Delhi Sightseeing Tours
Tour the sights of your choosing on this one day tour package with our guide and a car with a driver.
We have some recommended routes for either a full or half-day, but the schedule is entirely flexible and customizable! Our guide will give you the key information about the places that you visit without overwhelming you with too many historical facts and figures. He is there as a friend to welcome you to Delhi and help you in any way that you may need.
Wander this spectacular 90 acre garden and discover tombs, mosques and bridges built during the 15th century Sayyid and Lodhi periods.
Qutab Minar is a 73 meter tower of victory commissioned by the first Muslim ruler of India, Qutab-un-din Aibak. Next to the tower is the first mosque built in India which was created from the ruins of 27 Hindu and Jain temples.
This magnificent 16th century tomb is the earliest large scale example of Mughal architecture in India! Take some time to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site and the surrounding buildings in this 30-acre garden complex.
See where the president lives and in the surrounding Secretariat buildings and Parliament House, where the country is run. Unfortunately you’re not allowed inside but the buildings sit at the top of a small hill and the view overlooking Rajpath (the King’s Way) and India Gate in the distance is stunning.
Any fruit and vegetable under the sun can be found in this massive market that covers 15 acres of land! Well off the traditional tourist route, this market is popular with locals and wholesalers from around Delhi.
No trip to Delhi is complete without a trip through the chaos of Old Delhi. Explore the winding streets, narrow alleyways and dazzling markets.
Sanjay Colony holds a very special place in our hearts as that is where Reality Tours Delhi got its start. This small slum offers a fascinating look into how most of Delhi’s population lives.
Your hotel or residence
Your hotel or residence
Full day: 8 hours
The exact timing is up to you but we suggest starting at 8.30am.
I had two fantastic days with Sagar as my guide. There is something to be said for spending time with someone who lives in and loves his city. And, there is definitely something to be said for investing one’s tourism dollars in a social enterprise that gives you an unforgettable experience while directing 80% of the proceeds into programs that give a hand up to youth who lack the very advantages that makes your presence in Delhi possible for you.
Day 1 was the Sanjay Colony Tour. A great experience. With Sagar’s help, I was able to learn enough words / phrases in Hindi to engage a bit with the multitude of children, youth and adults who warmly embraced my presence in their community. It was also super helpful having Sagar available as a translator for longer conversations. The conversation with the physician in the health clinic was particularly a highlight.
Day 2 began with a visit to BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (the world’s largest Hindu temple) and Humayan’s Tomb with the remainder of the day spent in Old Delhi focusing mainly on the market. The latter was an incredible experience. There is no way to describe sheer intensity of human activity. It was captivating… creating endless memories …. the spice market, the Sikh temple, the chicken market, the view of the market from 5 stories up, the rickshaw rides, the chaos of crossing the street at “Gate 1”.
Beyond the obvious recommendation of “book with Reality Tours”, I’d offer two other suggestions. First, ask to include the Metro (subway) in your experience. The majority of this vast network has been built since 2005 and puts multiple other major urban centres to shame. It is super impressive in its efficiency, cleanliness, and its emphasis on remaining affordable for all Delhi residents. Second, skip worrying about a checklist of all the sites you have seen in Delhi. There are too many. Just breathe in the experience… go deep, not broad and resist the temptation of experiencing it mainly through the lens of your camera.
Finally … big shout-out for Sagar. His enthusiasm and optimism are tremendously refreshing and his knowledge of history, culture, religion and more are truly refreshing for a young guy in his early 20s.