Wat je gaat doen
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!).
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/
Wat er is inbegrepen
Tea at Khirki Masjid We will have arrangements for tea from a nearby stall. Guests may buy snacks.
Auto from Metro station
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Waar je zult zijn
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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If you are coming by cab or car, free parking is availble. Please carry water and wear comfortable shoes.
Time Travel in a hidden village
$37 per persoon
$37 per persoon