When the British decided to quit Calcutta and make Delhi the new bastion of the Raj much thought went into what it should be like. There were no two ways about it. To be built far away from the crowded and chaotic streets of Shahjehanabad, the Mughal capital, New Delhi, the new capital was to symbolize, to the Indian people and the world, Britain’s imperialistic grandstanding as a ruler of this nation The attempt to reinforce imperialist ideals through architecture was embodied in the building of New Delhi and its iconic structures , whether it was the Viceroy’s Residence (Rashtrapati Bhawan), Parliament House, India Gate, the glittery arcade of Connaught Place he bungalows around the Secretariat buildings or the Church of Redemption.
The Raj tour is a truly breath-taking ride down Delhi’s more recent history.
Starting from the narrow labyrinthine back lanes of Old Delhi, passing through quaint old ‘socialist-style’ quarters of government employees and almost magically landing in the midst of a spectacular view of the Presidential Palace and India Gate, encircled by spotless clean, tree-lined avenues – this New Delhi cycle tour, is a very stimulating and comprehensive catalogue of the places imbued with inspirations of the people who steered the fortunes of this great capital.
Why you will love itAmazing transformation of the city from chaotic environs of Shahjehanabad to the grand vistas and imperial buildings of the Raj in the capital of New DelhiSavouring the imperialistic stamp on the city with its architectureDelving into the rich heritage and history of the city from another perspective
What you will experience
The Raj tour is the most beautiful and green ride that we offer. Starting in Old Delhi to give you an even better feeling of the historical differences of Delhi the tour takes you into New Delhi, reputed for its stunning Raj-era buildings such as Rashtrapati Bhawan (Presidential Palace), Parliament House, India Gate, the glittery arcade of Connaught Place the bungalows around the Secretariat buildings or the Church of Redemption.