#TakeOff – In Your City – 7 Nooks and crannies of Delhi

#TakeOff – In Your City – 7 Nooks and crannies of Delhi

Every weekend there’s this struggle of what to do, where to go eat, what event to attend, what food festival to hunt for. Annoyed with this overwhelming need to do the usual I’ve spent the last few weekends snuggled in my couch watching Newsroom and Sherlock alternatively. Oh Benedict, as much as I love you, I also crave a little bit of the outside world. No more will I spend any more free time doing nothing.

With that resolve, I set out to look for the parts of Delhi that are yet to be discovered by the likes of me. It’s funny really, having lived here most my life you’d think I would know this place better. Alas, I couldn’t be more wrong!

I’ve put together a list of 7 places in the hidden nooks and crannies of Delhi that you HAVE TO VISIT! Read on to learn things you never knew existed.

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7 unique things to do in 7 cities of India

7 Unique Things To Do In 7 Cities Of India

India is often associated with the Taj Mahal. Why shouldn’t it be? After all, it’s the seventh wonder of the world. However, there is much more to India than the Taj Mahal. Read these things to do in India that range from cemeteries tour to an urban village walk to a community walk!

1) Urban Village Walk with a Personal Stylist – Delhi

Hauz Khas Heritage Walk - Things to do in India - Delhi
Hauz Khas Heritage Walk – Things to do in India – Delhi

Delhi is much more than Qutab Minar, Red Fort and Old Delhi. This walk in centred around Hauz Khas Village which is home to fort ruins, lake, deer park, boutiques, restaurant, pubs and street art. Yeah, so much to see in just one urban village. Take this walk to learn more about the ruins, click pictures by the lake and deer park, gorge on Delhi’s food, experience the nightlife and shop for traditional Indian goods. This ain’t a run of the mill walk but one of the most unique things to do while in India.

Conducted by an Ex Consultant who now has her own travel startup. She will ease your decision making, take you to the best places and help find what you really want. Really, a unique and different way to explore the boutiques of Delhi.

Write us at getmesherpa@seeksherpa.com to book now!

2) Parsi Potpurri – Mumbai

Parsi South Mumbai Heritage Walk - Things to do in India - Mumbai
Parsi South Mumbai Heritage Walk – Things to do in India – Mumbai

The so called bucket list items in Mumbai are the slum tour or the Bollywood tour. So much so, that these tours have now become a cliche. Instead of doing the cliche, we recommend a tour to experience the Parsi Culture – On this walk, you will explore the Parsi faith, daily essentials & way of life. You will visit Parsi landmarks and indulge in their signature dishes.

Conducted by a cultural enthusiast who has first hand accounts of the Parsi community!

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3) Yoga with the Taj Mahal – Agra

Things to do in India - Agra
Things to do in India – Agra

Practice Yoga while viewing the Taj Mahal. Sounds exciting? It surely is! Get on this 2 hour micro-tour to experience the two things that are truly Indian and reflect the Indian Culture – The Taj Mahal and Yoga. This unique experience will cover the basic aspects of Asanas, Dhyanas and Pranayam with a breathtaking view of the Seventh Wonder of the World from only a few hundred meters away! It’s one of the most relaxing things to do India.

Conducted by a Yoga specialist and expert.

Write us at getmesherpa@seeksherpa.com to book now!

4) Walking Tour – Beyond the forts and monuments – Jaipur

Things to do in India - Jaipur
Things to do in India – Jaipur

Jaipur is not just about towering forts! Take this tour to experience the religious side of the locals by visiting temples and witnessing Hindu religious ceremonies. Not only this, explore the Havelis of Jaipur that have been there since the times of the Rajputs. Things to do in India like the walking tour have been inviting hordes of travellers for years. It is truly exciting and refreshing.

Conducted by someone who has taken Price Charles on his walks!

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5) Cemeteries of Kolkata

Things to do in India - Kolkata
Things to do in India – Kolkata

Unique things to do in India are not limited only to monuments, Yoga and communities. Take this tour to explore the cemeteries of Kolkata. You will explore two colonial cemeteries of Kolkata and learn more about the souls that reside in these cemeteries. You will also identify different types of grave architecture, learn more about the “White Mughal”, “The Greatest Liar” in the British Empire and the most beautiful girl in Calcutta in the late 18th century.
Conducted by an archaeologist and avid traveler!

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6) Desserts Safari – Bengaluru

Things to do in India - Bengaluru
Things to do in India – Bengaluru

Food walks are considered to be one of the most unique things to do in India. However, a food walk to just explore the desserts – that is truly unique and refreshing! You will be taken around to the choicest spots in Bengaluru to sample the tastiest desserts. You will also learn about what goes into making them, the different techniques used, the different variants of the same dessert across countries and so on.
Conducted by a foodie on a mission to visit every country of the world. The count stands at 54 countries.

