DELHI TOUR

Duration1Night/s 1 Day/s

LocationNew and Old Delhi

the capital city of India. A city with antiquity dating back over 2,000 years, it is also a modern metropolis with fast cars and neon lit shopping malls. So varied are the shades of Delhi's different faces, it is difficult to grasp it in a short span of time.

Tourist Destinations

Humayun's Tomb

1564-1572 built by Haji Begum, the widow of the second Mughal Emperor, Humayun's, nine years after his death and took eight years to complete. It is designed by the Persian architect Misak Mirza Ghiyaz. Octagonal in shape, raised on a plinth, with double domes, high arches, laid in the centre of a large walled enclosure, the monument is an imposing structure.

India Gate

Sir Edwin Lutyens designed this war memorial to 90,000 Indian soldiers who died on the North-west Frontiers during World War I. The Duke of Connaught laid the foundation in 1921 and was completed in 10 years. The names of both British and Indian soldiers killed are engraved on it. Below this 42mtr.arch burns a flame beside an inverted rifle and a helmet and a sentry ceremonially guards the site.

Rashtrapati Bhavan

The house that houses the President of India and the house that boasts of having welcomed the most powerful men in history. The Rashtrapati Bhavan was designed by Edwin Lutyens and built in 1931, to be the central point of the British power in Delhi. Originally called the Viceroy's House, the Rashtrapati Bhavan covers an area of 4.5 acres of land. It has 340 rooms, 37 salons, 74 lobbies and loggias, 18 staircases and 37 fountains.

Raj Ghat

The cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, Father of Nation is well kept in undulating garden and a broad footpath. Every year on his death anniversary (30 January) and Birth anniversary special functions are organized and thousands come to celebrates.

Jama Masjid

The largest mosque in India was built by Shah Jehan in 1644-1658. The three black & white marble domes covering the prayer hall can accommodate 20,000 people. Inside prayer hall there is a pulpit carved on one piece marble and one of the pillars enclosing corridors have old world map engraved. One of the corner room inhouse the foot prints of Prophet Hazrat Mohammed.

Qutab Minar

Delhiā€™s landmark, 73 mtr. tall victory tower was started by Qutub-ud-din Aibak,the first Muslim ruler in 1193 but could finish only the 1st storey of sand stones. Iltutmish succeeding him added 2nd & 3rd floor in sand stone and later in 1368 Firoz Shah Tughlak constructed 4th & 5th storey in both sand stone and marble.

Lotus Temple

Located in Kalkaji in the south of Delhi, it is lotus shaped and has rightly been given the name. It is made of marble, cement, dolomite and sand. It is open to all faiths and is an ideal place for meditation and obtaining peace and tranquility. Its founder, Bahaullah (1817-1892), is regarded by Bahai as the most recent in the line of Messengers of God that stretches back beyond recorded time and that includes Abraham, Moses, Buddha, Zoroaster, Christ and Muhammad.

Akshardham Temple Delhi

Akshardham means the eternal, divine abode of the supreme God, the abode of eternal values and virtues of Akshar as defined in the Vedas and Upanishads where divine bhakti, purity and peace forever pervades. Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Delhi epitomises 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breathtaking grandeur, beauty, wisdom and bliss.

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