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Private Tour: Discover the Architectural Splendors of Delhi

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icon6 to 8 hours  (Approx.)
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Overview

Discover the architectural splendor of Delhi on a private full-day tour that takes in the Mehrauli Archeological Park, Qutub Minar, and the highlights of New Delhi. Visit an elegant 15th-century mosque; a historic step well, Rajon ki Baoli; Qutab Minar, Humayun's, and the Lotus Temple. Includes entrance fees, private guide and driver, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Architecture and spiritual tour of Delhi
  • Visit highlights in the Mehrauli Archeological Park and the Qutub Minar complex
  • Learn about the historic stepwell, Rajon ki Baoli
  • Includes private guide and vehicle, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by private air conditioned vehicle
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Food and drinks
Camera and video fees at monuments

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Please arrive 30 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

Picks-ups from Hotels, Guest Houses and private residences offered.
Start with morning pickup from your hotel by your private guide and ride in an air-conditioned private vehicle to your first destination, Mehrauli Archeological Park.

Located next to the Qutub Minar Complex, Mehrauli Archeological Park contains impressive examples of Indo-Islamic architecture such as the tomb of Sultan Balban, which dates to the 13th century; the Jamali Kamali, a mosque with fine decorative plaster and tile work; Metcalfe’s Canopy; and the three-story step well, Rajon ki Baoli.

After touring Mehrauli Archeological Park, meet your city guide to explore New Delhi. First visit Qutab Minar, considered one of the most perfect towers in the Persian world; and the Iron Pillar, which has survived for more than 1,500 years.

Stop at Humayun’s Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was built in 1586 and is the first distinct example of proper Mughal style.

Other notables stops are the pink sandstone Akshardham Temple and the modern Bahá'í Lotus Temple.

Your tour ends with hotel drop-off in the late afternoon.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Mehrauli Archaeological Park
The Mehrauli Archeological Park is located next to the Qutub Minar Complex. Once we enter the park and start our journey, we will be greeted by the most impressive examples of Indo-Islamic architecture - the tomb of Sultan Balban, the ruler of the Slave Dynasty, which is also one of the earliest buildings to use the true arch in construction, dated to the second half of the 13th century.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Jamali Kamali Tomb and Mosque
Next, we will come across the most striking structure in the park - the Jamali Kamali, a mosque built by Maulana Jamali a poet and a Sufi saint who lived in the 1500’s during the period of the Lodis and, the Mughal rule. This beautiful mosque is a fine example of decorative work in plaster and tiles, adorned with verses penned by Jamali himself.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Metcalfe Canopy
Walk a few steps ahead, to Metcalfe’s canopy, modified and built by Thomas Metcalfe, who was a British agent in the courts of Akbar Shah 2 and Bahadur Shah Zafar 2 – the man was so much in love with Delhi that he bought a country house on the lands of Muhammad Mirza Quli Khan and filled his property with many structures, there were even signs of a dried-up water body close to his house.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Rajon Ki Baoli
to the west of the park is the peaceful three-storey step well, Rajon ki Baoli, which is said to be constructed by a certain Daulat Khan during the reign of Sultan Sikandar Lodi; Another popular landmark in the park. The grand Baoli has been known to be used as a residence by local masons for some time (Rajon meaning Builders) and hence this name - even now, a sense of serenity and calm pervades the interiors of this wonderful place.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Qutub Minar
The Qutab Minar - 72 meters high and one of the most perfect towers in the Persian world. The Iron Pillar which has survived the vagaries of weather for over 1500 years.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Lotus Temple
Later, we will visit the Bahai Temple. The Bahá'í House of Worship at New Delhi is one of the marvels of modern architecture. The temple gives the impression of a half-open lotus flower afloat, surrounded by its leaves. The shining pure white marble, the majestic dome, the petals clearly standing out create a sense of grandeur and awe. All around the lotus are walkways with beautiful curved balustrades, bridges and stairs that surround the nine pools representing the floating leaves of the lotus. It is a remarkable tabernacle of peace and beauty and an engineering feat that will set standards for centuries. Capturing the imagination with its simplicity and elegance this monument in marble is dedicated to the purpose of prayer, meditation and spiritual upliftment. From within its hallowed precincts rise in praise and glorification of the Almighty voices in unison, of Hindus and Muslims, Jews, Christians, Buddhists and Zoroastrians people of all castes, colours and cultures. There is no clergy in the temple, no idols, no pictures, no sermons, and no rituals. It is a place for communication between man and his Creator, God. The daily public services include selections from the holy books of all religions.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Humayun's Tomb
Next stop on our tour is Humayun’s Tomb (1586), built by the Emperor’s widow Hamida Banu Begam. Also known as Haji Begam, construction of his tomb commenced in 1569, fourteen years after his death. It is the first distinct example of proper Mughal style, which was inspired by Persian architecture.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Isa Khan's Tomb
Pass by the Isa Khan Tomb located inside the Humanyun's Tomb complex.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
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Swaminarayan Akshardham
Akshardham Temple is situated along the bank of the Yamuna River, adjacent to New Delhi. It is a large complex of temples made of pink sandstone and white marble. The Akshardham Temple was built by the Swaminarayan sect as a spiritual center of prayer and learning and as a resource center for the study of Indian Culture. Spread over 30 acres of the Eastern Bank of the Yamuna, the Akshardham Temple is a synthesis of Indian architectural styles. The design of the Akshardham Temple is inspired by temples from different parts of India. The sources include the temples of Badrinath in North India, Somnath in West India and Konark in East India. With a complex of temples and shrines set amidst sprawling lawns, prayer halls and spaces for meditation and communal gatherings, the Akshardham Temple is a new landmark in the National Capital Region. The Akshardham Temple is a religious and cultural highlight of Delhi.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Trinetra Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Discover the Architectural Splendors of Delhi?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Discover the Architectural Splendors of Delhi?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour: Discover the Architectural Splendors of Delhi?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Discover the Architectural Splendors of Delhi?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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