Delhi's Sufi saint Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya’s Chief disciple Hazrat Amir Khusrau Dehalvi is credited with fusing the Persian, Arabic, Turkish and Indian musical traditions in the late 13th century in India to create Qawwali as we know it today. The word Sama is often still used in Central Asia and Turkey to refer to forms very similar to Qawwali, and in India, the formal name used for a session of Qawwali is Mehfil-e-Sima. Experience the mesmerising effects of the Qawwali that happens every Thursday at Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, a tradition being followed since the 13th century!
Aamir Ahmed & Rashid Siddiqui are Coordinator and experienced walk leaders of self help group, Sair-E-Nizamuddin which Conducts Heritage walk in Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti, Humayun's tomb and Abdur Rahim Khan-i- Khana’s Tomb.
Sair-e-Nizamuddin Self-Help Group (SeN) is a volunteer organization formed to promote the cultural heritage and cultivate awareness of the rich heritage of Nizamuddin. Organized and trained under the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, the members of the group carry out Heritage walks around Humayun's Tomb, Abdul Rahim Khan-i-Khan's Tomb, and the Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti. The members of this group belong to the Basti and take great pride in presenting more than 750 year old Basti to tourists and school children.
Meeting point: Prachin Shiv Shakti Mandir, Lala Lajpat rai Marg, opp. Aman Hotel or Lodhi Hotel
Tips: Dress modestly and women to please carry a shawl, dupatta cover the head.Wear comfortable walking shoes and carry a bottle of water.
Extra costs: NIL