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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.