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Private Full Day Delhi tour with Change of Palace Guard Ceremony

Watch this unique Change of Guard ceremony which takes place within the boundary walls of Rashtrapati Bhawan, the home of the President of India. You will see the soldiers of the President’s Bodyguards (PBG) on their decorated horses changing guards as the Army Brass Band plays the National Anthem. This Private Full Day tour also includes a city tour of Old and New Delhi.

Highlights
• Changing of the Guard Ceremony at the Presidential Palace
• Parliament House and India Gate.
• Qutab Minar 
• Humayun’s Tomb 
• Chandni Chowk and Old Delhi

per adult from

$214

AUD

Duration

6 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Private Air-Conditioned Vehicle
    • Hotel Pick up and Drop off within New Delhi
    • Service of English Speaking Local Guide
    • 02 bottles of mineral water
    • Lunch
    • Snacks
    • Entry/Admission - Rashtrapati Bhavan
    • Entry/Admission - Humayun's Tomb
    • Entry/Admission - Qutub Minar
    • Entry/Admission - Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan)
    • Entry/Admission - Red Fort
    • Entry/Admission - Raj Ghat
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Drinks, unless specified
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Rashtrapati Bhavan, Rajpath, New Delhi 110004 India

    You will be picked up from your hotel in New Delhi and your guide will escort you in an air conditioned vehicle to Rashtrapati Bhawan, the official residence of the president of India.

    The President's Bodyguards (PBG), started in 1773, is the senior most Regiment of the Indian Army. It is a Regiment carrying out ceremonial duties for the President of India. At Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Ceremonial Army Guard battalion is responsible for providing ceremonial guards and sentries for the President of India.

    The 30 minute ceremony commences with the PBG troops on horses advancing to tunes played by the Army Brass Band. Next, the Parade Commander inspect the new guard before they take position along the old guard and both the guards exchange the national salute. Then, the new guard takes over the duties. The ceremony ends with an equestrian display by the PBG and playing of the National Anthem.



    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Rajpath, New Delhi India

    Post ceremony, embark on a full-day tour of New and Old Delhi. Drive along Rajpath - the capital's broadest avenue. Along the way you will see Parliament House and the India Gate. It is inscribed with the names of 85,000 Indian Army soldiers who lost their lives in World War I. Below burns the Eternal Flame, in tribute to all martyred soldiers of India.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Humayun's Tomb, Mathura Road Opp Nizamuddin Mosque, New Delhi 110013 India

    Next, proceed to Humayun's Tomb, commissioned by his widowed queen in the sixteenth century. Architecturally it is the forerunner of the Taj Mahal.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Qutub Minar, Qutb Minar, Mehrauli, New Delhi 110030 India

    Post ceremony, embark on a full-day tour of New and Old Delhi. Drive along Rajpath - the capital's broadest avenue. Along the way you will see Parliament House and the India Gate. It is inscribed with the names of 85,000 Indian Army soldiers who lost their lives in World War I. Below burns the Eternal Flame, in tribute to all martyred soldiers of India. Next, proceed to Humayun's Tomb, commissioned by his widowed queen in the sixteenth century. Architecturally it is the forerunner of the Taj Mahal. You will also have a chance to visit Qutab Minar, a 238-foot-high stone tower, which was built in the twelfth century. At its base is the Quwwat-Ul Islam Mosque, the first mosque to be built in India. A twenty-three-foot-high iron pillar, which was built in the fourth century, stands in the courtyard of the mosque.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), Connaught Place, New Delhi 110002 India

    After, you will move on to Birla Temple, built in 1939, is dedicated to Vishnu and enshrines almost all the deities of the Hindu pantheon.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Red Fort, Netaji Subhash Marg, New Delhi 110002 India

    Enjoy the included lunch at a local restaurant. Later, tour Old Delhi, including the Red Fort. Within the red-sandstone walls lie audience halls, arched marble palaces, private apartments, a mosque and elaborately designed gardens. The Red Fort remains an impressive testimony to the Mughal grandeur. Later, take a walk through the lively bazaar, Chandni Chowk. It consists of many narrow lanes that are crowded with shops selling everything from authentic Indian food and clothing to electronics.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi Road, New Delhi 110002 India

    Next you will visit the Raj Ghat, a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.

    Your tour ends and you will be brought back to your hotel in New Delhi.


    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    New Delhi, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We may pick up travelers from city center hotels / fixed point wiithin city limits. In case pick up is outside central points extra cost shall applicable subject to distance applicable.Airports
    • Indira Gandhi Intl Airport, New Delhi, New Delhi 110037 India
    Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Valid photo ID card is MUST for Entry to Rashtrapati Bhawan
    • Partially wheelchair accessible
    • Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by SITA World Tours

Activity ID: V-50182P132

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