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Best of Delhi in 8 Hours - Old and New Delhi Private Tour

1. Best of Delhi in 8 Hours - Old and New Delhi Private 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.

Delhi: Old and New Delhi Private One Day Tour

2. 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.

Delhi: Customized Private Day Tour with Transfer Service

3. Delhi: Customized Private Day Tour with Transfer Service

Begin your 8-hour customized tour of Delhi with a pickup at your hotel. Enjoy exploring both the old and new cities in the comfort of a private vehicle as your local guide gives you recommendations of sites to visit throughout the day. See examples of Mughal architecture such as the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, and Humayun’s Tomb. Take a walk past the heritage buildings of Old Delhi. Explore a local market and enjoy tastes of local Indian cuisine. If you like you can visit famous temples in Delhi, such as the Akshardham Temple, the Lotus Temple, and the Monkey Temple. Get insight into the life of Mahatma Gandhi by visiting the Birla House where Gandhi Ji spent his last days.

Delhi: Red Fort and Old Delhi Sunrise Cycle Tour

4. Delhi: Red Fort and Old Delhi Sunrise Cycle Tour

Explore the best of Old Delhi's history on this morning bike tour. Avoid the traffic and noise by setting out early morning to navigate the neighborhoods and narrow alleyways to discover hidden corners and famous monuments. Once the home of the Mughals, Old Delhi continues to influence modern India's food and culture. This curated cycling route takes you to the imposing Red Fort and Jama Masjid. Make your way through the silent bazaars along Chawri Bazaar and the Spice Market. Enjoy stops at the Fatehpuri Masjid and the Old Delhi Railway Station.   With your expert local guides, learn about the fascinating past of India's capital city. End the bike tour with a local breakfast and new memories to take home. This activity is conducted in small groups and is led by two guides to ensure your safety. With frequent stops, it is a perfect activity to experience Delhi in a new way.  

Delhi: Full-Day Qutb Minar, Old and New Delhi Private Tour

5. Delhi: Full-Day Qutb Minar, Old and New Delhi Private Tour

Benefit from pick-up at a location of your choice in Delhi by arrangement, and explore India's capital from the comfort of a private, air-conditioned car. Admire the monuments of Old Delhi, such as the Mughal mosque of Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque, built by Shah Jahan in 1656 at the height of Mughal power. You can also explore the Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple, famous for its ornate carvings that depict Hindu deities. Admire the onion domes of the Red Fort opposite the mosque, before taking off your shoes to look inside. See the Memorial to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat. Then, drive past the government buildings of New Delhi, including India Gate, the Presidential Residence (Rashtrapati Bhavan) and Parliament House (Sansad Bhawan). Admire the commemorative tower of the Qutb Minar, built by Allauddin Khilji in the 13th century. Look closely as it towers up 5 levels, each clearly distinguished by a projecting balcony. Next, go to Humayun's Tomb on Mathura Road. Built in the mid 16th century by Haji Begum, wife of the second Mughal Emperor, the tomb displays Mughal characteristics of high arches and double domes and is considered to be the forerunner of the Taj Mahal. See the flowerlike Lotus Temple, also known as the Bahai Temple, completed in 1986 and notable for its extraordinary 27 free-standing marble-clad "petals."

Old Delhi Temples and Spiritual Sites Private 6-Hour Tour

6. Old Delhi Temples and Spiritual Sites Private 6-Hour Tour

Start this commendable tour firstly by visiting 17th century ‘Jama Mosque’. Then, gear up for a tuk-tuk ride to the Asia’s largest spice market known as ‘Chandni Chowk’. Afterwards this visit one of the biggest Hindu temples known as ‘Swaminarayan Akshardham’ Later, you will head to Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, a famous Sikh shrine which offers food (Lungar) 24/7. After this, stop for lunch and then move to the Lotus temple, known as the 21st century Taj Mahal. Pass by ‘the presidential house’, known to be the second biggest after Quirinal Palace in Italy and ‘India Gate’, which is a war memorial of India. In the end, with the lifetime experience of the spirituality of Delhi, head back towards the hotel or airport as per your preference.

New Delhi: Red Fort Ticket with Optional Guide & Pickup

7. New Delhi: Red Fort Ticket with Optional Guide & Pickup

Explore the stunning architectural features and on-site museums of the historic Red Fort in New Delhi. Once the home to Mughal emperors, the site now houses a number of fascinating museums. With your ticket booked in advance, enjoy a hassle-free experience at this amazing landmark. If you wish to have a detailed visit, select one of the options including a tour guide to learn more about the fort’s remarkable history. Avoid the hectic traffic of New Delhi and the hassle of working out public transport, book the option including hotel pickup and drop-off to enjoy your trip in comfort.

