On the path that leads to divinity, we immersed ourselves in the rich heritage and soulful tunes of Sufi. One word that best describes Sufism is 'purity' and that is what we sought for the exclusive Sufi Trail from Delhi to Agra. We experienced our inner soul swirling to the tunes of Sufi music and our eyes admired the intricate beauty of Sufi art at historic places like the Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar and Fatehpur Sikri.
For this mystical journey, we had Ms. Sadia Dehlvi as an Experience Architect who is not only a media person, activist, writer and a columnist but also a devotee of Khwaja Gharib Nawaz of Ajmer and Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya of Delhi. Her devotion and a keen interest in Sufism is what she shared with us on this trail. Accompanying her was Ms. Narayani Ganesh, Sr. Editor of the Speaking Tree column of Times of India.
Here are the list of experiences you'll get to live on the trail
Sadia Dehlvi is a Delhi-based media person, activist, writer and a columnist with the daily newspaper, The Hindustan Times, and frequently published in Frontline Urdu, Hindi and English newspapers and magazines. She is known to be a devotee of Khwaja Gharib Nawaz of Ajmer and Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya of Delhi. She is popularly known for criticising radical interpretations of Islam and calls for a pluralistic understanding of Islam.
In April 2009 Sadia Dehlvi authored a book on Sufism called "Sufism: The heart of Islam" published by HarperCollins Publishers, India. Her second book, "The Sufi Courtyard: Dargahs of Delhi", also published by HarperCollins, India has been released in February 2012. It details Delhi’s Sufi history.
Dehlvi won acclaim for her television series starring the veteran actress Zohra Sehgal "Amma and Family" that broke the stereotype portrayal of a Muslim family.
From witnessing the first traces of human evolution to a journey back to 3rd Century BC, followed by a rendezvous with Chanderi, discovering the hidden gem of Central India Orchha, and witnessing the majestic grace of Khajuraho’s 1000 year old architecture – the Culture & Heritage Trail, Madhya Pradesh offered a multitude of historically rich experiences for our experience seekers. Have a look!