Is Delhi Darshan (Tour) by Car a Good Idea?

Delhi darshan by Car ?

The Answer is : It Depends

It depends on what you want from the tour.

Delhi is a Sightseeing City with lots of of must visit historical places, museums and shopping markets.

Just to name a few : Red Fort, India Gate, Raj Ghat, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Qutab Minar, Indira Gandhi Museum, Jama Masjid..and lots more.

We have prepared a Comparison Chart between Delhi Darshan by Car & HOHO Bus.

This will help you realize which transport option best meets your requirement.  

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Recommended by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India

*Rs 499 530

What to Expect from the Tour?

20+ Best Delhi Tourist Spots See List of Places.

Choose from 1 or 2 days pass.

Onboard Guides, Live commentary in Both English and Hindi.

Professionally Managed Low floor Air Conditioned(AC) buses.

Relax & Plan Your Tour as per Your Comfort.

 Buses Available Every 45 Minutes at Every Tourist Spot.

 
Tour Timings 7:30 am to 6:00 pm.

Start time: 7:30 am, 8:15 am, 9:00 am, 9:45 am, 10:30 am, 11:15 am. See More Timings

Pick Up Point: HOHO Centre, Baba Kharak Singh Marg,

Opp. Connaught place police station, Near Connaught Place.Google Map: Location

 

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Comparison chart

Number of Places & Price Important Points Car: Number of places that can be visited in a day is Maximum 7. You can choose the places that you want to visit. Not many are aware of which places to visit and which places to miss while making a tour itinerary, as not all places can be covered in one day by car. Here’s a list of places that will help you make your own itinerary. Economy: Car may or may not be economical, as the number of passengers increase car or a private vehicle will always be costlier.  Moreover, Car for a family of 4 more less costing would be Rs 1500 , condition – 8 hours / 80 kilometeres. For every additional kilometers pay extra.

2 DAYS TOUR AND GUIDE

Important Points

Guide: Your driver may or may not have the knowledge about the places, he may or may not know English. So its always better to make sure that you confirm that before booking a Car

2 Days Tour:  If you are planning to visit Delhi for 2 days the cost for hiring a car for 2 days will certainly be higher.

 

PICK AND DROP COMMISSIONED SHOPS

Important Points

Pick and Drop: The best part about hiring a car would be pick and drop facility. However, note that the pick and drop will be bound by the condition of 8 hours / 80 km.

Thus it would be prudent that the Car you book should be as near as possible to your location of stay. Else, you will end up paying more.

Metro/Ola/Uber: Delhi is one of the most well connected city and thus if you plan to decide to take HOHO Bus, you can easily reach the pick up point. 

Refer: How to reach

Halts at Expensive Shops and Restataurants:  If you opt to take Car, there are chances that driver will halt at food points for lunch and at shopping points for your shopping. These places are often very expensive. Comparatively, you may end up paying a lot more for the Delhi Darshan by Car.

PHOTOGRAPHY , VARIETY

Important Points

Photography Opportunities: Car will go to pre-decided itinerary instead of a pre-defined route. Thus, there are chances that it will not pass through places which you don’t want to visit due to time constraint, but at least want to take photos of them. Thus, comparatively speaking with Car you might miss on those places.

Variety of Places:  Again, for the above reasons, as the Car would have a fixed itinerary and chances are that it would be focused on more traditional places, like Red Fort, Qutab Minar, India Gate. You might miss on the other exciting attractions that are popular among tourists example: 

Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum

Rashtrapati Bhawan Museum

National War Memorial

Here’s a list of 5 Must Experiences when in Delhi.

Tip to Save Time

Pre book the entry ticket to heritage monuments like Red Fort, Qutub Minar and Humayun’s Tomb to save time at queues.

This will also allows you to see more places.

Source: DelhiTourism/Car_package_price

*News Source: Delhitourism.gov.in

Curator : Surojit Ghosh