Delhi Sightseeing on a Monday ?

#1 Jul 22nd, 2009, 22:09
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Hi All,

We are arriving in Delhi on Sunday evening around 14.30 and need to take a flight back on Tuesday evening at 22.00

I heard in the forums that many tourist attractions in Delhi are closed on Monday. Is it true ? If so could you please let us know which one's are open on Monday ??

We are planning to Goto Akshardham Temple on Sunday evening

On Monday and Tuesday we would like to cover the following places and have no clue how to start.....

Qutab Minar
Red Fort
Lotus Temple
Jantar Mantar
Jama Masjid
Teen Murthi
India Gate
Rashtrapathi Bhawan
Parliament House
Rajghat
Supreme Court
Feroz Shah Kotla
Humayun's Tomb
Shopping if time Permits

Have I missed any important places, if so please add and let me know if I should skip any which are not worth.

Regards,
Chikitha
#2 Jul 22nd, 2009, 22:31
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Can't recall details for all of those, but I'm sure others can fill you in on the ones I can't remember.

Red Fort is definitely closed on Mondays, as are all government run museums. The Teen Murti memorial is open 24/7, but the museum in the adjacent Teen Murti Bhavan is of course closed on Mondays. The Jantar Mantar is closed on Mondays I'd think, that's government run too.

Qutub Minar is open all days, as is Humayun's Tomb, and Jama Masjid. India Gate is an arch in a park in the middle of a traffic island that's open all the time.

Lodhi Gardens are a lovely spot if you want somewhere away from the hustle and bustle, they contain several interesting monuments too. Lots of wildlife and a great place to chill out early in the morning.

Oh, and the Sulabh toilet museum is privately owned, and therefore open on Mondays.
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Out of the list you would not be able to enter the following. You would just have to see them from a closer distance while driving past them.

Rashtrapathi Bhawan
Parliament House
Supreme Court
Jama Masjid
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Originally Posted by gaurav1441 View Post Out of the list you would not be able to enter the following. <snip> Jama Masjid
On the contrary, Jama Masjid welcomes respectful tourists, except during prayers obviously, and there isn't even an entrance fee.
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Thanks Haylo, I'd love to go and see Lodhi Gardens if time permits.

I heard that the following are closed on Monday is it true ??
Rashtrapati Bhawan
Rajpath
Lotus Temple
Red Fort
Indira Gandi Memorial
Teen Murti (Nehru Museum)
Jantar Mantar
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I think you should go to Birla Mandir.

It's a temple not far from Connaught Place
I love the architecture and the atmosphere is great.
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Originally Posted by chikitha View Post Thanks Haylo, I'd love to go and see Lodhi Gardens if time permits.

I heard that the following are closed on Monday is it true ??
Rashtrapati Bhawan
Rajpath
You are not allowed to enter Rashtrapati Bhawan and can only catch a glimpse from outside the gates , which obviously you can do on any day (it is spectacular even from outside). The adjoining Mughal Gardens are open to public in Feb/March every year. Rajpath is name of the road connecting Rashtrapati Bhawan and India Gate and obviously open at all times.

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