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CUSTOMISE ANY OF OUR WALKS,  OR IF YOU HAVE QUERIES FOR CORPORATE / STUDENTS / TOURIST GROUPS,  MAIL US AT <explore@delhibyfoot.in> OR CALL US +91 9871181775

JAN 2021 FUN, TWO WINTER OUTSTATION TRIPS!

See how winter makes our cOUNTRY’s numerous heritage, cultural and eccentric flavours into an even more attractive avaTAAR!!!

COVID19 UPDATE: GOVT. COVID NORMS ARE RAPIDLY CHANGING, and BASED ON CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT walks/trips ARE beING DONE.

Akbar & Sikri

TIMINGS: Sat, 16 Jan, 7:30 AM

COVID19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING NORMS APPLICABLE

On the right bank of the river Yamuna, across the hustle-bustle of Agra, in the west, lies a serene, peaceful landscape…rolling fields, low sloping hills and a few natural water bodies.
On one such rocky ridge existed the small village of Sikri, where Babur’s thirsty army found a lake large enough to quench their thirst during their Rajputana campaigns and he aptly nicknamed it as ‘Shukri’ simply meaning ‘a place to thank’!
And a blessed place it was indeed, as home to the revered Sufi saint, Khwaja Salim Chisti, who made Sikri an important centre of Sufism in mid 16th C; and where many a Mughal emperor’s wishes were fulfilled; where Akbar deemed fit to build the first planned city built of the Mughals in India….and created his magnum opus in red sandstone!!!
If the Taj Mahal is a “ballad in white”, Fatehpur Sikri surely resonates as a “languorous epic poem in red”…..a sprawling city complex that houses all the paraphernalia of a Mughal court giving us the perfect venue to delve deep into how Akbar laid the strong foundations of his empire.
So join us this weekend when DBF will convert the vast open spaces of this grandiose city into an outdoor arena to understand the workings of the Mughal Empire from the ‘Darbar’ intrigues to the importance of ‘Jharoka Darshan’ onto the ‘Haramsara’ or the ladies’ quarters, and it’s many nuances, the amusements that kept the household occupied & more….as you walk back into time to learn about the cultural, social and political milieu of Mughal India!!
 
PERFECT DAY OUTING FOR:
1- History & culture lovers who wish to know about the foundational century of the grand Mughal empire.
2- Perfect for the young curious, albeit a bit tired minds of learners who spent 2020 cooped up inside their homes, nursing the headache of online classes!
3- Families looking for a quick getaway after months of Covid lockdown.
4- Architecture lovers.
5- Students studying Mughal History.
TRAVEL LOGISTICS:
1- All standard Govt Covid restrictions are in place for this trip.
2- This is a self-drive trip.
3- We all must plan to leave Delhi in such a manner that we reach Fathepur Sikri complex parking, by 1130am max. We will be in touch over calls for driving help, landmarks etc and you can use either the Yamuna Expressway via Noida, or the old Mathura-Agra Highway to reach Sikri.
4- If you don’t have your car to ride, we can help you in arranging for a seat on a socially-distanced seating arrangement in a Car/Tempo Traveller, at an additional cost, based on nos of people requiring a ride.
 
Day/Date: 7:30am, Sat, 16th Jan 2021
Charges:* ₹1800/person, ₹900/child(9-13yrs), Children below 9yrs go free.
* One Indian Buffet Lunch meal is included
* All ASI Monument tickets are to be bought directly by each participant from ASI website.
Call Ramit@9871181775 for details to join/further queries.

 


DBF is Time Travelling @ Vrindavati!
January 23-26 2021

The hill fort of Taragarh plays hide and seek as the road snakes around a narrow gorge at the edge of the Aravallis. This part of the Haraoti section of Rajasthan stands surrounded by the Aravallis on three sides.
As you enter this charming little town, neat rows of blue-washed houses and zig-zag lines of local bazaars welcome you along with with nearly 400 year old city walls, palace spires and historic Baolis (step-wells). The ramparts of the 12th century fort tower above reminding you of its Rajput – Mughal legacy.
 
Stop, relax and breathe easy, as you are in the ancient town of Vrindavati, among the friendly locals, savouring Rajasthani hospitality at its simplest best. Then, stumble upon the area’s best kept secret…
 
The Haraoti region was home to prehistoric cave-dwelling, hunter-gatherers, and their cave paintings, said to be from approx. 10,000 years ago, add to the X-factor of Vrindavati.
 
But why haven’t you ever heard of the town of Vrindavati?
Well, the majestic fort town of Bundi, once known as Vrindavati, seems pretty content being overshadowed by Rajasthan’s bigger fort towns.
 
