Sunder Nursery – Delhi’s Central Park

Our vlog/documentary about this amazing paradise garden in Delhi πŸ™‚

Sunder Nursery (Central Park, New Delhi) is a 16th century heritage park complex adjacent to the Humayun’s Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Delhi. Originally known as Azim Bagh and built by the Mughals in the 16th century, it lies on the Mughal-era Grand Trunk Road, and is spread over 90 acres (36 hectare). Future plans aim to link nearby areas to develop it into India’s largest park covering 900 acres.

Today Sunder Nursery contains fifteen heritage monuments of which 6 are UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) protected Sunder Burj, Sunderwala Mahal and Lakkarwala Burj.

The development works at Sunder Nursery commenced in 2007 by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) in partnership with the Central Public Works Department (CPWD), the nursery reopened to public as a heritage park on 21 February 2018. Now it contains over 300 types of trees, making it Delhi’s first arboretum.

During the British rule, the nursery was established to grow experimental plants, which gave it its current designation as a nursery. The “Sunder” part of the name comes from the Sunder Burj tomb located in the same premises. Although the name Sunder Nursery has still held, the park has been quoted to be a ‘Delhi’s Central Park’ after landscape development works undergone since 2007.

Sunder Nursery is part of the larger Nizamuddin Urban Renewal Project of the Aga Khan Trust, master plan which involves restoration work on 30 nearby heritage structures.

Glimpses : Heritage and Healing at Surajkund

Welcome to the land of β€œthe rising sun”.. the 10th century Sun Temple and reservoir – Surajkund ..located amidst the tranquil surroundings of Aravalis! In this tour we will discuss about the evolution of this neighborhood since the ancient till the modern times, the architectural style found here and other significant chapters in the history of Delhi. We will also together experience a unique energy healing and musical meditation session while wandering amidst the relics of an ancient Sun Temple!

More info: https://adityapathak.net/2019/07/31/surajkund-tour/

Chakrata Vlog 😊 🌍 Tiger Falls – Fruit Plucking – Geology Lessons and more!

Vlogged a recent trip to the beautiful hill station of Chakrata, Uttrakhand (India). Beautiful landscape, fun times and even lessons in “Geology” πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

Jain Mandir Dadabari (Mehrauli)

Latest webisode in the #TranquilDelhi #JourneysWithin vlog series – Jain Temple Dadabari of Mehrauli, Delhi, India!

City Forest Hauz Rani – Tranquil Places in Delhi

A quick trip to this Greenzone in South Delhi – the Hauz Rani City Forest! This City Forest is located near the Saket Metro Station along the Mehrauli-Badarpur Road new Sainik Farms. The Map location is given here: https://goo.gl/maps/SKAdnEs7FMn

The β€œJain” Routes – from ancient Yoginipura to Dhillika

A β€˜Vihara’ (experiential Heritage walk) and a Sound Healing session at the Jain Sanctuaries of Mehrauli!

Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/322308021827151/

In this unique tour we’ll walk in the spiritually charged neighborhood of Yoginipura, the modern day Mehrauli. We’ll attempt to experience the serene surroundings and the amazing art work around in a manner how the seekers and seers here did once upon a time! We’ll discuss about the Jain school of thought and understand how it runs as a common binding thread as Delhi flips pages from the ancient through the Sultanate, Mughal and even the British and contemporary chapters of its life!

We’ll visit a blessed sanctum of peace, wisdom and spiritual energy; take a tranquil trek up a hillock to witness the grand idol of an enlightened master; listen to stories and historical trivia associated with the β€œJain” aspects of Delhi; and, to welcome the New Year ahead with a new vision, we’ll take a dip into our own Zen with a quick Sound Healing and Meditation session under the sky πŸ™‚
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More Info related to the tour:
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– Places covered: Dada Baadi Jain Temple + Ahinsa Sthal, Mehrauli

– Walk leader and Sound healing session moderator : Aditya Pathak

– Date & Day: 30th December 2018, Sunday

– Timings : 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

– Meeting Point : Main gate near Qutub Minar Metro Station Parking

– Meeting Point Map Location: https://goo.gl/maps/deFcqCorj9r

– Parking is available at the Qutub Minar Metro Station Parking Lot

– Charges : β‚Ή400 per head

– Total Walking Distance: around 2.5 km (Moderate Terrain)

– For further queries reach out to Asif at 9818278665

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Things to Note:
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– Temple rule 1: Before entering both the destinations, footwear is required to be deposited at the counters provided for the purpose

– Temple rule 2: Leather goods, e.g. purse, wallet, belt, shoes, bags etc. are prohibited inside the main shrines

– Meditation Guidance 1: We’ll be sitting on green grass under the sky! Please carry sheets or Yoga mats etc if you feel the need

– Meditation Guidance 2: Some phases of the Meditation session require us to close our eyes. It helps if you have something like a scarf etc available to use as a blindfold for the same

“Khidki se Dilli” – Exploring the lesser-known trail

Saket, which is now synonymous with glitzy malls, global brands, and a swankier lifestyle, was once dotted by beautiful medieval structures stretching from the Qutub to Chirag Delhi, comprising of the fourth city of Delhi – “Jahanpanah”.

Delhi Karavan will take you to the unknown alleys of the Khirki Village, where the Khirki Masjid, ‘The Window Mosque’ still stands tall amidst a crowd of urbanity, like a breath of fresh air! The next stop would be Sheikh Yusuf Katal Tomb. Still off the usual heritage circuit, this 16th century Lodhi era tomb is hidden away and even difficult to locate on Google. We shall further move to the Satpula Dam, the seven arched waterways of the medieval period, showing the excellent canal system that existed during the Tughlaq’s Sultanate. Experience with us the aesthetic beauty of symmetry of these structures, the multitude of domes and the peace which surrounds the otherwise busy streets and traffic of the posh locales of South Delhi.

If time and logistics permit, we shall also attempt to visit the nearby Dargah of Chiragh e Dehlvi.

Places to be covered:

*Shaykh Usman Saiyah Tomb
* Khirki Masjid
* Sheikh Yusuf Katal Tomb
* Satpula
* Dargah of Roshan E Chirag Dehlvi (if time permits)

Total walking 3.5km

DAY, DATE & TIME: Sunday, 16th Dec, 2018, 9am to 12 noon
MEETING POINT: Main entrance of Select City Walk Mall

Language: Hindustani (Hindi)Urdu)

CHARGES: Rs. 300 per person

In case of any dikkat, please call us at 9818278665.

ESSENTIALS TO CARRY/WEAR:
1) Dress comfortably but conservatively keeping in mind the local religious sentiments because, if time permits, we may visit Chiragh Dilli Dargah . No shorts and skirts allowed. Also, please carry something to cover your head if you wish to go to the dargah
2) A bottle of water.

HOW TO REACH:
Nearest metro station is Malviya Nagar. A quick auto rickshaw ride from there will get you to the meeting point.
Please note that parking of vehicles might pose an issue as there’s no public parking space available (except for that of the malls), please consider the same in case you’re driving down.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/213137589612782/

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