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

1. 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.

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

2. 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.

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

3. 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.

Markets and Temples of Old Delhi

4. Markets and Temples of Old Delhi

Dive into Delhi with a walking tour through the heart of the city. The tour begins at Connaught Place, and from there it is only a short metro ride to Old Delhi. Originally built as the capital of the Mughal Empire in 1639, Old Delhi is busy, chaotic, and full of historic monuments. The tour will take you past some important historical sights, and you will visits several markets. Discover Asia’s largest wholesale spice market, Khari Baoli. After visiting the spice market, the tour will stop at a rooftop to give you a special glimpse of Old Delhi from above. See the exterior of the Red Fort and Fatehpuri Mosque, as your experienced guide explains the importance and history of both structures. Finally, finish off at the Sikh Temple to learn more about Sikhism and see how their community kitchen is able to feed so many hungry people.

Old Delhi Bazaar Walk & Haveli Visit Tour

5. Old Delhi Bazaar Walk & Haveli Visit Tour

Dive head first into an immersive cultural experience with this Old Delhi walking tour. Visit the different bazaars in the early morning, guided by enthusiastic locals truly passionate about their community. End the tour with a welcoming meal at a traditional mansion where families have lived for generations. Follow your guide as they wander through the maze of Old Delhi, weaving stories of history and social fabric into the narrative of personal anecdotes. This tour takes you to places not listed in any tourist book. Start off with a delicious breakfast and masala chai before heading to a local temple and learning about Hindu deities. Absorb the distinctive sights, sounds and smells that make Old Delhi a unique place in India’s capital. Stop for a friendly chat with the locals and take in the views of Asia’s largest wholesale spice market. With plenty of photo opportunities, this tour is a great way to capture memories of India. Visit a traditional mansion where generations have lived, lovingly restored by its current inhabitants. Sit down for a traditional meal, lovingly home-cooked as you learn the history of this home and observe the charming artifacts collected by its owner. Come away with a fresh perspective on Delhi and new friends in the city.

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What people are saying about New Delhi

It was an action packed day with the highlights of Old Delhi. I loved the tuk tuk driving through the narrow alleys and the tasting of the local food and drink. Ishe was a fantastic guide with good stories and a super friendly and happy attitude.

Thanks to Aamir for an excellent tour! I had a lot of fun seeing the sights of Old Delhi. I especially enjoyed making rotis. Aamir was very friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this service.

The tour was very thorough, with main sites covered and extensive explanations by Amir the guide. Definitely recommended!

Well organised with good service and follow up. Our guide, Riyaz was knowledgeable and very friendly.

The tour was incredible and informative! Harris and Ravi were sweethearts, thank you!