A hidden "Mughal" Era Garden and Heritage Old Delhi Quarters

Duration: 3h and 30min
Languages: English
Registered on January 25, 2022

A local well versed with the history and the culture of my city. It shall be a pleasure for me to assist those who wish to explore and understand India.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Free walk in a hidden gem of Old Delhi, In a "Mughal" era Garden in the antique Old Delhi. After braving the overwhelming crowds in the heritage Old Delhi quarters and markets, later get refreshed among the lush greenery of this heritage park. A fabulous way of knowing Old Delhi's rich history, since after visiting Old Delhi quarters, you can listen to the guide's narration with calm in this Heritage park with imposing ruins.

Meet our guide outside "Gate no 1" of "Lal Quila " Metro Station, we shall first explore the main areas of interests of the 400 year old parts of city of "Delhi". We start walking towards the giant stairs and steps of "Jama Mosque", for a photo stop only, it is the biggest mosque of India built by the creator of Taj Mahal " The Shah Jahan". NOTE: Those who wish to visit this grand ancient structure from inside, they can do so by paying the requisite entrance fees of INR 350 Per Person and the guide shall give the narration inside.

Now we are entering the most famous Haveli (mansion of Mughal era), "Mirza Ghalib haveli", who was a noted Mughal courtier and a poet. Lost in the Chaos of bustling "Chandni Chowk", Mirza Ghalib’s 300-Year-Old Haveli is a Forgotten Treasure.

Spice Market: We shall walk towards the largest spice hub of Asia! Be amazed to see the bustling bazaar full of colourful spices and the merchant shops.
Also note those who want to know more about the worlds most opulent  shawls "Pashmina" Shawls, they can be taken to a store which proudly displays and tells about the fine art and trade of "Pashmina" Shawls. You are also free to take photographs while sporting a gorgeous "Pasmina Shawl"

Hidden "Mughal" era garden:
Now we can take a  TUKTUK ride to go to the garden costing only INR 80 Per Person. Now Enter into this mesmerizing park, with 20 acres of space and housing a vast variety of flowers, birds, an ancient private mosque and a majestic ruined palace and gateway.
Built way back in 1748, the garden is named after Qudsia Begum, a Mughal queen and wife of emperor Muhammad Shah Rangeela. The king and queen laid the foundation of the palace with mosques, a grand entrance, waterfalls and fruit and flowerbeds. There are sky high palm trees, squirrels, peacocks and fancy pillars all setup in Persian Charbagh style.
Much of the Mughal splendour got destroyed badly during the freedom war of 1857 due to which only worn out pieces of the mosque remain. The walls have lost its color, the plaster keeps coming off, the gates to the mosque are dilapidated. But the green ambience and tall ruins are still captivating especially to a history buff.

Finally walk back OR take a short Bicycle Rickshaw Ride to the Metro train station.

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  • Meeting point:
    J79H+5QF, Block B, Pandav Nagar, Delh...
    J79H+5QF, Block B, Pandav Nagar, Delhi, 110092, India
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    Meet the Walk Leader outside the Gate no 5 of "Kashmere Gate" Metro Station

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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arlety 13 Jan 2023
Liverpool

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
experienced both quaint and chaotic sites of Old Delhi. With the good company of the guide
melaun 13 Dec 2022
Melbourne

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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
thanks for hosting us in old delhi , you were a great friend and gave a lot of info
beati 29 Nov 2022
Berlin

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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
Guide was very helpful! He answers all questions and gives all necessary information and curiosities. Well organized tour, with humorous comments that liven up the group! He also provided me a safe and reliable Driver and a good car, and we went to tour Taj Mahal and Jaipur , all thanks to him!
Judy 29 Nov 2022
Jacksonville

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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
Bram was so helpful and knowledgeable! gave us a lot of good tips as well as nice restaurant recommendation. Loved the route as well. Everything was perfect
orgina 30 Oct 2022
Ottawa

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Travelled alone - Oct 2022
Guide's knowledge was super, the garden was historic and amazingly lush green. Many species of tress can be seen over there. When guide realized that i had interest in birding, so he made me to spend some time in the gardens and i sighted a "Grey Horn Bill" to my surprise, there are also man more species of birds hidden under the dense greenery. The ruins were also fabulous and contained a lot of history behind them.
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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