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7) Galliyon Kay Raja – A Photo Walk in Old Hyderabad

Photo Walk in Hyderabad - Things to do in Hyderabad
Photo Walk in Hyderabad – Things to do in Hyderabad

Photography is one of the most exciting and engaging things to do in Hyderabad. On this photo walk, you will learn the basics of street photography including angels, shutter speed, exposure and natural lighting. You will also explore the food and markets of Hyderabad and go back home with improved skills, a heavier stomach and appreciation for Old Hyderabad.

Conduced by a corporate strategy professional who is an avid photographer.

Book now!

If you want these amazing things to do in India, simply reach out to us at getmesherpa@seeksherpa.com or call us at +91-96439-82934 and we’ll get them arranged. Our prices are very nominal and start at INR 500 per person. You can also check out more things to do on SeekSherpa.com. See you!

Unique Golden Triangle Itinerary

A Unique Golden Triangle Itinerary

The Golden Triangle is the most preferred travel destination of travellers. Over the last couple of weeks, SeekSherpa has showed you unique things to do in Agra, Jaipur and Delhi.

This week, we’d like to show how you can differentiate your Golden Triangle itinerary to India!

Day 1:
Arrive at Delhi by flight. After traditional “Swagat” (Welcome) our representative would assist you at airport and transfer to hotel for check in. Spend the night in the hotel to get over the jet lag and fatigue.

Day 2:
Get up at leisure, have a scrumptious breakfast at your hotel.

10 AMThe Spice Market Tour at Asia’s Largest Spice Market

Spice Trail by Sherpa Priya

What? Visit Asia’s largest spice market to learn about the different spices, their origins, uses and benefits, the lovely dishes one makes from them, their trade, & also get a chance to purchase quality spices at reasonable rates for you to take back home should you please. This tour is one of the most unique things to do in Delhi!

Who? This tour is conducted by a spice specialist who is also an at home chef and travel blogger. She has taken more than 100 travellers from 10 different countries on this unique tour.

Head back to the hotel for Lunch.

4 PMTour the boutiques of Hauz Khas with a Personal Stylist

Unique Things to do in Delhi - Shopping Experience
Unique Things to do in Delhi – Shopping Experience

What? On this Delhi shopping tour, you will be visiting the boutiques of Hauz Khas/Khan Market for a personalized shopping experience. You can expect to visit shops with Indian fabrics, Indian traditional wear (salwar kameez, sarees), traditional jewellery, home decor, souvenirs, designer wear, ayurveda, tea and such like. Understand the juxtapositioning of Hauz Khas as an urban village with fort ruins, restaurant, pubs, a deer part and high end boutique.

Who? Conducted by an Ex Consultant who now has her own travel startup. She will ease your decision making, take you to the best places and help find what you really want. Really, a unique and different way to explore the boutiques of Delhi.

Have dinner at one of the most happening Indian restaurants at Hauz Khas Village. Head back to the hotel to freshen up to gear yourself for the Mixology Masterclass.

9 PM - Mixology Masterclass with Indian Cocktails

What? Take this tour to learn the ancient art of mixology and muddling and to make 4 to 6 different cocktails and drink them too! Experiment with a wide range of raw ingredients from various families like Indian spices, herbs, fruits, & vegetables to make lip smacking cocktails.

Who? This will be conducted by a mixologist who is trusted by the founder of India’s top hotel chain.

Overnight hotel – Delhi

If the traveller is in Delhi for Day 3:

9 AM – Leave for half day tour to visit the monuments of New and Old Delhi. This will include the Qutab Minar, Red Fort & India Gate. Take a lunch break at Central Delhi’s most famous restaurant.

4 PMStreet Art and Street Photography Tour at Shahpur Jat

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What? Delhi is not just about its monuments and food. Take this tour to marvel at Delhi’s quirkiest graffiti through its urban village and capture the works through your lens as you stroll through the market. This tour takes place in Delhi’s happening urban village, Shahpur Jat, that is famous for its graffiti, street art, boutiques, restaurants and ruins! Perhaps, one of the most exciting things to do in Delhi this season.

Who? This tour is conducted by a photographer and entrepreneur who knows this village in and out.

7 PM - Discovering Delhi 6, A heritage and food walk at Old Delhi

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What? Have a bucket list of things to do in Delhi? Bet Old Delhi is right on top! Take this tour to understand Old Delhi from a historical, cultural and gastronomical perspective. Visit the temples, bazaars, and monuments of Old Delhi. Not only this, also visit the Paranthe Wale gali, the Shish Ganj Gurudwara, Ghalib ki Haveli and many more!

