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Heritage Walk in Shahjahanabad, Sunday, 26th November 2017

We are delighted to invite you to our next event – a heritage walk to explore Shahjahanabad in Old Delhi on Sunday, 26 November 2017.

Through the walk we will discover the unique urban pattern, architecture, landmarks and important historical events associated with the ancient Mughal city. Walking through the various lanes, ‘Galis’, ‘Katras’ and ‘Kuchas’, we will see the Jain Lal Mandir, Guradwara Sisganj, Sunehri Masjid and the Indraprastha School from the outside. We will also visit the inside of Haveli Khazanchi, old St Stephen’s College Haveli, Digambar Jain Meru Mandir and the Jama Masjid. Our walk will end at Haveli Dharampura, an old haveli which has been beautifully restored where a lunch especially curated for OCSI members featuring delicacies from Purani Dilli awaits us. The lunch is being offered to us at discounted price of only Rs. 1200-00 plus taxes (per person).

The heritage walk will be led by historian, Swapna Liddle who is the author of Delhi: 14 Historic Walks and Chandni Chowk: The Mughal City of Old Delhi, and  is the Convenor of the Delhi Chapter of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH).

Meeting Point: We will meet outside the Digambar Lal Jain Mandir at 9.45 am. (https://www.google.co.in/maps/place/Shri+Digambar+Jain+Lal+Mandir/@28.6557236,77.2339061,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x390cfd1c426422db:0x8ab66bd786caba45!8m2!3d28.6557189!4d77.2360948?hl=en)

Time and Duration: The walk will start at 10.00 am sharp and will be for around 1.5-2 hours.

Charges: There is a charge of Rs. 300 per camera carried into the Jama Masjid.

Essential Information: Please wear comfortable walking shoes and carry water. Please be modestly dressed as we will be going inside religious places.

Registration: The walk is open to OCSI members and their spouses/partners. Prior registration is mandatory as there are limited number of places. Please register by emailing Neha Goyal by Friday, 24 November 2017 at neha.goyal82@gmail.com.

Looking forward to seeing you all.

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