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Delhi Darshan Bus Service

DTC Bus Services conducts Delhi Darshan Tours daily which commences from Scindia House in Connaught Place. The fare for Delhi Darshan ticket is Rs. 100/- valid in all city bus services, similar to the pattern of DTC Green Card services. The fare for children between 5 to 12 years is Rs. 50/-.

The tour operates between 0915 to 1745 hrs.

The tour starts at DTC Office Scindia House, Connaught place. Tourists are picked up from Information Kiosk of Delhi Tourism (Baba Kharak Singh Marg) and then from ITDC Office at Janpath for the tour operating as per the Tour program.


Visiting Place

Halting Time


Red Fort

45 minutes


Raj Ghat (India Gate by Pass)

20 minutes


Birla Mandir

30 minutes


Qutab Minar

45 minutes


Lotus Temple

45 minutes


Humanyun's Tomb

45 minutes 


Akshardham Temple  (Swami Narian Temple)

Dropping only

Route to be followed (VIA)

Starting from Delhi Gate, Shanti Van, Tilak Mark, Akbar Road, Sansad Marg, Shanti Path, Siri Aurbindo Marg, Press Enclave Road, Out Ring Road (Nehru Place), Modi Floor Mill, Ring Road, Mathura Road, Lodhi Road, Pragati Maidan, Nizamuddin Yamuna Bridge, Laxmi Nagar, DDU Marg and ends at Connaught Place.

Benefits of this Tour

  1. Comfortable Cushioned Seats to provide extra comfort
  2. Coaches that provide better view and leg space
  3. Air conditioned coach for extra comfort at extreme weather conditions
  4. Semi Sleeper Push Back Seat System in all the buses
  5. Sufficient Lunch time at popular restaurants
  6. Guides who are conversant in both Hindi and English
  7. Excellent time allotment for visit of each monument
  8. Covers all the major attractions of Delhi in a single tour
  9. Good comfort and security measures considering females, children and senior citizens
  10. Special luggage compartments for safety of luggage inside the coach

Tourist Spots

The total duration of the tour is 10 and a half hour which includes three hours for travelling from one site to other, seven hours for visiting and half an hour for lunch. This combination of travel is considered the best as the traveler gets to see New Delhi, Historical monuments, Old Delhi, Modern Architecture, Important government offices, Astronomical Observatory and Temples in a single day. This tour is organized on all days of the week and includes the following places:

Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar is an architectural astronomical observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur. It is one of the five astronomical observatories built which consists of thirteen architectural astronomical instruments. The main aim of this observatory was to measure astronomical values and compile them to predict movements of moon, sun and planets. The astronomical tables also help in forecasting season, Hindu calendar and position of celestial bodies during night.

The Famous Protest Spot

There is a famous protest spot in Delhi which is the only authorized spot where in people can protest against any government policies.

Lakshmi Narayan Birla Temple

Lakshmi Narayan Birla Temple was Mahatma Gandhi’s favorite place of worship. It is a modern temple built by renowned industrialist B.D. Birla in the year 1938.

Embassy Area

Embassy area is a VVIP zone in Delhi which has Embassy houses of most of the foreign nations. This area also has several High commissions and consulates.

Indira Gandhi Memorial (Closed on Monday)

The museum was once the residence of first lady Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. After her assassination in the year 1984, the residence was converted into a memorial museum.

Vijay Chowk

The place is popular as the beginning point of Republic Day Parade held on 26th January. It is from here the parade reaches Rajpath.

President House (Rashtrapati Bhavan)

Rashtrapati Bhawan the official residence of the President of India was the 'Viceroy's House' during the British period.  It once used to be the residence of the Governor-General of India till independence. The complete mansion houses 340 rooms which consist of Halls, guest rooms, offices and the President's official residence. The total area of Rashtrapati Bhavan is 320 acres which includes large open spaces, stables, other offices and most prominent the Mughal Gardens. It was designed by the popular British architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens. The building was officially inaugurated in the year 1931.

Parliament House

Parliament house is situated near the secretariat buildings along the north western side of Vijay Chowk. This building is the work center and standing symbol of largest democracy in the world.  The structure of building consists of a Central hall with a Dome shaped top and three semi circular chambers. These chambers were initially constructed with an aim to accommodate the state legislative assembly, council of state and princely chambers.

India Gate

India Gate is a forty two meter high arch designed by the popular architect Edwin Lutyens as a memorial to commemorate the sacrifice of Indian soldiers during the First World War It is located at Rajpath. The names of the soldiers who laid down their lives have been inscribed on the arch. The eternal flame or the Amar Jawan Jyoti burns as a mark of respect for under the shelter of the arch. The memorial is covered by green lawns, water bodies and fountains. It is a popular picnic spot and place of Defence interest located at the center of Delhi.

National Gallery of Modern Art

The nearest attraction from India Gate is the National Gallery of Modern Art located inside the Jaipur House. The Gallery has an enormous collection of Contemporary and Modern art of the country. It is a must see place or art lovers.

Delhi Cottage Industry

It is the most popular market for fashionable and stylish clothes to suit all budgets and is visited by Delhites and foreigners.

