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Our most recommended things to do in New Delhi
1. Delhi: Half-Day Tour of the Temples
Dive into India’s culture with the help of a professional English-speaking guide. The adventure begins with pickup from your Delhi hotel at 9:00 AM, where you will first be taken to Old Delhi for a visit of the Jain Temple. Learn about the culture of Jainism and take a look at the temple's unique charitable bird hospital before continuing on to enjoy the striking architecture of the Lakshmi Narayan. Famously known as Birla Temple, this historic sight was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi and is a must-see while in Delhi. Next stop is at the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, known for being Delhi’s largest Gurudwara (Sikh temple). Take a sneak peak into the lives of the Sikhs, and catch a glimpse of the Langar Service (community kitchen), which serves food for thousands of people everyday. Another highlight of the tour is the Lotus Temple, where guests can learn about the Bahai fa...
2. Private Taj Mahal & Agra Tour from Delhi by Car
Begin your full day Taj Mahal and Agra Fort tour with a pick-up from your hotel in the Delhi NCR area or the airport starting any time between 4.00 and 10.00 am, to depart to Agra city via the expressway. Meet your private guide when you arrive in Agra city and proceed to the Taj Mahal, which was built in the 17th century by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial for his beloved wife Mumtaz. After touring the Taj Mahal, head to the nearby Agra Fort, built in 1565 A.D. and another majestic creation of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Begin the drive back to your hotel in Delhi after enjoying a lunch in Agra, for which your guide can give you an overview and suggestions for the best restaurants in the city.
I was very hesitant & nervous to book a tour as a solo female traveler but took the leap & I’m so glad I did!!! Right after I booked online, the time and location were confirmed within an hour. On the day of the tour, the driver was friendly and the car was clean and comfortable. We then picked up my tour guide Ashik & he was just amazing! He made this tour even better than I expected. He knew all the best photo locations & took a ton of great photos. He shared some very interesting facts too. We ended the day at a local restaurant where I got to try some authentic local cuisine. I HIGHLY recommend this tour and Ashik!
3. Delhi: 6-Day Golden Triangle & Varanasi Private Tour
Begin the first day of your trip with a pickup from your hotel or other desired place in Delhi, Noida or Gurugram. Start with a half-day city tour of Delhi. Visit Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, and India Gate. Drive by Parliament House and the President's Palace. After that, proceed to Agra via a 4-hour drive. Upon arrival in Agra, check in to your hotel. On day 2, you will get up before sunrise, and head to the Taj Mahal to watch the sun come up over this world-famous monument. You will spend two hours exploring the site. After that, return to your hotel for breakfast and to check out, and then spend an hour visiting the Agra Fort. You will then start the 5-hour drive to Jaipur. After breakfast the following day, you will enjoy a guided tour of the Amber Fort. Next, visit the Jal Mahal, a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake, followed by the Maharaja’s City Palace. Drive pa...
4. Delhi: Indira Gandhi Airport Premium Lounge Access
The premium lounges at Indira Gandhi Airport of New Delhi offer a delicious Indian buffet. Enjoy special high-tea snacks prepared by the chefs. Make use of the facilities including business stations, WiFi, shower, international magazines, and newspapers. Visit the bar with professional bartenders serving a selection of beverages at an additional charge. The Plaza Premium Lounge is located in many locations of the airport and features a panoramic view. Featuring a warm and subtle décor, the lounges have spacious areas for travelers looking for a refreshing time before take-off. Redeem your one-time entry at one of these lounges: Plaza Premium Lounge (Domestic Departures, Terminal 1) Plaza Premium Lounge Transit Hotel (Domestic Arrivals, Terminal 1) Plaza Premium Lounge (Domestic Departures, Terminal 2) Plaza Premium Lounge (Domestic Departures, Terminal 2) Plaza Premium Lounge (Lo...
5. Old Delhi Bazaar Walk & Haveli Visit Tour
Dive head first into an immersive cultural experience with this Old Delhi walking tour. Visit the different bazaars in the early morning, guided by enthusiastic locals truly passionate about their community. End the tour with a welcoming meal at a traditional mansion where families have lived for generations. Follow your guide as they wander through the maze of Old Delhi, weaving stories of history and social fabric into the narrative of personal anecdotes. This tour takes you to places not listed in any tourist book. Start off with a delicious breakfast and masala chai before heading to a local temple and learning about Hindu deities. Absorb the distinctive sights, sounds and smells that make Old Delhi a unique place in India’s capital. Stop for a friendly chat with the locals and take in the views of Asia’s largest wholesale spice market. With plenty of photo opportunities, this tour...
6. Delhi: Full-Day Qutb Minar, Old and New Delhi Private Tour
Benefit from pick-up at a location of your choice in Delhi by arrangement, and explore India's capital from the comfort of a private, air-conditioned car. Admire the monuments of Old Delhi, such as the Mughal mosque of Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque, built by Shah Jahan in 1656 at the height of Mughal power. You can also explore the Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple, famous for its ornate carvings that depict Hindu deities. Admire the onion domes of the Red Fort opposite the mosque, before taking off your shoes to look inside. See the Memorial to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat. Then, drive past the government buildings of New Delhi, including India Gate, the Presidential Residence (Rashtrapati Bhavan) and Parliament House (Sansad Bhawan). Admire the commemorative tower of the Qutb Minar, built by Allauddin Khilji in the 13th century. Look closely as it towers up 5 levels, each clearly di...
