Immersive Walking Tour of Old Delhi
This immersive walking tour of Old Delhi allows you to explore a little bit more fully this fascinating corner of the city. This part of Delhi is very busy, so if you like seeing Delhi without any full stops, then this is the place to start. We can of course do this on rickshaws, meaning have a little separation from the mayhem that unfolds all around you! Many of the stops can be as short as a few minutes each, and of course the tour can be flexible. Begin at the Red Fort and walk down Chandni Chowk, stopping at the 16th century Digambara Temple, with a first floor room dedicated to Jain gods Mahavira and Parasnath. Next door, see the Hindu Gauri Shankar Temple, believed to contain an 800 year old lingam, which is an auspicious phallic symbol. As the corner of Chandni Chowk and Dariba Kalan Road you find Jalebewala, a century old sweet shop where you can try their popular sticky jalebis. Continue through the bazaar along Dariba Kalan Road, famous for jewellery and silver before you reach Kinari Bazaar, famous for wedding decorations (which is big business in India), such as tinsel decorations and bridal accessories. You’ll then pass the Svetambara Jain Temple, housing sacred images of Lord Parasnath. Continue to Paratha Wali Gali, famous for its excellent little eateries where you can try aloo (potato) paratha. You then rejoin Chandni Chowk and walk down towards Khara Baoli, famous as a huge spice market. You’ll return back down Chandni Chowk and reach the Sunheri Masjid, an 18th century mosque. Lastly, see the Sisganj Gurdwara, a small sikh temple where Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Sikh Guru, was killed by the Mughal rulers. Listen to soothing kirtan, traditional Sikh devotional singing, that is performed throughout the day.