Come and walk with the intrepid explorer-storytellers of DelhiByFoot , as we alongwith our cultural partners, Parwaz , take you time-travelling into Bundi -the Town of Baolis, Art Frescoes and tales from our prehistoric past !
 
Like all travel experiences curated by DelhiByFoot/IndiaByFoot in the past, we offer a mix of hidden history, cultural insights into art and music, natural beauty of the region and mouthwatering local eats. All this, on a specially curated, socially-distanced, 4-dy trip to Bundi.
 
COVID UPDATE NOTE: GOVT. COVID NORMS ARE RAPIDLY CHANGING, AND IF SITUATION IS ADVERSE NEAR TRAVEL DATE WE MAY CALL OFF/RESCHEDULE BASED ON CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT OF COVID TRAVEL RULES IN RAJASTHAN.

Limited seats, so shoot out a mail to get all details: explore@delhibyfoot.in
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FOR ANY CLARIFICATIONS CALL +91 987118175


Golden Era of Tawaifs of India!

24th JAN, 10AM ONWARDS

COVID19 SOPS APPLICABLE THUS LTD SPOTS, SO BOOK IN ADVANCE BY REGISTERING HERE 
She was the epitome of ‘adab’, the custodian of etiquette, poise, culture and music. She nurtured poetry, classical Kathak dance and norms of ‘protocol’, which were bold even by the standards of the Europeans who visited India during the 15/16th century!
Many of them were wealthy, extremely resourceful and polished; these women we are referring to, the “Tawaifs”(Courtesans) of medieval India had power, influence and agency and re-defined the Indian socio-political discourse in many ways that are unknown to most of us.

The word tawaif comes from “Tauf”, used for a band of musicians and the highly skilled women musicians, singers and dancers were given this name. And unlike what we may think today, the word ‘Tawaif’ didn’t exactly raise the hackles of society in that era.After all, despite patches of opposition, they had carved for themselves a privileged niche in a man’s world!
Privilege that would see these women become Queens, like Udham Bai, or a military commander like Farzana Bai or the more recent contemporary singing sensation, Gauhar Jaan.Join us as at a very well-hidden garden of Delhi, the ‘Qudsia Bagh’, this Sunday, in a setting which is large enough for a “Covid-era Physically Distanced” cultural heritage story-talk/walk as we unravel the fascinating stories of these remarkable and enigmatic women; hear their poetry, and the achievements and anecdotes of their lives, amidst the greens of a garden-palace built by a ‘Tawaif’ herself!

Relook at the reasons of the downfall of the community, triggered majorly by the prudish Englishmen, which all but destroyed the rich cultural legacy of the ‘Tawaifs’ by the mid-1800s as the ‘Tawaifs’ were relegated to the category of ‘Naachnewalis/Naachwalis’ (Common Dancing Girls) and the ‘Kothawalis’ (Prostitutes). Walk presentation will be done in a mix of English and Hindi/Urdu!!
TO REGISTER CLICK HERE
ANY FURTHER QUERIES CALL/TEXT +91 9871181775

DATE & TIME: 10:00AM-12:30PM, Sunday, 24th JAN
CHARGES: Rs.500/person
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MEETING POINT: Qudsia Bagh/Park , Nr. Kashmere Gate ISBT. (Exact details will be informed via mail after registration)
IMP NOTE: Parking nearby is an issue, so best is to avoid bringing your car.
ESSENTIALS TO REMEMBER/CARRY:
1- Delhi is reeling under plastic waste, let’s not pollute our city any further by buying Mineral Water Bottles, so request you to carry your own bottle of water.
2- Comfortable walking shoes. Not that we will stop any flip-flop wearers from joining us!
WALK FACILITATOR DETAILS:
The walk & storytelling talk session will be hosted by Mariyam, a young historian of our team of specialists, in DelhiByFoot Adventures. She believes that magic can be woven through words and good stories. Inspired from her mother, a professor of Urdu, whose oratory skills of storytelling, as a means of teaching, fascinated her from childhood, Maryam has over the last nearly 4 years been nurturing her own story-narration skills with TEAM DelhiByFoot. She believes that with a strong foundation of academic research backed by her MA (History Hons.) and her knack of telling stories, she does justice in preserving the age-old traditions of ‘oral history’. A true-blue Delhiite and a self-professed foodie, she often puts pen to paper to take her knowledge into the public domain through her blogs with DBF and other e-zines.

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  2. I am interested to attend this. Can I do an online booking or should I come directly to the venue?

