Duration : 4-5 hours
Pick Up Point : Hotel
Drop Point : Hotel
Vehicle Type : Maruti Swift Dezire
Minimum Guest : 02
Places Covered : Red Fort , Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk & Sikh Temple
Tour Packages : INR 2,300/-
One Day In India provides you with an opportunity to experience an exclusive and refreshing Old Delhi travel experience. On our Old Delhi tour your senses will come alive as you will come across the many enchanting sights and sounds this amazing city has to offer.
Explore the walled city of Old Delhi on a traditional Cycle rickshaw. Visit elegant palaces, mansions, shrines, and bazaars, and learn all about the history of former Shahjahanabad â€“ named for the Mughal emperor who founded it in 17th century but Don't let the word "old" mislead you. The energy of vibrant streets of Chandni Chowk is simply irresistible. Our Old Delhi tour will make you familiar with real roots of the place and give you a true taste of the city and make you sink in the frenzy of its colours, vivacity and irresistible charm.
During your old Delhi tour you will be visiting
"The Red Fort and the city of Shahjahanabad were constructed by the Emperor Shah Jahan in 1639 A.D. The layout of the Red Fort was organised to retain and integrate this site with the SalimgarhFort.The fortress palace is an important focal point of the medieval city of Shahjahanabad. The planning and aesthetics of the Red Fort represent the zenith of Mughal creativity which prevailed during the reign of Emperor Shahjahan. This Fort has had many developments added on after its construction by Emperor.
Jama Masjid is the principal mosque of Old Delhi in India. Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, builder of the TajMahal, and completed in the year 1656 AD, it is one of the Largest and best- known mosques in India". Shahjahan. The significant phases of development were under Aurangzeb and later Mughalrulers"
Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib, is one of the nine historical gurdwaras in Delhi. First established in 1783 by Baghel Singh to commemorate the martyrdom site the ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur. Situated in Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi, it marks the site Sikh Guru was beheaded on the orders of the Mughal emperor on 11 November 1675, Aurangzeb, for refusing to convert to Islam. Before his body could be quartered and exposed to public view, it was stolen under the cover of darkness by one of his disciples, Lakhi Shah Vanjara, who then burnt his house to cremate the Guru's body. This place is marked by another gurdwara, Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib
Chandni Chowk or "Silver Square" is the most famous and historic street of Delhi, built around 300 years ago when the walled city of Shahjahanabad was established in the 17th century. This part of Delhi includes street food, vibrant bazaars where you can shop for some ancient artefacts and jewellery
Your friendly guide will lead you to ornate places of worship, such as the Gauri Shankar temple, Jain temple, church, and Gurudwara Sis Ganj. You'll then visit the Ballimaaran area, home to many mansions. You'll learn about the historical and architectural significance of these "havelis," including that of the influential Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib.
Traversing the area's winding alleyways, discover how modern life flows through the ancient architecture on the way to Asia's largest spice market â€“ Khai Boli. Then visit the 17-century Red Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the largest mosque in all of India, Jama Masjid.
The tours ends at an old haveli built in 1860, where you'll enjoy a delicious brunch before being transferred back to your hotel.