New Delhi Landmarks and Monuments

(New Delhi, Delhi, India)

Picture of building within the Red Fort complexFamous for its mixture of historic landmarks, monuments, temples and stylish Art Deco style buildings, the city of New Delhi is filled with interest. Amongst the most notable landmarks within New Delhi are the India Gate, the Lotus Temple (Bahai Temple) and also the President House (Rashtrapati Bhavan).

No trip to New Delhi is complete without a photo or two of its famous Red Fort (Lal Qila), which features a stunning red facade and evening light shows. Just across from the Red Fort is the Raj Ghat, an official memorial to India's spiritual leader, Mahatma Gandhi. New Delhi's main monuments and landmarks are described below.

Photo of the Red Fort (Lal Qila)

Red Fort (Lal Qila) / Lahore Gate

Address: Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, 110006, India, IN
The breathtaking Red Fort is one of New Delhi's most remarkable landmarks and especially famous for its magnificent red sandstone architecture. Built in the mid-17th century over a period of ten years, the walls of the Red Fort stretch for some 2 km / 1.5 miles and are up to 33 metres / 108 feet high. Lahore Gate is the main entrance to the Red Fort, together with the Delhi Gate. Look out for the regular 'Sound and Light' shows, which take place during the main tourist season, lasting around an hour and recreating some of the main events in India's history.
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday - dawn to dusk
Admission: charge

India Gate picture

India Gate

Address: Rajpath, New Delhi, 110001, India, IN
The beloved India Gate is a particularly imposing structure and is more than 40 metres / 131 feet in height, being built as a war memorial, to remember those Indians who lost their lives during the first world war. New Delhi's India Gate offers great photo opportunities and plays an important part of the annual Republic Day celebrations, which take place each year on January 26th.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: free

Photo of the Gurudwara Rakab Ganj

Gurudwara Rakab Ganj

Address: Pandit Pant Marg, New Delhi, 110001, India, IN
Tel: +91 011 2373 8609
The Gurudwara Rakab Ganj is a magnificent Sikh temple, located within New Delhi city centre and opposite the Parliament House. Famed for its elaborate white-marble facade and beautiful gardens, this temple dates back to the early part of the 18th century,
Open hours: daily
Admission: free

Tughlaqabad Fort

Address: Tuglaqabad, New Delhi, 110062, India, IN
The remains of Tughlaqabad Fort are extremely old, being constructed at the beginning of the 14th century and sited within southern New Delhi. Today, whilst the stone fort is no longer in a good state of repair, the ruins still stand high above the ground and many visitors are surprised by the sheer scale of this local landmark. The surrounding gardens offer a great place for a stroll.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: free

Image showing the Bahai Temple (Lotus Temple)

Bahai Temple / Lotus Temple

Address: Nehru Place, New Delhi, 110017, India, IN
Amongst New Delhi's most striking landmarks, the Bahai Temple is often known as the Lotus Temple, due to its famous marble roof, which resembles white lotus petals. Built in the mid-1980s and dedicated to the Bahai faith, the Lotus Temple features a series of nine surrounding pools, making the temple itself appear to float. Inside, the hall of worship features excellent acoustics and contains the Holy Scriptures.
Open hours: daily, April to September - 09:00 to 19:00; October to March - 09:30 to 17:30
Admission: free

Picture of the ISKCON Temple


Address: Sant Nagar, New Delhi, 110065, India, IN
Tel: +91 011 2623 5133
Sited on the southern side of New Delhi, the ISKCON Temple enjoys an elevated situation and therefore offers good views of the surrounding area. The temple itself is dedicated to the Hare Krishna faith and the cavernous interior has a capacity of around 1,500 people.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 18:00
Admission: free

View of the Jama Masjid mosque

Jama Masjid

Address: Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, 110006, India, IN
One of India's most famous and largest mosques, the Jama Masjid was built in the middle of the 17th century. Construction lasted just six years, although in total, more than 5,000 workers were involved in the creation of this Mughal masterpiece. The red-stone facade is especially eye-catching, as are the three white marble domes and the tall minarets, which are around 40 metres / 130 feet in height and offer a great view of central New Delhi. Also of interest, the main central courtyard is particularly impressive and covers a large area, being used for a series of religious events.
Open hours: daily - 08:30 to 12:30 and 13:45 to sunset
Admission: charge

Rashtrapati Bhavan (President House) image

Rashtrapati Bhavan (President House)

Address: Rajpath, New Delhi, 110001, India, IN
The home of India's president, the Rashtrapati Bhavan is amongst New Delhi's most notable landmarks and dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. Particularly eye-catching is the building's large dome, which stands directly above the entrance, being flanked either side by two smaller domes. The front courtyard features a series of clipped bushes and neatly trimmed hedges, while to the rear, the spreading gardens cover in excess of 100 acres / 40 hectares.
Open hours: daily - view from outside only
Admission: free

Photo of the Sansad Bhavan (Parliament House)

Sansad Bhavan (Parliament House)

Address: Sansad Marg, New Delhi, 110001, India, IN
New Delhi Parliament House lies in the city centre and is a particularly grand building, with huge pillars and a detailed sandstone facade. Known locally as the 'Sansad Bhavan', this complex is divided into the House of Lords (Rajya Sabha), the House of States (Lok Sabha), and also an extensive library area.
Open hours: daily - obtain visitor's pass in advance through relevant embassy
Admission: free