Upcoming Heritage Walk – The Lodhi Gardens Necropolis!

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Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/904873459704101/

From the greens of Bagh-e-Jud, though a medieval Necropolis, and today a marvelous landscape in Delhi – the Lodhi Gardens area seems to have always been a center for art, architecture, creativity and beauty! Spread over 90 acres this landscaped park is a product of the vision of the medieval Sultans of Delhi and also of the art and skill of British and American architects – truly an incubator for fusion of various art forms!

Amidst it’s beautiful landscape, the park today houses the following:

  • royal tombs of medieval Sultans from the Sayyid and Lodhi eras: perfect examples of grandeur and fusion of architecture styles
  • an exquisitely decorated mosque and Bara Gumbad, a huge gateway to the same
  • Shish Gumbad: a big domed structure that was once decorated with Persian reflective tiles
  • ruins of two medieval villages
  • a 16th century bridge
  • and several other Mughal era monuments.

The park also houses a herbal garden, a bonsai nursery, a butterfly conservatory, many many trees, a big lake and, hence, is also home to several varieties of birds as well! The place is frequented by several fitness and meditation enthusiasts, explorers, artists, nature and heritage lovers and is a favorite spot for photography, picnics and good times 😊

In this walk we will enjoy a Sunday morning, walking with fellow musafirs, across the various experiences that this park offers – primarily discussing the heritage and architectural aspects of the place.

WALK LEADER: Aditya Pathak

Catch him in action on his YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/adityapathakutube

MEETING POINT : Gate no. 1, Lodhi Garden (also known as “Ashoka Gate”)

MAP LINK: https://goo.gl/maps/9EHgbPTyVh12

Walking Distance : approx. 1.5 kms

Charges: 300INR per head

DATE : 18 Nov 2018; Sunday

TIMINGS : 9:00a.m.-11:30a.m.

LANGUAGE: English/ Hindi

TERRAIN : Easy terrain to walk

NEAREST METRO STATION – Jor Bagh (approx 1.5 km from meeting point)

CONTACT DETAILS: 9818278665; delhikaravan@gmail.com

Rose Garden : Greenzones of Delhi – Hauz Khas – Part 1

 

The Greenzones of Delhi is a series of nature walks where we explore the big beautiful green areas of the city. 💚 🌳🦋🌺 In this tour we will walk from Rose Garden to Deer Park while identifying flora and fauna plus the participants will learn how to play an important role for conserving our environment.🌱 The greenery which sustains us has been getting destroyed in the name of “development” and illegal encroachments, while all the compensatory plantations is just on paper, ultimately destroying our health and future.

 

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Upcoming Heritage Walk : Hauz Khas Necropolis

Hauz Khas Necropolis – the fall of the Delhi Sultanate

Register here >> https://goo.gl/NDcZbR

“The city of Delhi, built hundreds of years ago, fought for, died for, coveted and desired, built, destroyed and rebuilt, for five and six and seven times, mourned and sung, raped and conquered, yet whole and alive.. Yet the city stands still intact, as do many more forts and tombs, and monuments, remnants and reminders of old Delhis, holding on to life with a tenacity and purpose which is beyond comprehension and belief.”
– Ahmed Ali, “Twilight in Delhi”

In the heart of one of the city’s upscale localities lie scattered remains of the Delhi Sultanate’s fascinating history. In an earlier walk we had explored the Hauz Khas complex, this time we shall walk through the Hauz Khas Necropolis, which holds a rich cultural and civizational heritage.

This coming Sunday we shall understand how ‘Tarabaabaad’, at its zenith flourished under the patronage of the Khilji and Tughluq era until Taimur’s invasion finally crippled the Sultanate paving the way for the Mughal era in coming years.

In this walk we will attempt to connect to that bygone era by visiting some of the remnants of this Necropolis –

●Daadi Poti ka maqbara
●Chhoti Gumti
●Sakri Gumti
●Barakhamba
●Bagh-e-Aalam ka Gumbad
●Kaali Gumti
●Hauz Khas lake
●Munda Gumbad


Walk Leader : Aditya Pathak

Language : English

Date: 15th April ‘2018, Sunday.

Time : 8:30AM to 11AM

Charges : ₹300

Meeting point: Outside the Green Park Free Church

Meeting Point Map: https://goo.gl/maps/hrapcHurNPr

Total Walking Distance: 2.5 km approx

Nearest Metro Station: Green Park Station (the meeting point is around 750 meters from the station)

Nearest Parking: Either the Green Park market or the parking near Deer Park. We will be walking from the church and ending the walk at the Lake. Please choose the parking accordingly.

For any queries write to us at – adaab@delhikaravan.com

The Nirvana Trail – Heritage Walk & Sound Healing

Event Info and Registration >> https://www.facebook.com/events/305420496615539/

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The Nirvana trail : “A Heritage Walk and Sound Healing Meditation Session at Ahimsa Sthal & Azim Khan’s tomb.”

In this unique tour we’ll walk in the neighbourhood of the land of peace – Ahimsa Sthal! We’ll make an attempt to know more about the enlightened one and also soak in the tranquil surroundings of the place.

We’ll walk up to the mystical tomb of Azim Khan and listen to stories and anecdotes right from the ancient times of Lord Mahavira, through medieval times of Jains, Mughals and the British and how the hillock that once formed the Metcalfe Battery House today stands tall as the address of peace and tranquility in the heart of Delhi!

This would be a journey within, along the path traversed by the several enlightened masters of this land and a sip of a modern-day Sufi samaa, as we take a dip into meditation and zen with a quick Sound Healing session.

  • Walk leader and Sound healing session moderator : Aditya Pathak.
  • Date & Day: 10th. December, Sunday.
  • Timings : 8:30 am to 11 am.
  • Meeting point : Qutb Minar ticket counter.
  • Nearest metro station : Qutb Minar. Disembark and take an auto to meeting point.
  • Charges : ₹300For queries reach out to 9810786979.

    Important Points :
    1.) Ahimsa Sthal is about 500 mts. walk from meeting point and there’s a climb up to Azim Khan Tomb, so wear a comfortable pair of walking shoes.
    2.) Carry drinking water.
    3.) For the Meditation session we’ll be sitting on green grass with morning dew. Please carry sheets or mats if you might need the same for the purpose.
    4.) Shoes and any leather items will need to be deposited at the cloak room before entering the main temple at Ahimsa Sthal.

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