Itinerary 1

The start point for the exciting excursion of the city of Delhi will be Connaught Place, the heart of Delhi. First we will explore all the UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in Delhi. To start with, is an astonishing 72.5 meters tall minaret which is the world's tallest brick minaret called Qutab Minar. Its construction was started in 1193 under Qutab-ud-din Aibak and was completed only in 1386 by Firoz Shah Tuglak. The Qutab Minar is also one of the most prominent and ancient examples of Indo - Islamic Architecture.

After Qutab Minar we will proceed to the Humayun's tomb. Located in central Delhi this mausoleum is said to be the inspiration for Shah Jahan's Taj Mahal. Built in 1562 the tomb was commissioned by Humayun's wife Hamida Banu Begum. It is also said that during the revolt of 1857, the last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar took refuge here along with 3 princes, before he was captured by Captain Hudson and exiled to Rangoon (now Yangon).

For lunch the best place is Dilli Haat, which is a combination of a food plaza and a crafts bazaar where you can taste delicacies from each and every state of India. Also at Dilli Haat you can buy the best Indian artifacts. After lunch we will take you on a refreshing drive to the India Gate and on the way you can also see The Rashtrapati Bhavan, The Parliament House and other important buildings constructed during the British era in India.

Our next destination will be the city of Shahjahanabad, popularly known as Old Delhi. From there we will move to the Jama Masjid. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the biggest mosque in India. The courtyard of the Jama Masjid has a capacity of over 25,000 people. The mosque also houses several relics in a closet in the north gate, including an antique copy of the Qur'an (religious book in Islam) written on deer skin. After spending some time at the Jama Masjid, we will take you to the Red Fort more popularly known as the 'Lal Quila'. Built by Shah Jahan in 1648 this fort has a special significance for India, as every year on the day of Indian Independence, the Prime Minister of India addresses the whole nation and hoists the National Flag from the Red Fort.

On completing the tour of the Red Fort you can have a totally different experience of enjoying the Light & Sound Show at the Red Fort. This show takes you back into the history of Delhi, the time when Delhi was known as Indraprastha and also beautifully presents its transformation to the modern day Luytens Delhi. With this the tour of Delhi comes to an end and you can spend the rest of the evening shopping in the famous markets of Delhi.

Note: The package price includes train/cab fares and entry ticket charges for various monuments.