spouse programme & leisure activities

Spouse Programme
Spouse Programme Itinerary
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Welcome dinner for delegates and spouses,
and a separate get-together of spouses on the
side-line as ice-breaker.
Friday, April 17, 2015
After breakfast at the hotel, spouses will
proceed on a city tour.
Delhi is a city built and re-built seven times
over several centuries. The national capital of
India is a quaint mix of diverse elements,
different historical eras, and is bustling with
Our journey begins in Old Delhi with Jama
Masjid as the first stop. The largest mosque in
India—it can accommodate up to 25,000
devotees in its courtyard at one time—the
Jama Masjid was commissioned in 1644, by
Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, the builder of the
Taj Mahal and the Red Fort. However, it was
the last of the Mughal architectures to be
completed in India.
We will take a cycle rickshaw ride down the
Jama Masjid, Old Delhi
gullies (lanes) of Chandni Chowk, one of the
busiest and oldest shopping districts of Delhi.
It has been around for more than three
centuries and was frequented by merchants
from Turkey, China and Holland. You may find
here curios, souvenirs and attar (natural
perfumes) to take back home.
Thereafter, we will drive past Red Fort, the
residence of Mughal Emperors for nearly 200
years till 1857 and the seat of Mughal capital
till 1857. The Red Fort bears witness to some
of the iconic cultural and historical events of
India including the flag hoisting on India’s
Independence on August 15, 1947.
Our next stop will be Lodi – The Garden
Restaurant. You can enjoy a leisurely stroll
through the lush gardens, spread over 90 acres
and holding some of the famous
architectural works of the 15th century like
Mohammed Shah's tomb, Sikander Lodi's
tomb, Sheesh Gumbad and Bara Gumbad.
After lunch, we will proceed to Humayun’s
Tomb, the first Persian-style garden-tomb to be
built in India.
This will be followed by a trip to the Santushti
Shopping Complex located in the diplomatic
neighbourhood of Chanakyapuri. The Complex
is a cluster of designer boutiques and has a
curated garden courtyard. You can find here
one-off creations, both traditional and
contemporary, home furnishings, ayurvedic
Humanyun’s Tomb, New Delhi
beauty products, silverware, gem embossed
jewellery, paintings, leather goods, handicraft,
and oddball antiques, by some of India’s
notable designers and artists.
Return to hotel in the evening to a gala
Rajasthani theme dinner. Authentic ambience,
food and trinkets from Rajasthan will be
Saturday, April 18, 2015
An Art of Living session under master teachers
will be held where they will share insights into
the power of right breathing, yoga and
Lodhi Gardens, New Delhi
An exhibition cum sale by master craftsmen
from the Kashmir Valley will follow. You can
purchase genuine pashmina shawls from
Mid-morning tea with tea blenders from the
hills of Darjeeling, who will give a live
demonstration of brewing a perfect cup of
infused teas.
Time permitting, we will go on a last day
shopping trip to the sprawling Ambience Mall,
where you can pick up Indian to global brands.
Return to the hotel for lunch. Post lunch, you
and your spouse can chose to visit India’s only
Broadway—Kingdom of Dreams**—to catch a
live Bollywood style musical show. (optional)
Spouse Programme Fee –
USD 350*
* Fee includes planned activities as outlined above.
Fee to be paid at time of Summit registration. The
fee is inclusive of all taxes.
** The Kingdom of Dreams musical show is
optional, and will be charged extra.
Leisure Activities
Same-Day Trip to Agra (Optional)
Sunday, April 19, 2015
An invigorating early morning drive via the Taj
Expressway to Agra (175 kms/3 hrs).
Akbarabad, as Agra was known during the
Mughal era, is home to some of the most
magnificent Mughal architectures. Situated on
the banks of river Yamuna, Agra is the third
largest city of the state of Uttar Pradesh and is
home to three UNESCO world heritage sites.
The Taj Mahal, is one of the Seven Wonders of
the World. It took approximately 22 years,
nearly 22,000 labourers and a thousand
elephants to build this exotic ode to love.
The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
A leisurely lunch at The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra,
follows the Taj visit as a signature celebration
to a memorable trip.
We expect to return back to New Delhi by
around 7 pm.
Same-Day Trip to Agra Fee –
INR 9,400*
* Fee to be paid at the venue. Payment will be
accepted by cash or credit card. The fee is inclusive
of all taxes. Credit card payments will incur an
additional charge of 2%.
To register for the trip to Agra, please send
an email to [email protected],
indicating your desire to participate, along
with your name.
Taj Mahal, Agra
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