Today tour Delhi with your guide starting the morning in Old Delhi. Built in the first half of the 17th century by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan this old city remains a dense network of overcrowded homes, markets and alleyways dominated by the enormous Red Fort – the center of 17th century Mughal government. Drive past & stop by the Red Fort for the photograph. Visit to the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, which was commissioned by Shah Jehan and completed in 1656. Below the Jama Masjid are the atmospheric alleys of the old city and the famous markets of Chandni Chowk (mainly closed on a Sunday). Explore the bustling lanes by cycle rickshaw passing craftsmen’s workshops, small mosques and colorful temples. End the morning with a memorable visit to Rajghat which was the cremation place of Mahatma Gandhi.
This afternoon explore New Delhi which was designed by renowned British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens in a combination of western and eastern styles. Visit Humayuns Tomb & the Qutb Minar complex with its impressive 13th century 72m victory tower. Leaving the Qutb Minar, drive to India Gate – a war memorial designed by Lutyens to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the First World War, on the Northwest Frontier and in the Afghan War of 1919 and, most recently, in the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971. End the day at Rashtrapati Bhavan once the Viceroy’s abode and now the official residence of the President of India.