4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

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  • Location: Delhi, India
  • Duration:  5 hours (approx.)
Immerse yourself in Delhi’s rich heritage on this 5-hour private walking tour of some of South Delhi’s most important sites. With your own private guide, explore notable and extravagant temples like the Yogmaya Temple and Chhatarpur Temple. Learn about Delhi’s past on a walk through the Mehrauli Archaeological Park and marvel at the early-Afghan architecture of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Qutub Minar.

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

After pickup from your hotel in New Delhi, enjoy the approximate 30-minute drive to South Delhi for your private tour. Arrive at Yogmaya Temple, where your expert guide will be waiting for you. This ancient Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Yogmaya is believed to be one of the five surviving temples from the Mahabharata period in Delhi. With your guide, walk inside the temple and learn about the role it plays in the annual interfaith festival in Delhi called Phool Walon Ki Sair.

Then, walk to the nearby UNESCO World Heritage-listed Qutub Minar, the tallest minaret (a tall spire tower of Islamic mosques) in India standing at nearly 238 feet (73 m) high. Marvel at its amazing construction, built with red sandstone and marble and covered with intricate carvings and verses from the Quran (Koran).

Afterwards, follow your guide on a short 15-minute walk to the Mehrauli Archaeological Park, where you’ll find a large number of historical monuments of powerful people and excavated ruins dating back to the 13th century. Take a guided walk through the site and admire the elaborate structures like the Tomb of Ghiyasuddin Balban and the famous Rajon Ki Baoli stairwell. The archeological park will give you an interesting insight into Delhi at its various stages of development.

Finally, re-board your private vehicle for a quick drive to the Chhatarpur Temple, the second-largest temple complex in India, spreading over an area of about 60 acres (24 hectares). You will be in awe of the marble construction of this serene temple, highlighting South Indian-style architecture. Wander inside the temple with your guide and see various shrines dedicated to deities like the Goddess Durga or Maha Gauri.

Finish off your tour with an authentic Indian meal at a popular restaurant before relaxing on the drive back to your New Delhi hotel.

Customer Reviews

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.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

Excellent!
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