Youth For Heritage Foundation

Past Events


Walk - Salimgarh Fort

 Sunday,  — 
 ​Red Fort,​ Chandni Chowk, Shahjahanabad, Delhi
Heritage Walk to lesser known part of Red Fort, the Salimgarh, along with a discussion on the Indian National Army, whose brave leaders were kept and tried in the Salimgarh Fort.

Trip to Deeg fort and Palace

 Sunday,  — 
 ​Deeg,​ , Bharatpur, Rajasthan
1-Day Heritage Trip to the first capital of the Jats in Rajasthan

Historic Gurudwaras of Delhi

 Sunday,  — 
 ​Rakabganj Gurudwara,​ Opposite Parliament Museum, Central Secretariat, Delhi
Let's take a ride around Delhi, visiting the Sikh Shrines and learning about their historic significance

Lal Kot

 Sunday,  — 
 ​Yogmaya Temple,​ Sanjay Van, Mehrauli, Delhi
Lal Kot is the oldest surviving of the 10 forts of Delhi. This Sunday, join us as we walk on this 3.5 Km long walk discussing history, covering Yogmaya Temple, Anangtal, Lal Kot and Bhool Bhulaiyya.

1857 Mutiny Trail

 Sunday,  — 
 ​Northern Ridge,​ Kamla Nehru Ridge, North Delhi, Delhi
Walk in Delhi's northern Ridge, with a discussion on the First War of Independence, or the Mutiny of 1857.

Bateshwar-Mitaoli Trip

 Saturday,  — 
 ​Dhaula Kuan,​ Delhi, Delhi, Delhi
Trip to Mitaoli Yogini Temple and Bateshwar Temple Complex, comprising of 200 Shiva & Vishnu Temples was long forgotten and lost in deep ravines of Chambal.

R.K.Puram Heritage Trail

 Sunday,  — 
 ​R. K. Puram,​ Sector 5, Ramakrishna Puram, Delhi
Ramakrishna Puram is not just a modern locality, but has a deep history attached to it. This walk explores those hidden secrets

Trip to Sirhind, Malerkotla and Bhaini

 Saturday,  — 
 ​Sri Bhaini Sahib,​ -, Ludhiana, Punjab
A long awaited heritage exploration trip to Sirhind, Sanghol, Sri Bhaini Sahib, Doraha, Bija, Malerkotla and Shambhu in Punjab.

Talk: Untold story of Qutub Minar

 Sunday,  — 
 ​Rapid Metro Sikanderpur Station,​ Rapid Metro Gurgaon, Gurgaon, Haryana
We attribute Qutub Minar to Qutubud-din-Aibak, the slave king of Delhi. But his name never appears in ancient documents, or even on the minar. Then what's the true story?

Origin and Evolution of Delhi [Repeat]

 Saturday,  — 
 ​India Habitat Center,​ Gulmohar Hall, Lodhi Road, Delhi
The 3000 year long journey of Delhi from being a barren land to a large capital, with over 100 rulers from 15 dynasties, who left 1300+ monuments in 8 cities, combined to form "New Delhi"

Folk in Heritage

 Sunday,  — 
 ​Asian Paints Signature Store,​ A-3/8a, Radial Road #2, Connaught Lane, Connaught Place, Delhi
Talk by Vikramjit about how Folk Art and traditions have influenced the architecture of Monuments.

Origin and Evolution of Delhi

 Saturday,  — 
 ​India Habitat Center,​ Gulmohar Hall, Lodhi Road, Delhi
The 3000 year long journey of Delhi from being a barren land to a large capital, with over 100 rulers from 15 dynasties, who left 1300+ monuments in 8 cities, combined to form "New Delhi"

Talk: Poetry and the Past

 Saturday,  — 
 ​India Habitat Center,​ Gulmohar Hall, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
In this session we will explore the facets of poetry which help us connect to mythology, history, humanity and as a consequence, ourselves

Visit to Taoru Heritage Museum and Aechaological Site

 Sunday,  — 
 ​Taoru,​ Heritage Transport Museum, Gurgaon, Haryana
A trip to India's only Heritage Transport Museum and the hidden Archaeological site of Taoru

Talk: Princely Palaces in New Delhi

 Saturday,  — 
 ​India Habitat Center,​ Gulmohar Hall, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
This session introduces you to the Princely Palaces in the New capital established by the British

