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About the walk

When the plans of the city were laid out, Lutyens wanted the J-Circle to be unremarkable. All the plots around the circle were supposed to be allotted to princes, mostly from Punjab—Nabha, Jind, Bahawalpur, Malerkotla, and most importantly the little hilly state of Mandi. The city designed by the British was supposed to be a symbol of the magnificence of the Empire, which only had room for the highest and the most aristocratic of classes.

The story of Mandi House is not only the story of the transformation of this ordinary, unremarkable expanse of land into a cultural hub of India; it is also the story of a newly independent nation trying to find its voice, by taking the legacy of its oppressors and turning it into something of its own.

This guided tour is free

Walk Time
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Walk Date
Meeting Time
08:45 am

J-circle to Cultural Hub - Mandi House and its Environs

Led By

Srajit M Kumar

Meeting Time

08:45 AM

Meeting point

Gate no. 1, Mandi House Metro Station

Nearest Bus/Metro station

Mandi House

About the walk

When the plans of the city were laid out, Lutyens wanted the J-Circle to be unremarkable. All the plots around the circle were supposed to be allotted to princes, mostly from Punjab—Nabha, Jind, Bahawalpur, Malerkotla, and most importantly the little hilly state of Mandi. The city designed by the British was supposed to be a symbol of the magnificence of the Empire, which only had room for the highest and the most aristocratic of classes.

The story of Mandi House is not only the story of the transformation of this ordinary, unremarkable expanse of land into a cultural hub of India; it is also the story of a newly independent nation trying to find its voice, by taking the legacy of its oppressors and turning it into something of its own.

This guided tour is free

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Please Note

  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
  • Limited parking available at the Mandi House Metro Station.
  • Photography allowed.
  • No entry fees.
  • Please carry water bottles.