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  • Location:Delhi, India
  • Duration:4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Delhi by Night: Chandni Chowk Tour with Dinner

Follow your local guide on a thrilling walking tour of Old Delhi at night and uncover the hidden sights, flavors and landmarks of this bustling city as the sun goes down and the lights turn on. In addition to exploring the 17th century capital of Shahjahanabad, you’ll venture into Chandni Chowk, one of the oldest markets in this part of the city. Follow your guide along Ballimaran Street, where Old Delhi feels most alive and make your way to a traditional dinner at the famous Karim’s restaurant. You friendly guide will share stories about the history of this walled city and explain the changes that have taken place over thousands of years at Old Delhi has transitioned from the Mughal Empire to modern times. A small group limit of six people ensures a truly personalized experience for travelers. 

Highlights

  • Old Delhi walking tour at night
  • Walk within the old city walls of Shahjahanabad, capital of the Mughal Empire
  • Follow your local guide on foot through the bustling market of Chandni Chowk and past shops along Ballimaran
  • Visit Sisganj Gurdwara and Sunehri Masjid (Golden Mosque)
  • Enjoy a sumptuous dinner of typical Indian dishes at Karim’s restaurant
  • Small group tour with a maximum of six people ensures a personal experience

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What You Can Expect

Delhi by Night: Chandni Chowk Tour with Dinner

Delhi by Night: Chandni Chowk Tour with Dinner

Meet your guide at your city hotel and drive to Old Delhi to kick off your thrilling night tour of this populated and electric city. Located within the gated walls of Shahjahanabad, this old world capital was founded by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Your guide will share plenty of stories and history as you navigate through the streets and sites. 

Begin at Sisganj Gurwara, one of the nine historical gateways to the guru. This famous monument commemorates the martyrdom of Sikh Guru and is located in Chandni Chowk, an old market whose name means ‘moonlit square’. Learn how local Sikhs travel to this square for worship even to this day.

Head to nearby Sunehri Masjid, the entrance to the famed Red Fort, which is just outside Delhi Gate. The salmon-colored stones that make up this Golden Mosque are a stunning sight that dates back to the mid-18th century. 

Stop to sample traditional Indian sweet and savory namkeens at well-known Kanwarji’s (own expense) before you head off with your guide to the back alleys of New Dehli. Stroll past the bakeries and chai shops of Ballimaran Street near Chandni Chowk and 
experience the buzz of the city at night.

Make a visit to the last wonder of the Mughal Empire—Jama Masjid. This famous mosque was erected in the mid-1600s and the bazaars that surround it stay open until the early morning hours. Finally, head to the legendary Karim’s restaurant for dinner. Enjoy a traditional Indian meal with your guide before returning to your hotel for the evening. 

Customer Reviews

Jason A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

Adrienne H

4 star rating: Recommended October 2015

Nice guide! Going on rickshaw at night was a fun experience. I felt that the stop to the spice store was meant for me to make purchases though.

Alexander D United States of ... 

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better March 2015

Did not see much because the guide said most stores were closed (especially the spice stores which I wanted to see). The site seeing was no longer than two hours, including a quick cheep dinner.

David B

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better September 2014

My first complaint is that you get charged more then advertised cost on web site, think it should have been sixty for two people but ends up being 155. If you want to see the market and the hustle and bustle this is a safe way to do it. But in general would skip this tour , they don't do good job of explaining area much and is more just walk through crowd to take you to their friends shop and the worse food I had in Delhi resturant. I wanted to try a small mom pop place not anymore!

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