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Legislative Assembly, NCT of Delhi Opened for General Public

on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day, the gates of Delhi Legislative Assembly will be opened for general public to witness the illuminated historic building and Musical Fountain.   Two days are assigned for this purpose i.e. 14 and 15 August 2019 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

You should visit this historical building with your family and see the place from where government of Delhi works.

We encourage visitors which are in Delhi right now to visit this place and include it in their Delhi Night Tour and National Rail Museum

Nizamuddin Railway Station Has Been Transformed

The walls of Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station, one of Delhi’s busiest stations, now sport vibrant paintings of the icons of the national capital, including the Lotus Temple, India Gate, and the Delhi Metro.

The graffiti at the station also aims at educating passengers on cleanliness and hygienic in daily life, a statement said.

The beautification work has been done by public art campaign titled me for my city, an ongoing graffiti art initiative which will be extended to other 11 railway stations across India.

Through this it is aimed to spread the message to sensitize Citizens about the importance of cleanliness and hygiene.

In addition to public art, a creative campaign will depict the message of Mera Shehar, Meri Pehchan on the supporter’s digital handles.

Delhi Agra Same Day Tour

Delhi Agra Same Day Tour is operated everyday except Friday, as Taj Mahal is closed on Friday.  Bus trips are preferred in comparison to Car ones, as there are other tourist families in the vehicles.

Advantages:

  • Less Time Consumed
  • Cost Effective

Passengers usually select same day returning tour starting early morning from Delhi via expressway to Agra.  This new expressway is exceptionally state of art beautiful.  Speed of vehicle needs to be under control on this expressway, as high speed may turn into accidents here.

You will first visit Agra and there you will visit Agra Red Fort and Taj Mahal. There will be halts for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Souvenir Shopping.  While returning back to Delhi from Agra there will be complimentary brief halts at Mathura and Vrindavan.

If you carry some dry snacks such as biscuits, namkeen and drinking water, than it will be more convenient to you.  In this tour there will be more and more points where you will take breath taking pictures, so come prepared with extra memory card.

Disadvantages:

  • Tiredness
  • Less Time at Monuments

While returning back to Delhi gets sometime very late due to unusual traffic or rush inside monuments. So, travelling on such a long stretch may cause tiredness and are not suggested if you need to travel next day of the tour early in morning.  Further we suggest passengers to carry battery backup, so that they may call cab at night for their hotel transfers.

Selecting this same day bus tour is as per the choice of a tourist and we encourage our passengers to cross check all pros and cons before selecting a tour.  You may do Delhi Agra Bus Tour booking also at Delhi Agra Mathura Vrindavan Same Day Tour  Since at weekends and in holiday season demand of these tour tickets are high, so book your seats timely.

Pay Fine for Overstay at Taj Mahal

Get Ready to Pay Taj Mahal Fine

Tourist visiting Taj Mahal will be permitted to remain inside maximum for 3 hours and beyond that there will be a fine.

Taj Mahal entry ticket will be valid for 3 hours. So, if you remain inside Taj Mahal beyond than that time limit, fine will be imposed.

This step has been imposed in order to manage foot fall inside this wonder of the world.

Want to enjoy an entire day at Taj Mahal? Pay fine if you spend more than 3 hours

Nothing could be better than posing for pictures in front of the Taj Mahal in Agra or exploring the monument but, tourists spending more than three hours at the Taj Mahal will be charged an additional fee.

Visitors, earlier, were allowed to tour Taj Mahal from morning to evening.
Turnstile gates have been constructed at the East and West entry points so as to prevent unauthorized entry. The token for touring the monument is valid for three hours only. If the tourist desires to spend more time, the token needs to be recharged at the counter.
“7 turnstile gates have been installed at both the East and West entry point. 5 gates are for the exit”.

For the entry of foreign tourists, there are separate gates. Entry is only through token which is valid for three hours, exceeding which, a visitor is required to recharge it at the counter at the exit gates.

Fatehpuri Masjid

The third largest mosque inside the Walled City of Delhi is a lesser known mosque made by Shah Jahan in the memory of his lesser known wife Fatehpuri Begum.

This is a red sandstone structure without any tall minarets or huge domes.  Even though the central dome of this mosque looks like of marble, which is actually of lime mortar.

