Monday 20 August 2012

TRAVEL TIDBITS - Segway tours start in New Delhi

Segway PT (personal transporter) tours are a common phenomenon in many European and American cities. A two-wheeler, battery-operated electric vehicle, a Segway is one of the most relaxing and refreshing ways to enjoy the outdoors.

Bird Travels, a tourism company based in New Delhi, recently began Segway tours in India. Tourists and locals alike can now explore the country’s capital on this unusual two-wheeler. It currently operates from the Secretariat building till India Gate covering the following heritage spots:
  • Rashtrapati Bhavan
  • Parliament
  • The Ministry buildings located at Rajpath
  • Amar Jawan Jyoti
  • India Gate

The tour lasts for 45 minutes and is limited to groups of six at a time. Mandatory safety provisions are made by ensuring every tourist is given helmets and safety gear, such as elbow and knee pads, and a brief training session precedes the tour.

For more information
, call (+91) 124 4610666/3322052 or log on to or email them on

Before you book, here are a few things to keep in mind:
  • Children under 12 are not recommended for the tour.
  • The Segway PT is appropriate for those weighing more than 45 kg and not exceeding 100 kg.
  • Segway rentals are possible. Simply email them with your request and they can arrange them for you.
  • They also offer private group tours, and can arrange for corporate tours. A drop-off and pick-up of the Segways as well as a guide to assist with training, information and support throughout the event is also provided.


Anuradha Shankar said...

This sounds really interesting. any idea about the costs?

Ruchika Vyas said...

A 45-minute tour costs Rs. 1,350 on weekdays and Rs. 1,650 on weekends :)