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Best guided tours and excursions to do in Delhi

New Delhi is one of the essential cities to visit on any route through India. There are many things to do in the city, here is the post of 25 essential things to see and do in New Delhi. To get to know the city, it is advisable to book a guided tour, free tour... with these tours you will have the opportunity to get to know the city and each emblematic place, in addition to many anecdotes, legends and advice that the guides will give you. Furthermore, very close to New Delhi there are very interesting places that you can visit with some excursions.

In this post I talk to you about the best guided tours to do in New Delhi and the recommended excursions to do from New Delhi.

Best guided tours and excursions to do in Delhi


Private guided tour of New Delhi

It is perfect for groups since it is very economical, although if there are only two of you, the average is also very good, taking into account that the guided tour is 8 hours and includes transportation, rickshaw ride, with guide...

With this tour you will get to know the most emblematic places in the city throughout the day. You will visit the walled city of Old Delhi, the Jama Masjid mosque, the Chandni Chowk bazaar, the tomb of Mahatma Gandhi, the Raj Ghat memorial, a tour of New Delhi where you will stop at Qutab Minar, the Gate of India and the Rashtrapati Bhavan Residential Palace.

Secret Haveli's, ancient markets and spices of old Delhi

This tour will allow you to discover the stories, tales and legends of old Delhi. There is a tour of the city's bazaars, in addition to visiting some of the most popular streets such as Gali Qasim Jaan, a street full of historical buildings and a stop in the famous Kucha Pati Ram neighborhood. It is a very interesting and different tour with which you will enjoy the lesser-known places of Delhi, from a totally different point of view. The guided tour lasts 2 hours, there is usually the option of a morning tour and an afternoon tour, and it is in English. It is a free tour, free of an established price, however, remember that you must pay the cost that you think is appropriate to your guide, who surely deserves it.

Tour of Lotus Temple, Akshardham, Lodhi Garden and Humayun's Tomb in Spanish

This tour will take you to see 4 of the most important places to see in New Delhi, in addition to making some intermediate stops to visit other points of the city.

The first stop is to visit the Lotus Temple, one of the newest temples to see in the city, where you can appreciate the particular architecture of the temple. The Lodhi Gardens is the next stop, where you can enjoy a beautiful green environment, surrounded by ancient buildings. Humayun's Tomb is a huge mausoleum, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a must-see on any trip to New Delhi and finally, a visit to the beautiful Buddhist temple of Akshardham.

The guided tour lasts 8 hours, includes transportation and return transfer to your hotel, guide and is a private group.

Delhi Food Tour

India in general is a destination that smells of curry and offers a wide variety of traditional dishes where spices, contrasts of flavors and exotic foods abound. If you are a fan of gastronomy and like to try new dishes, the best way to enjoy it is by taking a gastronomic tour. This particular tour is quite affordable, for just over 10 euros, you will visit one of the oldest markets in the city, the Chandni Chowk and you will walk through the streets of the neighborhood through the street stalls where you can enjoy some of its most famous dishes. The tour lasts 2 hours and is with a guide. It also includes a food and drink tasting.

Free tour of Delhi

If you want to take advantage of the classic free tour of Delhi, keep in mind that it is in English. This tour will take you to see some of the most emblematic places in the city such as the Digambar Jain Lal temple, the Chandni Chowk market, the red fort, the Golden Mosque, the town hall, the Masjid Mosque... among others.

It is a 2-hour guided tour with a guide in English. Although it is a free tour, remember to tip the guide at the end of the tour, as he surely deserves it.


An option that you can take into account when taking a route through Bharat is that there are many destinations near Delhi that you can visit with day trips, without having to change hotels, lug a suitcase... It is a comfortable and recommended, especially for some less touristy destinations where there is not as much variety of accommodation.

Agra tour from Delhi

Agra is a must on any trip to Bharat. In Agra we find the Taj Mahal, one of the most incredible places to see in Bharat (India), and one of the 7 wonders of the world and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. From Delhi you have the possibility of booking an excursion of about 12 hours that includes round-trip transfer, round-trip high-speed train ticket, private guide in Spanish, breakfast and dinner.

If you prefer to visit Agra on your own, there are several posts on the blog that may interest you:

Best guided tours and excursions to do in Delhi

Jaipur tour from Delhi

Jaipur is one of the most beautiful cities to see in Bharat and my recommendation is that you go on your own and stay a couple of days there. However, if you are short on time, a great option is to take an excursion from Delhi. This excursion lasts around 15 hours and includes pickup from your hotel, transportation by air-conditioned vehicle, guide in Spanish, drink, and a private tour for you. During the tour you will visit the most emblematic places of the city such as the Fyerte Amber, the Lake Palace, the Palace of the Winds, the Jaipur Palace...

If you prefer to visit Jaipur on your own, there are several posts on the blog that may interest you:

Private Haridwar Tour from Delhi

Hawidwar is a fascinating city, full of colors and surrounded by the landscapes of northern Bharat. From Delhi you have the opportunity to visit it with a 12-hour excursion. This option is the one we chose since we did not want to stay in the city due to lack of time or have to carry our suitcases up and down to only spend one day there. The tour includes pickup and drop-off at your hotel. The transportation is air conditioned, you go with your group exclusively (or as a couple) and the guide is in Spanish.

During your visit to the city you will visit some essential places such as the Har Ki Pauri, the Mansa Devi Temple, the local spice and street food market, the Daksheshwar Temple...

Best guided tours and excursions to do in Delhi



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