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  • Bhanu Pratap Singh
    Gurugram (Gurgaon), India13 contributions
    When I was planning to visit Sunder Nursery Park, One thing that hesitates me was the safety of my car. But I found professional PARK+ parking when I reach. Because of that, I saw the Sunder Nursery park freely. Even I wanted to stay there for hours because it was very close to nature.
    Written 26 April 2022
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  • A Choudhury
    New Delhi, India112 contributions
    Located near Connaught Place, it is a step well used to store water in those days. It is basically flocked by couples and young people. Many movie sequences have been shot here. Not recommended for people who have a problem with climbing steep steps. There is no entry fee and photography is permitted.
    Written 10 May 2021
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  • Tester
    Candolim, India3 contributions
    it was a great experience to visit the Tibetan market out there in majnu ka tilla.Now adding this for the purposes of testing this application
    Written 15 September 2021
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  • Noyo
    New Delhi, India3 contributions
    This park is super rich with history, best if you go with a knowledgeable guide who can add context. I would advise to go in a group of 3-4 people if you're not a Delhi local. Women should not go here alone, especially near sunset or sunrise, as some unsavoury people may roam around nearby. Do dress conservative.

    Entry is free. One of the park exits leads to a road that reads to the Bhool Bhulaiya (not really a maze, just a big multi arched rounded tomb type structure worth visiting). You can find it on Google Maps, it's a few minutes away on foot.

    The ASI or some trust badly needs to conduct maintenance here.
    Written 27 December 2021
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  • ghoomboom
    New Delhi, India107 contributions
    This is a small Haveli in a small crowded street of Chandni Chowk In Old Delhi. It was here that Mirza Ghalib spent last nine years of his life. The visit takes you back 150 years in history and brings in mind the images when Ghalib would have lived here. Sheer delight. The place has now been converted into a small museum of sort where things related to Ghalib are kept and his poetry is written. I had visited Chandni Chowk so many times earlier but was not aware of this historical jewel in one of the alleys. Quite clean and calm, must visit if you love Ghalib and his poetry.
    Written 13 January 2020
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  • Mukul Goyal
    Jaipur, India36 contributions
    Food in Chauri Bazaar to Chandani Chowk , Old Delhi in the Pre Corona days.

    “It was a soothing reiki of sights, sounds and smell , of a different world all together. Eating there was just incidental.”

    One fine evening, I got off at the Chauri Bazaar Metro station and walked the narrow lanes upto the South Gate of Jama Masjid to the famous ‘food street’ of Kareem’s and Al Jawahar for a hearty meal of Kali Mirch Chicken and a huge Khameeri Roti. This is where the real foodies go.

    After spending two hours there, took a loop round the whole Jama Masjid through the east gate night market, to exit on the Chandani Chowk side and after travelling through another set of streets reached the Metro station of Chandani Chowk and went back home. So this was the plan.

    Back at the South Gate of Jama Masjid, looking at the multitude of eateries........with food in so much of abundance, one wonders ; how can people go hungry. The list of food items besides the endless grill shops of mutton, chicken and fish , go on to the exotic dishes of the Mughal period. Be it sweets, bakery rusks, roties, everything was available. In fact besides the usual Khameer roti, the most exotic roti one can have there was the sweet dry fruit laden desi ghee Sheermal roti.

    Of course I couldn’t miss the amazing historic sweets like the extra long Gulab Jamun, the Kala Jamun, kali Jalebi, white gajar ka halwa, chawal til ke pakore besides the whole range of the usual fare. The ‘sweet milk’ stalls with a variety of other milk based sweets were mouth watering.

    Oh yes, I also had the amazing Shahi Tukra ...... the famous Mughal dish which was fabled to have been brought by Emperor Babur, learnt through an Egyptian cook to make use of left over breads. Everyone trying to please me by giving a bite to taste........
    Probably today I managed to touch the tip of the iceberg in this milieu of Chauri Bazaar......but with subsequent visits the rusks and bakery biscuit shops that I conveniently overlooked, have to be explored.

    This place is cluttered, chaotic, congested and probably the only place in the world where traffic jams are caused by cycle rickshaws,two wheelers and pedestrians !!
    But it has its character ...... vendors calling out to clients, a suspected thief being beaten outside a jewellery shop, people standing in the centre of the road deep in discussions , oblivious of the traffic chaos they have caused and ....... so on.

    And the cultural transition is so evident when one walks from the muslim dominated lanes of Chauri Bazaar to the front side of Jama Masjid multi talented handicraft markets, melting into the Hindu dominated delicious chaat stalls and sweet shops of Chandani Chowk. Suddenly non veg disappears from the roads and poori /kachori/bewri with aloo Sabzi and thick Jalebis becomes the order of the day.

    This food trail of course ends at the strictly vegetarian Parantha wali gali behind the Gurudwara. That’s the only place in the world where you get paranthas fried in shallow pans of desi ghee, stuffed with whatever vegetable you can imagine. Oh yes. I had a sweet banana stuffed parantha !! And the ka^rela parantha is not to be missed. The menu is so vast that you could have every vegetable / dry fruit stuffing possible with mix and match options.

