• Architecture
  • Neighbourhood & Bazaars

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About the walk

This event is ticketed. 

 

Did you know that the surrounding area of Purana Qila is scattered with neglected monuments of great historic value? 

This walk aims to explore the lesser known buildings of the neighbourhood of the Old Fort or Purana Qila, which was the capital city of second Mughal emperor, Humayun, and was extended by Sher Shah Suri in the sixteenth century. The neighbourhood has mainly sacred structures and a few public buildings which also have fascinating stories and legends to tell us. The walk includes buildings such as a   mosque named Khairul Manazil, constructed during Akbar’s time; Sher Shah Gate, entrance to the city of Shergarh; the tomb of Bedil in Bagh-e-Bedil, one of the greatest Persian poets; the thirteenth-century tomb of the mystic Sheikh Nuruddin; and Matka Pir Dargah.  We end the walk outside the Crafts Museum, opposite to which lies Bhairon mandir, dedicated to one of the forms of Lord Shiva. 

After the walk, the participants can also visit Cafe Lota within the Crafts Museum which is an ideal place for brunch.

 

 

 

Walk Date
Meeting Time
07:45 am
Event Date
Event Time
08:00 am ~ 10:00 am

Trailing through the Forgotten Neighbourhood of Old Fort

Led By

Moby Sara Zachariah

Meeting Time

07:45 AM

Meeting point

Outside the Old Fort, Close to Fort’s Ticket counter

Nearest Bus/Metro station

Pragati Maidan metro station

About the walk

This event is ticketed. 

 

Did you know that the surrounding area of Purana Qila is scattered with neglected monuments of great historic value? 

This walk aims to explore the lesser known buildings of the neighbourhood of the Old Fort or Purana Qila, which was the capital city of second Mughal emperor, Humayun, and was extended by Sher Shah Suri in the sixteenth century. The neighbourhood has mainly sacred structures and a few public buildings which also have fascinating stories and legends to tell us. The walk includes buildings such as a   mosque named Khairul Manazil, constructed during Akbar’s time; Sher Shah Gate, entrance to the city of Shergarh; the tomb of Bedil in Bagh-e-Bedil, one of the greatest Persian poets; the thirteenth-century tomb of the mystic Sheikh Nuruddin; and Matka Pir Dargah.  We end the walk outside the Crafts Museum, opposite to which lies Bhairon mandir, dedicated to one of the forms of Lord Shiva. 

After the walk, the participants can also visit Cafe Lota within the Crafts Museum which is an ideal place for brunch.

 

 

 

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Please Note

  • Wear comfortable shoes and carry drinking water. 
  • Carry a scarf or cap to cover your head at the shrines. 
  • Limited parking is available at the meeting point, and parking of the zoo/fort opens up late on certain days. You can take public transport such as the  metro. 
  • Photography is allowed. 
  • No entry fees to the monuments. 
  • Please note the walk is of the neighbourhood of the old fort, not of the fort.
  • Food expenses to be borne by the participant. Visit to the cafe is participants’ personal choice and will be after the walk.