Day12 Sightseeing in Delhi
Get ready for a combined city tour of Old and New Delhi after breakfast. The fascinating city has seen endless ups and downs from ever since its existence since the 6th century BC, right from the rule of the Pandavas and the British Raj. Do not forget to visit the largest mosque in India, Jama Masjid, which was commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan. About 25,000 worshippers can pray together in the enclosure of the mosque. Visit Humayun’s Tomb which was commissioned in 1562 by Hamida Banu Begum, wife of Humayun. Humayun’s Tomb was the first garden mausoleum built in the Indian sub-continent that used red sandstone on a large scale and was worked upon by a Persian architect. Take a rickshaw to explore the famous busiest market in Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk. There is something uniquely Indian about it with all that noise and chaos everywhere. You can drive past several government buildings such as President House, India Gate in the modern Delhi. Visit Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. This is the place where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Towards the evening, you can visit the Qutab Minar, which happens to be the tallest brick minaret in the world. It was commissioned by the first Muslim ruler of Delhi, Qutbuddin Aibak.