Culture Vulture Delhi - Small Group Tour

This little tour was one of the highlights of my trip to India. Up close and personal with the locals, no big 'tourist sights. ' I particularly enjoyed my first ever visit to a Sikh temple. Konika was a fantastic guide. ...Trevor H., Australia – See more reviews
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Spices.
Spices.
Wedding market.
Wedding market.
Sikh temple.
Sikh temple.
A street food vendor.
A street food vendor.
A busy Chandni Chowk Street.
A busy Chandni Chowk Street.
A Sikh devotee.
A Sikh devotee.
Sikh Temple.
Sikh Temple.
A maze of alleys.
A maze of alleys.
Spice.
Spice.
Mosque Courtyard.
Mosque Courtyard.
Spice Courtyard.
Spice Courtyard.
Turmeric.
Turmeric.
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What To Expect

Walk Delhi's chaotic streets with a local guide. Learn about India's struggle for independence. Experience the dizzying pace of daily life in Delhi. Explore ancient Hindu temples. Snack on sweet chai and tasty morsels from street stalls.

Highlights

  • Experience the dizzying pace of daily life in New Delhi in its chaotic streets and alleyways

  • Explore the city's local markets, temples, and historical sights

  • Indulge in a sweet chai and tasty snacks from street stalls

Specifications

Type:
Tours around Delhi
Departs From:
New Delhi
Meeting Point:
Lobby of Hotel Jivitesh
Duration:
4 hours
Availability:
daily except Sunday at 9:00 AM
Product Code:
6740
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Description

Learn about India's struggle for independence, visit Hindu temples and discover the clamour and colour of daily Indian life. 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. Grab some street snacks and discover the secrets of Old Delhi.

Travel on the metro to the old part of Delhi with the local guide.There's a chance to kick start the day with a cup of chai before diving into the sights, sounds and smells of Old Delhi. This part of town includes street food good, markets, bazaars, temples and famous historical sites which you will visit. There is plenty of opportunity to stop and sample a samosa from a street stall. Goods on offer range from wedding paraphernalia to cow dung on a string. As a walking trip we will walk 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, the local guide will take you on a real life experience which allows you to lose yourselves.

Stops include significant historical sights linked to the 1857 Mutiny (also known as India's First War of Independence) which was ruthlessly put down by British colonial forces and was a precursor to a later more peaceful struggle for independence led by Mahatma Gandhi in the early 1900's. Your local guide will provide you with a background into India's more recent history and struggle for independence. You will visit local temples dedicated to the various Hindu gods where your local guide will give you an insight into the religion of Hinduism.

Includes

  • English speaking guide

  • Metro ticket

  • Rickshaw ride

  • All vegetarian meal

  • Local snacks and Chai

Excludes

  • Red Forth entrance fee

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 12 guests.

  • As dress standards are conservative throughout Asia and as this trip visits religious sites, modest clothing is strongly recommended. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, light, and long clothing is both respectful and convenient in the predominantly warm Asian climate.

  • At the end of the trip, guests are free to do their own personal exploration. The local guide can assist in arranging a taxi back to the hotel.

  • Children below 6 years old are not permitted on this tour.

  • Tour duration is between 3 to 4 hours.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 4 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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