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Synopsis

Title

Evolution of Old Delhi - From the Red Fort to the Jama Masjid

 

Meeting point

Outside Red Fort Metro Station (Exit Gate No.1) near Jain Mandir

 

Introduction

The tour begins with the introduction of Old Delhi (the seventh city of delhi), also known as Shahjahanabad with special emphasis on the Red Fort along with some important monuments like Śrī Digambar Jain Lāl Mandir, Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib, Central Baptist Church, Jama Masjid and Mirza Galib Haveli and Bazaars like Chandni Chowk, Dariba Bazar, Urdu Bazar, Matia Mahal and Chawri Bazar. The tour also gives you a tinge of some of the most delightful food experiences within the old city like Jalebi Wala, Daulat ki Chaat, Aloo Chat, Dahi Bhalle Wala. We finally end the tour at the Chawri Bazaar metro station.

 

Yasir Anwar's Profile

Yasir Anwar 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 6 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.

 

Duration

2 hours

 

Suited for
Vegetarians and Non Vegetarians


Languages

English, Hindi and Urdu

Contact Details

+91 8587049244

 

Note

Food costs are not included in the ticket

REVIEWS

Our college group had a lot of fun. Yasir, has a great social streak in him, it’s 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

 

Yasir and Aditi hosted and guided us through a wonderful walk through Chandni Chowk (including Jama Masjid, Red fort, the Jain temple, bird hospital). Yasir 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, Yasir 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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