A full-day tour of Old Delhi and New Delhi can provide you with a comprehensive experience of the historical and cultural richness of India's capital. Here's a suggested itinerary for such a tour:
Start your day with a visit to the Red Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal dynasty for nearly 200 years.
After exploring the Red Fort, head to Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India. The mosque's courtyard can hold up to 25,000 worshippers.
Take a rickshaw ride through the bustling streets of Chandni Chowk. This area is famous for its vibrant markets, street food, and historical sites.
Visit Raj Ghat, the memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. It is a serene spot on the banks of the Yamuna River where Gandhi was cremated.
Try some local street food in Chandni Chowk or opt for a traditional Indian meal at a nearby restaurant.
Begin your exploration of New Delhi with a visit to India Gate, a war memorial dedicated to the soldiers who died in World War I.
Drive past the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the President of India. You may not be able to enter, but the architecture is impressive.
Explore Humayun's Tomb, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun and is known for its beautiful Mughal architecture.
Conclude your tour with a visit to Qutub Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world. The Qutub Minar complex also includes several other historical structures.
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