Delhi is one of the best examples across the world where “old meets new”. Visiting the national capital and wondering about the best possible way to explore the city and its nearby sights?? There are so many options but the best way to discover the historical sites, peaceful areas and nature hugging places is through cycles. The Old Delhi Cycling Tour is a classic recipe for an exhilarating glimpse into the life and times of the great Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan and the 1500 acre expanse of his capital – Shahjahanabad – whilst on a cycle! Hop on a top quality cycle and explore the rich cultural heritage of one of the oldest places in India – monuments, chai, breakfast and fresh air! Tour Distance is 12-15 Km.
The day starts early, meet the team at NDMC Parking Out Gate, Opp. Hotel Broadway(designated meeting point) at 6 AM sharp. The guide will brief you about the whereabouts of the Cycle tour. The plan is to set off by 6.15 AM early enough to miss the ridiculous Delhi traffic! The capital of India boasts the ancient walled city of Shahjahanabad. Locals call it as “Old Delhi” and you haven’t really seen this capital city until you’ve bicycled your way into its very core. This is jam-packed, untidy, lively heart of Delhi!
Under the company of experts well versed in both Hindi and English ride the cycle through the 400-year-old web of alleys held together with great big meshes of electric cables and infused with the smell of brewing tea and simmering breakfast curry, you see a mind boggling amalgamation of the past and the future. On this three-hour cycle tour, you will pass through Turkman Gate. While cycling through the eclectic streets of Chawri Bazaar- the first wholesale market of Old Delhi you will reach Jama Masjid. Offer prayers at Jama Masjid- one of the largest mosques in India (from outside). The Jama Masjid stands across the road in front of the Red Fort, Delhi. At Jama Masjid you can click pictures along with pigeons while they are busy having food.
Enhance this exotic experience by visiting the famous Chandni Chowk– one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi is the perfect place to shop. However in the early hours of the day as all the shops would be closed only the famous sweet vendors can be spotted selling mouthwatering delicacies. While cycling, visit Khari Baoli– Delhi’s bustling wholesale spice market. Take in the sights and smells of the herbs and spices that add flavor to the Indian cuisines. After scouting the narrow yet intriguing lanes of the Old Delhi embark on the cycle and pass through the elegant lanes of Flower Market. The cycle tour is the best way to learn about the rich cultural heritage of one of the oldest places in India as you ride through the peaceful lanes of Dariba Kalan where you experience Kulcha(Indian bread) factory which produces Kulchas for the entire Delhi early in the morning.
Do not stop paddling. Instead make your way to Dharampur Haveli and learn how it got created into a tourist spot and most visited haveli in Old Delhi. Take a sneak peak inside the entire haveli and learn about a lot of anecdotes.
Proceed towards the Breakfast point where you are served with typical Old Delhi breakfast without which your tour is not complete. This finger licking breakfast will serve as one up for the entire tour.
Embark on the cycle again to take a spin in the bylanes of Chandni Chowk to reach Town Hall from where we get the name of the place Chandni Chowk. The cycle tour comes to an end at the Parking Area. Avid explorers are recommemnded that they Dress up comfortablyand wear sports shoes while cycling. All the female cyclists are not allowed to adore shorts or sleeveless top.
Safety First – All the routes are curated very carefully & the bicycles we use are amongst the best available in India that are serviced from time to time. We have provisions for first aid kit in all rides.
Disclaimer – You must know how to cycle. We do not purchase any public liability insurance on your behalf.
TOUR DETAIL Delhi is one of the best examples in the world where ‘old meets new’. A tour of Delhi will provide the visitor ample experience to understand at once the historic time-honored Mughal monuments to modern structures, soaring skyscrapers […]
Overview Take a private 9-hour tour of New and Old Delhi to discover the highlights of India’s capital city. Travel with your guide in an air-conditioned car to UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, the Red Fort, and Jama Masjid. […]
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