Touring and Sightseeing in Delhi, India.
Taking various short trips out to see Humayun Tomb, Delhi Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Lodi Gardens, India Gate and Purana Qila (Old Fort) in Delhi, India.
About visiting and looking round Delhi Red Fort (Lal Qila) in India - with photos of the Fort.
Delhi's Red Fort is one of the must see tourist places to visit whilst on holiday or touring in this part of India. Red Fort's correct name is Lal Qila - it's the largest of Old Delhi's monuments and so-named because of the red sandstone from which it is built.
Delhi Red Fort is closed on
Mondays - the admission fee for non-Indians is 250 Rupees - children up to 15 years old get in free. To actually get into Delhi's Red Fort can involve some time firstly because of queuing for tickets but also the authorities have quite tight security at the entrance. You can really only take in personal items such as money, mobile phones, cameras and bottles of water - trying to take anything much else with you is likely
to result in them refusing entry.
Remember also to keep your entrance ticket stub with you since you may well be asked for it at various parts of the Fort such as when going into individual museum rooms.[ Click the thumbnails for a larger picture - use the back button to return to this page. ]
Visiting Lodi Gardens in Delhi - located approximately 3kms west of Humayun Tomb.
These quite extensive gardens are free to enter and are located in South Delhi just off Lodi Road - any taxi or auto rickshaw driver
knows how to get to there. The tree-lined roads in the area around the gardens are beautifully kept and in the gardens themselves the paths are also tree-lined. Their are lots of open areas and also a stream which runs through the top part of the gardens - where you will also find a really nice
18th Century stone bridge called Athpula Bridge (photo on the left and another below). Extremely popular with families, people jogging, taking yoga lessons or just strolling around enjoying a really peaceful part of Delhi the grounds also contain several tombs.
As a matter of interest just a few minutes away from Lodi Gardens there is an excellent display of steam and other locomotives which once ran on the Indian Railways network, these are at
The National Rail Museum Delhi - which is well worth visiting for a couple of hours.
Delhi sightseeing - taking a look at India Gate and the outsides of some beautiful old buildings.
The red sandstone built India Gate is actually a war memorial which commemorates Indian and British soldiers who died in World War 1 and also those who perished in the North West Frontier Province
and 3rd Afghan Wars. The area is quite open and very popular with people strolling around especially on weekends. There is a small boating lake - quite congested as there seems to be more boats than water... You can also wander on
the extensive grassy areas and continue on up Raj Path road to see some of the Indian Government's really beautiful looking buildings - one way to do this if time is short is to take a rickshaw up to the end of the entrance road and then wander back down the shallow hill to India Gate again.
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