Delhi tour package: Explore New and Old city
The national capital city of India, Delhi, is abundant with archaeological monuments and historical sites for tourists to visit. It is not a surprise that this prominent cultural destination in India is in UNESCO’s wait-list of World Heritage Site.
The major tourist attractions are Delhi is Humayun’s Tomb, Red Fort, India Gate, Jama Masjid, Lotus Temple, Akshardham Temple, Qutub Minar, Hauz Khas, Rashtrapati Bhavan and many more. You can explore several historical monuments and World Heritage Sites in Delhi. The best time to visit Delhi is from October to March.
When you visit in Delhi, you can also experience the vibrant colors and culture of the Old Delhi, especially while shopping at Chandni Chowk. You can have some sumptuous street food in the old market of Delhi or head straight to Dilli Haat. Filled with arts, crafts, culture and various ethnic foods, Dilli Haat, gives the essence of our rich Indian heritage and culture.
Wildlife lovers can also explore the National Zoological Park. In the middle of a burgeoning urban Delhi, the zoo that is spread across 176 acres also has a 16th-century citadel. For the shopping enthusiasts, Ghaffar Market and Ajmal Khan Road are the known street shopping markets in Karol Bagh. Many traveler who come to Delhi, not only go for Delhi tour but also explore nearby tourist destinations and hence opt for tour packages. One of the famous holiday packages which most of the foreign tourists go for is the Golden Triangle Tour package. Along with Delhi, this tour package covers the Taj Mahal, the wonder of the world, and you can also get a glimpse of Rajasthan, in Jaipur.
Pick up and drop off is available anywhere in Delhi (airport or hotel)
Highlights of Delhi Tour:
- Explore the Old and New Delhi in this Private Guided full-day tour
- See many World Heritage sites including Jama Masjid
- Drive by historical monuments like Red Fort, India Gate and Parliament House
- Discover the vibrant scene at one of the city's oldest markets, Chandni Chowk.
- The tour cost includes hotel pickup and drop-off, vehicle, private guide and entrance fees at various places as mentioned in inclusions
Itinerary of this tour:
Get ready to explore India's capital from the comfort of a private, air-conditioned car. Enjoy the pick-up at a preferred location in Delhi at 9:00 a.m.
- Stop At: Humayun’s Tomb: It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Commissioned in 1569-70, the tomb was built by Humayun's wife in memory of her husband, after his death.
- Stop At: Swami Narayan Akshardham: It is one of the biggest Hindu Temples, built in 2005. It depicts the era of traditional Hindu and Indian culture, spirituality, and architecture.
- Stop At: Gandhi Smriti: Formerly known as Birla House or Birla Bhavan, it is a museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. He had spent most of his life at this place and also this is the place where he was assassinated.
- Pass By: Qutub Minar: Also spelled as “Qutb Minar”, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built in 1192. It is 73-metre tall tapering tower of 5 stories, with a 14.3 metres base diameter, making it the tallest Minaret built up of bricks.
- Pass By: Rashtrapati Bhavan: It is home to the President of the world’s largest democracy, India, and stands on a 330 acre estate. Built in 1929, it took seventeen years to build this presidential palace. It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker.
- Pass By: Mughal Garden: Every year in the month of February-March, the Mughal Gardens burst into a riot of colour. The 15-acre orchard boasts of 70 varieties of flowers. In this Garden, the Mughal canals, terraces and flowering shrubs are beautifully blended with European flowerbeds, lawns and private hedges.
- Pass By: India Gate: Formerly known as “All India War Memorial”, it stands as a memorial to 70,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who died during the First World War in between 1914–1921. Names of 13,300 servicemen's are inscribed on the gate, including some soldiers and officers from the United Kingdom. The gate reminds of the architectural style of the triumphal arch such as the Arch of Constantine, in Rome, and is often compared to the Arc de Triomphein Paris.
- Stop At: Chandni Chowk: It is Asia's biggest market, built in 17th century by Emperor Shah Jahan. The market is full of shops with spices, dried fruit, silver jewellery, vivid saris, and mouth-watering food.
- Stop At: Jama Masjid: Built in 17th century, it is one among the world's largest mosques and also a UNESCO- World Heritage Site. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, who also built Taj Mahal, the wonder of the world.
- Pass By: Dilli Haat: Enjoy a meal break at this open aircraft bazaar cum food plaza. This place gives the essence of rich Indian heritage and culture.
- Pass By: Red Fort Built in 1639-1648, it is a historic fort, which served as the main residence of the Mughal Emperors. The fortified 2 km long wall provides it an impressive look from the outside.
After spending a memorable day, we would drive back and comfortably drop you at your preferred location in Delhi.
The itinerary of the tour can be customized as per your interest and places you wish to explore.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Every booking would require a minimum of 2 people
- Wheelchair accessible
- There is no strict dress code, enforced at this tour site. However, please be advised to dress accordingly for places of worship; spaghetti straps and short shorts are not recommended
- A pick-up and drop off at the airport is available on request.
- Flight details must be provided at the time of booking
- Note that some of the places of visit, like Akshardham Temple, Gandhi Smriti are closed on Monday. In such a case, some other sites will be incorporated in the tour on Monday, like Birla Temple and Iskcon Temple.
- We would recommend you to wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes, and sunglasses/sunscreen as well as a hat or scarf for ladies
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible on request.
- Most travellers can participate
What to expect on this tour?
- Discover Delhi your way with the assistance of a local guide
- Admire the cultural, spiritual and historical landmarks of India's capital
What does this tour include?
