Exploring Sanjay Van : Qila Lal Kot – Episode 2 (South-Central Ridge – Delhi)

RUINS from the days of Prithviraj Chauhan – QILA LAL KOT.. an enigmatic HAMAAM amidst a lush green city-forest .. and more awesomeness from these hidden Haunted greens of Delhi in this episode!

Exploring Sanjay Van – Episode 1 (South-Central Ridge – Delhi)

One of the key ridge areas in Delhi, Sanjay Van (a City Forest) houses a plethora of Flora and Fauna within. There are hamaams, ponds, lakes, blue bulls, butterflies, peacocks and whole lot of forms in which LIFE manifests in this green lung of Delhi! And all of this is safely secured within the walls of the historical QILA LAL KOT – a fort that has seen Delhi in all its known and unknown forms right from the pre-Sultanate days! From the top of the fort walls we also get a beautiful view of several heritage structures adorning the adjoining historical village of Mehrauli. Here’s Episode 1 of this new series where we get introduced to SANJAY VAN 🙂  Happy Exploring!

Landmarks of 1857 (Part 3) : Guard House (Delhi Ridge)

In this episode we make a quick visit to an old building, a Guard House from the 19th century, standing in the Delhi ridge… and we also discover more about the stories of the Revolt of 1857! Happy exploring..

Landmarks of 1857 (Part 2) : Flag Staff Tower (Delhi Ridge)

In this latest series about the Revolt of 1857 (also known as the First War of Independence in India) we visit the Flagstaff Tower within the Delhi University ridge area. Let’s explore how this tower is associated with the revolt!

Landmarks of 1857 (Part 1) : Viceregal Lodge (Delhi Ridge)

Starting with our new Heritage Exploration series that will refresh the memories of the REVOLT OF 1857!

Not many are aware that the RIDGE area in the DELHI UNIVERSITY North Campus houses some of the key places associated to the revolt. Here in EPISODE 1 we get introduced to the place and to how it is linked to the mutiny/revolt. We also make a quick trip to the Vice Chancellor’s office which was the VICEREGAL LODGE back then during the days of the Raj!

Hope you’ll like the series 🙂 Cheers!

Khirki Masjid and Satpula – Episode 1

The next chapter in the Story of Delhi ..here’s Part 1 of our explorations at the magnificent Khirki Masjid and the Satpula dam! Get ready to be welcomed by numerous bats hanging from the high ceilings of the structure.. and then the story-teller enchants you as he unfolds the several layers of the Delhi story! Enjoy 🙂

Dargah Matka Peer – glimpses

We were at the enchanting Dargah of Matka Pir in Delhi few days back.. and besides the mystical and blessed ambiance, we also witnessed this philosufical music there!! Must visit for all Delhi lovers !! 🙂

Know more about this place, it’s history and the various stories associated to it in a different blog post here.

Experience some Sufi music from this place in the video below 🙂

Jahaanpanaah – Refuge of the world! (Episode 1)

Jahanpanah or refuge of the world was one of the capital cities of Delhi, built in the 14th century. Its builder was Mohammad Tughluq better known as a mad genius for his experiments in administration. The remains of Jahanpanah are scattered around south Delhi & this walk covers the area believed to have been the core of the capital city: the Vijay Mandal (Bijai Mandal) complex & Begumpur Mosque.

Here’s Episode 1 from this Heritage Walk series !

Exploring Chandni Chowk – Episode 1

Exploring Delhi’s famous Chandni Chowk area (Purani Dilli / Old Delhi) also popularly known as Delhi 6 !

In this episode we’ll get to learn about the history of this place and also we’ll take  quick glance at the Digambar Jain Lal Mandir (also known as Urdu Mandir) and the Gauri Shankar Temple.