Some of the historic sights we will see in our India Tours to Delhi are Red Fort, which was built during the rule of shah Jahan the Mughal Emperor. Built of red sandstone, the fort has massive walls, which enclose palaces, gardens and halls of public and private audience. The Jama Masjid, nearby is a huge mosque, one of the largest in India and is made of marble and red sandstone. The Qutab Minar, is a giant pillar, which reaches up to the sky to a height of over 70 meters. Built by Qutub-ud-din-Aibak and Iltutmish it is a symbol of the Delhi Sultanate. Humayun's Tomb is a beautiful structure surrounded by a formal India Tours to Qutab Minar, New Delhi garden. The Purana Kila or old fort is adjacent to Delhi Zoo, which has a large collection of animals and birds. The Jantar Mantar is a large open-air astronomical observatory, built by Sawai Jai Singh of Jaipur. The geometrical structures are a fascinating sight. We can see all these tourist attractions of Delhi onIndia Tours to Delhi.
India Tours of Old Delhi include the Red Fort, the Jama Masjid and the narrow bylanes of Chandni Chowk. The Red Fort, an architectural wonder in sandstone, was built by Shah Jahan. The main fort gate is the Lahore Gate (locals refer to it as Lahori Gate), which leads to a covered bazaar that used to sell exotic silks and gems in the days of the royalty.
Start a Tour of Delhi with a trip to Rajghat, the memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi and than move on to the ruined walls of the Purana Qila, believed to be the site of Indraprastha.
Humayun's Tomb is the first important example of Mughal architecture in India. Built in the 16th century by the second Mughal emperor’s wife, it is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city and should not be missed. The red sandstone complex’s architectural style is similar to that reflected later in the Taj Mahal and is surrounded by the trademark symbol of Mughal design, the garden.