Thousands of days ago when nobody dared to think the unthinkable about riding a cycle in the city of Delhi, an idea was ignited to ride the path less ridden. An unknown experience was around the corner, curiosity was killing that cat but with all this, came the most exhilarating sense of something new.

Little did anyone know but the people, whose city was chosen to be explored were in for a surprise, for they never thought the worldly travelers would want to visit them at all. That too on cycles! “Who cycles for leisure in this crowded city” was the burning question in everyone’s mind. Most tourists had by then probably journeyed the small and old cities of India only through books making each create their own imagination, usually far from reality. Or perhaps heard about them in narration by wanderers and seekers who rightly so weave the stories from their own perspective.

Delhi By Cycle, Bike Tour is Delhi

And for this reason, the bright idea of giving a cycling tour of lesser known places in Delhi was just. The aim was to give the first-hand experience of the mystical places of Delhi to people on cycles; to slow down when suddenly aroma of spices fills up the air or when the eyes catch an unexpected picturesque flock of birds that change the horizon or simply to get a foothold on the pedal and use their photography skills to capture the marvel architecture of another world.

Delhi By Cycle, Bike Tours in Delhi

Besides, with the rise of pollution and serpentine-like traffic jams, Delhi screamed for help for a more environmentally friendly solution on the road. Delhi by Cycle secretly aimed to be the inspiration for city dwellers to adopt cycling as a means of everyday conveyance and in the span of less than a decade, there has been a slow but steady rise in the use of the world’s best two-wheeler invention. Be it for an exercise routine or simply challenging themselves to take DelhibyCycle tours to see their very own city has been nothing less than a feeling of success for the team. With the Indian capital also promoting cycling by installing rental cycles at various junctions, it sure does spark more hope.

Delhi By Cycle. Cycle Tour in Delhi

The yearning for story-telling, creating memorable moments and healthy living marks the underlying vision of this first family of cycling lovers. As life demands of all to pedal ahead, DelhibyCycle has also started to pedal its wheels to neighboring cities like Agra and Jaipur to further spread the love and joy of its vision. Ironically, going back to the basics of traveling i.e. cycling is making everyone challenge themselves to wheel out of the comfort zone and ride to self-discovery over and over again. And when that happens, and our dear visitors express that they realized something new about life beyond enjoying the cycling adventure on the tour, our mission is flatteringly achieved.

Delhi By Cycle, India's First City Cycle Tour Team

It’s all in the perspective. Just change the way and you may find a new world in the same place you have been living.

…we chose bicycles.

“Can you tell me the best places to visit in Delhi before my flight tomorrow?”

“Where do you suggest I go after this tour? I don’t want to go back to the hotel?”

These are some of the most common questions at the end of our tour. Delhi is more than just a connecting city! It is adorned with history, stories of which you can feel in the monuments scattered around the Aravalli range where Delhi proudly flourishes. It spoils you with choices of local cuisines and street food that can’t be compared with the expansive meal under the high ceilings. To each their own, so if you are looking for fine dine restaurants, there is no dearth of global menus for it either. And there is plethora of activities to get your adrenaline rush once again. Where do we start with such a gamut of options? Here are some simple yet awesome ideas to complete your day…

What to see?

If you are a history buff, make your way towards the Humayun Tomb and Safdarjung Tomb to continue your quest for answers about the Mughal rulers’ reign and their architectural style about which we converse in our Old Delhi tours specifically. Or travel centuries back in time before the Mughal Empire rule and pay a grand visit to the tallest brick minaret in the worldQutab Minar to understand about the first dynasty of Delhi Sultanate i.e. Mamluk dynasty. The Delhi Sultanate was annexed by the Mughal Empire in 1526.

Delhi BY Cycle Bike Tours in Delhi

Where to shop?

