7 Places To Check Out Through Delhi Metro's Blue Line For A Budget Dilli Darshan
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From The India Gate to The Red Fort and Jama Masjid to Qutub Minar, saadi Dilli is filled with all kinds of wonders that one can imagine! Our dil-walo ki Dilli is unique and beautiful to its very core; be it the vibrant lifestyle, the posh shopping arcades or the piping hot street food, this place is raw magic and we’re about to tell you about all the places that fall on the Blue Line of the Delhi Metro and you defo cannot miss them if you’re a true Delhiite, so read on!
1. National Crafts Museum & Hastkala Academy
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Popularly known as the National Crafts Museum, it is one of the largest crafts museums in the country. It’s set in a serene location & has over 35,000 rare and distinctive pieces reflecting the continuing tradition of Indian craftsmen. Did you know that the museum was also visited by Michelle Obama? Yes, that’s right. Hop over to this museum by getting down at the Pragati Maidan Metro Station and thank us later!
Where | National Crafts Museum & Hastkala Academy - Bhairon Marg, Pragati Maidan
Entry | Rs 20 Onwards
Timings | 10 AM - 5 PM
Call Them | +91 11 2337 1641
Here’s Their Website | http://nationalcraftsmuseum.nic.in
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/CraftsMuseumOfficial
2. National Zoological Park
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The Delhi Zoo has almost 1,350 animals, representing 130 species of animals and birds. Offering beautiful views and abundant wildlife, this place is perfect to spend a leisurely afternoon at. The Zoo is home to the One-Horned Rhinoceros, leopard, Indian Elephant and the Bengal Tiger as well as a cacophonous flock of migratory birds, the Rosy Pelicans. The nearest Blue Line Metro Station to the Zoo is Indraprastha, so go on, give it a visit!
3. Old Fort
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The Old Fort was built in the most ancient city of Delhi, Indraprastha. The massive gateway and walls of the Purana Qila were built by Humayun and the work was continued by Sher Shah Suri. A place like this, with a scenic lake, is a haven for you all Insta-conscious peeps. The nearest metro station is Pragati Maidan, so get off there and go explore this historic site!
Where | Old Fort - Mathura Road
Entry | Rs 30 Onwards
Timings | 7 AM - 5 PM
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/Old-fort-Delhi-1331312973568731
4. Akshardham Temple
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This place absolutely needs no introduction! Built back in 2005, the Akshardham Temple is legit an architectural gem. The temple is dedicated to the work and life of Swaminarayan and routinely hosts stunning water shows, exhibitions and even a boat ride which takes you through the ancient history of India. The temple has thematic gardens and even a theatre which tells you all about the inspirational life of Swaminarayan. The Akshardham Metro Station is only a 350m walk away from the site, so come over with the fam soon!
Where | Akshardham Temple - Noida Mor, Pandav Nagar
Entry | Free (For Temple)
Timings | 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Call Them | +91 11 2201 6688
Here’s Their Website | https://akshardham.com
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/Akshardhammandir
5. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
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It is believed that the eighth Sikh guru, Guru Har Krishnan, resided here. Apart from the main sanctum sanctorum, the gurdwara also has a sarovar which is believed to have healing properties. It’s the perfect place to experience tranquillity and peace just by sitting on the very premises. You should also defo try the halwa offered as prasad over there, ‘cause missing out on that would be a pity! The nearest metro station is Rajiv Chawk, so do drop by!
Where | Gurudwara Bangla Sahib - Hanuman Road, CP
Timings | Open 24 Hours
Call Them | +91 11 2334 0177
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/Gurdwarabanglasahibofficial
6. Agrasen Ki Baoli
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Featured in the movie PK, this place is the hub for Insta bloggers. It is believed that King Agrasen built the monument and it was later rebuilt in the 14th century by the Tuglakhs. It is also believed that the place is haunted - WAIT, WHAT?!. So, gather your squad folks, ‘cause this place is perfect to have a chill sesh with your besties (and maybe experience some epic Ghostbusters moments, too!). The metro station nearest to this monument is Barakhamba Road, so make your way over!
Where | Agrasen Ki Baoli - Hailey Road, KG Marg, Near Diwanchand Imaging Centre
Timings | 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Call Them | +91 11 2535 6748
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/TheAgrasenKiBaoli
7. India Gate
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Standing tall since the year 1933, The India Gate is a memorial for 70,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army during World War I. India Gate is woven into the memories of almost all Delhiites; be it ice cream vendors to bioscopes, this place has given us a treasure trove of nostalgia. Get down at the Barakhamba Metro Station, give this place a visit and have a chill time with yo’ pals ASAP!
Where | India Gate - Rajpath
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/MonumentIndiaGate
We hope you get to know Dilli as well as it knows you, so head over to these places now guys, ‘cause saadi Dilli has it all!