Day 2 – Delhi
The next morning you will be taken on a guided tour of Delhi highlighting the stark contrasts between Old and New Delhi.
Take your breakfast and proceed for the guided tour to visit the Old Delhi. You will come across some monuments of Mughal History like the Jama Masjid. It is known to be the largest and best of all the mosques in India.
After your visit to Jama Masjid, you take an Auto Rickshaw ride through the small lanes of the Chandni Chowk Bazaar. It used to be the shopping centre in the Mughal Era.
Later you can visit the Raj Ghat and pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation.
New Delhi can be on your agenda in the afternoon. You can go visit the Humayun’s Tomb. It was constructed in the memory of Mughal Badshah Humayun who died in 1556 by his wife Haji Begum. She commenced the construction in 1569, fourteen years after his death. It is built in proper Mughal style and is inspired by Persian architecture.
As you drive past the Sufdarjang Tomb, you visit the Qutub Minar. The tomb of Iltutmish was built in 1235 AD and it is a plain square that has chambers of red sandstone which are intricately carved with inscriptions, some geometrical and arabesque patterns in Saracenic tradition. You will find such inscriptions on the entrances and the entire interior.
Then you visit the Laxmi Narayan Temple and seek blessings. Drive past the Embassy and the visit the Rastrapati Bhavan, Parliament and the President Palace and then pay tributes to the soldiers of the Indian Army who sacrificed their lives for the nation at the India Gate.
Get back to your hotel and sleep.