What To Expect
Disengage yourself from the rest of the world and walk the streets of Delhi! Be part of the traditional culture and history of this amazing city by exploring the bazaars, and mingling with the friendly locals. This tour combines walking and rickshaw riding to give you a fun and comfortable experience in Old Delhi.
Meet with Dhruv or Anju, your friendly local companions for the tour, at the Chawri Bazar Metro Station, where you will start exploring the galis of Shahjahanabad, the capital city built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century.
Then, you will head on to the Old Delhi Bazaars, which are colorful and have an array of interesting street food! This area is also home to several small temples, shrines, old mosques and old Havelis (family private mansions) and protected monuments. Watch out for the cows that wander the streets! Small dharamshalas (rest-houses) and pyaus (water-stations) also attest to the pious contributions of local merchants.
You will also get the chance to see the many chat shops operated by generations of locals. Chat Papri, Laccha Tokri, Guliya, Desi Ghee Tikki, Moong Pakori, Kulche Chole, Dahi Bhalla, Bedwee Aloo and Kachori Alu are just lip smacking. Don't miss Samudra Kee Chat, brown and white fresh milk cake, kulfi, different types of ice cream, hot kadai milk, and Halwa Nangori. You can choose to taste some if you wish.
To end the tour, you will get to enjoy a traditional lunch (or dinner, depending on the tour time you choose) at the Haveli. We recommend that you have only a light breakfast/lunch (or none at all) to fully enjoy the experience!
Heritage and Bazaar walk
Some street food tasting
Traditional lunch or dinner at the Haveli
Local English-speaking companion
Please dress modestly. Long pants, cap and clothes that ensure you have adequate protection against the sun are recommended. Some Indian houses may require you to take off your footwear when entering.
Pick-up from and drop-off at Delhi hotels can be arranged at an additional cost to be paid on site. Please indicate request upon booking.
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