Delhi, a city with more than 1300 monuments is a bottomless pit of stories. Some of these places are widely believed to harbour in their shadowy recesses djinns, ghosts and spirits. So be prepared, musaafirs for an enthralling night as we will walk with the djinns of Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb, located in the Archeological Park complex in Mehrauli. Come to see how a place which is a perfect picnic spot, cricket ground and heritage site during the day transforms into a perfect thriller at nightfall.
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: Qutub Minar ticket counter, Mehrauli.
Tips: Please dress comfortably but conservatively keeping in mind local religious sentiments. No shorts and skirts allowed. Carry a bottle of water.
Disclaimer: Not for the faint hearted.