Places To Visit In South Delhi

3 out of 6 Areas To Visit In Delhi

Here are the top 15 places to visit in South Delhi

1. Qutub Minar

3.7 /5

16 km
from city center
1 out of 15
places to visit in South Delhi

Qutub Minar is a minaret or a victory tower located in Mehrauli area of Delhi. With the height of 72.5 metres (238 ft), the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Qutub Minar is the second tallest monument of Delhi. Its construction was started in 1192 by Qutb Ud-Din-Aibak, founder of Delhi Sultanate after he defeated the last Hindu Ruler of Delhi. He constructed the basement, after which the construction was taken over by his son-in-law and successor Iltutmish who constructed three additional stories. The fourth and fifth storeys were built by Firoz Shah Tuglak.

2. Hauz Khas Village

4.3 /5

13 km
from city center
2 out of 15
places to visit in South Delhi

An affluent neighbourhood in South Delhi, Hauz Khas has been well known since medieval times. Hauz Khas Village retains the old charm of the place with remnants of Islamic architecture roughly coloured by splotches of urbane refurbished upmarket. 'HKV' is known for its electric nightlife with countless cafes, bars and pubs along with art galleries, and boutiques.

3. Mehrauli Archaeological Park

3.8 /5

16 km
from city center
3 out of 15
places to visit in South Delhi

The Mehrauli Archaeological Park serves as a glimpse into a bygone era, and its proximity to chief localities in south Delhi make it an easy on-the-go stop with distinctive architecture to captivate your eyes at every step of your way. Not more than a kilometre away from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Qutb complex lies this magical gem of history tucked away and spread over a 200-acre area, which includes the ruins of the Lal Kot built by the Tomar Rajputs in 11th century A.D.

4. Tughlaqabad Fort

3.0 /5

17 km
from city center
4 out of 15
places to visit in South Delhi

Tughlaqabad Fort is a ruined fort in Delhi built by Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq, founder of Tughlaq dynasty and ruler of Delhi Sultanate in 132. Located near the Okhla industrial area, the fort is one of the most beautiful specimens of Islamic architecture.

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5. Garden of Five Senses

3.0 /5

17 km
from city center
5 out of 15
places to visit in South Delhi

Located in the poised Said-ul-Ajaib, away from the din of the city, the Garden of Five Senses that sprawls over 20 acres of land is designed to stimulate your senses of touch, sight, smell, sound and taste and is a paradise for nature?s lovers. Partly built on rocky terrain and partly in the plain area, the garden has various themed parks, a section of Mughal baghs, pools of water lilies, cascades of sparkling water, a solar energy park, an amphitheatre, a humongous yet charming food court, in addition to umpteen sculptures, rock carvings and themed decor.

6. Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque

16 km
from city center
6 out of 15
places to visit in South Delhi

Located within the Qutub Minar complex at Mehrauli in Delhi, Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque (translating to ?Might of Islam?) was built by the Mamluk ruler Qutub-ud-din Aibak. Yet another feather in the cap of Delhi, the monument is the first mosque to be built in the city after the Islamic conquest of India and is known as a celebration of the Muslim Rule. Also known as Jami Masjid, the construction of the mosque began in 1193 AD; and the ancient mausoleum is also the oldest surviving testament of the Ghorids architecture in the Indian subcontinent. Subsequent additions were made to the monument later, during the reigns of Iltutmish and Alauddin Khilji. Initially, the idea of the mosque was conceived as a stand-alone structure but later, Qutub Minar was constructed along-side simultaneously as a ?Minar of Jami Masjid? with the idea for the priest to perform azaan- call-out for namaz.

7. Iron Pillar

16 km
from city center
7 out of 15
places to visit in South Delhi

Iron Pillar is one of the many mysterious monuments of wonder present in Delhi- the capital of India. Located within the Qutub Minar complex in Mehrauli area of New Delhi, the Iron Pillar has been posing as one of the foremost metallurgical curiosities of the world due to its prowess to not exhibit a speck of rust despite being thousands of years old. Made with 98% wrought iron and withstanding over 1600 years of withering, the pillar still stands sturdy and resists corrosion. However, a few studies in the recent times suggest that the incorrigible nature of the monument is due to a thin layer of crystalline iron hydrogen phosphate hydrate forming on the high-phosphorus-content iron, which serves to protect it from the effects of the humid climate and weather conditions.

8. Chhatarpur Mandir

19 km
from city center
8 out of 15
places to visit in South Delhi

Situated in the posh locality of South Delhi, i.e. Chhatarpur, Chhatarpur Temple is dedicated to Goddess Katyayani, a part of Navadurga. Founded by Baba Sant Nagpal Ji in 1974, the temple is the second largest in all of India after Akshardham Temple (which is also in Delhi). Popular for its fabulous lattice screen work (jaali design), the shrine is a masterpiece of spectacular architecture which is an amalgamation of South and North Indian designs. Besides the presiding deity, the complex has smaller chambers dedicated to idols of different gods including Maa Mahishasurmardini, Ram-Darbar, Radha-Krishna, Shiv-Parvati, Laxmiji, Ganeshji, Hanumanji etc. The highlight of the mandir is the opulent ?Shayya Kaksh? which is the resting room for Goddess Katyayani; the room houses a bed and dressing table made of silver.

