Private Walking Tour: Old Delhi including Ancient Havelis and Chandni Chowk
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Stop At: Chandni Chowk, Near Red Fort, New Delhi 110006 India
Old Delhi, the walled part of Delhi that served as the capital of the Mughals until the end of the Mughal Dynasty. With your guide, explore the area of Ballimaaran, home to many havelis. Learn about the historical and architectural significance of these havelis, including the Ghalib Ki haveli, the mansion of influential Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib.
Then, dine on a traditional spread of local Indian cuisine in Chor Bazaar, Delhi's largest flea market where you will find both locals and visitors enjoying some recreational shopping.
After your meal, follow your guide on a walk along the narrow winding alleyways of Ballimaaran to see how modern life mixes with the ancient architecture of the area.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid), 6 km North of Connaught Pl. across from Lal Qila, New Delhi India
guide as you pass by renowned sites like the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Red Fort and the Jama Masijid, the largest mosque in India.
Finish your tour by walking the length of Chandni Chowk, a square lined with residential areas and bustling local markets selling folk crafts and authentic Indian delicacies.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: 2187, Kinari Bazar Rd, Katra Shah N Shah, Old Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
As the name suggests, Kinari Bazaar is the wholesale market for fancy laces, borders and tassles. Additionally, you will find all kinds of beads and bead work items, fancy paper items including envelopes for gifting, adornments for idols and festival decorations, and much more. In short, Kinari Bazaar is a designer’s paradise.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Khari Baoli, India
Khari Baoli is a street in Delhi, India known for its wholesale grocery and Asia's largest wholesale spice market selling all kinds of spices, nuts, herbs and food products like rice and tea.
Duration: 20 minutes
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (Please select option 1)
- Local Street Food.
- Rickshaw Ride
- All Taxes
- Entry/Admission - Chandni Chowk
- Entry/Admission - Kinari Bazar
- Entry/Admission - Khari Baoli
- Entry/Admission - Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- An extensive amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes and sunglasses/sunscreen are highly recommended
- Please bring drinking water with you – at least 1 liter (34 fl oz) per person is recommended
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Very interesting tour. Spice market overrated. Guide very pleasant but not very well versed in history.
Lots of pluses about this tour. I can't think of a better way to immerse oneself in Old Delhi than to walk it. Having a guide made the walk informative, entertaining and safe. My wife and I were impressed with the guide and the driver - on time pick up at hotel and pleasant interactions throughout the day. Perhaps our only criticism would be the lunch which was in an all too touristy restaurant. With a guide it would have been a wonderful opportunity to venture into a place that catered to locals. Also it seems inevitable on any tour in India that we have experienced to be taken to a touristy store or two (in our case a tea shop and a rug store), even though we said at the outset that we had NO interest in shopping. But the drives to the shops was interesting and so not a total loss.