Delhi is a city that bridges two different worlds. Old Delhi, once the capital of Islamic India, is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling Havelis and formidable mosques. In contrast, the imperial city of New Delhi created by the British Raj is composed of spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings. Delhi has been the seat of power for several rulers and many empires for about a millennium. Many a time the city was built, destroyed and then rebuilt. Interestingly, a number of Delhi’s rulers played a dual role, first as destroyers and then as creators. The city’s importance lies not just in its past glory as the seat of empires and magnificent monuments, but also in the rich and diverse cultures. In Delhi, you will discover that the city is sprinkled with dazzling gems: captivating ancient monuments, fascinating museums and art galleries, architectural wonders, a vivacious performing-arts scene, fabulous eating places and bustling markets.
Cities Covered: Delhi (India).
Proceed for the guided tour of Old Delhi (also known as Walled City and Sahajanabad).
The tour will begin with the visit of Rajghat where the father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Continue your visit to Red Fort; this fascinating red sandstone fort is an example of the rich Mughal architecture. Also visit the largest mosque in India, Jama Masjid. After visiting the highlights of Old Delhi, enjoy Rickshaw Ride through the narrow lanes of the walled city witnessing old mansions (havelis), colourful and bustling markets with beautifully decorated shops. Later enjoy the visit to New Delhi.
Drive past important buildings of New Delhi, namely, Connaught Place, The Parliament, The President House and also visit India Gate. Later visit two most famous UNESCO World Heritage sites of Delhi, Humayun’s Tomb & Qutab Minar (Minarets). Humayun’s Tomb, the first tomb built with several innovations, set at the centre of luxurious gardens with water channels, was the precursor monument to the Taj Mahal. It was built in 1570 and was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Monument in 1993 for its cultural importance. Continue to visit Qutab Minar and its monuments which were built in the early 13th century. The surrounding archaeological area contains funerary buildings, notably the magnificent Alai-Darwaza Gate, the masterpiece of Indo-Muslim art, and two mosques, including the Quwwatu’l-Islam, is the oldest in northern India.
- Operates Every Day
- Red Fort Closes on Mondays
- On Mondays, the guests will be given Rickshaw Ride through narrow lanes of Old Delhi
- Meal as listed in the itinerary.
- Private Transportation for the visits.
- Professional local English speaking city guide for visits.
- Admission Fees of visiting sites as per itinerary.
- All local government taxes wherever applicable.
- Items of a personal nature, such as, telephone calls and beverages including wines, liquors, soft drinks, Meal (Lunch) list in the program
- Tips & Gratuities to guide(s) and to chauffeur(s)
- Any expenses caused by reasons beyond Apollo Voyages and its associate office.
- Any other expenses not mentioned in inclusions.
- Please carry valid identity proofs (passport, driving license etc).
- Please note that dress codes are conservative throughout India; modest and respectful clothing that covers the shoulders and knees is recommended. This is very important while visiting religious places.
- Always carry bottled water or packaged mineral water.
- Avoid taking street food unless you are into experimenting.
- Take care of your belongings while travelling in a crowded public place.
- Keep photocopies of your passport in the hotel locker.