Date of Post : 05 Aug, 2017
The Delhi Metro, in association with an agency specialized in organizing Heritage Walks (Delhi Walks) is starting an initiative from today, as part of which custom designed special ‘walks’ will be arranged in the old Delhi areas for tourists and heritage enthusiasts, to give them a detailed view of the rich and diverse cultural and historical heritage of many old Delhi landmarks.
The inaugural walk today will be titled ‘An Empire’s Tale through the Blooming Red’. As part of this pilot project, a total of eight such walks with different themes will be arranged on all weekends of the month of August. Bookings can be made by calling on the number 9899692790 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For this project, DMRC has tied up with Delhi Walks, which specializes in organizing specially curated walks for visitors to various locations of historical importance across the country. As part of the ‘Heritage Walk’ series, the visitors will assemble at different Metro stations of old Delhi and then proceed for the ‘walks’ accompanied by trained guides.
Delhi Metro has opened its ITO – Kashmere Gate section on 28th May this year. The corridor passes through various historical landmarks such as Delhi Gate, Jama Masjid and Red Fort. On this section, efforts have been made to portray the rich culture of the area through photographs, artworks, installations etc at all the stations. A portion of the Yellow Line also passes through old Delhi areas such as Chawri Bazar & Chandni Chowk.
In order to portray the rich culture of the city, DMRC has installed artworks, exhibitions etc at many stations across the city. This initiative is also an attempt by DMRC to take the city’s heritage closer to the people.
The calendar of the ‘Heritage Walk’ series is as follows: