An amazing tour of the rain washed medieval ruins of Dilkusha.. with students from various European nations visiting India under an academic exchange program
Welcome to the land of “the rising sun”.. the 10th century Sun Temple and reservoir – Surajkund ..located amidst the tranquil surroundings of Aravalis! In this tour we will discuss about the evolution of this neighborhood since the ancient till the modern times, the architectural style found here and other significant chapters in the history of Delhi. We will also together experience a unique energy healing and musical meditation session while wandering amidst the relics of an ancient Sun Temple!
We highly encourage you to bring kids and other kin along for this beautiful journey 🙂 It might rain, making it double the fun.. please dress accordingly and carry along an umbrella if you like. Some meditation activities might involve touching and feeling rocks, trees, soil etc. (optional). Please carry along hand sanitiser, if needed. It’s a longish trail and food might not be available at the venue. Feel free to carry along some snacks and typical picnic food.
The terrain is mostly easy. The ascend to the temple and the descend to the reservoir includes some stairs and stone blocks to be manoeuvred.
Walk leader : Aditya Pathak
Event Fee*: Rs.500 per individual
Inclusions: Venue Ticket** (Indian) + Heritage Walk + Meditation/Healing Session
*Note1: the event is FREE for kids below 15 years in age when accompanied by adults – up to a max of 2 kids with 1 adult
**Note2: Foreign nationals will need to bear the entry tickets themselves (Non Indian entry tickets – Rs.300 per head)
Date: Sunday, 4th Aug 2019
Meeting Point: Surajkund Lake Gate/Ticket Counter – Map: https://goo.gl/maps/vva2kwp43rAHcaQK7
Parking: Available near the meeting point
Nearest Metro Station: Badarpur Border (approx. 7.5 km from the venue)
for any queries : 9818278665
Glimpses from the recent tour 🙂 The Nirvana Trail – ‘Vihara’ (‘experiential’ walking) across a lesser known ancient chapter in the story of Delhi!
The Nirvana Trail – ‘Vihara’ (‘experiential’ walking) across a lesser known ancient chapter in the story of Delhi!
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In this unique tour we’ll walk in the spiritually charged neighborhood of Yoginipura, the modern day Mehrauli. We’ll experience the serene surroundings and the associated stories and amazing art work around. We’ll explore some lesser known places related to the Jain and Buddhist faiths and understand how these schools of thought brought about a ‘renaissance’ and “the first Indian rebellion” in early medieval times.
We’ll also discuss about the ‘Jain’ aspects of Delhi’s history that run across the times as a common binding thread as Delhi flipped pages from the ancient through the Sultanate, Mughal and even the British and contemporary chapters of its life!
Together, we’ll visit a blessed sanctum of peace and harmony; take a tranquil trek among the greens and up a hillock to witness grand idols of an enlightened masters; listen to stories and historical trivia; and take a dip into our own Creativity and Zen with a healing and liberating activity under the sky 🙂
More Info related to the tour:
– Places covered: Dadabadi Temple + Asoka Mission (if open) + Ahinsa Sthal
– Walk leader: Aditya Pathak
– Date & Day: 14th July 2019, Sunday
– Walk Timings : 7:15 am to 10:00 am
– Language: English & Hindi
– Meeting Time and location: Let’s gather at the Main gate near Qutub Minar Metro Station Parking, between 7:15am-7:25am
– Meeting Point Map Location: https://goo.gl/maps/deFcqCorj9r
– Parking is available at the Qutub Minar Metro Station Parking Lot
– Charges : ₹500 per head. To be paid after the event, on the spot.
– Payment Modes: Cash/Paytm/UPI
– Total Walking Distance: around 2.5 km (moderate terrain)
– For further queries reach out to Asif at 9818278665
Things to Note:
1. Footwear is required to be deposited at the gates before entering Dadabadi temple and Ahinsa Sthal
2: Leather goods, e.g. purse, wallet, belt, shoes, bags etc. are prohibited inside the Dadabadi temple and Ahinsa Sthal
3. Wear comfortable footwear and please carry ample drinking water and something to munch along, since its a slightly longish trail