I had a great experience on the tour. My guide Riyaz was very knowledgeable and showed me also some small hidden places besides the main touristic attractions. Transport was well organized. I felt very welcome and safe as European women traveling alone. Thanks Riyaz for showing me your city!
7. Private Half or Full-Day: New Delhi City Tour with Transfers
Start your day with a convenient hotel pick up. Your guide and driver will await you downstairs in the lobby and after a short meet and greet, you'll set-off to your first destination - the Lotus Temple, or, Bahai's House of Worship. Notable for its flowerlike shape, marvel at one of the city's most stunning attractions. Like all Bahá'í houses of worship, the Lotus Temple is open to all, regardless of race or religion. You will get to spend around 30-minutes perusing the temple. Next, drive to the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, a must-see Sikh temple. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of the most prominent Sikh gurdwara, (Sikh houses of worship) in Delhi. The temple is known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan, as well as the pool inside its complex, known as the "Sarovar", truly a sight to behold. Whilst here, you'll also get to visit the community kitchen serving food...
8. From Delhi: Private Taj Mahal & Agra Tour by Express Train
Get picked up from the airport or your hotel in the Delhi NCR area at around 7:00 am, before being taken to the Nizamuddin railway station. Enjoy the 90-minute air-conditioned train journey that departs at 8:00 am with complimentary breakfast. At 9:30 am, you will reach Agra Cantt railway station. Upon exit, you will be met by your private guide with your name sign. Start the tour by visiting the Taj Mahal, one of the 7 wonders of the world. Admire the beauty of the Taj Mahal, and learn about the remarkable story of how and why it was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial for his beloved wife, Mumtaz. Your guide can assist in taking photos for you at the best spots at Taj Mahal. After touring the Taj Mahal for approximately 2 hours, you will be guided to the nearby Agra Fort, which is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Following this 45-minute tour of Agra Fort tour, enjoy ...
The tour was exceptionally well executed: the taxi pick up and drop offs were seamless, walked to specific train and guided to our train seats. Guide was charming, attentive, and informative. Taken to a very good Indian restaurant (which was not included in price). Enjoyed visiting Baby Taj, and skipped walking into Fort, as I had been there before. Feedback was given to tour agency: provide box lunches from better catering company and skip the train food. Really not appetizing. You might want to bring your own food.
9. Delhi: Photographic Walking Tour with Lunch
Discover a unique glimpses of Delhi, as you get ready to capture the mood, and moments of the city with your smartphone or digital camera, no matter if you're an ammeter, hobbyist or pro photographer. Take an early morning metro ride to Old Delhi, observing through your camera how people start their day in Delhi’s downtown. Walk around the narrow streets, perch up roof tops to get some best views in this famed old town. Get the best vantage points for your photos. Visit a centuries old spice market, where you can get spices from any corner of India and discover a secret spot, which will give you a birds eye view of Old Delhi. Move over to the greener Delhi, the Lutyens Zone and collect visual shots of the magnificent Raisina Hill and other colonial buildings with their remarkable architecture. Visit to a Gurudwara (Sikh temple), which is a colourful place. Frame the peaceful mood in y...
10. From Jaipur: Private Transfer to Jodhpur, Delhi or Agra
Avoid the rush of public transport with pick up by an English-speaking driver from Jaipur Airport, Jaipur Junction Railway Station, Jaipur Bus Station, or your accommodation in central Jaipur, Delhi or Agra. Enjoy a comfortable and air-conditioned transfer to Jodhpur, Delhi or Agra Airport, Jodhpur, Delhi or Agra Railway Station, Jodhpur, Delhi or Agra Bus Station or your accommodation in central Jodhpur, Delhi or Agra.
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Planning Your Visit
What to eat in New Delhi?
Do as the locals do and drink some chai in the afternoon and have some daal, or lentils, with rice and vegetables. For dessert, try Galebi, a fried orange treat that resembles fired glass and is best when dipped in hot milk.
How to get around New Delhi?
For short distances take a rickshaw, and make sure to bargain your rate before you step on. You can also take small motorized taxis called Auto-rickshaws, the Delhi metro system, or taxis. Buses can be quite overcrowded, but they are an option as well.
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- Best time to visit
- The best time to visit New Delhi is between November and March. The weather is dusty, dry and cool but the temperature never drops below 60 degrees. The summers in India can be extremely hot and when August hits, so does the monsoon season.
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What people are saying about New Delhi
English: We booked the tour on very short notice since we won a day off in Delhi by coincidence. Although it was very late to book, all went absolutely perfect. The Company was in immediate Contact, did all bookings for the monument fees and the driver arrived soon and his drivimg was supersafe and very, very friendly. The guide we had was very motivated and took very good care of us. To make a long story short: Thumbs up! Safe Honest Knowledgeable Motivated Next time im Delhi, we use the same Company for going to TajMahal. Anytime again! Thank you!
December 2019 - Janu and his driver were amazing! Everything was organized nicely for us. A great train ride down and back and made sure we were safe and taken care of. The sights we saw were pretty good, although I didn't feel like we needed much time at the fruit and veggie market, but that was OK and they were fairly flexible. I would definitely book Janu again as it was a great and safe experience! Recommended!
The organisation for our trip was fantastic. We were booked at the same time as Holi Festival which meant the monuments were closed on one of the days. Our driver and guide reorganised the itinerary which meant we could participate in the festival as well as see the amazing sights.
Although we booked a late start at 11 am, the guide managed to make the most of our time, and still made it to the most famous points of attraction of the city. Next time we do the rest. Depart before 9 am.
Perfectly organized, friendly driver. Ask for Faizal to be your guide.