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Famous places in Delhi to visit by metro, Tourist places near Delhi Metro Stations, Sightseeing by Delhi Metro

Delhi Metro is the most convenient way to travel around in Delhi. It is so much better than travelling by road trying to get through the crowded streets and traffic jams. Fortunately for the tourist in Delhi, the Delhi Metro goes near most of the popular tourist spots in Delhi and also to the famous Delhi shopping areas.

The Delhi Metro is fully air-conditioned and with fairly comfortable seats. 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 Delhi Metro operates from 6AM till 11PM.

Cost of travel on the Delhi Metro

Using the Delhi Metro is very cheap with the minimum fare of Rs.8 (=$0.15). Special prepaid Tourist Cards are available at Rs. 100- ($1.70) per day per person for unlimited travel on the metro for a day, and a 3 day card for unlimited travel for 3 days costs for Rs.250- ($4.20) per person. If you return the card, you can get Rs.50- back, being the cost of the card itself or a security deposit.

Delhi Metro route lines

Delhi Metro map with Tourist Places

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We have link to a complete Delhi metro map showing the metro routes over a real map of Delhi, not a line map. This makes it easy to see on a Delhi map where exactly the metro routes are. Click on the small map here to take you to a larger map which shows clearly the Delhi Metro route over a real map of Delhi. On the larger map you will see all the Tourist places in Delhi marked clearly. This will help you to plan a sightseeing tour on Delhi Metro and see famous historical monuments and places of interest in Delhi.

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Some visiting places on Metro route in Delhi are as follows:

Tourist places near Delhi Metro Red line stations

Thease are the places of interest near Delhi Metro Red line Stations

Delhi Dilli Haat

Delhi Dilli Haat is about 200 mtrs from Netaji Subhash Place Metro Station on Red Line.

Dilli Haat is a permanent craft market and there are two of these in Delhi: one in South Delhi, opposite the INA market at Sri Aurobindo Marg and one in West Delhi adjacent to the Netaji Subhash Place Metro Station. Craftsmen from all over India display their goods here. The most colourful products from various states are thus available in one place, and at reasonable prices. The markets have been developed by the Tourist Department of Delhi, not only to render an opportunity for the Indian craftsmen to display their creations, but also for the convenience of the Tourists. In Dilli Haat, you will also find many good food outlets with traditional Indian food from the different regions of India. It is one of the best places to collect Indian souvenirs.

Tourist spots on Delhi Metro Yellow line stations

Thease are the places of interest near Delhi Metro Yellow line Stations

Delhi Central Cottage Industries Emporium

Central Cottage Industries Emporium also known as “CCIE” or “Cottage Emporium”, is located on Tolstoy road, Janpath. It is about 300 meter from Metro Station 'Rajiv Chowk' also called Connaught Place Metro Station, either on Yellow Line-2 or on Blue Line. The Cottage Emporium is a fully air conditioned six storey showroom. It is a fixed price shopping place, directly under the control of Government of India Ministry of Textiles. Cottage Emporium was established with the purpose of showcasing traditional Indian craftsmanship. The huge building is like a permanent exhibition with the items offered for sale to the visitors. There are dress fabrics, garments, teas, home decor items, furnishings, gift items, Indian crafts and so much more, all under one roof. Among the famous personalities who have visited the Cottage Emporium in Delhi for shopping are Queen Elizabeth II of England and Jacquiline Kennedy.

Delhi Dilli Haat in South Delhi

Dilli Haat in Delhi is a permanent craft market and there are two of these in Delhi: one in South Delhi, opposite the INA market at Sri Aurobindo Marg and one in West Delhi adjacent to the Netaji Subhash Place Metro Station. Craftsmen from all over India display their goods here. The most colourful products from various states are thus available in one place, and at reasonable prices. The markets have been developed by the Tourist Department of Delhi, not only to render an opportunity for the Indian craftsmen to display their creations, but also for the convenience of the Tourists. In Dilli Haat, you will also find many good food outlets with traditional Indian food from the different regions of India. It is one of the best places to collect Indian souvenirs.

India Gate in Delhi

India Gate designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens was originally known as the ‘All India War Memorial’. It is a prominent landmark in Delhi and was built to commemorates the 90,000 soldiers of the erstwhile British Indian Army who lost their lives fighting for the Indian Empire in World War-I. Following India's independence, India Gate became the site of the Indian Army's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, known as the ‘Amar Jawan Jyoti’ (Immortal Soldier). India Gate is 42 meters (138 feet) tall. There are fountains and gardens all around.

Metro Station: Central Secretariat or Parliment Metro Station on Yellow Line-2
Distance from Metro Station : 900 mtrs.

Jama Masjid in Delhi

Jama Masjid in Delhi is the largest Mosque in India. Completed in the year 1656, Jama Masjid was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.Metro

Metro Station: Chandni Chowk Metro Station on Yellow Line-2
Distance from Metro Station : 500 mtrs.

