Most of us think of posh malls and trendy cafes when we think of South Delhi. But today's posh colonies were once a part of the Delhi Sultanate, and if you look closely enough, you may still come across remains of the city of Jahanpanah! But what about the people of Jahanpanah? Did you know of the several "villages" that still dot this area? Join us to find out about the lives, experiences and struggles of these urban villagers.
This walk will be around two of the most important (but forgotten) monuments of Mohammad Bin Tughlaq's beloved city of Jahanpanah: Satpula and Khirki Masjid. We will focus on the architecture of these two beautiful medieval structures and go through the Khirki Village. Khirki Village is one of a number of urban villages that display a complex mix of urban living and rural values. We will meet some village elders and listen to the fascinating tales of the mythological hero Kharak Singh, and how they once grew vegetables where Select Citywalk now stands (if we are lucky, we might be able to join them for a game of cards!). So, join us for this time travel from the 21st to the 14th century and experience everything that happened in between.
This guided tour is free.