A sensory overload – it is hard to recount the times this phrase has been used to describe an experience in Delhi. With its rich archeological history that has been built over generations by kingdoms that ruled over the city, Delhi is a melting pot of cultures. It was bred on the milk of royal culture, brought up in the lap of kings and reached maturity in an atmosphere of learning and knowledge.
In the midst of such diversity, how does one experience the true heart of the city? The Five Senses tour of Delhi by No Footprints is a unique offering where you can feast your senses to your heart’s delight. We’ve carefully curated a selection of experiences that will transport you across Delhi’s rich cultural history. As you walk down narrow lanes that have changed over centuries, experience for yourself the syncretism that has served as both Delhi’s greatest strength and vulnerability.
With the Five Senses Tour, we welcome you to unravel yourself and become a part of Delhi.
Marvel at the Sight of Mughal Era’s Red & White*
Red sandstone and white marble were two of the most prominently used building materials in the Mughal era. Despite having been plundered when Delhi was colonised, Mughal structures have retained their regal appearance. The massive red & white structures, adorned with intricate carvings, laid out geometrically, are truly a sight to behold. Embark on a tour as we recreate the legends and beauty of the Mughal era.
Bring the Scent of Nature to your Home**
There are several stories about the origin of ittar, including one involving Mughal emperor Jahangir, who is credited as the first patron of the industry because his wife, empress Noor Jahan, used to bathe in water perfumed with rose petals. Visit an 8th generation ittar studio where you will get to smell a wide range of ittars and mix your own unique concoction that can be named after you!
Take a Rickshaw to Chandni Chowk
In their glory years, the streets of Chandni Chowk were adorned with silver and gold jewellery in the midst of shops selling the most delectable food. Today, chaos thrives in the area, but as you cycle down the street you’re transported by the magic in the air to the era of Mughals.
Let Kindness Touch your Heart
It has long been said that the tactile senses are the most difficult to capture tangibly. With the growing harshness of the world around us, it is also the most important. At a not for profit, understand how the touch of everyday generosity can change our lives.
Get a Taste of Delhi’s quintessential cuisine***
Kebabs and curries! Learn about the iconic foods of Delhi that have made a mark in the world, as you take a break for lunch.
The sound of the Gurbani at Delhi’s biggest Gurudwara
The magic that the Gurudwara envelopes you into is undeniable. What ties together this beautiful experience is the sweet sound of the gurbani playing in the background as you reflect on the experience your senses have gone through.
Finally drive past tourist insignias of New Delhi as we drive you back to the hotel.
*On Mondays, instead of Red Fort, we will visit the Safdarjung Tomb
** For Groups above 11 we will be taking the guests to the Spice Market in the smell part of the tour. However, if you’d like to do the Ittar workshop – we can do it at an additional cost of INR 1000 per person plus taxes. Do get in touch with us for the same.
***If the guests wish to visit a restaurant of their choice, we can accommodate that. The cost of the tour will alter accordingly