I have been in Delhi for almost two decades now, but, never really got a chance to explore the city much beyond the usual places you are mandated to go, I mean school, college, work and some relatives. When I came across the page of SpinMonkey on facebook, there was an urge to really know more about the city, the places I had just heard about and never really gotten the time to explore. We never usually have time, things just keep accumulating to the “to-do list” and Anchit’s SpinMonkey helped me tick one of the to-do items from my list. I started off thinking “how will I manage to cycle so much?” and to my surprise it was easy, really easy. The way the entire tour has been designed has taken into consideration ample amount of rest and cycling such that one doesn’t feel exhausted after it. It leaves you with a huge grin on your face that you explored so much along with a fitness activity. Being in Delhi for so long, this was one of my best experiences of the city, it is absolutely safe to say that “it is must do for every new person in the city and the people who are tourists to the city”. It is an experience that stays with you and longs you for more.
I started off my tour of Old Delhi, our very own “Delhi-6”. The lanes of the flower market which left me blooming with the fragrance they left to the lanes of “khari-bawli” which made me realize what we really mean my Indian spices. The heritage that we have been carrying with us, the Red Fort, Jain Temple being a house for birds, Sheeshganj Gurudwara, Jama Masjid, Fatehpuri, every religion in one lane is amusing. Chandni Chowk to Civil Lines being one pincode came to me as a startling reality. Oh and how can I forget the food, the mouthwatering food at old Delhi left me yearning for more. The entire experience of such beauty is best enjoyed when you’re cycling around the city. The experience of fresh air, the flowers blooming, the incense sticks offered at the sacred places, and of course the food could never be experienced any other way but the cycle. I have become a regular with them which had to happen, because the escapade is unmatchable. It is an absolute must for each one reading this to try!