Fatehpuri Masjid history is filled with pathos.  After the 1857 revolt at Delhi by British Indian Army, this mosque was first damaged by the Britishers and than sold to a Hindu merchant and was returned to the faithfuls.

The Fatehpuri mosque facing the Mughal power, the Red Fort, is a mute witness to the unfolding drama of history right from the period of the Mughal empire and British rule till date. Fatehpuri Masjid was built in the year 1650 by Fatehpuri Begum who was one of Shah Jahan’s wives. The mosque is built with red sandstone on a large scale and is crowned by a single dome.
This mosque is an example of the magnificence of Mughal architecture flanked by towering minarets, the mosque has a traditional design with the prayer hall having seven arched openings; and amongst the seven, the central arch remains the highest.
The masjid has three gates; one is in front of the Red Fort at Chandni Chowk, and the other two are in the North and South directions. Khari Baoli is in the North end and Katra Baryan in the South. The central courtyard is laid with red stones. One can find a very large tank in the courtyard of the mosque which is made of marble. The tank is used for ablution. The platform inside the mosque is built of marble and has four steps. There are rows of red stone pillars, which stand on both sided of the mosque. In the courtyard, there are more than 20 graves of Islamic scholars. The mosque has single and double-storeyed apartments on the sides.

The History Of The Mosque According to history, the mosque was home to the Indian troops in Delhi during the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. It is also believed that during the Sepoy Mutiny, the British sold some parts of the mosque to a Hindu merchant, Lala Channa Mal. Later on, the mosque came back to the Muslims in the year 1877. During the Mughal days, the mosque housed some beautiful fountains and a huge central tank but were destroyed by the British troops after the 1857 mutiny. In 1873, the government wanted to buy back the mosque from Lala Chhanna Mal for Rs 1,20,000 to return it back to the Muslims, but Lala did not agree. However, in 1876, when the then British Queen visited India, who also held her court in Delhi, she ordered the mosque to be returned back to the Muslims.
The main mosque is built on a three-and-a-half feet high platform. There are strips of white marble on the main arch and on the domes of the mosque. The main dome is mammoth in structure and it has been plastered in such a way that from a distance, it would resemble a marble dome, but is actually built by lime mortar. The mosque has two minarets, each of which is 80 ft high, which are also built using lime mortar. The mosque has a traditional design with the pillared prayer hall made up of multi-lobed arcades and columns.

Park of Seven Wonders at Delhi

‘Waste to Wonder’ theme park

The waste to wonder’ theme park is newly added tourist spot in Delhi’s heart made from the waste scrape.  It is situated at Rajiv Gandhi Smriti Van near Sarai Kale Khan Inter State Bus Terminal.  The park show ases grand replicas of the Taj Mahal, Effil Tower, Statue of Liberty, Great Pyramid of Giza, Leaning KTower of Pisa, Christ the Redeemer  and Rome’s Colosseum. The structures are built from 150 tonnes of scrap from the MCD’s scrap yards, which includes automobile parts and metal from rods, iron sheets, nuts and bolts. Since the clones are made from scrap metal, anti-rust enamel is being applied on them. To give out details of monuments, there will be stone plinths with every replica, providing information about both – original and duplicate of the wonder.  It took 180 days to built by more than 100 artists, welders, and helpers.

