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Sun, 14 Jul


Turkman Gate

Purane Sheher Mein Kabootarbazi se Ishqbaazi

Explore the old city within the old city, where you can witness the traditional art of kabootarbazi (pigeon flying) and discover exquisite calligraphy and visit a community library that houses 200-year-old manuscripts.

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Purane Sheher Mein Kabootarbazi se Ishqbaazi
Purane Sheher Mein Kabootarbazi se Ishqbaazi

Time & Location

14 Jul 2024, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm IST

Turkman Gate, Turkman Gate, Near Haj Manzil


About the event


Join us for a special summer heritage walk centered around the captivating tradition of Kabootarbazi. This walk, curated for enthusiasts and led by Tokeer Ahmed, will take you through the bylanes and monuments of the pre-Mughal era. This unique walk-cum-bethak promises an enriching journey through history, culture, and tradition.

About the Walk

The theme of this walk is the pre-Shahjahanabad period, offering a deep dive into the culture, food, and people of the era. Highlights include:

Kabootarbazi Tradition: Learn about the ancient art of Kabootarbazi, including its history, techniques, and cultural significance in Delhi.

Pre-Mughal Era Monument: Razia Sultan's Mazar, Kalan Mosque, Hazrat Shah-turkman bayabani Dargah, Hazrat Shah Wali Ullah Library, etc

Historical Insights: Explore valuable ancient manuscripts.

Literary Treasures: Visit a collection of over 23,000 hand-written and printed books.

Authentic Experiences: Walk through the narrowest lanes of the Walled City and learn to speak like a true-blue Dilliwala with a Purani Dilli accent.

Personalized Souvenirs: Receive a complimentary nameplate with your name in ancient calligraphy by our calligrapher.

Special Interaction

Engage in an interactive discussion on Kabootarbaz and our Qissa Go.

Walk Details

Meeting Point: Turkman Gate, Old Delhi ( near Ram Leela ground or Haj Manzil ), Nearest Metro Station- Delhi Gate, Exit from Gate No. 3/ Chawri Bazar

Duration: 2-3 hours

Recommendations: Please wear slippers (avoid shoes), bring a water bottle, and females should carry a scarf to cover their heads. As we will be visiting the dargah of one of the earliest saints who arrived in Delhi, we request that you do not wear shorts, in accordance with local customs.

Ticket Inclusions

Traditional refreshments of Bakarkhani and Kheer.

Qissa Go

Tokeer Ahmed is a Corporate Leader whose passion for Delhi's rich heritage is an integral part of his identity. He proudly declares, 'Meri Rag Rag me Dilli Daudti hai' (Delhi runs in my veins), symbolizing his profound connection to the city. As a representative of the Qissa Go (Story Teller) Community within Purani Dilli Walo Ki Baatein, Tokeer is not only a corporate professional but also a heritage enthusiast. His knowledge spans Mughal history, art, architecture, and politics, making him an advocate for Delhi's cultural legacy. With him as your guide, you'll delve deep into Delhi's history, uncovering hidden stories and experiencing the city's heritage in a unique and captivating way.


Tales of City is a cultural ecosystem and community hub that passionately promotes, curates, and celebrates local heritage, art, and storytelling experiences and Indian Ethos.

ToC is a captivating micro-tourism platform designed to transform the way we explore new destinations. With Tales of City, you can embark on a seamless and immersive journey that delves deep into the heart of each city's culture, history, and hidden gems. Through curated local experiences and personalized recommendations, the platform offers an authentic and unforgettable travel experience. Get ready to be enchanted by interactive storytelling, connect with fellow travelers, and discover unique recommendations that will make your journey truly remarkable. Tales of City opens up a world of possibilities, allowing you to explore cities in a whole new way and create memories that will last a lifetime. Are you ready to embark on your next adventure with Tales of City?


For more information and bookings, contact us at: 8882098891 (WhatsApp call or message only).

Join us for this unforgettable journey through the history, culture, and tradition of Delhi's pre-Mughal era! Best!

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