The capital city of India, Delhi has been in every kind of traveler list. From its splendid monuments to the mysterious mythologies, the political connections to the designer stores, and from the street shopping experience to the street food binge-eating, Delhi by default will win your heart.

If you are looking forward to exploring Delhi but are short on time, opt for Delhi Darshan by Private Car package, to get a sneak peek of the Delhi culture in one day. We are sure the trailer of the city would entice you and bring you back to explore more. 

Despite the hustle-bustle of city life, Delhi, unlike most cities, is surprisingly charming, placid, and offers a very happy and pleasant vibe. Of course, there are chaotic streets like the ones in ‘Purani Dilli’, but it’s chaos only adds on to its charm.

If you are somebody who is looking beyond the obvious, this city will amuse you. There are many popular places to visit in Delhi. Look for chants on the walls, stories in quaint lanes, music in the quiet, and peace in the chaos. To briefly sum this up, Delhi is indeed both a storyteller and a listener’s paradise. 

The locals are rather friendly and on this same day Delhi darshan tour, you will get to listen to stories that aren’t available on the Wikipedia page. Take this one day Delhi trip and energise yourself.

The street food might add to your waistline but will definitely be a treat to your palate. If you enjoy street shopping, there is no better place in India than Delhi to shop for extremely affordable apparel, jewellery, bags and accessories.

What to expect

We will pick you up from your home or hotel in Delhi, so that you do not have to worry about assembling at any place.

Our same day Delhi Darshan by private car will begin by 9 am, and our first spot for the day would be to visit Delhi’s impressive Red fort which defines the city’s grandiose.

We will spend approximately an hour here and then move to Jama Masjid which is a walk down the narrow lanes of Old Delhi.

After spending about half an hour amidst the mughal beauty, we will head towards the Raj Ghat which is a memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi.

Even though the place doesn’t have a lot to offer, it only advisable to spend at least half an hour here in the rather peaceful lawns of the memorial and look back at the achievements of the great man.

Post this, we will head to the Purana Qila, also known as the old fort which is opulently famous for its massive structure and is said to be the oldest forts of Delhi. The complex is huge and will require us to be on our toes and we will spend about forty-five minutes here. 

By now, it is most likely for us to get tired and hence we would refuel ourselves by eating the local delicacies of Andhra Pradesh at the Andhra Bhawan.

After resting for about half an hour, we will head to the Humayan’s Tomb, followed by its cousin monument, Safdarjung’s Tomb, where we spend twenty minutes at each place. Then we head to the historical stepwell, Agrasen ki Baoli and explore it for another twenty minutes.

Next on our list is the Jantar Mantar which was constructed to gauge the movements of the planets and the moon. We explore this phenomenal piece of architecture for twenty minutes.

Next on our Delhi Darshan by private cab, we visit one of the circuits of the Rashtrapati Bhawan for thirty minutes and last but not the least, we watch the India Gate around sunset and spend time in its lawns for another twenty minutes.

This would bring our Delhi Darshan by Car to an end. We drop you back to your hotel and bid you goodbye with lots of cherishing memories.

Places to Visit on this Delhi Darshan by Car

1. Red Fort, Delhi

If you just have a day to visit Delhi, do add Red Fort to your Delhi Darshan list. It will leave you spellbound owing to its Indo-Islamic & Mughal style architecture and its magnanimous height of 18 to 33 metres.

Its construction was ordered by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan when he decided to shift his capital from Agra to Delhi. It has huge walls that were constructed to ensure the security of the emperors residing in it.

The marble flooring, floral adornments on the walls along with the dual dome structure are the classic features of the Mughal architecture. The Red Fort largely dominates the skyline of Old Delhi and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site owing to its cultural & historical significance.

An interesting fact to note is that the Red fort was originally white & red in colour. However, when the white stone started wearing off, it was painted red by the British East India company.

  • Must see: Do visit the Red Fort Archeological Museum which is situated inside Mumtaz Mahal. It has various paintings, weapons, artefacts, calligraphy and fabrics from the Mughal era
  • Timings: 9.30 am-4.30 pm
  • Holidays/Closes On: Monday 
  • Recommended Duration: 1 Hour
  • Entry Fee: Indian & SAARC Visitors: Rs.35, Others: Rs.500

2. Jama Masjid, Delhi

One of India’s largest mosques of the country is the Jama Masjid which was constructed by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Its red and white tomb constructed on an elevated platform is a classic aesthetic composure of the Mughal architecture.

There are various Arabic inscriptions and floral motifs across the mosque. Its courtyard is enormous and can accommodate more than 20,000 people at once. One can see such a gathering here during festivals celebrated by the Muslim community of the city.