If shopping means taking back some memories of India, then your search ends at Janpath. Think souvenirs, shoes, clothing, accessories etc. and you find it here that boast of local handicrafts and handlooms. There are tales of yesteryears behind the welcoming smiles, some of whom are decedents of Tibetan refugees who were given shops to run by the Indian government. It is one of the most significant radial road from the commercial and high-street shopping hub, Connaught Place, a masterpiece of British Colonial architectural design.

Connaught Place, Delhi By Cycle, Cycle Tours in Delhi

Where to unwind?

Look past the jungle of concrete and true to its word, there are jungles of nature as well where you can relax after an adventurous 4 hours of cycling in Delhi with us. Unravel at the Lodhi Garden with lush green lawns, bushes, and trees that beautifully frame the monuments within it from Lodhi Dynasty, the last dynasty of the five that ruled over the Delhi Sultanate. Or switch your rails to a different history by visiting the Rail Museum and discover about the chronicle of Indian trains and enjoy the ride.

What to experience?

There is more than a historical journey of time immemorial in the capital city. Dive into another realm of experience of cinemas in an open-air theater or groove your way to a musical event; be it live bands in resto-bars or concerts held across the city if you are lucky to be around at the time. If the adventure in you is seeking for some more thrill, glide your way to an air safari and appreciate Delhi from a completely new perspective.

How to get around and what to keep in mind?

The best and safest way to get around the city is by metro rail network besides booking a cab or a three-wheeler auto. Keep in mind that all autos have a meter and you would want them to use it. If not, I trust that you have some very strong negotiation skills!

There is always a next time, but why not see the most of Delhi in this trip of yours? Time to plan out your day post a wonderful cycling tour of Delhi with yours truly, Delhi by Cycle.

In the year 2009, it all started with an Idea that let’s use the best vehicle of the planet to explore the lanes of Old Delhi, capture thousands of expressions, activate all your senses, dive into the chapters of history, have a deep look in the buildings of lost era with their own amazing style of architecture.  Jack, Founder of Delhi By Cycle, then reporter of a Dutch Newspaper came up with this beautiful idea to explore Old Delhi on cycles and make others explore the same. And since then Delhi By Cycle has been through a glorious journey of showing Delhi to more than 30000+ people from across the world.

Why named Shahjahan Tour?

As the city of Old Delhi was constructed by Mogul emperor Shahjahan when he decided to shift his capital from Agra to Delhi. The richest empire in the world decided to move it’s capital therefore, they were in need of a completely new city and therefore, Shahjahan decided to construct one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Indeed, this city was one of the most beautiful city and now one of the most interesting cities in the world. Hence, we named this tour as Shahjahan Tour.

Beautiful Journey

Since 2009, DBC hosted a lot of cycle lovers from across the world! Inspired a lot more cycle tour teams in different Indian cities. Bike tours in India received a new meaning and we received several accolades from across the world. Team DBC hosted few celebrities, ministers of several nations, few national sports teams of other countries, CEOs of fortune 500, and thousands of beautiful souls. Sharing smiles and stories with them was a beautiful journey for Delhi By Cycle team.

Showing The Real India

Since the beginning, we never decided to hide anything and just present the artificial beauty to the world. We presented what is real, we present the good, bad and ugly with any censor! Shahjahan Tour made a lot of things open to the world, from the hidden secret spice market rooftops(not hidden anymore) to the hidden chai lanes of civil lines. The stories of Chandani Chowk and Sishganj Gurudwara traveled the whole world. Managing through this beautiful organized chaos created a lifetime experience for every single person and people mentioned this in their reviews all the time.

As we are going to celebrate 10 years of Delhi By Cycle and Shahjahan Tour next year. A lot will happen in the year 2019! We would like to invite everyone to experience some special tours of DBC which will only happen in that time period. Bike Tours in Delhi changed forever since Shahjahan Tour was started in 2009. We promise to come up with new ideas to show to real Delhi and India to make to listen to hidden stories and to make to ride the unknown lanes. As smiles can only be shared while traveling slow.