Weather's Getting Better: Explore The City With These Delhi Walking Tours

Editors posted on 03 October

Delhi, as we know it, is a huge maze & to manoeuvre through it can be a task, especially if you are new to the city. Here’s our pick of walking tours to get in touch with and to see the city on foot. 

Delhi Heritage Walks

Our top pick for guided tours, Delhi Heritage Walks curates and has pre-curated walks for travellers and locals. They take you through the standard, popular neighbourhoods, and also give you the option of picking one {even if it isn’t listed}, as well as picking the day, date and time. If you’re a local who’d like to conduct the walk, get in touch with them. 

To view their calendar, and get in touch with them, click here.

Master Ji Kee Haveli

Their tours are a combination of walks and cycle rickshaws rides, and they take your through streets, historical sights, and bazaars, and allow you to experience culinary treats. Tours are conducted in English, and range from half day to full day. You also get a complimentary meal at the haveli! Their walks are restricted to Old Delhi and its surrounding areas, and there’s probably very few tour guides that know it better.

To book a tour, and get a full rate list, click here.

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Sita Ram Bazar, Old Delhi, New Delhi

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Delhi By Foot

Besides walks, team DBF also undertakes heritage conservation efforts, photo walks and photo exhibitions. They schedule walks every weekend, with a fixed start and end point. They also have a food trail walk and cultural journeys through the city. If you’re a group, an organisation or a company, they’re happy to customise walks as extensions of their existing calendar.

To book a tour, and get the full lowdown, click here.

Delhi Walks

Sachin Bansal founded it with the intent of showcasing Delhi to world citizens in the best, most thorough way possible. They have walks for first timers, educational walks in museums, custom walks etc. They cover areas such as Lodhi Gardens, Tughlaqabad Fort, Old Delhi etc and all of these are in conjunction with Delhi Tourism & Transport Development Corporation.

To view a full list of walks, click here.

1100 Walks

The 1100 is Delhi’s pin code prefix and is run by an art curator. They organise workshops on Indian Culture and the arts {cooking, art and music appreciation etc}. The heavy influence of art and culture is noticeable in the way their walks are curated. They’re based on festivals, designs & history. Catch a water walk seeing lakes of Delhi, an urban village like Shahpur Jat, or a food walk through Paharganj, you’re bound to end up satisfied.

To get the full list of walks, and to make a booking, click here.

Delhi Food Walks

Tours are customised to meet your time and date preferences; they conduct weekly expeditions based on local fare, which include street food from Chandni Chowk, Tibetan treats at Majnu Ka Tila, on demand cooking classes to help better understand Indian Cuisine & much more. Food walks have an endless supply of bottled water, and experts who know their food and food culture. 

To view their full list of walks, and how you can grab a piece, click here.

Delhi Metro Walks

Surekha Narain conducts these walks personally, and she's featured in one too many publications around the world {Toronto Star, UK Daily Telegraph, New York Times Travel section}. Their walks are curated to create an awareness of Delhi’s built and natural heritage, and they’re over 30 routes available. Carefully planned, the timings are chosen based on area and weather. They offer theme and period walk and can customise them too.

To view their full list of walks, and to have one customised, click here.

The Delhi Tours

With places like Jama Masjid, the narrow lanes of Old Delhi, and the Kinari Bazaar, Delhi Tours has got it down to a T. With local English speaking guides, air conditioned transport, and bottles of water in abundance, these guys will show you Delhi unlike ever before. They also do culinary tours, museum tours, rickshaw tours through Old Delhi, and a spices and perfumes tour.

For all the info on walks and bookings, click here.