Heritage Photowalk = Heritage + Photography + Fun
The basic idea of Heritage Photowalks is to provide participants with the opportunity to appreciate, and capture with their cameras, the rich heritage and legacy of our city that has persevered through decades.
Every month, we take photography enthusiasts on weekends to different parts of Delhi. As a group, we search for photographic opportunities, click together and have fun. These walks are usually done in the mornings.
We have covered several monuments and places of Delhi namely, Chandni Chowk, Old Fort, Red Fort, Azadpur SabjiMandi, JamaaliKamaali, Lodhi Garden, Humayun’s Tomb, Safdarjung’s Tomb, Hazrat Nizammuddin. Mehrauli archaeological park, and what not you name the place we have done a walk etc.
How are these walks unique?
Heritage Photo Walks (HPws) are a unique concept started by DPC with the intent of encouraging beginners to pursue photography more passionately. You may have cameras at home, but if you don’t have like minded enthusiasts around you, you won’t really use your camera beyond casual photo opportunities in social gatherings.
- A Heritage Photowalk has a trained guide along with you who brings the history alive with anecdotes, narratives and stories.
- We encourage beginner photographers to join us for the walks. Therefore, you are assured of a group of likeminded people around you, who are also learning photography. So relax! Everyone is as enthusiastic as the other.
To Know Next Photowalk
Please visit our register page
Qutub Minar is a World Heritage Site and has survived the ravages of time impressively. The Minar of Delhi is surrounded by a lush green garden, which is an ideal leisurely place for visitors. Qutab Minar is the favourite destination of tourists. It is India’s most visited monument attracting around 3.9 million visitors every year. The tall minaret was constructed in 1192 byQutab-ud-din Aibak, and later completed by his successor Iltutmish. The soaring conical tower is an exquisite example of Indo-Islamic Afghan architecture. Each of the 5 storeys and tower of Qutub Minar has unique designs. It was hit by lightening couple of times and was damaged.
Other attractions are the Iron Pillar is one of the metallurgical interests of the world. It is a thing to study as well as famous tourist destination. Traditionally people believe that if anyone standing in front of pillar with his back towards the column can encircle it with their arms, all his wishes will be fulfilled.
In case of more requests for attending than we can accommodate, we encourage first time comers with normal digital cameras.
Please note, if you register and confirm that you will be attending and do not turn up, you have denied someone as enthusiastic as you, a chance of the walk. Therefore, please register and confirm only if you are reasonably certain to make it on the day 🙂
We accept 60 people for the walk (to better manage the logisitcs for the walk leader). 2 days prior to the walk, we send out mails seeking confirmation from those who have been invited for the walk.
To register for the walk go to dpc website and block a seat for youwww.delhiphotographyclub.c
- Everything, from organizing the walk, the guide, tickets for entry into monuments, refreshments, etc is on us. Walkers are neither expected to donate any money or pay for anything. Really, we mean it; there’s no catch in it!
- Each walk is themed. Heritage does not mean only buildings and monuments; it also means our culture, environment, traditions that we have inherited.
- With the group, you can venture into lanes and sides of Delhi which you can’t on your own.
How does one join the walk?
Simple, select the walk that you want to join, from the list below and send your request. These are first come first serve basis. Once we receive the request, we send a confirmation mail. All those who are confirmed for the walk are welcome
Is there any fee for the walk?
We do these walks on Saturdays and Sundays (usually every 20 days). The Heritage Photowalksare guided and facilitated by DPC volunteers and heritage Expert guides. Authentic Indian breakfast is served during the Sunday walk