ARCHITECTURAL LANDMARKS

INDIA GATE

India Gate, originally called the All India War Memorial, was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and built in 1931. It is a memorial to 82,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who sacrificed their lives in the First World War and the Third Anglo -Afghan War, and 13,300 servicemen's names are inscribed on the gate.

QUTUB MINAR

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Qutub Minar, at 73 meters, is the tallest brick minaret in the world and second highest minaret in India. The tower is covered with verses from the Quran and has five distinct storeys. Its construction was commenced in 1200 AD by Qutb-ud-din Aibak, founder of the Delhi Sultanate, and his successor Iltutmish added three storeys in 1220. The first three storeys are made of red sandstone, and the fourth and fifth are of marble and sandstone. The tapering tower has 379 stairs inside leading to the top.

RED FORT

Residence of the Mughal Emperor for 200 years, the Red Fort epitomizes the magnificent power of the Mughal Empire. It was built in 1648 by Emperor Shah Jahan as the palace of his fortified capital Shahjahanabad, and is named after its massive walls of red sandstone. An evening sound and light show re-creates the events of the glorious Indian history connected with the fort.

HUMAYUN’S TOMB

The first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India, this monument was commissioned by Emperor Humayun's senior widow Haji Begum, after his death in 1556. It is said that the Begum spent one and a half million rupees on the tomb which was completed in 9 years.

JAMA MASJID

Towering over Old Delhi’s busy skyline, Jama Masjid is India’s largest mosque with a courtyard where 25,000 devotees can offer prayer. Commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1644 AD, the ‘Masjid-I-Jahanuma’ (meaning mosque commanding view of the world) was his final architectural opus.

KHAN MARKET

One of Delhi's most popular high-end marketplaces, Khan Market has various book shops, designer boutiques, opticians, grocers and home furnishing stores. You can also find many cafes, restaurants, bakeries here, many with balconies overlooking the streets.

CONNAUGHT PLACE

The heart of colonial India, Connaught Place is a historical structure, a shopper's haven, a foodie's delight and a culture buff's destination. The mammoth circular structure was built by the British in 1929. You can shop at most of the up-market branded stores here, strike a bargain at Shankar Market or Janpath, or pick up handicrafts from Khadi Gram Bhavan.

JANPATH & COTTAGE
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EMPORIUM

Enjoy Delhi’s quintessential street shopping experience at Janpath where you can find furnishings, accessories, art objects and home accents, deftly created by master craftsmen from across the country. The Cottage Industries Emporium offers Indian handicrafts, handlooms and artifacts.

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NATIONAL MUSEUM

India Gate, originally called the All India War Memorial, was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and built in 1931. It is a memorial to 82,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who sacrificed their lives in the First World War and the Third Anglo -Afghan War, and 13,300 servicemen's names are inscribed on the gate.

DELHI ART GALLERY

This Art Gallery features notable modern and contemporary Indian artists and hosts a wide variety of exhibitions, from their collaboration with the National Gallery of Modern Art to large-scale publications. It was the first private gallery in India to exhibit works of Pablo Picasso and has brought works of Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon to a new audience.

VADEHRA ART GALLERY

This Art Gallery features notable modern and contemporary Indian artists and hosts a wide variety of exhibitions, from their collaboration with the National Gallery of Modern Art to large-scale publications. It was the first private gallery in India to exhibit works of Pablo Picasso and has brought works of Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon to a new audience.

DISCOVER LUTYEN'S DELHI

Lutyen's Delhi is named after the British architect Edwin Lutyens who was responsible for much of the architectural design and building when India was part of the British Empire in the 1920s and 30s. He led a group of architects in laying out the central administrative area of the capital. Discover this area including India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan and Parliament House in a unique manner as you get on The Lodhi's auto rickshaw and see the city like a true localite

THE GOLDEN AGE OF OLD DELHI

The true heart of the city, Old Delhi was once the Mughal capital of Shahjahnabad, a place where nobles of royal courts lived in mansions, where places of worship belonging to different religions lived in harmony, and the centre of trade for North India... Journey through iconic monuments like Red Fort and Jama Masjid, and narrow twisting streets in the markets of Chandni Chowk, Khari Baoli and more, giving you an insight into the legendary golden age when life was at a slower pace and there was time to enjoy refinement and leisure.