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).
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. ( Except Monday as it is closed )
India Gate: A 40-meter high war memorial arch dedicated to Indian soldiers who died in World War I.
Rashtrapati Bhawan: The President’s residence and formerly the Viceroy’s Palace, this building is constructed on top of Raisina Hill. As the highlight of Lutyen’s Delhi, it is an impressive sight, particularly when it is lit up.
Raj Ghat: Set in the midst of deep green lawns, Rajghat is the place where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. A memorial to the father of the nation, Rajghat is a simple square platform with a black memorial stone with “Hey Ram” engraved on it.
“Hey Ram” were the last words uttered by the Mahatma before collapsing after being shot at. Located on the west bank of the River Yamuna, Rajghat is surrounded by a wooded area and several exotic shrubs that give the area a serene ambience