Delhi Day Tour (Old and New Delhi)
The tour usually starts in the morning with a pickup from your hotel or a designated meeting point. The first stop on the tour is usually Old Delhi, which is the historic part of the city and offers a glimpse into India’s rich cultural heritage.
In Old Delhi, you will visit the iconic Jama Masjid mosque, which is one of the largest mosques in India. You can explore the mosque’s stunning architecture and also climb to the top of its minaret for a panoramic view of the city.
Next, you will take a rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk, a bustling market that dates back to the 17th century. Here, you can shop for souvenirs, taste local street food, and interact with the locals.
After exploring Old Delhi, the tour takes you to New Delhi, which is the modern part of the city and the capital of India. Here, you will visit landmarks such as India Gate, a war memorial that commemorates Indian soldiers who died in World War I.
You will also visit the Parliament House, which is the seat of the Indian government and an excellent example of British colonial architecture. Other attractions in New Delhi include the Qutub Minar, a 73-meter tall minaret that dates back to the 12th century.
After exploring Old and New Delhi, the tour usually includes a break for lunch. After lunch, you will be dropped off at your hotel or the designated drop-off point.
Overall, an Old and New Delhi tour is an excellent way to explore the city’s rich history, culture, and architecture, and experience the contrast between the old and the new parts of the city.
- Explore the bustling bazaars of Chandni Chowk, the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi.
- Visit iconic landmarks such as the Red Fort, Qutub Minar and India Gate.
- Stop by the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India.
- Take an optional rickshaw ride through the winding streets of Old Delhi.
- Be mesmerized by the beautiful Mughal architecture of Humayun’s Tomb.
- See the Presidential Palace, the official residence of the President of India.
- Stop by the Lotus Temple, a Bahá’í House of Worship.
old and new delhi tour
Our driver will take you up from Delhi airport or from your hotel and then we will start the tour of the city with our tour guide.
Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque)
Later, proceed to visit Jama Masjid, a beautiful pocket of calm at the heart of Old Delhi’s mayhem. India’s largest mosque is built on a 10 meter elevation, towering above the surrounding hubbub. It can hold a mind blowing 25000 people.
In the heart of Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk is a busy shopping area with markets full of spices, dried fruit, silver jewelry and vivid sarees, while the narrow side streets are crowded with tiny shops selling essential oils, stationery and traditional Indian sweets.
Chandni Chowk is famous for clothes, electronic items, Indian spices and street food.
Following your time there, visit Rashtrapati Bhawan and India Gate. India Gate Memorial was built in 1931 to commemorate the Indian Soldiers.
Qutub Minar (Victory Tower)
After that, proceed to visit Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Qutub Minar is an excellent example of Afghan architecture constructed with marble and red-sandstone and stands 75 meters tall.
Continue your sightseeing by visiting one more UNESCO World Heritage Site—Humayun’s Tomb. This tomb is the tomb of the second Mughal Emperor, Humayun.
The Parliament House (Sansad Bhavan) is located in New Delhi. It was designed by Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker, who were made responsible for the planning and construction of New Delhi by the British government, as the home of the Central Legislative Assembly, the Council of State, and the Chamber of Princes.
Lunch at multi – cuisine restaurants in Delhi.
After the sightseeing, you will be dropped at the airport or at your hotel in Delhi with delightful memories.
Swaminarayan Akshardham is a Hindu temple, and spiritual-cultural campus in Delhi, India. The temple is close to the border with Noida. Also referred to as Akshardham Temple or Akshardham Delhi, the complex displays millennia of traditional and modern Hindu culture, spirituality, and architecture.
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