Exploring Old And New Delhi Full-Day Private Guided Trip

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    1: New Delhi, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi
    2: Gurugram, Haryana, India
    3: Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
    4: Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
    5: Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This tour is designed to especially serve those tourists who want to explore Delhi, the Capital of India. Delhi has witnessed the rise and fall of various dynasties, such as Rajputs, Sultanats, The Mughals and the British Imperialism. Experience this full day trip in an air-conditioned car, with your government-approved tour guide. Depending on the option selected, you may visit and enjoy the following: visit Humayun Tomb, the India gate, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk and Akshardham temple; enjoy lunch in multi-cuisine air conditioned restaurant and explore one of the finest flavors of Delhi; experience the Rickshaw Ride/Tuk Tuk Ride in Old Delhi.

Highlights

Private guide for a more personalized experience

All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Comprehensive tour of the city

Tour is wheelchair accessible

Know More about this tour

This private tour will take you through the Old and New Delhi city tour. In one day you will get the chance to explore the Delhi city both in and out. Your tour starts at 8am from your hotel or from the Airport in the morning. On the way you will meet your tour guide who will assist in the sightseeing tour of New Delhi and Old Delhi.

Depending on the tour option chosen, your tour may include:

New Delhi Monuments

  • Humayun Tomb: This is a tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun and it was built by his son and one the most powerful Mughal Emperor "Akbar".It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993, and was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent.
  • Akshardham Temple : Akshardham ,it epitomizes 10,000 years of Indian culture and heritage in all its breathtaking grandeur, beauty, and bliss. It brilliantly showcases the essence of Indias ancient architecture, traditions and culture. The Akshardham experience is an enlightening journey through Indias glorious art, values and contributions for the progress.
  • India Gate: India Gate is a memorial to the 82,000 soldiers of the undivided Indian army who died between 1914 and 1921 during World War One.

After the Lotus Temple visit, you will be taken for Lunch (if option chosen) in the multi-cuisine, air-conditioned restaurant and enjoy delicacies of the city.

If option selected, the Old Delhi Monuments Includes:

  • Red Fort: Built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Entrance is prohibited inside the fort but you can explore it from the outside.
  • Chandni Chowk: This is one of the busiest and oldest street of Delhi, which famous for small ornaments and local culture, enjoy a rickshaw ride over here and explore the best of it.
  • Jama Masjid: The largest mosque in India, built by the 5th Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1656 with its courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees.

By 5pm your tour ends and the driver will drop you back to your hotel or Airport as per your request.

NOTE: This is a suggested and recommended itinerary . May be customized as per your schedule.

Inclusions

Hotel/Airport pickup and drop-off

Sightseeing/Transport in Private Air Conditioned Car

Bottled water

Professional guide

Rickshaw Ride/Tuk Tuk Ride (Included in All Inclusive Tour Option-TG1)

Lunch at Multi-Cuisine AC Restaurant (Included in All Inclusive Tour Option-TG1)

Entry/Admission - Humayun's Tomb

Exclusions

Gratuities

Monuments Entrance fees (depending on option selected)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide(On Recommendation).

Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required.

Note: This is a suggested itinerary that completes in 8-9 hours. May be customized as per your schedule.

Moderate amount of walking involved wearing comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Traveler Reviews

  • 01-Mar-2020

    Was in Dehli for a day and wanted to do a tour to learn about the history of the city and its key landmarks. I was highly satisfied with our tour guide, he was very friendly and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to learn more about the city.

  • 25-Dec-2019

    Mr. manu and Mr. Raj were excellent. I got picked up on time, saw everything I wanted to see, and got to do some good shopping too. Highly recommend.

