Enjoy a city tour of New Delhi.
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel in a chauffeur-driven car for a city tour of New Delhi.Start a mesmerizing tour of the City of Djinns with a visit to Imperial Delhi, accompanied by your local guide. Soak in the grandiose of the city with a drive past the imposing 42 meters tall India Gate (war memorial arch), set amidst the sprawling gardens standing alone as it were. With its eternal flame andthe names inscribed on its arch, it affords a perfect tribute to 82000 soldiers of the Indian army who died in the First World War. We now drive past the Parliament House andthe RashtrapatiBhavan(the President's Residence), a structure epitomizing India's strength, its democratic traditions and secular character.
Once you're done, your experience at these national monuments will only be outshined as you head next to the magnificent Tomb of Humayun. Considered a forerunner to the TajMahal, the Persian red sandstone structure evokes another era and is bound to lure you with its majestic, old world charm.
Later, we drive through the busy streets of Delhi catching a glimpse of a bustling life not ready to stop at any point of time. We arrive at the 13th century buff sandstone tower, the QutabMinar. In AD 1199, Qutbu'd-Din Aibak laid the foundation of this masterpiece in stone, to which were added three more storeys by his successor and son-in-law, Shamsu'd-Din Iltutmish. QutubMinar, the leaning tower of India (it leans 2 feet of its axis) located ideally in the lush green complex still stands tall despite being hit several times by lightening and earthquakes. Though, it was the first formal entry of Islamic rule in India, its various structures offer very interesting insights into its architecture.