While the corners of the mosque are almost always occupied by the locals who come here to offer their prayers, in the courtyard, you will mostly see children running from here to there. One is likely to find peace in its surreal aura despite being crowded by both tourists and locals.

Jama Masjid is also intensely popular among photography enthusiasts who often visit the monument during their day trip to Delhi since it is a hotspot for various photo walks.

  • Must see: There are two loft minarets at the Jama Masjid, one of which is open for the public to climb up for a nominal fee. A flight of 130 steps will lead you to a 360-degree view of Chawri Bazar, which is a great sight to hold.
  • Timings: It is open on all days of the week from 7 am to 12 pm and from 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes 
  • Entry Fee: Free

3. Raj Ghat

Next place to visit on our Delhi Darshan is the Raj Ghat. Raj Ghat is a memorial dedicated to the Father of our Nation, Mahatma Gandhi and is located in close proximity to the Yamuna River. Mahatma Gandhi’s last rites (Antim Sanskar) were performed here.

His memorial is constructed on a black marble platform. On it, is an inscription that says ‘Hey Ram’ which were also Gandhi’s last words. One may wonder, how is Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial so plain, but its architecture in fact was constructed keeping in mind Gandhi’s simple way of living. 

Apart from Gandhi, one can also witness the memorials for various other leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Rajiv Gandhi etc. 

  • Things to do: You can pay their respect to the great man by laying flowers on his memorial and praying in peace. If you wish to be a part of his remembrance ceremony, you can arrange your day trip to Delhi on Fridays. 
  • Timings: Tuesday-Sunday from 5:30 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Closed On/Holidays: Monday
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes 
  • Entry Fee: Free

4. Purana Qila, Delhi

Purana Qila is Delhi’s oldest fort and was also known as the Shergarh & Sher Fort. The construction of the site traces its roots to Mahabharata. However, the construction of the current citadel began under the reign of Mughal Emperor Humayun, and was completed by Sher Shah Suri.

There are three arched double-storeyed getaways constructed using sandstone. However, only one gate, namely, Bara Darwaza is operational today. An interesting observation here would be the presence of the Rajasthani architecture such as jharonkas, blue tiles, coloured marble flooring etc. It has an octagonal-shaped pavilion, where once the library of Humayun was built.

  • Things to do: There is a small museum that has various artefacts from the Mughal era on display. Additionally, there is a mosque that’s not in its valuable condition. However, you can walk on it and explore the ruins.
  • Timings: Monday-Sunday from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 pm
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: Rs.20 for Indians, Rs.200 for foreigners

5. Humayun’s Tomb

Popular for being the first garden-tomb of the Indian subcontinent is the Humayun’s tomb. It is surrounded by gardens and Palm trees which makes it both serene & scenic. It is a place not to be missed on your one day Delhi darshan by private cab.

The exterior facade is noteworthy because of its magnanimous structure constructed using red & white sandstone. Its interior is also worthwhile and catches the attention easily. One can find the detailing of the Mughal architecture like the black and white design on the floor, flower motifs on the walls and inscription of the Arabic chants.

While a lot of tourists think that its construction was inspired by the Taj Mahal, however, it was quite the opposite.

  • Things To Do: Photography is a must here. Click pictures of both the tomb’s facade and the minute details inside the tomb. If the sun is not very harsh, consider simply taking a walk in the gardens.
  • Timings: Monday – Sunday, 6 am – 6 pm
  • Recommended Duration: 20 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: 30 for Indians. 500 for foreigners

6. Safdarjung’s Tomb

Striking close resemblance to its cousin counterpart, Humayun’s Tomb is the Safdarjung Tomb. Its construction is said to have taken inspiration from Humayun’s Tomb therefore also strikes a close resemblance from it, considering both are made using the same material.

Unlike the other popular monuments which were built for kings, Safdarjung’s tomb was built for Safdarjung, who was merely a wazir in the court of Nasir-ud-Din Muḥammad Shah.

The double storeyed tomb is surrounded by well-maintained gardens on all sides and has a water canal that completes the aesthetics of the tomb.

  • Must See: Pay attention to the architecture of Safdarjung Tomb. Its enormous dome and minarets are surely going to be a pleasure to the eye.
  • Timings: All the days of the week, 7 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Recommended Duration: 20 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: Indian: Rs 25 Foreign travellers: Rs 200
  • Interesting Fact: 1 billion bricks were used in its construction. 

