Private Old and New Delhi Full-Day Combo Tour
After, visit Qutab Minar, a soaring 73 meter tower, and the tallest brick minaret in the world. It was built in 1193 by Qutub-ud-din Aibak immediately after the defeat of Delhi’s last Hindu kingdom, and is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. The expected length of the visit is 45-minutes.
Next up is the Lotus Temple (closed on Mondays), the last of seven major Bahai temples, and built in 1986 out of pure white marble. Around the blooming petals are nine pools of water which light up in natural light. The expected length of the visit is an hour.
After the Lotus Temple visit you’ll be taken toward your luxurious lunch in the multi-cuisine, fully air-conditioned restaurant where you can get all the delicious flavors and delicacies of the city (at own expense).
Next, visit Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, with its courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees. It was begun in 1650 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, and more than 5,000 workers toiled for six years to complete it. The expected length of the visit is 30-minutes.
At the center of New Delhi stands the 42 meter India Gate, an Arc-de-Triomphe-like archway in the middle of a crossroad. It was built as a memorial to the 70,000 India soldiers killed in World War I. The gate was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and completed in 1931. The expected length of the visit is 15-minutes.
After the gate, head to the Red Fort, constructed in 1648 by the 5th Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, and the residence of the emperor for about 200 years, until 1857. The Red Fort’s innovative architectural style, including its garden design, influenced later buildings and gardens in Delhi. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. The expected length of the visit is an hour.
In the evening you will be taken back your hotel, or airport, along with your cherished memories of the Delhi sightseeing tour.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by air-conditioned private vehicle
- Professional English-speaking guide
- Private tour
- Rickshaw Ride/Tuk Tuk Ride
- Packaged mineral water
- Monument fees: Up to USD $24 per-person. All monuments will be covered in this fee.
- Still and video camera fees.
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Wheelchair accessible
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- Ages 2 and under free
- Note: This is a suggested itinerary that completes in 8-9 hours. May be customized as per your schedule.
I had such a fantastic tour with Manu, I highly recommend this tour to all who want to experience Old Delhi and New Delhi with clean comfortable car and an experienced guide! Throughout the tour, he was personable, friendly, funny, and informative.He took us to a restaurant that was very good and had wide variety of cuisine as well. Out of several tours I took in India, this was truly my favorite. Book this tour!
I booked this tour through Viator as it was 5 Star rated.It included Old Delhi and New Delhi both destinations. It went exactly according as mentioned in itinerary. The driver picked me up at correct time from my Hotel in Delhi and he offered me bottled water throughout the whole tour which was very nice.We met our Guide who was very passionated for his Job.He was knowledgable, dynamic, funny, such a perfect guide.At monuments our guide help us to snap photos through our phone.The Rickshaw Ride and spice market was best part of Old Delhi.I get to know interesting facts and stories of several monuments.Lunch was also good.Company owner greet us and took our feedback when tour ended.I would highly recommend this tour and want to say thanks for such mesmerizing memories.
Memorable trip to New and Old Delhi!!! The whole tour was really well organised by A Star Tour Company by instantly confirming tour and provided pick up details prior to tour date. I had a very nice and knowledgeable guide and skilled driver who knows ins and outs of Delhi well.I would surely recommend this tour company.
I had a great day on my tour! I was going on a small tour of Old Delhi the next day and was going to see the Jama Masjid, so we just stayed in New Delhi and saw some of the sites. We did the following: The Laxminarayan Temple, and my guide Yagayasharma explained some of the Hindu beliefs that we saw represented in the temple Ugrusen Baoli, a 14th century step well The India Gate, and we drove by the area near the headquarters of the President and other government branches but because of traffic and security, we couldn't go past a certain point Humayun's Tomb and Isa Khan's Tomb in the same complex - I LOVED Isa Khan's Tomb, and I had some time to walk around and take photos The Lotus Temple, a Baha'i temple built in the shape of a lotus flower, and we went inside for a few minutes of meditation As with many of these kinds of tours, we stopped at a textile shop, which is kind of part of the business. I bought a couple of t-shirts and ties but politely declined anything else. Don't feel pressured to buy, it's part of the deal, and after a while, the vendors get it. They had some fabulous prices on suits that could be hand-tailored that day, so if you're on the market for a suit, definitely check this place out! We also had a stop for lunch I ate at a place called Pindi that Yagayasharma suggested, and it was fantastic before they dropped me off at my hotel around 3:00 PM. With the traffic, the heat, and everything we did, I was ready for a nap! Yagayasharma was very knowledgeable and patient, and he was a great guide. He shared a lot of details about what we were looking at and was very helpful in answering questions. Kishor, the driver, was polite and professional. Altogether, I had a very good experience, and I would recommend the tour!