TMP Places to Visit in Delhi
“Once there was nothing here (Delhi).
Now look how minarets camouflage the sunset.
Do you hear the call to prayer?
It leaves me unwinding scrolls of legend
till I reach the first brick they brought here.
How the prayers rose, brick by brick?”
–Agha Shahid Ali —
Kalkaji Mandir, is a Hindu mandir (Temple), dedicated to the Hindu Goddess; Kali. This temple is situated in the southern part of Delhi (opposite of Nehru Place). You can easily go to this temple via bus or by metro. Kalkaji Mandir is amongst the many old temples of India. It is also called ‘Jayanti Peetha’ or ‘Manokamna Siddha Peetha’.
Nizamuddin Dargah is the one of the world’s famous Sufi saint’s dargah. This Dargah is situated in Nizamuddin, West Delhi and is visited by thousands of Muslims, Hindus, Christians and people from other religions too. This Dargah has also been featured in many movies, songs and Qawwalis.
National Rail Museum
The National Rail Museum symbolizes the rail heritage of India. The National Rail Museum is situated in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi which was opened on the1st of February, 1977. The museum remains open from 10AM to 5PM on all days except Monday. There are many attractions in the museum, like Diesel Engines, Steam Engines , Fire Engine and much more. It is a must visit place in Delhi.
Yogmaya Temple is also known as Jogmaya Temple. This is an ancient temple dedicated to Goddess Yogmaya. This temple is situated in Mehrauli, New Delhi. It is believed that it’s one of the 5 temples that have stood strong since the Mahabharata period. Goddess Yogmaya is considered as an aspect of Maya. This temple is very attractive and is visited by devotees mostly during Navratri Celebrations.
Purana Quila is one of the oldest forts in Delhi and was built by Afghan King Sher Shah Suri. This place used to be the mythical capital of The Pandavas.
Chandni Chowk is one of the oldest and busiest markets in old Delhi. It is located near the Old Railway Station. However, Chandni Chowk is not just famous for its market but also for the Red Fort which was built in 17th century by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Also Chandni Chowk is India’s largest wholesale market.
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib is one of the 9 historical gurudwaras in Delhi. The first Gurudwara was established by Baghel Singh in 1783. This Gurudwara is situated in Old Delhi and is visited by devotees of all religions.
Agrasen Ki Baoli
Agrasen Ki Baoli or known as Agar Sain Ki Baoli or Ugrasen Ki Baoli was built by king Agrasen during the Mahabharata Yug. This place is located near Connaught Place, New Delhi. This Baoli has 103 steps and is believed to have supernatural appearances after sunset. Some believe that it is cursed by King Agrasen but all of this remains a mystery. It is a nice place to visit and enjoy with friends and families.
Teen Murti Bhavan
The Teen Murti Bhavan was the residence of our First Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, in Delhi, who stayed here for 16 years. This place was designed by Robert Tor Russell. Now, Teen Murti Bhavan includes Nehru Memorial Museum and Library. This place is located near Connaught Place, New Delhi and is famous for its library.
Vaishnav temple of Lord Krishna and Radha or Sri Sri Radha Parthasarathi Mandir popularly known as ISKCON Temple of Delhi is located at Hare Krishna Hills, in the East Kailash area of New Delhi and was opened in 1998. This place is blessed by Lord Krishna and Radha and is one of the top tourist places in Delhi. The beauty of this temple is amazing and it is a must visit place in Delhi.
That’s all for the Delhi Darshan!
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