Vegan History & Jain Culture Walk of Delhi

Explore Old part of the city of Delhi in a new way! Learn about the history of the once walled city of Old Delhi and its people, especially, members of the Jain faith and their eating habits that led to the emergence of several historical vegan food spots scattered across the small labyrinths of Old Delhi.

As we explore the hidden sidestreets, crumbling palaces, and secret rooftops, I will show how Indian dietary habits have evolved over thousands of years and how more than half of the population here developed vegetarianism as a lifestyle choice. We will discuss the history of vegetarianism in India and its roots in casteism, and compare it with the ethical veganism movement and how it started.

After seeing the numerous vegan food spot scattered through Old Delhi, you'll see it is not difficult to adapt to Veganism in this environment. And of course, no walk is completed without tasting the local food. Indulge yourself in food history which is as ancient as this city!

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  • What's included :
    • Snacks - From trusted local Vegan street vendors
    • Entry/Admission - Chandni Chowk
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir, 55 Jain Lal Mandir Near Red Fort, New Delhi 110002 India

      We'll explore this red sandstone Jain temple, iconic of their non-violent belief system "ahimsa", as our local historian will guide you through the temple grounds, bird hospital, and bookstore while narrating the history and his family's connection with temple

      Duration: 1 hour

      Stop At: Chandni Chowk, Near Red Fort, New Delhi 110006 India

      As we weave through the narrow streets of Old Delhi, I will account for the heritage, take you up on hidden rooftops, and show you several cultural icons while telling the story of vegetarianism's roots in Indian casteism, and Veganism's roots in the Jain belief system, to contrast with ethical veganism of the 21st century. We'll taste the delicacies of some trusted local vegan street vendors along our way!

      Duration: 1 hour

      Stop At: Travel Yoga Cafe, No.33, NDMC Market, Outer Circle, Connaught Circus, Railway Colony, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India

      We'll end our tour at the first fully vegan restaurant in Delhi with a cozy atmosphere to get a chance to see the evolution of veganism in the 21st century form.

      Duration: 1 hour

    • Departure Point :
      238/2, Delhi Cantonment, Sadar Bazar, Delhi 110010, India
      Departure Time :
      9:00 AM
      Return Detail :
      Travel Yoga Cafe, No.33, NDMC Market, Outer Circle, Connaught Circus, Railway Colony, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
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      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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    Organised by MamaIndia

    Activity ID: V-225036P1

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