Explore the Histories and Mysteries of Ghalib and his city

The walk will focus on Mirza Ghalib’s life, his works, struggles and, of course, his haveli. Experience the wonders of navigating the narrow lanes of Chawri Bazaar, while listening to the history of Shahjahanabad and how Ghalib came to Delhi from his birthplace Agra. Next stop—Gully Qasim Jaan, Ballimaran, which used to be the colony of boat rowers, where the haveli of Mirza Ghalib is situated. Know more about the life and times of Ghalib, a master wordsmith whose work is filled with irresistible charm, beauty, wit, irony and a wealth of human experience. Ballimaran is also famous for the most delicious and probably the cheapest-selling biryani, kebab and kachoris and other mouthwatering dishes. The tour will end at the largest mosque in India—Jama Masjid.

This guided tour is free.


Zarqua Adam
Walk Leader
Equipped with a Masters in Literature, an Art Appreciation course from the National Museum of India and the curiosity of an explorer, Zarqua is on a mission to unearth the diverse colours of Delhi, especially Chawri Bazar and Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi.