This tour will take you smoothly from the airport/train/bus station to your hotel and make sure you get a perfect start in vibrant Delhi. Meet our local experts at the service centre and get expert advice on travelling around India. In this package you get all the best – enjoy a Bollywood movie, experience the backstreets of Delhi with a guide that used to live on the streets, venture the unknown parts of Delhi by bike and join a Historical walk to experience Delhi's culture, traditions and hidden treasures.
Included: Meals: 4 x Breakfasts
Accommodation: 4 nights at upgraded budget hotel
Entrance Fees: Bollywood Movie Show
Transport: Private car for airport/train station pickup w/road taxes and parking fees. Driver speaks basic English.
Activities: Bike tour, City walk with street kids, Historical Delhi walk and Bollywood movie show
There is no overall guide on the tour, but English speaking tour guides during the pre-organized day tours. Not included: · Meals other than the one mentioned in “Included in price”.
· Visas, travel insurance (compulsory)
· Personal guide for the whole trip
All other expenses not stated as included in the above.
· Got time for an extra day? Get all the best from “Best of Delhi 4D”, but add that little extra touch
· Uncover hidden treasures in old Delhi through a historical walk taking you through the fascinating walled city
· Go behind the scene when walking the back alleys with kids that used to live in the street, enjoy an exhilarating bike ride through the streets of Delhi and see one of those infamous Bollywood movies
· 5 days that will give you the day-to-day reality and local life in Delhi first hand
Day 1: Arrive in Delhi
Welcome to India! Upon arrival in Delhi you will meet and will be assisted by our representative, to get transferred to your Hotel. Check in and do not forget to note the timing for the information meeting at Visit Beyond Office. The office is located very near to the place you are staying to make your travel smooth and easy. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2: Bollywood Hindi Movie
Start your day by visiting the Visit beyond office for the information meeting and we will provide all the information you need to know including what to do and what not to, the things around as well as experts advice on travelling in India. In the afternoon, go for a Bollywood movie show. Enjoy the movie with crisp popcorn and even if you don't understand a word of Hindi, we are hopeful that you will enjoy the three hours' story. We say this because human expressions work without language barriers. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 3: Historical Walk in Delhi.
Today we show you the hidden treasures of old Delhi through a historical walk. The walk will take around three hours and will start at 9:00 am from Jama Masjid Gate No. 3. (You need to reach on your own. Do ask VB office for help, if you need).
During the walk, you will see six hidden places in the fascinating walled city and you will get to know stories right from the rise of the Mughal Empire to the realities of the people, who live in this part of Delhi today. You will walk through alleys in the heart of the city, take a rickshaw ride and see the city from rooftop. The route includes a school, ghost alley, haveli in DaribaKalan, Naughara, Jain temple, Kharibowli, St. Stephen's church and a lot more.The highlights of this walk are -
Six hidden places and their stories
Ghosts, species and havelis
375 years of history
The walk ends at a children home where you learn more on where your tour guides comes from. After the walk the rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: City walk with a guide who once lived on the streets of Delhi.
Today, go for a City Walk into the streets of Delhi. You will see the great contrasts and experience an organization's big effort in bringing change for good in the life of kids who were less fortunate. The City Walk will start at 10:00 a.m., so you need to start from your hotel at around 09:40a.m.Please walk from your hotel to the Rail Reservation Centre (opposite the Sri Lankan Buddhist Pilgrim's Rest House) near Paharganj on Chelmsford Rd. It is not at New Delhi Railway Station but just a 5 minute-walk from the station towards Connaught Place.
The Walk takes about two hours. Participants of the City Walk experience a journey through the enchanting streets of the inner city of Paharganj and the area around New Delhi railway station, led by a child who was once living and working on the streets. This Walk takes you on a journey through the backstreets of Delhi with a child who has been fully trained as a local guide. The end point is in Main Bazaar atPaharganj, which you can follow back to the railway station. After the street City Walk come back to your hotel or enjoy the day on your own. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Bicycle Tour
We start from your hotel very early in the morning. We will drive you to the meeting point from where your cycle tour will start and after meeting your guide you are ready to see Delhi from a very different perspective, from the comfort of your bicycle saddle.
You will start in front of the Delite Cinema where the tour takes you to the old part of Delhi, once ruled by Shah Jahan, the great Mughal emperor, who constructed a number of beautiful forts and mosques. The most famous is the TajMahal in Agra, but the impressive Red Fort and India's largest mosque, the Jama Masjid, are architectural landmarks as well. You'll spend most of the tour in Shahjahanabad, the historical name of the most splendid of Delhi's old cities. A short detour is made to Civil Lines, the tranquil colonial-style area for a tasty chai break at lovely Maharaja Lane before returning to the historical streets.
During the three hours you will also have time for a tea break and a special Indian breakfast in a local restaurant. By the time you are finished with the tour you will have biked around 10 kms and end the same place from where we started. From here, your driver will be ready to drive you back to the hotel. Check-out from the hotel and proceed to next destination.
IMPORTANT: - City walk is organized from Monday to Saturday. If the first day of your arrival package is on a Friday, we will give you the city walk on Saturday morning (day 2 instead of day 3). There will be no city walk on Sunday. However, we always try to mix and match your plans so that you will not miss an activity if you are coming on an odd day. Keep in touch with the Visit Beyond local office to get the latest update.
Child age: Up to and including 6 years of age.
Child price: 1 child is free of charge if sharing bed with parents. Children aged over 6 years will be treated as adult.
Please be aware of: Only children above 150 centimetres may participate in the Bicycle Trip.
Upgraded budget hotel in executive room with private bathroom - 2 star hotel or similar
AC car for pick up, Bicycle for the cycle trip, Walking
· 4 Breakfast for Upgraded Budget (Hotel Raj or similar) and Tourist Class (Hotel Aura or Grand Godwin) hotels. No meals for Budget Class (Guest Houses) hotel
Throughout the year
Delhi Urban, Old Delhi, New Delhi Railway station, Spice Market, Shelter home for street kids, Traditional movie theatre
Visit our office (Visit Beyond) during working hours to get your movie tickets and other information as the first thing after your arrival.