Soulful Sufism and More in Nizamuddin – Heritage Walk

Delhi

Named after an extremely renowned Sufi Saint from the 14th Century, Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, this area holds promises of some highly insightful encounters of historical importance. Home to some enchanting medieval tombs, shrines, step-wells and mausoleums a trip here is an excellent way to explore the vibrant community life that is centered around the famous Durgah.

Pricing:  US$ 31 per person for minimum 2 participants.

Walking Tours
History and Culture

Named after an extremely renowned Sufi Saint from the 14th Century, Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, this area holds promises of some highly insightful encounters of historical importance. Home to some enchanting medieval tombs, shrines, step-wells and mausoleums a trip here is an excellent way to explore the vibrant community life that is centered around the famous Durgah.

The durgah is famous for having kept alive the mesmerizing cultural heritage of Sufi spirituality through the magnificent works of poet Amir Khusrau. The evening Qawwali performances prove to be a rather exuberant experience for those who attend it.

About the Tour
• The Chaunsanth Khamba (64 Pillars) is the starting point of the tour
• The next stop is the Ghalbi Academy that is dedicated to the great Urdu Poet
• After a walk through a local market, you head to the durgah of Hazrat Inayat Khan
• Next we head to the Nizammudin Basti to explore the daily life of this locality
• Here, you explore Atgah Khan’s tomb built in the reign of Emperor Akbar
• Finally we visit the Nizamuddin Dargah , its mosque, historical tombs and miraculous step-well before witnessing the Qawwali performance.
Tour Duration: 2 Hours approximately.

TOUR STYLE: Walking & Orientation, Heritage Arts

MEETING POINT: The Oberoi Hotel (We will email you a map and directions)

END POINT: The Oberoi Hotel

TOUR START/END: Our guide can fix a taxi for you to get back to the hotel or we can also arrange for your pickup and drop from/to your hotel with an extra cost. Please write to us for cost.

TOUR DURATION: 3 hours depending on your interest.

GROUP SIZE: Maximum 6 people and Minimum 2 People.

PRICING: All our tours are private.

INCLUSIONS: Local English speaking guide and entrance fees

EXCLUSIONS: Items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for guide & driver.

WHEN: Every Thursday. Evening 3.30 PM Prior reservation required. Timings may vary slightly depending on weather / season. We will confirm the exact start time along with tour logistics once you book the tour.

WHAT TO WEAR: Since this is the traditional part of the city and the tour includes places of religious interest, men and women must dress conservatively. Bring a stole or scarf to cover your heads and remember to remove footwear before entering places of worship. Avoid wearing shoes with laces for maximum convenience and avoid wearing expensive or designer footwear

TOUR NOTES: Please note, the food on the street is delicious but does not meet national or international hygiene standards. Although we only go to very popular places, with good local reputations, these stalls do not cook using bottled water or wash their utensils with it. So eating street food is always risky. If you prefer not to risk it, but still want to see what it’s all about, then at the end of the walk, we can take you to Haldirams where you can try chaats and other popular dishes in safe and hygienic conditions.

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