Tour code: 5588GETS14PD
Experience the unique sounds, traditions, flavors and culture of Delhi on this 5-hour private New Delhi sightseeing tour. Your local guide will take you on an epic walk through some of the city’s most famous sites. Visit the Yogmaya and Chhatarpur Temples and learn about the city’s unique history on a walk through the Mehrauli Archaeological Park. Gain a deeper understanding of early-Afghan architecture during a 
stop at the World Heritage-listed Qutub Minar before returning to your hotel after a this truly epic New Delhi walking tour. 

Highlights

  • 5-hour walking tour of South Delhi with a private guide
  • Hear the tale of Mahabharata on a visit to the Yogmaya Temple
  • Marvel at the Hindu and Islamic elements of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Qutub Minar
  • Walk through the Mehrauli Archaeological Park to see various monuments from the 13th to the 19th century
  • See the second-largest temple complex in India, the Chhatarpur Temple
  • Enjoy a meal at a popular local restaurant
  • Choice of two different departure times to suit your schedule

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What You Can Expect

Private Walking Tour: South Delhi Heritage including Qutub Minar and Mehrauli Archaeological Park

Qutub Minar

Your driver will meet you at your New Delhi hotel, where you’ll depart on a 30-minute ride in air-conditioned comfort to South Delhi for your private walking tour. Start your journey at Yogmaya Temple, where your local guide will greet you upon arrival. Wander the grounds of this impressive Hindu temple, which is believed to be one of only five remaining temples from the Mahabharata period. Enter the impressive interior and listen in as your guide describes Phool Walon Ki Sair—the colorful festival that takes place here each year—and learn more about the goddess Yogmaya this temple is named for.

Next, travel on foot to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Qutub Minar. With a towering spire stretching 238 feet (73 m) into the sky, this red sandstone and marble mosque has the tallest minaret in India. Get an up close look at the ornate exterior, which is covered in detailed carvings of text from the Quran (Koran). 

Depart Qutub Minar and take a 15-minute walk to nearby Mehrauli Archaeological Park. Your guided walk through the historical monuments and crumbling ruins will provide a unique look at the city’s past. Your guide will explain the significance of the Tomb of 
Ghiyasuddin Balban, as well as several other key attractions in the park.

Finally, ride in air-conditioned comfort in your private vehicle to the Chhatarpur Temple. Covering an area of approximately 60 acres (24 hectares), this complex is one of the largest in the nation. Learn about the South Indian architectural influences that are evident in the marble façade and explore the shrines with your guide who will explain the significance of deities like Maha Gauri as you walk.

Enjoy a traditional Indian meal at a local restaurant before returning to your New Delhi hotel by private vehicle. 

Customer Reviews

Ellen C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Loved our tour guide, Anand! It was our first day in India and we were so lucky to have such a helpful and knowledgable tour guide. He was incredibly knowledgable about the sites we saw and had detailed answers to all our questions. In addition to the sites, he helped answer our questions about Indian government, culture and music. We would definitely recommend a tour with Anand!

David B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Best day ever, guide was friendly and informative. On time , door to door service, took care of all the entrance issues. Kept people from trying to get you to buy stuff, was very helpful about how to get around town and avoid unsafe places. The sites were breath taking , the lunch was great . Real resturant not some side shop. Four main entries to choose from , soda cost which is not included a little high (still only one fifty in us terms)

I just can't give enough praise for the guide and driver , would take any tour with them again. Even some of the others I did not like if these two where running them

Jeffrey B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

A nice succinct tour of some of the more significant historical treasures in Delhi. This is great for someone like me who had limited time. I would recommend something longer if you do have the time. However, the five hours were well-spent, and the guide was great.

Anonymous

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

Excellent!

Peter F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

Excellent, as I learnt a lot about Delhi through a great guide and a good driver. I'd recommend this one!

Anonymous

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

I really enjoy the tour! The tour guides were very informal w/ the info. The multiple temple were the best of all. traveling around India is a very good experience for him/and the group. India will never be the same!

Anonymous

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

It was my first time in India. I was surprised that Delhi is such a "green" town with interesting old buildings which you can't find in a travel guide. I liked this Tour very well! The local guide know a lot about the buildings and the historical background! And Mr. Ashish was very helpful in every case! Very good driver! Thank you for the gifts! Conclusion -> Amazing Tour!

eric t

4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

very good tour but it should start sooner in order to miss the people and hot weather i would have liked it to start around 7:00 am instead of later in the morning it would have made a big difference.

Adrienne L

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better December 2012

Most sites were good, but my guide knew nothing about the Mehrauli park. We made only one stop at a mosque where my guide could tell me nothing (except that mosques are important to Muslims...good to know!) and then he admitted he'd never been to Mehrauli before. Bad guide :(

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