The second day of the Golden Triangle and Goa Holidays includes sightseeing of attractions in Delhi. Today, you will cover the famous attractions of India's capital such as Humayun's Tomb, Parliament House, Gandhi Memorial, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Red Fort, Jama Masjid and the Qutub Minar Complex.
Delhi is the capital city of India and is a large metropolis with strengths in commerce, arts, entertainment, education, finance, fashion, media, healthcare, professional services, transport, tourism, research, and development all contribute to its importance
It is considered that Humayun's Tomb was more of a luxurious palace than a tomb. The tomb is one of the best conserved Mughal memorials. This mesmerizing mausoleum is the first example of the Mughal architecture in India. Persian architecture has a strong influence on the construction of the tomb.
The Parliament House is a colonnaded circular building. It also consists of numerous committee rooms, ministerial offices, and an exceptional library. Built-in an imperial style of architecture, the Parliament House has an open verandah with 144 columns. The domed circular central hall with oak-paneled walls and the three semicircular buildings are used for conducting the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha meetings.
The Mahatma Gandhi Memorial is a beautiful well-maintained garden and the whole site is beautiful. You have to be barefooted if you want to go near the tomb. The ground that surrounds the memorial is spacious and lovely. The monument itself is built-in a simple way to honor the simple lifestyle of Gandhi Ji.
Laxmi Narayan Temple is also called as Birla Mandir. It is one of the major tourist attractions in Delhi. Constructed by the renowned industrialist Sh. J.K. Birla in the year 1939, this attractive temple is situated in the west of Connaught Place. The temple is dedicated to the goddess of prosperity 'Laxmi' and Lord 'Narayana' who is the preserver of the universe.
The Red Fort is locally called the 'Lal Qila'. The walls of the massive structure are made of red sandstone and rise about 33 m high reminding about of the magnificent supremacy and splendor of the Mughal rulers. The walls were built in the year 1638 and were designed to protect the fort from invaders
Jama Masjid is a great mosque in the Old Delhi is one of the largest in India. It has a courtyard that can occupy 25,000 devotees. The construction of the mosque was started in 1644 and was commissioned by Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor who also constructed the Red Fort and the Taj Mahal. The highly ornamental mosque consists of 3 great gates, 4 towers and two 40 m high minarets made with strips of white marble and red sandstone.
The red sandstone tapering tower of Qutub Minar is 72.5 m 2.75 m in diameter at its peak to 14.32 m at its base. The nearby archaeological area consists of obituary buildings, particularly the wonderful Alai Darwaza, a masterwork of Indo-Muslim art and two mosques, including the Quwwat-ul-Islam, which is the oldest in north India, made of reused materials from about 20 Brahman temples.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Delhi.