Explore New Delhi, the area that Britain constructed between 1911 and 1931 as their new Imperial capital in India. Think of leafy, wide avenues, and white-washed bungalows. See the vast Rajpath, the Parliaments Buildings and Humayun's Tomb.
The tour focuses on 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.
Start the tour at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib:- The temple of the Sikhs. Sikhism developed as an antithesis to the caste ridden and ritualistic forms of Hinduism and where social responsibility takes center stage. As such, every Sikh Temple has the famous community kitchen, where it is considered a privilege to assist cooking the food and serving a simple meal to pilgrim and visitors. If you wish it is possible to participate in the community service.
From here you will visit Agrasen ki baoli which has a unique structure and full of beautiful carvings before heading to Humayun’s Tomb. This is a complex of buildings, built as the Mughal Emperor Humayun's tomb, commissioned by Humayun's wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562. The Tomb is unique as the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent and also the first structure to use red sandstone at such a scale. In 1993 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Through the tour you will have the chance to drive past, The India Gate which is a memorial to the 90,000 Indian army servicemen who died in World War 1. Also you will see Rajpath, or the Kings Way, and Rashtrapati Bhawan (President House), the official residence of the President of India. Prior to independence this was the viceroy’s residence.
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