Explore some of Delhi’s highlights and
best kept secrets with a local guide. All transportation costs will be
included, so all you need to do is enjoy the ride.
Duration: 4Hours/40kms(Half day)
Price: Rs. 7500rs(Slum walks with city tour can choose any 2 monuments)
Timing: Your choice/we advice to start the tour around 9 am to cover all the mentioned sights.
Birla House opened for the public on August 15, 1973, renamed the Gandhi Smriti (or Gandhi Remembrance). The museum in the building houses a number of articles associated with Gandhi's life and death. Visitors can tour the building and grounds, viewing the preserved room where Gandhi lived and the place on the grounds where he was shot while holding his nightly public walk.
The Martyr's Column now marks the place where Gandhi, the "Father of the Nation" was assassinated.
Gurdwara Bangla Sahib was originally a bungalow belonging toRaja Jai Singh, an Indian ruler in the seventeenth century, and was known as Jaisinghpura Palace, in Jaisingh Pura, an historic neighbourhood demolished to make way for the Connaught Place, shopping district.
The eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan resided here during his stay in Delhi in 1664. During that time, there was a smallpox and cholera epidemic, and Guru Har Krishan helped the suffering by giving aid and fresh water from the well at this house. Soon he too contracted the illness and eventually died on March 30, 1664. A small tank was later constructed by Raja Jai Singh over the well, its water is now revered as having healing properties and is taken by Sikhs throughout the world back to their homes.
If you think Humayun's Tomb looks a bit like the Taj Mahal in Agra, that's because it was the inspiration for the Taj Mahal's creation. The tomb was built in 1570, and houses the body of the second Mughal emperor, Humayun. It was the first of this type of Mughal architecture to be built in India, and the Mughal rulers followed it up with an extensive period of construction all over the country. The tomb is part of a greater complex that's set amongst beautiful gardens.
Lodi Gardens provides a serene retreat from city life. The vast Gardens were built by the British in 1936 around the tombs of 15th and 16th century rulers.
The towering archway of India Gate at the center of New Delhi is a war memorial, built in memory of the Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army in World War I.
Laxmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir)
Laxmi Narayan Temple, also known as Birla Mandir, is one of Delhi's major temples and is a major tourist attraction. Built by the industrialst Sh. J.K. Birla in 1939, this beautiful temple is dedicated to Laxmi (the goddess of prosperity) and Narayana (The preserver). The temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi on the condition that people of all castes will be allowed to enter the temple.
The Red Fort was the residence of the Mughal emperor of India for nearly 200 years, until 1857. It is located in the centre of Delhi and houses a number of museums. In addition to accommodating the emperors and their households, it was the ceremonial and political centre of Mughal government and the setting for events critically impacting the region.
The Parliament house is a circular colonnaded building. It houses ministerial offices, numerous committee rooms and an excellent library as well. Conceived in the Imperial Style, the Parliament House consists of an open verandah with 144 columns. The domed circular central hall with oak paneled walls and the three semi circular buildings are used for the Rajya Shabha and Lok Shabha meetings.
COMBINED WALK-CITYTOUR WITH SLUM WALKS
Location-PICK/DROP FROM YOUR HOTEL
Groupsize-Upto 4 PEOPLE(BIGGER GROUP CAN SEND MAIL TO US FOR THE TOUR)
Sights covered-Any four or five mentioned above according to your choice along with slum walks
Timing-According to your comfort but we advice 9am to 10am to start
I join a city tour with slum walk with PETE and this was just awesome! On the morning we started with the slum walk. Incredible to see how people live in those hard conditions. After 2 hours walking in the slum, we left for the city tour. We have been to Laxmi Narayan Temple, Humayun Tomb, India Gate and to a Sikh Temple (Gurudwara Bangla Sahib). It was such a good tour, and the guide explained us so many interesting things about those sites! I really recommend this, and thank PETE team again!
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