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About Darwesh

A Delhi-based startup, we are a travel and culture studio. We design experiential journeys that bring together spaces, places and people, weaving them into a matrix of stories that connects us with the rich historical and cultural roots of Delhi. We have spent countless hours exploring the city of Delhi – meandering through her streets, meeting her people, digging out her hidden stories – on a quest to create a Delhi Experience for you that is authentic, unique and eclectic.

Our theme-based and customized offerings cater to a variety of audience. Whether you are new to Delhi and need a gentle introduction into the colorful and chaotic life of the city; or a seasoned traveler keen to delve into the local culture; or a certified “Dilliwallah” willing to be pleasantly surprised by the city’s hidden delights; or an organisation or group keen on an educative and entertaining jaunt…

Our Popular Performative Walks

Mughal Game of Thrones

At Roshanara Bagh, Old Delhi

About The Walk

The ‘war of succession’ that took place among the four sons of Shah Jahan had one novelty. While previously, wars were fought after the death of the emperor, this war was fought when Shah Jahan was yet alive....[Read More]

Tughlaq –The Mad Genius

At Jahanpanah Fort, Hauzkhas

About The Walk

Set in the fourth walled city of Delhi, Jahanpanah which was constructed by the second Tughlaq Emperor Mohammad-bin-Tughlaq, the walk will involve exploring the fascinating remains of this city and sharing stories from the.... [Read More]

Massaqali & the Empress (Razia Sultan)

At Turkman gate, Old Dehi

About The Walk

We visit the neighbourhood of Turkman Gate where the only Empress to have ruled Delhi, Razia ultan is (supposedly) buried. We walk past some narrow lanes, interact with a couple of local craftsmen and hear interesting tales.... [Read More]

Zebunissa-The Sufi daughter of Aurangzeb

At Salimgarh Fort, inside the Red Fort

About The Walk

Hear the lesser known story of Princess Zeb-un-nissa at the Salimgarh Fort where the princess was imprisoned for more than 20 years. Despite leading a wistful life the princess had a mystical take on everything, which was reflected in her poetry....[Read More]

Delhi –The Seductress

At Mehrauli Archaeological park near Qutub Minar

About The Walk

The Mehrauli Archaeological Park, lying adjacent to the Qutub Minar complex, offers a rich sense of continuous history, from remains of Lal Kot built by the Rajputs in the early 11th century to Metcalfe's constructions over the Mughal and Sultanate period monuments....[Read More]

A Sufi Walk

In Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah & The Neighbourhood

About The Walk

This walk takes you on a journey of Islamic Mysticism called-“SUFISM”. Stories of the Piri Muridi tradition unfold before you, as you get to visit the beautiful and magnetic sentinels of the past....[Read More]

Our Upcoming Events

The Mad Genius-Mohammad Bin Tughlaq (a heritage walk)

Event Duration : 2 Hours
Event Date : 2019-09-01
Event Venue : jahanpanah fort, opp Sarvapriya vihar club, behind Hauzkhas metro station

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Event Duration : 2 Hours
Event Date : 2019/02/20
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Learning Workshops


We want to bring back “play” into work and study. Life in the classroom or at the workplace can be a dizzying mix of activity that keeps us on our toes all the time. On our engagement programs we look to immerse ourselves in the process of creative communication to expand our sense of experimentation, wonder, and fun.


Programs for Schools
Programs for Corporates
We're in Schools

Darwesh creates alternate learning experiences for students of various age groups. We wish to foster a culture where students are aware of and have a finer appreciation for Delhi’s rich history. Our programs integrate a variety of experiences like storytelling, folk performances, treasure hunts, archaeological explorations and more to help transform the city into a living classroom. These programs are customized based on students' age, group size, learning objectives etc.
Reach out to us on darweshdelhi@gmail.com for more details.

Darwesh at the Workplace

Darwesh designs experiential training programs and outings for corporate organisations. We’d love to bring in some creative zest to the modern day, fast paced, result driven corporate approach. Our engagement programs blend city explorations with activities and challenges that help foster team building, critical thinking, and creative communication. We customize our corporate outings keeping in mind group size, learning objectives and interests of the participants.
Reach out to us on darweshdelhi@gmail.com for more details.

What's Being Said About Us!

  • If you’re looking for an interesting way to learn more about the heritage and culture of Delhi, albeit in a manner that is zara hatke, look no further than Darwesh.

    SO DELHI
  • An outfit working in the field of culture and history is using the medium of theatre innovatively.

    THE HINDU
  • Driven by a desire to re-envision the city, the folks at Darwesh are devising inventive tours for those seeking non-touristy experiences.

    TIMES OF INDIA (DASHAMUKHA THEATER WALK)


Apart from the fact that I learnt lots of things about both places, I would like to point out how comfortable Darwesh people make you feel and how welcoming they are.

Inaki Arana

Highly recommend it for anyone looking to experience the authentic sounds, sights and tastes of Delhi! Thank you Darwesh!

Aliya Anwar

Discovered Mehrauli today and was blown away by the Sufi histories still remaining there. Special thank you the Darwesh team for an amazing Sufi walk this morning. Can’t wait for the next one!

Jaclyn Michael

Prof.University of Tennessee, U.S.A

Meet The Dervishes

A group of thinkers, makers, dreamers, doers who share a common passion for what we call the “dervish” style of storytelling – storytelling as a lived experience rather than a monologue or a dialogue.

Yuveka Singh

Yuveka Singh is a passionate storyteller. She is one of the co-directors and the founder of Darwesh. She has more than 10 years experience in the development sector with organisations like Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Room to Read and Magic Bus. Her specialisations are in the areas of elementary education, child rights, gender and qualitative research.

Madhavi Menon

Madhavi Menon is a passionate storyteller and theater artist. She has worked over 3 decades in areas of primary education and cultural awareness. She is part-time announcer with All India Radio, puppetry trainer, educationist and trained Kathakali & Chau dancer as well as a Hindustani classical singer. She is one of the co-directors of Darwesh

Nitika Arora

Nitika Arora is an actor-and theatre workshop facilitator . She is formally trained in a yearlong intensive theatre making and acting course from The Drama School Mumbai. She is a post-graduate in Social Work from the Delhi University and has worked in the development sector for 8 years.She is training in Kathak dance.She is also one of the co-directors of Darwesh.

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