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Delhi In One Day


Are you planning to take a quick tour of Delhi in one day! If you are in Delhi for a day or if you plan to take your family or friends around Delhi one day tour, there are loads that it can offer and leave you gasping for more! Delhi one day tour or Delhi half day tour can include a trip to some historical monuments or a quick round of important museums! Even if it is Delhi in one day or even Delhi half a day tour how can shopping and eating be left behind!

First things first!

How to get around in Delhi?

Delhi Metro travelYou can travel at your own convenience and get dropped at the railway station or airport for your next stop! If you want to get a feel of Delhi’s pride, Delhi’s Metro. Museums and monuments are all connected by the Metro Route.

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If you are starting from the airport, head off straight to the Qutab Minar, in Mehrauli, which is 9.6 kms from the airport and will take about 20 minutes time to reach. After Qutub Minar, it is now time to proceed towards the Garden of Five senses, which is 1.5 kms away from the Qutub Minar and is about 15 mins drive from Qutub Minar. The Garden is a must see for a truly rejuvenating experience.

Following the experience in the Garden of Five senses, visit the famous Lotus Temple also known as the Bahai Temple located at Nehru Place, which is 6.4 kms away and just over 15 mins from the Garden.  Take a look around, enjoy and relax the peace and quiet inside the temple.

Next on the agenda could be the Red Fort in old Delhi or Purani Dilli which is 11.6 kms away and is around 35 mins drive from the Lotus temple. Just bypass the local shopkeepers you will find in front of the Red Fort and don’t get carried away by their wares. 

Close to Red Fort is the memorial of the Father of our Nation - Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat. It is just at a distance of 1.5 kms from the Red Fort. It is a black square platform with the last words of Bapuji inscribed on it.

Late Afternoon/Evening

By this time it should be a little late in the afternoon so now it’s time to get in the cab and head off directly to Connaught Place which is 4.2 kms away.  If you would like to roam around for a tits and bits of shopping, CP has plenty of attractions. JanpathPalika are some of the places to do good bargain shopping for all kinds of products.

The final visiting places would be the Rashtrapathi Bhavan, the official residence of the First citizen of India, The President of India and is about 2.8 kms away from Connaught Place and then the famous India Gate, a memorial for the soldiers who fought in the WW1, which is another 2.9 kms away.

These two spots should be reserved towards the evening or night as the Rashtrapathi Bhavan presents a splendid view when lit up, while India Gate appears captivating with the eternal flame under the arch - the Amar Jawan Jyothi, burning steadily.

 Delhi ItineraryThe Delhi Transport Corporation operates sight Seeing Tours from Scindia House daily.  The Journey starts at sharp 09:15 am from DTC Office, Scindia House and then pick-up Tourists from Information Kiosk of Delhi Tourism Baba Kharak Singh Marg and thereafter from ITDC Office, Janpath for onward journey to the tourist places as per the following program.

The visiting places include-
  • Red Fort – Halting Time: 45 mins
  • Raj Ghat - Halting Time: 20 minutes
  • Birla Mandir - Halting Time: 30 minutes
  • Qutub Minar - Halting Time: 45 minutes
  • Lotus Temple - Halting Time: 45 minutes.
  • Humanyun's Tomb - Halting Time: 45 minutes
  • Akshardham Temple (Swami Narayan Temple) - Dropping only.
The journey finally comes to an end at 17.45 hrs.

The Route followed by these DTC buses while sightseeing is-

The Delhi Gate, then Shanti Van, crossing Tilak Mark, then Akbar Road, Sansad Marg, Shanti Path, Siri Aurbindo Marg, Press Enclave Road, Out Ring Road (Nehru Place), Modi Floor Mill, Ring Road, Mathura Road, Lodhi Road, Pragati Maidan, Nizamuddin Yamuna Bridge, Laxmi Nagarl, DDU Marg & Connaught Place.

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Delhi Sightseeing on a HOHO busHow to Plan one day Itinerary in Delhi

Delhi Tourism departments has provided special sightseeing buses for its tourists in the form of Hop-On/Hop-Off, popularly known as HOHO buses

These Hop-On/Hop-Off buses are specially designed buses for the tourists which move continuously through a route, allowing its tourists to board or alight at any stipulated pick up/ drop off points. 

The route of HOHO buses covers the all the important garden, monuments, museums, art galleries, markets and shopping malls.

Sightseeing by Hoho buses cover the following places-

Itinerary in Delhi for a DayDelhi Sightseeing on a Metro

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) came into existence in 1995 as a joint venture of Indian and Delhi Govt. It is the world's 13th largest metro system in terms of length, and is quite convenient for its travelers to travel to the length and breadth of the capital city. 

The best way to visit Old Delhi, is the metro. Not only is the ride cheap, but it is fast and hassle free. Get down at Chandni Chowk and explore the real Delhi. You must try Old Delhi Chaat or savour the taste of Parathas in Parathewale Gali. For non-vegetarian, you simply cannot miss the kebabas and biryani of Karim's! A visit to Gurudwara Seesh Ganj Sahib built by Guru Teg Bahadur is a must in Old Delhi.

Tour and travel operators in Delhi/NCR:

Overland Escape
Address: 251-252, Vardhaman Corwn Mall, Sector 19, Pocket 1, Dwarka, Delhi 110075

Sushant Travels Pvt. Ltd.- Travel Agency in Delhi
Address: Railway Station, 5125, near New Delhi, Main Bazar, Bharat Nagar, Paharganj, New Delhi, Delhi 110055
Phone: 099997 06194

Swan Tours - Travel Agent in Delhi
Address: Flat No. 6, Shankar Market, 2nd Floor, Above Shop No.1 Shankar Market, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Phone: 011 2341 5601

Flip Trip Holidays -Domestic & International Tour Packages Operator
Address: Northex Tower, 505, ITL, A-09, Netaji Subhash Place, Pitam Pura, New Delhi, Delhi 110034
Phone: 099993 16597

Santram Holidays Delhi
Address: D-2/17, Block D, Krishna Nagar, Delhi, 110051
Phone: 084487 02636

A Plus Holidays & Travels
Address: Metro Pillar Number 351, 17, Kapil Vihar, Opposite, Opposite Gulab Sweets, Kapil Vihar, Pitampura, New Delhi, Delhi 110034
Phone: 098113 33197

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