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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

WINTER MAGIC IN DELHI!

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

“Mohey Rang De Basanti, O Rey Piya Nizamuddin Auliya!” 

“फूल रही सरसों सकल बन, अम्बवा फूटे, टेसू फूले,
कोयल बोले डार-डार, और गोरी करत सिंगार,
​निजामुदीन के दरवज़्ज़े पर, मलनियाँ गेंदवा ले आईं कर सों,
फूल रही सरसों सकल बन, फूल रही सरसों सकल बन ||”​

(The fields are lush with yellow mustard blooms,
Mango buds open and the Flame of the Forest blooms,
Each branch echoes with the Koel’s melodies,
As the lovely maidens don their make-up,
And the gardener-women bring Marigolds to the doors of Nizamuddin,
The fields are lush with yellow mustard blooms)

Seven centuries ago, these words woven around soulful music, sung by Khwaja Amir Khusrau and his band of ‘Qawwal Bachchas’ (Qawwali Singers) rang out to celebrate the onset of Basant (Spring) and thus began a beautiful tradition observed world-over at Chishti Dargahs,….a true testimony to the Ganga-Jamuni Tehzeeb of India…
Sufi Basant is a 700+ years old legacy of Sufi music & celebrations coinciding with Basant Panchami (Hindu festival of Spring). which comes alive with exhilaration as the Qawwal Bachchas singing with high spirits, take you to another level of consciousness!!!

On the auspicious occasion of Sufi Basant this year, DelhiByFoot in association with Dargah Nizamuddin Aulia Trust brings to you this unique ‘Rasa’(flavour) of our lovely city….join us inside the holy courtyard of Dargah-e-Nizamuddin…immerse yourself in this one-of-a-kind colourful celebration of spring in our city….delving deep into this 700-yrs old living tradition that celebrates life, nature’s bounty and above all the universal brotherhood of communities irrespective of religion…

Basanti (Yellow)…mustard, marigold and music….the lilting tunes of Amir Khusrau’s evergreen verses being sung in honour of ‘The Almighty’ and his ‘Pir’ (Master) Mehboob-e-Ilaahi Hazrat Sheikh Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya…and many tales of their eternal love and devotion will make this the perfect afternoon to say goodbye to Winter and welcome Spring!!!

THIS WALK IS ORGANISED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE DARGAH COMMITTEE AND NEEDS PRIOR REGISTRATIONS, TO REGISTER CLICK HERE

HIGHLIGHTS
Beginning with stories of this unique festival and how it came about, stories of Khusrau and his ‘Khwaja Ji’, we will then join the musical procession of Qawwals (Sufi Qawwali Singers) as they go around the Basti alleys finally ending inside the holy courtyard of Dargah-​e-​Nizamuddin Auliya….where the air is heavy with the smell of Ittar (Indian flower extracts’-based perfumes) and the robust tunes of the Harmonium, Tabla & Dhol ring out in the skies….as you also join in the singing of special ‘Basant Ki Qawwalis’….verses of spring colours, of love, of new cycle of seasons and new hopes….we get a special chance to offer flowers & chaddars and finally with surprise takeaways of this unique taste and everlasting memories of this syncretic celebrations of Delhi’s historical​ & cultural​​ roots, we will leave the Dargah!!!

​​THE COMPLETE EVENT WILL BE CONDUCTED IN ENGLISH & IF NECESSARY IN URDU/HINDI.

TO BLOCK YOUR SPOTS FOR THIS UNIQUE, SYNCRETIC CULTURAL EXPERINCE IN INDIA CLICK HERE

FOR ANY CLARIFICATIONS/TO SPEAK WITH US, CALL RAMIT @ 9871181775

DAY/DATE: Wednesday, 29th JAN, 2:30PM-6:30PM
MEETING POINT: Dargah Nizamuddin (EXACT ADDRESS WILL BE SENT AFTER REGISTRATION)
CHARGES: Rs.1550/person
Children below 14 yrs are STRICTLY NOT allowed.

