Visit the famous attractions of Old Delhi on this private tour and discover the fascinating history of India. Also called the Walled City, Old Delhi once served as a second capital of the Mughal Empire.
The Red Fort is one of the most famous sights of Old Delhi and tells of an important period in the history of Mughal India. A massive fortress with a wall that runs for 2 kilometres, it houses impressive buildings like the Diwan-i-Aam (Hall of Commons) and Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience), where the emperor held a glittering court. The Jama Masjid is another famous sight in Old Delhi, a red sandstone and marble structure overlooking the busy market below. The largest mosque in India, it was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan.
Once the imperial avenue of the Mughals, Chandni Chowk is now dotted with colourful shops selling everything from wedding clothes to beautiful silver jewellery. Rickshaws jostle for space with people and the smell of sweet jalebis (an Indian sweet) is extremely enticing.
Take a sightseeing tour in Old Delhi and explore the famous historical landmarks of India.
You will be picked up from your hotel in an air conditioned private vehicle for a sightseeing tour in Old Delhi. A local English speaking guide will accompany you on this excursion. Visit the following famous landmarks of the city:
• Raj Ghat: Mahatma Gandhi, one of the greatest freedom fighters of India was cremated here after his assassination in 1948.
• Jama Masjid: The largest mosque in India, it was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in the 17th century. Constructed with red sandstone and marble, it stands testimony to the architectural skills of the Mughals.
• Red Fort: A massive fort with walls running for 2 kilometres, it was built to serve as the second capital for Shah Jehan and has a number of important buildings like the Diwan-i-Aam (Hall of Public Audience), Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience) and Rang Mahal (Palace of Colours). The famous Peacock Throne was carried off from the Diwan-i-Khas by Nadir Shah. The Red Fort is now where the Prime Minister of India gives the Independence Day speech.
• Chandni Chowk: Once an imperial avenue of Mughal royalty, Chandni Chowk is one of the busiest commercial areas of the city, where rickshaws jostle for space with cars, buses and people. Walk through the market for a flavour of an Indian bazaar (market).
At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel. The tour ends at your hotel.
Thank you for a fantastic half day tour of Delhi - our guide (Jasveer / Jesse) was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and organised. The driver ensured that we travelled...Ms Laura Pilgrim
Daily except Monday
Start time: 0900h (9:00am)
Duration: 4 hours
Your hotel in Delhi. (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Do carry a camera as there will be several photo opportunities on this tour
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details
Pick up and drop off is not included from NCR (National Capital Region) Hotels.
If clients are staying in NCR hotels (Gurgaon, Faridabad and Noida) so there will be supplement of US$20 total for extra running of vehicle and taxes.
Red Fort remains closed on Monday
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