Jantar Mantar in Delhi

Jantar Mantar means 'Instrument and Formula', is an astronomical observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh-II of Jaipur, in 1724.

Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk also called Connaught Place Metro Station either on Yellow Line-2 or on Blue Line- 3
Distance from Metro Station : 300 mtrs.

Delhi National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA)

National Gallery of Modern Art has about 15,000 works of art. Some of the exhibits on permenant disply include works of master artists like Raja Ravi Verma, Rabindranath Tagore and Thomas Daniell.

Metro Station: Central Secretariat or Parliment Metro Station on Yellow Line-2
Distance from Metro Station : 900 mtrs

National Museum in Delhi

The National Museum is the largest museum in India and has a rich collection of rare exhibits from pre-historic times and also modern works of art. The museum shows off the rich cultura; heritage of India during the last 5,000 years.

Metro Station: Central Secretariat or Parliment Metro Station on Yellow Line-2
Distance from Metro Station : 800 mtrs.

Parliament House in New Delhi

Parliament House is a circular structure with 247 pillars and was designed by Herbert Baker. This is seat of power of the Indian Government.

Metro Station: Central Secretariat or Parliment Metro Station on Yellow Line-2
Distance from Metro Station : 100 mtrs.

Delhi Qutab Minar

Qutub Minar: is the world's tallest free-standing brick minaret or tower and is 72.5 meters (238 ft) tall. Qutab Minar is a UNESCO World Heritage site in Delhi. The UNESCO citation reads as follows: “Built in the early 13th century a few kilometers south of Delhi, the red sandstone tower of Qutub Minar is 72.5 meters high, tapering from 2.75 meters in diameter at its peak to 14.32 meters at its base, and alternating angular and rounded flutings. The surrounding archaeological area contains funerary buildings, notably the magnificent Alai-Darwaza Gate, the masterpiece of Indo-Muslim art (built in 1311), and two mosques, including the Quwwatu'l-Islam, the oldest in northern India, built of materials reused from some 20 Brahman temples.” The Qutub Minar is open for visitors all days except Fridays, from 10 in the morning to 5 in the evening.

Metro Station: Qutab Minar Metro Station Yellow Line-2
Distance from Metro Station : 300 mtrs

Delhi Red Fort

Delhi Red Fort or 'Lal Quila' in Hindi, is an imposing structure and has been enlisted by UNESCO as a world Heritage Site. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built the Delhi Red Fort in the mid-seventeenth century. He called it Shahjahanabad, meaning City of Shah Jahan. The Red Fort Archaeological Museum displays rare artefacts and personal belongings of the Mughal kings. 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.

Metro Station: Chandni Chowk Metro Station on Yellow Line-2
Distance from Metro Station: 300 mtrs.

Delhi Rashtrapati Bhavan (Indian President's House)

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.

Metro Station: Central Secretariat also called Parliment Metro Station on Yellow Line-2
Distance from Metro Station : 300 mtrs.

Delhi Safdarjung's Tomb

Safdarjung was the prime minister under the rule of Ahmad Shah Bahadur who ascended the Mugul empire throne in 1748. The mausoleum garden tomb built in 1754 is spacious with spralling gardens.

Metro Station: Jor Bagh (Line 2) Distance from Metro Station : 200 mtrs.

Sacred Heart Cathedral in New Delhi

The Sacred Cathedral is a Catholic Church in the heart of Delhi. British architect Henry Medd designed the church in Italian style. It is the oldest church building in New Delhi, India.

Metro Station: Patel Chowk (Line 2)
Distance from Metro Station : 300 mtrs

Delhi Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk is the oldest market in Delhi built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. There are very old and popular traditional Indian food stalls like Natraj’s dahi bhalla shop, Ghantewala Halwai, Paranthe wali Gali. Some of the lanes in Chandni Chowk Market are exclusive for garments, jewellery, street foods, electronics, etc.

Metro Station: Chandni Chowk Metro Station on Yellow Line-2

Delhi Hauz Khas Village

Hauz Khas Village in South Delhi, is a less crowded market and with some better quality shops. Antiques, designer and traditional Indian clothes, carpets, gift items, etc. are available. There are good restaurants all over the place.

Metro Station: Hauz Khas (Line 2)

Delhi Janpath

Janpath, means "People's Path" and is a haven for bargain shopping on the footpath for garments, curios and handicrafts.

Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk also called Connaught Place Metro Station either on Yellow Line-2 or on Blue Line- 3

Delhi Connaught Place - Rajiv Chowk

Connaught Place, renamed as Rajiv Chowk, was built during the British empire days and designed by the famous British architect, Edwin Lutyen. The shopping area includes an underground wholesale market called Palika Bazaar.

Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk also called Connaught Place Metro Station either on Yellow Line-2 or on Blue Line- 3

Delhi Khadi Gram Udyog

Khadi Gram Udyog sells traditional Indian handicrafts and handmade cloth and clothes from the craftsmen directly.

Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk also called Connaught Place Metro Station either on Yellow Line-2 or on Blue Line- 3
Distance from Metro Station:

Delhi Saket District Centre

Saket District Centre in South Delhi has four malls: Select City Walk, Metropolitan Mall, DLF Place and Square 1 Mall.

Metro Station: Saket (Line 2)

Delhi Santushti Shopping Complex

The Santushti Shopping Complex in Delhi's diplomatic enclave of Chanakyapuri, has high fashion boutiques, jewllery shops and top end restaurants in a calm garden atmostphere.

Metro Station: Race Course (Line 2)

Tourist places on Delhi Metro Blue Line-3

Delhi Akshardham Temple

Akshardham Swaminarayan Temple in Delhi is the largest Hindu temple complex in the world. The temple is visited by the majority of tourists visiting Delhi. There is a theatre in the temple, Hall of Values, Musical Fountain, Garden of India, Boat Ride and much more.

Metro Station: Akshardham Temple Metro Station on Blue Line-3

Distance from Metro Station : 300 mtrs

Delhi Central Cottage Industries Emporium

Central Cottage Industries Emporium also known as “CCIE” or “Cottage Emporium”, is located on Tolstoy road, Janpath. The Cottage Emporium is a fully air conditioned six storey showroom. It is a fixed price shopping place, directly under the control of Government of India Ministry of Textiles. Cottage Emporium was established with the purpose of showcasing traditional Indian craftsmanship. The huge building is like a permanent exhibition with the items offered for sale to the visitors. There are dress fabrics, garments, teas, home decor items, furnishings, gift items, Indian crafts and so much more, all under one roof. Among the famous personalities who have visited the Cottage Emporium in Delhi for shopping are Queen Elizabeth II of England and Jacquiline Kennedy.

Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk also called Connaught Place Metro Station either on Yellow Line-2 or on Blue Line- 3

Distance from Metro Station : 300 mtrs.

Delhi Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar means 'Instrument and Formula', is an astronomical observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh-II of Jaipur, in 1724.

Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk also called Connaught Place Metro Station either on Yellow Line-2 or on Blue Line- 3
Distance from Metro Station : 300 mtrs.

Delhi Purana Quila (Old Fort)

Purana Quila or the Old Fort was constructed by the Mughal Emperor Humayun.

Metro Station: Pragati Maidan (Line 3)
Distance from Metro Station : 300 mtrs

Delhi Rajouri Garden

Rajouri Garden market is a specialist shopping area for many multinational company's products.

Metro Station: Rajouri Garden (Line 3)

Delhi Karol Bagh

Karol Bagh has many good shops for garments, jewelry, electronic items and the like

Metro Station: Karol Bagh (Line 3)

Delhi Janpath

Janpath, means "People's Path" and is a haven for bargain shopping on the footpath for garments, curios and handicrafts.

Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk also called Connaught Place Metro Station either on Yellow Line-2 or on Blue Line- 3
Distance from Metro station:

Delhi Connaught Place - Rajiv Chowk

Connaught Place, renamed as Rajiv Chowk, was built during the British empire days and designed by the famous British architect, Edwin Lutyen. The shopping area includes an underground wholesale market called Palika Bazaar.

Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk also called Connaught Place Metro Station either on Yellow Line-2 or on Blue Line- 3

Delhi Khadi Gram Udyog

Khadi Gram Udyog sells traditional Indian handicrafts and handmade cloth and clothes from the craftsmen directly.

Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk also called Connaught Place Metro Station either on Yellow Line-2 or on Blue Line- 3
Distance from Metro Station:

Tourist spots on Violet Line-5 of Delhi Metro

Delhi Humayun's Tomb

Humayun's Tomb was built by Humayun's wife, Hamida Banu Begum and was completed in 1562. This imposing structure is a UNESCO world Heritage site in Delhi . The UNESCO world heritage citation for Humayun's Tomb reads as follows: “Humayun's tomb, built in 1570, is of particular cultural significance as it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. It inspired several major architectural innovations, culminating in the construction of the Taj Mahal.”

Metro Station: Jangpura Metro Station on Violet Line-5

Distance from Metro Station : 1000 mtrs.

Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple is so named due to its Lotus flower like shape, is a Bahai House of Worship. It is a well known tourist spot in Delhi. The temple was completed in the year 1986 and is not specific to any religion. It is a divine structure, which propagates the idea of worship without any restrictions. Nine pools of water surround the flower structure, or the petals.

Metro Station: Nehru Place Metro Station on Violet Line-5

Distance from Metro Station : 300 mtrs.

Tughlaqabad Fort

Tughlaqabad Fort is an old fort buitlt in 1321 by Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq, the founder of Tughlaq dynasty. The fortress extends upto nearly 7 kilometers and is mostly in ruins.

Metro Station: Tughlaqabad Metro Station on Violet Line-5

Distance from Metro Station : 300 mtrs.

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