Who? This tour is conducted by an Ex Journalist, now pursuing Law. Comes with a background in history and current affairs with a penchant of good food.

Have dinner at Old Delhi’s most famous eatery and head to the hotel for spending the night.

Day 4:

Morning - The usual stuff! Leave for Agra in an AC vehicle. Arrive at Agra by 11 AM and check in at the hotel for freshing up. Post lunch head out for a city tour of Taj Mahal and Red Fort

5 PM - Cultural Walk of Agra

What? Who said Agra is only about the Taj Mahal? Take this walk to explore the hidden lanes, the bustling spice market, mosques and temples of Agra. Not only this, understand the Taj Mahal and Red Fort from a different perspective. View the Taj Mahal from a secret spot. Visit the local shops to taste traditional sweets of Agra and enjoy a ride on the Rickshaw. Take this walk and be a local of Agra as you explore new and niche things to do in Agra!

Who? This is conducted by Tripadvisor certificate of excellence award recipient!

Overnight – Hotel

Day 5:

8 AMYoga facing the Taj Mahal
Practice Yoga while viewing the Taj Mahal! Sounds exciting? It surely is! Get on this 2 hour micro-tour to experience the two things that are truly Indian and reflect the Indian Culture – The Taj Mahal and Yoga. This unique experience will cover the basic aspects of Asanas, Dhyanas and Pranayam with a breathtaking view of the Seventh Wonder of the World from only a few hundred meters away! It’s a relaxing thing to do in Agra.

10 AM - Colonial Walk of Agra

Agra Heritage Walk
Agra Heritage Walk

What? That’s right, Agra isn’t only famous for The Taj Mahal, Mughal Monuments and the Panchi Petha! Agra houses a number of colonial structures from the days of the British Rule! This walk will cover bungalows, Cemeteries, Churches, Cathedrals and a number of other buildings and places that have there ever since the British Rule! Take this tour if you know want to more about Agra and if you like exploring beyond the obvious.

After lunch at the hotel, leave for Jaipur.
Overnight – Hotel in Jaipur

Day 6:
After a good and relaxing night, the day at Jaipur will begin early with a cycling tour.

7 AMCycling Tour to explore the markets, streets and food

What? This early morning cycle tour will give you a glimpse of Jaipur, its architecture, havelis and temples. You will also stop to taste the specialities of Jaipur and attend an early morning religious ceremony. This will conclude with a visit to the local vegetable market where you will get the opportunity to bargain with the local vendors.
Who? Conducted by an adventure and experience specialist.

After breakfast, depart for local sightseeing tour.

7 PMCooking Class in the home of an Indian family

Cooking Class Jaipur Seeksherpa
Cooking Class Jaipur Seeksherpa

What? What’s so different about this cooking class in Jaipur? Well, it’s conducted by someone who is an excellent cook and expert on authentic Indian and Ayurvedic cooking. Get an opportunity to source the vegetables before you cook them. It is conducted in a homely environment and one can learn how to cook basic Indian snacks to traditional Rajasthani dishes. Trust us this is one of the fabulous things to do in Jaipur and you shouldn’t miss it.

Overnight – Hotel

Day 7:

7 AMHeritage Walk – Art & Antiquities of Jaipur

What? Visit historic temples, homes of local artisans, lanes and streets of Jaipur on this walk. Get a chance to marvel at the lesser known architectural wonders of Jaipur!

Who? Conducted by someone who has taken Prince Charles, Richard Gere for similar walks!

Return to the Hotel for lunch and refresh yourself for the pottery workshop

4 PM - Pottery Workshop

Pottery Making Jaipur
Pottery Making Jaipur

What? This workshop can either be a wheel pottery workshop or a hand pottery workshop. This will teach you how to build pots from scratch and the various other techniques associated with pottery. This is a unique way to explore Indian art and craft.

Who? Conducted by an Ex employee of a MNC who quit her job to follow her passion of pottery.

Depart for Delhi to take the flight out!

Did not expect a Golden Itinerary to be this unique?! Well, you aren’t the only one.

PS – You are free to add/subtract more unique tours to this itinerary. All you need to do is, contact SeekSherpa – +91-96439-82934 and we’ll customize the itinerary as per your client’s requirements.

 

7 Unique Things to do in Delhi

Delhi has a lot of unique things to do, you’re just not looking hard enough!

If you’re looking for things to do in Delhi, you’ve landed at the right place! We have unique experiences that travellers would love to take.

