Discover the Mughal era’s Old Delhi through its heritage and food. A guided walking tour exploring the history of Red Fort and Jama Masjid, the cultural influence of food in Sikh community kitchens, Chandni Chowk, and the Spice Market.
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Stop At: Red Fort (Lal Quila), New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi
Start your journey at the meeting point (Patel Chowk Metro Station, Outside of Gate No 1) where your guide awaits you. Travel by Metro to Red Fort and enjoy the Red sandstone walls of the massive Red Fort (Lal Qila), which rises 33-m above the clamour of Old Delhi as a reminder of the magnificent power and pomp of the Mughal emperors. The walls, built in 1638, were designed to keep out invaders, now they mainly keep out the noise and confusion of the city.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid), New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi
Next, visit Jama Masjid; this great mosque in Old Delhi is the largest in India, with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees. Building began in 1644 and ended up being the final architectural masterpiece of Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor who built the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Chandni Chowk Market
Next, walk through the Old Delhi lanes to explore heritage buildings, witness Indian lifestyle, culture, and bazaars, as your guide shares ancient stories with you. Afterwards visit the Sikh temple, Gurudwara Sis Ganj, and visit the kitchen section of the temple where meals are prepared for the masses. Take a rickshaw ride to the Spice Market and learn about different kinds of Indian Spices used in the Indian kitchens. End your tour by getting dropped off back to your original departure point.
Duration: 3 hours
Local English-speaking Guide,Vegetarian lunch at Parathewalli Galli,Metro tickets and Tuktuk tickets to and from meeting point,Hotel pick-up and drop- off (if option selected),Entrance fees to monuments,Entry/Admission - Red Fort (Lal Quila),Entry/Admission - Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid),Entry/Admission - Chandni Chowk Market