Shahpur Jat:

Second city, the other village…


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…
  • Pot Belly Cafe for lunch (Bihari cuisine)
  • Walk though the village lanes… 


Duration:                               4 hours

Mode of Commuting:        Walk

Meeting Point:                     Customized

Timings:                                 Customized

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