" Day 22 to 23 "
Today we leave Jaipur and travel 245kms to arrive in Delhi in the afternoon.
Estimated Drive Time - 7 hours.
The following morning we will have an included guided tour of Old Delhi, heading to the Mughal Jama Masjid mosque, a local tea-maker, a Sikh temple, and the local spice markets. We will also have some free time to freely explore the sights of Delhi in the afternoon.
In Delhi we will stay in a friendly local hotel.
Take a walking tour through some of the back streets and narrow alleyways of Old Delhi, discovering the hidden side of the city : Included in Kitty
Freely explore the colossal Mughal Red Fort in Old Delhi, built by the empire Shah Jahan in 1648 upon moving the capital there : INR 250
Visit the stunning Mughal-era mosque of Jama Masjid in Old Delhi, and climb its iconic minarets for an unrivalled view of the old city : INR 400
See some of the incredible artifacts and antiquities in the National Museum in Delhi : INR 600
Visit the Indira Gandhi Museum in Delhi, dedicated to the former Prime Minister who was assassinated by her own bodyguards in 1984 : INR 100
Discover the fascinating modern displays and buildings of the Swaminarayan Akshardham Hindu Temple, reportedly the largest Hindu building in the world : INR 200
See the ground-breaking modern architecture of the Delhi Baha'i Temple, known as the Lotus Temple due to its unique shape : Free
Explore the Sanjay Colony 'slum' area of Delhi on a guided tour to see the micro-industries, schools and residential life there : INR 600
See the India Gate at the end of Delhi's ceremonial axis, built to commemorate all Indians who have died in various wars : Free
Discover the phenomenal 13th Century Qutab Minar and Mehrauli Archaeological Park in the south of Delhi, an intricately-carved pillar built during the Sultanate era of Indian history : INR 250
Explore the site of Humayun’s Tomb, a phenomenal early Mughal tomb that is said to be a major inspiration for the Taj Mahal : INR 250
Delhi is the bustling and thriving Indian capital, and the third largest urban area in the world (behind Tokyo and Jakarta).
The Delhi area has been continuously inhabited since at least the 6th century BCE and has served as the a capital of various kingdoms and empires throughout the last three millennia, most prominently by the Afghan and Turkic Sultanates of the medieval period, and the Mughal Empire between the 16th and 18th Centuries. The city was taken by British colonial forces in 1858 and made the capital in 1911, a status which was kept when India gained its independence in 1947.
Delhi has many incredible sights spanning all eras of its history. The Lok Sabha (parliament building), President’s Palace, India Gate and the Rajpath are impressive reminders of the old British Indian Empire, while a trip on the metro to Qutab Minar will let you discover this intricately carved tower built during the Afghan Sultanate period. To surround yourself in the phenomenal Mughal-era architecture, take a visit to Humayan's Tomb (allegedly a forerunner of the Taj Mahal), and the magnificent Red Fort and Jama Masjid in the area known as 'Old Delhi'.
Bustling Delhi is also a great place to indulge in shopping and people-watching. In the old town you'll find Chandni Chowk, a colourful shopping bazaar and fascinating market. The market is one of the most popular in India, taking it's name from the words meaning "moonlight square".
There are no meals included on this day.