  1. Statue Of Liberty 35 feet tall replica of the has been created using seven to eight tonnes of waste. While the pedestal has been created using old pipes, metal railings and angles, giving the look of bricks, circular rings on it have been created using car rims. In her left hand, Roman liberty goddess holds a tablet carved from a MCD bench and metal sheets and in the right hand, she holds a torch fabricated from old bike and its chain. Lastly, her hair has been made using cycle chains.
  2. Brazil’s Christ square pipes from benches have been put horizontally to make the pedestal, electric poles have been placed vertically to make lower part of the statute’s dress. Also, engine parts have been used to replicate the detailing in the hands and motorbike chains have been used to create hair.
  3. Paris’s Eiffel Tower 70 feet tall twin of wrought-iron lattice Eiffel Tower originally from Paris, France, has been created using 40 tonnes of automobile waste including petrol tanks from trucks, clutch plates, C channels (structural channel used in construction), and angles. All the three floors of the replica were created separately and then assembled with the help of a crane. The replica created by artist Sandip Pisalkar from Vadodara, does do justice to the original structure that was built in 1889 by Gustave Eiffel.
  4. Taj Mahal Replica of the Taj Mahal, symbol of love was created in five and a half months with the help of 24 labourers and 30 tonnes of waste. The beautiful metal structure has been crafted using 1600 cycle rings, electric pole pipes, old pans, park benches, swings, angles, truck springs and sheets. While domes have been created using 2” pipes (cut into pieces), truck sheets have been used to create intricate design and window and door frame has been made using benches.
  5. World’s Largest Amphitheatre Colosseum From Rome Comes To Delhi Massive stone amphitheater known as the Colosseum was commissioned around A.D. 70-72 by Emperor Vespasian of the Flavian dynasty as a gift to the Roman people. Taking inspiration from the same, SDMC commissioned 16’ 6” replica of the Colosseum in Delhi using seven tonnes of waste including electric poles, metal railings, bench, automobile spare parts and other scrap metal. Also, 410 car wheels have been used to make arches.
  6. Leaning Tower Of Pisa The tower of Pisa which got the prefix ‘leaning’ because it started tilting during its construction in the 12th century now has its clone in Delhi. 39 feet replica was built using 10.5 tonnes of waste at 60-80 degree angle. While 211 arches spread out in eight storeys have been fabricated from cycle rim, diamond designs in between the arches have been made from metal sheets and pipes have been used to give the look of pillars.
  7. Egypt’s Pyramid Of Giza The Great Pyramid of Giza which is the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world now has a look-alike in south-east Delhi. The 110 layer structure has been created using 10,800 feet scrap angles weighing 10-12 tonnes

Azadi Ke Diwane Museum opens at Red Fort

On 4th March 2019 a latest museum has been inaugurated at Red Fort of Delhi. This is to pay homage to the unsung heroes of the freedom struggle.  

The museum is double storied and has been divided into 22 zones. There is a tribute room with digital candles, more than 150 panels, panels of women and child martyrs, archival data, the Andaman Jail experience, four audio visuals, digital tribute-kiosks and touch screen kiosks.

In order to reach here there are 3 Metro Stations:

  • Chandni Chow Metro Station
  • Jama Maszid Metro Station
  • Lal Qila Metro Station

Azadi Ke Diwane museum was recently inaugurated at Delhi’s Red Fort to pay homage to the unsung heroes, who laid down their lives during the freedom struggle for the sake of their country and countrymen.

This is, in fact, the fifth in a series of recently inaugurated museums that are dedicated to our fallen heroes; the others being the Yaad-e-Jallian museum, Subhash Chandra Bose and INA museum, the Museum on 1857 and the Drishyakala.

Built by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), the museum named ‘Azadi Ke Diwane’ is a one-of-a-kind museum that has been enhanced with multisensory technologies to engage the visitors. Be a part of this educational and informative exhibition to learn more about those brave hearts. The motive of building this museum is to inspire the younger generation and make them aware that they should not take freedom for granted as great fighters achieved it by sacrificing their lives.

Azadi Ke Diwane is a two-storied museum and has been divided into 22 zones. Further, there are four audiovisuals, 150 panels, the Andaman Jail experience, archival data, touch-screen kiosks, panels for child and women martyrs, and digital tribute kiosks. Here, you will also get to see a tribute room with digital candles.

The chief historian for the museum said that this establishment is for paying homage for all those fallen heroes, whose names don’t find a mention in the history books, and those who were sent to the Andaman Jail. Also, the audio-visuals, films and commentaries will bring you closer to their struggle stories.

