Lodging and Travel for Immersion Conference

Travel Agent
Our official travel agent for the conference is Mr. Jagat Mehta of Trans Travel International, President of Enterprising Travel Agent’s Association (ETAA). Jagat has been a core member of our Subsistence Marketplaces Initiative team in India for about a decade and will work with you to reserve a hotel room at a reduced rate.

 

Domestic air travel
Domestic air travel will need to be arranged by participants on their own. Recommended flight from Chennai to Delhi:

9W 736-MAA-DEL-10.35-13.20 HRS

Please contact Jagat by September 15 to receive the group discount.

Additional travel: You can also work with Jagat on guided tours or other travel that you wish to piggyback with the conference.

 

Lodging

Lodging is not included in the registration fees. Please book through Jagat to get the block rate listed below for the following conference hotels:

The Residency – Chennai, January 3-7
Special Rate: INR 5930/- for Single/Double Occupancy per room per night
Includes complimentary breakfast buffet at Spice Jar Multi-Cuisine Restaurant, wifi for room guests, iron and ironing board upon request, and two 500mL bottles of water replenished daily.

The Suryaa New Delhi – New Friends Colony, New Delhi, January 7-9
Single/Double occupancy room: INR 7570
Extra bed: INR 2825
Includes complimentary breakfast, wifi for room guests, 2 bottles of water replenished daily, and use of the fitness center and swimming pool.

 

Private Tour: Day Trip to Agra from Delhi including Taj Mahal and Agra Fort

Please contact Mr. Jagat Mehta to book this trip!

Journey back to the days of India’s Mughal Empire on this private Delhi to Agra tour that includes visits to two World Heritage sites—Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal. With a private guide, you’ll admire the 16th- and 17th-century architecture of the enormous Agra Fort and gaze in wonder at the exterior and interior grandeur of the Taj Mahal, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. On this private day trip, you can be sure you’ll enjoy an in-depth and personalized experience.

After pickup in Delhi by private vehicle, your day trip begins with the approximate four-hour drive to Agra, a city located on the Yamuna River. Your first stop is Agra Fort, a World Heritage site and Mughal architectural wonder. With your private guide, enter the 94-acre (34-hectare) brick fort, noting the mix of Islamic and Hindu influences in its design. Hear about the purposes of the various buildings such as the Hall of Private Audience (Diwan-i-Khas), Pearl Fort (Moti Masjid), Mirror Palace (Sheesh Mahal), and Hall of Public Audience (Diwan-i-Am).

Next, enjoy a lunch of Indian dishes at a local restaurant (at your own expense) before continuing your tour to your second World Heritage site and perhaps India’s most iconic landmark, the Taj Mahal. Built in the mid-1600s, this white marble mausoleum was commissioned by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in dedication to his wife. Learn about the Turkish, Indian, and Persian architectural styles as you admire the detailed interior and exterior décor, the beautiful garden, and the general magnificence of the place with your guide.

Your day trip then ends with the return drive to Delhi.

Highlights of the private day trip to Agra from Delhi:

  • Visit two of India’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites: the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort
  • Explore the huge expanse of the Agra Fort and learn about its Mughal architecture
  • Get an in-depth tour of the iconic Taj Mahal
  • Enjoy a traditional Indian lunch at a popular restaurant (at your own expense)

Cost:

  • Foreign passport holder-Rs. 4300/- per person
  • Indian Govt-approved photo id holder-Rs. 2780/-

Cost is based on 10 people traveling together and includes:

  • Entrance fees of Taj Mahal and Agra Fort
  • Private tour with an expert guide, ensuring a more personalized and flexible experience
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle

Date of tour: 10th January from hotel Suryaa New Delhi

Please contact Mr. Jagat Mehta to book this trip!