Old City Walk and Tuktuk Ride

Bikaner

Bikaner's Old City area is a cocktail of traditional neighbourhoods, with narrow lanes, heritage mansions, residential areas and buzzing colourful bazaars. Exploring the Old City's lively street culture and stately homes (havelis) travelling by autorickshaw (tuktuk) and on foot, through the narrow lanes can be an unreal experience.

Pricing:  US$ 32 per person for minimum 2 participants.

History and Culture

Bikaner's Old City area is a cocktail of traditional neighbourhoods, with narrow lanes, heritage mansions, residential areas and buzzing colourful bazaars. Exploring the Old City's lively street culture and stately homes (havelis) travelling by autorickshaw (tuktuk) and on foot, through the narrow lanes can be an unreal experience.

Tour Consists of: • The tour begins with an unforgettable autorickshaw ride to the Old City, upto the Jain Bhandasar temple.
• Climbing up to the first floor of the temple offers paranormal views of the city and is an ideal location for a basic introduction to the area.
• From here, we begin an exploration on foot, walking through the multicoloured bangle market, spice market, Tea Street and vegetable market, which are always lively.
• Continuing further through residential and commercial areas, we will arrive at Rampuria Street, which showcases some excellent examples of Bikaner's traditional red sandstone havelis with marvellous carvings reflecting the personal tastes of the rich merchants who built them, as well as the mix of architectural styles in vogue in the 1900’s.
• After taking a refreshing tea break at one of the havelis, which has now been converted into a beautiful heritage hotel, we will drop you back to your hotel by autorickshaw.

Duration of the Tour: 2 hours

TOUR STYLE: History and local life

MEETING POINT: at your hotel

END POINT: at your hotel

TOUR START/END: The cost includes pickup and drop from your hotel using Auto Rickshaw.

TOUR DURATION: 2 hours depending on your interest.

GROUP SIZE: Maximum 6 and Minimum 2 People.

PRICING: All our tours are private.

INCLUSIONS: Local English speaking guide, entrance fees and transport as indicated.

EXCLUSIONS: Items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for guide & driver.

WHEN: Every day at 9 AM. Prior reservation required. Timings may vary slightly depending on weather / season. We will confirm the exact start time along with tour logistics once you book the tour.

WHAT TO WEAR: Please dress modestly, Wear comfortable walking shoes and ensure you have adequate sun protection.

TOUR NOTES: Please note, the food on the street is delicious but does not meet national or international hygiene standards. Although we only go to very popular places, with good local reputations, these stalls do not cook using bottled water or wash their utensils with it. So eating street food is always risky. If you prefer not to risk it, but still want to see what it’s all about, then at the end of the walk, we can take you to Haldirams where you can try chaats and other popular dishes in safe and hygienic conditions.

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