After breakfast proceeds for sightseeing tour of Delhi. Delhi is divide two parts Old & New Delhi. First we are proceeding to Old Delhi sightseeing:
Old Delhi tour is a journey full of unexpected sights and surprises. Will be provided with a special Rikshaw ride to enjoy the Old Alleys and narrow streets of Old Delhi, visiting the Spice markets, The old still unravels its old charm and speaks volumes about India’s history, culture and tradition. A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting:-
Red Fort or Lal Quila – The magnificent fort symbolizes the sovereignty of India, built by Emperor Shah Jahan in 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.
Raj Ghat – One of the most sought-after destinations of Old Delhi, Rajghat is the place where Mahatma Gandhi, the Pioneer of Truth and Non-Violence had been cremated. The abode of eternal flame, located near the bank of Yamuna, contains the Epitaph ‘He Ram’, the last word spoken by Mahatma Gandhi after he was shot. In recent years, it has become tradition to pay respect to Gandhiji by visiting the site for foreign dignitaries. Preying session are 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 centre 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 Tomor 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 Prithwiraj, this victory stand was made like 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 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 Indo-British architectural monument which has caught attention of thousand of tourist all over the world. Night stay in Delhi.