Visit the capital city of India - Delhi, which served as the seat of power for several rulers and many empires for about a millennium. Now also it is serving as the roots for political activity and known as political hub of India. Visit the splendid monuments and know about the monument and history behind them. In Delhi you will be able to discover ancient monuments, museums, architectural wonders and fabulous eating places and busy markets, sprinkling the dazzling beauty all around.
Your same day Delhi tour will start by picking up you from the hotel, and then leaving for the famous destination sight-seen of Delhi in a chauffeur driven AC car. See the highlights below for some of the places that you will visit:
Qutub Minar is surrounded by several historically significant monuments, It is the symbol of beginning of the Muslim rule in India, This destination is very popular and included in Indian heritage places. The Qutab-ud-din Aibak started construction of this monument in 1199 AD. In around 1220 and completed by his successor, Muhammad-bin-Sam. The ruler Iltutmush also added three more floors with Firoz Shah Tughlak and others.
Red Fort most magnificent monument, built by Mughal Shah Jahan, in 1638 A.D. Enclosed in this glorious Fort is Diwan-i-am, the hall meant for public audiences; Diwan-i-Khas, where private audiences were granted; Rang Mahal, the water cooled apartment of the royal ladies. It is a 33 m high red sandstone massive building also referred as Lal Quila, displaying magnificent power and glory of Mughal Empire.
Humayun's tomb is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun .The designed for tomb was given by a Persian architect Mirak Mirza Ghiyas,and commissioned by Humayun's first wife Bega Begum.
It is located in the eastern part of Delhi, this is best monument preserving it beauty till now. This was the first mausoleum of Mughal architecture leaving you awestruck at first glance. It is a 7 m high mausoleum build up using red sandstone and tomb from yellow and black marble.
Jantar Mantar, indeed an example of a modern art, giving accurate observations .This observatory is magnificent and was the result of splendid effort of Sawai Jia Singh II of Jaipur, 1699-1743, which made it possible for building the Jantar Mantar. Jantar Mantar constitutes the first of the five observatories built with large masonry instruments, consisting of 13 architectural astronomy instruments.
Jama Masjid, the finest examples of Mughal architecture. It is the largest mosque in India with the 408 square feet main courtyard, paved with red stone. This mosque construction started in the year 1650, on the orders given by Shah Jahan. More than 5,000 workers worked for it, for continuous six years to give this famous architectural mosque. Every Friday, Emperor used to visit at Jama Masjid to offer and attend the congressional prayers at masjid. You can also have robes from outside the mosque in order to dress like local people with out feeling different from them.
India Gate a 42 meter huge archway made up using stone, a symbol of pride resembling victory. It was built as a memorial, to commemorate the 70,000 India soldiers who killed in World War I. This monument was constructed under the supervision of Duke of Cannaught. It is located on Rajpath Street, road which connects to famous Rashtrapati Bhawan in Delhi. Beneath the gate, flame is ignited which is known as “Amar Jawan Jyoti ” for all those soldier who gave their live while fighting for the pride of their country.
Raj Ghat is a memorial to nation father “Mahatma Gandhi”, is well recognized for the mortal remains of Gandhi Ji at Raj Ghat. It has a black marble platform that marks the cremation spot of Mahatma Gandhi, you can see engraved 'Hey Ram' the last from him, along with eternal flame burning perpetually at one end. Also found variety of trees and beautiful fountains there.