1) Spice Market Tour at Asia’s Largest Spice Market

Visit Asia’s largest spice market to learn about the different spices, their origins, uses and benefits, the lovely dishes one makes from them, their trade, & also get a chance to purchase quality spices at reasonable rates for you to take back home should you please. This tour is one of the most unique things to do in Delhi!
This tour is conducted by a spice specialist who is also an at home chef and travel blogger. She has taken more than 100 travellers from 10 different countries on this unique tour.

Unique Things to do in Delhi - Spice Market
Unique Things to do in Delhi – Spice Market

2) Discovering Delhi 6

Have a bucket list of things to do in Delhi? Bet Old Delhi is right on top! Take this tour to understand Old Delhi from a historical, cultural and gastronomical perspective. Visit the temples, bazaars, and monuments of Old Delhi. Not only this, also visit the Paranthe Wale gali, the Shish Ganj Gurudwara, Ghalib ki Haveli and many more! 
This tour is conducted by an Ex Journalist, now pursuing Law. Comes with a background in history and current affairs with a penchant of good food.

 

Unique Things to do in Delhi - Old Delhi
Unique Things to do in Delhi – Old Delhi

3) Street Art and Street Photography Tour

Delhi is not just about its monuments and food. Take this tour to marvel at Delhi’s quirkiest graffiti through its urban village and capture the works through your lens as you stroll through the market. This tour takes place in Delhi’s happening urban village, Shahpur Jat, that is famous for its graffiti, street art, boutiques, restaurants and ruins! Perhaps, one of the most exciting things to do in Delhi this season.
This tour is conducted by a photographer and entrepreneur who knows this village in and out.

 

Unique Things to do in Delhi - Street Art
Unique Things to do in Delhi – Street Art

4)  Tour the boutiques of Hauz Khas with a personal stylist

Shopping for traditional Indian wear are things that all of you want to do in Delhi. On this tour, you will be visiting the boutiques of Hauz Khas/Khan Market for a pesonalized shopping experience. You can expect to visit shops with Indian fabrics, Indian traditional wear (salwar kameez, sarees), traditional jewellery, home decor, souvenirs, designer wear, ayurveda, tea and such like. 
Conducted by an Ex Consultant who now has her own travel startup. She will ease your decision making, take you to the best places and help find what you really want. Really, a unique and different way to explore the boutiques of Delhi. 

 

Unique Things to do in Delhi - Shopping Experience
Unique Things to do in Delhi – Shopping Experience

5) Mixology Masterclass with Indian Cocktails

Take this tour to learn the ancient art of mixology and muddling and to make 4 to 6 different cocktails and drink them too! Experiment with a wide range of raw ingredients from various families like Indian spices, herbs, fruits, & vegetables to make lip smacking cocktails.
This will be conducted by a mixologist who is trusted by the legendary PRS Oberoi.

Unique Things to do in Delhi - Mixology
Unique Things to do in Delhi – Mixology

6) Yoga Experience – At home/hotel

Take this experience pleasure the senses and tone the body with this pro Yoga session. It includes learning the asanas, breathing exercises, and stretching. It can also be followed by a one on one Karmic Healing Session. 
It is conducted by a state level running champion and Sivananda yoga teacher.

 

Unique Things to do in Delhi - Yoga
Unique Things to do in Delhi – Yoga

7) Private Pub Crawl in Hauz Khas Village/Khan Market/CP

On this tour you will be visiting the most happening pubs with a bunch of eager crawlers! Get a chance to show off your dance moves and try out new drinks. Sample the sights and sounds of Delhi’s electric nightlife over 3 hours and 5 bars!
This tour is conducted by a corporate lawyer by day, theatrician by weekend, and party animal by night.

Unique Things to do in Delhi - Pub Crawl
Unique Things to do in Delhi – Pub Crawl

 

If you want these amazing things to do in Delhi, simply reach out to us at makemesherpa@seeksherpa.com or call us at +91-96439-82934 and we’ll get them arranged. Our prices are very nominal and start at INR 800 to INR 1000 per person. You can also check out more things to do on SeekSherpa.com. See you!

5 tours in Delhi you should take with your family this summer!

#StopMissingOut

Hello lovely Dilliwalas! The heat wave has taken over the city, making it nearly impossible to think straight. The only thing that can bring solace is a glass of ice cold juice or a chilled martini and the A/C.

Does that mean this summer vacation will be boring and stay at home? Absolutely NOT. We have curated a list of the coolest tours that you can take in Delhi with your family this summer. Forget the hassle of planning a long vacation and go be a traveller in your own city instead with our lineup of local tours this summer.

