A mystically tranquil medieval capital city hidden amidst the modern day chaos of Begumpur and Kalu Sarai areas!!
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History, Stories, Architecture and Ibn Batuta describing a “Samosa” back then in the 14th century !! All this and more in this final episode of our explorations at JAHAANPANAAH – the ruins at BIJAI MANDAL and the majestic BEGUMPUR MOSQUE!
In this second Episode of “Jahaanpanaah – refuge of the world” check out the TREASURE PITS of Tughluq era.. what the POETS of that era wrote in praise of the controversial king and about the “HAZAR SUTUN – the court of God” ..plus some trivia about the lesser known architect Zaheer-ud-din Al Jaayush. If you are in or around South Delhi.. pack your bags and do chk out the place..right behind the Hauz Khas Bus Terminal 🙂
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 !