Stories of Delhi.. and those of Djinns!

Stories of Delhi ..and those of Djinns ..with the maverick storyteller Asif Khan Dehlvi from Delhi Karavan 🙂 Join us in this interesting heritage and storytelling tour to Kotla Feroz Shah, Delhi, India!

Begumpuri Mosque – Jahanpanah

The grand Begumpuri Mosque and interesting anecdotes documented by Ibn-e-Batuta 🙂

#Delhi #HeritageWalk #Begumpur #IbnBatuta #Rehla #Tughlaq #History #DelhiTourism #Jahanpanah

The curious domed building!

The curious domed building at Bijai Mandal and more trivia about the #medieval capital city of Delhi – Jahanpanah 🙂

 

#history #heritage #archaeology #architecture #tughlaq #IbnBatuta

Qutub Minar, Smith’s Folly and Sanderson’s Sundial :)

In the final episode from the Qutub Complex, we bring to you the very famous..mighty..standing tall..the Qutub Minar. 72 meters in height, this is the tallest brick minaret in the world!

Qutub Minar, along with the ancient and medieval monuments surrounding it, form the Qutub Complex, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The episode also features interesting trivia about Smith’s Folly and Gordon Sanderson’s sundial! 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 🙂

Full Video – Mehrauli Archaeological Park with Directing Discourse and Delhi Karavan

Here’s the full video from a recent Heritage Walk by Directing Discourse and Delhi Karavan 🙂

Ruins at Sherpur and Khiljipur village near Ranthambhore!

After the awesome visit to Ranthambhore Fort and the Tiger reserve we headed towards the nearby villages outside the Fort complex – Khiljipur and Sherpur. We explored some lesser known ruins and old structures like gateways, step wells, medieval places of worship etc here. Also, we met the locals there who welcomed us with warmth and befriended so many children there who followed us throughout the walk 🙂 Despite the poverty and lack of basic amenities the local seemed to be really loving and caring…and the kids also happily gave us tangy dried raw-mangoes to relish 🙂 After the village visit we also went to a nearby graveyard complex of sorts that seemed to be the royal graveyard since medieval times. There have been some restoration work done there but most of the structures are yet to be identified in terms if exact dates and people associated with them. Hope you’ll like this voyage 🙂 Happy Exploring!