1-day sightseeing tour

#1 Nov 1st, 2006, 01:43
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Can anybody recommend which are the good sightseeing tours in Delhi? I found one by Delhi tourism though it doesn't show the most popular places like Red fort or Jama Masjid and is only 1/2 day long

#2 Nov 1st, 2006, 02:05
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Years ago there were two (or maybe three or four?) Delhi tours offered by DTC. There was a morning tour which included the Qtaub Minaur, Lotus Temple, Jantar Mantar, etc. and an afternoon tour which included the Raj Ghat, Red Fort, Gandhi Museum, etc. I think you could also take an all-day tour with them, and another night-time tour which included the sound and light show at Red Fort.

Those DTC tours were great! They cost maybe 90 rupees (that included the entrance fees), ran on time, had fine tour guides and nice drivers.

#3 Nov 2nd, 2006, 20:32
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If you can spend around Rs. 800 a day then I would suggest you hire a taxi for the day for sight seeing.
In would include
Birla Temple, Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Lotus temple, Indira Gandhi Museum, kutub Minar, Red Fort, Jantar Mantar, Gandhi Samadhi, India gate etc.,
Another worth visting (could take half our your day) is Akshardham temple complex.

#4 Nov 2nd, 2006, 20:59
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Just about any hotel you care to mention will be able to arganise a days sightseeing by bus or taxi if you prefer.
There are hundreds of companies offering this tour for around 3-500 rupees so you could just book it from your hotel or indeed here's one that may interest you from The Delhi Transport Corporation!!

I'll never forget my first city tour, the driver "misplaced" the Lotus Temple, stopped and asked directions and set off at a rate of knots, straight across a cricket pitch
Scattering the young wannabe cricketers, as he bore down on them in huge bus!!

He did have the decency to avoid the wicket though......Cricketing fan probably!!

Enjoy yourself, doing this tour with local Indians is fun and an interesting cultural experience as well. As you go sightseeing "India Style" it's relly quite different to our idea of sightseeing you'll get what I mean after you've been there!!
#5 Nov 2nd, 2006, 22:56
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I also agree that a cheap bus tour is a good chance to meet Indians who are also touring Delhi as well as interesting foreigners. On one of my tours I met a lad who is Sikh, born and grew up in the UK, and a policeman in London. Interesting dude.


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