Independent Old And New Delhi City Tour In Private Car

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Overview

Explore the old and modern Delhi and discover their peculiarities. Join this full-day sightseeing tour and travel comfortably between the historic sites in an air-conditioned vehicle. In Old Delhi, you will visit Jama Masjid, which was built in 1656 by Emperor Shahjahan, the Red Fort which is known locally as “Lal Qila” and was the seat of the Mughal power until 1857, and the Raj Ghat, India’s most potent symbol of patriotism where the Gandhi Museum lies. You will also see Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, the Humayun Tomb, built between 1562 and 1571, and the Qutub Minar with its minaret that is the tallest in the country. This tour will ensure that you will see the best and the most interesting places which are a must see in Delhi.

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • All entrance fees included
  • Hotel pickup included
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included

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After a pick-up from your Delhi City Hotel you will go on a private tour of Old and New Delhi. Your first stop will be a walking tour of the Red Fort. In 1638 Shahjahan transferred his capital from Agra to Delhi and laid the foundations of Shahjahanabad. The Red Fort is enclosed by a rubble stone wall, with bastions, gates and wickets at intervals and is constructed in red sandstone and marble.

After visiting the Red Fort you will visit Jama Masjid, India's biggest mosque. In 1644, Shahjahan commenced this great mosque which was completed it in 1650.

After spending a 30 to 40 minutes at the mosque you will have a walking tour in the Chandni Chowk market. The market is along the Jama Mosque and in-front of the Red Fort. Chandi Chowk is an old and busy market where you can peruse many stalls which sell various things from spices to local handicrafts.

After spending a little time there you will be driven to Rajghat which holds the tomb of Mr. Mahatma Gandhi. After spending 30 to 40 minutes at the Rajghat, you will be driven to a nice restaurant to have lunch (own expense).

After lunch you will visit the New Delhi. Stop first at Humayun's Tomb, a tomb commissioned by Humayun's first wife Bega Begum in 1569-70 and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, a Persian architect chosen by Bega Begum. This is a UNESCO world Heritage Site, and the tomb proper stands in the centre of a square garden.

After spending a hour at the tomb you may proceed to visit the Lotus Temple. This temple is built in the shape of a lotus flower and is the last of Major Bahai's seven temples to be built around the world. Completed in1986, it is set among lush green landscaped gardens. The structure is made up of pure white marble and the architect Furiburz Sabha chose the lotus as a symbol common to Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Islam. Adherents of any faith are free to visit the temple and pray or meditate. Around the blooming petals there are nine pools of water which light up in natural light. The Lotus Temple looks spectacular at dusk when it is flood lit.

After your time at the Lotus Temple, proceed to Qutub Minar, is the 2nd tallest minar in India and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

After visiting the site, you will be driven to the Government Secretariat buildings where you will drive past the President's House, India Gate, Parliament House and Connaught Place.

After that, you will arrive at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, which is a prominent Sikh gurdwara, or Sikh house of worship. Spend approximately 30 minutes here before proceeding to the Hindu Temple Laxminarayan (Birla Temple). This temple refers to Vishnu, Preserver in the Trimurti, also known as Narayan.

Later, you will be returned to your new Delhi City hotel.

Inclusions for Independent Old And New Delhi City Tour In Private Car

  • One water bottle for each guest during the tour
  • Monuments entry fee where applicable
  • Exclusive private air-conditioned transport service with driver for all sightseeing
  • All taxes, toll and parking fees, driver allowance, fuel charges, permit fee, driver meals
  • All present applicable taxes

Exclusions for Independent Old And New Delhi City Tour In Private Car

  • Guide
  • Boat/ferry ticket
  • Camera ticket
  • Any personal expenses such as portage, tips, wine, extra bottles of mineral water, telephone charges and all items of personal nature
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions

A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Driver/guide was very professional and friendly. Saw a lot of sights in Delhi, but didn't get to see all that were mentioned in the description i.e. Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk market or Rajghat . The driver took me to 5 different large stores, where you are pressured by guys to buy tourist stuff and inflated prices. Didn't mind 1 store, but 5. If we didn't do stores we could have seen a lot more of Delhi.

