Ever tried a walking tour in India? Meet the locals doubling up as historians and curating trails

The Hindu, 10 February 2023


Having moved to Hyderabad for work in 2006, and “fascinated with the city, its stories, its people, its food and its culture”, Navin quit his job and set up The Hyderabad Walking Company in 2017.

Navin Sigamany on one of his walks | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

“[The City of Pearls walk] is a great introduction to the city since it combines a little bit of history, culture as well as a taste of every Hyderabadi’s favorite Irani chai and Osmania biscuits.”

Navin’s most popular culinary tour is the Old Hyderabad Food Walk, where “we explore local-favourite eateries in the Charminar area in a three-hour walk that combines awesome food with the history of the area we are walking in.”

India heritage walks: From the Sufi trail in Srinagar to stories about the Begums of Bhopal

Money Control, 15 May 2022

Into the thoroughfares

The New Indian Express, 27th March 2019

Navin Sigamany, who started Hyderabad Walking Company, out of love for the city elaborates on how Hyderabadis and others enjoy city walks over the touristy few hotspots.

This man is giving Hyderabad’s tourists a walk to remember through his engaging heritage walks

The New Indian Express, 29 June 2018

Navin Sigamany’s The Hyderabad Walking Company ensures that during their heritage walks, you not only walk with fellow enthusiasts, but alongside history as well