1. Discover the delicious Delhi 6!

Forget the fancy insides of your favourite family restaurant and get out on the street this time to explore the lip-smacking flavours your delicious Delhi 6 has to offer. Make this summer vacation about the streets of Delhi, explore the Chawri Bazaar – the biggest wholesale market of the country, the Jama Masjid and learn about the Mughal architecture, visit the Ghalib’s Haveli and get to know more about the most famous Persian poet.

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22 Travellers Enjoy Sherpa Rohan’s Old Delhi Food Walk

 

Our Sherpas will also take you to the top of a minaret to get the most splendid 360 degree view of the city. Try some mouthwatering Mughlai delicacies from the best places around Jama Masjid like kebabs, Qorma, Stew, Biryani and top it off with some Shahi tukda, moong daal ka halwa, phirni, gulba jamun, gond ka halwa…you get the drift. This tour is a mouthful!

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Old Delhi Food Tour With Sherpa Rohan

 

Do you need more reasons to take this tour?

The Delhi 6 tour with Sherpa Rohan is the thing to do this summer with your family. Book the tour here!

 

2. Click away at the Lodhi Garden with Shepra Shagun

Always looked at amazingly clicked pictures and wondered how to take them? Is there a camera at home that you wished you used more often? You might have visited Lodhi garden before but, this time take your family to discover this destination through a photographer’s lens! Walk with Sherpa Shagun on her “Photography lessons- through the unexplored corners of Lodhi Garden” tour and learn the intricacies of photography with your family. A picture is worth a thousand words. Go home and make a montage out of all the pictures that you click, so that someday when stumble upon it your entire family can think back upon the summer weekend they had and the how close it bought all of you.

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Travellers at the Lodhi Garden Photo Walk With Sherpa Shagun (BL)

 

Click professional looking family photos, fuel your sibling’s newfound fascination with photography and give your parents a wholesome family trip over the weekend that you can cherish forever with the Photography lessons- through the unexplored corners of Lodhi garden tour!

3. Where art thou? Modern Art Tour With Sherpa Mitalee!

Whether your family is a lover of all things art or one that thinks modern art is alien and intricate, the “Where art thou?” tour with Sherpa Mitalee is perfect for you and your family. She talks about the various artists, their muses, their artistic eccentricities, stories and the inspirations behind their pieces. Step into the gallery with your family while our Sherpa decodes the while our beloved Shepra- with her amazing (dry) sense of humor churns up an experience around the four floored national gallery of modern art. If your parents believe that modern art lacks substance, this is the perfect way to change their minds! Watch this video if you don’t believe us!

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Travellers Enjoying Sherpa Mitalee’s Modern Art Walk In Delhi

 

Trust us, you all will go back with a refreshed perspective of the world after this tour! Book the “Where art thou?” tour here!

4. Enjoy the Tibetan culture and food with Sherpa Fatima

A family that dines together stays together!  Yes, we ardently believe that there is nothing that stirs up conversations as well as food does. Will you miss a chance to explore some new delicious Tibetan Cuisine with your family? We wouldn’t.

Join Sherpa Fatima through the lanes of the Tibetian refugee colony in Majnu ka tila and learn about the Tibetian culture, their way of life and the most unconventional food. Eat the best Thupka, Cheley, Shabta, Shabalay, Kothey, Tingmo, and many other such delicacies. Give your family a dining experience that goes beyond your usual outings.

Tibetan Delhi Food Tour, Majnu Ka Tila

End the tour with a cup of amazing coffee and conversation.

We’re certain you would have created some amazing memories with your family by the end of this supercool tour.  Take the tour and explore the Tibetan Food and Culture.

5. Explore the street art of Shahpur Jat with Sherpa Pankaj

Take your family out to witness the art that has take over Shahpur Jat’s streets. Sherps Pankaj takes you through the nooks and crannies of this urban village filled with eccentric art ranging from tiny stencils to 20 feet tall towering masterpieces. Amidst the fashion boutiques and various shopping destinations we’re sure you have frequented often lies the uncanniest of art!

Hear what the travellers have to say about this tour!

Take your family for an outing this summer with the “Better than Grey- The street art of Shahpur Jat” tour!

This summer #DoDelhiDifferently, take your family for the weekend outing that they have never had before, explore together, eat together, learn and discover the things about your city that you never would have known otherwise! Book a tour with us here!

Confused about what to do in Mumbai with you family this summer? Have a look at the 5 tours in Mumbai you should take with your family this summer! Stay tuned for we have more awesomeness coming your way this summer vacation!

Things to do in Delhi & Mumbai This Labor Day Weekend!

Things to do in Delhi & Mumbai This Labor Day Weekend!