Punjabi Poets and Poetry

 Sunday,  — 
 ​Mayfair Gardens,​ Makhdum Sabzwari Mosque, Hauz Khas , Delhi
A special session to promote 3rd official language of Delhi, Punjabi. We shall do so through Poetry

Talk: Lost Heritage - Sikh legacy in Pakistan

 Saturday,  — 
 ​India Habitat Center,​ Gulmohar Hall, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
"LOST HERITAGE - The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan" - One Man's journey in search of community's roots

Tughlaqabad – Delhi’s Cursed Fort

 Sunday,  — 
 ​Tughlaqabad Fort,​ Mehrauli Badarpur (MB) Road, Tughlaqabad, Delhi
We all know the story of Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya cursing the Tughlaqabad city. But is there more to it, than 'Ya rahe ujjar ya basse gujjar'. Join us this Sunday in the Heritage Walk to find out.

Talk: Remnants of a Separation - 1947

 Saturday,  — 
 ​India Habitat Center,​ Gulmohar Hall, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
‘Remnants of a Separation’ attempts to narrate an alternative history of the Partition of India through material memory.

Excavations at Sanjan and Chandore - Redefining the Medieval History of the West Coast of India

 Saturday,  — 
 ​India Habitat Center,​ Gulmohar Hall, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
Dr. Kurush F Dalal's work brought to light for the first time in Western India a complex Early Medieval in-habitation. This talk will reveal all those secrets

Talk: The Black Taj

 Saturday,  — 
 ​India Habitat Center,​ Gulmohar Hall, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
This session is about the myth and reality of the unfinished dream of Emperor Shahjahan, the Black Taj Mahal

Lal Kot

 Sunday,  — 
 ​Yogmaya Temple,​ Sanjay Van, Mehrauli, Delhi
Lal Kot is the oldest surviving of the 10 forts of Delhi. This Sunday, join us as we walk on this 3.5 Km long walk discussing history, covering Yogmaya Temple, Anangtal, Lal Kot and Bhool Bhulaiyya.

Monumental Colours of Delhi

 Sunday,  — 
 ​Asian Paints Signature Store,​ A-3/8a, Radial Road #2, Connaught Lane, Connaught Place, Delhi
Join us as Vikramjit Singh Rooprai introduces us to various monuments in Delhi, named after colours.

Shekhawati: A case for participatory approach to heritage conservation and management

 Saturday,  — 
 ​India Habitat Center,​ Gulmohar Hall, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
The rich art of Shekhawati is not alien to us. This Saturday, Urvashi, a conservation architect working in Shekhawati will reveal some Conservation secrets of the region

Rampur Fort and Library Exploration

 Saturday,  — 
 ​Rampur,​ Raza Library, Rampur Fort, Uttar Pradesh
As Rampur state completes 241 yrs of existence this year, we visit to appreciate a unique Library & Museum, known as Rampur Raza Library inside this Rohilla Fort

The Courtesan - the relevance of this lost heritage

 Saturday,  — 
 ​India Habitat Center,​ Gulmohar Hall, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
Courtesans or 'Tawaifs' were most educated class known for their etiquettes and talent. But with time, things changes. This talk shall enlighten us about the journey this noble profession had

Bateshwar Trip

 Saturday,  — 
 ​Dhaula Kuan,​ Delhi, Delhi, Delhi
Trip to Bateshwar Temple Complex, comprising of 200 Shiva & Vishnu Temples was long forgotten and lost in deep ravines of Chambal. Then came Sh. K. K. Muhammad, who brought them back to life.

Historic Gurudwaras of Delhi

 Saturday,  — 
 ​Rakabganj Gurudwara,​ Opposite Parliament Museum, Central Secretariat, Delhi
Let's take a ride around Delhi, visiting the Sikh Shrines and learning about their historic significance

The Golden Calm: An English Lady's Life in Moghul Delhi

 Saturday,  — 
 ​India Habitat Center,​ Gulmohar Hall, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
This talk is about reminiscences by Emily, Lady Clive Bayley and by her father Sir Thomas Metcalfe in Mughal India

Partition of India - The Radcliffe Line

 Saturday,  — 
 ​India Habitat Center,​ Gulmohar Hall, Lodhi Road, Delhi
While we celebrated the Indian Independence, 500,000 lost their lives and 14 million were displaced. This talk focusses on the Partition, that happened in a closed room, and implemented nationwide.

