Bazaar Walk in Old Delhi
 
For a fascinating glimpse into Old Delhi, try our Chandni Chowk walk.
What this tour is about: Chandni Chowk (Moonlight Square) is without doubt, the busiest market area in Delhi. It dates back to 1638, when Emperor Shahjahan shifted his capital from Agra to Delhi. His daughter Jahanara constructed a square, around which a busy market grew. Today, Chandni Chowk is home to silversmiths, repair shops, clothiers, spicy street food vendors and traditional sweetmeat shops. During this walk, we will explore not just the bazaar, but also the cultural landscape of this area.
Places we will visit:  We will visit Dariba Kalan (the silver market), Kinari Bazaar (wedding market) and Paranthewali Galli (Lane of Parathas). We'll visit Gurdwara Sees Ganj Sahib, built at the site where Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Sikh Guru, was beheaded for refusing to convert to Islam. We will go past Jama Masjid, Delhi’s famous Friday mosque. We will also see Hindu temples, Jain derasars and churches, all standing cheek-by-jowl, making up the amazing tapestry of religion in India.
Total Walking Time: 2-3 hours depending on your interest
When: Mornings at 9:00 a.m. and afternoons at 3:00 p.m. from Jama Masjid Gate Number 3. Prior reservation required. Tour not offered on Sundays.
What to wear: Please dress modestly and ensure you have adequate sun protection. Some religious monuments require both men and women to cover the head with a scarf or a large handkerchief. If you forget to bring these, they will lend you something, but it is better to bring your own. You have to take off your shoes at places of worship. Leather articles such as belts and handbags are not permitted in the Jain derasar.
Costs:
INR 750 per person for 7-10 persons
INR 1000 per person for 5-6 persons
INR 1500 per person for 3-4 persons
INR 1750 per person for 2 persons
INR 3000 for a solo traveler

Includes: Knowledgeable guide, personalised walk, illustrated notes and all taxes. Prior reservation is mandatory. Payment in cash on the day of the tour.

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