The day will be spent for sightseeing in different parts of Delhi. Being one of the biggest city of India we have divided the Delhi tour into two halves (Old and New Delhi). After morning breakfast will move forward to Old Delhi for various marvelous displays.
Old Delhi tour is a journey full of unexpected views and will surprise you with its traditional cultures. A special Rikshaw ride is prepared for you to enjoy Old Alleys and narrow streets of Old Delhi, visiting the Spice markets, unraveling old charm and projects about India’s history, culture, and tradition. Will further proceed to
Red Fort or Lal Quila – The magnificent fort symbolizes the sovereignty of India, built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century. It had remained Mughal Capital of India till 1857 and attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world. The fort complex has entitled as World Heritage site in 2007 by UNESCO. After this will move to
Raj Ghat – Rajghat is the place where Mahatma Gandhi, the Pioneer of Truth and Non-Violence had been cremated. The abode of the eternal flame, located near the bank of Yamuna, contains the Epitaph ‘He Ram’, the last word spoken by Mahatma Gandhi. In recent years, it has become a tradition to pay respect to Gandhiji by visiting the site for foreign dignitaries. Praying session is organized on every Friday in memory of Gandhiji.
Jama Masjid – Jama Masjid is the country’s largest mosque, built in 1656, where thousands of Muslims offer prayers. It lies opposite the Red Fort and is surrounded by a large number of shops, which deal in a variety of goods. The great mosque of Old Delhi is both the largest in India and the final architectural extravagance of Shah Jahan with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees.
An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi visiting:-
Humayun’s Tomb – Built in the mid 16th century by Haji Begum, senior wife of Humayun, the second Mughal emperor, Humayun’s Tomb is an early example of Mughal architecture built in Delhi. A rose petal sandstone mausoleum built in proper Mughal style is a beautiful memorial to the poet king. Octagonal in shape, raised on a plinth, with double domes, high arches, laid in the center of a large walled enclosure, the monument is an imposing structure.
Qutub Minar – 13 km to the south of Connaught Circus at Lalkote of 8th-century Tomar Rajputs, the 72.5 m high Victory Pillar stands as a victory stand of a Muslim King Kutub-ud-din-Aibak in India. At Kila Roy Pithora, on the dilapidated fort of the last Hindu king Prithviraj, this victory stand was made like a throne in Gajni. In 1199 Kutub-ud-Din started its construction and it was completed in 1236 by Iltutmish, the son-in-law of Kutub. Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President’s Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave.
India Gate – The national monument of India, India gate is located amidst the administrative locations of the country. Constructed in memory of 90,000 soldiers of the British-Indian army who fought in the Second World War, the structure was built under the leadership of Sir Edwin Lutyens. The architectural complex is made of red stone and granite.
President House – The official residence of President of India, the building is another attraction of the New Delhi. It has remained home to the former British Viceroy of India till 1950. The magnificent structure is the finest example of the Indo-British architectural monument which has caught the attention of thousands of tourist all over the world.
The day will end with a luxurious night saty at the hotel.