Typography walk in Paharganj

Arts experience
Hosted by Pooja
The host of this experience
2 hours total
Snacks, Drinks and Equipment
Offered in English
Prices may vary depending on the date you select.
About your host, Pooja
I am a typeface designer and Dilliwali, who has found her way back to Delhi after being away for over half a decade: rediscovering my favourite city, one typographic experience at a time. I have been documenting and writing about street lettering not only in Delhi but across the country for years, and love sharing my love for typography and languages with others.
What we’ll do
In our walk in Paharganj, we'll spot hand-painted, printed and neon signs, learning about their histories and styles, the Indian and foreign scripts we encounter and about how these signs came to be in this neighborhood. We will take a short break at midway point to have some refreshments, and look at some books about hand-painted letters, and India’s scripts. Our route will follow one of the mai…
What I’ll provide
Non-alcoholic beverage 󲀃
at a local café/restuarant

Guide & souvenir 󳀁
to remember the hand-painted signs we see in Paharganj

Finger food 󴀁
at a local café/restuarant
Who can come
Guests ages 12 and up can attend.
Our route is about 1.5 kms long, and through a crowded market place. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes, carry a bottle of water and avoid carrying valuables.
Where we’ll be
Our route will follow one of the main market streets in Paharganj, a neighbourhood that has been around since the Mughal era and dates back to the early eighteenth century, and the walk will be sandwiched between two important landmarks built during the twilight of British rule in India: the Imperial theatre on one end, and New Delhi Railway Station on the other.
₹750 per person
Prices may vary depending on the date you select.