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Old Delhi Street Food Tasting Tour

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

2. 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: 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.

3-Hour Old Delhi Heritage Walking Tour With Rickshaw Ride

4. 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. 

Unlock Delhi's Secrets with our Photography Walking Tour

5. 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.

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

6. 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.

Old Delhi Food Walk

7. 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

8. 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.

Old Delhi: Food Tour With Local Chef

9. Old Delhi: Food Tour With Local Chef

Enjoy a 4-5 hour walk around Old Delhi in the company of an expert local guide who will help you discover the best foodie dishes in the city and their history. Visit 8-10 food joints and taste up to 17 different food dishes. Your guide, who is a chef, will teach you everything you need to know about local cooking ingredients in a specially designed introductory session.  You will also visit a few local kitchens and some of the oldest food stalls in the city. Learn more about various aspects of food including the history, ways of eating, tasting, cooking, and much more in an informative yet easy to understand way.

Old Delhi: Walking Tour with Akshardham Light & Water Show

10. 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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Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 35 reviews

Big thanks to our guide Dermendra, he has huge baggage of knowledge, facts, is very supportive and friendly person. Our recommendations! We started a tour at 15:00, it would be better to take earlier time - we visited chandi chown, spicy market, Jama masjid, there was quite a traffic and we haven’t had enough time to visit other objects - Red fort & Indian Gate (but our guide did best to manage the timings). At the end we went to shopping, where you are offered carpets, etc - at a bit overpriced, but not offensive manner, but be prepared for that :) All in all, great trip, our recommendations!

I had a great tour with Faizy and would highly recommend him as your guide. Especially if you don’t have much time and are overwhelmed with so many things to see. Faizy completely tailormade the tour according to my interests and I felt that he took me to some truly special places that I certainly wouldn’t have gone to by myself. Faizy is kind and knowledgeable but doesn’t bombard you with information. If you have several days to spend, have him design a tour for multiple days. I’m sure it’s worth it!

This was a fantastic trip. We saw things that we would not have seen had we been on a bigger trip. The visit to the Hindu feeding rooms were amazing. Our guide, Avez was amazing. He was so knowledgable and his English was exceptional. He also had the patience of a saint. I highly recommend him.

The tour was very pleasant and an excellent afternoon to see Old Delhi. The guide Asim was very knowledgeable of the historic sites and chose good options for local food tasting. He was quite patient and flexible according to what was desired to see. Very nice experience overall.

Amazing experience, Stanley and Sam are great guides and I felt cared for