Explore the city of Delhi with a hop on hop off bus 1 or 2 day pass! Visit World Heritage monuments, museums, colorful shopping markets, and more! Get to over 20 famous tourist attractions in the comforts of low floor AC buses with live commentary delivered by knowledgeable and entertaining guides in both English and Hindi. Get on and get off to as many locations and get to stay there as long as you want, you just have to board the next scheduled bus from the designated hop on hop off bus stands near the scenic locations. Feel safe and secured as you venture into your Delhi city expedition!
Go on a tour that explores history and architectural wonders with this tour of the most famous monuments and sites in South Delhi. You’ll be picked up from your hotel and head off first to the Qutb Complex in South Delhi. This UNESCO World Heritage site is a group of monuments and buildings, the most famous of which is the Qutub Minar that honors Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki, a Sufi saint. Next you’ll head to the Lodi Gardens which are a testament to the Indo-Islamic architecture as it was beginning to grow in popularity. It combines British landscaping with traditional Indian architecture, making it a sight to behold. Finally you’ll head to Humayun’s Tomb complex, another UNESCO World Heritage site and the final resting place of Mughal Emperor Humayun. This dazzling tomb is intricately designed and seen as the first garden-tomb in the subcontinent. You’ll then head back to your hotel with invaluable knowledge of these amazing structures.
See Delhi from a different perspective when you trade weaving through the afternoon crowds for a serene early morning tour. Get an early start with this private tour that takes you in around the vast city, starting with a visit to Lodhi Garden, a favourite spot for Delhi’s morning walkers, joggers and yoga enthusiasts. Here, you'll see not only the beautiful buildings built back in the 13th to 16th centuries when Delhi was ruled by five successive Sultanates, but also the diverse bird life in the park. Then you're off to explore the area of New Delhi where you'll be taken around monuments like the commemorative India Gate, the President's House and of course, the Parliament House, where political activities take place. You'll then head to Gurudwara Bangla Sahib to witness morning prayers, see the sacred water tank and the preparations for the langar meal at the building's voluntary community kitchen. By 10:00am, you'll be back at your hotel to continue the rest of your day as you please.
Learn about the recent colonial history of New Delhi with this one-of-a-kind cycling tour of the city's most popular historical destinations! Meet up with your guide and tour group at the Delite Cinema, a state-of-the-art theater in Delhi, then immediately head off to the first destinations of the tour: Ajmeri Gate, where the first war of Indian indepence occurred, Pahar Ganj, an enclave filled with guest houses and tiny shops, and Connaught Palace, one of the largest commercial centers in the city. Get a spectacular view of the Presidential Palace and the Rajpath India Gate, surrounded by lush green trees, as you cycle on the spotless roads. Marvel at the stunning beauty of the Agrasen ki Baoli, a historical step well given protection by the Archaeological Survey of India, and the Dhobi Ghat, an open-air laundromat where the washers are locally-known as Dhobis. Indulge yourself with a delicious breakfast at the Bengali Sweet House, before the tour concludes back at the Delite Cinema.
Explore some of the most historic areas around Agra from this day tour that departs from Delhi. From your hotel, your first stop is the Taj Mahal, which is India’s most famous landmark, recognizable throughout the globe. After exploring the grounds and learning of its origins, you head to Agra Fort, where the very walls of this sturdy, battle-roughened structure hold an incredible history of wartime affairs in the past. You’ll also stop by the “Baby Taj”, more formally known as the Itmad-Ud-Daulah Tomb to admire some architecture during the Mughal full stop, just before you head off for lunch. Kachhpura Village is your entry to the cultural heritage of the region, where many monuments and structures from the Mughal era still stand and are carefully preserved to this day. Your tour is capped by a sunset view on Mehtab Bagh, so you can watch the horizon glow gold from the Taj Mahal.
Begin your tour with a visit to Chausath Khamba - literally translated as 64 Pillars - a stunningly beautiful mauseleum made of pure white marble with elaborately carved windows. It is said that there are 64 columns supporting the roof of the 16th century tomb. Then, you will pass through the tomb of the great Urdu poet Ghalib, who lived and composed during the decline of the Mughal empire, and make your way to the tomb of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, a highly venerated Sulfi saint. Unlike most tombs, this one is hidden within a crowded Islamic market, where you'll be able to see and smell the different local delicacies of the area. As night falls, learn about the history behind the age olf tombs, shrines, mauseleums and more within the complex surrounding the tomb and spend time listening to Qawwli performances before making your way back to the meeting point or your hotel.
The guide was very friendly and has good historical knowledge and background of the different places. We went Lodi Gardens, had a hot masala tea and mathip in the cold morning followed by India Gate, Presidential Palace (did not enter) and also to the spice market. The spice market is particularly interesting.