Gateway Program in Delhi :
Day 1 : Arrival Delhi
Meals Included: None
Welcome to Delhi. Reach the Indira
Gandhi International Airport. Upon arrival you will be met by
our representative and transferred to your hotel. Check-In and
Meals Included: Breakfast
Breakfast at hotel. You will begin
sightseeing of Delhi with a stop at the India Gate and
Parliament buildings for photo opportunities. You will then
proceed on an orientation tour of Old Delhi, with a visit to the
17th Century Jama Masjid or Friday Mosque. Enjoy a
rickshaw ride from Jama Masjid through the narrow lanes of the
old city terminating at the ramparts of the Red Fort. Visit the
Memorial of Mahatama Gandhi.
Free for Lunch at Veda Restaurant
in Connaught Place.
After lunch continue the tour with
a visit to the Bangla Sahib Gurudwara (a Sikh Temple). And Later
visit to Humayun’s Tomb, the 16th Century tomb of the 2nd Mughal
Emperor Humayun designed by the Persian architect Mirak Mirza
Ghiyas. The first garden tomb on the Indian subcontinent, it
said to have inspired the design of the Taj Mahal.
You will be free for Dinner this
evening. Overnight in Delhi.
3: Delhi / Next Destination
Meals Included: Breakfast.
Continue to next program.
Delhi Hotels we
Bed & Breakfast: Thikana Bed & Breakfast (www.thikanadelhi.com)
Hotel Vikram ( www.hotelvikram.com )
Hotel Connaught ( www.theconnaughtnewdelhi.com )
The Manor (www.themanordelhi.com )
Hotel Maidens (www.maidenshotel.com )
Taj Mahal ( www.tajhotels.com )
The Oberoi ( www.oberoihotels.com )
The Claridges (www.claridges.com )
Hotel Imperial ( www.theimperialindia.com )
Ashok Country Resort (www.ashokcountryresort.com )
Radisson (www.radisson.com/newdelhiin )
Leela - Gurgaon (www.theleela.com/hotel-gurgaon.html )
Trident- Gurgaon (www.tridenthotels.com )
Delhi Heritage Walks with our
1: The Mughal city of Shajahanabad
This tour allows you to savor a 350 year old
culture. The highlight of the experience is the Garden Palaces
and Halls of the Mughal Citadel of Red Fort and the market lanes
of Dariba Kalan and Kinari Bazaar.
– 4 hours
2: The Mehrauli Walk
A walk in Mehrauli Archeological Park covering
100 acres of green land alongside the Qutab World Heritage site.
The walk covers Balban’s Tomb, Jamali Kamali mosque and tomb,
Rajaon ki Baoli (the well preserved step well) and Dilkusha – a
tomb that was converted into a residence by Sir Thomas Metcalfe,
an officer of the British Empire.
3: Humayun’s Tomb Walk
4: Blessedness of Sufis
This experience takes you to a little mohalla
(neighborhood) in Delhi called Dargah Hazrat Nizamuddin. Here
you will be introduced to Sufism, a mystical version of Islam,
and its teachings of Ishq (love), Aql (intelligence) and Ilm
(knowledge). You will walk the ancient crowded alleys to explore
monuments and sites associated with famous Sufi saints including
Nizamuddin Aulia, Amir Khusrau and Mirza Ghalib. Finally you
will enjoy a private Sufi music concert called a qawwali.
• Dargahs of dargahs of Nizamuddin Aulia and
• Access to closed monuments
– 4 hours
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Optional activities in Delhi:
1: Kabootar Baazi (Pigeon Flying)
is an experience where you will be introduced to the art of
pigeon flying by a kabootar baz (pigeon fancier). First you will
explore the lanes and markets around the Jama Masjid. From there
you will you will head on to meet our pigeon fancier. It is
here, on the rooftop of his home, that you will experience a
truly unique activity - the art of controlling 50 pigeons using
a whistle, stick, and a bag of seeds.
– 3 hours
2: Modern Hinduism- A New Perspective on an
The Akshardham Temple in Delhi represents the
most important spiritual and cultural monument to come up in
north India in modern times. Join us for a journey though the
gateway to the essence of ancient India and experience the best
of Hindu culture and Vedic civilization. Architecturally
stunning domes, gateways, and pavilions, sculptures of
Hinduism’s gods and goddesses in astounding detail offer an
awesome backdrop ideal for an introduction to the myriad facets
3: Art Appreciation
This experience includes a visit to the National
Gallery of Modern Art, a study of the private art collections
and also meetings with experts on contemporary art.
Introduction to private art collectors and access to their
collections could be arranged on request.
– 4 hours
4: Tea Appreciation
Tea from India is now world famous and one of our
major exports, in fact “Darjeeling” is synonymous with exclusive
tea from the rolling hills of West Bengal.
Visit to a 55 year old quaint Tea outlet in Delhi
and meet a tea expert who could be a planter or a merchant or
just a connoisseur. Enjoy an interactive session on Indian Tea
and actually feel, smell and taste the different blends of tea
available in the country. This experience introduces you to the
best tea from different parts of the country and also teaches
you to prepare the ‘perfect cup of tea’
This activity can be arranged at your hotel also.
– 2 hours
5: Connect with the "real" Delhi
Visit an Indian home and meet the family over a
meal. Explore Indian culture and cuisine interacting with
people who have lived here for years.
–4 or 5 hours
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