Places of Interest

South East district of delhi has several places to visit. This district includes places of all interests from historical monuments & Tombs to religious temples, Mosque, from water world to zoological park, Huge IT hub to Museum and stadium you can select place of your own interest to visit and enjoy yourself.

Here are the list of some famous places to visit under the district:

National Zoological ParkNational Zoological Park

National Zoological Park or Delhi Zoo is situated near old fort, delhi. It is spread in 176 acres. A 16th-century citadel, a sprawling green island and a motley collection of animals and birds, all in the middle of a burgeoning urban Delhi. The zoo is home to about 1350 animals representing almost 130 species of animals and birds from around the world. The zoo can be seen on foot or using a battery-operated vehicle which can be rented at the zoo. 

In 1952 the Indian Board for Wildlife created a committee to look into creating a zoo for Delhi. The government of India was to develop the zoo and then turn it over to Delhi as a working enterprise. In 1953 the committee approved the location of the zoo, and in October 1955 it assigned N. D. Bachkheti of the Indian Forest Service to oversee the creation of the zoo. By the end of 1959, the Northern part of the zoo was complete, and animals which had been arriving for some time and which had been housed in temporary pens were moved into their permanent homes. The park was opened on 1 November 1959 as the Delhi Zoo. In 1982 it was officially renamed to National Zoological Park, with hopes that it could become a model for other zoos in the country.


Atlantic Water World

Atlantic Water World is the largest Water Park in Delhi. It has capacity of 3000 people and has more that 20 slides and attractions. Delhi Eye is now closed and the same place is known as Atlantic Water World. It is a place for premier entertainment for the entire family. Located on comfortable 5 acres on the pretty river Yamuna waterfront near the Okhla barrage, it is the perfect spot for family fun for those residing in Delhi, Noida and Faridabad.

Atlantic Water World comes with diverse attractions such a wave pool, lazy river, water coaster and a family pool. It is situated conveniently adjacent to Kalindi Kunj Metro Station.


Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple

The Lotus Temple is a Bahá’í House of Worship that was dedicated in December 1986, costing $10 million. Notable for its flowerlike shape, it has become a prominent attraction in the city. Like all Bahá’í Houses of Worship, the Lotus Temple is open to all, regardless of religion or any other qualification. The building is composed of 27 free-standing marble-clad “petals” arranged in clusters of three to form nine sides, with nine doors opening onto a central hall with a height of slightly over 40 metres and a capacity of 2,500 people. The Lotus Temple has won numerous architectural awards and has been featured in many newspaper and magazine articles. A 2001 CNN report referred to it as the most visited building in the world.

Lotus temple is situated near Nehru Place and Kalkaji Mandir metro station is just 500 meters away. The temple is in the village of Bahapur in New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi. The architect was an Iranian, Fariborz Sahba who now lives in Canada. He was approached in 1976 to design the Lotus Temple and later oversaw its construction. 



Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq’s Tomb


Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq Tomb

Tughlaq Tombs in the Indian subcontinent are mostly simple, monotonous and heavy structures in Indo-Islamic architecture built during the Tughlaq dynasty (1320–1413). They look more like fortresses with walls surrounding them and have restrained decoration and embellishment compared to both earlier and later Indian Islamic tombs. Their architecture lacks the influence from Hindu temple architecture and craftsmanship which was later found in Lodi and Mughal architecture. But Hindu influence on Tughluq buildings was not totally absent. Features of Hindu influences on Tughluq architecture include the flat lintel instead of pointed arch, pillars, windows with balconies and eaves and railings.

Tughluqs built three main types of tombs: square, octagonal and pavilion. The last type was the simplest, consisting of a pavilion or a chhatri. The simple tombs are most likely to be those of nobles and family members of the sultans.It was constructed by Ghiyas-ud-din tughluq.

The tomb was constructed in 1325 and is built of red sandstone and white marble, materials commonly used in Islamic structures at that time. It has a dome of white marble. It is considered to be one of the earliest masterpieces built of red sandstone and white marble. The square tomb is in the center of a pentagonal enclosure with high walls.


Humayun’s Tomb

humayun tomb

Humayun Tomb

Humayun’s tomb (Maqbaera e Humayun) is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun’s first wife and chief consort, Empress Bega Begum (also known as Haji Begum), in 1569-70, and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas and his son, Sayyid Muhammad, Persian architects chosen by her. It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent, and is located in Nizamuddin East, Delhi, India, close to the Dina-panah Citadel, also known as Purana Qila (Old Fort), that Humayun founded in 1533. It was also the first structure to use red sandstone at such a scale. The tomb was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993, and since then has undergone extensive restoration work, which is complete.

The site was chosen on the banks of Yamuna river, due to its proximity to Nizamuddin Dargah, the mausoleum of the celebrated Sufi saint of Delhi, Nizamuddin Auliya, who was much revered by the rulers of Delhi, and whose residence, Chilla Nizamuddin Auliya lies just north-east of the tomb.


Kalindi Kunj

Kalindi Kunj is a public garden in Delhi, located on the banks of River Yamuna, close to Okhla barrage.

