Delhi day tours encompass most fascinating aspects of centuries old north Indian culture, heritage, and traditions. New Delhi, capital of India, joins the circle of the most attractive cities in the world. It is located in the north-west of India, close to the Himalayan range. More than any other place, it is a city that is both festive and folkloric. New Delhi is definitely a fascinating place that combines both tradition and modernity and worth discover as soon as possible. Delhi is the largest city in northern India. Delhi is said to be one of the oldest cities in the world, with Jerusalem and Benares. It would be over 5,000 years old and reportedly built and destroyed more than 11 times.
The capital city comprises two parts: New Delhi or the new and modern city, recently built in comparison to Old Delhi. The latter was the capital of Muslim India from the twelfth to the fourteenth century. Old Delhi is a mainly historical city. The cultural and historical monuments as well as the modern buildings to be seen in the Indian capital are legion. In New Delhi, on the royal street or the Raj Path axis, government-owned buildings are erected alongside Rashtrapati Bhavan. Also in New Delhi, one can see the India Gate as well as the National Museum of Modern Art. New Delhi is also home to various temples: the Akshardham temple and the Lotus temple which is a Bahai place.
As for the Old City, Old Delhi allows visitors to discover the shrine of Gandhi or the Raj Ghat as well as the great mosque or Jama Masjid. Another interesting and entertaining activity in the Indian capital is to explore the markets in Old Delhi. On one side, there is the Chandni Chowk and on the other the Chor Bazaar. The latter brings together an accumulation of various more or less curious objects.
Delhi is studded with several historical monuments and watching all of them in a single day is simply impossible though spending just one day in these places will allow you to see a lot of fabulous sites. The most inescapable monument is on Raj Path, the Gate of India which is a memorial the martyrs and Vijay Chowk. It is a very impressive site! National Museum is a must-see place to visit in New Delhi. It is a very rich museum which houses collections of antiques, miniatures, manuscripts as well as objects of art of Central Asia. There is also the Raj Ghat. It is composed of a large black marble slab located in the middle of a park. Finally, the Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observatory built in the thirteenth century by the Maharaja of Jaipur. The Lotus Temple is also another remarkable religious building that deserves the detour. Apart from the temples, highlighted in this big city, New Delhi also houses government buildings and official residences, built during the move from the capital of the British Raj from Kolkata to Delhi. The Red Fort, one of Delhi's most popular tourist attractions, is a red sandstone fort built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal of Agra in 1648. Inside are lush gardens and a bazaar. Another popular site is the tomb of the Mughal emperor Humayun, in the south of Delhi, near the Hazrat Nizamuddin station, one of the three sites of Delhi inscribed on the World Heritage List. The Qutub Minar, a 72.5 m minaret built between 1193-1368, delicately carved, has been surprisingly well preserved.