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Incredible Way for Delhi Sightseeing – HOHO Bus

Delhi Tourism HOHO Bus
Delhi Tourism HOHO Bus

The heart and soul of India – New Delhi is a city with magnetic attraction.

Every nook and corner of the city of Delhi seems like narrating the incidents of the bygone era. New Delhi stands proudly as a symbol of the strength, achievements and aspirations of Indians.

Recently I got an opportunity to visit Delhi during my official conference. The conference was for two days and I extended my stay in guest house one day more. When the conference was over I was planning for the best way to visit several attractions of Delhi. After lot of inquiry I found the HOHO Bus will be the best, convenient and most affordable way to visit several tourist attractions of Delhi.

The Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus service provides Delhi sightseeing options to tourists who are willing to explore Delhi with a more flexible schedule. The buses run across the city covering many important tourist destinations including museums, historic monuments and markets. Simultaneously you can explore the rustic charm of Old Delhi, shop for souvenirs and artifacts, savor culinary delights and soak in the culture of the city all at once. Tourists can hop on and hop off at any of the stops along the way.

Boarding point for HOHO bus service in Delhi

• Coffee Home BKS Marg
• HOHO Center – Baba Kharak Singh Marg (Near Coffee Home)

Tourist Attractions of Delhi which can be seen through this bus are:

• Feroz Shah Kotla
• Purana Qila
• Rajghat
• Red Fort
• Modern Art Gallery (India Gate)
• Qutab Minar
• Humayun Tomb
• Lotus Temple
• Lajpat Nagar Market
• Teen Murti Marg – Nehru Museum
• Metropolitan Mall Saket/Select City Walk
• Safdarjung Tomb
• Hauz Khas Village
• Dilli Haat
• National Museum
• Santushti
• Janpath
• Indira Gandhi Memorial
• Jantar Mantar

Schedule of HOHO Bus Service – It Starts at 8:30 and continue till 8 pm in the evening.

Price of HOHO Bus Tickets

• Adult Rs. 300
• Child Rs. 150 (Child below 3 feet)

Features of HOHO Bus

• Flexibility of time at each travel attraction in Delhi
• Comfortable, spacious and air conditioned interiors
• Bus frequency, every half an hour
• On board infotainment
• Hop-on, hop off at over 19 popular attractions
• Distinctive Blue looks which is easy to spot
• A guest relations executive aboard each bus.

 

Day 3 Tour- Golden Triangle Tour-Agra

Golden Triangle Tour
Golden Triangle Tour

It was a heartwarming experience to visit multi-cultural city Delhi and princely city Jaipur. My excitement level was increasing as now I was heading towards the world famous Taj Mahal. Located in the Mughal city Agra, Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world.
Agra is one of the most favored tourist destinations of India. Occupying a pride place in the hearts of tourists, both national and international, Agra was at one point of time the glorious kingdom of the Mughals. It earned international fame because of Taj Mahal, symbolizing love, which was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.

After reaching Agra in the early morning we freshened up and had a delicious breakfast. Next we headed towards the epitome of architectural beauty ‘Taj Mahal‘. Its very first sight captured my heart. Built in white marble, this stunning structure has breathtaking architecture. My guide told me that at one point of time this structure was studded with precious and semi-precious stones. The interiors are amazing-the carvings and inlay work of floral designs and calligraphy. The guide showed us the place where the queen Mumtaz Mahal and later Shah Jahan were buried after their death.

Taj Mahal,the World Heritage Site reflects the perfect combination of Mughal, Persian and Central Asian architectural styles. It is steeped in rich history. I think if you have not seen Taj Mahal, you have not seen India. Well I had earlier read about this fascinating monument and I remembered that the great Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore affectionately dubbed Taj Mahal as ‘a teardrop on the cheek of eternity’. And the British Author and poet Rudyard Kipling called Taj Mahal as ‘the embodiment of all things pure’. I also wanted to say something- ‘Far from one’s imagination, a majestic creation enveloped in love’.

Post lunch we enjoyed a tonga ride to Agra Fort which is located around 2 km from Taj Mahal. It is a huge majestic structure which is also a World Heritage Site. Popularly known as the Red Fort of Agra, this structure was once the abode of the great Mughal emperors Babur, Humayun, Akbar, Jehangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb. Some of its attractions which I liked very much are Diwan-i-Aam (hall of public audience), the Diwan-i-Khas (hall of private audience), the octagonal tower known as Musamman Burj, Sheesh Mahal (the mirror palace) Khas Mahal and the Anguri Bagh (the Grape Garden).

After exploring this mesmerizing structure we went to Fatehpur Sikri, the red sandstone historic city founded by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1564 AD. There we visited the famous tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisthi, Buland Darwaza, Panch Mahal, Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khas, Jodha Bai’s Palace and Birbal Bhavan. It was such an overwhelming experience. In the evening we shopped for some marble handicrafts and this marked the end of my Golden Triangle Tour.