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Red Fort, New Delhi

Red Fort, New Delhi: Our most recommended tours and activities

Old Delhi: Private Tour of Chandni Chowk, Tuk Tuk & Food

1. Old Delhi: Private Tour of Chandni Chowk, Tuk Tuk & Food

Discover Old Delhi on a guided tour. Explore Chandni Chowk on a tuk-tuk tour, stop at the local markets to try delicious street food, and see the India Gate. Begin your tour with a pickup from your hotel and drive to Old Delhi to visit Jama Masjid, also known as the Masjid-i Jehan-Numa. Visit this massive mosque, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and dating from the 1600s. Next, hop aboard a tuk-tuk and roam the streets of Chandni Chowk, the heart of Old Delhi. Explore this busy shopping area and enjoy the tantalizing smells wafting out from the markets full of spices, dried fruit, essential oils, and traditional sweets. See silver jewelry and vivid saris for sale. Stop to try local street food with your guide, learning the best stalls for each type of food in the area. After eating, continue to the Red Fort. Decide if you wish to pay to enter or just admire this historic fort from the outside. Finish your Old Delhi tour with a visit to India Gate. This war memorial sits astride the Rajpath, on the eastern edge of the ceremonial axis of New Delhi, formerly called Kingsway. Return to your hotel, driving past Parliament House.

Delhi: Old and New Delhi City Highlights Private Tour

2. Delhi: Old and New Delhi City Highlights 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.

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

3. 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.

New Delhi: Red Fort Ticket with Optional Guide & Pickup

4. 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.

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."

Delhi: Old and New Delhi Private One Day Tour

6. Delhi: Old and New Delhi Private One Day Tour

Discover Delhi's UNESCO World Heritage Sites and other famous landmarks on a private full-day tour. Wander through local bazaars and markets, and see the Red Fort, India Gate, the Jama Mosques, and more. Begin your day with pickup from your Delhi hotel and make your way to the Red Fort for an outside view. Then, go to the Jama Masjid, old Delhi’s main mosque. From there, hop on a cycle rickshaw (if option selected) 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. Afterward, 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 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 be dropped back off at your Delhi hotel.

Old Delhi Temples and Spiritual Sites Private 6-Hour Tour

7. 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.

Delhi: Customized Private Day Tour with Transfer Service

8. 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

9. 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.  

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 1,287 reviews

Sunil Kaneriya is been an excellent guide, it was only Thanks to him that we could really appreciate Delhi in a day! He's been very kind and had a lot of patience taking us wonderful photos and letting us all the time we desired to appreciate the monuments and the neighborhood of old Delhi. He gave us precious advises for choosing the best foods in the city and for follow the locals footsteps. It's been one of the best experiences with local guides in my life and I really recommend this guide and all the experencies he offers!

Dharmendra was our tour guide and he did a phenomenal job showing us around Old and New Delhi. He was very knowledgeable about India’s history and made the tour fun! I would highly recommend him to others. Vishnu was our driver for the day and he also did a great job getting us around the city. He was friendly and polite and made sure we were comfortable the duration of our trip. 10/10, would highly recommend.

Tushar was our guide for the day and he was excellent! He really went above and beyond to get the best price for the Tuk Tuk to get us from place to place! He also took us to a very good chai place where we had the best chai we’ve ever had. 10/10 recommend. :)

Great tour with Manu as a guide - here in peak season and was well worth it to avoid navigating massive entry lines and horrible traffic. Recommend starting early

Saurabh Anand is very knowledgeable tour guide. Very helpful. He adjusted the tour schedule to our needs. Highly appreciated