One of the main reasons that travelers journey to India is its incredibly rich culture of spirituality and religion. This half day tour of Delhi, famed for its multitude of temples and spiritual sites opens your eyes to the vivid colors and nuances of spirituality in the region. It gives you the chance to take a look into the culture and history of the people who live there. Beginning with a visit to the Jama Masjid, which was built in the 17th century and currently one of the largest mosques in India, you will observe how the architecture is rooted in history. In the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, which is the old bungalow where the ruler Raja Jai Singh used to reside, you will unravel 17th century history and the spirituality of the times as the home is considered a prominent Sikh house of worship. Your next stop is the Birla Temple, built by a family of the same name, to stand enraptured at its ornate outer design. Shining in white marble, it's an incredible sight to behold. Among the temples you'll see, the Lotus Temple may be among the most unique. In a distinctly more modern architectural approach, the vaulting roof of this temple has incredible 27 free standing marble petals, their shape giving the temple its floral name. Your tour ends with a safe return back to your hotel, having discovered some of Delhi's most splendid religious sites.
You'll met your guide at Akshardham Metro station, where your exploration into the religious and historic culture of Delhi begins. Your guide will take you through a walk at the Hall of Values, where the core virtues of Swaminarayan, one of the most famous yogi and ascetic in India, are depicted, giving you a look into the very backbone of the spiritual culture. You'll learn about his life and the great steps he had made for the central Hindu practices, and why he had been believed by his followers as God in manifestation. This is followed by a walk through through the architectural features that are a hallmark of the spiritual culture in the area, such as carved pillars, domes, spires, and more. Each of these features, while aesthetically beautiful, still serve a purpose. You then walk through the peaceful gardens of Bharat Upvan, and the Lotus shaped garden. Here, in the tranquility, you can take time to reflect back on the virtues you've learned. You will be able to watch the Musical Fountain Show of Delhi before you head of to the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, a place where followers gather to worship and practice their religion. Here you can see the locals at worship, and learn their rituals. Your tour concludes with authentic vegetarian snacks.
Immerse yourself in a unique half day spiritual tour that takes you around the different religious communities of India. Your morning tour starts with a visit to Jama Mansid, one of India's largest mosques, to get a glimpse of Muslim culture and tradition. Then, make your way to Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir, the oldest and best-known Jain temple, and Charity Birds Hospital (Shree Vijayanad Birds Hospital) where injured and unwell birds are treated in accordance to Jain beliefs. Step into Gauri Shankar Temple dedicated to Hindu god, Shiva the destroyer, and watch Sikh devotees present their offerings at Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib. Before your tour comes to an end, treat yourself to a quick visit to Asia's largest spice market along Khari Baoli Road.
Spend 3 days in the holy land of Amritsar with this tour! Visit one of the most important Sikh pilgrimage sites and immerse yourself in the local culture. Start the tour with a convenient pick up at Indira Gandhi International Airport by your guide, in which you'll ride an air-conditioned transfer to the railway station. Learn the do's and dont's of the tour as your guide expertly navigates the road. Hop on a train and arrive at Amritsar just in time for your check in at your preferred hotel. After a full night's sleep, kick off your second day with a city tour. Visit Harmandir Sahib, Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, Durgiana Temple, and Wagah in one day onboard another modern vehicle. Travel around your itinerary route at your own pace and feel free to spend an unlimited time taking pictures at every destination. Soak in the restless energy of the crowded streets as you retrace the history of each temple and landmark with your well-educated guide. End the tour with a train ride back to Delhi.
A city changes at night, and this is your opportunity to see Delhi transform during the evening in this wonderful tour. You'll meet your English speaking guide outside at Connaught Place before you head on the most popular markets in Delhi right in the area. This famous shopping district allows you to find something for everyone! Then, you'll stroll to the Lord Hanuman Temple, an ancient structure which is replete with the rich history of India's Hindu Gods and deities. You'll be able to enjoy a delicious cup of masala tea and try some of the delicious local snacks before heading to the Sikh Bangla Sahib Temple. This temple is one of the most prominent Sikh houses of worship and holds a famed pool inside the complex, called “Sarovar”. Here, you'll learn about the Sikh community, how they serve the community and feed thousands of people every day. Then you'll get a tuk-tuk ride to India Gate, a grand war memorial and made to remember the martyrs and the veterans still living. Your tour ends back at the Rajib Chowk metro station.
