Jaipur – Delhi

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Jaipur – Delhi Same Day Tour Package

00d9b1e39f02d57be65ad2a9a6eaa3b8_XLDelhi, the capital of India, blends past and present vividly. The city has seen the rise and fall of so many dynasties that reference has often been made to the “Seven cities of Delhi.”

Legend has it that Delhi was founded as early as 1200 BC by the Pandavas, heroes of the Indian religious epic , the Mahabharata. History is everywhere, and the past is always present. The altitude of Delhi is 239 meters above sea level.

The city is divided into Old and New Delhi, and each has its distinct character. Old Delhi’s streets are crowded even by Indian standards, but it is vibrant with smells and colors, and many historic monuments. New Delhi is more spacious and orderly. It was planned by British architects in the early 20th century when the capital was moved from Calcutta (Kolkata). Connaught Place and Janpethh, the city’s main shopping and business districts, are situated here.

Sightseeing Highlights

Jama Masjid – An eloquent reminder of Mughal religious fervor, India’s largest mosque was built by Shah Jahan in 1656 at the height of Mughal power. The mosque stands opposite the Red Fort. There is not very much to see within, but the building withh its onion-shaped domes is a good example of Mughal architecture. Take off your shoes before entering.

Red Fort – The impressive Red Fort stands along the eastern edge of the walled city (Old Delhi) on the west bank of the River Yamuna. The Red Fort was built as a royal residence by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.

Qutab Minar – The Qutab Minar is a commemorative tower built by Allauddin Khilji in the 13th century. It is five stories high, each story clearly distinguished by a projecting balcony. The buildings around are also worth wandering through.

Humayun’s Tomb – Its on Mathura Road, was built in the mid 16th century by Haji Begum, wife of the second Mughal Emperor, Humayun. It displays characteristics of the Mughal style with high arches and double domes, and is considered the forerunner of the Taj Mahal.

Raj Ghat – Memorial to Mahatma Gandhi the father of Nation is a place where he was cremated.

Lotus ( Bahai ) Temple – The Lotus Temple also known as Bahai temple a house of worship completed in 1986. Notable for its Lotus flowerlike shape has become a prominent place of attraction in New Delhi. It remain closed on Monday.

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