Delhi Off The Beaten Path Tips by RAJASTHANBYCAR Top 5 Page for this destination
Delhi Off The Beaten Path: 89 reviews and 181 photos
Valley Of The Dolls. One can find just about every kind of a doll one needs to see in Shankar's International Dolls Museum. There are about 6,000 dolls collected from over 85 countries and a third of the collection has been gathered from different parts of India. Each doll is resplendently dressed in costumes that represent the country or the region they come from.
The museum is special because it allows a certain kind of a cultural exchange. Through dolls it presents an interesting way to learn about different cultures of various countries. The brilliant costumes, the varied jewellery of the dolls narrate intriguing stories of different cultures, their climate, their folklore and their mythologies.
There is also a workshop and a Doll Designing Centre in the museum. One can buy dolls from here too. So come and visit this museum and let go the child in you.
Tomb of Khan-I-Khana
Ugrasen Baori/Step Well
Located on the narrow Hailey Lane on the Atul Grove Road, cutting across the Kasturba Gandhi Road, in the center of modern Delhi,This baori (step well) is a small structure built of rubble and dressed stone. Step wells of this kind were once the lifeline of settlements. They not only provided water but also served as points and centers of community activity, places where people gathered to cool off and socialize. The well has five levels where each level has an arched area, which was used as a resting place. The center of the well has water and the water is linked to a well dug in a covered platform. Today, it stands quietly and ignored amidst the corporate buildings of Connaught Place. If you look over the highest wall of the baori, you will see a surrounding ring of imposing high rises. It's quite a view.Ugrasen ki Baori is a fine example of Delhi's unique architecture.
This marble domed mausoleum is the last famous Mughal monument built in Delhi in 1753-54, by the son of the second Nawab of Awadh Shuja-ud-Daulah. It is a son's tribute to his father, the Wazir of Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah (1719-48).
The Tomb set in the middle of a green and well-laid lawn.Safdarjang's Tomb is constructed with buff colored sandstone sprinkled with red sandstone and white marble.
The central structure of Safdarjang's Tomb, has four two-storied minarets and a central bulbous dome made of pure white marble. Apart from the tomb, there are other structures like the Zenana quarters, a market area and a guesthouse that clearly indicate that this place was inhabited.The tomb also has a beautiful mosque estern side near the main gate.
Delhi Zoo is located near the Purana Qila on the Delhi-Mathura road was established in 1959 and is spread over a massive area of 214 acres. Is regarded as one of the finest zoos in Asia and efforts have been made to provide an almost natural habitat to the animals and birds. There are many animals and bird species from places like Africa, America, Australia and even Asia.
Delhi zoo features quite an amazing range of flora and fauna. Over one thousand varieties of animals, reptiles and avian species can be seen here. Leopard cat, Indian Rhinoceros, Hippopotamus, Black Buck, Indian Gazelle and Lion-tailed macaque are some of the commonly found animals here. It also has nearly all varieties of deer spotted in the country. Don’t miss the white tiger from Rewa, the elephant which plays a harmonica and the leopards. The zoo is home to many species now endangered in India. Several species of migratory birds have made this spot their favorite haunting ground. Winter is the time when the winged visitors including, storks, ducks and other species throng the large lake at the entrance of Delhi zoo.
This place is particularly popular among the children.
Opem 9.30 AM to 4 PM Close on Friday
Gilded statue of Buddha
The Buddha Jayanti Park is situated in southern part of the Delhi ridge in New Delhi.A beautifully gilded statue of Buddha stands under a pavilion in an artificial island in the park. The park laid out to commemorate the 2500th anniversary of Lord Buddha's attainment of Nirvana, the garden provides an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. The park has a Bodhi tree that is a sapling of the original enlightenment tree from Sri Lanka and planted in the commemorating park. The park is full of flowers and the garden is pleasant and charming for rest and walk.
The park is a popular with morning walkers and joggers. It is also a favorite rendezvous of the young couples who can be seen getting cozy in every available corner. There are numerous play facilities for the children.
The park is the venue for the celebration of the Buddha Jayanti Festival in May every year. Public discourses on the teachings of Buddha are frequently held in the park and they are very popular with the foreign tourists.
National Gallery Of Modern Art (Jaipur House)
National gallery of modern art located in the stately Jaipur House near India Gate, was once the residence of the Jaipur Maharajas.The museum has a splendid collection of sculptuures and paintings dating from 150 years ago to the present days.The famous Indian artists such as Amrita Shergill, Raja Ravi Varma and MF Hussain as well as the Britesh landscape artists, the Daniells.
India Gate Boating
Rajpath & India Gate - Flanked by ornamental ponds and lawns, Rajpath is host to the Republic Day Parade. The two secretariat buildings and Rashtrapati Bhawan on the Raisina hills are located on the two sides of this immensely broad road. Previously the Boat Club, besides the Rajpath, was host to many demonstrations and Rallies. India Gate is towards the eastern end of Rajpath .
India Gate is a 42m high stone arch of triumph. It bears the name of the 90,000 Indian Army Soldiers who died in the campaigns of World War 1, the North-West Frontiers operations and the 1919 Afghan Fiasco. Below the arch is the memorial to the unknown soldier. India Gate is surrounded by green grass lawns and trees.
