Travellers from far and wide have been visiting the Mughal capital city of Shahjahanabad, since its very foundation in the mid- seventeenth century. The accounts that they have left behind give us a window into what the city was like at different times in the past. This walk takes in some of the important landmarks of the city, which we now call ‘Old Delhi’ and sees them through the eyes of visitors of earlier eras. Readings from these accounts will bring the walk alive.
Aradhana Sinha holds a degree in graduation and post graduation in History from Hindu College, Delhi University. She worked for The Times of India as a reporter cum sub-editor. Later, she joined APCA, a multi- media company where she did research for a serial about the history of India, which was telecast on Doordarshan. She has been conducting heritage walks for INTACH since the last 10 years.
INTACH Delhi Chapter started in 1984 and has been involved in a variety of programmes and activities that have helped promote the cause of INTACH and heritage conservation.One of the important mandates of INTACH is to make the citizens aware of the importance of their cultural and historical environment and help them to develop a harmonious relationship with it.
Meeting point: Outside Jama Masjid, Gate no. 3
Tips: Carry a bottle of water and wear comfortable shoes.
Extra Cost: Nil