This tour program is designed to serve those tourists who have only one day to spare in Delhi and want to do the one day Delhi tour. Delhi is the place where an ancient and modern blend of culture and architecture can we see. This city has witnessed the rise and fall of various dynasties such as Rajputs, Sultanats, The Mughals and the British Imperialism. This is the fact that it has abundant architecture and culture of different eras.
Wear Comfortable clothing, sunscreen, Preferably long Costumes.
Departure / Return / Location: Delhi / New Delhi
Pickup from Hotel Time: 8.30 AM
Delhi / New Delhi Tour
In the morning you’ll be picked up at your hotel and taken on a tour of the most famous landmarks of New Delhi. Other sites of interest will be visited during the full-day tour as well.
Red Fort: Delhi’s most famous monument, the Red Fort, stands as a powerful reminder of the Mughal emperors who ruled India. Its walls, which stretch for over two kilometers (1.2 miles), were built in 1638 to keep out invaders. However, they failed to stop the fort being captured by the Sikhs and the British. To take your imagination back to the ancient era, a one hour sound and light show of the fort’s history is held each evening.
Jamia Masjid:-Jama Masjid is another marvelous treasure of the Old City, and is the largest mosque in India. Its courtyard can hold an incredible 25,000 devotees. The mosque took 13 years to build and was completed in 1650. A strenuous climb to the top of its southern tower will reward you with a stunning view across the rooftops of Delhi. Be sure to dress appropriately when visiting the mosque or you won’t.
Humayun’s Tomb:-If you think Humayun’s Tomb looks a bit like the TajMahal in Agra, that’s because it was the inspiration for the Tajmahal’s creation. The tomb was built in 1570 and houses the body of the second Mughal emperor, Humayun. It was the first of this type of Mughal architecture to be built in India, and the Mughal rulers followed it up with an extended period of construction all over the country. The tomb is part of a greater complex that’s set amongst beautiful gardens.
Qutub Minar:- Qutab Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world, is an incredible example of early Indo–Islamic architecture. It was built in 1206, but the reason remains a mystery. Some believe that it was made to signify victory and the beginning of Muslim rule in India, while others say it was used to call the faithful to prayer. The tower has five distinct stories and is covered with intricate carvings and verses from the holy Quran. There are also a number of other historic monuments on the site.
Lotus Temple:-The Bahai Temple is commonly referred to as the Lotus Temple, as it’s shaped like a lotus flower. It’s particularly pretty at night when it’s attractively lit up. Made out of white marble, the temple belongs to the Bahai Faith, which proclaims the unity of all people and religions. Everybody is welcome to worship there. The tranquil gardens and ponds surrounding the temple are also a great place for a relaxing picnic.
India Gate:-The towering archway of India Gate at the center of New Delhi is a war memorial, built in memory of the Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army in World War I. At night it glows warmly under floodlights, and the gardens that line its boulevard are a popular place to enjoy a warm summer’s evening.
Laxmi Narayan Temple:-Built in 1938 by the Industrialist G.D. Birla, it is one of the major temples in Delhi and is located near Connaught Place. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Laxmi and her consort Narayana. The temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi on the stipulation that people of all castes shall be allowed to enter the temple.
Return to Hotel Time: Approximately 7:00 PM
> Round-trip transfers from your Delhi / New Delhi Hotel
> Travel by air-conditioned Car/Coach
> Local English-speaking guide
> Driver, fuel, and parking fees
> Camera charges
> Guides in other languages (available at an additional cost)
> Food and beverages
> Entrance fees (for monuments included in the description)