Delhi – A Tale of Two Cities: Through Ancient and Modern Art Courtesy of Greaves Travel

How best to capture a city’s zeitgeist than through the medium of art and architecture. Leading Indian specialist operator, Greaves Travel offers private tours of Delhi, with guides and special access to the city’s latest art collections and ancient antiquities.

As a city dating back to the 6th Century, Delhi boasts a panoply of ancient monuments including the majestic Red Fort, the Jama Masjid and Humayan’s tomb.

Jama Masjid Mosque

These sites now sit juxtaposed to a rapidly urbanised city and a growing contemporary art movement.

Anish Kapoor in New Delhi

Delhi’s fourth India Art Fair 25th – 29th January 2012 will see the coming together of international collectors and artists to recognise the leading figures in Indian art.

A Paresh Maity piece exhibited at the Indian Art Summit

Art enthusiasts should begin with a stay at the modern The Park Hotel, Delhi, located adjacent to the clean modernist lines of the 18th Century Jantar Mantar observatory, in the heart of the city.

Contemporary Lobby of The Park Delhi


The Jantar Mantar Observatory - a stone's throw from The Park Delhi

 Chairperson, Priya Paul showcases her personal collection of contemporary artwork and installations within the cutting edge design spaces

Delve deeper into South Delhi and explore the Qutub Minar complex, a UNESCO heritage site, whose construction began in 1200 AD. The world’s tallest minaret and surrounding structures showcase the earliest and most prominent examples of Indo-Islamic architecture.

The Qutub Minar Complex

Conclude with a visit to the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), in nearby Sarket, where the curator will guide you through one of the first private museums of contemporary art in Delhi. KNMA highlights a generation of Indian modernist painters from the early 20th Century and upcoming contemporary artists. Pieces include M.F. Husain, Anish Kapoor, FN Souza, SH Raza to name a few.

Kiran Nadar with an untitled Anish Kapoor work at her gallery

Let Greaves Travel tailor-make your own artistic impression of Delhi and beyond http://www.greavesindia.com, tel: + 44 (0) 207 487 9111

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I am Director of a specialist travel PR Agency, Dalton Kakoty PR, www.daltonkakotypr.com, which specialises in luxury travel to India and the subcontinent. I am passionate about all things related to my motherland - be it heritage, culture, cuisine, spas, safari and sport (i.e. cricket!)
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