Private Walking Tour: Old Delhi Including Ancient Havelis And Chandni Chowk

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9am or 2pm
  • Departure Details :
    Red Fort, Netaji Subhash Marg, Lal Qila, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick up from your location in Delhi, Gurugram, Noida. Please provide you.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Gain a deeper understanding of Indias history and culture as you walk the streets of Old Delhi with a private guide on this walking tour. Learn about the impressive design of the citys havelis (private mansions), discover the significance of historical sites like the Red Fort, and admire handmade crafts sold at the market in Chandni Chowk. At Chor Bazaar, join locals for a traditional Indian meal. By walking the same paths that the locals do, youll be genuinely immersed in the Old Delhi lifestyle.

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide
  • Lunch included
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour

Know More about this tour

After pickup at your Delhi hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle, head with your private guide to Old Delhi, the walled part of Delhi that served as the capital of the Mughals until the end of the Mughal Dynasty. With your guide, explore the area of Ballimaaran, home to many havelis. Learn about the historical and architectural significance of these havelis, including the Ghalib Ki haveli, the mansion of influential Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib.
Then, dine on a traditional spread of local Indian cuisine in Chor Bazaar, Delhi's largest flea market where you will find both locals and visitors enjoying some recreational shopping.
After your meal, follow your guide on a walk along the narrow winding alleyways of Ballimaaran to see how modern life mixes with the ancient architecture of the area. Hear about Old Delhi’s history from your guide as you pass by renowned sites like the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Red fort and the Jama Masijid, the largest mosque in India.
Finish your tour by walking the length of Chandni chowk, a square lined with residential areas and bustling local markets selling folk crafts and authentic Indian delicacies.
Your tour ends with a private transfer back to your Delhi hotel.

Inclusions

Professional guide

Lunch or dinner (based on departure time)

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

An extensive amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes and sunglasses/sunscreen are highly recommended

Please bring drinking water with you at least 1 liter (34 fl oz) per person is recommended

Traveler Reviews

  • 05-Sep-2016

    Very interesting tour. Spice market overrated. Guide very pleasant but not very well versed in history.

  • 16-Nov-2014

    Lots of pluses about this tour. I can't think of a better way to immerse oneself in Old Delhi than to walk it. Having a guide made the walk informative, entertaining and safe. My wife and I were impressed with the guide and the driver - on time pick up at hotel and pleasant interactions throughout the day. Perhaps our only criticism would be the lunch which was in an all too touristy restaurant. With a guide it would have been a wonderful opportunity to venture into a place that catered to locals. Also it seems inevitable on any tour in India that we have experienced to be taken to a touristy store or two (in our case a tea shop and a rug store), even though we said at the outset that we had NO interest in shopping. But the drives to the shops was interesting and so not a total loss.

  • 08-Apr-2014

    The Fort is the highlight of this tour. Take lots of picturs and enjoy the history, scenery, and above all-the quiet. In the Chandni Chowk you will be wishing you were back in the fort. It is a cesspool that is worth seeing for the spectacle. Enjoy the crush of humanity but watch yourself. It would be insane to bring small children on this tour. This tour is for the experience not the shopping. You will get better quality souvenirs at the Airport- honest. The auto rickshaw ride in the spice market is on par with any roller coaster ride- without any of the safety features. A tour of this area is a must since you would be in serious trouble if attempted on your own.