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Old and New Delhi: 8-Hour Private Highlights Tour

1. Old and New Delhi: 8-Hour Private Highlights Tour

Your full-day tour of India’s capital begins with the historic portion of the city, Old Delhi. After pickup from your hotel, set off towards the Red Fort, which was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, who also built the Taj Mahal. Afterwards, you’ll weave through the bustling shopping area of Chandni Chowk by rickshaw, ending up at the Jama Masjid, a 17th-century mosque that is the largest in India. After stopping for an authentic local lunch, you’ll head into New Delhi, visiting the Qutub Minar, the world’s tallest brick minaret, before stopping at the Tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. Next it’s off to the India Gate, a memorial to the Indian soldiers who died during World War I, before heading to the Lotus Temple, elegantly designed in the shape of a lotus flower.  To cap things off you’ll drive past the Presidential House and the Parliament Buildings before being driven back to your accommodation.

3-Hour Old Delhi Heritage Walking Tour With Rickshaw Ride

2. 3-Hour Old Delhi Heritage Walking Tour With Rickshaw Ride

Benefit from a pick-up by a local guide and walk to the nearest metro station to start your tour of Old Delhi. If your hotel is far from the metro station, your guide will pick you up by tuk-tuk and take you to the station. Explore the Red Fort, spread over 255 acres, connecting Old and New Delhi. Built in 1648, this Fort has royal residences, sections for public audiences used by Mughal emperors and fountains. Learn the history of Shah Jahan, who also commissioned the Taj Mahal in Agra, and admire the architecture of an era gone-by. Ride the metro to experience Delhi's lifeline first hand. Upon arrival in Old Delhi, stroll the streets to discover the heritage buildings and watch the lifestyle and culture come to life. Go to the Jama Masjid mosque, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1656. Dive down the lanes of Old Delhi to visit the bazaars, where your guide will share ancient stories. Stop on one of Old Delhi's most famous streets to taste an Indian paratha flatbread, commonly served as a snack. Go to one of the city's gurudwara (Sikh temples), and then travel by cycle rickshaw to the spice market to get an insight into the produce on sale. 

Delhi: 6-Day Golden Triangle Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur Tour

3. Delhi: 6-Day Golden Triangle Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur Tour

Day 1: Delhi Airport Pickup Be welcomed at the airport and relax on your transfer to your Delhi hotel, before settling in for a relaxing first night. Check in to the Hotel Singh Son or similar 3-star hotel. Day 2: Delhi City Tour Begin your adventure by visiting some of the key sights in Delhi such as India Gate, President House, Parliament House, Himayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple and Jama Masjid. Embark on a rickshaw ride through the Chandni Chowk Market to explore Kinnari Bazaar, Parantha Wali Gali (an Indian breakfast street), and several local markets. Make a final stop at the Fateh Puri Mosque, built in the 17th century. Stay in Same Hotel Singh Son or similar 3-star hotel. Day 3: Delhi - Agra Leave your hotel after breakfast before proceeding to Agra, with a visit to the Baby Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, before going to explore one of the most famous emblems of India. Spend the afternoon discovering the grand form of the Taj Mahal. Check in to the Hotel Taj Villa or similar 3-star hotel. Day 4: Agra - Jaipur  After being collected early from your hotel, experience the sunrise over the Taj Mahal before proceeding to Jaipur. On the way you visit Fateh-pur-sikri, and later on in the day you visit the engineering accomplishment of the Chand Baori Step Well before being transferred to your hotel. Check in to the Hotel King Palace or similar 3-star hotel. Day 5: Jaipur City Tour Head to see the Jaipur-Amber Fort and the visually stunning Water Palace. Visit also the Hawa Mahal and City Palace. See the Observatory of Jaipur, built in India in the first half of the 18th century. Stay in Same Hotel King Palace or similar 3-star hotel. Day 6: Jaipur - Delhi  Finish your tour with a final breakfast in Jaipur before being returned to Delhi where you will be dropped off at your hotel or the airport.

