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FABULOUS FEB!

LOVE is in the air…WE ARE ShowING OUR love for delhi & AGRA’s HERITAGE/CULTURE THIS FEB, WILL YOU BE THERE!!!

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Come Re-discover Delhi WITH DBF!

Annual 8-Cities of Delhi Walk Festival 2021

All through February and March we bring you a series of absorbing new walks on the 8 cities of Delhi, as we invite authors, architects and subject experts to lead us through, walks that are not just about historical monuments, but literally walk you through 1200 yrs of city’s tales…spanning royalty and their people, culture, customs and art!
 

Walk #1-Pride of the British Raj…New Delhi
90th Anniversary Walk

14th FEB

Lay Out Plan of New Delhi, pre 1930. Delhi State Archives (Image from ‘Maps of Delhi’ by Pilar Maria Guerrieri; Niyogi Books)

COVID19 SOPS APPLICABLE THUS LTD SPOTS, SO BOOK IN ADVANCE BY REGISTERING HERE 
This walk will be led by Shri Sumanta K Bhowmick, author of the highly acclaimed book “Princely Palaces of New Delhi” the ONLY such book on New Delhi’s ‘other’ palaces!
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It was during the great “Delhi Durbar” of Dec. 1911, a most elaborate arrangement to showcase the British Empire’s might, when the English monarch George V announced that the Imperial Capital of British India would be moved from Calcutta to the ancient capital of ‘Delhi’.
And thus began a two-decade long saga of raising on the dusty & rocky ridges of Raisina, a city which cemented in sandstone the right of the English to don the ‘Imperial’ tag by demolishing the legacy of the Mughals and other imperial capitals of yore, that lay to the south of the proposed New Delhi!
Committees of town planners and architects deliberated in the cool environs of Shimla in 1912 to give shape to the grand vision of an Imperial Capital city. Sites were finalised, land was acquired and the dispossessed relocated and the ASI made a list of the nearly 200 monuments which could be demolished! Temporary train tracks were laid out to cart the chosen Dholpur & Bharatpur sandstones and under the baton of Sir Edwin Lutyens – the chief architect & planner New Delhi, the hammer & chisel of the masons & bricklayers began sculpting the imperial vision into reality!
But World War I intervened, lack of funds delayed the project, controversies and further administrative hassles continued till New Delhi was finally inaugurated, exactly 90 years ago, on 10th Feb. 1931 !
We trace this journey of an idea to its monumental & architectural magnificence realisation; the glorious opulence of a Viceroy’s Palace, the new secretariats, the central vista and the palaces for the Indian princes on Sunday morning, in this week of the 90th anniversary of New Delhi coming into being!!!

Walk presentation will be done in Queen’s English!

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DATE/TIME: 9:30 AM, Sunday, 14th February, 2021
MEETING POINT: Outside Central Secretariat Metro Stn on Yellow/Violet Lines. Exact Gate will be mailed after registration.
CHARGES: Rs.500/person*
*Children below 8 are come free.
*Enthusiastic Senior Citizens(60 yrs & above) and Children (9-15 yrs) pay Rs 300.
REGISTER HERE: https://imjo.in/HSARKU
ESSENTIALS:
1- Standard Govt. COVID-19 protocols of wearing masks/physical distancing/sanitisers apply.
2- Do wear a good pair of walking shoes or flip-flops
3- Delhi is reeling under menace of plastic garbage, so pls carry your own bottle of water
4-Suitable winter wear/sun-shades depending on weather forecasts


Walk #2-City of the Peacock Throne: Pride of the Mughals

21st FEB

This walk will be led by Ms. Mrinalini Sarkar, a trained architect, whose life passion is architectural history and preserving tangible & intangible heritage as a means to revitalize cities. Her work with the Urdu pen-men in Old Delhi evolved into a Sahapedia-UNESCO fellowship on the Perso-Arabic Calligraphy in the Indian Subcontinent two years back and further into her first book, Indelible Ink.
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The foundation stone of Shahjahanabad was laid in the 17th century as the 5th Mughal emperor Shah Jahan decided to shift his capital from Agra….the streets of which had become impossibly crowded and the riverbanks eroded.
The choice of the new capital was on the banks of the river Yamuna in Delhi which although a landscape of ruins and fallen arches then, held an important place in the religious imagination of both Hindus and Muslims. The “Nigambodha Ghat”, where it was believed that one could attain the knowledge of the Vedas ‘simply by taking a dip in the river’ lay to the north and Dilli was the “Baaees Khwaja Ki Chaukhat!” Moreover, with respect to the river, the location offered a congenial climate and a strategic location in this erstwhile capital city since the 13th century.

Plans were finalised & Baadshah Shah Jahan, known to have been keenly involved in the massive project, took frequent boat trips up-river to visit the construction site incognito and keep a check on the artisans. And over a period of 11 years came up this 7th capital city of Delhi, the new Mughal imperial capital of Shahjahanabad!

The principal avenue of the city boasted a ‘bazaar’, Chandni Chowk which kept the cogwheels of the empire churning, and boasted of the city’s most sumptuous caravanserai or traveller’s lodge built by the emperor’s eldest daughter Jahan-Ara!

