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Free Walk in a hidden Old Delhi Gem, in a Mughal Era Garden

Your Guru: Brahm prakash
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  • New Delhi
  • Available in English
  • 2h and 30min

About the Guru

A local well versed with the history and the culture of my city. It shall be a pleasure for me to assist those who wish to explore and understand India.

A local well versed with the history and the culture of my city. It shall be a pleasure for me to assist those who wish to explore and understand India.

About the Tour

Free walk in a hidden gem of Old Delhi, In a "Mughal era Garden" in the antique Old Delhi. Beat the maddening crowds of typical Old Delhi spots and rather get refreshed among the lush greenery of this heritage park. This is the best way of knowing Old Delhi's rich history, since you can listen to the guide's narration with calm. Once you are outside the park, the walking no more remains a pleasurable experience as the madening crowds, traffic and hustles plays th spoilsport.

Meet our guide outside "Gate no 5" of "Kashmere Gate " Metro Station, & we start walking towards the Mughal heritage park and it takes only 5 minutes walking. Enter into this mesmerising park, It's a beauty and no one could have ever imagined that a garden with 20 acres of space can house such a vast variety of flowers, birds, a private mosque and a majestic ruined gateway.
Our guide will explain the history of these important ruined monuments and about the illustrous "Mughal dynasty" that built those ancient marvels.
Built way back in 1748, the garden is named after Qudsia Begum, a Mughal queen and wife of emperor Muhammad Shah Rangeela. The king and queen laid the foundation of the palace with mosques, a grand entrance, waterfalls and fruit and flowerbeds. There are sky high palm trees, squirrels, peacocks and fancy pillars all setup in Persian Charbagh style.

Much of the Mughal splendour got destroyed badly during the freedom war of 1857 due to which only worn out pieces of the mosque remain. The walls have lost its color, the plaster keeps coming off, the gates to the mosque are dilapidated. But the green ambience and tall ruins are still captivating especially to a history buff. 


At the end of the walk, Those who want to explore more, they can go with the guide to "Old Delhi" by hiring a TUK TUK. "Old Delhi" is just 15 minutes away via a Tuk Tuk ride costing INR 150 only.
To conclude the guide shall drop the guests at a nearest Metro train station

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: Meet the Walk Leader outside the Gate no 5 of "Kashmere Gate" Metro Station

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are not accepted.
Minimum of attendees:
A minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is not suitable for pets.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

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Peter
19 Jul 2022 Minnesota City
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Travelled alone - Jul 2022

Totally away from the maddening crowds and traffic of Old Delhi, i experienced another Old delhi in the lap of mother nature, among chirping fo birds and blossoming flowers. The guide was a native of Old Delhi so he took us to a hidden "Mughal" garden of old delhi with tall ruins and green landscape. so much of history i learnt over there. Old delhi is not about trampling unruly crowds, beggars and nagging rickshaw pullers. Come and see yourself there is a green calmer side also of Old Delhi. You are astonishing Mr Brahm!

Response from Brahm prakash
Hello Peter I am happy that I was able to match your expectations. Great to hear that you have liked your tour. Best regards
Rachel
11 Jul 2022 Los Angeles
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Travelled alone - Jul 2022

discovered a hidden green paradise and that too in the crowded Old Delhi, actually the guide didnot take the usual market area of Old Delhi, instead he took me to a muhgal era garden full off lush greenery and birds. Tall ruins inside the park were laden with a lot of history. I fell in love with the place and with the guide also. Both the place and the guide's personality was captivating....

Response from Brahm prakash
Dear Rachel It was a pleasure too, thanks for your kind review
Claire
04 May 2022 Warsaw
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Travelled alone - May 2022

Akshardham temple complex was breathtaking, amazing feat of engineering. it was a pleasure to walk with guide Mr Brahm . also the bicycle rickshaw ride into a nearby traditional and bustling neighbourhodd was amazing. glittering bazaars and shops were amazing

Response from Brahm prakash
Dear Claire You were such an astonishing walk companion too, it was indeed a pleasure tobwalkbwithbyou and share with you the heritage of the spot. Also it was heartening to see you jumping with joy while having the rickshaw ride into the nearby neighbourhood Hope to see you again Brahm
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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!