Half day Old Delhi Tour
09:30 - 13:30 HRS or 13:30 - 17:00 HRS
This half-day tour is meant for people short on time, but still want to know a bit about the place before they go back. The tour takes you around the most important landmarks in Delhi.
You will be set out from your hotel in an air-conditioned car/coach for a sightseeing tour in New Delhi, the capital of India. A local English speaking guide will accompany you on this excursion. You will visit the following famous landmarks of the city:
Red Fort: One of the most spectacular pieces of Mughal Architecture is the Lal Quila or the Red Fort. Built by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan between 1638 and 1648, the Red Fort has walls extending up to 2 kms. in length with the height varying from 18 mts. on the river side to 33 mts. on the city side.
Jama Masjid: The Jama Masjid has the distinction of being the largest Mosque in the country. It lies opposite the Red Fort and is flanked by a plethora of shops dealing in a variety of goods. This great mosque is the final gift of Shahjahan to the architectural heritage of India. Planned and designed by the great sculptor, Ostaad Khalil, the Masjid is said to be the replica of Moti Masjid in Agra. It is called Masjid-e-Jahanuma. About 5000 artisans were employed to accomplish the task of constructing this Rs. 10 crore architectural marvel.
HALF DAY HERITAGE TOUR OF DELHI
09:30 - 13:30 HRS OR 13:30 - 17:00 HRS
You will be set out from your hotel in an air conditioned car/coach for a sightseeing tour in New Delhi, the capital of India. A local English speaking guide will accompany you on this excursion. You will visit the following famous landmarks of the city:
Qutub Minar: The tallest hand carved brick minaret in the world at 72.5 meters, it is one of the finest examples of Indo- Islamic architecture. The construction began in the 12th century by the slave king Qutubuddin Aibak, from whose name the minaret gets its name. In the same complex is a mosque and iron pillar, which has not rusted even after 1,500 years.
Humayun's Tomb: The mausoleum of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. It was built in 1570 by the emperor's widow, Haji Begum. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it was the first garden tomb of India and a forerunner of the Mughal style of architecture, with high arches and formal gardens (charbagh).