Make your way through the streets of Old Delhi and discover the historic fort that once was the main residence of the emperors during the Mughal dynasty. Choose a convenient pick up at your hotel or meet up right at the entrance of the Red Fort. As you enter, you'll get to explore the public and private halls of the residence, the women's quarters and the baths and gardens of the Mughal emperors. After reminiscing the magnificent history of that era, your friendly tour guide will take you to the bustling local markets in the height of all the activity, then you'll make your way to places of worship to witness different religious backgrounds. See the Ganj Sahib of Sikhism, built at the site where Guru Tegh Bahadur was beheaded for refusing to convert to Islam. You'll also visit the Jama Masjid - one of the largest mosques in India - as well as Hindu and Jain temples and even churches. After learning about the diverse religions and culture of India, the tour will end right back at the entrance of the Red Fort where you can continue to explore different sites on your own, or get dropped off at your hotel for a good rest.
Explore the Pink City in this Jaipur day tour from Delhi! Enjoy its vibrant array of sightseeing destinations that show the multi-faceted features of Indian culture and history. As the capital of the state of Rajasthan, it has virtually everything: sites on history, politics, local culture, spirituality, and more. Your enthusiastic, well-informed guide in this Jaipur private day tour will meet you at this splendid city, proceeding firstly to Amer Fort. Labeled as a UNESCO World Heritage site, this incredible edifice of marble and red sandstone stands above the city, overlooking it in all its splendor. After learning of local history here, your next stop is the enchanting Jal Mahal, otherwise known as the Palace on the Water, as it sits in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. After lunch, you head for the Hawa Mahal, and incredible structure of ornate exterior design. This pink and red sandstone building is one of the most famous sights in Jaipur, so don't pass up the chance to capture it with a few photographs. The next stop is a discovery into local culture, as the City Palace Museum holds priceless cultural artifacts. There's also the Jantar Mantar Observatory, which is absolutely fascinating for history and astronomy buffs: this is a site where ancient royal astronomical tools still stand, used to measure the stars. Your Jaipur one day tour is capped off with a look into the lives of the locals as you visit the local bazaars. While picking up some souvenirs, you can watch the locals go about their day shopping, haggling, and selling fascinating wares. You will return to Delhi full of the visions and colors of the colorful city of Jaipur.
A trip to Delhi, India's seat of power, is not complete until you experience the real essence of the area: the life at Old Delhi. Through most of its history, Old Delhi was the capital of various empires and kingdoms, and has been captured, destroyed, and rebuilt many times. In this tour, you'll uncover the scents, flavours, and sights of the city, including Masterji Kee Haveli, with an expert tour guide. Tour by foot and by rickshaw, and sample your choice of Indian street foods. The guide will also take you to the Spice bazaar, where you'll learn about Indian cooking recipes and techniques. You can pay a visit to the local temples around, as well. The last stop is the star of the tour, Masterji Kee Haveli, a carefully preserved and tastefully decorated old mansion built in the typical ancient Indian architecture. You'll end the experience with a tummy filled with traditional home cooked lunch on the terrace of the mansion!
Delhi is famed for its numerous bazaars and marketplaces, as it is a hub of business and industry in India. This tour will take you to some of its most best must-see local bazaars and experience the color of Delhi’s marketplaces. You’ll start off with your guide at Jama Masid where the tour begins and you head into this beautiful mosque. You’ll get the opportunity to examine and marvel at its beautiful architecture and see the people going about their daily prayers. Then you’ll hop onto a cycle rickshaw and into the alleyways to Chandi Chowk, where everyday Delhi is fully alive. Silversmiths, repair shops, cloth markets, street food vendors, and sweet shops cover these streets and you’ll get the chance to see what it’s like to move among them. Your next stops will take you to a number of charming local markets: Dariba Kalan or the silver market, the wedding market called Kinari Bazaar, and Paratha lane called Paranthewali Galli which is lined with vendors of delicious pratha. You then head to more cultural diversity areas, such as a place of worship for Sikhs, Gurudwara Sees Ganj Sahib, before heading to a Jain temple, and the local churches. You end your tour with an eye-opening journey through the many facets and colors of Delhi.
This is my first trip in India, I booked 2 local tours on 'Klook' which had totally different experience
Glad to be the first traveller join this tour thru Klook
This tour run in small group, the guide - Varun 'your Indian local friend' will bring you walking and eating around in Old Delhi. He take photos for all of us on the way and you will get this private album afterward. The trip end with a delicious home made lunch in a beautiful Haveli which is the home of this trip's founder - Dhruv
It is a great and memorable experience
If you are in Delhi, try this tour, and you won't regret