  • 19-Apr-2019

    Only had a short amount of in Dehli so needed to get all the sites in quickly. Hotel pick was well organised and communication before easy. Taxi was comfortable from hotel to old Dehli where I met Sunit. Very friendly guide and felt like I had known him as am old friend by the end of the trip. As a solo travel was interested to see how it would work but I got to visit all the sites I wanted to and Su it was happy to take photos. Never felt rush and I went for the all inclusive package so lunch was provided which was great. Bring some smaller notes for tips. If you only have a day would highly recommend

  • 01-Feb-2019

    An excellent, value for money, way in experiencing the Old & New Delhi. Our guide, Raj, and driver, Ram,, arrived punctually @ 9am and we set off to experience Old Delhi,via the Red Fort. The highlight of Old Delhi was the rickshaw ride through Chandri Chowk and the 130 steps to the top of the tower in Jama Masjid, wonderful views, wonderful building. Before lunch we stopped @ India Gate & Presidents Palace, restricted access today due to,Presidential business but clearly a wonderful building. After an Indian buffet lunch it was on to Humayuns Tomb, Lotus Temple & Qutab Minar which all, in their own way, were wonderful. Throughout the day Raj provided us with a topical and interesting commentary with many facts and anecdotes. Ram is also commended in the safe manner in which he drove us around the city. It was a pleasure to enjoy their company and the way they endeavoured to make the day a memorable one.

  • 28-Jan-2019

    Our concierge Asim, contacted us a day ahead to tell us the name of driver and license of car so we (two ladies) felt safe to get in. He outlined the itinerary so we could choose where we wanted to go. The driver had changed, and Asim even updated us in a timely manner. Hari was a careful driver and knew the streets well. Anshuk was our guide and he was so fun to spend the day with. He truly loves sharing the history and the knowledge. He could answer every question, and people at all places know him so we felt very safe in his care. The monuments were fantastic to see, and we enjoyed it. The spice market was amazing!! We're not really shoppers...we did buy some things. The shopping trips were a bit of pressure, it seemed expected we would buy, although it was very tacit. The guide and driver were even willing to accommodate a change in the itinerary to see the things we were most interested in. Overall a great experience, a full day of adventures, sights, sounds, smells, and experiences, The restaurant for lunch was very hygienic but also very touristy. I would've preferred a much less posh place, had I thought to ask for some choices before we were dropped off. Highly recommend, it was all very smoothly operated and fun!

  • 27-Jan-2019

    Our concierge Asim, contacted us a day ahead to tell us the name of driver and license of car so we (two ladies) felt safe to get in. He outlined the itinerary so we could choose where we wanted to go. The driver had changed, and Asim even updated us in a timely manner. Hari was a careful driver and knew the streets well. Anshuk was our guide and he was so fun to spend the day with. He truly loves sharing the history and the knowledge. He could answer every question, and people at all places know him so we felt very safe in his care. The monuments were fantastic to see, and we enjoyed it. The spice market was amazing!! We're not really shoppers...we did buy some things. The shopping trips were a bit of pressure, it seemed expected we would buy, although it was very tacit. The guide and driver were even willing to accommodate a change in the itinerary to see the things we were most interested in. Overall a great experience, a full day of adventures, sights, sounds, smells, and experiences, The restaurant for lunch was very hygienic but also very touristy. I would've preferred a much less posh place, had I thought to ask for some choices before we were dropped off. Highly recommend, it was all very smoothly operated and fun!

