New Delhi - India
Walking tour around Old Delhi with a local tour guide
The foundation stone of the capital of India – New Delhi, was laid by George V, Emperor of India during the Delhi Durbar of 1911.
This is a city of fascinating history and culture, and when travelling there you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to meet all the most important sights and learn about facts and secrets of New Delhi. If you agree, then join us on this amazing full one day tour over main sight of India’s capital with your professional private local guide!
Start your day by meeting your guide in the hotel you are staying in and following him to the first of many landmarks you will see that day. Lotus Temple is not quite a recent addition to the city landscape, but it doesn’t make it less important. Your guide will explain the importance of this place as it is a holy place of worship for followers of the Baha'i faith.
After admiring this unique building walk to your next stop - Humayun’s Tomb. You private guide will explain to you that it dates back to the Mughal Empire, around 16th-18th century, and is the final resting place of Humayun (1508-1556) second Mughal Emperor. Learn some interesting facts, and proceed to the famous India Gate, or All India War Memorial Arch. The grand archway stands at the eastern end of Rajpath surrounded by gardens, and resembles Parisian Arc de Triomphe.
Continue exploring the city with your local guide and meet the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, a place of worship for Sikhs and also the most important gurudwara in New Delhi.
Afterwards you can have a little rest, and have a coffee and a snack at one of many cafes on your way to the next stop – Chandni Chowk, a famous market that has been operating for the last three centuries.
When you reach it, your guide will give you some time to buy souvenirs to take home and fully enjoy the authentic cultural vibe of this unique place. The Old Delhi gives you a chance to see two of the most important sights in the city – Jama Masjid, or the Friday Mosque which is the largest in India and can accommodate around 25,000 devotees.
And at last the grand Red Fort or Lal Qila. You professional local guide will explain to you that this unique building was constructed as the residence of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1648.
Have a splendid time exploring New Delhi and don’t forget to take some memorable photos!