Delhi Trip


Delhi-Trip

Delhi Trip is an amalgamation of Old Delhi and New Delhi. Old Delhi is Mughal Delhi and New Delhi is British Delhi of yester years. Delhi is the main exit point while you are on India Trip. We organize personalized guided Delhi Trip. You may book Delhi Trip before 6 months or more in advance. The least possible time to book Delhi Trip is at least 3 days in advance.

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Delhi being the capital of India offers more than sightseeing. In Delhi you can see the imprints of Mughal India in the form of Jama Masjid and Red Fort along with well stocked and famous markets of Old Delhi such as Chandni Chowk and spice market.

Delhi Trip @ $ 15 Per Person 

Delhi sightseeing requires one full day covering its old and new parts. New Delhi is also called Lutyen’s Delhi or British Delhi. Famous monuments of Delhi include Humayun’s Tomb, Old Fort and Qutab Minar etc. You may also see some remarkable British architecture that are now important government buildings such as President’s House, Rajpath, North Block and South Block etc. Delhi has been invaded and plundered many times in the history but rebuilt time and again. It has always been an important city because of its strategic location. Today Delhi ranks among top cities to visit in India where you can see ancient monuments; museums, galleries, parks and Mughal architecture along with local culture, tradition and history.

Delhi is the political and business hub of India. It is a cosmopolitan city inhabited by the people of entire India. Old Delhi has the strong influence of historical background with monuments, mosques and forts. There are congested but well stocked markets along with variety of Indian cuisines in old Delhi. New Delhi is different with lifestyle and architecture having the Lutyens Delhi that still has imprints of British Rule.

DELHI SIGHTSEEING 

Delhi is one of the most historic capitals in the world. It has many tourist sites inclusive of important historical monuments of around 400 years old. The tourists sights ofDelhiconsists attractions like mosques, forts and monuments etc.Delhicity has 5000 years old amazing history from the time immortal. We have summarized some important sight seeing places for your reference.

Red Fort: This imposing fort is built in red sand stone in 3 kms perimeter with the height of the wall varying from 18 to 30 meters. Initially the Red fort was built along Yamuna on one side and deep moats on the other. At present Yamuna flows a kilometer away and the moats have dried up. There is light and sound show organized in the backdrop of this monument every evening, which narrates the history of Delhi in context of the Red Fort.

Jama Masjid: Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques in India built by Shah Jehan and complted in 1658. It has three gateways, four angle towers and two 40 Meter high minarets. You may go to the top of minarets to have a birds eye view of Delhi.

Chandni Chowk: It is the main marketplace inDelhi. It was built by Shah Jahan the builder of Taj Mahal. Legend has it that Shah Jahan planned Chandni Chowk so that his daughter could shop for that entire she wanted. The market was divided by canals. The canals are now closed, but Chandni Chowk remainsAsia’s largest wholesale market. It is located in oldDelhi with Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Fatehpuri Mosque and historical Sisganj Gurudwara in the vicinity, makes it a favorite tourist attraction where you can enjoy cycle rickshaw ride or walk tour to explore its old age charm.

India Gate: It is situated along the ceremonialRajpath Avenue (King’s Way) in the heart of the city. This landmark memorial was raised in the honor of the Indian soldiers who died during Afghan wars and World War I. The names of the martyred soldiers are inscribed on the walls. The cenotaph in the middle is constructed with black marble and depicts a rifle placed on its barrel, crested by a soldier’s helmet. Each face of the cenotaph has inscribed in gold words Amar Jawan (Immortal Warrior). It is the happening place in the city popular among locals and tourists alike. Republic day celebration, gala event is organized annually on 15 August to showIndia’s growth as an independent sovereign nation.

President’s House (Rashtrapati Bhawan): It grand building was originally constructed for the British Governor General ofIndia in Raj era that was inaugurated in 1931. It was named Viceregal Lodge that was changed in 1959 afterIndia’s independence from the British rule. At present president ofIndia, the highest constitutional authority lives in this magnificent building.

Parliament House: The Parliament house is the supreme law making body in the country where representatives from every nook and corner of India are gathered. It is the center of power where representatives decide the fate of democracy. Visitors are only allowed inside the house to watch the proceedings when the house is in session. Foreign visitors are only permitted with prior permission from their respective embassy with introductory letter.

National Museum: It is located on Janpath and it is one of the treasure houses of India’s glorious past. The museum has a large collection of excavated items, which date back to 2nd and 3rd century B.C. The museum has separate section for the Harrapa (Indus valley civilization) collection and jewellery collection apart from the regular sections. A daily film show is organized in the auditorium of the museum. It is closed on Mondays.

Humayun’s Tomb: Haji Begum, the wife of Humayun, built this tomb in 16th century.  This red sand stone tomb is considered to be the predecessor of Taj Mahal. It is one of the best examples of Mughal Architecture. The entry to this historic complex is free on Fridays.

Old Fort: It is believed that the legendry Pandavas had built their capital, Indraprastha at the place where the old fort stands at present. This fort is in ruins at present. The old fort was the seat for administration for several emperors. The legendary Prithviraj Chauhan ruled from here till Abdali defeated him in the battle of Panipat. The Department of Delhi Tourism holds a light and sound show at old fort regularly.

Safdarjung Tomb: The Safdarjang tomb is besides the of Safdarjang airport. The Nawab of Avadh built this tomb for his father. The structure is one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture.

Jantar Mantar: This is an observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh. This observatory can calculate astronomical movements accurately.

Qutab Minar: Qutbuddin erected the Qutab Minar in 1911, as a victory tower. It has a height of 72.5 Meters, a base of 14.32 Meters and tapers to 2.75 Meters. It is the highest stone tower in India. It is one of the finest Islamic structures and recognized landmarks of Delhi visited by tourists. The Sultan’s successor and son-in-law, Iltutmish, completed it. The tomb of Iltutmish still stands in ruins started in 1235 beside the Qutab Minar but could not be completed.

Lotus Temple: It was built in 1986; the Bahai temple is set amidst pools and gardens. There is free entry for everybody. It is place of silent pray and meditation. The view of the temple is very spectacular especially in the evening.

Birla Mandir or Lakshmi Narayan Temple : This temple was built by G. D. Birla in 1938. This beautiful temple is located in the city center near Connaught Place. The temple is dedicated to the goddess of prosperity and good fortune.

ISKCON Temple: It was built in 1998 on a small hillock by the Hare-Rama Hare- Krishna cult followers. This elegantly built temple complex is dedicated to the Lord Krishna. This is one of the largest temple complexes in India.

Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple:It is situated in Delhi and epitomises Indian culture. The complex was inaugurated on 6 November 2005. The grand, ancient-styled Swaminarayan Akshardham complex was built in only five years. It brilliantly showcases the essence of India’s ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spiritual messages.  It is an intricately decorated monument that offers high-technology exhibitions, IMAX theatre, musical fountain, food court and gardens.

Bangla Sahib Gurdwara: It is located in the heart of the city that is the most visited one.  Millions of pilgrims visit here annually from all over the world. It is a historical religious place Sikhs that is highly revered among peoples of all faiths.

Ghats: The ghats are located along the banks of Yamuna. Ghats are the memorials where the noted leaders and freedom fighters of India were cremated. The Raj Ghat is the memorial erected in the memory of father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi. Raj Ghat is a simple square platform of black marble marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated after his assassination in 1948. It is one of the most visited Ghats.

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