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India Heritage Walk Festival comes to Delhi!
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India Heritage Walk Festival comes to Delhi

If there’s one thing that makes Delhi uniquely Delhi – besides the unbeatable street food, of course – it is its historical richness. From Humayun’s Tomb transporting you back to the Mughal era to Hauz Khas Village building a fairly hip bridge between medieval and modern – every part of the city is rife with stories that have the power to endlessly fascinate you. And while heritage walks in different parts of the country have been happening for some time now, Sahapedia and YES culture have taken it upon themselves to organise a nationwide effort to celebrate India’s heritage through an entire series of heritage walks across the country.

India Heritage Walk Festival is a month-long multi-city event that introduces participants to India’s tangible and intangible heritage, and makes them privy to some of the oldest, most fascinating narratives its vast landscape is home to.

Come February 10, and the festival will find its way to the national capital, with six specially curated walks covering six significant areas. While four walks will have art as their main focus, letting participants explore the cultural history of the region through previously under-represented art forms and aesthetic traditions, two walks will look at the journey of the capital through the lens of two specific areas – Shahjahanabad and Hauz Khas.

Here’s everything you need to know about all six Delhi walks:

1. Walk title: Meandering through Hauz Khas: From Tughluq to Tahiliani
Walk leader: Riya Sarkar
Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Timings: 8:00 am to 10:00 am
Meeting time: 7:45 am
Meeting point: Entrance to Hauz Khas Village and Deer Park, near Lord of the Drinks
Nearest bus/ metro station: Green Park
Language: English
Maximum participants: 25
Photography: Allowed

2. Walk title: Exploring Street Art at Delhi’s First Public Art Colony —Lodhi Art District
Walk leader: Gaurav Raturi
Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Timings: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Meeting time: 9:15 am
Meeting point: Meher Chand Market, Opposite Café Coffee Day
Nearest bus/ metro station: Jorbagh Metro Station
Language: English, Hindi
Maximum participants: 25
Photography: Allowed

3. Walk title: The World Next Door—A Walk Through Khirkee
Walk leader: Radha Mahendru
Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Timings: 11:00 am to 11:45 am
Meeting time: 10:45 am
Meeting point: Sai Baba Temple, at the entrance of Khirkee extension road
Nearest bus/ metro station: Malviya Nagar
Language: English
Photography: Restricted in some places, prior permissions required

4. Walk title: Platform at India Art Fair
Walk leader: Meenakshi Thirukode
Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Timings: 3:15 pm to 04:00 pm
Meeting time: 3:15 pm
Meeting point: Main Information Desk at India Art Fair
Nearest bus/ metro station: Govindpuri Station, Violet Line
Language: English
Photography: Allowed

5. Walk title: Time Travel to Northern Shahjahanabad of the 19th Century
Walk leader: Priya Chauhan
Date: Sunday, February 11, 2018
Timings: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Meeting time: 8:45 am
Meeting point: Gate No. 1, Kashmere Gate Metro Station
Nearest bus/ metro station: Kashmere Gate
Language: English
Photography: Allowed unless stated otherwise by walk leader

6. Walk title: Art Projects at India Art Fair
Walk leader: Tanya Singhal
Date: Sunday, February 11, 2018
Timings: 3:15 pm to 04:00 pm
Meeting time: 3:15 pm
Meeting point: Main Information Desk at India Art Fair
Nearest bus/ metro station: Govindpuri Station, Violet Line
Language: English
Photography: Allowed

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