Home > Tour Packages > Private Day Tour of Delhi
- Duration: Approx. 10 hrs
- Destinations: Delhi
Our Tour Starts at 09:00 a.m. from your
hotel & ends around 18:30 - 19:00 hrs, at
your hotel. This is a personalized tour, so
the itinerary can be modified to suit you.
Our Driver along with his Car will report at your hotel sharp 08:45 Am in the morning. We will start our tour from New Delhi Visiting First by :
1. Qutab Minar :
Qutab Minar : 73 meter -high tower of victory,
built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak immediately
after the defeat of Delhi's last Hindu kingdom. The
tower has five distinct storey's, each marked by a
projecting balcony and tapers from a 15 m diameter
at the base to just 2.5 m at the top. The first
three storey's are made of red sandstone; the fourth
and fifth storey's are of marble and sandstone. At
the foot of the tower is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque,
the first mosque to be built in India. An
inscription over its eastern gate provocatively
informs that it was built with material obtained
from demolishing '27 Hindu temples'. A 7 m-high iron
pillar stands in the courtyard of the mosque. It is
said that if you can encircle it with your hands
while standing with your back to it your wish will
The origins of Qutab Minar are shrouded in controversy. Some believe it was erected as a tower of victory to signify the beginning of the Muslim rule in India. Others say it served as a minaret to the muezzins to call the faithful to prayer.
No one can, however, dispute that the tower is
not only one of the finest monuments in India, but
also in the world. Qutab-ud-din Aibak, the first
Muslim ruler of Delhi, commenced the construction of
the Qutab Minar in 1200 AD, but could only finish
the basement. His successor, Iltutmush, added three
more storey's, and in 1368, Firoz Shah Tughlak
constructed the fifth and the last storey.
The development of architectural styles from Aibak to Tughlak is quite evident in the minar. The relief work and even the materials used for construction differ. The 238 feet Qutab Minar is 47 feet at the base and tapers to nine feet at the apex. The tower is ornamented by bands of inscriptions and by four projecting balconies supported by elaborately decorated brackets. Even though in ruins, the Quwwat Ui Islam (Light of Islam) Mosque in the Qutab complex is one of the most magnificent structures in the world. Qutab-ud-din Aibak started its construction in 1193 and the mosque was completed in 1197.
Iltutmush in 1230 and Alla-ud-din Khilji in 1315 made additions to the building. The main mosque comprises of an inner and outer courtyard,decorated with shafts and surrounded by piller. Most of these shafts are from the 27 Hindu temples, which were plundered to construct the mosque. It is, therefore, not surprising that the Muslim mosque has typical Hindu ornamentation. Close to the mosque is one of Delhi's most curious antiques, the Iron Pillar.
2. Lotus Temple "The Baha I"
The structure is made up of pure white marble the
architect Furiburz Sabah chose the lotus as the
symbol common to Hinduism, Buddhism. Around the
blooming petals there are nine pools of water, which
lights up, in natural light. It was completed in
1986 and serves as Mother Temple of the Indian
Subcontinent. The Baha I laws emphasize that the
spirit of the House of Worship be that it is
gathering place where people of all religions may
worship God without denominational restrictions.
3. Lodhi Garden
The old lady Willington Park well know as Lodhi
Garden Spread over 90 acres, it contains Mohammed
Shah's Tomb, & Sikandar Lodhi are the good examples
of octagonal tombs build in 1444 by Ala-ud-din Alam
Shah as a tribute to Mohammed Shah. In the middle of
the garden is the Bara Gumbad it consists of a large
rubble square tombs with imposing dome, turrets are
on corners and facades giving false impression of
being double storied.
4. Humayun Tomb
Humayun Tomb was built in 1565 A.D. nine years
after the death of Humayun by his wife Banu Begum
and was designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyath, a Persian architect. Inside the walled enclosure the most notable features are the garden squares with pathways water channels, centrally located well proportional mausoleum topped by double dome. Today Humayun Tomb promotes tourism in Delhi to a great extent. It is named as mini Taj Mahal of Delhi and considered as a must see. There are several graves of Mughal rulers located inside the walled enclosure and from here in 1857 A.D
5. India Gate
Now we at almost in Centre of New Delhi where
stands the 42 m high India Gate, an " Arc de Triomphe" like archway in the middle of a crossroad.