9. Hijron Ka Khanqah

17 km
from city center
9 out of 15
places to visit in South Delhi

Located in the Mehrauli area of South Delhi, Hijron ka Khanqah is the the Islamic monument for the burial of the Muslim transgenders. The name literally translates to ?spiritual retreat for eunuchs?, and the cemetery is situated within the Archaeological Park in Mehrauli village. Dating back to the 15th century, the pre-Mughal monument boasts of serenity and tranquility and houses forty-nine graves of the eunuchs who died during the reign of Lodhi dynasty. The memorial is managed by the Hijras (eunuchs) of Turkman Gate since the 20th century who also visit the place on religious occasion and important events to feed the poor and help the needy.

10. Siri Fort

13 km
from city center
10 out of 15
places to visit in South Delhi

Siri Fort is among the many renowned monuments of heritage and culture, situated in New Delhi. Located between Hauz Khas on the east and Mehrauli in the north, the construction of the fort is believed to have begun in 1303, during the reign of Alauddin Khilji. The fort was only a part of the strategic city of Siri which was second of the seven cities built during the time, by the Turks of the Delhi Sultanate. However, as of now, only a few remnants of the same can be seen in the form of fort ruins; but the majestic architecture and the historical relevance still draws hordes of tourists to visit it.

11. Alai Minar

16 km
from city center
11 out of 15
places to visit in South Delhi

Among the many historical monuments present within the Qutub Minar complex, Alai Minar stands apart as it has been left incomplete. The construction was started by the Ilbari ruler Alauddin Khilji as a project to build a minar higher than the Qutub Minar. The ruler had high ambitions and wanted to be credited for many monuments of grandeur and splendour. After winning the Deccan war, he indulged in making modifications to the famous Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque within the same complex. Once the mosque was doubled in size, Khilji proceeded to construct the highest tower as a mark of his prowess and victory. However, the minar was left incomplete as the king died in 1316 AD, very soon after the construction of the tower began. The complete description of the king?s intentions and the construction of the minar is mentioned in Amir Khusro?s book ?Tarikh-e-Alai?.

12. Champa Gali

17 km
from city center
12 out of 15
places to visit in South Delhi

Delhi has never failed to come up with cute little surprises every now and then. So if you are looking to drive away Monday blues or vie for a taco Tuesday or just want an endearing dinky locale to take twee pictures and post it on your Instagrams, we at Holidify have come to your rescue. This time we bring to you the latest fad in town - Champa Gali. The newly established locale is gaining momentum and significant popularity not only for its scrummy food cafes but also for its Parisian alleys and glitzy labyrinthian setting. The spot offers a rustic old-world charm and is a blend of itsy bitsy cafeterias, coffee shops, art galleries and some organic knick-knack stores. The once ramshackled area of Saidulajaib next to Saket has been revived and is now adorned with tinsel light, cultural decor, fancy thematic setting and tiny seating spaces which are sure to take to you back to lanes and gullies of ?Midnight in Paris?.

13. Bungee Jumping in Delhi

17 km
from city center
13 out of 15
places to visit in South Delhi

Finally! Yes, Bungee Jumping is available in Delhi too. Wanderlust is the provider for this sport. All the equipment is imported from Japan and all the staff are also trained from Germany so people don't fear you are safe. The equipment is attached to a 130 feet high crane and after you've taken your leap of faith and survived, you get a certificate and 'I did it' T-shirt and a cap.

14. Deer Park, Delhi

13 km
from city center
14 out of 15
places to visit in South Delhi

Popularly known as the "lungs of Delhi", Deer Park is a verdant green park situated in the heart of the very crowded Hauz Khas Village area of New Delhi. Consisting of a deer park, duck park, art market, rabbit fields, fountain, lake and an enclosed old heritage monument area, the park is a common favourite and a respite among Delhites looking for a break from the pollution and dust of the city.

15. Jahanpanah City Forest

16 km
from city center
15 out of 15
places to visit in South Delhi

Jahanpanah City Forest is a stretch of lush green forest sprawling over the areas of Greater Kailash II, Tughlakabad Extension, Batra Gate, Dhobi Ghat, Sheikh Sarai, Chirag Delhi, Masjid Moth DDA Flats and Balvantray Mehta Vidya Bhawan School in Delhi. One of the most dense forest areas in the city, the forest also boast of a rich flora, fauna and avifauna habitats.

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