Old Delhi walk Asia's largest spice market and one of India's mega kitchens
Commonly known as Old Delhi, the walled city of Shahjahanabad came into being in 1638 when the Mughals shifted their capital from Agra to Delhi.
This is a fascinating walk winding through the varied neighbourhood and specialized marketplaces of Chandni Chowk. Religious and commercial activities go hand in hand. The vast expanse of the old walled city enjoys an amicable coexistence of different religious faiths.
Do visit the langar (community kitchen) at the Gurudwara. Thrice a day, meals are on offer to the thousands who visit this one of India's mega kitchens and it is all free!
Sneeze to the myriad variety of spices at Asia's largest spice market.
Famous historic sites, the cacophony of myriad sounds, pungent smells, smiling faces, organized chaos, exotic colours, soothing fragrances and gastronomic aroma - all comes your way as a great introduction to incredible India!
History, culture, interesting anecdotes and plenty of Instagram opportunities adorn this tour.
per adult from
4 to 5 hours
What's included :
- Old Delhi walking tour
- Rickshaw ride
- Services of an English speaking local guide.
- Metro ride fare
- Snacks - 1 or 2 vegetarian street food options
What's excluded :
- Transfers (pick up from and drop off at your hotel) unless you choose the relevant product option
- Camera fee
- Tips to your local guide
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid), 6 km North of Connaught Pl. across from Lal Qila, New Delhi India
Jama Masjid happens to be one of the largest mosques in India. Built by emperor Shah Jahan in 1556, the mosque continues to be one of the most visited and can hold a sea of devotees at one point in time.
There is no entry fee to the mosque. However, the use of a camera or mobile camera requires a ticket of 300 INR.
Ladies have to mandatorily wear a gown (provided by the mosque staff) and are expected to pay 50 INR for the gown.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, Chandni Chowk Rd, New Delhi 110006 India
The most captivating part of a Gurudwara is the Langar - a community kitchen, run by full-time workers and volunteers who are deeply inspired by the true feeling of Seva (community service). Men and women volunteer here, and sometimes kids too, making this rendezvous a highly immersive experience.
Everyone has to cover their head and leave their shoes and socks outside before entering the temple.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Chandni Chowk, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi
Chandni Chowk translates as "moonlit square" is the street that connects the iconic Red Fort and the Fatehpuri mosque. This is a fascinating walk winding through the varied neighbourhood and specialized marketplaces of Chandni Chowk. Religious and commercial activities go hand in hand. From shoes to jewellery, you could buy anything.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Khari Baoli, India
Tucked away in a corner of Old Delhi is Khari Baoli - Asia's largest spice market. As you manoeuvre through the spicy chaos of this quirky market, sneeze to the pungent smells of the spices of the land. There are spices you may never even have heard of like - javitri and khus-khus. Take the steps up to the vantage point which offers a great view of the vicinity.
Duration: 30 minutes
Departure Point :United Coffee House, E-15, Rajiv Chowk, Block E, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Please dress up conservatively - minimum of half sleeves and three quarter trousers.
- Wear comfortable walking shoes or footwear that is easy to take off at the temples.
- Please be considerate in terms of photography. Please do not photograph scenes or sites or people which are not in very good condition, such as beggars, homeless people, etc.
- Carry sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses, hand sanitizer
- We'll be walking through narrow and congested maze of alleys which are usually crowded and chaotic. Please take very good care of your valuables and belongings at all times.
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- In the end, your local guide can help you book a local taxi back to your hotel. This isn't included in the tour price unless you choose the tour option "with transfers"
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.