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!

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
You can't miss this shop, over four generations old, at the Jama Masjid complex. The shopkeeper goes with the name Gom


A worshipper prays, facing Mecca, at the Jama Masjid
A short distance away from Jama Masjid is Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir, Delhi's oldest and best known Jain temple
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
Volunteers prepare food for a langar at Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib
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
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
Pigeon tamers, or kabutarbaaz, give their birds a fly-around atop a local terrace
Guava Trips organises Delhi tours, and their customised rickshaws make Old Delhi tour a special one