Heritage walk

The Heritage walks aim to raise the awareness about the city’s architecture and heritage monuments. Personalized, educative and imaginative, the walking tours highlight the vast range of architectural styles, planning elements and ornamental details, tracing the social and cultural history of the city.

BREATHTAKING RAJASTHAN

For many, Rajasthan is the very essence of India, with crenellated forts and impregnable palaces that rise like giant fairy-tale sets above dusty sun-scorched plains and shimmering lakes. Today the principal attraction of Rajasthan – the post independence name for Rajputana, literally “land of princes” – is the large variety of forts and palaces its aristocrats built throughout the centuries, in usually breathtaking sites, that makes it one of the most popular destinations in India. But Rajasthan offers so much more than Rajput warrior history, desert castles and culture – from tracking down tigers in the Ranthambhore jungle (arguably the most reliable place to spot wild tigers in Asia) to gaping at the world’s most intricately carved marble temples on historic Mount Abu. Peopled by proud turbaned men and delicately boned women in saris of dazzling colors, the “land of princes” is rich with possibilities.

Our suggested itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Delhi

  • Jama Masjid
  • Qutub Minar
  • Humayun’s Tomb

Day 2: Agra

  • Taj Mahal
  • Agra Fort

Day 3: Pushkar

  • Dargah Sharif at Ajmer
  • Brahma Temple
  • Pushkar Lake

Day 4: Drive to Jaisalmer
Day 5: Jaisalmer

  • Sonar Quila – Golden Fort

Day 6: Jaisalmer

  • One night safari into Thar desert

Day 7: Jodhpur

  • Mehrangarh Fort
  • Jaswant Thada Memorial

Day 8: Udaipur

  • City Palace
  • Cruise on Lake Pichola
  • Island palace of Jag Mandir & Jag Niwas

Day 9: Jaipur

  • Fatehpur Sikri
  • Sheikh Chi’s Tomb
  • Jodha Bai’s Palace

Day 10: Jaipur

  • Amber Palace
  • Jantar Mantar
  • Hawa Mahal

Day 11: Delhi

 

MAGNIFICENT MAHARASHTRA

The Indian state of Maharashtra lies along the west coast of India and is the third largest in the country. The state’s indented coastline, enormous natural resources, fertile black loamy soil and an entrepreneurial inclination make it the most industrialized Indian state, accounting for nearly a quarter of the country’s industrial output. Mumbai, the port capital of Maharashtra, is a vibrant, cosmopolitan metropolis, as well as the country’s commercial capital, generating around 50% of the national foreign exchange earnings.

The state has an enviable cultural heritage with folk arts, literature, fine arts and performing arts tracing their history back to ancient times and artistes are greatly respected, enjoying cult status. The history of the land is replete with stories of great battles, legendary warriors, poets, writers and literary heroes; an inherent resistance to domination, good business sense and great artistic sensibilities characterizes its people.

Our suggested itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Mumbai

  • Bandra-Worli Sea Link
  • Shree Siddhivinayak
  • Mount Mary Church

Day 2: Lonavala

  • Rajmachi Fort

Day 3: Nasik

  • Trimbakeshwar Temple
  • Pandu Lenya Caves

Day 4: Aurangabad

  • Bibi-ka-Maqbara

Day 5: Aurangabad

  • Ellora Caves

Day 6: Ajanta Caves

Day 7: Pune

  • Shaniwar Wada
  • Raja Kelkar Museum
  • Aga Khan’s Palace

Day 8: Mahabaleshwar

  • Visit panoramic viewing points

Day 9: Chiplun

Day 10: Kashid Beach

Day 11: Mumbai

 

DELHI BY CYCLE

Do you want to feel the real spirit of Delhi and experience it in a totally different way? Now LaVida Travels gives you the opportunity to explore the nooks of Old & New Delhi during the one day trip! All you need to do is just ride a bicycle and be prepared for adventure.

The Shah Jahan Tour is one of the four Bicycle Tours that we offer. It is a classic recipe for an intriguing glimpse into the life and times of the great Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan and the 1500 acre expanse of his capital – Shahjahanabad. At the time of its construction in the 17th Century, it was arguably the most prosperous and beautiful city in the world. Today, when you pass through its four hundred year old web of alleys held together by great meshes of electric cables and infused with the smell of brewing tea and simmering breakfast curry, you see a mind boggling co-existence of the past and the future, vying for your attention.
Emerging from the rainforest, thick with traditional architecture – typical of Shah Jahan’s time, you will find yourself in a Delhi of another time while you also see the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, the Spice Market and tranquil Civil Lines, the former British colonial area as a sharp contrast to hectic Old Delhi.

Highlights of the Shah Jahan Tour:
1. Delite Cinema
2. Chawri Bazar
3. Fatehpuri Mosque
4. Spice Market
5. Madras Colony
6. Civil Lines
7. Maidens Hotel
8. Old Delhi Station
9. Red Fort
10. Jama Masjid
11. Karim’s Restaurant

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