All You Must Know Before Going On Heritage Walk In Old Delhi

All You Must Know Before Going On Heritage Walk In Old Delhi

A group of Tourists on a walking trip in Old Delhi

Are willing to discover the various aspects of Old Delhi? A heritage walk through the city is exactly what you need. The city has indeed a long history – a history of several centuries!

It took centuries to grow for a new environment where citizens lived with new and old elements blended perfectly. Though there have been many modern developments in the last several years, there still exists a few century old buildings.

If you are one of the people who thinks that new growths have overshadowed the importance of the historical older areas, just opt for a heritage walk. Allow yourself to soak in the essence of Old Delhi. There are numerous Sikh Gurudwaras, historic Hindu temples, Jain temples and mosques which enhance the historical importance of the city immensely.

What Exactly Is A Heritage Walk?                                        

All You Must Know Before Going On Heritage Walk In Old Delhi

Sheeshganj Gurudwara and the walking path as seen at Chandani Chowk

The primary objective of a heritage walk in Old Delhi is to make the citizens and tourists aware of the vital historic areas in Delhi.

You can easily relate to the historical parts of the city in a more intimate manner. Preserving the rich heritage of the city becomes simpler with a heritage walk. The walk helps spread its cultural importance pass on from one generation to another.

A heritage walk in a busy city like Delhi offers a rare opportunity for the visitors to explore the numerous narrow alleys, several educational institutions and havelis. The markets, gardens and alleys are not only old but most of them have a history of their own. Your love for the city enhances as you know more about its history and the ancestry that binds the citizens together.

Catch A Glimpse Of The Colourful Markets
All You Must Know Before Going On Heritage Walk In Old Delhi

A narrow Mughal period lane of Old Delhi

A heritage walk is not only about the cultural importance of the city. It also lets you enjoy the beauty offered by the colourful bazaars (market).

Whether you are looking for some traditional or contemporary bridal attire, jewelleries or silken clothes, you will see numerous shops lined up selling a wide variety of things at affordable prices. You can even fulfil your appetite with some freshly cooked street food available in the market.

The Ideal Time For The Walk

The best time to start your heritage walk in Old Delhi is in the morning.

The time is most suitable as it lets you skip all those babbling crowd and noises and enjoy the cultural heritage of the city in complete serenity. But you can also start the walk in the afternoon if you are willing to see the daily activities of Old Delhi amidst a chaotic environment.

During summer, it is always advisable to schedule an early morning heritage walk. This is essential so as to avoid the scorching heat of the sun.

Choose The Dress Wisely

Though you can wear any dress you are comfortable with, opting for clothes suitable for religious sites is a wise decision. During the walk, you will visit some religious sites – places which are testimony of our cultural heritages. So, it is advisable to not wear shorts. Wear any comfortable shoe or sandal as the walk generally lasts for two to three hours. Carry adequate drinking water to stay hydrated, especially during the summer months.

Now, it’s time you undertake a heritage walk and know more about the city you love! Call up or contact Excursion2India and customize your heritage walk in Old Delhi.


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