Neck and neck with Mumbai as India’s largest city, Delhi is a gigantic metropolis which is challenging to navigate without the help of a great local Delhi tour guide. I got my feet wet on my first trip to Delhi, so on my second trip, I wanted to discover more unique sites in Delhi. I called on my good friend Deepak who’s just launched his own company, Travel With D, to give me an insider tour of Delhi. His suggestion for a single traveler in Delhi? A scooter tour! Hop aboard and be sure to watch my new video of the experience too!
About Deepak and Travel with D
Unique Tours in Delhi and Beyond
Travel with D Scooter Tour of Delhi
He suggested trying a scooter tour, well-suited to a single traveler, but he can also do this tour with another scouter-guide for couples or friends traveling together and he can custom this or any other tours on foot and public transit to suit your interests. What’s great about a scooter tour is that you can get around much of Delhi’s hellish traffic. Plus, if you’d like to visit Old Delhi, this could also be useful since the area extremely difficult to get through by car (and easy to get lost in on foot if you’re alone. However, I had something different in mind…
Offbeat Sites in Delhi
Connecting with Locals
Deepak saved the best for last. While I can be a bit of a history geek, it’s with the living that we can learn the most and through whom we can have the most enriching experiences. We ended our tour by stopping by a class at Manzil, so I could see for myself the work they do. I met around 20 eager-to-learn teens and early twenties, the promising youth of tomorrow’s India. This was topped off by going out with a handful of the group for further conversation over what they assured me were the best momos in Delhi. As you can see from the huge smile on my face, this encounter was the highlight of my day.
A big thank you to Deepak and the students and teachers of Manzil for the amazing look into the real Delhi. Learn more about the tours offered by Travel with D here. They can lead tours in other places in India, so don’t be afraid to check with them about other destinations in your India itinerary or on including some volunteering with Manzil (or donating them some books or supplies) during your trip.