• Nature and Eco-heritage Trails of Delhi

    We at DelhiByFoot have a motto to not just showcase hidden cultural or historical gems like the oldest extant fort of Delhi, Tughlaqabad, or legacies of Sufi masters like Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia, or the spectacular Red Fort and city of Shajahanabad but also walk the jungles and green spaces of Delhi in our attempt to bring forth the bounties of nature that our city has been bestowed with.

    1. ASOLA BHATTI WILDLIFE SANCTUARY – IN SEARCH OF LOST LAKES IN DELHI 

    Asola SanctuaryAfter years of indiscriminate mining, the Aravallis near Delhi NCR, an area bounded between the three sides of Delhi in North-east, Gurgaon in North-west and Faridabad in south, has recently been spared any further scars by the orders of the Honourable Supreme Court of India. Now those hollows and depressions left by the massive earth-excavator machines have filled up with water from natural water aquifers, ground-water springs and monsoonal rains. A series of such water bodies form a beautiful natural spectacle of 4 hidden lakes just 10 minutes from the Surajkund Mela Grounds and approachable with a 4 Km easy trek through grasslands and jungle paths.

    BEST TIMES TO VISIT: 7AM onwards

    DURATION & TOTAL WALKING DISTANCE: 4.5 Hours, 8.2 Kms in a loop.

    ESSENTIALS TO WEAR & CARRY:

    1- Do wear a good pair of walking shoes since we have a fair amount of climbing up & down fort walls & bastions and rocky paths.
    2- Sun-shades/Rain-shades depending upon weather

    INCLUSIONS:
    1- Bi-Lingual exploration leaders and facilitators.
    2- Light Picnic snacks, water and beverage will be provided as part of the walk

    See more pictures here

    2. GARDENS AND HERITAGE TRAILS

    Lodhi Garden3-002Delhi is fortunate to be one of the few cities of India to have a large number of public gardens, grasslands and natural jungle areas which also house a variety of minor heritage monuments that add a mystical aura to the whole environs of the place. The Hauz Khas and Lodhi Gardens Heritage and Nature Trails are superlative examples of islands of peace that suddenly emerge in the middle of all the chaos of a city constantly on the move…

    BEST TIMES TO VISIT: 7AM onwards or 5PM onwards

    DURATION & TOTAL WALKING DISTANCE: 3 Hours, 2 Kms in a loop.

    ESSENTIALS TO WEAR & CARRY:

    1- Do wear a good pair of walking shoes or comfortable flip-flops.
    2- Sun-shades/Rain-shades depending upon weather

    INCLUSIONS:
    1- Bi-Lingual exploration leaders and facilitators.

    See more pics here and here

     

    3. BIRDING TRAILS OF DELHI AND SURROUNDINGS 

    Nature Types2-001Delhi has in recent times seen a lot of awareness and action in the search of birds like the once-common Sparrows, Jungle Babblers, Kites, Bulbuls, Parakeets, Shovelers, Eurasian Kingfishers, Peacocks and many more. Asola, Okhla, Bhalaswa, Sanjay Jheel, Sanjay Van and Garhi Mandu are  some of the places in vicinity of the city and for the die-hard Birding enthusiasts we at DBF have also organised short trips to the nearest Bird’s Paradise at Bharatpur, 200Kms away from Delhi.

     

    To book customised versions of any of the above chapters of Delhi’s Natural wonders, mail us at explore@delhibyfoot.in/ramit@delhibyfoot.in  OR call us on 9871181775  OR send an online query here

    To view other walks, click here

    36 Responses to Nature and Eco-heritage Trails of Delhi

    1. Shailja
      November 2, 2014 at 11:42 am

      Hi, please mail me your schedule in November and December . Thanks.

      • November 2, 2014 at 2:40 pm

        Hello Shailja, added your mail ID on our mailing list, Nov Schedule will be sent asap… Cheers Team DBF

    2. parbati Bhattacharya
      November 3, 2014 at 10:48 am

      Hi..had a wonderful walk on last Friday at feroze shah kotla.please add me to your mailing list for different schedules and events.

      • November 4, 2014 at 2:01 pm

        Hello ….Added your Mail ID

        Thanks

    3. Ajay Budhiraja
      December 1, 2014 at 10:57 pm

      Kindly add me to mailing list

      • December 3, 2014 at 7:33 pm

        Hi Ajay,

        Added the ID. Hope you are getting our mails

        Thanks
        Ramit

    4. sihem
      December 19, 2014 at 12:58 pm

      Hi,

      I am visiting Delhi for a couple of days with my mother and would love to go to the Asola wild life sanctuary. Is there any walk scheduled tomorrow?

      Thanks!

