life & philosophy of mahatma gandhi

This experience shall introduce you to the life of this amazing individual and give you an overview of his contributions to India’s struggle for independence. You will get an opportunity to discuss the early life of Mahatma Gandhi, Gandhiji’s philosophy, his eleven vows, and his role in the Indian freedom movement.

dinner and dance

The Dinner and Dance experience is designed to introduce you to a classical Indian performing art in a home environment. It features a kathak dance performance accompanied with live classical Indian music. A Tallis expert will be on hand to explain the cultural significance of the dance and to answer your questions. The experience ends with a home cooked meal and an opportunity to interact with the host family.  

delhi connections

If you are interested in a great discussion on India related topics of your interest in a relaxed homely environment, this experience is for you.  Here, we will connect you with an individual or family of your choosing. Over high tea or a meal at their home, you will get the opportunity to explore Delhi and India based on your interests and questions coupled with your host’s local knowledge, cultural background, expertise, and experiences. The perfect answer to all the questions you had and did not know whom to ask!!

Celebrations: festivals of delhi

October to March is the most auspicious period in the Indian calendar and ushers in a number of festivals. Join a local family and participate in the colourful pageantry and feasting that accompanies each celebration.

blessedness of the sufis

This experience takes you to a mohalla (neighborhood) in Delhi called Dargah Hazrat Nizamuddin. Here you will be introduced to Sufism, a mystical version of Islam, and its teachings of Ishq (love), Aql (intelligence) and Ilm (knowledge). You will walk the ancient and crowded alleys to explore monuments and sites associated with famous Sufi saints including Nizamuddin Aulia, Amir Khusrau and Mirza Ghalib. Finally you will enjoy a private Sufi music concert called a qawwali. 

british new Delhi

Starting at the India Gate, this experience will highlight the genius of Edwin Lutyen, who spent 20 years building the city in a unique style that combined Western Classicism with decorative Indian motifs. The drive will take you through the historic buildings, streets & plazas, churches & temples, museums & monuments, and shops & markets, and gardens of this impressive capital of modern India. On this journey, you will be introduced to the history, planning, and politics that linger behind the architecture. 

bazaars of old delhi

Walk the bustling lanes of Chandni Chowk and explore the amazing offerings of the largest wholesale market in Asia. You will visit the wedding street of Kinari Bazaar, the jewelers lane of Dariba Kalan, the unique motor spare part market, the colorful sari bazaar and the bird market.

akshardham: new perspective on an ancient tradition

The Akshardham Temple in Delhi represents the most important spiritual and cultural monument to be built in North India in modern times. Join us for a journey to the essence of ancient India and experience the best of Hindu culture and Vedic civilization. 

hidden artists of delhi

This “off the beaten track” excursion will highlight for you the artistic spirit that thrives in Shadipur, one of the most popular neighborhoods for Delhi’s street artists. You will explore this area with a local artist who will introduce you to traditional artists and entertainers including puppeteers, wood-carvers, papier-mâché experts, street performers, wedding drummers, musicians and dancers.  The experience will end with a performance by these artists.

grand dining opera

Tallis Dining Opera is designed to introduce you to traditional Indian performing arts over a meal typical to the neighborhood. The Opera combines the best of what Delhi has to offer – a diverse history, a culture seeped in the past, and excellent food. A Tallis Expert will first lead you on a walk through the neighborhood and then accompany you for the dinner and performance. The expert will explain the cultural significance of the art and introduce the artists to you. The expert will be on hand to answer your questions.

delhi cultural experiences

Tallis and Company specializes in the art of creating unique, expert led experiences that will help you unravel and appreciate the complexities of Incredible India. With a portfolio of over 250 experiences and 700 experts in Delhi, Mumbai, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Kochi (Cochin), Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, and Varanasi, we have the first hand knowledge to make India come alive as you would have imagined it.