Discover the Enchantment of Delhi through Daily Tours
Perhaps the best way one can wrap the entire Delhi tour package is by going on a one day tour. One may not see everything but you can ask the local guides for suggestions. However, everything has a story and if you spend some time, you will find it well spent. The places to see are listed below.
Places of interest in Delhi
Qutub Minar: This is a standing example of the greatness of Afghan architecture. This victory tower was begun in the twelfth century Qutubuddin Aibak. It stands 72.5 metres tall. When you reach, the place, take a private tour Delhi that offers wondrous sights.
Gandhi Smriti: In this memorial one can see the photographs, frescoes, and paintings that highlight the life and ideals of Mahatma Gandhi. One can see the humility of the soul in the meagre personal effects he possessed. These articles of this noble soul are also preserved here. The entire memorial is grouped into the visual aspects the commemorate his life, the educative aspect that show how the Mahatma led the life by example, and thirdly the service aspects to propagate the way of life the Mahatma led.
Old Fort: This is thought to be the capital of the Pandavas, Indraprastha. It has the name Purana Qila. Humayun made this the citadel of his Din Panah city. Sher Shah Suri defeated Humayun, and made the fort his own. This became the sixth city of Delhi. The fort has three arched gateways and walls that rise to 187 metres in height. They have jarokhas or overhanging balconies and semi-circular bastion towers. They have blue tiles and white and coloured marble inlays.
India Gate: This is a war memorial built at the Rajpath dedicated to 82,000 soldiers of the Undivided Indian Army. The architectural style of the war memorial is along the lines of a triumphal arch and is often compared to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and the Arch of Constantine outside the Colosseum in Rome.
Interesting temples to see
Laxmi Narayan Temple: The Laxmi Narayan Temple has another name, the Birla Mandir. This is built in the architectural style of Orissa in 1938 by the Birla Family. People of all faiths are welcome to worship at this temple. Do not miss this on your Delhi one day trip.
Bahai Temple: The Lotus Temple as it is otherwise known the Bahai Temple is designed in white marble and shaped like a lotus. The walls are in the shape of petals of the lotus flower. It has nine walls with three petals for each wall. The temple was built by the followers of the people of Bahai faith. People of every religion and faith can worship in this temple. This way, they spread the message of complete equality and freedom for all religions.
Forts and historical places
Red Fort: This magnificent structure is an example of Mughal architecture and was built by Emperor Shahjahan, the person who built the Taj Mahal. The construction for this fort began in 1639 and was finished in 1648.
Humayun’s Tomb: This is the tomb Humayun’s wife Queen Haji Begum built for him. It was built in the 16th century and is supposed to the prototype of the Taj Mahal.
Ferozshah Kotla, Indira Gandhi stadium, Purana Qila, and many other places remain to be discovered. Different tour operators have varying itineraries but these are the things of interest for tourists to Delhi. Choose the one that is closest your schedule and purse.