9 – 12 a.m. unless otherwise by arrangement. See also visiting Jama Masjid below.
Booking – see below
Normally every day except Sunday. Please check about national holidays or festivals
Jama Masjid, Gate no. 3. We wait on the steps inside the gates.
Getting to the starting point
by metro: the simplest way is to get off at Chawri Bazaar, exit from the front of the train (assuming you are coming from the south) and get a cycle rickshaw down Chawri Bazaar itself. Ask for gate 3 of the mosque, not gate 1. This should cost no more than 20 Rupees, although rickshaw-wallahs may start at about 50 for tourists. You can also walk down Chawri Bazaar (following the road with a slight bend to the right and turning left then at the end). There is now a metro station called Jama Masjid on the violet line, but walking to gate 3 of the mosque from the closest exit (gate 2) is rather messy and complicated.
by car or auto-rickshaw: Gate 3 of the mosque is the tourist entrance where all the cars and coaches drop off, so it is well known to drivers.
SBT’s largest boys’ shelter home, near Tis Hazari metro station.
Onward travel after the walk:
by car: there is secure parking inside the gates of the shelter home for vehicles
by metro: Tis Hazari station is a couple of minutes’ walk. From there it is one stop to Kashmere Gate, where you can change to the yellow line for Connaught Place or south Delhi
by auto-rickshaw: can be picked up outside the gate
by Uber or Ola: let our guides know if you would like them to help arrange this.
Visiting Jama Masjid
The Walk starts by the main entrance to the mosque. Visitors who would like to spend 10 or 15 minutes inside the mosque should please arrive that much earlier so we can start promptly at 9. If you do want to go inside, there is a charge for taking in any kind of camera (including smartphones); visitors with uncovered shoulders or legs may also be asked to pay for a shawl or given a very unflattering gown.
What to wear
Loose clothing. Nothing too skimpy. Yes, it gets hot, but Old Delhi is still quite a conservative place. Sensible shoes. Not everything you tread on will be pristine.
What to bring
We recommend a bottle of water, a camera and a sense of enthusiasm.
Book a walk – contact using the numbers below
by phone to (+91) 84473 47689, (+91) 88826 73351 or (+91) 99587 82958