AUAP 17th General Conference 2024

Listed below are some of the most unique places in Delhi and Agra for Pre Conference Sight Seeing!

Places to visit in Delhi

The capital of India, Delhi is a cosmopolitan city with a historic old Delhi and the modern New Delhi. From historical monuments to crowded shopping malls, from an extensive network of the modern metro system to the Delhi University campus, Delhi has multiple personalities and is considered to be a city with a heart.

The narrow, winding lanes and bylanes of old Delhi are a testament to the former Mughal rule. Old Delhi houses one of the country’s oldest and busiest markets – Chandni Chowk.

Take time to explore historical monuments such as the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Humayun’s Tomb and Purana Qila if you want to explore the Mughal History. Delhi has famous temples scattered all across the city, a few noteworthy ones being the Akshardham Temple, the Lotus Temple (also known as the Bahai Temple), and the ISKON Temple.

Central Delhi is the concentration of the country’s political power, and the must-visit places here include Connaught Place,  drive from outside of Rashtrapati Bhawan on Raisina Hill (visitors are not allowed to go inside), the Rajpath, and the India Gate. The best place to visit this area is in the evening, as all the buildings are lit up, and you can see the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate shining brightly.

Delhi is a shopper’s paradise with some colorful bazaars and upscale markets. The wide variety of markets in Delhi ensures that travelers go back home with double the luggage they came with!

India Gate

The All India War Memorial, popularly known as the India Gate, is located along the Rajpath in New Delhi. The imposing structure of India Gate is an awe-inspiring sight and is often compared to the Arch de Triomphe in France, the Gateway of India in Mumbai and the Arch of Constantine in Rome. This 42-meter tall historical structure was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and is one of the largest war memorials in the country. India Gate is also famous for hosting the Republic Day Parade every year.

Location: Rajpath Marg, New Delhi

Timings: Open 24*7

Cost per Person: Free

Distance from Delhi International Airport : 12.6 KM (30 Min.) 

Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar is a minaret or a victory tower located in Qutub complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Delhi’s Mehrauli area. With the height of 72.5 metres (238 ft), Qutub Minar is the second tallest monument of Delhi. Its construction was started in 1192 by Qutb Ud-Din-Aibak, founder of Delhi Sultanate after he defeated the last Hindu Ruler of Delhi. He constructed the basement, after which the construction was taken over by his son-in-law and successor Iltutmish who constructed three additional stories. The fourth and fifth storeys were built by Firoz Shah Tuglak.

Location: Mehrauli, New Delhi

Qutub Minar remains open for tourists all the days from 10:00 am to 5:00 p.m except Sunday.

Entry Fee for foreign tourists: INR 600 per person.  

Distance from Delhi International Airport : 12.3 KM (36 Min.)

Red Fort

The face of the Indian Capital, Red Fort is a famous Tourist Places in Delhi which was built in 1638. A great Mughal monument, it is entirely made up of red sandstone and displays imposing walls, marvellous architecture, chhata bazaar, and entertaining light and sound show which are especially attractive. This epitome of Mughal era is a very popular tourist place in Delhi

Location: Netaji Subhash Marg, Lal Qila, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi

Timings: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm daily, Mondays closed

Cost per Person: Approx. Rs. 10- 20 for Indian citizens and Rs. 1o0-200 for foreigners. The entry for children below the age of 15, is free.

Akshardham Temple

An epitome of Indian culture, spirituality, and architecture, Akshardham Temple is a famous Hindu temple and a spiritual-cultural complex. Also known as Swaminarayan Akshardham, it is dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan. Akshardham has made its way to the Guinness Book of World Records as the World’s Largest Comprehensive Hindu Temple.

The Akshardham Temple is known for its stunning architecture. It has eight ostentatiously carved mandapams while timeless Hindu teachings and flamboyant devotional traditions find their place on the temple’s walls. The centrepiece, i.e. Lord Swaminarayan’s Murti along with that of 20,000 deities, significant personalities in Indian history and sages showcase the essence of Indian architecture, traditions and timeless spiritual thoughts. 

