Secrets of Old Delhi By Private Guided Tour
Every narrow Alley of "Old Delhi" hides a secret history in its dingy realms, every mansion has a story to tell about its erstwhile illustrious owner, every street of it encompasses huge wholesale markets which still sell their antique wares as they used to do so during the imperial "Mughal" era. Time stands still when you enter the walls of Old Delhi & be amazed to watch locals practising their business and religion both in their purest form and almost untouched by the wave of sophistication generated by the globalised world of 21st century.
per adult from
2 to 4 hours
What's included :
- GST (Goods and Services Tax)
- Bottled water
- Coffee and/or Tea
- Professional guide
- Bicycle Rickshaw Ride
- Entry/Admission - Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid)
What's excluded :
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transportation to/from attractions
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir, 55 Jain Lal Mandir Near Red Fort, New Delhi 110002 India
Meet our expert local guide outside the "Lal Quila" metro station, our guide immersed in the local history and culture of Old Delhi will brief you about the secrets to be unravelled. Soon we will take a bicycle rickshaw to experience the deepest points of Old Delhi without getting trampled by the surging crowds.
Pass through the twin temples of "Red Temple", a Jain minority sect temple & "Shiva Temple", a Hindu temple. Soon a "Sikh" temple will emerge in front of your eyes with its huge Gold plated dome. On the opposite side is standing a British era Church with a functioning missionary school.
Pass By: Gali Paranthe Wali, New Delhi 110006 India
Now we are entering an enormous Jewellery market known as "Dariba kalan" selling handcrafted jewels & precious stones. We then take a right turn and enter "Parantawali gali" (bread-makers alley) be amazed to watch breads of different enormous sizes for sale and being devoured by the food buffs, it is said that no one can finish off a single bread completely due to its size and richness. Adjacent to it is a complex of Mughal era mansions known as "Nau Ghara" literally meaning 09 homes. The descendants of the erstwhile merchant families still live here and continuing their hereditary mercantile business of clothes and apparels. A very good spot for doing photography besides the giant old gateways & wooden doors.
Now we are entering India's biggest Booksellers street known as "Nai sarak", it is a heaven for the school-goer and college-goers alike for finding their studying material at unbelievable prices, also many works of the local artists like posters, calendars find a place for sale over here. We can stop for tasting indigenous local ice cream "Kulfi", pamper your taste-buds with the locally made icecream without using the ice and using only raw milk & honey as a constituent, often in winter locals avoid icecream so if we cannot find it then we can taste other local delicacy "Jalebi" a kind of hot Pie immersed in sweets and edible oils.
Stop At: Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid), 6 km North of Connaught Pl. across from Lal Qila, New Delhi India
Now we are landing on the giant stairs & steps of "Jama Mosque", biggest mosque of India built by the creator of Taj Mahal " The Shah Jahan". After visiting the mosque our Rickshaw and our guide will drop you back at the "Lal Quila" metro station to conclude the tour.
Duration: 20 minutes
Departure Point :Lal Qila, Angoori Bagh Rd, Netaji Subash Place, Lajpat Rai Market, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
Departure Time :8:00 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Dress code is smart casual
- Hotel Pickup/drop can be arranged on prior intimation at a nominal price.
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.