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Delhi in a Day – Private Old and New Delhi Sightseeing Tour

  • When does it run?
    Daily
  • Start time
    6 - 8 hours
  • Duration
    6 - 8 hours
Inclusions
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee to monuments.
COVID-19 Safety guidelines

Overview

Visit the capital of India – Delhi – and see its famous landmarks. The city, rebuilt by every new ruler, now has a multitude of architectural styles evident in the various monuments that dot the city. From the imposing Red Fort and narrow lanes of the Mughal Old Delhi to the Colonial buildings and wide boulevards of Lutyens’ central Delhi, from the Slave Dynasty’s Qutub Minar to the more modern Lakshminarayan Temple – Delhi has it all!

The busy shopping district of Chandni Chowk, once the capital of the Mughal king Shah Jehan where one is said to be able to buy “anything under the sun” is one of the highlights of this tour. Also see the tomb of Emperor Humayun and the India Gate, a monument built to honour the Indian soldiers who died in World War I.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    6 - 8 hours

  • Start time

    6 - 8 hours

  • Meeting Point

    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)

  • Ending Point

    Your hotel in Delhi

Itinerary

  • You will be picked up from your hotel and travel in an air-conditioned vehicle accompanied by a guide for a sightseeing tour of Delhi, the capital of India. Visit the following famous landmarks of New Delhi:

    Qutub Minar: The tallest hand carved brick minaret in the world at 72.5 metres, it is one of the finest examples of Indo- Islamic architecture. In the same complex is a mosque and an iron pillar, which has not rusted even after 1500 years.

    Humayun’s Tomb: The mausoleum of the Mughal Emperor Humayun, it was built in 1570 by the emperor’s widow, Haji Begum. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it was the first garden tomb of India and a forerunner of the Mughal style of architecture, with high arches and formal gardens (charbagh).

    Lakshminarayan Temple: The temple was constructed by the Birla family of industrialists in the 19th century. The presiding deity is Lakshmi Narayan and the temple has a hall decorated with beautiful paintings depicting scenes from Indian mythology.

    There will be a break for lunch (payable direct).

    You will drive past:
    India Gate: A 40 metre high war memorial arch dedicated to Indian soldiers who died in World War I.

    Rashtrapati Bhawan: The President's residence and formerly the Viceroy's Palace, this building is constructed on top of Raisina Hill. The highlight of Lutyen’s Delhi, it is an impressive sight, particularly when it is lit up.

    Parliament House and the Secretariat buildings: These buildings are an interesting blend of Victorian and 20th century architecture and formed part of Lutyen’s plan for Delhi.

    Sightseeing in Old Delhi will take you to:
    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.

    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.

    At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel. The tour ends at your hotel.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee to monuments.
  • Lunch
  • Expenses of personal nature such as table drinks, telephone calls, camera fee for still or video camera, tips to drivers and local guides
  • Any airfare, airport taxes, supplement for which are quoted separately if applicable.

Please note

Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.

Entrance fee to monuments are not included in the tour price.

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

Guide –English speaking local guide for sightseeing.

Additional info

You will travel in an air-conditioned medium-sized car if there are 1-2 passengers, Toyota Innova if there are 3 passengers and a Tempo Traveller if there are 4 - 7 passengers.The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

Customer Reviews

  • Excellent informative tour
    Dr Eric R Muller, Canada 02/24/2014
  • Wonderful time.
    FIONA McLEAN, United Kingdom 02/06/2009
  • Exactly the same as my friend
    FIONA McLEAN, United Kingdom 02/06/2009

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