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Delhi Sight Seen

Delhi, the capital city of India, is a very popular place among tourists who wish to get a glimpse of contemporary living and traditional India together. Delhi sightseeing is thus a popular activity that most people coming to this city undertake to get mesmerized with what this political center of the country has en-stored for them. The city tour includes visit to the following sights: Red Fort, Rajghat, India Gate, Humayun’s Tomb, Bahai House, QutubMinar, JantarMantar, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Jama Masjid, Parliament House, RashtapatiBhawan and more. The Sight seeing in Delhi can be of one or of two days depending upon the preferences of the travelers.

Duration : 1 Day Destinations : Start from Red Fort - Rajghat - India Gate-Humayuns Tomb - Bahai House - Qutub Minar - Jantar Mantar - Laxmi Narayan Temple. In addition we will show Jama Masjid, Parliament house, Raspati bhawan from outside.

Explore the capital city of the country. Let the center of political activity mesmerize you with its places of tourist interest like -

Detailed Delhi Itinerary:

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8:00 hrs - Pick-up from your hotel.
[Same Day Agra Tour] 9:00 hrs - visit Red fort. Red Fort Delhi : Shah Jahan shifted his capital from Agra to Shahjahanabad and laid the foundation of Red Fort, or the Lal Quila, on 16th April 1639. It took nine years to build this mighty citadel and it got completed on 16th April 1648. It is said that about one crore rupees, an astronomical sum in those days, was spent on its construction. Half of this sum was spent to build the exotic palaces within the fort. Built of red sandstone, it is octagonal in shape, with two longer sides on the east and west. Some of the main buildings within the fort are:

Diwan-i-Am

Diwan-i-Am or Hall of Public Audience is situated in the Red Fort of Delhi. It originally had a courtyard on its front and was richly ornamented with gilded stuccowork. Heavy curtains graced the main hall, which were three bays in depth.

Hamam

Accompanying the Diwan-i-Khas, or Hall of Selective Audience, the Hamam (bathroom set) consists of three apartments interconnected by corridors. The marble floors and dados are inlaid with beautiful floral patterns of multi-colored stones.

Moti Masjid

The personal mosque of Aurungzeb, Moti Masjid or Pearl Mosque lies to the west of Hamam. Situated on a higher level than courtyards, the prayer-hall of the mosque has inlaid black-marble outlines of 'musallas' (small carpets for prayers) and is surmounted by three bulbous domes.

10:00 hrs - visit Raj Ghat

Rajghat is the last resting place of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation. The cremation of Mahatma Gandhi took place at the Delhi Raj Ghat only, on 31st January 1950. The memorial stone of Mahatma Gandhi placed there is a simple square platform made of black stone, with the words "Hey Ram" inscribed near it. As homage to the Mahatma, an eternal flame, in a copper urn, keeps on burning there. Enclosing the memorial is a low wall, simple with no ornamentation.

11:00 hrs - visit India Gate

India Gate : At the center of New Delhi stands the 42m high India Gate, an "Arc-de-Triomphe" like Archway in the middle of a crossroad. Almost similar to its French counterpart war memorial. It commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the First World War and bears the names of more than 13,516 British and Indian soldiers killed in the Northwestern Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919. The foundation stone was laid by His Royal Highness, the Duke of Connaught in 1921 and was designed by Edwin Lutyens.

11:45 hrs - Visit Humayun Tomb.

One of the most spectacular Mughal buildings, Humayun's tomb was added to Unesco's World Heritage List in 1993. Built by Haji Begum, the widow of Humanyun, the second Mughal Emperor, the mausoleum is known to the precursor of world famous Taj Mahal. Built with a cost of one and a half million rupees, the monument heralded the construction of garden-tombs on the Indian subcontinent. Experience the majesty of Humayun's tomb with Hotels of New Delhi.

12:45 hrs - Bahai house / Lotous Temple.

Baha'i Temple in Delhi is often compared to the Sydney Opera House. Located 12km southeast of Connaught Place, has emerged as a top attraction for the tourists. Popularly known as the Lotus Temple, Baha'i Temple is a major feature of Delhi and is well known for its appearance. There is no doubt that in years to come the temple will prove to be a mecca for the visitors. Baha'ism is considered to be a syncretism of the nine great religions of the world and traces its genesis to its prophet Baha'u'llah, born in Persia in the twentieth century.

13:30 hrs - Time for Lunch.

15:00 hrs - visit Qutab Minar.

Qutub Minar : tower of victory or the Qutub Minar that is an excellent example of late Afghan building style in Delhi, India. The Qutub Minar happens to be one of the highest stone towers in India till date and is definitely one of the most skilful and artistic illustrations of Islamic architecture. In fact Qutub Minar is recognized as one of the main landmark monuments of Delhi, India. The construction of the Qutub Minar began in the year 1199 under the supervision of Sultan Qutub-Ud-Din, though he could not complete the structure during his lifetime. Later his son-in-law, Illtumish undertook the completion of this magnificent five-storied Minar in Delhi, India. The 72.5 meter high tower is a splendid affair that measures about 14.32 meters in thickness at the base and gradually tapers with height to about a 2.7-meter width at the peak. The Qutub Minar was damaged twice by lightning in the years 1326 and 1368. The marble structure that was originally set atop the tower was damaged during the first disaster and was replaced by another marble crown designed by an English architect that was however considered inappropriate and was removed in the later years. This marble structure lies on display as an exhibit on the lawns near the Qutub Minar.

16:30 hrs - Visit Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar is very popular among tourists and the people of Delhi. The structure is another great masterpiece of Indian architecture which shows the scientific acumen of ancient India. Jantar Manter is situated at Parliament Street, very close to Connaught Place. Jantar Mantar is also called Delhi Observatory. It is maintained by the Jaipur government because it was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur in 1710 A.D.

18:00 - hrs. Tour Ends drop at your Hotel.

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