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: Stops Hostel, New Delhi
Distance Covered: 9.3km
Duration: 3 hours
Scheduled for days: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Price: Rs. 600 (Residents)
Rs. 800 (Non- Residents)
(Including transportation, monument entry, guide fee and tea.)
What to carry: Walking shoes
Nazar Suraksha Kavach
How to get there:
Nearest metro station- Delhi Gate Metro Station on the Violet Line
Nearest bus stop- Delhi Gate Bus Station
The hostel is a minute away from the metro station and the bus stop.