Special tour for exchange program students :)

An amazing tour of the rain washed medieval ruins of Dilkusha.. with students from various European nations visiting India under an academic exchange programย 

Glimpses : Heritage and Healing at Surajkund

Welcome to the land of โ€œthe rising sunโ€.. the 10th century Sun Temple and reservoir โ€“ 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!

More info: https://adityapathak.net/2019/07/31/surajkund-tour/

The Rising Sun – Heritage & Healing tour at Surajkund

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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

Time: 8:30a.m.-11:30a.m.

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

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The Nirvana Trail ‘Vihara’ – Heritage Tour and Meditative walking

The Nirvana Trail – ‘Vihara’ (‘experiential’ walking) across a lesser known ancient chapter in the story of Delhi!

(Click here for Facebook event link)

In this unique tour weโ€™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 ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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 : โ‚น500 per head.ย 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

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Our Healing and Heritage Tours in News again :)

Our Karavan in news again ๐Ÿ™‚ Special mention about the Heritage, Food and Sound Healing tours! Glad to be featured among some of the novel creative ideas from across the nation!
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Sharing some screenshots from the Dainik Jagran e-Paper!ย 
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PS: Thanks so much Anshu Singh ( Dainik Jagran ) – a very interesting read it is ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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The โ€œJainโ€ Routes โ€“ from ancient Yoginipura to Dhillika

A โ€˜Viharaโ€™ (experiential Heritage walk) and a Sound Healing session at the Jain Sanctuaries of Mehrauli!

Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/322308021827151/

In this unique tour weโ€™ll walk in the spiritually charged neighborhood of Yoginipura, the modern day Mehrauli. Weโ€™ll attempt to experience the serene surroundings and the amazing art work around in a manner how the seekers and seers here did once upon a time! Weโ€™ll discuss about the Jain school of thought and understand how it runs as a common binding thread as Delhi flips pages from the ancient through the Sultanate, Mughal and even the British and contemporary chapters of its life!

Weโ€™ll visit a blessed sanctum of peace, wisdom and spiritual energy; take a tranquil trek up a hillock to witness the grand idol of an enlightened master; listen to stories and historical trivia associated with the โ€œJainโ€ aspects of Delhi; and, to welcome the New Year ahead with a new vision, weโ€™ll take a dip into our own Zen with a quick Sound Healing and Meditation session under the sky ๐Ÿ™‚
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More Info related to the tour:
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โ€“ Places covered: Dada Baadi Jain Temple + Ahinsa Sthal, Mehrauli

โ€“ Walk leader and Sound healing session moderator : Aditya Pathak

โ€“ Date & Day: 30th December 2018, Sunday

โ€“ Timings : 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

โ€“ Meeting Point : Main gate near Qutub Minar Metro Station Parking

โ€“ Meeting Point Map Location: https://goo.gl/maps/deFcqCorj9r

โ€“ Parking is available at the Qutub Minar Metro Station Parking Lot

โ€“ Charges : โ‚น400 per head

โ€“ Total Walking Distance: around 2.5 km (Moderate Terrain)

โ€“ For further queries reach out to Asif at 9818278665

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Things to Note:
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โ€“ Temple rule 1: Before entering both the destinations, footwear is required to be deposited at the counters provided for the purpose

โ€“ Temple rule 2: Leather goods, e.g. purse, wallet, belt, shoes, bags etc. are prohibited inside the main shrines

โ€“ Meditation Guidance 1: Weโ€™ll be sitting on green grass under the sky! Please carry sheets or Yoga mats etc if you feel the need

โ€“ Meditation Guidance 2: Some phases of the Meditation session require us to close our eyes. It helps if you have something like a scarf etc available to use as a blindfold for the same

“Khidki se Dilli” – Exploring the lesser-known trail

Saket, which is now synonymous with glitzy malls, global brands, and a swankier lifestyle, was once dotted by beautiful medieval structures stretching from the Qutub to Chirag Delhi, comprising of the fourth city of Delhi – “Jahanpanah”.

Delhi Karavan will take you to the unknown alleys of the Khirki Village, where the Khirki Masjid, ‘The Window Mosque’ still stands tall amidst a crowd of urbanity, like a breath of fresh air! The next stop would be Sheikh Yusuf Katal Tomb. Still off the usual heritage circuit, this 16th century Lodhi era tomb is hidden away and even difficult to locate on Google. We shall further move to the Satpula Dam, the seven arched waterways of the medieval period, showing the excellent canal system that existed during the Tughlaq’s Sultanate. Experience with us the aesthetic beauty of symmetry of these structures, the multitude of domes and the peace which surrounds the otherwise busy streets and traffic of the posh locales of South Delhi.

If time and logistics permit, we shall also attempt to visit the nearby Dargah of Chiragh e Dehlvi.

Places to be covered:

*Shaykh Usman Saiyah Tomb
* Khirki Masjid
* Sheikh Yusuf Katal Tomb
* Satpula
* Dargah of Roshan E Chirag Dehlvi (if time permits)

Total walking 3.5km

DAY, DATE & TIME: Sunday, 16th Dec, 2018, 9am to 12 noon
MEETING POINT: Main entrance of Select City Walk Mall

Language: Hindustani (Hindi)Urdu)

CHARGES: Rs. 300 per person

In case of any dikkat, please call us at 9818278665.

ESSENTIALS TO CARRY/WEAR:
1) Dress comfortably but conservatively keeping in mind the local religious sentiments because, if time permits, we may visit Chiragh Dilli Dargah . No shorts and skirts allowed. Also, please carry something to cover your head if you wish to go to the dargah
2) A bottle of water.

HOW TO REACH:
Nearest metro station is Malviya Nagar. A quick auto rickshaw ride from there will get you to the meeting point.
Please note that parking of vehicles might pose an issue as there’s no public parking space available (except for that of the malls), please consider the same in case you’re driving down.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/213137589612782/

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