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Best Sightseeing Tours in Delhi

The capital of India is one of the most visited places in the country. Indian as well as international tourists always include Delhi in their itineraries. Delhi boasts a mixture of historic, pre-historic and modern architecture which appeals to the tourists. The local markets that offer a generous variety of food delicacies, spices and at the same time ethnic clothes at cheap rates afford a major crowd, both local and foreign nationals. The best sightseeing tours in Delhi include the Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb and the Safdarjung Tomb which are the pre-historic tourist spots that share a lot of history with this great nation. Along with them are Diwan-E-Aam, Diwan-E-Khaas, Jantar Mantar and the Jama Masjid. These locations in and around Delhi reflect the past of the city as well as the country.

The tourists can find out about the rulers who once ruled this country and considered Delhi as the capital of their empire, although they had a different name for the city at the time. The people looking to add some spiritual sense to their journey visit many of the temples, churches, mosques and dargahs situated in the Delhi-NCR region. One of the most esteemed and highly regarded place in Delhi is the Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah. People from who follow Islam in India hope to visit this place when they are in Delhi. Even people from the neighbouring country of Pakistan come and visit the dargah, ask for the blessings of the saint Hazrat Nizamuddin. The magnificent and gigantic Akshardham Temple is an architectural marvel. The ISKCON temple and the Baha’i Temple, commonly known to the public as Lotus Temple and the Lakshminarayan Temple (Birla Mandir) are some of the holy places in Delhi.

When we move from history and spirituality to the modern era; food, shopping and fun and frolic are at the pinnacle of our discussions. The Connaught Place and Chandni Chowk are filled with places to shop for numerous items. If we keep the shopping aside for a bit, these two places are a treat for everyone’s taste buds! One can enjoy almost any cuisine in the Connaught Place and if they wish to dive into the local delicacies, Chandni Chowk will show them a great time! Check out the best sightseeing tours in Delhi to wholeheartedly enjoy all the experiences here.

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    Delhi City Sightseeing Tour in a Private Car
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    About the Activity:Places to visit - Garden of 5 senses, India Gate, Rashtrapathi Bhawan, Lodhi Garden and National Zoo.Indulge in a Delhi tour to marvel at the various prominent tourist spots and have a fun day.Get picked up from your hotel or residence at about 9:30 - ...

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    Haveli Tour in Old Delhi
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    About the Activity:Master ji ki Haveli tour enables you with an opportunity to explore the culture, cuisine and heritage of Delhi. An under-the radar street, this place is well-acclaimed for its famous food destinations and provides a fair knowledge about India in a nuts...

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    Shah Jahan Bicycle Tour, Old Delhi
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    About the Activity:Shah Jahan Bicycle tour, Old Delhi is an engrossing experience that provides you short exhilarating glimpses of the Mughal life! The tour starts from Delite Cinema at Asaf Ali Road near Turkman Gate. Walk to the car parking across the street to find th...

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    About the Activity:Places to be covered - Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Purana Quila, Jantar Mantar, Tomb of HumayunHere is the best opportunity to cover up Delhi in a day with visits to the most important historical places.Get picked up from your hotel in Delhi around 09:30-10...

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    About the Activity: Museums to visit - National Museum, Science Museum, Nehru Planetarium, Doll Museum, National Rail Museum, Gandhi Smriti.Embark and enjoy the day tour that covers all the important museums in Delhi and explore history and culture on this tour.Get picke...

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    About the Activity:New Delhi might not be the most relaxing destination for a family holiday. It is, however, a fascinating destination for kids to explore the city.Start your trip by getting picked up from your house or Connaught place in a sedan or in an Innova to emba...

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    About the Activity:Temples to visit - Iskon Temple, Birla Mandir, Jama Masjid, Bangla Sahib, Sacred Heart Cathedral.Find solace with a spiritual trip to the religious spots in Delhi.Get picked up from your hotel or residence around in Delhi 09:30-10:00 AM and embark on t...

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    About the Activity:Located in the colorful streets of Delhi , this open-air food-and-crafts market is a of colour spectacles, selling regional handicrafts.Get picked up from you house or from Connaught place in a sedan or in an Innova to embark on this shopping tour.This...

