Day 1: Old & New Delhi Sightseeing Tour
After breakfast at the hotel, depart for a guided tour of Old & New Delhi.
VISIT RED FORT
"The Red Fort and the city of Shahjahanabad was constructed by the Emperor Shah Jahan in 1639 A.D. The layout of the Red Fort was organised to retain and integrate this site with the Salimgarh Fort.The fortress palace is an important focal point of the medieval city of Shahjahanabad. The planning and aesthetics of the Red Fort represent the zenith of Mughal creativity which prevailed during the reign of Emperor Shahjahan. This Fort has had many developments added on after its construction by Emperor.
VISIT JAMA MASJID.
"Jama Masjid is the principal mosque of Old Delhi in India. Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, builder of the Taj Mahal, and completed in the year 1656 AD, it is one of the Largest and best- known mosques in India". Shahjahan. The significant phases of development were under Aurangzeb and later Mughal rulers"
DRIVE PAST RAJ GHAT ( THE MAHATMA GANDHI MEMORIAL )
"Raj Ghat (meaning Royal Steps) is a beautiful, peaceful memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. This simple and somber black granite platform marks the site where, on January 31, 1948, Gandhi's last rites/cremation were performed. An eternal flame burns perpetually in the middle (end) of the square stone. The memorial was designed to reflect Gandhi's simple life. The inscription in the stone, "He Ram" ("Oh God"), is believed to be Gandhi's last words".
Lunch At The Place Of Choice
VISIT INDIA GATE AND DRIVE PAST RASHTRAPATI BHAWAN.
"India Gate is one of the largest war memorials in India. Situated in the heart of New Delhi. India Gate is prominent landmark in Delhi & Commemorates the members of the erstwhile British Indian Army who lost their lives fighting for the Indian Empire in World War I & the Afghan Wars. Following India’s independence India Gate became site of the Indian Army’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, known as the Amar Jawan Jyoti"
VISIT HIMAYUN’S TOMB
"Humayun's tomb in the capital Delhi is a fine specimen of the great Mughal architecture. Built in 1570, the tomb is of particular cultural significance as it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. Its unique beauty is said to have inspired several major architectural innovations, culminating in the construction of the unparalleled Taj Mahal. In many ways, this magnificent red and white sandstone building is as spectacular as the famous 'monument to love' in Agra. This historic monument was erected by Humayun's queen Hamida Banu Begam (Haji Begam) at a cost of about 1.5 million. It is believed that she designed the Tomb"
VISIT LOTUS TEMPLE
"The Lotus Temple is the Bahai temple in Delhi, India. It is called the Lotus temple because of its lotus-like shape. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Delhi. It has a beautiful garden outside where tourists can relax. It was inaugurated in 1986. It is the main Bahai temple of the indian subcontinent. It is one of the most heavily visited sites in the whole world with 4 million visitors every year. It welcomes visitors irrespective of which religion they belong to. It is one of the most photographed buildings in the world
VISIT QUTAB MINAR
"Qutab Minar is the world’s tallest brick minaret in Delhi, India. Construction commenced in 1193 under order of India’s first muslim ruler Qutb-ud-dinAibak & the topmost storey of the minaret was completed in 1386 by FirozShah Tugluq. The Qutab Minar is notable for being one of the earliest & Most prominent examples of Indo Islamic architecture".
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