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The best-known sights are the two buildings that dominate Old Delhi, the Red Fort and Jama Masjid. A stroll through the chaotic, raucous, smelly alleyways of the Old City (also known as Shahjahanabad, after the 17th-century Mughal emperor who built it) is an unforgettable experience. The people-packed bazaars of Chandni Chowk are a riot of colourful exoticism and frenetic activity. The Old City is decaying rapidly but it is still possible to glimpse a mosque here or the courtyard of a proud old townhouse there, hidden behind a shop front.

To the south of Old Delhi and in complete contrast to it, is Rajpath and the buildings on Raisina Hill (Rashtrapati Bhavan and the Secretariat) which form the centrepiece of British New Delhi. After the clamour of the Old City, the calm elegance and baroque vistas of this most splendidly laid-out scheme is a welcome relief. Between Old Delhi and Rajpath is Connaught Place, the arcaded bull's eye of New Delhi, with shops, banks, bars, restaurants, hotels and oodles of pesky touts.

Heading south once more, through the leafy enclaves of New Delhi (which have an allure all of their own, as they are spacious, shady and lusciously green), the visitor will find the bulk of the ancient monuments of medieval Delhi. Humayun's Tomb, the Lodhi Gardens and various other sites, are readily accessible from the centre of the city. The Qutb Minar complex, the vast and formidable Tughluqabad and the remains at Haus Khaz are located deeper in the southern suburbs.

The easiest way to travel from site to site is by taxi or auto-rickshaw. Sightseeing in Delhi can be exhausting - negotiating the urban sprawl and traffic is a long-drawn-out and tiring business, particularly in the heat, making it wise not to squeeze too much into a day.


SOUND * LIGHT SHOW AT RED FORT
The colossal Red Fortó1 1/2 miles (2 1/2 km) around and up to 110 feet (33 m) tallóis the setting for much of Delhiís extraordinary past, where a legendary empire rose and fell before the dawn of recorded history. Witness this history and beyond as itís reawakened during one of the largest sound and light shows in India. Nearly 500 years old, Red Fort is the perfect location to evoke the drama of the anarchy, scandals, and battles of Delhiís past during this captivating hour-long show.

Available:
Tues.-Sun.

Show times:
Sept.-Oct.: 8:30 PM
Nov.-Jan: 7:30 PM
Feb.-Apr: 8:30 PM
May-Aug.: 9:00 PM


Duration:
Approx. 62 minutes

Day Trip to Agra
0500 Hrs: Hotel Pick up and Transfer
You would be picked from the hotel and would be taken to the railway station to board the air-conditioned train in your same day Agra trip

0810 Hrs: Arrive in Agra
Arrive at Agra and would be taken to the hotel to use retiring room and after that introduction to the guide who would later accompany to the popular attractions in your same day Agra trip

0900 Hrs: Visit the Taj Mahal
Visit the world famous Taj Mahal in the Agra tour that is also one of the seven wonders of the world

1100 Hrs: Visit Agra Fort
Visit the Agra Fort to witness the Mughal architectural glory, the red sand stone fort of Agra in the same day Agra trip

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