Bicycles penetrated India with the coming of the colonial rule in the late 19th century and until the late 20th century, cycles in India were mostly imported from Europe. As late as 1960’s, cycle was not so common in India but had a significant presence.
Cycling is a medium of transportation that is environment friendly and saves from stressful traffic and parking problems, especially in Delhi.
A cycle tour in Delhi could be memorable as the historical and contemporary Delhi is well connected through roads which make it fun and easy activity for anyone who wants to explore the city closely. Join Delhi Walks for an unconventional touring experience through the picturesque lanes of Delhi appreciating its monuments, flora, fauna and food.
DelhiByCycle’s classic recipe for an exhilarating glimpse into the life and times of the great Mughal’s, when you pass through its four-hundred-year-old web of alleys held together with great big meshes of electric cables and infused with the smell of brewing tea and simmering breakfast curry, you see a mind-boggling co-existence of the past and the future, competing for your attention. Emerging from this rainforest, thick with traditional architecture- typical of Shah Jahan’s time, you will find yourself in a Delhi of another time while you also see the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, the Spice Market and tranquil Civil Lines, the former British colonial area as a sharp contrast to hectic Old Delhi.
Duration: 2 hours
Location: Shiela Cinema, New Delh D B Gupta Road, New Delhi 110055 India