There must have been multiple reasons behind making Delhi the national capital. This is one of the oldest inhabited cities in India that are known for its age-old cultural history that has been proliferating in the city since 1000 BC. In its 3000 years of history, the people of Delhi have seen the building, ravaging, re-building and complete transformation of this city. The procedures of constant building and re-building were being done following the ideas of empires and world orders.
The un-mitigated development rate in this city has always been considered as the consequence of this city’s history. The Mauryans, Tomara, Chauhans, Mughals and the Slave dynasties and later on, the British contributed to the development of the city into a big metropolis. Every Emperor and his empire made enhancement to the social mores and also to the mosaic of cultural heritage in its architectural palette. As a result of cultural influx, the city received a large group of magnificent structures including a host of World Heritage Sites of UNESCO.
In the present days, this city has been broadly divided into two major parts viz. New Delhi and Old Delhi. Apart from the historic quarter, Old Delhi also includes the walled city confined inside the Red Fort. This part of the city, the capital of Old Mughal Empire was called Shahjahanabad. This part of the city was named after the fifth great emperor of the Mughal Dynasty, Shah Jahan.
New Delhi is often called Luytens Delhi. This part of the city was built purposefully to create the capital of modern India under the British rules. The urbanization of this part of the city literally got started after 1911, when the capital city was moved to Delhi from Kolkata. Being the very heart of this huge democracy called India; this city has numerous architectural wonders located in different parts of the city.
Despite the historical wonders that Delhi holds, tourists from all over the world also visit this city in India to follow its rise as a prominent city of polity with a global significance. In the last half of the century, this city has become one among the business hubs of the world. A tourist to this very old Metropolitan city seemingly has a spate of surprises to unearth while the most marvellous wonders of this part of the nation is the visible structures built during the reign of different rulers. As the first time traveler to the nation, you can experience the throbbing life in India by feeling the pulse of Delhi.
PRIVATE WALK THROUGH MEHRAULI ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK AT DELHI
The Mehrauli Archaeological Park is a historical marvel. It is a beautiful expanse of about 200 acres and is right next to the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Qutub Minar. There are about 100 small and big monuments here including the Lal Kot (the oldest extant fort of Delhi), Balban’s Tomb, Rajon ki Baoli (stepwell), a […]
SPICE & VEGETABLE COOKING DEMONSTRATION
This 4-5 hour tour is a treat for your senses of sight, smell, touch and taste! We will take you to a tantalizing market with aromatic spices and beautiful fresh vegetables on display. You can touch, smell and taste them and learn how they are used. You can even buy some to experiment with later […]
SPLENDORS OF KABUTARbAAZI (PIGEON SPORT) IN OLD DELHI
The ancient sport of Kabutarbaazi is a unique sport that you can enjoy in Delhi if you really want to do something offbeat. There are still some people in Old Delhi who are masters of this sport. They can control flocks of pigeons with just a few verbal commands. There are various skill levels to […]
A DAY TO EXPLORE OLD AND NEW DELHI
Being in the National Capital Region of India, Delhi is probably the best Indian city for a tourist to visit. Here you will find tradition and modernity, narrow galis (lanes) and wide roads and expressways, street food and elite fine dining options, roadside shopping and international brands all coexisting in harmony. This 7-8 hours trip […]
PRIVATE AGRA DAY TOUR WITH KACHHPURA VILLAGE
Experience the affluent history of Agra, like never before by indulging in our exclusive day tour of the magnificent city of Agra. You will come across a number of architectural jewels that date back to the Mughal era. The uniqueness of the city of Agra is evident in the various heritage sites and forts like […]
A HERITAGE WALK IN CHANDNI CHOWK OID DELHI
This 6 hours tour takes you through the lanes of Delhi’s oldest and busiest street market: Chandni Chowk (Moonlight Square). This huge market consists of many smaller markets such as the Cloth Market, Nai Sarak (wholesale market for stationery and books), Lal Kuan (wholesale market for hardware and kitchen equipment), Dariba (for Silver and Gold […]
SPLENDID DAY TRIP TO AGRA
Duration: The duration of the tour would be around 14 Hours. Experience the affluent history of Agra, like never before by indulging in our exclusive day tour of the magnificent city of Agra. Explore the mesmerizing world of brilliant architectural monuments like Taj Mahal, the Agra fort and many others in this full day trip […]
AERIAL ZIPLINE TOUR AT NEEMRANA FORT PALACE
For the adventurous among us, who are not satisfied with just heritage walks and tours and want to feel that adrenaline rush, this zip lining break is just what the doctor ordered. And best of all, it is not at an amusement or adventure park, it is at the breathtaking Neemrana Fort Palace that was […]
THE CHARMING OLD DELHI RIKSHAW RIDE
Whether it is early sun of the summers or the foggy morning of the winters, a rickshaw ride through the Old Delhi will leave you rejuvenated and rich in experience as you explore the colorful culture, tradition and beliefs. Old Delhi is strikingly attractive in terms of being populated with historical buildings, palaces, memorials, local […]
DINNER AND EXCITING LIGHT & SOUND SHOW AT RED FORT
During this 5-hour trip, you will uncover the awe-inspiring history of Delhi and the events that led to the creation of the Red Fort through the light and sound show. The Red Fort was built in 1648 by the fifth Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, who also built the Taj Mahal. This imposing red sandstone fort served […]