OVERNIGHT DELHI TOUR - CAPITAL CITY OF INDIA
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DAY-01 IN DELHI

Arrival transfer from Airport / Railway station to hotel.

After wards Full day City Tour of Old and New Delhi, the capital city of India, unwinds a splendor rich with cultural heritage. The successive seat of power, Delhi is adorned with powerful history, historical monuments, museums, galleries, panoramic gardens and cultural shows. Comprising into two distinct Delhi, the Old Delhi and the New Delhi.

The city is a travel hub of entire India. Narrating the city's Mughal past, Old Delhi, takes you through the narrow lanes of Chandani Chalk, passing through formidable mosques of Jama Masjid, just opposite to it lies the famous monument of Red fort. The imperial city of New Delhi highlights the monumental structures of India Gate, President House representing the colonial style of architecture. Besides its monumental heritage, Delhi is also a shopper's paradise and has most exciting nightlife in its disco-thecae, restaurants, and cinema halls.


India Gate

Situated on Rajpath, in the center of Delhi, this 42-meter high arch was designed by Edwin Lutyens, in memory of the Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the First World War Their names can be seen inscribed on the arch. The Amar Jawan Jyoti, an eternal flame, burns in memory of the unknown soldier, beneath the shelter of the arch, which is surrounded by green lawns, fountains and water bodies - an evergreen picnic zone in the heart of central Delhi.


The City Palace

Travel to Jaipur to witness the City Palace, which is a fascinating landmark. The Hawa Mahal reflects the imposing blend of masterpiece of Rajasthan architecture. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh built this fascinating palace during his rule. The architecture of the City Palace simply reflects the fine architecture of ancient India. The City Palace has attracted many tourists throughout the entire globe.


Rashtrapati Bhawan

The president's mansion is situated on Raisina Hill in the center of Delhi, overlooking the green lawns around India Gate. This elegant building is truly worth seeing, for its architectural beauty and historic significance. The beautiful Mughal Gardens of Rashtrapati Bhawan, which are open to the public in spring, are an added attraction.


Parliament House

Located in Central Delhi, this elegant building with its wide pillared walkways and large halls is worth a visit, to see the corridors of power where India's lawmakers and statesmen decide the future of India. Raj Ghat : The memories of Mahatma Gandhi. .


Birla Mandir Laxmi Narayan Temple

It was built by the industrialist Raja Baldev Birla in 1938. The temple is an important prayer center and contains idols of several deities. Interestingly, Mahatma Gandhi, who inaugurated the temple, was also a regular visitor to it.


Humayun’s Tomb

The construction of Humayun's tomb was taken up by the grief-stricken wife of Humayun, Hamida Banu, also known as Bega Begam in 1565. Legend has it that the design of the Taj was inspired from this tomb's. In pure architectural sense, this building is probably superior and much more beautiful that the stunning Taj. Sacrilege? But really, the only thing this building lacks is the showy marble.


Red Fort

Built in Red Sand stone this imposing fort is 3 kms in perimeter with the height of the wall varying from 18 to 30 meters at places. When the Red fort was being built Yamuna used to flow on its one sides and there were deep moats on the other. Today Yamuna flows almost a kilometer away from the fort and the moats has dried up. In the evening the Delhi Tourism organizes a light and sound show which narrates the history of Delhi in context of the Red Fort.


The Lahore gate

the main entrance, has some emotions and sentiments attached with the Indian independence as the Tricolor flutters on the top of this gate. On 15th August the Indian Prime minister addresses the nation from here. As soon one enters in the fort from the Lahore gate .The Dewan-i-Am or the place of public hearing had a wall paneled with marble in laid with precious stone, which were removed during the mutiny of 1857. The Dewan-i-Khas or the place for special hearing was the area where the emperor used to hold meetings with his ministers .


Chandani Chowk

Chandani Chowk in Delhi, location dates back to 1648, which was beautifully planned by Jahanara, daughter of Emperor Shah Jahan in India. Today, Chandani Chowk Main Street of Old Delhi is a colourful and congested wholesale market. Antiques as well as modern items are available here.


Jama Masjid

Built by Shah Jahan in 1658, it is one of the largest mosques in India with a seating capacity of more than 20,000.

The mosque is situated near the Red Fort in old Delhi. This is the area that still retains the traditional charm of markets in Mughal times. The bulbous domes and tapering minarets built with marble stand strong and beautiful even to this day. This mosque has three gateways, four angle towers and two 40 m. high minarets. You can even go to the top of minarets and have a bird's eye view of Delhi.


Lotus Temple

This aesthetically designed monument, commonly known as the Lotus Temple, because the white marble structure is built to in the shape of a lotus, set amidst, lakes and green lawns. It is a serene house of meditation, within which there are no idols and total silence prevails, so all can meditate in complete peace.


Bahai Temple

The temple represents the Bahai faith which is broad in its outlook, scientific in the influence it exerts on the hearts and minds of men. It signifies the purity and the universality of the lord and equality of all religions. Visited by over four million people, annually, this gleaming lotus- like marble structure is located on Bahapur Hills (South Delhi) and it is the seventh and most recent Bahai houses of worship in the world. The temple is a must visit for every tourist who comes to Delhi. This structure, completed in 1986, is a marvel of modern architecture. Set amidst pools and gardens, the view of the temple is very spectacular just before dusk when the temple is flood lit.


Qutub Minar

The Qutub Minar was started in the 12th C and it was completed in the 13th C. This ornate tower attracts many international visitors who climb to the top for breathtaking views of the surrounding area. The Qutub Minar rises over 230 feet in the air, has five stories and is covered with intricate carvings. The first three stories are made of red sandstone, the fourth and fifth stories were built with marble and sandstone. The carvings feature the history of Qutub and inscriptions from the Koran. The complex surrounding the Qutub Minar includes the Quwwat-ul-Islam Masjid, a mosque located at the base of the tower; the gateway built in 1310; the tombs of Altamish, Alauddin Khalji and Imam Zamin, and a 2000 year old Iron Pillar- the Alai Minar. It has been struck by lightning and survived several earthquakes, despite the wear and tear the Qutub Minar has a slight tilt but has weathered the centuries well.


Akshardham Temple

In Evening visit - Akshardham Temple is a magnificent Hindu shrine, situated in the east region of New Delhi. Located on the banks of River Yamuna, it was inaugurated in November 2005, by the former President of India - APJ Abdul Kalam, the Prime Minister - Manmohan Singh and Pramukh Swami Maharaj - the spiritual leader of BAPS. Pramukh Swami Maharaj is the current spiritual leader of Swaminarayan Sanstha, BAPS. Swaminarayan Akshardham was constructed under his guidance, after his guru, Yogiji Maharaj, expressed a wish for the same.

As a spiritual leader, Swamiji constantly travels and meets people across the world, to help them lead better lives. There are various cultural and educational activities conducted by the Swaminarayan Sanstha. Akshardham is also a part of BAPS's initiative to promote Indian art, culture and values. BAPS also has a charitable arm, known as BAPS Care, working for the betterment of the people. The main shrine in the complex is dedicated to Bhawgwan Swaminarayan.


Overnight stay at hotel.

DAY-02 LEAVE DELHI

After morning breakfast departure transfer to airport / railway station to board flight / train for onward destination.


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