Old & Central Delhi
The sightseeing of Delhi has been divided into two segments. The first segment will take you to explore Old & Central Delhi, characterized by Mughal & British colonial era monuments. After breakfast, you shall be introduced with your Luxury Golden Triangle Tour guide. Hence your exotic India journey starts with Optima Travels.
First and foremost, you shall be taken to Laxmi Narayan Temple and
Gurudwra Bangla Sahib. These two religious
monuments give you ample idea regarding Hindu & Sikh culture, architecture and humane ethos. Then, you shall head
towards old Delhi.
Old Delhi tour includes exotic India experience in the form of manual rickshaw ride in 400 years old traditional
market- Chandni Chowk. Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, Jama Masjid and
Raj Ghat will be part of your Old Delhi tour
itinerary. Red Fort of Delhi deserves special attention. The architectural development of Red Fort was initiated
in 1526 by Shah Jahan. The Red Fort complex is different from other monuments in that it reflects Mughal architecture
and planning, as well as the manner in which the British used the Red Fort for British army. Today, the Red Fort
is a major tourist attraction in India and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Prime Minister of India addresses
the nation on Independence Day (15th August) from the ramparts of Red Fort. The Red Fort is a veritable treasure
house of magnificent buildings like gateways (Lahori Gate, Kashmiri Gate, Kabul Gate & Ajmer Gate), palaces
(Mumtaj Mahal & Rang Mahal), Diwan-i-Khas and Diwan-i-Aam etc. The residential palace in Red Fort is
designed as an imitation of paradise. Have a feel of old-world charm of exotic India while riding
rickshaw in 400 years old Chandni Chowk.
The tour further takes you to Raj Ghat, a memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, one of the tallest figures during
freedom struggle of India. Hereinafter, visit Akshar Dham Temple, an architectural gem and great representative
of Nagar style of traditional temple architecture, and experience spiritual essence of India.
While returning to hotel, visit India Gate, a war memorial; President House, erstwhile viceroy’s residence and
Parliament house. These three are British colonial era monuments and watched from a distance.
After old & central Delhi sightseeing, return to Delhi hotel for overnight stay.