Delhi represents, at a single site,
outstanding examples of imperial city planning, reflected in its last two cities
The Mughal city of Shahjahanabad & The British capital of New Delhi
that were built by their respective sovereign rulers at the height of their power and accomplishment.
New Delhi’s city armature consists of the ensemble of the Central Vista flanked by the Viceroy’s House at one end and India Gate at the other, with the estates & wide avenues around it. Colonial New Delhi is synthesised in layout & dominant town planning principles of the time.
Shahjahanabad is now known for its narrow alleys and chaotic markets, but that’s not how it was originally planned in mid-17th century. The “Old Delhi” that we see now is a result continuous urban development for more than 300 hundred years. With India City Walks, explore the colorful markets, traditional culture and Mughal architectural excellence of the city.
The Imperial Cities Tour begins in New Delhi.
Experience Lifestyles, architecture & culture of the past…
Establishing a city requires an impeccable amount of planning. The two Imperial Cities of Delhi- Shahjahanabad & Lutyen’s Delhi are both an outstanding examples of city planning and architectural brilliance of their time.
Shahjahanabad is now known for its narrow alleys and chaotic markets, but that’s not how it was originally planned in mid-17th century. The “Old Delhi” that we see now is a result continuous urban development for more than 300 hundred years. Shahjahanabad was Mughal Emperor Shahjahan’s one last masterpiece after completing Taj Mahal. With India City Walks, explore the colorful markets, traditional culture and Mughal architectural excellence of the city.
New Delhi what we see today was mostly the work of British architects Sir Edwin Lutyens & Herbert Baker. It’s also often referred to as Lutyens’ Delhi because most of the prominent monuments like India Gate, Parliament house and Secretariat Building were designed by them. This walk takes you through what we now know as “New Delhi”. Admire the India Gate, a war memorial dedicated to all those who laid their lives for the country and the British Raj. Walk on the Jan Path and Raj Path, and see the Colonial Grandeurs the Parliament and the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Duration of Tour: 4 to 6 Hours
Preferable Time: Morning
Locations Covered: Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, Various markets like Dariba Kalan, Spice Market, Kinari Bazaar & Jama Masjid, India Gate, Rajpath, Rashtrapati Bhawan, North Block & South Block, Connaught Place.
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