Red Fort & Old Delhi: Half Day Heritage Walking tour

4.8 / 5

Discover the Mughal era’s Old Delhi through its heritage and food. A guided walking tour exploring the history of Red Fort and Jama Masjid, the cultural influence of food in Sikh community kitchens, Chandni Chowk, and the Spice Market.

Tour Duration: 5 Hours

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  • Experience Indian culture and walk through the narrow by-lanes and markets of Old Delhi.
  • Get all the hands-on insights into Indian culture from our local guide.
  • Savor your taste buds with some local snacks (parantha) on the go.
  • Visit a lane full of ancient houses with breathtaking doors and get a chance to visit the jewelers who actually served the royal family back in time!
  • Take a fun rickshaw ride to the spice market and get a chance to discover the medicinal and health benefits of Indian spices, teas, and herbs.

Descriptions

Start your journey at the meeting point (Patel Chowk Metro Station, Outside of Gate No 1) where your guide awaits you Travel by Metro to Red Fort and enjoy the Red sandstone walls of the massive Red Fort (Lal Qila), which rises 33-m above the clamor of Old Delhi as a reminder of the magnificent power and pomp of the Mughal emperors The walls, built-in 1638, were designed to keep out invaders, now they mainly keep out the noise and confusion of the city


Next, visit Jama Masjid; this great mosque in Old Delhi is the largest in India, with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees Building began in 1644 and ended up being the final architectural masterpiece of Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor who built the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort

Next, walk through the Old Delhi lanes to explore heritage buildings, witness Indian lifestyle, culture, and bazaars, as your guide shares ancient stories with you Afterward visit the Sikh temple, Gurudwara Sis Ganj, and visit the kitchen section of the temple where meals are prepared for the masses Take a rickshaw ride to the Spice Market and learn about different kinds of Indian spices used in the Indian kitchens End your tour by getting dropped off back to your original departure point

Inclusions

  • Local English-speaking Guide
  • Vegetarian lunch at Parathewalli Galli
  • Metro tickets and Tuktuk tickets to and from the meeting point
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Entrance fees to monuments

Exclusions

  • Items of Personal Nature.
  • Gratuities (recommended).
  • Pickup & Meeting Point

    Pickpup Information
    Pick-up and drop-off service provided from all hotels located in the Central Delhi Region. For Hotels, outside of Central Delhi, Hotel Pick & drop provided at additional cost.
    Meeting Point
    Outside of United Coffee House, Connaught Place
    Near to Rajiv Chowk Metro Station, Gate No. 4

    Additional Information

    • Shoes must be removed at all places of worship.
    • Comfortable clothes with knees and shoulders covered at places of worship.

    Customer Review

    Overall Rating

    4.8 / 5

    Enjoyful

    December 31, 2019

    not something I could have done alone. I enjoyed the discussions about India as well as explanations of the history and culture. I noted the care taken in keeping the group together, not easy in the small lanes. The samples of paratha and lassi were excellent. Again I might not have ventured to taste those foods without guidance. Thank you Mr Bhatt.

    A
    reviewed by Anonymous
    Awesome Tour with Annie

    December 14, 2019

    Really enjoyed our tour with Annie. He is super knowledge about old Delhi and we had an incredible experience in the Sikh temple.

    2
    reviewed by 244oliverk
    Amazing

    October 27, 2019

    Amazing insight into real Delhi, our guide was fantastic

    J
    reviewed by Jeff

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