Excursion

AMS Excursion on Saturday, the 12th May, 2018

 

Local Sightseeing of Delhi

 

  1. 0800 hrs.: Start from the Hotel Taj Diplomatic Enclave, Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi 
  1. 0900 – 1030 hrs.: Qutab Minar 
  1. 1100 – 1200 hrs. Humayiun Tomb 
  1. 1200 – 1300 hrs. India Gate, North & South Block, Rashtrapati Bhavan, and Parliament House 
  1. 1300 – 1430 hrs.      India Habitat Centre – LUNCH 
  1. 1430 - 1600 hrs.       National Museum 
  1. 1600 – 1730 hrs.      Central Cottage Industries Emporium (SHOPPING)
  1. 1830 hrs.                   Back to Hotel Royal Plaza/Taj Diplomatic Enclave

 

 

 

 

 

 

Qutab Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world, is an incredible example of early Indo–Islamic architecture. It was built in 1206, but the reason remains a mystery. Some believe that it was made to signify victory and the beginning of Muslim rule in India, while others say it was used to call the faithful to prayer. The tower has five distinct stories, and is covered with intricate carvings and verses from the holy Quran. There are also a number of other historic monuments on the site.

If you think Humayun's Tomb looks a bit like the Taj Mahal in Agra, that's because it was the inspiration for the Taj Mahal's creation. The tomb was built in 1570, and houses the body of the second Mughal emperor, Humayun. It was the first of this type of Mughal architecture to be built in India, and the Mughal rulers followed it up with an extensive period of construction all over the country. The tomb is part of a greater complex that's set among beautiful gardens.

The towering archway of India Gate at the center of New Delhi is a war memorial, built in memory of the Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army in World War I. At night it glows warmly under floodlights, and the gardens that line its boulevard are a popular place to enjoy a warm summer's evening.

 

The North and South Blocks situated across each other on the Raisina Hill represents the commanding attitude of the nation's capital. The north and south blocks were introduced as the two secretariat buildings when the British relocated the government offices to north and south blocks in New Delhi. The buildings designed by the Edwin Lutiyen and Herbert Baker.

 

 The Viceroy's House after Independence became the official home of the President of India, located at the Western end of Raj path in New Delhi, India which is popularly known as Rashtrapati Bhavan. The splendor of the Rashtrapati Bhavan is multi-dimensional. It is a vast mansion and its architecture is breathtaking. More than these, it has a hallowed existence in the annals of democracy for being the residence of the President of the largest democracy in the world. Few official residential premises of the Head of the State in the world will match the Rashtrapati Bhavan in terms of its size, vastness and its magnificence.

 

Parliament House or Sansad Bhavan is one of the most impressive buildings in Delhi. Parliament Building was designed by British architect Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker. The Parliament House comprises of a central hall which is circular in shape and 98 feet in diameter. The Central Hall is considered to be a very important part of the Parliament building since this is where the Indian Constitution was drafted. The building houses the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and a library hall. In between these three chambers lies a garden.

 

 


The India Habitat Centre was started in 1993. The public agency for Housing and Urban Development Corporation Ltd (HUDCO) wanted an office building for its workers and made the unprecedented decision to invite chosen non-profit organisations that shared their concern with habitat to share that work space.

The space was designed to permit the members of the Centre to share services both inside and outside the building with multiple courtyards, common meeting rooms, shared parking area, library, restaurants, museum, and hotels, some of which are open to the general public. Constructed on nine acres in an urban area, the building eschewed traditional building materials and techniques.

 

 

 

 

The National Museum in New Delhi, also known as the National Museum of India, is one of the largest museums in India. Established in 1949, it holds variety of articles ranging from pre-historic era to modern works of art. It functions under the Ministry of CultureGovernment of India. The museum is situated on the corner of Janpath and Maulana Azad Road.[1] The blue–print of the National Museum had been prepared by the Gwyer Committee set up by the Government of India in 1946. The museum has around 200,000 works of art, both of Indian and foreign origin, covering over 5,000 years.

 

 

 

The Cottage welcomes you to the largest store of exotic and authentic Indian Crafts that reflects a 5000 years old rich heritage of India. The virtual shopping mall offers some of the most beautiful handicrafts, handlooms, and artifacts crafted by deft hands of master craftsmen from all across the country.