THE ESSENCE OF DELHI: highlights of then and now
Guided by an expert on Indian Culture and true Delhiite
The tour starts with breakfast in Old Delhi, a happy mix of commerce, heritage and layers of history. Some famous landmarks in and around the narrow lanes, like Asia’s largest spice market, the fabric and jewellery markets, the town hall, ancient haveli's and temples.
Slowly moving south to New Delhi with its wider lanes, green open areas and famous landmarks like India gate and the Red Fort. From the past, to the young and upcoming. Time for some modern art galleries and design hotspots, followed by a tasty lunch in Shahpur Jat village, an upcoming art and design area of the city.
After lunch we continue even more south to the home of the famous Qutub Minar: the Mehrauli archeological park. This park is a collection of arhictecture from the pages of history – from the first true arch in Balban’s tomb (12th century) to later 16th century Sultanate architecture and Mughal and British colonial experiments in architecture. Tour ends around 5 pm.
The tour is conducted by Himanshu Verma. This multifaceted Delhiwaala is an art curator, celebrator of Indian culture, a die-hard lover of the city and an inspiring human being. His eloquence, his vast knowledge of the city's cultural history and his deep love for Indian culture make him the perfect guide for this tour of Delhi's essence.
DURATION: 8.30 am - 5 pm, or the shorter version: 8.30 - 1 pm (only on 6 November)
DATES: 6 November, 12 November, 18 November 2016
Price Rs 7,500/- per person for the full day,
or Rs 6,000/- per person for the shorter version
(only on 6 Nov)
*minimum 10 participants
Our navigator Himanshu Verma - multi talented, lover of Delhi and passionate about Indian culture. Himanshu curates exhibitions, visual art projects and art festivals. His other passions include the festivals of India, urban heritage and design, religion, history, food, gardening and nature; all of which find reflection in the explorations, making them rich and personal experiences of the great mega city of Delhi.
This tour is designed for minimum 10 participants. Tour starts at 8.30 am in Old Delhi and ends around 4.30 pm in the Mehrauli Archeological Park.
Dates: 6, 12 and 18 November 2016.
Program includes: all transport during the tour, breakfast, lunch (only for the full day trp) & refreshments.
Not included: personal expenses, travel to and from starting/end point..
HOW TO BOOK
Please mail us your details and prefered date for the tour and we will send you the detailed itinerary.