Guided tour

Red Fort and Old Delhi Heritage Walking and Rickshaw Tour

Red Fort and Old Delhi Heritage Walking and Rickshaw Tour

From $13 per person

Walk through the streets and bazaars of Old Delhi and experience traditional Indian lifestyles. Visit the Jama Masjid mosque, Red Fort and the Chandni Chowk market. Taste some famous snacks, and enjoy a short ride by rickshaw to the spice market.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 - 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk through the lanes and markets of Old Delhi
  • Get insights into Indian culture from a local guide
  • Taste the local snacks of the city, such as the "paratha" flatbreads
  • Visit a lane full of ancient houses with breathtaking doors and get a chance to visit the jewellers who actually served the royal family back in time
  • Travel to the Spice Market on a rickshaw and learn about the medical and health benefits of Indian spices, herbs and teas
Full description
Benefit from a pick-up by a local guide and walk to the nearest metro station to start your tour of Old Delhi. If your hotel is far from the metro station, your guide will pick you up by tuk-tuk and take you to the station. Explore the Red Fort, spread over 255 acres, connecting Old and New Delhi. Built in 1648, this Fort has royal residences, sections for public audiences used by Mughal emperors and fountains. Learn the history of Shah Jahan, who also commissioned the Taj Mahal in Agra, and admire the architecture of an era gone-by. Ride the metro to experience Delhi's lifeline first hand. Upon arrival in Old Delhi, stroll the streets to discover the heritage buildings and watch the lifestyle and culture come to life. Go to the Jama Masjid mosque, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1656. Dive down the lanes of Old Delhi to visit the bazaars, where your guide will share ancient stories. Stop on one of Old Delhi's most famous streets to taste an Indian paratha flatbread, commonly served as a snack. Go to one of the city's gurudwara (Sikh temples), and then travel by cycle rickshaw to the spice market to get an insight into the produce on sale. 
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Snacks (parantha aka flatbreads)
  • Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi
  • Polaroid picture
  • Metro tickets
  • Red Fort tickets (if option is chosen)
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

United coffee house in Connaught Place. (Please exit from Gate 4 of Rajiv Chowk if coming by Metro/subway).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Scarf

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Knees and shoulders must be covered at all places of worship.
  • Comfortable walking shoes/slippers are recommended.
  • Shoes and slippers need to be removed at all places of worship. They can be stored for you in a safe place
  • The Red Fort is closed to visitors on Mondays. However, the rest of the Old Delhi tour runs every day of the week
  • As parts of the Red Fort are undergoing restoration work, some sections may have restricted entry
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 106 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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It was a great tour, just what I wanted. A good combination of sightseeing and just walking through the streets and getting to know day-to-day life of old Delhi's inhabitants and traders. Great lunch break. Lovely and accommodating guide Akansha, knowledgable and passionate about her city and country. A great tour with a great guide.

February 24, 2020

I would like to describe my experience in detail because it was really overwhelming! 1. The agency was always available to me for any informal change I requested. They responded to my request after the excursion to drop off again where I wanted it to be, although it was pretty far away. 2. The driver was very patient and always there quickly. Several spots are visited and the driver drove us from one station to the next. 3. I WANT TO SPECIALIZE MY GUIDE SUNIL. He explained everything to me in detail how I wanted it to be. I am a photo addict and took great photos. We were in Red Fort, Old Delhi, rickshawed, spicy market, wanted to eat at McDonalds in between, called the driver, were in a Hindu temple, shopping, we were more than 7 hours. on road. He accompanied me to the reception in the new hotel. It was awesome! I have never experienced anything like this before and I travel a lot !!!

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February 9, 2020

I can highly recommend this wonderful and interesting tour, which was a very special experience with lots of fun due to the enthusiastic and highly motivated guide called Sunil, who loves his job so much and makes the sightseeing unforgettable. He is fully dedicated to the guest's wishes and questions and his goal is to have only satisfied and happy customers. Sunil also helps to take pictures in a very professional way, since his hobby is photography and so I have the best souvenir pictures taken with my mobile by Sunil. For my future trips in India I would always choose Sunil again. Thank you for these unforgettable impressions of Delhi combined with lots of fun!!!

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January 13, 2020

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