Day 1 : Delhi
Old Delhi is one of the best places to observe the great colossal of cultural and social convergence of old and new. This itinerary is packed with visits to the Jamma Mosque (1650) and a drive through the fabled area of Chandni Chowk (aptly translates to Moonlight Square) where the throngs of shoppers and vendors meet in the oldest area of Delhi. Visit the Raj Ghat and nearby ghats where the founder of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi and thereafter Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi were cremated.
The highlight of this tour would be a ride on cycle rickshaws. Now these are 3-wheel cycles with a sofa seat at the back. The Rickshawala (Rickshaw driver) sits on a small cushion in the front and two passengers on the sofa seat behind. This is a remarkable way to explore and picture the hustle and bustle as well as the color of the narrow winding streets bursting with people and pavement shops selling wares of all description - including a laughing set of dentures. The ride would be accompanied by peals of laughter both from the passengers as well as the onlookers. (Please do expect some shops closed on Sundays)
Uncover the different flavors
Our major highlights would include a visit to the Jama Masjid, Nai Sadak (famous for books), Chandni Chowk market (literally meaning the moonlit square), Darba Kalan (a 17th century jewel street), Kinari bazaar (a market, especially for wedding & traditional outfits), Kari Baoli (Asia’s largest spice market), as well as the Paranthewali Gali( Lane of stuffed breads). Moreover, the people and the streets here have many tales to tell you about the glorious past of Delhi!! Yes, please, this magical experience will give you a perfect opportunity to discover the less known heritage and intrigues of this ancient part of Delhi that holds in its bosom so many stories going back centuries. At night everything is seen under a light of enlightenment.
At 5:30 PM, our representative would meet & greet you at your Hotel/address in Delhi and would introduce India and your tour to you.
Welcome to our tour, or as we say ‘atithi devo bhava’ (the guest is an incarnation of God). Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you!
A unique night tour of Old Delhi will start at 6:30 PM - one of the best examples in the world where you can witness the cultural mixtures of “old and new”. Uncover the different flavors of “Purani Dilli” (Old Delhi) through the narrow alleys, and shops in a safe manner.
The walk takes about 2.5 hours.
At 9:30 PM, we will drop you at your address / hotel in Delhi