On arrival at the Delhi International Airport, we will be welcomed by the Good Food Journeys team in India. We will head to the hotel and after the check in formalities, the rest of the afternoon is at leisure to relax and unwind from the long flight.
India’s capital and a major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which uniquely combines in its folds - the ancient with the modern. Amidst the fast spiralling skyscrapers the remnants of a bygone time in the form of its many monuments stand as silent reminders to the region’s ancient legacy. The first impressions for any visitor travelling in from the airport are of a spacious, garden city, tree-lined with a number of beautiful parks. The Mughals and the British once tried to rule Delhi, but instead left behind a rich culture and heritage which is the hallmark of India’s capital.
Early in the evening we will proceed for a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi. Old Delhi was founded as a walled city of Delhi, India, founded as Shahjahanabad in 1639, when Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor at the time, decided to shift the Mughal capital from Agra. The construction of the city was completed in 1648, and it remained the capital of the Mughal Empire until its fall in 1857 till the British took over.
The tour will begin with a visit to Raj Ghat, a simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi followed by a drive past the Red Fort. The magnificent Red Fort, overlooking the river Jamuna was built during the years 1638 - 48 when the Moghul Empire was at its peak. The tour continues to Jama Masjid, one of Asia’s largest mosques, which can accommodate 25,000 worshipers.
The markets in Chandni Chowk are famous for their hustle and bustle. There are different lanes that specialise in different types of goods ranging from invitation cards, electronic goods, utensils, bicycles, clothes, shoes, vegetables, etc. The one most relevant for us though is the spice market and not far from it is the “Paratha Galli” literally translated as Paratha (type of Indian roti) lane. We will enjoy dinner at carefully selected food outlets, who we know maintain high standards of quality and hygiene.
Culinary experience for the day – Spice market tour and street food in Delhi
Meals included – Breakfast, Dinner