One of these Delhi weekend events is about these Qawwals who have sung non-stop for 12 hours!
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Delhi weekend events
Heritage and History Walks
Red Fort Harem Stories- Badshahs, Begums, Princesses and the Concubines
One of the most exciting things to do in Delhi this week is to participate in a story-telling trip to the Delhi Red Fort.
If you ask me, this one of the most exciting events this weekend in Delhi; go check it out.
This Delhi weekend event is different from the rest of the tours because it focuses on real stories about the people who lived in the Delhi Red Fort.
This Delhi Red Fort tour is structured in a logical, yet interesting format so that the participants go back home as more informed students of history.
- We will understand the brief history of the Mughals and their relationship with the Chagtais and Timurids.
- The difference between a Sultan and a Badshah
- The Battles of Panipat and Khanua
- Babur and Humayun- their comparison
- The beautiful Gulbadan Begum and Humayun Nama
- Did Hamida Bano Begum really want to marry Humayun?
- Akbar and his relationship with his daughters and sisters
- Who was Jodhabai? Did she really exist?
- Akbar, Salim, and Anarkali- their true history as per English travelers
- The Jahangir- Khusro conflict; the tragic end of Manbai
- Noorjahan and her influence on the Mughal empire
- What was living in the Mughal harem like?
- Jahanara and Roshanara- two powerful women in the Mughal Empire
- Shahjahan, Aurangzeb, and Dara
These walls of Red Fort Delhi hide several secrets
Dates- All of November, December, and January. This event does not take place on Mondays and Gazetted Holidays such as the Republic Day etc.
Timings- 9 am-12 pm
Tickets- INR 1400 per person
Inclusions- Snacks + Beverages. Exclusions- Ticket price to Red Fort Delhi
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Palace of the Dead – A Trip to Humayun’s Tomb
Wondering which things to do in Delhi this weekend? Well, we have a suggestion.
Why not make a trip to the Humayun’s Tomb, also known as the Palace of the Dead!
How is this Delhi weekend event different from the others?
Unlike the other experiences, this trip dwells more upon historical events that were centered around the Mughals.
This trip is 99 % of stories and history. You can find a lot of details about this monument by reading various guidebooks and using Google.
This is definitely one of the best Delhi weekend events.
But what about the stories?
A lot of research has been done on this trip and all stories are backed up by research and this is is the reason why this trip is unique.
There is a fair bit of controversy about who made this UNESCO heritage building.
Was it the first wife of Humayun or did Hamida Banu, the mother of Akbar, commission this masterpiece.?
There are no inscriptions on the grave of Humayun either.
Then there is an account of a French traveler to India in the 19th century who says in his book that the Humayun’s Tomb was a Vishnu Temple originally.
Whatever be the truth, this building is indeed a traveler’s delight.
Who was Humayun?
The person who is supposedly buried in this tomb is Emperor Humayun, who was the son of Babur, the founder of the Mughal dynasty in India.
Dates- All of November, December, January, and February. This event does not happen on Mondays and Government holidays.
Timings- 3 pm-6 pm
Ticket Price- INR 1100. This price includes- snacks and beverages but excludes ticket cost to the monument.
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The Angrez, The Sultan and The Pigs- Mehrauli Archaeological Park -Delhi Weekend Events
This 3-hour heritage walk is all about the enchanting history of Delhi and is surely one of the best Delhi weekend events that you have ever attended.
We soak in the interesting facets of Delhi’s history in this 3-hour walk through the Mehrauli Archeology Park. The trip will rummage through the forgotten, not so forgotten and the unknown chapters of Delhi history.
They say that whoever bows his head to this grave meets an untimely death? Whose grave is this? And why does this grave emit that heady aroma? Who is this Sultan who rests in this grave and why is he called the Dracula of Mehrauli?
This ‘Angrez’ (slang for Britisher) was one of the most colorful figures of his time.
Stationed as the Agent of the Empire in the court of the Emperor, this man lived an opulent life. He needled the Mughal Badshahs and the Begums and their Vazirs by having drunken parties in the tombs of high and mighty Mughals! Who was he? And how did he die?
Do you believe in Djinns? If you do, then be mindful of the attire you wear when you visit this tomb. There are spirits that may get attracted by your perfume that you are wearing so be mindful of that too!
We will hear and ponder on these and many other stories!
The experience will also introduce you to the Tomar, Mughal and Turk monuments, and the significance of each one of them.
Lastly, the experience will touch upon an interesting subject- the controversial history of Lalkot.
This walk will be an interactive storytelling session.
Dates- All of November, December, January, and February
Time- 9 am-12 pm
Tickets- INR 1000 per person. Inclusions- Snacks + Beverage
Point of Assembly- Qutub Minar Ticket Counter
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Delhi weekend events-Theatre
For those travelers who like attending theatres and plays, here is a short list of my favorite Delhi weekend events.
- Raju Raja Ram aur Main- Orana Convention, Sector 64, Golf Course Extension, Gurugram- December 9, Time-7pm. City industrialist Madan Sukhnandani catches his second wife in a compromising position with his PA. Tickets- Rs. 1,500-4,500
- Deal Wali Dulhaniya- Shri Ram Centre, Safdar Hashmi Marg. Date- December 10, Time-7pm. Sanjana and Avinash have been happily married for more than 5 years now. One day, all hell breaks loose and the couple is on the verge of a divorce! Tickets- Rs. 100 onwards
- TIFLI- International Theatre Festival for Children and Young Audiences- National Bal Bhawan, near ITO. Date- On until November 9, Time- 5/6/7 pm. Take your kids to this masterclass on theatre. Watch world-class theatre performances by national and international child artistes. Tickets- Rs. 200
- Chand Roz Aur Meri Jan- Celebrated Urdu poet Faiz’s letters to his English wife Alys are brought alive on stage by Salim Raza and Banwari Taneja. Date- December 10, Time- 7 pm. Tickets- Rs. 700
- Jashn-e-Qawwali- Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg. Date -December 10, Time- 6.30 pm. Tune into a magical performance by Sufi Hayat Brothers, Ustad Hamsar Hayat is the lead vocalist and the mentor of the band. Tickets- Rs. 200-300
- Udaipur World Music festival- Bikaner House, Pandara Road. This is a 2-day Jazz event and has been arranged by Seher. Date- December 13 and 14. Time- 7 pm. Entry is free.
- Hindustani Vocal Recital- India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road. Hindustani vocal recital by Manjusha Patil with Pandit Vinod Lele on tabla and Dr. Vinay Mishra on harmonium. Date- December 10, Time- 10.30 am
Other Delhi weekend events
- Cinema Screenings- Raj Kapoor Retrospective, Roseate House, Aerocity, Indira Gandhi International Airport. Date- December 8-10. Awara, Mera Naam Joker, Bobby. Ticket-Rs. 1,000 and above
- Cinema Screenings- 6th Internantional Film Festival, NDMC Convention Centre, Sansad Marg. Date- On until December 9. Time- 10 am inwards.
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