Private Walking Tour: South Delhi Heritage Including Qutub Minar And Mehrauli Archaeological Park

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick up from your location in Delhi, Gurugram & Noida. Please provide your hotel name, location, and phone number.
  • 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

Immerse yourself in Delhis rich heritage on this 5-hour private walking tour of some of South Delhis most important sites. With your own private guide, explore notable and extravagant temples like the Yogmaya Temple and Chhatarpur Temple. Learn about Delhis past on a walk through the Mehrauli Archaeological Park and marvel at the early-Afghan architecture of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Qutub Minar.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Step back in time on a history tour

Know More about this tour

After pickup from your hotel in New Delhi, enjoy the approximate 30-minute drive to South Delhi for your private tour. Arrive at Yogmaya Temple, where your expert guide will be waiting for you. This ancient Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Yogmaya is believed to be one of the five surviving temples from the Mahabharata period in Delhi. With your guide, walk inside the temple and learn about the role it plays in the annual interfaith festival in Delhi called Phool Walon Ki Sair.

Then, walk to the nearby UNESCO World Heritage-listed Qutub minar, the tallest minaret (a tall spire tower of Islamic mosques) in India standing at nearly 238 feet (73 m) high. Marvel at its amazing construction, built with red sandstone and marble and covered with intricate carvings and verses from the Quran (Koran).

Afterwards, follow your guide on a short 15-minute walk to the Mehrauli Archaeological Park, where youll find a large number of historical monuments of powerful people and excavated ruins dating back to the 13th century. Take a guided walk through the site and admire the elaborate structures like the Tomb of Ghiyasuddin Balban and the famous Rajon ki baoli stairwell. The archeological park will give you an interesting insight into Delhi at its various stages of development.

Finally, re-board your private vehicle for a quick drive to the Chhatarpur Temple, the second-largest temple complex in India, spreading over an area of about 60 acres (24 hectares). You will be in awe of the marble construction of this serene temple, highlighting South Indian-style architecture. Wander inside the temple with your guide and see various shrines dedicated to deities like the Goddess Durga or Maha Gauri.

Finish off your tour with an authentic Indian meal at a popular restaurant before relaxing on the drive back to your New Delhi hotel.

Inclusions

Private walking tour

Professional English-speaking guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Lunch or dinner (depending on tour time chosen)

All necessary transportation to/from site attractions

Mineral water

Monument Fees

Entry/Admission - Qutub Minar

Exclusions

Gratuities

Entry/Admission - Yogmaya Temple

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 12 years

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.

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

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

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

In the wake of the ensuing COVID crisis, we have re-invented our hygiene protocols and have taken concrete steps along with training our guides, drivers, representatives and other staff at our destinations offices. So, we are fully prepared for your safe travel.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 12-Nov-2019

    Site magnifique, le minaret est grandiose, tout un complexe ( classé au patrimoine mondial) dans un cadre de verdure. Tout ici est propre et préservé. Un bol d’air... malgré la pollution effroyable de Delhi.

  • 01-Oct-2019

    Today I had an amazing tour of South Delhi Heritage sites The entire day was great, but the highlight was spending most of the morning at the Mehrauli Archeological Park, which housed the remains of a mosque complex and the Qutub Minar My guide was very knowledgeable, and I learnt so much about the history of India and Delhi, as well the history of the archeological site I totally recommend this tour

  • 13-Oct-2018

    I like the arranged plan and I picked 9am departure time. There were not lot of visitors in the park. We later went to two Hindu temples. I was in town during the nine day festival, I had chance watching a lot of singing. That was very nice. The disappointing part is the tour guide. I love history but we didn’t stay very long at the archeology park. Whatever information he provided in the park, I can easily get from Wikipedia. He seemed to be uninterested and constantly talking on the phone. I was the only one on this tour so it is not a heavy day for him. He told me that I could take pictures of deities inside the temple. When I took picture, everyone was yelling at me for doing it. He also disappeared half the time during lunch. Not sure if this is OK professionally. The driver is nice. I stayed at a hotel on a very busy street. I was happy that he took the time trying to navigate narrow ally ways so he can get me right to the hotel, instead of dumping me at nearby intersection like some Uber drivers did. However, on the way back, most time he was yelling loudly and angrily at someone on the phone. All in all, I would recommend the tour if you are lucky to have a good guide.

  • 04-Dec-2017

    Great tour guide, singh was very accommodating and easy going, he went out of his way to take us to places that weren’t on the tour when we had extra time. Great tour too loved the Chhatarpur temple so much to see there!

  • 04-Dec-2017

    Great tour guide, singh was very accommodating and easy going, he went out of his way to take us to places that weren’t on the tour when we had extra time. Great tour too loved the Chhatarpur temple so much to see there!

  • 18-Jun-2016

    very good tour but it should start sooner in order to miss the people and hot weather i would have liked it to start around 7:00 am instead of later in the morning it would have made a big difference.

  • 18-Jun-2016

    very good tour but it should start sooner in order to miss the people and hot weather i would have liked it to start around 7:00 am instead of later in the morning it would have made a big difference.

  • 05-Jan-2015

    Loved our tour guide, Anand! It was our first day in India and we were so lucky to have such a helpful and knowledgable tour guide. He was incredibly knowledgable about the sites we saw and had detailed answers to all our questions. In addition to the sites, he helped answer our questions about Indian government, culture and music. We would definitely recommend a tour with Anand!

  • 05-Jan-2015

    Loved our tour guide, Anand! It was our first day in India and we were so lucky to have such a helpful and knowledgable tour guide. He was incredibly knowledgable about the sites we saw and had detailed answers to all our questions. In addition to the sites, he helped answer our questions about Indian government, culture and music. We would definitely recommend a tour with Anand!

  • 29-Sep-2014

    Best day ever, guide was friendly and informative. On time , door to door service, took care of all the entrance issues. Kept people from trying to get you to buy stuff, was very helpful about how to get around town and avoid unsafe places. The sites were breath taking , the lunch was great . Real resturant not some side shop. Four main entries to choose from , soda cost which is not included a little high (still only one fifty in us terms)

    I just can't give enough praise for the guide and driver , would take any tour with them again. Even some of the others I did not like if these two where running them

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