  • 30-Apr-2018

    Our tour driver, Rehman, picked us up at the hotel at 9:00. Right on time. He was very friendly and the car was quite comfortable. We were driven through New Delhi, past the Presidential Palace (largest in the world,) Parliament, the Supreme Court, some very large and beautiful gardens (complete with wild monkeys climbing and walking about), the Airforce base, a Coast Guard Central Office, stables, colleges, museums, Department of Science and way more buildings than I can remember. The architecture was quite grand, the streets were very wide boulevards, flowers and lovely gardens and big green trees were everywhere. This was in great contrast to Old Delhi. We stopped there to pick up our guide, Angush (Ankush?) He was very friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic, his English fluent and easily understandable. One of our first stops was the "Friday Mosque" the Jama Masjid. India's largest mosque, built by Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1658, is capable of holding 25,000 people. The marble and red sandstone building and the large square surrounding it are surrealistically beautiful and peaceful. Next, Ankush arranged for 2 bicycle rickshaws and we were pedaled through the cacophonous, totally crowded and overwhelming lanes of the Chandri Chowk. This place is famous for textiles and fabrics and custom made, elaborate, wedding saris. Here was the Delhi I remember from 1980: carts laded with bundles pulled by oxen, or by skinny men in skimpy clothing and head turbans, tuk tuks, bicycles rickshaws, motorbikes, pedestrians, shoppers, sellers, and everyone and everything screaming, shouting, and honking. The streets were lined with decrepid buildings dating from the early 1900s, which had once been fancy guest hotels,and the street had once been a wide boulevard, but the buildings long since fell into disrepair and some were condemned. But still, on the ground floors were shops. It was like a slice of history in the midst of a teeming mass of humanity in colors so bright that one's senses become overstimulated. There was a Moslem Mosque, a Buddhist temple, a Jain temple, and Shiva temple and even a Baptist church. Gone were the broad and clean and green boulevards of New Delhi. Here the streets were so narrow and crowded that is was really, really hard for a bicycle rickshaw to get us through the chaotic movements of vehicles and animals and people. Its nearly impossible to even cross the street. Lonely Planet describes the area as mind bending. I must agree. Ankush took us through the spice market, which was so pungent that we all kept sneezing and coughing. We climbed 4 flights of stairs to the rooftop for a bird's eye view of Old Delhi. Next we went to a spice merchant where we were taught about chilis, turmeric, ginger, cardamom, cloves, cinammon, star anise, nutmeg, peppercorns, cumin and corriander. What outrageous fun !! Next we were taken to the Red Fort, built in the 1600s by Aurangzeb. The plethora of buildings included a 16th century fort built on an island in the Yamuna River, a pearl mosque with domes and spires which were once covered in copper, The Diwan-I-Kas, a terrifically ornate chamber and pavillion constructed of white marble with inlaid cornellian and other stones, the screens overlooking the river were filled with colored glass. The Khas Mahal was the private apartments of the Emperor. The Diwan -I-Am was the hall of public audiences. We only spent about 40 minutes here, but Gordon and I will be in Delhi again at the end of our trip. I would like to come back in the evening and see the sound and light show. We'll see. We had a delicious, but expensive lunch at the Masala House, before being taken to Humayun's tomb. Called the mini Taj because it predates it by 60 years, the Taj Mahal was modeled after it, and it was beautifully proportioned, as is the Taj. It was constructed for the Moghul emperor in the mid 16th century by his Persian wife. It was built of red sandstone with bands of white marble, blending Persian and Mughal styes, yet following the rules of Islamic geometry. Once again, the whole experience of wandering around the gardens and the mauseleum was very peaceful and spoke of other times and other cultures. Our last, but not least, exploration was in the beautifully tended gardens and two 15th century tombs of the Lodi Gardens. The gardens were installed by the wife of the British Resident in 1936 in an area of 2 villages and the mosque and tombs. The juxtaposition of old and new was somehow disconcerting, yet soothing. We toured Delhi from 9 am until 6 pm.

  • 29-Aug-2017

    The tour itself, the pace, the use of the day, the lunch venue etc. were all good. The guide was knowledgeable and the driver's main focus was on getting me around safely and timely. A particular call-out was the riksha ride in the narrow streets of Old Delhi, this was really something else and I would highly recommend everyone to consider this. The only downside to this tour, like I experienced on several others, is that the itinerary doesn't meantion the fact that several commercial visits spices, carpet weaving are being incorporated in this tour. As I had no intention to purchase a carpet this was a waste of time and also not the nicest of experiences as the guys were quite pushy. I would suggest letting the guide know when they pick you up at the hotel whether you are interested or not in any of these visits. This to manage both yours and their expectations.

  • 29-Aug-2017

    The tour itself, the pace, the use of the day, the lunch venue etc. were all good. The guide was knowledgeable and the driver's main focus was on getting me around safely and timely. A particular call-out was the riksha ride in the narrow streets of Old Delhi, this was really something else and I would highly recommend everyone to consider this. The only downside to this tour, like I experienced on several others, is that the itinerary doesn't meantion the fact that several commercial visits spices, carpet weaving are being incorporated in this tour. As I had no intention to purchase a carpet this was a waste of time and also not the nicest of experiences as the guys were quite pushy. I would suggest letting the guide know when they pick you up at the hotel whether you are interested or not in any of these visits. This to manage both yours and their expectations.