Zero Point Delhi is point zero, or the start of what was to be many Dillis. This tour has been curated to get a closer look at the city through tales of love, deceit, mysticism, horror and even politics of the first city. You will see insignias of architecture that dot the area of Mehrauli and hear stories in stone that have laid here since centuries.
We’ll start with a lesser known location (Psst.. don’t tell anyone), that has a birds eye view of the area. Here, we will speak about the first rulers and understand, why it was chosen as the premises for the establishing the first Delhi. As you hear tales of Hindu, Turk, Mongol and Afghani kings, you will stumble upon a mosque that is often visited by Djinns (thought to be angles in Islamic culture, that can take human or animal forms). We’ll wander through rose gardens and find ourselves in a tomb which was once a part of a British Mansion complete with a boat house. We’ll pass through and talk about step wells, tombs, graves and burials that dot this beautiful historic precinct.
Further ahead, we will enter the Qutub complex: a must do in any Delhi itinerary and home to the famous Indian minaret – the Qutub Minar. As you hear about the minaret’s history and gape at its stunning architecture, we’d have timed your entry perfectly to see this stunner light up. After which, we’ll walk through the beautiful lit up complex and enter old temple ruins which surprisingly is also the venue of Delhi’s first mosque. Built by the erstwhile slave dynasty, this mosque and its complex is ode to a mix of Hindu and Islamic architecture. The complex is a treasure trove of artifacts, stories and folklore, and we will discover it one monument at a time.
So join us for Delhi Zero, a tour of many firsts.