    But, there was one common food on both sides of Jama Masjid. This common delicacy is called ‘DAULAT ki Chaat.’ And it is not the traditional chaat!!

    Lodged in a straw basket on the back side of a bicycle, this heritage sweet is made from the froth of sweetened milk mixed with kesar/Elaichi flavours and dry fruits. It’s variant is called Makhan Malai in UP and is available only in the winter days as the froth is frozen in the cool breeze of the night. Here the vendors were visible till 10pm.

    For many folks, this place may seem dirty and unhygienic compared to modern day kitchens and restaurants , but at the same time it is fascinating to see and smell the exciting delicacies being freshly prepared in front of you.

    So go challenge your self, if you are a true foodie !!!

    Written 23 March 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Septika Ranu
    1 contribution
    Despite the difficulties experienced through Covid pandemic, Indian Destination Experts have consistently given us excellent service. Researched alternative trips, given options to carry over to this year from 2020 and have now offered a full refund as travel to our destination continues not to be possible. Their service has been excellent throughout in very difficult circumstances. Our holiday to Rajasthan had to be postponed first because of Covid.
    It has been an excellent experience touring Rajasthan with Indian Destination Experts. We visited Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer in 9 days - a lot to cover as we wanted to experience the diversity that Rajasthan had to offer. From the initial email communications in planning our trip, Rahul was most professional in answering all our queries, providing useful information on accommodation and best places to visit. Despite many changes to our itinerary (we eventually flew from Jaipur to Udaipur instead of driving), Rahul was patient and accommodating throughout.

    Tufel is an attentive and cautious driver who has internalized the sensitivity of Indian road traffic and is calm, friendly, always in good spirits and always ready to stop for a beautiful scenery, a rare animal or a hidden stepwell.
    We felt very comfortable and safe with him, he became dear to us during this trip - we can warmly recommend him.

    Would highly recommend Indian Destination Experts as we have previously travelled with them (for quite a few years)
    The customer service they provide both here and abroad is excellent, on occasions we have contacted them when on a trip to help solve a problem and they always respond quickly and efficiently.
    Why choose another agent when we already have the best!
    Written 17 September 2021
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  • Martin K
    5 contributions
    Pallavi was really friendly and good to talk with. We did the online Mandala drawing experience for families and it was excellent and very therapeutic!
    Written 6 April 2021
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  • Krisi
    Michigan2 contributions
    Our group went on a customized Old Delhi food tour in February 2022; it was a fantastic tour. We got to taste the tremendous and safe variety of street food (They listen to your preferences) and experience the spice markets. Delhi by Locals created a fabulous, fun, and well-planned experience. Also, they organized our day trip to Agra in March, visiting the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. They provided us with a terrific guide Mukesh, driver Sandeep; we ate at a great restaurant and had an unforgettable magical experience. HIRE Delhi by locals- I highly recommend this team in Delhi, India. You will not be disappointed, and it will make your trip even more memorable. BONUS, they even picked us up from the airport and dropped us off!!! Thanks again, and we will be back!
    Written 19 March 2022
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  • Cara D
    2 contributions
    What a delight! My boyfriend and I had so much fun cooking and learning about Indian food. She was patient and sweet helping us through all the steps. Would highly recommend!
    Written 12 May 2021
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  • Cristina P
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania1 contribution
    I attended a few of Vidhi's yoga classes and really enjoyed his teaching style. He takes his time to explain everything and focuses on preparing the body for meditation which is part of each class at the end.
    I also had a chakra healing session with him. Before the session I felt very overwhelmed by many heavy emotions and anxieties. After a few days I started feeling better and the emotions and thoughts became much lighter, like they were far away somehow and didn't bother me so much.
    I really recommend his classes and therapy sessions to anyone.
    Written 15 April 2022
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  • Anushka R
    1 contribution
    Had a awesome experience with the team .. very supportive and over whelming atmosphere for yoga provided to the clients
    Written 22 February 2022
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  • michel p5061
    Equeurdreville-Hainneville, France24 contributions
    I visited streets of Old Delhi with Sanju .
    Very good guide who speaks French.He was born on this place and he knows everybody.
    Written 13 May 2022
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  • shepherd06
    Dhaka City, Bangladesh6 contributions
    I have been to India a lot of times but I never got the chance to taste the famous and delicious foods of India. So when I was planning a trip this time, I ensured to give myself some time to taste the delicious dishes. I heard about Delhi Food Walk from a vlog in 2018/19 and I cannot recommend them to you enough! They really took care of me and pay heed to what I wanted to eat or didn't want to eat. I took two walks with them, one was A day in Delhi where we literally went around in Delhi (probably not the whole Delhi) and taste different dishes as well as different historic sites. On the next day, we went on to taste different dishes on "Old Delhi Night Walk".

    Thank you, Harry and Delhi Food Walk for organizing this amazing trip. I will be sure to come back taste more dishes again!
    Written 9 February 2022
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  • RIYA
    1 contribution
    Hired the taxi for one day site seeing. Even though we had limited time they planned it very well and covered most of the places. Nice service.
    Written 20 May 2022
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