You can lose yourself in Puraani Dilli. An entire day, or even a week might not be enough to get a sense of the myriad experiences that await you at every turn. However, if you’re pressed for time, a great way to get a snapshot of Old Delhi is on a cycle rickshaw tour. Start early in the morning and spend as much of the day there as possible, give or take a lengthy lunch break at Karim’s or any of the other tiny delectable eateries that line the alleys. So, take full advantage of the cold weather and get going!

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Jama Masjid: This mammoth structure was built between 1644 and 1656 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. A classic example of Mughal architecture, this strategically placed mosque overlooks all of Old Delhi
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You can't miss this shop, over four generations old, at the Jama Masjid complex. The shopkeeper goes with the name Gom


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A worshipper prays, facing Mecca, at the Jama Masjid
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A short distance away from Jama Masjid is Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir, Delhi's oldest and best known Jain temple
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The inner sanctum of the Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib, one of the most important gurudwaras in Delhi, that commemorates the martyrdom site of the ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur
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Volunteers prepare food for a langar at Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib
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A view of Khari Baoli, Asia's largest wholesale spice market near the Jama Masjid
Aerial view of Khari Baoli, Asia's largest wholesale spice market
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On the way to Haveli Dharampura, a newly restored boutique hotel, lies a small, privately owned museum which is home to a wonderful collection of antique items, including this clock from 1747
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Pigeon tamers, or kabutarbaaz, give their birds a fly-around atop a local terrace
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Guava Trips organises Delhi tours, and their customised rickshaws make Old Delhi tour a special one