Old and New Delhi
Enjoy a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk, Delhi’s main market area. You will pass through narrow lanes full of bustling shoppers. The smell of spices will prevail as you pass an array of different sights and sounds with the chance to stop in at a Spice Market in Khari Baoli street. You will then arrive at the Jama Masjid, the largest Mosque in India which was constructed in 1658.
It will now be time for lunch, and your guide will advise a suitable venue.The afternoon’s tour now turns to New Delhi, the area that British constructed between 1911 and 1931 as their new Imperial capital. Designed by Edwin Lutyens, the city is known for its wide streets and impressive Government buildings. The wide Rajpath contains the India Gate, a memorial to the 90,000 Indian army servicemen who died in World War 1. At the other end you will see the main Parliament Buildings including the President's House – interestingly enough it was said that during the Raj the British employed 50 boys to permanently chase away the birds. Your tour concludes at Humayun’s tomb which was built in the 16th century and an excellent example of early Mughal architecture and design. During the day, if you wish, you will also have the chance to visit Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, The temple of the Sikhs, where if you wish you can participate in the community service.