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Old Delhi - Walking Tour with wireless audio head sets for live commentary

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    We start at 9:30 am from the meeting point, Digamber Jain Lal Temple, opp. the main entrance of the Red Fort. Everyone is briefed about the history of the seven cities of Delhi, Old Delhi, kings & queens, British rule, India's independence, religions etc. The guide will be showing you rare pictures of the city along with the old maps. A detailed description is given about the Red Fort, the Jain Temple, Chandni Chowk Street and the Birds Hospital. All participants are handed a wireless audio headset with the help of which they can clearly listen to the live commentary given by the guide. The guide will also be giving the participants a bright batch which you need to put on your clothes. You can take this back as a souvenir and use it as a fridge magnet!

    We start walking on the Chandni Chowk street and pass by the Shiva temple where the guide explains about the Hindu religion. We take a detour and visit ruins of Begum Shamroo Palace. We go inside a 350 year old Haveli (mansion) where the guide explains about Mughal Architecture and the layout of Havelis. We pass by the Christian Central Baptist Church. We stop outside the popular Sikh temple called Gurudwara Sis Ganj, where the guide explains about Sikhism. 

    We stop to sample the most popular foods like Jalebis (lovingly called the celebration sweet of India) and Kachoris ( a spicy snack made with flour with a filling of lentils and served with potato curry). 

    Now we go inside the narrow by-lanes to see the vibrant bazaars and colorful shops. It is a visual delight to see the shops selling wedding accessories, glittering borders, bangles, jewelry, bridal outfits, turbans, crystal boxes etc.

    From this point onward, the focus of the route changes from the popular site seeing places to the hidden streets and narrow alleys. After seeing the hustle and bustle of the bazaars, we go inside the narrower and quiet residential streets to understand the culture, lifestyle and the living traditions of the old Delhi residents.  It is interesting to see the intricately carved facades of the old houses, the ethnically dressed men & women and the small neighborhood shops and temples on the way.

    We will be ending the tour at the Jama Masjid mosque. Your guide will be explaining you about the mosque along with old pictures. In case you want, you can visit the mosque from inside else, this point is the finishing point of the tour. 

    You will be free to interact with the guide and ask him any questions you have. Our guide will help you with finding you a cab, tuk tuk, metro station.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Digamber Jain Lal Temple (opp the main entrance of the Red Fort)
    Chandni Chowk
    Delhi 110006
    Pick & drop from/to hotel is not included
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Jama Masjid mosque
    Nearest metro station - Chawri Bazaar (Yellow Line)
    Inclusions
    • Food tasting
    • Bottled water
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
    • Live commentary on board
    • Local guide
    • Snacks
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for people with a difficulty of walking
    • Please dress up conservatively as we will be visiting some religious places
    • Wear comfortable shoes
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 27 February 2019 via mobile

    I very much appreciated the tour, both for the nice ride and for the hi-tech wireless earphones we received to better listen to the interesting explanations of our guide. Strongly recommended to get the feeling of old Delhi!

    Thank vincenzot955
    Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

    Ritu was an amazing, knowledgeable, welcoming guide. She expertly navigated her way around the busy streets enabling us to experience many wonderful sites- but was also very flexible, tailoring our tour see things which particularly interested us. Highly recommended.

    Thank 398joee
    Reviewed 15 November 2018

    Once again on visiting Delhi I made contact with When In India to arrange a tour. Ritu is charming, so knowledgeable and flexible - she tailors the tour so you don’t feel rushed or restricted and answers questions so patiently. I’m visiting again in February...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank sbrown35
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