We love to recommend Delhi as one of the wheelchair accessible cities for your accessible holidays. It is not only an ideal port of entry to visit North India but this city is so rich in history, culture, architecture, food that you need more than one day to explore it.

Delhi is notorious for heavy road traffic, especially during office hours. Depending on your hotel location, you need to plan your day very carefully so that you not only visit the best places of your interest but also enjoy them thoroughly at your show pace. Ideally you should be staying in Delhi for more than 1 day.

We recommend 16 best places for Wheelchair friendly holidays in Delhi.

Raj Ghat

A very peaceful and thought provoking spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated after his assassination in 1948. Memorial inform of a simple square platform of black marble is inscribed with his is last words Hai Ram (Oh God) is surrounded with lush green finely curated garden.

Entry may not be allowed on 2nd October and 30th January, his birth and death anniversaries, due to government functions taking place.

Timings : 6:30 am – 6:00 pm. Wheelchair accessible

Digambara Jain Lal Mandir

Located in Old Delhi is believed to be the oldest Jain temple in Shahjahanabad and perhaps the most famous of all Jan temples in Delhi. The sanctum sanctorum enshrines idols of Jain thirthankaras (enlightened spiritual masters). Interiors are decorated with colorful floral motifs, images of musicians and dancers and different geometrical patterns. In its premises is also the Charitable Bird Hospital.

Timings : 5:30 am – 11:30 am and 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm. Wheelchair accessible

Sis Ganj Gurudwara (House of worship for Sikh religion)

This religious place marks the site of the martyrdom of the ninth spiritual leader of the Sikhs, Guru Teg Bahadur. He resisted conversion to Islam and was beheaded on the orders of Aurangzeb in 1675. It is a large rectangular building with a hemispherical gilded chhatri (canopy) at each corner of the terrace. A portion of the banyan tree under which the Guru was martyred is preserved as a memorial within the Gurudwara. Several new additionsl have been made to the Gurudwara over the years.

Timings : Open 24 hrs. Wheelchair access

Jama Masjid

Commissioned by Shahjahan, the foundation of the mosque was laid on 26th September 1650, and it took 6 years to complete. Three large imposing gates were built on the south, north and east side. The courtyard is paved with red sandstone and has a marble tank in the centre. In a room in the north east coerned of the court, relics of the Prophet are preserved. The façade of the carved area at the western end of the court is stunning beautiful. The whole premised is surmounted by three perfectly proportioned domes decorated with white marble and black stripes and gilded pinnacles.

Red Fort

Surrounded by 18m high red sand stone wall, this fort which took 10 years to construct (1638-48) was founded by Emperor Shah Jahan as the palace fort of Shahjahanabad. This fort has been given status of UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Closed on Monday. Wheelchair access

Bahai’s Lotus Temple

Lotus flower shape marble structure surrounded by the lush green landscaped gardens is important place for Bahai religion followers. Temple complex has 9 pools of water. Temple is open for people from all religious backgrounds.

Closed on Monday. Wheelchair access

Lodi Garden

This 90 acres of lush green garden is dotted with 15th century fabulous ruins from Lodhi and Mughal dynasties. Garden is an integral part of the life of Delhi’s people. It is famous with walkers, joggers, yoga classes and the family picnics during weekends. Also this garden helps to protect large number of trees and bird species. We recommend Wheelchair users to enter from Gate 1 as it does not have any steps and also you will find parking facility. You can also use Gate 3 which has ramp facility along with stairs. Close to Gate 3 is facility of wheelchair accessible toilets. We suggest Gate 1 and Gate 3 as both are closest to the ruins. Inside the park you will find broad path with evenly spread large square stone tiles and some cemented path which is not so even but still manageable. As you follow the circular path, you get beautiful view of ruins, large trees, bushes and flowers.

Open all days. Wheelchair access

National Museum

This museum in New Delhi is dedicated to Indian art, history and iconography as well as to Buddhist studies. It has different sections showcasing different painting schools, old manuscripts, textiles, pottery, temple hangings and antiques from central Asia.  

Closed on Monday and National Holidays. Wheelchair access

Qutab Minar

Rated among the tallest minarets in Asia, Qutab Minar was built from the beginning of 13th century by Qutab al Din Aibak and his successors. Lowest three stories are made of sandstone while fourth and fifth are made of marble and sandstone. Lush green complex dotted with ruins is wheelchair accessible with ramps connecting different sections.

Open all days. Wheelchair access

Humayun’s Tomb

Important structure of Mughal architecture inspired the Taj Mahal and Rashtrapati Bhavan (Presidential House). Building is planned in a manner of Paradise Garden. Commissioned in 1569, the garden is divided into four large squares by means of track and water channels. Each of the square is further subdivided further in similar pattern making 36 smaller squares. The tomb is built on four central squares.

Open all days. Wheelchair access

Bangla Sahib Sikh temple

Imposing white-marble Sikh temple, is one of the important places of worship for the followers of Sikh religion. Despite live devotional songs, this place is so peaceful and full of life. Must visit is its community kitchen which irrespective of religious and caste background, serve “Langar” to more than 10000 pilgrims very day. The Langar is purely vegetarian, freshly cooked and served in batches to the devotees. It is mandatory to be barefoot and cover your head with a scarf as soon as you enter the premises of Sikh temple. For wheelchair users, it has separate entry and once you are inside you can easily move around including visit to the main prayer hall.

Open all days. Wheelchair access

Dilli Haat INA

Open air market place, Dilli Haat is built like a village. Here you will find local artisans and craftsmen selling handicrafts and handloom from different part of India. It also has a massive food court which showcase cuisine from different states of India. It is quite possible that you may experience some cultural activities during your visit. Entire area is accessible with ramps and inside you also find wheelchair accessible toilet.

Open all days. Wheelchair access

Shopping malls

Under one roof and centrally air conditioned, you find designer clothing from local Indian and international brands, electronics items, entertainment and sumptuous food. Delhi has numerous shopping malls, one of them like Select Citywalk fits well in Delhi sightseeing schedule. It is quite possible that after a hectic tour of Delhi, you would like to spend time in one of these malls which also offers toilets accessible for wheel chair. These are also restaurants which are accessible for wheelchair so makes a good stops in your visit.

Delhi Metro

Delhi Metro is one of the most friendly transport system in India for wheelchair travellers. Most of the stations are either underground or elevated, these can be accessed by elevators. However, you have to careful to avoid travel by metro during office peak hours as it could be very crowded. To experience travel with locals, it is a good option but should be carefully planned in your sightseeing. We recommend to use Delhi Metro along with your own personal vehicle which will drop you at one of the metro stations and will pick up later at other station.