Route : Delhi
Delhi, the capital of India, has held a sound political status since the ancient times. The history of the city is as old as the Epic Mahabharata when the city was named Indraprastha. For the last five centuries, this city has witnessed great political turmoil, including the rule, succession and end of Hindu, Khilji, Tughlaq, Mughal and British Empires. The walls of the city have seen numerous incidents of bloodshed, sacrifices and loyalty for the nation.
Today, New Delhi is the modern and reconstructed version of this ancient city and has been officially declared the Capital of India since 1947.
The private day tour of Delhi gives visitors a chance to explore the city which holds many layers of true India. The old city represents the glorified past through the havelis and the mosques, and by contrast New Delhi, developed under British influence, is enriched with lavish government buildings along with ultra modern mall culture representing modern India.
Our private day tour of Delhi has been crafted by our team to easily bridge the gap between Old Delhi and New Delhi, and by the end of the tour you will find yourself with a myriad of amazing memories of the city.
Time: From (09:00 A.M. to 01:45 P.M.)
Red Fort: Lal Quila, or the Red Fort, named after the red sandstone of which it is built remains an impressive testimony to Mughal grandeur. Built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and designed by the Mughal Architect Ustad Ahmad Lahori in 1638, the fort was the official symbol of the transfer of the empire’s capital from Agra to Delhi. At present Red Fort houses two museums – the Indian War Memorial Museum and Delhi Fort Museum.
Jama Masjid: Located near Red Fort in old Delhi, Jama Masjid is the one of the oldest mosques in the nation that also known as MASJIDI – Jahanuma or ‘the mosque commanding the view of the world’. Built in the mid 17th century, this beautiful piece of Mughal architecture is considered the last creation, gifted by Shah Jahan to the city. It was built over a period of six years between 1650 and 1656. The cost incurred on construction in those days was one million rupees.
Chandni Chowk: The oldest and the busiest market in old Delhi, Chandni Chowk is known as the perfect shopping hot-spot. Actually designed by Jahan Aara Begham, the daughter of Shah Jahan, Chandni Chowk literally means the moonlit square. It is a medley of shops, shopaholics, bargaining, tradition, technology and a one of its kind shopping experience. Visitors can enjoy a rickshaw ride and buy really interesting souvenirs and goods.
Lunch Time: From (01:45 P.M. to 02:30 P.M.)
Time: From (02:30 P.M. to 06:30 P.M.)
Raj Ghat: The memorial of the great national leader Mahatma Gandhi, tells the story of this unique fighter of truth and non-violence magnificently. His last words “Hey Ram” are inscribed in golden letters surrounded by a lush garden. Visitors can visit the nearby Gandhi Smriti Museum and Gandhi Memorial Museum after paying homage to the Gandhi Ji.
Humayun Tomb: Humayun Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and symbol of the rise of the lavish Mughal architecture era in India, was built by Hamida Banu Begum, the second Mughal Emperor Humauyun’s widow. The tomb was designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyath. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, the place is also known as the dormitory of the Mughals as more than 150 members of the Mughal family buried here.
Qutub Minar: The tallest brick minaret in the world, and now a World Heritage Site, was constructed over 160 years by three sultans. Nearby is a large iron pillar erected in the time of Emporer Ashoka which is another major attraction in the complex.
Lotus Temple: A masterpiece of 20th century architecture, the Bahai Temple was designed by Fariburz Sabha, a Canadian Bahai of Iranian descent. Built between 1980 and 1986, it is the latest among the seven Bahai temples across the world. With its shape akin to the blooming flower, this house of worship is popularly known as the Lotus Temple.
Drive Past: India Gate, Parliament House and President House
Note: Delhi Private day tour can be customised to your requirements, you may skip or add some monuments of your choice.
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Any expenses of personal nature such as monument entrance fees, drinks, camera fees, tips & gratuities for your guide etc.