Location: NH 24, Akshardham Setu, New Delhi

Timings : All days of the week except Monday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM,
Ticket counters close at 6:00 PM

Dress Code : Arms, shoulders, chest, navel and legs have to be covered.

Cost per Person: Free, with a separate fee for viewing exhibitions.

Lotus Temple

A wonderful example of secularism, Bahai temple, famously called as Lotus temple symbolizes the unity of four religions viz. Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism and Jainism. The Bahai or Lotus Temples easily makes a spot for its self among the list of among the list of top tourist places in Delhi. Manifesting the secular faith of Bahai community, this magnificent temple has its doors opened for people of religions and beliefs.

Location: Lotus Temple Rd, Bahapur, Shambhu Dayal Bagh, Kalkaji, New Delhi

Timings: Remains open on all days except Monday. Timings in summers is 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and in winters, 9:00 am to 5:30

Cost per Person: Free

Jama Masjid

Among the most impressive Tourist Places in Delhi is Jama Masjid, an architectural marvel which also happens to be India’s largest mosque. With a capacity of holding about 25,000 people at a time, the mosque is among the first creations of Shah Jahan. It has four towers of which the southern one gives you an absolutely stunning view of the city. To enter the mosque, you need to follow a specific dress code or need to hire an outfit vended at the premises. This architectural marvel by Shah Jahan should definitely be a part of your list among the places to visit in Delhi.

Location: Meena Bazaar, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi

Timings: 7:00 am to 12:00 pm & 1:30 to 6:30 pm

Cost per Person: Free except for videography which is chargeable at approx. Rs. 200- 400

Humayun’s Tomb

Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Humayun’s Tomb is a gorgeous work of art, commissioned by the wife of Humayun, Hamida Banu Begum. Built in 1570, it showcases a clear influence of Persian and Central Asian styles of architecture and is an inspiration to the design of the famous Taj Mahal, a popular Tourist Places in Delhi.

Location: Mathura Road, Opposite Dargah Nizamuddin, New Delhi

Timings: 6:00 am to 6:00 pm

Cost per Person: Approx. Rs. 30 for Indians & Rs. 500 for Foreigners

Lodhi Garden

Along with historical tombs dating back to the 15th Century, skilfully cropped gardens and some of the most picturesque locations in the region apt for photography, Lodhi Gardens is definitely a must-visit Delhi Sightseeing Place. You can witness a lot of historical monuments at this tourist place in Delhi. It offers a great opportunity for a memorable picnic with your loved ones, striking off a great Thing to Do in Delhi from your bucket list.

Location: Lodhi Rd, Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi

Timings: 6:00 am to 7:30 pm

Cost per Person: Free

Crafts Museum

Another of the impressive Tourist Places in Delhi, Crafts Museum is a vintage museum constructed as a theme village. This vintage museum is one of the most explorable tourist places in Delhi. Offering an inimitable experience of village life you can enjoy a lot of exciting Things to Do in Delhi at this spot, including the sight of a beautifully crafted temple chariot and beguiling Gujrati Haveli, breakfast at Café Lota and shopping for handicrafts from local artisans.

Location: Pragati Maidan Bhairon Marg, New Delhi

Timings: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Cost per Person: Approx. Rs. 10- 15 for Indian citizens, Rs. 150- 200 for foreigners & Re. 1 for students

Connaught Place

A heaven for shoppers, Connaught Place is one of the most popular Tourist Places in Delhi known for its unique concentric circle’s design and uncountable boutique shops, restaurants, Resorts in Delhi, street markets like Janpath and Palika Bazaar. The Connaught Place is one of the most recommended places to visit in Delhi because of the variety of options it has to offer. CP is also the home to the pulsating Delhi Nightlife which can be experienced at places such as Kitty Su. With many great Places to Visit in Delhi located near CP, it is certainly the foremost city attraction without which Delhi Tourism would be incomplete.

