Imagine a bazaar whose hustle-bustle has been a constant feature of Delhi, since more than 1000 years now. Imagine a Mosque made of white marble with exquisite inscriptions. Do you wish to walk, stroll, listen to stories and hear some mesmerizing qawwalis at the Dargah of Bakhtiyar Kaki? Or maybe click pictures of architectural monuments like ‘Jahaz Mahal’ and imagine what an interesting spectacle it would have been to see the reflection of the monument on Hauz-I-Shamsi lake.
Join DELHI BY FOOT as we take you on a tryst with royalty, hidden chapters of history & the Sufi mystics! Indulge in your passions of music, Sufi teachings, heritage and street photography and take back memories of royal palaces, traditional rituals of a Dargah, age-old bazaars & alleys in the oldest continuously inhabited area of Delhi.
DATE & TIME: 5:00PM – 8:00PM, Thursday, 21st June, 2012
MEETING POINT: Mehrauli DTC Bus Terminal (In case of any problems call us at – 9818278665)
BEST WAY TO REACH: Take the Metro till Qutb Minar on the Yellow Line (Gurgaoon-Jahangirpuri Track), cross MG Road & then take an Autorickshaw (Rs 40) or Park your cars at Qutb Minar complex & take an Autorickshaw (Rs 20).
DTC buses also run from all parts of Delhi to Mehrauli Bus Terminal
DAMAGES TO YOU: For this collective conspiracy to spend your evening in the company of Sufi mystics we ask for a small price of Rs. 400 per person!
* Children below 8 yrs are allowed free
* We accept 50% of our normal fees if enthusiastic Senior Citizens aged 60 & above join us!
ESSENTIALS TO WEAR & CARRY:
1- All participants should carry something to cover their heads with, so be it dupattas, scarves, handkerchiefs etc for the entry to Dargah.
2- Moderate clothing especially for women.
3- Do wear a good pair of walking shoes or flip-flops.
4- A bottle of drinking water.
5- A good camera with zoom & video options for capturing the monumental ruins & street life of one of Delhi’s oldest continuous living spaces.
Bringing together elements of fun, drama, story-telling, heritage, photography, food & culture we at DelhiByFoot showcase Dilli in all its 'Seasons & Reasons, Colors & Cultures, Festivities & Eccentricities(!)'
Did you know that today's 'Old Delhi-Purani Dilli' is actually new, while the real 'Old Delhi' is Mehrauli?
Do you wish to explore the link between great Sufi Saint Moinuddin Chisti and Delhi’s most famous Sufi saint Nizamuddin Auliya ?
Where would you go if the 3rd Sultan after Qutbuddin Aibak(who built Qutb Minar) of Delhi's Slave Dynasty wanted to meet you at the sacred spot on the lake where Prophet Muhammad’s horse left its hoof-print?
Would you know where is an interesting monument in Delhi whose reflection on the lake creates the illusion of a floating ship?
Such are the insights, learnings we have taken out from the written books of history and the unwritten stories passed down from generations to generations.
With more than a decade of walking experiences in Delhi we have developed a deep understanding of how the city works as a system and discovered that each of its fragments can reveal many underlying realities. These have developed into interesting learnings and experiential modules that help individuals find the connection between the self and the society. We throw light upon interesting aspects of Delhi's geo-political importance, or Delhi's Vedic historical relevance, or importance of natural geographical features that helped become Delhi the seat of power for many centuries and the changes in outlook of a Delhi Lifestyle in all aspects of culture, foods, dress, religion and traditions due to influences from other civilisations.
Come re-acquiant yourself with your city once again!!