A high-tech state of the art museum, “Azadi Ke Diwane” at the premises of the Red Fort dedicates to the martyrs of Indian freedom struggle and to curate and preserve documents, memories, and facts pertaining. The museum uses experiential touch displays, scenario-based installations, and the more conventional informative displays to recreate memories from Indian history between 1857 to 1947.
Built by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), the museum named ‘Azadi Ke Diwane’ is a one-of-a-kind museum that has been enhanced with multisensory technologies to engage the visitors. Be a part of this educational and informative exhibition to learn more about those brave hearts.
Azadi Ke Diwane is a two-storied museum and has been divided into 22 zones. Further, there are four audiovisuals, 150 panels, the Andaman Jail experience, archival data, touch-screen kiosks, panels for child and women martyrs, and digital tribute kiosks. Here, you will also get to see a tribute room with digital candles.
This museum pays tribute to the sacrifices and martyrdom of thousands of Indians, many of whom remain anonymous to date, with no records in history capturing their sacrifice for our motherland. The recognition and pay homage to the ultimate sacrifice of those unknown and unsung heroes of our freedom struggle. In the form of a national homage site is an attempt to capture and preserve their sentiments, courage, heroism, the nobility of character and lofty ideals.
The display has been broadly divided into three phases of the freedom struggle that stretches across the abovementioned time period. Archeological survey of India sources will also provide information and stories pertaining to many hitherto unknown or long forgotten freedom fighters. A wide variety of content stretching from public records to multimedia aids used to reconstruct multiple moments from history. The interactive interfaces and augmented reality enabled experimental displays allow the audience to have a completely novel and immersive experience of the moments. The museum targets local and international tourist audiences as well as future generations, and hopefully, will be effective in preserving the memories of this very important chapter of Indian history. For the first time, futuristic technology is being used at such a scale to reconstruct the past for the present.
In this interactive museum, visitors can also search and read the stories of thousands of martyrs who laid their lives during the Freedom Struggle of India. The dictionary compiled by the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) can be accessed at the touch screen tables.

Supreme Court Guided Tour

Visitors to Delhi can book one-hour guided tours to the Supreme Court of India.  Right now the tours are conducted every Saturday, as there are no court hearings on Saturday.   This tour will start from the main lawns within the court area, where the statue of justice stands. Further, you will  visit visit to the museum. and the tour will end after refreshment.

Places of Interest at Supreme Court Guided Tour:
  1. Judges’ Corridor
  2. Courtroom Number 1
  3. Museum
  4. Judges’ Library

The area inside Supreme Court which was just opened for law students, lawyers, law interns, media persons and litigants. But now visitors may choose the date and time for a 60 minute visit to the Supreme Court in between 10:00am to 11:30am on all Saturdays except declared holidays.

The Supreme Court of India is open to the general public from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM every Saturday except on declared holidays. This is a great opportunity to gain inside access to the grand interiors of the Supreme Court building and admire the majestic structure in its full glory. Pre-planned escorted visits can be arranged, subject to online booking made in advance. The visitors will be accompanied throughout the premises and introduced to parts of historical importance. They will also get a chance to witness the court rooms.
The Supreme court Sightseeing across the grounds usually takes an hour. Visitors are ushered through the majestic courtrooms. They also get a glimpse inside the grandiose Judges’ library where entry on other days is particularly restricted. The excursion ends with a tour of the Supreme Court museum.
An official of the Court will be assigned as your tour guide who will elaborate upon the structure of the Indian legal system yet keep you engaged with intriguing examples of decided cases and the historical significance behind the architecture of the building. A short film will be shown to culminate the educational experience.
These guided visits organized Every Saturday, two tours can be arranged that commence at the following times:
Dates Tour Timings
Most Saturdays throughout the year
(except declared holidays) 10:00 A.M. and 11:30 A.M.
Maximum 40 people per trip are allowed. Online pre-booking is mandatory to reserve a slot. Tour will not conducted if less than five individuals pre-book on any given day.
To book the slot click “Guided Tour” and go to the “Registration” tab on the official website of the Supreme Court of India and fill the slot online form to confirm reservation. Online booking is subject to confirmation sent through SMS/ email after registration.
No fee is charged for a tour of the Supreme Court.
There is no provision to submit clothes, bags etc. for safekeeping. To avoid inconvenience, it would be best to show up at the Court carrying minimum or no baggage. All visitors will be subjected to a security search upon arrival.
Photography is not allowed during a guided tour and visitors are forbidden from using a camera or cell phone while touring the premises.
The visitors should report at P.R.O. office through Gate D for the guided tour half an hour before the slot time, so that the guided tour can start at the time scheduled, after the security checks etc.
Eatables, Pan, Gutka, Mobile, Cameras, Bagpacks are not allowed during the guided tour.