    Regards
    Raju Sharma

  3. Hi,
    I missed the moonlit walk in Chandni Chowk on the 12th of September. Are you guys organizing it again ?

    Regards,
    Sachin

    1. Hi Sanjay….We ahev added your name in the Mail List for the Walks, and you will recv an automated response on same
      Each walk has a different theme and hence is charged accordingly. Each walk note will have those details of Date, Time, Meeting Point, Coverage and Price.

      Thanks
      Team DBF

    1. Hope Chiara,

      You are feeling better now…and also are getting some notifications from us for our walks.

      Hope to see you soon on soem of them
      Thanks & regards

      Ramit

  4. Hi Guys, just came across your site… and realised that i’ve missed the walk for the 21st… can you let me know of future walks please… i just love history…

    1. Sure Anand…
      Thanks for writing in…do hope you check your Spam folders too….since Gmail sometimes sends our mailers there!!

      CheerS
      Team DBF

  5. May I know the charge you taking is fid what? Since its on foot n everybody will be coming by their own means

    1. Hi Ayushi,
      Thanks for writing in with your concerns. We do not charge money for providing any travel mode to any participant.
      First let me explain what happens in a typical walk event we organise. People meet at a given point and then guided by us they embark on a short walking tour experience of 2-3 hours which covers a small specific theme/monument/cultural aspect of our city of Delhi. During this walk we share the historical facts of the monuments, then we recount interesting anecdotes about the people, both present and past and share our learnings about the cultural aspects of the city. Contsantly our team update ourselves with interesting trivia, stories and to do all this regularly, safely while maintaining a certain level of quantity is the reason why the money charged is for. I now hope it is clear to you and we will wish to see you, very soon on our walks…
      Thanks
      Ramit Mitra
      Co-Founder and Chief Explorer


    1. ​Hello,
      Thanks for being in touch with DelhiByFoot, Delhi’s most amazing walking tour-wallas!!!
      Your mail ID has been added to our Monthly Mailer & Event list. Please do check your mails & PROMOTIONS​/SPAM folders of Gmail​/Yahoo if you don’t find our mails.
      We hope to host you on our next exploration of our lovely city!
      Thank you,
      Team DBF
      9871181775

    1. Hello Ruparna….Hope you haev started getting our mails
      If you still cant see then check your Junk Folders….of Mail

      Thanks
      Ramit


    1. ​Hello,
      Thanks for being in touch with DelhiByFoot, Delhi’s most amazing walking tour-wallas!!!
      Your mail ID has been added to our Monthly Mailer & Event list. Please do check your mails & PROMOTIONS​/SPAM folders of Gmail​/Yahoo if you don’t find our mails.
      We hope to host you on our next exploration of our lovely city!
      Thank you,
      Team DBF
      9871181775


    1. ​Hello,
      Thanks for being in touch with DelhiByFoot, Delhi’s most amazing walking tour-wallas!!!
      Your mail ID has been added to our Monthly Mailer & Event list. Please do check your mails & PROMOTIONS​/SPAM folders of Gmail​/Yahoo if you don’t find our mails.
      We hope to host you on our next exploration of our lovely city!
      Thank you,
      Team DBF
      9871181775

  6. I want to join 10th May program.
    Can you clarify is it upto 11 A.M or 11 P.M

    Your website shows 7A.M ~ 11 P.M ( almost midnight)

  7. Hi Ramit,

    I would like to join for the walk on Sunday, 17th May, 2015. I have also sent you an e-mail.
    How can I pay for the charges. Is there any online mode or can i make it at the meeting point?

    Thanks
    Abhisek

  8. Are any Ramzaan food walks planned for second week of July? Pls let me know the dates and time.

    Thanks


    1. ​Hello,
      Thanks for being in touch with DelhiByFoot, Delhi’s most amazing walking tour-wallas!!!
      Your mail ID has been added to our Monthly Mailer & Event list. Please do check your mails & PROMOTIONS​/SPAM folders of Gmail​/Yahoo if you don’t find our mails.
      We hope to host you on our next exploration of our lovely city!
      Thank you,
      Team DBF
      9871181775


    1. ​Hello,
      Thanks for being in touch with DelhiByFoot, Delhi’s most amazing walking tour-wallas!!!
      Your mail ID has been added to our Monthly Mailer & Event list. Please do check your mails & PROMOTIONS​/SPAM folders of Gmail​/Yahoo if you don’t find our mails.
      We hope to host you on our next exploration of our lovely city!
      Thank you,
      Team DBF
      9871181775