#StopMissingOut

Finally we have a long weekend. Excited? I am sure you would be. After all who doesn’t want some guilt free fun? So, what are your plans for this weekend? Too busy to travel out of town? Well, don’t worry, I have just the perfect plan for you. So, if you stay in Delhi or Mumbai, and have not yet made any specific plan for the weekend, then you should definitely go for the in-city tours designed by SeekSherpa. Why? Well, primarily because they are informative and super fun.

 Be A Traveller In Your Own City

Places to visit & Things to Do in Mumbai:

All you Mumbaikars – and I mean everyone, whether you have been residing there since ages or you shifted there just an hour ago; if you are in Mumbai, you are a Mumbaikar – so are you not curious about knowing the glorious past of your city, and exploring it’s variegated culture? Well, yes you are!

So this Saturday 2-05-2015, at 6.30 am, be ready to discover the hidden gems of Bandra, as Sherpa Sachin takes you through its unexplored streets, unperturbed by the vagaries of time. Enjoy spectacular sunrise views over the sealink from a 16th century Portuguese fort and soak yourself in the splendour of a Parsi sanatorium built in the style of Buckingham Palace.

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Sherpa Sachin Got Swag!

 

Book The Picturesque Bandra Tour here!

Next, on the same day at 5 in the evening take the Parsi Potpourri tour, where Sherpa Ananya will make you acquainted with the Parsi faith, their traditions, way of life and food. So, not only will you learn a lot about this faith, but you will also get to enjoy their traditional dishes- a win-win situation for both history and culture enthusiasts and foodies.

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Book The Parsi Potpourri tour here!

Next day i.e. 03-05-2015, which is a Sunday, travel back in time and experience Mumbai, oops Bombay like never before. Sherpa Jaynish will take you on an exciting ride in the past when Bombay was a city of grand forts.

Book The Bombay History & Heritage Tour here!

View the remaining tours here!

Places to visit & Things to Do in Delhi:

Lovely Dilliwallahs, what should I tell you? Do you need a reason to explore your city? I mean Delhi has arguably the richest culture and history in the entire country- it lies dotted with numerous named and unnamed monuments, each narrating a story of its own. This long weekend, take the opportunity to explore the grandeur and beauty of Delhi with our very special SeekSherpa tours.
Aren’t you intrigued by the world of the supernatural? Don’t you want to find out what is there on the other side? Then this Friday, 1st of May, embark on a mysterious journey with Sherpa Harsha as she takes you through the fortress of Ferozeshah Kotla, where apparently the Djinns hang-out with young girls in the evening. Well jokes aside, it is rumoured that this place is an abode of the djinns who like to haunt young girls left unguarded. Want to experience the thrill?

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Sherpa Harsha & Her First Djinn Seekers!

Book A Date With The Djinns Here!

The next day ie Saturday 2nd May, at 5 in the evening, Sherpa Amrita will take you on a tour across the Tibetan settlements in Delhi and help you explore their cuisines and their style of cooking. So, it is fine if you get up late on Saturday and skip your lunch- you anyway will be having a truly scrumptious supper.

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Hungry kya?

Book The Tibetan Food Tour here!

On Sunday, 3rd May at 7.30 am Sherpa Rameshwar will take you on a tour to the oldest city of Delhi- Mehrauli- and this is not a normal tour but one that involves photography. Even if you are not a pro, but an amateur with a passion for photography, you are more than welcome to join in, because here you will get to learn the nuances of basic photography in the vicinity of nature and history.

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What a frame!

Book The Mehrauli Photography Tour here!

The same day, at 3.30 in the evening, be prepared to be mesmerized by the charm surrounding the Dargah of Nizamuddin Auliya. Let Sherpa Durga take you on a fantastic journey that involves magic, mysticism and poetry and also a few unknown and untold stories about the Dargah.

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Exploring the Dargah!

Book The Nizamuddin Tour Here

What are you waiting for, go out, & be a traveller in your own city, now!

#SherpaStories – Becoming Book Buddies with Sherpa Mishika!

Old Delhi hides within its core a multitude of secrets. And our Sherpas have unearthed some of the very best – from Rohan’s Old Delhi foodgasm to Faraz’s street photography by night tour, we really seem to have a magical affinity with Old Delhi. But Old Delhi is only meant for hardcore foodies or dreamy travellers consumed by wanderlust or the good people who actually live there, right? It’s not a place for deep thinkers, avid readers, or white collar corporate hotshots.  It’s about tangy street food, tiny shops tucked away inconspicuously, and towering thousand year old monuments, no? Surely books and stationery and all that serious stuff has no place in the busy lanes of the Walled city. We definitely thought so.

