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Heritage Hunter Trip

Hidden Heritage: Srinagar

Hidden Heritage: Srinagar

 Quick Info
Old City,
, Jammu & Kashmir
Meeting Time 9/12/2014 4:30:00 AM
Meeting Point Delhi Airport
Nearest Metro IGI Airport
(100 mts.)
 Charges 22000
 Type Heritage Trip
 Speaker Feisal Alkazi
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Hidden Heritage: Srinagar Srinagar
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9/12/2014 5:00:00 AM 9/14/2014 5:00:00 PM 68 Hidden Heritage: Srinagar A Special trip to Srinagar, led by Mr. Feisal Alkazi, the famous author and director. We'll explore the forgotten and lesser known Heritage of Srinagar Srinagar Youth for Heritage Foundation false DD/MM/YYYY

About the Event

A unique part of India that is associated with the best living traditions in craft, cuisine, houseboats and shikaras, rushing mountain streams, and snow-clad mountains, Srinagar is a garden of paradise. Srinagar: An Architectural Legacy, a book written by our walk leader Janab Feisal Alkazi explores the history and architectural heritage of this 500-year-old city bringing to life its rich past, with its different eras of rulers who made the Valley a part of their empire. To understand the present context of the city, the book takes on a series of walks giving readers a chance to get a sense of the architectural culture, as well as the dynamic interplay of civic life, religion, and trade in the city. Youth for Heritage Foundation feels proud to announce that Mr. Alkazi himself will take us through the lanes of Srinagar and tell us about its rich culture and heritage.


The trip will cost INR 22,000, to be paid in full while confirming for the trip. This cost includes the following:

  • Airfare from Delhi-Srinagar and Back
  • Hotel Stay for 2 nights and 3 days
  • All Meals
  • Local Travel in Srinagar (via chartered bus)
  • Entry ticket to all monuments

The above cost does not include the following:

  • Any out of pocket expense, other than mentioned above
  • Any personal expense done by the guests during the trip
  • Charges for Shikara Ride (if we decide to get one)
  • Liqour or any food item, other than the buffet, or what will be arranged for entire group during snacks time

Special Waiver: Those members, who want to arrange for their own travel can do so. In that case, they will have to pay only INR 10,000 for stay, food and local travel. We will not be able to allow self-stay and self-managed local travel.
Please note that partial payment will not be considered for this trip. Interested members are requested to pay full amount in advance, so that the same can be passed to booking agent on time. Amount can be transferred to bank account via NEFT or paid cash to organizers. Details will be provided in 'Join' tab on this page

 Cancellation Policy

  • We will book flight and hotel on 15th July, 2014. You can cancel any time before that.
  • Airfare of INR 6000 is non-refundable, once the flight has been booked.
  • Hotel will be booked by 1st of August. INR 10,000 being charged for hotel, food and travel will not be refunded if the cancellation is done on or after 1st August.
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About the Speaker

Feisal Alkazi is an educationist, trainer, and theatre director. After a master’s in social work, he headed Ankur, a society for alternatives in education for ten years, and taught at the Jamia MCRC centre for six years. He now heads Creative Learning for Change (CLC), an NGO that designs, carries out and documents innovative educational projects in gender, environmental, and heritage education. Alkazi has co-authored twenty books including Exploring an Environment; The Riverfront of my Town; Discovering Jaipur; and Discovering Kashmir. A well-known theatre director, he has directed over 300 plays for adults and children alike. His other solo publications include Forever Friends; Rang Biranga Rangmanch; and the soon to be published Tagore for Today.

How to Reach

We will start our trip from the Terminal 1 (Domestic) of Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi. Some members can choose to reach Srinagar directly, in which case, they will not have to pay for the Airfare.


  • Pre-paid mobile phone service is not available in Kashmir. Only postpaid plans will work.
  • Rainfall cannot be anticipated in hilly areas. Be prepared for unexpected showers
  • There is only 1 liquor shop near Srinagar, which is off the city limits. If you like drinking, you will have to carry your liquor from Delhi. Also, you cannot bring back open bottles via airport. So if you open it, you finish it
  • Srinagar has Air Force Base doubled as a civilian airport. Photography is strictly prohibited on the Airport
  • Photographing security personnel and security posts is strictly prohibited in Srinagar.

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