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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.

Old and New Delhi: 8-Hour Private City Tour

2. Old and New Delhi: 8-Hour Private City Tour

Start the day with pickup in a private car from your hotel. This tour can be customized according to your specific interests and hobbies, or the areas that you want to explore.  In Old Delhi, the top places to visit are the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, and the Spice Market. You may also like to take a ride in a local rickshaw. In New Delhi, visit Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, the Lotus Temple, India Gate, the Agrasen ki Baoli step, and Raj Ghat. Drive past the presidential residence and parliament house.  In both Old Delhi and New Delhi, you'll gain fascinating insights into daily local life and you'll learn about the history and culture of India.  If you'd like to learn even more about Delhi, you may choose the option of a guided tour. Your private guide will accompany you on your trip alongside your driver to explain the history of the sites you visit. Choose the tour option with included entry tickets for maximum convenience during your adventure.

Old Delhi Street Food Tasting Tour

3. 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

4. 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.

Jaipur: Overnight Trip from Delhi

5. Jaipur: Overnight Trip from Delhi

The adventure begins at 6:30 AM, with hotel pickup in New Delhi. Guests will travel in an air-conditioned vehicle to the first stop in Jaipur, the famous Hawa Mahal, or “Palace of Breeze.” Explore the gardens and temples of the City Palace before continuing on to the Jantar Mantar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the largest observatories ever built. Meet the curious inhabitants of the Ramgopal Ji temple, colloquially know as the Monkey Temple for the family of playful monkeys that now occupy the site. Explore the complex at your own pace before drop off at the hotel in Jaipur.   The next day, the tour departs at 8:30 AM and heads for the rugged hills outside the town of Amer for a visit to the Amber Fort, a fascinating complex blending Hindu and Muslim architecture in red sandstone and white marble. A highlight of the fort is the Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace), a must-see due to its hall adorned with intricately designed mirrors and marble carvings.   Continue on to Panna Mina Ki Baoli, a beautifully designed stepwell, and explore the Royal Gaitore Cenotaphs, a final resting place for Jaipur rulers.   Last but not least, marvel at the Jal Mahal or the "Water Palace", an impressive example of Rajput-style architecture set in the midst of the Man Sagar Lake.  The two-day tour concludes with a return transfer to Delhi.

Delhi: Street Art Tour

6. Delhi: Street Art Tour

First up, Khan Market. This is one of Delhi’s poshest neighbourhood hangouts: a complex where people flock to dine at restaurants, converse in cafes, and shop the latest trends. Next stop, Lodhi Gardens. Wander through this spectacular 90-acre garden and discover tombs, mosques and bridges built during the 15th century Sayyid and Lodhi periods. We’ll explain some nuances of Mughal design and traditional art reflected in these magnificent structures. Finally, Lodhi Colony, the heart of street art in Delhi as well as India’s first public art district. Learn about the artists and the stories behind the murals that adorn the neighborhood. (Your tour guide, aka art expert, will double as a photographer; we know you’ll want to Instagram and strike a few poses while you’re at it.)

Delhi: Cultural Walking Tour

7. Delhi: Cultural Walking Tour

Your tour will begin as you meet your storyteller at the meeting point. From there you will be taken to your first point of interest, the Digambar Jain Lal Temple. Following some exploration there you'll be taken to Chandni Chowk to explore its famous bazaars which sell steel, cooking pots, paper kites, and jewellery. You'll also discover old and famous shops, as well as a baptist church. The Lord Shiva's Temple is next, which you will tour before exploring the Golden Mosque as well as some centuries-old havelis. After that you'll encounter Town Hall, before discovering the Haveli of the greatest Urdu poet of all time. Finally, you will visit Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib, a Sikh temple, and the Jama Masjid Mosque. At the conclusion of your experience, your guide will be happy to field any questions which you may have about how to spend the rest of your time in Delhi.

Delhi: Old and New Delhi Private One Day Tour

8. 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.

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

9. 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: 3-hour Old Delhi Rickshaw Ride and Guided Tour

10. Delhi: 3-hour Old Delhi Rickshaw Ride and Guided Tour

Embark on an amazing and fun journey to Old Delhi on this 3-hour rickshaw tour. Experience the best of India and its age-old traditions. Your tour will begin with the guide picking you up from your hotel, following which you will take the metro to Old Delhi. After reaching Old Delhi, hop on a rickshaw and soak up the lifestyle and culture of this colorful country, visiting historic markets like the jewelry market of Chandni Chowk. Following that, head towards the grand Jama Masjid (India’s second-largest mosque), built by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan.  Make your way to the most colorful lane in old Delhi, Kinari Bazaar and stop for a quick snack break and sample parantha (stuffed flatbread) at a 150-year-old restaurant. After this delicious break, you'll head to the beautiful Gurudwara (a Sikh temple) where you will learn about the selfless and humanitarian services of the community kitchen. Last but not least, check out the spice market (Asia’s largest) where you can learn about the wonderful world of spices whilst learning about their health benefits.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 142 reviews

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.

We very much enjoyed this tour and Stan was an excellent guide. We tried delicious food and it was a fantastic way to introduce us to Old Delhi! Would definitely recommend!

We had a trip with guide Manu and it was an amazing time. He adapted the plan to our needs and we were very glad. We could discover New Delhi. I really recommend ;)

The tour is very convenint, in 8h can see a big part of Delhi. The pick up at hotel is great and driver and torur guide, Saurabh Anand, were awesome

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