Around 10 vision impaired travel enthusiasts from Delhi had a fun-filled morning, on the occasion of International Day of Disabled Persons, as they visited the bustling markets and also tried out some famous delicacies such as Jalebis and Parathas in Chandini Chowk. The Food and Heritage Walk was organised by India’s first accessible holiday specialist Enable Travel. In this short excursion, the participants also explored Naughara, Fatehpuri and Jama Masjid.
The excursion started at 9 am from Red Fort Metro station. Participants visualised the grandeur of the Red Fort, temples and other monuments as the guide explained the history and story behind each monument. The journey continued as they made their way through the historic lanes of Chandni Chowk to taste the mouthwatering jalebis at the famous jalebiwala. They also stopped by at the Parathewali Gali to savour some mouth-watering parathas. Thereafter, they helped themselves to chaat and chole-bhature. Thereafter, the guide explained to them the history of Naughara and Fatehpuri and also visited the bustling markets for some shopping. The amazing journey concluded at Jama Masjid at around 12 noon.
Explaining the reason for organising such an event, Debolin Sen, Head, Enable Travel said, “Disabled people in India have high travel aspirations just like able-bodied people. This is just a small beginning from our side. In future, we aim to organize more such excursions in Delhi not only for vision impaired people but also for Deaf and wheelchair users. We also provide our specialised services to those who wish to take long journeys to any other domestic or international destinations.”