Delhi Rides, an amusement park incorporating a water park, is attached.

It is situated at Maulana Azad Road, Abul Fazal Enclave, Jasola Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi 110025.


Kalkaji Kali Temple


Kalkaji Kali Temple

Kalkaji Mandir, also known as Kalkaji Temple, is a Hindu mandir or temple, dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Kali. This temple (mandir) is situated in the southern part of Delhi, India, in Kalkaji, a locality that has derived its name from the temple and is located opposite Nehru Place business centre. The temple is accessible by public transport on Kalkaji Mandir (Delhi Metro) and is near Nehru Place bus terminus and Okhla railway station. The general belief is that the image of the Goddess Kalka here is a self-manifested one, and that the shrine dates back to Satya Yuga when the Goddess Kalika had incarnated and killed the demon Raktabija along with other giant demons.

Kalka Mandir also known as Kalkaji mandir is a famous Hindu mandir, dedicated to Hindu Goddess Kali, located in the Delhi, India, near nehru place.

Kalkaji Mandir is amongst the oldest and the most revered temples of India. 

It is also called Jayanti Peetha or Manokamna Siddha Peetha. “Manokamna” literally means desire, “Siddha” means fulfilment, and “peetha” means shrine. So, it is believed to be the holy shrine where one gets the blessings of Maa Kalika Devi (Goddess or Mother Kalika) for the fulfilment of one’s desires.

The temple complex is situated on the Delhi Metro between the Nehru Place bus terminus and business centre and Okhla railway station and industrial area, and is right beside the Bahá’í Lotus Temple. Close to the temple, on a hill in the east of Kailash neighbourhood and near the ISKCON temple, lies an Edict of Ashoka, dating from the 3rd century BC.


Shri Jagannath Temple

Shri Jagannath Mandir, located in Hauz Khas, is an important place of worship for the Oriya community in Delhi. The temple is an imitation of the famous Jagannath Temple in Puri and the presiding deity here is Lord Jagannath. The architecture of the temple is worth a glimpse, as every inch is intricately carved and made of marble. The interiors house gorgeous statues of Balabhadra (brother of Jagannath) and Subhadra (Jagannath’s sister). The best time to witness the grandeur of the temple is during the the celebrations of the famous Rath Yatra festival.

It is located at Shri Jagannath Marg Near Safdarjung Bus Terminal Tyagraj Stadium, Tyagraj Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110003.


Moth ki Masjid

Moth Ki Masjid

Moth Ki Masjid

Moth Ki Masjid is a heritage building located in Delhi, and was built in 1505 by Wazir Miya Bhoiya, Prime Minister during the reign of Sikander Lodi (1489–1517) of the Lodi dynasty. It was a new type of mosque developed by the Lodis in the fourth city of the medieval Delhi of the Delhi Sultanate. The name of the mosque literally translated into English language means ‘Lentil Mosque’ and this name tag ‘Lentil’ has an interesting legend. This mosque was considered a beautiful Dome (Gumbad) structure of the period.

The mosque is now completely enclosed within the modern locality of South Extension Part II, Uday Park and Masjid Moth comprising residential and commercial establishments in the urban setting of South Delhi.


Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctury

Asola-Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary lies at the far southern edge of the city of Delhi, at Asola near Tughlaqabad in the Delhi National Capital Territory of India. This protected area contains one of the last surviving remnants of Delhi Ridge hill range and its semi arid forest habitat and its dependent wildlife, the northernmost extension of the Aravalli mountains that begin in the state of Gujarat (Runn of Kutch) Once this forested ridge area throughout the city of Delhi, but development has all but destroyed it. The reserve is found at the end of a rutted track that leads through a dusty unlicensed village.

The sanctuary is located on Southern Ridge, the northern terminal of Aravalli Hill Range, one of the oldest mountain system of the world. Biodiversity significance of Ridge lies in its merger with Indo-Gangetic plains. Legal protected Status of southern ridge was uncertain till 1986 when community lands of the villages of Asola, Shapur and Maidangari (4,707 acres (1,905 ha)) were notified during 1986 and the lands of Bhatti 2,167 acres (877 ha)) were notified in 1991 as a sanctuary.


Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range

Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range is a shooting range in New Delhi. Spread over 72 acres, it is situated on South Delhi ridges in the backdrop of Adilabad Fort, near the historic Tughlaqabad Fort to its North and Surajkund Lake to its South West. It was first constructed for the 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi, and later rebuild altogether for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. It was named after Dr. Karni Singh who won the silver medal at the 38th World Shooting Championships at Cairo in 1962 and was the first shooter to be awarded the Arjuna Award in 1961. The reconstruction work started on 25 October 2008 and the project was completed at a cost of Rs. 150 crore in 13 months. It was dedicated to the nation on 31 January 2010 by Union Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports.

In October 2008 the structure of the range was fully demolished and was built under a project a plan costing Rs. 150 crore (U$33.8 m), it was completed in 13 months. Spread over 72 acres (290,000 m2), the Range has been divided into six parts — a 10-metre range, a 25-metre range, a 50-metre range, a final range, trap and skeet range and a new armoury building which were constructed with state-of-the-art technology . 


