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Urban Village Walk: New Delhi

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1st Oct 2013

Hauz Khas Village

Photo of Urban Village Walk: New Delhi by Himanshu Verma

Kunzum Travel Cafe / Photo: Kunzum

Photo of Urban Village Walk: New Delhi by Himanshu Verma

Hauz Khas / Photo: Shweta Modgil

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Hauz Khas / Photo: Carole Harris

Photo of Urban Village Walk: New Delhi by Himanshu Verma

Hauz Khas / Photo: Mayan Austen Soofi

Photo of Urban Village Walk: New Delhi by Himanshu Verma

Khirki Mosque / Photo: Varun Shiv Kapur

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Satpula / Photo: Varun Shiv Kapur

Photo of Urban Village Walk: New Delhi by Himanshu Verma

Photo: Malini Kochupillai

Photo of Urban Village Walk: New Delhi by Himanshu Verma

Street art festival in Khirki / Photo: Malini

Photo of Urban Village Walk: New Delhi by Himanshu Verma

Lado Sarai Renovated Tomb / Photo: Varun Shiv

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Lado Sarai (Encroached) Mosque / Photo: Varun

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Kashmir Green Haat / Photo: Red Earth

Photo of Urban Village Walk: New Delhi by Himanshu Verma

Ruins of Siri Fort (14th century)

Photo of Urban Village Walk: New Delhi by Himanshu Verma

Tohfe Wala Gumbad (14th century)

Photo of Urban Village Walk: New Delhi by Himanshu Verma

Centaur / Photo: Malini Kochupillai

Photo of Urban Village Walk: New Delhi by Himanshu Verma

Local Artisan / Photo: Malini Kochupillai

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Potbelly Rooftop Cafe serving Bihari cuisine

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Les Parisiennes : Plus Chic!

Photo of Urban Village Walk: New Delhi by Himanshu Verma

The capital is defined by its quirky and peculiar nature of amalgamating its urban highlight with rustic ruralness. Urban villages in Delhi are a result of this diverse ruralscape along with the hints of modernity makes them a distinct and must-see part of the city.

At 1100 Walks, we explore and celebrate Delhi. And the Walk through the cobbled ways of Urban Villages in the city focusses on enjoying the essence of its living history that comes together with it's culture and modern nuances to bring in existense the most dynamic way of living India!

So this discovery of multi-layered fabrics of contemporary Delhi is shown around in the Walk Through Urban Villages, giving you choices between four such spots for a four hour tour tour each - Hauz Khas Village, Khirki Village, Lado Sarai and Shahpur Jat.

While you wouldn't miss the rustic patches of old and rural Delhi, these Urban Villages retain their history in ruins amidst a great deal of options for shopping curios and gorging on a variety of cuisines at fine-dines as well as hole-in-the-wall cafes.

So join 1100 walks on an infinite yet amazing discovery of Delhi, on what it was and what its become!

Duration: 4 hours

Meeting Point: Customized

Timings: Customized

Base Costing to book a half day walk (3-4 Hours)

INR 2750/- per person : Minimum of 4 people for booking a tour

Above 4, additional guests @ 2750 per pax.

Base Costing to book a full day walk (6-8 Hours)

INR 16,500/- : Includes upto a maximum of 4 people @ 4125 per pax.

Above 4, additional guests @ 4125 per pax.

Base Costing for out of town visits / accompaniments

INR 20,000/- per day

(Exclusive of travel and accommodation)

Other Info

  • Does not include transport, food or any other expenses related to the walk. This is a fee / honorarium due to the resource people for conducting the walk.
  • We can arrange for transport and meals at cost
  • The walks are conducted in English or Hindi
  • The advance is non-refundable in case of a cancellation from your side.
Its culture coming together with its age old histories makes Delhi one of the most dynamic cities in the world. So a walk around Hauz Khas Village explores the old in the new of Delhi, that too with the most scenic backdrop of the Madrasa by the lakeside. The walk includes a tour of the 13th century monuments and reservoir along with the 21st century market place, art galleries and curio stores. Mode of Commuting: Walk Meeting Point: Parking, Hauz Khas Village Timings: Customized
Photo of Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Himanshu Verma
Standing true to its name, it's a window to what's called a monumental mess. What was once the gem in the Tughlaq city of 14th century, Khirki Village, today, is a conglomeration of dense buildings, along with some strong artistic experimental art practices painted over its walls, amidst the paths of community festivals and strong artistry, led by the organisation- Khoj. While on one side the walk covers the Satpula waterwork dam and Khirki Mosque of late 14th century, on the other site you walk through a maze along with exploring art and graffiti, created as part of the Extension Khirkee festival.\ Mode of Commuting: Walk Meeting Point: Customized Timings: Customized
Photo of Khirki Village, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Himanshu Verma
Sandwiched in the layers of the first cities of Delhi (Lalkot and Mehrauli), the urban village of Lado Sarai offers easy access to built heritage from down the centuries. In recent years (post the sealing drive by the city authorities), it has also become an art hub, with art galleries mushrooming on the main street, along with furniture and carpet stores, and other creative practices. Our Lado Sarai walk starts with a terrace top brunch at the captain’s house, known infamously as Genda Mahal, the house of marigolds (some panoramic views promised). On the walk we discover tombs, some renovated, some crumbling, some encroached. Walk through the lanes of the village – old havelis, wells, the last few pastoral remains (cow sheds & more…), bustling markets… End the walk browsing art and design in the village, and a treat at the locally revered pizzeria cum cheese shop. Is this really Delhi’s SOHO? Mode of Commuting: Walk Meeting Point: Customized Timings: Customized
Photo of Lado Sarai, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Himanshu Verma
Located amidst the ruins of Siri, the second city of Delhi (14th century), Shahpur Jat village is on its way to becoming the next Hauz Khas village, and is already now referred to as ‘the other village’. A familiar trope greets us – amidst ruins from bygone eras, creativity and enterprise is thriving. Low rents, easy availability of artisans and skilled labour, and friendly locals have made this a hub for design practitioners, publishers, NGOs, and now even restaurants. Along with these, our walk will also explore the Ruins of Siri Fort and Tohfe Wala Gumbad in Baradari along with some famous design stores. Mode of Commuting: Walk Meeting Point: Customized Timings: Customized
Photo of Shahpur Jat Village, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Himanshu Verma
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