7. Agrasen ki Baoli

Agrasen ki Baoli is an array of stone steps which are enclosed by small alcoves on both sides. This historical stepwell is approximately 60-meter in length and 15-meter in width and has 108 steps. Even though there are no historical facts to prove who had built the baoli, yet most sources suggest that it was the Indian King, Agrasen who had ordered its construction.

A rather small place of interest, however, its compact nature is what makes it beautiful & very picturesque and hence we have purposely added this monument to your Delhi darshan tour. This monument has in fact gained popularity after being featured in Bollywood movies like Sultan and PK.

  • Things to do: Just sit on the steps leading to the well and indulge in writing a piece of poetry or sketch a piece of art.
  • Timings: All the days of the week, 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Recommended Duration: 20 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: Free

8. Jantar Mantar, Delhi

Built way ahead of its time by Maharaja Jai Singh II for astronomical observations is the Jantar Mantar, situated in Sansad Marg of Central Delhi. It was essentially constructed to know the change in seasons, the longest and the shortest day of the year, etc by observing the movements of the sun, moon and the other planets.

It is built in red sandstone and has 4 essential astronomical instruments, namely, the Samrat Yantra, Jayaprakash Yantra, Rama Yantra and the Misra Yantra.

  • Things to do: In your Delhi local sightseeing tour, learn about the functionalities of each of the Yantras that is sure to amaze you.
  • Timings: All the days of the week, 6 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Recommended Duration: 20 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: Rs. 15 for Indians & Rs. 200 for Foreigners

9. Rashtrapati Bhawan

The official residence of the President of India, Rashtrapati Bhavan happens to be one of the biggest residences of any head of state, globally. One can request its visit via the online booking system on their official website.

The tour of the Rashtrapti Bhawan is divided into 3 circuits. While Circuit 1: Rashtrapati Bhavan Main Building and the Central Lawn & Circuit 2: The Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex (RBMC) are open all year long, Circuit 3: The Mughal Gardens is only open in the months of February & March when the flowers have fully bloomed.

  • Must See: Do pay attention to the architecture which is designed with heavy classical motifs. One must also visit the Forecourt, the Banquet Hall, Ashok Hall, Durbar Hall, Library, North Drawing Room, Long Drawing Room when in the main building.
  • Timings: The timings of the different circuits are different. However, Circuit 1 & 2 are both open on Thursdays – Sundays, 9 AM-4PM.
  • Holidays/Closes On: Closed on all Gazetted Holidays and Mondays. 
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: Rs. 50 per person per circuit. No fee for children below 8 years.

10. India Gate, Delhi

Surrounded by lush green lawns, is the India Gate that serves as a war memorial for thousands of soldiers who died for the country. Its structure is constructed using red sandstone and is 138 feet tall.

If you have a closer look you can see the names of various soldiers inscribed on the pillars. Owing to its massive architecture, it is also called a “creative reworking of the Arc de Triomphe”.

Beneath the arch of the gate is a permanent flame “Amar Jawan Jyoti” which is a serving tomb for the unknown soldier and is looked after by the Armed Forces.

  • Things To Do: You can spend time paying your respects to the soldiers, walk around in the lawns or enjoy beverages and snacks sold by street vendors. You can also choose to bring your own picnic and have a nice time with your family. Kite Flying is also enjoyed by many people here before sun-dawn. 
  • Timings: Open all day.
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: Free

What to Shop for in Delhi

What Bangkok is to Thailand, Delhi is to India. Every shopper’s paradise, Delhi will leave you elated with its shopping experience. From shopping fancy glamorous apparel at malls to buying street fashion clothes in Sarojini Nagar Market, or handicraft items outside most tourist places, Delhi is a haven for every kind of shopper.

Do shop for spices and dry fruits from Old Delhi, and cheap yet trending accessories & apparel from Janpath or Sarojini Nagar Market.

What to Eat in Delhi

Ask a true Delhite what one should eat in Delhi, and the list wouldn’t be complete without the classic Cholle Bhatture for breakfast, Rajma Chawal for lunch and Butter Chicken with Chur Chur Naan for dinner.

One must also try Delhi’s popular Lemon Soda served in glass bottles or if you are a tea person, you can find various stalls in every nook & corner serving ginger tea with bun & butter, a rather simple yet mouth- watering combination.


Delhi is a city that will help you relive history, yet also make you live in the present. With so much to explore and things to do, Delhi should be in the list of your top tourist destinations to visit in India.

Opt for this Delhi Darshan by cab and ensure a hassle free experience when in the capital city. While we are only recommending our top 10 places to see in Delhi, we are sure you would want to come back to explore more.

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