The bustling bylanes of old Delhi, founded as Shahjahanabad in 1639, when Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor at the time, decided to shift the Mughal capital from Agra. It was once filled with mansions of nobles and members of the royal court, along with elegant mosques and gardens. Today, despite having become extremely crowded and dilapidated, there are some old havelis still standing among the spice and convenience market places, and old Delhi is symbolic memorial of the pre-British era.
- Get on a rickshaw and zip through the bylanes of what was once a forted city
- Get to visit some of the old Havelis (large homes of people of higher social standing)
- Visit some of the little stores that now sell gemstones and jewelry
- Stop by for a snack at a famous local food outlet, specializing in Parathas (India n breads), and another known for its Dahi Bhallas.
- Visit Asia’s largest wholesale spice market and get a great view of people’s lives
- Visit a two-hundred-year-old perfumery
- Window-shop (or actually shop) silver jewelry, fabrics, pre-owned books, camera equipment.
- Lodhi Gardens
- Lunch (or Dinner, if this is an afternoon tour)
What is NOT included in the tour
Personal Expenses: In case you choose to buy things along the way, you are encouraged to spend your own cash so that reimbursements aren’t invoiced to you with added taxes. Otherwise please let us know in advance if you would like us to pick up any bills along the way and invoice them to you in the end.