USD 12 half day Tour Per Person (minimum 4 pax)
A major metropolis, Delhi is a juxtaposition of the ancient and the modem. always bustling with life, the city is a true cosmopolitan with a quality of life that is enriching. Old Delhi-the walled city. once a seat of power of Mughals. is a glimpse into the past tradition, culture and lifestyle while suburban New Delhi, a British legacy. reflects the fast-paced present. The historical monuments, exuberant festivals and spacious avenues make Delhi a memorable experience.
A chronological review of these cities fortunately also serves as a suitable itinerary for tourists and highlights the important monuments amongst the 1300 officially listed.
The origins of Qutab Minar are shrouded in controversy. Some believe it was erected as a tower of victory to signify the beginning of the Muslims rule in India . Others say it served as a minaret to the muezzins to call the faithful to prayer. No one can, however, dispute that the tower is not only one of the finest monuments in India , but also in the world.
So called because of the red stone with which it is built, the Red Fort is one of the most magnificent palaces in the world. India ’s history, is also closely linked with this fort. It was from its ramparts that the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, announced to the nation that India was free from colonial rule. Purana Qila:
Pura qila is said to be constructed on the historic site of Indraprastha (900 BC) by Emperor Humayun and Sher Shah. Covering a circuit of about a mile, the walls of the fort have three gates and are surrounded by a moat fed by the river Yamuna.
At first sight, the Jantar Mantar appears like a gallery of modern art. It is, however, an observatory. Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur (1699-1743), a keen astronomer and a noble in the Mughal Court , was dissatisfied by the errors of brass and metal astronomical instruments.
The Mughals brought with them a love for gardens, fountains and water. The emperor’s grieving widow, Haji Begum, built Humayun’s Tomb the first mature example of Mughal architecture in India , in 1565 AD. Jama Masjid
Work in the Jama Masjid mosque was begun in 1650 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to complement his palace at the Red Fort. More than 5,000 workers toiled for six years to complete the largest mosque in India .
Representing the last phase of the Mughal style of architecture, Safdarjang’s Tomb stands in the center of an extensive garden.
Built as a memorial to commemorate the 70,000 Indian soldiers killed in World War 1 , India Gate was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and completed in 1931.
The mortal remains of Father of the Nation-Mahatma Gandhi were cremated on this spot on the west bank of the river Yamuna on the evening of January 31, 1948.
Lakshmi Narayan Mandir
Built in 1938, the temple is an ideal introduction to some of the gods of the Indian Pantheon. Visitors can also watch priests performing ritualistic prayers
A unique complex of Indian culture .It is beautifully showcases Indian art wisdom , heritage and values as a tribute to Bhagwan Swaminarayan a torchbearer of Indian culture.Set in vast 100 acres site, radiating peace, beauty, joy and divinity.