New Delhi of The British : Delhi

499.00 3 hours

A splendid walk through British History! Hop into  a tuk tuk , zip through the Lutyen’s architecture, and stuff  yourself with the blessings and the Langar at the Bangla Sahib Gurudwara.

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We go through Rajpath to explore the grand Lutyens` Delhi, which was named after the British architect Edwin Lutyens. It is that part of Delhi which was rebuilt when the British capital of India moved from Calcutta to Delhi to show the never ending hold of British over India.

This walk starts at India Gate, a war memorial for the Indian soldiers who died fighting for the British Army during the First World War and the Afghan War, and the Parliament House. It also covers the strategically positioned Rashtrapati Bhawan, which was the Viceroy`s House under the British Rule. This complex was positioned in a manner which enabled the British to maintain control over the Hindus at Old Fort, the Muslims in Old Delhi and finally control the trade at Connaught Place. Connaught Place was constructed with the motive of replacing the old trading hub, Chandni Chowk, with a new one.

This walk also covers a prominent Sikh Gurudwara where the origin and teachings of Sikhism are discussed. Then we move on to a slightly haunted step well that dates back to the days of Mahabharata. Rumour has it that due to negligence, the water of the step well turned dark and caused hallucinations that forced the drinker to jump into the step well and die.
Meeting Point: Stops Hostel, Delhi

Distance Covered: 9.2km

Duration: 3 hours

Scheduled for days: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays

Time: 10:30am

Price: Rs. 500 (Resident)

Rs. 700 (Non-Resident)

(Transportation, guide fee and tea)

What to carry: Comfortable shoes

Water bottle

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