  • My driver was very pleasant, friendly and keen for me to experience and enjoy all of the sites of Old and New Delhi. He was very protective of me in crossing the chaotic roads and of my security in crowded market areas. I had a memorable Delhi experience and highly recommend this tour.

  • I had the pleasure of having Sunil take me around to the sites in Delhi and I was very happy with the service. That said, here are some things I wish I knew beforehand:

    In the Hindu temple you are taken, you have to take your shoes off. Not a bit deal but I saw one western girl walk around on her tiptoes so I guess she was surprised. You'll notice taking your shoes of at active places of worship becomes a theme so either go with the flow or you can just go in your socks. Also at the end, when you retrieve your shoes, you kind of get confronted to 'donate' some money to the temple by the security guards. You can skip it, but they kind of stand in the doorway so it's a bit intimidating.

    Also in regards to the Hindu temple and elsewhere, you have a driver and not a tour guide persay, at least one that goes into sites with you. I had a tour the next day to Agra which had an actual guide and I kinda wish I booked that for this tour as well, especially when I couldn't take photographs like at the Hindu temple.

    If you have a bag you can't bring it into some sites, well a large one at least, you can however leave it in the car of course. I did so and nothing happened to it.

    Getting to the mosque involves walking through your typical dirty third world type market, don't bring your greatest shoes.

    The restaurant they take you to, the new red onion, is pretty awful and expensive. If they confirm they're taking you there perhaps you can convince them to take you somewhere else.

    I am glad I booked the trip, I definitely wouldn't be able to see as much if I did it myself.

  • Ended up having a solo day in Dehli so I book this driver for a day tour of Dehli- Sunil Singh

    He was amazing. Sunil Singh went above and beyond to help me and to make sure I had a great day.

    I was in India during the currency crisis and he helped me to exchange money and took me to a restaurant for lunch that was nice and took card payment.

    Singh was was kind and polite and helped me when I made an error with my interinty and I had to get back to the hotel early he made sure I was back on time but I still got to see everything I wanted to sure in New Delhi, Old Dehli and South Delhi.

    My favorite place was Qutab Minar

    I felt safe and had an amazing day- which I was thrilled with as I was a little nervous being a solo female traveler.

    Thank you Sunil Singh I would recommend you to anyone your service was exceptional.

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  • I rate this really good specially because the chofer that drove me around the city was very amicable and sensible to my interests and needs. My only recommendation is that the chofers speak much better english as this can be a problem and sort of a hassle when trying to enjoy the various visits and ask and be guided...

  • The perfect way for a family to experience Delhi. Our driver was knowledgeable about the landmarks and attentive to our needs.

    Taking a private tour allowed us to go at our own pace, skip anything we weren't particularly interested in and stop when we were done. As parents of young children traveling in June, that was a tremendous benefit! Plus, all gate admissions were taken care of in the tour fee, so we didn't have to stand in ticket lines.

    The monuments were amazing! Not having to worry about anything was priceless!

  • We enjoyed this tour, without a guide. Our driver was really quite wonderful and helpful. He took excellent care of us. His English was good and his kindness unforgettable. Recommend this tour to anyone who has done their homework on what they are about to see. We really enjoyed the day, our driver and the beautiful city of Delhi.

  • Great tour, thank you

  • It was very nice. At first, we were a little worried and skeptical since it was a new tour on Viator but it turned out really nice. Because of the location of our hotel, we finished with the Red Fort and couldnt have time to go to the markets which I didnt like but in general, the driver was friendly, the lunch place where they took us was really good and we got to see a lot of Delhi in one day.

    It's a good option if you like to explore by yourself but dont want to worry about how to get from place to place.

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