As soon as I got done with Chota Imambara, I got a call from my college friend, Alisha, whom I had planned to catch up with. She instructed me to come back to Hazratganj, where there is a nice cafe. I booked an uber and reached The Cherry Tree Cafe at Habibullah Estate in Hazratganj. My friend told me that the cafe building was earlier part of a big house, which the estate owner converted into a cafe. It was filled with friends and couples having a good afternoon coffee. I ordered an Espresso and a sandwich, both of which turned out to be really good. Alisha and me talked about the old college days and 100 different things under the sun after which she had to leave for some work. I bid her goodbye and walked towards my hotel, which was surprisingly very near to the cafe.
Somewhere in the middle of the day, I booked a heritage walk provided by an organization called ‘Tornos’. I came across the walk on a blog and though the price was steep at Rs. 1400, the reviews very really positive. I decided to give it a try and booked it online in the afternoon only. Tornos got back to me quickly and informed that I would be the only person on the walk and provided me with the location and contact details of my guide. The walk mostly focuses on the market area and doesn’t include any of the monuments.
After rest a bit at my room, I again took an Uber to the chowk. Just to inform, most of the Uber rides during my trip cost around Rs. 100, which is a small price to pay for the time and energy you save in not running after public transport. I reached the chowk at 5 pm where my guide, Ravi Naimish, was patiently waiting for me. I was a bit concerned as to whether the walk will be worth my time and money. But, I learned soon that my fear was unfounded.