Duration : Same Day Return
Destinations Covered : Delhi
Old Delhi :
A comprehensive sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would include an excursion to
Raj Ghat – It is a memorial where the Father of Nation “Mahatma Gandhi” was cremated on 31 January, 1948 who was assassinated by Nathuram Godse.
Jama Masjid – Built in typical Mughal style, Jama Masjid, is a wonderful specimen of Mughal love for architecture. Built in red color by Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1658, it is the largest mosque in India . Originally called the Masjid-i-Jahan-Numa, it is a Friday mosque. The mosque is situated opposite the Red Fort and is surrounded by a large number of shops. The central courtyard of mosque is capable of holding 25,000 devotees.
New Delhi :
A sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would comprise a visit to the:
Humayun's Tomb – Humayun's Tomb is a beautiful mausoleum built in the mid 16th century by Haji Begum, the widow of second Mughal emperor, Humayun. Designed by the Persian architect, Mirak Mirja Ghiyuath, it is built mainly in Red Sandstone. Acknowledged as World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it also houses the graves of some other eminent Mughal rulers. The imposing monument is the first example of garden tomb.
Qutab Minar – Built on lines of Minaret of Jam in Afghanistan , Qutub Minar is a 72 meters high minaret located at Mehrauli in south Delhi , India . Commissioned by Qutub-ud-din Aibak in 1193 and completed by his son-in-law Iltutmish, it is a perfect example of Indo-Islamic architecture.
Also visit Red Fort, Rajpath, India Gate, Parliament House, the Rashtrapati Bhawan, Birla Temple.