Heritage Walks in Delhi
Nobody can deny that Delhi is the melting pot of India. It being the capital city it continues to lure people from all across India and hence time and again it has been referred to as mini India. Delhi is a fascinating place that has a little bit of everything in it - ancient, medieval and modern. You will find thousands of years of monumental ruins including forts and palaces, tombs, shrines for gods and mystics, rest houses, stepwells, memorials, bazaars scattered across the length and breadth of the city. They highlight Delhi’s historic role which was the capital for different dynasties through the years. We invite you to see and experience Delhi, not only it’s well known tourist destinations but also the lesser known and equally fascinating parts of the city.
Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.Steven Wright
- Destination: Delhi
- Location: Delhi
- Google Map Co-ordinates: 28.6139° N, 77.2090° E
- Nearest City (Airport): Indira Gandhi International Airport
- Dates: On request
- Months: Throughout the year
- Level: Easy
- Guide: Available
- Price: On request
We have 13 walks in Old and New Delhi you can chose the ones that interests you the most. These walks have been designed to bring out the best of Delhi heritage. You can choose any or all the walks. If you want to customize the walks according to your convenience and preference we would be more than happy to assist you with that .
Chandni Chowk, literally means moonlight square and derives its name from the fact that originally, a canal ran down the center of the street with pools at major intersections which would reflect moonlight. It is the main street of old Delhi and it is lined with shops, schools, residences, places of worship, old and new.
This heritage walk explores the medieval ruins in Hauz Khas village & Deer Park. The madrasa and tomb of Sultan Firuz Shah Tughluq are unique among monuments. There are classrooms and living quarters, belonging to the 14th century, built along the edge of a lake. The Deer Park has some massive buildings with incredible names like ‘the dome in the garden of the world’ & ‘the gifted dome’.
Lodi Garden is Delhi’s most beautiful and popular parks. Here in the beautifully manicured landscaped garden are the ruins of the ancient monuments. It has the royal tombs of medieval rulers of Delhi: Muhammad Shah Sayyid and Sikander Lodi; a gateway called Bara Gumbad with an exquisitely decorated mosque, Shish gumbad; a 16th century bridge and a couple of late-Mughal monuments. The park is rich in variety of trees and birds.
Mehrauli Archaeological Park
Popularly known as Jamali Kamali, this park is unique in being dotted with ruins from early medieval times to the 19th century. Its main attractions include the mosque and tomb of Jamali, a stepwell and residence of a British official.
1857 Uprising: Kashmiri Gate
This walk takes you to Delhi during the British Raj before the revolt of 1857 broke out. The trail includes the famous landmarks of the revolt – Nicholson Cemetery, Kashmiri Gate, St James Church, old campuses of prestigious and Hindu and St. Stephens’, Dara Shikoh’s library.
One of the largest mosques in Asia, the Jama Masjid offers an excellent view of the entire old city. This walk takes you through the narrow lanes of old Delhi with mansions, colourful bazaars, Jain temples & stalls selling street food.
A 14th century capital of Delhi, Tughlaqabad is ruins frozen in time. The remains of this massive complex stretch as far as the eye can see. The fort includes a royal tomb which once stood in a lake, a palace buildings, a dungeons and a secret escape route!
Neighbourhood of Old Fort
This walk is conducted at the old Mughal highway, close to the river Yamuna & dotted with ruins from the medieval period. Our walk includes the Khair ul Manazil built by the famous wet nurse of Akbar, Maham Anga & also the place from where a murderous attack on the king took place; the shrines of Khwaja Nuruddin & Shaikh Abu Bakr (Matka Pir); the burial (that might not be) of one of most revered poets of Persian-Bedil & a temple for Bhairon (a terrific form of Shiva), established to protect the legendary Indraprastha.
This walk explores the area behind the famous Qutb complex. A historic village, Mehrauli is built around the Sufi shrine of Bakhtiyar Kaki. Each monument in the neighbourhood has a story to tell, step well, a tank where Prophet Muhammad left a mark, martyrdom site of Sikh hero Banda Bahadur, a palace of the Mughals and a still empty grave meant for the last Mughal emperor.
Heritage Walks & Street Food in Old Delhi
A walk through the lanes of old Delhi sampling its street food. A favourite with foodies, there is no dearth of variety in chaat, kulfis, kulle, sweets in old Delhi. We weave our way through the hustle & bustle of the city, starting at Jama Masjid & ending at an old haveli. The walk includes vegetarian fare.
Landmarks of 1875 : Northern Ridge
This walk highlights the landmarks of revolt of 1857 scattered on the northern ridge. There are a number of sites of heavy fighting originally held by the rebels and then taken over by the British.The walk covers monuments like a 14th century observatory named after a mysterious pir, a mosque which faced heavy shelling, the British Vice regal lodge and memorials built by the British.
Kotla Firoz Shah
A heritage walk to the medieval capital of Kotla, believed to be inhabited by jinns. Built by Sultan Firoz Shah Tughlaq in 14th century, this citadel has impressive buildings – the Jami Masjid, an Ashokan pillar brought all the way from Haryana and a circular baoli.
Jahanpanah & Begumpur
Jahanpanah was one of the capital cities of Delhi, built in the 14th century. Its builder was Mohammad Tughluq better known as a mad genius for his experiments in administration. The remains of Jahanpanah are scattered around south Delhi & this walk covers the area believed to have been the core of the capital city – the Vijay Mandal complex & Begumpur Mosque.
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