From Delhi: Private Taj Mahal Sunrise & Sunset 2-Day Tour

8. From Delhi: Private Taj Mahal Sunrise & Sunset 2-Day Tour

Spend 2 days visiting some of India’s most iconic monuments. Take in the beauty of the Taj Mahal, both at sunrise and sunset. Tour the Agra Fort and visit the Baby Taj and Sunset Point. Enjoy an excursion to the magnificent Fatehpur Sikri also known as the Ghost Town. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Delhi to Agra 08.00: Pick-up in Delhi and drive to Agra by air-conditioned car 11:30: Check in at the hotel (the guide will meet you in the hotel lobby) 13:00: Visit the tomb of Itmad ud Daulah (also known as the Baby Taj) 14:00: Lunch at a multi-cuisine restaurant (not included in the tour price) 15:00: Visit Agra Fort, where Emperor Shah Jahan was imprisoned 16.30: Visit the Mahtab Garden and take in the sunset at the Taj Mahal 20:00: Drop off at hotel for the overnight stay in Agra city Day 2: Agra to Delhi 06:00: After an early breakfast, your driver will pick you up at your hotel 06:20: Visit the Taj Mahal with your guide to marvel at the outstanding beauty of India’s most renowned monument at sunrise 09:30: Enjoy a full breakfast and check out of the hotel 10.00: Head out on an excursion to Fatehpur Sikri, a perfectly preserved red stone ghost town that was the estranged capital of Emperor Akbar, built in 1569 AD. It was deserted when it’s water supply failed 14:00: Lunch at a multi-cuisine restaurant (not included in the tour price) 15:00: Head back to Delhi in air-conditioned comfort

New Delhi: Faiths of Indian Culture Guided Tour

9. New Delhi: Faiths of Indian Culture Guided Tour

Start your day with a pickup from your hotel in Delhi where your friendly guide shall meet you in the lobby. Head first to the Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir temple, the oldest and best-known Jain temple in Delhi situated directly across from the Red Fort in the historical Chandni Chowk area. The temple is known for its avian veterinary hospital, the Jain Birds Hospital, in a second building behind the main temple. The next stop is Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, one of the most prominent Sikh gurdwara (house of worship) known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan, as well as the pool inside its complex, known as the Sarovar. Next, drive to the Laxminarayan Temple, also known as the Birla Mandir, a Hindu temple dedicated to Laxminarayan in Delhi. Laxminarayan usually refers to Vishnu, Preserver in the Trimurti, also known as Narayan, when he is with his consort Lakshmi. Before heading to the next religious place of worship, enjoy a light snack with your guide. Next up, visit the Sacred Heart Cathedral, a Roman Catholic cathedral belonging to the Latin Rite and one of the oldest church buildings in New Delhi. The last attraction is the Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, one of the Sufi saints, Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya. Situated in the Nizamuddin West area of Delhi, the dargah is visited by thousands of pilgrims every week. The site is also known for its evening qawwali Sufi Islamic devotional music sessions. At the end of the tour, you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel, or you are free to explore the city on your own.

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

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Red Fort, New Delhi

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,035 reviews

The tour was taken on Sunday, which has pros (light traffic, you can quickly get from one place to another) and cons (some places are closed on Sunday or queues way too long). Overall works better on Sundays as on other days you may only be able to see 2-3 places (if that much!) due to time lost in traffic jams. Sonu is a seasoned guide who appeared exactly on time with Lalit (driver) and from the very beginning of the tour was engaging, informative and helpful in every respect. He will happily provide the info on India’s culture, religions, language and dialects (he will teach you few words in Hindu) and political system, as well as history behind many landmarks and sites you will visit.

Last minute saviour! Ordered few hours before the departure and got the most out of Delhi! The driver and the car were perfectly presented, drove safe and was very attentive. The guide had a vast knowledge about the sights and adjusted to my need of shorter (quicker tour) with extra wishes for market and some other places I asked to visit. Not only the knowledge but and kindness of the guide was a pleasure surprise, as he paid for my stuff like entrance and food until I had an opportunity to withdraw money. The manager was very attentive too and managed everything like should be. Highly suggested tour! Sadly didn’t have time for day trip to Agra. Peter (Solo traveler)/(conference trip)

Gautam Grover was an excellent guide who went out of his way to make my trip as comfortable and informative as possible. My driver was also very prompt and thoughtful. The organisation was very smooth, despite me only booking it the day before and I saw all of the main attractions in Delhi.

Excellent tour of Old and New Delhi. Our Guide was very flexible and sensitive to our needs. We were able to cover pretty much the whole of Delhi within a day and it was a rich experience. I recommend this tour 100% for your next trip to Delhi.

It was an amazing crew from the guides to the driver, they were amazing and made sure that we were comfortable and ensure that we get the best experience possible for our trip!