9.00 - 9.30 hrs : Pick up from your hotel.
Jama Mosque - This Grand Mosque, built in
1656 by the Emperor Shahjahan on a natural rocky outcrop,
took 6 years and 5000 workmen to construct at the
cost of nearly a million Rupees. A huge 28 m square
courtyard accommodates upto 20,000 people at prayer
times especially during Friday prayers and on Id when
it looks like a sea of worshippers.
Red Fort -Its red sandstone battlements
give this imperial citadel its name Red Fort (Lal
Quila). Commissioned by Shahjahan in 1639, it took
9 years to build and was the seat of Mughal power
until 1857, when the last Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar
was dethroned and exiled. (Closed on Monday).
Raj Ghat - India's most potent symbol of
patriotism is the site of Mahatma Gandhi's Cremation.
A somber black granite platform inscribed with his
last words "Hey Ram" (Oh God) now stands
13.00 - 13.45 hrs : Free time for
14. 00 hrs :India Gate & around
- At the Eastern end of Rajpath, the 30 ft wide India
Gate was built to commemorate the Indian and British
soldiers who died in World War 1 and those who fell
in battle in the North-West Frontier Province and
Third Afghan War.
Presidents House - Designed by Edwin
Luyten's to be the focal point of New Delhi during
British rule, the house was built for the viceroy
and is today the President of India's official residence.
It stands on the crest of Raisina Hill. Parliament
House was a later addition following the Montagu -
Chelmsford Reforms of 1919 to house the Legislative
Qutab Minar - The Qutab Minar towers
over this historic area where Qutabuddin Aibak laid
the foundation of Delhi Sultanat in 1193. He built
the Quwwatul Islam Mosque and the Qutab Minar to announce
the advent of Muslim sultans. Later Iltutmish, Alauddin
Khilji and Ferozshah Tuglak added other buildings
bringing in a new architectural style.
Free time for Shopping.
Humayun's Tomb - Humayun, the second
Mughal Emperor is buried in this tomb, the first great
example of Mughal Garden tomb and inspiration to the
incomparable wonder of the world - Taj Mahal. Built
in 1565 by a Persian architect Miraq Mirza Ghiyas.