Iron Pillar and other prominent architectural aspects @ Qutub

Ever wondered how “Delhi” got its name? ..ok..sample this.. “कीली तो ‘ढीली’ भई तोमर भए मतहीन ” ..rings a bell ??

Ok ..watch this quick episode about the IRON PILLAR @ Qutub Complex and the stories associated with it and you’ll know the answer 🙂 There’s also a discussion about the architectural techniques of medieval times! Happy Exploring 🙂

Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque @ Qutub Complex!

The Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque (meaning the ‘Might of Islam’) is known to be one of the oldest and ancient mosques that survived through the centuries and a definite sight to behold. In this quick episode..discover the historical and architectural aspects associated with this unique structure! Happy Exploring 🙂

Shanishchara (Shanichara) temple, Morena

In this episode of our heritage exploration series we bring to you the ancient Shanishchara temple located at Shani Parvat, Village Ainti, District Morena, Madhya Pradesh, India.

This temple is believed to be the oldest Shani temple in the world dating back to the Treta Yug (one of the early ages of mankind as per the Hindu belief). Also the idol of Lord Shani here is believed to have been made out of a meteoroid that fell from the sky during ancient times!


Find it on our heritage-map here

Bateshwar group of Temples, Morena (Video)

Literally down to ruins, hidden under rubble and dense vegetation since centuries, these temples were recently resurrected with loads of hard work by the experts and also the community around. The temple complex dates back to 6-9th century BC and are believed to be 300 years older than the famous temples of Khajuraho! Again, this was one of the most favorites spots from our explorations at Morena! Happy Exploring 🙂


Find it on our heritage-map here

Here‘s a nice documentary about the resurrection of these temples.

Sas Bahu ka mandir or Sahastrabahu Temple (Video)

Saas Bahu ka mandir or Sahastrabahu Temple – Located to the east of Gwalior Fort, this place boasts of magnificent architecture and also gives a good view of the whole city! Also, this was one of our “the best” experiences at Gwalior 🙂 This episode attempts to bring some of that awesomeness to you ..hope you’ll like it! Cheers! 🙂

Siddhachal Jain Temple Caves (Video)

In this episode we bring to you the massive Monoliths of the SIDDHACHAL JAIN TEMPLE CAVES from Gwalior 🙂

For more info and photographs of this place please see this post.

Happy Exploring! 🙂

Bhateshwar Temple Complex + Shani Mandir

Bhateshwar: Truly Mystical! This is an archaeological site comprising about 200+ ancient shrines in Morena district, Madhya Pradesh. The shrines in Bateshwar complex are dedicated mostly to Shiva and a few to Vishnu. The temples are made of sandstone and were built around 300 years before Khajuraho temples were built!

Our video-blog about this trip can be found here.

Also, here‘s an informative documentary depicting how these temples were restored with help from locals and even the dacoits of chambal!

Shani temple: On our way back we visited this ancient Shani temple which has an interesting story of lord Hanuman associated with it 🙂 We also met the pet deer and it’s cute little cub 🙂

Our full playlist of VIDEOs  from this HERITAGE TOUR to Gwalior and Morena can be found here on YouTube >> Gwalior Morena Video Playlist


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