All the walks and tours described in the sections on Heritage Walks & Tours and Short Trips can be arranged on a private basis, and customized according to your requirements. Your own suggestions and requests can also be included.
In addition, some suggested walks specifically for visitors with little time, are listed below. These can be combined or varied according to time and preferences.
Getting to know Delhi Tours
A fascinating peep into the history, architecture, culture, and food of Delhi. Ideal for individuals or groups. The perfect tours for newcomers to the city or for residents who want to show out-of-town visitors the capital’s many and varied attractions.
Option 1 -Sultanate Delhi. The 1st City of Delhi lies in the Mehrauli area. In this walk we explore the Qutb Minar complex to unearth layers of history buried in the ruins. In Mehrauli the walk takes you through the flower market and is followed by a South Indian lunch. Half day tour (4 to 6 hours)
Option 2 – Mughal Delhi. The 7th City of Delhi was Shahjahnabad. In the capital of the fifth Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, we explore the Red Fort and walk the narrow alleys of Chandni Chowk to see and visit old ‘havelis’. The climax of the walk is sampling street foods and enjoying an authentic vegetarian old-Delhi lunch. Full day tour (4-6 hours)
Option 3 –Spiritual tour. Chandni Chowk to Majnu ka Tila– a full day tour that is offered in conjunction with the Mughal Delhi tour. We unravel the mysticism in our religious cultures, the essence of India. We experience and get a glimpse of Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism, Islam & Buddhism by visiting temples – no guide books talks about this. After experiencing the do & don’ts of different religious aspects you be at ease and feel welcome at these strange sites. We even visit Majnu Ka Tila – the oldest Tibetan colony in North Delhi –all accessible on the metro. (4 to 6 hours)
Sufi Delhi, combined with a Mughal emperor’s tomb. Here we learn why the Emperor Humayun is buried next to a Sufi saint. Half day tour (4 hours)
Expanded Private Tours
Visitors to Delhi sometime request to turn their private tour into a group tour on their requested date. This often happens with tourists travelling singly or in couples who wish to book an in-depth private tour but would like to cut the cost by sharing with others.
Please remember that if you choose to expand your private tour it is no longer your personalized and tailor-made tour, but will accommodate the needs of other participants. Also, the group members will meet me at a common meeting point.
How to join such expanded private tours?
Invitations to join are sent to our regular mailing list. Please reply stating the number of people who wish to join. After getting confirmations by a certain cut-off date, I will inform you of the cost of the walk per person, which will depend on the number of confirmed participants.
Tourists travelling to Delhi sometime request to turn their Private tours to a Group tour for their odd dates. This happens with tourists travelling singly or in couples who wish to book an in-depth Private tours but want to cut the cost by sharing with others.
The following are some tours you can join, if the odd dates suit you