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UNESCO Sites-An insight to Lutyen’s Delhi

UNESCO Sites-An insight to Lutyen’s Delhi
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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.

There are 37 World Heritage Sites located in India out of which three are in Delhi- Qutub Minar, Humayun Tomb and Red Fort. The Qutub Minar and Humayun Tomb were inscribed into the list in 1993 followed by Red Fort added in the list in 2007. You will also visit part of Lutyen’s Delhi where we have the India Gate and Presidential Palace.

Day 1
Pick- Up

You will be picked up from your Hotel/Airport. Recommended time of pick up is 8.00 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.

Day 2
Humayun Tomb

Humayun’s tomb or Maqbara-e-Humayun is the resting tomb of Mughal king, Humayun. It was built in 1565 A.D. nine years after the death of Humayun, by his senior widow Begam.This is the first garden tomb in Asia and is a heritage site too. After a century from its construction, Humayun’s Tomb inspired the construction of the more famous Taj Mahal.

This spellbinding mausoleum is the first example of Mughal architecture in India with small water channels and fountains The architecture of the tomb is strongly influenced by Persian architecture. The Charbagh garden that surrounds the tomb looks very Persian and offers a nice place to relax. The complete structure is impressive and unique in itself. Double domed elevation and decorative kiosks (chattris) are the key highlights of the tomb. On the walls of the tomb, inscriptions of Quran are found. The interspersing of red sandstone and white marble in its arched facades is the striking feature of this mausoleum that from a distance seems to hover mid air

Day 3
Qutub Minar

Among the many historical monuments and archeological remains in Delhi, the most bothnotable, both in antiquity and arresting design, is the Qutub aComplex, a name given to the group of monuments ,which stands out as a landmark for miles around. Built in the early 13th century a few kilometers south of Delhi, the red sandstone tower is not only one of the finest monuments in India, but also in the world. This is the first mosque that was built in the country

Qutub Minar is a minaret located in the Qutub complex. Qutub Minar is a tapering tower, which was designed similar to the Minaret of Jam located in Western Afghanistan. This monument in India is one of the highest Minar in India. Qutub Minar is considered as the earliest Islamic monument in India. The architecture of Minar is Indo-Islamic, decorated with the Arabic inscriptions and the pillars also have Brahmi inscriptions. This is the victory tower of Mughal, which indicated the beginning of Muslim rule in India.

Day 4
Red Fort

The Red Fort is a historic fort in the city of Delhi in India. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal dynasty for nearly 200 years, until 1856. It is located in the center of Delhi, it was also the ceremonial and political center of the Mughal state and the setting for events critically impacting the region. Constructed in 1639 by the fifth Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as the palace of his fortified capital Shahjahanabad, the Red Fort is named for its massive enclosing walls of red sandstone. Even today, the spot is used for political and national ceremonies

With an architectural style which is a combination of Mughal and Persian, the structure has got a number of museums, the majestic palace and a beautiful garden in addition to many other amenities. It has got quite a lot of gates with Lahore gate being the most prominent one as it is the place ahead of which the national flag is raised during each Independence Day celebration by the prime minister before his speech.

Day 5
Rashtrapati Bhavan (Presidential Palace) and India Gate (Drive Through)

Rashtrapati Bhavan previously known as "Viceroy's House" is the official home of the President of India located at the Western end of Rajpath in New Delhi, India. Rashtrapati Bhavan may refer to only the 340-room main building that has the president's official residence, including reception halls, guest rooms and offices, also called the mansion

Day 6
India Gate

India Gate is a war memorial, which was initially named as the All India War Memorial. This structure is situated in Rajpath region of New Delhi. This structure, called India Gate is counted among the largest war memorials in India.

Includes

  • Pickup from Airport/Hotel in Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida in the morning.
  • Transportation to/from site locations.
  • Good English speakingEnglish-speaking licensed guide, certified by Ministry of Tourism (Private Guided Tour).
  • Air ConditionedAir-Conditioned Car.
  • Packaged Mineral Water.
  • All Parking, Toll Tax, Road Tax, Driver, Vehicle and Fuel Expenses.
  • All applicable taxes.

Excludes

  • Monument Fees, Camera Fees and Rickshaw Ride Fees
  • Lunch or any other meal.
  • Any Gratuities Forfor Guide & Driver

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