When In India Tours, New Delhi

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BRINGING HISTORY BACK TO LIFE

Get transported 400 years back and glide through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk known as the Moonlit Square of India. Witness the architectural marvels, the multicolored facades, beautifully decorated shops, ethnically dressed men and women and get bombarded by the cries of hawkers and fragrances emanating from the potpourri of eateries that line these historical alleys.

Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (1592-1666) built the walled city of Delhi on the banks of holy river Yamuna. It had a magnificent palace known as Red Fort, impressive mansions, enchanting bazaars, elegant shrines, royal gardens and fountains at every corner to romance ones' senses. Emperor’s beloved daughter Jahanara designed a major street called Chandni Chowk in front of Red Fort, with a canal running down the center and pools at major intersections reflecting the moonlight.

During the British regime, the street underwent major changes and since then this area has witnessed some of the most important events in Indian history. Today these splendid ruins and tales of valor are a testimony of the evolution of the times. Chandni Chowk truly reflects the national unity, secularism and diversity of India.
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  • October 3, 2017
    This is such a great way to see and discover a really old city . The weather should be a really important consideration as you sure want to avoid heat and excessive pollution when choosing this option...  more »
  • September 28, 2017
    If in Delhi, you can not afford to miss Chandni Chowk . And a richsaw ride in Chandni Chowk with a guide on history and cuisine makes it beautiful. This tour operated by two young woman enterprenuers,...  more »
  • September 27, 2017
    We visited Delhi in March and went on the rickshaw tour of old Delhi with When in India. It was absolutely fantastic and the highlight of our stay in Delhi. We will be returning to India next year wit...  more »

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