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See how winter makes our cOUNTRY’s numerous heritage, cultural and eccentric flavours into an even more attractive avaTAAR!!!
…..And with those opening lines of the book, “City of Djinns”, celebrated author, William Dalrymple, took his readers through a fascinating journey into the highs & lows of Delhi’s history!!!
But have you ever wondered who are these Djinns of Delhi which the Pir warns of? Where can they be found? Where do they come from & go to? And why must the Djinns be appeased?
Sit in the DelhiByFoot time machine with our senior expert on all things “Sufi and Mystical Djinns” and get transported into the dark shadowy & mysterious world of Black Magic, ‘Djinns’, Fakirs (wandering minstrels) and Sufi Pirs (Sufi Masters)….to the era when royalty and mysticism was a way of life…
Yes, the sprawling Ferozshah Kotla Fort, the 5th city of Delhi, Firuzabad never ceases to amaze, with its numerous monuments, mysteries and peculiarities…Be it the ruins of a beautiful mosque, a massive Ashokan-era stone pillar or a Baoli(Step-well)…all of which give the opportunity to get lost in the silence of a fort, which lies forgotten amidst the hustle-bustle in the heart of Delhi….
(The walk presentation will be done in English)
MEETING POINT: Ferozshah Kotla Fort Ticket Counter, on Bahadur Shah Zafar Road, near the Times of India Office Building.(Google Maps reference: http://g.co/maps/6u7nm)
CHARGES: Rs 500/person (Does not include any Monument Entrance Tickets, people who join pay for their own tickets).
TO REGISTER CLICK HERE
GROUP DISCOUNTS: Rs.400/person for groups of 4 or more.
* Children not allowed, Sr Citizens get 50% discount
ESSENTIALS TO WEAR & CARRY:
1- All participants should be dressed conservatively in loose/comfortable full-sleeves cotton clothes to respect the sentiments of the religious nature of our walk.
2- Keep minimal numbers/amount of valuables with you.
3- Do wear comfortable easy-to-remove shoes/slip-ons/flip-flops.
4- Delhi is reeling under plastic waste, let’s not pollute our city any further, so request you to carry your own bottle of water.
5- It is mosquito time in Delhi, so please carry your appropriate repellent
BEST WAY TO REACH: Nearest Metro Stn is Delhi Gate Stn on Violet Line (Faridabad track) and you can walk to the venue in 5 mins. Pragati Maidan station on Blue Line (Dwarka Track) and a 1.5 KM Auto-rickshaw ride will bring you to the Fort. Those driving in can easily park their vehicles as there is ample parking space. In case of any problems call us @ 9650515135
WALK FACILITATOR/LEADER NAME:
Mohd. Mehtab, a 7th generation resident of Old Delhi, is a heritage conservation & community-projects activist, working to create awareness and a sense of pride in the shared ownership of Old Delhi’s rich cultural & historical legacy among residents of his locality. For past 5 years, as a senior walk facilitator, he has curated all DelhiByFoot projects on themes of Sufism, Mughal Delhi and Urdu literature.
FOR ANY CLARIFICATIONS CALL +91 987118175
There are few cities in the world of greater antiquity than Banaras, truly reflecting the Indian ethos of “Atithi Devo Bhava,” after all this ancient city, has always embraced a culture of intellectual debate, embraced the diversity of Hinduism, Islam, Bhakti and Sufism. It has welcomed with open arms mystics, artisans, musicians and people of all colour and race. And through this warm embrace, has also imbibed a diverse array of culture, music and cuisines.
DelhiByFoot & Parwaz invite you to the 3rd edition of our immersive, experiential and culturally-vibrant expedition to that great city of “Kashi”, a city located on the northern shores of the Holy Ganga, bounded by the streams of Varna and Asi, two Ganga tributaries forming the city’s borders…Full of stories, insightful walking explorations, photography opportunities and of course lip-smacking foodie delights!
We will experience the touch of craftsmen working on their art, or meet at the crack of dawn wrestlers as they hone their skills, all the while as they dole out worldly-wise gems of life philosophy; see how & where Tulsidas imagined & wrote down his epic ‘Ramcharitmanas’; immerse in royal history as we enjoy rambling around the Ramnagar Palace/Fort. Glide on the grand river of India on our exclusive boat and feel the energy of Kashi permeating every cell of your body as the sun rises on the edge of the water; enjoy an exclusively designed evening on a royal-style ‘Bajda’ listening to the soothing strains of ‘Kabir’s Dohas’ as we row past the famed ghats of Banaras at sunset.
We will “lose” ourselves in the warp & weft of the world-famous silk weavers of Banaras and encounter myriad anecdotes and an enchanting world of lost tales as we venture into serpentine alleys, bazars and famed ghats of Varanasi. We shall “find” ourselves in the tranquility of Sarnath at the spot where Gautama Buddha first taught the ‘Dhamma’, after his enlightenment. And, most definitely, we will enjoy the culinary experiences of the Delhi By Foot kind!
A kaleidoscopic journey into the many layers of Varanasi awaits you!
ARE YOU GAME FOR AN EXPERIENCE TO TREASURE FOREVER?
DATES: Thursday, 9 Apr till Sunday, 12 Apr
Limited seats, so shoot out a mail to get all details: email@example.com
FOR ANY CLARIFICATIONS CALL +91 987118175