- Pick up and drop off to anywhere in Delhi (airport or hotel)
- Sightseeing by private air conditioned car with chauffeur
- A professional English speaking tour guide would be escorting this tour. (Spanish or German speaking tour guide can be arranged on request)
- Bottle of Water
- Family Lunch (Only if Lunch Inclusive Option Selected)
- All parking fees, tolls, fuel and taxes
- Entrance fee of the monuments (for selected monuments, only if Tickets Inclusive Option is selected)
- Rickshaw ride
What are the tour exclusions?
- Any expenses of personal nature
- Any other meals or drinks
Things to Note:
- This tour would be operating only on the daily basis, however on Monday/ Sunday the itinerary will change since some of the places and monuments are closed on these days.
- Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
- The dress code for this tour would be smart casuals. Modest and respectful clothing that covers the shoulders and knees is strongly recommended
- This tour is wheelchair accessible
- Every booking requires a minimum of 2 people. If it’s cancelled because the minimum count of people isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
Cancellation policy of the tour:
- If you cancel the tour before 3 days of the tour start date, a full refund will be given.
- If you cancel within 1-3 days of the tour start date, there is a 30% cancellation fee.
- If you cancel within 1 day of tour start, full cancellation charges would be applied
Other related tours you can take
You can also explore below interesting offbeat tour in Delhi
- Exclusive Tour Of Red Fort And The Fight For Mughal Throne- This heritage walk brings to you the magnificent exploration of Red fort along with the theatrical performance regarding the war of succession for the Mughal Throne
- Exclusive Tour Of Salimgarh Fort And The Tale Of Prisoner Zebunissa- This compelling heritage walk will take you into the abstract and haunting realms of Salimgarh Fort. Built-in 1546 AD, Salim Shah Suri it was later captured by Mughal Emperor Humayun. Later it was converted into a state prison by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb
Delhi officially called the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT) holds within itself New Delhi, the capital of India. Worthy of its title too, since all the colors of India can be witnessed here. Delhi is located in the North of India between Haryana at the west and Uttar Pradesh at the East.
The drainage of Delhi consists of Yamuna river flowing between Punjab and Uttar Pradesh and Hindon river that separates Ghaziabad from the eastern part of Delhi. The Aravalli ranges at the south of Delhi gives the whole landmark an ascent.
Best time to visit Delhi from October to March. Delhi has managed to weave in its tapestry all the threads of Glorious past in the colors of present urbanization. The essence of Islamic architecture could be seen in the monuments like Alai Darwaza, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Safdarjung Tomb, Humayun’s Tomb where the sandstone are embellished with white marble: this sort of place is sought after by traveler, historians from different part of the world & who are curious about the medieval history of the world.
The amiable atmosphere of the vibrant markets of Old Delhi including the Dariba Kalan, Chawri Bazar, Katra Neel, Bhagirath Palace, Nai Sarak and Khari Baoli are the perfect joint for the tourist who wants to take back memories in the form of souvenirs or who are eager to imbibe the Indian culture in their daily life in the form of trinkets and clothes they wear and in the spices they use in their daily food.
The ascendant national infrastructures including India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Memorial Museums and the Parliament House that holds within himself the largest Democracy of the World: these are the locations where people are able to witness the nationalism that nurtures the heart of every Indian citizen.
The fast lane of Delhi also houses explicit musical scenes with live indie music at bars and Connaught place, Qawwali performances at Nizamuddin Dargah and EDM night whose line ups frequently consist of International artists. Therefore, Delhi sends a warm welcome to everyone who wants to visualize about medieval history through places and inscriptions, all those whose want to experience the fluorescence of Indian culture, music and cuisine and have a memorable time within numbered days.
General FAQ's about New Delhi:
Q: What is the preferred mode of transportation in Delhi
Delhi is home to centuries old buildings as well as a skyline that is increasingly bursting with skyscrapers. Here is your quick guide to the various modes of transport in Delhi
Delhi Metro is, clearly, the quickest, affordable and one of the best ways to get around Delhi. The network boasts of AC coaches, one coach in each metro being reserved for women, and an average frequency of one metro every five minutes. You can either get a token or a smart card in lieu of cash for travelling via metro, the minimum recharge value for the cards being ₹200 (in addition to ₹100 for procuring a new card). Fare for the journey depends on the distance covered
Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses:
With a humongous fleet of AC and non-AC buses, DTC is the biggest public transport operator in Delhi. You can hop on to one of its buses to get around Delhi for surprisingly minimal fares. These buses connect almost all the parts of Delhi, ideal for short distances. While metro rails are a more comfortable option, DTC buses connect even the relatively far-flung areas of Delhi.
A number of private cab operators or cab sharing service providers, including Uber, Ola and Easy Cabs, have also started operating in Delhi. Perfect for anyone eager for a more comfortable and private mode of transport, these can be hailed via their official website or downloadable mobile applications. Fares are set on a per km basis, receipts of which are sent to the user on their registered e-mails IDs and mobile phones.
Q: Is New Delhi the same as Delhi?
There is actually a difference between the two places: New Delhi and Delhi. New Delhi, which is India's capital, is a territory in Delhi. New Delhi is the seat of the government of India.
It is very hard to draw a boundary between Delhi and New Delhi. But one can make out the difference when looking at the architecture. In New Delhi, there is the Rashtrapathi Bhavan, Secretariat building, Parliament, Connaught Place, Lodhi Gardens, Jantar Mantar and India Gate. The embassies of other countries are situated towards the South of New Delhi.
The streets and lanes in New Delhi are beautiful and tidy when compared with those of Delhi.
In Delhi, one can come across old monuments, Mughal architecture and tombs. Red Fort, Lotus temple, Juma Masjid, Humayun Tomb are some of the old monuments in Delhi.