India’s capital city can be somewhat overwhelming, and is sadly rife with scammers and con artists. Many foreigners arrive and stay in Paharganj – the international strip that caters for travellers and eventually comes out at Delhi train station. I had a somewhat ‘interesting’ time in Delhi and I know first hand how challenging it can be, especially for solo travellers, so today I’m going to introduce you to the best Delhi tours that you can book online.
Booking Delhi Tours
With tuk-tuks taking you where they want to take you and many fake tour guides on the lose, Delhi tours will make it easier for you to get around and also save you time if you have a strict schedule or time limit in India.
You will find that many youth hostels and hotels these days offer Delhi tours and trips to Agra (for the Taj Mahal and Agra fort). So it is very easy to book once you get there.
Another good way to book your Delhi tours in advance is by booking online. There are two main companies that I like to book my tours with online – Get Your Guide and Viator travel. They are easy to book, reliable and use local tour guides (so you are not doing locals out of wages).
Delhi tours on Get Your Guide
8-Hour Guided Group Tour: New and Old Delhi
This full-day tour of India’s capital begins with the historic portion of the city, Old Delhi. After pickup from your hotel, set off towards the Red Fort, which was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, who also built the Taj Mahal. Later, you’ll weave through the bustling shopping area of Chandni Chowk by rickshaw, ending up at the Jama Masjid, a 17th-century mosque that is the largest in India. After stopping for an authentic local lunch, you’ll head into New Delhi, visiting the Qutub Minar, the world’s tallest brick minaret, before stopping at the Tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. Next it’s off to the India Gate, a memorial to the Indian soldiers who died during World War I, before heading to the Lotus Temple, elegantly designed in the shape of a lotus flower. To cap things off you’ll drive past the Presidential House and the Parliament Buildings before being driven back to your accommodation.
Agra Fort and Taj Mahal: Private Sunrise Tour from Delhi
This Agra Fort and Taj Mahal sunrise tour takes you to the two most famous Delhi landmarks at the BEST time of day for photography. After a pick-up from your accommodation in Gurgaon, Delhi or Noida at 03:00, transfer to Agra by a private, air-conditioned vehicle. Relax on the 3.5-hour drive in a private, air-conditioned car, arriving in Agra at approximately 06:15 AM where you will meet your private guide and enjoy a great view of the sunrise over the Taj Mahal. Gaze at the remarkable marble mausoleum from the outside, before going inside the temple to Mumtaz Mahal, cherished wife of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Spend around 2-3 hours at the Taj Mahal, with some extra time to walk around. Your guide will lead you to the best spots to capture photos and will be happy to take some photos for you.
Next, carry on to the nearby Red Fort to see the lovely pavilions of a walled city. You will spend 1.5 hour here. Spend some free time for breakfast before heading back to Delhi where you will arrive at about 3PM.
Delhi Tours on Viator
Private Delhi City Tour Including Old Delhi and New Delhi
Benefit from tailored attention and the ability to travel at whichever pace you like on this private tour of both the New and Old Delhi. This aspiring tour combines the highlights of both parts of the city, which you can cover easily in a private tour that allows you to travel proficiently. Landmarks include Qutub Minar, the Lotus Temple, the National Museum, Birla Mandir Temple, and many others, escorted by in-depth commentary from the guide.
- Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off
- Access to private vehicle and driver
- Guide offers pleasing commentary on Delhi’s culture and history
- Private tour for just your party and yourself
Private Tour Including New Delhi and Old Delhi
Delhi, the capital of India, is positioned in northern India and views on the west bank of Yamuna River enclosed by Uttar Pardesh and on the west, north and south by Haryana. Known for its rich culture, history and architecture, the City attracts many people both local and foreign annually. The city has its importance historically for the fact that it has been home to the Mughal Empire. There are some beautiful attractions to visit: Jama Masjid, Red Fort, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan (President House), Raj Ghat, Parliament House, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar.
- Explore Delhi your way with the assistance of a guide
- Enjoy the spiritual, cultural and historical landmarks of India’s capital
- See the Jama Masjid mosque and many other monuments in Old Delhi
- Enjoy the services of a private driver and an air-conditioned vehicle
- Visit major highlights of New Delhi like India Gate and the Presidential Buildings
Most Popular Tour in Delhi – Best of Old & New Delhi in One Day
Gaining insight into the culture and history of sprawling Delhi district can be quite tricky, especially on very limited time. Discover top attractions in Old and New Delhi on a private day tour, and tick off landmarks including Jama Masjid Mosque, Khari Baoli, and Humayun’s Tomb. Enjoy cultural and historical insights offered by your guide and get seamless round-trip transfer from the hotel by rickshaw and vehicle (air-conditioned).
- Capture memorable snaps of the city’s unique architecture
- Learn about India’s ancient, colonial, and modern history
- Save a lot of time finding a meeting point with a round-trip transfer from your hotel
- Enjoy the lenient service of a private tour to depart at a time which suits you
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