    5. Megha
      January 10, 2015 at 1:38 pm

      Please Add my email to your mailing list for all your walks but especially nature / Eco trails kinda things 🙂

      • January 28, 2015 at 1:59 am

        Hello Megha…

    6. Suman Devi
      February 9, 2015 at 1:27 pm

      Hi,
      Please add me to your mailing list for all walks specially nature related.
      Regards
      Suman Devi

      • June 6, 2016 at 8:07 pm

        ​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 aren’t getting our mails or don’t find our mails within this week.
        We hope to host you on our next exploration, which is of your interest, in our lovely city!
        Thank you,
        Team DBF
        9871181775​

    7. Sanya
      April 15, 2015 at 11:46 pm

      hey,
      I would like to know the subsequent walks.please add me to your mailing list.
      thank you.

      Sanya Sohal.

      • June 6, 2016 at 8:02 pm

        ​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 aren’t getting our mails or don’t find our mails within this week.
        We hope to host you on our next exploration, which is of your interest, in our lovely city!
        Thank you,
        Team DBF
        9871181775​

    8. Aman Saini
      June 9, 2015 at 1:01 pm

      Please add me on the mailing list specially when you visit any of the bird sanctuary or any place close to the nature.

    9. Adya
      July 23, 2015 at 9:23 pm

      Please add me to the mailing list

      • June 6, 2016 at 7:46 pm

        ​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 aren’t getting our mails or don’t find our mails within this week.
        We hope to host you on our next exploration, which is of your interest, in our lovely city!
        Thank you,
        Team DBF
        9871181775​

    10. nisha.sharma
      September 28, 2015 at 2:47 pm

      Want to join weekend activity

      • June 6, 2016 at 7:39 pm

        ​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 aren’t getting our mails or don’t find our mails within this week.
        We hope to host you on our next exploration, which is of your interest, in our lovely city!
        Thank you,
        Team DBF
        9871181775​

    11. Aroma
      October 9, 2015 at 11:25 pm

      Hiiii…kindly add me to the mailing list 🙂

      • June 6, 2016 at 7:28 pm

        ​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 within this week.
        We hope to host you on our next exploration, which is of your interest, in our lovely city!
        Thank you,
        Team DBF
        9871181775​

    12. seema sharma
      October 18, 2015 at 11:52 am

      Hi I am Seema Sharma…. I would love to take my girls for nature walks……could you please send me the schedule for the walks in the coming weeks…..kindly put us on your waiting list

      • June 6, 2016 at 7:26 pm

        ​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 within this week.
        We hope to host you on our next exploration, which is of your interest, in our lovely city!
        Thank you,
        Team DBF
        9871181775​

    13. Moneeta
      October 29, 2015 at 7:13 pm

      Hi Ramit,

      Its great to see pictures of the cultural festivities in “Up Next” for Oct 2015. Anxiously waiting for the schedule of the Nov Asola nature trail, missed the October one!!

      Thanks
      Moneeta

      • June 6, 2016 at 7:31 pm

        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 within this week.
        We hope to host you on our next exploration, which is of your interest, in our lovely city!
        Thank you,
        Team DBF
        9871181775​

    14. Sonia
      October 30, 2015 at 3:49 pm

      Hi: am interested in knowing about the bird watching trails for Nov and Dec.

      Sonia

      • June 6, 2016 at 7:25 pm

        ​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 within this week.
        We hope to host you on our next exploration, which is of your interest in our lovely city!
        Thank you,
        Team DBF
        9871181775​

    15. Rakesh
      January 7, 2016 at 6:45 pm

      pls send me your jan feb program for nature and eco

      • June 6, 2016 at 7:10 pm


        ​​​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 within this week.
        We hope to host you on our next exploration of our lovely city!
        Thank you,
        Team DBF
        9871181775

    16. Margaret O'keefe
      January 11, 2016 at 10:07 pm

      coming to Delhi in October will have time end of trip to enjoy walking and exploring nature. Could you send me information on where to go and what to see. Also costs please. I would really like to stay a few extra days before flying home to the states and would prefer to be in nature.
      Thank you.

    17. Rupert
      February 3, 2016 at 11:54 am

      Please add me too. I’m interested in any walking trips near Delhi

      • June 6, 2016 at 7:08 pm


        ​​​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 within this week.
        We hope to host you on our next exploration of our lovely city!
        Thank you,
        Team DBF
        9871181775

    18. Minakshi
      March 11, 2016 at 7:57 pm

      Please add me on your mailing list and do let me know all the events happening

      • June 6, 2016 at 7:04 pm


        ​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 within this week.
        We hope to host you on our next exploration of our lovely city!
        Thank you,
        Team DBF
        9871181775

    19. anupam
      October 17, 2016 at 11:36 am

      Please add me on your mailing list and do let me know all the events happening

      • October 23, 2016 at 9:38 am

        Hello Anupam,

        Thank you for showing interest to join our walk events on weekends, your mail ID was duly added and we hope you are 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

    20. Ankita
      October 28, 2016 at 12:56 am

      Hey add me in ur list…

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