PRE - POST TOURS - FULL DAY DELHI SIGHTSEEING

0830 Hrs. : Pick up from the hotel and proceed for Full Day Delhi Sightseeing as per the Itinerary given below.
 
0915 Hrs. : Visit the 12th century Qutub-Minar in red and buff stonework is the uppermost tower in India. It has a diameter of 14.32m at the base and about 2.75m on the top with a height of 72.5m.Qutb-u'd-Din Aibak placed the foundation of Qutab Minar in AD 1199. The minar was said to have been built to delight the triumph of Mohammed Ghori, the intruder from Afghanistan, over the Rajputs in 1192. He raised the first storey, to which were added three more storeys by his successor and son-in-law, Shamsu'd-Din IItutmish (AD 1211-36). All the storeys are fenced by a projected balcony encircling the Minar and supported by stone brackets, which are decorated with honeycomb design, more obviously in the first storey.
1030 Hrs. : Later proceed for Humayun Tomb - Humayun's Tomb is situated in Delhi. Humayun's senior widow Bega Begam, popularly known as Haji Begam built the tomb, at a cost of 15 lakh rupees. It was built in the year 1565. It is amid the first examples of Mughal architecture, with tall arches and a double dome. There are two high double-storey gateways on the west and south that indication to the enclosure. There is a tower in the center of the eastern wall and a bath chamber in the center of the northern wall. To enter the tomb's chamber one has to come through the south entrance while the other three sides are covered with mesh wire in white marble. In the tranquility of the central chamber lies the tomb, though the actual resting-place of Humayun is directly lower in an underground chamber. The lofty mausoleum is in the center of the enclosure and rises from a podium faced with series of cells having arched openings.
 
1200 Hrs. : Later proceed for India Gate , Situated at the eastern end of Rajpath in Central Delhi is the 42 m high stone arch of victory, renowned as the India Gate. Formally known as the All India War Memorial previously, the basis stone of this magnanimous construction was laid by the Duke of Connaught in 1921 and dedicated to the nation in 1931 by the Viceroy ,Lord Irwin.

Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, the India Gate stands on a low base of red Bharatpur stone and rises in stages to a huge cornice Above on both sides is inscribed INDIA, flanked by MCM and to the right, XIX. The names of the 90,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who lost their lives in World War-I, and an additional 13,516 names who lost their lives in the North-West Frontier in the Afghan War of 1919 are adorned on the walls of this grand construction.
 
1230 Hrs. to 1330 Hrs.: Lunch at local restaurant
 
1400 Hrs. : Tour start with Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India. Shah Jahan built it in 1656. It is situated in Delhi. It's also known as 'Masjid-i-Jahan Numa', 'Jahan' means 'World' and Numa means 'Visible'. Its patio has a volume to hold nearly 25, 000 worshippers. The mosque has three huge gateways, four angle towers, and two minarets, both, which are 40 meters high. The eastern doorway was originally vulnerable only to the emperor. It was built with red sandstone. White marble has also been used extensively, specially in the three domes and has been inlaid with stripes of black. Wide staircases and arched gateways are the hallmark of this popular mosque. The Masjid also comprises of a great treasure that has been kept in the northeast corner of the white shrine. The gem comprises of a hair of the beard of Hazrat Mahmmad, his used chappal, a chapter of Koran taken from its original holy book, the canopy of his tombstone and the foot print of Muhammad on the stone.
 
1430 Hrs. : Rickshaw Ride from Jama Masjid to Red Fort.
 
1445 Hrs. : Tour start of The Red Fort, Shah Jahan's elegant citadel in red sandstone, was built on the western bank of the river Yamuna. Shahjahan, started the construction of this enormous fort in 1638, when he shifted the capital from Agra to Delhi. The fort was completed along with the huge city of Shajahanabad after nine years on 16th April 1648. This sandstone fort possess grand audience halls, marble palaces, once fixed with precious stones, a market place where the royalty used to shop, a mosque, gardens with marbled fountains, plazas, baths etc. The Lahore Gate : The Lahore Gate of the palace is veiled by the Babar added by Aurangzeb, a Mughal emperor. The gate is from where the Prime Minister addresses the nation and unfurls the National Flag on August 15, Independence Day. Chatta Chowk : The entrance of the Gate leads through a long covered bazaar called the Chatta Chowk. From Chatta Chowk follows the Naqqar Khana(Drum Room) also called Naubat Khana or the Welcome Room, which earlier formed part of a square enclosure with apartments for the umrah (Nobles) on duty. The Naqqar Khana is 49 feet high with an open curved hall at the top which served as a music gallery from where the strains of music filtered down to welcome the Emperor or to bid him a safe journey. The War Memorial Museum is kept on the first floor
 
1600 Hrs. : Shopping time for 1 Hour at Janpath.
1700 Hrs. : Return to Hotel
 
Imp Note : Red Fort is closed on Every Monday
 
 
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