There is so much to explore in Capital City and this tour is just about it. Explore the non-obvious attractions too.
Day 1: Arrival at Delhi and local sightseeing Day 1
On the day 1, our representative will receive you at Delhi airport / railway station. You will then check-in in the hotel and later in the day, we will proceed for local sightseeing of the capital city.
Places to visit:
India Gate: At the centre of New Delhi stands the 42 m high India Gate, an "Arc-de-Triomphe" like archway in the middle of a crossroad. Almost similar to its French counterpart, it commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the World War I. The memorial bears the names of more than 13,516 British and Indian soldiers killed in the Northwestern Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919.
National War Memorial: The National War Memorial has spread over 40 acres in the India Gate complex behind the canopy, commemorating the sacrifices made by Indian soldiers.
Parliament House: Sansad Marg is a street located in New Delhi, India. The street gets its name from the Parliament House. The Parliament House, designed by Sir Herbert Baker, is located at the one end of Sansad Marg, which runs perpendicular to the Rajpath in Lutyens' Delhi and ends at Connaught Place Circle.
Day 2: Delhi local sightseeing
Places to visit:
National Rail Museum: The National Rail Museum in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, displays exhibits on the history of rail transport in India. The museum was inaugurated on 1 February 1977, and spans over 10 acres. In addition to its vast galleries, the museum features simulations of coaches, diesel engines, and steam engines. Must visit for all age groups.
Humayun's Tomb: This magnificent garden tomb is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India. It was built in 1565 A.D. nine years after the death of Humayun, by his senior widow Bega Begam. Inside the walled enclosure the most notable features are the garden squares (chaharbagh) with pathways water channels, centrally located well proportional mausoleum topped by double dome.
Swaminarayan Akshardham: Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Delhi epitomizes 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breathtaking grandeur, beauty, wisdom an d bliss. It brilliantly showcases the essence of India’s ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spiritual messages. The Akshardham experience is an enlightening journey through India’s glorious art, values and contributions for the progress, happiness and harmony of mankind.
Agrasen Ki Baoli: The protected monument by the Archeological Survey of India, Agrasen Ki Baoli is a 60-meter long and 15-meter wide historical step well on Hailey Road near Connaught Place in New Delhi. Agrasen Ki Baoli is among a few of its kind in Delhi, consisting of 103 steps made of red stone.
Day 3: Delhi local sightseeing Day 3
Places to visit:
National Zoological Park: The National Zoological Park is a 176-acre zoo near the Old Fort in Delhi, India. A 16th-century citadel, a sprawling green island and a motley collection of animals and birds, all in the middle of a burgeoning urban Delhi.
Qutub Minar: Qutab Minar is a soaring, 73 m-high tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak immediately after the defeat of Delhi's last Hindu kingdom. The tower has five distinct storeys, each marked by a projecting balcony and tapers from a 15 m diameter at the base to just 2.5 m at the top.
Red Fort: The Red sandstone walls of the massive Red Fort (Lal Qila) rise 33-m above the clamour of Old Delhi as a reminder of the magnificent power and pomp of the Mughal emperors. The walls, built in 1638, were designed to keep out invaders, now they mainly keep out the noise and confusion of the city. The main gate, Lahore Gate, is one of the emotional and symbolic focal points of the modern Indian nation.
Chandni Chowk: In the heart of Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk is a busy shopping area with markets full of spices, dried fruit, silver jewelry and vivid saris, while the narrow side streets are crowded with tiny shops selling essential oils, stationery and traditional Indian sweets.
Day 4: Departure
Our tour of Capital City comes to its conclusion today. We will see you off till we meet again.