A full day tour of both Old Delhi and New Delhi can provide a comprehensive experience of the historical and cultural richness of India's capital. Here's a suggested itinerary for your tour:
Red Fort (Lal Qila):
Start your day by visiting the iconic Red Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a symbol of India's sovereignty.
Visit the Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India. Enjoy the panoramic views of Old Delhi from the minarets.
Explore the bustling streets of Chandni Chowk, known for its vibrant markets, street food, and historical landmarks.
Experience the chaotic charm of Old Delhi by taking a rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk.
Try local delicacies at renowned eateries like Karim's or explore the famous Paranthe Wali Gali for a taste of authentic Indian street food.
Head towards New Delhi and visit India Gate, a war memorial arch dedicated to soldiers who died in World War I.
Rajpath and Rashtrapati Bhavan:
Take a leisurely stroll along Rajpath, the ceremonial boulevard, and admire the grand architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan (Presidential Palace).
Visit Humayun's Tomb, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, and explore the beautiful Mughal gardens.
Explore Qutub Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world, and the surrounding Qutub Complex with its historical ruins.
Visit the Lotus Temple, a Bahá'í House of Worship known for its unique lotus-shaped architecture.