Delhi Urban Adventures
Day tours, with a local
Ready for a Delhi tour experience that will overload all your senses through the sights, smells and sounds of this bustling city?
Delhi Urban Adventures offer small group walking, temple, cultural and food day tours of Delhi that uncover what makes our city tick. Discover Delhi with an experienced local guide.
Old and New Delhi sightseeing provides you an opportunity to experience the rich culture of India’s Mughal past as you visit monuments like the Jama Masjid or Qutub Minar, trace its colonial roots with the splendor of the days of the Raj as you witness Lutyen’s architectural vision of New Delhi, to seeing the modern economic juggernaut that is known as India Inc as the millions of Delhites go about their daily lives.
Our Delhi tours explore the old bizarres of Chandi Chowk on foot rambling through the spice markets or finding that special trinket, sample the diversity of Mughal food or vegetarian thali and the array of sweets you can only decadently find in India and find your spiritual inner peace when you visit the many Hindu temples and Sikh Gurdwaras.
Come travel with us on a unique Delhi day tour and have a real local experience in Delhi. And whilst you are in this part of the world, check out some of the exciting Urban Adventures in Kathmandu, Bankok and Ho Chi Minh City.
from 6 reviews
From USD 44.00
As far as Delhi tours go, this one covers all the cultural bases. Learn about Gandhi's life and influence, get a slice of the street food action, explore Hinduism at a local temple, and cup some hot chai in your hands.
from 3 reviews
From USD 36.00
Much loved, oft-quoted, sorely missed, inspirational Gandhi was possibly India's most influential (not to mention inspiring) figures. This Delhi tour honours the great man, his work, his words, and enduring legacy.more...
Home Cooked Delhi
from 2 reviews
From USD 60.00
Skip the celebrity chefs and head straight to the source of authentic Indian cooking secrets on this Delhi tour that delves into the heartland of Indian cuisine - a local's home!more...
Delhi Food Walk
from 6 reviews
From USD 52.00
Go beyond the cliched curry and try some authentic Indian bites on this Delhi tour. From homemade ice cream to fruit beer and dumplings, Delhi's food scene is thriving and surprising.more...
Hop On, Hop Off Bus pass plus Food Walk Delhi
from 3 reviews
From USD 65.00
We've combined a ticket on Delhi's brand new Hop On Hop Off bus that gets you around to all the main tourist site in town with our best selling Delhi Food Walk. This is the ultimate tour for the person with a short amount of time and a hankering to see all the main sights of Delhi but also wants to eat the best of Delhi's street food and get some great local advice from the people who know best - the Delhi Urban Adventures team.
Grab some great photos of the Red Fort, Humayun Tomb and India Gate amongst other iconic Delhi sites before being met by your local food expert to take you on a culinary walk to taste the best of Delhi's famed street food. This is a tour to satisfy all the senses!more...
Place: Every street corner and in every home - [ 11/03/2015 ]
It’s a fun, fantastic time to be in India and experience Holi first hand. It is the most boisterous celebration of all Hindu festivalsGandhi Jayathi
Place: Raj Ghat, New Delhi - [ 02/10/2015 ]
Gandhi's birthday ! A national holiday that celebrates the birth of the Father of a Nation; Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi.Delhi Flower Show
Place: Purana Quila & Talkatora Gardens - [ 01/01/2016 ]
See Delhi came ablaze in February in one of the major events on the Delhi calendar; that is held in Puranan Quila (Old Fort) and Talkatora Gardens. This is a visual feast with the city coming alive with flowers and is the stage for not just garden enthusiasts but also display of cultural programs, craft markets and different States show casing tourism in their State.
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19 Feb 2015 Debaghni is such a great tourguide. Super sweet, funny, approachable and knowleadgable - however Your arrangement with HOHO - Delhi (india) sucks. They were not informed that we were coming, they were rude, their routes are not so tourist friendly and just really lame. Debaghni really saved the tour!
06 Nov 2014 Tour leader, Sabya was extremely knowledgeable and candid on what to do and where to go so my time was well spent on seeing and doing things that I didn't initially think of seeing. He was flexible and sensitive on how the day was going and making adjustments based on my feedback and his expertise. It was a great way to spend my 24 hours in New Delhi.
