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history walk

Time Travel in a hidden village

history walk

Time Travel in a hidden village

23 reviews
Explore the monuments and community of an urban village
Explore the monuments and community of an urban village
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Transportation, Drinks
Hosted in
English
history walk

Time Travel in a hidden village

history walk

Time Travel in a hidden village

23 reviews
Explore the monuments and community of an urban village
Explore the monuments and community of an urban village
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Transportation, Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Join me for this time travel from the 14th to the 21st century and everything that happened in between. Most of us think of posh malls and trendy cafes when we think of Delhi. But today's posh colonies were once a part of the Delhi Sultanate and if you look closely, you may still come across the remains of the medieval city of Jahanpanah! But what about the people of Jahanpanah? Did you know of the several "villages" that still dote this area? Join me to find out about the lives, experiences and struggles of these urban villagers. The walk is around two of the most important (but forgotten) monuments of King Mohammad Bin Tughlaq's beloved city of Jahanpanah; Satpula and Khirki Masjid. The walk would focus on the architecture of the structures as well as take you through the Khirki Village. A village in the city of Delhi? Yes! we do have a number of such urban villages that display a complex mix of urban living and rural values. We would be meeting some village elders and listen to the fascinating tales of the mythological hero Kharak Singh and how they once grew vegetables where modern buildings now stand (If we are lucky we might be able to join them for a game of cards!).

What's included

Drinks
Tea at Khirki Masjid We will have arrangements for tea from a nearby stall. Guests may buy snacks.
Transportation
Auto from Metro station

Your host

Ekta

Ekta

I am a local resident of Khirki village and a first generation graduate(History Hons. from St. Stephen's College) from my family. As someone who has lived in the area and then studied the history , I feel very passionate about the history of my own family as well as the village and would love to share it with others. I am interested in urban heritage of the city and how communities shape and reshape history. You can call me a true blue "Dilliwala" and find me relaxing at one of the city's many monuments. My Blog https://mehfileseher.wordpress.com/2018/02/05/what-i-learnt-from-heritage-walks/

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Where you'll be

We would be walking through Khirki village to learn about the lifestyle of the people here. We would organise a small village Chaupal or a traditional meeting where guests can interact with village elders. Then we would be visiting Khirki Masjid; one of the only two covered mosques in India and Satpula: a 14th century water harvesting dam. Both the monuments are unique in their style but are unfornutaly missed by a typical tourist.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

If you are coming by cab or car, free parking is availble. Please carry water and wear comfortable shoes.
Ekta
history walk
Time Travel in a hidden village
23 reviews
$48 per person
23 reviews
$48 per person