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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.

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.

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.

Eat Like a Local: Chandni Chowk Street Food and Walking Tour

4. Eat Like a Local: Chandni Chowk Street Food and Walking Tour

What better way to explore a city than its food! Explore India and its culture and tradition in this amazing food and heritage walk of the glorious city of Old Delhi! You tour will start with your guide picking you up from your hotel and taking you on a metro ride.  After reaching Old Delhi, your first stop will be at Gurudwara Sis Ganj, (Sikh Gurudara with an important historic reference) where you can learn about the community kitchen service. Begin your food walk with, some sweet jalebis (deep fried sweet dish made by corn flour and sugar syrup) and samosa (fried triangular bread stuffed with potatoes) from a 100-year-old shop. Walk ahead with your guide to try Raj Kachori (kind of chat filled with fresh yogurt, sweet and sour sauces in a crispy edible bowl.) Once you’re done here, get ready to stuff some gorgeous paranthas (Indian flatbread filled with a variety of stuffing’s like cheese, cashews, chilli, and lemon to name a few!), Kulia ki chaat (different fruit bowls filled with chickpeas and masala) and a very unique fruit sandwich. After this, walk towards the spice market to see the whole world of spices and then fill your belly some more with dishes like rabri-faluda (rice noodles), chole bhatura (chickpeas curry and fried bread) and a chilled glass of Lassi! (Sweetened yogurt) Finish your gastronomic journey with some chilled and mouth-watering kulfi (Indian ice cream with more than 50 flavours) before your guide takes you back to the metro station.

3-Hour Old Delhi Heritage Walking Tour With Rickshaw Ride

5. 3-Hour Old Delhi Heritage Walking Tour With Rickshaw Ride

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. 

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.

Unlock Delhi's Secrets with our Photography Walking Tour

7. Unlock Delhi's Secrets with our Photography Walking Tour

Discover a unique glimpse 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 amateur, 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 rooftops 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 Gurudwara Sikh temple, which is a colorful place, and sneak into their giant kitchen which prepares meals for up to 100,000 people. Frame the peaceful mood in your pictures. Take a stop for lunch to savour local delicacies (if selected). 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.

Old Delhi Food Walk

8. Old Delhi Food Walk

Enjoy the delectable savory and sweet flavors of Old Delhi's street food in this food walk which highlights the culinary delights of this amazing city. Follow your expert food guide through bustling streets and bazaars on a journey for the most delicious food dishes Delhi has. Visit 7 to 9 different food spots including small street food vendors and various shops, some of which have been in business for more than 100 years. Taste traditional Indian street food dishes and multiple flavorful cuisines. As part of the tour, enjoy rickshaw rides, a visit to the spice market and walk through some of the most colourful and eclectic markets you'll see in India.

Delhi: Flavors and Food Stories of New Delhi

9. Delhi: Flavors and Food Stories of New Delhi

Your tour will start with the highly democratized common man’s food (Chaat) and Kebabs at Delhi’s most happening market. From there you will head towards the Momos Trail, Delhi’s recent food love. It will be at this point that you will sit down for a big dinner of North Indian theme. During this dinner you will try Delhi’s best butter chicken and naan bread, followed by a little surprise at the end. Your food experience is not complete without a visit to a "mega kitchen" of Delhi which feeds thousands of people everyday, and you will be free to volunteer a few minutes towards the “art of gratitude” by cooking for others. Your transportation will be taken care of in an air-conditioned car with the company of your guide who also doubles as one of Delhi’s "grub" experts.

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

10. 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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A great experience where the guide took us to many different places, also places that were not mentioned under the tour description, but that he thought would be nice for us to see. Our guide Kaif was amazing, and definitely did his part to make this tour fantastic. Although we were technically clients, it did not feel as that, as Kaif was super welcoming and friendly, and willing to answer any of our many many questions. In general it was a great experience, and I can highly recommend it. It's a great way to get a sense of the city, without being overwhelmed by everything this beautiful chaotic city has to offer.

It was a best experience. Guide and driver were amazing. We see all places that we want, spend enough time for each. Car was super clean and comfy. Highly recommend for a day trip around town.

my son and I absolutely loved this tour ..our guide Mr tariq was professional , knowledgeable and arranged the day to more suit us . I would highly recommend this tour ..fantastic day

Great local market tour! Very surreal at first but you find your feet very quickly! Food and the people are amazing, did not feel uncomfortable at any time! Take cash!

It is a good way to explore old Delhi. Most important your safety is ensured during entire trip and it's hassle free.