The political capital of India, Delhi, makes up one of the cornerstones of the golden triangle in the country’s north. Finding its genesis in the great Indian epic the Mahabharata, as Indraprastha, Capital of the Pandava princes, today the city has transformed itself into a new incarnation. One of the most amazing aspects of Delhi is the obvious and tangible visibility of its past. Despite rapid urbanization, large portions of the city can still be described as archaeological treasures and heritage sites. Some of the most important places where the tourist visits most are Qutubminar, Red Fort, India Gate, Humayun Tomb and etc.
Qutab Minar Complex, the construction of the Qutab Minar was started by Qutab-ud-din Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi in 1200 AD. He could finish only the basement and later his successor, Iltutmish, added three more storeys. The fifth and final storey was constructed by Firoz Shah Tughlak in 1368.
Red Fort, the foundation of the Red Fort, so named after its red stone, was laid in 1618 when the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, shifted to Delhi after ruling from Agra for 11 years. Rich silk from China and velvet from Turkey were used to drape the main halls of the palace when it was inaugurated in 1647.
Humanyu’sTomb, this was built by the emperor’s grieving widow, Haji Begum, in 1565 AD. Made with red sandstone it marks the beginning of a new ornate architectural style that reached its peak in the Taj Mahal of Agra.
India Gate, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and completed in 1931 the gate is 160 ft. The Gate also houses the ‘Eternal Flame’ that burns in memory of Indian soldiers who laid down their lives in World War I.
Delhi Tour Package Itinerary
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Arrive at Delhi international airport/ Railway Station. A representative will be waiting for you inside the arrival terminal/platform, holding a placard. Meet upon arrival and transfer to your Hotel for check-in. Spend overnight at you’re the hotel.
Day 02: Delhi – Sight Seeing
After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing of Delhi. The palaces worth visiting are Raj ghat, Red Fort, built by the great Mughal Ruler Shah Jahan in the 17th century (Passing by in car on the way to Old Delhi).Then heading to Jama Masjid one of the popular mosque in India’s with rickshaw ride. After Lunch visiting India Gate – The memorial arch of the World War, President House – official residence of India’s President, Birla temple & Bangla Sahib Gurudwara. Also, visit to Humayun’s tomb and Qutub Minar. After Dinner Transef to Hotel/Airport/Railway Station depends upon forward Journey.