A walk in Nizamuddin East

 Sunday,  — 
 ​Humayun's Tomb,​ Nizamuddin East, South Delhi, New Delhi
A walk to explore ignored monuments along the Wall of Humayun's Tomb Complex

Kushk Mahal & Nehru Memorial at Teen Murti

 Sunday,  — 
 ​Teen Murti House,​ Teen Murti Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
Trip to Nehru Memorial and Feroz Shah Tughlaq's Kushk Mahal inside Flagstaff House (now Teen Murti House) this Sunday, remembering the old British Raj Days.

Trip: Himalayan Pyramid and Forts

 Friday,  — 
 ​Kangra,​ , , Himachal Pradesh
A special trip to Kangra Hills, covering Masroor Rock Cut Temples, Kangra Fort, Haripur Fort and Nurpur Fort. Enroute, we shall also visit Kila Kesgarh and Manauli Fort.

Historic poets of Delhi

 Saturday,  — 
 ​India Habitat Center,​ Gulmohar Hall, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
A walk through lives of select historic poets of Delhi by Delhi's famous poet Yaseen Anwer.

Heritage Photowalk: Hauz Khas

 Saturday,  — 
 ​Hauz Khas Village,​ Monument Gate, Hauz Khas, Delhi
Bagh-e-Alam around Hauz-i-Alai is the ancient garden, now known as Deer Park. Feroz Shah Tughlaq built a magnificent Madrasa and Mosque on its corner. This Saturday, let's talk about its secrets

History of Delhi, through its Food

 Saturday,  — 
 ​India Habitat Center,​ Gulmohar Hall, Lodhi Road, Delhi
Delhi has many facades. This time, world famous Food Critic and Historian, Dr. Pushpesh Pant will unveil Delhi's history through its Foods.

Relationship between Sultanates of Delhi and Deccan

 Sunday,  — 
 ​Tomb Complex,​ Sector 5, R. K. Puram, Delhi
Sultanates of Deccan and Delhi enjoyed both good and bad relationship. Most of us are unaware of this geographic and political distribution. This session is to introduce you all to this side of coin

Non-Sikh Contributors to Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

 Saturday,  — 
 ​India Habitat Center,​ Gulmohar Hall, Lodhi Road, Delhi
Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji, the holy book of Sikhs contains 5894 Shabads (hymns), composed by 36 holy figures.Other than Sikh Gurus and Bhagats, there are other holy figures contributing.

Language in Distress

 Saturday,  — 
 ​India Habitat Center,​ Gulmohar Hall, Lodhi Road, Delhi
In this age of Globalization, our languages are dying a slow death. Dr. Peggy Mohan will discuss the life and death of a language this Saturday.

Tughlaqabad, beyond the cursed fort

 Sunday,  — 
 ​Tughlaqabad Fort,​ Mehrauli Badarpur (MB) Road, Tughlaqabad, Delhi
We all know the story of Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya cursing the Tughlaqabad city. But is there more to it, than 'Ya rahe ujjar ya basse gujjar'. Join us this Sunday in the Heritage Walk to find out.

Narnaul Heritage Hunt

 Sunday,  — 
 ​Narnaul,​ , , Haryana
A prominent town during Sultanate and Mughal era, Narnaul today hides immense wealth of Architectural heritage. Time to explore it in this one day trip.

An afternoon with R.V. Smith

 Saturday,  — 
 ​Safdarjung Tomb,​ Aurobindo Marg, Jor Bagh, New Delhi
Meet the legendary editor from Statesman, who witnessed the transformation of Delhi and has maximum contribution towards the lesser known heritage through his books & Columns

Rebirth of a Forgotten Temple Complex - Bateshwar

 Saturday,  — 
 ​India Habitat Center,​ Gulmohar Hall, Lodhi Road, Delhi
Bateshwar Temple Complex, comprising of 200 Shiva & Vishnu Temples was long forgotten and lost in deep ravines of Chambal. Then came Sh. K. K. Muhammad, who brought them back to life.

Kathmandu Heritage Trip

 Friday,  — 
 ​Kathmandu,​ , , Nepal
We begin our heritage explorations of 2015 with an International Trip to Kathmandy, Bakhtapur and Patan in Nepal. Join us to see rare temple architecture of world's only Hindu country.