Our walk will focus upon the planning principles of the city, that tells you why Shah Jahan is considered one of the greatest patrons of architecture in Indian history. Listen how the Red Fort – the Quila-e-Mubarak, Shah Jahan’s palace-fort, was planned, built and from where seated on his famed Peacock Throne he held sway over one of the richest & largest nations of the world in 17th C.We will walk past Havelis (mansions) to understand the ways in which the residential spaces of the elite captured the essence of Mughal palace architecture. We learn about the design intricacies of the Jama Masjid, the imperial capital city’s mosque bestowed upon the people by the emperor himself, that cast an enduring shadow on all others. Enjoy a touch of 18th century life, as we as we settle down on the steps of this 360 yrs old mosque and indulge in stories and talk about society and life in the city, the places of worship for the royal women, the many Bazaars, the imperial tasters at the Galli Kebabiyan and the Persian scribes!

Walk presentation will be done in English and a bit of Hindustani!
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DATE & TIME: 21st Feb, Sun, 8:30AM-12:00PM
MEETING POINT: Outside Red Fort Metro Stn on Violet Line. Exact Gate will be mailed after registration. We won’t be able to coordinate beyond 8:40am, so please don’t be late.

CHARGES: Rs.700/person, includes traditional ‘Shahjahanabadi Naashta//Snack’ (The charges exclude bottled water and Entrance/Photography Tickets to the mosque, rickshaw commuting costs, if any.)
*Group Discounts: Rs.600/person for groups of 4 or more
*Children aged below 8 years go free.
* Sr Citizens and kids above 9 till age 15 are charged Rs 350/-
PRE-REGISTER HERE: https://imjo.in/6asDn3
FOR ANY CLARIFICATIONS CALL / PING 9871181775

ESSENTIALS:
1- Standard Govt. COVID-19 protocols of wearing masks/physical distancing/sanitisers apply.
2- Do wear a good pair of walking shoes or flip-flops
3- Delhi is reeling under menace of plastic garbage, so pls carry your own bottle of water
4-Please carry a head cover, like scarf/dupatta/stole etc for visiting the Jama Masjid.


India Tours
Agra Ki Chand Raat: Taj & Beyond….

27-28 FEB

शहर-ए-आगरा में मोहब्बत खड़ी है बरसों से….
एक शफ़्फ़ाफ़ तख़्लीक़ , एक अलौकिक रचना संग-ए-मरमर की,
आँखों और जेहन में ता-उम्र बसने वाला नक़्श….

Rabindranath Tagore gave the Taj Mahal the epithet “a teardrop on the cheek of time”! A sublime poetic testament to the longing desire and everlasting love of a powerful emperor. A verse in pristine white, which is seen as the ultimate epitome to romantic love. And this sublime paean to love etched in white marble is more surreal in a full moon night!!!
But Agra is equally intriguing when you move beyond the Taj! Because Agra, once the imperial capital for three successive Mughal baadshahs, boasts many a royal landmark, small & big, in its myriad alleys. Yet be it art, food or music, the stamp of the powerful Begum & her Baadshah and the emotion of love, permeates almost all of Agra, in some way or other!
This next ‘Chand Raat’ (27th Feb), allow the intrepid explorers of Team DBF & the shayars of Team Parwaz, to take you on a quick magical getaway from Covid restrictions to experience Taj & Agra beyond Taj, with its history, food and culture in a new light, literally!
ITINERARY:
27th Feb 2021
11:30 Hrs – Meet us at our pre-booked Agra Hotel. Check in. Briefing.
13:00 Hrs – After lunch at our hotel, we head out to the grand Agra Fort where we navigate our way through the early chapter of Mughal History.
16:30 Hrs -Return to hotel for a rest of 1 hour
17:30 Hrs – Proceed to a pre-booked venue overlooking the Taj Mahal for sunset and moonlit views and a short poetry baithak, followed by dinner..
22:00 Hrs – Return to Hotel
28th Feb 2021
06:30 Hrs – A short Taj Mahal visit for lesser heard stories and Taj Ganj street walk for local handicrafts like Zardozi & Marble Naqqashi, topped up with Agra’s famed breakfast delicacies!
11:00 Hrs – Return to hotel , get ready and check out.
12:00 Hrs – Visit the Marble delight built even before the Taj, which inspired the Taj…the lesser known yet equally magnificent tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah
13:30 Hrs – Head back to Delhi

STANDARD COVID-19 RULES/SOPs APPLY, HENCE WE HAVE A LTD. NOS. OF SPOTS, SO SHOOT A MAIL IF YOU ARE INTERESTED TO <explore@delhibyfoot.in> OR CALL RAMIT @ 9871181775.

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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,
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    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,
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    1. ​Hello,
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  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


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    1. ​Hello,
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      We hope to host you on our next exploration of our lovely city!
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    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
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    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,
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  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,
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  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,
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    1. ​Hello,
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  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,
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      We hope to see you on our next exploration of our lovely city!

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  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

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  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. 🙂

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  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

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  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

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  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,
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  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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