30 Oct 2014 Sunny did an AWESOME job! He worked around the schedule to get me a private tour earlier than the group tour and it was definitely an amazing experience because he was so personable, knowledgable, and helpful. I could not stop raving to my friends about the great service. Too much food! I felt bad when I could not finish a dish, but I was literally going to get sick by the end because it was simply too much food. Would be better with smaller portion sizes or less stops.
05 Oct 2014 Had trouble finding the hop on hop off bus office to start the tour, but my guide was excellent, Ravi knew his stuff & I couldn't eat all the food, & he delivered me back to my hotel. Great adventure
05 Oct 2014 The guide was great & very knowledgeable. He had a trainee with him but that didn't hinder the tour, it was great to get a small insight into Gandhi's life, really enjoyed the whole experience.
24 Sep 2014 Koni was a fantastic guide and gave me a wonderful introduction to her city. She explained everything in detail so I knew what all the crazy chaos of Delhi meant. This was a wonderful start to my trip.
24 Sep 2014 Sunny was a wonderful guide. He was extremely knowledgable about Gandhi and filled in any history gaps. He was patient as I wandered about absorbing all the details. He also introduced me to Rani of Jhansi - an amazing Indian historical figure that I now plan to read more about. I had a wonderful afternoon and this trip really exceeded any expectations I had of it.
02 Apr 2014 Digvijay was my guide in Delhi and I could not have anticipated a better tour! Being a single female traveler in India, I had some concerns about traveling solo, but this tour was the perfect activity for me. I felt very safe and I felt like we blended into the flurry of the Delhi streets, rather than sticking out as I have felt in the past on guided tours. I would fully recommend this tour to any type of traveler. It is obvious that Digvijay cares about his clients. He made sure that I got to where I needed to be after the tour and I learned so much about the city.
23 Mar 2014 The Delhi food walk was fantastic. It was a great activity for our first day in Delhi. Tushar was a knowledgable and enthusiastic guide, and the food was fantastic! The hop on/hop off bus tour was pretty good - an easy way to see the big sights in an economical way.
22 Mar 2014 Very much enjoyed getting to experience the University neighbourhood in Delhi and the fantastic street food. Would have missed out on many of the sampled foods had it not been for this tour. Guide was very personable. He also set me up for taking cycle rickshaws while in Delhi. Excellent tour.
Our Delhi Urban Adventures team is made up of a passionate and experienced group of individuals from across the broad spectrum of Indian society. They can't wait to share their great love of the city they call home on local Delhi tours of the Spice markets in Chandni Chowk, the city’s monuments and temples, its rich heritage and culture, the road towards independence as you learn of Gandhi’s life, and even a home cooked meal with a local family. Let us show you the real Delhi on our unique Delhi tours.
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We craft our tours to ensure every traveller has authentic interactions with local people, businesses, transportation, and food and drink. Local travel gives you the opportunity to experience a destination as locals do, and has the potential to impact you in ways you never imagined. In short: local is awesome.
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- Use locally owned infrastructure on our tours whenever possible.
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- Provide employment and leadership opportunities for local people.
- Respect local customs and culture.
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- Educate travellers and our partners about how and why we choose to travel this way.
- Limit any negative impact to the daily lifestyles of local people.
- Limit any physical impact on natural and cultural environments.
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- Actively discourage participation in activities that exploit animals.
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- People: Be mindful of the local citizens, and seek understanding through shared experiences. Consider their customs and values while in their homeland, and when in doubt, ask your guide for advice.
- Environment: Be mindful of the local environment, and act with conservation and sustainability in mind. Follow local guidelines, as recommended by your guide, and make proactive decisions on your own.
- Culture: When travelling to other cultures, remember that not everyone's customs are the same as yours at home. Be respectful, and be mindful of openly questioning a customary practice, even if you disagree with it. Try to understand from their perspective. You may learn something! Your guide will be an excellent point of reference here, so check with them if you're unsure.
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