Delhi: Old & New,
Info : Delhi: Old & New
Today you will see both sides of Delhi – the legacy of its time as the great capital of the glorious Mughal empire and as the centre of the British Raj. Old Delhi is the old walled city, founded by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan who brought about Delhi's glorious renaissance and his legacy is clear to see today. Start the day with a cycle rickshaw ride through Old Delhi, where you will see the formidable Red Fort, built behind huge red sandstone walls that rise above the old city. Chandni Chowk, the avenue heading west from the Red Fort, was once the commercial centre of the city and it is filled with twisting lanes and crowded bazaars. Peer through its porticos to see intense commerce in action. You will then visit Raj Ghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi; Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India; Qutub Minar tower; and Humayun's Tomb, generally believed to be the prototype of the Taj Mahal.
In the heart of New Delhi you will see the imposing India Gate, which stands 42m high and commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British in the First World War. Travel on to President House, the official residence of the Viceroy of India, with its private garden designed by Lutyens. Finally, visit Parliament House, the symbol of Indian democracy.
Your guide will be local to Delhi, someone who can bring the legacy of Delhi’s glorious past to life and put into context the fascinating city that Delhi has become today.
Popular Holiday Itineraries including Delhi: Old & New
You can book this experience on its own, with flights or as part of an Experience Travel Holiday Itinerary.
Here are some of our popular holiday tours or we can create bespoke itineraries specifically tailored to you...
Essential Rajasthan with the Taj Mahal
The must see sites of India's Golden Triangle combined with rural Rajasthan's impossibly romantic desert forts, dramatic scenery and wildlife.
Family Adventure in Rajasthan
An incredible family adventure in Rajasthan, the land of kings. From palaces and forts, to timeless rural India, none of you will ever forget it.
Family Himalayan Adventure
Perfect for Easter, this off-the-beaten track family adventure will take in majestic scenery, soft trekking and wildlife in the lower Himalayas.
Highlights of North and East India
Explore North and East India visiting the capitals of the British Raj, exploring the countryside and taking in diverse and vibrant cities.
India & The Maldives Holiday
Highlights of India & The Maldives Holiday: The Golden Triangle, Udaipur and The Maldives in one holiday!
India: the Ultimate Itinerary
Once-in-a-lifetime holiday exploring the remarkable sights, sounds and flavours of India whilst staying in its most luxurious palaces and hotels.
Less Discovered Northern India
A two-week trip taking in remote national parks and iconic cities of the lesser visited spots of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. Perfect for culture, food and wildlife lovers.
Less is More in Madhya Pradesh
Beauty in the national park at Satpura, history in the city of Bhopal and magical Maheshwar on the banks of the sacred Narmada River.
Luxury & Adventure in Rajasthan
Eschew the cities and head for the huge skies and timeless qualities of Rajasthan's rural back country. Adventure and luxury in equal measure.
Luxury Classic Rajasthan
A glorious exploration of the Golden Triangle of India and Rajasthan, staying in some of India's most iconic hotels and palaces.
Off the Beaten Track in Rajasthan
Explore Rajasthan with time for the famous sights and the remote, wild and rural regions with heritage homestays and luxury camping.
Palaces and Palms
Combine the best of Rajasthan, Agra and Delhi in the north with the backwaters and beaches of Kerala in the south.
Rajasthan Overland and the Golden Temple
Experience the classics of Rajasthan but with a twist and stay in beautiful boutique hotels with access to the main sights. Journey to the spiritual Sikh capital of Amritsar too.
Remote Rajasthan, Tigers and the Taj Mahal
Explore off-the-beaten-track rural Rajasthan, whilst still seeing Udaipur, Delhi, the Taj Mahal and the tigers at Ranthambore.
Tigers & Taj: India Highlights
See the principle highlights of India: the Taj, tigers at Ranthambore, the majestic forts at Jaipur and a weeks on the beach!
Uttarakhand Himalayan Adventure
Incredible scenery; wildlife in Corbett National Park, trekking through remote villages. Accommodation in extraordinary places.
We really felt that Experience Travel Group were showing us the real India in all its wonderful and colourful glory.