Urban Village Walks 

Presented by 1100 Walks (www.1100walks.com)

Explore urban villages in South Delhi, and experience the fascinating blurring of the dichotomies of rural-urban / traditional-modern in these lal-dora lands ! Soak in ARCHITECTURE (historical and illegal) ; MARKETS (plebeian to designer luxury), STRUCTURES OF COMMUNITY, and revel in these treasure houses of dreams,  aspirations, trends and stories. Come walk with us and create a new shastra of the urban villages as they prosper today!


SHAHPUR JAT: Second city, the other village…

Sat 7 Dec. 2013 / 3 pm – 7 pm


Meeting Point:  Siri Fort Auditorium (Gate opp. Sai Baba Temple), 3 pm sharp.

Ending Point: Shahpur Jat, 7 pm

Mode of Commuting: Walk


Registration Details:  Contribute Rs. 1500/- per person.

Please pre-register.  Contact Himanshu Verma / 41671100 / himanshu@redearthindia.com


Located amidst the ruins of Siri, the second city of Delhi (14th century), Shahpur Jat village is on its way to becoming the next Hauz Khas village, and is already now referred to as ‘the other village’. A familiar trope greets us – amidst ruins from bygone eras, creativity and enterprise is thriving. Low rents, easy availability of artisans and skilled labour, and friendly locals have made this a hub for design practitioners, publishers, NGOs, and now even restaurants.


Places visited:

  • Ruins of Siri Fort (14th century)
  • Tohfe Wala Gumbad,Baradari (14th c.)
  • Design stores in the village: Les Parisiennes, The Wishing Chair, The Drawing Room & more…
  • Walk though the village lanes… 

Images (click to enlarge)

Ruins of Siri Fort (14th century) / Photo: Nwchar

Tohfe Wala Gumbad (14th century) / Photo: Nwchar

Baradari (14th century) / Photo: Varun Shiv Kapur

Potbelly Rooftop Cafe serving Bihari cuisine

Les Parisiennes : Plus Chic!

The Wishing Chair Store