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Nizamuddin Basti Walk – a 700 year old neighbourhood

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Explore Delhi’s oldest continuously inhabited neighbourhood including the marvellous Humayun’s tomb, Nizamuddin Dargah, and tombs of legendary poets – Khusro, Ghalib, and Rahim!

Located in the heart of New Delhi, the vibrant Nizamuddin area is an unexplored gem despite being home to some of the best monuments and living heritage of the city. This ancient settlement originated in the 13th century when Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya – Delhi’s most prominent Sufi Saint, came to live here. His prolific legacy ensured that Delhi’s finest poets (Khusro, Ghalib, Rahim), and even Kings (Humayun), wished to be laid to rest in his proximity. Join us as we explore this fantastic tales of these legends while walking through their magnificent resting places, and experience the impact of their work in the living traditions of the neighbourhood and the lives of its inhabitants 🙂

Walk Highlights

Humayun’s tomb – the inspiration for the Taj Mahal

Nizamuddin Dargah – drawing 5,000+ devotees everyday

A beautiful stepwell in the Dargah complex – only remnant of Nizamuddin Auliya’s times

Poetry and works of Khusro, Ghalib, Rahim at their tombs

Fascinating old alleyways of Nizamuddin Basti

Included

Entry Charges, The prices are exclusive of 5% GST

Traditional snacks in a heritage food joint

Delhi’s heritage, India, and English

Storyteller well versed

Price Breakp

Group Price -> INR 2000 Per Person

Private Price -> Additional INR 2500 (for the whole group) + Group Price

+5% GST

Itinerary

Starting pointTomb of Abdul Rahim Khane Khana

Ending pointHumayun’s tomb

Explore Delhi’s oldest continuously inhabited neighbourhood including the marvellous Humayun’s tomb, Nizamuddin Dargah, and tombs of legendary poets – Khusro, Ghalib, and Rahim!

Located in the heart of New Delhi, the vibrant Nizamuddin area is an unexplored gem despite being home to some of the best monuments and living heritage of the city. This ancient settlement originated in the 13th century when Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya – Delhi’s most prominent Sufi Saint, came to live here. His prolific legacy ensured that Delhi’s finest poets (Khusro, Ghalib, Rahim), and even Kings (Humayun), wished to be laid to rest in his proximity. Join us as we explore this fantastic tales of these legends while walking through their magnificent resting places, and experience the impact of their work in the living traditions of the neighbourhood and the lives of its inhabitants 🙂

Walk Highlights

Humayun’s tomb – the inspiration for the Taj Mahal

Nizamuddin Dargah – drawing 5,000+ devotees everyday

A beautiful stepwell in the Dargah complex – only remnant of Nizamuddin Auliya’s times

Poetry and works of Khusro, Ghalib, Rahim at their tombs

Fascinating old alleyways of Nizamuddin Basti

Included

Entry Charges, The prices are exclusive of 5% GST

Traditional snacks in a heritage food joint

Delhi’s heritage, India, and English

Storyteller well versed

Itinerary

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Reviews

Great day in Delhi with Roobaroo

We had a great day in Delhi with Roobaroo walks. We asked them specifically to take us to the Mehrauli ruins and they promptly researched the area and constructed a fascinating tour through it which enhanced our historical understanding and appreciation of the site. Plus, Roobaroo always has the best stories! Afterwards, Aayush took me to the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Sikh temple, and showed me around with deep knowledge and sensitivity. Helping out in the Gurudwara kitchen after eating lunch with the community was one of the highlights of my trip :-).

Fantastic Private Walk in Qutub Minar and Mehrauli Archaeological Park

We had a great walk with our storyteller Akansha – who had done all the research to curate this walk. It was a really lovely walk through the oldest part of Delhi. And the Roobaroo team is very well organised so everything went off very smoothly.

Great day in Delhi with Roobaroo

We had a great day in Delhi with Roobaroo walks. We asked them specifically to take us to the Mehrauli ruins and they promptly researched the area and constructed a fascinating tour through it which enhanced our historical understanding and appreciation of the site. Plus, Roobaroo always has the best stories! Afterwards, Aayush took me to the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Sikh temple, and showed me around with deep knowledge and sensitivity. Helping out in the Gurudwara kitchen after eating lunch with the community was one of the highlights of my trip :-).

Fantastic Private Walk in Qutub Minar and Mehrauli Archaeological Park

We had a great walk with our storyteller Akansha – who had done all the research to curate this walk. It was a really lovely walk through the oldest part of Delhi. And the Roobaroo team is very well organised so everything went off very smoothly.

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