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Red Fort and Old Delhi Heritage Walking and Rickshaw Tour

1. Red Fort and Old Delhi Heritage Walking and Rickshaw Tour

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. 

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Akshardham: Exhibition, Light and Water Show with Transfers

2. Akshardham: Exhibition, Light and Water Show with Transfers

Start your journey with the hotel pick-up in a private cab at your desired time. Drive to the Akshardham temple where architects have achieved the zenith of carving to induce life in every piece of stone. Take a post visit to the Akshardham Temple to see the Exhibition Section comprised of 3 parts. The first is Sahajanand Darshan: Hall of Values - Experience timeless messages of Hindu culture presented in this exhibition. It contains a series of exhibits, each one giving a fresh experience, a new message and a novel presentation. These exhibits portray values like non‐violence, perseverance, prayers, morality, and family harmony using different multimedia technologies like audio‐animatronic figures, immersive projections and 3‐D dioramas. The second is Neelkanth Darshan: Large Format Film - At Akshardham’s giant screen theater, visitors become engrossed in Neelkanth Yatra. Here, on a screen 85 feet wide and 65 feet tall, the audience follows a young Neelkanth Varni on an epic trek across the Indian subcontinent. From the icy peaks in the northern Himalayas to the warm beaches of southern India, follow Neelkanth as he traverses 12,000 kilometers across the length and breadth of India. Be reminded of the value of sacrifice and service, the wisdom of the eternal soul, and the power of faith.  Lastly, the Sanskruti Darshan:Cultural Boat Ride - Board a boat and sail through thousands of years of ancient Indian history. Experience the lifestyle of the Vedic era. Pass through the oldest university and watch an eye surgery happening more than a thousand years ago. This 12 minute boat ride presents some of India’s important contributions to the world.

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New Delhi: Faiths of Indian Culture Guided Tour

3. New Delhi: Faiths of Indian Culture Guided Tour

Start your day with a pickup from your hotel in Delhi where your friendly guide shall meet you in the lobby. Head first to the Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir temple, the oldest and best-known Jain temple in Delhi situated directly across from the Red Fort in the historical Chandni Chowk area. The temple is known for its avian veterinary hospital, the Jain Birds Hospital, in a second building behind the main temple. The next stop is Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, one of the most prominent Sikh gurdwara (house of worship) known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan, as well as the pool inside its complex, known as the Sarovar. Next, drive to the Laxminarayan Temple, also known as the Birla Mandir, a Hindu temple dedicated to Laxminarayan in Delhi. Laxminarayan usually refers to Vishnu, Preserver in the Trimurti, also known as Narayan, when he is with his consort Lakshmi. Before heading to the next religious place of worship, enjoy a light snack with your guide. Next up, visit the Sacred Heart Cathedral, a Roman Catholic cathedral belonging to the Latin Rite and one of the oldest church buildings in New Delhi. The last attraction is the Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, one of the Sufi saints, Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya. Situated in the Nizamuddin West area of Delhi, the dargah is visited by thousands of pilgrims every week. The site is also known for its evening qawwali Sufi Islamic devotional music sessions. At the end of the tour, you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel, or you are free to explore the city on your own.

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What people are saying about New Delhi

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 !!!

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.

Suraj was an excellent guide. Without him, it would have been impossible to experience Old Delhi in its true glory. Great shopping and Street food was added into the mix to make it a truly memorable experience.

My guide Sunil was very patience. I can recommend him very much. He spend me a hot drink and was very attentive.

A very enjoyable evening, the light and water show was great.