Today morning proceed for city tour of Old Delhi.
Old Delhi was an ancient walled city. Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in 1650 switched the Mughal capital from Agra to Delhi. Shah Jehan, who possessed an exquisite talent, particularly in architecture, created the seventh city and in the process brought about Delhi’s glorious renaissance.
Here, you will see Red Fort (Drive pass), the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire. The fort is Shah Jehan’s symbol of power and elegance, built behind red sandstone walls. Its main gate (Lahore Gate) faces Chandni Chowk, the perpetually congested avenue heading west. It is filled with twisting lanes, small streets and crowded bazaars. We will also visit Raj Ghat, the memorial site of the Mahatma Gandhi and Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. Also enjoy short Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi.
Post Lunch (on direct payment basis) proceed to visit New Delhi.
New Delhi was designed and built by the British in the 1920’s. It’s a city of wide boulevards impressive government buildings, green parks and gardens. In 1911 King George V announced the transfer of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi. Lutyens designed an imperial city which had palatial-sized buildings set amid broad tree-lined avenues punctuated by Mughal style gardens, complete with fountains and shallow pools. You will visit two monuments from Delhi’s past – Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar.
Your drive takes you along the ceremonial avenue, imposing India Gate, President’s Palace and Parliament House.
At the end of the tour, you will be taken back to your hotel.
Overnight in Delhi.