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  • Location: Delhi, India
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
Discover the diversity and color of Delhi's action-packed streets, learn about India's struggle for independence and visit Hindu temples on this small group tour. From the labyrinthine backstreets and the striking Jama Masjid, to the bustle of Chandni Chowk, this old-world walled city within a modern metropolis is fascinating. Get an insight into local life and unearth the secrets of Old Delhi.

Highlights

  • Stroll through the streets of Old Delhi on this cultural morning tour
  • Enjoy the famous paratha wali gali, delicious stuffed fried bread, with fresh creamy curd and home made pickles
  • Sip a cup of Chai tea
  • Traveling in a small group allowing a unique and intimate experience
  • English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup from centrally located Delhi hotels

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What You Can Expect

Old Delhi Half Day Small Group Tour

Old Delhi Cultural Small Group Half-Day Tour

Travel on the metro to the old part of Delhi with your local guide. There's a chance to kick start the trip with a cup of chai before diving into the sights, sounds and smells of Old Delhi. This part of town includes street food, vibrant bazaars, temples and living historical sites which you'll visit. Goods on offer range from wedding paraphernalia to chains of Marigolds. Continue on foot, walking through narrow alley ways to visit the people, sites and smells of Old Delhi and no two trips will be the same as there is always something happening in this part of town. Your local guide will take you on a real life experience.

For lunch you'll will stop at the very famous Paratha Wali Gali to taste the delicious stuffed fried bread with fresh creamy curd and home made pickles. This is a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach as the fresh ingredients are flipped over tawa (hot plates). Stops include significant historical sights linked to the 1857 Mutiny, also known as India's First War of Independence. Your local guide will provide you with a background into India's more recent history and struggle for independence.Visit local temples dedicated to the various Hindu gods get an insight into Hinduism.

At the end of the trip you are free for personal exploration or alternatively your local guide can assist with arranging a taxi back to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

I took this tour at a recommendation of a local friend. Turn out to be one of the best tours I have ever done.

My guide, Sabyasachi picked me up at my hotel which happens to be near where he stays. Our tour starts with the subway. I had a great time discussing political and cultural issues in Delhi in the train with him. Sabya is smart, fluent in English and aware of current issues.

In Chandni Chowk we visited a Hindu temple where he explained the various different deities, festivals and practices. We went on to a Gurudwara next, again Sabya was well aware of the practices explaining the customs as we went along. We also managed to see the huge soup kitchen run the Gurudwara and I even tried my hand in making roti! We visited Jama Mosque which was awe inspiring. Being a Muslim, I was not aware that such a magnificent mosque exist in Delhi and is one of the world's biggest! It even housed some of the Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) artifacts. Sabya was able to point out to me the architectural significance of the mosque and its history.

I think one of the best parts of the tour was being able to sample the street food, samosas, rotis and marsala chai. We also have many interactions with the local vendors. I loved going through the narrow streets looking at fabrics, meeting locals, learn about spices and tea. The rickshaw ride through the area was quite the highlight for me. One of the best experiences of my travels.

I wanted to say thanks to Sabya and Tushar who made my India trip so wonderful. Sabya was commendable as a guide, personable, insightful and very respectful to everyone we met. I really value this experience as I know I would not be able to do it on my own. I felt that I learnt so much so thank you for a wonderful time and for sharing your beautiful India with me.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

this was probably the best money I spent in India! Our tour guide Sabyasaghi (Sab) was unbelievable! he was so well respected with everyone that we met. He took us everywhere. he introduced us to the Metro and what to look out for and where to eat. He let us know about the different histories and rituals of India. Take this tour as your first introduction to India. Fingers crossed you get Sab as he is one of a kind!

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