Taking a walking tour in good old Delhi
Delhi, the capital city of India is situated in the northern part of the country. Enriched with beautiful past and culture, many tourists from all parts of the world gather in this city to experience the beauty and heritage this city has to offer.

Every year thousands of tourists travel to this city and hence, tourism contributes heavily to the overall GDP of the nation. When you are Delhi, there are many places that you can visit. You can choose to book a tour company to manage your itinerary. But the best way to explore the royal heritage of the city is to book New Delhi walking tours. This is a new chapter added in the travel and tourism Industry of India. If you are a food junkie then you can choose for a street food walk in Chandni chowk, and if you have an appetite for history, then heritage walk is a good option. Let us see what all parts of Delhi are covered in the heritage walks.

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid adds a major part to the heritage of the country. One of the biggest mosques in India is a magnificent structure built during the Mughal era by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. The mosque is right opposite Red fort. The structure of the mosque is so huge that it can hold approximately 25000 devotees at one time. The mosque was built in 16th century under the supervision of Shah Jahan’s minister, Saadullah Khan. Built with red sandstone and marble, projects amazingly in the Old Delhi skyline. In the centre of the mosque is a tomb and surrounded by four minarets. The walls of the mosque are carved with intricate designs and also versus from their holy book “Khuran-e-Pak”.

Red Fort

You can easily cover Red Fort in your New Delhi city tour without wasting too much of travelling time since its built right opposite Jama Masjid. Red Fort holds a great importance in our Indian history and is a significant place because every year Indian Prime Minister addresses the nation on the auspicious occasion of Independence Day. As the history goes, the foundation of this Fort was laid by yet again Shah Jahan. This massive fortress took a decade to build and is also considered to be much better designed from the Agra Fort. The Fort is constructed in red sandstone with inspirations taken from Persian architecture. Mughal were also known for their beautiful gardens and red fort is no exception. This fort was declared as world heritage site by UNESCO in the year 2007.

You can spend entire day learning about the beautiful history and culture of Mughal Empire by visiting these places and that’s not all; there are many other places that adds to the heritage of the city like Lodhi Garden, QutubMinar, Ruins of Tughlaqabad, Safdarjung Tomb, Humayun Tomb, Haveli Dharampura, etc. The best time to visit the capital is the winter months, as you will be able to enjoy the beautiful weather with sightseeing.

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