But trust a lawyer with all her swag to prove you wrong ! Introducing the latest chapter of the #SherpaStories collection, we have Sherpa Mishika Singh who happens to be all of a curious thinker, avid reader, and a corporate hotshot (well she argues that she’s actually in litigation but you get the idea). She also has a knack for clicking pretty awesome ‘ group selfies’ ! (see below)

Sherpa Mishika Book Shopping Tour

Whenever Mishika’s not in legal eagle mode she finds herself knee-deep in a mountain of books at the Sunday Book Bazaar near Dilli Gate. Needless to say, she puts her sternest face on and brings on the hustle, arguing left, right. and center to get the best book for her buck!

 Books are your best friends. And there is a two to three hundred meter lane here dedicated just to book sellers plying their trade every Sunday. Within those there are familiar faces whom I’ve been buying from for the past eight years, and I can almost guarantee that you will find any book that you’re looking for. Even if you don’t get exactly what you wanted, the prices are so unbelievable that my travellers often end up buying 7-8 books each time! ” 

Aha! Sounds like a steal? You haven’t heard the punchline yet. One of the shops has a policy to sell books by weight here. So regardless of whether you get your hands on a pristine first edition of an Enid Blyton classic or snagged up the latest Jeffrey Archer thriller or just scored that GMAT prep book you’ve always found too darn expensive online, your purchase is only valued by its force on the weighing scales!

How cool is that? If you’re even slightly intrigued we would highly recommend that you drop the lazy Sunday brunch plans and head over to the Delhi Gate book bazaar with our uber cool Sherpa Mishika on her “Shopping for Books in the Heart of Delhi” tour right here at SeekSherpa!

” I’m so glad that conducting this tour has got me reading again. Some of the recommendations are mindblowing and now I have a fixation for ghost stories!” 

Well you know what they say about books and movies right? Sometimes you just can’t get enough! (Ok fine we made that up, but it’s true!)

Don’t fancy yourself queuing up to buy Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows? No worries we’ve got you covered! We have an entire range of food, shopping, culture, and nightlife tours that you can check out here. You should also scroll down for more #Sherpastories and other craziness coming your way regularly!

#SherpaStories – Tantalisingly Tasty Tibet with Sherpa Amrita

India is a land of many cultures, they say. Sure, heard that one a million times before, we say. But only when you catch a bonafide Bengali talk at length about the ins and outs of a Tibetan refugee colony tucked away in the heart of Delhi do you realize that they were right all along. India really is a land of many cultures.

But culture is not some mystical and confusing concept. It’s about how different people from the same community live their lives. How they eat, pray, work, sleep, and party. A culture is greater than the sum of its parts (said somebody famous) and understanding the minute aspects of different cultures can be a wonderful and enriching experience.

Luckily, we’ve got a (supercool) Sherpa who plans to do just that.

Introducing Amrita Mukherjee – a student of political science from DU with the unwavering passion of a true blooded traveller and a penchant for discovering hidden haunts! Sherpa Amrita has spent many hours wandering down the bylanes of  the Tibetan refugee colony in Majnu Ka Tila. Somewhere along the way she made friends with some of the locals ( including a diary and souvenir storeowner) , tasted some local food, shopped a little bit, and decided that this is a story she wants to tell the world.

To kick off the tour we walk across a bridge. And it’s like crossing over into a different country altogether. The people in the area have built up a mini Tibet with its amazing food, shopping, and the most beautiful monasteries that I have ever seen.  The aroma that’s constantly lingering in the air is a fusion of incense sticks, spices, and chai (tea). At different times during the day people gather in the big courtyard to chill. It’s a happy and laidback atmosphere ” 

Sounds cool? We definitely think so.

 Book your seat on the Exploring Tibetan Food & Culture tour with Sherpa Amrita!

Check out pictures of the awesome food and happy travellers below!

Tibetan Delhi Food Tour, Majnu Ka Tila

Tingmo, Thukpa, Tea, Tiramisu, and Tibet – these are the 5 Ts of Amrita’s tour! Touche!

Turns out Amrita isn’t the only college student on the Sherpa team! Check out this post about Sherpa Priya and her savory spice market tour! Or read more stories about interesting and eclectic sherpas conducting great tours hereWe also write regularly on how -tos, things to do, and a bunch of other cool stuff. You can visit our website or download the SeekSherpa app for a full lineup of experiences in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru!

#SherpaStories – Meet Rohan Kathpalia, the Dude of Delhi 6!

Some people can use their left and right hands equally well. Others would swear by their ability to solve complex math and write Shakespearean tragedies with the same efficacy. But there are few, and we mean very few, people in the world who can create a food tour that has the same level of awesomeness for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian foodies!

