Delhi, like Paris, is an enormous city. If you are a Parisian who wants to tour Delhi, then the first sight of this mesmerizing capital of India will leave you spellbound. Touring the entire city will take a very 1ong time, but in just 1 day, you can see the best tourist landmarks of Delhi.
For those who are visiting Delhi for the first time, they can literally get lost in the labyrinth of alleys and a network of lanes that crisscross Delhi. A cab tour is best to zoom about in Delhi, so that you can cover major landmarks in the shortest time.
So leave the sultry Paris, and go on a 3 day tour of charming Delhi.
Day 1 – Delhi
Start your Delhi tour with India Gate, the war memorial of Indian soldiers who laid down their lives fighting in World War I and various other battles. The triumphal arch of India Gate will remind Parisians of Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Move onwards to Rajpath and visit Rashtrapati Bhawan, the official residence of President of India. It has sprawling Mughal gardens and is a masterpiece of Mughal and European architecture.
Then visit Raj Ghat, the memorial and cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. Old Delhi is the original walled city built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Its most famous area, Chandni Chowk is where you will find the magnificent Red Fort and Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque.
Visit Digambar Jain Lal Mandir and admire its splendid temple architecture, and on the way, you can taste tasty and tangy street foods of Delhi like chaats and chole bhature. After lunch, visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar.
Day 2 – Agra
On Day 2, you can go to Agra and return back to Delhi on the same day. Start your Agra tour early in the morning, and visit Taj Mahal, the most scintillating love memorial ever built. It’s famous for its white marble architecture, carved domes, and artistic calligraphy. Mehtab Bagh, the lush green Mughal gardens gives you the best views of the Taj Mahal.
Then visit Agra Fort, a gigantic fortress that’s the supreme marvel of Mughal architecture. Also visit the tombs of Itmad-ud-Daulah, or Baby Taj, and Emperor Akbar. Both of these are the finest examples of Mughal architecture.
Day 3 – Gurgaon
On Day 3, leave early for Gurgaon, and visit Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary. The swampy lakes and forests are a haven to watch hundreds of migratory bird species. Afterwards visit the Kingdom of Dreams. This entertainment venue hosts Indian and international theatrical performances, and is equipped with state of the art sound systems. Its themed restaurant is perfect for having lunch. In the afternoon, head on to MG Road, where there are malls and shopping complexes, and is a perfect shopping destination.
Then, wind up your tour of Gurgaon in the evening, and have the most relishing dinner at Cyber Hub, where you can have anything from McDonald burgers, and Starbucks Coffee, to various Indian cuisines.