After buffet breakfast at hotel, you will proceed for sightseeing tour of Old & Delhi.
The tour will begin with a visit to Raj Ghat, a simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi; drive past the Red Fort continuing to the Jama Masjid or Friday Mosque, walk down the narrow streets of Chandi Chawk to reach
mosque. It is the largest mosque in India, accommodating up to 25,000 worshippers at one time. Designed by Shah Jahan, this grand red sandstone and white marble mosque was said to have been built by 5,000 artisans from 1644 to 1656. The broad red sandstone steps lead up to gates to the east, north and south.
After sightseeing proceed for lunch at famous Karim’s restaurant. Karim’s known for its delicious Mughlai food all over the world. The restaurant has a bit of history behind it. The owners' great grandfather was the chef in the Mughal emperor’s royal kitchen... The recipies, therefore, have been passed on from those times. It’s a popular restaurant which has found mention in the best travel journals.
Mughlai cuisine is one of the most popular cuisines, influenced by the imperial kitchebs of Mughal Empire. Mughlai cuisine consists of the dishes that were prepared in the kitchens of the royal Mughal Emperors. Indian cuisine is predominantly influenced by the cooking style practiced during the Mughal era. Mughlai food is quite spicy and has a very unique aroma. On eating Mughlai food, one can get a feel of the ground spices. The spices used in the preparation of Mughlai food are easily accessible.
The rich preparation of Mughlai food consisting of flavoured sauces and butter based curries is so tempting that food lovers are bound to crave for more and more food. Mughlai food offers an amazingly delicious variety of food ranging from hot spicy shorba or soup to ginger based roasted meats to kulfi with rose petals sprinkled on it. Even, the names of the Mughlai food are so attractive that a person gets tempted to try out different dishes.
After lunch, you will be driven to New Delhi, which reflects the legacy the British left behind. Designed and built by the British architect Edwin Lutyens and his friend Sir Herbert Baker, the new capital was formally inaugurated in 1931. The division between New and Old Delhi is the division between the capitals of the British and the Mughals respectively. The walled city is all tradition where one will be able to glean a past life-style in all its facets, colours and spells. New Delhi in contrast, is a city trying to live up to the best of 21st century standards.
The tour to Imperial Delhi will include a visit to the Qutub Minar, The five-storied tower with a 14.4 metre base that tapers up to two and a half metres at the top is visible for a long distance around. Pulling down 27 Hindu and Jain temples and using their columns erected the attached Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque also built by him. Then visit Humayun’s tomb, built by the widow of the second Mughal Emperor, Humayun, it is an outstanding monument in the Indo-Persian style, a precursor of the Taj Mahal. The tour also includes a drive past the imposing India Gate, the Parliament building and the Rastrapathi Bhawan, the President’s residence.
In the evening you will be driven to Bukhara Restaurant in the Maurya Sheraton Hotel for dinner. The robust cuisine of the Northwest Frontier. The decor comprises stone floors and walls hung with authentic Bukhara carpets. Rough hewn trestle tables and wooden stools complete the rugged look. Copper pots and urns are suspended from the ceiling and pillars by natural rope; the quality of this type of food is entirely dependent upon the Chef. Skills and experience of Master Chefs have contributed in making Bukhara the outstanding success that it is.
After Dinner return back to your hotel .
Overnight stay at Delhi