What To Expect
Delhi is made up of seven ancient cities, spanning the period from the 11th to 20th centuries. It has seen the rise and fall of many emperors, which has left behind a plethora of monuments that commemorate the grandeur and glory of bygone ages. Very few cities in the world can express such a profusion of architectural styles.
Old Delhi was an ancient walled city. Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in 1650 switched the Mughal capital from Agra to Delhi. Shah Jehan, who possessed incredible talent, especially in architecture, created the seventh city and in the process brought about Delhi's glorious renaissance. We start the day with a cycle rickshaw ride through Old Delhi. Here you will see Red Fort, the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire. The fort is Shah Jehan's symbol of power and elegance, built behind red sandstone walls. Its main gate (Lahore Gate) faces Chandni Chowk, the perpetually congested avenue. Heading west from the Red Fort, you will encounter twisting lanes, small streets and crowded bazaars. If you peer through a portico you may see a man getting shaved, silver being weighed, or any other conceivable form of intense commerce. We will also visit Raj Ghat, the memorial site of the Mahatma Gandhi; Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India; and Chandni Chowk, the bustling and colorful market of the old city. Chandni Chowk was the commercial center of Delhi in the old times and you will see it come alive in the morning as the trading day starts.
Then, to show you the contrast of the old with the new, we will return to New Delhi by the Delhi Metro. This is a marvel of modern engineering to have been put in to one of the most crowded parts of India. It is a perfect example of how India is changing while still keeping to its past.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Deluxe air-conditioned vehicle for the entire trip
All sites and visits as per the program
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Delhi Red Fort is closed on Monday.
Monuments entry fee for the tour of Old Delhi will be USD 10 per person, which will be paid by the guests directly.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
4 days / 3 nights