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

1. 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.

Old Delhi Street Food Tasting Tour

2. 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.

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

3. 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

4. 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 and Agra 2-Day Tour with Taj Mahal Sunrise

5. Delhi and Agra 2-Day Tour with Taj Mahal Sunrise

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.

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

6. 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

7. 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.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 136 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.

Ankur from keeper landwey was a great guide, entertaining and made the Taj Mahal tour very enjoyable. As a solo woman traveler, I felt safe and comfortable throughout

The experience was one not to forget, was a sunny and hot but we stilled enjoyed and our guide was a very kind one