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Secret old Delhi: Mysterious & majestic Shahjahanabad at dawn!


From being the city that was the grandest in the Islamic world, to a city that was almost razed down by the British in the aftermath of the Mutiny of 1857, Shahjahanabad ( meaning Abode of Shahjahan) or Old Delhi as we call it today has seen it all!

We will show you a 'Walled City of Shahjahanabad' which you have rarely seen, not even in pictures of numerous coffee-table books on Old Delhi. Walk through the bewildering maze of alleys in search of the early morning fragrances that will tickle all your 5 senses…a mysterious city which will draw you in and won’t let you go….and get transported to the times of the grandeur and subsequent ruin of the Mughal empire!

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 : New Delhi Railway Metro Station,

Tips: Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunshades/sunglasses/hats and 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.

Extra costs: Rs 150 to be given to the walk facilitator as contribution for tea & traditional Shahjahanabadi Breakfast expenses & special visit to a Mosque / Dargah.

More Walks With Delhi By Foot Adventures

Earlier Event: November 27
Humayun’s Tomb Complex Walk
Later Event: November 27
A Walk at the Red Fort