City of Mysticism

799.00 4 hours

“Djjins and bats in a fort of gore,  a bloody gate and a lot more. So hush little traveler, be a little scared, things won’t be  alright. Spine chilling, very scary , better keep the lights on at night”. Yes,  the time has come to take a walk through  the uncanny forts and  wake up the Dare-devil inside you!

Named as ‘The City of Djinns’ by famous English poet William Danrymple, Delhi has plenty of haunted spots and horrifying tales that are not for the faint of heart.

The walk begins at the fortress of the third dynasty that ruled parts of the Indian subcontinent from Delhi- the Tughlaq dynasty. Over the years, the citadel has witnessed numerous murders, massacres, suicides, supernatural rituals and illegal exorcism sessions (only on Thursdays though). The cells of this fortress are believed to house Djinns of the seven mystic brothers who died here.

Next stop on the walk is one of the fourteen gates that stood over the walled city of Delhi. This gate witnessed the gruesome murder of three Mughal princes by the British Captain William Hodson, after the Revolt of 1857. Their bodies were later suspended from the gate to create fear among the rebels.

This walk also covers a cursed fortress, the story of the three main Gods of Hinduism, the trendiest cult Tantra and the shrine of a Sufi saint, who generated his powers through earthen pots.

 

Meeting Point : goStops Delhi

Distance Covered : 9.3km

Duration : 3 hours

Scheduled Days : Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

Time : 4 PM

Price : FREE (Residents)

INR 799 (Non- Residents)

(Including transportation, monument entry, guide fee and tea.)

What to carry : Walking shoes

Water

How to get there :

Full Address : 4/23-B, Asaf Ali Road, Daryaganj, Delhi

Nearest Metro Station : Delhi Gate Metro Station(Gate #3) on the Violet Line

Nearest Bus Stop : Delhi Gate Bus Station

The hostel is right in front of the metro station and a minute away from the bus stop.

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