27 Jul

Dilli Darshan with Delhi Metro

Delhi metro is like a dream come true for a lot of Delhi wallah’s who had struggled for years in DTC buses. The most convenient way to travel in Delhi is Delhi metro . It is so much better than travelling by road trying to get through the crowded streets and traffic jams.And the best part about Delhi metro is that it goes around the most famous tourist spots and also the famous shopping areas.

There are six routes for the Delhi Metro – Red Line, Yellow Line, Blue Line, Green Line, Violet Line and the Delhi Airport Metro Express

The cost of using Delhi metro is very pocket friendly with the minimum fare of Rs 8. Special prepaid Tourist cards are available at Rs 100/-. per person for unlimited travel on metro for a day.

Dellhi tourist

These are the places of interest, near Delhi Metro Stations.

1.  India Gate

It has commonly been said that beauty does not require any sort of introduction. It appears to you in its original form, India gate is the best example for it. India gate is considered  to be a prominent landmark in Delhi and is 42 meters tall. A flame burns day and night in remembrance of the lost lives. The fresh air is all what is desired by the people after their daily busy and hectic routine and that too free of cost. During nightfall, India Gate is dramatically floodlit while the fountains nearby make a lovely display with colored lights. .Balloons, cold drinks, ice creams, bhelpuri, fruit chaats and many more things are sold by the vendors. Mostly people prefer evening time or after sunset to visit this iconic place. Central Secretariat or Metro Station  yellow line is the nearest metro station from this place and its 900 meters away from the metro station.

2. Jantar Mantar

It is an astronomical tower built by Maharaja Jai Singh-II of Jaipur, in 1724. The instruments at Jantar Mantar are fascinating for their ingenuity, but accurate observations can no longer be made from here because of the tall buildings around. The Delhi Jantar Mantar is open to public  from 10 am to 6 pm. The entry to this amazing astronomical observatory is free. As it is located at the city center adjacent to the well known Connaught Place, you can easily reach Delhi Jantar Mantar without much hassle. If you visit the capital city of New Delhi, do not forget to have a glimpse of Jantar Mantar-a beautiful creation of the Jaipur King..The nearest metro station to visit this place is Rajiv chowk either on Yellow line -2 or on Blue line-3 and it is 300 meters away from the metro station.

3. Qutab Minar

Qutub Minar: is the world’s tallest free-standing brick minaret or tower and is 72.5 meters (238 ft) tall. Qutub Minar is one of the three monuments listed as World Heritage Sites in Delhi, was the only heritage tourist attraction in the capital that saw a rise in number of visitors last year as compared to the previous year. The Qutub Minar is open for visitors all days except Fridays, from 10 in the morning to 5 in the evening.And the entry fee is Rs10 for Indians and Rs 250 for foreingers. The nearest metrostation to reach this place is Qutab Minar Metro Station Yellow Line-2 and this place is 300 mtrs away from metrostation

4. Red Fort

Delhi Red Fort or ‘Lal Quila’ in Hindi, was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the mid- seventeenth century. It is one of the greatest attractions of Delhi as well as a symbol of India’s sovereignty and democracy. The Red Fort is the pride of Old Delhi. The Delhi Red Fort is open for visitors all days except Fridays, from 10 AM to 5 PM. There is a sound and light show worth seeing in the evening. The nearest metro station to visit this place is Chandni Chowk Metro Station on Yellow Line-2 and this place is 300 meters away from metro station.

5. Akshardham Temple

Akshardham Swaminarayan Temple in Delhi is the largest Hindu temple in the world. Akshardham in New Delhi epitomizes 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breathtaking grandeur, beauty, wisdom and bliss. It brilliantly showcases the essence of India’s ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spiritual messages. There is a theatre in the temple, Hall of Values, Musical Fountain, Garden of India, Boat Ride and much more. The nearest metro station is Akshardham Temple Metro Station on Blue Line- 3 and is 300 meters away from this place.

6. Humayun’s Tomb

Humayun’s Tomb was built by Humayun’s wife, Hamida Banu Begum and was completed in 1562. Inside the walled enclosure the most notable features are the garden squares (chaharbagh) with pathways water channels, centrally located well proportional mausoleum topped by double dome  .Entry fees is Rs 10 for Indians and Rs 250 for foreigners . Jangpura metro station on violent line – 5 is the nearest Metro station to reach this place and it is 1000 meters away from metros station. Autos and rickshaws are available outside the metro station so it will be very easy for you to commute.

7. Lotus Temple

If you are in Delhi and you like to meditate, you should go and spend a few moments at the Lotus Temple. It’s a beautiful building and build in the 1980’s . Obviously, there is a calm peacefulness about the building–that is it’s purpose. They have recorded that 150,000 visited in one day, the most ever. Entrance is free. If you want to learn about one of the most modern religions, you should take the guided tour. It welcomes visitors irrespective of which religion they belong to. A real beauty indeed. It is one of the most photographed buildings in the world

Nehru place Metro station on violent Line -5 is the nearest metro station  to reach this beautiful place and it is just 300 meters away from Metro station.

8. Rashtrapati Bhavan

Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official residence of the President of India and is the biggest residence in the world for any Head of State. Before independence it was the official residence of the British Viceroy or Governor-General to India and was known as the ‘Viceroy’s House’. In 1911 when the British decided to move the Capital of India from Calcutta to Delhi, the great British architect Edwin Landseer Lutyens was given the job of designing Delhi. He did a wonderful job and New Delhi owes its beauty to him, and in honour, it is sometimes referred to as Lutyen’s Delhi. Central Secretariat also called Parliament Metro Station on Yellow Line-2 is the nearest metro station and it is 300 meters away from this place.

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