Getting around using Public Transport
To get to know a place by its local sights and sounds, the best way is by using Public Transport. There is so much active participation of yourself in your travels. This is not some passive touring around places and doing a "wah wah" about places also which you didn't choose , but a tour operator did. And he put together an itinerary drawing from age old tourist attractions. But if you want value for your money...and I mean every "paisa wasool", with that chutzpah thrown in make your own DIY plan and use the Public Transport.
Public transport, be it in Europe or America or UK, has always been very user friendly, from the point of ticket purchase to reaching your destination.