Adilabad Fort

The Fortress of Adilabad lies on the south-eastern part of Tughlaqabad on the Mehrauli-Badarpur road in Delhi and was built a few years later connected to Tughlaqabad Fort via a kilometre long causeway. This fort was constructed by Sultan Muhammed Bin Tughlaq, son of Sultan Ghiyaas-Ud-Din Tughlaq that was designed to imitate the fort of Tughlaq and depicts ancient architecture of huge sloping walls with bare surface, crenulations and a corbelled archway which is nothing in comparison with the grandeur of the Tughlaqabad Fort and is a smaller version of it.

Adilabad Fort took shape as a very small fort compared to the majestic Fort of Tughlaqabad and slowly took shape when fortified walls were built to protect the city and its people from untoward attacks. Upon completion of the massive walls, a citadel Palace was constructed that housed the Royal Family of the Turkic dynasty and Royal Courtiers along with a few Administrative Halls.

The Adilabad Fort houses the legendary ‘Palace of a thousand Pillars’ or ‘Qasrr-i-Hazaar Satun’ in Urdu language making it one of the best sites to visit. The idea to create a masterpiece structure was very popular during that era and is seen in many places including the famous Tombs like the ‘Taj Mahal’ to name one. Today, one can only get a glimpse of its ruined walls and gravels of a fragmented structure in complete ruins which made it a very inviting and popular tourist site.


Tughlakabad Fort


Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq Tomb

Tughlaqabad Fort is a ruined fort in Delhi, built by Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq, the founder of Tughlaq dynasty, of the Delhi Sultanate of India in 1321, as he established the third historic city of Delhi, which was later abandoned in 1327. It lends its name to the nearby Tughlaqabad residential-commercial area as well as the Tughlaqabad Institutional Area. Tughlaq also built Qutub-Badarpur Road, which connected the new city to the Grand Trunk Road. The road is now known as Mehrauli-Badarpur Road. Also nearby is the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary, Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range and Okhla Industrial Area.

In 1321, Ghazi Malik drove away the Khaljis and assumed the title of Ghias-ud-din Tughlaq, starting the Tughlaq dynasty. He immediately started the construction of his fabled city, which he dreamt of as an impregnable, yet beautiful fort to keep away the Mongol marauders. However, destiny would not be as he would have liked.


Jahapanah City Forests

Jahanpanah City Forest is located in South Delhi. It is one of the dense forested park in Delhi spreading over 435 acres of land. The park is accessible from Greater Kailash II, Tughlakabad Extension, Batra Gate, Dhobi Ghat, Sheikh Sarai, Chirag Delhi, Masjid Moth DDA Flats and Balvantray Mehta Vidya Bhawan School.

It is located at Greater Kailash, Chirag Delhi New Delhi.


Khari Kuan

It is a historical landmark in delhi. It is situated at Chauhan Mohalla, Madanpur Khadar Village, Madanpur Khadar, New Delhi, Delhi 110076.


Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium is the national stadium of India, located in Delhi. It is named after the first Prime Minister of India. It is a 60,000 seat stadium, designed and constructed to meet the international standards for stadiums set by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), the International Federation of Association Football(FIFA) and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). In terms of seating capacity, it is the fourth largest stadium in India, 27th largest stadium in Asia and the 103rd largest stadium in the world.

The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium was constructed by the Government of India to host the athletic events and ceremonies of the 1982 Asian Games. It also hosted the 1989 Asian Championships in Athletics. The stadium was renovated for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, hosting the track and field events and opening and closing ceremonies. The cost of the renovation was around US$150 million, making it as the most expensive stadium ever built in India and South Asia.

The stadium was redesigned by the German architectural companies Gerkan, Marg and Partners and Schlaich Bergermann & Partner. The stadium is a part of the Jawaharlal Nehru sports complex which houses the headquarters of the Sports Authority of India, the field arm of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and Indian Olympic Association.

The stadium is used by the Indian national football team for international competition and Indian Athletics. Since 2014, It has also been the home ground of the Indian Super League football club Delhi Dynamos. The stadium hosted some matches of the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup. The stadium can also hold concerts with up to 100,000 spectators, and due to its oval shape, it is suitable to host other sporting events such as cricket.


Rett ka Teela, Abul Fazl

Rett ka Teela is a historical landmark in Delhi. It is located at Jamia Nagar, Okhla, New Delhi, Delhi 110025.


Shanti Stupa

Indraprastha Park, Ring Road, Salim Garh Fort, Old Delhi, Sant Nagar, Sundar Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110002


Millenium Park, Delhi

 Ring Rd, Block A, Ganga Vihar, Sarai Kale Khan, New Delhi, Delhi 110013


India Habitat Center

National Habitat Center

National Habitat Center

Lodhi Road, Near Airforce Bal Bharati School, Institutional Area, Lodi Colony, New Delhi, Delhi 110003