Attractions Near Akshardham

Jama Masjid

The major mosque of New Delhi, the Masjid-i-Jahan Numa popularly called as Jama Masjid, was commissioned by Shah jahan, the Mughal Emperor.The mosque that got completed in1656, is one of the major tourist attraction near Akshardham

Red Fort

The Red Fort was planned to be built in 1639, when capital of Shah Jahan was to get switched over to Delhi from Agra. It took eight years, for the completion of Shahjahanabad along with Qila-i-Mubarak, the Red Fort to welcome its Emperor with its magnificent look. Because of the demolitions made by British in the fort, much has changed in its structure however basic structure still exists. The Prime Minister of India  hoists flag here on every Independence Day and the place remains a tourist attraction near Akshardham

Laxminarayan Temple

Laxminarayan Temple has been built in honour of the Hindu goddess of wealth, Lakshmi along with her consort Narayana. It was built by B. R. Birla in the year 1933-1939, and was inaugurated by Gandhiji. This tourist attraction near Akshardham has temples dedicated to Shiva, Buddha and Krishna at the sides.

The temple covers an area of more than 7.5 acres, which prides itself with a large number of fountains, shrines, a large garden and is also a house to Geeta Bhawan. The temple becomes a major tourist attraction near Akshardham especially at the time of Holi and Janmashtmi when a large number of devotees come here.

Connaught Place

One of the renowned commercial areas of Delhi is Connaught Place which is a preferred place for shopping by Delhites as it is a hub for both private and branded businesses. It is also called as C.P. A heritage building and has a number of restaurants for every kind of budget and taste. One needs to be aware of people standing there and trying to persuade one to go to specific places as they are commission based and make one spend much more than required.

Raj Ghat

Raj Ghat, the ultimate place for rest for Mahatma Gandhi, lies on the bank of Yamuna River. It has been a preferred destination for many dignitaries who visit Delhi. In the proximity of Raj Ghat, there are two museums dedicated to the father of nation.

Rashtrapati Bhawan

A mix of Indo- wetern styled building is Rashtrapati Bhawan that was basically meant for the Governor General of India.It was inaugurated in the year 1931 and was then known as the Viceregal Lodge, although the name changed in the year 1959 when India became republic. This tourist attraction near Akshardham is currently the Presidential Palace of the country.

Lodhi Gardens

Willingdon Park, now known as Lodhi Garden was established in the year 1930. It comprises of monuments of 15th and 16th century that are preserved in its beautiful lawns lush with flowers and shady trees. It becomes a tourist spot or a picnic spot during morning and evening hours.

India Gate and Rajpath

India Gate is a mark of respect for the soldiers of India who died in the World war-I and during Afghan war. This memorial is located on the way of Rajpath avenue which means-  King's Way in New Delhi. The soldiers who lost their lives in these wars have their names inscribed on its walls. In the middle of the gate is cenotaph or shrine which is made with black marble, depicting a rifle on its barrel and crested by the helmet of a soldier. ‘Amar Jawan’ meaning Immortal warriors is inscribed on each face of the cenotaph in golden words. People gather at the green lawns of India Gate usually in the evenings or on holidays. Every year during the celebrations of Republic day, the army men along with other citizens of the country walk passing through the Rajpath.

Lotus Temple

Located in South Delhi, the Bahá'í House of Worship, Lotus Temple is one of the tourist attraction near Akshardham. Because of its shape like a lotus, it is called as Lotus Temple. It had been built by the Bahá'í community.

Qutub Minar

The Qutub Minar is another tourist attraction near Akshardham. It is situated at Mehrauli in South Delhi. Qutub-ud-din Aibak who belonged to the Slave Dynasty and had taken possession of Delhi in the year 1206 built this monument. This tower is made up of red sandstone, and reaches up to a height of 72.5 meters. There are verses of Quran intricately carved on it. Qutub-ud-din Aibak started construction of this victory tower as a symbol of Muslim domination in Delhi and also for the purpose of calling azaaan( a call for the prayer) by the muezzin.

The tapering tower consists of circular and pointed flutings seen on the first storey while star-shaped ones on the consecutive two stories.

Qutub Minar also signifies the rich Indian cultute in the history. Qutub Minar stands out as a distinction in many ways as it was the premier monument built by a Muslim ruler in the country and also exhibits a unique style of art and architecture which became popular as the Indo-Islamic architecture.