Food And Heritage Walk of Chandni Chowk
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The aim of the SeekSherpa heritage walk of Old Delhi and Chandni Chowk is to make travellers experience the cultural heart of India, Chandni Chowk. On this Old Delhi heritage walk one is bound to find a distinct cultural location every 10 meters. One goes through the largest wholesale market in India, passes religious sites, historical monuments, cultural epicenters and food joints that ace delicacies like Dahi Bhalla, Aalo Tikki, Kuhladd Lassi, Jalebi, Paranthas and sumptuous Mughlai food.
The SeekSherpa Chandni Chowk heritage walk begins at the central point of the city, Red Fort. The backdrop of the tour is laid by the Sherpa at the square right in front of the fort so that subsequent experiences on the tour can be put by travelers in context.
You then embark on a religious immersion walk for about 300 meters where you will cross the religious institutions of Jains, Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims, and Christians all adjacent to each other representing India's religious harmony. Following a rich debate you will move on to the famous Paranthewaali Galli and Natraj Dahi Bhallewala to try out their fried paranthas, aloo tikki, and dahi bhalle.
You will then explore 2 prominent old-school Havelis in the region, one a poet's refuge and the other the largest Haveli of Old Delhi. Meandering through the lanes you will finally reach the Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque, and you will climb up to one of the minarets to get a bird's eye view of Old Delhi on this Old Delhi Heritage Walk. The tour culminates with some much needed Pet Pooja (A ceremony for the stomach!) as you devour renowned Mughlai cuisine. Thank you for your time and patience on this SeekSherpa Old Delhi Heritage Walk!
The tour is suited for people of all age groups and fields. Its a treat for photographers, history lovers, foodies and the renegades who wish to do Chandni Chowk unconventionally.
- People in sleeveless clothes and shorts are not allowed inside Jama Masjid. The Masjid also doesnt allow women inside after sunset. The Minaret at the Masjid closes sometime before the sunset. Equally good food for vegetarians and non vegetarians at the Matia Mahal street. Galib ki Haveli is only open till 6 PM.
- The travelers are advised to carry approximately INR 600 for the tour if they plan on trying all the delicacies. If a traveler wants to carry a professional camera/mobile phone camera inside Jama Masjid, then its a INR 300 charge that the authorities levy.
- Sherpa Fee
Who is he?
He is pursuing my bachelors in English Literature from Hindu College, University of Delhi. Being an army man's son, he has lived in more than 8 cities and brought the myriad cultural knowledge to the fore during his Old Delhi walks.
Nothing is better than travelling with a history lover and foodie who does it the untold way.
Languages spoken by Sherpa
English and Hindi.