The Shahjehan Tour is Delhi by Cycle’s classic recipe for an exhilarating glimpse into the life and times of the great Mughal Emperor, Shahjehan and the 1500-acre expanse of his capital – Shahjehanabad. At the time of its construction in the 17th Century, it was arguably, the most prosperous and beautiful city in the world. On this Old Delhi bike tour, you will see riveting glimpses of this colourful past.
A multitude of scenes unspool at every turn…hectically busy streets, architectural beauties, crumbling structures from yesteryear — and the people…so many people…from all walks of life …in the streets and in the shops, in the temples and in the eateries— making history of their own in this heritage space! All clustered within the centuries-old city.
Why you will love itUp-close and personal encounters with the fabulous mélange of vignettes from its 400-year old past as Shahjehanabad and contemporary Chandni ChowkExplorations of the tranquil British-era Civil Lines to 17th century spice market of Khari BaoliArchitectural hot spots from the times of the Mughals to the British Raj
What you will experience
Today, when you pass through its four-hundred-year-old web of alleys held together with by a forest of electric cables and infused with the smell of brewing tea and simmering breakfast curry, you experience the mind-boggling co-existence of the past and the future, competing for your attention.
Emerging from this ‘olde world quarter’, densely forested by with traditional architecture- typical of Shahjehan’s time, be it the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, or the Spice Market, you will find yourself in a Delhi of another time in the tranquil spaces of Civil Lines, the former British colonial area.
This Old Delhi bike tour is here to give you all these experiences. Come to experience Old Delhi with our Shahjehan Tour.