Old Delhi Cultural Walk: Experience Heritage and Food through Rickshaw ride to Masterji Kee Haveli
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671 Ratings
New Delhi
Immerse yourself in the heart of India's rich history and flavors with the Old Delhi Cultural Walk. Experience local culture, hidden heritage treasures, and the best street food. Join us for an enriching journey!
Duration: 4 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Old Delhi - This tour is conducted by Truly Old Delhi Locals living in Old Delhi. In this tour, you will experience local culture, see some hidden heritage treasures, walk through the local bazaar and interact with different business owners who are there from several generations, sample some safe street food and visit a Haveli for a traditional home cooked complimentary meal.

You will get an opportunity to get introduced with local life on the street and also get to know the life of locals behind the doors by visiting visiting Masterji Kee Haveli -an Old Private Mansion in the old city in which single family is living from generations. You will take a walk through a Whole sale & local bazaars. You will experience the markets & meet with established merchants selling truly Indian fare. The market sells everything round the year.

  • Khari Baoli - Khari Baoli (Spice Market) is a street where your senses will get alive This is Asia’s largest wholesale spice market selling all kinds of spices, nuts, herbs and food products like rice and tea. Operating since the 17th century, the market is situated at the western end of the Old Delhi.
What's Included
  • Tea and coffee
  • Bottled water
  • Visit to Masterji Kee Haveli
  • Lunch
  • Local Friend cum Story Teller cum Photographer
  • Cycle / Electric Rickshaw Rides
  • Street Food tasting
  • Breakfast
What's Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off can be organised on an additional cost, on direct payment basis.
Additional Information

We proudly present an absorbing expedition: Dive into the depth of India’s vibrant history and tastes. You will get a taste of local customs, discover undisclosed historical gems, traverse through indigenous markets, navigate through Old Delhi both on foot and rickshaw, call at the area’s eldest Spice Market, relish premier safe street food, engage with multigenerational business proprietors and partake in a traditional home-cooked complimentary meal in a Haveli.

Our proficient LOCAL FRIEND will unearth stories of Old Delhi’s enthralling heritage. An engaging rickshaw journey concluding at the splendor of Masterji Kee Haveli; an obscured gem revealing tales of bygone times.

Enlist in our enlightening voyage, where each stride tells a tale, and every flavor summersaults history. Unmask Old Delhi’s treasures with us.

MASTERJI KEE HAVELI dot com encourages cultural exploration in India.

Please feel free to email for special accommodation or if, perchance, you do not locate our availability.

