So here’s the first episode from our new Heritage Trail video series – A Tale of 2 Cities – MUSSOORIE & LANDOUR 🙂 Discover how the British “found” Mussoorie during the 19th Century.. how the place got it’s name.. and how it developed into a beautiful “rejuvenating” town for the ailing “Company”! All this and more…Happy Exploring 🙂
A Tale of 2 Cities – MUSSOORIE & LANDOUR! Excited to share this quick 2 minute preview of our upcoming Heritage Exploration series from the hills 🙂 It’s time to explore the Colonial times of the Raj .. the stories of how and why the British established Mussoorie .. interesting heroic tales.. and the awesome sights of these beautiful towns 🙂 Stay tuned in for more ..full episodes COMING SOON! Happy Exploring 🙂
In this episode we go further inside the Mehrauli Archaeological Park exploring Dilkusha – Metcalfe’s pleasure-palace of sorts! We visit the place where, as a pat of re-landscaping the place, Metcalfe got a water stream redirected and also built a bridge and a boat house right next to a Mughal tomb!
In this new episode of our Heritage Walk series to the Mehrauli Archaeological Park (New Delhi, India) we take you back to the 19th Century India. Standing beneath this very British looking Folly, today known as Metcalfe’s Folly (near the Jamali-Kamali mosque), we discuss about the times of the helpless Mughal court of Bahadur Shah Zafar and the British ambassador/resident at the Mughal court – Thomas Metcalfe. We also discuss about how he got this piece of land re-landscaped as his pleasure-palace or a weekend-retreat perhaps! Metcalfe fondly named this place as Dilkush (or Dilkusha).
Check this video out to know more 🙂
Ever been around the vicinity of Old Fort area ? There are so many small n big heritage sites out there.. some ruins.. some religious places.. old burial grounds hiding some artistic as well as spiritual gems within .. and so much more! Ever wondered why all these places are together situated in the vicinity of Purana Qila?
Join us in this journey as we discover the neighborhood of Old Fort and all the serene heritage treasured there 🙂
Here’s Episode #1.. more to come! Stay tuned 🙂
Not many are aware about how the Hindu Rao Hospital (Delhi) is associated to the Revolt of 1857!! This building was once the bungalow of a “White Mughal” William Fraser.. and has witnessed a lot of action during the days of the sepoy mutiny. This quick video throws some more light on this aspect. Happy Exploring 🙂
Much closer to Pir Ghaib (shown in the previous episode)..there’s this massive Baoli (step-well) right behind the Hindu Rao Hospital. This was used to provide water to the 14th century hunting-lodge and observatory and other nearby areas. Happy Exploring!
A 14th century astronomical observatory.. a seer who vanished.. the revolt of 1857 .. and how the legend of PIR GHAIB connects these dots in the story of India! All this and more in this episode. Cheers 🙂