Delhi, the capital of India, is a city that combines history with modernity in its own unique way. During your tours to Delhi, as you travel through the wide roads and flyovers of Delhi, you'll come across Mughal monuments, forts and tombs in the heart of the city.
Known for its historic buildings such as the President's mansion - officially called the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Parliament House and the historical India Gate, Delhi is changing rapidly with a modern metro railway service and curving flyovers connecting different parts of this rapidly expanding city.
With shopping malls, multiplexes and amusement parks springing up around Delhi, the city has left behind its image of being a sedate city of politicians and has acquired a younger and more dynamic feel, which you'll discover when you explore it with our Day tour.
At the same time Delhi retains its age-old charm with gracious parks and gardens, an active cultural life and annual celebrations such as the Republic Day Parade, giving Delhi its unique place as the grand capital of India. You'll discover Delhi is a great place to start your tour.
Depart for sightseeing tour of Delhi visiting:
Red Fort (Monday closed) (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE) Red Fort was built by the Mughal emperor famous for its architectural wonders one of which is Taj Mahal - Shah Jahan. Red Fort is famous for its delicately carved inlaid and Royal chambers.
Stop at Jama Masjid – the Great Mughal Mosque (It is the largest mosque in India. Located in Old Delhi, the mosque has the capacity to accommodate 25000 devotees. Jama Masjid was completed in 1656 AD and again the great Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan is behind this architectural masterpiece. Close to some 5000 craftsmen were occupied in the construction of the mosque)
Then visit Raj Ghat (The memorial of the father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi)
After the visit of Old Delhi you will move ahead to visit Humayun's Tomb (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE) - Humayun's tomb is believed to have been designed in 1565 AD by the widow of Mughal emperor Humayun. Its plan is based on the description of Islamic paradise garden and is known to have inspired the Taj Mahal and many later Mughal tombs. This type of garden is known as a charbagh and is based on a grid)
Continue your tour with Qutab Minar (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE) - Qutab Minar is 73 meters high minaret which tapers from a 15 m diameter base to just 2.5 m at
the top. The walls consist of intricately carved quotations from Koran. The tower is one of the most perfect towers of the Persian world). The tour would also include a drive
through the Lutyens Delhi and a photo stop atIndia Gate (The war memorial) as well drive past President's Palace & Parliament House.
End of Tour.