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Red Fort and Old Delhi Heritage Walking and Rickshaw Tour

1. Red Fort and Old Delhi Heritage Walking and Rickshaw Tour

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. 

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Delhi: Photographic Walking Tour with Lunch

2. Delhi: Photographic Walking Tour with Lunch

Discover a unique glimpses of Delhi, as you get ready to capture the mood, and moments of the city with your smartphone or digital camera, no matter if you're an ammeter, hobbyist or pro photographer. Take an early morning metro ride to Old Delhi, observing through your camera how people start their day in Delhi’s downtown. Walk around the narrow streets, perch up roof tops to get some best views in this famed old town. Get the best vantage points for your photos. Visit a centuries old spice market, where you can get spices from any corner of India and discover a secret spot, which will give you a birds eye view of Old Delhi. Move over to the greener Delhi, the Lutyens Zone and collect visual shots of the magnificent Raisina Hill and other colonial buildings with their remarkable architecture. Visit to a Gurudwara (Sikh temple), which is a colourful place. Frame the peaceful mood in your pictures. Take a stop for lunch to savour local delicacies. Be spoilt for food choices in Delhi. Enjoy a walk in the nearby Lodhi garden at the golden hour and capture the hues of the iconic monument and get some perfect shots.

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Private Taj Mahal and Agra Local Heritage Day Tour

3. Private Taj Mahal and Agra Local Heritage Day Tour

Tour the city of Agra and its main attractions with your own private tour guide. Wake up early for a 6:30 AM pickup from your hotel in Delhi, Gurugram, or Noida, and drive the 3 hours to Agra city by air-conditioned car. On arrival, you’ll meet your private tour guide and head to the Taj Mahal, a magnificent mausoleum built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Spend around 2 hours exploring this 42-acre complex that is perhaps one of the best-known UNESCO World Heritage Sites.   At around 11:30 AM, you’ll visit Agra Fort, built by Mughal Emperor Akbar. Spend an hour in this walled city and admire its beautiful walls, gates, and white marble inlays.   After lunch, you’ll take a 1.5-hour city tour of Old Agra by rickshaw, during which you’ll see the Jama Masjid (one of the largest mosques in India) and the local markets. Stop to watch a traditional live music show played on various traditional instruments, like the table, sitar, and harmonium.   Head back to your city at 5:00 PM for an approximately 8:00 PM arrival.

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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.

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

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

6. 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.  

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

7. 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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Old Delhi: Walking Tour with Akshardham Light & Water Show

8. Old Delhi: Walking Tour with Akshardham Light & Water Show

Start your exciting tour of Old Delhi with pickup from your hotel. Meet your guide and set off to explore the old part of the city together starting with the Jama Masjid Mosque. Find out about how it is India’s 2nd-largest mosque and was built by the Mughal emperor Shahjahan, in the 17th century. After exploring this gorgeous monument head into the narrow lanes of Old Delhi and learn about the culture and history of the district. Next, stop for a quick snack break of local delicacies including paratha (Indian Flatbread) at one of the oldest eateries in town. After filling your belly, head over to Gurudwara Sikh Temple. Learn a bit about the beauty and selfless devotion of Sikh culture in India as you bask in the spiritual atmosphere of the site. After this, take a rickshaw ride to the spice market of Delhi which is the largest in Asia. Get familiar with the world of spices and herbs and find out more about their medicinal properties and beauty benefits. Then, depart Old Delhi and move to Akshardham in the evening. Marvel at this spiritual-cultural complex that contains the largest Hindu temple in the World. Finally, witness the stunning light and sound show at the temple and let the beauty of place take over your senses. At the end of the show, get dropped-off back at your hotel where your memorable day of sightseeing concludes.

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Delhi: Old & Modern Delhi Photography Tour with Lunch

9. Delhi: Old & Modern Delhi Photography Tour with Lunch

Explore the visual delights of old and modern Delhi through your camera lens, accompanied by an experienced photographer as your guide. Street shots, historic monuments, imposing architecture lit by morning lights, and eclectic markets make this tour is a photographer's delight. Grab your camera, meet your driver as you are picked up from your accommodation, and get introduced to your expert photographer guide who will accompany you through the day and entertaining you with their storytelling. Capture dreamy moods of the old town waking up and catch the morning golden hour, as you start strolling through the nook and crannies of Old Delhi’s narrow lanes. Pass by one of the biggest mosques in Asia, the Jama Masjid, which offers grand photo shots. Hop on a rickshaw and stop at the spice market. Get plenty of opportunities to capture people, objects, and overall mood as you witness the buzzing trade of spices. Follow your guide to a unique and secret spot – which offers a stunning aerial view of Old Delhi – making it to be a perfect spot for aerial shots. Move out of the bustling old town to get inspired at one of the finest monuments of the Mughal period, the Humayun Tomb, which is said to be the inspiration behind the magnificent Taj Mahal. Near the inner tomb are there nets made through the wall where daylight passes; it’s a photographer’s true delight to capture the light play here. Next, visit a camera market in Old Delhi where vintage and the latest cameras are sold at amazing below-market prices. Take a stop for lunch at a signature Indian restaurant. Reflect over your pictures from the day as you relish delicacies from Mughlai and Indian regional cuisine. Marvel at the Lutyens Delhi, from the Raisina Hills, and capture its beauty in the golden hour – it is a sight to capture and experience the sun setting over the President’s House and seeing the massive India Gate. Lastly, stop at the Hauz Khas village, which reflects the vibrance of modern Delhi. Admire the colorful cafes, lit up boutique stores, galleries, and graffiti on the walls, perfect for capturing street photography.

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What people are saying about Jama Masjid

Riyaz was an amazing guide! He gave a full tour and even took us unseen places. I’ve lived in Dehi for more than 20 years but that was my best Chandni Chowk experience. Went all the way to the top of the Masjid tower for the first time. Because Riyaz lives there, he shares personal stories of what it is to live in Delhi-6. He gave the entire tour in perfect English for my wife, who doesn’t speak any Hindi.

Great experience with Junaid! Highly recommend this tour, especially for single female travelers. I felt super safe and had a much better experience navigating Old Delhi with Junaid. We had a great time at Jama Masjid and since it was a Sunday the market was mostly closed, but still worth the trip! I was even super lost in the beginning and Junaid came and found me.

Suraj was an excellent guide. Without him, it would have been impossible to experience Old Delhi in its true glory. Great shopping and Street food was added into the mix to make it a truly memorable experience.

Amazing! Our tour guide was so lovely and insightful and we got to taste some of the most amazing at the eat food in Old Delhi! Could not recommend enough

Abi was our guide. He was very informative, and a very pleasant guy