Delwara Heritage Walk | India Tourist Spots | Places to Visit in India
Walking Tours in India is gradually becoming part of main stream of tourism in India. Walk tour begin with Delhi expanding to Agra and later increasing its sway to many other historical towns and urban establishments. The latest region to join in is the famous Delwara region adjacent to Udaipur in Rajasthan
The Delwara Heritage & Community Walk takes place in the Delwara region, approx. 40 minutes away from Udaipur, near Sri Eklingji Temple. This walk has been promoted by Seva Mandir, a prominent Udaipur based NGO, which has been active in the Udaipur region since 1968 and has covered 700 villages in this region to make tangible efforts for its development as regards water availability, sanitation, livelihoods, village governance and more especially as regards community based conservation of local heritage.
In this process, the NGO has actively involved local youth in making them realize the significance of local architectural legacy comprising of the 18th century palace, thousands of Hindu and Jain temples with priceless sculptures, local baories (step wells) and towards reviving the local languishing crafts. All these initiatives have changed the face of local villages, which apart from providing a substantially improved quality of life for its people, has conscientized them to accept the tourists as friends.
Each heritage walk, lasting two hours and covering 2 kilometers, costing Rs.300/- allows the tourist to peep in intimately in local lifestyle besides getting to know about the local heritage in detail.