Feroz Shah Kotla Fort

It is located near the famous Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket Stadium outside Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg which hosts International cricket matches. The Fort was built by King Feroz Shah Tughlaq In the year 1360.

Khooni Dharwaza

Khooni Darwaza is an architecture grandeur belonging to the Sher Shah Suri's dynasty. It is located opposite to Feroze Shah Kotla stadium. As per the historical references, this Gate is also called as Kabuli Darwaza. The height of the gate is 15.5 m and its other specialty is that the Gate has been completely constructed using the construction materials available in and around Delhi, with Delhi quartzite stone being the prominent. There are three different arrangements of stairs which take you to different levels of the Gate.

Safdarjung Airport

Safdarjung Tomb constructed in memory of Safdarjung by his son Nawab Shuja-ud-Daulah in 1753 is a classical example of Mughal architecture. It is a Tomb built using marble with lawn around it.

All India Medical Institute

AIIMS is the country’s most popular and esteemed medical college having excellent doctors and medical facilities. The Institute which was started to impart quality education in the field of medicine to undergraduate and post-graduate students also provides low-cost medical facilities.

Qutab Minar

Qutub Minar constructed by King Qutub-ud-din Aibak in the early 12th century stands as a symbol of supremacy of Delhi Sultanate during the period. The remains of Kila Ri Pithora built by Prithviraj Chauhan and an iron pillar of the Gupta period which did not rust over the years can be found nearby.

Lotus Temple (Closed on Monday)

Lotus Temple which is a culmination of modern architecture and place of faith is an excellent architecture grandeur belonging to the Bahai faith. The temple welcomes people of all faiths and religions. It is located at Kalkaji and constructed in Lotus shape using marble and dolomite. The large meditation centre and lush garden attracts the tourists to come here again and again.

Hauz Khas

Hauz Khas which stands for “royal tank” is located in Delhi. This complex was constructed in the early 13th century and contains a mosque, tomb, reservoir, an Islamic seminary and an urbanized village. The present Hauz Khas is the center for Shopping and outing lovers with excellent art galleries, designer stores and restaurants offering mouth watering dishes present in the area.

Malls of Saket

Saket is an excellent shopping area in Delhi. It contains four finest malls of the city with another two under construction. Saket Malls provide you with excellent shopping experience with friends and families.

Raj Ghat

Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation, was laid to rest in peace at the Rajghat memorial. The last words uttered by Mahatma Gandhi before his assassination “Hey Ram’’ is inscribed in golden letters on his cenotaph. There are two museums near Rajghat which takes us on a journey of Mahatma Gandhi’s life. The museums are the Gandhi Smriti Museum and Gandhi Memorial Museum.

Gandhi Museum (Closed on Monday)

Gandhi Museum is located opposite to Raj Ghat and contains some of the personal item used by the Father of Nation is the Gandhi Museum. The museum contains five walkways which contain photographs, sculpture and paintings of Gandhiji. The Museum takes you to a journey of Satyagraha movement and defines the philosophy of Non-violence.

Vijay Ghat

Lal Bahadur Shastri was the second Prime Minister of India. His memorial is located at Vijay Ghat in Delhi. Lal Bahadur Shastri was a great freedom fighter and a close associate of Jawaharlal Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi. He assumed the office of Prime Minister after the death of Jawaharlal Nehru in the year 1964.

Shanti Van

Shanti Van is the memorial of the first Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who expired in the year 1964. The memorial is built around lush meadow, beautiful gardens and complete greenery to pay tribute to the services provided by the great leader. He was a freedom fighter, great statesmen and a proponent of Non alignment movement. His presence was felt worldwide during the Cold War and his ideologies to contribute for world peace was widely appreciated.

Shakti Sthal

Shakti Sthal, located on the banks of river Yamuna, has the memorial of former and first women Prime minister of India Mrs. Indira Gandhi.  She has the distinction of holding the Prime Minister office for three terms. The location of Shakti Sthal is between Old and New Delhi. The name Shakti Sthal given to the memorial means a place of courage and strength which aptly suits to the character and bold nature of the great lady.

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid which is the largest mosque in India is located in old Delhi. This important mosque is located in front of the Red Fort road. This large mosque was built between the year 1644 and 1658. It stands as a symbol of the excellent architecture during the Mughal era.

Red Fort (Closed on Monday) (Tour Ends)

The Red Fort at Delhi was built by Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan as his residence in the 17th century using red sandstone. The Prime Minister of India addresses the nation from Red Fort on Independence Day eve. Red Fort has numerous places of historical importance inside the fort like Diwan-e-am, Diwan-e-khas and weaponry museum. The light and sound show adds to the delight of visitors making it prominent places of visit.

The driver of the Delhi Darshan Bus service may be intimated in advance for drop at Red Fort, Paharganj, Karol Bagh and Connaught Place.

Contact Details

  • The helpline number for various queries related to Delhi Darshan Service is 23752772 Extn. 244.
  • Visit the Delhi Darshan Counter near Scindia House at Connaught Place.

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