The Capital city of India has a horde of places to visit in Old Delhi. Otherwise called ‘Purani Dilli’, this fence around Delhi infolds a number of historical and heritage places that fascinates tourists from around the sphere. Apart from these, you will find busy looking people, religious personalities and many clusters of friends scattered around Old Delhi.
Delhi is also called the heart of India. It’s not only the country’s capital but is also well known for its glorious historical monuments, which are constant source of tourist attraction. Delhi has been through so many turmoils over the last seven centuries has naturally a very interesting and exciting.
You will be picked up from your Hotel/Airport. The recommended time of pick up is 8 am to 9.00 am. Subsequently, you will meet our well trained and experienced tour guide who is well aware of all the places in the City.
Purana Qila in Delhi built by the Sher Shah Suri, the Old Fort holds to be one of the oldest forts of India. This riverside stone fortress with ramparts consists of three gates, one of which is the Mughal style Humayun Gate. It also hosts a mosque from the 16th century. It is a good place to visit to experience the charm of ancient ruins. During the Partition of India, in August 1947 the Purana Qila along with the neighboring Humayun's Tomb became the site for refugee camps for Muslims migrating to newly founded Pakistan. This included over 12,000 government employees who had opted for service in Pakistan, and between 150,000–200,000 Muslim refugees, who swarmed inside Purana Qila by September 1947, when the Indian government took over the management of the two camps. The Purana Qila camp remained functional until early 1948, as the trains to Pakistan waited until October 1947 to start.
The Feroz Shah Kotla or Kotla was a fortress built by Sultan Feroz Shah Tughlaq to house his version of Delhi city called Ferozabad. The city and the fort were established on the banks of river Yamuna. Many other monuments were constructed in the fort-like mosques, palaces, and madrasas. Gardens were also made which were very beautiful. Feroz Shah built the fort and the city because there was a problem in water supply in his previous capital Tughlaqabad
One thing that will draw your attention is the Ashokan Pillar which stands tall on the top of a pyramidal three-tiered structure. The 13 meters high pillar, which was brought by Feroz Shah Tughlaq from Ambala to Delhi, bears the edicts of Ashoka’s principles. On Thursdays, many locals can be sighted appeasing the jinns and the spirits that are said to reside there, by lighting candles, incense sticks and offering milk and grains. For the lovers of history, who are passionate about ancient architectures and dynasties, this place has enough archaeological importance. Visit the fort for a stupendous insight into history!
There is one such mystical place located within the city, yet far from the bustle of city life! It is none other than the ancient stepwell Agrasen Ki Baoli. One would get startled by its haunting beauty and rustic charm. The deeper you go, the far you are from the outside world. Agrasen Ki Baoli is a protected monument and one of the must-visit places in India. It is said to be a haunted place but experiences differ from person to person.However, its beguiling architecture silently calls for our attention. A beautiful step-well with a mystery surrounding its past, Agrasen Baoli in Delhi is believed to have been built by King Agrasen, dating back to when the Mahabharata is believed to have occurred. It is believed to have been rebuilt by the Agrawal community in the 14th century, which gives the place its current charm. This Baoli, with 108 steps, is among a few of its kind in Delhi.
Explore the bustling streets on foot and, rickshaw ride leading your way to Khari Baoli.It is a street in Old Delhi as Asia's largest wholesale spice market selling all kinds of spices, nuts, herbs and food products like rice and tea. We will also ride through Chandani Chowk, one of the oldest shopping streets of Delhi.
- Pickup from Airport/Hotel in Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida in the morning.
- Transportation to/from site locations.
- Good English-speaking licensed guide, certified by the Ministry of Tourism (Private Guided Tour).
- Air-Conditioned Car.
- Packaged Mineral Water.
- All Parking, Toll Tax, Road Tax, Driver, Vehicle and Fuel Expenses.
- All applicable taxes.
- Monument Fees, Camera Fees and Rickshaw Ride Fees
- Lunch or any other meal.
- Any Gratuities Forfor Guide & Driver