Stories of Delhi ..and those of Djinns ..with the maverick storyteller Asif Khan Dehlvi from Delhi Karavan 🙂 Join us in this interesting heritage and storytelling tour to Kotla Feroz Shah, Delhi, India!
Here’s Ghugni Chura, Pakoda and Littee Chokha for you 😉 (from The Pot Belly Rooftop Cafe, Shahpur Jat, Delhi)
In the final episode from the Qutub Complex, we bring to you the very famous..mighty..standing tall..the Qutub Minar. 72 meters in height, this is the tallest brick minaret in the world!
Qutub Minar, along with the ancient and medieval monuments surrounding it, form the Qutub Complex, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The episode also features interesting trivia about Smith’s Folly and Gordon Sanderson’s sundial! Happy Exploring 🙂
The Alai Darwaza is the main gateway from southern side of the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque. It was built by the second Khilji Sultan of Delhi, Ala-ud-din Khilji in 1311 AD. It is considered to be one of the most important buildings built in the Delhi sultanate period. With its pointed arches and spearhead of fringes, identified as lotus buds, it adds grace to the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque to which it served as an entrance.
The episode also features the Tomb of Imam Zamin. More info >> here
Happy exploring 🙂
Ever wondered how “Delhi” got its name? ..ok..sample this.. “कीली तो ‘ढीली’ भई तोमर भए मतहीन ” ..rings a bell ??
Ok ..watch this quick episode about the IRON PILLAR @ Qutub Complex and the stories associated with it and you’ll know the answer 🙂 There’s also a discussion about the architectural techniques of medieval times! Happy Exploring 🙂
The Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque (meaning the ‘Might of Islam’) is known to be one of the oldest and ancient mosques that survived through the centuries and a definite sight to behold. In this quick episode..discover the historical and architectural aspects associated with this unique structure! Happy Exploring 🙂
In this quick episode, we show you some beautiful examples of medieval architecture and Islamic calligraphy evident all around the Qutub Complex! Happy Exploring 🙂
In this episode – the beautiful tomb of Iltutmish and the historical and architectural significance associated with it! Happy Exploring 🙂
The story of an ambitious Sultan and his unfinished minaret from the medieval times 🙂
An introduction to the Qutub Complex and the various monuments and places of interest that the complex houses within!
This complex houses the famous minaret, the Qutub Minar and several other historical and architectural gems built during the medieval times. Apart from the Qutub Minar, the Indo-Islamic architecture and the beautiful calligraphy all around the complex are noteworthy!
So now, without using more words, lemme just take you on a virtual heritage walk to this grand and royal complex from medieval India 🙂
In this first episode of this multi-part series we introduce you to the political and cultural situation in this part of the world during medieval times and also give you a glimpse of the various monuments and structures situated within the Qutub Complex!
Happy Exploring 🙂