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Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi

  • Delhi, India

Last updated: 07 April, 2024

For a thoroughly earthy and immersive experience of Old Delhi, hire a cycle rickshaw to take you there and navigate the backstreets and lanes of one of the city’s most atmospheric, if not chaotic, areas.

Despite the clamour and congestion, it’s a vibrant friendly place and a fascinating way to reach the Red Fort and/or the Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid).

Rickshaws weave their way through the chaotic traffic, squeezing through the tightest gaps, so keep knees and elbows in at all times. It can be a little nerve-wracking at first, but the drivers are experienced and know what they’re doing.

Logistics

Price from: £1
Minimum age: 0
Age suitable: 4+
When: All year around
Duration: 15+ minutes

Getting there & doing it

You can hail a cycle rickshaw almost anywhere in Old Delhi but a good place to start is on the edge of Old Delhi at Chelmsford Road/Qutab Road, either right outside New Delhi Railway station or, somewhat more relaxed, by its junction with Connaught Circus/Indira Chowk.

Alternatively, pick up a rickshaw outside the Red Fort or Jama Masjid and get a ride home.

Cycle rickshaws are not metered, so you will need to negotiate a price (and possibly a time frame) upfront. Delhi’s rickshaw wallahs have hard lives, so while they may up their prices for the tourist dollar, don’t be too hard on them when agreeing a price.

When to do it

Avoid the middle part of the day during the hotter summer months. May and June in particular can be very hot and uncomfortable.

Who to go with: organised tours

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