Welcome you all to the hub of Indian history and you will be a part of a trip that will take you 350 years back the story line. This trip will give you a glimpse of the life and times of Emperor Shah Jahan and his capital, Shahjahanabad. You will come across hanging wires, typical historic architecture, narrow lanes and the smell of old walls.
At 6: 30 a.m / 06:45 am sharp we will be meeting you at the famous Delite Cinema on Asaf Ali Road, Old Delhi. Opposite to the cinema, there is a car parking where you will find your guide and bright orange bike waiting for you.
We will start from Delite Cinema and cross Butcher Street of Old Delhi before we enter Old Delhi from Turkman Gate. Our first stop would be a Hindu Temple on Sita ram Bazaar, next comes a very interesting market in Old Delhi called Chawri Bazar.
After a short briefing, we head to the Spice market (largest in Asia). Once at Spice market, park your bicycles and we all go to the roof top of an old building (Haveli) for a nice view of Old Delhi and get a look down on activities going on at Spice market in the morning. The market here sells all kinds of spices, nuts and food products.
Once we are back on ground, our guide will take you out of Old Delhi from another Gate of Old Delhi into Civil lines (former British settlement). We break for tea and some cookies once at Civil lines behind the heritage Maidens Hotel. We have reached halfway now.
After our tea break, we head back to Old Delhi and stop at Chandni chowk (shopping district of Old Delhi). We pedal further down the street of Chandni chowk to stop outside Red fort. This massive building built of red sandstone stands within the heart of Old Delhi. A little further up the road from Red Fort lies the largest mosque in India – Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque).
After a short stop outside Jama Masjid, we head to Karim’s restaurant for breakfast in the heart of Old Delhi, which has been serving Mughlai food for the past 101 years. After breakfast, we head back to the same meeting point which takes about 10 minutes.
At every stop (there are 10 stops), there is briefing by the main guide.