Atishi launches new edition of Delhi Heritage Walk
To promote tourism in the national capital, the new edition of Heritage Walk was launched by Tourism Minister Atishi at Hauz Khas Fort on Saturday.
The tourism department will conduct heritage walks on six circuits across the city every weekend between 6.30 am to 9.30 am for tourists to explore the city. It will also include walking tours of New Delhi as well as Old Delhi areas. These heritage walks will be organized on Saturdays and Sundays so that maximum number of people can take advantage of it.
The walking tour at Hauz Khas Fort begins at 8 am and covers important aspects of the city’s history such as the education system during Firoz Shah Tughlaq, his tomb and architecture and the achievements of this time in the Tughlaq dynasty.
While walking around the fort along with other history enthusiasts and heritage walkers, Atishi said, “The Delhi government, under the leadership of CM Arvind Kejriwal, is focused on developing the national capital as a ‘tourism capital’. Heritage walks are one of the most popular ways to explore the richness of any city, and Delhi being the oldest has a lot to offer to history enthusiasts and tourists alike. To provide a fully immersive experience, these walks across the city will be fully guided by licensed guides appointed by the Department of Tourism.
There are six walks run by the Delhi Tourism and Transport Development Corporation – Dekho Apna CP, Dilli Ka Dil Dekho (Central Delhi near Kartavya Path), Heritage Walk in Shahjahanabad, Food Walk, Heritage Walk in Hauz Khas and Heritage Walk in Qutub Minar and Mehrauli Archaeological Park.
Each walk will be conducted by a walk conductor or guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.