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!

The curious domed building!

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

 

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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 🙂

Alai Darwaza and Imam Zamin’s tomb

The Alai Darwaza is the main gateway from southern side of the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque. It was built by the second Khilji Sultan of Delhi, Ala-ud-din Khilji in 1311 AD. It is considered to be one of the most important buildings built in the Delhi sultanate period. With its pointed arches and spearhead of fringes, identified as lotus buds, it adds grace to the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque to which it served as an entrance.

The episode also features the Tomb of Imam Zamin. More info >> here

Happy exploring 🙂

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 🙂

Calligraphy @ Qutub Complex

In this quick episode, we show you some beautiful examples of medieval architecture and Islamic calligraphy evident all around the Qutub Complex! Happy Exploring 🙂