Delhi Sightseeings, 1 Day Dour By Car,
During the day time, you will pick up from Hotel and proceed for full day sightseeing of Old Delhi, Delhi is a city that bridges two different worlds. Old Delhi, once the capital of Islamic India, is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling havelis and formidable mosques. In contrast, the imperial city of New Delhi created by the British Raj is composed of spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings. Delhi has been the seat of power for several rulers and many empires for about a millennium. Many a times the city was built, destroyed and then rebuilt here. Interestingly, a number of Delhi rulers played a dual role, first as destroyers and then as creators.
Places to Visit During Sightseeing of Old Delhi,
This great mosque of Old Delhi is the largest in India, with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees. It was begun in 1644 and ended up being the final architectural extravagance of Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor who built the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort.
The Red sandstone walls of the massive Red Fort (Lal Qila) rise 33-m above the clamour of Old Delhi as a reminder of the magnificent power and pomp of the Mughal emperors. The walls, built in 1638, were designed to keep out invaders, now they mainly keep out the noise and confusion of the city.
It is the perfect place to shop in. This densely populated market has been around for more than three centuries and was once visited by merchants from Turkey, China and even Holland. You may buy curios and souvenirs from here.
A simple square platform of black marble marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated following his assassination in 1948.
Guru Teg Bahadur Memorial,
The memorial has been constructed in an 11.87 acre area with a 24 meter high central pylon with petals at the base represents the Guru & his strength and the three C arches denote his three followers and the monoliths represent the 10 Sikh Gurus with their sayings inscribed on them.
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