    1. ​​
      ​Hello,
      Thanks for being in touch with DelhiByFoot, Delhi’s most amazing walking tour-wallas!!!
      Your mail ID has been added to our Monthly Mailer & Event list. Please do check your mails & PROMOTIONS​/SPAM folders of Gmail​/Yahoo if you don’t find our mails.
      We hope to host you on our next exploration of our lovely city!
      Thank you,
      Team DBF
      9871181775

    1. ​​
      ​Hello,
      Thanks for being in touch with DelhiByFoot, Delhi’s most amazing walking tour-wallas!!!
      Your mail ID has been added to our Monthly Mailer & Event list. Please do check your mails & PROMOTIONS​/SPAM folders of Gmail​/Yahoo if you don’t find our mails.
      We hope to host you on our next exploration of our lovely city!
      Thank you,
      Team DBF

    1. ​​​Hello,
      Thanks for being in touch with DelhiByFoot, Delhi’s most amazing walking tour-wallas!!!
      Your mail ID has been added to our Monthly Mailer & Event list. Please do check your mails & PROMOTIONS​/SPAM folders of Gmail​/Yahoo if you don’t find our mails.
      We hope to host you on our next exploration of our lovely city!
      Thank you,
      Team DBF

  9. Hello Sir,
    i wanted to know about the ghost walks about which you mentioned in the newspaper article. And is there any age limit for these walks? Like i am 19 years old. So any restriction?

    1. ​​
      ​Hello,
      Thanks for being in touch with DelhiByFoot, Delhi’s most amazing walking tour-wallas!!!
      Your mail ID has been added to our Monthly Mailer & Event list. Please do check your mails & PROMOTIONS​/SPAM folders of Gmail​/Yahoo if you don’t find our mails.
      We hope to host you on our next exploration of our lovely city!
      Thank you,
      Team DBF

  10. Hi –
    I will be visiting Delhi in October, and I would like to know what walks you offer on 25 and 31 October. I don’t have a Facebook account.

    Thank you,
    JW

    1. ​Hello,
      Thanks for being in touch with DelhiByFoot, Delhi’s most amazing walking tour-wallas!!!
      Your mail ID has been added to our Monthly Mailer & Event list. Please do check your mails & PROMOTIONS​/SPAM folders of Gmail​/Yahoo if you don’t find our mails.
      We hope to host you on our next exploration of our lovely city!
      Thank you,
      Team DBF
      9871181775​

  11. I want to join ur group….. I want some fun with well minded people…want to learn lot from all group members …

    1. ​Hello,
      Thanks for being in touch with DelhiByFoot, Delhi’s most amazing walking tour-wallas!!!

      Your mail ID has been added to our Monthly Mailer & Event list. Please do check your mails & PROMOTIONS​/SPAM folders of Gmail​/Yahoo if you don’t find our mails.

      We hope to see you on our next exploration of our lovely city!

      Thank you,
      Team DBF
      9871181775​


    1. ​Hello,
      Thanks for being in touch with DelhiByFoot, Delhi’s most amazing walking tour-wallas!!!

      Your mail ID has been added to our Monthly Mailer & Event list. Please do check your mails & PROMOTIONS​/SPAM folders of Gmail​/Yahoo if you don’t find our mails.

      We hope to see you on our next exploration of our lovely city!

      Thank you,
      Team DBF
      9871181775​

  12. Hi, I want to enrol for upcoming walks with my son who is 6 years old. Is there a way for me to get updated about plans so that I can pick what suits me best considering day and time.

    1. ​Hello,
      Thanks for being in touch with DelhiByFoot, Delhi’s most amazing walking tour-wallas!!!

      Your mail ID has been added to our Monthly Mailer & Event list. Please do check your mails & PROMOTIONS​/SPAM folders of Gmail​/Yahoo if you don’t find our mails.

      We hope to see you on our next exploration of our lovely city!

      Thank you,
      Team DBF
      9871181775​

  13. Hi Ramit,

    Please let me know if you are organising any event on December 06, 2015 (Sunday). Also let me know about the charges etc.

    Thanks,

    Vikas

    1. ​Hello,
      Thanks for being in touch with DelhiByFoot, Delhi’s most amazing walking tour-wallas!!!

      Your mail ID has been added to our Monthly Mailer & Event list. Please do check your mails & PROMOTIONS​/SPAM folders of Gmail​/Yahoo if you don’t find our mails.​

      Thank you,
      Team DBF
      9871181775​

  14. I would give anything to be in Delhi at this moment so that I could join you in exploring the fort and relive my memories. Would you be doing Ghiyas ud-din’s tomb?

