Description of the tour
Tour itinerary: Delhi
Delhi is also known as the heart of India, which is India's capital and union territory as well.
It has 5000 year old history, according to Hindu mythology Delhi was founded by the Pandavas and it was known as Indraprastha. But most famous period in Delhi's history is sultunate period. There were five different sultanates which ruled Delhi from 1191 to 1526 and then the Mughals came in power. Delhi is divided into two parts. Old city and new City.
Old Delhi was founded by fifth Mughal emperor Shahjahan who made it his capital and named it Shahjahanabad. But New Delhi was founded by the Britishers when they were in rule. Both cities are completely different. So let your local tour guide show you both cities of Delhi.
Meeting with you in your hotel anywhere in Delhi
Head to Old Delhi
Highlights in Old Delhi
Jama mosque. Jama mosque or Friday prayer mosque was built by emperor Shahjahan just opposite to his official residence. It is one of the largest mosques in India. 25000 people can gather in once in the Mosque.
Chandni chowk. Chandni chowk is one of the most famous whole market in old Delhi, which was founded by elder daughter of emperor Shahjahan her name was Jahanara. One can explore its busy and narrow streets by riding on a rickshaw.
Red Fort. The Red Fort was official residence of the emperor Shahjahan. It was built simultaneously with Jama mosque when Mughal capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. ( We will visit it from outside )
After exploring Old Delhi we will head to New Delhi.
Highlights in New Delhi
Qutub minar. Tallest brick minaret in the world. It was built by first sultan of Delhi sultanate, Qutub-ud-din Aibak as a victory tower over the ruins of Lalkot.
Akshardham temple. Akshardham or abode of God built by Swami Narayan followers as a tribute to Swami Narayan whom Hindus consider one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu.
Lotus temple. Lotus temple or Baha'is house of worship built in lotus flower shape and covered in white marble. It is open for all regardless caste, creed or religion.
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of the most prominent Sikh houses of worship. It is located in the centre of New Delhi.
The Laxminarayan Temple. The Lakshminarayan temple, also known as the Birla Mandir, is one of the major attractions of Delhi and attracts thousands of devotees everyday.
India Gate. A very beautiful and astonishing place to visit. A war memorial.
President’s House. Built by the British. The official home of the President, known as the Rashtrapati bhawan.
Finish. Drop to hotel or airport