The Trail of Nizam Piya
Stories of sufis, emperors & poets in one of Delhi’s oldest village
Saturday 25 January 2014
11 am – 3 pm


Meeting Point: Police Station, Nizamuddin (W), next to Subj Burj roundabout, 11 am

Ending Point: Nizamuddin (E), 3 pm

Mode of Commuting: Walking

Registration Details: Contribute Rs. 1500/- per person

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Contact Himanshu Verma / 41671100


The village named after Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya (1236-1325) one of the most popular Sufi saints of North India, is a treasure house of stories and histories.

At the epicenter is the Dargah of Nizamuddin, set in the bustling village with a medieval ambience, narrow alleys, and bazaars. Because of its association with the saint, the area became a popular site for burials – for emperors, saints, nobility, royalty, warriors and poets alike. Hence, Nizamuddin offers a bouquet of built heritage down the centuries, besides of course the chance to meet with the beloved Nizam Piya.


Places Visited
The Dargah complex and nearby monuments
Chilla Nizamuddin
Humayun’s Tomb, mausoleum of the 2nd mughal, a world heritage site; 16th century
Tomb of the poet Rahim Khan-e-Khanan, 17th c.


(Images – Click to enlarge)

Nizamuddin Dargah / Photo: Karan Thapa

Nizamuddin Dargah / Photo: Bedatri Datta Choudhury

Nizamuddin Dargah / Photo: Chandan Ahuja

Subz Burj / Photo: Varun Shiv Kapur

Chilla Nizamuddin / Photo: Varun Shiv Kapur

Humayun’s Tomb / Photo: Kabilan Sathyamurthy

Humayun’s Tomb / Photo: Deepanjali

Humayun’s Tomb / Photo: Soham Banerjee

Rahim’s Tomb / Photo: Russ Bowling