What To Expect
The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built the Red Fort as his ruling palace. Also known as, 'Lal Qila', it is one of the most magnificent monuments in Delhi. Red Fort has two main gateways, Lahori Gate and Delhi Gate, situated on the center of the Western and Southern sides, respectively. Lahori Gate is the main entrance of Red Fort. See the attractive shops inside Red Fort and then enjoy a rickshaw ride after. Then move to India Gate and drive past by parliament and president house.
Center of the city, India Gate is almost similar to its French counterpart that honors around 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives while fighting for British Army during the World War I. The Duke of Connaught put the foundation stone of India Gate in 1921. Designed by Edwin Lutyens, the monument is 42 m high that is like an "Arc-de-Triomphe" in the middle of the crossroad. After independence, Amar Jawan Jyoti was added to remind the nation of soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the Indo-Pakistan War of December 1971.
You may take some pictures and then we'll drive to Humayun Tomb. Humayun's Tomb was built in 1565 A.D., in the memory of Humayun by his widow Hemida Banu Begum. Also known as Tomb of the Perfect Man or 'Insan-i-Kamil', which now stands as a UNESCO Heritage site. This place was once used as a refugee camp for the war affected populace and travelers during the British rule. Next stop is the Lotus temple.
The Lotus Temple is located in South Delhi and is also known as 'Bahai House of Worship'. This 20th century wonder made of marble, dolomite, cement and sand is dedicated in December 1986. This temple represents the Baha'i faith - founded by Baha'ullah, an independent world religion. The Lotus Temple is in the form of a white half-opened lotus flower. This is one of the most visited structures in India. It is estimated the temple has attracted more than 50 million visitors since it was established. Prayer sessions are conducted four times a day.
After Lotus Temple visit, you'll have lunch at one of India's most famous restaurants.
As a victory tower, Qutubuddin Aibak laid the foundation of Qutab Minar in 1199 A.D., and it was completed by his successor Iltutmish in 1368. Qutub Minar is 72.5 meters tall and was built in red sandstones. The inscriptions of holy Quran's verses and some elaborated carvings have been displayed on the tower. Besides this, you can also see the tomb of Adham Khan and Zafar Mahal within Qutub complex and the tomb of Jamali-Kamali behind it.
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4 days / 3 nights