. It is a pure entertainment spot consisting of various events, celebrations, comedy shows, restaurants and much more. The infrastructure is amazing and attracts the kids most. It also consists of art and craft and street entertainers. It’s a place where you enjoy a lot and you cannot forget about it.
Opening Hours: 12:30 PM-12 AM, From Tuesday to Friday
12:00 PM-12 AM, Saturday, and Sunday
2. National Gallery of Modern Art
National Gallery of Modern Art has a collection of artworks from 1850’s. The museum also has its branches in Mumbai and Bangalore. The building is also very beautiful in the shape of butterfly consisting of a dome in the center. The museum is very calm and has a fabulous collection of modern art. It is very well maintained and has four floors and two galleries. It consists of paintings, sculptures, artifacts and their beautiful creations. Art loving people will enjoy very much at this location.
Visiting Hours: 11 AM-6:30 PM, Monday closed
Location: Jaipur House, Sher Shah Road, India Gate, New Delhi
3. National Museum
National Museum was inaugurated on August 15, 1949, in Rashtrapati Bhawan. The museum has a huge collection of artifacts from Harappan Civilisation like jewelry, pottery, toys etc. The museum also contains various archaeological sculptures, specimens of Buddhist art and architecture, Indian paintings of Mughal, Deccan, Pahari, Rajasthani and Central Indian styles of historical times, ancient coins and textile gallery, modern art, musical instruments, tribal lifestyle and various arms and weapons. It is a must visit the museum to see and know about ancient India.
Visiting Hours: 10 AM-5 PM, Monday closed
Location: Janpath, New Delhi
4. Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar is a world heritage site declared by UNESCO. There is a total of 5 Jantar Mantars in India in Jaipur, Varanasi, New Delhi, Mathura, and Ujjain. It is a typical sundial which tells the time of the day and was constructed very precisely by Maharaja Jai Singh around the 18th century. It is located in New Delhi and contains a total of 13 instruments. It is a must visit observatory as we will come to know about historical culture.
Opening Hours: 6 AM-6 PM, everyday open
Location: Sansad Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi
5. Sanskriti Kendra
Sanskriti Kendra or Sanskriti Museum is a collection of 3 museums namely, Museum of Indian Terracotta, Museum of Everyday Art and Textile Museum. All the museums depict Indian culture in 3 different ways. Museum of Indian Terracotta consists of various objects and sculptures of tribal regions. Museum of Everyday art represents several household objects as toys and utensils like spoons, cups etc. The textile museum consists of an awesome collection of textiles. One must visit this museum and enjoy Indian art and culture.
Visiting Hours: 10 AM-5 PM, Everyday open
Location: Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road, Anand Gram, New Delhi
6. Red Fort
Red Fort was constructed in 17th century by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan and is now a very famous historical site. The massive walls made of red stone with Indian and Mughal architectural style attracts the tourist to visit. It describes Indian history and culture in a beautiful manner. The fort has 14 gates and two main halls named as “Diwan-e-Aam” and “Diwan-e-Khaas”. Diwan-e-Aam was the hall of public audience of rectangular shape and Diwan-e-Khaas was the hall of a private audience which is very well designed and is a pillared hall with a beautiful ceiling.
Location: Netaji Subhash Marg, Lal Qila, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi
7. India Gate
India Gate is a 42 meters tall and beautiful monument constructed by Sir Edwin Lutyens who has designed several such monuments. India Gate was built in 1921 and was inaugurated in 1931 in the memory of Indian soldiers who died in the First World War and was originally known as All India War Memorial. There are also inscriptions on the top of the gate dedicating to the soldiers. Amar Javan Jyoti is a structure built under India Gate for the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of Bangladesh.
Location : Rajpath Marg, India Gate, New Delhi, Delhi
8. Qutub Minar
Qutub Minar is a minaret and a world heritage site as declared by UNESCO. It is 73 meters tall and designed by King Qutub-ud-din-Aibak and some part was further constructed by Iltutmish. The architectural style was Irani and Afghanistani. The minaret consists of 5 stories, the lower three and exactly same and perfect cylindrical in shape, and the upper two are similar. It is a must visit a historical site.
Location : Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi
9. Akshardham Temple
One of the best places I ever visited is Swaminathan Akshardham. It is a Hindu temple of God Swaminathan and is a place of purity, peace, and devotion. The temple has over 200 statues, each of them is very beautiful. The temple is excellently designed from ceilings to wall and statue decoration. There are also two beautiful gardens describing nature and culture and a very well designed courtyard. There are also mesmerizing exhibitions and a water show after sunset around 8 PM which is wonderful. It is a heavenly beautiful place to visit and enjoy with your family.
Opening Hours: First entry-9:30 AM, Last entry-6:30 PM, Monday closed
Location: Noida Mor, Pandav Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi
10. Humayun’s Tomb
Humayun’s Tomb is a historical mausoleum built by King Humayun in the 16th century. It is designed basically in Mughal and Persian architecture and is a wonderful piece of art. It is also a world heritage site as declared by UNESCO. The tomb stands in the center of a square shaped garden. It is a double story garden with a dome at the top. It is a fine example of historical art and culture.
Opening Hours: 2 AM-5 PM
Location: Opposite Dargah Nizamuddin, Mathura Road, New Delhi, Delhi
Delhi, the capital of India is a home of various cultural and historical places. There are a lot of interesting places to visit, some of them are described in this article. The museums, tombs, art galleries, temples etc. describe the beauty of India.
Contributor: Ashish Jain