KUCHA , KATRA AUR HAVELI

Tour Information:

Starting : Sri digambarjainlalmandir

Sites: KDariba , Haveli Khanzchi , Katraneel , Katraashrafi , Haveli Haidurquli, Galiqasimjaan , Mirzaghalibkihaveli , Rickshaw ride

Time Duration: 4 hours

Who all can join in?: ALL are welcome with a mind of an explorer

What to wear: 1) comfortable shoes and clothes
2) Avoid wearing Short clothes

Cost :

INR 2200/ Person + GST

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“Yeh shehar nahi mehfil hai “(Its not a city, but a gathering)-The statement captures the true spirit of the city. A gathering - people helping, people bitching, people slapping, people hugging, people abusing, people loving.

Once, it was a land of galis (lanes) and kuchas (residential alleys usually inhabited by people having the same occupation). But little remains of Purani Dehli’s canals and tree-lined passageways bespeaking the Mughal era. Windowless hovels and dangling power cables fit the modern description of Old Delhi, aka Shahjahanabad. Its neighborhoods retain almost nothing of their original character.

Chandni Chowk is the smallest parliamentary constituency of the world’s largest democracy. In its many lanes, galis and katras and kuchas , we find remains of India’s past , the roots of India’s culture and the essence of what is known as the Ganga –jamuni tezeeb. Chandni chowk as it had existed a couple of hundred years ago , was a street made of bazaars with a row of banyan trees down the centre , with the silver ribbon of the flowing canal flanked by a wide platform where people sat and conversed. Horse driven carriages, palanquins and sometimes elephants passed through the street.

Kucha: a zone with houses whose owners shared some common attribute, usually their occupation. Hence the names Maliwara, the gardeners&; neighborhood and Ballimaran, the oarsmen’s neighborhood.

Katra: refers to a separate wing of tradesmen and craftsmen belonging to the same trade. They usually lived and worked together. It is a system similar to the guild housing in Amsterdam.

Haveli: A mansion. A normal haveli would have a big courtyard (atrium) surrounded on four sides by spacious rooms and often another walled courtyard around the exterior as well. One of the largest preserved havelis in the area is the Chunnamal haveli.

Sites :Kucha Mahajani , kucha Paatiram , Katra Neel , Katra Asharfi , Ghee katra , Khazanchi ki Haveli , , Mirza ghalib ki Haveli , Haveli Begum Samroo,  Batashe Wali (gali) , Chamrewali Gali , Gali Qasim jaan ,

Services

Special Services

SPECIAL SERVICES BY WALKATHON : One can enjoy the finest treatment with the premium dedicated  assistance services. For families with children, elderly passengers and wheelchair passengers we also offer assistance services for wheelchair during the city tour.
Penance to Ancestors: The said ritual in unique to Hinduism where people pay respect, homage to their ancestors and pray that the soul of their ancestors lives in peace. The said ritual is sacred one for Hindus as many scriptures say its the pious duty of generations in Hindu  families to penance to ancestors regularly  in proper ritual style at following places

  • Kurukshetra
  • Haridawar

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