Heritage walks and cycle tours and not new in Delhi. Exploring iconic haunts like Chawri Bazaar and listening to age-old stories while walking down lanes as old as time, is enriching. In an unusual twist of events, Delhi will soon start walking tours across haunted monuments in the capital. Imagine holding a torch as you listen to the spooky origin story about the bhoot bangla in front of you in the night. Horror fans, this could be a walk you definitely want to sign up for.
Horror Fans, Go On Haunted Walks Across Delhi Monuments
Sssshhhhhh…. koi hai! You never know, you may feel the presence of a spirit in a haunted monument in the capital. Delhi will launch heritage walks to haunted monuments. Delhi Tourism Department shall commence the walking tours on a pilot basis at Tughlaqabad Fort, Bhuli Bhatiyari ka Mahal, Feroz Shah Kotla and Malcha Mahal. Around 6 ghost walks will be conducted at each monument every day.
An official revealed to TOI that the haunted walk shall span 2 to 3 hours. What elevates the experience is the presence of a storyteller, walk conductor, registered tour guide or historian. This individual shall narrate haunted stories about the eerie monument — that over the years has left Delhiites curious and even given them shivers down their spines. The storyteller will also introduce walkers to the history of both Delhi and the monument in front of them. One tourism department official will also join in.
At ₹1000 per person, you will be picked up from the designated pick-up point. The 1.5 km to 2 km walk will start close to the haunted monument. While this project is currently started on a pilot basis, horror fans can soon book their walks on ‘Dekho Meri DILLI’ app and at delhitourism.gov.in. The tourism department conducts these walks between 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. The ticket price includes the tour guide, a torch, water bottle, seasonal fruit, muffin, band, badge, cap, stick and a jute bag with ‘haunted walk’ written on it.
Horror fans, are you excited to sign up for this spooky walk and see the darker side of Delhi’s heritage monuments?
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