Location: Connaught Place, Near Rajiv Chowk Metro Station, New Delhi

Timings: Shops usually remain open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Cost per Person: Free

Dilli Haat

An exciting open-air arcade, Dilli Haat is a notable Tourist Places in Delhi worth visiting. A great place to hang out with friends or family, you can enjoy sumptuous treats from various regions across the country and shop for their handicrafts speciality as well. Among the best Things to Do in Delhi would be to attend the various cultural events organized here from time to time.

Location: Sri Aurobindo Marg, Laxmi Bai Nagar, New Delhi

Timings: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm daily

Cost per Person: Approx. Rs. 10-20 for Children, Rs. 30-40 for Indians & Rs. 100-200 for foreigners


  • Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport (2.4 km from IGI Airport)
  • Pride Plaza Hotel, Aerocity New Delhi (2.3 km from IGI Airport)
  • Holiday Inn(2.4 km from IGI Airport)
  • Pullman (2.3 km from IGI Airport)


Taj Mahal

One of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal is located on the banks of River Yamuna in Agra. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial for his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It also houses the tomb of Shah Jahan himself. Constructed entirely out of white marble in the 17th century, the Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful monuments in the world. Every year visitors numbering more than the entire population of Agra pass through the magnificent gates to catch a glimpse of this breathtaking monument!

The Taj Mahal can be reached from Delhi by Rail and Road.  

Entry Fee for foreigners on weekdays except Friday: Rs.1,100/- per person. No entry fee for children below 15 years.

Ticket windows for the Taj Mahal open one hour before Sunrise & close 45 minutes before Sunset. Tickets can also be bought online through www.asiagracircle. in &

Fatehpur Sikri

Located at a distance of 40km from Agra, Fatehpur Sikri is a town in the Agra district and a famous tourist attraction. A city predominantly made of red sandstone, Fatehpur Sikri was founded in 1571 century by Mughal Emperor Akbar. It is essentially a fortified city built by the king and had been the capital of his Empire for fifteen years. 

Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is home to Jodha Bai’s Palace, Jama Mosque, Buland Darwaza, and Tomb of Salim Chisti among many other famous monuments. Derived from Arab and central Asian tent encampments, the Imperial Complex is a work of pavilions arranged in formal geometry on a piece of land.

Agra Fort

An architectural masterpiece, The Red Fort of Agra or Agra Fort was built by Emperor Akbar in 1573. It is located on the right bank of the River Yamuna and is made entirely of red sandstone. The historical fort was once the erstwhile residence of the Mughals until 1638. One of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it lies 2.5 kilometers from the Taj Mahal.

Itimad-ud-daulah's Tomb

Often referred to as the “Baby Taj Mahal”, the tomb of Itimad-ud-daulah is a Mughal mausoleum and is often regarded as a copy of the Taj Mahal. This is the first tomb in India made entirely of marble. The tomb was commissioned by Nur Jahan, the wife of Jahangir, for her father Mir Gheyas Beg (later known as Itimad-ud-daulah), who was a minister in the court of Shah Jahan.


By Superfast Train :  Max.2 Hours.

By Taxi : 4 Hours 30 Minutes


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Arrival at Agra Cant

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**Departure from Nizamuddin Station.

Train tickets can be booked online from


Radisson Hotel Agra

Fatehabad Road, Agra

3.3 km from Taj Mahal

6.3 km from Agra Cantonment Railway Station

Room Tariff Appx. 10,500/- per room/night

Hotel Clarks Shiraz

54, Taj Road, Agra

1.5 Km. from Taj Mahal

3.5 km from Agra Cantonment

Room Tariff Approx: 5,500/- per room/night

Jaypee Palace Hotel

Fatehbad Road, Taj Ganj, Agra

2.5 km from Taj Mahal

8 KM from Agra Cant. station

Room Tariff Approx: 10,500/- + taxes per room/night

The Grand Imperial – Heritage Hotel

M.G. Road, Near DMs Bunglow, Near Sai Ki Takaia, Agra

2.6 km from Agra Cantonment

Room Tariff Approx: 12,500/- + taxes per room/night

For booking hotel :