Massaqali And The Empress

Tour start at 10:00 hrs
3 hours
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Tour Description

Old Delhi’s greatly diminished boundary wall once had 14 gateways. Each gate was named for the direction it faced, save one. That gate, named after the Sufi saint Hazrat Shah Turkman Bayabani, (Turkman Gate) is the only one that still throbs to the daily rhythms of its neighborhood. In addition to visiting the historical sites (that are already mentioned on the website) Highlights of this walk are: meeting a “bird keeper” in the Turkman Gate area and listening to stories of pigeon fights. 2 Pigeon keeping has a long and rich history in Old Delhi. Pigeon keeping and flying became immensely popular during Mughal rule. When Shahjahan shifted his capital from Agra to Delhi and built Shahjahanabad - the original name of Old Delhi - the tradition got transported. The pigeon became the symbol of the city. No other bird got such importance. Chat with local shopkeepers (as this area is the hub of handicrafts whole sellers): Turkman Gate buzzes with artisanal work of bead sellers—selling all kinds of beads from bones, brass, metals, semi-precious stones, wood, seeds to a glass and ceramics, etc. Followed by storytelling at the Mazar of the only Muslim woman ruler of Delhi Razia Sultan

Meeting Point

Turkman Gate, Delhi


Tour Guide

Theatrical Performance


Personal Expenses



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(Note: Child age will be from 3 yrs upto 12yrs. Beyond 12yrs age, it will be considered as adult)

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