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
  • Free Cancellation
  • 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 :
    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

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

Entry/Admission - Qutub Minar

Entry/Admission - Chhatarpur Temple

Entry/Admission - Tomb of Balban

Entry/Admission - Yogmaya Temple

Entry/Admission - Rajon Ki Baoli

Exclusions

Gratuities

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

Traveler Reviews

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 26-Feb-2014

    A nice succinct tour of some of the more significant historical treasures in Delhi. This is great for someone like me who had limited time. I would recommend something longer if you do have the time. However, the five hours were well-spent, and the guide was great.

  • 26-Jan-2013

    Excellent!

  • 21-Jan-2013

    Excellent, as I learnt a lot about Delhi through a great guide and a good driver. I'd recommend this one!

  • 01-Dec-2012

    Most sites were good, but my guide knew nothing about the Mehrauli park. We made only one stop at a mosque where my guide could tell me nothing (except that mosques are important to Muslims...good to know!) and then he admitted he'd never been to Mehrauli before. Bad guide :(

  • 02-Nov-2012

    I really enjoy the tour! The tour guides were very informal w/ the info. The multiple temple were the best of all. traveling around India is a very good experience for him/and the group. India will never be the same!

  • 02-Nov-2012

    It was my first time in India. I was surprised that Delhi is such a "green" town with interesting old buildings which you can't find in a travel guide. I liked this Tour very well! The local guide know a lot about the buildings and the historical background! And Mr. Ashish was very helpful in every case! Very good driver! Thank you for the gifts! Conclusion -> Amazing Tour!