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18 Dec, 2017

In pictures: The amazing grace and rustic charm of Aligarh Old City

A motorcycle tour of Aligarh Old City, an experience beyond description. All pictures by Travel Impact Newswire Executive Editor Imtiaz Muqbil.

One of a three-part compendium on the first Tourism Research conference held at Aligarh Muslim University between Nov 27-29, 2017 on the theme of “New Tourism Paradigms in a Changing World: Innovations, Dynamics and Future Perspectives”.

Read the other two parts by clicking on the links below:

World-class research at Aligarh Muslim University tourism conference

Aligarh Muslim University – Much more than just a University


The main Railway station

The city’s Clock Tower

The Tibetan market. Just before the onset of winter, Tibetan traders arrive and set up a huge market to sell warm clothes, rip-roaring business.

The back streets and alleys have remained pretty much the same for several decades.

Iconic mosques

The main Aligarh mosque, claimed to have more gold on its domes than any other in the world.

Prayers and inscriptions in Farsi and Arabic.

An election poster. Many women are now contesting for political office.

My expert guide and AMU student Mohammed Javed Saifi who knew every nook and cranny of the Old City where he grew up. Motorycle tours are the best way of seeing the city. Including stops, about three hours is good.