Nigel Hankin, an Englishman who has lived in Delhi for many years, runs walking tours
of Old Delhi. Places on his tours may be booked at the lodge at the Mughal Gate of
the British High Commission, Shanti Path, Chanakyapuri. Other than that, self-guided
walking tours of a number of areas are possible. Starting at the Jain Temple at the
eastern end of Chandni Chowk, by the Red Fort, a walk through this area weaves through
the alleyways and takes in the area's best temples and most colourful markets. Meanwhile,
Old Delhi takes about an hour and a half to tour the main mosques and mansions, covering
the stretch from Jama Masjid to Ajmeri Gate.
Delhi Tourism Development Corporation (tel: (011) 331 4229 or 336 5358; ) operates
sightseeing tours in coaches, covering New and Old Delhi. Between October and April,
the tours are in non air-conditioned coaches, between May and September in air-conditioned
The New Delhi tour departs daily at 0900 (finishing at 1315) and includes Jantar
Mantar, Birla Mandir, Qutb Minar, the Baha'i Temple and Safdarjung's Tomb. The Old
Delhi tour departs daily at 1415 (finishing at 1715), stopping at Red Fort, Jama
Masjid, Raj Ghat and Humayun's Tomb. Prices are Rs95 for a half-day tour and Rs180
for a full-day tour. The prices for air-
conditioned tours in the hot weather are Rs110 and Rs210 respectively. The four-hour
'Delhi by Evening Tour' includes Birla Mandir, the son et lumiere show at Purana
Qila and a drive past the Parliament House and India Gate. Tickets cost Rs105 and
tours depart daily at 1800 (1745 between October and February). Tickets must be purchased
in advance at the booking office at N-
36, Connaught Place.
There are companies offering boat trips and cruises to and around Delhi. Below is
a selection of them.
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