Dive Into Delhi’s Past And Present With These Heritage Walk Groups
The winding lanes of Delhi have continued to regale travellers with stories of kings and queens; each historical monument and house has memories etched deep in its foundation. There is much to explore and learn, and this is where heritage walks allow you to truly immerse yourself in the culture and history of India’s capital city. Here are a few heritage walk organisers you can sign up with for an exploratory journey into Delhi’s heart.
Delhi Food Walks
Under the expert guidance of Anubhav Sapra, Delhi Food Walks, which defines itself as a ‘culinary tourism company’, beckons food enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds to explore this epicurean paradise. Whether Mughlai splendours, street food discoveries, or global foods with an Indian twist, Delhi Food Walks offers heritage with a delectable flavour. They also curate food festivals in the city.
Purani Dilli Waalon Ki Baatein
An Old Delhi-based cultural initiative founded by Abu Sufiyan, Purani Dilli Waalon Ki Baatein is one of the city’s most popular heritage walk organisers. They take you through the bylanes of Old Delhi and help you explore a page from the city’s glorious historical diversity. You can opt to join them on an evening walk in the Qutub complex or explore the story behind the rise and fall of Awadh at Safdarjung Tomb.
Delhi Karavan is an unending journey through the diverse topography of Delhi, encompassing aspects of history, heritage, culture, food and anything which lends texture to the city. Their focus is to explore the city’s history, heritage and culture through walks at unusual locations across the city map. Appreciate the history of ancient and medieval Delhi and India with Asif Khan Delhlvi, the lead heritage walk organiser, at one of their weekend history and literature-based baithaks (storytelling events), karavans (walks) and daawats (food walks).
Founded by Parul Tanwar and Raghuveer Jadon during the pandemic, Delhinama is run by a team of young professionals who bring authentic experiences, including visits to heritage monuments and food tours. Explore the city’s history through its murals in Lodhi Art District and dive into delicious food at Old Delhi while being regaled with quippy anecdotes of how Delhi and food are inextricably linked.
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