Duration: [0800 Hrs to 1030 Hrs]
Old Delhi or ‘Purani Dilli’ area retains its old charm and speaks volumes about India’s history, culture and tradition. Strolling in Old Delhi area, tourists get an insight into the pulsating local life. Rana Tourist Services will take you for a Heritage Walk Tour through the narrow vibrant lanes of Old Delhi. The tour guide will unfold the colourful history of Old Delhi dating back thousands of years. Unearth the secrets of colourful and bustling streets of Old Delhi with RTS.
During your rickshaw ride you will get to ride around:
Jama Masjid is India’s largest mosque. It is the last work of Emperor Shah Jahan. Its construction be-gan in 1650 and was completed within six years. You can relive the Mughal or Mogul history of Delhi passing through the splendid corridors of this ancient mosque. The Jama Masjid stands across the road in front of the Red Fort. The spacious courtyard of the Jama Masjid holds thousands of devotees.
Narrow lanes of old Delhi: This old city is like a warren. One narrow lane leading to many others, criss-crossing the entire area.
Kinari Bazaar: Is the market where you will get to view the vivid colours of India.No Fields Found.
Morning Pick Up from your hotel in New Delhi and proceed for sightseeing of Old Delhi & New Delhi covering: Old Delhi:
A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the
Red Fort or Lal Quila – The magnificent fort symbolizes the sovereignty of India, built by Emperor Shah Jahan in 17th century. It had remained Mughal Capital of India till 1857 and attracts thousand of tourists from all over the world. The fort complex has entitled as World Heritage site in 2007 by UNESCO.
Raj Ghat – One of the most sought-after destinations of Old Delhi,Rajghat is the place where Mahatma Gandhi,the Pioneer of Truth and Non-Violence had been cremated. The abode of eternal flame, located near the bank of Yamuna, contains the Epitaph ‘He Ram’, the last word spoken by Mahatma Gandhi after he was shot. In recent years, it has become tradition to pay respect to Gandhiji by visiting the site for foreign dignitaries. Preying session are organized on every Friday in memory of Gandhiji.
Jama Masjid – Jama Masjid is the country’s largest mosque, built in 1656, where thousands of Muslims offer prayers. It lies opposite the Red Fort and is surrounded by a large number of shops, which deal in a variety of goods. The great mosque of Old Delhi is both the largest in India and the final architectural extravagance of Shah Jahan with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees.
Rickshaw Ride – Enjoy a cycle rikshaw ride at Chandni Chowk .More evidences of the ancient times that once existed in old Delhi can be found out by winding through the labyrinthine lanes of Chandni Chowk in a rickshaw. The pleasure associated with the rickshaw ride here is ultimate. The rickshaw rides gives the passengers an opportunity to see a different prospective of Chandni Chowk, which is otherwise only regarded as one of the favourite shopping avenues of Delhi.
The rickshaw pullers here take you on a ride through various routes, offering you a different experience all together. The ride is inexpensive and very cost effective, thereby giving you a chance to glance at the colurful streets of the place. A rickshaw ride from Chandni Chowk to Chawri Bazaar is very exciting and brings you face to face with wonderfully laid out shops and bazaars.
A rickshaw ride in Mughal emperor Shah Jahan’s Shahjahanabad city (old Delhi) is one of the prime attractions of Delhi. Chandni Chowk is a place to be explored and savoured by all those who do not fear crowds and have always been attracted by mixed sounds.
Afternoon transfer to restaurant Chor Bizarre for lunch (Fixed menu)
Dimly-lit and with an eclectic decor – from the ‘buffet bar’ vintage car to the four-poster bed table – Chor Bizarre specialises in Kashmiri and Mughlai cuisine. A fantasy of kitsch twisted into a unique space that is more irreverent museum, this is one restaurant that lives up to its name. A pun on chor bazaar, which literally means “thieves’ market,” Chor Bizarre is packed with fascinating odds and ends, mismatched settings, out-of-place furnishings, and reassembled bits and pieces (matchboxes, coins, chessboards, antique combs, ivory sandals, jewelry, chandeliers, a jukebox . . .), innovatively displayed to create one of India’s most visually dynamic restaurants . One table was previously a maharaja’s bed, while a 1927 vintage Fiat has become the buffet-carrying “Chaat mobile.”
New Delhi :
An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the:
Humayun’s Tomb – Built in the mid 16th century by Haji Begum, senior wife of Humayun, the second Mughal emperor, Humayun’s Tomb is an early example of Mughal architecture built in Delhi. A rose petal sandstone mausoleum built in proper Mughal style is a beautiful memorial to the poet king. Octagonal in shape, raised on a plinth, with double domes, high arches, laid in the centre of a large walled enclosure, the monument is an imposing structure.
Qutub Minar – 13 km to the south of Connaught Circus at Lalkote of 8th century Tomor Rajputs, the 72.5 m high Victory Pillar stands as a victory stand of a Muslim King Kutub-ud-din-Aibak in India. At Kila Roy Pithora, on the dilapidated fort of the last Hindu king Prithwiraj, this victory stand was made like throne in Gajni. In 1199 Kutub-ud-Din started its construction and it was completed in 1236 by Iltutmish, the son-in-law of Kutub. Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President’s Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave.
The Laxmi Narayan Temple – one of the most notable holistic sites of New Delhi, the Laxmi Narayan Temple is devoted to Hindu god and goddess- Vishnu and Laxmi. The temple, also known as Birla Temple, is bestowed with many shrines, fountains, and gorgeous garden. During festivals like Diwali and Janmashtami, it becomes centre of attractions for the devotees from all over the India.
India Gate – The national monument of India, India gate is located amidst the administrative locations of the country. Constructed in memory of 90,000 soldiers of British-Indian army who fought in the Second World War, the structure was built under the leadership of Sir Edwin Lutyens. The architectural complex is made of red stone and granite.
President House – The official residence of President of India, the building is another attraction of the New Delhi. It has remained home to the former British Viceroy of India till 1950. The magnificent structure is the finest example of Indo-British architectural monument which has caught attention of thousand of tourist all over the world.No Fields Found.