Haveli Tour and Lazeez Mughlai Food
Outside Chawri Bazar Metro Station (Exit Gate No.1) near Ajmeri Gate
We invite you all to come and spend the evening with us as we 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 untrodden lanes of Shahjahanabad lie many Havelis each having a different story to tell.
The aim of this tour is to put you into a habitant’s shoe and travel towards the Mughal era to feel and experience the tangible and intangible Mughal Heritage and enrich you with Mughal history. The tour begins with the introduction of Old Delhi, also known as Shahjahanabad with special emphasis on Havelis. From here you will be taken on a tour of Havelis at Ajmere Gate (Haveli Razia Begum), Ballimaran (Mirza Galib Haveli), Chawri Bazar (Haveli Bhanna Mull & Gulzari Mull), Churi Walan (Nawab Galib Dawud Khan Haveli), Matia Mahal (Bakhtawar Khan Haveli), Chitli Qabar (Haveli Azam Khan), Sitaram Bazar (Haveli Nawab Mandu), Kucha Pati Ram (Miscellaneous Havelis). The tour also gives you a tinge of some of the most delightful food experiences within the old city like Bade Miyan Ki Kheer, Aloo Chat, Chicken Soup, Seekh Kebabs, Rumali Roti, Shahi Tukda with Ice cream, Fry & Roasted Chicken, Biryani, Rooh afza Sharbat (Milk Shake), Jalebi, Faluda and Paan. 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.
Vegetarians and Non Vegetarians
English, Hindi and Urdu
Food costs are not included in the tickets
The visit to the havelis in chawri bazar with delicacies like changezi chicken, kheer to satiate our hunger was amazing. The crowd in Jama masjid was overwhelming. Yasir's enthusiasm to show us the forgotten treasures was great. Overall a very good experience. Source: Tripadvisor
A delight to have come across this group. We all just loved the walk at the Jama Masjid. These havelis and street food, we will remember for long. Source, Tripadvisor
- David P.
The team is superb! The idea of putting the heritage and food, is insane! They dont take you to the typical Kareem's and Al-Jawahar's of the world, but the street side shop, selling the yummiest and creamiest chicken instead. All this and more, was covered. Source, Facebook
The food walk was the highlight of our Delhi trip. The thought that went into the restaurants chosen, havelis and information shared made it all a wonderful experience. Good types of dishes. We always try local food and this was very authentic but with the knowledge about hygiene. Local knowledge shared in a very informative way. Yasir is a dynamit. Source: Facebook
The little anecdotes about the haveli's in chawri bazar and bali maraan along with the amazing old delhi food that one hears about made this a memorable experience. Thanks to Yasir who took an extra mile to explain in detail about the lost heritage. The mouth watering kheer shop which has kept it recipe a secret for over a 100 years. Source: Facebook
What a 'taste' of the old city (literally!) with Yasir Anwar! This was a havelis and foodie walking tour. Great mix - you should try it. The havelis are melancholy and the food is unforgettable! Source : Facebook
Awesome experience. Very nice effort by guide and organizer. Walk of haveli was awesome. Food journey was finger licking Visited November 2016: Source: Tripadvisor