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Old Delhi Half Day Small Group Tour

Old Delhi Half Day Small Group Tour

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New Delhi, India
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds
Safety measures
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Safety measures
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Uncover the sights, scents, and flavors of Delhi’s lively streets on this half-day small-group tour of Old Delhi. Listen in as your expert guide shares stories about India’s struggle for independence. Navigate narrow alleyways and crowded backstreets. Visit Hindu temples, Jama Masjid, and the old-world walled city of Chandni Chowk, which still exists in this modern city. Discover the secrets of Old Delhi and gain unique insights into local life on this half-day tour.
  • 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
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Local English-speaking guide
Rickshaw ride
All Vegetarian Meal
Chai drink
Local snack
Metro ticket
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Entrance fees to Red Fort
Gratuities for guide

Departure Point

# 11, Pusa Rd, opposite Metro Pillar Number 87, Block 17 A, WEA, Karol Bagh, New Delhi, Delhi 110005, India

Hotel Jivitesh, 11, Pusa Road, opposite Metro Pillar 87,Near Karol Bagh Metro Station , New Delhi

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Hop aboard the local metro with the help of your local guide and head to Old Delhi, where you’ll enjoy a cup of spicy chai before taking to the city streets. Sample flavorful street food, comb through eclectic markets, wander through Hindu temples and visit key historical sites on this half-day small-group tour of Old Delhi. Learn about traditional wedding items and the meaning of marigold chains in these bustling bazaars and then navigate back alleys as you explore this colorful part of the Delhi.

Enjoy lunch at the famous Paratha Wali Gali, where stuffed fried breads and creamy curd are paired with spicy homemade pickles. Watch as local chefs prepare this midday feast and fresh ingredients make their way from smoking pans to tawas (hot plates). Your guide will also take you to sites associated with the 1857 Mutiny—India’s First War of Independence—and share stories about the old and more recent struggle for independence. Come away with a deeper understanding of Hinduism after stops at several temples.

Finally, end your trip with a bit of exploration on your own, or ask your guide to assist with arranging a taxi to take you to your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Shani Mandir Temple
Visit a very old Hindu Temple and learn about this beautiful religion and extensive history.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib
Visit this old SIkh Temple and learn about the most hospitable religion and the services they offer. Also, visit the community kitchen where they prepare food for around 3 to 4000 people every day. Enjoy the Indian breakfast with the Indian Chai.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Spice Market
Explore Asia's biggest wholesale spice market with your local tour guide
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
  • This trip is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:
  • Through this tour, we introduce different religions to our travellers, like Hinduism and Sikhism, which in turn fosters more cultural awareness and acceptance.
  • We hire local rickshaw drivers for your tour versus taking taxis, who work very hard to earn a living for their families.
  • On your tour you also visit local chai spots and taste local snacks at venues which are not accessible without a local guide leading the way, rather than more touristy areas.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • As the Delta variant of COVID-19 has proven to be highly transmissible and poses significant increased safety risk, effective September 1, 2021, travellers aged 18+ must produce proof of COVID-19 vaccination on Intrepid Urban Adventures tours. Children aged 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery, or proof of vaccination. View full policy at urbanadventures.com/vaccine.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Urban Adventures - India

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Old Delhi Half Day Small Group Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Old Delhi Half Day Small Group Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Old Delhi Half Day Small Group Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Old Delhi Half Day Small Group Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Old Delhi Half Day Small Group Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Old Delhi Half Day Small Group Tour.

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I had a fabulous time on the Old...
Russell M
, Jul 2018
I had a fabulous time on the Old Delhi tour with Abhi. We started at the Chandni Chowk for a tea and some history of the area. We stopped in at Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib, a Sikh temple right across the street, and Abhi and I sat down and observed for a bit. We stopped for samosas at Old Famous Jalebi Wala before walking into the streets of the Chandni Chowk market area, and we walked around for a bit, which was so interesting. We went to a Jain temple, and a member of the temple showed me around this GORGEOUS space. We got a fried bread and some chutneys at a busy food place I can't recall the name, but it was clearly extremely popular, and then we took a tuk tuk to the spice market area and checked out one of the vendors nearby. Although it wasn't part of the tour, Abhi very generously got us another autorickshaw, and we went back through the market streets to go to Jama Masjid because I hadn't gotten a chance to visit yet. He showed me around and shared some of the history of the mosque, and it was awesome. Abhi was very patient and knowledgeable, and since I went in the slower season, it was just the two of us. He answered my questions thoughtfully, and it was more like hanging out with a cool friend than anything else. One of the highlights of my trip was sitting and talking with him in Jama Masjid. Abhi is a superb guide, and I loved being able to explore Old Delhi for a great morning.
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I enjoyed my morning but it was not...
Emily S
, Aug 2015
I enjoyed my morning but it was not what I signed up for at all! There was no small group, just me the Red Fort was closed so saw a variety of other sights and markets no chai or lunch provided transport was Delhi's metro at rush hour. The tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. He taught me a lot about the sights I was seeing and organised the morning for me to see the most possible. I was disappointed that the tour did not match anything I had booked but still had an opportunity to see a side of Delhi I hadn't seen previously. In the future I would not book another tour in this way.
star-5
An excellent way to explore Old Delhi...
Adrienne L
, Jan 2015
An excellent way to explore Old Delhi. The guide was great.
star-5
Yajnabalkya Chatterjee was...
Ellen C
, Jan 2015
Yajnabalkya Chatterjee was absolutely amazing! We had a wonderful morning with him walking around Old Delhi. He was incredibly knowledgable, not only about sites on the tour but Indian culture, food, government, music and everything in between. We wish we could have had him for a longer tour or hung out with him again.
star-2
Sights and experiences were great...
Anthony I
, Dec 2014
Sights and experiences were great, tour guide was average, pick up location was not very central, overall poor compared to other tours we have been on
star-5
this was probably the best money I...
Jennifer B
, Nov 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!
star-5
Very well done. Very good guide...
kenneth ray t
, Nov 2014
Very well done. Very good guide. Took more time than allocated. Explained and showed us everything. Very patient. Very informative. Would do it again
star-5
An excellent tour, we really felt...
Karen H
, Sep 2014
An excellent tour, we really felt that we had experienced something of the real city. All the organisation was straightforward and the tour company were helpful. Our guide Sabya Sachi was good company and knowledgeable. Unless you are in some way infirm it is possible for anyone to do this tour and I would highly recommend it.
star-5
I was a single woman traveler, it...
Gertrudy J
, Apr 2014
I was a single woman traveler, it was my first visit to Delhi. This tour was a great introduction to the city's shopping alleys. I got to ride the subway, eat samosas from a food stall as well as eat at a popular local open air restaurant - so, go on this tour hungry. The Sikh Temple was great. The people very friendly. We stopped by the spice market and I purchased spices and tea. I had a really good time and most of all, I feel comfortable enough now to go again to Old Delhi by myself. And I didn't get Delhi Belly.
star-5
Our tour and guide were both...
Derrick C
, Dec 2013
Our tour and guide were both excellent. The young man that arrive at our hotel to pick us up was very couteous and friendly. He happily guided us through the metro system and pointed out any number of items and was so happy to accompany us to the sites, smells snd sounds of Old Delhi. He stopped at a favorite resturant and we all enjoyed a delicious lunch. I cannot say enough good things about our experience.

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