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Delhi Day Tour: Cycle Qutab Minar and Meharuli (half day) Adventure Tour

Asia

  • India

Go back in time as you cycle through the oldest parts of historical Delhi and explore ancient ruins and monuments. Cruise through a supposedly haunted forest to a UNESCO World Heritage site. Wander through an archeological park scattered with time-ravaged tombs and mosques. End this exciting day tour in an artsy expat village where you can get lunch and mingle with the local people.


International Flights  

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Money Exchange  

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As of May 2023 the exchange rate for INDIA was 1 USD = 81.76 INR (Indian Rupees). There are many ATM machines that accept both Visa and Mastercard but these are limited to major cities. We also recommend the use of cash in USD currency. Major credit cards are accepted in most shops but they may charge a 2-4% transaction fee.


Joining Instructions  

The meeting point for this day tour is: Cafe Coffee Day at Karol Bagh Metro Station (Shop No. 422D, Karol Bagh Metro Station, Delhi, 11000).

Please arrive before your tour begins at 6:00 am local time.


Meals Included  

No meals included


Transport  

Bicycle, walking.


Highlights  

Cycle through the Sanjay Van Forest to the oldest parts of Delhi. Visit the ancient tombs of Balban and Iltutmish. Explore the ruins of Lal Kot and visit Jahanpanah mosque. Admire the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Qutb Minar. Wander through the scattered time-ravaged monuments of Mehrauli Archaeological Park. Visit the artsy expat hub of Hauz Khas Village.


Finishing Point Instructions  

This tour ends at approximately 10:00am at Hauz Khas Village.


Packing List  

Delhi Day Tour:
• Comfortable walking shoes
• Reusable water bottle
• Sunscreen

Health & Safety:
• Hand sanitizer (required)
• Face masks (Clients will be only be required to wear a face mask where it is mandated by local regulations.)
• Pen (Please bring your own pen for filling out documents.)
• Quick Covid Test/Antigen Test


Optional Activities  

No optional activities


Minimum Age  

Minimum age of 14 years for this trip.


Group Size Notes  

Max 25, no minimum


Group Leader  

Professional English-speaking Local Guide


What's Included  

Half-day cycling tour. Professional English-speaking local guide. Metro ride from Karol Bagh Station to Mehrauli. Entrance fee to the Qutab Minar Complex.

Day 1 Delhi

Duration: 4 hours

Meeting Point: 6:00am Karol Bagh Metro Station

Finish Point: Haus Khas Village

Itinerary:
Get to know the ancient side of India's capital city by cycling through some of the oldest areas of Delhi. After meeting your guide, take the Metro to the neighbourhood of Mehrauli and jump on a bike to discover monuments that date back to the 11th and 12th centuries. Explore the ancient tombs of Balban and Iltutmish and learn of their historical significance. Cycle through the haunted Sanjay Van Forest to the ruins of Lal Kot, the first city of Delhi, and visit what's left of Jahanpanah mosque. Ride on to the famous Qutb Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the tallest pre-medieval tower standing 73 metres. Wander through the scattered time-ravaged monuments of Mehrauli Archaeological Park. Climb down the stone stairs to the ancient stepwell of Rajon ki Baoli and admire the water collecting techniques used by the indigenous civilization. Cruise over to the artsy expat hub of Hauz Khas Village with plenty of eateries, coffee houses and markets. This is where the tour comes to an end, so opt to socialize with the people over a cup of chai or wander through the residential streets. Your guide can assist with transport back to your hotel.

Note that this Day Tour is operated by one of G Adventures' preferred suppliers and will be a shared service with other non-G Adventures travellers.

Details

Duration: 1 Days

Physical Grading: 2 - Light

Trip Type: Day Tours

Travel Style: Classic



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