Delhi Hospitality Package
The capital city of Delhi has a history that dates back to the sixth century BC. In Old Delhi, you’ll visit some of the most important ancient sites, many that are currently listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. New Delhi, which was built by the British, currently serves as the capital of India and seat of the Government. You’ll drive past some of its most interesting Colonial style structures. Visit Delhi before or after any Journeys Asia tour.
Day 1 Delhi
Upon arrival at the New Delhi Airport you will be met and transferred to your centrally located hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax.
Day 2 Delhi City Tour
You’ll spend the morning exploring the Old Delhi section, beginning with a visit to Jama Masjid Mosque, commissioned by Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan and completed in 1656. On the way, drive past the Red Fort, a symbol of Shah Jehan’s Mughal power and thought to be the greatest wonder of all the cities of Delhi. Afterwards, board a cycle rickshaw, the best way to navigate the narrow, bustling alleyways of this lively area. Your ride takes you through the fabled “Chandni Chowk”, one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi. It was designed by Jahanara Begum, Sha Jehan’s favorite daughter in the 17th century. You then visit Raj Ghat, a simple square platform that marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated following his assassination in 1948. In the afternoon, head out to the New Delhi area beginning with a drive past the government buildings including the President’s House and Parliament House, all designed in the 1920’s by British architects Lutyens and Baker. At the end of the avenue is the India Gate, also known as Rajpath (King’s Way), a War Memorial Arch built to remember the 90,000 Indians who gave their lives in WWI. Continue your tour with a visit to Humayun’s Tomb, a magnificent monument built in red sandstone. Humayun’s first wife and mother of Emperor Akbar, designed and supervised the entire construction. Today’s tour ends with a visit to Qutab Minar, India’s tallest stone tower. At a height of 234 feet, this “Tower of Victory” is the tallest minaret in India. Return to your hotel where the evenin is free to relax.
Day 3 Depart Delhi
You have the morning free to relax or do some last minute shopping until your transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
*Note that check-out time from the hotel is 12:00 pm. Please let us know if you require a day room for late evening departure flights.
What to Expect
Duration 3 days
Match the trip’s intensity to your ability and motivation.
Easy walking, with opportunities for low-key physical activity.
Energetic exploration with optional day hikes, leisurely cycling, or light canoeing.
Day-long active excursions and options for demanding activity in varied environments.
Strenuous hiking or other intense activity that may be at high altitude or over rough terrain.
Multi-day trekking and other activities requiring endurance or strength. Steep trails. No technical expertise necessary.