  15. Hi.. pls add me to the mailing list, I would like to receive updates on upcoming weekend walks. thnk u. 🙂

    1. ​Hello,
      Thanks for being in touch, Your mail ID has been added to our Monthly Mailer & Event list. Please do check your mails & PROMOTIONS​/SPAM ​
      folder of Gmail​ if you don’t find our mails.​

      Thank you,
      Team DBF
      9871181775​

    1. ​Hello,
      Thanks for being in touch, Your mail ID has been added to our Monthly Mailer & Event list. Please do check your mails & PROMOTIONS​/SPAM ​
      folder of Gmail​ if you don’t find our mails.​

      Thank you,
      Team DBF
      9871181775​

    1. ​Hello,
      Thanks for being in touch, Your mail ID has been added to our Monthly Mailer & Event list. Please do check your mails & PROMOTIONS​/SPAM ​
      folder of Gmail​ if you don’t find our mails.​

      Thank you,
      Team DBF
      9871181775​

  16. Hi! Please add me to your mailing list. To begin with would like to book the 28th Feb walk for 2 people. Thanks Pritha

    1. ​Hello,
      Thanks for being in touch, Your mail ID has been added to our Monthly Mailer & Event list. Please do check your mails & PROMOTIONS​/SPAM ​
      folder of Gmail​ if you don’t find our mails.​

      Thank you,
      Team DBF
      9871181775​

    1. ​Hello,
      Thanks for being in touch, Your mail ID has been added to our Monthly Mailer & Event list. Please do check your mails & PROMOTIONS​/SPAM ​
      folder of Gmail​ if you don’t find our mails.​

      Thank you,
      Team DBF
      9871181775​

    1. ​Hello,
      Thanks for being in touch, Your mail ID has been added to our Monthly Mailer & Event list. Please do check your mails & PROMOTIONS​/SPAM ​
      folder of Gmail​ if you don’t find our mails.​

      Thank you,
      Team DBF
      9871181775​

    1. ​Hello,
      Thanks for being in touch, Your mail ID has been added to our Monthly Mailer & Event list. Please do check your mails & PROMOTIONS​/SPAM ​
      folder of Gmail​ if you don’t find our mails.​

      Thank you,
      Team DBF
      9871181775​

  17. Please add my id to your mailing list. I would love to join the next walk. With the summer holidays in, a overnight camp event would be grt.
    Thanks
    Shaila

    1. ​Hello,
      Thanks for being in touch, Your mail ID has been added to our Monthly Mailer & Event list. Please do check your mails & PROMOTIONS​/SPAM ​
      folder of Gmail​ if you don’t find our mails.​

      Thank you,
      Team DBF
      9871181775​

  18. Dear Ramit,

    I would like to know about the schedule for May & June 2016.

    Please inbox me.

    Many Thanks.

    Kind Rgds,

    Swaraj

    1. Hello,
      Thanks for being in touch, Your mail ID has been added to our Monthly Mailer & Event list. Please do check your mails & PROMOTIONS​/SPAM ​
      folder of Gmail​ if you don’t find our mails.​

      Thank you,
      Team DBF
      9871181775

  19. Hi! wanted to know more about the walks that are organised and is there some membership that you have to subscribe to or it is as per walk system ?

    1. Hello Shivani,

      Thank you for showing interest to join our walk events on weekends, there is no membership/club kind of thing. Every weekend is a walk and as per the theme a fee is mentioned and you can follow it here on our website or on our FACEBOOK PAGE HERE: https://www.facebook.com/DelhiByFootAdventures/events/?

      Whevener you are interested in any particular walk, join in and pay us according to the fees decided.

      We have also added your MAIL ID and will start receiving the mails of our events. If not, then do check SPAM/OTHER/PROMOTIONS folders of your Gmail/Yahoo mail Inboxes.

      Hope to see you walking & enjoying Delhi very soon

      Cheers
      Ramit
      Team DBF

    1. We have added your mail ID in our Weekly Mailing list. Please also chk Junk/Spam folders since Gmail Scanners filter our mails at times. So add our mail ID to – NOT SPAM !
      Thanks & Happy Diwali

  20. Hi Ramit, I’m looking forward to join upcoming Asola walk with a group of 5 adults n 2 kids. Please let me know dates in advance. Tx

    1. We have added your mail ID in our Weekly Mailing list. Please also chk Junk/Spam folders since Gmail Scanners filter our mails at times. So add our mail ID to – NOT SPAM ! And join in or the next Asola Walk in . Thanks, TEAM DBF

  21. Hi, please send details about accomodation, price, etc.
    Also can kids come ?
    I have given my email. Please send details

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