Your private half-day tour begins at your New Delhi hotel where your expert guide and friendly driver will escort you to Jagannath Temple in Hauz Khas. You’ll learn how working-class Oriya people from Delhi built this modern temple dedicated to the Hindu deity named Jagannath (‘Lord of the World’).
Follow your guide on an informative private tour of the grounds and interriro of this famous temple. Gain a deeper understanding of the Oriyas people who come from Orissa near Bengal. Depending on the time of day, you may witness temple priests offering prayers or hear temple bells ring out as the strong scent of incense wafts through the air.
Take a 10-minute journey by foot to Hauz Khas Village. Similar to New York City’s SoHo neighborhood, this eclectic part of the city is filled with art studios, cafes, funky boutiques and unique bookshops. Comb through rare finds like antique maps, posters and handmade clothing. Choose where you wander, making stops at Ethnic Silver, a popular jewelry store, or Cottage of Arts and Jewelry, known for its old-school textiles, prints and paintings. Children will love Lola’s World, a whimsical magic shop that’s ripe for youthful exploring.
After your walk through colorful Hauz Khas Village, enjoy a typical South Indian lunch at a local restaurant. Sample savory rice crepes known as dosas and share light and airy idlis (steamed ride cakes) before heading back to your hotel in the comfort of a private