Tomb of Humayun’s
Tomb of Humayun’s is one of the major attractions of Delhi one day tour package. It is located in a beautiful and large square garden, Humayun’s Tomb is a high mausoleum built in white marble and red sandstone. It was designed as a prototype of the Taj Mahal in Agra and is a prime example of Mughal architecture. Built-in the mid-16th century by Bega Begum in memory of her husband by Humayun’s eldest widow, the tomb is surrounded by lush French gardens and other tombs, including Humayun’s barber and Isa Khan’s tomb. The architect of the Taj Mahal is a fine example of Lodi architecture and octagonal in shape. A fun thing to do is try to catch a glimpse of this spectacular structure after dark when it is lit up.
Although recently completed it opened in 2007, the splendid Hindu temple of Akshardham appears to be centuries old. Adorned with intricate and elaborate carvings, this magnificent building attracts countless visitors for its majestic beauty. Highlights include the magnificent 43 meters high main monument with its rich sculptures of animals, plants, gods, dancers, and musicians, all made from pink sandstone and marble.
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Of particular note are the 234 ornate pillars supporting its nine domes, as well as a magnificent stone tribute to the elephants, the centerpiece of which is a massive 3000 tons statue of one of these beasts? Other interesting features include a theatre showing a film depicting the construction of the building, a fun 15 minutes boat ride illustrating India’s rich history and diverse culture, and the spectacular Yagnapurush Kund, the large musical fountain that is a special treat when illuminated at night.
Purana Qila (The Old Fort)
Although often without being seen, as most sightseers head straight to the most famous Red Fort, Purana Qila (Old Fort) is well worth a look at your travel itinerary to Delhi with Delhi tour packages. Boasting a past that stretches back about 2500 years, much of the current impressive building dates back to the 1500s, although evidence of earlier structures dating back to the 3rd century has been discovered. The current structure has played an important role in the region’s affairs for centuries and has been influenced in particular by the Muslim religion, as evidenced by buildings such as the Qila-i-Kuna Mosque, a single-domed place of worship built-in 1541. The site covers an area of two square kilometers and you will enjoy exploring its thick walls and three large gates, a particularly impressive view during night lighting. The 200 acres Mehrauli Archaeological Park is also worth a visit and has many important structures, some of which date back more than 1000 years. Attractions include the ancient ruins of Lal Kot, along with more recent evidence of British occupation during Queen Victoria’s reign.