Sitting right in the heart of this battleground, we witnessed some amazing stories of the British-Gorkha war of 1814 AD where an army of 400 Gorkhas gave a tough time to a decorated army of 5000 soldiers of the Company!
Built in 1707, almost half a century after Taj Mahal, this lesser known shrine, situated in the heart of Dehradun, is the reason why the town is named so! The construction was patronised by Aurangzeb who dedicated this place to his friend and guide, Sri Guru Ram Rai. This complex is one of the finest examples of artworks of Mughal times ..with marvellous Frescoes, Marble-inlay work (pachchikari) done by the descendants of artists who worked on Taj Mahal.. this place is an oasis of tranquility in Dehradun.
In this episode – the story of Buddhism in Dehradun, Tibetan Buddhism, and the Buddhist connections of Benaras, Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Haryana!
One of the oldest Hydro-electric Power Plants, Bhatta Falls, Limestone Quarries and much more in Episode 2 of Heritage Explorations at MUSSOORIE & LANDOUR 🙂 Happy Exploring!!
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 🙂