Old Delhi Street Food Tasting Tour

4. Old Delhi Street Food Tasting Tour

Sample the unique street food of Delhi on an immersive tasting tour with a local guide. Meet a selection of hand-picked street vendors in Old Delhi, all selected for their excellent hygiene and tasty dishes. Try local specialties such as chole bhature (fried bread) from the Punjab and dahi vada (fried flour balls in thick yoghurt). Sample a tasty aloo chat (fried potatoes with spices and chutney) and some delicious parathas (flatbreads). Cool your palate with a lassi and indulge your sweet tooth with some sugar-soaked jalebis, the local equivalent of rice pudding or bread and butter pudding.  Meat eaters can try some tasty fried chicken, while vegetarians will be in heaven in the bustling Matia Mahal neighborhood. Learn about Delhi’s historic walled city as you travel by rickshaw. Soak up the hustle and bustle of everyday life on the narrow streets, discover the largest spice market in Asia, and stop to admire the imposing Jama Masjid.

Old Delhi: 3.5-Hour Small-Group Bike Tour with Breakfast

5. Old Delhi: 3.5-Hour Small-Group Bike Tour with Breakfast

Greet your guide early in Central Delhi and hop on your bicycle. Then, get your helmet and head into the early-morning streets. Absorb the city’s mellow atmosphere before it comes alive for the day as you watch early-bird locals go about their business. Cycle the narrow lanes and stop to see landmarks that encapsulate Old Delhi’s 400-year history. Take in the 17th-century Jama Masjid mosque and admire the Red Fort, the red-sandstone fortress-palace with walls rising above the old quarter. Pedal into Chandni Chowk, one of Delhi’s oldest markets, to experience its early bustle, and view the colorfully decorated shops and vividly dressed locals. Then, delve into the nearby wholesale spice market—the largest in Asia—awash with spice, herb, and nut stalls. Finally, head to a well-known flatbread (paratha) stop for an authentic Indian breakfast before your tour ends at the original meeting point.

Old Delhi: 3-Hour Tuk-Tuk/Rickshaw Tour

6. Old Delhi: 3-Hour Tuk-Tuk/Rickshaw Tour

This tour gives you a great introduction to the authentic old world charms of Delhi and helps you escape the nuisance of walking amongst the traffic. Meet your guide at the meeting point near Red Fort, then climb into a tuk-tuk, a modified version of the cycle rickshaw. Sit back and enjoy the views as you ride past the several colorful and busy bazaars of Old Delhi while your guide explains the important role that they play for the locals.  Your first stop is Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque. Spend some time walking around the red sandstone courtyard and if you are lucky, you can even climb up a minaret to see the views. Return to your tuk-tuk and ride through Khari Baoli, Asia's largest spice market which has existed since the 17th-century. Get hands-on information about the wonderful world of spices and their medicinal and health benefits. Build up your appetite as you take in the enticing sights and smells before stopping for a quick snack at the famous Chandni Chowk.  Head to your next stop, Gurudwara Sis Ganj, a significant prayer house for Sikhs. Spend some time interacting with locals and try your hand at langar, the community kitchen service. End the tour at Jain Mandir, home to a charitable hospital for birds. Learn about the tenets of the Jain religion before being returned to your initial meeting point near the Red Fort.

Delhi: Old and New Delhi Private One Day Tour

7. Delhi: Old and New Delhi Private One Day Tour

Begin your day with a pickup from your Delhi hotel at 9 AM and make your way to the Red Fort for an outside view then go to the Jama Masjid, Old Delhi’s main mosque. From here, hop on a cycle rickshaw for a tour of the bustling Chandni Chowk Market. Next, explore the Kinnari Bazaar (wedding market), the textile market, the Nai Sarak book market, and the Khari Baoli-Spice Market. Then, board your private vehicle once again to head to the city’s imposing Red Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to admire its impressive architecture. Continue the route with a visit to the Raj Ghat, a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. The tour will also stop at Humayun’s Tomb and the Qutub Minar, both UNESCO World Heritage sites, as well as India Gate, the Houses of Parliament, the Lotus Temple, and much more. At the end of the tour, you will dropped back off at your Delhi hotel.

