Old Delhi Half Day Small Group Tour
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Discover the diversity and color of Delhi's action-packed streets, learn about India's struggle for independence and visit Hindu temples on this small group tour. From the labyrinthine backstreets and the striking Jama Masjid, to the bustle of Chandni Chowk, this old-world walled city within a modern metropolis is fascinating. Get an insight into local life and unearth the secrets of Old Delhi.
Travel on the metro to the old part of Delhi with your local guide. There's a chance to kick start the trip with a cup of chai before diving into the sights, sounds and smells of Old Delhi. This part of town includes street food, vibrant bazaars, temples and living historical sites which you'll visit. Goods on offer range from wedding paraphernalia to chains of Marigolds. Continue on foot, walking through narrow alley ways to visit the people, sites and smells of Old Delhi and no two trips will be the same as there is always something happening in this part of town. Your local guide will take you on a real life experience.
For lunch you'll will stop at the very famous Paratha Wali Gali to taste the delicious stuffed fried bread with fresh creamy curd and home made pickles. This is a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach as the fresh ingredients are flipped over tawa (hot plates). Stops include significant historical sights linked to the 1857 Mutiny, also known as India's First War of Independence. Your local guide will provide you with a background into India's more recent history and struggle for independence.Visit local temples dedicated to the various Hindu gods get an insight into Hinduism.
At the end of the trip you are free for personal exploration or alternatively your local guide can assist with arranging a taxi back to your hotel.
- Local english-speaking guide
- Chai drink
- Entrance fees
What isn't included
- Hotel pickup and drop-off