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    About the Activity:For the food lovers, this is the perfect tour for you where you get a chance to taste the actual street food in Delhi. As Delhi is best known for its street food nothing can be better than this tour.Start this tour at around 4:30 PM from Haveli Dharamp...

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    About the Activity:Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple is one of the world’s largest Hindu temples portraying Indian culture and history through architecture and exhibitions.Start your trip from getting picked up from your house or at Connaught place in a air conditioned seda...

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    About the Activity:Delhi, is not only the capital of India but is one place that has much to offer than just traditional sightseeing. Embark on this Old Delhi rickshaw tour that takes you through hidden streets which enables you to explore the long lost time.Delight i...

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    About the Activity:A full day sightseeing tour of Delhi is waiting for you which would take you to explore the ages-old attraction around Delhi like Red fort from outside, Gurudwara Ganj Sahib, Raj Ghat and Chandni Chowk with Cycle Rickshaw ride Also witness the Qutab Mi...

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    About the Activity:Places to be covered - Old Fort, Hauz Khas Village (HKV), Garden of 5 senses, Connaught Place, Jantar MantarExperience the rich heritage of Delhi on this 8-hour private tour to explore some of the most important sites like never before.Get picked up fr...

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What You Should Know More About Sightseeing in Delhi

  • Which is the best time to visit Delhi for sightseeing?

    It is most advisable to visit Delhi during the winter season (October to March). While you will have to scorch in the sun the rest of the year, these months bear beautiful flowers and the weather is very pleasant and sometimes chilly.

  • Which places are good for sightseeing in Delhi?

    Delhi has a lot of places to visit for sightseeing. From monuments to temples to adventures, here is a list of places you can visit. Here are a few famous monuments of the city:

     

    • India Gate – This is a famous war memorial and is beautifully lit after sunset.
    • Qutub Minar – This heritage monument has Quran scripted on it and is as high as 72.5 mtrs.
    • Red Fort – Fort built and designed way back by the Mughal Dynasty

     

               Temples:

     

    • The Lotus Temple – Bahai house of worship located in Bahapur.
    • Akshardham Temple – It is a spiritual cultural campus located in Noida.
    • Hanuman Mandir – Features a magnificent huge statue of Hanuman which is a 108 ft.
    • Birla Mandir – Also known as the Laxmi Narayan Temple, located in Mandir Margh.
    • ISKCON temple – This institution is dedicated to Lord Krishna, Hare Krishna Hill.

  • Which things are a must to do in Delhi?

    Delhi has tons of things to keep you occupied. Here are a few must-do things in the capital city:

     

    • Street shopping at Chandni Chowk
    • Visit India Gate in the evening
    • Akshardham Temple for the water show in the evening
    • Street Food hopping
    • Walk around Connaught Place
    • Experience the kingdom of dreams
    • Take the Rajpath Segway Tours
    • Changing of Guard ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan

  • How much time does it require for a Delhi sightseeing trip?

    It takes about 4 to 5 days to completely be able to experience the Delhi culture including a day solely committed to shopping.

  • What different types of sightseeing options are available in Delhi?

    Delhi has a huge variety of options available for sightseeing. The types of sightseeing can be categorized into:

     

    • Historical monuments
    • Temples or spiritual sightseeing
    • Gastronomy sightseeing
    • Adventure trips
    • Shopping arenas

  • Are there any bus/taxi services which will help me with sightseeing in Delhi?

    You could take the Delhi Bus HOHO (Hop On Hop Off) service and have a tour of sightseeing. The buses are air-conditioned and keep you cool from the Delhi heat. It has free audio commentary.

     

    The ticket for using this bus is approximately INR 500 per person. It takes you around 20+ tourists spots.

  • Which meals must I try in Delhi? Which are some famous restaurants I must visit?

    Delhi is very popular for its street food. So do not miss that. Here is a list of best restaurants with different cuisines in Delhi:

     

    • Shang Palace – located in Connaught place and serves Chinese.
    • Sorrento – located in Connaught place and serves Italian.
    • Tamra – located in Connaught place and serves Asian (Indian, Chinese and Japanese)
    • Oriental Octopus – located on Lodhi road, it is vegetarian friendly and also has gluten free options.
    • Tadka – located on Nehru Baazar Ramdwara Road and serves Indian food.

  • Which places are best for street shopping in Delhi?

