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“Rickshaw ride in Old New Delhi”

Old Delhi Rickshaw Ride
Ranked #86 of 526 Tours in New Delhi
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Well, this is an event that has to be experienced to be understood. While on tour we took a rickshaw ride in Old Delhi. The streets were teaming with people, every kind of mode of transportation, and thousands of people, all trying to make their way through the streets. We were two to a rickshaw, following , or trying to follow, one another. It was quite the experience. I don't know how they do it, but it must be that since these crowds are normal to them, everyone made their way through. The amount of shops and what was sold was overwhelming. If you couldn't find what you wanted there, it just didn't exist. It was a bumpy ride, but well worth the experience.

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Reviewed December 31, 2012

I have extremely mmixed feelings as far as my 6 months of Rickshaw rides in India and Dehli.

On one hand, they're fast, practical and cheap. You can go everywhere and there's always a rickshaw somewhere available to take you.

This is an excellent way to see and experience the country.

On the other hand, the constant fights with the drivers, because of their insisting high prices and rip off were exhausting, annoying and overwhelming. No doubt dealing with the drivers and their greed was the worse of India.

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Reviewed December 29, 2012

This is the best way to begin to explore Old Delhi. It's a fantastic combinations of sites, sounds, smells, athmospere and wonder. It was very well organized, with few enough people to make it feel like you were not part of some "tourist crowd". I learned a great deal about the history of the old city, as well as the wide variety of religions that are on display, through the large range of temples and shrines we passed or visited. Most fun, however, were the backstreets and very divers range of markets that are crammed together in such a small area. This is REALLY worh doing.

Matt

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Reviewed November 25, 2012

We were lucky enough, my wife and I, to have Ritu, co-owner of the business, for us "alone" as our guide. She is so knowledgable and a very nice person.

We began the cycle-rickshaw tour at the beginning of the street facing the Red Fort, pretty early (8:30 AM) in order to be able to progress in the streets of Old Delhi before they get too crowded as the morning goes by. We started with the visit of a white Hindu temple and then made several stops (the big Mosk, Spice Market, Flower Market, a few typical lanes of Old Delhi). What a trip in this world new for us, lively, authentic, colorful, and more. Ritu pointed out (through the radio system in our earphones) facts and figures, the things to see, to hear, to smell... We felt secure all along, we were never pressed or huried. At the end, we had a tea stop in her "haveli". If anybody knows a better way to feel, discover Delhi and India, stand up ! There is no other way ! We got the feeling that our money was well spent and will never forget these 3 hours. Half a thousand pictures are going to help us !!

Merci Ritu from 2 happy French tourists !

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Reviewed September 25, 2012

Theres no better way to experience Old Delhi than on a rickshaw ride. Travel through narrow alleyways and see up close what everyday life in Delhi is like and the way most live. Take in the sights, the smells and sounds by visiting the spice markets and make sure to include a visit to the Sikh Temple where free meals are served to locals - no matter what your faith! The volunteers in the kitchen will even allow you to get your hands dirty if you are keen!

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