Saket, which is now synonymous with glitzy malls, global brands, and a swankier lifestyle, was once dotted by beautiful medieval structures stretching from the Qutub to Chirag Delhi, comprising of the fourth city of Delhi – “Jahanpanah”.
Delhi Karavan will take you to the unknown alleys of the Khirki Village, where the Khirki Masjid, ‘The Window Mosque’ still stands tall amidst a crowd of urbanity, like a breath of fresh air! The next stop would be Sheikh Yusuf Katal Tomb. Still off the usual heritage circuit, this 16th century Lodhi era tomb is hidden away and even difficult to locate on Google. We shall further move to the Satpula Dam, the seven arched waterways of the medieval period, showing the excellent canal system that existed during the Tughlaq’s Sultanate. Experience with us the aesthetic beauty of symmetry of these structures, the multitude of domes and the peace which surrounds the otherwise busy streets and traffic of the posh locales of South Delhi.
If time and logistics permit, we shall also attempt to visit the nearby Dargah of Chiragh e Dehlvi.
Places to be covered:
*Shaykh Usman Saiyah Tomb
* Khirki Masjid
* Sheikh Yusuf Katal Tomb
* Dargah of Roshan E Chirag Dehlvi (if time permits)
Total walking 3.5km
DAY, DATE & TIME: Sunday, 16th Dec, 2018, 9am to 12 noon
MEETING POINT: Main entrance of Select City Walk Mall
Language: Hindustani (Hindi)Urdu)
CHARGES: Rs. 300 per person
In case of any dikkat, please call us at 9818278665.
ESSENTIALS TO CARRY/WEAR:
1) Dress comfortably but conservatively keeping in mind the local religious sentiments because, if time permits, we may visit Chiragh Dilli Dargah . No shorts and skirts allowed. Also, please carry something to cover your head if you wish to go to the dargah
2) A bottle of water.
HOW TO REACH:
Nearest metro station is Malviya Nagar. A quick auto rickshaw ride from there will get you to the meeting point.
Please note that parking of vehicles might pose an issue as there’s no public parking space available (except for that of the malls), please consider the same in case you’re driving down.
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In this tour we take you through the seldom explored alleys of Delhi .. in the neighborhood of the Saket malls .. Chirag Dilli !! Experience one of the most tranquil Sufi Dargah and discover the hidden tomb of a Bahlol Lodhi!
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Ever wondered why Chirag Dilli is named so? Here’s a quick video tour to the Dargaah of Chirag-e-Dehli ..which also gives the place it’s modern name! There isn’t much narration about the story of the place in this vid..but it’ll serve as a good virtual trip for someone who hasn’t witnessed this calm and serene place yet 🙂
Some ‘trivia’ for self-study 🙂 It’ll be interesting to explore how this place is associated with the Nizamuddin Dargaah/Baoli and also the Tughluqabad Fort 🙂 This Tughluqabad video-blog might give you some hints here 🙂 Happy exploring!
Also, find it on our ‘Heritage Map’ here 🙂