Explore the intricate, bustling Old Delhi with a visit to Jama Masjid, one of Asia’s largest mosques. Dazzle your senses on a rickshaw ride through the labyrinthine by-lanes of the Chandni Chowk Bazaar (moonlight market) and Asia’s largest wholesale spice bazaar.
Later visit the famed Sikh temple Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, you can observe the steady flow of devotees walking barefoot on the white marble floors of this spiritual abode. Make a stop at the community kitchen where food for over 10000 people is prepared each day, the greatest service to humanity!
Drive past New Delhi, where imperial architecture rubs up against Mughal ruins to reach Humayun’s Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage site considered to be the architectural forerunner of Agra’s Taj Mahal. Onto Sundar Nagar Nursery, which offers a variety of Bee Conservation, Wilderness Zone, Plantation, and Botanical gardens. Lunch will be at a local restaurant.
Post lunch, enjoy a beautiful walk of 2-3 hours to witness an unseen side of New Delhi as you indulge in an experience around the historical first city of Delhi at the Mehrauli Archaeological Park. This a broad stretch of over 200 acres open to flora and fauna dotted with architectural marvels built over centuries, from tombs and mosques to step wells, and provides a beautiful panoramic view of one of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Delhi—Qutub Minar—which we will later visit.
Built-in 1193, Qutub Minar is a towering landmark that never fails to fascinate visitors. And why not! After all, it’s not every day that you come across an architectural masterpiece that boasts of being the world’s tallest brick tower and has remained so for more than 800 years.