Day 1 : Arrival/Delhi
Late night arrival, Meeting and assistance upon arrival as our representatives welcome you and escort you to your car.
Whilst the room keys and check-in is organized, our representative would introduce the tour to you and hand over the documents to you.
Welcome to our tour, as we say ‘atithi devo bhava’ (the guest is an incarnation of God). Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you!
Overnight at Hotel Jaypee Siddharth (Standard Room) (No Meals)
Day 2 : Delhi
Now these are 3-wheel cycles with a sofa seat at the back. The Rickshawalla (Rickshaw driver) sits on a small cushion in the front and two passengers on the sofa seat behind. This is a remarkable way to explore and picture the hustle and bustle as well as the colour of the narrow winding streets bursting with people and pavement shops selling wares of all description - including a laughing set of dentures. The ride would be accompanied by peals of laughter both from the passengers as well as the onlookers.
guided tour of New Delhi
New Delhi, India’s capital territory, is a massive metropolitan area in the country’s north. It is also a municipality and district in Delhi and serves as the seat of Government of Delhi. Here, we will be visiting many fascinating sights such as Humayun’s Tomb (1586) - a bright testament to the brilliant craftsmanship of the Mughal architect & their creativity. The Qutab Minar - 72 meters high and one of the perfect tower in the Persian world. The Iron Pillar which has survived the vagaries of weather for over 1500 years. We will continue our discoveries, with a drive through the Embassy area, the Government buildings (1921-1930) and Connaught Place, the heart, the soul, and main shopping district of the capital. We will also witness the majestic India Gate – a powerful tribute to our brave soldiers.
guided tour of Old Delhi
Old Delhi is one of the best places to observe the great colossal of cultural and social convergence of old and new. In one corner you might witness a group of oldies sharing their past experiences, sometimes laughing (perhaps over a joke on their spouses!!) - all happy within themselves. In the opposite corner, you might see a bunch of youngsters singing new and old Bollywood songs – Time somehow stands still in the streets of Old Delhi. Besides, on the tour, we will visit the Jamma Mosque (1650) and drive through the fabled area of Chandni Chowk (aptly translates to Moonlight Square) where the throngs of shoppers and vendors meet in the oldest area of Delhi. Later, we will visit the Raj Ghat and nearby ghats where the founder of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi and thereafter Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi were cremated.
This is the place where his last rites were performed on the evening of 31st January, 1948. The memorial was built using black marble, and Gandhi's last words ‘Hey Ram’ (Oh, God) is inscribed on the platform - with a flame lit constantly. Indeed, an uplifting experience that will remain close to your heart.
Following breakfast, we proceed on a guided tour of New Delhi.
We will also visit Rajghat - the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi the Father of our Nation.
Later, we will set for a guided tour of Old Delhi.
The highlight of this tour would be a ride on cycle rickshaws.
Overnight at Hotel Jaypee Siddharth (Standard Room) (B)
Day 3 : Delhi
Mahatma Gandhi had lived in this house from 9 September 1947 to 30 January 1948. Thus, the hallowed house treasures many memories of the last 144 days of his life. The building has been converted into a National Memorial of the Father of the Nation. The preserves include the room where Mahatma Gandhi lived and the prayer ground where he held a mass congregation every evening. It was here where assassin’s bullets felled Gandhi ji. The building and the landscape have been preserved as they were in those days. The Memorial consists of: (a) Visual Aspects to perpetuate the memory of Mahatma Gandhi and the noble ideals he represented, (b) Educative Aspects to focus concentrated attention on certain values of life that made Gandhi a Mahatma, and (c) Service Aspects to introduce activities in order to sub serve certain felt needs. On display in the Museum are photographs, sculptures, paintings, frescos, inscriptions on rocks and relics pertaining to the years Mahatma Gandhi spent here. The meagre personal effects of Gandhi too are carefully preserved. A larger than life statue of Mahatma Gandhi, with a boy and a girl holding a dove in their hands standing on either side, emerging out of the globe, symbolising his universal concern for the poor and the deprived, welcomes the visitor at the main entrance of the Gandhi Smriti. It is the work of the renowned sculptor Sri Ram Sutar. The legend at the base of the sculpture says, "My Life is My Message". A Martyr's Column stands at the spot where the Father of the Nation was assassinated, commemorating the Martyrdom of Mahatma Gandhi as the embodiment of all the sufferings and sacrifices that characterised the long struggle for India's Freedom.
A large complex of temples, made of pink sandstone and white marble. The Akshardham Temple was built by the Swaminarayan sect as a spiritual center of prayer and learning and as a resource center for the study of Indian Culture. Spread over 30 acres on the Eastern Bank of the Yamuna, the Akshardham Temple is a synthesis of Indian architectural styles. The design of the Akshardham Temple is inspired by temples from different parts of India. The sources include the temples of Badrinath in North India, Somnath in West India and Konark in East India. With a complex of temples and shrines set amidst sprawling lawns, prayer halls and spaces for meditation and communal gatherings, the Akshardham Temple is a new landmark in the National Capital Region. The Akshardham Temple is a religious and cultural highlight of Delhi.
Kingdom of dreams
keeping the children’s interest in mind, we have a fascinating climax where you witness an excellent Bollywood style entertainment at a venue called Kingdom Of Dreams. Actually, the place does provide a fantastic glimpse of India's cultural heritage stretching from ancient time to modern day Bollywood. Also, the fare is laid of in a very friendly and an easy to understand fashion. The tour quotes in the attached proposal include the cost for this experience incorporating the transport involved and the Platinum Ticket for the highlight of this place - The Bollywood Dance & Drama Show.
After breakfast, we will visit the Akshardham Temple, which is situated along the bank of the Yamuna River, adjacent to New Delhi.
Later, we visit the Baháí House of Worship at New Delhi is one of the marvels of modern architecture.
Afternoon, we visit Gandhi Smriti, this is the sacred place where Mahatma Gandhi's epic Life ended on 30 January 1948.
(At Gandhi Smriti, Bahai Temple and Akshardham temple the volunteers would explain to you the significance of various areas of the respective venues and also give you the social perspective.)
Evening, we will visit the Kingdom of dreams, this is an incredible entertainment destination just off Delhi.
Overnight at Hotel Jaypee Siddharth (Standard Room) (B)
Day 4 : Delhi / Departure
Morning, transfer to the International airport to board your onward flight.