Today you will be met for your tour of the walled city of Old Delhi, with a private guide.
Colorful, vibrant, noisy and chaotic are all words that best describe what many call “Old Delhi,” the seventh city of Delhi, which was built by the mighty Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Visit India’s second largest and most aesthetically designed Mosque, the Jama Masjid. Walk through the streets and markets of the 17th century imperial capital city of the Mughal Empire, India’s most glorious monarchy. Savor the fragrances of the boisterous Spice Markets, one of Asia’s largest, and marvel at the glitter of India’s largest jewelry markets. Get a glimpse of the once-glorious Havelis (royal mansions) of Old Delhi. With a mix of walking and rickshaw rides, you will discover hidden gems while exploring the narrow alleys and 350-year-old markets of the city built at the height of the Mughal Empire.
After your tour of Old Delhi, enjoy some time at leisure for lunch at a local restaurant.
This afternoon meet your guide for an exploration of New Delhi, which actually offers more historical sites than Old Delhi. Start with a visit to Humayun’s Tomb, and a drive along the ceremonial avenue of Rajpath, continue past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House and the President’s Residence in New Delhi’s Diplomatic Enclave.
Upon completion of your touring, you will be returned to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure.
The Oberoi, New DelhiMeals: Breakfast