Being the highest legal authority of the nation, it is imperative that visitors maintain proper decorum commensurate with the dignity of the esteemed establishment. Guests are expected to adhere to the following instructions:
• A thorough security scan will be conducted at entry point. Visitors will be required to walk through metal detectors and their personal items will be scrutinized through the x-ray machine.
• Explore the grounds without creating a commotion to retain the operational harmony of nearby offices.
• As stated before, photography and filming is strictly forbidden on the Supreme Court grounds.
• Meals, snacks and beverages may only be consumed in the canteen area.
• Smoking is stringently denied inside the building.
• Physical contact is not permitted with any work of art such as paintings, portraits, relics or any other exhibit.
• Supreme Court Registry reserves the right to approve/ reject the permission to visit the Supreme Court.
Essential requirement for all visitors:
A visitor must have a printout of the Electronic Registration Slip (ERS) and should duly carry the Original Identity Card as explained in the registration form. The foreign national must carry their original passport along with the Electronic Registration Slip.
Tour Photographs:
Group photo of visitors will be available in gallery at “Tour Photographs” on the same day evening.

Supreme Court Guided Tour Booking Link: https://guidedtour.sci.nic.in/redirect.drt Helpline Number: 011-23385347

Delhi Darshan will guide you free of cost on various other destinations which you can explore yourself.

delhi family tour package

if you are arriving Delhi First Time and you are not traveling solo, then you must check delhi family tour package by bus. We suggest you to do Delhi Darshan Bus Tour, as other families will be accompaning you. In a day tour, you will visit 26 spots which will be a mere glimpse of entire city. We proudly introduce you to Delhi Metro Tour as well which you need to do yourself.

Delhi Family Tour Package Benefits:

  1. Pocket Friendly.
  2. Guide on Board.
  3. Fully air-conditioned coach.
  4. Family Friendly Happy Tour.
  5. Best Tour Itinerary.
  6. Keep your luggage in luggage compartment.
  7. No worries to find next bus.
  8. Totally Tension free.

It might be difficult for you to select first between a bus or car tour, then secondly in which bus or car! What a regular passenger do, they look for reviews which are generally paid ones, resulting not a genuine assistance to you in making a decision. So, here is the secret recipe for you to select the best Delhi tour packages for family.

  1. Compare Itinerary.
  2. Check website of the company thoroughly.
  3. Even though you should check that for past how many years they are into this industry by checking the creation date of their website by clicking http://whois.domaintools.com then mention the website url you want to book, compare three urls and surprisingly you will find us the oldest one 🙂

Delhi Darshan always do and recommend only online booking, as it saves hassle and time of everybody. From time to time passengers have requested us to bring more Delhi Family Tour Package. So, we are always updating our list of tours. But we suggest you to call us before booking any tour, in this way you will be able to select the right tour satisfying your specific needs resulting into Happy Delhi Family Tour Package.

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Delhi Garden Tourism Festival

Every year at Delhi there is a Garden Tourism Festival which is celebrated at Garden of Five Senses, located at Said-ul-Ajaib Village Saket.
This year you are going to witness 32nd edition of this festival, which is schedule to start from 15 February to 17 February from 11am to 8pm. This year the festival theme is Plants Lifeline For Everyone. Nearest Metro Station to the venue is Saket Metro Station at Yellow Line. To & Fro FREE Shuttle Service from Saket Metro Station to the Venue will run.

Delhi Garden Tourism Festival Highlights:

  1. Display & Gardening Competition of Seasonal Flowers, Bonsai, Cactus, Floral Animals, Floral Arrangements, Hanging Baskets, Theme Gardens and Cut Flowers.
  2. Workshops and Talks on Horticulture, Environment, Gardening and Health at Kalagram.
  3. Painting Competition for Children on 16th February at 12pm onward.
  4. Live Entertainment: Cultural and Folk performances
    at Kalagram. You will enjoy the performances.
  5. Garden Bazaar: You will be able to shop from a wide rang of flowers, seeds, gardening equipment, organic fertilizers, plants, designer pots etc.
  6. Food Court.

We suggest that you must come and visit this festival especially with kids. There is lot to experience over here including new varieties of plants, the new method of potting.

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