Heritage tree walk: Qutub Minar

 

Qutab minar is the second most visited place in Delhi, famous for its towering Minar. Lesser known are the magnificent old trees of the complex. Housing some very old trees of Delhi, this wonderful area serves as an estate for trees planted and protected for a long time. This makes the area truly exceptional for tree gazing.

On our walk we will talk about some of these magnificent specimens and provide a better understanding of the importance of these trees. We will also discuss the symbiotic nature of these trees with the living creatures for which it serves as a habitat. The walk aims at emphasising the importance of these plantations in maintaining the ecological balance in the city

Ishtiyak Ahmad is the Education Officer at Conservation Education Centre which was established jointly by the Government of NCT of Delhi and the BNHS (Asia’s oldest NGO working in the field of nature conservation from last 133 years) at the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary. At present he is involved in development of medicinal and butterfly gardens and conducting biodiversity surveys .He organises nature walks and events for schools, colleges, families and corporates.

Meeting point: Near ticket counter of Qutub Minar Complex

Tips: A dress code for the event is to wear dull colored clothes, adorn a sun cap if required, wear proper field shoes, a water bottle and a notepad to go down important things you learn on the walk. A declaration form will be sign by all the participants before commencement.

Extra costs: Entry ticket to the monument

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