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.