Sufiyana & Shairana trails in Nizamuddin Basti

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Nizamuddin Basti, the medieval village settlement named after the highly venerated 14th century Sufi saint, Khwaja Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya (R.A) seems to have the good fortune of the saint’s everlasting blessings! The settlement has a motley collection of tombs, shrines, mausoleums and step-wells. Almost every cobblestoned house and dome seems steeped in more than 750 years of history, culture & spirituality!

Where else in Delhi will the meandering lanes tell tales which flow seamlessly from mystical Sufi philosophies towards eternal Love. Immerse yourself in the ‘shayari’ & poems of the celebrated 13th century Poet-Sufi Khwaja Amir Khusrau, the soulful words of the great 19th century ‘Shayar’, Mirza Ghalib and a quick dip into Sufiyana philosophies of Mazzaar-e-Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya as we visit their final resting places.

DelhiByFoot , Mohd. Mehtab, a 5th generation resident of  Old Delhi, is a heritage conservation activist & community-projects coordinator who has been closely associated with various DelhiByFoot projects in Shahjahanabad or Delhi6 as it is popularly known. For past 4 years he has been working in field of creating awareness and a sense of pride & shared ownership of Old Delhi’s rich cultural & historical legacy amongst the residents of his locality.

DelhiByFoot (DBF), is one of Delhi’s top ranking walking tour groups, which has been conducting historical tours, nature explorations, cultural experiences, food marathons and photo-workshops in Delhi for individuals, educational institutions and corporate organisations for more than 15 years. A community of self-taught Delhi-fans, nature & history lovers, food-enthusiasts, writers and photographers, who live, eat, breathe, think and walk Delhi. As their motto says, “Come fall in love with Delhi all over again”

Meeting Point: Outside Hazrat Nizamuddin Police Station: Delhi

Tips: Wear comfortable walking shoes and carry something to cover your head (both men & women) and please carry a bottle of water. Dress conservatively keeping in mind that we shall be visiting a few religious spots. No shorts are allowed for all. Don’t forget your cameras and their lenses as there is much to capture!

Extra costs: Nil

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