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Cycling Through Rural Delhi, India

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 1 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 5 people
Destination(s): India  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring   Birdwatching  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 75 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 250 US Dollar (USD)

You’ve probably been marveled by the chaos that reins the Chandni Chowk area of Old Delhi. Your taste buds would have been amply tantalized by the many flavours on offer. Then, you’d ventured off to New Delhi and seen Connaught Place and Lutyens Delhi. If you have done this, then it’s safe to assume that you are following the traditional route taken by tourists in Delhi. Now, let’s look at some of the non-traditional routes and places that you probably have not seen.

Probably You Haven’t Seen a less chaotic Delhi, less crowded, more greener, and more peaceful Delhi. Believe it or not, such a Delhi also exists! It’s called Rural Delhi and I’d like to show it to you on a cycling tour.

Tour - Cycling to Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary.

Now, let’s get down to the nitty gritty. We’ll start the ride in the wee hours, approximately 6.30 a.m., and ride along a water body. About 15 km later, the scenic water body will end and we’ll hit a road that does have traffic. For safety reasons, we’ll take a car from here and drive for 10 minutes to the sanctuary.

At the sanctuary, some of the birds you’ll see are resident birds, such as Black francolin, Indian roller, White-throated kingfisher, Spotbill, and Painted stork, and migratory birds, such as Siberian Crane, Greater Flamingo, Ruff, and Black-winged Stilt. For more details on the sanctuary, refer to Sultanpur National Park.

Black-necked Stork at Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary.

At the sanctuary, you’ll see migratory birds and grab a bite. About 2 hours later, we’ll head back to a low-traffic path and cycle our way through some villages and farming fields.

Tour – Cycling to Search for Nilgai.

Similar to the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary ride, this route involves low density traffic. You’ll pass through farming fields and enter a little reserve. In this reserve, the Nilgai antelope runs wild. They are very elegant creatures to watch. This ride is much less strenuous than the ride to the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary.

All routes are customizable and dependent on how much you want to ride and what you'd like to experience and see.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- bike rental and cycle lead time.
- Accommodation, very close to the airport and connected by the Metro Rail, is also available.

About This Supplier
Location: India
Joined InfoHub: Aug 2013

I am an active cyclist and an ex-travel writer for a North American magazine called PlanetEye/iStopOver. I’d love to show you parts of rural Delhi and India. Most tourists actually miss this perspective of India, which rather sad considering that over 75% of India is rural! Apart from providing paid tours, I also...

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