Day 02 Sightseeing in Delhi
Get ready for a whole day tour of the fascinating city made of the Old and New Delhi. The city has been there ever since the 6th century BC and seen various ups and downs of the history, beginning from the Pandavas rule and right up to the British Raj. Jama Masjid is the biggest mosque in India, and about 25,000 worshippers can fit in the enclosure of the mosque. The mosque commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan and is a leading mosque. Chandni Chowk is the noisy, chaotic and the busiest market in Old Delhi. You can drive through it on a rickshaw to enjoy the uniquely Indian market. Go past the Red Fort that served as the residence of the Mughal imperial family and is a significant place even today, as the Prime Minister makes a speech at Red Fort every Independence Day. The Indian flag is hoisted from its ramparts. It was made during the rule of Emperor Shah Jahan. You can drive past other important government buildings in Delhi, such as the President House, and Rajghat, which is Mahatma Gandhi memorial. He was cremated at Rajghat in 1948. Do visit Humayun’s Tomb that was made in 1562 and commissioned by Humayun’s wife, Hamida Banu Begum. The Persian designer used red sandstone on a massive scale to build the famous garden tomb. Visit Qutub Minar, which was commissioned by Qutbuddin Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi. It is the highest brick minaret in the world.
You can attend a Sufi ceremony at Nizamuddin Dargah, but the choice is optional.
Stay overnight in Delhi.