Delhi Cultural Tour
Tour Activities- Delhi Cultural Tour
Accompanied by your guide enjoy a full day of sightseeing in New Delhi with its wide tree-lined avenues and Royal Mall designed by the English architect Edwin Lutyens. Built between 1921 and 1929 the buildings are grandiose and classical symbolic of power to administer and rule.
New Delhi was chosen to be the Capital of India by the British in 1911. Starting at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the President of India, continue east down the mall to India Gate Located at Rajpath. This imposing memorial is 42 metres high and is a popular relaxation area.
Following India's independence, India Gate became the site of Indian Army's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, known as the Amar Jawan Jyoti. The Qutab Minar notable for being one of the earliest and most prominent examples of Indo-Islamic architecture. The Qutab Minar is one of the many masterpieces that depict the sheer brilliance of the ancient Mughal architects.
Holy bath at River Ganga, silk weaving centres visit and colourful bazaars
Raj Ghat the last resting place of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation. The cremation of Mahatma Gandhi took place at the Delhi Raj Ghat, on 31st January 1950. Visiting the Memorial is a somber moving experience.
Humayun's Tomb is one of the best preserved tombs in Delhi city it has beautiful high arched entrances, which spread light into the interior. The grounds are landscaped with beautiful gardens.
During the afternoon spend time at the National Museum. This is India’s finest museum that houses excellent variety of historic artifacts. You need time to get around and fully appreciate some of the rare ancient exhibits on display here. This tour is for those interested in history and the interesting connections that are the result of India’s interactions with the rest of the world right though the ages.
An astronomical observation site built to record planetary movements and compile astronomical tables. Maharaja Jai Singh had consecrated these 13 structures for 1717 - 1737 which is now in Connaught place of Delhi. Jantar Mantar is helpful in studies of time and space. As it is built with just bricks, rubble, and plastered finely with lime, these devices make it easy for a naked human eye to record the position of heavenly bodies. Jantar Mantar pursues three classical coordinates - the equatorial system, elliptical system, horizon-zenith local system. Egypt’s Ptolemaic System is similar to the apparatus set up in Jantar Mantar of Delhi.
The Birla Temple was built in honour of the Hindu goddess of wealth, Laxmi, and of her consort, Lord Vishnu. The temple has many shrines, fountains, and a large garden.
The Lotus Temple is situated at Kalkaji close to New Delhi and it has been constructed to resemble a lotus flower. The huge lotus flower has been made out of marble, dolomite, cement, and sand. It has become an iconic building in New Delhi because of its unique architecture. This Bahai temple does not impose restrictions on any visitor and is open to people of all religions.