As the name suggests, the city of Jahanpanah was ambitiously named so by the mad genius Sultan Muhammad Bin Tughlaq. What remains of it is the intriguing capitol complex of Bijay Mandal and the awe-inspiring mosque of Begumpur. Much of it has been taken over by the voracious grasslands around it and the rest of it is hidden in history.
What to expect: With sweeping views of South Delhi and a close look at one of the less urban urban-villages, the narrative bridges the old and the new. The walk area encompasses parts of Malviya Nagar, Sarvapriya Vihar, Kalu Sarai and Begumpur itself. We visit the monuments themselves and explore everything in between.
Ideal for: With lots of climbing on crumbling structures and snaking one’s way through tall grasses, this walk is not for the faint-hearted – but the reward is really worth it!
Duration: 2 hours