India is a geographically diverse land that enjoys almost all the physical features and geographical locations, from the monolithic mountains of the Himalayas to the Golden Sands of the Thar Desert, and from the snow-capped mountains to pristine sandy beaches. States of Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Kerala, Goa, Uttaranchal and Tamil Nadu are famous for their exciting attractions and are visited by millions of travellers from all over the world.
Explore Unique Treasures of India on Foot
What is your passion: history, music, arts, nature, culture or cuisine? India is replete with many natural and architectural wonders, which are steeped in history. The surprising fact is that there are many enchanting hidden gems, which are still unknown to many people. One of the best ways to discover the unique facets of India is through the heritage waking tours, which are becoming a hit in India. A walking tour is great way to get a glimpse of history, art and architecture of any city. So put on those walking shoes and explore Incredible India.
Delhi Heritage Walk
Delhi is a vibrant city with a unique blend of history, culture, music and magnificent ancient monuments. The incredible cityhas one of the world’s largest mosques, popular Mughal palaces and grand architectural ruins of British Raj. Delhi heritage walk tour is one of the best ways to explore the rich and cultural heritage of the city, which are not yet on the tourist itinerary.The tours are organized weekly for different destinations according to the monthly schedule.In between, get a taste of the mouthwatering street food of the city and Paranthas (Indian bread made of wheat flour and can be stuffed with several different things) in ParantheWaliGali atChandniChowk.
Agra Heritage Walk
The city ofTaj, Agra has so much to offer to its tourists through its heritage and rich culture.The walking tour starts from the Agra Fort Army Gate and covers many amazing hidden gems such as the Ambedkar Park, Jama Masjid, VaidyaRamduttGali, Mankameshwar Temple, LoharGali,Musician’s Balcony,Radha Krishna Temple, Gurudwara at HaathiGhaat and MehtabBagh.The stunning beauty of these places combined with the fascinating history will simply mesmerize you. The main highlight of the tour is that the tourists can enjoy a private rickshaw ride and get to know about the various facets of the city. The visitors can also dress up in the fancy Indian costumes and take the beautiful photographs to cherish long lasting memories.You will also get a witness the epitome of love known as theTajMahal from the backside by visiting the MehtabBagh complex, which certainly magnetizes you with the stunning view of the ‘White Carved Beauty’ (The Taj) at sunset.
Mumbai Heritage Walk
Mumbai is dotted with many majestic architectural gems that will simply bowl you over.There three kinds of walks available, which are Kala Ghoda Walk (2 hours), Horniman Circle Walk (2 hours) and Combo Fort Walk (3.5 hours).The walking tour of provides a wonderful opportunity to marvel an amazing assortment of historic colonial landmarks and architectural marvels such as the Neo-Gothic public buildings built in the 1860s and 70s, Bombay University Library with its high tower, Gateway of India, iconic TajMahal Hotel, Royal Bombay Yacht Club, Atomic Energy Commission Offices, Regal Cinema, Prince of Wales Museum and lots more.A walk around these famous heritage monuments of Mumbai will help you to get a great insight about the rich Indian history that is simply timeless.
Shimla Heritage Walk
A popular holiday destination, Shimla is not only popular for its verdant valleys and snow-capped peaks but also houses many hidden gems that can only be explored through walking.The walk commences from the Christ Church that passes through many historical and heritage buildings. The walk ends at the building of former Viceregal Lodge (formerly the residence of the British Viceroy of India). No cameras are allowed inside the lodge. Shimla has a lot more to offer than the usual sightseeing places in the form of Christ Church, the Gaiety Theatre, the Bandstand, some heritage hotels, old banks and government offices. These magnificent structures are the great examples of the British Architecture and reveal various interesting stories of the glorious past. You can also opt for the village walks sit just next to the local village people, get to know their tradition, taste their delicious cuisines and listen to their stories. It will be certainly an unforgettable experience for you that will remain engraved in your heart forever.
Mysore Heritage Walk
You will never get to know about the heritage of Mysore until you take a heritage walk. The Mysore heritage walk helps you to understand the history, art and architecture of the city. There are many wonderful gems beyond its grand palace that will certainly captivate your attention. You can get a good insight about the local flavor and color of the city.There are four kinds of tours available, which are Royal Walk, Food Tour, Best of Mysore Walk, Artisans Walk, Market Walk and Night Walk.The walking tour is scheduled every day of the month. The Vintage Mysore tour and Best of Mysore starts in the morning and the Elements Tour starts in the evening.
Next time, if you happen to any one of these above cities, then make sure to save some time to explore the hidden gens of the cities on foot.