Neighbourhood of Old Fort
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Neighbourhood of Old Fort: Heritage Walk to Old Fort
Neighbourhood of Old Fort: Heritage Walk to Old Fort

This area is on the old Mughal highway, close to the river Yamuna & dotted with ruins from the medieval period. Our walk includes the Khair ul Manazil built by the famous wet nurse of Akbar, Maham Anga & also the place from where a murderous attack on the king took place; the shrines of Khwaja Nuruddin & Shaikh Abu Bakr (Matka Pir); the burial (that might not be) of one of most revered poets of Persian-Bedil; & a temple for Bhairon (a terrific form of Shiva), established to protect the legendary Indraprastha.

Meeting Pt : ticket counter to Old Fort
Walking Distance : 1 kms
Duration : 2 hours
Date : see calendar of events
Who can come : All are welcome. The walk involves walking along & crossing the busy Mathura road a couple of times. The terrain is easy to walk. Wheelchairs are manageable.
What to wear and carry :

• Drinking water
• Scarf/Cap to cover head while in sufi shrines
• Avoid wearing shorts

How to get there : The Old Fort is on Mathura Road, next to the Delhi Zoo & the ticket counter is opposite the entrance to the zoo. The nearest metro station is Pragati Maidan from where one could take bus or auto.
Parking : Available at Delhi Zoo (opp. the ticket counter to Old Fort).
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