Important points to get discount on 1 OR 2-Day Sightseeing Tours for 1 on HOHO Bus Service
Here’s the list of the some important sights that HOHO covers in Delhi:
Feroz Shah Kotla: In 1360, Emperor Feroz Shah Tughlaq built the citadel “Feroz Shah Kotla” for his new capital city called Firozabad on the banks of River Yamuna. In 1883, a cricket stadium by the same name was built near the site remains. The stadium has hosted numerous international cricket matches and is one of the venues for the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
Red Fort: The Red Fort was built in 1648 by Shahjahan. The Mughal royal family lived here and it served as their capital until 1857. It was later used as a British military camp until 1947.
Rajghat: A memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, Rajghat marks the spot of Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation on January 31, 1948. The memorial has a ‘Hey Ram’ epitaph, which were Mahatma Gandhi’s last words when he was assassinated.
National Gallery of Modern Art: Located in Jaipur house, former residence of the erstwhile Maharaja of Jaipur, the National Gallery of Modern Art today has undeniably the most significant collection of modern and contemporary art in the country.
India Gate: Designed by Edwin Lutyens in 1931, this 42m high monument was erected as a memorial in honor of the Indian and British soldiers who lost their lives during World War I and the Third Afghan War.
Purana Qila: It is the oldest monument in Delhi and was built at the site of the ancient city of Indraprastha founded by the Pandavas about 5000 years ago. During the sixteenth century, Mughal emperors Sher Shah Suri and Humayun built their citadels here.
Humayun’s Tomb: Humayun’s Tomb is a complex set of buildings built by the Mughal emperor’s wife Haji Begum in 1565 AD. It was the first garden tomb built in the Indian subcontinent. Humayun’s tomb was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993.
Lajpat Nagar Market: Located in South Delhi, Lajpat Nagar market is one of the most popular commercial areas of Delhi. From branded showrooms to small local retailers, this market is a hub for shoppers.
Lotus Temple: The Lotus temple is one of the most remarkable architectures of Bahai faith built in 1986. The temple looks like a lotus flower and is made of marble, cement, dolomite and sand. It is among the most visited monuments in India. There are no restrictions for visitors and the temple is open to people from all religions.
Malls of Saket: Saket boasts of some of the finest mall complexes in Delhi. With four major malls in place and two more under construction, Saket provides a unique shopping and leisure environment.
Qutub Minar: The world’s tallest brick minaret, Qutub Minar is one of the earliest and most prominent examples of Indo-Islamic architecture. It is made of fluted red sandstone and is covered with intricate carvings and verses from the Quran.