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Old Delhi Havelis & Heritage Quarters Free Walking Tour

Your Guru: Jai
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5.0
20 ratings
  • Delhi
  • Available in English
  • 2 hours and 30 minutes

About the Guru

Travel like a local with the expertise of locals. Not just another local tour but tours itself by the locals immersed in the culture and history of the terrain.

Travel like a local with the expertise of locals. Not just another local tour but tours itself by the locals immersed in the culture and history of the terrain.

About the Tour

Tour to the alley and quarters of a bygone era, the private mansions or Havelis of Old Delhi. Take a sneak peek into the lives of the erstwhile influence with Chunnamal’s haveli, Begum Samru’s, or Mirza Ghalib. These will fill you with both nostalgia and wonder.

Meet our expert local guide outside the Gate No 1 of "Lal Quila" metro station, our guide immersed in the local history and culture of Old Delhi will brief you about the secrets to be unraveled. Soon we will pass through the twin temples of "Red Temple", a Jain minority sect temple & "Shiva Temple", a Hindu temple. Soon a "Sikh" temple will emerge in front of your eyes with its huge Gold plated dome.
On the opposite side is standing a British-era Church with a functioning missionary school. Now we are entering an enormous jewellery market known as "Dariba Kalan" selling handcrafted jewels and precious stones. We then take a right turn and enter "Parantawali Gali" (bread-makers alley) be amazed to watch bread of different enormous sizes for sale and being devoured by the food buffs, it is said that no one can finish off a single bread completely due to its size and richness. Adjacent to it is a complex of Mughal era mansions known as "Nau Ghara" literally meaning 09 homes. The descendants of the erstwhile merchant families still live here and continue their hereditary mercantile business of clothes and apparel. A very good spot for doing photography besides the giant old gateways and wooden doors.
Now we are entering Most haveli of this place "Mirza Ghalib haveli", who was a noted Mughal courtier and a poet. We will now cover our last point "Chunamal ki haveli".
Spice Market: We shall walk towards the largest spice hub of Asia! and it is known as "Khari Baoli". Be amazed to see the bustling bazaar full of colourful spices and the merchant shops.
Finally, we are landing on the giant stairs and steps of "Jama Mosque", the biggest mosque of India built by the creator of Taj Mahal " The Shah Jahan". OPTIONAL : We can take a short rickshaw ride to reach the mosque, costing only INR 30 Per Person, it shall save time and labour. After visiting the mosque our Rickshaw and our guide will drop you back at the "Lal Quila" metro station to conclude the tour.

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: Meet me right outside the Gate no 1 of "Lal Quila" Metro station

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are not accepted.
Minimum of attendees:
A minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is not suitable for pets.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (20)

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Veronica
08 May 2022 Toulouse
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Travelled alone - May 2022

It was fun to explore the antiquity of delhi with Jai, he explained the details of all the historic corners patiently. we enjoyed bicycle rickshaw ride and Jai recommended us few traditional snacks and delicacies which we are still drooling over. a great time spent with Jai

Response from Jai
Hi there, it was a great fun to be with you in Old Delhi. also happy to know that you enjoyed the trip
Betty
08 May 2022 Luxembourg
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Travelled alone - May 2022

guide Jai was helpful and give us many tips for travelling in india. He kept us safe from the maddening crowds and fake guides who kept approaching us all the time. we traversed through many alleys and spots and discovered a lot of history with Jai

Response from Jai
Hello dear, great to know that you had a great time, wish you all the best
brendan
07 May 2022 Alhambra
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Travelled alone - May 2022

Hemos disfrutado mucho, la ruta muy adecuada y el guia muy Bueno.

Response from Jai
Buenos Dias Muchas Dias Senor Brendan Abiento Jai
Hermann
30 Apr 2022 Harnekop
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Travelled alone - Apr 2022

Jai is a really nice guy. The tour was like described 2.5hrs. Unfortunately it was just me but so we had more time for my questions and particularl wishes. I recommend the tour with jai.

Response from Jai
Dear Hermann, many thanks for your kind review, I am happy that I was able to match your expectations. Wish you all the best for your further India travel and I hope you will stay safe and enjoy your holiday in India Best regards - Jai Singh
michael
19 Apr 2022
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Travelled alone - Apr 2022

Walking through the streets and bazaars of Old Delhi with "Jai" was astounding. We had a chance to experience traditional Indian lifestyles. By paying the entry fee, we visited the Jama Masjid mosque, had a walk past on the outskirts of Red Fort and explored the Chandni Chowk market. A short bicycle rickshaw ride to the spice market was fun.

Response from Jai
Dear Guest Many thanks for your kind words and appreciation It was a pleasure to host you in Old Delhi Look forward to host you again. Best regards Jai Singh
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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!