Cycling tour through Old Delhi

Old Delhi is an ode to the long and glorious history of India, largely focusing on the Mughal rulers. Your tour takes you through the Walled City, or Old Delhi. You’ll start from Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in the city, to the Red Fort (home to Mughal emperors for 200 years), and through the lanes of the spice markets, including a pitstop at Parathe Wali Galli or ‘lane of parathas’. The mingling fragrances of roasting parathas, fried potatoes, baking dough, and endless herbs and spices and chutneys will make your mouth water.

Your trip includes a shiny neon-green cycle, a safety helmet, a bottle of mineral water, and tea and breakfast at the end of your trip. You’ll also have two experienced guides who can speak in Hindi and English.

Destination

During the seventeenth century, the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan founded his capital city, Shahjahanabad. It took eleven years to build this, and was filled with lush gardens, tinkling fountains, gorgeous mosques, and the mansions of the nobles of his courts, and was completely walled in, with 14 gates for access.

In modern times, most of the walls have disappeared, and the structures inside are dilapidated. The once-manicured lanes of the Walled City are now teeming with people, and houses Chandni Chowk, which is probably one of the busiest markets in the world.

Destination highlights

Experience the history of Mughal Delhi, in a nutshell | Watch as the narrow lanes wake up in the misty morning | Learn about the grandeur of the Mughal dynasty | Dig into a delicious local-style breakfast of parathas

City tour

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709 ft

709 ft

12 kms

12 kms

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21 gears

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There is no pick-up for this trip.

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There is no drop-off for this trip.

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Hotel Broadway, Asaf Ali Road, Old Delhi. Landmark: Delhi Gate

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06:30

11:00

Do make sure you’re on time in the morning. You’ll assemble at Hotel Broadway at 06:30 hrs and will receive a short briefing as well as your cycles and equipment. Your route is as follows: Delhi Gate – Mori Gate – Parathe Wali Galli – Jama Masjid – Spice Market – Red Fort – Chawri Bazaar. You’ll end at Chawri bazar by 10:00 hrs.

Food

Veg

Day 1 Milestone

Hotel Broadway

Chawri Bazaar

06:30 AM

Includes / Excludes

Includes

  • Two English/Hindi speaking guides
  • Well maintained city bicycles
  • Helmet
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Tea and breakfast

Excludes

  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

What to Wear

What to Wear

  • Wear clothes that are comfortable to cycle in
  • You’ll be cycling past religious/political landmarks. Please do wear conservative clothing for this reason.
  • Wear sneakers or closed shoes that are comfortable
  • Not to wear - Shorts
  • Skirts or saris
  • Any clothing with flowing sashes or belts or scarves that might catch in the wheel
  • Slip-on sandals
  • Expensive jewelry or gadgets

What not to Wear

  • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
  • Restrictive clothing
  • Flip-flops

Equipment / Gear

We Provide

  • Bicycles
  • Helmets

You need to get

  • A small day pack to keep your essentials
  • Extra water or dry snacks
  • A jacket or sweater – it can be cold in the mornings
  • Sunglasses
  • Cap (if you want)
  • Sunscreen
  • Any personal or prescribed medication

Medical Kit

  • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.

Cancellation policy

The cancellation policy is as follows:

For cancellations made 48 hours or more before trip departure: Full refund

For cancellations made 12-48 hrs before trip departure: 50% refund

For cancellations made 12 hrs or less before trip departure: No refund

For no shows: No refund.

Rules on trip

You will be required to wear the helmet provided at all times.

Please follow your guide at all times.

Anyone suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the start of the trip will not be allowed to participate.

Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

The recommended minimum age for this trip is 13 years, but any child over 5 feet is eligible to book if they are confident on a cycle.

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