Day New Delhi Tour With Lunch
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A DAY IN NEW DELHI (Duration: 7-8 hours)
New Delhi is not just the city planned by Sir Edward
Lutyens, an architect commissioned by the British to
design India’s new capital in 1911, but a blend
of the same along with its glorious past, depicted through
ruins of forts, tombs of earlier rulers, dilapidated
archways and much more. It is an experience of the old
within the new.
On picking you up from the hotel, our tour begins with
a drive looking at the impressive.
Rashtrapati Bhawan (President House)
Rashtrapati Bhawan, spread out on Raisina Hill,
is the official residence of the President of India
and the central point of New Delhi. Designed by Sir
Edwin Landseer Lutyens, the architect of New Delhi,
it housed the Viceroy during the British Rule in India
Driving from Rashtrapati Bhawan down on Rajpath, standing
on a cross road at the centre of New Delhi is the India
Gate. This 42 metre high monument was built in 1931
as a memorial for Indian and British soldiers martyred
during World War I (1914-1918) and the Afghan War (1919).
The names of the martyrs are inscribed on this imposing
monument. Under the arch of India Gate is the Amar Jawan
Jyoti or the ‘Flame of the Immortal Warrior’.
The eternal flame burns day and night, paying homage
to the soldiers who died in the Indo-Pak war (1971).
The black marble cenotaph has a rifle placed on its
barrel, crested by a soldier’s helmet and guarded
by the flags of the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force.
We then visit the monuments.
This magnificent garden tomb is the first substantial
example of Mughal architecture in India. A UNESCO World
Heritage Site, Humayun’s Tomb, designed by a Persian
architect, was built by the widow of second Mughal Emperor,
Humayun (1530-1556). Humayun’s Tomb stands second
only to the Taj Mahal in merit. It lies at the centre
of a massive, square garden complex enclosed by high
walls on three sides and the river Yamuna on the fourth.
Within its premises lie several small monuments. It
was from here that the last Mughal ruler was captured
by the British in 1857.
Lunch at a local restaurant
Savour the flavours of Indian Vegetarian Food at a moderate
An important example of the Indo-Islamic architecture,
the Qutub Minar standing at a height of 73 m, is the
tallest brick minaret in the world. A World Heritage
Site, this tower of victory was built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din
Aibak, the 1st Muslim ruler of Delhi, immediately after
the defeat of Delhi’s last Hindu kingdom. At the
foot of the tower is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, the
first mosque to be built in India. Close to the mosque
is one of Delhi’s most curious antiques, the Iron
Pillar. It is said that if you can encircle it with
your hands while standing with your back to it your
wish will be fulfilled.
Experience of Historical Hidden Treasures within
New Delhi has some amazing hidden treasures within the
city. Visit to some of these places details of which
can be seen walking down Janpath Street, earlier known
as the ‘Queensway’, looking at the local
Indian artifacts and apparel, reach the Central Cottage
Industries Emporium, a Government of India Enterprise,
and you can shop for memoirs and gifts if you require
for your family and friends.
The day ends here and you are dropped back to the hotel.
- Travel by air conditioned car.
- Car parking fee.
- Friendly services of an English speaking escort.
- Bottled water.
- Lunch at a moderate Indian vegetarian restaurant.
- Entrance Fee at monuments, where applicable.
- Camera/Video charges where applicable.
- Personal expenses, such as table drink, telephone calls,
- Any additional expenses caused by disturbance in program
due to weather conditions, sickness, natural disasters,
- Liability for or insurance against injury, loss of life,
accidents or loss of goods.
- Any other services not mentioned in the ‘Package
What to wear:
Please dress modestly, wearing full pants,
and ensure that you have adequate protection against
the sun. Usually you have to take off footwear to visit