5 Top Things to Experience in HOHO Delhi Tour
Namaste Fellow Travellers!
There are so many things to experience in Delhi, isn’t it!
Delhi is the epicenter of all that which represents the true colours of India. The Culture, Heritage, Food and what not!
When in Delhi one literally gets confused.
When there are so many things to explore and see, one finds difficult to figure out what to see and what to give a miss.
More so, as for majority of them Delhi gets one to two days in their packed itinerary.
To be honest with you, even a week time is not enough to experience the true Delhi.
So the Question is what option do you have ?
That’s where HOHO Bus comes into picture. It covers more than 20 + hot tourist experiential destinations in its route.
Out of those 20+ attractions we have selected 5 top things that you need to/have to/must (am I going too adamant!!) experience.
Selecting them was not easy at all.
Well we did it, we have selected 5 Top things that you should not give a miss while you are on a HOHO Tour.
The selection is based on tourist feedback, rating and our own experience.
Most importantly, they are not covered by any tour provider in a single tour.
So if you have not booked your HOHO Ticket yet, now is the time to do it.
Let’s walk you through these experiences without any further ado.
5. Change of Guard Ceremony
Number Five in the list is “Change of Guard Ceremony” at Rashtrapati Bhawan.
For those who have not heard of the ceremony before, let me give a quick brief.
It’s a 30 minutes ceremony, in which a group of Presidential bodyguards (called PBG in short) change their position of their guard.
It is an age old military tradition, where from time immemorial, guards and sentries at palaces change periodically to enable a fresh body of troops to take charge of protecting the palace.
This tour comes absolutely free for all HOHO for Hop On Hop Off Customers.
Bus departs every Saturday morning from the starting point Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place.
The 20 minutes journey to Rashtrapati Bhawan is full of views, as the bus passes through the Lutyen’s Delhi.
HOHO Bus departure time: 7:30 am
0800 – 0840 hrs
Open On: Saturday
4. Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum
Number Four in the list is the newly opened Madame Tussauds Museum.
The Museum is famous wold over for its life like wax statues.
The museum gives you an amazing multi sensory experience which shifts you to a spell binding new world, a world that is truly ‘remarkable’.
In spite of the fact, Madame Tussauds is popular all around the world for making the most unbelievable lifelike wax figures, their guests are the real hero of the entire story.
Take the stage now at the world’s most popular wax-statue attraction and transport yourself back to history.
Join “Satyagraha with Mahatma Gandhi” or, sing your heart out with the likes of Sonu Nigam, Shriya Ghoshal or get enchanted by the beauty, glamour and fun of hanging out with the Bollywood stars like Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif.
They create exciting, interactive and immersive experiences, placing their guests right at the heart of the action!
0900 – 1800 hrs
Open On: All Days
3. Chandni Chowk Market
Number 3 in the list is Chandni Chowk Market. Located opposite the HOHO Stop, that is UNESCO Heritage monument- Red fort. It was build by the mughal emperor Shahjahan who also built the Taj Mahal in Agra.
The image above is that of one of the spice & dry fruit shop located in “Khari Baoli” – Asia’s largest spice market! Click to Tweet.
One can find all varieties to buy at wholesale price.
Why You should explore the chandni chowk market?
Besides the spice Market the place is famous for the authentic, lip-smacking Delhi street food.
Like the legendary “Parathe Wali Gali” with umpteen varieties of Parathas, it’s a must visit for all foodies.
That’s not all it’s popular among photographers as the market houses India’s largest Camera Market or Photo Market.
Moreover, the place is famous for its Shopping pleasures. Delhi-ites come here for wedding shopping and its a common sight to find soon-to-be brides mostly (soon-to-be grooms mostly don’t do shopping, his family does! he he!)
For Non-vegetarians Karims is the place for Mughlai Delicacies.
Tip: During HOHO Tour ask onboard Guides (Guest Relation Executives)for the directions and things to explore.
2. Visit Rashtrapati Bhawan
Number two in the list is Rashtrapti Bhawan.
July 2016 was when Pranab Mukherjee, the ex president of India opened the gates for general public to visit Rashtrapati Bhawan and newly launched Museum.
To facilitate tourism HOHO Bus was selected as the Official transport provider to the President House. Making it super easy for tourists and public in general to visit the President House.
It’s especially significant as earlier the accessibility to the general public was restricted.
So while you choose to take the Hop On Hop Off Tour , make sure to visit the Rashtrapati Bhawan Building and the Museum.
Rashtrapati Bhavan or the Presidential house is the home to the President of the world’s largest democracy.
The place is as Grand as it can get!
The whole architecture is an exceptional imagination and masterfulness of Sir Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker ( famous architects during British Empire in India).
The President’s House Tour includes:
Main Building, Forecourt, Reception, Navachara, Banquet Hall, Upper Loggia, Lutyens Grand Stairs, Guest Wing, Ashok Hall, North Drawing Room, Long Drawing Room, Library, Durbar Hall, Lord Buddha Statue
In addition to the President House, one can explore the Rashtrapati Bhawan Museum .
The museum comprises
the Stables Museum (Phase –I), the Garages Museum & the Clock Tower.
1. Visit Mughal Garden
On Top of our list is the King of All Gardens – “Mughal Garden at Rashtrapati Bhawan”
The Garden opens only once a year for general public in Feb-Mar.
To accommodate Mughal Garden in the tour HOHO Bus creates a special tour called ” HOHO Mughal Garden Tour” during this time.
Why Visit Mughal Garden?
It’s no ordinary garden.
Spread over a vast expanse of 15 acres, Mughal Gardens has often been portrayed, and deservedly so, as the soul of the Presidential Palace.
Mughal Garden Tour includes:
Several bed of Roses, including both new and heritage varieties
10,000 Tulip bulbs in 14 different colours like Red, Orange, Yellow mixed with red, pink, and purple imported from Netherland.
Lotus Pond with a cascading waterfall in the spiritual garden
Flowers are set in such masses, simply producing a riot of colour and scents.
The garden is a must visit for it’s sheer beauty and is beyond words.
Do not give it a miss if you are visiting Delhi in Feb-Mar.