Evolution of Old Delhi - From the Red Fort to the Jama Masjid
Evolution of Old Delhi - From the Red Fort to the Jama Masjid
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Heritage
Delhi
with Yasir Anwar

Synopsis

We invite you to spend the morning with us to explore the Androon Shehr/walled city of Shahjahanabad. Delhi has served as the capital of several kingdoms(empires) and all the rulers adorned this beauty in their own fashion and today it has become one of the greatest blends of Hindu, British and of course Mughal Architecture. Behind the walls, old “phataks”, “galis and kuchas” of the un-trodden lanes of Shahjahanabad, lie many monuments/structures with each having its own story to tell.

The aim of this immersion is to put you into a local’s shoes and travel through the Mughal era to feel and experience the tangible and intangible heritage of the time and enrich you with Mughal life and times.

Monuments Covered Red Fort, Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir, Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib, Central Baptist Church, Jama Masjid, Mirza Galib Haveli and bazars like Chandni Chowk, Dariba Bazar, Urdu Bazar, Matia Mahal and Chawri Bazar.

Bonus Feature The walk also gives you a taste of some of the best food within the old city like Jalebi, Daulat ki Chaat, Aloo Chat, and Dahi Bhalle

Target Audience History and Old Delhi enthusiasts
Meeting/Start Point Outside Red Fort (near Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir)

Note
  • Please contact GointheCity on these numbers for any information or assistance. Aditi - 9818688010; Ajay - 9582891707
  • The cost of food consumed (if any) is not included in the walk price and will be on actuals




Yasir Anwar's Profile
Yasir was born in Old Delhi and grew up seeing continuity and change around the city. He undertook his graduate degree in History Honors from Zakir Hussain College, University of Delhi and Masters in Archaeology and Heritage Management from Delhi Institute of Heritage Research and Management, Indraprastha University. He has been involved in several Museums, Art Galleries and Art and Cultural Organizations for over 5 years. He worked as Curatorial Assistant at Mehrangarh Museum, Jodhpur, Rajasthan where he carried out research on Museum collection, led guided tours and also conducted education and outreach programs. Presently he works as Research Assistant at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts under the project "National Cultural Audiovisual Archives and undertakes guided walks around the walled city showing off its treasures

3 Hours
Daily

Contact to Book


  
+91 95828 91707
+91 98186 88010

Reviews (4)

Our college group had a lot of fun. Yasir, has a great social streak in him, its really like walking with a friend, in those galis! Reminded me of the walks I took in Prague! India lacks this, and Gointhecity, has been able to find some great people to run this initiative!
- Gopesh
Great, man there is so much heritage that is going waste somewhere, am glad Gointhecity, has taken it up on themselves, and doing walks around the neglected havelis, someone please wake up. And yeah to ensure we loved it as well, we ended up, eating a lot at the marathon run for eat!
- Pranati
Have been living in Delhi for years and never got a chance to visit some of the old monuments around. Or sometimes we take it for granted as we live in the same city. Glad I called GointheCity and spoke to Aditi who customized the tour for us and gave us some great recommendations. Yasir took us around old Delhi giving us an over view of Delhi's rulers, cultures and settlements ages ago. We enjoyed some famous street foods along the way. Gaurav on the outer hand took us back to Mughal era with our visit to Humayun's tomb. We had an amazing experience both the times. Will call them again for more tours as I'm sure there’s a whole lot more to see in Delhi! Visited February 2017
- Megha
Yasin and Aditi hosted and guided us through a wonderful walk through Chandni Chowk (including Jama Masjid, Red fort, the Jain temple, bird hospital). Yasin is very knowledgeable and will immerse you into the history and evolution of the area in a friendly and conversational way. And, when you need "food for thought", he'll ensure that you don't miss out on the legendary food that this historic place has to offer, including his childhood favorites (he grew up in the area, which makes him an ideal host). It seems like Aditi, Yasin and their team have put together GointheCity to ensure a personal, friendly and offbeat cultural experience. A morning-afternoon well spent! Visited January 2017
- Ronojoy

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