Feel the soul of the Sufi shrines.
A stimulating and ambitious introduction to the many lives of “Dilli” re-lived in true DBC style: through the many lanes of Delhi – the Nizamuddin tour leads you through a city of mystics, saints, poets, rebels, forgotten Kings, English ladies, refugee colonies and nameless tombs – all buried in the giddying contrast offered by the upscale South Delhi neighbourhoods. Starting in the over-700-year-old settlement of Nizamuddin this tour hacks its way through the 21st-century concrete jungle and flashy lights of South Delhi to show you a city alive in unimaginable fragments.
The tour is 15 km long and includes tea and breakfast in the lush Lodhi Gardens. It is offered in the mornings (all through the year) and afternoons (from October till April only). DelhiByCycle is proud to have partnered with the Nizamuddin settlement based NGO – Hope Project, for this tour. Hope supports the local community of Nizamuddin in health care and education.
Visit http://www.hopeprojectindia.org to learn more about their projects and great work.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Humayun’s Tomb Parking, Sabz Burz Circle
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|DEPARTURE TIME||06.30 Am | 01.15 Pm|
Highlights: Nizamuddin Sufi village – Humayun’s Tomb – Hope Project including rooftop view – Nehru Stadium – Kotla Mubarakpur village – Lodhi Garden (picnic) – Khan Market – Golf Links – Nizamuddin village
Meeting point :
The Nizamuddin tour is the only route with a different meeting point! We meet at the Humayun’s Tomb Parking near Sabz Burz Circle, this is one of the most prominent points to start the tour. Our guide, wearing a bright orange T-shirt, will be there waiting for you. In case you arrive earlier, call the guide to inform you have reached. Guide’s name and mobile number will be sent to you by e-mail the evening before the tour.
Meeting Point Map
The Raj tour is the most beautiful and green ride that we offer.
Starting in Old Delhi to give you an even better feeling of the historical differences of Delhi the tour takes you into New Delhi. Well known for its great monuments like India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhavan (Presidential Palace).
After designing the Shah Jahan tour and Yamuna tour, both Old Delhi experiences, it was time to cycle into the capital established by the British. Neighboring the great Mughal capital Shahjahanabad (= Old Delhi) New Delhi was built for the eternal glory of the Indian British Empire. But like so many empires it didn’t last that long.
From the moment I left Old Delhi and cycled into the imperial avenues and passed the colonial architecture, I was deeply impressed. Feeling small and big at the same time. The most important criteria if a cycle route works out or not are the ‘WOW’ moments. The Raj tour has these moments for sure. I’m not going to tell you them in advance. I want you to experience these highlights yourself. When you see or feel them, just scream “WOW” loudly! Officially allowed by Jack 🙂