8 Iconic Places Of Delhi That You Can Visit Virtually From Home

by Suchismita Pal
8 Iconic Places Of Delhi That You Can Visit Virtually From Home

Want to get some respite from the boredom of quarantine? Why not plan a trip around India, starting with Delhi, virtually? Websites like indiavirtualtour.com and indiavrtours.com offer amazing online tours that can help you ditch your lockdown woes. Yes, peeps! Your happy journey is just a few clicks away. Here’s a list of 8 places that you can tour virtually now to satiate the travel buff in you:

1. Qutub Minar

The lofty Qutub Minar is one of the prominent ancient structures in South Delhi’s Mehrauli, that was built by Qutb-ud-din Ailak in 1193. Built with red sandstone and marble, the beauty of the sky-kissing minaret has stood the taste of time. It also has the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque, the first mosque in India, at its foot. The grandiose minar is surrounded by the Qutub complex, which has some other historical buildings as all.

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Explore it here: http://www.indiavirtualtour.com/Delhi/VirtualTour.asp?monumentID=11

2. Red Fort

The magnificent Lal Quila in Chandni Chowk holds a special importance in the Capital, courtesy to the Independence day celebrations. No matter how many times we visit Red Fort, we can’t just get enough of its charm. It used to be the royal residence of Mughals at one time, and it now the most visited fort in the heart of central Delhi.

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Explore it here: http://www.indiavirtualtour.com/Delhi/VirtualTour.asp?monumentID=9

3. Humayun’s Tomb 

The next one on our list is the beautiful and magnificent Humayun’s Tomb. We’ve always praised the beauty of Taj Mahal, but did you know Delhi’s Humayun’s Tomb was the inspiration behind the making of Taj Mahal? Yes, and Humayun’s Tomb is India’s first garden-tomb which is also the first one to be made of red sandstones in India. Even after so many years, this iconic monument is so well-maintained that today, it’s one of the popular photography spots in the city.   

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Explore it here: http://www.indiavirtualtour.com/Delhi/VirtualTour.asp?monumentID=3

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4. Jama Masjid 

Old Delhi is a gem of the capital which is known for a lot of things. It’s also a home to India’s biggest mosque called Jama Masjid. If you’ve visited Chandni Chowk, there’s no way you’ve missed Jama Masjid. Those old Delhi’s congested lanes, some of city’s oldest shops and all those iconic eateries add an old city charm to this star attraction. This mosque is so spacious that it can accomodate upto 25,000 devotees at a time. The peace and happiness that one feels in Jama Masjid cannot be felt everywhere in Delhi. Especially at the time of Eid, when a large number of people gather here for prayer, the entire atmosphere feels so pure and satisfying to the soul.

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Explore it here: http://www.indiavirtualtour.com/Delhi/VirtualTour.asp?monumentID=4

5. National Gallery of Modern Art

If you’ve got a fetish for fine arts and antique curios, this is one museum you definitely need to check out. NGMA has a striking assortment of about 17,000 art objects, ranging from paintings and sculptures to photographs and art installations. It has drawings by artists like Rabindranath Tagore, Jamini Roy, Amrita Sher-Gill, Thomas Daniell, Nandalal Bose, and many more.

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Explore it here: http://ngmaindia.gov.in/virtual-gallery.asp

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6. India Gate

Designed by the famous architect Edwin Lutyens, the India Gate or Arc de Triomphe pays homage to over 80,000 soldiers who had laid their lives during World War 1. By taking the virtual tour, you can also revel in the beauty of the Amar Jawan Jyoti, the flame that burns all day and night.

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Explore it here: http://www.indiavirtualtour.com/Delhi/VirtualTour.asp?monumentID=8

7. Akshardham Temple

If you want to witness art, architecture, peace and nature, all at one place, then Akshardham temple is the place for you. Akshardham temple is the largest Hindu temple in the world which is located in East Delhi. The grandeur of this temple is worth watching. It has 20,000 statues of divine figures of India. The temple complex has sarovar, garden and even a 3000-feet long path for parikrama for the devotees. Besides all this, the major attraction of Akshardham temple is its musical fountain show which is called the ‘Circle of Life’. It’s organised every evening in the temple complex and this is something you should not miss!

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Explore it here: https://www.airpano.com/360photo/akshardham-india/

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8. Mughal Gardens

To feast your eyes on ravishing Mughal and British architecture and more than 70 beautiful flowers,  Mughal Gardens is the place you need to explore right now. Located inside Rashtrapati Bhavan, the picturesque garden was designed by Sir Edward Lutyens in 1917. The 13-acre garden is also known as the soul of the Presidential Palace.

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Explore it here: http://www.indiavirtualtour.com/Delhi/VirtualTour.asp?monumentID=1

So turn online, go to the tour websites and thank us later! Or if you are a Delhiite, you can enjoy reliving the pre-quarantine memories once again.