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Delhi - a city of contrasts; embellished with a rich cultural heritage and awakened to the dawn of modernization, technical advancement, and industrialization. A city that houses prestigious old glory amidst modernized skyscrapers.The charm of Delhi

Delhi - a city of contrasts; embellished with a rich cultural heritage and awakened to the dawn of modernization, technical advancement, and industrialization. A city that houses prestigious old glory amidst modernized skyscrapers. The charm of Delhi is simply mesmerizing and awe-inspiring.

Initially known as the Indraprastha and also the capital of Pandavas in the era of Mahabharata; Delhi has been ruled by various great rulers under the prominence of the Mughal era. For ages, the city has witnessed the rise and fall of many great empires from Akbar to Shah Jahan. Later named as Shahjahanabad as a capital of Mughal Empire, Delhi has seen many glorious erections with the stupendous workmanship. The remarkable architecture of Red Fort and Jama Masjid still mesmerize visitors and reminisce the glorious history submerged in the waves of past decades.

Notable Mughal monuments such as Humayun's Tomb, Pearl Mosque, Jama Masjid, Red Fort and Safdarjung Tomb have been attracting visitors for many decades. A glimpse of a glorious history can be seen scattered in the form of monumental ruins in every nook and corner of the city. Some notable historical monuments include Lal Bangla, Khair-ul-Manzil, Begampuri Masjid, Kos Minar, Lal Gumbad, Moti Gate, Ajmeri Gate, Tomb of Bahlol Lodi, Chauburji, Flagstaff Tower, Delhi Gate, Kashmiri Gate, Jantar Mantar, Kotla Firozabad, Qudsia Mosque, Lal Darwaza, Purana Quila, Roshanara Bagh, and Sunehri Masjid.

The old glories of this mesmerising city can be witnessed best on a cycle rickshaw that moves swiftly through the crowded narrow streets of Old Delhi. Chandni Chowk is a hub for shopping lovers. From here you can buy any fabric be it silk, satin, crepe, muslin or cotton embellished with zari and zardozi work. For books, head straight to the Nai Sarak. Want some semi-precious jewellery, wall hangings, or antiques; turn straight to Chhatta Chowk. And if you are looking for gold, pearl, silver jewellery and attar, there is no better place than Dariba Kalan.

A trip to Delhi is incomplete without strolling on the crowded roads and narrow lanes of Old Delhi. These nooks and corners of Delhi are also a hub for food fanatics where the fascinating aroma of delicious foods fills the air. Be it Kebabs, Biryani, Kathi roll, nihari, egg parantha, sev ki barfi, Karachi halwa, papdi chaat, rabri falooda, or kachaalu chutney; every food item is loved by the visitors strolling the streets of the walled city of Delhi.

Whether you option for Delhi day tours or Delhi sightseeing tours; neither will be fulfilling without a trip to the ancient lanes of Old Delhi. You can even opt for a bicycle tour for a quick detour around the most walked lanes of the city. And if you are planning your visit to Delhi around festivals, don’t forget to opt for the special tour packages.

There are various tours and travel service providers in Delhi who can customize your Delhi tour packages as per your preferences and comfort. Plan your itinerary wisely to have a fun-filled and authentic experience of this city of prestige!


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