Friday, December 13, 2013

Yeh Hai Dilli!

Here are some quick facts about the capital city of India, Delhi:

a) One of the oldest cities in the world.

b) It was formed in 1000 BC.

c) Became the capital of India on February 10, 1931.

d) Was designed by the British architect, Lutyens.

e) Houses more than 25 active art galleries.

f) Three of the UNESCO world heritage sites are located here – The Red fort, The Qutb Complex and the Humayun tomb

g) Comprises of Old and New Delhi.

I came across some interesting heritage walks conducted in Delhi and these are on my ‘to be experienced’ list when I visit the city, next time:

a) Walks in Delhi conducted by India Habitat Centre,

b) Walking tours by Delhi Heritage walks, they conduct customized tours too,

c) Heritage walks with Surekha Narain,

d) INTACH Walks organized by The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage, the fee for these walks is very nominal,

“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

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