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Street Culinary tour of old Delhi
"You will meet your guide at Red Fort (Main Entry Entrance) by 9 AM and then your walking tour begins on the pavement along Ancient Jain Temple (panoramic view only) and proceed towards facing the direction of ""Fatehpuri mosque. Old Delhi was founded by who invited several Agrawal Jain merchants to come and settle in the city and granted them some land south of the Chandani Chauk around Dariba Gali.He also permitted them to build a temporary structure to house a Jain temple. Walk through past va i.e. Baggage clothes toys apparels and also walk past ""Cycle Market"" Delhi's biggest cycle market selling children toys also.Our first stop will be the shop of famous old ""Jalebi walah"". This joint serve the best variety of Traditional sweet ""Jalebi"" & products of this shop are not found anywhere else in D
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UNESCO Heritage Site: Humayun's Tomb with Nizzamuddin Basti Tour
"This tour will cover two main areas: the Humayun Tomb Complex and the Nizamuddin Basti. The guide will meet you at Humayun’s tomb and take you on a guided tour of both these places. Below are the places you will visit according to the route that is follo with some fine incised plaster work and glazed tiles in green yellow and bright blue. Then comes the Arab Sarai which was for some 300 Arabs whom she brought back to India from Mecca. Then on the left can be seen the garden and tomb of Bu Halima. Then the guests can witness the beautiful Humayun’s Tomb was built un Hamida Banu Begum some years after the death of the emperor in 1556. Humayun’s Tomb is one of the most beautiful monuments in Delhi. The settlement now known as the Nizamuddin basti—the village-like tangle of alleys directly surrounding the dargah—has only existed Baoli (Step well) of Nizamuddin Auliya is also known as Chashma Dilkusha (‘heart-uplifting spring). The tomb of revered saint Hazrat nizamuddin Auliya of the Chishti silsila (order) Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya is today visited by thousands of pilgrims each Amir Khusro
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Private Old and New Delhi Day Tour
"You will be picked up at 9:30am from your hotel in Delhi for this day tour of both Old and New Delhi. Start by visiting Raj Ghat the place where Mahatma Gandhi the pioneer of truth and non-violence had been cremated. Then continue to the country's largest mosque Jama Masjid built in 1656 where thousands of Muslims offer prayers daily. The great mosque of Old Delhi is an architectural extravagance that belonged to Shah Jahan with a courtyard capable of holding 25
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Kashmir Cooperative

We were dragged to see the Kashmiri cooperative by our guide. He said it was his duty to show us the handicrafts as part of the tourist policy.
However, there were few things to see except carpets, clothes and pashminas. The things on sale were very good quality however and their service was excellent, offering free shipping to home country etc. But it was hard sell all the way. We had to just glance at an item and it was being pushed down our throats. In the end we had to give in, and after a hard fight bargaining got a nice rug at a reasonable price. Tabs were sewn on it so it could be hung on a wall. Then it was wrapped in sacking and sewn up. We decided to take it with us rather than have it shipped.
The Pakistani outfits were expensive, though my maid had asked me to get her one. And the pashminas cost several thousand rupees, but were really nice, sigh!

At least thereafter we declined strongly any attempt to coerce us into a shop.

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Jan 10, 2010

Connaught Place

Connaught Place is a great place to do some shopping with western chains such as Woodlands, Dockers, Levi's, Reebok and Nike being located here. There are also many other clothes and shoes shops for both sexes and also bookstores, jewellery and electrical shops (found in the underground Palika Bazaar). Its a rather confusing place to navigate around and you do end up going round in circles!

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Apr 09, 2007

Parhaganj - Main Bazaar

This is an amazing area for shopping, and just seeing how local life goes on in the big city.
Yes, this area is backpacker central for Delhi, this is where most of the budget hotels live and there are internet cafes, postal services, cafes and shops.
But before you get the wrong idea about this place, it is not on the "backpacker scale" as in Bangkok's legendary Khao San Road - in fact it is nowhere near.

Parhaganj is the district just across from the New Delhi train station, the street is otherwise known as Main Bazaar. This is where you can experience the Indian haggling shopping experience, see cows pushing people out of the way along the street, see tuktuks, rickshaws, and taxi cars fighting for business and thats all over your muffin and coffee!

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Apr 07, 2007

Spice Market

Old Delhi's spice market is said to be the largest in Asia. There are dozens of stalls and shops lining the main street of Khari Baoli with sacks full of nuts and spices spilling over onto the all ready crowded pavement and even on the roads. The atmosphere in the area is extremely hectic with everyone doing their own thing by whatever means they can. Gadodia Market, which lies just south of Khari Baoli, is a spice wholesaler's storage area. The entrance is through a covered arcade that directly takes visitors into a small courtyard lined with storerooms with giant-sized old-fashioned weighing scales, loading, carrying or unloading of huge sacks of items from manual trolleys. Built by Seth Lakshmi Narayan Gadodia in the early 20th century, the first thing you do when you enter is sneeze as the smell and dust gets right up your nose! Even the locals were doing it!

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Visit Dilli Haat

at this place you get to see the WHOLE of India, Yes & I mean it.... this is our every Sunday hangout place, cause it has something new to offer every week. Highlights are : handicrafts & food stalls from each state, wide variety of jewellery - not all of it junk, sometimes you get real beautiful silver stuff.Also look out for shawls, rugs, carpets in the winters. Nowadays, there is a craze for Chinese bells/ chimes. During the festive season like Diwali there is typical fest - with things like the Giant Wheel, puppet shows, chaat stalls etc.

Aug 25, 2002


DELHI OR DILLI HAAT- Let's go shopping
It is the hub of artisans...ummmm rather the products made by artisans. Here you can pick up all- ethnic clothes, china-ware, bamboo furniture, silvery jewellery, woollens, papier-mache, glass-ware, brass artifacts ....almost everything. Do bargin...and do not miss out eating traditional Indian food that more than 20 food!!!

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Aug 25, 2002

Janpath-for all the...

Janpath-for all the shopaholics!This place is like 'Dilli Haat',although its more like a row of stalls along a lonnggggg street!

Here's where you can find unique items to take back home as gifts(and NO!they are not expensive!!:)
Mirrored sling bags,funky bangles,wooden show pieces,clothes and toys are in abundance!
Dont forget to bargain(quote 50% of what the shopkeeper tells you,and be prepared to compromise!)
Lots of fun!!Keep atleast half a day for this:)

Aug 24, 2002
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Old Delhi Bazaar Walk & Masterji Kee Haveli Visiting Tour

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Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum

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Safdarjung's Tomb

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Lotus Temple

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