Before visiting the sprawling metropolis of Dehli with its population of 26.5 million to explore rich historical sights such as Lodhi Gardens, with its numerous Hindu and Muslim memorials, or the impressive red-brick fortification Red Fort, include a stop at Mahatma Gandhi’s Raj Ghat Memorial to your itinerary. Delhi is full of hidden gems with its vibrant bazaar of Chandni Chowk selling delicious street cuisine, silk, spices, etc. and the National Museum where visitors can come in contact with the eight-armed deity, Durga. Sign up for an adventure to the Sultanpur National Park to have your own Jungle Book experience to encounter India’s exotic wildlife before venturing over to Buddha Jayanti Park to encounter a glowing, golden statue of Buddha in a zen garden setting. Please refer to the information provided in the following guide to Raj Ghat Delhi prior to wandering through Delhi’s labyrinth of neverending streets.
1. Things to do/Highlights
Honor the life of Gandhi
While in the bustling metropolis of Delhi, pay tribute to India’s most well-known philosophers, Mahatma Gandhi, by visiting the Raj Ghat Memorial. Take time to reflect on his message of peace while enjoying the tranquil setting located on the west bank of the Yamuna River. After experiencing a few moments of silence to commemorate this visionary, stroll over to the nearby National Gandhi Museum and Library to educate yourself on the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.
National Gandhi Museum and Library
After taking time to smell the marigolds at Raj Ghat, comb through the relics, journals, audio-visual material, photographs, and more discussing Gandhi and the Indian Freedom Struggle. This Resource Centre provides a wealth of information to educate visitors on Gandhi and his studies.
Stroll along the glistening marble pathway to the entrance of this sandstone and marble sacred Hindu temple to experience the awe-inspiring, ethereal architecture of Swaminarayan Akshardham. Capture every intricate detail especially the ornately decorated dome, the palm-lined courtyards with statues in the gardens outback, and the enchanting water fountains during the evening water fountain extravaganza. Your camera or phone will definitely need to be recharged during your visit to this mesmerizing monument.
2. What to eat
As with any major cosmopolitan centre, Dehli has an expansive choice of restaurants to experience flavourful Indian and Internation cuisine. Delhi can easily accommodate those looking for street food or an authentic Indian restaurant serving up tantalizing delicacies.
- Chor Bizarre (Indian & Asian)
- Moti Mahal (Indian)
- Kharim's (Indian & Asian)
- Detroit Garage Bar & Kitchen (Various cafe classics)
Pull up a mocha brocade seat to indulge in mouthwatering Indian classics at the classy Hotel Broadway after a visit to Raj Ghat. Savor every bite of tender butter chicken or smokey chicken tikka while dining at Chor Bizarre which is a three-minute ride from Raj Ghat.
Detroit Garge Bar & Kitchen
This American 50’s-themed diner filled with classic 50’s American automobiles is a 10-minute ride from the Raj Ghat Memorial. Enjoy sampling international cuisines including ratatouille pizza, succulent American hamburgers, sizzling Asian stirfries, and spicy Mexican rice and quesadillas alongside the smokey tandoori chicken.
3. How to get there
Like every sprawling urban center, Delhi’s population is extremely reliant on local transportation for its daily commuting needs. In order to arrive at any destination, board the metro train, vibrant autorickshaws, local train, or bus before arranging for a taxi or Uber for a ride. Please download the Moovit app to get the most up-to-date information on train and bus lines including real-time departure and arrival times. Don’t let your guard down while traveling on overcrowded forms of transportation since pickpockets can easily be hidden in plain sight.
Be sure to take a ride on Asia’s best rapid transit system while in Dehli while scouting out fascinating places to visit. This increasingly popular, inexpensive commuting option has really taken off since its recent introduction to the Delhi commuter system. Travel on the Violet Line of Delhi’s rapid mass transit system to check out the Raj Ghat Memorial. Check out the Delhi Metro Home Page to find information on fares and schedules pertaining to Delhi’s metro system.
If you are feeling up to an adventure, try traveling on one of the over 2,000 buses providing services throughout Delhi. Visitors can reach any destination point in Delhi easily, however, the downside is they tend to be overcrowded and lack air-conditioning making it challenging to endure the ride during the summer months. To take advantage of this inexpensive means of commuting, hop onboard bus 347, 447, 621, TMS-LAJPATNAGAR to Raj Ghat Memorial.
Reputable taxi companies such as Ola and Taxi Hire are well known for providing safe and efficient service to Delhi for many years. Traveling by taxi may be a more pricey choice, however, it is the most comfortable option for traveling to any destination in Delhi. Have the hotel call a taxi if you require one or hail one while in the street to make for luxurious travel to your next destination. Do research by checking travel sites to discover a reputable, tourist-friendly company to use during your time in sprawling Dehli.
Download the Uber app to take advantage of the popular car-hire service to take you to Raj Ghat Memorial and other points of interest in Dehli. Always put your personal safety first by being prepared to disembark any time you’re feeling unsafe.
Autorickshaw drivers can easily be approached in the street to be hired for transportation throughout Dehli. Fares are reasonable since other commuters share the ride. Before boarding, discuss the fare with the driver to prevent an increase in commuting costs, especially if others are traveling to different areas within Delhi.
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Rhaj Ghat Information
Address: Behind Red Fort, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
Office Website: Rhaj Ghat
Tourism Board Website: Rhaj Ghat
Opening hours: 6:30am - 6pm (daily)
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