    Delhi, without doubt, is popular for its’ street shopping. The best places to do some street shopping are:

     

    • Sarojini Nagar – You can find branded export goods here for a fraction of their sale price.
    • Janpath – this market is best for its accessories.
    • Palika Bazaar – most known for its second hand goods, electronics, etc.
    • Paharganj – a place where you can turn over your entire wardrobe
    • Dilli Haat – great for handlooms and handicrafts

  • What sort of nightlife can I experience in Delhi?

    Nightlife is often misunderstood to solely be clubbing. However, there is so much more to it than just that. Here are the best nightclubs in Delhi that will keep your feet tapping:

     

    • Ghungroo – Opens at 10:30 pm, located in ITC Sheraton.
    • Agni – Located at the Park hotel and is open until 12:30 PM
    • Kitty Su – located in The Lalit, open until 12:30 PM
    • Raasta – located in Cyber hub.

     

                  Here is a list of other things you can do at night:

     

    • Hard Rock Cafe – for a musical night by live bands
    • Hybrid - for unique music collections
    • Yellow brick Road- all 24 hour open restaurant in Taj Vivanta
    • JNU Dhaba – amazing street food

  • Which places are considered to be romantic in Delhi?

    With the city being all about buzz and hustle, there are only few places where you can actually completely enjoy in privacy. Here is a list of the few:

     

    • Fio and Magique – This garden of 5 senses provides a romantic date setting with striking lightning and delicious dining options.
    • Parthasarathy rocks – Nothing could get as romantic as sitting atop the rocks of this place and witnessing the sunset among lush greenery.
    • Cherie – This opulent restaurant serves French and Italian cuisine and is located at Mehrauli. This place would make for a perfect candle light dinner.
    • Lodi, The Garden – This tranquil Modern European restaurant is located at Mausam Bhavan and serves delicious gourmet dishes made from seasonal and organic produce.

  • Which places must a couple visit in Delhi for sightseeing?

    Some of the best places to visit for couples in Delhi are:

     

    • Fio and Magique – this garden has a lovely light setting and is extremely beautiful especially in the evenings. It is also known as the garden of 5 senses. Couples can enjoy a lovely meal at the restaurant in this garden.
    • Parthasarathy rocks – Enjoy an evening watching the sunset among these big boulders. A walk through this path with nice breeze will make your evening pleasant.

  • Which places are most enjoyable for kids in Delhi?

    There are various activities that kids can enjoy in Delhi. Some popular places for adventure in Delhi are:

     

    • Lock N Load – This is an indoor paintball arena put up at the pacific mall. This place also has laser tag to play.
    • Adventure Island – Entertainment zone and amusement park.
    • National Zoological Park – for nature lovers. The variety of animals will have the kids thrilled.
    • National science centre – a mix of fun and knowledge, this museum has many interesting exhibits and it is worth the visit.
    • Worlds of wonder – Amusement park, water and land rides.
    • Adventure Island – Amusement Park.
    • iSkate – entertainment centre with ice skating, karaoke, music, etc.

  • Which stay options are available in Delhi?

    Delhi being the capital city of India has various stay options. Ranging from 5 star hotels to budget hotels to guest houses, there are numerous types of accommodations to choose from, which will best fit your budget and convenience.

     

    Here are a few suggestions from each:

     

    • Five star hotel – The Leela Palace, New Delhi or The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi
    • Ibis Hotel – New Delhi, Aerocity
    • Guesthouses – various OYO options available.

  • Is it safe to travel around Delhi for a solo female traveller?

    Yes, it is safe for solo women travelers to travel in Delhi. However, it is suggested for them to stay away from closed secluded areas, especially at night. 

  • Can someone visit Rashtrapati Bhawan in Delhi? Is there any entrance fee?

    Yes, you can visit the Rashtrapati Bhawan in Delhi. You could make a pre-booking online on the official website. The entrance fee is as low as INR 25 per person.

     

    It is important to note that there are certain rules and regulations to follow during your visit, for example: Phones and cameras are strictly prohibited inside the premises.

  • What is special about India Gate?

    India Gate is a memorial built in commemoration of thousands of soldiers killed in World War I. It is the foremost important monument of the city.

     

    It is a monument made of red stones. It is a beautiful sight to witness India Gate in the evenings as it lights up and has various shows or activities put up below it.

