Early mornings at Old Delhi (Purani Dilli) is a tranquil affair. A stroll across these nearly deserted lanes will take you back in time. It is a fascinating experience to observe the unusually quaint and serene morning scenes at an otherwise chaotic marketplace and when it is teamed up with mouth-watering food and this wondrous exploration transmutes into an indelible experience.
The early morning food walk is curated in such a way that it covers all those special dishes which are only available during breakfast and brunch hours of the day.
We will start the walk from the by lanes of Asia's biggest wedding card and paper wholesale market. Over here, we will dig into a unique combination of Bedmi poori, Nagori Halwa and Chole Kulche, which are popular delicacies of Northern India.
From here, we will head to the area around the majestic Jama Masjid, one of the biggest Mosques in India. Since the area is dominated by the Muslim community we try authentic Mughal breakfast dishes like Nihari and Paaya with traditional breads like Khameeri roti and Sheermal.
After the soul satisfying meal we will hop on a tuk-tuk to reach Asia's biggest spice market where you can have a look at the mind boggling variety of both local and exotic spices. Hundreds of traders and buyers throng this marketplace place for trading spices. The market is adjacent to the Fatehpuri Mosque, whose view can be enjoyed from the rooftop that also provides a panoramic view of Old Delhi. This mesmerizing experience will be followed by a small chai break.
Next we will explore some of the most historic food joints of Chandni Chowk where we will try dishes like Cholle-Bhature, Lassi and delectable authentic Indian sweets from one of the oldest shops located in Chandni Chowk for over a century. Last but not the least, we will end our memorable food tour by visiting the Sikh place of Worship called the Gurudwara.
Time- 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM