Exploring Delhi on Foot
The Estate helps organize walking tours that offer stunning perspectives into the capital city’s Culture & Heritage by way of Architectural and food walks.
Our walking tours are conducted by professional English speaking guides (Other foreign language tours are also available) who bring in their unique insight & knowledge to the city’s landscape and help you explore Delhi’s rich heritage from up close, giving you a chance to experience the city like never before.
Our Walking Tours
Groups of minimum 2 persons are able to sign up for our walking tours that are organized in various parts of the city. Whether you intend to explore the by lanes of Chandni Chowk or wish to soak in the fervor of Hauz Khas Village and its eerie tombs, our walks are designed to inspire.
Make an enriching trip to this UNESCO World Heritage Site that represents the arrival of Islamic rule in India. In this tour you will explore the Qutb Minar, considered to be the tallest freestanding red stone structure in the world. In addition to this, you will also explore the first mosque of India and other fascinating monuments such as the Iron Pillar of Delhi, the Alai Darwaza and the Alai Minar.
This 500 year old fort was the last of its kind built in India in the 1600s. This walk is an excellent way to explore the planning and aesthetics that went into its construction when the Mogul Era was considered to be at its peak of creativity. During the walk you will be taken through the history of the fort and visit the public and private halls, the women’s quarters, the private residences, the gardens and baths of Mogul Royalty.
Explore the lesser known culinary treasures of Old Delhi where every lane is a forest of diverse food on display. Whether you wish to try out some of the local savories, snacks sweets, spices or biscuits, you will find it all here. Many of these vendors have been in the same business for generations together. In addition to challenging your taste buds this tour is an excellent way to gain insights into the street life and take some fabulous pictures. The tour includes trips to the Chawri Bazaar, Sitaram Bazaar area, the KhariBaoli spice market, the ParantheWali Galli and ChandniChowk.
A reservoir built in the early 14th century, this area is home to a huge madrasa as well as a royal tomb that stands on the edge of the tank. This walk takes about 2 hours and includes tea in a local café. At the end of your walk, a great way to soak in the magnificent landscape of this area is by spending time in one of the many roof-top cafés or restaurants nearby that provide you with a bird’s eye view of the entire location.
ChandniChowk is considered to be the main street of Old Delhi. Today, this road is extremely busy, full of shops, residences, schools, places of worship and a number of other establishments. Signing up for a walking tour here is an excellent way to blend yourself into the hustle bustle of the city while experiencing how the old and new come together so seamlessly.
The tomb of the second Mogul Emperor is the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. This construction has known to be an inspiration for a variety of architectural innovations including that of the Taj Mahal. In this tour one can explore the formal garden complex, the Naika Gumbad, Nila Gumbad and Isa Khan’s Tomb.
This area is named after a highly acclaimed Sufi saint from the 14th century. Here you can explore a series of majestic medieval era tombs, mausoleums, step-wells and shrines. This community is centered around the Dargah of Hazrat Nizammudin and is famed for its ability to keep the cultural Sufi heritage alive through the works of Amir Khusrau. The walk ends with a memorable Qawwali performance.
If you and your travel group intends to book themselves on a walking tour, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or just let our manager on duty know.