The capital of India is not only the power hub of the subcontinent but it also holds some of the most mesmerizing and classical works of art. A comprehensive full day sightseeing tour of New Delhi ensures that you have a time to remember. Curated keeping in mind the client’s best interests we take you through some of the most breathtaking sites which are not only unique but also one of a kind.
Day 01: Delhi (Arrival, Sightseeing and Departure)
Once you arrive in Delhi your full-day sightseeing tour will commence. You will be covering the following places:
Raj Ghat: This is a memorial dedicated to the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi. The eternal flame that keeps burning here marks the place where his mortal remains were cremated. This is also one of the most popular tourists destinations in Delhi and people visit there to pay their respects for our fallen leaders.
Jama Masjid: Built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan between the years 1644 – 1656, this red sandstone structure is one of the largest mosques in India. There are three massive domes, two grand minarets, three large gates and four grand towers. This structure is truly an architectural masterpiece.
Qutub Minar: This UNESCO world heritage minaret which is also a part of the Qutub complex is the tallest brick minaret in the world. Created by the founder of the Delhi sultanate, Qutb-ud-din-Aibak, this site is also home to another older structure of black iron pillar.
Humayun’s Tomb: This grand and majestic tomb of Delhi is dedicated to the mughal emperor Humayun. During its time this was the first garden-tomb in the entire subcontinent. This tomb is also a UNESCO world heritage site which was built by his consort.
Lotus Temple: This is a Bahai house of worship which is famous for its unique lotus flower like shape. As per CNN this place is considered to be one of the most visited structures in the world. The nine ponds surrounding the entire temple area gives the place a feeling of peace and rejuvenation.
India Gate: This memorial gateway located en route raj ghat is a ceremonial axis which was previously known as Kingsway. This structure is dedicated to 70,000 soldiers of the British Indian army who had given their lives during the First World War in France, Flanders, Persia and East Africa.
Akshardham Temple: This is one of the most breathtaking and incredible temple complexes in India. This is an architectural marvel which is dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan. There are also numerous entertaining options available like light and water show, hall of values, boat ride and so much more.
By the evening you will be taken to one of the largest shopping centres in Delhi and probably in Asia – Chandni Chowk. Here you will be able to shop for almost anything and everything. Indulge in a fun packed shopping activity where you will get everything you are looking for like traditional jewelery, Indian clothing, bags, footwear and so much more.
After you have shopped for souvenir later in the evening you will be taken on a street food eating expedition. Delhi is known for its plethora of delicious food items and Chandni chowk is the hub for lip smacking food. You can hog on food items like – Ras Malai, Dahi Bhalla, Falooda, Parathe, Gur Sandesh and many more.
After indulging in a delectable eating expedition your one day sightseeing tour will end.