If you find history boring, dull and textbookish, then it’s time to go for a Dilli Darshan! Other than monuments such as the Red Fort, India Gate, Jantar Mantar and Purana Quila, the city also houses offices of several institutes of history, conservation and museology, museums and libraries. Some of these institutions also give you a chance to get closer and familiar to the history of the city and also work towards heritage conservation and archaeological research through workshops, seminars, and some exciting courses!
You may get associated with organisations such as the India National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (Intach), Delhi Chapter, that conducts heritage walks to various monuments and workshops for students and also plans to start capacity building programmes on issues in heritage conservation. If you are interested in knowing more about archives, you may enrol at the National Archives of India’s School of Archival Studies that offers short-term courses in archives management and records management.
Delhi Greens, a Delhi-based non-government organisation, holds workshops on ‘Waste to magic,’ where you can learn to make necklaces and invites out of waste paper.
Also get fascinating insights into the influences from various eras that have blended into the art and culture that intrinsically resonates in the soul of Delhi.