Eat Like a Local: Chandni Chowk Street Food and Walking Tour

8. Eat Like a Local: Chandni Chowk Street Food and Walking Tour

What better way to explore a city than its food! Explore India and its culture and tradition in this amazing food and heritage walk of the glorious city of Old Delhi! You tour will start with your guide picking you up from your hotel and taking you on a metro ride.  After reaching Old Delhi, your first stop will be at Gurudwara Sis Ganj, (Sikh Gurudara with an important historic reference) where you can learn about the community kitchen service. Begin your food walk with, some sweet jalebis (deep fried sweet dish made by corn flour and sugar syrup) and samosa (fried triangular bread stuffed with potatoes) from a 100-year-old shop. Walk ahead with your guide to try Raj Kachori (kind of chat filled with fresh yogurt, sweet and sour sauces in a crispy edible bowl.) Once you’re done here, get ready to stuff some gorgeous paranthas (Indian flatbread filled with a variety of stuffing’s like cheese, cashews, chilli, and lemon to name a few!), Kulia ki chaat (different fruit bowls filled with chickpeas and masala) and a very unique fruit sandwich. After this, walk towards the spice market to see the whole world of spices and then fill your belly some more with dishes like rabri-faluda (rice noodles), chole bhatura (chickpeas curry and fried bread) and a chilled glass of Lassi! (Sweetened yogurt) Finish your gastronomic journey with some chilled and mouth-watering kulfi (Indian ice cream with more than 50 flavours) before your guide takes you back to the metro station.

All Inclusive Old & New Delhi Tour

9. All Inclusive Old & New Delhi Tour

Embark on a private tour that combines the best of Old and New Delhi, creating a full-day experience. Learn about Indian history and culture from your personal guide as you discover major landmarks. Choose between the standard option and the upgraded option, with entrance fees and lunch included. Get picked up in the morning from your accommodation or directly from the airport. Relax in an air-conditioned vehicle as you drive to the biggest mosque in India, Jama Masjid. Step inside to explore & enjoy the explanation of your tour Guide, then your tour guide will take you in the colors and aromas of the Chandni Chowk area at the market. Enjoy a rikshaw ride through narrow street if you choose Included option & Explore the biggest market of Spice here. Hear the commentary about the Sikh religion at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Also experience the world second largest donation kitchen here. Approximately 50 thousand people get there meal everyday here and then Visit the 16th-century tomb of Emperor Humayun and see the India Gate by drive thru. If you opted for the included lunch option, stop to taste the best North Indian and Mughlai food. After lunch, drive by the Parliament House and the Presidential Palace. Then Drive up to the most popular visit of Delhi Qutub Minar tower and then visit the Lotus Temple of the Baha'i religion & Akshardham Temple of Hindu Religion before returning to your hotel or the airport with your driver.

Delhi: 2-Day Delhi & Taj Mahal Tour by Car

10. Delhi: 2-Day Delhi & Taj Mahal Tour by Car

Discover some of India's most iconic monuments over 2 days with the help of a private driver and guide. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, Faridabad or Ghaziabad and travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned car. Day 1: Visit the famous monuments and government buildings of both Old Delhi and New Delhi such as: Gandhi Smriti, Humayun’s Tomb, Akshardham, Presidential house, Jama Masjid, Chandni chowk, India Gate, Parliament House, and Qutub Minar. Depart on a 3.5-hour journey to Agra in the evening. Day 2: Wake early to watch the sunrise over the majestic Taj Mahal. Explore the spectacular marble mausoleum from the outside and inside. Return to your hotel for breakfast and check out before going to the Red Fort. After, return to Delhi.

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What people are saying about Chandni Chowk

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 877 reviews

What an amazing tour! I cannot recommend this enough. Bobby our driver was the best he had amazing service, always went out his way to keep us happy and always kept positive always laughing and cracking jokes! Bobby also constantly stopped to allow us to try new things we hadn’t tried before which was also very good, we couldn’t have asked for a better driver for the tour. Also always ensured we were comfortable throughout. He recommended such good places for food and had good local tour guides too who helped us with different things like for example getting SIM cards and dealing with different experiences we weren’t normally used to. The company had worked out the tour according to our needs and it all worked perfectly and we seen loads when on this tour it was full days and they ensured we made most of the tour definitely worth the money we paid! If your contemplating booking this, definitely book it you will not regret it we couldn’t have done all that he had done without this tour!

My tour guide was Durgendra Singh and had Saddam Ali as a driver. This was such a phenomenal trip! This was my last day in Delhi and this was so worth it!! even if you have 5-6 hours, you can customize the trip to your liking. Durgendra had a knowledge like an encyclopedia with a ton of contextual insights. They both also had great food and shopping recs! Overall this is a must book if you’re in Delhi.

Saurabh’s tour was very good, and informative. He was able to communicate very clearly and in English for us. It was a very hot day and he made sure we were comfortable at all times. We definitely recommend him as a guide! And will be happy to have a tour with him next time we are in India!

Suraj was great! Very kind, patient and excellent at informing me of all things while we did our walking tour of India I highly recommend him!

The tour was timely and organized but left us with some flexibility throughout the day.