Things to do in Delhi India – 10 Temples and Tombs to Visit

Delhi, India, is a huge capital city and home to tons of culture, history, temples, tombs and more. Tourists often go from Mumbai to Delhi to explore everything it has to offer.

In this list of things to do in Delhi I’ve listed temples and tombs as highlights because this fits my travel style, but there are certainly other great things to explore like street food, the Handicraft Village, Spice Market and Bazaars.

Keep in mind that exploring things in India, including Delhi can be a challenge. Especially if you’re from the states. Keep an open mind, don’t stress over things not going the way you want and try to be as ready as possible for your adventure.

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Things to do in Delhi, India

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1. Laxmi Narayan Mandir

Laxmi Narayan Mandir is a famous temple opened by Mahatma Gandhi as a Hindu temple. Visitors from all over India to see its impressive structure.

Hours: 6 am – 10 pm daily
Price: Free, but tip for shoes

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2. Akshardham Temple

Elaborate architecture and detail commands the attention of tourists to the Akshardham Temple. It’s a modern Hindu Temple built in 2005. A must see. No photos allowed.

Hours: 9:30 am – 6:30 pm, closed on Monday
Price: Free
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3. ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple

Close to the Lotus Temple is the ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple. It’s a huge temple and has been dedicated to the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

Hours: Day hours
Price: Free

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4. Jama Masjid

The largest Islamic mosque in Delhi is the Jama Masjid and it’s absolutely huge. There are multiple entrances with a capacity of 25,000.

Hours: 8 am – 30 minutes before sunset
Price: Free to enter, 300 INR to take photos

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5.The Lotus Temple (Bahá’í House of Worship)

The Lotus Temple is one of the most recognizable of all the temples in Delhi and is a religious worshiping ground of all religions. The 27 petals of the temple are made of complete marble. Three other temples surround the Lotus Temple.

Hours: Tuesday – Sunday from 9 am – 7 pm, closed on Mondays
Price: Free

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6. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib (Sikh Temple)

Enjoy this laid-back temple and even a swim it its enormous pool. There is also a dining facility and the Sikh band inside will relax you for sure.

Hours: Daytime hours
Price: Free

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7. Hauz Khas Complex

These ancient ruins consists of a mosque and tombs and dates back to the early 1300’s. Around the ruins you’ll find shopping, restaurants and cafes.

Hours: Daylight hours
Price: Free

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8. Humayun’s Tomb

This tombs was built in the 1500’s for the Islamic Mughal emperor Humayun. There are gardens around the tomb and marble tombstones inside.

Hours: 6 am – 6 pm daily, all daylight hours
Price: 250 INR – expensive because it’s another UNESCO World Heritage Site

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9. Lodi Gardens

For things to do in Delhi, this is a good one. There are ancient Mughal tombs everywhere. Lots of locals and tourists come here to just hang out. Great for pictures too.

Hours: Daylight hours
Price: Free

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10. Tomb of Safdarjung

Very similar to that of Hamayun’s tomb there are Mughal gardens which surround the Tomb of Safdarjung. Also off the beaten path and less touristy than other tombs.

Hours: Daylight hours
Price: 100 INR

Mumbai to Delhi flights

Many tourists look for Mumbai to Delhi flights so they can explore all that Delhi has to offer. There are some pretty decent prices for this. I recommend looking online before you get there. Plan ahead and get the best price.

Remember, there are tons of things to do in Delhi and like with any major city you should always be careful and smart when you travel. Don’t be too flashy and be mindful of your valuables.

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About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Senior Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. Christa has been traveling the world since 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

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