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Sherpa Rohan is one of those select few and he has cherry-picked some of the most ‘delectable’ spots in Old Delhi for you to get your chance at heaven on a plate, in his “Dangerously Delectable Dining in Delhi 6″ tour, currently trending on SeekSherpa. It’s not hard to see why!

Book his tour here!

 He just conducted the largest Food walk of Old Delhi with over 20 participants from 12 different countries, amazing, isn’t it!

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With a lawyer’s swag and a beard to die for (no kidding), Rohan (who is also an ex-journalist BTW) has put his boots on many a time over the past years, with the sole aim of finding hidden haunts of Delhi that serve up some of the most authentic and lip-smacking North Indian and Mughlai grub that he could get his hands on. Was he successful? Well, you won’t be able to find out unless you grab your seat on his tour right here!

 This is a must-have on every foodie’s list, especially those who can’t help but crave North Indian & Mughlai delicacies. I’ve come here enough times to have tasted both the good and the bad. I promise to make YOU have the best!”  

Check out some awesome pictures from Rohan’s tour here -

Rohan Food Tour Collage

” I don’t think the taste of food depends on its price. I could come up with a list of delicacies to set your taste buds alight, all under a hundred bucks.”    

& this one too!

For Delhi prices, hundred bucks is a steal. And it would be impossible to find without the suave charm of our very own Sherpa Rohan!

 

So what are you waiting for? Hop onto the food trail this weekend at 630 PM. Fair warning – this is not for the faint-stomached!

 

10 other feedback videos waiting to be watched here!

 

Still not convinced? Hear what people like you had to say about other tours here! For any other queries – get in touch at makemesherpa@seeksherpa.com. Oh, and did we mention we’ve got a wicked line up of tours in Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta, and Bangalore on our website. We also write #SherpaStories on super-cool people conducting awesome tours regularly and keep posting cool ideas on travel right here at the official SeekSherpa blog!

Sleeping in on Saturday? Wake up, there are 19 amazing tours to catch!

Sleeping in on Saturday? Wake up, there are 19 amazing tours to catch!

Hey there Delhi, Mumbai, & Bengaluru! Yes, you read the title correctly. Come 28th February, we have 19 tours going up with more than a 100 seats up for grabs across these 3 cities. So you could either sleep in, watch some TV, and grab a pizza like always, or you can wake up, bring on the hustle and do #delhidifferently #mumbaimagically and #bengalurubeautifully through our micro tours conducted by awesome Sherpas! The choice is yours. Book fast because seats are filling up!

We’ve handpicked a few tours for those of you too lazy to even go through our recommended section! For a full list, be sure to check out bit.ly/sherpadelbms.com

  1. Tours in Delhi

History buff with a flair for photography? Humayun’s Tomb is a maze of pathways, each one adorned with beautiful architecture and with a special story to tell. Sherpas Ananya, Medha, & Harsha each try to put the most ardent historians to shame with their very own Humayun’s Tomb experiences designed to enamor and educate at the same time.

You can view and book Ananya’s Humayun’s Tour here!

Humayun's Tomb Tour With Sherpa Ananya

You can view and book Medha’s top selling tour here!

Humayun's Tomb Delhi Tour With Sherpa Medha

You can view and book Harsha’s experience here!

History Tour With Sherpa Harsha

 

 

  1. Mumbai Tours!

Cycling tour? Got your game face on? Bring it (and a pair of sports sneakers) while cycling around Mumbai with Sherpa Neha. She promises a taste of the sea, a glimpse of history, and a scent of Bollywood! You can view and book Neha’s experience here!

Sherpa Neha's Mumbai Cycling Tour

You can view and book Neha’s experience here!

Food Tour of Mumbai? As the sun sets, keep the adventure alive and kicking with the dangerous dining experience at Dongri and Bohari Mohalla with our super brave Sherpa Atash. What starts at McDonald’s finishes with meat stew! Muahahaha! You can view and book Atash’s Mumbai Food Tour here!

Mumbai Food Tour With Sherpa Atash

You can view and book Atash’s experience here!

  1. Bengaluru

For our buddies down South, we hand over the reins to the capable hands of Sherpa Krisha, a lady with a vision for her favorite city, and a mission to help you explore it! The aim of her tour is a power-packed high speed download on the roots of Bengaluru wherein she touches one place after the other every 30 minutes. Try to keep up! You can view and book Krisha’s experience here!

Bengaluru History Tour

You can view and book Krisha’s experience here!

Still didn’t find something that made you go WOW? We’ve got an entire lineup of micro tours in Delhi, Bengaluru, & Mumbai to keep you busy for a long long time. Check them out at bit.ly/sherpadelbms or at www.seeksherpa.com.