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In every heritage spot in the city, you will notice a lack of ramps, hearing aids or even Braille {on the information boards etc}. This makes our city’s UNESCO World Heritage sites super inaccessible to the disabled population {including Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar and Red Fort}. Often, inclusive toilets are also not-so inclusive, or broken or dirty.

The organisation Planet Abled is brought about this change by getting 16 volunteers who are sign language experts, wheelchair assistants and disability trainers to escort 15-16 differently abled people from all over the country to explore Zamin’s Tombs, Jamali Kamali and more.

We are super pumped that this was the first ever accessible heritage tour at Qutub Minar and Mehrauli Archaeological Park. We hope that more such events pop up in the city, that make our communal heritage accessible to all.

Contact: +91 9582088882

Check out the Facebook Page here. 

Read the full report on India Today here.

Featured image courtesy: Hotel Mewar Inn

Mehrauli Archaeological Park
Opp. Qutub Minar Metro Station, Anuvrat Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi

First Heritage Walk in Delhi for the Specially Challenged

Mehrauli Archaeological Park
New Delhi

In every heritage spot in the city, you will notice a lack of ramps, hearing aids or even Braille {on the information boards etc}. This makes our city’s UNESCO World Heritage sites super inaccessible to the disabled population {including Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar and Red Fort}. Often, inclusive toilets are also not-so inclusive, or broken or dirty.

The organisation Planet Abled is brought about this change by getting 16 volunteers who are sign language experts, wheelchair assistants and disability trainers to escort 15-16 differently abled people from all over the country to explore Zamin’s Tombs, Jamali Kamali and more.

We are super pumped that this was the first ever accessible heritage tour at Qutub Minar and Mehrauli Archaeological Park. We hope that more such events pop up in the city, that make our communal heritage accessible to all.

Contact: +91 9582088882

Check out the Facebook Page here. 

Read the full report on India Today here.

Featured image courtesy: Hotel Mewar Inn

A full time enthusiast of the 'gram', Kasturi paints and writes on her eponymous blog. She's looking to establish herself in a stable job despite her impending and current existential quarter life crisis. Not having stayed in one place for too long, she muses about the Arts and has an astronomical appetite for, well, food.

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