‘Heritage Walks in August 2014’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

chandni chowk august 2014 053 580 30A view from Chandni Chowk, Delhi on a Sunday morning.

August is a good month for joining the Heritage Walks. Ofcourse it could be hot and humid but who knows you may have a cool and cloudy day!

Take a look at some of the Heritage Walks schdeuled for the second fortnight of August in some major cities.

PUNE HERITAGE WALKS:
virasatpune@janwani.org has circulated the following message:
Join a tour and relive the journey of ordinary people who became freedom fighters, and 150 years of India’s struggle for independence. The tour covers major sites; including Pune University, Gokhale Institute, Fergusson College, Kesari Wada, Phadke Memorial, Phule Wada, Aga Khan Palace, Savarkar Memorial, and Yerwada Jail.

The tour starts at Pune University, main building, at 7.30am on Saturday 16th August 2014.

Price: Rs 400 per person.

Ticket price includes:
– A guided experience in English and Marathi
– Brochure with map and information
– Refreshments
– Entrance fee (Foreigners pay extra Rs 100/- at Aga Khan Palace)
– Special screenings (in English) at selected sites

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CHENNAI HERITAGE WALKS:
The following are the walks scheduled for Madras Week. The walks are being held in collaboration with Madras Musings.
August 16th, Saturday – Looking back at Lloyds Road – walk led by Mohan V Raman and Sriram V- 6.00 to 8.30 am
August 17th Sunday – Coursing down College Road – walk led by Sriram V – 6.00 to 8.30 am
August 23rd –The Gujaratis of Sowcarpet – walk led by Karthik Bhatt – 6.00 to 8.30 am
August 24th – Touring around Triplicane – walk led by Sriram V – 6.00 to 8.30 am
All walks end with breakfast. The walks are priced at Rs 500 per head and you need to register at editor@madrasmusings.com.

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DELHI HERITAGE WALKS:
17 Aug Sunday Lodi Garden
7:30 am
24 Aug Sunday Mehrauli A. Park
5.30 pm
30 Aug Saturday Hauz Khas
7:30 am
31 Aug Sunday Jahanpanah & Begumpur
7:30 am
http://delhiheritagewalks.com/

Heritage walks with Surekha Narain. Contact details, +919811330098, surekha@delhimetrowalks.com and visit www.delhimetrowalks.com

BENGALURU HERITAGE WALK:

Announcing our August day tour along with the heritage walks. Email us at reachus@unhurried.in with your contact number to register/enquire.
Day Tour, Aug 16 – The Silk Route Tales
Get to see the transformation of a humble silk worm’s cocoon into beautiful saree in Ramanagar . Watch how your favorite eco-friendly handicraft toys are created in Channapatna.

Experience the state’s traditional meal and learn about the diverse folk arts on a walk through a park like area. You will also visit a Sufi dargah and a centuries old temple that are historically connected to the area.

Starting point : Town Hall
Cost: 1600/-
Inclusions: Transport, breakfast, lunch, snacks
Exclusions: Anything not under Inclusions
Contact: reachus@unhurried.in, first come first served basis.
Food & Park Walks
The Basavanagudi Idly Dosa Walk August 10, Sunday
Time: 5 pm
Starts at: Vidyarthi Bhavan
Price: Rs 650/-
The Lalbagh Walk August 23, Saturday
Time 7 am
Starts at: Lalbagh West Gate
Price: Rs 500/-

Heritage Walks
The Malleswaram Walk August 09, Saturday
Time: 7 am
Starts at: Kadu Malleshwara temple
Price: Rs 550/-

The Cathedral Walk
August 30, Saturday
Time: 7 am
Starts at: St Francis Xavier Cathedral, St Johns Church road
Price: Rs 500/-
Pls Note: Once you have registered for a walk, for any no shows or cancellation 24 hours prior to the walk day, the fee has to be paid in full. Unhurried reserves the right to cancel a walk and if that happens, the walk fee will be refunded if paid in advance.

– Team Unhurried
Email: reachus@unhurried.in
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Photos, text and copyright: K.J.S.Chatrath 2014.

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