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  • While we make every effort to provide on-time service, tour start and finish times may be delayed due to several factors, including less or more number of participants, age group of the participants, weather conditions, individual’s energy level, traffic, road conditions, mechanical problems or any other conditions beyond our control. We are not liable for any inconvenience or expense caused as a result of such delay. We assume no liability or responsibility for injury, loss, or damage to persons or property, delay, or expense arising from or caused by weather conditions, acts of God, war, accident, government restrictions or regulations, from any act or omission of any individual, traffic, road conditions, mechanical problems, or any other cause or condition beyond our control. We are not responsible for the quality and safety features of public and private transport. We reserve the right to cancel or change any tour, advertised schedule, or route without notice and assume no liability or responsibility for any conditions beyond our control that may result in an interruption or canceling of any tour. However, if we cancel the entire tour, we will give you a full refund. We are not responsible for lost, stolen, or destroyed personal effects.
  • You would be happy to know that we have been awarded Traveler’s Choice 2022 Best of The Best Experiences in India, the 10 BEST EXPERIENCES in Asia, and among Best of The Best Around the World 2020 by TripAdvisor. This latest award is a further recognition and appreciation of the high quality of our tours and our customer’s satisfaction. TripAdvisor had earlier awarded us the Certificate of Excellence 2013 to 2021 with 5 stars rating for nine consecutive years and we are in their Hall of Fame.
  • Strongly suggest taking the Metro train ( Yellow Line ) from the nearest metro station to your hotel or using Uber Radio Taxi to come to this part of the city. If you are coming by your transport, you must ensure that you come from the Ajmeri gate side and your driver calls Tour Leader before he starts from the hotel to understand the location and meeting point. After the tour, we may help to drop you back at the same meeting point or coordinate with your driver / Uber and drop you back up to your car at Hamdard building, Asaf Ali Road accordingly.
  • What to wear: Because of the little conservative society in Old Delhi - Ladies, please dress modestly, carry a scarf if possible (wear clothes which cover your shoulders and your legs up to the knee at least, Please ensure you are carrying a cap for adequate protection against the sun. Usually, you must take off footwear to visit Indian houses but check with your host as this rule may apply only to some areas of the house.
  • Warning based on some recent incidents: There are many shops as Government Tourist Office in the city, but they are not the real ones, they are impostors. Govt. Tourist has only one office, which is at Janpath Road. If someone tells us, that the tour is canceled or the area is closed today because of some demonstration, request not to get into any kind of stories.
  • On your voucher you can see a google map link to to view the meeting point.
Location
Chawri Bazar
Ajmere Gate Road
Outside Exit Gate - 1, Chawri Bazar Metro Station
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Faraway68434203089
Apr 9, 2024
A trip through the real Delhi - We had a wonderful trip, guided by Raj throughout old city, who had brought his own camera to make sure we got good pictures 😊 We really felt like we saw the real Delhi - Ramram
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J6254qvpatriciak
Apr 9, 2024
Whoa! Who knew about Old Delhi? - This guide was GREAT! Great knowledge of history, of place, of food and funny to boot! I would soooo recommend for anyone interested in Old Delhi (and I actually didn't know that I was interested until I took his tour)!
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M3567whandrewm
Apr 8, 2024
This is the real Old Delhi Experience - If you want an experience of the real life in Old Delhi then this tour is a MUST. Raj was an amazing, knowledgeable and authentic guide as he is a resident of the area. His thoughtfulness, hospitality and generosity was exceptional. We were even entertained for lunch by the company owner Dhruv in his own home. A beautiful meal (all safe and no tummy issues).. We can't recommend this company highly enough for their service, care and the whole experience. One of the most fascinating days I've ever experienced. Not to be missed.
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Philip
Apr 3, 2024
Wonderful insight into the sights and sounds of Old Delhi - The walking tour around Old Delhi this week was expertly hosted by Vivian. He took us on a great tour around the streets and alleys that make up this fascinating part of the city. Lunch at the Haveli was really enjoyable, cooked with all fresh ingredients. Very good.
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Keliannburke
Mar 20, 2024
Photographers dream tour - Can not express how much we enjoyed this tour. Raj was an excellent guide through Old Delhi. As a local he shows you Old Delhi through his eyes as he leads you through parts of Old Delhi that most tourists don’t see. He is an excellent photographer and guided us to some great photos and provided us with copies of the photos he took as well. We had an amazing meal at the end of the tour and the opportunity to go inside a local Haveli and they even provided us the recipes. It was a very informative tour, would highly recommend.
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Tgoodmanmd
Mar 19, 2024
Immersive, amazing experience for the amount of time. - We are seasoned travelers. And had we walked around Old Delhi on our own, it would not have been nearly as fulfilling and interesting. Our tour guide, Varun, created a tour so full of insights and history. We went down narrow streets and alcoves to witness everyday goings-on about in India. This is an immersive experience given the amount time. We went to a beautiful private home and had a delicious sit down meal. Come hungry because the food is amazing and plentiful and varied! Varun is a kind and thoughtful and funny tour guide. We highly recommend.
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Stay02505717304
Mar 15, 2024
Highlight of our trip! - From start to finish, one of the best travel experiences I’ve ever had. Our guide, Varun, was so knowledgeable, fun, flexible, competent, and understanding. He made us feel immediately comfortable. The tour itself is spectacular — weaving through the streets with Varun felt fun and joyful, and he brought us to and through areas that felt unique and interesting while giving context on the overall history. Our tour ran over the expected time, and it was never an issue — Varun was gracious and warm and organized. I would recommend this experience to everyone visiting India, and hope to join the tour again next time I’m here!
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Grandtour10387516727
Mar 13, 2024
Amazing - Amazing introduction to Old Delhi. The dedicated and experienced guide led us through this fantastic city and served us lovely local food in the charming Haveli. Thank you very much Varun!
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Silverferncaro
Mar 8, 2024
Fab cultural and Heritage tour with a beautiful meal! - We had an informative walk through parts of Old Delhi with the very knowledgeable Varun. If you would like a large dose of history and cultural information on a tour then this is the one for you. If you would like to try safe and delicious street food and a delicious home cooked meal in a beautiful renovated Haveli then this trip is also for you! Varun was a wealth of information about many things and was always happy to answer questions or tell us about early India and Indian religion. We tried a few street food specialities and wondered through the streets of Chawri bazaar and Chandi Chowk with Varun going up and down lanes that we would never have done by ourselves. The main highlight for me was visiting Mr Gupta’s beautiful haveli which is still used as a family home. The meal we had there was delicious and very generous and Varun did everything to make us feel at home . It was a lovely tour and we wish Varun,Dhru and the company all the best
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Mobile179436
Mar 3, 2024
Great trip with a great guide An Ju - Really good tour around Old Delhi. Very knowledgeable and friendly guide An Ju. We were in many places we would never have been able to find ourselves.
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