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Discovering Delhi's Heritage - Past & Present!!

Total Days : 01 Day

Tour Destination : Delhi

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Namaste! - We welcome you with folded hands

Besides touring the main sites of Delhi, we will experience a popular Heritage Walk that explores the bazaars & cuisines of Old Delhi. This walk is a one of its kind and, covers some of best street food and back street life of Delhi. A people to people contact is made as we meet local artisans, and have opportunities to savor tea and Snacks with the local family. I am sure you will witness entirely unique dimensions of the city.

Day 01: Delhi - (Private Day Tour)

At 08 AM, our representative will meet and greet you at your hotel / address in Delhi and would introduce your tour to you.

Welcome to our tour, or as we say ‘atithi devo bhava’ (the guest is an incarnation of God). Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you!

Today, we visit Gandhi Smriti, housed in the Old Birla House on 5, Tees January Marg, New Delhi; this is the sacred place where Mahatma Gandhi's epic Life ended on 30 January 1948. 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.

11 AM, We will visit The Bahai House of Worship at New Delhi is one of the marvels of modern architecture. The temple gives the impression of a half-open lotus flower afloat, surrounded by its leaves. The shining pure white marble, the majestic dome, the petals clearly standing out create a sense of grandeur and awe. All around the lotus are walkways with beautiful curved balustrades, bridges and stairs that surround the nine pools representing the floating leaves of the lotus. It is a remarkable tabernacle of peace and beauty and an engineering feat that will set standards for centuries.

Capturing the imagination with its simplicity and elegance this monument in marble is dedicated to the purpose of prayer, meditation and spiritual upliftment. From within its hallowed precincts rise in praise and glorification of the Almighty voices in unison, of Hindus and Muslims, Jews, Christians, Buddhists and Zoroastrians people of all castes, colours and cultures. There is no clergy in the temple, no idols, no pictures, no sermons, and no rituals. It is a place for communication between man and his Creator, God. The daily public services include selections from the holy books of all religions.

Evening, participate in a food and walking tour of the back streets of Old Delhi. While on the walking tour, we would wander through the winding narrow lanes bustling with activity. The walk would enable to us an opportunity to interact with local residents, skilled craftsmen and traditional traders. The idea is not only to bring to the visitor the history and tradition of the place, but, to also bring to you face to face with the people who have made it possible for this heritage to generate and sustain for centuries.

At 9 PM, we would drop you at your address / hotel in Delhi

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Tour Cost Based On 02 People Traveling Together: -INR 8,000* Per Person

*T & C Apply

Includes: air-conditioned private car for all journeys and tours; local guides; Participation in walking tour of Old Delhi with dinner