The Changing Face of the Hauz Khas Complex : A Heritage Walk (9 Dec 2018)

The Changing Face of the Hauz Khas Complex : A Heritage Walk.

Popular as ‘HKV’, in today’s modern lingo, known more for it’s upscale cafés, high end boutiques, antique shops and a bustling hangout was once a repository of culture and knowledge. This charming site has seen several twists and turns with time; it housed a water reservoir built by Alauddin Khilji, converted into a battlefield ushering the beginning of the Tughluq dynasty and got an uplifting during Feroze Shah Tughluq’s reign as he built a Madrasa; a seminary of international repute. It also became his final resting place.

On 9th December, we will walk down these incidents with walk leader, Aditya Pathak and will discuss the peculiar architectural innovations of the Firozian times, which laid the foundation of Indo Islamic architecture.
We’ll also discuss a conjectural reconstruction of the place

The primary structures to be covered in the walk :
● Hauz e Alai
● Madrasa e Feroz Shahi
● A Medieval mosque with innovative architecture
● University Buildings.
● Feroze Shah Tughluqs tomb.

Walk leader : Aditya Pathak
Catch him in action on his YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/adityapathakutube

Day and Date : 9th Dec’2018/Sunday

Timings : 9am to 11:30 am

Language : English/Hindi

Charges : ₹300

Contact number: 9818278665

Meeting Point : mein “Deer Park entrance (near Hauz Khas Village parking)”
Parking is available at the meeting Point.
The nearest metro station is Hauz Khas on the yellow line. Then take an auto to the meeting point. https://goo.gl/maps/PaG9YbRb4Go

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/364088394138826

Upcoming Heritage Walk – The Lodhi Gardens Necropolis!

lodhigardenswalk

Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/904873459704101/

From the greens of Bagh-e-Jud, though a medieval Necropolis, and today a marvelous landscape in Delhi – the Lodhi Gardens area seems to have always been a center for art, architecture, creativity and beauty! Spread over 90 acres this landscaped park is a product of the vision of the medieval Sultans of Delhi and also of the art and skill of British and American architects – truly an incubator for fusion of various art forms!

Amidst it’s beautiful landscape, the park today houses the following:

  • royal tombs of medieval Sultans from the Sayyid and Lodhi eras: perfect examples of grandeur and fusion of architecture styles
  • an exquisitely decorated mosque and Bara Gumbad, a huge gateway to the same
  • Shish Gumbad: a big domed structure that was once decorated with Persian reflective tiles
  • ruins of two medieval villages
  • a 16th century bridge
  • and several other Mughal era monuments.

The park also houses a herbal garden, a bonsai nursery, a butterfly conservatory, many many trees, a big lake and, hence, is also home to several varieties of birds as well! The place is frequented by several fitness and meditation enthusiasts, explorers, artists, nature and heritage lovers and is a favorite spot for photography, picnics and good times 😊

In this walk we will enjoy a Sunday morning, walking with fellow musafirs, across the various experiences that this park offers – primarily discussing the heritage and architectural aspects of the place.

WALK LEADER: Aditya Pathak

Catch him in action on his YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/adityapathakutube

MEETING POINT : Gate no. 1, Lodhi Garden (also known as “Ashoka Gate”)

MAP LINK: https://goo.gl/maps/9EHgbPTyVh12

Walking Distance : approx. 1.5 kms

Charges: 300INR per head

DATE : 18 Nov 2018; Sunday

TIMINGS : 9:00a.m.-11:30a.m.

LANGUAGE: English/ Hindi

TERRAIN : Easy terrain to walk

NEAREST METRO STATION – Jor Bagh (approx 1.5 km from meeting point)

CONTACT DETAILS: 9818278665; delhikaravan@gmail.com