Day 1 : Delhi
Mehrauli Archaeological walk
For those who want a slice of Indian history and a taste of its architectural brilliance this special walk is just an ideal tour for you. Once we enter the park and start our journey, we will be greeted by the most imposing examples of Indo-Islamic architecture - the tomb of Sultan Balban, the ruler of the Slave Dynasty. Next, we will come across the most recorgnized 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 beautiful verses written by Jamali himself. 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. Then, to the west of the park is the peaceful three-storey step well, Rajon ki Baoli, which is said to be built by Daulat Khan during the regime 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.
At 7:30, our representative would meet & greet you at your Hotel in Delhi and would introduce India and your tour to you.
Welcome to our tour, or as we say ‘atithi devo bhava’ (the guest is an incarnation of God). Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you!
For those who want a slice of Indian history and a taste of its architectural brilliance, this morning at 8:30 AM, we introduce a very special tour for you - Mehrauli Archaeological walk in New Delhi.
The walk takes about 2 hours.
At 11:00 AM, we will drop you at your address / hotel in Delhi