  • Where is Akshardham Temple located? Which is the best time to visit this temple?

    The famous Akshardham Temple is located in Noida, Delhi. The best time to visit the temple is in the evening after sunset.

     

     Around 7:30 PM , you can witness a beautiful water show at the Temple which is a huge attraction by itself.

  • Which are some places near Delhi we can go for sightseeing over the weekend?

    Here are few places you could visit for sightseeing during weekends in Delhi:

     

    • Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary – 50 km from Delhi, with a large number of bird species for bird watching.
    • Fort of Hansi – 137 km from Delhi, ancient fort in Haryana.
    • Mathura – 182 km away, sacred city in Uttar Pradesh.
    • Vrindavan – 176 km from Delhi, holy town in Uttar Pradesh where you can have a heritage visit.

  • Which are some famous historical monuments in Delhi for sightseeing?

    Delhi has numerous famous monuments to see. There are several tour companies that offer historical tour visits of Delhi. Some of the historical places that you shouldn’t miss while you are there are:

     

    • India Gate – War memorial
    • Qutub Minar – 5-storey monument
    • Humayun’s tomb – 16th centuries tomb
    • Old Delhi in Shahjahanabad
    • Red Fort – historical fort of the mughal dynasty.
    • Jama Masjid – one of the largest mosques of the city.

  • Which are some famous Himalayan trekking destinations near Delhi?

    The lists of Himalayan treks are never-ending. Here is a list of the most convenient ones from Delhi:

     

    • Nag Tibba trek in Uttarakhand – Easy trek at the highest peak of the lesser Himalayan region.
    • Roopkund trek in Uttarakhand – moderate level of difficulty. Takes about a week.
    • Hampta pass Trek in Himachal Pradesh – easy trek level for 4-5 days.
    • Indrahar Pass Trek in Himachal Pradesh – challenging trek that lasts for 7 days

  • Where can we go for wildlife safari from Delhi?

    Famous wildlife sanctuary/safaris near Delhi are:

     

    • Sariska National Park, Rajasthan – 230 km away
    • Rajaji National Park, Uttarakhand – 220 km away
    • Corbett Tiger Reserve, Uttarakhand – 230 km away

  • What’s special about about Chandani Chowk in Delhi?

    This famous market is one of the oldest and busiest markets of the city. It is home to the famous monument – Red Fort. The market is spread over a vast region and it’s specialty is the variety that it provides.

     

     Be it fabrics, jewelry, consumer goods or food, authenticity is at its best here. The markets within Chandni Chowk are segregated in terms of types of goods sold, you are sure to find what you need here.

Traveller Tales from Delhi

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Lavanya Trivedi

10 July 2015

Got the chance to meet some really friendly people on this trip and we had a nice time going all around Old Delhi with our friends. Cycling tour started early morning and we cycled to ghats of Yamuna r...

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Ekdant Jain

05 May 2016

Had an absolutely amazing time. Being a delhiite i had never thought of roaming around in delhi on an auto-rickshaw. But when i took this tour just to check. I was amazed and found this tour a brillian...

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Himani Embranthiri

07 September 2015

There were so many places we got to go visit and we enjoyed every second that we were here. Being a foodie i really enjoyed the part of the tour where i got the chance to enjoy the delhi's delights and...

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Chandra Marar

14 November 2015

Good experience and flawless organisation.Got to know so many things about delhi.It was an amzing experience for our group.Plus the main highlight was the delicious street masala food part.Enjoyed the

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Chaten Gill

06 August 2015

Had a great time looking at Delhi through a new eye. There were so many things that even I did not know, inspite of being an Indian. Highly recommended if you are a history lover like me.

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Jagadish Gandhi

30 May 2016

Fun and exciting tour in one of my most favourite cities in the world! Got to see a lot of New Delhi on our trip with a few freidns from Croatia and we all had a blast!

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Aditeya Varman

12 October 2015

There is nothing more amazing than going for a cycle ride at the Shah Jahan Bicycle tour in Old Delhi with your friedns and family and we had a blast!

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Gudakesa Bhattacharya

03 September 2015

For everyone Delhi has something special in store. It was an exhilarating time spent with like minded people. Well organised and executed.

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Ekaaksh Marar

06 October 2015

I love cycling, and this was a great way to spend an extra day. :)