Day 02: Sightseeing in Delhi
Start the day with a hearty brunch, and get ready for a whole-day tour of Old and New Delhi. The charming city has been in existence ever since the 6th century BC. It has experienced ups and downs of the history, right from the Pandavas rule right up to the British Raj. Visit the biggest mosque in India, Jama Masjid, which was commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan. About 25,000 worshippers can pray together in the mosque courtyard. Explore the busiest market in Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk on a rickshaw ride, and you will love being in the middle of the noisy and chaotic market. Take your rickshaw past the Red Fort, which served as the residence of the Mughal royal family, and its significance continues even today as Prime Minister makes a speech here as the Indian flag is hoisted. It was made during the reign of Shah Jahan emperor. You can drive past other important government buildings in Delhi such as President House, India Gate, and Rajghat. Rajghat is a simple memorialto Mahatma Gandhi, and it is here where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Visit Humayun’s Tomb, which is the original garden tomb built in the Indian continent. It was specially made in 1562 by Hamida Banu Begum, Humayun’s wife and is made of red sandstone on a large scale. Later, visit the highest brick tower in the world, the Qutab Minar, which was commissioned by the first Muslim ruler of Delhi, Qutbuddin Aibak. If you still have time, you can attend a Sufi ceremony at Nizamuddin Dargah.
After a busy and interesting day, it is time to return to your hotel and stay overnight in Delhi.