Photowalk: Mehrauli Village

 Saturday,  — 
 ​Bhool Bhulaiyya,​ Opposite Mehrauli Bus Depot, Mehrauli, Delhi
It is said that Tomars established Delhi in 736AD. But name Dhillika was much older. This saturday, let's discuss the evolution of Delhi and role of Mehrauli at the last Mughal Palace

Cities Of Delhi, Living Without A Lifeline

 Saturday,  — 
 ​India Habitat Center,​ Gulmohar Hall, Lodhi Road, Delhi
A talk and slide show by Sohail Hashmi, about how the 7 cities of Delhi met their requirements of water and how the traditional methods of access to water were transformed

DHPC Exhibition Closure - Forgotten Heritage, Delhi

 Saturday,  — 
 ​Photo Exhibition Hall, Red Fort,​ Chandni Chowk, Shahjahanabad, New Delhi
Youth for Heritage and Delhi Heritage Photography Club will be ending their 2014 Exhibition, which was running in Red Fort of Delhi

Little Known aspects of the 1857 Uprising

 Saturday,  — 
 ​India Habitat Center,​ Casuarina Hall, Lodhi Road, Delhi
With Nilesh, Dwell on some of the lesser identified reasons that alienated the East India Company from the natives - especially in the Company Army - the Bengal Native Infantry and other regiments.

Trip to Dhanachuli & Jageshwar

 Friday,  — 
 ​Te Aroha,​ Dhanachuli, Almora, Uttaranchal
A luxury trip to Heritage rich Almora, stay in the finest boutique colonial hotel & visit to Painted Rock Shelter, Temple Complexes and a forgotten village

Heritage Photowalk: Deer Park & Hauz Khas

 Sunday,  — 
 ​Deer Park,​ , Hauz Khas, Delhi
Once Bagh-e-Alam around Hauz-i-Alai, this ancient garden is now known as Deer Park. Let us show you around it's secrets

Story of the Last Mughal General, Najaf Khan

 Sunday,  — 
 ​Najaf Khan's Tomb,​ Najaf Khan Road, Jor Bagh, Delhi
Story of Mirza Najaf Khan Baloch, who was a Safvi Prince & fled Iran to join his brother in law, the Nawab of Awadh. He later became the most powerful general of the declining Mughal Empire.

Hidden Heritage: Srinagar

 Friday,  — 
 ​Srinagar,​ Old City, , Jammu & Kashmir
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

Origin and Evolution of Delhi

 Sunday,  — 
 ​India Habitat Center,​ Gulmohar Hall, Lodhi Road, Delhi
The 3000 year long journey of Delhi from being a barren land to a large capital, with over 100 rulers from 15 dynasties, who left 1300+ monuments in 8 cities, combined to form "New Delhi"

Srinagar: An Architectural Legacy (Talk)

 Saturday,  — 
 ​India Habitat Center,​ Casuarina Hall, Lodhi Road, Delhi
A session with Mr. Feisal Alkazi, the renowned educationist, trainer and theater director about his new book - Srinagar, An Architectural Legacy.

Talk: Community Participation and Heritage Awareness

 Saturday,  — 
 ​India Habitat Center,​ Gulmohar Hall, Lodhi Road, Delhi
Heritage Talk by famous journalist Nivedita Khandekar about the Community Participation and the Heritage Awareness

Kushk Mahal & Nehru Memorial at Teen Murti

 Sunday,  — 
 ​Teen Murti House,​ Teen Murti Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
Trip to Nehru Memorial and Feroz Shah Tughlaq's Kushk Mahal inside Flagstaff House (now Teen Murti House) this Sunday, remembering the old British Raj Days.

Ishq-e-Dilli at Old Fort

 Sunday,  — 
 ​Purana Qila,​ Near National Zoo, Mathura Road, New Delhi
This Sunday, DHPC explore India's most famous Sound and Light show at the Purana Qila of Delhi.

Maharani Jind Kaur, The Last Queen Of Punjab Amidst British Conspiracies

 Saturday,  — 
 ​India Habitat Center,​ Gulmohar Hall, Lodhi Road, Delhi
After Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s demise, claimants to throne died mysteriously, until Duleep Singh & Maharani Jind Kaur were left, only to be victim of British Conspiracies, tells Vikramjit Singh Rooprai
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