Vivacious Old Delhi
Take a private half-day tour of Old Delhi to discover the highlights of Delhi’s ancient Mughal city. Travel with your guide in an air-conditioned car to Heritage sites such as Red Fort (A UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Jama Masjid. You'll also get a comprehensive introduction to Old Delhi with commentary from your guide about the city's history and culture, a cycle rickshaw ride in the old streets of Chandni Chowk and visit to sites including Raj Ghat, Shanti Vana. Includes private guide and driver, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
Begin your private guided tour after you are picked up at 9:30 am. Sightseeing in Old Delhi, visiting Red Fort. Lal Quila was built by Shahjahan (the Mughal Emperor who built the famous Taj Mahal), and used as a military camp by the British. After many alterations and additions by various rulers, it is now a marvel stretching over 2.5 kilometers along the bank of the Yamuna. The Diwan-i-Khaas and Diwan-e-Aam, where the Emperor conducted assemblies, the Nahrr-i-Behisht (Stream of Paradise) which runs through the centers of the pavilions, the Rang Mahal (Pleasure Palace), the Naubat Khaana (Drum House) - these are not the only things to see here. Explore the hammams (Turkish style baths), the zenanas (private quarters of royal ladies), Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque), and many such wonders tucked away inside.
Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques in India, also known by the name of "Masjid-i-Jahan Numa" (visible to the world). Situated near the Red Fort in Delhi, it is one of the last monuments built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Designed as Shah Jahan's primary mosque, Jamma Masjid of Delhi is built in red sandstone, with an extensive use of white marble. The interiors of the mosque are inlaid with stripes of black. It took six years to complete this simple yet elegant monument. Delhi Jama Masjid was built on a high platform so as to make it visible from all the neighboring areas. Chandni Chowk (Old shopping market) is near with this mosque. The best way to explore this area is on a cycle-rickshaw or on foot.
RAJ GHAT - A simple square platform of black marble marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated following his assassination in 1948. It is surrounded by a beautiful park with labelled trees planted by notables like Queen Elizabeth II, USA President Eisenhower, Ho Chi Minh and various others. Two museums dedicated to Gandhiji are nearby.
SHANTI VANA - This place is the memorial of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India (1947-1964). He was cremated here after his death on 27th May 1964. A great leader and democrat to the core, Nehru was introspective and at times impatient. He is counted among the towering leaders of the world on one hand and is also one of the top 10 writers of the world. Passionately fond of children, his birthday 14th November is celebrated as Children's Day in India. His residence "Teen Murti Bhawan" has now been converted into a museum (see details in museum section).
After sightseeing is complete, drop at your hotel/Residence.
|Mode Of Transport||Tour Cost|
|A/C Toyota Innova Car (2 to 3 Pax)||2795/- INR Per Person|
|A/C 09 Seater Tempo Traveller (4 to 8 Pax)||2560/- INR Per Person|
|A/C Mini Coach (9 to 18 Pax)||2170/- INR Per Person|