Meet your local guide at the hotel at 9am today for another metro ride, this time to the oldest parts of Delhi. There's a chance to kick start the day with a cup of chai before diving into the sights, sounds and smells of Old Delhi.
Today we will experience the best of Delhi has to offer with great street food , markets, bazaars, temples and famous historical sites along the way. There is plenty of opportunity to stop and sample a samosa or other snacks from street stalls. Goods on offer range from wedding paraphernalia to cow dung on a string! We will walk through narrow alleyways to see what local life has in store for us today.
Stops include significant historical sights linked to the 1857 Mutiny (also known as India's First War of Independence) which was ruthless put down by British colonial forces and was a precursor to a later more peaceful struggle for independence led by Mahatma Gandhi in the early 1900's. Our local guide will also provide us with a background into India's more recent history and struggle for independence.
We will visit local temples dedicated to the various Hindu gods where our local guide will give us an insight into the religion of Hinduism, one of the more spiritual moments on our Delhi day tour.
You may choose to spend some more time in Chandi Chowk for personal exploration or alternatively your local guide can assist with arranging a taxi back to your hotel where we will meet again at 4pm for our Delhi Food Walk.
This delicious Delhi food tour begins with a bit of local culture. Hop on a cycle rickshaw, one of the most colourful methods of transportation in Delhi, and pass through the city’s picturesque colleges and universities, stopping at an ancient Hanuman temple.
After visiting the temple, we head out to our first food stop and witness how fresh local shawarma (kebab) is made. From here, we’ll continue on to an iconic neighbourhood eatery thatis popular with everyone, including students from nearby colleges. Here, you can enjoy a local favourite – fresh fruit beer – as well as momos (dumplings) and banta, a delicious lemon-based drink that’s an ideal refreshment for hot Delhi weather.
We then continue through the Kamla Market and emerge into a narrow alley full of delectable street-food joints. This lane is a great spot for photographers and food lovers alike, and here’s where we’ll sample several local delicacies like paneertikka, golgappas, bhelpuri, paavbhaji, and chuski. Yum!
After sampling nearly everything we possibly can, walk it off through some beautiful nearby markets, admiring everything including the work of a local henna painter. We’ll sample some crispy potatoes and stop for the best homemade ice cream in Delhi, kulfi-falooda. A little more walking through the bustling, fascinating streets of Delhi will lead us to our final stop – a sweet shop, where we’ll have the opportunity to try some fresh samosa, rabdi, gulab jamun, and sweet flavoured milk.
This delectable Delhi food tour will leave you very satisfied and an aficionado of Delhi’s best local food, which you’ll be craving long after you leave this enigmatic city.