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A true delight for history buffs- this trail goes through the historical markets and monuments of Chandni Chowk. Being a prominent historian and an avid storyteller, the guide will share fascinating tales of Old Delhi’s historical market. Visit the oldest railway station of Delhi- a red sandstone structure who’s inception dates back to the 19th century. The walking tour starts at 08:00 am, see the Fatehpuri Masjid and St. Steven’s Church- two heritage buildings with exquisite architecture. The tour ends at 11:00 am.
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    Chandni Chowk
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    This short trail of three hours takes you through the historical market of Chandni Chowk who’s origin dates back to the 17th century. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, this is one of the largest and most popular markets in India.  Accompanied by a prominent historian, delve into the mayhem of the markets and the captivating history of Old Delhi. The insightful walk starts at the Hardayal Library at 8:00 am and takes you through the highlights around Chandni Chowk in three hours. Situated in the heart of Chandni Chowk, it is the oldest public library of Delhi. From here, walk to the Old Delhi Railway Station- a red sandstone structure who’s inception dates back to the 19th century. Continuing down the Queen’s road, see the Fatehpuri Masjid and St. Steven’s Church, two historical structures that exist in religious harmony, close to each other. The St. Steven’s Church is a magnificent example of a Gothic baroque-styled architecture while the Fatehpuri Masjid, flanked by minarets, has a traditional design. The next halt is at the Namak Haram ki Haveli, which translates to ‘The mansion of a traitor’ in English. This structure was named so because of the treachery shown by its owner Bhawani Shankar Khatri, who deserted the Maratha ruler to join the British troops in the Battle of Patparganj. After listening to some interesting snippets about this mansion, continue walking to Chunnamal Ki Haveli, which is a magnificent three-storeyed mansion. Visit Caravan Serai, a resting inn built by princess Jahanara, for weary travellers. Following the undulating lanes and listening to the fascinating narrative by your guide, you will reach the end of your walk - a bittersweet conclusion as the sight of the station and the crowds slowly brings you back to reality. Diving into the capital’s rich history, this walk through Chandni Chowk is certainly one worth taking
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Duration
3h
Inclusions
  • Well seasoned and proficient host to guide you through the history of Delhi
  • All taxes and handling charges
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Recommended gratuities
  • Camera usage fees in historic sites
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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yo_shash wrote a review Feb. 2019
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The walk was nicely organized and structured by the Wandertrails local supplier. The activity is a complete package of history, culinary and a local market shopping experience.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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