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Old Delhi Tour: Sikh Temple, Spice Market and Rickshaw Ride

Highlights
  • 3-hour Old Delhi tour
  • Ride a motorized rickshaw through busy city streets past monuments like Red Fort
  • Follow an informative guide on foot through the Khari Baoli spice market
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Old Delhi Tour: Sikh Temple, Spice Market and Rickshaw Ride
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Overview
Dive into the heart of Old Delhi on this 3-hour tour of the capital’s historic center. Hop on a rickshaw for a thrilling ride around the maze-like streets and alleys, and marvel over landmarks like the mighty Red Fort and Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque. Stroll through the colorful Khari Baoli spice market; take a peek inside a Sikh temple and a communal kitchen; and stop for tea in the bustling Kinari Bazaar. This small-group tour has a maximum of six participants, ensuring an intimate local experience.
What to Expect
Meet at Connaught Place to begin your 3-hour evening tour of Old Delhi, also known as Shahjahanabad, built in 1639 as the capital of the Mughal Empire. Begin to experience life in the ‘walled city’ on a rickshaw ride along streets that overflow with bustling markets and historical sites.

Explore several markets including Khari Baoli, Asia’s largest wholesale spice market and one of New Delhi’s busiest spots. Sniff your way around different stalls as you learn how the chilies and spices commonly used in Indian cuisine were originally brought to the country by invaders. In addition to bowls heaped with colorful spices, you’ll find different types of dried fruits for sale.

Historical discoveries continue as you pass several imposing architectural wonders constructed at the height of the Mugal Empire in the mid-17th century. Marvel at the impressive mile-long (2 km) sandstone walls of Red Fort that extend through Old Delhi.

After a brisk walk through the Kinari Bazaar, stop for a cup of tea or a cool beverage before you continue to gurdwara Sis Ganj. The gurdwara, a shrine described as a ‘gateway to the guru,’ commemorates the ninth Sikh guru, who was beheaded in the late 17th century for his beliefs. It continues to be a place of worship for local Sikhs, and your guide explains Sikhism on the ride back past the mosque of Jama Masjid. Finally, arrive at a communal kitchen where locals come to eat for free.

Please note that this is a sample itinerary. The order in which you visit the sites can change.
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Reviews (27)
1 - 5 of 19 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent!

My guide's name was Sag. He was absolutely great, very friendly and knowledgeable about historical events, religious facts, and spice market facts. I felt really safe with him. I would take future tours with this company for my future trips to India. I got to...More

1  Thank letyole23
Reviewed 6 November 2018
Old Delhi Food Tour - More than Expected

We have had food tours before but this one was really great. Vijay our tour guide has a good command of the English Language and easy to understand. He combined cultural sights with food to make a perfect evening. The evening went way past the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Sheldon H
Reviewed 27 October 2018
A great way to start my Indian trip

My Guide was Naresh, he was already at the meeting point when I arrived. He was full of fantastic facts and managed to answer all my questions. A great guide, I'd only just arrived in New Delhi that morning, and it was a great opening...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank EWB113
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile
Amazing tour of Old Delhi

We absolutely loved this tour. Stanley was our tour guide and he was absolutely amazing! Super friendly, helpful, enthusiastic and his English was excellent. He really knew the city and its history well and we learned so much from him. He even helped us to...More

2  Thank lucywrightttt
Reviewed 5 August 2018
Excelent experience helping an important social work

It was a very nice way to know Old Delhi. Stanley was my tour guide and he was friendly and always available to explain everything showing a deep knowledge of city's history. He also explained us the connection of Reality Tours with NGO Reality Gives...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank VitorP1078
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