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Akshardham Temple
Azad Hind Gram
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Birla Mandir
Dilli Haat
Garden of Five Senses
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate
Jama Masjid
Jantar Mantar
Lodi Tomb
Parliment House


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Old Delhi-New Delhi

A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the

Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated;

Jama Masjid - Jama Masjid The splendid mosque built by Muhammad Ali Shah in the typical Mughal style with two minarets and three domes, lies to the west of the Hussainabad Imambara and is entirely free from pseudo Italian art then in vogue in Lucknow. Mohammad Ali Shah started the construction of this splendid mosque in 1840 but his wife Begum Malika Jahan finally completed it after his death. It is the country's largest mosque, built in 1656, where thousands of Muslims offer prayers. It lies opposite the Red Fort and is surrounded by a large number of shops, which deal in a variety of goods. The great mosque of Old Delhi is both the largest in India and the final architectural extravagance of Shah Jahan with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees.

An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the -

Humayun's Tomb - Built in the mid 16th century by Haji Begum, senior wife of Humayun, the second Mughal emperor, Humayun's Tomb is an early example of Mughal architecture built in Delhi. A rose petal sandstone mausoleum built in proper Mughal style is a beautiful memorial to the poet king. Octagonal in shape, raised on a plinth, with double domes, high arches, laid in the centre of a large walled enclosure, the monument is an imposing structure.

Qutub Minar - 13 km to the south of Connaught Circus at Lalkote of 8th century Tomor Rajputs, the 72.5 m high Victory Pillar stands as a victory stand of a Muslim King Kutub-ud-din-Aibak in India. At Kila Roy Pithora, on the dilapidated fort of the last Hindu king Prithwiraj, this victory stand was made like throne in Gajni. In 1199 Kutub-ud-Din started its construction and it was completed in 1236 by Iltutmish, the son-in-law of Kutub.

Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President's Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave.

Cost: USD 60 (upto 1 - 3 persons)

Price includes :
AC car for sightseeing, local english speaking guide, All taxes, driver allowances, parking.

Price does not include :
Entrance fee to monuments, any meals, beverages etc

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Red Fort
Red Fort is one of the most famous tourist destinations for travelers visiting Delhi. Built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan it is made of red sandstone hence giving it red color and thus came its name. It took 10 years to complete this fort (1638-1648).
Some of the places to visit inside the red fort are:
Diwan-i-Aam, is a large open space which served as a courtyard for public audiences with an ornate throne-balcony (jharokha) for the emperor. The emperor used to address his people from here.
The Diwan-i-Khas is a pavilion completely made of marble; the pillars are decorated with floral carvings and semi-precious stones. This place was used by the emperor to visit special people who came to visit him.
These are the private apartments which are built behind the throne. They are built in such a manner that looked onto the river Yamuna. The palace complex of the Red Fort is one of the best ones created by the Mughal.
Moti Masjid
Moti Masjid, the Pearl Mosque was built in 1659 as a private mosque for Aurangzeb. It is a small, three-domed mosque made of white marble.
On 15th August, (Independence Day of India) each year PM of India addresses the nation from here. The fort also holds a light and sound show in the evening (depending on the season). There are also markets nearby Red Fort area, where you can visit for shopping.
Qutub Minar
This is one of the most famous structures of Delhi. It is 72.5m long and was the tallest ‘skyscraper’ when it was built by Qutub-ud-din-Aybak, it’s a true wonder. It is also one of the UNESCO’s world heritage sites. The minaret is made of red sandstone covered with carvings and verses from the Quran. Qutub Minar has 5 storeys each of which has unique designs. The view of Delhi from the top of this monument is amazing.

It was hit by lightening couple of times and was damaged. The subsequent rulers repaired it. Thus it is still standing greatly even now. There are 379 steps which need to be climbed to reach the top of the tower.

It is also surrounded by other monuments. This place is easily reachable, as it is connected directly by Delhi Metro. Other places to visit are Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque and Iron Pillar which is collectively known as Qutub complex.

Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Delhi. Then, there is Iron Pillar which is in the centre of the mosque. It was erected by Chandragupta II. The most amazing thing about this pillar is that it does not erode and it is still there intact even after 1600 years of being built. According to one traditional belief, anyone who can encircle the entire column with their arms, with their back towards the pillar, will have their wish granted. However, this is no longer allowed by the Government anymore as they have built a fence around it for safety.

Lotus Temple (Bahai Mandir)
Situated in Kalkaji, New Delhi this is one spectacular place to visit if you are visiting Delhi. This building is shaped like a Lotus bud with 27 petals. It is suspended above a blue pond making it even more beautiful. It is a stunning marvel of Bahai Faith. It was built by Fariborz Sahba, who is from Iran in the year 1986.The temple is surrounded by lush green parks which are very well maintained.

The Lotus Temple has three layers of nine petals each in its construction. The outermost layer of nine petals is constructed opening outwards and also forms the nine entrances to the outer circular hall. The next layer of nine petals rise above the outer layer and are partially closed. These petals house the central hall. A roof made of glass and steel forms the central portion of the lotus which is open to the sky. This allows natural light into the central hall while also protecting it from the rain.

This temple is open to all. There is no distinction based on caste, religion or place in this temple. It symbolizes the love between Man and God. It is one of the most visited buildings in the world because of its unique design. Bahai faith raises worship above rituals and communal forms.

This temple has won lots of architectural awards for its striking visual impact. Seeing this temple during the evening is like watching a real lotus shimmering on the water and sending the message of humanity to all those people swarming it.

India Gate
This was built in memory of Indian Soldiers who died in World War I. This gate was designed by Sir Edward Lutyens In 1931. It is made of sand stones and granites. After India’s Independence, this place became the site of Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, known as Amar Jawan Jyoti.

The shrine under the arch of India Gate is burning since 1971. The shrine is a black marble monument with a rifle placed on its barrel, crested by a soldier's helmet. This monument is placed on an edifice which has on its four corners four torches that are always kept burning.

This place is always buzzing with tourists. India Gate is of the favorite places among families to spend an evening together. This place is crowded during evening s and a favorite night out place among families and youngsters. You can play cricket, football or Frisbees in the lawns surrounding India Gate. You can take a walk on these lawns enjoying ice creams and watch the fountains nearby.

A trip to Delhi is incomplete without visiting India Gate.

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