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Old Delhi Tour

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  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Small group ensures personal service
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Old Delhi Tour
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Old Delhi Tour
US$23.40
Overview

Old Delhi was build by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan in 1639. Your local guide will show you around old Delhi and take you to some of the hidden wonders not normally included in city tours. You will also visit some of the well-known interesting places in Old Delhi – including Asia's largest spice market, Old Delhi's Sikh temple (Gurudwara Sisganj Sahib) and wedding market. You will like the sound and smell of old Delhi, both of which are sure to make you remember India in a positive way.

What to Expect
If you only have time for one tour of Dehli this is the one you should take. We will meet you at your hotel or another meeting point and then for 3 hours or more we will explore Old Delhi which is the heart of the capital city of India. What makes Old Delhi so fascinating is the maze of streets and the amount of people, animals and fascinating activity that takes place there everyday. For the tour we will take a range of transportation methods from the modern Delhi Metro (subway) to a rickshaw ride with lots of walking mixed in. The main features of the tour are a visit to a Sikh temple, the wedding market and the spice market. The Sikh temple of Sis Ganj is special because they produce meals for thousands of people each day and you are welcome to help prepare the meal! Weddings are a big deal in India and the Old Delhi Wedding Market is a spectacular celebration of all of the things needed for an Indian wedding from fabric and beads, to bangles and invitations. The spice market, properly called Khari Baoli, is one of the largest wholesale spice markets in Asia and the colours and smells are incredible. Throughout the tour we will introduce you to people who make their living working in Old Delhi – shop keepers, chai tea sellers, rickshaw drivers and students are the likely people you will meet. We will discuss the history of the area as well as the finer points of everything from religion, to Indian families and weddings, to spices and cuisine. Along the way if there is anything that takes your eye and you want to explore we are happy to go with you and interpret as needed. This tour is friendly and flexible and takes you away from the normal tourist places and into the heart of Old Delhi.
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Fun tour

We booked the tour online. Pradeep was very responsive and the transaction was smooth. We had trouble finding the guides. My suggestion would be the guides wear T-shirt with the name of the company and they send their pictures over whatsapp so customers can recognize...More

Thank Kamal c
Reviewed 1 week ago
Really great and absolutely worthwhile

We did a tour to several markets and the Sikh tempel with kite flying on the stunning roof top having food and Mango lassi inbetween and it was truely great. Pradeep is a very good guide and considerate of the challenges tourists can experience seeing...More

Thank karindeckenbach
Reviewed 9 July 2018
Book a full day prior to leaving home

One of the best days out of our 8 week holiday. My strongest recommendation would be to book a full day with Delhi by Locals prior to leaving home & arrange for a day as soon as you can after arriving in Delhi. It was...More

1  Thank Alison F
Reviewed 5 July 2018
best tour in delhi!

this is by far the best tour we have experienced. the tour is run by locals, as the company name states, and you really get to experience the markets and lives of the people that you will never be able to experience on your own....More

Thank Angela K
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile
Wonderful tour of Old Delhi

We took the Old Delhi tour today our guides were Pradeep and Gaurav. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour it was very informative and a lot of fun. Pradeep and Gaurav were very friendly and made the tour very enjoyable. I definitely recommend doing this tour...More

1  Thank Lesley73au
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