"Dekho nigaah e shauk se Dilli ke nazaare, Tehzeeb ki jannat hai jamna ke kinare..!!!”
While exploring the physical remnants of history, how often do we try to piece the ruins together to create an image of that bygone time. Delhi a graveyard of dynasties, was a focal point of differing cultural patterns that fused into the 'Ganga Jamuni tehzeeb', lending this city it's unparallel uniqueness.
Join the Karavan, in a baithak, as it's storyteller traverses through the cultural landscape with stories from food and festivals, poets and literature of a rich heritage. We will also discuss the life and times of courtesans, Dilli ke baanke and the sports Dilliwallahs loved to play.
Asif Khan Dehlvi is the founder of Delhi Karavan, born and brought up under the mystical influence of Sufi fakirs of Chiragh Delhi. He is a storyteller and poet born out of years of silently absorbing experiences and life around him. His career too started with a typical corporate job, but his heart yearned for a deeper connect with people and place. Out of this passion was envisaged a heritage group called 'Delhi Karavan', came into shape.
Delhi Karavan organizes history and literature based baithaks (storytelling events), karavans (walks) and daawats (food walks), workshops and customised heritage walks. The Karavan walks through the alleys and bylanes of stories, known and unknown; unraveling the places and faces behind political struggles, myths and mysticism, legendary love tales, literature and folklore, monuments and soulful poetry. Delhi Karavan believes that by sharing stories we are preserving our pride in our past.
Meeting point: Adham Khan Tomb
Tips: Please dress comfortably but conservatively keeping in mind local religious sentiments. No shorts and skirts allowed. Carry a bottle of water.
Extra costs: Nil