Almost similar to its French counterpart, it
commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost
their lives fighting for the British Army during the
World War I. The memorial bears the names of more
than 13,516 British and Indian soldiers killed in
the Northwestern Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919.
The foundation stone of India Gate was laid by His Royal Highness, the Duke of Connaught in 1921 and it was designed by Edwin Lutyens. The monument was dedicated to the nation 10 years later by the then Viceroy, Lord Irwin.
Amar Jawan Jyoti was added much later, after India got its independence. The eternal flame burns round the year all day and night under the arch to remind the nation of soldiers who laid down their lives in the Indo-Pakistan War of December 1971.
The entire arch stands on a low base of red Bharatpur stone and rises in stages to a huge molding. The cornice is inscribed with the Imperial suns while both sides of the arch have INDIA, flanked by the dates MCMXIV (1914 left) and MCMXIX (1919 right). The shallow domed bowl at the top was intended to be filled with burning oil on anniversaries but this is rarely done.
During nightfall, India Gate is dramatically floodlit while the fountains nearby make a lovely display with colored lights. India Gate stands at one end of Rajpath, and the area surrounding it is generally referred to as 'India Gate'.
Surrounding the imposing structure is a large expanse of lush green lawns, which is a popular picnic spot
6. Lakshmi Narayan Temple
This temple is dedicated to Laxmi (the goddess of
prosperity) and Narayana (The preserver). The temple
is well know as Birla Mandir, is one of Delhi's
major temples and major tourist attraction. It was
build by Sh. J. K. Birla in 1939, an industrialist
and was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi on the
condition that people of all castes will be allowed
to enter the temple.
7. Raj Ghat
Raj Ghat is a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. It is a
black marble platform that marks the spot of
Gandhi's cremation on 31st January 1948. It is left
open to the sky while an eternal flame burns
perpetually at one end. It is located on the banks
of river Yamuna in Delhi. It was originally designed
to reflect the simplicity of Mahatma Gandhi's life.
In recent years, it has become customary for foreign
dignitaries visiting India to pay their respect to
Gandhi at the Raj Ghat by laying flowers on the
platform. As a sign of respect, visitors are
required to remove footwear before approaching the
memorial. A commemorative ceremony is held every
Friday. Prayer session are held at the Raj Ghat on
Gandhi's birth and death anniversaries.
8. Ref fort "Lal Qila"
Red fort was built as the fortified palace of
Shahjahanabad, capital of the fifth Mughal Emperor
Shah Jahan in 1648. Named for its massive enclosing
walls of red sand stone, It is adjacent to the older
Salimgarh Fort built by Islam Shah Suri in 1546. Red
fort the residence of the Mughal emperors of India
for nearly 200 years, until 1857. It is located in
The imperial apartment consist of row of pavilions, connected by water channel know as the stream of paradise ( Nahr- I - Behisht ) The Red Fort is considered by a water channel known as the Stream of Paradise ( Nahr -I - Behisht ) The Red Fort is considered to represent the beauty of Mughal creativity under Shah Jahan. Although the palace was planned according to Islamic model each pavilion contains architectural elements typical of Mughal buildings reflecting a fusion of Timurid Persian & Hindu traditional. Red Fort was designated a UNESCO world heritage site in 2007. The Red Fort is an iconic symbol of India. On Independence Day the prime minister hoists the national flag at the main gate of the fort
9. Jamia Masjid
Jamia Masjid is the largest in India, with a
courtyard capable of holding 25000 devotees. It was
begun in 1644 and ended up being the final
architectural extravagance of Shah Jahan the Mughal
emperor who build the Taj Mahal and the Red fort.
Jamia Masjid has 3 gates, 4 towers among of them 2
towers are 40 meters high constructed by red
sandstones and white marble
10. Chandni Chowk
After enjoying Delhi highlights we will finally
visit "Chandni Chowk" The Silver Street " the
busiest market area in whole Delhi. It was build by jahanara daughter of Shahjahan in 1638 when he
shifted his capital from Agra to Delhi. Chandni
chowk is main hub for spicy street food, spicy
market, sweet shops, silver & goldsmith repair, etc.