Mera Pyaar Shalimar – medieval gardens

 

Discover history and natural diversity in place we least expect it to find it in. In the concrete jungle of North West Delhi sits this gem of a garden called Shalimar Bagh, a 17th century Mughal Garden. Did you know that AUrangzeb was crowned in this park in 1658! A park with a hidden story and beautiful fountains lays in a dilapidated condition today . Walk through these ruins and uncover the mysteries. In this  special “filmi” theatrical walk, expect to roleplay, dramatise a couplet, improvise on a theme as you meander through centuries of stories and a Mughal garden.

Jaya Iyer is a theatre artist, dancer and a storyteller connected with the Tibetan Movement for over a decade. Jaya has been associated with KLoD.B and will be leading this walk through Delhi’s Mini Tibet.

KLoD B, Knowing Loving Delhi Better, is collective of people interested in exploring and discovering their habitat, city and its environs. KLoD.B walks involve meeting people, visiting known and lesser known places which include monuments, parks, forests, markets, festivals, museums and food and anything  else. KLoD. B is perhaps the oldest walking group in the city.

Meeting point: Shalimar bagh police station

Tips: wear comfortable shoes, a cap and carry a bottle of water

Extra costs: Food and refreshments optional

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