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FOR ANY CLARIFICATIONS CALL +91 987118175


 

MEHRAULI : MUSE OF DILLI HERITAGE WALK!

Do you wish to walk on a trail through Delhi’s oldest extant village and bazars? Or hear tales of the swirling mists of time, where mythology and historical facts coalesce…as the ballads sing tales of the glorious Rajput Prthviraj Chouhan? Do you know which Sultan was so wise & just that he punished even his son for committing a crime? Or did you know that the largest man-made water reservoir of the Eastern worlds was in Mehrauli? Did you know the last architectural flicker of the Mughals stands silently, forlorn & forgotten in Mehrauli?

 

From a millennia when the ground shook to the resounding beat of thousands of horses being led into battle by medieval-era Rajput chieftain Prithviraj Chouhan, to being the capital city of the significant Mamluk (Slave) Dynasty of India who built the Qutub Minar in Mehrauli, through the Mughals to the British revenge of 1857 and till the painful upheavals of partition in 1947…..Mehrauli has seen it all !!!

Mehrauli, as recorded in various sources on Delhi’s history, is surely the oldest, continuously inhabited area of our glorious city and has been the mute witness of the rise and fall of all dynasties and empires in Delhi for nearly a 1000 years.

DelhiByFoot will take you on a tryst with ancient royalty, a melting-pot of cultures, painful destruction & the peaceful calm of spiritual masters of yore….

Feel a ‘time-machine’ like experience as you walk through multiple layers of history that co-exist peacefully in this jumbled-up mass of narrow streets, bazaars & monuments. Add a zing to your step as you pick up raw tobacco for a Hubble-Bubble (Hookah/Sheesha) or buy a newly sharpened hunter’s knife from one of the shops in the colourful Mehrauli bazaars. Or take a quick dip into the pool of Sufi mystical spiritual teachings of “Humanity” giving some clues to maybe what’s the secret of Mehrauli’s legendary endurance and how it sustained itself without any of the numerous empires ever abandoning it!

The story-telling sessions will be done in English.

DATE & TIME: 9 AM, Sunday,12th Jan 2020
MEETING POINT: Opp. Mehrauli DTC Bus Terminal. Once you reach please call us @ 9650515135
CHARGES: Rs.500/person
DISCOUNT: Children aged below 8 years are allowed free while ages 9 till 14 pay 50%. We accept only 50% of our normal fees if enthusiastic Senior Citizens aged 60 & above join us.

TO BOOK MAIL US AT explore@delhibyfoot.in

 

BEST WAY TO REACH: Take the Metro till Qutb Minar on the Yellow Line (Gurgaon-Jahangirpuri Track), cross MG Road & then take an Autorickshaw (Rs 50) or Park your cars at Qutb Minar complex & take an Autorickshaw (Rs 30). DTC buses also run from all parts of Delhi to Mehrauli Bus Terminal
GOOGLE MAPS: https://goo.gl/maps/KTVt57KWJgF2

ESSENTIALS TO WEAR & CARRY:
1- All participants should carry something to cover their heads, so be it dupattas, scarves, handkerchiefs etc for the entry to Dargah.
2- Dress conservatively to respect religious sentiments of the people in the area.
3- Our city is choking on plastic waste, so we hope you will avoid buying branded bottled water off the streets & instead bring your own bottle of drinking water.
4- Do wear a good pair of easy-to-remove walking shoes or flip-flops.
5- Kindly avoid carrying too many valuable items with you.

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.

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FOR ANY CLARIFICATIONS CALL +91 987118175


 

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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

    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

  3. 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. 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,
      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

  4. 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)

  5. 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


    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

  6. 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

  7. 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​

    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​

  8. 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​

  9. 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​

  10. 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?

    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​

    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​

  11. 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
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  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

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

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