Monday, February 6, 2012

Heritage Walks


The history of Delhi is fascinating and what adds to it is that several of the places, monuments have retained their historical identity and they are still relevant today. A brief peek into the interesting facets of Delhi is packed into the Heritage Walks conducted by many experts from time to time. There are several standard ones, several historians of Delhi do conduct such walks in collaboration with well known clubs or gratis. One of the easiest way to catch a glimpse of Delhi is through the two shows held at the majestic Red Fort and Purana Qila or Old Fort.

The Sound and Light show at Red Fort – Tuesdays to Sundays – Hindi Version – 7:30 – 8:30 pm and English Version – 9 to 10 pm.

Ishq hi Dilli at Purana Qila  – Monday to Sunday Hindi Version – 7:30 – 8:30 pm and English Version – 9 to 10 pm.

Other walks organized include – INTACH conducts heritage walks around Delhi. Details can be accessed from their site – www.intach.org . Delhi Heritage Walks conducted by Kanika Singh includes the Tughlakabad area, Chandni Chowk, Mehrauli…… There are some other walks like sampling of food of Chandni Chowk, the flower markets in Delhi, villages around Delhi….which are run from time to time. Most charge fees, there are a few which are new and more interesting. I will review some of these as we go along. May be in the future, I may start a few myself but not heritage, more contemporary of the present if you must!!!!