Jama Masjid Ferozshah Kotla Fort
The ruins of Ferozabad, the 5th city of Delhi, erected by Feroz Shah Tughlaq built in 14th century (AD1351-1388) can be found at Feroz Shah Kotla, just off Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg between the Old and New Delhi. The remains of a mosque and a well can also be seen, but most of the ruins were used for the construction of later cities. Ferozshah Tughlaq was himself a great patron of architecture. He built the Ferozshah Kotla fort, this fifth city of Delhi was full of splendid palaces, mosques and gardens. The famous 14-meter highly polished sandstone Ashoka Pillar carrying Emperor Ashoka's message of peace stands here.
National Rail Museum is located In Chanakya Puri. It is unique in its collection of rail engines and locomotives. India was among the countries which had railway lines since 19th century. The locomotives in the museums are displayed in open. But they also have a small in house museum which gives the details of the progress and development in the history of railway in India.
Children love a ride in the toy train that takes them around the museum on a miniature rail track.
Open 930 to 5 PM
Entrance Fees Rs 10 Video Camera Rs 100
Boating Rs 20
Every Monday Close.
More Reviews (70)
- See All Chhatarpur Temple
- See All Ambience Mall
- See All Close to Airport
- Geting Around Delhi
- See All CLIMATE OF DELHI
RAJASTHANBYCAR's Related Pages
Delhi Travel Guide
Member Travel Pages
- "Keeweechic's Delhi"
- "Capital city of India Delle"
- "Like the cats, this city had seven lives"
- "Shahjahanabad, as old as its history ...."
- See All...
- Things to Do in Delhi
- Hotels in Delhi
- Transportation in Delhi
- Nightlife in Delhi
- Restaurants in Delhi
- Shopping in Delhi
- Warnings and Dangers in Delhi
- See All...
Explore the World
- Hampi Hotels
- Almeda Plaza Hotels
- Loveland Hotels
- Pont-de-l'Arche Hotels
- Horseshoe Canyon Unit- Canyonlands National Park
- Shiloh National Military Park
- Markets and Street Scenes
- North Korea Off The Beaten Path
- Gibraltar Off The Beaten Path
- Budva Off The Beaten Path
- Bodrum Off The Beaten Path
- Siem Reap Off The Beaten Path
- Santa Ana Off The Beaten Path
- Hemel Hempstead Off The Beaten Path
- Vail Off The Beaten Path
- Laughlin Off The Beaten Path
- Bergamo Off The Beaten Path
Badges & Stats in Delhi
- 94 Reviews
- 305 Photos
- 20 Forum posts
- 14 Comments
- See All Stats
- See All Badges (14)
Have you been to Delhi?Share Your Travels
Latest Activity in Delhi
Top 10 Pages
- Top 5 Page for this destination Delhi Intro, 94 reviews, 310 photos
- State of Rajasthan Intro, 100 reviews, 288 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Agra Intro, 54 reviews, 143 photos
- Jaipur Intro, 34 reviews, 125 photos
- India Intro, 40 reviews, 104 photos
- Udaipur Intro, 26 reviews, 106 photos
- State of Madhya Pradesh Intro, 33 reviews, 98 photos
- State of Haryana Intro, 31 reviews, 98 photos, 1 travelogue
- Top 5 Page for this destination State of Himachal Pradesh Intro, 37 reviews, 89 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination State of Uttar Pradesh Intro, 40 reviews, 83 photos
FriendsSee All Friends (39)
Latest Delhi hotel reviews
- Hotel White Klove
- 100 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Dec 12, 2013
- Hotel Singh Empire Dx
- 153 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Dec 11, 2013
- Hotel Diplomat
- 25 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Dec 11, 2013
- Hotel Vishal Residency
- 19 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Oct 9, 2013
- The Manor Hotel
- 218 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Dec 8, 2013
- Hotel Suncourt Yatri
- 115 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Nov 28, 2013
- Hare Rama Guest House
- 17 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Nov 23, 2013
- Maidens Hotel
- 309 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Dec 12, 2013
- Vivek Hotel
- 129 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Dec 9, 2013
- YWCA Blue Triangle Family Hostel
- 37 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 2, 2013
- York Hotel
- 29 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Nov 5, 2013
- Oberoi New Delhi
- 724 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Dec 8, 2013
- Indira International Hotel
- 19 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Nov 27, 2013
- Broadway Hotel
- 80 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Dec 3, 2013
- Home Away From Home
- 6 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jan 5, 2011
- Red Fort- 116 Reviews, 282 Photos
- Qutab Minar- 86 Reviews, 242 Photos
- Humayun Tomb- 63 Reviews, 165 Photos
- Chandni Chowk- 35 Reviews, 85 Photos
- India Gate- 38 Reviews, 70 Photos
- Jami Masjid- 41 Reviews, 107 Photos
- Lotus Temple- 19 Reviews, 32 Photos
- Presidential Palace - Rashtrapati Bhawan- 11 Reviews, 26 Photos
- Raj Ghat- 23 Reviews, 40 Photos
- Purana Qila- 13 Reviews, 48 Photos
See All Delhi Things to Do